Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday June 22, 2016

Syracuse: NC State graduate assistant Macky MacPherson has joined the Syracuse staff as a GA, according to MacPherson played at Syracuse from 2011-13, spent last season as a GA at Louisiana Tech and joined the NC State staff in January.

Miami Dolphins: Here’s a look back at Nick Saban’s first Dolphins staff, and where they are now.

SEC: Former SEC official Ben Oldham has been named coordinator of football replay for the conference. The new position will report to coordinator of football officials Steve Shaw and help provide oversight for the new collaborative replay system at SEC headquarters this fall. Oldham has been involved in SEC officiating for nearly 40 years and was the instant replay official for the 2015 College Football Playoff seminal between Florida State and Oregon.

Florida: UF will not use a search firm to replace outgoing athletic director Jeremy Foley, but there will be an 8-person search committee, led by board of trustees chairman Manny Fernandez and including other school officials.

Bluefield State (WV): Alcorn State associate athletic director for administration John Lewis has been named athletic director at Bluefield State. Lewis had been at Alcorn State since November 2014.

Florida Tech: Defensive backs coach Willie Tillman has accepted the head coaching job at Westminster Academy (FL). Tillman spent the last four seasons at Florida Tech, including three as defensive coordinator. He previously coached at Bethel University.

North Texas: The school will use Eastman & Beaudine search firm for its athletic director search, according to the Denton Record-Chronicle.

Penn State-Schuylkill: Matt Stankiewitch has been named athletic director at PSU-Schuylkill. The 26-year-old Stankiewitch played offensive line at Penn State from 2008-12.

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Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday June 21, 2016

Oklahoma: The school approved raises and extensions on Tuesday. Bob Stoops received an extension through 2021 and will earn about $5.55 million in 2016. Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Lincoln Riley received a $400,000 raise to $900,000 annually, defensive coordinator Mike Stoops received a $50,000 raise to $900,000, and offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh received a $50,000 raise to $425,000. All three also received extensions through 2018. In addition, coaches extended through 2017 with $25,000 raises included DB coach Kerry Cooks (new salary $450,000), inside WR / assistant head coach Cale Gundy ($390,000), inside LB coach Tim Kish ($355,000) and RB coach / ST coordinator Jay Boulware ($355,000). Wide receivers coach Dennis Simmons received a $37,000 raise to $312,000.

Texas A&M: Tennessee Titans assistant director of football administration / pro scout Dennis Polian has accepted a player personnel job at Texas A&M, according to The Tennessean. Polian had been with the Titans since 2012 and previously worked with the Colts under his father, Bill Polian.

Buffalo Bills: Director of college scouting Kelvin Fisher has been promoted to player personnel advisor, BLESTO scout Pete Harris has been promoted to college area scout, and college scouting assistant Bo Taliaferro has been promoted to BLESTO scout. Fisher has been with the Bills since 2013, Harris since 2007 and Taliaferro since 2013. In addition, former Saints scout Ryan Hollern has joined the Bills as college scouting coordinator and former St. John Fisher College quarterback Colin Dotterer has joined the Bills as a player personnel assistant. Hollern spent seven seasons with the Saints.

Alabama: Athletic director Bill Battle will take a leave of absence to undergo the latest in a series of treatments for multiple myeloma, which he has been dealing with for two years. He’s expected to be out of the office for a few weeks, but will direct the athletic department with daily communication with officials. 

Stanford: Here’s a look back at Jim Harbaugh’s first Stanford staff and where they are now.

Florida: John Herron has joined the Florida staff as director of on-campus recruiting. Herron is a Florida graduate and has coached high school basketball in Florida since 1997, including the last 14 years as a head coach.

Alabama: The school has approved new contracts for coaches. Among new coaches, defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt will earn $1 million annually on a 3-year deal, defensive backs coach Derrick Ansley will earn $395,000 on a 2-year deal, centers / tackles coach Brent Key will earn $350,000 on a 2-year deal, and defensive line coach Karl Dunbar will earn $275,000 on a 2-year deal. Among returning coaches, linebackers coach Tosh Lupoi was promoted to co-defensive coordinator and received a $125,000 raise to $550,000, running backs coach / special teams coordinator Burton Burns received a $130,000 raise to $475,000, tight ends / tackles coach Mario Cristobal received a raise to $525,000, and wide receivers coach Billy Napier received a raise to $350,000. All four are on 2-year deals. In addition, head strength coach Scott Cochran received a $105,000 raise to $525,000 annually on a three-year deal. Read more details here.

West Alabama: Former Jones County CC (MS) head coach David Thornton has joined the West Alabama staff as offensive line coach. Thornton spent two years as Jones County CC head coach after two years as the offensive coordinator.

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Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday June 20, 2016

Vermont: The school paid $134,646 on its search for a new AD, culminating in the promotion of Jeffrey Schuman, according to the Burlington Free Press. Of that, $114,350 was for search firm DHR International. Schulman had been at the school for more than 20 years. 

Utah: Here’s a look back at Urban Meyer’s first Utah staff and where they are now.

Alabama: Every Alabama assistant coach except for offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin will receive an amended contract on Tuesday, according to The school’s Board of Trustees will discuss and vote on the new contracts. Kiffin is entering the third year of a three-year deal that pays him $714,000 in 2016, along with a reported $3.4 million in annual buyout from USC. 

Staff continuity: Only 2 FBS schools enter 2016 with the same staff for the third straight year, and only 13 with two straight years. See the list here.

Rutgers: Special teams assistant Rocco DiMeco has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Euclid High School (OH), according to DiMeco spent the past two years at Rutgers and has previously coached at Holy Cross and Anna Maria College.

Wisconsin-Platteville: Wisconsin graduate assistant Sam Siefkes has joined the UW-Platteville staff as co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach. Siefkes spent last season as a quality control coach at Wisconsin and had moved to GA in January. He has previously coached at UW-La Crosse, FIU and Air Force.

Western Kentucky: TCU assistant director of media relations Robert Sampson has joined the WKU staff as assistant director of football operations. Sampson spent one year at TCU and was previously the assistant director of athletic communications at WKU from 2012-14.

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Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday June 19, 2016

Tennessee: Per source, Eastern Michigan director of football operations Jacob Kirkendall has accepted the position of associate director of football operations at Tennessee. Kirkendall spent the past eight seasons at Eastern Michigan as DFO and was previously the DFO at Dartmouth in 2007.

Waynesburg University (PA): Washington & Jefferson defensive backs coach / special teams coordinator Chris Smithley has rejoined the Waynesburg staff as offensive coordinator. Smithley spent four years at W&J and was previously an assistant at Waynesburg for three years, coaching defensive backs and defensive line.

Open jobs: Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday June 17, 2016

New England Patriots: Assistant to the coaching staff Michael Lombardi will leave the Patriots staff, according to ESPN. Lombardi spent two years with the Pats and was the Browns general manager in 2013. He worked in media from 2008-12, and ESPN’s Mike Reiss notes Lombardi may return to media.

Stonehill College (MA): Offensive line coach Tyler Moody has been promoted to offensive coordinator. Moody is entering his sixth season on the staff.

Savannah State: Tight ends coach Donovan Jackson has accepted a Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship position with the New York Jets. Jackson is entering his second season on the Savannah State staff.

Baylor: Bleacher Report’s Jason King reports Baylor has reached a contract settlement with Art Briles, but the details are unclear. KWTX has also reported the news and adds that Briles will not return to the school.

Illinois State: Head coach Brock Spack says he hasn’t yet made a decision on an offensive coordinator, following Kurt Beathard’s resignation. Sports Illustrated reported Thursday that wide receivers coach Billy Dicken will get the role.

Georgia State: Director of football operations Dusty Bennett will leave the staff at the end of the month. Bennett joined the Georgia State staff last summer.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.