Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday February 13, 2017
Iowa: WDAY in Fargo reports North Dakota State offensive coordinator / running backs coach Tim Polasek will join the Iowa staff. Polasek spent the last three years in his second stint at NDSU and previously coached at Northern Illinois. Notably, Polasek was on the NIU staff that beat Iowa in 2013 and the NDSU staff that beat Iowa last year. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.
Oklahoma State: Southern Miss wide receivers coach / special teams coordinator John Wozniak has accepted the running backs job at Oklahoma State, according to the Hattiesburg American and 101.7 FM in Tulsa. Wozniak spent four years at USM and was a GA at OK State in 2004.
San Francisco 49ers: Falcons offensive assistant Matt McDaniel has joined the 49ers as run game specialist, and Chiefs defensive assistant Taylor Embree has joined as an offensive quality control assistant. McDaniel spent two years with the Falcons. Embree spent one year with the Chiefs and is the son of new 49ers tight ends coach Jon Embree.
Wagner (NY): Per source, running backs coach / co-special teams coordinator Rob Calabrese has been promoted to offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach. Calabrese is entering his second year on staff after previously working as a GA at UCF.
Colorado: A planned extension and raise for Mike MacIntyre has been delayed, as the school’s regents wait for the results of an external investigation into Colorado’s handling of domestic violence allegations against former assistant Joe Tumpkin, according to The Daily Camera. Tumpkin was promoted to play-caller for the Alamo Bowl, and Sports Illustrated recently reported CU was contacted by Tumpkin’s then-girlfriend before the bowl game. Tumpkin was forced to resign after the season. MacIntyre was set to receive a new $16.25 million deal through 2021.
Illinois: Per source, IMG Academy (FL) defensive coordinator Donnie Abraham will join the Illinois staff. Scout.com reports Abraham is expected to coach in the defensive backfield. Abraham has spent two years at IMG and played in the NFL from 1996-2004, including playing under Lovie Smith with the Bucs.
Kansas City Chiefs: Offensive coordinator Brad Childress has moved to assistant head coach, and co-offensive coordinator Matt Nagy has been promoted to offensive coordinator. Both have been on staff since 2013.
Hamline (MN): Offensive line coach Brian Sheehan has been promoted to offensive coordinator / assistant head coach, following Jim Zebrowski’s departure for Buffalo. Sheehan has spent one year at Hamline and was previously the head coach at Defiance (OH).
Atlanta Falcons: Georgia State defensive line coach Jess Simpson will join the Falcons as assistant defensive line coach, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post. Simpson joined Georgia State this offseason and was previously the head coach at Buford High School (GA), reaching the state finals 10 straight times.
San Francisco 49ers: Former Jaguars linebackers coach coach Robert Saleh will join the 49ers as defensive coordinator, according to Pro Football Talk. Saleh had recently joined the Chargers as linebackers coach, but instead will go to the 49ers, and he wasn’t listed on the completed Chargers staff today.
Alabama: New England Patriots tight ends coach Brian Daboll is expected to interview for the Alabama offensive coordinator job, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Daboll was a graduate assistant under Saban at Michigan State from 1998-99. Feldman adds that new UCLA offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch could also become a candidate at Alabama.
Los Angeles Chargers: Former Falcons defensive coordinator Richard Smith has been named linebackers coach for the Chargers, and tight ends coach John McNulty has been retained. Smith spent two years with the Falcons and was let go last week . In addition, former UTSA assistant Eric Henderson's title is assistant defensive line coach. This completes Anthony Lynn’s staff.
Buffalo Bills: Here’s a look at Sean McDermott’s completed Buffalo Bills staff.
Michigan: The King’s Academy (CA) head coach Michael Johnson has accepted a position at Michigan. Johnson has been at TKA since 2014 and coached in the NFL from 2000-10, including serving as Jim Harbaugh's QB coach with the Chargers in 2000, when Harbaugh was a player. Johnson's most recent college job was UCLA offensive coordinator in 2011.
UTSA: Per source, defensive line coach Eric Henderson has accepted a job in the NFL (Update: assistant DL coach with the Chargers). Henderson spent one year at UTSA and was previously at Oklahoma State for three years.
Washington Redskins: Browns assistant defensive backs coach Cannon Matthews has joined the Redskins as a defensive quality control assistant. Matthews spent one year with the Browns and was previously a defensive quality control assistant with the Titans.
Princeton: Per source, William & Mary cornerbacks coach / special teams coordinator Marvin Clecidor will join the Princeton staff as defensive backs coach. Clecidor spent two years at W&M.
Temple: Dave Gerson has been promoted to specialist with advanced graphics (aka SWAG Coordinator). Gerson has been on staff since 2011, moving from student communications assistant to video assistant, operations assistant and graduate assistant.
Indiana State: Vanderbilt graduate assistant Kevin Abrams has joined the Indiana State staff as special teams coordinator. Abrams spent two years at Vanderbilt and was previously a GA at Buffalo.
Southern: Georgia State graduate assistant Reid Sanders has joined the Southern staff as running backs coach. Sanders spent two years at Georgia State and was previously a graduate assistant, student assistant and player at Southern.
Tennessee: 247Sports reports Tennessee is expected to interview 3-5 candidates for the athletic director job, and the leading candidates are Chattanooga AD Dave Blackburn and former UT head coach Philip Fulmer. 247Sports’ John Brice reports Blackburn would likely hire Fulmer as his No. 2 man, but there is no scenario where Blackburn would leave Chattanooga to be the No. 2 to Fulmer.
Kansas: The Lawrence Journal-World reports defensive line coach Michael Slater will not return, and head strength coach Je’Ney Jackson is leaving the coaching profession for a job in the medical field. Slater spent one year on staff. Jackson spent the last two years at KU and was also on the staff from 2005-09.
Wyoming: South Dakota State safeties coach Jake Dickert will join the Wyoming staff, per SDSU head coach John Stiegelmeier. Dickert spent one year at SDSU and was previously the defensive coordinator at Minnesota State-Mankato.
Kansas State: Bill Snyder has been diagnosed with throat cancer, but his prognosis is “excellent,” the school has announced. Snyder fully expects to be on the field for spring practice, and it will not affect his duties leading the program. He has been receiving outpatient care for three weeks.
South Carolina: Former Philadelphia Eagles scouting coordinator Matt Lindsey will join the South Carolina staff as director of player personnel, according to 247Sports and multiple reports. Lindsey spent 2013-15 with the Eagles and was previously a player personnel specialist at Alabama. In addition, director of recruiting operations Robbie Liles will move to director of operations.
Wake Forest: Graduate assistant Taylor Redd has been promoted to director of recruiting. Redd has spent two years as a GA and was previously a recruiting assistant at Wake.
San Francisco 49ers: Running backs coach Tom Rathman will not remain on staff under Kyle Shanahan. Rathman tells the Sacramento Bee he wasn’t interest in an alternate job on staff, and he’ll likely sit out 2017. Rathman has coached running backs with the 49ers from 1997-2002 and 2009-16 and is also a former 49ers player.
ASA Miami: Former Snow College (UT) head coach Britt Maughan has joined the ASA Miami staff. Maughan was the head coach at Snow from 2013-16.
Denver Broncos: Part of Wade Phillips’ departure from the Broncos was due to a contract dispute, according to 9News, which reports that Phillips wanted a new contract and to be the highest-paid defensive coordinator in the league entering last season. John Elway offered Phillips either a raise or an extension. Phillips took the raise, entering the last year of his deal, and when Gary Kubiak suddenly retired, Phillips was out. Now he’s the Rams defensive coordinator.
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.