Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday April 13, 2015
UNLV: Arizona football graphic designer Drew Jennison has joined the UNLV staff. Jennison joined the Arizona staff in 2013, designing recruiting and promotional materials and assisting with recruiting operations. He joined the athletic department as a marketing intern in 2011.
Oregon State: Gary Andersen’s assistant salary pool will be about $2.64 million, according to The Oregonian, up from $2.35 million last year. The salaries are as follows: Defensive coordinator / associate head coach Kalani Sitake ($730,008), offensive coordinator Dave Baldwin ($435,000), offensive line coach T.J. Woods ($260,004), defensive line coach Chad Kauha’aha’a ($250,008), linebackers coach Ilaisa Tuiaki ($250,008), quarterbacks coach Kevin McGiven ($185,004), wide receivers coach Brent Brennan ($180,264), defensive backs coach Derrick Odum ($180,000) and running backs coach Telly Lockette ($170,004). All assistants have multi-year deals, and Sitake's deal is for three years.
Michigan State: Both co-defensive coordinators Harlon Barnett and Mike Tressel will work from the coaches box on game days, Barnett told The Drive with Jack.
Texas A&M: The Dallas Morning News has received defensive coordinator / linebackers coach John Chavis’ contract details. The three-year deal will pay Chavis $1.5 million in 2015, with an annual raise of $50,000 each year, and the school has an option to extend it for a fourth year. Chavis would owe 100 percent of his total remaining base salary if he leaves for another SEC assistant job, but he would be free to leave for any Division I or NFL head coaching job. See the full details here.
Oregon State: The Salt Lake Tribune has received Gary Andersen’s contract details. The deal totals $16.5 million through February 2021, paying him $2.45 million in year one and $2.95 million in year six. Oregon State will pay $3 million to Wisconsin for Andersen’s buyout. If Andersen leaves for another job, he would owe the school between $2-3 million, depending on the new job. Andersen also has an incentive of 5 percent of paid season ticket sales over 23,000 per year. See the full details here.
Ohio State: Urban Meyer’s contract has been extended through the 2020 season, paying him an average of $6.5 million annually. Here is our story.
Michigan: Remember Jim Harbaugh’s four things to do every day, week, month and year.
Alfred State (NY): South Dakota School of Mines and Technology defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Jarod Dodson has been named head coach at Alfred State. Dodson previously coached at Old Dominion from 2010-11, serving as assistant defensive coordinator in 2011. Other stops in his career include Buffalo, South Dakota and Michigan Tech. Dodson replaces Mick Caba, who retired at the end of February, and offensive coordinator Anthony Scott had been serving as interim head coach.
Davenport (MI): Mount St. Joseph University (OH) assistant Greg Huster has joined the Davenport staff as the program’s first defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach, according to MLive. Huster previously served as recruiting coordinator at Cincinnati in 2011 under Butch Jones and was the defensive coordinator at Seton Hill (PA) from 2007-10. Davenport is scheduled to play its first game in 2016.
UCLA: Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley will call plays from the sideline, and he explained why he’s always been on the sideline.