Posted by: Chris Vannini on Saturday July 22, 2017

Michigan: Arizona director of on-campus recruiting and player personnel Matt Dudek will join the Michigan staff as director of recruiting, according to multiple reports. Dudek spent five years at Arizona and previously worked at Rutgers and Pitt.

Texas A&M-Commerce: Per source, defensive backs coach Darren Garrigan has accepted a Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship position with the Kansas City Chiefs. Garrigan has been at A&M Commerce since 2014. He participated in the fellowship program last summer with the Detroit Lions.

Lamar (TX): Former defensive coordinator Craig McGallion has rejoined Lamar as director of football operations. McGallion worked at the school from 2010-15, before retiring.

Quincy (IL): MacMuray College running backs coach Ben Clark has joined Quincy as tight ends coach, and East Ridge High School (FL) linebackers coach Phil Schron III has joined Quincy as a defensive graduate assistant. Clark spent one year at MacMurray, and Schron spent one year at East Ridge.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday July 21, 2017

Michigan: Former 49ers senior personnel executive Tom Gamble will join the Michigan staff, according to The Athletic. Gamble worked with the 49ers for 10 years, including when Harbaugh was the head coach. 

Occidental (CA): Head coach Doug Semones has retired after four years leading the program. Semones posted three winning seasons in the final three years. Other stops in his career included Yale, Hawaii and the high school ranks. A search for an interim head coach is underway.

Los Angeles Rams: Former Lions senior personnel executive Brian Xanders will join the Rams front office, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. Xanders spent four years with the Lions and the previous five with the Broncos.

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M: Trinity Valley CC (TX) linebackers coach / special teams coordinator Blake Bryan has joined the NEO staff as special teams coordinator. Bryan spent six years at Trinity Valley.

Quincy (IL): Defensive coordinator Khanis Hubbard has moved to offensive coordinator / offensive line coach, and linebackers coach Sean Kelly has been promoted to defensive coordinator. The moves come under interim head coach Gary Bass, who was promoted from offensive coordinator in May. Hubbard is entering his fifth year on staff, and Kelly is entering his seventh.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday July 20, 2017

Ole Miss: Head coach Hugh Freeze has resigned. Offensive line coach Matt Luke will take over as interim head coach. Freeze went 39-25 in six seasons, but is a subject of investigation into alleged recruiting violations. Yahoo Sports reports a look through Freeze's phone records as part of Houston Nutt's lawsuit against the school uncovered a call to an escort service that could have been a wrong number, but also found "additional troubling information." AD Ross Bjork says there will be no buyout paid to Freeze. Read more here.

Fordham: Former Denver Broncos scouting assistant Evan Ostrow has been named assistant athletic director for football operations at Fordham. Ostrow worked with the Broncos from 2016-17 and was previously an assistant recruiting coordinator at Penn State.

Mansfield (PA): Per source, former Northwood (MI) student assistant Richard Conrad has joined the Mansfield staff as offensive line coach. Conrad spent four years at Northwood, working with the offensive line.

Iowa: Former NFL special teams coordinator Kevin Spencer has joined the Iowa staff as a special teams quality control assistant. Spencer worked with Kirk Ferentz with the Cleveland Browns in the early 1990s and the 63-year-old has also coached for the Raiders, Colts, Steelers, Cardinals and Chargers.

Minnesota State: Former South Dakota defensive line coach Collin Prosser has joined the MSU staff as offensive line coach. Prosser spent the last two years at South Dakota and previously coached at Morningside College.

Les Miles: The former LSU head coach tells WAFB that he will be doing “network television” this fall, for more than one network.

Bemidji State (MN): Interim head coach Brent Bolte has been named full-time head coach. Bolte has spent 17 years on the staff and led the team to a 9-3 record as interim head coach in 2016.

Idaho State: Oregon State graduate assistant Kam Yancy has joined the ISU staff as defensive backs coach. Yancy spent two years at Oregon State and was previously a quality control assistant at Utah. In addition, equipment manager Tyson Munns has been promoted to director of football operations.

Illinois-Chicago: George Washington senior associate athletic director for external relations Garrett Klassy has been named athletic director at UIC. Klassy spent four years at GWU.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday July 19, 2017

Eastern Washington: Interim offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Bodie Reeder has been named full-time OC. He moved into the role when Fred Salanoa resigned in June. Reeder spent the last three years as a quality control assistant at Oklahoma State. 

Iowa: Linebackers coach Seth Wallace has been promoted to assistant defensive coordinator. Wallace joined the staff in a full-time role in 2014.

ESPN: Tommy Tuberville has joined ESPN as a color analyst, calling games this coming season.

Oregon State: Phoenix College (AZ) head coach Dan Cozzetto has resigned to accept a position at Oregon State. Cozzetto spent two years leading Phoenix College and has previously coached at Oregon State (from 2000-02), Washington, Arizona State, Cal and more. At Phoenix College, offensive coordinator Robin Pflugrad has been named interim head coach there. 

Oklahoma State: Mike Gundy explains why he fought so much for support staff raises and an increased recruiting budget as part of his new contract.

Carolina Panthers: Former Panthers GM Marty Hurney will rejoin the team as interim GM for 2017, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Hurney worked for the Panthers from 1998-2012, spending 2002-12 as GM.

FIU: Assistant director of football operations Jedidiah Keime has been promoted to director of football operations. Keime has been at FIU since 2012, working in operations and recruiting.

Savannah State: Former Northern Michigan defensive backs coach Glenn Davis has joined the Savannah State staff as cornerbacks coach. Davis spent one year at NMU and previously coached at IMG Academy and Youngstown State.

Southern Illinois: Graduate assistant Michael Williamson has been promoted to director of football operations. Williamson has been on staff since 2015.

Fort Valley State: Former Hampton running backs coach Gary Lowery has joined the Fort Valley State staff as offensive line coach / director of player personnel. Lowery spent three years at Hampton.Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday July 18, 2017

Carolina Panthers: NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports owner Jerry Richardson is meeting with former Panthers GM Marty Hurney about plans for Hurney to be the interim GM for 2017. Hurney worked for the Panthers from 1998-2012, spending 2002-12 as GM.

Baylor: Matt Rhule says his father has moved to Waco and will be with the team until spring. Rhule’s father, Dennis, is a former high school coach and minister and held a similar volunteer position at Temple. Read more here.

Georgia State: Per source, former Newberry college offensive lineman Hayden Wilks has joined the Georgia State staff as an offensive graduate assistant. Wilks played at Newberry from 2011-15.

Missouri Western: East Stroudsburg athletic director Josh Looney has interviewed for the Missouri Western AD job, and Upper Iowa AD David Miller will interview on Thursday, according to the St. Joseph News-Press.

Southwest Oklahoma State: Bacone College (OK) defensive coordinator Hank Campbell has joined the SWOSU staff as defensive backs coach. Campbell spent two years at Bacone and previously worked at Langston University.

Missouri Southern State: Fairmont State defensive coordinator Zach Crissup has joined the Missouri Southern staff as defensive backs coach. Crissup spent two years at Fairmont State and previously coached at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M.

Ohio Dominican: Per source, Elon (NC) tight ends coach Cris Reisert will join the Ohio Dominican staff as offensive coordinator. Reisert has been at Elon since 2014. He will replace Zac Bruney, who left Ohio Dominican to become the first-ever head coach at Wheeling Jesuit (WV), which will begin play in 2018.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.