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.

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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.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday June 16, 2016

Sun Belt: How do you win the Sun Belt? Here are the common factors in the last 5 Sun Belt champions.

Illinois State: Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Kurt Beathard has resigned due to family health issues, and wide receivers coach Billy Dicken has been promoted to offensive coordinator, according to Sports Illustrated. Both Beathard and Dicken spent the last two seasons at Illinois State.

Oklahoma State: The school’s board of regents will vote on a two-year extension for Mike Gundy through 2021, according to The Oklahoman. Salary terms were not available, but Gundy earned $3.65 million last season, his 11th as the head coach. He is 94-47 in those 11 seasons and has four years remaining on his current eight-year deal.

Carolina Panthers: Ron Rivera has received a one-year extension through 2018 and a raise to more than $6 million, according to the Charlotte Observer. Rivera is 47-31-2 in five seasons with the Panthers and went 17-2 this past season, winning the NFC championship.

Baylor: According to the Associated Press, Art Briles has accused Baylor of wrongful termination and says he does not want to settle a case filed against him and the school by a woman who was sexually assaulted by a football player. Briles says he met with school attorneys on April 7 and the school used information he shared to dismiss him. He wants to be assigned new attorneys and wants Baylor to hand over all its files on the scandal.

Garden City CC (KS): St. Vincent College (PA) defensive coordinator Josh Hager has joined the Garden City staff as defensive coordinator. Hager spent two seasons at St. Vincent and has previously coached at St. Norbert (WI), Minnesota-Crookston and Michigan Tech.

Virginia State: Former Langston University (OK) head coach Dwone Sanders has been named defensive coordinator at Virginia State. Sanders led Langston from 2012-15 after two years as the defensive coordinator there. He has also coached at Utah State, Alabama State, Southeast Missouri State and more. He coached current VSU head coach Reggie Barlow while an assistant at Alabama State.

UConn: Bob Diaco has announced a $250,000 gift to the school to help fund facilities for several non-football sports.

Reedley College (CA): Former East Los Angeles College head coach Eric Marty has been named head coach at Reedley. Marty spent one season at East LA and has previously coached at Moorpark College, Oklahoma Panhandle State and in the high school ranks.

Minot State (ND): Northwest Oklahoma State athletic director Andrew Carter has been named the next AD at Minot State. Carter has led Northwest Oklahoma State since June 2011.

Notre Dame: Wide receiver Corey Robinson has announced he will give up his playing career due to concussions and will serve as a student assistant. Robinson caught 40 passes as a sophomore in 2014 and battled injuries in 2015.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday June 15, 2016

Baylor: HornsDigest.com reports a push by some donors to reinstate Art Briles has ended, and the school has begun contract settlement talks with Briles. The contract had $40 million guaranteed remaining on it, and the site says the settlement is expected to be around $20 million.

New York Giants: Former Colorado director of player personnel Mike Murphy has joined the Giants to scout on the West Coast, according to Inside The League. Murphy spent one season at Colorado and has spent 18 years in NFL scouting, most recently with the Dolphins from 2008-13.

Notre Dame: Former Purdue defensive coordinator Greg Hudson will join the Notre Dame staff in an off-field role, according to 247Sports. Hudson played at Notre Dame from 1986-87 and spent the past three seasons as Purdue’s defensive coordinator. He has also coached at Florida State, East Carolina, Minnesota, Cincinnati and UConn.

Chowan University (GA): Virginia graduate assistant Sean Cascarano has joined the Chowan staff as offensive line coach. Cascarano spent the last two years as a GA, the previous as a student assistant and played at UVA from 2009-12.

SEC: How do you win the SEC? See the common factors in the last five SEC champions.

Limestone College (SC): Former Kentucky Christian defensive coordinator Larry Blackstone has been named defensive coordinator at Limestone College, and Creekside Christian Academy (GA) defensive coordinator Fernando Bryant has joined the Limestone staff as cornerbacks coach. Blackstone has spent 47 years in coaching and was Limestone head coach Mike Furrey’s defensive coordinator at Kentucky Christian from 2010-12. Bryant spent the past four years in high school coaching after a 10-year playing career in the NFL.

Kentucky Wesleyan: Former Hanover College (IN) defensive coordinator Ben Cullen has joined the Kentucky Wesleyan staff as defensive line coach. Cullen spent the last four seasons at Hanover.

Rutgers: Senior associate athletic director / chief development officer Sarah Baumgartner has been promoted to deputy athletic director. Baumgartner has been at Rutgers since December 2013 after seven years at Missouri.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday June 14, 2016

Baylor: A school spokesperson tells ESPN there was no vote on Art Briles’ future at Monday’s Board of Regents meeting.

Pac-12: How do you win the Pac-12? See the common factors in the last 5 Pac-12 champions.

Angelo State: Interim athletic director James Reid has been named to the permanent AD role. Reid has led the school’s track & field programs since 1999 and was an assistant athletic director from 2007-15, before moving into the interim AD role in May 2015.

Minnesota-Crookston: Per source, Montana State student assistant Richard Hageman has joined the Minnesota-Crookston staff as a tight ends/ fullbacks intern. Hageman spent one season on the Montana State staff after his playing career there.

Columbia: Assistant director for athletic equipment operations Joe Sibley has been promoted to assistant director of player personnel / director of social media. Sibley has previously been a training camp supervisor with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a PR assistant with the Denver Broncos, an operations intern with the Minnesota Vikings and operations assistant at Wisconsin.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.