Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday May 22, 2017

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

UT Martin: Missouri Western State athletic director Kurt McGuffin has been named AD at UT Martin. McGuffin spent the last six years at Missouri Western State and has also worked at Kansas State and Colorado, Idaho and Wichita State. He will begin work at UTM on June 28.

Minnesota Vikings: Head coach Mike Zimmer will take some time away from OTAs to recovery from eye surgery, the team announced. GM Rick Spielman said in a statement: “We all agree Mike’s health is the priority and we believe rest and recovery are in his best interest for the long term. We anticipate Mike back on the field in a few weeks."

Western Carolina: Defensive backs coach Blake Gideon has added the title of passing game coordinator. Gideon is entering his second season on staff.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday May 21, 2017

Penn State: Former PSU cornerback Justin King has joined the staff as an assistant recruiting coordinator. King played at PSU from 2005-07.

Southern Miss: Former NFL center Bryan Stork has joined the USM staff as an offensive line graduate assistant. Stork played in the NFL from 2014-16 and had recently announced his retirement from playing.

Purdue: A source tells CoachingSearch that Austin Peay tight ends coach Ryan Wallace has accepted an off-field job at Purdue. Wallace joined Austin Peay last summer and was previously a graduate assistant at Western Kentucky under Jeff Brohm.

Buffalo Bills: Gerald Dixon (pro scout), Brian Fischer (Midwest college scout), and Doug Majeski (West area scout) have rejoined the Bills’ scouting department after the entire department was let go recently. Dixon first joined the Bills in 2014, Fisher in 2007, and Majeski enters his 28th year with the Bills.

Michigan: Analyst Antonio Richards has accepted the head coaching job at Loachapoka High School (AL). Richards spent one year at Michigan and was previously an assistant in the Alabama high school ranks.

Holy Cross (MA): Per source, tight ends coach Steve Cully will not return to Holy Cross, and running backs coach Andrae Murphy has accepted a position at Columbia. Cully had been on staff since 2012, and Murphy spent one year at Holy Cross.

Charleston Southern: Millsaps College (MS) wide receivers coach Mike DeTerlizzi has rejoined the Charleston Southern staff as tight ends coach / video coordinator. DeTerlizzi spent two years at Millsaps and previously played and coached at CSU from 2009-14. In addition, previous tight ends coach Malcolm Dixon has moved to running backs coach.

North Dakota: Nebraska personnel assistant Malcolm Agnew has joined the North Dakota staff as running backs coach. Agnew spent one year at Nebraska and previously coached high school ball.

Elon: Former IUP offensive assistant James Ferguson has joined the Elon staff as director of football operations. Ferguson spent two years at IUP under current Elon head coach Curt Cignetti.

Cleveland Browns: Per source, former Cedar Hill High School (TX) quarterbacks coach John Tomlinson has accepted a Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship internship with the Browns. Tomlinson has been at Cedar Hill since 2013 and was previously an assistant at Morgan State.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday May 19, 2017

Buffalo Bills: Former Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey has joined the Bills as a senior college scout, and Toronto Argonauts director of player personnel Curtis Rukavina has joined the Bills as a pro scout. Hickey was the Dolphins GM from 2014-15.

Boston College: A source tells CoachingSearch that Texas State defensive line coach Antoine Smith has accepted an off-field job at Boston College. Smith spent one year at Texas State and previously worked under Everett Withers at James Madison for two years. Texas State is likely to hire from the outside to fill the role.

SMU: Former Tulsa and NFL quarterback GJ Kinne has accepted an offensive graduate assistant job at SMU. Kinne played at Tulsa in 2010 when Chad Morris was the offensive coordinator.

Appalachian State: Scott Satterfield has received a new contract though 2021. Satterfield is 32-18 in five years as head coach.

San Francisco 49ers: Rams director of pro personnel Ran Carthon has been named director of pro personnel for the 49ers. Carthon spent the last five years with the Rams after four years as a Falcons scout.

Buffalo Bills: Former Chiefs director of college scouting Marvin Allen and Cowboys regional scout Brian Adams have joined the Bills as national scouts. Allen spent the last four years with the Chiefs, and Adams spent one year with the Cowboys after seven with the Saints.

Colgate: Syracuse graduate assistant Ben Olson has joined the Colgate staff as outside linebackers coach. Olson spent one year at Syracuse and previously worked under Dino Babers at Bowling Green and Eastern Illinois.

South Dakota State: Former FIU director of football operations Marc Davis has rejoined South Dakota State as assistant athletic director football operations. Davis worked at FIU from 2014-16 and previously worked at SDSU from 2012-13.

Northeastern: Athletic director Peter Roby will retire in June 2018. He’s spent 15 years at the school, including 10 as AD.

UL-Monroe: Athletic director Brian Wickstrom will not return after his contract ends on June 30. Wickstom has led ULM since 2013. He and the school had talked about an extension in January, but Wickstrom says he wants to move to a bigger program.

Buffalo: A source tells CoachingSearch that Youngstown State quality control assistant Travis Tislaretz will join the Buffalo staff as a graduate assistant. Tislaretz spent two years at YSU.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

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.