Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday February 15, 2017
North Texas: Former Lamar offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Chuck Langston is the top candidate for the North Texas offensive line job, according to the Denton Record-Chronicle. Langston spent the last four years at Lamar.
Purdue: Per GoldAndBlack.com, these are the base salaries for Purdue’s assistants: co-DC / LB coach Nick Holt ($500,000), co-DC / safeties coach Anthony Poindexter ($425,000), co-OC / QB coach Brian Brohm ($400,000), CB coach Derrick Jackson ($300,000), WR coach JaMarcus Shephard ($275,000), DL coach Reggie Johnson ($225,000), OL coach Dale Williams ($225,000) and RB coach Chris Barclay ($200,000). This doesn’t include incentives. Co-offensive coordinator / tight ends coach / special teams coordinator Tony Levine’s contract hasn’t been released.
Denver Broncos: Here is Vance Joseph’s completed Broncos staff.
Alabama: Director of football operations Justin Dickens is leaving the program, according to AL.com. Dickens spent two years at Alabama and previously worked at Michigan.
Iowa: Offensive line coach Tim Polasek will earn $325,000 on a 1-year deal, and wide receivers coach Kelton Copeland will earn $225,000 on a 1-year deal, according to the Des Moines Register.
Central Michigan: Former defensive end Blake Serpa has joined the staff as a defensive quality control assistant. Serpa played at CMU from 2011-15.
Virginia Tech: Athletic director Whit Babcock’s extension announced last fall includes a $635,000 annually salary (a $165,000 raise), with minimum 5 percent raises each year through the end of the contract in June 2024, according to The Roanoke Times.
Cincinnati: Former Tennessee defensive backs / assistant head coach Willie Martinez has officially joined the Cincinnati staff as cornerbacks coach. Martinez spent the last four years at Tennessee. This completes Luke Fickell’s staff. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.
Princeton: Lehigh (PA) running backs coach Jamel Mutunga has joined the Princeton staff. Mutunga spent three years at Lehigh.
Davenport (MI): WOOD-TV reports Ferris State (MI) wide receivers coach Sparky McEwen will be named head coach at Davenport. McEwen has spent the last five years at Ferris State and was previously an Arena Football League head coach.
Missouri: Offensive analyst Kendall Bradley has been named head coach at Atlantic High School (FL). Bradley spent the last four years at Mizzou.
Kentucky: Dean Hood’s title at Kentucky is outside linebackers coach / special teams coordinator. Hood spent last year at Charlotte and was Eastern Kentucky’s head coach from 2008-15.
Arizona State: Louisiana-Monroe offensive line coach Rob Sale will join the Arizona State staff as offensive line coach, according to 247Sports. Sale spent one year at ULM and previously worked at Georgia and McNeese State. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.
Lehigh (PA): Wide receivers coach Scott Brisson has been promoted to offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach, defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Joe Bottiglieri has moved to linebackers coach / senior advisor to the defensive staff, and defensive backs coach Craig Sutyak has been promoted to defensive coordinator.
Montana State: Offensive line coach Brian Armstrong has been promoted to offensive coordinator. Armstrong is entering his second year on staff and was previously the head coach at Rocky Mountain College from 2009-15.
Miami Dolphins: Duke graduate assistant Josh Grizzard will join the Dolphins as an offensive quality control assistant, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan. Grizzard has been at Duke since 2013.
Army: Former UConn wide receivers coach David Corley will join the Army staff as wide receivers coach, according to 247Sports. Corley spent three years at UConn and was promoted to offensive coordinator late in the 2016 season.
Northern Michigan: IUP offensive coordinator Marty Higgins has joined the NMU staff as offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach. Higgins spent two years at IUP and previously coached at Upper Iowa.
San Francisco 49ers: Bears assistant special teams coach Richard Hightower will be the 49ers special teams coordinator, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan. Hightower spent one year with the Bears and was previously an assistant special teams coach with the 49ers. He worked with Kyle Shanahan on the Redskins staff from 2010-13 and the Browns in 2014.
Samford: Ohio defensive graduate assistant Jameal Lett has joined the Samford staff as defensive backs coach. Lett spent one year at Ohio and was previously a defensive assistant at UT-Martin.
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.