Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday March 06, 2015

New England Patriots: San Francisco 49ers safety Bubba Ventrone has joined the Patriots staff as assistant special teams coach.

Wisconsin-Whitewater: The school has announced the addition of Wisconsin-Platteville defensive coordinator Rob Erickson (defensive coordinator / defensive backs / assistant head coach), UW-Oshkosh co-offensive coordinator Craig Smith (offensive coordinator / quarterbacks), former Augustana linebackers coach Brent Allen (offensive line coach) and former South Dakota running backs coach Jace Rindahl (run defense coordinator / linebackers coach). CoachingSearch first reported Erickson had been offered the defensive coordinator job.

Missouri: Missouri approached Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork about its AD position, but Bjork declined interest, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which adds that Texas A&M senior associate athletics director for external affairs Jason Cook is not a candidate. The school’s Board of Curators is set to meet Monday and prepared to “approve a major personnel hire,” according to the paper.

BYU: Bronco Mendenhall says a new director of football operations could be named by the end of this week. In addition, the coach said a player personnel job has been posted, and a hire could be made within three to four weeks.

Ohio State: Former Kentucky quarterback Michael Hartline has joined the Ohio State staff as a quarterbacks coaching intern, according to his Twitter account.

Wisconsin: Running backs coach John Settle will earn $200,000 annually, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

New Mexico Highlands: Indiana State defensive line coach Jeff Mills will be named head coach at New Mexico Highlands, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican.

Georgia State: Per source, Southern University offensive graduate assistant Reid Sanders will join the Georgia State staff as a graduate assistant.

Oklahoma State: The three recent staff additions now have titles on Oklahoma State’s website. Greg Adkins will serve as offensive line coach, Marcus Arroyo will serve as running backs coach, and Jason McEndoo will serve as tight ends coach. Here's a look at Mike Gundy's finalized staff for 2015.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday March 05, 2015

Texas A&M: Defensive coordinator / linebackers coach John Chavis was asked about his lawsuit involving LSU and Texas A&M on Thursday, saying, “There’s not anything I can say that would help the matter, we’ve got a great law team handling it,” according to the Houston Chronicle

Abilene-Christian: Wide receivers coach Kendrick Holloway has resigned to take an assistant job at Dallas Skyline HS (TX). In addition, offensive coordinator Nathan Young has moved from running backs duties to tight ends / H-backs / fullbacks, Missouri Southern running backs coach Rodney Freeman has joined the staff as running backs coach, and tight ends coach Steven Thrash has moved to wide receivers coach.

Georgia State: Former Southeast Missouri State head coach Tony Samuel will join the Georgia State staff as outside linebackers coach, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Oklahoma: Bob Stoops says defensive coordinator / outside linebackers coach Mike Stoops will experiment working from the coaches box this spring.

Central Michigan: Former Colorado State offensive line coach Derek Frazier has joined the CMU staff as offensive line coach. This completes John Bonamego’s staff

East Tennessee State: Riverside Military Academic (GA) head coach Gary Downs has joined the ETSU staff as running backs coach.

FAU: Former FAU running backs coach Roger Harriott will be named head coach at St. Thomas Aquinas HS (FL), according to WNIZ.

Purdue: Ave Maria (FL) linebackers coach / special teams coordinator Zach Opsal has joined the Purdue staff as a defensive / special teams graduate assistant, according to his Twitter account.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday March 04, 2015

Columbia: Kansas City Chiefs senior assistant to the head coach Joe D’Orazio will join the Columbia staff as tight ends coach, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. D’Orazio played under Al Bagnoli at Penn.

Ole Miss: Sean Patterson’s title at Ole Miss is associate director for recruiting operations, according to the Clarion-Ledger. CoachingSearch first reported last month Patterson would join the Ole Miss staff from LSU.

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Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday March 03, 2015

East Mississippi CC: Former West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett will be the new quarterbacks coach at East Mississippi CC, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman.

Rick Neuheisel: Former UCLA and Washington head coach Rick Neuheisel has joined CBS Sports as a college football studio analyst. Neuheisel previously worked with the Pac-12 Network.

Samford: New head coach Chris Hatcher announced most of his staff. Retained coaches include offensive coordinator Travis Trickett, defensive coordinator / associate head coach Bill D’Ottavio, tight ends coach Trent McKnight, linebackers coach Ross Newton, defensive backs coach Sam Shade and director of football operations Jay Chapman. New additions include Murray State wide receivers coach Russ Callaway (wide receivers), Murray State offensive line coach Shawn Bostick (offensive line), Georgia Southern defensive assistant Victor Cabral (defensive line) and Alabama assistant strength coach Ben Ashford (director of strength and conditioning). In addition, tight ends / slot receivers coach Bobby Blick will remain on staff as director of player personnel.

Portland State: Former Washington graduate assistant Ben Thienes has joined the Portland State staff as linebackers coach, according to his Twitter account.

Georgia Tech: Per source, Shorter University (GA) offensive line coach Blake DeBartola has accepted a graduate assistant job at Georgia Tech.

Wisconsin: Former Pitt running backs coach John Settle has officially joined the Wisconsin staff in the same role. Settle previously coached Wisconsin’s running backs from 2006-10. See Paul Chryst's completed staff here.

Florida International: Former South Florida defensive backs coach Ron Cooper will join the FIU staff as defensive backs / assistant head coach, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans, who adds that Tem Lukabu will coach defensive line, and defensive coordinator Matt House will work with linebackers. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Texas A&M: Kevin Sumlin explains what John Chavis and Dave Christensen have brought to the Aggies.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday March 02, 2015

Idaho State: Former UNLV tight ends coach Rob Phenicie has joined the Idaho State staff as wide receivers coach, and David Fiefia’s title at ISU is running backs / tight ends coach.

Alabama: Colorado State offensive graduate assistant Rob Ezell has joined the Alabama staff in a support role, according to

Arizona State: The school has announced that defensive ends coach / senior associate head coach Paul Randolph will move into an administrative role as associate athletics director of championship life. Former Green Bay Packers special teams coordinator Shawn Slocum has been hired as outside linebackers coach / special teams coordinator / associate head coach. The change means ASU is no longer among schools returning their entire staff next season.

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South Florida: Senior associate athletic director for sport administration Dick Tomey will earn $3,192.85 on a bi-weekly basis for a 10-month stint, according to the Tampa Bay Times. 

Morehead State: Eastern Michigan defensive graduate assistant John Perin has joined the Morehead State staff as defensive backs coach / special teams coordinator.

Oregon State: Inside linebackers coach Ilaisa Tuiaki has added special teams coordinator duties. 

Idaho State: Utah State graduate assistant David Fiefia has joined the Idaho State staff.

Minnesota: Former Minnesota quarterback Adam Weber has joined the staff as an offensive graduate assistant, and former Pittsburg State defensive line coach Terry Szucs has joined the staff as a defensive quality control assistant.

Notre Dame: Brian Kelly explains why running backs coach Autry Denson won the job in the interview.

Northern Illinois: Ross Watson’s role at NIU is linebackers coach, Rod Carey said Monday. Watson joined the staff in January as a defensive assistant.

Youngstown State: Per source, former FAU head coach Carl Pelini is in Youngstown and in talks with his brother, Bo, about joining the YSU staff as defensive line coach. 

North Greenville (SC): Appalachian State tight ends graduate assistant Nic Cardwell will join the North Greenville staff as offensive line coach, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. 

Youngstown State: Bo Pelini’s staff at Youngstown State is nearly complete. Retained coaches include Shane Montgomery (offensive coordinator / quarterbacks), Ron Stoops Jr. (defensive coordinator) and Carmen Bricillo (offensive line coach). New hires include Ron Brown (running backs / associate head coach), Brian Crist (wide receivers), Kyle Brey (tight ends), T.J. Hollowell (linebackers), Richard McNutt (defensive backs) and Tim Marlowe (assistant defensive backs). There is still one open position.

Nicholls State: Per source, defensive line coach Anthony Camp will add special teams coordinator duties. 

Mississippi State: Recruiting assistant Brian Squeglia has been promoted to football recruiting specialist, according to his Twitter account. 

Notre Dame: Brian Kelly says it hasn't yet been determined who will call offensive plays. Notre Dame will also add three analysts to the staff. Here’s a look at the finalized Notre Dame staff for 2015.

Miami Dolphins: Head analyst Dennis Lock has been promoted to director of analytics. 

West Virginia: Former Youngstown State tight ends coach Dan Gerberry will join the West Virginia staff as a tight ends graduate assistant, according to WFMJ’s Dana Balash.

Notre Dame: Notre Dame has officially announced several staff additions, including Boise State offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Mike Sanford for the same role, Vanderbilt cornerbacks coach Todd Lyght as defensive backs coach, South Florida running backs coach Autry Denson as running backs coach, North Carolina defensive line coach Keith Gilmore as defensive line coach, former Notre Dame player Maurice Crum Jr. as a defensive graduate assistant, former Notre Dame quarterbacks coach Ron Powlus as director of player development and former Wisconsin player Donovan Raiola as an offensive graduate assistant. In addition, offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock will move to wide receivers / associate head coach, defensive line coach Mike Elston will move to linebackers coach / recruiting coordinator, and inside linebackers coach Bob Elliott will move to special assistant to the head coach in an off-field role.

Temple: Temple has officially announced the addition of former NC State wide receivers coach Frisman Jackson for the same role and former Falcons quarterbacks coach Glenn Thomas for the same role. In addition, former wide receivers coach Adam DiMichele has been reassigned to director of player development.