Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday September 29, 2015
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.
Texas State: Linebackers coach / special teams coordinator Brad Franchione has been promoted to interim defensive coordinator. Franchione is the son of head coach Dennis Franchione and has been at Texas State since 2011. He was the head coach at Blinn College from 2006-10.
Texas: Wide receivers coach Jay Norvell says he “absolutely” wants the full-time offensive coordinator job. Norvell took over play-calling duties after the first game this season and has been the de facto coordinator.
Idaho: Idaho players and coaches dismissed allegations of vulgar language, unequal treatment and NCAA practice violations following an anonymous e-mail sent to local media and members of the team. The team captains released a statement defending head coach Paul Petrino, and the university says is it looking into the allegations. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News has more.
Cleveland Browns: The Browns and offensive line coach Andy Moeller have parted ways. Moeller wasn't charged after a recent domestic violence investigation, but the NFL’s review is still ongoing, according to Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo, who adds that Moeller met with NFL officials Monday. Assistant offensive line coach George DeLeone has been leading the position group.
Rutgers: Booster Jeff Towers told Gannett New Jersey that booster support for Kyle Flood remains strong, saying, “The boosters I have spoken to believe the long-term interests of the football program are best served by retaining Coach Flood. Coaching continuity is a keystone of long-term success in any sport, let alone a Division I, Power Five football program. A change in the head coaching position at Rutgers now will set the program back for years, if not permanently.” Flood spoke with Towers in the offseason about joining the program as recruiting coordinator, but it didn’t transpire.
Texas: The Associated Press reports a judge has denied a summary judgment involving Oklahoma State and Texas offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Joe Wickline, meaning it is set to move to trial in 2016. Oklahoma State is seeking a buyout fee of $593,000 for when Wickline left for Texas, claiming it was a lateral move without play-calling duties.
Western Michigan: Texas State assistant SID Rob Beuerlein has joined Western Michigan as associate director of marketing, communications and engagement with the football program. Beuerlein spent the past five years at Texas State.
Stats: Through four weeks, here are some stats that jump out.