Posted by: Chris Vannini on Saturday February 06, 2016

Washington: The school has announced new contracts for all nine assistants, per the Tacoma News Tribune. All are signed through 2017, except for offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Jonathan Smith though 2016. The new salaries are as follows: defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski ($600,000), co-defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Jimmy Lake ($500,000), linebackers coach / special teams coordinator Bob Gregory ($490,000), Jonathan Smith ($440,000), offensive line coach Chris Strausser ($440,000), new wide receivers coach / pass game coordinator Bush Hamdan ($295,000) and new defensive line coach Ikaika Malloe ($280,000), running backs coach Keith Bhonapha ($280,000), and tight ends coach Jordan Paopao ($210,000). The total assistant salary pool is $3.51 million.

LSU: Arkansas graduate assistant Eric Mateos has joined the LSU staff as an assistant offensive line coach. Mateos spent three years at Arkansas. 

Defiance College (OH): Head coach Brian Sheehan has announced that he will not return next season. Sheehan spent nine years at Defiance, including four as head coach.

North Dakota State: Wisconsin-Stout defensive line coach Kody Morgan has joined the North Dakota State staff. Morgan spent two years at UW-Stout.

Los Angeles Rams: St. Louis Rams employees not following the Rams to L.A. will be paid two months termination pay, six months severance pay and one week of additional pay for each year of employment with the team, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday February 05, 2016

Louisville: Director of on-campus recruiting Cort Dennison has been promoted to a full-time role as assistant defensive backs coach, and graduate assistant Nick Petrino has been promoted to wide receivers coach. Both have been on Bobby Petrino’s staff for the past three years. This fills the openings on the Louisville staff. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Nebraska: Defensive line coach Hank Hughes will not return. Hughes spent one year at Nebraska.

Utah State: Louisiana-Monroe tight ends coach Steve Farmer has accepted the offensive line job at Utah State. Farmer has been at ULM since 2010.

Indianapolis Colts: Arkansas running backs coach / special teams coordinator Jemal Singleton has accepted the running backs job with the Colts, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Singleton spent one year at Arkansas after four years at Oklahoma State. It's the second straight year Bret Bielema has seen his running backs coach go to the NFL. 

North Carolina: Kansas State graduate assistant Zach Hanson has joined the UNC staff in a special teams role. Hanson spent four years on the K-State staff and is a former K-State player.

Wake Forest: Per source, Cornell defensive backs coach / director of recruiting operations Greg Jones has accepted a defensive graduate assistant position at Wake Forest. Jones has spent the past four years at Cornell. 

Colorado State: Graduate assistant Joe Cox has been promoted to tight ends coach. Cox has been at CSU for one season and previously played under Mike Bobo at Georgia. 

USC: Athletic director Pat Haden will retire from his role, effective June 30. He will remain with the school to "guide" the renovation of the LA Memorial Coliseum on a one-year contract. Haden has been the AD since 2010.

Arizona: New defensive coordinator Marcel Yates is expected to receive a multi-year contract worth $500,000 annually, and co-offensive coordinator / running backs / associate head coach Calvin Magee is expected to receive a $20,000 raise to $520,000 and a multi-year deal, per the Arizona Daily Star. Both would be the first multi-year deals for assistants in the program. In addition, Arizona will pay Yates’ $75,000 buyout to Boise State.

Prairie View A&M: Head coach Willie Simmons has announced he turned down the offensive coordinator job at Southern Miss.

Cal: Former Texas A&M offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Jake Spavital is expected to join the Cal staff as offensive coordinator, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Fox Sports adds that Spavital will call plays. CoachingSearch first reported last month that Spavital was in the mix to join the staff. Spavital spent 2013-15 at Texas A&M. He doesn't have previous experience with Sonny Dykes, but has an Air Raid background, which Dykes said he wanted. 

Ohio State: Youngstown State tight ends coach / co-special teams coordinator Kyle Brey has joined the Ohio State staff as an offensive quality control coach. Brey spent one year at YSU and was previously a graduate assistant at Nebraska.  

New York Jets: Colorado State tight ends coach / special teams coordinator Jeff Hammerschmidt has joined the Jets staff as assistant special teams coach, according to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez. Hammerschmidt spent four years at CSU, and this is his first NFL job. 

Rutgers: Running backs coach Jafar Williams and wide receivers coach Zak Kuhr have switched roles. 

Purdue: After replacing five assistants, here is the finalized Purdue staff for 2016.

Temple: Former Cleveland Browns offensive line coach George DeLeone has joined the Temple staff and could coach running backs, tight ends or offensive line, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. DeLeone spent two years with the Browns. This fills the opening on the Temple staff. 

Michigan: Asked if there’s unfinished business in the NFL, Jim Harbaugh tells The Dan Patrick Show, “No, there’s just new business. That’s how I look at it. … Unfinished business has never resonated with me.”

Boston College: Former Texans defensive line coach Paul Pasqualoni has joined the BC staff in the same role, and Marian High School (MA) head coach Rich Gunnell has joined the staff as wide receivers coach. Gunnell was a BC graduate assistant from 2012-13. In addition, tight ends coach Frank Leonard has added the title of assistant head coach, special teams coordinator Al Washington has added defensive line duties, and former BC linebacker Ricky Brown has joined the staff as a recruiting specialist / quality control. 

Duke: Assistant defensive coordinator Jim Collins has moved into an administrative role as director of football relations / special assistant to the head coach, and Duke has added Boston College defensive line coach Ben Albert as associate defensive coordinator / defensive line coach. Collins had been on the Duke staff since 2008. Albert spent the past three years at Boston College. 

Michigan: Prattville High School (AL) assistant Antonio Richards has joined the Michigan staff as an offensive analyst, according to multiple reports. Richards has spent 12 years at Prattville. 

Louisiana-Lafayette: Wide receivers coach Jorge Munoz has been promoted to offensive coordinator, and Southern Miss running backs coach John Simon has officially joined the ULL staff as wide receivers coach. Munoz has spent the past eight years at ULL, while Simon spent three years at USM. 

Louisiana Tech: Boston College wide receivers coach Todd Fitch will join the LA Tech staff as offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach, according to’s LA Tech site. Fitch has spent the past three seasons at BC and has previously worked with Skip Holtz at South Florida, East Carolina and UConn. 

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday February 04, 2016

Miami (FL): Head coach Mark Richt will call the plays for the Miami offense in 2016.

Wisconsin-La Crosse: Wisconsin-Platteville defensive coordinator Mike Schmidt will be named head coach at UW-La Crosse, according to the La Crosse Tribune. Schmidt spent the past year at UW-Platteville and is a former UW-La Crosse player.

LSU: Scott Rabalais of The Advocate reports a new contract for offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Cam Cameron has yet to be signed, but LSU refuted a report Wednesday that Cameron was leaving.

Southern Miss: Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach John Wozniak and cornerbacks coach Lytrel Pollard have been retained by Jay Hopson, according to the Sun Herald. Both have been on the USM staff since 2013. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.

The Citadel: Springfield College quarterbacks coach Lou Conte has rejoined The Citadel staff as offensive coordinator / quarterbacks / B-backs coach. Conte previously coached at The Citadel in 2014.

UCF: Oregon director of high school relations Sean Dillon has joined the UCF staff as director of player personnel. Dillon spent the past four years at Oregon with Scott Frost.

Fresno State: The school has officially announced the hires of Utah State running backs coach / special teams coordinator Dave Ungerer in the same role and Cal special teams quality control assistant Burl Toler III as wide receivers coach. Ungerer spent three years at Utah State, and Toler spent three years at Cal. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Florida: Former Florida wide receivers coach and quarterback Chris Leak has been named head coach at Edgewater High School (FL). Leak spent last season working with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ community outreach program. 

Purdue: Akron offensive line coach Darrell Funk has joined the Purdue staff in the same role. Funk spent 2015 at Akron after four years at Michigan. This fills the last opening on the Purdue staff.

Richmond: Former North Texas defensive coordinator Chris Cosh has been named to the same role at Richmond. Cosh spent one year at UNT after two at Buffalo.

NFL: Roger Goodell says the NFL will implement a new type of “Rooney Rule,” where women must be interviewed for executive job availabilities. 

Southern Miss: Alcorn State defensive coordinator Tony Pecoraro will join the Southern Miss staff, according to WLBT in Jackson. Pecoraro has been at Alcorn State with Jay Hopson for the past four years. In addition, the Hattiesburg American reports USM tight ends coach Jon Williams, defensive line coach Justin Roberts and director of recruiting / player development Dayne Brown will not return. The paper adds that defensive coordinator David Duggan, offensive coordinator John Wozniak and offensive line coach Luke Meadows will interview today. 

Detroit Lions: Director of pro personnel Sheldon White will not return, according to White has been with the Lions since 1997 and served as interim general manager from November to January.

Louisville: Athletic director Tom Jurich says he is working on a contract extension for Bobby Petrino, per Petrino is entering the third year of a 7-year deal.

Michigan State: Mark Dantonio and the staff will receive “significant” raises following this season’s appearance in the College Football Playoff, according to Dantonio’s 2015 salary of $3.6 million was No. 21 nationally.

Northwestern: Pat Fitzgerald confirmed Wednesday that all nine assistants will return for the fifth straight season.

Southern Miss: Head strength and conditioning coach Zac Woodfin has agreed to a new two-year deal, according to the Hattiesburg American. Woodfin join the USM staff in 2015.

Indianapolis Colts: The Citadel defensive coordinator / cornerbacks / assistant head coach Maurice Drayton has accepted a position on the Colts staff, as first reported by the Post & Courier. Drayton spent the past three years at The Citadel in his current stint. This is his first NFL job, but he has interned with thee NFL teams, including the Colts. 

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday February 03, 2016

Signing Day: Here are 14 takeaways from Signing Day. 

Boise State: Head coach Bryan Harsin will call plays in the 2016 season. Harsin is on his third offensive coordinator in as many seasons after adding Zak Hill as a co-coordinator and promotion of offensive line coach Scott Huff to co-coordinator. 

Florida: Virginia Tech defensive backs coach Torrian Gray is expected to join the Florida staff in the same role, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Gray has been at Virginia Tech since 2006 and had been retained by Justin Fuente. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

UConn: Michigan football operations assistant Erik Campbell will join the UConn staff as wide receivers coach, according to the Hartford Courant. Campbell spent the past year at U-M and has previously coached wide receivers at Iowa, Michigan and the Montreal Alouettes. 

Western Kentucky: Head coach Jeff Brohm has agreed to a four-year extension through 2019 with a $200,000 raise to $800,000 annually, according to the Bowling Green Daily News. Brohm is 20-7 in two years as WKU’s head coach. The new deal also removes Brohm’s non-compete clause within the state of Kentucky. If Brohm leaves for another job, he would owe $900,000, with that decreasing by $150,000 each year. If Brohm is dismissed, he would be owed his salary for the remainder of the year and the next 36 months.

Georgia: Mississippi State offensive quality control assistant James Vollono has joined the Georgia staff in a special teams role. Vollono spent the past three years at Mississippi State. 

Florida: Jim McElwain says a new defensive backs coach will be announced soon, telling reporters, “Yeah, it’s ready to go.” 

Mississippi State: Former Iowa State cornerbacks coach Maurice Linguist will join the Mississippi State staff as safeties coach, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Linguist spent the past two years at Iowa State. He coached in the Southeast at Valdosta State in 2008. 

Steve Spurrier: Asked if he has retired, Steve Spurrier tells the Gainesville Sun, “Yeah, yeah. I’m done. I’m not going to coach anywhere again.” Spurrier had previously said he was only resigning from South Carolina, not retiring. 

Air Force: Troy Calhoun has received a one-year extension through 2020. Calhoun is 67-50 at Air Force since 2007.

Missouri: With the official addition of defensive line coach Jackie Shipp, here’s an updated look at Barry Odom’s complete staff.

Boise State: UTEP defensive backs coach Gabe Franklin will join the Boise State defensive staff, according to the Idaho Statesman. Alexander is a former Boise State player and has been at UTEP since 2011. 

LSU: Regarding a rumor about Cam Cameron leaving LSU, Les Miles tells ESPN’s Marty Smith, “I’ve been told nothing of the sort. As described by Cam, zero credibility.” The school has also confirmed it is not true.

North Carolina: Co-offensive coordinator / offensive line / associate head coach Chris Kapilovic has been promoted to offensive coordinator, and quarterbacks coach Keith Heckendorf has been promoted to passing game coordinator, according to multiple reports. Kapilovic has been with Larry Fedora for the past eight seasons. 

Rhode Island: Former UCF H-backs / tight ends coach Keegan Kennedy has joined the Rhode Island staff as offensive line coach. Kennedy spent the past four years at UCF.

Duquesne (PA): Quarterbacks coach / pass game coordinator Anthony Doria has been promoted to offensive coordinator. Doria has spent the past five years at Duquesne. 

North Coast Heat (Australia): Per source, former Norfolk State quarterbacks coach Greg Gregory has accepted the head coaching job with the North Coast Heat in the National Gridiron League, a professional league in Australia. Gregory has previously served as the offensive coordinator at South Florida and South Alabama, and he is in the process of hiring his staff with the Heat.

Tennessee Tech: Marcus Satterfield has officially added eight new assistants: Western Carolina defensive coordinator Shawn Quinn (defensive coordinator), UT-Martin wide receivers coach Justin Rascati (offensive coordinator), Temple graduate assistant Derek Carr (wide receivers), former Temple running backs coach Tyree Foreman (same position), Smoky Mountain High School (NC) head coach David Napert (offensive line), Temple graduate assistant Bobby Maffei (defensive backs), Western Carolina cornerbacks coach Chris Polizzi (defensive backs) and former Morehead State defensive coordinator Dontae Wright (linebackers / special teams). In addition, three retained coaches defensive line coach Sam Williamson, director of football operations Justin Matheny and offensive quality control assistant Price Partrick.

New York Jets: Former Colts assistant coach Brant Boyer will join the Jets as a special teams coach, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan. Boyer spent four years with the Colts.

San Diego Chargers: Former NFL linebacker Chase Blackburn will interview for the Chargers assistant special teams job, according to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday February 02, 2016

Louisiana-Lafayette: Southern Miss running backs coach John Simon is expected to join the ULL staff, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Simon has spent the past three years at USM. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

New Orleans Saints: The Saints have officially announced five additions to the staff: former Dolphins interim head coach Dan Campbell (tight ends / assistant head coach), former 49ers wide receivers coach Ronald Curry (offensive assistant), former Giants defensive backs coach Peter Giunta (senior defensive assistant), former Browns assistant defensive backs coach Aaron Glenn (defensive backs coach) and former Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi (quarterbacks coach).

Montana State: Athletic director Peter Fields will not return for another term. He will remain in the role through June 30 and has been at the school since 2002.

North Carolina: Memphis graduate assistant Rod Ojong has joined the North Carolina staff as a defensive backs quality control coach, according to his Twitter account. Ojong spent one year at Memphis.

Southern University: The Southern staff has been completed with the additions of Webber International offensive coordinator Matt Leone (quarterbacks coach), former Los Angeles Valley head coach Juan Navarro (defensive line coach) and former North Carolina A&T linebackers coach Charles Cheek (linebackers coach).

San Francisco 49ers: Former Eagles logistics coordinator J.P. Cowley Hanlon has joined the 49ers as assistant to the coaching staff, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Cowley Hanlon spent one year with the Eagles and has previously served as an undergraduate assistant under Chip Kelly at Oregon.

Dallas Cowboys: Former Chargers linebackers coach Mike Nolan is a candidate to join the Cowboys as a defensive backs coach, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Nolan was an NFL head coach or defensive coordinator from 2002-2014.

Carolina Panthers: In an era where coaches have less time to win, Peter King explains why the Panthers’ patience paid off.

Alcorn State: Quarterbacks / assistant head coach Fred McNair will be named full-time head coach, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. McNair has spent the past three years at Alcorn State and was recently named interim head coach. Keep track of FCS head coaching changes here.

Cleveland Browns: Stanford defensive assistant Eric Sanders has joined the Browns in the same role, according to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez. Sanders spent one year at Stanford after five years with the Raiders, where he worked with Hue Jackson.

Kentucky: Former Iowa State wide receivers coach Tommy Mangino will join the Kentucky staff as an offensive quality control coach, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. Mangino spent the past two years at Iowa State.

Indianapolis Colts: Wide receivers coach Jim Hostler will be retained, but may move to a different position, according to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez. Hostler has spent one season with the Colts.

Cleveland Browns: BC Lions linebackers coach Johnny Holland has joined the Browns staff as a linebackers coach, according to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez. Holland spent the past two seasons with the Lions and coached in the NFL from 1995-2012.

Philadelphia Eagles: Eagles Scouting Nest reports the Eagles have tabled their search for a personnel chief and aren’t expected to hire one until after the NFL Draft.

Virginia Tech: Justin Fuente has announced the addition of Ole Miss assistant strength coach Anthony Crosby as senior director of football strength and conditioning. Crosby has been at Ole Miss for three seasons. Other additions to the staff include Tennessee recruiting assistant Matt Transue (assistant director of player personnel and recruiting), Virginia Tech seating staffer Ally La Rocque (recruiting assistant) and former North Carolina women’s soccer assistant coach Shannon Lewis (assistant to the head coach).

Western Illinois: Charlie Fisher has announced his full coaching staff: BC Lions offensive line coach Doug Malone (OC/TE), Southern Illinois defensive coordinator David Elson (DC/DB), Carthage College co-offensive coordinator Jared Elliott (QB/AHC), WIU running backs coach Steve Crutchley (RB/co-ST), Richmond director of player personnel, David Rocco (WR), NC State graduate assistant Ty Howle (OL), UConn graduate assistant Tyler Stockton (DL), Eastern Kentucky linebackers coach Garry Fisher (LB/co-ST) and WIU director of football operations David Milke (DFO).

Becker College (MA): Head coach Mike Lichten has resigned, and defensive coordinator / associate head coach. Frank Forucci has been named interim head coach. Lichten spent the past five years at Becker. Forucci has been on staff for three seasons.

Kentucky: Louisville wide receivers coach Lamar Thomas has joined the Kentucky staff in the same role, according to his Twitter account. Thomas spent two years at Louisville and previously coached at Kentucky. 

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.