Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday August 30, 2015
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.
Jacksonville State: Former Clemson quarterback Cole Stoudt has joined the Jacksonville State staff as a quarterbacks graduate assistant, and former Murray State safeties coach John Therrell has joined the JSU staff as a defensive graduate assistant. Stoudt finished his playing career last year, while Therrell spent one season at Murray State after a playing career at UNLV.
Illinois: Assistant director of football operations Nathan Schleehaase is expected to be promoted to running backs coach, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Scheelhaase joined the staff in May after playing quarterback for the Illini from 2010-13. Interim head coach Bill Cubit had taken over running backs duties this year.
USC: Steve Sarkisian is delegating the majority of play-calling duties to offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Clay Helton. Helton will call plays from the sideline, and wide receivers coach / pass game coordinator Tee Martin will move to the coaches box. Read more on the decision here.
Arizona State: Todd Graham says Sun Devils' tight ends coach / recruiting coordinator Chip Long will now coach the running backs in place of the departed Bo Graham. Graham has elevated grad assistant Josh Martin to assist with the tight ends.
Baylor: President Ken Starr has announced the creation of a new athletic department position responsible for oversight of student-athlete behavior. Starr said in a statement, “This officer-level position will report directly to the president and ensure our student-athletes maintain the high level of personal ethics and integrity that Baylor Nation demands.”
Alabama State: Former Garden City CC (KS) defensive coordinator Lou West has joined the ASU staff as co-defensive coordinator / safeties coach, and ASU safeties coach Ted Daisher has been promoted to co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach. In addition, former Kent State cornerbacks coach Amp Campbell has also joined the staff as cornerbacks coach.
Sun Belt: The conference is targeting Eastern Kentucky and Coastal Carolina for expansion, but the league only plans to add one, according to USA Today’s Dan Wolken. The vote should come within the next few weeks, if not days.
Here are Saturday's News, Notes & Quotes.