Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday August 30, 2016

Texas: First-year offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert will call plays from the sideline this season.

Georgia: Former Georgia and NFL Kicker Kevin Butler has joined the UGA staff and is working with kickers and punters. The 54-year-old Butler is a College Football Hall of Famer and has returned to school this fall to complete his undergraduate degree. Butler has previously helped UGA specialists in an unofficial advisor role in the past. 

Phoenix College (AZ): Former Washington offensive program coordinator Herb Pierce has joined the Phoenix College staff as co-offensive coordinator. Pierce had worked at Washington since 2010.

Auburn: First-year defensive line coach Kevin Steele and first-year offensive line coach Herb Hand will work from the press box this season. Gus Malzahn calls the offensive plays.

Arizona: First-year defensive coordinator Marcel Yates will call plays from the press box this season. Rich Rodriguez calls the offensive plays.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday August 29, 2016

Miami (FL): Offensive coordinator Thomas Brown and defensive coordinator Manny Diaz will coach from the sideline this season. Mark Richt will call the offensive plays. 

LSU: All nine assistants will work from the sideline this season. On Monday, Les Miles explained why.

Texas Tech: Former NFL and Texas Tech offensive lineman Manny Ramirez has joined the staff as director of player development. Ramirez spent the last nine years playing in the NFL. 

Nebraska: Offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf and offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh will both work from the press box this season.

RPI (NY): Inside linebackers coach Steve Hladio has moved to offensive coordinator / offensive line coach. Hladio is entering his second season and also coached at RPI from 2011-13.

Howard: Former NFL linebacker Cato June has joined the Howard staff as running backs coach / director of football operations. June was previously the head coach at Anacostia High School (DC). In addition, former NFL and Howard offensive lineman Brandon Torrey has joined the staff as offensive line coach. Torrey spent last year as a volunteer assistant at Howard while he finished his degree.

Elizabeth City State (NC): Lake Forest (IL) tight ends / H-backs coach Johnny Johnson has joined the Elizabeth City staff as quarterbacks coach. Johnson spent six months at Lake Forest and was previously the head coach at North Chicago Community High School.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday August 28, 2016

Oregon: Mark Helfrich says defensive coordinator Brady Hoke will call plays from the sideline, and defensive backs coach John Neal will be in the press box. (Hoke will also wear a headset, after not doing so at Michigan). Offensively, coordinator / wide receivers coach Matt Lubick and quarterbacks coach David Yost will likely be in the press box.

Ohio State: Defensive coordinator Greg Schiano will call plays from the press box this season, and co-defensive coordinator Luke Fickell will work from the sideline.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday August 26, 2016

Georgetown: Rome Grizzlies (Italy) defensive coordinator Kellen Pruitt has joined the Georgetown staff as defensive ends / nickel backs coach, and former Wooster defensive assistant Colin Woodward has joined the staff as linebackers coach. Pruitt spent eight of the last nine years playing and coaching in Italy. Woodward spent one year at Wooster.

Purdue: New athletic director Mike Bobinski will earn $600,000 in 2016 on a five-year deal, and he can earn up to $200,000 more in annual bonuses, according to the Lafayette Journal & Courier. The salary will increase to $625,000 in 2017 and $650,000 in 2018. Future salary increases will be determined later.

Texas Tech: Athletic director Kirby Hocutt has signed a new 7-year contract worth $7.525 million total, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. His salary starts at $1 million this year and increases by $25,000 each year. Hocutt can also earn up to $225,000 in annual bonuses. 

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday August 25, 2016

North Carolina: Tim Beckman is no longer a volunteer assistant at UNC, the school announced. In a release, Beckman said, “I appreciate the opportunity Coach Fedora gave me to stay connected to the sport and be around one of the best staffs in the country. His willingness to help a friend was a benefit both personally and professionally. I do not wish to be a further distraction to the team or University and I will no longer serve as a volunteer at UNC. I wish Larry and the program nothing but success going forward.” The school's chancellor also says she was "surprised and disappointed" when she found out Beckman was on staff and doesn't expect the situation to recur. 

Florida: Athletic director Jeremy Foley tells reporters Florida will determine its next AD “in the next couple weeks.”

Arkansas: Former Iowa State defensive coordinator Wally Burnham has joined the Arkansas staff as a defensive analyst, according the Des Moines Register. The 74-year-old Burnham had announced his retirement after the 2015 season, but Paul Rhoads joined Arkansas as defensive backs coach and helped convince Burnham to accept the seasonal analyst position. 

NFL: Former New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin has joined the competition committee, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Coughlin became a senior advisor to the NFL’s operations department last month. 

Detroit Lions: Former Western Michigan director of football operations Jessica Larmony has joined the Lions as community relations coordinator. Larmony spent the past three years at WMU, including the last year as DFO.

North Carolina: Larry Fedora says volunteer defensive assistant Tim Beckman will be on staff all season and is allowed to travel. The role doesn’t involve contact with players, but he will assist with scouting and film. Fedora said he told Beckman in the summer he could join the Tar Heels if he didn’t find a full-time job elsewhere. (Update above)

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.