Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday April 28, 2015

Stanford: Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch notes that, “Every television executive I’ve spoken with is interested in (David) Shaw should he ever leave coaching for broadcasting.” Don’t expect that to happen anytime soon, but Shaw will be a part of the NFL Network’s draft coverage this weekend for the fourth straight year. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday April 27, 2015

Houston: The Houston Chronicle reports Houston associate vice president / chief operation officer for athletics Hunter Yurachek is expected to be promoted to athletic director. Yuracheck joined the Houston athletic department in February 2014 after four years as athletic director at Coastal Carolina.

BYU: Russell Tialavea has been named assistant director of football operations at BYU. Tialavea is a former BYU defensive lineman, playing from 2005-09 and in 2012 after an LDS mission. He spent last season as an academic specialist in the BYU student athlete academic center. 

Fumble Pro: The top rushing teams in the NFL and NCAA use the Fumble Pro to reduce turnovers. Shouldn't you? Watch Arkansas using the Fumble Pro in spring practice RIGHT HERE. Jemal Singleton’s running backs annually have among the fewest fumbles, and he’s brought the same strategy to Arkansas this offseason with the Fumble Pro. Teach all your players correct way to carry the football with the Fumble Pro. Check out the Fumble Pro at, check out the videos on YouTube, or call at 321-406-0556.

Washington State: Mike Leach describes the five traits he looks for in a quarterback, and why two of them are vital.

Northern Iowa: Offensive line coach Rick Nelson will be named head coach at Ankeny High School (IA), pending board approval, Ankeny announced Monday. Nelson has been at UNI since 2000, and he spent the previous 11 seasons at Missouri State. Nelson is a former UNI player.

Houston: reports Houston associate vice president / chief operating officer for athletics Hunter Yurachek is one of two finalists for the Houston athletic director job. 

Buffalo: Former Missouri State inside linebackers coach Taiwo Onatulo has joined the Buffalo staff as director of player personnel. Onatulo coached at Missouri State for four years after spending four years on the staff at Nebraska-Omaha.

Texas Tech: Washington State head coach Mike Leach tells 104.5 ESPN Baton Rouge that he’s still in the process of trying to get his 2009 salary from Texas Tech, which was his last season at the school. He reportedly has only received $300,000 of the $2.6 million in salary.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday April 26, 2015

Arkansas State: For the first time since 2010, Arkansas State returns the same head coach. Blake Anderson describes how few on the team believed he’d return.

UAB: Interim athletic director Shannon James Ealy tweets that he is not a finalist for the UAB athletic director job. Ealy has been at UAB since 2007 as senior associate athletic director.

Nebraska Kearney: Concordia Lutheran Schools of Omaha HS (NE) assistant head coach Aaron Terry has joined the Nebraska Kearney staff as a graduate assistant. Terry played at Northwest Missouri State and graduated in 2013. He has also served as a sports performance coach at Warren Academy. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Saturday April 25, 2015

Virginia: Running backs coach Chris Beatty has been promoted to assistant head coach for offense. Beatty joined the Virginia staff in January after two years as the wide receivers coach at Wisconsin. He previously served as co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach at Illinois in 2012.

Open jobs: There are still three open FBS assistant jobs. Keep track here.

Spring games: There are 21 spring games today. Here’s when and how to watch them.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday April 24, 2015

Missouri: Head coach Gary Pinkel has received a one-year contract extension through the 2021 season with a raise to $4.02 million in base salary, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Pinkel has posted a 113-66 record in 14 seasons and earned $3.4 million last year. It's the second straight year Pinkel has received an extension and raise. This means you can add Pinkel to CoachingSearch’s look at the rise in $4 million coaches.

Liberty: Youngstown State running backs coach Ron Brown will join the Liberty staff, according to the Omaha World-Herald. Brown spent 24 of the past 28 seasons as an assistant at Nebraska. After the Huskers coaching change this offseason, Brown followed Bo Pelini to Youngstown State, but he will now join Liberty and head coach Turner Gill, with whom Brown has previously worked at Nebraska.

Baylor: Art Briles earned more than $4.2 million in 2013, according to tax documents obtained by USA Today. Baylor is a private school, so contracts aren’t available through FOIA. In addition, USA Today reports defensive coordinator Phil Bennett earned $980,000 in 2013.

TCU: Gary Patterson earned more than $3.9 million in 2013, according to tax documents obtained by USA Today. 

Cal: Wide receivers coach / passing game / recruiting coordinator Pierre Ingram has been dismissed, as the school announced his contract will not be renewed. Ingram was arrested on April 16 and placed on administrative leave earlier this week. Ingram spent the past two seasons as running backs coach and followed Sonny Dykes from Louisiana Tech after three seasons there. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Arizona State: NFL director of player security services and player engagement Deana Garner Smith has joined Arizona State as senior associate athletic director / senior women’s administrator. Smith previously worked in the NCAA from 1999-2008 as associate director and agent for gambling and amateurism activities. 

Michigan: In response to satellite camp criticism, Jim Harbaugh just invited coaches from EVERY school to Michigan’s camp.

Spring games: There are 23 spring games this weekend. Here’s when and how to watch them.

LSU: The university has begun putting together paperwork for academic bankruptcy in response to the state’s budget crisis, according to In addition, LSU’s credit outlook has been lowered from positive to stable, meaning the school likely will have to pay more for building projects in the future. has the details.