Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday February 05, 2016
Louisville: Director of on-campus recruiting Cort Dennison has been promoted to a full-time role as assistant defensive backs coach, and graduate assistant Nick Petrino has been promoted to wide receivers coach. Both have been on Bobby Petrino’s staff for the past three years. This fills the openings on the Louisville staff. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.
Nebraska: Defensive line coach Hank Hughes will not return. Hughes spent one year at Nebraska.
Utah State: Louisiana-Monroe tight ends coach Steve Farmer has accepted the offensive line job at Utah State. Farmer has been at ULM since 2010.
Indianapolis Colts: Arkansas running backs coach / special teams coordinator Jemal Singleton has accepted the running backs job with the Colts, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Singleton spent one year at Arkansas after four years at Oklahoma State. It's the second straight year Bret Bielema has seen his running backs coach go to the NFL.
North Carolina: Kansas State graduate assistant Zach Hanson has joined the UNC staff in a special teams role. Hanson spent four years on the K-State staff and is a former K-State player.
Wake Forest: Per source, Cornell defensive backs coach / director of recruiting operations Greg Jones has accepted a defensive graduate assistant position at Wake Forest. Jones has spent the past four years at Cornell.
Colorado State: Graduate assistant Joe Cox has been promoted to tight ends coach. Cox has been at CSU for one season and previously played under Mike Bobo at Georgia.
USC: Athletic director Pat Haden will retire from his role, effective June 30. He will remain with the school to "guide" the renovation of the LA Memorial Coliseum on a one-year contract. Haden has been the AD since 2010.
Arizona: New defensive coordinator Marcel Yates is expected to receive a multi-year contract worth $500,000 annually, and co-offensive coordinator / running backs / associate head coach Calvin Magee is expected to receive a $20,000 raise to $520,000 and a multi-year deal, per the Arizona Daily Star. Both would be the first multi-year deals for assistants in the program. In addition, Arizona will pay Yates’ $75,000 buyout to Boise State.
Prairie View A&M: Head coach Willie Simmons has announced he turned down the offensive coordinator job at Southern Miss.
Cal: Former Texas A&M offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Jake Spavital is expected to join the Cal staff as offensive coordinator, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Fox Sports adds that Spavital will call plays. CoachingSearch first reported last month that Spavital was in the mix to join the staff. Spavital spent 2013-15 at Texas A&M. He doesn't have previous experience with Sonny Dykes, but has an Air Raid background, which Dykes said he wanted.
Ohio State: Youngstown State tight ends coach / co-special teams coordinator Kyle Brey has joined the Ohio State staff as an offensive quality control coach. Brey spent one year at YSU and was previously a graduate assistant at Nebraska.
New York Jets: Colorado State tight ends coach / special teams coordinator Jeff Hammerschmidt has joined the Jets staff as assistant special teams coach, according to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez. Hammerschmidt spent four years at CSU, and this is his first NFL job.
Rutgers: Running backs coach Jafar Williams and wide receivers coach Zak Kuhr have switched roles.
Purdue: After replacing five assistants, here is the finalized Purdue staff for 2016.
Temple: Former Cleveland Browns offensive line coach George DeLeone has joined the Temple staff and could coach running backs, tight ends or offensive line, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. DeLeone spent two years with the Browns. This fills the opening on the Temple staff.
Michigan: Asked if there’s unfinished business in the NFL, Jim Harbaugh tells The Dan Patrick Show, “No, there’s just new business. That’s how I look at it. … Unfinished business has never resonated with me.”
Boston College: Former Texans defensive line coach Paul Pasqualoni has joined the BC staff in the same role, and Marian High School (MA) head coach Rich Gunnell has joined the staff as wide receivers coach. Gunnell was a BC graduate assistant from 2012-13. In addition, tight ends coach Frank Leonard has added the title of assistant head coach, special teams coordinator Al Washington has added defensive line duties, and former BC linebacker Ricky Brown has joined the staff as a recruiting specialist / quality control.
Duke: Assistant defensive coordinator Jim Collins has moved into an administrative role as director of football relations / special assistant to the head coach, and Duke has added Boston College defensive line coach Ben Albert as associate defensive coordinator / defensive line coach. Collins had been on the Duke staff since 2008. Albert spent the past three years at Boston College.
Michigan: Prattville High School (AL) assistant Antonio Richards has joined the Michigan staff as an offensive analyst, according to multiple reports. Richards has spent 12 years at Prattville.
Louisiana-Lafayette: Wide receivers coach Jorge Munoz has been promoted to offensive coordinator, and Southern Miss running backs coach John Simon has officially joined the ULL staff as wide receivers coach. Munoz has spent the past eight years at ULL, while Simon spent three years at USM.
Louisiana Tech: Boston College wide receivers coach Todd Fitch will join the LA Tech staff as offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach, according to Rivals.com’s LA Tech site. Fitch has spent the past three seasons at BC and has previously worked with Skip Holtz at South Florida, East Carolina and UConn.
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.