Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday April 29, 2016

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Iowa: Graduate assistant Broderick Binns has been named director of player development. Binns is a former Iowa player and spent the past two years as a GA.

Montana State: South Dakota State deputy athletic director Leon Costello will interview for the Montana State AD job, according to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Costello has been at SDSU since 2010.

Big Sky Conference: Big Ten associate commissioner Andrea Williams has been named the next commissioner of the Big Sky. Williams has spent the past 10 years with the Big Ten.

Alabama: Defensive line coach Bo Davis has resigned. Davis had been at Alabama since 2014 and was also at UA from 2007-10. The Tuscaloosa News reports Alabama is investigating possible recruiting violations. In a statement, Nick Saban said, “We appreciate all the contributions he made to the program and wish him and his family the very best in the future." Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Iowa: Vanderbilt director of player personnel Tyler Barnes has joined the Iowa staff as director of recruiting, according to his Twitter account. Barnes spent the past three seasons at Vanderbilt and was previously a student assistant, graduate assistant and administrative assistant at Iowa.

NFL Draft: Last night was a résumé-changing night for many coaches. Take a look at the college position coaches of the first-round picks.

Point University (GA): Shorter University (GA) linebackers coach Barry Casterlin has joined the Point University staff as offensive coordinator. Casterlin spent one season at Shorter after four at Norwich University (VT).

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday April 28, 2016

Alabama: Defensive line coach Bo Davis is expected to leave his position, according to The Tuscaloosa News, which reports an inquiry into possible recruiting violations. The site also reports Alabama has been conducting an internal investigation and the NCAA has made inquiries. Davis has been at Alabama since 2014 and was also at UA from 2007-10. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Idaho: The school confirms it will move to FCS for the 2018 season and play in the Big Sky conference. School officials say they have a plan to meet the requirement of 63 scholarships. Read more here.

West Virginia: Former West Virginia defensive line coach Damon Cogdell has been named defensive coordinator at Carol City High School (FL). Cogdell spent the past two seasons at WVU after coaching at Miramar High School (FL) from 2002-13, including seven years as head coach.

Satellite camps: The NCAA Board of Directors has overturned the ban on satellite camps. Read more here.

Jacksonville University: Athletic director Donnie Horner will step down at the end of the month, but remain a professor at the school. Senior associate director of administration Alex Ricker-Gilbert will be promoted to AD. Horner spent two years as AD. Ricker-Gilbert is 28 years old, making him one of the youngest AD’s in the country, and perhaps the youngest.

NFL: Pro Football Talk reports that VP of football operatons Mike Kensil has moved to VP game operations-international. Kensil has been with the NFL since 2006, after 28 years with the New York Jets.

Greensboro College (NC): Offensive coordinator / former interim head coach Erik Westberg has been named head coach at Northern Guilford High School (NC). Westberg had been at Greensboro since 2011.

Tiffin (OH): Ashland University (OH) wide receivers coach Joe Horn has joined the Tiffin staff as wide receivers coach / director of football operations. Horn spent the past two years at Ashland.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday April 27, 2016

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Washington: Former BC Lions and Cal head coach Jeff Tedford has had informal discussions with Chris Petersen about joining the Washington staff as a consultant, according to the Seattle Times. Tedford resigned this offseason after one year in the CFL, citing a desire to return to college football. Tedford was Cal’s head coach from 2002-12.

Idaho: The football program will drop down to FCS in football, according to multiple reports. USA Today’s Dan Wolken reports it may not be an immediate drop down, as the Vandals can remain in the Sun Belt through the 2017 season. The school is set to announce its plans on Thursday.

New Mexico: Per source, Indiana State offensive line coach Vince Natali has joined the New Mexico staff as director of recruiting. Natal has spent the past three seasons at ISU and previously worked as a graduate assistant at Utah State.

Presbyterian: West Alabama outside linebackers coach Kyle Pope has joined the Presbyterian staff as defensive line coach. Pope has previously coached at Holmes CC (MS).

UTSA: Former UTSA running backs coach Polo Gutierrez has been named head coach at Texas Military Academy. Gutierrez had been at UTSA from 2010-15. He was recommended for the job by Larry Coker, who told KENS5 that he may help out on a volunteer basis.

Montana State: Utah deputy athletic director Kyle Brennan interviewed for the Montana State athletic director job on Tuesday, and Wyoming deputy AD Matt Whisenant interviewed on Monday, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday April 26, 2016

NFL Draft: Here’s a look at the schools with the most draft picks over the last five years.

Eastern Michigan: In an open letter, the school says, in part, “We have absolutely no plans to eliminate football or move into any other division or conference. … We want to collectively reiterate that any notion, suggestion, or headline that in any way suggests Eastern is considering eliminating football or moving into another conference or division, is absolutely false. We will remain proud members of the Mid-American Conference football family for a long, long time.”

Morgan State: Athletic director Floyd Kerr will retire at the end of the academic year. Kerr has been in the role since 2005. An interim AD will be appointed if the search for a replacement does not conclude by the end of June.

Tennessee: Associate director of strength & conditioning Michael Szerszen is now leading the strength program, but his title will not change, according to multiple reports.

Buffalo: Former Arizona Cardinals assistant strength and conditioning coach Pete Alosi will join the UB staff in the same role, according to Sports Illustrated. Alosi worked with the Cardinals from 2008-14.

Boston College: Steve Addazio earned $2,333,628 in 2014-15, and athletic director Brad Bates earned $643,739, according to BC Heights, citing the latest tax returns. Both of those were slight decreases from the previous year.

Northwestern: Pat Fitzgerald was paid $2.49 million for the 2013-14 academic year, and athletic director Jim Phillips earned $1.36 million according to, citing the most recent tax returns.

Arkansas Monticello: Per source, linebackers coach / special teams coordinator Cody Scribner will leave the staff. Scribner has been on staff since 2013.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday April 25, 2016

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Mercer: Webber International University strength and conditioning assistant Clay Allen has accepted a strength and conditioning graduate assistant position at Mercer. Allen had been at Webber International since July and was previously a strength intern at The Citadel.

Virginia State: HBCU Gameday reports former Alabama State head coach Reggie Barlow has been offered the Virginia State head coaching job after interviewing last week. Barlow went 49-42 at Alabama State from 2007-14. Barlow accepted the head coaching job at Sidney Lanier High School (AL) last month.

Toledo: The school paid DHR International $27,000 for its services in its coaching search, which resulted in the promotion of Jason Candle, according to CBS Sports.

Illinois: The school has paid Korn Ferry around $160,000 for its services in helping hire Lovie Smith, and the total is expected to be less than $200,000, according to the News-Gazette.

Chaffey College (CA): Former Western New Mexico defensive line coach / head strength and conditioning coach David Slover has joined the Chaffey College staff as defensive line coach. Slover has been on staff since 2013, following his playing career at WNMU.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.