Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday February 13, 2017

Iowa: WDAY in Fargo reports North Dakota State offensive coordinator / running backs coach Tim Polasek will join the Iowa staff. Polasek spent the last three years in his second stint at NDSU and previously coached at Northern Illinois. Notably, Polasek was on the NIU staff that beat Iowa in 2013 and the NDSU staff that beat Iowa last year. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Oklahoma State: Southern Miss wide receivers coach / special teams coordinator John Wozniak has accepted the running backs job at Oklahoma State, according to the Hattiesburg American and 101.7 FM in Tulsa. Wozniak spent four years at USM and was a GA at OK State in 2004. 

San Francisco 49ers: Falcons offensive assistant Matt McDaniel has joined the 49ers as run game specialist, and Chiefs defensive assistant Taylor Embree has joined as an offensive quality control assistant. McDaniel spent two years with the Falcons. Embree spent one year with the Chiefs and is the son of new 49ers tight ends coach Jon Embree.

Wagner (NY): Per source, running backs coach / co-special teams coordinator Rob Calabrese has been promoted to offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach. Calabrese is entering his second year on staff after previously working as a GA at UCF.

Colorado: A planned extension and raise for Mike MacIntyre has been delayed, as the school’s regents wait for the results of an external investigation into Colorado’s handling of domestic violence allegations against former assistant Joe Tumpkin, according to The Daily Camera. Tumpkin was promoted to play-caller for the Alamo Bowl, and Sports Illustrated recently reported CU was contacted by Tumpkin’s then-girlfriend before the bowl game. Tumpkin was forced to resign after the season. MacIntyre was set to receive a new $16.25 million deal through 2021.

Illinois: Per source, IMG Academy (FL) defensive coordinator Donnie Abraham will join the Illinois staff. reports Abraham is expected to coach in the defensive backfield. Abraham has spent two years at IMG and played in the NFL from 1996-2004, including playing under Lovie Smith with the Bucs. 

Kansas City Chiefs: Offensive coordinator Brad Childress has moved to assistant head coach, and co-offensive coordinator Matt Nagy has been promoted to offensive coordinator. Both have been on staff since 2013.

Hamline (MN): Offensive line coach Brian Sheehan has been promoted to offensive coordinator / assistant head coach, following Jim Zebrowski’s departure for Buffalo. Sheehan has spent one year at Hamline and was previously the head coach at Defiance (OH). 

Atlanta Falcons: Georgia State defensive line coach Jess Simpson will join the Falcons as assistant defensive line coach, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post. Simpson joined Georgia State this offseason and was previously the head coach at Buford High School (GA), reaching the state finals 10 straight times. 

San Francisco 49ers: Former Jaguars linebackers coach coach Robert Saleh will join the 49ers as defensive coordinator, according to Pro Football Talk. Saleh had recently joined the Chargers as linebackers coach, but instead will go to the 49ers, and he wasn’t listed on the completed Chargers staff today. 

Alabama: New England Patriots tight ends coach Brian Daboll is expected to interview for the Alabama offensive coordinator job, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Daboll was a graduate assistant under Saban at Michigan State from 1998-99. Feldman adds that new UCLA offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch could also become a candidate at Alabama.

Los Angeles Chargers: Former Falcons defensive coordinator Richard Smith has been named linebackers coach for the Chargers, and tight ends coach John McNulty has been retained. Smith spent two years with the Falcons and was let go last week . In addition, former UTSA assistant Eric Henderson's title is assistant defensive line coach. This completes Anthony Lynn’s staff.

Buffalo Bills: Here’s a look at Sean McDermott’s completed Buffalo Bills staff.

Michigan: The King’s Academy (CA) head coach Michael Johnson has accepted a position at Michigan. Johnson has been at TKA since 2014 and coached in the NFL from 2000-10, including serving as Jim Harbaugh's QB coach with the Chargers in 2000, when Harbaugh was a player. Johnson's most recent college job was UCLA offensive coordinator in 2011.

UTSA: Per source, defensive line coach Eric Henderson has accepted a job in the NFL (Update: assistant DL coach with the Chargers). Henderson spent one year at UTSA and was previously at Oklahoma State for three years. 

Washington Redskins: Browns assistant defensive backs coach Cannon Matthews has joined the Redskins as a defensive quality control assistant. Matthews spent one year with the Browns and was previously a defensive quality control assistant with the Titans.

Princeton: Per source, William & Mary cornerbacks coach / special teams coordinator Marvin Clecidor will join the Princeton staff as defensive backs coach. Clecidor spent two years at W&M.

Temple: Dave Gerson has been promoted to specialist with advanced graphics (aka SWAG Coordinator). Gerson has been on staff since 2011, moving from student communications assistant to video assistant, operations assistant and graduate assistant.

Indiana State: Vanderbilt graduate assistant Kevin Abrams has joined the Indiana State staff as special teams coordinator. Abrams spent two years at Vanderbilt and was previously a GA at Buffalo.

Southern: Georgia State graduate assistant Reid Sanders has joined the Southern staff as running backs coach. Sanders spent two years at Georgia State and was previously a graduate assistant, student assistant and player at Southern.

Tennessee: 247Sports reports Tennessee is expected to interview 3-5 candidates for the athletic director job, and the leading candidates are Chattanooga AD Dave Blackburn and former UT head coach Philip Fulmer. 247Sports’ John Brice reports Blackburn would likely hire Fulmer as his No. 2 man, but there is no scenario where Blackburn would leave Chattanooga to be the No. 2 to Fulmer.

Kansas: The Lawrence Journal-World reports defensive line coach Michael Slater will not return, and head strength coach Je’Ney Jackson is leaving the coaching profession for a job in the medical field. Slater spent one year on staff. Jackson spent the last two years at KU and was also on the staff from 2005-09.

Wyoming: South Dakota State safeties coach Jake Dickert will join the Wyoming staff, per SDSU head coach John Stiegelmeier. Dickert spent one year at SDSU and was previously the defensive coordinator at Minnesota State-Mankato. 

Kansas State: Bill Snyder has been diagnosed with throat cancer, but his prognosis is “excellent,” the school has announced. Snyder fully expects to be on the field for spring practice, and it will not affect his duties leading the program. He has been receiving outpatient care for three weeks.

South Carolina: Former Philadelphia Eagles scouting coordinator Matt Lindsey will join the South Carolina staff as director of player personnel, according to 247Sports and multiple reports. Lindsey spent 2013-15 with the Eagles and was previously a player personnel specialist at Alabama. In addition, director of recruiting operations Robbie Liles will move to director of operations. 

Wake Forest: Graduate assistant Taylor Redd has been promoted to director of recruiting. Redd has spent two years as a GA and was previously a recruiting assistant at Wake.

San Francisco 49ers: Running backs coach Tom Rathman will not remain on staff under Kyle Shanahan. Rathman tells the Sacramento Bee he wasn’t interest in an alternate job on staff, and he’ll likely sit out 2017. Rathman has coached running backs with the 49ers from 1997-2002 and 2009-16 and is also a former 49ers player.

ASA Miami: Former Snow College (UT) head coach Britt Maughan has joined the ASA Miami staff. Maughan was the head coach at Snow from 2013-16.

Denver Broncos: Part of Wade Phillips’ departure from the Broncos was due to a contract dispute, according to 9News, which reports that Phillips wanted a new contract and to be the highest-paid defensive coordinator in the league entering last season. John Elway offered Phillips either a raise or an extension. Phillips took the raise, entering the last year of his deal, and when Gary Kubiak suddenly retired, Phillips was out. Now he’s the Rams defensive coordinator.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday February 12, 2017

Michigan: Senior defensive football analyst Dave Adolph has died after a battle with cancer. He was 79 years old. Adolph spent more than 50 years in coaching, including 21 years in the NFL. He had been on Michigan’s staff for the last two years.

Florida Atlantic: Here’s a look at Lane Kiffin’s completed FAU staff.

Tennessee Tech: Troy analyst Frederick Walker has joined the Tennessee Tech staff as wide receivers coach, and Morehead State running backs coach Andre Crenshaw has joined TTU as running backs coach. Walker spent one year at Troy and previously worked at Mississippi State. Crenshaw spent two years at Morehead State. In addition, running backs coach Tyree Foreman has been promoted to offensive coordinator / tight ends / associate head coach, wide receivers coach Derek Carr has moved to quarterbacks coach, tight ends coach Camden Wentz will coach offensive line, and director of football operations Justin Matheney has moved to assistant defensive backs coach. 

Reinhardt University (GA): Defensive line coach Quentin Moses died in a house fire Sunday morning. Moses worked at Reinhardt for six seasons and played at Georgia and in the NFL. He was 33 years old.  

Ball State: Western Illinois defensive coordinator David Elson has joined the Ball State staff as defensive coordinator. Elson spent one year at WIU and was previously the coordinator at Southern Illinois and New Mexico State. He was Western Kentucky head coach from 2003-09.

Hawaii: Nick Rolovich says the open job on staff will be a defensive backs job, likely safeties.

Kansas State: Co-offensive coordinator  / quarterbacks coach Del Miller has decided to retire, and Northern Iowa quarterbacks coach and former K-State player Collin Klein is expected to join the K-State staff, according to’s K-State site and the Wichita Eagle. The 66-year-old Miller has spent nearly 20 years on the K-State staff over three stints. Klein played at K-State from 2008-12 and was a GA on staff from 2014-15.

Open jobs: Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Saturday February 11, 2017

Auburn: Larry Porter’s title at Auburn is tight ends / H-backs coach / recruiting coordinator.

Liberty: Augustana (SD) tight ends coach JR Rozier has joined the Liberty staff as an offensive quality control assistant. Rozier spent two years at Augustana. 

Buffalo Bills: Sean McDermott has completed his Bills staff. New additions not previously reported include former NFL receiver Chad Hall (offensive assistant) and Panthers operations assistant Matt Worswick (assistant to the head coach). Head strength coach Eric Ciano and assistant to the head coach Laura Young were retained.

LSU: Here’s a look at Ed Orgeron’s completed LSU staff.

Auburn: North Carolina running backs coach Larry Porter will join the Auburn offensive staff, according to 247Sports. Porter has been at UNC since 2014 and has also been an assistant at Texas, Arizona State LSU, Oklahoma State and Arkansas State. He was Memphis head coach from 2010-11.

Alma (MI): Albion College (MI) cornerbacks coach Ryan Ettinger has joined the Alma staff as defensive line coach. Ettinger spent two years at Alma.

South Florida: Recruiting operations coordinator Lacey King has been promoted to administrative assistant to the assistant coaches, analyst Saki Mihalakos has been retained as a defensive quality control assistant, and graduate assistant Lindsey Lamar has moved to special assistant to the head coach.

Hawaii: One name to watch for Hawaii’s open spot is Cal Poly defensive backs coach Jacob Yoro.

Open jobs: Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday February 10, 2017

Arkansas: Atlanta Falcons defensive assistant Chad Walker has joined the Arkansas staff as outside linebackers coach. Walker spent two years with the Falcons and has also worked at Oklahoma, Mississippi College, Bryant and the Miami Dolphins. 

Oakland Raiders: Jack Del Rio has received a new 4-year contract. Del Rio is 19-13 in two years, including 12-4 this season.

Kansas State: Bill Snyder has received treatment at a hospital for an undisclosed health issue, according to the Kansas City Star. Snyder has reportedly responded well to treatment and hopes to coach during spring practice.

Miami (FL): Defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski has added the title of assistant head coach. The Hurricanes were No. 5 nationally in tackles for loss and No. 22 in sacks last season. Kuligowski is entering his second year on staff.

San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers have added Wagner College offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello (quarterbacks coach), LSU offensive assistant T.C. McCartney (offensive assistant) and NC State assistant director of football operations Nick Kray (administrative assistant to the head coach).

Cal: Charlie Ragle’s title at Cal is tight ends coach / special teams coordinator. Ragle spent the last five years at Arizona and was previously a high school coach in Arizona. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.

Georgia: New defensive line coach Tray Scott will earn $325,000 in base salary, according to the AJC. Scott was set to earn $375,000 at Ole Miss, but it’s possible he could receive supplemental income at UGA.

Atlanta Falcons: Defensive assistant Doug Mallory has been promoted to defensive backs coach, and wide receivers / assistant head coach Raheem Morris has added the title of pass game coordinator. Both are entering their third seasons on staff.

Buffalo: Hamline (MN) offensive coordinator Jim Zebrowski will join the Buffalo staff as quarterbacks coach. Zebrowski spent one year at Hamline after five years at Minnesota. He previously was the offensive coordinator for Lance Leipold at Wisconsin-Whitewater. In addition, offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Andy Kotelnicki will move from QB’s to running backs. 

South Florida: A source tells CoachingSearch that Marshall defensive ends coach Sean Cronin will join the USF staff. Cronin had been at Marshall since 2013 and has also coached at Temple, The Citadel and Florida. This fills the last opening on Charlie Strong’s staff. 

Hawaii: Defensive line coach Legi Suiaunoa has been promoted to defensive coordinator following Kevin Lempa’s resignation. Lempa is expected to be named to an off-field coaching role at Michigan. In addition, special teams coordinator Mayur Chaudhari will coach defensive ends, and offensive coordinator Brian Smith will coach tight ends and running backs. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Bucs have made several staff moves, per the Tampa Bay Times. Ohio University cornerbacks coach Anthony Perkins has joined the staff as assistant to the head coach, previous assistant to the head coach Zack Grossi has been promoted to offensive quality control coach, former Bucs tight end Alex Smith has been hired as a pro scout, and intern Skyler Fulton has been promoted to offensive assistant. Perkins spent two years at Ohio, and Grossi has been with the Bucs since 2014.

South Carolina: Former Tennessee player Corey Miller has joined the South Carolina staff as an assistant strength coach, according to 247Sports. Miller played at Tennessee from 2010-13 and has been a personal trainer in Knoxville.

Oklahoma State: Arizona State offensive line coach Josh Henson has rejoined the Oklahoma staff as offensive line coach. Henson spent last year as an analyst at OK State and had recently joined the ASU staff. He was on the Missouri staff from 2009-15. 

USC: Former UC Davis head coach and Cal running backs coach Ron Gould is a candidate to fill the open running backs job, according to the LA Daily News.

Indiana: Here is a look at the completed Indiana staff.

Cincinnati: Former Tennessee defensive backs coach Willie Martinez will join the Cincinnati staff as cornerbacks coach, according to WNML. Martinez spent the last four years at Tennessee. This fills the last spot on Luke Fickell’s staff. 

West Virginia: Alabama defensive graduate assistant Doug Belk will join the West Virginia staff as cornerbacks coach, according to the Charleston Gazette-Mail. Belk spent three years at Alabama and previously coached at Valdosta State. 

Florida: Running backs coach Tim Skipper has officially moved to linebackers coach, and defensive line coach Chris Rumph has added the title of co-defensive coordinator.

Alabama: Philadelphia Eagles director of personnel operations Joe Pannuzio has interviewed for the tight ends / special teams job at Alabama, according to The Tuscaloosa News. The 57-year-old Pannuzio was Alabama’s director of football operations from 2011-14 and was previously an assistant at Miami (FL). He was Murray State head coach from 2000-05. In addition, Adam Schefter reports Chip Kelly has spoken with Nick Saban in the past 48 hours. 

San Francisco 49ers: Falcons defensive pass game coordinator Jerome Henderson will interview for a job on the 49ers staff today, according to ESPN, and NFL Network adds that Chargers linebackers coach Robert Saleh is interviewing today.

Minnesota: A source tells CoachingSearch that former Rutgers running backs coach Norries Wilson has joined the Minnesota staff as director of player development. Wilson worked at Rutgers from 2012-15 and also served as interim head coach in 2015. He was previously the head coach at Columbia. Wilson is a former Minnesota player and graduate assistant. 

Southeastern Louisiana: Per source, wide receivers coach Shane Smith is leaving the program. Smith spent one year on staff after 16 years as a Louisiana high school head coach.

Florida Tech: Defensive backs graduate assistant Daniel Owen has been promoted to full-time wide receivers coach. Owen has spent five years on staff. 

Wake Forest: Sam Houston State defensive coordinator Brad Sherrod will join the Wake Forest staff as linebackers coach, according to ESPN. Sherrod spent the last three years at SHSU, including one as defensive coordinator. 

East Tennessee State: Cumberland University (TN) offensive coordinator Dewayne Alexander has joined the ETSU staff as offensive line coach. Alexander spent one year at Cumberland and was previously at Tennessee Tech.

San Francisco 49ers: Former Redskins head strength coach Ray Wright will be the head strength coach for the 49ers, according to his Facebook page. Wright was the Redskins head strength coach from 2010-14. 

LSU: New running backs / assistant head coach Tommie Robinson will earn $575,000 in the first year of his 3-year deal, with an increase to $600,000 in the second two, and LSU paid his $237,500 buyout to USC, according to The Advocate. Wide receivers coach Mickey Joseph will earn $225,000 annually on a 2-year deal.

Atlanta Falcons: Defensive backs coach / senior defensive assistant Marquand Manuel will be promoted to defensive coordinator, according to ESPN. Manuel is entering his third year on staff.

Fordham: Bucknell defensive backs coach / special teams coordinator John Bowes has joined the Fordham staff as defensive coordinator. Bowes spent four years at Bucknell after five at William & Mary.

Charleston Southern: Graduate assistant Malcolm Dixon has been promoted to tight ends coach. Dixon is entering his fifth year on staff.

Delaware: Former Richmond offensive lineman Austin Gund has joined the Delaware staff as an offensive quality control coach. He played at Richmond from 2011-14 under new Delaware head coach Danny Rocco.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday February 09, 2017

North Carolina: Defensive coordinator Gene Chizik is stepping down to spend more time with his family, and linebackers coach John Papuchis will take over as defensive coordinator. North Texas defensive coordinator Mike Ekeler is joining UNC to fill the staff opening, as CoachingSearch reported earlier today.

Oregon: A source tells CoachingSearch that Oklahoma State running backs coach Marcus Arroyo will join the Oregon staff as co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks / tight ends coach. Arroyo spent two years at OK State and was previously the quarterbacks coach / interim offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has also coached at Southern Miss, Cal, Wyoming and San Jose State. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.

Carolina Panthers: President Danny Morrison has stepped down to pursue other endeavors, noting interest at the college level. Morrison had been in the role since 2009.

San Francisco 49ers: New York Giants director of football operations / special projects Martin Mayhew has joined the 49ers as senior personnel executive. Mayhew was the Lions general manager from 2008-15 and had been with the team since 2001.

San Jose State: Athletic director Gene Bleymaier has moved into the role of special adviser to the president. Bleymaier had been at SJSU since 2012, after 30 years as the AD at Boise State.

Kentucky: Per source, North Texas defensive line coach Derrick LeBlanc will join the Kentucky staff. LeBlanc spent one year at UNT and previously worked at Southern Miss, Wyoming, LSU and Pearl River College. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Washington Redskins: Valdosta State defensive coordinator James Rowe has joined the Redskins as assistant defensive backs coach. Rowe spent one year at Valdosta and was previously a graduate assistant at Florida.

Kentucky: Charlotte tight ends / assistant head coach Dean Hood will join the Kentucky staff as outside linebackers coach / special teams coordinator, according to the AJC. Hood was Eastern Kentucky head coach from 2008-15 and was previously the defensive coordinator at Wake Forest. 

North Texas: Per source, co-defensive coordinator / safeties / assistant head coach Troy Reffett will be promoted to defensive coordinator, and former Cincinnati co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Jeff Koonz will join UNT as linebackers coach. Koonz spent three years at Cincinnati. The Denton Record-Chronicle reports another UNT assistant is expected to leave the staff. 

Carroll University (WI): Defensive backs coach Eliot Fields has been promoted to assistant defensive coordinator. Fields has spent the last three years on staff after his playing career at Carroll. 

Los Angeles Chargers: Former Cardinals strength coach John Lott has joined the Chargers as head strength coach, according to Pro Football Talk. Lott was with the Cardinals from 2007-14.

Charleston Southern: A source tells CoachingSearch that New Mexico State tight ends coach Kevin McKeethan has joined the Charleston Southern staff as wide receivers coach. McKeethan spent five years at NMSU. In addition, CSU has officially announced the addition of NMSU special teams coordinator Zane Vance as defensive coordinator / inside linebackers / assistant head coach, as CoachingSearch previously reported.

Kansas: With the promotion to associate head coach, running backs coach Tony Hull has also received a raise from $150,000 to $400,000, according to the Lawrence Journal-World.

North Carolina: A source tells CoachingSearch that North Texas defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Mike Ekeler will join the North Carolina staff. Ekeler spent one year at UNT. North Carolina doesn’t currently have an opening, but reports UNC has been awaiting a decision from defensive coordinator Gene Chizik about whether or not he will return. 

South Florida: Miami Carol City High School defensive coordinator Damon Cogdell will join the USF staff, according to CBS Miami. Cogdell spent last year at Carol City after two years as co-defensive line coach at West Virginia.

Kentucky Christian: Missouri Southern State offensive coordinator Corey Fipps has been named head coach at Kentucky Christian. Fipps spent two years at Missouri Southern State.

Lindenwood-Belleville (IL): Former Alma (MI) athletic director and offensive coordinator John Leister has joined the Lindenwood-Belleville staff. Leister was at Alma from 1993-2014.

Atlanta Falcons: Former Florida defensive line coach Bryant Young is expected to join the Falcons as defensive line coach, according to ESPN. Young worked at Florida from 2011-13, working there with Dan Quinn.

San Francisco 49ers: Giants defensive line coach Jeff Zgonina will be named defensive line coach for the 49ers, according to The Sporting News. Zgonina spent one year with the Giants after three with the Texans.

Eastern Michigan: A source tells CoachingSearch that University of Findlay (OH) defensive graduate assistant Delbert Tyler has joined the EMU staff as a GA. Tyler spent one season at Findlay.

University of Findlay (OH): A source tells CoachingSearch that student assistant Mickey McGuire has been promoted to defensive graduate assistant. McGuire spent one year as a student assistant and is a former player.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.