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.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday January 10, 2017

Jacksonville Jaguars: Per multiple reports, assistants who will not return under Doug Marrone include defensive backs coach DeWayne Walker, linebackers coach Robert Saleh, assistant defensive backs coach Daniel Bullocks, assistant linebackers coach Scottie Hazelton (who joined Wyoming), assistant defensive line coach Aaron Whitecotton, defensive quality control coach Dan Shamash and defensive assistant Monte Kiffin.

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Western Kentucky: Indiana State cornerbacks / nickelbacks coach Maurice Crum has joined the WKU staff as linebackers coach. Crum spent 2016 working under Mike Sanford Sr., and previously worked at Notre Dame with Mike Sanford Jr. This fills the last full-time assistant job on the staff. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.

FAU: UCF quality control administrator Kevin Smith will join the FAU offensive staff, according to FAUOwlAccess.com. Smith spent two years on the UCF staff. In addition, FAUOwlAccess reports USF defensive line coach Eric Mathies is expected to join the FAU staff.

Buffalo Bills: The Bills have “zeroed in” on Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott as their next head coach, according to the Buffalo News.

Ole Miss: Former Cal inside receivers coach Jacob Peeler will join the Ole Miss staff as wide receivers coach, accoding to the Clarion-Ledger. Peeler spent four years at Cal, including two in a full-time role.

Toledo: Kent State defensive backs Hank Poteat will join the Toledo staff as cornerbacks coach, according to WTOL’s Jordan Strack. Poteat spent two years at Kent State.

Oakland Raiders: Defensive backs coach Marcus Robertson will not return, according to multiple reports.

Minnesota: Western Michigan offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca will follow P.J. Fleck to Minnesota in the same role, according to The Star-Tribune.

South Florida: Defensive coordinator Raymond Woodie will not stay on staff under Charlie Strong.

Oakland Raiders: Offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave will not return, per Ian Rappport.

Cleveland Browns: Assistants who will not return include defensive backs coach Louie Cioffi, inside linebackers coach Johnny Holland, assistant defensive backs coach Cannon Matthews, offensive line coach Hal Hunter and outside linebackers Ryan Slowik.

Wyoming: Jaguars assistant linebackers coach Scottie Hazelton has joined the Wyoming staff as defensive coordinator / linebackers coach. Hazelton has also coached at Nevada, USC and at North Dakota State with Craig Bohl.

Ohio State: Former Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson has joined the OSU staff as offensive coordinator / tight ends coach, Ryan Day's title is co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach, and Billy Davis' title is linebackers coach.

Minnesota: Ohio State offensive coordinator / tight ends coach Ed Warinner will join the Minnesota staff as offensive line coach, according to Sports Illustrated. Warinner has been at OSU since 2012.

Miami Dolphins: If defensive coordinator Vance Joseph gets a head coaching job, linebackers coach Matt Burke is considered the favorite to move into the Dolphins coordinator job, according to the Miami Herald.

NC State: Sewanee defensive line coach Jimmy Long has joined the NC State staff as a defensive line graduate assistant. Long spent one year at Sewanee and previously worked at The Citadel.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Despite GM David Caldwell getting a two-year extension, new executive VP of football operations Tom Coughlin will have final say over the 53-man roster, according to the Florida Times-Union.

San Francisco 49ers: Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott will interview for the 49ers head coaching job today, and ESPN analyst Louis Riddick will interview for the GM job today, per Ian Rapoport. Redskins offensive coordintor Sean McVay interviewed on Monday. Adam Schefter adds Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph is scheduled to interview Thursday. Keep track of NFL interview news here.

Denver Broncos: Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph will interview for the Broncos head coaching job today, per Adam Schefter.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Wide receivers coach Jerry Sullivan will not return, per the Florida Times-Union.

San Diego Chargers: Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin will interview for the Chargers head coaching job today, per multiple reports.

Wake Forest: Former UConn quarterbacks coach Wayne Lineburg has joined the Wake Forest staff as tight ends coach / special teams coordinator. Lineburg spent three years at UConn and previously worked with Dave Clawson at Richmond from 2004-06.

Temple: Toledo cornerbacks coach Cory Robinson will join the Temple staff, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. Robinson spent one year at Toledo and was previously the director of player personnel at Maryland.

Oregon: Washington State defensive line coach Joe Salave’a is expected to join the Oregon staff, according to CSN Northwest. Salave’a has been at Wazzu since 2012 and previously coached at Arizona and San Jose State. In addition, CSN Northwest also reports Alabama offensive line coach Mario Cristobal could join the Oregon staff, possibly as offensive coordinator.

Minnesota Vikings: Quarterbacks coach Scott Turner will not return.

Iowa: Asked if there will be more staff changes, Kirk Ferentz says, “I've been considering everything and I'll continue to do so.”

New Mexico Highlands: Former Bryant (RI) head coach Marty Fine has been named interim head coach at New Mexico Highlands, according to the Albuquerque Journal. Fine went 80-61 in the past 13 years at Bryant.

Cal: ESPN reports interim head coach / offensive coordinator Jake Spavital will interview for the Cal head coaching job on Tuesday. 247Sports adds that some more of the expected interviews include Wisconsin defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox and Washington co-defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake. 

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday January 09, 2017

I am in Nashville for the AFCA Convention from Sunday - Tuesday. If you’d like to get together, feel free to contact me. 

North Texas: Running backs coach / special teams coordinator Tommy Perry will not return.

Colorado: Mike MacIntyre has signed a new contract though 2021 that will pay him $3.1 in the first year and total $16.25 million over five years. MacIntyre is 20-31 in four years, but went 10-4 and won the Pac-12 South this season. His 2016 salary was about $2 million.

Washington Redskins: Former Browns head coach Mike Pettine has interviewed for the Redskins defensive coordinator job.

Cleveland Browns: NFL Network reports former Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman is a candidate to fill Pep Hamilton’s role with the Browns. 

Michigan: Browns assistant head coach / offense Pep Hamilton has accepted a job at Michigan as passing game coordinator / assistant head coach, per Adam Schefter. Hamilton worked under Jim Harbaugh at Stanford in 2010. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Iowa: Offensive line coach / run game coordinator Brian Ferentz has been promoted to offensive coordinator. Brian Ferentz has been on staff since 2012.

Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jaguars are planning to hire offensive line coach / interim head coach Doug Marrone as full-time head coach, according to Adam Schefter. Marrone has been on staff for two years and was previously head coach of the Bills and Syracuse. In addition, Schefter reports Tom Coughlin will join the Jaguars as executive vice president of football operations.

Air Force: Head coach Troy Calhoun has received a one-year extension through 2021.

Pittsburgh Steelers: Outside linebackers coach Joey Porter has been placed on leave following his arrest on Sunday.

Minnesota: ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg reports P.J. Fleck will hire Arkansas defensive coordinator Robb Smith for the same role. Smith spent three years at Arkansas. He worked with Fleck at Rutgers from 2010-11. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.

South Carolina: San Francisco 49ers assistant offensive line coach Eric Wolford has joined the South Carolina staff as offensive line coach. Wolford previously worked at South Carolina in 2009 and was Youngstown State’s head coach from 2010-14.

San Diego Chargers: The Chargers will interview Bills offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn today and Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin tomorrow for the head coaching job, per Ian Rapoport. Keep track of NFL interview news here.

UConn: Randy Edsall has added former Maryland and UConn running backs coach Terry Richardson (running backs / assistant head coach), Fordham defensive coordinator Jon Wholley (linebackers coach), Colorado graduate assistant Corey Edsall (tight ends coach) and former Maryland assistant director of football operations Ryan Steinberg (director of football operations). 

Notre Dame: Wake Forest linebackers coach Clark Lea will follow Mike Elko to Notre Dame staff as linebackers coach, according to Sports Illustrated. Lea spent one year at Wake and previously worked with Elko at Bowling Green.

Ohio State: Baldwin Wallace (OH) offensive coordinator Ryan Crow will join the Ohio State staff as assistant linebackers coach, according to Eleven Warriors. Crow spent three years at Baldwin Wallace and was a strength coach at Florida under Urban Meyer.

Louisiana-Lafayette: Mark Hudspeth tells The Advertiser that he’s yet to determine what role to fill with the open full-time assistant job. 

Philadelphia Eagles: Wide receivers coach Greg Lewis will not return, according to multiple reports.

Howard: Mike London’s contract is a 5-year deal worth $350,000 annually, according to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg.

Cleveland Browns: The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez reports the Browns defensive staff is expected to be overhauled under new coordinator Gregg Williams, with only a few defensive assistants expected to be retained.

Temple: The Philadelphia Inquirer reports former Purdue defensive backs coach Taver Johnson will join Temple as defensive coordinator. Johnson spent three years at Purdue and has previously worked at Arkansas and Ohio State.

Cal: Sonny Dykes will be owed more than $5 million in buyout, set to offset by money he earns at any job over the next three years, according to the LA Times.

Los Angeles Rams: The Rams will interview Houston Texans linebackers coach Mike Vrabel for their head coaching job, according to The MMQB.

Elon (NC): A source tells CoachingSearch that offensive line coach Damian Wroblewski and tight ends coach Cris Reisert have been retained. Both have been on staff since 2014.

Coastal Carolina: Jamey Chadwell’s title at Coastal Carolina is offensive coordinator / associate head coach. Chadwell also denied a rumor that he will be the head-coach-in-waiting at Coastal.

Los Angeles Rams: Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will interview for the Rams head coaching job next Sunday, according to the LA Times. 

Western Kentucky: Notre Dame recruiting analyst Zach Grant has followed Mike Sanford Jr. to Western Kentucky as director of player personnel. Grant spent three years at Notre Dame.

Denver Broncos: The Sporting News reports that former Chargers head coach Mike McCoy could return to the Broncos as offensive coordinator if Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph gets the Broncos head job. McCoy was previously the Broncos OC before taking the Chargers head coaching job.

Western Michigan: Two names to watch for the Western Michigan head coaching job could include former Purdue quarterbacks coach Tim Lester and Michigan running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley. Keep track of WMU updates here.

Buffalo Bills: Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard interviewed for the Bills head coaching job on Sunday night.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday January 08, 2017

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South Florida: Former Texas wide receivers coach Charlie Williams has joined the USF staff in the same role. Williams spent one year at Texas and previously worked with the Colts.

Charleston Southern: Quarterbacks coach Mark Tucker has been promoted to head coach. Tucker has spent the past four years on staff.

Georgia Southern: Georgia player relations coordinator Olten Downs will join the Georgia Southern staff as safeties coach, according to Scout.com's Georgia Southern site. Downs has spent two years at Georgia and was previously a high school coach in the state.

South Florida: Brian Jean-Mary’s title at USF is defensive coordinator / assistant head coach.

Coastal Carolina: Per source, Charleston Southern head coach Jamey Chadwell has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Coastal Carolina. Chadwell went 35-14 in four years as CSU head coach, including FCS playoff appearances in the past two years. Coastal Carolina will move up to FBS this coming season.

Cal: Head coach Sonny Dykes has been dismissed, CoachingSearch has confirmed. Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman first reported the news. Jake Spavital will serve as interim head coach. Read more here.

Minnesota Vikings: Interim offensive coordinator Pat Shumur now has the full-time job, according to ESPN. Shurmur moved into the role when Norv Turner stepped down during the season. Shumur just finished his first year on staff. He was the Eagles OC from 2013-15 and Rams OC from 2009-10, as well as Browns head coach from 2011-12.

Michigan: NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweets, “Jim Harbaugh has been telling recruits for a few days that (Pep Hamilton is) joining the staff.” However, Hue Jackson says he feels comfortable that Hamilton will remain with the Browns

Kansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs will try to extend Andy Reid’s contract this offseason, per Adam Schefter. Next year will be the final year of his current deal. Reid is 43-21 with the Chiefs since getting the job in 2013.

San Francisco 49ers: Colts vice president of football operations Jimmy Raye III will interview for the 49ers general manager job today. Adam Schefter adds 49ers offensive line coach Tom Cable is scheduled to interview next Sunday.

Buffalo Bills: The Bills will give their next head coach more power in the organization, per Adam Schefter.

Indiana State: Athletic director Sherard Clinkscales tells the Tribune Star he wants a head coach with Midwest connections, and the plan is to hire one by the end of the month. The paper reports he interviewed a candidate on Saturday morning. Indiana State is the only remaining FCS opening. 

Cincinnati: West Virginia offensive line coach Ron Crook is expected to join the Cincinnati staff in the same role, according to Rivals.com and multiple reports. Crook spent four years at WVU.

Houston Texans: Owner Bob McNair says he plans to bring Bill O’Brien back next year, but Pro Football Talk says friction in the organization is more about O’Brien not being happy with the Texans, and that he could still be in play for other teams when the Texans season ends.

Western Kentucky: Mount Union offensive coordinator Geoff Dartt has joined the WKU staff as offensive line coach. Dartt spent five years at Mount Union.

Los Angeles Rams: Jaguars offensive line coach Doug Marrone and Bills offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn will interview for the Rams head coaching job on Sunday, according to Fox Sports’ Peter Schrager.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Saturday January 07, 2017

I will be in Nashville for the AFCA Convention from Sunday - Tuesday. If you’d like to get together, feel free to contact me. Looking forward to seeing everyone again.

Cleveland Browns: Former Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams will join the Browns in the same role, according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, who adds there will be more changes to the defensive staff. Williams spent three years with the Rams and has been a coordinator with various teams since 1997, as well as serving as Bills head coach from 2001-03. In 2012, Williams was suspended for his role in the Saints bounty scandal.

San Jose State: A source tells CoachingSearch that defensive backs coach Will Harris will be retained. Harris will enter his second season on the staff and previously worked at Dixie State. 

Los Angeles Rams: The Rams’ interview with Kyle Shanahan has been postponed due to weather. Shanahan won’t be able to interview until the Falcons are eliminated from the playoffs or during the Super Bowl bye if they make it that far. 

San Francisco 49ers: Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio declined to interview for the 49ers GM job, according to Pro Football Talk.

Auburn: Missouri cornerbacks coach Greg Brown has joined the Auburn staff as defensive backs coach. Brown spent one year at Missouri, previously coached at Louisville from 2014-15 and was Alabama's defensive backs coach in 2013. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Texas: Former Lamar defensive coordinator Trey Haverty will join the Texas staff as a quality control assistant, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Haverty spent one year at Lamar and previously worked at Texas Tech.

South Florida: Quarterbacks coach Shaun King will be retained by Charlie Strong. The Tampa Bay Times reports King will coach running backs. King is entering his second year on staff.

Denver Broncos: Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan interviewed for the Broncos head coaching job today. Keep track of NFL interview news here.

Sacramento State: A source tells CoachingSearch that tight ends coach Fred Kelley will add special teams coordinator duties at Sac State. Kelley has been in his current stint on staff since 2013 and previously coached special teams from 2013-15. The offensive coordinator job and at least one defensive position job remain open at Sac State. 

Elon (NC): Per source, Villanova defensive backs coach Tony Trisciani has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Elon. Villanova led FCS in scoring defense in 2016.

New York Jets: The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez Bears outside linebackers coach Clint Hurtt will join the Jets in the same role on a 2-year deal.

Minot State: A source tells CoachingSearch that Minot State has narrowed down its head coaching search to 15 candidates. The candidates will be interviewed in Nashville at the AFCA Convention next week, and that will be narrowed down to candidates for on-campus interviews.

San Diego Chargers: Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott has interviewed for the Chargers head coaching job. 

Wofford: Safeties coach Shiel Wood has been promoted to defensive coordinator. Wood rejoined the staff in 2016 after previously working at Wofford from 2007-12. He'll continue to coach safeties. In addition, defensive line coach Jerome Raise has added the title of defensive run game coordinator. 

Alabama: Steve Sarkisian will call plays from the field on Monday night. Here is more from Sark.

UConn: Colorado graduate assistant Corey Edsall will join the UConn staff, but Randy Edsall will not be permitted to be his direct supervisor.

Texas State: A source tells CoachingSearch that Zak Kuhr will coach running backs and serve as co-offensive coordinator at Texas State. Kuhr coached running backs at Rutgers last year and held the same role under Everett Withers at James Madison.

Michigan: Cleveland Browns associate head coach / offense Pep Hamilton has been offered the job of quarterbacks coach / passing game coordinator at Michigan, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Hamilton worked under Harbaugh at Stanford in 2010. 

Kyle Shanahan: The Falcons offensive coordinator interviews for the Broncos and Rams head coaching jobs today, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. 

Matt Patricia: The Patriots defensive coordinator will interview for the Chargers and Rams head coaching jobs today, according to Adam Schefter.

Josh McDaniels: The Patriots defensive coordinator will interview for the 49ers, Jaguars and Rams head coaching jobs today, according to Adam Schefter.

Buffalo Bills: Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin will interview for the Bills head coaching job today.

Houston Texans: NFL Network reports multiple teams with head coaching vacancies believe Bill O’Brien might become available if the Texans lose today.

Chicago Bears: Outside linebackers coach Clint Hurtt will not return, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. In addition, the Sporting News’ Alex Marvez reports Gregg Williams has until Monday to decide if he’ll accept the offer to be Browns defensive coordinator.

FAU: Offensive line coach Garin Justice will be the only assistant retained, according to FAUOwlAccess.com.