Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday June 29, 2016

3rd down: Take a look at the top 20 defensive 3rd down play-callers over the last 3 years.

Louisiana-Monroe: The News Star notes that athletic director Brian Wickstom’s contract expires on June 30, but Wickstrom tells the paper he’s not concerned, and more formal discussions will begin next week. Wickstom has been in the role since July 2013.

Morgan State: Michigan defensive graduate assistant Antonio James has joined the Morgan State staff as defensive line coach. James previously coached at Urbana High School from 2011-13.

Norfolk State: Former Apprentice School running backs coach Brandon Bunn has joined the Norfolk State staff as an offensive assistant, working with wide receivers. Bunn spent one year at Apprentice and has previously coached high school ball in the Virginia Beach school system. 

The Citadel: Per source, South Gwinnett High School (GA) linebackers coach David Cooper has accepted a defensive quality control position at The Citadel, and former Presbyterian quarterback Tamyn Garrick has joined the staff as special teams quality control assistant. Cooper spent one season at South Gwinnett after his playing career at Indiana, and Garrick just finished his playing career last fall.

Sewanee: Per source, The Citadel defensive quality control assistant Jimmy Long has accepted the defensive line job at Sewanee. Long has spent the past two seasons at The Citadel after his playing career at Lenoir-Rhyne. 

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday June 28, 2016

Los Angeles Rams: Former 49ers head coach Mike Singletary will join the Rams staff in a defensive advisory role, he told 670 The Score. Singletary last coached as the Vikings linebackers coach from 2011-13. He was the 49ers head coach from 2008-10. Singletary also shared a lesson from Buddy Ryan on Tuesday.

Iowa: Oklahoma assistant athletic director for ticket sales and operations Charlie Taylor has joined Iowa as associate AD for strategic communications and marketing. Taylor spent eight years at Oklahoma and previously worked in the Arena Football League for 10 years.

3rd down: Take a look at the top 20 3rd down play-callers over the last 3 years.

Texas A&M: New athletic director Scott Woodward will earn an annual base salary of $900,000 on a five-year deal, according to the Dallas Morning News. Woodward earned $550,000 annually at Washington.

Gannon University (PA): Per source, University of Findlay (OH) defensive graduate assistant Jack Abercrombie has joined the Gannon staff as offensive line coach. Abercrombie spent one season on the Findlay staff and won the Division II Rimington Award as a player at California (PA).

UTSA: Assistant athletic director for football Tony Jeffery has left the program, according to Rivals.com. Jeffery previously coached wide receivers at UTSA and had been retained in an administrative role.

Chicago Bears: Brandon Faber will join the Bears as vice president of communications, according to the Chicago Chronicle. Faber is currently the senior director of communications for the Chicago Blackhawks and just finished his seven season with the NHL team.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday June 27, 2016

Western Michigan: Iowa State assistant director of football operations Nick Uhlenhopp has joined the WMU staff as director of football operations. Uhlenhopp spent the past six years at ISU and had been retained on the new staff.

Red zone: Take a look at the top red zone play-callers over the last 3 years.

Oregon: Undergraduate assistant Tyler Osborne has been promoted to offensive analyst / assistant quarterbacks coach. Osborne has been on staff since 2012 and is the son of tight ends coach / special teams coordinator Tom Osborne. 

Henderson State (AR): Wyoming administrative graduate assistant Dom Mirocke has joined the Henderson State staff as outside receivers coach. Mirocke spent two years at Wyoming and was previously a quality control assistant at South Dakota State for two seasons.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday June 26, 2016

Alabama: Missouri senior associate AD of strategic communications Ryan Bradley has accepted the position of associate vice president for marketing and brand strategy at Alabama. Bradley joined Missouri last August and previously worked at Memphis. He was the athletic director at Rogers State from 2011-13.

Washington Redskins: Jon David Gruden II has joined the Redskins as a strength coach intern, according to the Washington Post. Gruden is Jon Gruden’s son and Jay Gruden’s nephew. He recently graduated from Lafayette College, where he played tailback.

Indiana State: TCU graduate assistant Andrew Mitchell has joined the Indiana State staff as offensive line coach. Mitchell had been at TCU since February and was previously a GA at North Carolina for two seasons. He has also coached at Houston and Oklahoma State.

Open jobs: Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday June 24, 2016

Baylor: The school has officially parted ways with Art Briles. There is no word on a contract settlement. Briles was reportedly still owed $40 million on his deal.

Penn State: James Franklin told reporters that all returning assistant coaches and strength coaches have signed new two-year deals this summer.

Iowa: Athletic director Gary Barta tells the Cedar Rapids Gazette he continues to have contract discussions with Kirk Ferentz. Ferentz has four years remaining on a contract that pays him $4 million annually, and he’s entering his 18th season as the head coach.

Cornell: Wide receivers coach / special teams coordinator David Hanna has been named athletic director for the Ithaca City (NY) School District. Hanna was on the Cornell staff from 2012-15 and previously coached at Salve Regina University (RI).

Findlay (OH): Linebackers coach Thomas Rebholz has been promoted to co-defensive coordinator. Rebholz is entering his second season on the Findlay staff and spent the previous five years at California University (PA).

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.