Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday February 11, 2016

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Texas A&M: Cincinnati running backs coach Jim Turner has accepted the offensive line job at Texas A&M, according to multiple reports. Turner joined the Cincinnati staff in January. He coached the Miami Dolphins offensive line from 2013-14 after four seasons coaching the Texas A&M offensive line. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Memphis: Arizona State graduate assistant Ken Dillingham has joined the Memphis staff, working with quarterbacks. Dillingham spent two years at ASU, the first in a quality control role.

Southern Miss: Former Kentucky offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson is expected to join the Southern Miss staff as offensive coordinator, according to USA Today’s Dan Wolken. Dawson spent one year at Kentucky after four seasons at West Virginia. 

Emory & Henry (VA): Jackson State offensive coordinator Timmy Chang has been offered the Emory & Henry offensive coordinator job and is expected to join the staff. Chang, the former Hawaii quarterback, has spent the past two years at Jackson State. In addition, North Park University assistant Eric Tilson has joined the E&H staff as defensive line coach. Tilson is a former E&H player.

Avila University (MO): Linebackers coach Marc Wilson has been promoted to defensive coordinator. Wilson has spent the past two years on staff. In addition, Hastings College graduate assistant Chance Alberswerth has joined the Avila staff as defensive line coach, and Wilmington College wide receivers coach Derrick Alexander has joined the staff in the same role. Alberswerth spent two years at Hastings, and Alexander spent one year at Wilmington.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday February 10, 2016

Fresno State: Tim DeRuyter has completed an overhaul of the Fresno State staff. Here is the new staff.

Utah State: Former Boise State defensive backs coach Julius Brown has joined the Utah State staff as cornerbacks coach. Brown worked at Boise from 2014-15, following Bryan Harsin from Arkansas State. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Eastern Illinois: Per source, UT-Martin defensive line coach DeMarcus Covington has joined the Eastern Illinois staff as defensive line coach / run game coordinator, and linebackers coach Mike Hodges will be promoted to defensive coordinator. Covington spent one season at UT-Martin, and Hodges has been at EIU for two years.

Tulane: Louisiana-Monroe defensive backs coach Chris Hampton will join the Tulane staff, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Hampton spent the past four years at McNeese State and had followed Matt Viator to UL-Monroe. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.

Alabama: Derrick Ansley’s title at Alabama is defensive backs coach. 

Vanderbilt: San Diego State defensive line coach Osia Lewis will join the Vanderbilt staff, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Lewis spent the past five years at SDSU. 

Louisville: Athletic director Tom Jurich tells the Orange County Register that he staying at Louisville and not going to USC.

Texas A&M: 247Sports reports three candidates for the Texas A&M offensive line job include McNeese State offensive line coach Eman Naghavi, former Titans offensive line coach Bob Bostad, and former Dolphins (and Texas A&M) offensive line coach Jim Turner. 

Oklahoma: Defensive line coach Diron Reynolds is leaving the staff, according to Football Brainiacs and multiple reports. Reynolds spent one season at OU after coming from Stanford. Sports Illustrated reports he's expected to rejoin the Stanford staff. 

Marshall: Per source, Youngstown State running backs coach Pepe Pearson has accepted the same position at Marshall. Pearson spent one season at Youngstown State after 10 at Ohio Dominican. 

Indiana: Texas A&M defensive tackles coach Mark Hagen has rejoined the IU staff as defensive line coach. A former Indiana player, Hagen spent three years at Texas A&M and coached at IU from 2011-12.

Arizona: Analyst Vincent Amey has been promoted to defensive line coach at Arizona. Amey spent one season as an analyst after three seasons as a strength and conditioning coach with the program. This fills the last opening on the staff. 

Cal: New offensive coordinator Jake Spavital's contract at Cal is a two-year deal, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. 

Big Sky: Commissioner Doug Fullerton will retire, effective June 30. Fullerton is completing his 20th year leading the conference. 

Michigan: The Miami Herald reports Flanagan High School (FL) head coach Devin Bush Sr. is “on the verge” of joining the Michigan staff. Bush’s son and two other former players recently signed with the Wolverines. Bush Sr. has been at Fanagan since 2013.

Western Kentucky: Jeff Brohm says he plans to assign the offensive coordinator title to someone before the summer, but he will be heavily involved on that side of the ball. The remaining opening on staff will likely be an offensive line coach. 

San Francisco 49ers: Former Eagles assistant linebackers coach Brian Smith has joined the 49ers as a defensive assistant, according to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez. Smith spent one season with the Eagles after eight with the Jets.

Louisiana-Monroe: Former UTEP defensive coordinator Scott Stoker will join the ULM staff, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Stoker spent the past three years at UTEP and is a Louisiana native. 

San Francisco 49ers: Former Eagles analyst Keanon Lowe has joined the 49ers staff as an offensive analyst, per ESPN's Adam Caplan. Lowe spent one season with the Eagles and is a former Oregon player.

Georgia Tech: Capital University head coach Craig Candeto has officially joined the Georgia Tech staff as assistant director of football operations. Candeto spent three seasons as Capital’s head coach.

James Madison: Virginia State defensive line coach Jeff Hanson has rejoined the James Madison staff as defensive line coach. Hanson spent one season at Virginia State and previously coached JMU’s defensive line in 2013.

Tennessee: Jacksonville State special teams assistant Ryan West has joined the Tennessee staff as a special teams quality control coach. West spent one season at Jacksonville State and has also coached at East Tennessee State and Webb School of Knoxville.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday February 09, 2016

Kentucky: New wide receivers coach Lamar Thomas will earn $275,000 in 2016 and $300,000 in 2017, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.

San Jose State: Ron Caragher has officially announced the additions of former Eastern Michigan head coach Ron English (defensive coordinator), New Mexico defensive line coach Barry Sacks (defensive line coach), Long Beach City College defensive coordinator Arnold Ale (linebackers coach) and Dixie State special teams coordinator Will Harris (defensive backs coach). 

UAB: Director of player personnel Randy Pippin has been promoted to running backs coach. Pippin joined the UAB staff in the summer and previously served as defensive coordinator at East Central University (OK). This completes Bill Clark’s full-time staff at UAB.

Utah State: Wide receivers coach / passing game coordinator Jovon Bouknight has been promoted to co-offensive coordinator. Bouknight has spent the past six years coaching the receivers. Luke Wells will remain as co-offensive coordinator, but move from tight ends coach to quarterbacks.

Indianapolis Colts: The Colts have officially announced the additions of Morgan State head coach Lee Hull (wide receivers coach), Arkansas running backs coach Jemal Singleton (RB coach), Citadel defensive coordinator Maurice Drayton (assistant special teams coach), former Buccaneers wide receivers coach Andrew Hayes-Stoker (assistant to the head coach) and former Eagles assistant strength coach Quadrian Banks (conditioning / performance analyst). In addition, offensive line coach Joe Philbin has added the title of assistant head coach.

UC Davis: IUP defensive line coach Bryant Haines has joined the UC Davis staff as linebackers coach. Haines spent two years at IUP.

Morgan State: Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Fred Farrier has officially been named interim head coach. Former head coach Lee Hull left for an assistant job with the Indianapolis Colts. Sports Illustrated reports Farrier is expected to get the full-time job.

Miami Dolphins: Wisconsin defensive backs coach Daronte Jones will join the Dolphins as assistant defensive backs coach, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan. Jones spent one season at Wisconsin after three at Hawaii. This is his first NFL job, but he coached in the CFL in 2011. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

San Diego Chargers: Northwestern graduate assistant Tommy Rees has joined the Chargers staff as an offensive assistant, and former South Dakota defensive line coach / special teams coordinator Marquice Williams has joined the staff as a special teams assistant. The former Notre Dame quarterback Rees spent one year at Northwestern, and Williams worked at South Dakota from 2012-15.

Michigan: New linebackers / special teams coach Chris Partridge will earn $350,000 annually on a two-year deal, according to the Detroit Free Press. Partridge spent last season as U-M’s director of player personnel in recruiting. 

New York Jets: Former Cardinals offensive assistant David Diaz-Infante has joined the Jets staff as assistant offensive line coach, and Bills operations assistant Tim Atkins has joined the Jets staff as defensive quality control coach. Diaz-Infante last coached with the Cardinals in 2014, and Atkins had been with the Bills since 2011. In addition, previous defensive quality control coach John Scott Jr. has been promoted to assistant defensive line coach. Scott has been with the Jets for one season.

Purdue: Central Michigan graduate assistant Sean Robinson and former Colts player Justin Sinz have joined the Purdue staff as graduate assistants. Both are former recent Purdue players.

Louisiana-Lafayette: Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Jorge Munoz has received a $40,000 pay raise to $160,000 after his promotion, according to The Advertiser. In addition, new wide receivers coach John Simon will earn $110,000, which is $40,000 more than he earned last year at Southern Miss. 

Western Kentucky: Former Houston head coach Tony Levine has officially been named tight ends coach / special teams coordinator at WKU. Levine was Houston’s head coach from 2012-14. There remains one opening on the WKU staff.

Stanford: Defensive line coach Randy Hart has announced his retirement. Hart spent the past six years at Stanford and 46 as a college football coach. Read more here. 

Virginia Tech: Justin Fuente says the search for a new defensive backs coach is on hold while the current staff has the week off for vacation. He plans to make a decision in a couple weeks. 

South Carolina: Steve Spurrier’s new title at South Carolina is special assistant to the president and athletic director, and The State reports he will earn $100,000 annually.

Winston-Salem State: South Brunswick High School (NC) quarterbacks coach Ryan McManus will join the Winston-Salem State staff as quarterbacks coach, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. McManus is a former Wake Forest quarterback and served as a graduate assistant at Wake from 2012-14.

Army: Former Ball State defensive backs coach Daryl Dixon has joined the Army staff as outside linebackers coach, according to the Times Herald-Record. Dixon coached at Ball State from 2009-15. 

Sacred Heart (CT): Memphis offensive graduate assistant Tony Tokarz has joined the Sacred Heart staff as wide receivers coach. Tokarz spent two seasons at Memphis. 

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday February 08, 2016

Kentucky: Former South Carolina defensive backs coach Grady Brown will interview for the Kentucky defensive backs job, according to Rivals.com. Brown worked at South Carolina from 2012-15, spending the final season as a quality control coordinator working with the defensive backs.

Kansas: Garland High School (TX) head coach Jeff Jordan will join the Kansas staff as director of player personnel, according to multiple reports. Jordan has been at Garland for 28 years and the head coach for 15.

Morgan State: Morgan State head coach Lee Hull will join the Indianapolis Colts staff as wide receivers coach, and offensive coordinator Fred Farrier is expected to be promoted to head coach, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Hull has spent two years at Morgan State, posting an 11-12 record, and Farrier has been on staff for two years. Keep track of FCS head coaching changes here.

Texas: Toledo co-offensive coordinator / running backs coach Anthony Johnson will interview for the Texas running backs job, according to 247Sports. Johnson is a former Texas player.

Indiana: Defensive line coach Larry McDaniel will not return. McDaniel spent two seasons on the Indiana staff. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Eastern Michigan: Former Syracuse defensive backs coach Fred Reed has joined the Eastern Michigan staff as cornerbacks coach, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Reed worked at Syracuse from 2013-15. 

Sacramento State: Running backs coach Sam Lawanson will move to defensive coordinator, CoachingSearch has confirmed. Lawanson has been on staff since 2014 and has defensive experience as Tulsa linebackers coach from 2000-03, as an Arizona State defensive quality control coach in 2012 and in the Texas high school ranks as a defensive coordinator from 2004-11.

Cleveland Browns: Hue Jackson has completed his Browns staff. Here is the full staff.

Western Kentucky: Former CFL quarterback Brian Brohm has been named Western Kentucky quarterbacks coach. Brohm is a former Louisville quarterback and is the younger brother of head coach Jeff Brohm. This is his first coaching job. In addition, running backs coach Bryan Ellis has moved to wide receivers, new offensive assistant Chris Barclay will coach running backs, and new defensive assistant Reggie Johnson will coach defensive ends. 

Atlanta Falcons: Former Chiefs assistant general manager Joel Collier has been named Falcons director of pro personnel. Collier worked with the Chiefs from 2009-13.

James Madison: Western Carolina running backs coach De’Rail Sims has joined the JMU staff, per his Twitter account. Sims spent the past three seasons at WCU.

Kentucky: Buffalo Bills assistant defensive backs coach Ed Reed has turned down interest from Kentucky for their defensive backs job, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. Mark Stoops was the defensive backs coach at Miami (FL) from 2001-03 and coached Reed. 

Maryland: Missouri graduate assistant Cooper Bassett has joined the Maryland staff as an offensive graduate assistant. Bassett spent three seasons at Mizzou.

James Madison: Duke football operations assistant Drew Dudzik has joined the JMU staff as wide receivers coach. Dudzik spent two years at Duke and was JMU’s starting quarterback from 2009-10.

Texas: The school’s board of regents will approve contracts for new offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert and offensive line coach Matt Mattox this week, per the AP. Both will have three year deals, with Gilbert earning $850,000 annually and Mattox earning $550,000.

Cleveland Browns: The Browns have officially announced the additions of former Giants defensive line coach Robert Nunn (DL coach), Western Kentucky defensive ends coach Ken Delgado (assistant DL coach), BC Lions linebackers coach Johnny Holland (inside LB coach), Jets assistant defensive line coach Ryan Slowik (outside LB coach), Titans defensive backs coach Louis Cioffi (DB coach), Titans defensive quality control coach Cannon Matthews (assistant DB coach), Steelers training camp intern Rock Cartwright (offensive quality control) and Stanford defensive assistant Eric Sanders (defensive quality control).

Western Kentucky: Former Houston head coach Tony Levine will join the Western Kentucky staff as an offensive assistant and special teams coordinator, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Levine was Houston’s head coach from 2012-14. 

Maryland: Syracuse offensive graduate assistant Joe Furco has joined the Maryland staff as a graduate assistant. Furco spent one year with Syracuse. 

New England Patriots: The Patriots are in discussions with Dante Scarnecchia about returning to the coaching staff, according to ESPN’s Mike Reiss. Scarnecchia coached with the Patriots from 1991-2013, including 15 years as the offensive line coach.

Cal Poly: Central Washington defensive coordinator Payam Saadat has rejoined the Cal Poly staff as defensive line coach. Saadat previously coached at Cal Poly from 1996-97 and 2004-08.

Ave Maria (FL): St. John’s College High School (D.C.) head coach Joe Patterson has been named head coach at Ave Maria. Patterson spent 12 years at St. John’s. 

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday February 07, 2016

Texas A&M: Offensive line coach / run game coordinator Dave Christensen will not return. Christensen spent one season at A&M.

Open jobs: With more than 30 FBS assistant jobs open, here’s a breakdown by position, conference and more.

Old Dominion: Running backs coach / special teams coordinator Michael Zyskowski and offensive line coach / run game coordinator Bill Dee will not return, per The Virginian-Pilot. Zyskowski had been on staff since 2008 and Dee since 2011.

Alabama: Kentucky co-defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Derrick Ansley will join the Alabama staff as a defensive assistant, according to the Tuscaloosa News. Ansley has been at UK since 2013 and added the co-DC title this offseason. He was an Alabama graduate assistant from 2010-11.

Northern Illinois: Southern Illinois cornerbacks coach Melvin Rice will join the NIU staff in the same role, per Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Rice spent last season at Southeast Missouri, but had recently joined the SIU staff. 

Minnesota: Former Coffeyville CC (KS) offensive line coach William Peagler has joined the Minnesota staff in an offensive quality control role, according to his Twitter account. Peagler spent last season as an assistant at Olive Branch High School (MS). Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

South Alabama: Northern Illinois cornerbacks coach Kelvin Sigler will join the South Alabama staff, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Sigler spent the past three years at NIU and is a former Alabama player.

Arkansas State: Furman running backs coach Norval McKenzie will join the Arkansas State staff in the same role, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. McKenzie spent five years at Furman.

New coaches: Here’s a look at how many recruits each new head coach added.