Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday July 20, 2017

Ole Miss: Head coach Hugh Freeze has resigned. A press conference is scheduled for 8:30 ET. Offensive line coach Matt Luke will take over as interim head coach. Freeze went 39-25 in six seasons, but is a subject of investigation into alleged recruiting violations. Yahoo Sports reports a look through Freeze's phone records as part of Houston Nutt's lawsuit against the school uncovered a call to an escort service that could have been a wrong number, but also found "additional troubling information." More coming on CoachingSearch.com.

Fordham: Former Denver Broncos scouting assistant Evan Ostrow has been named assistant athletic director for football operations at Fordham. Ostrow worked with the Broncos from 2016-17 and was previously an assistant recruiting coordinator at Penn State.

Mansfield (PA): Per source, former Northwood (MI) student assistant Richard Conrad has joined the Mansfield staff as offensive line coach. Conrad spent four years at Northwood, working with the offensive line.

Iowa: Former NFL special teams coordinator Kevin Spencer has joined the Iowa staff as a special teams quality control assistant. Spencer worked with Kirk Ferentz with the Cleveland Browns in the early 1990s and the 63-year-old has also coached for the Raiders, Colts, Steelers, Cardinals and Chargers.

Minnesota State: Former South Dakota defensive line coach Collin Prosser has joined the MSU staff as offensive line coach. Prosser spent the last two years at South Dakota and previously coached at Morningside College.

Les Miles: The former LSU head coach tells WAFB that he will be doing “network television” this fall, for more than one network.

Bemidji State (MN): Interim head coach Brent Bolte has been named full-time head coach. Bolte has spent 17 years on the staff and led the team to a 9-3 record as interim head coach in 2016.

Idaho State: Oregon State graduate assistant Kam Yancy has joined the ISU staff as defensive backs coach. Yancy spent two years at Oregon State and was previously a quality control assistant at Utah. In addition, equipment manager Tyson Munns has been promoted to director of football operations.

Illinois-Chicago: George Washington senior associate athletic director for external relations Garrett Klassy has been named athletic director at UIC. Klassy spent four years at GWU.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday July 19, 2017

Eastern Washington: Interim offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Bodie Reeder has been named full-time OC. He moved into the role when Fred Salanoa resigned in June. Reeder spent the last three years as a quality control assistant at Oklahoma State. 

Iowa: Linebackers coach Seth Wallace has been promoted to assistant defensive coordinator. Wallace joined the staff in a full-time role in 2014.

ESPN: Tommy Tuberville has joined ESPN as a color analyst, calling games this coming season.

Oregon State: Phoenix College (AZ) head coach Dan Cozzetto has resigned to accept a position at Oregon State. Cozzetto spent two years leading Phoenix College and has previously coached at Oregon State (from 2000-02), Washington, Arizona State, Cal and more. At Phoenix College, offensive coordinator Robin Pflugrad has been named interim head coach there. 

Oklahoma State: Mike Gundy explains why he fought so much for support staff raises and an increased recruiting budget as part of his new contract.

Carolina Panthers: Former Panthers GM Marty Hurney will rejoin the team as interim GM for 2017, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Hurney worked for the Panthers from 1998-2012, spending 2002-12 as GM.

FIU: Assistant director of football operations Jedidiah Keime has been promoted to director of football operations. Keime has been at FIU since 2012, working in operations and recruiting.

Savannah State: Former Northern Michigan defensive backs coach Glenn Davis has joined the Savannah State staff as cornerbacks coach. Davis spent one year at NMU and previously coached at IMG Academy and Youngstown State.

Southern Illinois: Graduate assistant Michael Williamson has been promoted to director of football operations. Williamson has been on staff since 2015.

Fort Valley State: Former Hampton running backs coach Gary Lowery has joined the Fort Valley State staff as offensive line coach / director of player personnel. Lowery spent three years at Hampton.Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday July 18, 2017

Carolina Panthers: NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports owner Jerry Richardson is meeting with former Panthers GM Marty Hurney about plans for Hurney to be the interim GM for 2017. Hurney worked for the Panthers from 1998-2012, spending 2002-12 as GM.

Baylor: Matt Rhule says his father has moved to Waco and will be with the team until spring. Rhule’s father, Dennis, is a former high school coach and minister and held a similar volunteer position at Temple. Read more here.

Georgia State: Per source, former Newberry college offensive lineman Hayden Wilks has joined the Georgia State staff as an offensive graduate assistant. Wilks played at Newberry from 2011-15.

Missouri Western: East Stroudsburg athletic director Josh Looney has interviewed for the Missouri Western AD job, and Upper Iowa AD David Miller will interview on Thursday, according to the St. Joseph News-Press.

Southwest Oklahoma State: Bacone College (OK) defensive coordinator Hank Campbell has joined the SWOSU staff as defensive backs coach. Campbell spent two years at Bacone and previously worked at Langston University.

Missouri Southern State: Fairmont State defensive coordinator Zach Crissup has joined the Missouri Southern staff as defensive backs coach. Crissup spent two years at Fairmont State and previously coached at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M.

Ohio Dominican: Per source, Elon (NC) tight ends coach Cris Reisert will join the Ohio Dominican staff as offensive coordinator. Reisert has been at Elon since 2014. He will replace Zac Bruney, who left Ohio Dominican to become the first-ever head coach at Wheeling Jesuit (WV), which will begin play in 2018.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday July 17, 2017

Northeastern Oklahoma: Former Georgia State defensive intern Sean Osnowitz has joined the NEO staff as assistant linebackers coach. Osnowitz was previously a student assistant at Samford.

Play-calling: More than 30 FBS head coaches will call plays in 2017. Read more here.

Carolina Panthers: General manager Dave Gettleman has been dismissed. He had been in the role since 2013 and has spent nearly 30 years in NFL scouting departments. 

VMI: Wide receivers / tight ends coach Brad Robbins has added the role of special teams co-coordinator, and running backs coach Tim Maypray has added the duties of internal recruiting coordinator. Robbins is entering his fifth year on staff, and Maypray is entering his third year. 

Denver Broncos: The Broncos and executive VP of football operations / general manager John Elway are close to a five-year deal worth $30-35 million, according to the Colorado Spring Gazette. His current deal pays him around $3 million annually and expires next March.

Mississippi State: Director of player development Rockey Felker has retired. The 64-year-old Felker played quarterback at MSU and also worked at the school from 1975-78 (assistant), 1986-90 (head coach) and 2002-16 (operations, running backs, personnel). 

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday July 14, 2017

Northwestern: Pat Fitzgerald earned just over $3.3 in total compensation in 2015, according to USA Today, slightly down from 2014. In addition, athletic director Jim Phillips earned nearly $1.6 million in 2015, up from $1.1 million in 2014.

UConn: The Connecticut state ethics office ruled that tight ends coach Corey Edsall working on the UConn staff under Randy Edsall violates a ban against nepotism and a father helping negotiate a contract for his son, according to the Hartford Courant. However, ethics lawyers are recommending the state board take no action and that Corey Edsall be allowed to work in the job for one season, as long as the deal is not renewed. Read more here. 

Ventura College (CA): Offensive line coach Ryan Clanton has been promoted to offensive coordinator, entering his fourth year on staff, and linebackers coach Mike Haydon has been promoted to defensive coordinator, entering his third year.

Mississippi State: Director of player personnel Scott Sallach is no longer with the program. Sallach coached tight ends from 2009-16, but was moved off the field this offseason.

Salisbury (MD): Former Central Connecticut State running backs coach Anthony Johnson has joined the Salisbury staff as an assistant. Johnson spent one year at CCSU and previously coached running backs at Salisbury in 2015 and 2008-09.

Feather River College (CA): Former Fort Scott CC wide receivers coach Johnny Stilwell has joined the Feather River staff as defensive coordinator. Stilwell coached at Fort Scott in 2013 and has spent the last three years out of coaching.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.