Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday October 06, 2015

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

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South Carolina: Athletic director Ray Tanner says there have been discussions about moving Saturday’s game against LSU, due to flooding throughout the state. The field and stadium are fine, but the concern is for the fans. Moving the game to LSU is “not out of the realm of possibility.”

Rutgers: A law firm that deals exclusively with potential NCAA violations is conducting a “top-to-bottom” review of the Rutgers football program, according to

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday October 05, 2015

Southern Utah: Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks / associate head coach Gary Crowton has resigned, citing personal reasons. Crowton will be temporarily reassigned as special advisor to the athletic director. Assistant offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach Justin Walterscheid will handle the coordinator duties. In a release, Crowton said, “The timing is unfortunate, but I have some issues that need to be dealt with at this time.” Southern Utah is 3-2 this season, winning three straight, and is off this week. The 58-year-old Crowton joined the Southern Utah staff in 2014 and has previously coached at Maryland, LSU, Oregon, BYU (head coach), the Chicago Bears, Louisiana Tech (head coach) and more. 

Miami Dolphins: Interim head coach Dan Campbell says he hasn’t made a decision about the team's coordinator situation. Owner Steve Ross says Campbell is "certainly" a candidate for the permanent job, and Ross consulted Bill Parcells about it. Here's what Campbell said on Monday.

Texas: Charlie Strong has plenty of support and “a lot of breathing room” with school officials and boosters, according to ESPN’s Joe Schad. The Longhorns are 1-4 this season. Here’s what Strong said about the struggles on Monday.

Miami Dolphins: Head coach Joe Philbin has been dismissed, as first reported by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, which adds that tight ends coach Dan Campbell will serve as interim head coach. Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle is also expected to be dismissed, though NFL Network's Albert Breer notes Coyle was in today's staff meeting, and his future hasn't been addressed. Philbin went 24-28 in three-plus years. Campbell is 39 years old, and his coaching career began as an intern with the Dolphins in 2010. He has served as tight ends coach since 2011. Here is more on the move.

Cleveland Browns: General manager Ray Farmer’s four-game suspension ended on Monday, and he has returned with the Browns. 

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday October 04, 2015

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Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins are considering shaking up the staff if they lose to the New York Jets, according to NFL Network’s Rand Getlin. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday October 02, 2015

Miami (FL): The Miami Herald’s Manny Navarro writes, “Although a trustee told the Miami Herald recently they didn’t believe a coaching change would be realistic in-season, two Golden Canes said there were a lot of angry phone calls made by donors and boosters Friday to school administrators. One said the feedback they received from the administration made them feel like ‘for the first time, Golden’s job really is in jeopardy.’”

Cal: Asked if Sonny Dykes will get a new contract, Cal athletic director Michael Williams told Bay Area News Group there are always ongoing talks, but he didn’t sound like anything is on the horizon just yet. Dykes earns $2 million annually in base salary on a five-year deal signed in December 2012, which is near the bottom of the Pac-12. The Bears are 4-0 this season and ranked No. 24.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday October 01, 2015

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Texas A&M-Commerce: Tim McMurray has been named athletic director at Texas A&M-Commerce. McMurray most recently was the founder and CEO of Rainmakers 123, helping the career advancement of those in intercollegiate athletics. He previously served as senior associate athletic director - external affairs at Maryland in 2013 and has worked at SMU, Northern Illinois, Texas State and Lamar.

Alabama: Nick Saban shares the greatest lesson he learned from Bill Belichick.

Cleveland Browns: The Browns have hired former Houston Texans offensive line coach Paul Dunn as offensive line coach, according to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez. Dunn replaces Andy Moeller, who parted ways with the team earlier this week. Dunn worked with the Texans in 2014 after six seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. Browns assistant offensive line coach George DeLeone will remain in the assistant role. 

Jackson State: Interim athletic director Robert Walker has resigned, according to the Clarion-Ledger. Associate athletic director of compliance Wheeler Brown will move into the interim AD role. Walker had taken over the role in March.