Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday October 27, 2016

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Jacksonville Jaguars: On head coach Gus Bradley’s status, ESPN’s Adam Caplan said Thursday, “The Jaguars know this division is winnable. They have a great schedule the rest of the way. We don’t expect anything to happen. They’ll take this all the way through and evaluate it after the season.” Bradley is 14-40 overall and 2-4 this year.

Fresno State: The Fresno Bee’s Marek Warzawski writes, “It is my understanding (Fresno State AD Jim) Bartko has no intention of even calling (Lane) Kiffin,” adding that many believe Jeff Tedford is the top candidate. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday October 26, 2016

Michigan: Asked if he’s interested in becoming a head coach again, Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown said today, “Don’t think beyond what I’m doing, no question about it. Let’s just say this: If this ended up being it for me, I’d be more than happy.”

Grambling State: Head coach Broderick Fobbs has received a two-year extension through 2018. His initial contract was set to expire this December. Fobbs' salary will remain $195,000, but he can earn up to $87,500 in bonuses, and his assistant salary pool will increase. Fobbs is 20-8 at Grambling, including 13-4 since 2015 and 4-1 this year.

Tampa Bay Storm (Arena League): Former Portland Steel head coach Ron James has been named head coach of the Storm. James was with the Steel for one season and has been an Arena League assistant or head coach since 1999. He was the 2012 AFL coach of the year.

Salaries: USA Today has released its annual head coaching salary database. Here are 10 takeaways from the numbers. 

Rice: Athletic director Joe Karlgaard says he will evaluate David Bailiff at the end of the season and not make a mid-season change. Rice is 1-6 in Bailiff’s 10th season. Karlgaard told the Houston Chronicle, "I guess I'm disappointed in where we've gone as an industry with the mid-season evaluations. I can't put myself in these other AD's shoes, but it seems as though you see more mid-season firings. It seems as though three years is the new five years."

Mississippi State: Senior associate AD for external affairs Scott Wetherbee has been named interim athletic director. Before joining Mississippi State, Wetherbee was an assistant athletic director at ECU, Fresno State and San Diego State.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday October 25, 2016

Notre Dame: Brian Kelly was asked about AD Jack Swarbrick saying he will be the coach next season and responded, “I was disappointed actually. Anytime that your athletic director has to come out and say that, as a head coach you're disappointed that any kind of comments like that have to be made. … He was probably sick and tired of being sick and tired, too. But for me it's disappointing, certainly, that you have to make those comments.”

Michigan State: Mark Dantonio said today of his staff, “I’m going have great faith and loyalty in our coaches.”

Birmingham Southern (AL): Head coach Eddie Garfinkle will not return next season. The team’s final game is on Nov. 5. Garfinkle has been the Division III program’s head coach since 2008 and has a 41-45 record.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday October 24, 2016

Western Michigan: Athletic director Kathy Beauregard tells The Detroit News that the school is working to increase P.J. Fleck’s salary, saying, “Don’t just assume we can’t keep him.” Fleck earned $800,000 in 2015, the highest salary in the MAC by more than $200,000.

Gameday Connections: is a new platform where coaches and staff can build and maintain their networks, search for and post their latest job openings.  Coaches also have the ability to complete detailed profiles and upload instructional videos showcasing your coaching skills on and off the field.  With our on-site job board, coaches can search and post open coaching and staff positions as they become available. Join us today as we have coaches joining daily from various leagues, levels and sports. Here is more information.

Texas:’s Anwar Richardson reports Charlie Strong and AD Mike Perrin had a closed-door meeting today “to get on the same page and express administration’s expectations.” But a UT spokesman tells reporters it was simply a visit to "say hi to the folks in football" and that it wasn't a meeting with Strong.

UNLV: Athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy will leave her position after the fiscal year ends June 30, 2017, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Kunzer-Murphy has been the AD since 2013.

San Diego State: Georgia Tech senior associate athletic director John David Wicker has been named athletic director at SDSU. Wicker had been at Georgia Tech since July 2015 and was previously the deputy AD at SDSU from 2011-15. He was also an associate AD at Washington State from 2001-11.

Fresno State: Here are 8 factors to keep in mind for Fresno State’s search.

San Francisco 49ers: Chip Kelly says he’s not considering defensive staff changes after a 34-17 loss to the Buccaneers. The 49ers are 1-6.

Fresno State: The school won’t use a search firm in its coaching search, according to the Fresno Bee.

Cleveland Browns: Quarterbacks / assistant head coach Pep Hamilton took over play-calling from head coach Hue Jackson for the final five minutes of the Browns’ 31-17 loss to the Bengals.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday October 23, 2016

Fresno State: Head coach Tim DeRuyter has been dismissed as head coach, and Eric Kiesau will serve as interim head coach. Read more here.

Troy: Neal Brown will receive a $50,000 bonus for reaching bowl-eligibility, according to USA Today.

The Inside Zone: 23 takeaways from Week 8

San Diego State: Rocky Long will receive a $50,000 bonus for reaching bowl-eligibility, according to USA Today.

Texas: Athletic director Mike Perrin declined comment after Texas’ 24-21 loss at Kansas State.