Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday January 11, 2017
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San Diego Chargers: Adam Schefter reports the Chargers will move to Los Angeles after 55 years in San Diego.
UConn: Auburn offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Rhett Lashlee has joined the UConn staff as offensive coordinator. Lashlee has been at Auburn since 2013 and took over offensive play-calling this season. UConn athletic director David Benedict previously worked at Auburn. ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports Lashlee will have a 3-year deal worth $350,000 annually.
Denver Broncos: Defensive backs coach Joe Woods is expected to be promoted to defensive coordinator, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Woods has spent the last two years with the Broncos.
San Jose State: A source tells CoachingSearch that Nebraska director of player personnel Ryan Gunderson will join the SJSU staff as quarterbacks coach. Gunderson spent two years at Nebraska and followed Mike Riley from Oregon State, where he worked with new SJSU head coach Brent Brennan. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.
UCLA: New offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch has a 2-year contract. His base salary plus talent fee totals $494,000 annually, plus a signing bonus of $150,000. He also has retention bonuses of $156,000 (if still employed on Dec. 16, 2017), $150,000 (June 16, 2018) and $156,000 (Dec. 16, 2018). There is also a clause that if Jim Mora is dismissed or leaves prior to Jan. 31, 2019, Fisch’s deal is terminated 30 days after the hiring of a new head coach.
Western Michigan: The Detroit News’ Tony Paul tweets, “Sense is WMU job could come down to Tim Lester and Tyrone Wheatley, with Lester the front runner.” Paul adds that there has been no contact with Les Miles, and there’s been no sense the school reached out to Grand Valley State’s Matt Mitchell nor Ferris State’s Tony Annese. The Lansing State Journal reports Lester was on campus Wednesday and that Northwestern running backs coach Matt MacPherson will be on Thursday.
Campbell (NC): Texas A&M graduate assistant David Marsh has joined the Campbell staff as offensive coordinator. Marsh spent one year at A&M and previously worked under Noel Mazzone at UCLA.
Nebraska: Defensive coordinator Mark Banker will not return. Banker spent two years at Nebraska and previously worked at Oregon State with Mike Riley from 2003-14. In addition, the school says director of player personnel Ryan Gunderson has accepted an on-field coaching job at another school. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.
Minnesota: 247Sports’ Minnesota site reports Western Michigan wide receivers coach Matt Simon, offensive line coach Brian Callahan and special teams coordinator Rob Wenger will join the Minnesota staff with P.J. Fleck. Callahan will coach tackles / tight ends.
Rice: Nebraska safeties coach Brian Stewart has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Rice, according to Fox 26 in Houston. Stewart spent two years at Nebraska.
Iowa: Wide receivers coach Bobby Kennedy and running backs coach / special teams coordinator Chris White will not return, according to The Cedar Rapids Gazette and multiple reports. Kennedy had been on staff since 2013 and has also coached at Colorado, Texas, Washington and Arizona. White had also been on staff since 2013. He came from the Vikings and previously coached at Syracuse from 2000-08.
Iowa State: Athletic director Jamie Pollard has received an extension through 2024. Pollard has been in the role since 2005.
Wake Forest: Stony Brook defensive coordinator Lyle Hemphill has joined the Wake Forest defensive staff. His position has not been determined. Hemphill spent the past six years at Stony Brook and previously worked at Hofstra with current Wake defensive line coach Dave Cohen.
Ole Miss: Wide receivers coach Jacob Peeler will make $375,000, according to Rivals. He made $228,000 at Cal last year.
Furman: A source tells CoachingSearch that Charleston Southern defensive coordinator Chad Staggs will join the Furman staff in the same role. Staggs spent four years at CSU.
Texas: Former Baylor assistant director of football operations / defensive quality control assistant Casey Horny has joined the Texas staff as a special teams quality control assistant. Horny spent nine years at Baylor.
Texas A&M: Florida State assistant strength coach Mark Hocke will join the A&M staff as head strength coach, according to TexAgs. Hocke was Georgia’s head strength coach in 2015 and previously worked at Alabama.
Oregon: USF director of player personnel David Kelly has joined the Oregon staff as assistant athletic director of football recruiting operations, and USF director of athletic performance Irele Oderinde has joined Oregon as head strength coach. Oderinde had been at USF since 2014 and played at Western Kentucky when Willie Taggart was an assistant.
Arkansas State: Tight ends coach Dan Dodd will leave for the Lamar staff, and Maryland graduate assistant Kyle Cefalo will join Arkansas State to coach tight ends, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Dodd spent three years at ASU, and Cefalo was previously a GA at ASU before joining the Maryland staff.
Cal: A source tells CoachingSearch that Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo is a strong candidate for the Cal head coaching job.
Buffalo Bills: Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott has accepted the Bills head coaching job, according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora. Read more here.
South Florida: Texas special assistant for offense Justin Burke has joined the USF staff as tight ends coach / special teams coordinator. Burke spent three years at Texas with Charlie Strong and was previously a graduate assistant at Louisville with him. In addition, Texas director of football administration Clifford Snow has joined the USF staff as director of football operations, and Texas director of player personnel Mike Giglio has also joined the USF staff.
Miami Dolphins: Linebackers coach Matt Burke will be promoted to defensive coordinator, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Burke is entering his second season on staff and previously coached linebackers with the Bengals and Lions.
Washington Redskins: Former Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley will interview for the Redskins defensive coordinator job today, according to ESPN’s John Keim.
Southern Arkansas: A source tells CoachingSearch that William Jewell defensive coordinator Trent Figg has joined the Southern Arkansas staff in the same role. Figg spent one year at William Jewell and previously coached defensive backs at Southern Arkansas.
Denver Broncos: Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph is the new head coach of the Broncos. In addition, Adam Schefter reports former Chargers head coach Mike McCoy and former Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave will interview for the Broncos offensive coordinator job on Thursday. Read more here.
Oregon: Keith Heyward’s title at Oregon is safeties coach. Heyward joined the staff from Louisville.
Arizona State: Former Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Bennett has joined the ASU staff in the same role. Previous defensive coordinator Keith Patterson will continue to coach linebackers. In addition, The Arizona Republic reports ASU offensive line coach / assistant head coach Chris Thomsen has turned down an offer to join the Memphis staff.
Vanderbilt: Derek Mason tweets, “Regarding Cal rumors....to my team, our fans & #GoldRush17, I'm firmly Anchored Down in Nashville. Let's Ride!”
Philadelphia Eagles: Bills wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal will interview for the Eagles wide receivers job today, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan.
San Jose State: North Dakota State defensive ends coach Jamar Cain will join the SJSU staff as defensive line coach, according to Bruce Feldman. Cain spent two years at NDSU and has California experience from time at Cal Poly and Sacramento City College.
FIU: Butch Davis has completed his full-time coaching staff. See the staff here.
New York Jets: Former Rams defensive backs coach Dennard Wilson will join the Jets staff, according to CBS Sports. Wilson spent four seasons with the Rams.
Notre Dame: A source tells CoachingSearch that Arizona State tight ends coach DelVaughn Alexander will join the Notre Dame staff as wide receivers coach. Alexander spent five years at ASU and worked alongside new Notre Dame offensive coordinator Chip Long.
Louisville: Mississippi State defensive coordinator Peter Sirmon has been named to the same role at Louisville. So it’s a swap of defensive coordinators between the schools. Sirmon spent one year at Mississippi State and previously worked at USC. In addition, former Fresno State defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward will join the Louisville staff as defensive backs coach, according to Scout.com. Ward spent one year at Fresno and previously worked at South Carolina. He worked with Bobby Petrino at Arkansas.
Los Angeles Rams: Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay will have a second head coaching interview with the Rams today, per Adam Schefter, who adds McVay's top option for defensive coordinator would be Wade Phillips.
South Florida: Former FAU defensive backs coach Corey Bell has joined the USF staff as defensive backs coach, and former Texas offensive line coach Matt Mattox has followed Charlie Strong to USF as offensive line coach / run game coordinator. Bell spent two years at USF. Mattox spent one year at Texas and has spent the past four years with USF offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert at four different schools.
Baltimore Ravens: Former Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman is a strong candidate to join the Ravens staff, according to multiple reports.
Mississippi State: Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham will join the Mississippi State staff on a multi-year deal, and current MSU defensive coordinator Peter Sirmon will not return, according to Sports Illustrated. Grantham has spent the past three years at Louisville. Sirmon spent one season at MSU.
Denver Broncos: Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph is meeting with the Broncos again today, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Cincinnati: Joker Phillips’ title at Cincinnati is wide receivers coach, and Jon Tenuta's title is safeties coach.
College Football Playoff: Executive director Bill Hancock’s contract has been extended through 2020.
Houston: Running backs coach Kenith Pope and wide receivers coach Darrell Wyatt have been retained by Major Applewhite, whose full-time staff is now complete.
San Francisco 49ers: Cardinals vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough will interview for the 49ers GM job, according to CSN Bay Area.
Cal: Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman reports Cal may have interest in Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason for their head coaching job, and another sitting head coach is in the mix. Feldman adds that Wisconsin defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox has interviewed for the job, and former Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave could be in the mix.
Stephen F. Austin: A source tells CoachingSearch that TCU director of high school relations Jake Brown has accepted the running backs job at SFA. Brown spent three years at TCU, the first two as a graduate assistant.
East Carolina: Coordinator of football administration Sedrick Irvin has been named head coach at Miami High School (FL). Irvin spent one year at ECU and was previously the head coach at Westminster Christian School in Miami.
Texas Lutheran: Converse Judson High School (TX) defensive coordinator Ricky Matt has joined the TLU staff as defensive coordinator / assistant head coach, and Missouri Valley defensive backs coach / special teams coordinator Jody Ford has joined TLU as defensive backs coach / special teams coordinator.
Wisconsin-La Crosse: Wisconsin-Platteville co-defensive coordinator / outside linebackers coach Matt Janus has joined the La Crosse staff as defensive coordinator. Janus had been at Platteville for five seasons.
Lafayette (PA): IMG Academy (FL) offensive coordinator Rich Bartel has accepted the offensive coordinator / quarterbacks job at Lafayette, according to Fox Sports. Bartel spent two years at IMG and previously coached high school ball in Texas.
Buffalo Bills: Ian Rapoport reports Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott has a second interview with the Bills today, and he could wrap up the job soon.
Albany: A source tells CoachingSearch that Holy Cross outside linebackers coach Bill Nesselt will join the Albany staff. Nesselt spent one year at Holy Cross and was previously a quality control assistant at Maryland, where he worked with Albany defensive coordinator Keith Dudzinski.
Temple: Kennesaw State linebackers coach Andrew Thacker and former Delaware running backs coach Tony Lucas will join the Temple staff, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Thacker spent one year at Kennesaw and worked with Geoff Collins at UCF from 2008-09. Lucas spent four years at Delaware. Running backs coach Chris Wiesehan has also been retained and could move to offensive line. This completes Collins’ full-time staff.
Oregon: Washington State defensive line coach Joe Salave’a will officially join the Oregon staff as defensive line / assistant head coach, according to Fox Sports. Salave’a has been at Wazzu since 2012 and previously coached at Arizona and San Jose State.
Oakland Raiders: CSN Bay Area reports quarterbacks coach Todd Downing is expected to be promoted to offensive coordinator.
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.