Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday May 18, 2017

NCAA: President Mark Emmert earned more than $1.9 million in 2015, according to tax returns obtained by USA Today. That included a base salary of $1.4 million, up $52,000 from 2014. In addition, executive vice president Oliver Luck earned over $800,000.

Houston Texans: National scout Rob Kisel will be promoted to director of pro personnel, according to the Houston Chronicle. Kisel has been with the Texans since 2012 and previously worked with the team from 2000-07. He worked with BLESTO from 2007-12.

Eastern Michigan: Senior associate athletic director for administration Erin Kido has been named interim AD at Eastern Michigan. Kido is in her third year at the school. 

Buffalo Bills: Browns national scout Lake Dawson has joined the Bills as assistant director of college scouting. Dawson spent last year with the Browns after nine years with the Titans front office. 

Houston Texans: The Sporting News' Alex Marvez reports former Colts vice president of football operations Jimmy Raye III is expected to join the Texans as director of player personnel. Raye spent the last four years with the Colts after 17 with the Chargers.

Western Carolina: Greenwood High School (SC) defensive coordinator Reuben Wright has joined the WCU staff as running backs coach. Wright has worked at eight different high school stops, including two with current WCU offensive coordinator Brad Glenn.

South Florida: Texas defensive graduate assistant Bryan Hill has joined the USF staff as a defensive quality control assistant. Hill spent the last two years at Texas and previously worked at Midwestern State.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday May 17, 2017

Kansas City Chiefs: Packers assistant director of pro personnel Tim Terry will join the Chiefs as director of pro personnel, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Terry has been with the Packers since 2004.

Ohio State: Offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson’s contract is a 2-year deal that pays $650,000 this year and $750,000 next year, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. In addition, quarterbacks coach Ryan Day has a 2-year deal that pays $400,000 this year and $800,000 next year, and defensive coordinator Greg Schiano will earn $700,000, up from $600,000 last year.

Buffalo Bills: Cardinals assistant director of pro scouting Malik Boyd has joined the Bills as director of pro personnel. Boyd spent 12 years with the Cardinals, including three in his assistant director role.

Ole Miss: Deputy athletic director Stephen Ponder has resigned, according to’s Ole Miss site. Ponder had been at Ole Miss since 2012 and previously worked at Arizona State. The Clarion-Ledger reports it was due to a personal matter.

Texas Tech: Texas State defensive graduate assistant Skyler Cassity has joined the Texas Tech staff as a graduate assistant. Cassity was promoted from intern to GA in January and had been at Texas State since May 2016. He was previously a student assistant at Auburn.

Pitt: Pat Narduzzi was paid $1.83 million in 2015, according to tax returns obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. That includes $1.31 million in base salary. His total compensation was slighty higher than the $1.7 million Paul Chryst made in 2014.

South Florida: Player personnel assistant Albert Boone has been promoted to director of on-campus recruiting. Boone is entering his second year at USF and previously worked as a compliance coordinator for Amateur Athletic Union. 

William & Mary (VA): Per source, there have been staff changes at William & Mary. Running backs coach D.J. Mangas has been promoted to offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach, tight ends / fullbacks coach Mario Acitelli has added special teams coordinator duties, and linebackers coach Bo Revell has added video coordinator duties. The running backs job is open.

South Florida: Former Texas graduate assistant Victor Gill has joined the USF staff as an offensive quality control assistant. Gill spent the last two years working with Texas’ offensive line. He was previously a GA at North Texas.

Chattanooga: Per source, East Carolina offensive quality control coordinator Chris Cook has accepted the tackles / tight ends job at Chattanooga. Cook spent one season at ECU and was previously a high school assistant. He is also a former Chattanooga player.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday May 16, 2017

Pearl River CC (MS): Head coach David Saunders has been dismissed, the school announced. Saunders spent one year as head coach and was previously an assistant at the school in 2015. He received an eight-year show cause penalty in 2016, shortly after he was named head coach, as part of NCAA penalties from actions at Louisiana-Lafayette. 

Chattanooga: Former running backs coach Shawn Bryson is the new head coach at Rabun Gap High School (GA). Bryson spent two years at Chattanooga and had been retained by Tom Arth this offseason. 

Vanderbilt: Derek Mason has received a raise and three-year extension, according to The Tennessean. Salary details were not disclosed, but it will be more than the $2.5 million in 2015. In addition, multiple assistants received undisclosed extensions and raises, including offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig, and the recruiting budget increased. Mason is 10-15 in two seasons, including a bowl appearance last year.

USC: Lane Kiffin was paid $2.4 million in 2015 as part of his buyout from USC, increasing the total to nearly $6 million, according to tax returns obtained by USA Today. It was previously reported Kiffin’s buyout payments ended in June 2016. In addition, Steve Sarkisian was paid $3.3 million before his dismissal in October 2015, and former athletic director Pat Haden earned nearly $2.8 million in 2015.

Florida: Kansas State deputy athletic director Laird Veatch has been named executive associate athletic director for internal affairs at Florida. Veatch worked at K-State from 2012-17.

Bucknell (PA): Miami (FL) offensive graduate assistant Jake Flaherty will join the Bucknell staff as running backs coach, according to 247Sports. Flaherty spent two years at Miami and is a former Bucknell player.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers: Colby College (ME) offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Kevin Bourgoin has been named running backs coach for the Blue Bombers. Bourgain worked at Maine from 2007-15.

Kansas City Chiefs: Director of football administration Trip MacCracken will not return, according to the Kansas City Star. MacCracken had been with the Chiefs since 2010 and worked on contracts and the salary cap.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday May 15, 2017

Notre Dame: In 2015, Brian Kelly earned $1.645 million from the school, according to tax returns obtained by Matt Fortuna, but his total compensation is much higher and includes other sources that are not public. In addition, former defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder was paid $1.14 million, and athletic director Jack Swarbrick earned $3.11 million.

Minnesota: The Gopher assistants will earn $3.2 million, according to the Star-Tribune. Salaries include: Offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca ($700,000), defensive coordinator Robb Smith ($700,000), OL coach Ed Warinner ($375,000), DB coach Maurice Linguist ($350,000), special teams coordinator Rob Wenger ($230,000), WR coach Matt Simon ($220,000), DL coach Bryce Paup ($220,000), TE coach Brian Callahan ($220,000) and RB coach Kenni Burns ($200,000).

Buffalo Bills: Houston Texans director of player personnel Brian Gaine has joined the Bills as vice president of player personnel. Gaine had been with the Texans since 2012 and interviewed for the Bills GM job earlier this month. Gaine has also worked for the Dolphins and Jets.

Notre Dame: Charlie Weis’ total buyout from Notre Dame totaled $18,967,960, with the final payment of $2.05 million paid for the 2015 calendar year, according to the most recent tax return obtained by USA Today. Weis coached Notre Dame from 2005-09. He received $6.6 million when he was dismissed and $2.05 million each subsequent year through 2015.

American Athletic Conference: Commissioner Mike Aresco’s contract has been extended through June 2022. Aresco has led the league since it was formed in 2013.

Central Michigan: Oklahoma senior associate athletic director for administration and development Michael Alford has been named athletic director at Central Michigan. Alford joined Oklahoma in November 2012 and previously worked in corporate partnerships with the Dallas Cowboys from 2008-12. He has also worked at Alabama, USC, Cincinnati, ESPN and with the Cincinnati Bengals. Keep track of 2017 FBS AD changes here.

New England Patriots: Chattanooga outside linebackers coach DeMarcus Covington will join the Patriots defensive staff, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Covington joined UTC this offseason and previously served as co-defensive coordinator / defensive line coach at Eastern Illinois.  

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday May 14, 2017

Kansas City Chiefs: Director of pro scouting Will Lewis will not return, according to Inside The League. Lewis joined the Chiefs in 2013 and previously worked with the Seahawks from 1999-2013.

Buffalo Bills: Dolphins director of player personnel Joe Schoen has joined the Bills as assistant general manager. Schoen spent nine years with the Dolphins after seven years with the Panthers, where he worked with new Bills GM Brandon Beane.

Mike Sherman: Former Texas A&M and Packers head coach Mike Sherman has resigned as head coach at Nauset Regional High School (MA). Sherman went 4-18 in two seasons and plans to open a training facility in Massachusetts.

Lycoming (PA): Former Dickinson College (PA) outside linebackers coach Brian Kilbane has joined the Lycoming staff as linebackers coach. Kilbane spent one year at Dickinson and previously coached at King’s College.

Arizona State: Athletic director Ray Anderson will receive more than $300,000 in bonuses for the school’s APR scores, according to USA Today.