Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday February 12, 2016
Arkansas: Reggie Mitchell’s title at Arkansas is running backs coach.
Elizabeth City State (NC): Savannah State head coach Earnest Wilson III has been offered the Elizabeth City State head coaching job, according to WJCL. Wilson has spent the past three seasons leading SSU.
Louisiana-Monroe: Western Carolina defensive backs coach LaMar Morgan will join the UL-Monroe staff in the same role, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Morgan spent two seasons at WCU and played at UL-Lafayette in 2003 and from 2005-07. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.
Miami Dolphins: Senior personnel executive / assistant general manager Eric Stokes will not return. Stokes spent the past two seasons with the Dolphins.
Arkansas: Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Dan Enos has signed an extension through 2018, according to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. He will receive a $150,000 raise to $700,000 in 2016, with $50,000 increases each year. His buyout is $350,000 through February 2018 if he leaves for another job, and still has a non-compete clause for other assistant jobs in the SEC. The Razorbacks were No. 27 nationally in scoring (35.9 ppg) in Enos’ first season. In addition, defensive coordinator Robb Smith received a $50,000 raise to $800,000 and one-year extension through 2018, and head strength coach Ben Herbert has received an extension through 2018 and a raise to $340,000.
Texas Tech: Louisiana Tech safeties coach Karl Scott will join the Texas Tech staff as cornerbacks coach, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Scott spent one season at LA Tech after three seasons at Southeastern Louisiana. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.
Ole Miss: On-campus recruiting coordinator Branden Wenzel has resigned, according to the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. Wenzel had been on staff since 2011.
Stanford: Oklahoma defensive line coach Diron Reynolds has officially joined the Stanford staff in the same role. Reynolds spent one season at Oklahoma and spent 2014 at Stanford as a defensive assistant.
Mississippi State: Madison Central High School (MS) head coach Brad Peterson will join the Mississippi State staff in an unspecified role, according to 247Sports. Peterson spent one season at Madison Central and has been a high school coach in the state for a decade.
Charlotte: NC State quality control director Ulrick Edmonds has joined the Charlotte staff as outside linebackers coach, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Edmonds spent the past two years at NC State.
Ball State: Per source, LSU analyst Chevis Jackson will join the Ball State staff. Jackson spent the past season at LSU and previously coached at South Alabama.
New York Giants: Jeff Zgonina will join the Giants staff as assistant defensive line coach, according to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez. Zgonina previously held the same role with the Texans in 2013.
Chicago Bears: Former Rutgers offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Ben McDaniels will join the Bears staff, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. McDaniels spent the past two seasons at Rutgers.
Texas A&M: Texas defensive line coach Brick Haley has been approached by Kevin Sumlin about joining the Aggies staff, according to the Austin American-Statesman.
Southern Miss: Defensive coordinator David Duggan will not return, according to the Sun Herald. Duggan spent the past three years on staff and interviewed for the head coaching job.
Cal: Sonny Dykes explains why he hired Jake Spavital, and why Tony Franklin left.
Arkansas: Kansas running backs coach Reggie Mitchell is expected to join the Arkansas staff, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Mitchell has spent the past six seasons on the KU staff and has also coached at Illinois, Michigan State, Minnesota, Kent State and more.
Carolina Panthers: Defensive backs coach / special teams assistant Curtis Fuller will exclusively coach defensive backs in 2016, according to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez. Fuller assisted with special teams after coordinator Bruce DeHaven was diagnosed with cancer last year. Fuller has spent three seasons with the Panthers.
Wofford: Per source, former safeties coach Sheil Wood has rejoined the Wofford staff in the same role. Wood previously coached at Wofford from 2008-12.
Southern Miss: Tony Pecoraro’s role at Southern Miss will be a co-defensive coordinator, according to the Hattiesburg American. Pecoraro spent last season as Alcorn State’s defensive coordinator / linebackers coach.
Tusculum College (TN): Arkansas State graduate assistant John Mohring has joined the Tusculum staff as linebackers coach. Mohring spent two years at Arkansas State.
Detroit Lions: Broncos offensive assistant Brian Callahan is expected to become the new Lions quarterbacks coach, according to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez. Callahan just finished his sixth season with the Broncos, his first working with quarterbacks. He spent 2008-09 as a California high school assistant and the previous two years as a UCLA graduate assistant.
Carolina Panthers: Former Buccaneers special teams coordinator Kevin O’Dea and former 49ers special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey will interview for a special teams job with the Panthers, according to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez. The Charlotte Observer reports assistant special teams coach Russ Purnell will not return. Bruce DeHaven will remain as special teams coordinator.
The Citadel: Inside linebackers coach Blake Harrell has been promoted to defensive coordinator. Harrell is entering his third season on the staff. A-backs coach J.P. Gunter will take over special teams coordinator duties.
Texas: Eight assistants have left the Texas staff or been dismissed in two years under Charlie Strong. Here’s a look at the staff turnover.
Auburn: Hewitt-Trussville High School (AL) offensive coordinator Austin Tucker has accepted a graduate assistant position at Auburn. Tucker spent two seasons at Hewitt-Trussville.
South Alabama: Per source, tight ends coach Richard Owens has been promoted to co-offensive coordinator / offensive line coach. Owens has spent one season at South Alabama after three at UAB.
Texas: Purdue defensive backs coach Taver Johnson is expected to join the Texas staff in the same role, according to 247Sports. Johnson has spent the past two years at Purdue.
Arizona State: Texas wide receivers coach Jay Norvell will join the Arizona State staff, according to Rivals.com. Norvell spent one season at Texas and became offensive coordinator one game into the season. ESPN adds Norvell is expected to be the wide receivers coach.
Samford: Tulane special teams analyst Mike Krysl has joined the Samford staff as offensive tackles coach / special teams coordinator. Krysl had recently joined Tulane and spent 2015 as the director of player development at Georgia Southern.
Houston: Hightower High School (TX) wide receivers coach Edward Jones II has joined the Houston staff as director of high school relations / player development. Jones spent three seasons at Hightower.
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.