Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday April 30, 2015
UNLV: Regarding Bobby Hauck’s buyout, UNLV’s attorney tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Hauck agreed to work through Dec. 1, but the coach wants to be paid for the entire month.
Arkansas: Bret Bielema saw the effect of new running backs coach Jemal Singleton this spring.
Anderson University (SC): Clemson executive senior associate athletic director for IPTAY external affairs Bill D'Andrea will be named athletic director at Anderson University, according to the Anderson Observer. D’Andrea has been at Clemson for more than 25 years, serving as an assistant football coach in the 1980s. He became a senior associate athletic director in 2002.
Virginia Tech: Pete Moris has been named associate athletic director for strategic communications at Virginia Tech. Moris most recently served as Oklahoma assistant athletic director for communications since 2012.
Boise State: The Boise State assistant base salary pool is $2,105,109 in 2015, according to the Idaho Statesman, up from $2.05 million a year ago. Defensive coordinator Marcel Yates received a new three-year deal worth $330,013 annually, a raise of $12,501, and new offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Eliah Drinkwitz will earn $300,020, up from $140,005 a year ago as tight ends coach. New running backs coach Lee Marks will earn $125,008. The remaining staff salaries are as follows: offensive line coach Scott Huff ($270,005), tight ends / associate head coach / special teams coordinator Kent Riddle ($265,013), defensive line / assistant head coach Steve Caldwell ($230,007), linebackers coach Andy Avalos ($225,015), wide receivers coach Junior Adams ($185,016) and defensive backs coach Julius Brown ($175,012).
FIU: Per source, South Dakota safeties coach Ryan Jirgl has joined the FIU staff as a defensive graduate assistant, student assistant Graham Hobbs has moved to quality control assistant, and former Miami (FL) fullback Ronnie Regula and Chris Schultz have joined the staff as quality control assistants. Jirgl spent one season at South Dakota after two years coaching linebackers and special teams at Albright College (PA).
Iowa State: Defensive backs coach Maurice Linguist has added the title of defensive passing game coordinator. Linguist joined the ISU staff last season after two years as co-defensive coordinator at Buffalo.
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Albany: Ave Maria (FL) defensive coordinator / associate head coach Nick Sanchez has joined the Albany staff as cornerbacks coach / director of football operations. Sanchez joined the Ave Maria staff in 2012 after one year as a graduate assistant at Syracuse.