Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday June 22, 2015
UCLA: Musician Sean “Diddy” Combs was arrested Monday after allegedly assaulting UCLA strength and conditioning coordinator Sal Alosi. TMZ reports Combs confronted Alosi in his office after the coach was screaming at Combs’ son (who plays on the team) during a conditioning session. Jim Mora said in a statement, “I’m thankful that our staff showed the level of professionalism that they did in handling this situation. This is an unfortunate incident for all parties involved. While UCPD continues to review this matter, we will let the legal process run its course and refrain from further comment at this time.” Scout.com has more, saying Combs swung a kettlebell at an intern following the confrontation with Alosi.
Wyoming: Player personnel assistant Matt Gaynor has been promoted to director of player personnel, according to his Twitter account. Gaynor has been at Wyoming since July 2013. He previously spent six months in 2013 as a football operations intern with the Arena Football League’s Arizona Rattlers.
Boise State: ABC/FOX Montana reports Carroll College (MT) athletic director Curt Apsey will be named athletic director at Boise State. Apsey joined Carroll in September 2014 after 16 years as Boise State senior associate athletic director from 1998-2014.
SEC: Here is CoachingSearch’s breakdown of the SEC defensive backs coaches.
Santa Clara: CollegeAD.com reports the three finalists for the Santa Clara athletic director job are former Marquette athletic director Larry Williams, UC Irvine athletic director Mike Izzi and Syracuse deputy athletic director Renee Baumgartner. All three reportedly interviewed on campus last week.
Florida A&M: Alabama senior associate athletic director Milton Overton has been named athletic director at Florida A&M. Overton spent six years at Alabama after seven years at Texas A&M as associate athletic director. Overton has also worked at Oklahoma and TCU. He was a four-year starting offensive lineman at OU in the early 1990s. Overton replaces Kellen Winslow, who resigned in December.
Mississippi State: Former Michigan State fullback Niko Palazeti has joined the Mississippi State staff as an assistant strength coach, according to multiple reports. Palazeti played at Michigan State from 2010-13, before retiring before the 2013 season due to injuries. He served as a strength and conditioning intern in 2013 and graduate assistant in 2014.
Syracuse: New athletic director Mark Coyle addressed Scott Shafer and the state of the football program today.
Louisiana College: Sam Houston State football operations coordinator Jonathan Small has been named associate athletic director at Louisiana College. Small spent one year at Sam Houston State after previously directing football operations at Elon and William & Mary.
Delaware: Cornerbacks coach Henry Baker as accepted a Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship position with the Detroit Lions, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Baker has been at Delaware since 2011 and also served as special teams coordinator in 2012.
Buffalo Bills: Assistant director of pro personal Rob Hanrahan has been promoted to director of pro personnel, the team announced. Hanrahan is entering his 15th season with the Bills. In addition, football analyst Kevin Meganck has been promoted to director of football operation, player personnel assistant Marcus Cooper has been promoted to college area scout, video assistant Casey Weidl has been promoted to manager of football operations, and former Houston Texans pro scout Kevin Murphy has been hired as a pro scout.
Philadelphia Eagles: Philadelphia Magazine has a fascinating look inside Chip Kelly and an attempt to learn more about him. You can read the piece here.
Third down: Which defensive play-callers have been the best on third down? Take a look.