Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday May 16, 2016

Alabama: Former Philadelphia Eagles VP of player personnel Ed Marynowitz has rejoined the Alabama program, according to the Tuscaloosa News. Marynowitz worked with the Eagles from 2012-15 and was previously Alabama’s director of player personnel from 2008-11.

UAB: Lyle Henley has joined the UAB staff as director of sport performance for football. Henley was previously the owner of The Athlete Factory in Spanish Fort, AL, training athletes. 

Notre Dame: Former head coach Charlie Weis was paid $2.05 million by Notre Dame in 2014, according to tax returns obtained by USA Today. Weis was dismissed in 2009 and has been paid $10.5 million by the school since 2010 from his buyout. He was set to be paid through 2015. In addition, Brian Kelly was paid $1.62 million in 2014, athletic director Jack Swarbrick earned $1.61 million, and defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder earned $1.1 million.

Vanderbilt: Head coach Derek Mason earned $2.55 million in 2014, according to tax returns obtained by The Tennessean. That includes $2.38 million in base salary. It's about $700,000 more than James Franklin’s first season at Vanderbilt in 2011 ($1.84 million).

Pittsburgh Steelers: Missouri recruiting graduate assistant Denzel Martin has accepted a scouting intern position with the Steelers. Martin spent five seasons with the Mizzou program, including one year on staff after his playing career.

UConn: Head coach Bob Diaco has agreed to a two-year extension through 2020, according to Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel. Diaco went 2-10 in his first season at UConn and 6-7 in the second. He earned $1.55 million in salary in 2015.

Detroit Lions: Atlanta Falcons area scout Scott Sika has joined the Lions staff as a scout. Sika spent three seasons with the Falcons, the first two as a scouting assistant. He previously spend three years as an intern in the Ohio State athletic department.

NFL: More than 30 NFL coaches moved to college football this offseason. Here’s the full list.

Clarion (PA): Associate athletic director Wendy Snodgrass has been named interim AD at Clarion, effective on July 2. Snodgrass is entering her 12th year in the athletic department. Previous athletic director Dave Katis announced last week he will step down and move into an academic role. 

Chowan University (NC): Per source, Virginia graduate assistant Sean Cascarano has accepted the offensive line job at Chowan. Cascarano spent the past two seasons as a GA at Virginia, following one year as a student assistant and four years as an offensive lineman.

Rice: Head strength and conditioning coach Kevin Yoxall is no longer with the program, according to Rice's staff directory. Yoxall had been at Rice since 2014 and directed Auburn’s strength program from 1999-2012.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday May 15, 2016

Wabash College (IN): University of Chicago offensive coordinator Craig Knoche has joined the Wabash staff as offensive coordinator. Knoche spent the past seven seasons at Chicago, including five as offensive coordinator. He has also served as a graduate assistant at Wisconsin and Stanford.

Assumption College (MA): Defensive line coach Chris Grautski has added the title of strength and conditioning coordinator. Grautski is entering his fourth season at Assumption and previously coached defensive line and directed the strength program at WPI.

South Carolina: Alabama assistant equipment manager Larry Waters has joined the South Carolina staff as director of football equipment operations. In addition, previous football equipment manager Chris Matlock will move to a position with the basketball team, according to 247Sports.

Open jobs: There are still three open FBS assistant jobs.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday May 13, 2016

Auburn: Per the AJC, the salary info for Auburn’s new assistants are as follows: defensive coordinator Kevin Steele ($1.1 million in 2016, with $100,000 raises the next two years), defensive backs coach Wes McGriff ($500,000), offensive line coach Herb Hand ($420,000), wide receivers coach Kodi Burns ($350,000) and linebackers coach Travis Williams ($225,100). Steele has a three-year deal and a $1 million buyout that drops by $250,000 each season. The other four coaches have two-year deals.

Delaware: Michigan executive associate AD / external relations & strategic initiatives Chrissi Rawak will be named Delaware athletic director, according to Delaware Online. Rawak had been in her role at Michigan since 2005 and was an assistant swim coach from 1992-97. She worked in Northwestern’s development department from 1998-2004.

Iowa State: Per the Ames Tribune, bonuses in Matt Campbell’s contract include $500,000 for six wins ($100,000 of which can go to assistants), $250,000 for a Big 12 title, and $100,000 for a bowl win. Campbell's contract is a six-year deal that pays $2 million in 2016. If Campbell is dismissed, he is owed the remaining compensation on the deal within 45 days.

Charleston Southern: Per source, defensive backs coach Cory Peoples has left the staff. Peoples spent the past two years at CSU and has also coached at Saint Augustine, Clark Atlanta University and Georgia Military College.

Detroit Lions: Saints area scout Brendan Prophett has accepted the director of pro scouting job with the Lions, according to Inside The League. Prophett spent one year with the Saints and was previously on the Jets personnel staff from 2001-14, including serving as director of pro personnel from 2007-14.

UAB: Offensive line coach Mike Bennefield has stepped down for personal reasons and to spend time with his family, he told Bennefield was with Bill Clark at Prattville High School (AL) from 2000-07, and he rejoined Clark at Jacksonville State in 2013. He tells he plans to look for high school opportunities in the Jacksonville (AL) area. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Northern Colorado: Per source, linebackers coach Derrick Davison has left the staff. Davison has been at Northern Colorado since 2011 and has also coached at Alcorn State, Ellsworth CC and Northern Iowa.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday May 12, 2016

Alabama: Former Buffalo Bills defensive line coach Karl Dunbar has officially been named Alabama defensive line coach. Dunbar spent last season with the Bills after three years with the Jets. He also coached the Vikings defensive line from 2006-11. Dunbar last coached in college football at LSU in 2005. He was Nick Saban’s strength coach at LSU from 2000-01.

Athletic directors: Heading into the 2016 season, at least 13 FBS schools will have a new athletic director.

Illinois College: Defensive coordinator / linebackers / associate head coach Ray DeFrisco has been promoted to head coach. DeFrisco is entering his 10th season on the staff.

Atlanta Falcons: Scouting assistant James Bodenheimer has been promoted to area scout. Bodenheimer joined the Falcons in 2014 as an intern and was promoted to scouting assistant one year later. He also interned with the Chargers in 2013.

Rice: Defensive graduate assistant Frank Okam has been promoted to defensive line coach. Okam played in the NFL from 2008-13 and spent the past two seasons as a GA at Rice. 

Illinois College: Head coach Garrett Campbell has resigned and will head to Fullerton College (CA) as offensive coordinator to be closer to family, according to KHQA. Campbell spent eight seasons as the head coach at Illinois College, posting a 50-31 record. He’s a Fullerton alumnus, and his father coached there for 15 years.

Kentucky: Florida International defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Matt House has officially joined the Kentucky staff as inside linebackers coach / special teams coordinator. House spent one year at FIU after two as Pitt’s defensive coordinator. Here's an updated look at the 2016 Kentucky staff.

Big East: Former Villanova athletic director Vince Nicastro has been named deputy commissioner / chief operating officer of the Big East. Nicastro was Villanoca’s AD from 2000-15, before moving into an academic role.

San Diego Chargers: The Chargers scouting department has rearranged some duties. The new roles are as follows: pro scout Regis Eller, combine area scout Travis Lash, area scout Patrick Ryan, area scout Chris Hobbs and college scouting coordinator Tyler Lyon.

Minnesota: The school will pay Syracuse a $500,000 buyout from athletic director Mark Coyle’s SU contract.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday May 11, 2016

Minnesota: New athletic director Mark Coyle will earn $850,000 annually on a five-year deal. That's more than double previous athletic director Norwood Teague. Coyle says his goal is to start the job after Memorial Day.

San Diego Chargers: Eagles senior director of pro personnel Louis Clark has been to the same position with the Chargers. Clark had been with the Eagles since 2013.

Chicago Bears: Seasonal scouting intern Jeff King has joined the Bears’ personnel staff as a pro scout. King is a former NFL player and joined the Bears last year.

West Virginia: Defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Tony Gibson has added the title of associate head coach.

South Dakota State: The school is working on new three-year deals for head coach John Stiegelmeier and athletic director Justin Sell, according to the Argus Leader. A statewide policy banning multi-year contracts for state employees was changed earlier this year. Stiegelmeier will earn $300,000 annually, up from $212,000. He’s 128-90 in 19 years as head coach.

Minnesota: Syracuse athletic director Mark Coyle has accepted the AD job at Minnesota, citing family reasons. Coyle became Syracuse’s AD last June and was previously the AD at Boise State. He previously worked at Minnesota in several roles from 2001-05.

Chicago Bears: Area scout Francis Saint-Paul has been promoted to national scout, according to the Bears’ staff directory. Saint-Paul has been with the Bears since 2012.

Boise State: Prosper High School (TX) head coach Chris Ross will join the Boise State staff, according to Eagle Nation News. Ross spent one season at Prosper.

Kentucky: UK is “close” to hiring Florida International defensive coordinator Matt House as inside linebackers coach / special teams coordinator, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. House has spent one year at FIU after two in the same role at Pitt. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Northern Illinois: University of St. Francis wide receivers coach / special teams coordinator Will Cinelli has joined the NIU staff as an operations assistant. Cinelli worked at St. Francis from 2009-12 and 2013-15.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.