Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday August 02, 2015

Coordinators: Nearly half of all FBS teams have at least one new coordinator in 2015.

Georgia: According to the Athens Banner-Herald, tight ends coach / co-special teams coordinator John Lilly has received a raise of $100,000 to $350,000 annually, and sam / star linebackers coach has received a raise of $130,000 to $350,000 annually. The Georgia assistant staff will make a combined $4.81 million in 2015. Only Alabama and LSU paid their assistants more among public schools last year.

New York Jets: Football administration manager Jacqueline Davidson has been promoted to director of football administration. Davidson is the team’s lead negotiator of player contract and will be responsible for managing the salary cap. Davidson has been with the Jets since 2007.

Baltimore Ravens: Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers director of pro scouting Scott Cohen has been hired by the Ravens as a consultant. Cohen spent two years with the Bucs and has also worked as a personnel executive with the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles.

Savannah State: Running backs coach Mister Askew is no longer on staff. Askew had been on staff since summer 2013 and previously coached at Central State.

San Jose State: Per source, Long Beach City College offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Sean Flynn will join the San Jose State staff in quality control role. Flynn is a former SJSU quarterback and has been on the Long Beach staff since 2010.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday July 31, 2015

Texas A&M: Former Arizona student assistant BJ Denker has joined the Texas A&M staff as an offensive graduate assistant. Denker played quarterback at Arizona from 2012-13.

Michigan: Asked by SiriusXM College Sports Nation if he’s a lifer at Michigan, Jim Harbaugh says, “God willing and the creek don’t rise, that’s the way it’s going to be.”

Florida: Valdosta State defensive backs coach Ryan McNamara will join the Florida staff as a quality control assistant, according to the Valdosta Daily Times. McNamara spent one year as a full-time coach at Valdosta after four years on the Mississippi State staff.

Eastern University (PA): Assistant athletic director for advancement / men’s basketball head coach Nate Stewart has been named athletic director at Eastern. Stewart has been at Eastern for the past four years. 

Buffalo Bills: Former Chicago Bears offensive line coach Pat Meyer has joined the Bills staff as a football operations consultant. Meyer spent the past two years with the Bears working under Aaron Kromer, who remains on paid leave from the Bills after an arrest.

Houston: The Houston Chronicle has obtained the salary information for the Houston staff. The salaries are as follows: defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Todd Orlando ($501,000), offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Major Applewhite ($301,000), co-defensive coordinator / safeties / associate head coach Craig Naivar ($301,000), offensive line coach Derek Warehime ($205,000), defensive line / assistant head coach Oscar Giles ($201,000), cornerbacks coach / special teams coordinator Jason Washington ($176,000), tight ends coach Corby Meekins ($161,000), running backs coach Kenith Pope ($151,000) and wide receivers coach Drew Mehringer ($116,000). Orlando and Applewhite have two-year contracts, while the rest are one-year deals.

Maryland: Towson director of media relations Dustin Semonavick has been named assistant athletic director for media relations at Maryland. Semonavick spent the past four years at Towson.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday July 30, 2015

Cal: Concord High School (CA) head coach Brian Hamilton will join the Cal staff as a quality control coach, according to the Bay Area News Group. Hamilton has been the head coach at Concord for the past 11 years.

Florida: Former NFL and Akron quarterback Charlie Frye has joined the Florida staff in a player development role, according to the Gainesville Sun. Frye has spent the past two years as the offensive coordinator at Wekiva High School (FL).

Illinois: Former quarterback Reilly O’Toole has joined the staff as a graduate assistant. O’Toole played at Illinois from 2011-14.

Arizona State: Former quarterback Taylor Kelly has joined the staff as an offensive assistant, working with quarterbacks. Kelly was ASU’s starting quarterback for the past three years.

St. Olaf College (MN): Maryland associate athletic director for administration Ryan Bowles has been named athletic director at St. Olaf. Bowles has spent the past 10 years at Maryland.

Michigan State: Co-defensive coordinator / defensive backs / assistant head coach Harlon Barnett will call plays from the coaches box, and co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Mike Tressel will coach and make suggestions from the sideline.

Shorter University (GA): Per source, Brevard College (N.C.) defensive line coach Justin Jefferson has joined the Shorter staff as defensive line coach. Jefferson spent the past four years on the Brevard staff and graduated from Brevard in 2009.

South Alabama: Former Wyoming graduate assistant Cory Sullivan, former UAB graduate assistant Alex Shepherd and former Jones County JC (MS) graduate assistant Darius Buck have joined the South Alabama staff as graduate assistants.

Oakland Raiders: East River HS (FL) head coach Doug Gabriel will intern with the Raiders, according to NFL Draft Diamonds. Gabriel became head coach in November. He played for the Raiders from 2003-05 and had another stint in 2006.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday July 29, 2015

Furman: Wake Forest senior associate athletic director for administration / development Mike Buddie has been named athletic director at Furman. Buddie spent the past 10 years at Wake Forest in various roles.

New Orleans Saints: Director Khai Harley has been given the title of president of football administration. Harley, who has been with the Saints since 2008, deals with the Saints’ salary cap management. In addition, assistant manager John Baumgartner has been promoted to equipment manager.  

Miami (OH): Head coach Chuck Martin, who called offensive plays last year, tells CoachingSearch he has yet to decide his role for this fall after spending all spring with the defense. Martin has previously been an offensive and a defensive coordinator in his career. Here is more from Martin.

Indiana: Per source, Indiana running backs coach Deland McCullough has accepted a Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship position with the Atlanta Falcons. McCullough participated in the program with the Seahawks in 2014 and Saints in 2013. He has been at Indiana since 2011.

Lamar: Per source, Lamar defensive line / assistant head coach Carey Bailey has accepted a Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship position with the New York Giants. Bailey has been at Lamar since 2011 and previously spent four years as the head coach at Howard University.

Springfield College (MA): Bloomsburg University director of athletic operations Kevin Wood has joined Springfield as associate athletic director. Wood has been at Bloomsburg since 2007 after three years as a graduate assistant in the athletic department at Springfield from 2004-06.

Cal: Head coach Sonny Dykes will specifically work with the outside receivers, according to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg. Cal had recently announced he would be working with the receivers. Inside receivers coach Jacob Peeler was promoted from graduate assistant this offseason.

Alabama: Nick Saban told reporters Tuesday night that his agent, Jimmy Sexton, called him “about 15 times” about the Texas job last winter, but Saban always told Sexton he wasn’t interested.

Utah State: Willamette (OR) offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Kelly Bills has joined the Utah State staff as an offensive assistant. Bills spent the past two years at Willamette after five years at BYU.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday July 28, 2015

Iowa: Kirk Ferentz tells the Des Moines Register, "If it gets to the point where I really can't do this job successfully, somebody is going to let me know. I know that. Somebody that has that decision-making authority. That's how sports works." Iowa is 26-25 since 2011. Ferentz's current contract goes through 2020.

Mountain West: Boise State has the league’s highest full-cost-of-attendance stipend, at $5,100, while Colorado State is the lowest at $2,400, according to the Idaho Statesman. New Mexico, Nevada and UNLV aren’t fully funding cost of attendance this year.

Pac-12: Former Portland State head coach Nigel Burton has joined the Pac-12 Network as a football analyst. Burton spent the past five years at Portland State and was a three-year starter at Washington in the late 1990s.

South Florida: Stephen Nicholas’ title at USF is defensive analyst. CoachingSearch first reported last Thursday that the former USF and NFL linebacker had joined the USF staff. In addition, Cardinal Mooney High School (FL) offensive coordinator / quarterbacks / wide receivers coach Jared Clark has joined the USF staff as an offensive analyst, and senior offensive consultant Joe Kinnan, who joined the staff in the offseason, has been elevated to a full-time position.

Mississippi State: Defensive / recruiting assistant Kevin Roberts has been promoted to defensive graduate assistant. Roberts joined the staff in February. He spent last season as a player personnel / recruiting intern at Southern Miss.

Duke: David Cutcliffe tells ESPN’s Brett McMurphy he’s had “six serious offers” from NFL and college teams to leave Duke, but he’s turned them down, and finishing what he’s building at Duke is important. Cutcliffe is 40-48 in seven years at Duke, but has reached three straight bowl games. Here is more from Cutcliffe.

Georgia: Ole Miss associate athletic director for development Monica LeBron has been named to the same position at Georgia. LeBron spent 2012-14 at Ole Miss and has previously worked in the athletic departments at Cal and Florida.

Virginia Tech: Frank Beamer tells ESPN’s Brett McMurphy that, when he retires, he hopes the next head coach is an internal promotion. Beamer is 68 years old and has been Virginia Tech’s head coach since 1987.

Furman: The three finalists for the Furman athletic director job are Wake Forest senior associate athletic director Mike Buddie, North Carolina-Asheville athletic director Janet Cone and former Jacksonville athletic director Alan Verlander, according to GreenvilleOnline. Each candidate interviewed last week, and a decision is expected by the end of this week.

Arizona Cardinals: Per source, former UCF wide receivers coach David Kelly has joined the Cardinals staff as an intern for training camp and preseason games. Kelly coached at UCF from 2007-11.

South Dakota Mines: Per source, Eastern Oregon wide receivers coach / special teams coordinator Justin Udy has joined the South Dakota Mines staff as wide receivers coach / recruiting coordinator. Udy spent three years at Eastern Oregon. In addition, Air Force assistant strength and conditioning coach Bret Miguez has joined the Mines athletic department as its first strength and conditioning coach.

Middle Tennessee State: Former LaGrange College quarterbacks coach / football operations Tyler Boyles has joined the Middle Tennessee State staff as an offensive graduate assistant.

Auburn: Basketball coach Bruce Pearl explains why he made Auburn wait after being offered the job, and why it helped him.