Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday July 25, 2016
Ohio Dominican: Per source, defensive backs coach / special teams coordinator Harlen Jacobs has been promoted to defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach, and running backs coach Matt Merritt has added special teams coordinator duties. In addition, former Capital University assistant Tim Boynton has joined the staff as assistant defensive line coach, Lakewood St. Edwards High School (OH) assistant Andrew Bauer has joined as offensive quality control, and Ohio State intern Tyler Olds has joined as a defensive quality control assistant.
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North Texas: The Denton Record-Chronicle reports North Texas has identified its new athletic director and that an announcement will be made soon, with a board of regents conference call scheduled for Friday. The paper adds it’s “highly unlikely” it will be someone promoted from within.
Indiana: Per source, Indiana running backs coach Deland McCullough has been selected to participate in the NFL’s Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship Program with the Indianapolis Colts. This is the fourth straight summer McCullough will participate in the program, previously working with the Saints, Seahawks and Falcons.
Campbell University (NC): Per source, safeties coach Will Phillippi has accepted the defensive coordinator / linebackers job at Cardinal Gibbons High School (NC). In addition, Campbell graduate assistant Nick Drew will coach defensive backs at Cardinal Gibbons, and Panther Creek High School (NC) quarterbacks coach and former Campbell QB Daniel Polk will coach QB’s at Cardinal Gibbons.
San Francisco 49ers: Senior personnel executive Tom Gamble has been named assistant general manager. Gamble rejoined the 49ers in January 2015 after two years with Chip Kelly in Philadelphia as vice president of player personnel. He previously worked in San Francisco from 2005-12.
Florida: Defensive coordinator Geoff Collins has received a raise of nearly $300,000 to $890,000 annually, according to the Orlando Sentinel. He will also receive an annual retention bonus of $150,000 each year he remains at UF, putting him over $1 million. Collins is entering his second season on the Florida staff. In addition, offensive line coach Mike Summers received a two-year extension and raise to $488,500. He was previously earning $200,000 annually while still receiving money from his time at USC. Summers has been at UF since 2014. Other raises include defensive line coach Chris Rumph (up $85,000 to $500,000) with a one-year extension through 2017 and linebackers coach Randy Shannon (up $9,750 to $409,750). New defensive backs coach Torrian Gray will earn $335,000 annually on a two-year deal.
Montana State: Administrative assistant Brittney Johnson has been promoted to director of football operations. Johnson joined Montana State this offseason and previously worked in female fan development for the Minnesota Vikings.
Baylor: Interim head coach Jim Grobe will earn $1.25 million this season, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy.
Seattle Seahawks: General manager John Schneider has agreed to a new five-year deal. ESPN reports Schneider will be among the highest-paid GM’s, near the $3.75 million that the Ravens’ Ozzie Newsome earns. The 45-year-old Schneider has been the Seahawks GM since 2010.
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.