Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday October 19, 2016
Purdue: Board of trustees chairman Mike Berghoff tells the Journal & Courier: “The way we’ve put it to (athletic director Mike Bobinski) during the time we recruited and have reminded him along the way … is that his job is to tell us what’s required to win at championship levels, department-wide, and make the case for it, and we will fund. Don’t let funding stand in the way of that happening.” Keep track of Purdue updates here.
Oakland Raiders: Owner Mark Davis has told league owners he plans to file for relocation to Las Vegas in January, according to ESPN’s Jim Trotter.
Pitt: Assistant athletic director Chris LaSala has been promoted to associate athletic director for football administration. LaSala is in his 20th year at Pitt.
Purdue: Offensive graduate assistant John Nussman will move to an on-field role and work with special teams and other roles, according to the Lafayette Journal & Courier. Nussman is in his third year on staff.
New York Jets: Following a 1-5 start, owner Woody Johnson tells NFL Network, “I'm very confident with Todd Bowles and (general manager) Mike (Maccagnan). I think we've got an excellent team (of leaders). I really respect Todd, I know he's doing what he's going to do. It's football. He's a good coach. I have long-term confidence in him and in Mike and in their teams.”
Indianapolis Colts: Owner Jim Irsay says he has full confidence in head coach Chuck Pagano and GM Ryan Grigson after the Colts’ 2-4 start.
Delaware: Offensive quality control assistant Mike Bimonte will take over quarterback coaching duties following head coach Dave Brock's dismissal, according to DelawareOnline. Bimonte is in his first year on staff. In addition, interim head coach Dennis Dottin-Carter will continue as co-defensive coordinator / defensive line coach, and defensive quality control assistant Joshua Lott will take on more responsibilities.
Houston: Athletic director Hunter Yurachek tells the Houston Chronicle there have been “very general conversations” with university officials about a new contract extension for Tom Herman. The school gave Herman a raise to $3 million annually last offseason.
Purdue: Regarding a CBS Sports report that he would be interested in the Purdue job, Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun told reporters, “Nope. And I’ve not commented on it.”
Western Michigan: Asked about job rumors, P.J. Fleck said, "I can't control rumors, speculation and I'll never comment on rumors and speculation, just like I didn't in year one. I'm not interested in that. I'm interested in coaching this football team and being the best coach I can be today."
Alvernia (PA): The school will create a football program and begin play in 2018, as part of the Division III Middle Atlantic Conference.
Delaware: DelawareOnline lists some potential candidates for the UD head coaching job could include former Illinois head coach Bill Cubit, Western Michigan offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca, Kansas City Chiefs co-offensive coordinator Matt Nagy and more.
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.