Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday December 09, 2016

Virginia Union: Per source, running backs coach Aaron Taylor will not return next season.

Concordia (NE): Defensive coordinator Patrick Daberkow has been promoted to head coach. Daberkow has been on staff since 2007 and has spent the past seven years as defensive coordinator.

Florida Atlantic: FAU is pursuing Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin for its head coaching job, according to the Associated Press.

Baylor: Temple associate AD / chief of staff Sean Padden has joined the Baylor staff as director of football operations. Padden spent four years at Temple. Matt Rhule also officially announced the previously-reported additions of assistants Francis Brown and Mike Siravo from Temple, personnel staffer Evan Cooper from Temple and San Antonio Reagan High School (TX) head coach David Wetzel. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.

Missouri: Former Texas defensive line coach Brick Haley has joined the Missouri staff in the same role. Haley spent the past two years at Texas and previously coached the LSU line from 2009-14. He’s also coached at Mississippi State, Georgia Tech, Baylor, Clemson, Houston, the Chicago Bears and more. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Temple: Old Dominion head coach Bobby Wilder met with Temple representatives earlier this week, according to the Virginian-Pilot. Wilder’s agent also tells the paper they’re hoping to have a new long-term contract with ODU by the time ODU plays its bowl game on Dec. 23.

FAU: OwlAccess.com lists several potential candidates for the FAU head coaching job, including Doug Marrone, Les Miles, Lane Kiffin, Derek Dooley, Mario Cristobal, Greg Davis and Joe Moorhead.

Cincinnati: Athletic director Mike Bohn says the coaching search is ongoing and there will be no announcement today. Sports Illustrated reports Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Luke Fickell is the front-runner.

Texas: Houston board of regents chairman Tilman Fertitta tells the Houston Chronicle that UH expects defensive coordinator Todd Orlando to join Tom Herman at Texas.

Nevada: Jay Norvell’s hiring as Nevada head coach is now official. A press conference is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET.

Houston: Major Applewhite’s 5-year deal will pay him a salary comparable to Tom Herman’s first season, which was $1.35 million, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Georgia Southern: Georgia Tech quarterbacks / B-backs coach Bryan Cook has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Georgia Southern, according to Scout.com. Cook has spent the past four years at Tech. 

Oregon: Willie Taggart’s contract is a 5-year deal worth $16 million. He’ll receive $2.9 million in 2017 and increase annually to $3.5 million in the final year.

San Jose State: A name to watch to join the SJSU staff is Contra Costa College (CA) head coach Alonzo Carter.

Western Kentucky: Ohio State offensive coordinator Ed Warinner is in the mix at WKU, according to The Columbus Dispatch. 

Houston: Houston has promoted offensive coordinator Major Applewhite to head coach. Applewhite will be the head coach in the bowl game, and multiple reports indicate he will have a 5-year contract. Read more here.

South Florida: Charlie Strong is in Tampa today to talk with USF officials, according to 247Sports, which adds that Willie Taggart has contacted Strong about the Oregon defensive coordinator job.

Baylor: Temple defensive line coach Elijah Robinson and linebackers coach Mike Siravo will follow Matt Rhule to Baylor, according to the Waco Tribune. Robinson spent the past three years at Temple, while Siravo spent the past five in his second stint with the program. In addition, the Dallas Morning News reports San Antonio Reagan High School (TX) head coach David Wetzel will join the Baylor staff in an off-field role. Wetzel is the president of the Texas High School Coaches Association, he's a Baylor alumnus, and he's been at Reagan since 2004.

Northwestern State: Defensive coordinator Darryl Daye is leaving coaching, and safeties coach Adam Waugh has left the staff to pursue other coaching opportunities.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday December 08, 2016

Northern Michigan: Michigan State offensive line coach Mark Staten has withdrawn his name from consideration for the NMU head coaching job, according to ESPN. The remaining finalists are Ferris State co-defensive coordinator Kyle Nystrom, Grand Valley State co-defensive coordinator Nick Postma and Fairmont State head coach Jason Woodman.

South Florida: USF is pursuing Charlie Strong, according to Florida Football Insiders and the Tampa Bay Times, which adds that “this could wrap up quickly." Follow USF updates here.

Houston: CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd reports Larry Fedora turned down the Houston head coaching job earlier in the process. UH board chairman Tilman Fertitta says the school did not interview Fedora.

Northwestern State: Ruston High School head coach Brad Laird has joined the Northwestern State staff as defensive coordinator. He’s been at Ruston since 2013 and has previously spent six years as NSU’s defensive coordinator over two stints with the school.

Texas: Former Texas and NFL defensive back Michael Huff has joined the UT staff as a quality control assistant, working with defensive backs. Huff was on the 2005 national championship team and played in the NFL from 2006-13. 

Temple: The school has talked with Charlie Strong about its head coaching job, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. The paper adds that Temple players want the school to promote defensive coordinator Phil Snow.

Baylor: Temple defensive backs coach / associate head coach Francis Brown will follow Matt Rhule to Baylor, he told the Philadelphia Inquirer. Brown has been at Temple since 2012, when he joined the staff as assistant director of internal relations.

Florida Atlantic: Tommy Tuberville’s reps have reached out to FAU and expressed his interest in the job, according to the Miami Herald. Follow FAU updates here.

Catholic University of America (DC): Lindsey Wilson College (KY) defensive coordinator Mike Gutelius has been named head coach at Division III Catholic. Gutelius spent seven years at Lindsey Wilson and is a Catholic graduate. 

Florida International: Idaho defensive line coach Kenny Holmes has officially been named to the same position at FIU, as previously reported. Holmes spent two years at Idaho and played under Butch Davis at Miami (FL). In addition, Sports Illustrated reports Dave Schramm has decided not to take the FIU offensive coordinator job after initially accepting it.

Oregon: Willie Taggart’s assistant salary pool will be between $3.7 - 4 million. Oregon’s 2016 pool was $3.6 million.

Incarnate Word (TX): Per source, wide receivers coach / pass game coordinator Kyle Kennan has been promoted to offensive coordinator, and previous offensive coordinator Tony Marciano will remain on staff as offensive line coach. Kennan has been at UIW since 2007, the longest-tenured assistant on staff. 

Georgia State: South Carolina offensive line coach Shawn Elliott has accepted the Georgia State head coaching job, according to 247Sports and multiple reports. Read more here.

Western Michigan: WMU and P.J. Fleck are “close” to finalizing a new contract and are in negotiations, according to The Detroit News. 

Ole Miss: Co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Dan Werner and assistant AD of high school relations Barney Farrar will not return next season. Werner had been on the staff for the past five years. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Oregon State: Initial interviews for the Oregon State athletic director search will take place this week in Las Vegas, with a second round next week in Corvallis, according to The Oregonian. 

New York Jets: Position coaches received one-year extensions through 2017 before this season, according to the New York Daily News, but “it’s a near certainty” there will be staff changes after this season.

Los Angeles Rams: The MMQB’s Albert Breer writes that, despite extensions for head coach Jeff Fisher and GM Les Snead, “If things don’t get better over the next month, there’s no assurance the club will go forward with any of the current power brokers on the football side.”

Houston: Houston has decided on Lane Kiffin to be its next head coach, pending approval from the school president on Thursday, according to USA Today. However, Fox Sports reports no decision has been made yet and no offer has been extended to anyone. CoachingSearch has been told school officials will meet tonight and come to a decision. Read more here.

Georgia Southern: Offensive line coach Allen Mogridge has resigned and is expected to join the FIU staff, according to Scout.com.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday December 07, 2016

Nevada: Arizona State wide receivers coach Jay Norvell will be the next head coach at Nevada, according to ESPN and multiple reports. Read more here.

Florida International: Former Fresno State offensive coordinator Dave Schramm will be the new offensive coordinator at FIU, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. Schramm was at Fresno State from 2012-15 and was previously at Utah from 2005-11.

Georgia State: South Carolina offensive line coach Shawn Elliott continues to be in the mix for the Georgia State head coaching job, according to ESPN.

Fresno State: UC Davis defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Bert Watts has joined the Fresno State staff as linebackers coach. Watts spent four years at UC Davis. He played under Jeff Tedford at Cal and also served as a GA. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.

Western Kentucky: WKU has spoken to Idaho head coach Paul Petrino about the WKU head coaching job, according to CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd.

LSU: Ed Orgeron will receive an additional $675,000 payment for his interim stint, and interim offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger will receive an additional $75,000, according to The Advocate. 

Cincinnati: The school is meeting with Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Luke Fickell today, according to CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd, who adds that it’s unlikely Charlie Strong ends up at Cincinnati. 

South Florida: USF’s top candidates include Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia, Florida State wide receivers coach Lawrence Dawsey, Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, former LSU head coach Les Miles, Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano and former Texas head coach Charlie Strong, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. 

Houston: Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley is no longer under consideration for the Houston head coaching job, according to the Houston Chronicle, which adds that Lane Kiffin, Les Miles, Todd Orlando and Major Applewhite remain in consideration for the job.

Oregon: Willie Taggart will have a 5-year contract that pays an average of $3.2 million per year, according to Sports Illustrated. Taggart earned $1.7 million this year, and former Oregon coach Mark Helfrich earned $3.3 million.

Assistant salaries: USA Today has released its assistant salary database. Here are 10 takeaways. 

South Florida: Co-offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach T.J. Weist will serve as the interim head coach in the Birmingham Bowl. Weist was UConn’s interim head coach in 2013.

Purdue: Washington State inside receivers coach JaMarcus Shephard is expected to join the Purdue staff, according to Scout.com and Fox Sports. Shephard spent one year at WSU and previously worked at Western Kentucky under Jeff Brohm. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here

Mississippi State: Asked about the report he was a finalist at Oregon, Dan Mullen tells the Clarion-Ledger, "I don't like commenting on other jobs, I've had several schools reach out to me this year. I'm very happy at Mississippi State and I think we're working on an extension for me to stay there."

Florida Atlantic: Tennessee tight ends coach / special teams coordinator Larry Scott has interviewed for the FAU head coaching job, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Scott previously worked at Miami, USF and the Florida high school ranks.

San Jose State: Oregon State outside receivers coach Brent Brennan will be named head coach at San Jose State, according to The Oregonian's John Canzano. Read more here.

LSU: Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda’s new three-year contract will pay him $1.8 million in 2017, with increases of $500,000 in the following two years. That's the highest salary for an assistant coach. His buyout is 40 percent of remaining salary if he leaves for a non-head coaching job within 500 miles of Baton Rouge and 15 percent if outside 500 miles. The buyout provision ends on Dec. 1, 2019.

Tennessee: Chattanooga athletic director David Blackburn is a strong candidate for the same job at Tennessee, according to 247Sports.

North Alabama: The school will begin a transition from Division II to Division I in fall 2018. The football program will move into FCS Big South conference.

Siena Heights (MI): Interim head coach Matt Kohn has been promoted to full-time head coach. Kohn led the program to 5-5 this season and has been on staff since 2011.

Oregon: South Florida head coach Willie Taggart will be the new head coach at Oregon, CoachingSearch has confirmed. His buyout will be $1.7 million. Read more here. ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports Dan Mullen was the other finalist for the job.

Florida Atlantic: Asked about the FAU job, Colorado defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt tells SportsTalk with Bo Mattingly, “I haven’t visited with them. That’s probably not the direction I’m looking at.”

Cincinnati: The school wants to make a hire within the next few days, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer.

Western Kentucky: Defensive coordinator / interim head coach Nick Holt says he wants to be a candidate for the full-time job.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday December 06, 2016

Baylor: Athletic director Mack Rhoades says the nine current assistant coaches can coach in the Cactus Bowl on Dec. 27, but can’t recruit on the road, as a result of the coaching change.

San Francisco 49ers: Jay Glazer reported this week that Chip Kelly will return as the 49ers coach next season, regardless of how this season finishes. The Niners are 1-11. 

Houston: Interim head coach Todd Orlando interviewed for the Houston head coaching job on Sunday, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Cincinnati: UC is down to two or three serious candidates for its head coaching job, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer. Meanwhile, the Columbus Dispatch reports Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Luke Fickell is aggressively pursuing the UC job, and fellow OSU assistants Kerry Coombs, Ed Warinner and Greg Schiano could also be in the mix. Keep track of updates on our Cincinnati page.

Baylor: Matt Rhule’s contract at Baylor is a 7-year deal, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. 

Northern Michigan: Per source, UNC-Pembroke head coach Shane Richardson has withdrawn his name from consideration for the NMU head coaching job. Richardson is an NMU alumnus and was one of five finalists, but will stay at UNC-Pembroke, where he went 10-2 this season. Richardson has been at UNC-Pembroke since 2005 and its head coach since 2014. The other finalists are Michigan State offensive line coach Mark Staten, Ferris State co-defensive coordinator Kyle Nystrom, Grand Valley State co-defensive coordinator Nick Postma and Fairmont State head coach Jason Woodman.

Cincinnati: CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd reports Western Michigan head coach P.J. Fleck won’t be in the mix at Cincinnati and his reps told school officials he wants a Power 5 job.

Houston: Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley has interviewed for the Houston job, according to CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd.

Nevada: Arizona State wide receivers coach Jay Norvell will interview for the Nevada head coaching job this week, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal.

Broyles Award: Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables is the winner of the 2016 Broyles Award for the top assistant coach. Read more here.

Fresno State: Jeff Tedford has announced the hiring of six staff members: UNLV running backs coach Jamie Christian (RB coach / ST coordinator), Washington offensive graduate assistant Kirby Moore (WR coach), USC offensive assistant Scott Thompson (TE coach), UNLV cornerbacks coach J.D. Williams (DB coach), USA football operations director Brian Wilkinson (director of football operations) and Washington assistant director of player personnel Spencer Harris (director of player personnel). 

Baylor: Temple director of player personnel Evan Cooper will follow Matt Rhule to Baylor in the same position, according to Scout.com.

Oregon: USA Today’s Dan Wolken reports Oregon made a strong play for Matt Rhule on Monday night, but Rhule went with Baylor on Tuesday.

Temple: Tight ends / assistant head coach / special teams coordinator Ed Foley will serve as interim head coach, according to ESPN’s Matt Fortuna. Foley is in his ninth season on staff.

Baylor: Temple head coach Matt Rhule is the new head coach at Baylor. Read more here.

Lincoln University (MO): Albany State offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Steven Smith has been named head coach at Lincoln. Smith spent four years at Albany State. 

Georgia State: Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer has spoken with Georgia State officials about their head coaching job, according to Scout.com writer and OK State sideline reporter Robert Allen. Keep track of Georgia State updates here.

Missouri: Barry Odom says he plans to keep his eight assistant coaches for next season. The defensive line job is currently open.

Cincinnati: Athletic director Mike Bohn tells the Cincinnati Enquirer that he’s spoken with 10-12 coaches or their reps. The paper reports P.J. Fleck is one of them. Bohn is not opposed to hiring a coach who uses the job as a stepping stone to a bigger job, and head coaching experience is not a requirement

Oklahoma State: The Tulsa World notes Mike Gundy has yet to sign an extension through 2021 that was agreed upon back in the summer. ESPN's Brett McMurphy adds that Gundy is not involved in Baylor's search.

Oregon: The Oregonian’s John Canzano tweets that Oregon interviewed 5-6 candidates while AD Rob Mullens was in Texas, before moving to New York on Monday. Canzano adds that P.J. Fleck did not get a formal interview with Oregon on Monday and that the “door closed there.”

Nevada: The Reno Gazette-Journal reports Nevada is down to a handful of finalists, including Eastern Washington head coach Beau Baldwin, Vanderbilt offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig and at least one unknown candidate. They plan to hold on-campus interviews this week and hope to have a hire by Friday. The paper adds that UCLA QB coach Marques Tuiasosopo and Oklahoma State running backs coach Marcus Arroyo are not the third candidate. There’s also the possibility of a fourth interview. Per source, Arizona State wide receivers coach Jay Norvell is also in the mix.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday December 05, 2016

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Houston: Paul Finebaum said today that Houston is pushing for a very large buyout clause in its talks with Lane Kiffin.

Northern Michigan: The school has announced five finalists for the head coaching job: Michigan State offensive line coach Mark Staten, Ferris State co-defensive coordinator Kyle Nystrom, Grand Valley State co-defensive coordinator Nick Postma, UNC-Pembroke head coach Shane Richardson and Fairmont State head coach Jason Woodman. The finalists will do on-campus interviews from Dec. 6-12. 

Arizona Cardinals: Bruce Arians says the notion that he could retire after this season after two recent health scares “couldn’t be anything further from the truth.”

Purdue: Jeff Brohm’s assistant salary pool will be $3.5 million. For comparison, Purdue’s 2015 pool was $2.2 million.

Missouri Western: Stephen F. Austin defensive coordinator Matt Williamson is the new head coach at Missouri Western. Williamson spent three years at SFA and is a former Missouri Western player and assistant.

Lamar (TX): Athletic director Jason Henderson tells the Beaumont Enterprise he intends to hire a coach by Christmas and plans to narrow a list of candidates by the end of this week.

University of Sioux Falls (SD): West Virginia State head coach Jon Anderson has accepted the head coaching job at Sioux Falls, according to the Argus Leader. Anderson spent four years at West Virginia State and was previously an assistant at Sioux Falls.

Lindenwood (MO): University of Sioux Falls (SD) head coach Jed Stugart has accepted the head coaching job at Lindenwood, according to the Argus Leader. Stugart just finished his seventh season at Sioux Falls, going 12-1.

Baylor: Texas A&M senior associate athletic director of external affairs Jason Cook has accepted a vice president position at Baylor, according to The Eagle. Cook at has been at A&M since 2003 in various roles. 

Purdue: Western Kentucky quarterbacks coach Brian Brohm will join the Purdue staff as co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Brohm is the younger brother of new Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm and in his first season as a coach.

Portland State: Willamette University (OR) athletic director Valerie Cleary will be named athletic director at Portland State, according to The Oregonian’s John Canzano. Cleary has been at Willamette since 2015 and was previously the senior associate AD at Portland State. 

Western Kentucky: Some names to watch for the WKU job include special teams coordinator Tony Levine, defensive coordinator Nick Holt and Tennessee Titans quarterbacks coach Jason Michael. 

Oregon: Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano has interviewed for the Oregon head coaching job, and AD Rob Mullens will conduct multiple interviews today in New York, according to The Oregonian’s John Canzano.

UNLV: Former Arizona cornerbacks coach David Lockwood is expected to join the UNLV staff, according to the Arizona Daily Star. Lockwood worked at Arizona from 2012-15. In addition, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Bishop Gorman High School (NV) head coach Kenny Sanchez could join the UNLV staff if the NCAA approves a 10th full-time assistant coach in 2017. Sanchez is the younger brother of UNLV head coach Tony Sanchez and replaced his brother as the Bishop Gorman head coach.

Texas A&M-Commerce: Head coach Colby Carthel has received a contract extension through 2020. Carthel is 34-13 in four seasons and was a candidate for the Abilene Christian job. 

Western Kentucky: Defensive coordinator Nick Holt will serve as interim head coach in the Boca Raton Bowl.

Purdue: Western Kentucky head coach Jeff Brohm has been named head coach at Purdue. Scout.com reports Brohm will have a 6-year deal worth $20 million. His buyout will be $900,000. Read more here.

Minnesota Vikings: Head coach Mike Zimmer has returned to coaching duties and is expected to travel with the team to Jacksonville next Sunday. He underwent eye surgery last week.

Notre Dame: Brian Kelly tells ND Insider that Notre Dame’s next defensive coordinator will have the ability to bring in his own position coaches. The search for a new coordinator will heat up once the winter dead period begins on Dec. 12.

Delaware: Illinois defensive backs coach Paul Williams is a candidate for the Delaware head coaching job. Williams played at Delaware and also served as an assistant from 1999-2004.

Cincinnati: UC will target Western Kentucky’s Jeff Brohm, Western Michigan’s P.J. Fleck and Charlie Strong, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.