Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday May 21, 2015
San Diego State: If the San Diego Chargers move to a new stadium in the city, it could result in SDSU paying more than double its current rent at the new stadium, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. SDSU currently pays about $500,000 per season for Qualcomm Stadium. A proposal for the new stadium includes annual rent of $1.25 million per year for SDSU. The school declined comment.
Bemidji State: Wide receivers graduate assistant Craig Bagnell has been promoted to offensive coordinator. Bagnell previously played quarterback at University of Mary from 2010-13, where he also coached youth camps.
Michigan: The Detroit Free Press has obtained salary information for Michigan’s off-field staffers. Those salaries are as follows: associate athletic director for football Jim Minick ($250,000), strength and conditioning coach Kevin Tolbert ($250,000 annually on a five-year deal), director of operations Rick Finotti ($120,000), recruiting coordinator Matthew Doherty ($107,000), director of player development Gwendolyn Bush ($106,000), assistant strength and conditioning coach Nathan Barry ($80,000), recruiting operations assistant Chris Partridge ($80,000), offensive analyst T.J. Weist ($70,000), defensive analyst Matthew Barnes ($50,000), recruiting assistant Anthony Binker ($41,000) and operations assistant Erik Campbell ($45,000).
Pac-12: Commissioner Larry Scott earned a total of $3.5 million in 2013-14, according to CBS Sports, making him the highest-paid commissioner in the country. CBS reports the Pac-12 led all conferences in revenue, but only distributed 67 percent of its revenue to member schools, while the Big Ten, SEC and Big 12 each distributed more than 87 percent. Read more on the Pac-12’s financial situation at CBS Sports.
Colorado State: Mike Bobo explains why he’s going to call the offensive plays at CSU.
UAB: An Alabama state representative says there are “strong indications” that UAB will not reinstate football, according to AL.com. A recent report commissioned by the school stated it would be financially viable to bring back the cut sports or leave them gone. The representative says two meetings are scheduled for Thursday morning to try to convince president Ray Watts to bring back football.
Florida Atlantic: Former Wisconsin cornerbacks coach Ben Strickland has joined the FAU staff as defensive backs coach. Here is our story. Strickland spent six years with the Badgers as a quality control assistant, graduate assistant and three years as a defensive backs coach. He also played for Wisconsin when FAU head coach Charlie Partridge was the defensive coordinator. Strickland’s hire means there remain two open assistant jobs in FBS.