Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday September 25, 2015

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

The Lead Block: David Gibbs and Doug Meacham among 5 questions to follow this weekend.

Arizona State: The Arizona Board of Regents has approved a $200,000 raise to $3 million annually for Todd Graham and a one-year extension though 2019, according to Devils Digest. Graham’s salary will also increase by $100,000 on Jan. 1 of each year. Some bonuses include 10 percent salary for reaching the Pac-12 title game or 20 percent for winning it. He would receive $50,000 for eight wins, $100,000 for nine wins, $150,000 for 10 wins, $250,000 for 11 wins or $350,000 for 12 wins, according to AZCentral.

Dayton: Deputy athletic director Neil Sullivan has been promoted to athletic director. Sullivan has been at Dayton since 2006.

Tulane: Athletic director Rick Dickson will retire in May 2016. Dickson has served as athletic director since 2000, leading the program through Hurricane Katrina, which nearly destroyed the school’s athletic facilities in 2005. Under Dickson, Tulane teams have won 41 Conference USA titles, and the football program opened Yulman Stadium last year.

UAB: Former athletic director Brian Mackin has been hired as a vice president at PNC Bank, according to Mackin resigned from UAB after the football program was originally shut down last December.

Dallas Cowboys: Former defensive tackle Josh Brent has rejoined the organization in the scouting department, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday September 24, 2015

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Louisville: Athletic director Tom Jurich again shut down Texas talk, telling WAVE 3, “I've seen a lot of my colleagues around the country in my position go take other jobs that's supposed to be bigger, better, and they're not. I think I have the best job in college sports, and I want to stay here as long as everybody will have me.”

NCAA: The NCAA is increasing drug testing this year, and chief medical officer Brian Hainline says he’s looking to eliminate drug testing administrated by athletic directors and conferences, saying it should be an independent administrator. CBS Sports’ Jon Solomon has more here.

IUP: Assistant compliance and business officer Samantha Traver has been promoted to interim assistant athletic director for compliance. 

Big 12: The conference may consider banning schools from accepting incoming freshmen that have engaged in violent or sexual misconduct, according to CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd. It’s a similar version of the SEC’s transfer rule, which the Big 12 will also adopt.

Penn State-Altoona: Interim athletic director Brent Baird has been hired to the full-time athletic director job. Baird had been in the interim role since June 2014. He has been in the Altoona athletic department since 1998.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday September 23, 2015

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Texas: Former athletic director Steve Patterson is expected to receive $2.8 million as part of a contract settlement, according to Horns Digest. That is roughly half of what Patterson was owed on the remainder of his guaranteed contract. Patterson will receive $1.4 million in each of the next two years, but Texas won’t have to pay him next year if his finds a new job that pays him at least $1.4 million. If he has a new job that pays less, Texas would make up the difference. 

Baylor: Running backs coach / passing game coordinator Jeff Lebby will be suspended for the first half of Baylor’s game against Oklahoma on Nov. 14. Lebby was on Tulsa’s sideline last Saturday at Oklahoma. He is a former colleague of Tulsa head coach Philip Montgomery and is a former Oklahoma student assistant. Lebby reportedly was in town for a wedding, but Art Briles and Montgomery each called Bob Stoops to apologize. In addition, Baylor has self-reported the NCAA violation, and the Big 12 has issued a public reprimand of Lebby.

SEC: Various conference supervisors of officials will meet Thursday to discuss the enforcement of the illegal man downfield penalty, according to Tony Barnhart. Alabama was burned on Saturday, and Nick Saban submitted it to the conference office.

Cleveland Browns: Offensive line coach Andy Moeller will not be charged following an incident with a woman at his home, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Moeller remains indefinitely suspended by the Browns, and the NFL is still reviewing under its conduct policy. Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo reports Moeller will meet with NFL officials next week.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday September 22, 2015

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LSU: LSU denies having offered John Chavis a three-year contract and raise to $1.8 million annually, according to Chavis made the claim in a court filing last week. LSU is suing Chavis for a $400,000 buyout, while Chavis claims LSU owes him $205,000 in unpaid vacation and academic bonuses, plus $445,000 in penalty wages. 

UConn: Hofstra head team physician Deena Casiero has been named director of sports medicine at UConn. Casiero had been at Hofstra since 2010.

Big Ten: ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reports that Notre Dame, BYU, Army, Cincinnati and UConn will fulfill the Big Ten’s scheduling requirement as a Power-5 opponent. Big Ten schools can file a waiver to include other non-Power-5 schools in this group.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday September 21, 2015

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Indianapolis Colts: Head coach Chuck Pagano says this is his last job. Pagano said on ESPN, “This is my last job, and that’s what my plans are. We’ve won, and we’ll continue to do that. But when I took this thing, I said that’s my last job. And when I said that I meant it. I’m not going nowhere.” Pagano’s contract expires after this season, and the two sides are still at odds over his future. 

Texas: With Texas playing Oklahoma State this week, Charlie Strong was asked about the lawsuit between OK State and Texas offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Joe Wickline. Strong said, “I think Mike (Perrin) will handle it the right way. We're so into football right now. Joe hasn't showed where it has affected him at all.”

Arizona: The university has proposed a one-year extension for athletic director Greg Byrne through May 31, 2020. If approved, his would receive a $25,000 raise on June 1, 2019, raising his salary to $750,000.

Baylor: Bob Stoops says Baylor running backs coach / passing game coordinator Jeff Lebby was on Tulsa’s sideline at Oklahoma on Saturday. Baylor was off last week, and Tulsa head coach Philip Montgomery is Baylor’s former offensive coordinator. Lebby is also a former Oklahoma student assistant. Art Briles says Lebby was in town for a wedding, but Briles apologized to Stoops. The OU coach expects the NCAA to handle the issue. Montgomery has also apologized to Stoops.

Ohio State: Urban Meyer indicated Monday that offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Ed Warinner may move up to the coaches box. Here’s why.

Stats: The 10 most interesting stats from Week 3.