Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday February 11, 2016
Indianapolis Colts: Chuck Pagano has finalized the overhaul of the Colts staff. Only 4 assistants return in the same role. Here is the full staff.
Tennessee: Tight ends coach Larry Scott will earn $365,000 annually on a two-year deal, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.
Texas: Defensive backs coach Chris Vaughn will not return, according to OrangeBloods.com. Vaughn spent two seasons at UT and has also coached at Memphis, Ole Miss and Arkansas. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.
Oregon: New quarterbacks coach David Yost will earn $350,000 annually on a two-year deal, according to The Oregonian. Yost earned $243,000 last year as Washington State’s inside receivers coach. Linebackers coach Don Pellum will continue to earn $410,000 annually, as he did as defensive coordinator last year.
Virginia Tech: Justin Fuente tells the Daily Press he’s unsure if he will hire a new defensive backs coach or move linebackers coach Galen Scott to the role and hire a linebackers coach instead.
Indianapolis Colts: Defensive assistant Tim Berbenich has moved to assistant quarterbacks coach, and wide receivers coach Jim Hostler has moved to tight ends coach. Berbenich is entering his fourth season with the Colts, and Hostler his second. This finalizes the Colts staff.
Weber State: Utah State graduate assistant Kelly Bills has joined the Weber State staff as wide receivers coach. Bills spent one season at USU after two years as the offensive coordinator at Willamette University (OR).
Southern Miss: Alcorn State defensive line coach Derek Nicholson will join the Southern Miss staff, according to The Clarion-Ledger. Nicholson spent one season at Alcorn State and previously coached outside linebackers and defensive ends at Louisville in 2014. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.
Baylor: Former Texas State offensive line coach Brad Bedell has joined the Baylor staff. Bedell spent the past two years at Texas State.
Davidson (NC): Former Louisiana-Monroe running backs coach Mario Price has joined the Davidson staff as running backs coach / special teams coordinator, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Price worked at ULM from 2012-15.
Southern Miss: Per source, Northwest Mississippi CC head coach Jack Wright will join the Southern Miss staff. Wright spent two years at Northwest Mississippi, taking over a 1-8 team and winning the NJCAA national championship in 2015.
Maine: Defensive line coach Corey Hetherman has been promoted to defensive coordinator. Hetherman is entering his second season on the staff and was previously the defensive coordinator at Pace University in 2014.
Louisiana-Monroe: Sam Houston State running backs coach / special teams coordinator Matt Powledge has joined the UL-Monroe staff as tight ends coach / special teams coordinator, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Powledge has spent the past two years at SHSU.
Philadelphia Eagles: Former director of pro personnel Rick Mueller and former college scouting director Anthony Patch have rejoined the Eagles as advisors this offseason, according to 975 The Fanatic. Mueller was with the Eagles from 2012-15, and Patch had been with the Eagles for 11 years. Both were let go after last year’s NFL Draft.
South Florida: Co-offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Danny Hope has left the program due to a family matter. Hope spent one season on the staff. In addition, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Shaun King has joined the USF staff in an undetermined role, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. King is from St. Petersberg and has most recently been a football analyst for Yahoo Sports.
Alcorn State: Defensive backs coach Cedric Thomas will be promoted to defensive coordinator, according to the Clarion-Ledger. Thomas has spent one season on the Alcorn State staff.
Cleveland Browns: Browns director of football research / player personnel Ken Kovash has been promoted and will help run the scouting department, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Kovash has been with the Browns since 2013.
Southern Miss: Offensive line coach Luke Meadows will not be retained, according to the Hattiesburg American. Meadows spent two seasons on staff.
Purdue: Athletic director Morgan Burke will retire in July 2017. Burke has been Purdue’s AD since 1993. The search committee to find a replacement will be led by Board of Trustees chairman Michael Berghoff and include Faculty Athletic Representative Christie Sahley, Indiana Fever head coach Stephanie White, Hall of Fame football player and Raiders assistant defensive backs coach Rod Woodson, former NFL player Matt Light, women’s soccer player Christa Szalach and senior associate athletics director and Nancy Cross.
Ball State: Wayne State (MI) linebackers coach Keith McKenzie has been named defensive line coach at Ball State. McKenzie spent eight seasons at Wayne State and is a former Ball State player.
New York Giants: Former Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew has been named director of football operations / special projects with the Giants. Mayhew spent the past 15 seasons with the Lions, including seven seasons as GM.
Michigan: San Jose State wide receivers / assistant head coach / passing game coordinator Jimmie Dougherty has joined the Michigan staff in an offensive role, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Dougherty has spent the past three years at SJSU, and he worked under Jim Harbaugh at the University of San Diego from 2004-06.
Arizona: Rich Rodriguez has completed his overhaul of the defensive staff. Here is the new staff.
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.
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.
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.