Friday February 10, 2012
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Tampa Bay Bucs: New Yorks Giants quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan has accepted the offensive coordinator job with the Bucs.
Rutgers: Sources tell me Kyle Flood will hire Darnell Dinkins as tight ends coach. Dinkins worked with the Tampa Bay Bucs this season.
Dallas Cowboys: Sources tell me that former Tampa Bay Bucs assistant Joe Baker has accepted the assistant defensive backs job with the Cowboys.
Western Kentucky: Willie Taggart has made several changes to the staff at Western Kentucky. In addition to the promotion of offensive grad assistant Nick Sheridan to quarterbacks coach, Terry Obee shifts from running backs to wide receivers; centers & guards coach Walt Wells will now serve as offensive line / run game coordinator; Stu Holt shifts from tackles & tight ends to just the tight ends; Raymond Woodie shifts from defensive ends to linebackers; Eric Mathies takes over the entire defensive line; and Karl Maslowski drops the responsibility of linebackers to become the special teams coordinator. Taggart will coach the running backs.
Arkansas: Sources tell me that the Arkansas administration will not allow former linebackers coach Reggie Johnson to collect his bowl bonus. Johnson, who departed just after the Cotton Bowl to become the defensive coordinator at UAB, is not pleased. UAB head coach Garrick McGee is apparently quite bitter about the situation as well.
Tampa Bay Bucs: NY Giants quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan is interviewing for the Tampa Bay offensive coordinator job.
Rutgers: I am told that Boston College running backs coach Ben Sirmans will join the Rutgers' staff in the same capacity.
Temple: Sources tell me that Boston College wide receivers coach Ryan Day has accepted the offensive coordinator position at Temple.
Western Michigan: I have learned that Northwestern defensive grad assistant Tim McGarigle has just accepted the linebackers job at Western Michigan. Sources tell me Western Michigan head coach Bill Cubit is also close to naming a new wide receivers coach. Stay tuned to the Coaching Search Ticker.
Illinois: Here are the salaries for the new assistant coaches at Illinois: Billy Gonzales ($400,000), Chris Beaty ($400,000), Tim Banks ($400,000), Luke Butkus ($200,000), Mike Ward ($200,000), Tim Salem ($200,000), Keith Gilmore ($200,000), Steve Clinkscale ($150,000), Alex Golesh ($150,000)
Air Force: I have learned that Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun has hired Wake Forest defensive backs coach Steve Russ as co-defensive coordinator / defensive backs / assistant head coach. Russ is an Air Force alum.
South Carolina: Here are the salaries for the new assistant coaches at South Carolina: Tight ends / special teams coordinator Joe Robinson ($280,000), linebackers coach Kirk Botkin ($185,000), running backs coach Everette Sands ($185,000), defensive backs / assistant special teams coach Grady Brown ($150,000).
Notre Dame: Notre Dame wide receivers coach Tony Alford is likely to remain with the Irish after interviewing with the Green Bay Packers.
Maryland: Former defensive coordinator Todd Bradford agreed to a $300,000 buyout with the university when he resigned his position over a month ago. Bradford had been set to receive $700,000 over the final two years of his contract.
New Mexico Highlands (D2): is seeking an offensive line coach .Must have a spread & zone background. Send resumes to Offensive Coordinator Sheldon Cross at email@example.com. Please no phone calls.
Colorado State: There is some speculation that Jim McElwain is waiting on Kevin Steele. I'm told that is not true. McElwain will have his defensive coordinator as early as this weekend, but don't expect it to be Steele.
Baltimore Ravens: I have learned that Rutgers running backs coach Chris Hewitt has accepted the assistant special teams position with the Baltimore Ravens.
Tampa Bay Bucs: Sources tell me that Russ Riederer will join the Tampa Bay staff as an assistant strength coach. Riederer has been out the last couple of years.