Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday January 28, 2015
Denver Broncos: Former Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has joined the Broncos in the same role, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder. In addition, former Raiders defensive backs coach Joe Woods has joined the staff in the same role.
San Francisco 49ers: Quarterbacks coach Geep Chryst is expected to become offensive coordinator, according to NFL Network’s Albert Breer.
Washington State: New defensive coordinator Alex Grinch will earn $425,000 next season, and new outside linebackers coach Roy Manning will earn $236,500, according to The Spokesman-Review.
Thomas More College (KY): Head coach Jim Hilvert has resigned to take the head coaching job at LaSalle HS (OH).
Oklahoma: Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Lincoln Riley’s contract is a two-year deal worth $500,000 annually, according to The Oklahoman.
Louisville: Defensive coordinator / outside linebackers coach Todd Grantham will remain at Louisville and not join the Raiders as defensive coordinator, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. In a release, Grantham says, “My family loves it in Louisville, and I think we are establishing something special here.”
Florida State: Jimbo Fisher’s new contract will pay him $5 million annually in base salary, with a raise of $100,000 each year, up to $5.7 million in 2022, according to Tomahawk Nation. Fisher’s buyout will be $5 million in 2016, $3 million from 2017-18 and $1 million before 2019. In addition, the assistant salary pool has increased by $750,000.
Oregon State: Gary Andersen has announced the addition of four graduate assistants: former Wisconsin GA Keegan Andersen and tight end Brian Wozniak on offense, and former Wisconsin GA Cory Hall and Oregon State volunteer assistant Andrew Seumalo on defense. Keegan Andersen is Gary’s son. In addition, assistant director of football video operations Cameron Radford has bee promoted to the head position.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Former Bills offensive coordinator Nathanial Hackett has pulled out of the Rams offensive coordinator search and will join the Jags as quarterbacks coach, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Cleveland Browns: Former Florida offensive coordinator Kurt Roper will interview for the Browns quarterbacks job on Thursday, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Washington Redskins: Former Bears quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh has joined the Redskins in the same role.
Oakland Raiders: Louisville defensive coordinator / outside linebackers coach Todd Grantham has been offered a two-year deal to be the Raiders’ defensive coordinator, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
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San Francisco 49ers: Former ECU head coach and former Tampa Bay Bucs running backs coach Steve Logan will join the 49ers as quarterbacks coach with a two-year deal, according to WRAL in North Carolina, where Logan works as a radio host.
Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens have finalized their staff with some announcements. Offensive assistant Richard Angulo has been promoted to tight ends coach, assistant defensive backs coach Chris Hewitt has been promoted to head defensive backs coach, defensive quality control / linebackers coach Matt Weiss has been promoted to cornerbacks coach, former Bears tight ends coach Andy Bischoff has joined as an offensive quality control coach, and coaching staff assistant Drew Wilkins and defensive intern Mike Macdonald have been promoted to defensive assistants.
Cleveland Browns: Former Kentucky head coach Joker Phillips will join the Browns as wide receivers coach, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan. Phillips was most recently the wide receivers coach at Florida in 2013. This is Phillips’ first NFL coaching job.
VMI: The school has officially announced the addition of eight assistants: Concord offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Dustin Ward (same positions), William & Mary defensive backs coach / special teams coordinator Tom Clark (defensive coordinator), former Columbia offensive line coach Gordon Sammis (offensive line) and UConn defensive graduate assistant Josh Zidenberg (defensive backs / special teams co-coordinator). Retained coached include Brad Robbins (wide receivers / tight ends / internal recruiting coordinator) and Justin Hamilton (outside linebackers / special teams co-coordinator). CoachingSearch previously reported the hiring of Mike Saint Germain (defensive line / external recruiting coordinator) and Justin Wood (inside linebackers).
Texas: Cedar Hill HS (TX) head coach Joey McGuire is in the mix for the tight ends / special teams coordinator job on the Texas staff, according to 247Sports and OrangeBlood.com.
Washington Redskins: Former Chicago Bears strength and conditioning coach Mike Clark has joined the Redskins in the same role.
Florida A&M: Head coach Alex Wood has announced six additions to his staff: former Buffalo wide receivers coach Martin Spieler (offensive coordinator / quarterbacks), former Savannah State head coach Theo Lemon (defensive coordinator / defensive line), former Mesa CC defensive coordinator Richard Solomon (defensive backs), former Bethune-Cookman director of player personnel D.J. McCarthy (wide receivers) and Itawamba CC special teams coordinator Dennis Smith (tight ends / sepecial teams). In addition, offensive line coach Edwin Pata has been retained.
Arizona Cardinals: Bruce Arians updates the search for a new defensive coordinator.
Denver Broncos: Ravens assistant special teams coach Tony Coaxum has joined the Broncos in the same role, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans.
Cleveland Browns: Former NFL quarterback and current ESPN analyst Kevin O’Connell will interview for the Browns quarterbacks job today, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. O'Connell was a player for the Jets from 2009-11, when Mike Pettine was the defensive coordinator.
New York Jets: The Jets have hired Packers assistant offensive line coach Steve Marshall as offensive line coach and UMass running backs coach Marcel Shipp in the same role. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.