Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday July 17, 2016

Play-callers: Here’s a look at the 9 first-time offensive play-callers in FBS this fall.

Stanford: David Shaw earned nearly $4.1 million in 2014, according to tax records obtained by USA Today. That’s nearly double the $2.2 million he earned in 2013. It includes $2.65 million in base salary, $590,000 in bonuses and $700,000 in deferred compensation. 

Hawaii: Head coach Nick Rolovich tells CoachingSearch that offensive coordinator / running backs / associate head coach Brian Smith will call the offensive plays. Smith spent the past three years as the offensive coordinator at Occidental College (CA) and was promoted to the role at Hawaii earlier this week.

Bowling Green: Head coach Mike Jinks tells CoachingSearch he will call offensive plays, with help from co-offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach Kevin Kilmer. 

UTEP: Abeline Christian graduate assistant / quarterbacks coach John David Baker has joined the UTEP staff as an offensive graduate assistant, working with quarterbacks. Baker spent two years on the ACU staff after his playing career there.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday July 15, 2016

Dayton: Ball State offensive graduate assistant Brian Dougherty has joined the Dayton staff as defensive backs coach. Dougherty spent two years at Ball Sate and has previously coached at Millikin and Miami (OH).

UC Davis: University of San Diego director of football operations Cody Tescher has joined the UC Davis staff as director of football operations. Tescher was with the USD football program from 2014-15 after one year as the director of softball operations. 

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Dayton: Student-athlete academic support assistant Zak Bertram is the new director of football operations. Bertram spent last season in academic support and was previously an athletic department assistant at Tallahassee Community College.

Ohio: Maryland recruiting analyst Eric Kohr has rejoined the Ohio staff as director of player personnel & high school relations. Kohr spent one year at Maryland and was previously an operations / recruiting assistant at Ohio in 2014. Kohr has also worked for the Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions.

Cornell: Per sources, Iowa State director of scouting John Kuceyeski has accepted the running backs job at Cornell. Kuceyeski followed Matt Campbell to ISU this offseason and was previously the director of football operations / director of high school relations at Toledo from 2013-15. He has also worked at Western Michigan, Northwestern and Penn State. 

West Virginia: Associate athletic director for student-athlete development Brady Rourke has accepted a position at Appalachian State outside of athletics. Rourke has been at West Virginia since May 2014 and has previously worked in student-athlete support at Syracuse, Penn State and Arizona State. 

Iowa State: Matt Campbell tells CoachingSearch that offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Tom Manning will call offensive plays.

Washington: Chris Petersen confirmed that former Cal and BC Lions head coach Jeff Tedford has joined the Washington staff on a one-year deal as a consultant. Tedford resigned from the BC Lions last season, citing a desire to return to college football. Petersen also said Tedford is looking to return to full-time college coaching.  

South Carolina State: Former South Carolina offensive coordinator / quarterbacks / tight ends coach G.A. Mangus is expected to join the South Carolina State staff, according to the Orangeburg Times & Democrat. Mangus coached with the Gamecocks from 2009-15 and previously coached at Middle Tennessee, Delaware Valley (head coach), Florida, Ursinus College and Widener College. 

Southeastern Louisiana: Randallston High School (MD) defensive coordinator Dwight Tillman has joined the Southeastern Louisiana staff as cornerbacks coach, and former SLU running back Joe Graves has joined the staff as running backs coach. Tillman played under SLU head coach Ron Roberts at Delta State from 2010-11, and Graves’ playing career finished in 2014. In addition, linebackers coach Aaron Schwanz has added special teams coordinator duties, and defensive line coach Brandon Lacy has added the title of assistant head coach.

Rutgers: Player development assistant Kevin Burke has accepted the offensive coordinator / assistant head coaching job at Poly Prep High School (NY). Burke spent one year at Rutgers and was previously an assistant at Maine Maritime Academy and the head coach of the Queens Falcons in New York.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday July 14, 2016

Arizona: Rich Rodriguez explains what he was looking for when hiring a new defensive coordinator.

Eastern Michigan: Per source, former Syracuse football operations / recruiting assistant Dylan Saccone has joined the EMU staff as director of football operations. Saccone was at Syracuse from 2013 to this past January. He previously worked at Sacred Heart University. 

Ole Miss: Hugh Freeze has a lot of staff continuity at Ole Miss, so he asked every staff member a question this offseason.

Texas State: Per source, Sam Houston State defensive backs coach Troy Douglas will join the Texas State staff. Douglas has previously coached at Florida State, Pitt, Iowa State and North Carolina, where he worked with Everett Withers. This fills the spot opened yesterday by John Wiley's resignation. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Houston: Tom Herman tells the Houston Chronicle that reports of him communicating with another school are "completely ridiculous and absolutely false."

Stonehill College (MA): Former Memphis graduate assistant Tony Tokarz has joined the Stonehill staff as quarterbacks coach / passing game coordinator. Tokarz spent two years at Memphis and previously coached at Stonehill in 2013.

Nicholls State: DoBee Plaisance has been named interim athletic director. Plaisance is the women’s basketball coach and senior woman administrator. She’s in her ninth year at the school.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday July 13, 2016

Hawaii: Running backs coach / run game coordinator Brian Smith has been promoted to offensive coordinator / associate head coach. Smith joined Nick Rolovich’s staff this offseason and spent the past three years as the offensive coordinator at Occidental College. Smith played at Hawaii from 1998-2001 alongside Rolovich.

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Texas State: Per source, linebackers / associate head coach John Wiley has stepped down for personal reasons. Wiley spent the past six seasons at East Carolina and was previously at Appalachian State from 1993-2009. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Missouri: Deputy AD Wren Baker will serve as interim AD, and the school says it will conduct a national search. Baker joined Missouri in May 2015. He was previously the Memphis deputy AD of external affairs from 2013-15 and the athletic director at Northwest Missouri State from 2011-13. Here is more from Barry Odom on yet another change at Missouri.

New Mexico: Per source, Cal Poly offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Saga Tuitele is set to join the New Mexico staff as offensive line coach. Tuitele has been at Cal Poly since 2009 and has been the sole offensive coordinator since 2013. 

Baylor: Missouri athletic director Mack Rhoades has been named AD at Baylor. Rhoades had been at Mizzou for 14 months and was previously the AD at Houston. This makes 17 AD changes this offseason, including 4 after hiring a new head coach. Keep track of AD changes here.

UAB: Strength and conditioning assistant Xavier Robinson has been promoted to defensive backs coach. Robinson joined the staff in 2014 after working at Prattville High School (AL) from 2005-14, including three years under Bill Clark there. This fills the last opening.

Campbell University (NC): SMU offensive graduate assistant Donny McElveen has joined the Campbell staff as quarterbacks coach. McElveen spent one year at SMU and played QB at Clemson from 2009-13.

University of Chicago: North Park University (IL) offensive coordinator John Bear has joined the Chicago staff as offensive coordinator and will also work with quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends. Bear spent three years at North Park and has also coached at Akron, Emory & Henry, Liberty and Wheaton.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday July 12, 2016

Utah State: Boise State on-campus recruiting / high school relations coordinator Jared Russell has been named director of player personnel at Utah State. Russell spent two years at Boise State and was previously a scouting and coaching intern with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League.

North Texas: Fresno State assistant director of player personnel David Stenklyft has joined the North Texas staff as director of recruiting. Stenklyft has been at Fresno State since 2012 and also worked as a defensive graduate assistant. He was previously a defensive quality control assistant at Texas A&M and recruiting / operations assistant at Alabama.

Tennessee: Tight ends coach Larry Scott has added the role of special teams coordinator, running backs coach Robert Gillespie has added the title of assistant head coach for offense, and linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen has added the title of run game defensive coordinator.

Syracuse: John Wildhack was introduced as Syracuse athletic director today and explained why he left ESPN for Syracuse.

West Texas A&M: Iowa Western CC running backs / head strength coach Bryan Jones has joined the West Texas A&M staff as running backs coach. Jones spent one year at Iowa Western and was previously a quality control assistant at East Texas Baptist.

Virginia Tech: Athletic director Whit Babcock says he is not a candidate for the Baylor AD job. 

Worcester State (MA): Offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach Cy Butler has left the staff to pursue other opportunities. Butler spent four seasons at Worcester State and has previously coached at Mount Ida College and in the high school ranks. 

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.