Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday March 28, 2017
Dallas Cowboys: Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli and special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia have received contract extensions, according to ESPN. Marinelli and Bisaccia have been on staff since 2013, and Linehan since 2014.
Texas A&M: Athletic director Scott Woodward tells the College Station Eagle, “I’m very proud of the job Coach Sumlin has done building this program and getting what we’re doing. I, like him, am very disappointed in what’s happening with these late-season swoons and we have to figure it out. We have to get it right. But I have full confidence that coach will figure it out and will get it right. And he will continue doing the things that we do well, which is give our kids a great experience, compete at the highest level.”
Tennessee Titans: Offensive assistant Luke Steckel has been promoted to assistant wide receivers coach. Steckel has been on staff since 2013.
Eastern Michigan: Deputy athletic director Christian Spears has been named interim AD. Spears has been at EMU since 2014.
Tusculum (TN): Per source, Northeast Mississippi CC assistant Chaz Scales has joined the Tusculum staff as defensive backs coach. Scales spent one year at Northeast Mississippi and previously worked at Valdosta State and West Georgia.
Michigan: Former Michigan and NFL safety Jordan Kovacs has joined the Michigan staff coaching defense and special teams, according to WTOL. Kovacs played at U-M from 2008-12 and spent last year on offseason rosters with the Chiefs and Rams.
Houston Texans: Owner Bob McNair tells the Houston Chronicle that the Texans will wait until next offseason to discuss a possible extension for Bill O’Brien. The coach is entering the fourth year of a five-year deal. There had been reports late in the season that O’Brien might not return for 2017, due to the sides clashing on various issues.
Kennesaw State (GA): Wide receivers coach Mike Daniels has been named head coach at Princeton High School (OH). Daniels spent three years at Kennesaw and previously coached high school ball in Georgia.
Oklahoma State: The Tulsa World reports “several university figures” are advocating for athletic director Mike Holder’s retirement and the possibility of hiring an AD-in-waiting. Holder turns 70 soon and has been the AD since 2005.
Sam Houston State: Defensive backs coach Clayton Carlin has been promoted to defensive coordinator. Carlin is entering his second year on staff and was previously the defensive coordinator at Coastal Carolina.
Tusculum (TN): Per source, South Alabama offensive graduate assistant Ben Luther has joined the Tusculum staff as offensive line coach. Luther spent one year at South Alabama and has previously worked at UT-Martin, Pearl River CC and East Mississippi CC.
BYU: Texas Tech graduate assistant Sam Fehoko has joined the BYU staff. Fehoko spent one year on the Texas Tech staff and previously played for the Red Raiders from 2007-10, and one of his brothers, V.J., played for Sitake at Utah.
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.