Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday January 05, 2017

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Minnesota: The Detroit News reports Minnesota has offered Western Michigan head coach P.J. Fleck its head coaching job, but there is no deal yet. An answer could come on Friday.

Tennessee: Los Angeles Rams head strength coach Rock Gullickson will join the Tennessee staff as head strength coach, according to SEC Country. Gullickson has spent seven years with the Rams. 

San Diego Chargers: The Chargers will interview Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott and Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia in Rhode Island on Saturday, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Tennessee Titans: General manager Jon Robinson has been promoted to executive vice president. Robinson has been with the Titans since January 2016.

South Florida: Former Texas linebackers coach Brian Jean-Mary has accepted the defensive coordinator job at USF. Jean-Mary spent three years with Charlie Strong at Texas.

Bluefield College (VA): Webber International University (FL) offensive coordinator Dewey Lusk has been named head coach at Bluefield. Lusk spent one year at Webber International and previously worked at UVa-Wise.

San Diego Chargers: Buccaneers defensive coordinator Mike Smith has interviewed for the Chargers head coaching job. Smith was the Falcons head coach from 2008-14. Keep track of NFL interview news here.

Southern Miss: East Tennessee offensive line coach Erik Losey will join the Southern Miss staff in the same role, according to multiple reports. Losey spent three years at ETSU and previously worked at Alcorn State in 2013 under current USM coach Jay Hopson.

Oregon: Charles Clark’s title at Oregon is defensive backs coach. Clark was previously the cornerbacks coach at Colorado.

Wade Phillips: The Sporting News reports Wade Phillips’ return to the Broncos in 2017 is unlikely, and Pro Football Talk notes he could get in the mix for the Redskins defensive coordinator job. 

New Orleans Saints: The Sporting News reports the Saints have dismissed linebackers coach Joe Vitt, defensive line coach Bill Johnson, special teams coordinator Greg McMahon, special teams assistant Stan Kwan and defensive assistant James Willis.

San Jose State: Fox Sports reports Texas assistant wide receivers coach Andrew Sowder is expected to join the San Jose State staff as offensive coordinator / tight ends coach. Sowder spent one year at Texas and has previously been the wide receivers coach at Bowling Green and Eastern Illinois under Dino Babers. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.

Minnesota: 120 Sports’ Michael Kim reports Les Miles will meet with Minnesota officials and flew to Minneapolis on Wednesday. 

Oregon State: Kansas wide receivers coach Jason Phillips will join the Oregon State staff as wide receivers coach / passing game coordinator, and LA Rams defensive / special teams consultant John Rushing will join as safeties coach. In addition, co-offensive coordinator / offensive line / tight ends coach T.J. Woods will drop TE duties, inside receivers coach Dave Baldwin will coach tight ends, outside linebackers coach Chad Kauha’aha’a will add DL duties, and Gary Andersen will no longer coach the defensive line. Keep track of open FBS assistants here.

Temple: Geoff Collins has officially announced the additons of Coastal Carolina offensive coordinator Dave Patenaude (OC), former Rutgers defensive line coach Jim Panagos (DL), Elon head strength coach Ryan Horton (assistant strength) and Maryland intern Jordan Barber (assistant strength).

Eastern New Mexico: Offensive coordinator Kelley Lee has been promoted to head coach. Lee has been on staff since 2012. 

San Francisco 49ers: Panthers assistant general manager Brandon Beane will interview for the 49ers GM job next week, according to Fox Sports’ Peter Schrager.

Alvernia (PA): Seton Hill (PA) defensive coordinator Ralph Clark has been named the first head coach for Alvernia, which will begin play in Division III in 2018. Clark spent one year at Seton Hill.

South Florida: Former Texas offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Sterlin Gilbert has joined the South Florida staff as offensive coordinator. Gilbert spent one year with Charlie Strong and has previously worked at Tulsa, Bowling Green and Eastern Illinois. 

Tennessee Titans: General manager Jon Robinson expects defensive coordinator / assistant head coach Dick LeBeau to return next season. LeBeau will turn 80 years old at the beginning of the 2017 season.

Oregon: Running backs coach Donte Pimpleton will earn $195,000 annually on a two-year deal, according to The Oregonian.

Sean McDermott: The 49ers and Chargers have requested to interview Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, according to CBS Sports. 

New York Jets: Adam Schefter reports the Eagles have denied permission to the Jets to interview quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo for the Jets’ offensive coordinator job.

Washington Redskins: Defensive coordinator Joe Barry, defensive line coach Robb Akey, defensive backs coach Perry Fewell and head strength coach Mike Clark will not return. 

ESPN: The coaches room broadcast for the national title game on ESPNEWS on Monday night will include P.J. Fleck, Dino Babers, Mark Helfrich, Mike MacIntyre and Matt Rhule. 

UNLV: The school has hired Collegiate Sports Associates to assist in its search for a new athletic director, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Texas: Defensive coordinator Todd Orlando will also coach linebackers, and cornerbacks coach Jason Washington will serve as recruiting coordinator.

San Francisco 49ers: Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable will interview for the 49ers head coaching job next week, according to USA Today’s Tom Pelissero, who adds that Seahawks co-directors of player personnel Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer are expected to interview for the 49ers GM job next week. 

Temple: Wagner running backs coach Rob Calabrese will join the Temple staff as an offensive analyst, according to OwlScoop.com.

Northwestern: Pat Fitzgerald tells the Chicago Tribune he plans for the entire staff to return. Fitzgerald has had the same nine assistants for six straight years. 

Kentucky Christian: Head coach Steve Barrows will step down, according to reports. Barrows spent two years at Kentucky Christian. 

Minnesota: The Associated Press reports Minnesota reached out to Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead, but Moorhead isn’t interested. Follow Minnesota updates here.

Baltimore Ravens: Assistant offensive line coach Todd Washington and head strength coach Bob Rogucki will not return, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan.

New York Jets: The Jets are interested in Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo for their offensive coordinator job, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan. DeFilippo was the Browns offensive coordinator in 2015. 

Denver Broncos: NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reports Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is most interested in the Broncos opening over the others. He is set to interview for the job on Saturday. Shanahan is the son of former Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan. 

Los Angeles Rams: Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay and Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin will interview for the Rams job today, per multiple reports. COO Kevin Demoff tells the Orange County Register that they're unlikely to pursue college coaches. 

Buffalo Bills: Interim head coach Anthony Lynn will interview for the Bills job today, and Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin will interview on Saturday, per Josina Anderson.

San Francisco 49ers: Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf and Packers director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst will interview for the 49ers GM job today, per Ian Rapoport. Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will interview for the head coaching job on Saturday, per CSN.

Minnesota: Per source, Minnesota has reached out to Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo about their head coaching job. 

Cincinnati: Former Virginia defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta is expected to join the Cincinnati staff, according to Rivals.com. The 59-year-old Tenuta coached at Ohio State from 1996-2000. He’s been a defensive coordinator at Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, SMU, Kanas State and more.

Minnesota: KSTP reports Minnesota AD Mark Coyle met with Western Michigan head coach P.J. Fleck on Wednesday.

Oregon: South Florida running backs coach Donte Pimpleton has officially joined the Oregon staff in the same position. Pimpleton spent two years at USF.

Minnesota: Board of Regents chair Dean Johnson tells the Star-Tribune Minnesota needs to pay up and hire a top-level head coach, saying they will likely pay between $2-4 million. Tracy Claeys was earning $1.4 million annually.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday January 04, 2017

Minnesota: ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reports Minnesota is expected to target Western Michigan head coach P.J. Fleck, Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead and North Dakota State head coach Chris Klieman. Les Miles also might become a candidate. The Star-Tribune reports Fleck has not been offered the job.  

Rutgers: Former Nevada running backs coach Lester Erb will join the Rutgers staff as running backs coach, according to NJ.com. Erb spent the last four years at Nevada and previously spent 13 years at Iowa.

Texas State: Rutgers running backs coach Zak Kuhr will join the Texas State staff, according to NJ.com. Kuhr spent one year at Rutgers and previously worked with Texas State head coach Everett Withers at James Madison.

San Francisco 49ers: Reported candidates for the 49ers GM job include Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf, Packers director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst, Patriots’ director of player personnel Nick Caserio, Vikings assistant GM George Paton, ESPN analyst Louis Riddick and Colts VP of football operations Jimmy Raye III.

Green Bay Packers: The Green Bay Press-Gazette’s Pete Dougherty writes, “At least a couple of members of the Packers’ executive committee are concerned about losing (Eliot) Wolf and want him promoted to GM this offseason. In that scenario, (Ted) Thompson would become an area scout or take an advisory role. Thompson is under contract through the 2018 season."

Boston College: Director of football initiatives Ricky Brown has been promoted to a full-time role, with duties announced at a later date. He fills the spot left by Al Washington’s departure. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Cincinnati: Boston College defensive line coach / special teams coordinator Al Washington will join the Cincinnati staff as defensive line coach, according to Rivals.com. Washington spent five years at BC. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.

Tennessee Titans: Wide receivers coach Bob Bratkowski and assistant receivers coach Jason Tucker will not return.

Baylor: Matt Rhule has officially announced the previously-reported additions of former Oregon offensive coordinator Matt Lubick, former 49ers tight ends coach Jeff Nixon, Temple defensive coordinator Phil Snow, Temple defensive line coach Elijah Robinson and Temple offensive line coach George DeLeone. 

Temple: Florida graduate assistant Josh Linam has followed Geoff Collins to Temple as a defensive analyst. Linam spent one season at Florida and previously served as a GA at UCF.

Middle Tennessee: Rick Stockstill will not promote from within for the open defensive coordinator job. 

Cornell: Dartmouth running backs coach Chad Nice will join the Cornell staff. Nice spent two years at Dartmouth and is a former Cornell player.

South Dakota: Former Western Illinois director of football operations David Milke has joined the South Dakota staff in the same role. Milke spent three years at WIU from 2013-15.

Cincinnati: Marcus Freeman’s title at Cincinnati is defensive coordinator / linebackers coach. Freeman spent the last four years as Purdue’s linebackers coach. In addition, Doug Phillips’ title is special teams coordinator. Phillips spent 2016 as Iowa State director of player personnel, he was an Ohio State quality control coach in 2006 and an Ohio high school coach from 1997-2005. 

Jacksonville Jaguars: Bills interim head coach Anthony Lynn will interview for the Jaguars head coaching job, per Ian Rapoport. Keep track of NFL interview news here. 

Chicago Bears: Offensive line coach Dave Magazu and assistant defensive backs coach Sam Garnes will not return, according to the Chicago Tribune. Both coached with Fox in Carolina and Denver. In addition, Fox says offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains, defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, and special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers will all return.

Itaaca CC (MN): Offensive coordinator Weldon Braxton has been promoted to head coach. Braxton has been at Itasca since 2014.

Central Michigan: Per source, wide receivers coach Mose Rison has decided to retire. Rison spent the past six years at CMU and was previously the head coach at North Carolina Central from 2007-10. The 60-year-old Rison was a CMU player in 1970s and has been coaching since 1981.

Western Kentucky: Junior Adams’ title at WKU is offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach. Adams previously coached receivers at Boise State.  

Josh McDaniels: The Patriots offensive coordinator will interview for the Rams, Jaguars and 49ers head coaching jobs on Saturday, according to The Boston Globe. 

Buffalo Bills: Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott will interview for the Bills head coaching job today, per The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez. 

Indiana: IU has officially announced the additions of Mike DeBord as offensive coordinator / tight ends / associate head coach and Grant Heard as wide receivers coach / pass game coordinator. Shawn Watson will remain on staff as quarterbacks coach. 

Tennessee Tech: Tight ends coach Cam Wentz has moved to offensive line coach. Wentz is entering his second season on the staff.

Cincinnati: Ohio State assistant strength & conditioning coach Brady Collins has joined the Cincinnati staff as director of sports performance. Collins spent two years at Ohio State and has also worked at Kentucky and Mississippi State. 

San Diego Chargers: Ian Rapoport notes that Chargers value the offensive staff, and there’s a good chance offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt and offensive coaches could stay if the Chargers hire a coach with a defensive or special teams background.

Texas: The Austin American-Statesman reports Texas’ AD search won’t begin until spring, but the school has “started to kick the tires” on potential candidates including former West Virginia AD Oliver Luck, Kansas State’s John Currie, Arizona’s Greg Byrne, Oklahoma’s Joe Castiglione and Virginia Tech’s Whit Babcock. The paper adds Texas is exploring consolidating the AD positions into one role and moving women’s AD Chris Plonsky to a marketing position. 

San Diego Chargers: Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub will interview for the Chargers head coaching job on Sunday, per Ian Rapoport.

Harold Goodwin: The Cardinals offensive coordinator will interview with the Rams on Thursday and Bills on Saturday, per Josina Anderson. 

San Francisco 49ers: Bills interim head coach Anthony Lynn will interview for the 49ers head coaching job today, per Ian Rapoport.

Denver Broncos: Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub will interview for the Broncos head coaching job this week, per 9News, Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will interview Saturday, and Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph will interview next week.

Detroit Lions: Jim Caldwell will return next season, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Caldwell is 27-21 in three seasons, with two playoff appearances.

Texas: Stan Drayton’s title at Texas is run game coordinator / associate head coach. Here is Tom Herman's completed staff.

South Florida: Former FAU cornerbacks coach Corey Bell will join the USF staff as cornerbacks coach, according to 247Sports. Bell spent three years at FAU and has previously served as a high school coach in Miami. 

Nebraska Kearney: Eastern New Mexico head coach Josh Lynn has stepped down and is expected to be named head coach at Nebraska Kearney. Lynn led Eastern New Mexico from 2012-16.

Indianapolis Colts: NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reports Chuck Pagano could make several assistant coaching changes.

San Francisco 49ers: Vikings assistant GM George Paton will interview for the 49ers GM job on Friday, according to USA Today.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday January 03, 2017

Michigan: Offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Tim Drevno has agreed to a new 5-year deal and will make $1 million annually (up from $850,000), according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Drevno has spent two years at Michigan and previously worked with Jim Harbaugh with the 49ers and at Stanford and San Diego. The Wolverines averaged 40.3 points per game this year (No. 11), up from 31.4 in 2015.

Temple: Former Rutgers defensive line coach Jim Panagos will join the Temple staff as defensive line coach, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. Panagos worked at Rutgers from 2012-15. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Buccaneers defensive coordinator Mike Smith will interview for the Jaguars head coaching job on Wednesday, per Ian Rapoport. 

San Francisco 49ers: Colts vice president of football operations Jimmy Raye III will interview for the 49ers GM job, per Ian Rapoport. 

Minnesota: The Star-Tribune reports Minnesota will pay Tracy Claeys his $500,000 buyout, and the assistant coaches will be paid their contracts in full. AD Mark Coyle explained the timing of the move.

Ohio State: Former Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson is expected to join the Ohio State staff as offensive coordinator, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman, who says the side are meeting today. Someone else would have to leave the full-time staff to open up a spot for Wilson. 

LSU: Graduate assistant / interim outside linebackers coach Dennis Johnson and head strength coach Tommy Moffitt are expected to be retained, according to The Advocate, adding that Moffitt is expected to get an extension.

San Diego Chargers: The Chargers have requested to interview Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott for their head coaching job, per Fox Sports’ Peter Schrager. In addition, Adam Schefter reports Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith will interview. Keep track of NFL interview news here.

Teryl Austin: The Chargers and Rams will interview Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin for their head coaching jobs, according to Ian Rapoport. 

Minnesota: Head coach Tracy Claeys has been dismissed, according to WCCO and the Star-Tribune. This comes amid the suspension of several players due to a sexual assault investigation, the team's brief boycott and Claeys' public support of it. Claeys went 9-4 this year. Assistant defensive backs coach / co-special teams coordinator Dan O’Brien and linebackers coach Mike Sherels will remain to help the coaching transition. Read more here.

San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers will interview Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay for their head coaching job on Monday, per Albert Breer.

NFL: The Bears and Browns staffs will coach in the Senior Bowl.

Texas: Chicago Bears running backs coach Stan Drayton will join the Texas staff, according to Scout.com’s Chip Brown. Drayton spent two years with the Bears and worked at Ohio State from 2011-14, including three years with Tom Herman. This completes Herman’s Texas staff. Drayton's official title is run game coordinator / associate head coach.

Houston: Athletic director Hunter Yurachek has signed a new 5-year deal with a $100,000 increase to $450,000 annually, according to The Houston Chronicle.

Indiana Wesleyan: Wheaton College (IL) quarterbacks coach / pass game coordinator Eric Terrazas has joined the Indiana Wesleyan staff as offensive coordinator, and Wheaton graduate assistant Josh Aldrin has joined the IWU staff as defensive line coach.

Wake Forest: Dave Clawson has signed an extension through 2024. Clawson is 13-24 in three seasons, including 7-6 this year, though it was revealed that some gameplans had been leaked to opponents during the first two-plus years. Clawson currently earns $2.1 million annually.

Richmond: Russ Huesman has announced the titles of the following additions: Jeff Durden (offensive coordinator), Adam Braithwaite (defensive coordinator), Sparky Woods (running backs), Adam Ross (offensive line), Carey Bailey (defensive line), Rod West (dimes), Dave Legg (defensive backs / special teams).

IUP: Defensive coordinator Paul Totorella has been named acting head coach for 2017. Totorella has spent 22 years as the defensive coordinator for the Division II program. 

Western Kentucky: Notre Dame offensive analyst Matthew Mitchell has joined the WKU staff. Mitchell spent two years at Notre Dame after his playing career at Wheaton College (IL).

Buffalo: Per source, South Dakota director of football operations / on-campus recruiting coordinator Luke Groth has joined the Buffalo staff as director of football operations. Groth has been at South Dakota since 2012.

UT-Martin: Linebackers coach / special teams coordinator Jordon Hankins has been promoted to defensive coordinator. Hankins has spent the last seven years at UTM.

New York Jets: Offensive coordinator Chan Gailey will retire, and other assistants who will not return include QB coach Kevin Patullo, RB coach Marcel Shipp, DL coach Pepper Johnson, OLB coach Mark Collins and DB coach Joe Danna. Potential new OC candidates include former Chargers head coach Mike McCoy and Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo.

Matt Patricia: The Patriots defensive coordinator will interview for the Rams and Chargers head coaching jobs this weekend, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. 

Western Kentucky: Western Michigan director of football operations Nick Uhlenhopp will join the WKU staff in the same role. Uhlenhopp spent one year at Western Michigan after six years at Iowa State and spent the three years before that as WKU’s director of football operations. 

Alabama: Nick Saban says Lane Kiffin will not at all be involved with Alabama moving forward. Kiffin said this morning he would help preparation for Clemson and could work from the coaches box if it was cleared with compliance. Saban says that's not the case. Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman reports NCAA compliance told Alabama today that Kiffin cannot coach in any capacity in the title game.

Indiana: Rivals.com reports Tennessee offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Mike DeBord will join the Indiana staff as offensive coordinator. DeBord spent two years at Tennessee. He has previous coordinating experience at Michigan from 1997-99 and 2006-07. He was also Central Michigan head coach from 2000-03. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Wake Forest: Tight ends coach / special teams coordinator Adam Scheier will not return next season. Scheier spent three years at Wake Forest after following Dave Clawson from Bowling Green, where he spent five years. 

FIU: Elon head coach Rich Skrosky has officially been named offensive coordinator at FIU. CoachingSearch first reported the coordinator title last week. 

Baltimore Ravens: Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, defensive coordinator Dean Pees and special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg will remain in their roles. It had been reported Mornhinweg was unlikely to return. John Harbaugh says there will still be some coaching changes, however.

Chip Kelly: The former 49ers coach tells Jay Glazer that he’s open to taking an NFL offensive coordinator job. Kelly was also asked by Bruce Feldman if he’s open to returning to college and said, “I evaluate all jobs individually. I wouldn't rule anything out.” Feldman adds that some schools are contemplating making changes this month if they can land Kelly.

San Francisco 49ers: ESPN analyst and former Eagles executive Louis Riddick will interview for the 49ers GM job next week, per Adam Schefter. 

New York Jets: The Jets will make “wholesale changes” to the defensive staff, per Adam Schefter. 

Ohio State: Former 49ers quarterbacks coach Ryan Day has joined the Ohio State staff as quarterbacks coach. Day spent one year with the 49ers and the previous year with the Eagles. He was a Florida graduate assistant under Urban Meyer in 2005. He was Boston College offensive coordinator from 2013-14 and Temple offensive coordinator in 2012, working with former Florida assistant Steve Addazio. 

Western Kentucky: Georgia Southern defensive line coach Jimmy Lindsey will join the WKU staff, according to Scout.com’s Georgia Southern site. Lindsey spent one year at Georgia Southern and previously coached at Furman, Chattanoota and UT-Martin.

San Diego Chargers: The Chargers have requested to interview Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub for their head coaching job, according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora. 

Bryant (RI): Princeton offensive coordinator James Perry will be named head coach at FCS Bryant. Perry spent seven years at Princeton and previously coached at Delaware. He's a former Brown player.

Alabama: Lane Kiffin says he’ll still be involved in preparation for Clemson and may be in the coaches box.

Cincinnati: Ohio State quality control assistant Joker Phillips will follow Luke Fickell to Cincinnati, according to ABC6 in Columbus and multiple reports. Phillips spent one year at Ohio State after one year with the Cleveland Browns. He was at Kentucky from 2003-12, spending the final three years as head coach. 

Texas: Scout.com’s Chip Brown reports Tom Herman will hire Ohio State co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Tim Beck as Texas offensive coordinator. Beck spent two years at Ohio State as Herman’s successor. He was Nebraska’s offensive coordinator under Bo Pelini from 2011-14 and has also coached at Kansas. Brown adds that Beck will call the offense at Texas.

Minnesota: ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg reports a resolution on Tracy Claeys’ future is expected on Tuesday.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday January 02, 2017

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New Orleans Saints: Sean Payton says he plans to be back with the Saints and has four years left on his contract, adding that he Saints are the only team he wants to coach. But it's worth noting the Saints could still trade him. 

San Francisco 49ers: Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf and director of college scouting Brian Gutekunst will interview for the 49ers general manager job this week according to ESPN.

Kansas City Chiefs: Director of football operations Chris Ballard will not interview for the 49ers general manager job. The 49ers had requested permission.

Detroit Lions: The Detroit Free Press notes Jim Caldwell has one year left on his contract, and his job status is still up in the air, with the Lions yet to publicly commit to him for 2017. Caldwell has made the playoffs in two of three years, but a Wild Card loss next weekend would end the year at 9-8 and on a four-game losing streak.

Kyle Shanahan: Between Friday and Saturday, the Falcons offensive coordinator will interview for the head coaching jobs with the Rams, Jaguars, Broncos and 49ers, per Ian Rapoport. 

Buffalo Bills: The Bills have called the Eagles for a possible interview with Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich for their head coaching job, according to The Buffalo News.

Oregon: Defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt will coach linebackers, per his Twitter account.

Western Michigan: P.J. Fleck still hasn’t come to terms on an extension yet, and there is speculation Minnesota could still be interested. Asked where things stand with other schools, Fleck said after the Cotton Bowl, "I'm going to Kalamazoo. ... I love where I'm at. Period. It's as simple as that."

San Diego Chargers: The Chargers have requested to interview Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph for their head coaching job, per Adam Schefter.

Los Angeles Rams: Panthers defensive backs coach Steve Wilks will interview for the Rams head coaching job, per Ian Rapoport.

Cleveland Browns: GM Sashi Brown sais there are no plans to add to the personnel department, something the organization had been mulling over. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Head coach Dirk Koetter says he’s considering giving up play-calling duties next season. Todd Monken is the offensive coordinator.

Alabama: Lane Kiffin told Paul Finebaum that he struggled to handle two jobs, and Steve Sarkisian will give the Tide a better chance to beat Clemson next week.

Kentucky: Quality control assistant Brian Landis has been named head coach at Frederick Douglass High School (KY). Landis spent one year on staff and was previously a Eastern Kentucky assistant.

Brevard College (NC): Former Tennessee State assistant Bill Khayat has been named head coach at Division III Brevard. Khayat was at TSU from 2013-15.

San Diego Chargers: The Chargers have requested permission to interview Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, according to Adam Schefter.

Buffalo Bills: The Bills have requested permission to interview Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, according to Ian Rapoport.

South Carolina: For the open offensive line job, Will Muschamp has interviewed 49ers assistant OL coach Eric Wolford, Florida OL coach Mike Summers and Tennessee quality control assistant Walt Wells, according to SB Nation.

UCLA: Michigan quarterbacks / wide receivers coach Jedd Fisch will be the new offensive coordinator at UCLA, according to Fox Sports. Fisch spent two years at Michigan and was previously the Jaguars offensive coordinator.

Oregon: Louisville defensive backs coach Keith Heyward will join the Oregon staff, according to 247Sports. Heyward spent one year at Louisville and previously coached at USC. He's also a former Oregon State player.

Purdue: Jeff Brohm has officially announced the additions of Brian Brohm, Tony Levine, Nick Holt, Reggie Johnson, Anthony Poindexter and Dale Williams. All but Poindexter follow Brohm from Western Kentucky. Their positions will be announced later.

Indianapolis Colts: Chuck Pagano says he hasn't talked to ownership yet, but he expects to return as head coach.

Indiana: Offensive coordinator Kevin Johns and tight ends / fullbacks coach James Patton will not return, according to multiple reports.

Denver Broncos: Gary Kubiak says he has retired from coaching.

Alabama: Lane Kiffin will not coach in the national championship game, instead fully moving into the FAU head coaching job. Steve Sarkisian will begin his new role as offensive coordinator in the national championship game.

Baylor: Former Oregon offensive coordinator Matt Lubick has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Baylor. Lubick had been named Ole Miss wide receivers coach a week ago. Lubick spent the past four years at Oregon. Lubick and new Baylor co-offensive coordinator Jeff Nixon have worked for Chip Kelly.

San Francisco 49ers: According to CSN Bay Area, the 49ers will begin their search by looking at Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable, Jaguars offensive line coach Doug Marrone, Bills interim head coach Doug Marrone and Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Buccaneers defensive coordinator and former Falcons head coach Mike Smith will interview for the Jaguars head coaching job, according to The Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud.

Los Angeles Rams: The Rams have requested head coaching interviews with Bills interim head coach Anthony Lynn, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, per Adam Schefter. 

Utah: Eastern Washington offensive coordinator Troy Taylor has been named offensive coordinator at Utah. Taylor spent one year at EWU and was previously the co-head coach at Folsom High School (CA), where he coached Jake Browning. Taylor produced a top-10 offense in FCS last year. Utah offensive line coach Jim Harding has also been promoted to assistant head coach. 

Denver Broncos: Gary Kubiak has officially stepped down as head coach, but did not say anything about a reported retirement, saying, “I’m not sure what my future holds.”

Penn State: James Franklin and the school are nearing a the completion of a contract extension. Franklin is in the third year of a six-year deal and makes $4.2 million in base salary.

Los Angeles Rams: Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay will interview for the Rams head coaching job this week, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.

San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers have requested to interview Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio for their general manager job, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. They've also requested to interview Chiefs director of football operations Chris Ballard for the GM job, according to The MMQB's Albert Breer. Here's a fun note: Adam Schefter said on Sportscenter that the 49ers owe Chip Kelly, the previous head coaches and assistant coaches a total of $69 million.

Josh McDaniels: The Patriots offensive coordinator will interview with the Jaguars, 49ers and Rams next weekend for their head coaching jobs, according to Fox Sports' Peter Schrager.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will interview for the Jaguars head coaching job on Friday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Buffalo Bills: The Bills will push for former Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley to become defensive coordinator if Anthony Lynn becomes head coach, according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora.

Los Angeles Rams: The Rams are expected to ask permission this week to speak with Saints head coach Sean Payton, and Saints GM Mickey Loomis is open to a trade, according to NOLA.com. Adam Schefter adds that the Rams will request to interview Jaguars offensive line coach Doug Marrone.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday January 01, 2017

Baylor: Temple defensive line coach Elijah Robinson has joined the Baylor staff in the same role, according to his Twitter account. Robinson spent three years at Temple and spent the previous 10 years at Penn State as a player and coach.

Green Bay Packers: General manager Ted Thompson will likely step down and becoming a senior scouting adviser, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Thompson has been the Packers’ GM since 2005 and was also part of the personnel department from 1992-99.

San Francisco 49ers: Chip Kelly has been dismissed as head coach after one 2-14 season. Read more here.

San Diego Chargers: Head coach Mike McCoy has been dismissed. McCoy went 27-37 in four seasons. Read more here.

Denver Broncos: Gary Kubiak has told the Broncos he will retire, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Read more here.

Baylor: Temple offensive line coach George DeLeone will join the Baylor staff, according to Scout.com and multiple reports. DeLeone spent one year at Temple and has been in coaching since 1970.

Los Angeles Rams: Interim head coach John Fassel will interview for the full-time head coaching job on Monday, according to Pro Football Talk. Keep track of NFL head coaching changes here.

Minnesota Vikings: Pro Football Talk confirms Mike Zimmer will return in 2017. Zimmer is 26-22 in three seasons. The Vikings started 5-0 this year, but finished 8-8.

Cleveland Browns: Owner Jimmy Haslam tells the Cleveland Plain-Dealer that there will not be major changes.

New York Jets: The Jets have confirmed that head coach Todd Bowles and GM Mike Maccagnan will return in 2017. In addition, Pro Football Talk reports owner Woody Johnson is expected to become the ambassador to the United Kingdom and hand day-to-day team operations to brother Chris Johnson.

South Florida: The current staff who haven’t followed Willie Taggart to Oregon will meet with Charlie Strong this week.

Ole Miss: North Carolina defensive line coach Tray Scott has joined the Ole Miss staff in the same role. Scott spent two years at UNC and previously coached at UT-Martin.

Nevada: Arizona State director of on-campus recruiting Ryne Rezac has joined the Nevada staff as director of player personnel and recruiting. Rezac spent three years at ASU in various roles.

Houston Texas: Jay Glazer tweets, “Surprise opening could be Texans, if they lose early in playoffs I can see O'Brien/team agreeing to part ways -- good candidate on market.”

LSU: Defensive line coach Pete Jenkins confirmed to The Advocate that he will return next year in the same role. The 75-year-old Jenkins rejoined the staff when Orgeron became interim head coach. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.

San Francisco 49ers: Jay Glazer reports GM Trent Baalke was told two days ago he won’t return, but Chip Kelly has not been told yet. Kelly has a meeting with ownership after today’s game. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports the 49ers will consider ESPN analyst Louis Riddick, Falcons assistant GM Scott Pioli and Vikings assistant GM George Paton for their GM job. The team is also high on Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph for the head coaching job.

Baylor: San Francisco 49ers tight ends coach Jeff Nixon will join the Baylor staff as co-offensive coordinator, according to SicEm365 and multiple reports. Nixon has spent one year with the Niners. He and Matt Rhule coached together at Temple in 2006 and played together at Penn State. 

Denver Broncos: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports head coach Gary Kubiak will likely step down as Broncos head coach due to health concerns. Kubiak was hospitalized in October with a complex migraine and has had health issues in the past.

Chicago Bears: Head coach John Fox is likely to return, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Fox is 9-22 with the Bears, including 3-12 this year.

Indianapolis Colts: Coaches believe change could be coming and that owner Jim Irsay is “very unhappy,” according to Adam Schefter. Head coach Chuck Pagano and GM Ryan Grigson received extensions last offseason after changes were expected.

San Diego Chargers: No decision has been made yet on head coach Mike McCoy’s future, but the ownership is mulling over a hard decision, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. McCoy is 27-36 in four years, including two straight losing seasons.

Arizona Cardinals: Offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin is expected to interview for head coaching jobs with at least the Rams, Jaguars and Bills, according to Adam Schefter.

Buffalo Bills: Ian Rapoport reports the Bills job is Anthony Lynn’s to lose, but the Bills are also looking at Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich, Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin and Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin.

Gus Bradley: The former Jaguars head coach is expected to follow Bills interim head coach Anthony Lynn if he lands a head coaching job, per Adam Schefter. 

Los Angeles Rams: There is mutual interest between the Rams and Sean Payton, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. 

New York Jets: CBS Sports Jason La Canfora confirms the Jets ownership doesn’t plan to make major changes, but NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that offensive coordinator Chan Gailey could move into a different role, and the New York Post reports major staff changes are expected.

Purdue: Former UConn defensive coordinator Anthony Poindexter will join the Purdue staff, according to the Hartford Courant. Poindexter spent three years at UConn and previously worked at Virginia from 2003-13. 

Clemson: Dabo Swinney will receive a $400,000 bonus for reaching the national title game, per USA Today, and he’ll get another $100,000 for a top-5 finish. He's currently at $1.3 million in bonuses.

Ohio State: Asked if he’ll be back next season, Ohio State co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Tim Beck told reporters, “I don't know. That's Coach Meyer's decision. I worked really hard and feel good about it.”

Denver Broncos: Amid rumors he might step down after the season, Gary Kubiak said, “I love this league. I love the Broncos. I love the work, you know? I’m all in on the Raiders right now. There will be time for reflection and all that stuff next week, but right now it’s time to focus on what we’re doing.”

Carolina Panthers: Ron Rivera says he has no plans to make staff changes next season.

Baltimore Ravens: The Baltimore Sun reports offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg is unlikely to return next season. John Harbaugh has had five offensive coordinators in the last five years.