Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday February 20, 2017

Ole Miss: Coordinator of recruiting development Ben Aigamaua has been promoted to assistant athletic director of community relations, and recruiting operations assistant Brennon Chapman has been promoted to player personnel analyst. Both have been at Ole Miss since 2012.

Open jobs: Here is a conference and position breakdown of the remaining open FBS assistant jobs.

Michigan: Former Vikings quarterbacks coach Scott Turner will join the Michigan staff as an offensive analyst, according to The MMQB’s Albert Breer. Turner spent the last three years with the Vikings. He last worked in college as Pitt’s wide receivers coach in 2010.

Houston: Major Applewhite’s contract will pay him $1.5 million annually on a 5-year deal, plus an annual $250,000 retention bonus each year, according to the Houston Chronicle. Bonuses include $100,000 for a 9-win season and an additional payment for each additional win, plus $100,000 for a conference title and a New Year’s Six bowl. Applewhite’s buyout if he leaves begins at $6 million and drops by $1.5 million each year, but it also includes any buyout money owed to assistants not retained on the next staff. UH’s buyout if it dismisses Applewhite is the total base salary left on the contract ($650,000 per season). In addition, new defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio will earn $400,000 annually on a 3-year deal, not including bonuses. 

Alabama: Brian Daboll’s title at Alabama is offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach, and Joe Pannuzio’s title is tight ends coach / special teams coordinator. In addition, Mike Locksley's title is co-offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach. Here is the completed new Alabama staff.

Morehead State: Per source, tight ends / slot receivers coach / director of operations Milo Austin has added the title of co-special teams coordinator. Austin is entering his third year on staff. 

San Francisco 49ers: Broncos assistant offensive line coach John Benton will join the 49ers as offensive line coach, according to The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez. Benton spent last year with the Jaguars and joined the Broncos earlier this offseason. He has previous worked with Kyle Shanahan with the Houston Texans.

Louisville: Memphis offensive line graduate assistant Nick Gilbert has joined the Louisville staff. Gilbert spent one year at Memphis.

Charlotte: Wide receivers coach Joe Tereshinski has resigned to pursue opportunities outside of football. Tereshinski spent four years with the program. Outside linebackers coach Ulrick Edmonds will take over recruiting coordinator duties. There are now two openings on staff. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Hawaii: Per source, Cal Poly defensive backs coach Jacob Yoro has joined the Hawaii staff as safeties coach. Yoro spent two years at Cal Poly and was previously the defensive coordinator at Pacific. 

Virginia Tech: Along with a base salary raise to $635,000 annually, Virginia Tech athletic Whit Babcock’s annual retention bonus also increased by 64 percent and he will receive $100,000 in yearly deferred incoming, taking him to at least $996,750 total in 2017, according to the Daily Press. The contract goes through June 2024.

Boston College: Athletic director Brad Bates will step down and join Collegiate Sports Associates in a vice president role at the end of the school year. Bates was in his fifth year at BC, which USA Today reported was the final year of his contract. Sports Illustrated reports VCU AD Ed McLaughlin and Army AD Boo Corrigan are early names to watch for the job.

Memphis: Auburn graduate assistant Austin Tucker has joined the Memphis staff as an offensive graduate assistant. Tucker spent one year at Auburn and was previously the offensive coordinator at Hewitt Trussville High School (AL).

Gardner-Webb: North Greenville (SC) defensive backs coach Bennett Houston has joined the Gardner-Webb staff as director of football operations / assistant coach. Houston spent six years at North Greenville.

Ole Miss: Auburn defensive graduate assistant Ishmael Aristide has joined the Ole Miss staff. Aristide spent one year at Auburn and previously played at Purdue.

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Georgia: Itawmba CC (MS) offensive line coach Will Peagler has joined the Georgia staff as an offensive line graduate assistant. Peagler spent one year at Itawamba and was previously a quality control assistant at Minnesota.

Denver Broncos: Northern Colorado defensive backs coach Charles Gordon has joined the Broncos staff as defensive quality control assistant. Gordon spent four years at Northern Colorado.

UMass: Former Western Michigan defensive coordinator Ed Pinkham has joined the UMass staff as defensive coordinator, according to his Twitter account. Pinkham spent four years at WMU and previously coached at Elon, Rutgers, Colgate and Holy Cross. 

Southwest CC (MS): East Central CC (MS) linebackers coach Derek Welch has joined the Southwest staff as defensive backs coach. Welch spent two years at East Central.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Saturday February 18, 2017

North Texas: Former East Carolina defensive line coach Marc Yellock will join the North Texas staff in the same role, according to the Denton Record-Chronicle. Yellock worked at ECU from 2010-15.

Tennessee: Asked about the Tennessee AD opening, Chattanooga athletic director David Blackburn said on WNML, “If asked to be a part of this process officially, in terms of an interview I would love to. It would mean the world to me to be able to lead the institution that led me, by all the people that allowed me the opportunity to do what I do.” Blackburn is considered a strong candidate for the job, with former football coach Phil Fulmer.

South Florida: Here is Charlie Strong’s completed USF staff.

Atlanta Falcons: Defensive pass game coordinator Jerome Henderson has signed a new contract with the Falcons and will return, according to The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez. Henderson had interviewed for the 49ers defensive coordinator job. He is entering his second year on the Falcons staff.

Open jobs: Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday February 17, 2017

Alabama: New England Patriots tight ends coach Brian Daboll has accepted the Alabama offensive coordinator job, according to ESPN’s Chris Low. Daboll spent three years with the Patriots and was previously an offensive coordinator with the Chiefs, Dolphins and Browns. He was a graduate assistant at Michigan State under Nick Saban from 1998-99. 

Northern Illinois: NC State defensive quality control assistant Jeff Knowles has joined the NIU staff as linebackers coach. Knowles spent three years at NC State. In addition, defensive coordinator Kevin Kane will coach safeties. 

Houston: B.F. Terry High School head coach Tim Teykl has joined the Houston staff as director of high school relations, and Tennessee director of football recruiting Bobby Merritt has joined UH as director of player personnel. Teykl spent 26 years at B.F. Terry High School, reaching the playoffs 16 times. Merritt spent one year at Tennessee and was previously a Houston Texans scout.

San Francisco 49ers: Kyle Shanahan has announced the additions of Bears special teams assistant Richard Hightower (special teams coordinator), former Browns inside linebackers coach Johnny Holland (linebackers coach), Pro Football Focus analyst Bobby Slowik (defensive quality control), Tennessee strength assistant Marquis Johnson (strength assistant) and former Minnesota strength assistant Dustin Perry (strength assistant). In addition, previously linebackers coach Jason Tarver has been retained as a senior defensive assistant, and defensive backs coach Jeff Hafley has been retained.

Oregon: USF strength assistants Joey Carnes and Steven Gortmaker have joined the Oregon staff. Carnes had been with Willie Taggart since 2010 at Western Kentucky. Gortmaker spent one year at USF.

San Francisco 49ers: Broncos assistant offensive line coach John Benton will interview for the 49ers offensive line job, according to KUSA.

Florida Atlantic: A source tells CoachingSearch that Alabama graduate assistant Clint Trickett has joined the FAU staff as tight ends coach. Trickett spent the last two years as East Mississippi CC quarterbacks coach and had recently joined Alabama as a GA. He fills the spot left by Charlie Weis Jr., who joined the Atlanta Falcons staff today.

Georgia State: Per source, Furman defensive line coach Skylor Magee will join the Georgia State staff as defensive line coach. Magee spent four years at Charleston Southern and had previously joined Furman this offseason. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.

Texas State: LSU graduate assistant Eric Mateos will join the Texas State staff as offensive line coach, according to The Advocate. Mateos spent one year at LSU and coached tight ends on an interim basis in the fall. 

Oregon: Head strength coach Irele Oderinde will be reinstated on Sunday, according to CBS Sports, following a one-month suspension due to the hospitalization of three players from workouts. In addition, USF analyst David Gilbertson has joined the Oregon staff as an offensive graduate assistant, and USF executive assistant Julie Reed has joined Oregon as assistant director of football operations. Gilbertson spent three years at USF with Willie Taggart, and Reed has been with Taggart dating back to his Western Kentucky days.

Michigan State: Mark Dantonio has received a one-year extension, which happens each year as part of his 6-year rolling contract. 

Mississippi State: Louisville quality control assistant Karibi Dede has joined the Mississippi State staff as a defensive quality control coach. Dede spent two years at Louisville with Todd Grantham.

Oregon: The Kings Academy (CA) head coach Michael Johnson will join the Oregon staff as wide receivers coach, according to’s Sam Webb. Johnson was set to join the Michigan staff earlier this week. Johnson has been at TKA since 2014 and coached in the NFL from 2000-10. His most recent college job was UCLA offensive coordinator in 2011. 

Minnesota Vikings: Former Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell will join the Vikings as wide receivers coach, according to The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez. Hazell spent the last four years at Purdue. This is his first NFL job.

Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons have announced the additions of Washington wide receivers coach Bush Hamdan (QB coach), former Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood (assistant OL coach), former Delaware head coach Dave Brock (offensive assistant), FAU tight ends coach / special teams coordinator Charlie Weis Jr. (offensive assistant) and NCAA administrator Charlie Jackson (defensive assistant). In addition, intern Justin Outten has been promoted to offensive assistant. See the overhauled Falcons staff here.

Fordham: Per source, Old Dominion graduate assistant Jordan Orlovsky has accepted the linebackers job at Fordham. Orlovsky spent one year at ODU and previously worked at Miami.

Western Kentucky: Mike Sanford tells CoachingSearch that offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach Junior Adams will call the offensive plays.

San Francisco 49ers: Former Jaguars assistant defensive backs coach Daniel Bullocks will join the 49ers in the same role, according to The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez. Bullocks spent one year with the Jags and was previously at Eastern Michigan and Northern Iowa.

Southern Illinois: Jacksonville State wide receivers coach Nick Williams has accepted a job at Southern Illinois, according to his Facebook account. Williams spent three years at JSU.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday February 16, 2017

Baylor: Here is Matt Rhule’s completed Baylor staff.

Liberty: The school plans to move its football program from FCS to FBS in 2018. It has received a waiver so it can transition to FBS without a conference invite. It will be an independent in 2018 and eligible to reach a bowl game in 2019.

Ole Miss: Alabama director of player development Freddie Roach will join the Ole Miss staff as defensive line coach, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Roach spent the last two years at Alabama after two years as an assistant at South Alabama. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Stanford: Former UC Davis head coach Ron Gould has been named running backs coach at Stanford. Gould spent the last four years at UC Davis after 16 years at Cal.

South Florida: Sean Cronin’s title at USF is defensive tackles coach, and Damon Cogdell is defensive ends coach.

Alabama: Assistant director of football operations Ellis Ponder will be promoted to the director role, according to’s Alabama site. Ponder has been with the Tide since summer 2015.

Cincinnati: Here is Luke Fickell’s completed Cincinnati staff.

Arizona State: New wide receivers coach Rob Likens has added the title of co-offensive coordinator, and running backs coach John Simon has added the title of assistant head coach.

Ole Miss: Alabama director of player development Freddie Roach is a candidate for the Ole Miss defensive line job, according to’s Alabama site.

Alabama: Former Ole Miss co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Dan Werner could possibly join the Alabama staff as an offensive analyst, according to’s Alabama site.

Nebraska: Per the Omaha World-Herald, five Nebraska assistants have received extensions through 2018: linebackers coach Trent Bray, offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh, running backs coach Reggie Davis, defensive line coach John Parella and wide receivers coach Keith Williams. Bray also received a $25,000 raise to $325,000, and Parrella received a $22,500 raise to $272,500.  

NC State: Wide receivers coach George McDonald has added the title of passing game coordinator. McDonald is entering his third year on staff.

Alabama: Philadelphia Eagles director of personnel operations Joe Pannuzio will rejoin the Alabama staff as tight ends coach / special teams coordinator, according to Pannuzio spent two years with the Eagles and was Alabama’s director of football operations from 2011-14. The 57-year-old previously coached at Miami (FL), Auburn, Ole Miss, Minnesota and TCU. 

Briar Cliff (IA): Liberty offensive line / associate head coach Dennis Wagner has been named head coach at Briar Cliff. Wagner spent five years at Liberty, and he was previously the head coach at Western Carolina. 

Oklahoma State: Missouri graduate assistant Morris Berger has joined the Oklahoma State staff as a quarterbacks quality control assistant. Berger spent three seasons at Missouri.

Kansas: Ohio defensive line coach Jesse Williams will join the Kansas staff as defensive line coach, according to’s Kansas site. Williams spent five years at Ohio. 

Northern Iowa: Per source, Eastern Illinois offensive line coach Mike Simmonds has joined the UNI staff as offensive line coach. Simmonds spent one year at EIU and previously worked at North Texas for five years.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday February 15, 2017

North Texas: Former Lamar offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Chuck Langston is the top candidate for the North Texas offensive line job, according to the Denton Record-Chronicle. Langston spent the last four years at Lamar.

Purdue: Per, these are the base salaries for Purdue’s assistants: co-DC / LB coach Nick Holt ($500,000), co-DC / safeties coach Anthony Poindexter ($425,000), co-OC / QB coach Brian Brohm ($400,000), CB coach Derrick Jackson ($300,000), WR coach JaMarcus Shephard ($275,000), DL coach Reggie Johnson ($225,000), OL coach Dale Williams ($225,000) and RB coach Chris Barclay ($200,000). This doesn’t include incentives. Co-offensive coordinator / tight ends coach / special teams coordinator Tony Levine’s contract hasn’t been released.

Denver Broncos: Here is Vance Joseph’s completed Broncos staff.

Alabama: Director of football operations Justin Dickens is leaving the program, according to Dickens spent two years at Alabama and previously worked at Michigan.

Iowa: Offensive line coach Tim Polasek will earn $325,000 on a 1-year deal, and wide receivers coach Kelton Copeland will earn $225,000 on a 1-year deal, according to the Des Moines Register.

Central Michigan: Former defensive end Blake Serpa has joined the staff as a defensive quality control assistant. Serpa played at CMU from 2011-15.

Virginia Tech: Athletic director Whit Babcock’s extension announced last fall includes a $635,000 annually salary (a $165,000 raise), with minimum 5 percent raises each year through the end of the contract in June 2024, according to The Roanoke Times.

Cincinnati: Former Tennessee defensive backs / assistant head coach Willie Martinez has officially joined the Cincinnati staff as cornerbacks coach. Martinez spent the last four years at Tennessee. This completes Luke Fickell’s staff. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.

Princeton: Lehigh (PA) running backs coach Jamel Mutunga has joined the Princeton staff. Mutunga spent three years at Lehigh.

Davenport (MI): WOOD-TV reports Ferris State (MI) wide receivers coach Sparky McEwen will be named head coach at Davenport. McEwen has spent the last five years at Ferris State and was previously an Arena Football League head coach.

Missouri: Offensive analyst Kendall Bradley has been named head coach at Atlantic High School (FL). Bradley spent the last four years at Mizzou.

Kentucky: Dean Hood’s title at Kentucky is outside linebackers coach / special teams coordinator. Hood spent last year at Charlotte and was Eastern Kentucky’s head coach from 2008-15.

Arizona State: Louisiana-Monroe offensive line coach Rob Sale will join the Arizona State staff as offensive line coach, according to 247Sports. Sale spent one year at ULM and previously worked at Georgia and McNeese State. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Lehigh (PA): Wide receivers coach Scott Brisson has been promoted to offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach, defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Joe Bottiglieri has moved to linebackers coach / senior advisor to the defensive staff, and defensive backs coach Craig Sutyak has been promoted to defensive coordinator. 

Montana State: Offensive line coach Brian Armstrong has been promoted to offensive coordinator. Armstrong is entering his second year on staff and was previously the head coach at Rocky Mountain College from 2009-15.

Miami Dolphins: Duke graduate assistant Josh Grizzard will join the Dolphins as an offensive quality control assistant, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan. Grizzard has been at Duke since 2013.

Army: Former UConn wide receivers coach David Corley will join the Army staff as wide receivers coach, according to 247Sports. Corley spent three years at UConn and was promoted to offensive coordinator late in the 2016 season. 

Northern Michigan: IUP offensive coordinator Marty Higgins has joined the NMU staff as offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach. Higgins spent two years at IUP and previously coached at Upper Iowa.

San Francisco 49ers: Bears assistant special teams coach Richard Hightower will be the 49ers special teams coordinator, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan. Hightower spent one year with the Bears and was previously an assistant special teams coach with the 49ers. He worked with Kyle Shanahan on the Redskins staff from 2010-13 and the Browns in 2014.

Samford: Ohio defensive graduate assistant Jameal Lett has joined the Samford staff as defensive backs coach. Lett spent one year at Ohio and was previously a defensive assistant at UT-Martin.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.