Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday June 15, 2016

Baylor: HornsDigest.com reports a push by some donors to reinstate Art Briles has ended, and the school has begun contract settlement talks with Briles. The contract had $40 million guaranteed remaining on it, and the site says the settlement is expected to be around $20 million.

New York Giants: Former Colorado director of player personnel Mike Murphy has joined the Giants to scout on the West Coast, according to Inside The League. Murphy spent one season at Colorado and has spent 18 years in NFL scouting, most recently with the Dolphins from 2008-13.

Notre Dame: Former Purdue defensive coordinator Greg Hudson will join the Notre Dame staff in an off-field role, according to 247Sports. Hudson played at Notre Dame from 1986-87 and spent the past three seasons as Purdue’s defensive coordinator. He has also coached at Florida State, East Carolina, Minnesota, Cincinnati and UConn.

Chowan University (GA): Virginia graduate assistant Sean Cascarano has joined the Chowan staff as offensive line coach. Cascarano spent the last two years as a GA, the previous as a student assistant and played at UVA from 2009-12.

SEC: How do you win the SEC? See the common factors in the last five SEC champions.

Limestone College (SC): Former Kentucky Christian defensive coordinator Larry Blackstone has been named defensive coordinator at Limestone College, and Creekside Christian Academy (GA) defensive coordinator Fernando Bryant has joined the Limestone staff as cornerbacks coach. Blackstone has spent 47 years in coaching and was Limestone head coach Mike Furrey’s defensive coordinator at Kentucky Christian from 2010-12. Bryant spent the past four years in high school coaching after a 10-year playing career in the NFL.

Kentucky Wesleyan: Former Hanover College (IN) defensive coordinator Ben Cullen has joined the Kentucky Wesleyan staff as defensive line coach. Cullen spent the last four seasons at Hanover.

Rutgers: Senior associate athletic director / chief development officer Sarah Baumgartner has been promoted to deputy athletic director. Baumgartner has been at Rutgers since December 2013 after seven years at Missouri.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday June 14, 2016

Baylor: A school spokesperson tells ESPN there was no vote on Art Briles’ future at Monday’s Board of Regents meeting.

Pac-12: How do you win the Pac-12? See the common factors in the last 5 Pac-12 champions.

Angelo State: Interim athletic director James Reid has been named to the permanent AD role. Reid has led the school’s track & field programs since 1999 and was an assistant athletic director from 2007-15, before moving into the interim AD role in May 2015.

Minnesota-Crookston: Per source, Montana State student assistant Richard Hageman has joined the Minnesota-Crookston staff as a tight ends/ fullbacks intern. Hageman spent one season on the Montana State staff after his playing career there.

Columbia: Assistant director for athletic equipment operations Joe Sibley has been promoted to assistant director of player personnel / director of social media. Sibley has previously been a training camp supervisor with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a PR assistant with the Denver Broncos, an operations intern with the Minnesota Vikings and operations assistant at Wisconsin.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday June 13, 2016

MAC: How do you win the MAC? Take a look at the common factors in the last 5 MAC champions.

Florida: Athletic director Jeremy Foley has announced he will retire, effective Oct. 1. Foley has led the Gators athletic department since 1992 and been at UF since 1976. He will remain at the school as emeritus athletic director, per his current contract agreement. Here is an updated look at this year's FBS athletic director changes.

Humboldt State (CA): Per source, New Mexico State player development coordinator Cory White has accepted the offensive line job at Humboldt State. White spent one year at NMSU and has previously worked at Chapman University (CA) and the University of San Diego.

Baylor: HornsDigest.com reports the Baylor Board of Regents will consider a one-year suspension for Art Briles, rather than dismissal, and the idea is driven by some of the school’s top donors. The site adds that, if the school instead dismisses Briles, he would be paid between $15-25 million. USA Today adds that dismissal is still likely to happen. Briles had previously been placed on suspension “with intent to terminate" following the release of some information on the program's sexual assault scandal.

UCLA: Per source, former NFL and UCLA linebacker Roman Phifer will join the UCLA staff as director of player development. Phifer played in the NFL from 1995-2006 and served as the Denver Broncos assistant linebackers coach from 2009-10. Since 2011, he has been a partner with National Amateur Sports. 

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday June 12, 2016

Southern Arkansas: LaGrange College (GA) offensive line coach Robert Cunningham has joined the Southern Arkansas staff as offensive line coach / recruiting coordinator. Cunningham spent one season at LaGrange and was previously at Central Arkansas from 2009-14 as a quality control coach and director of football operations. 

Holy Cross: Per source, former Maryland defensive quality control assistant Bill Nesselt has accepted a position at Holy Cross coaching outside linebackers. Nesselt spent one year at Maryland and has previously coached at Ferrum College (VA), UMass and Saint Thomas Aquinas High School (FL).

North Texas: The school will pay departing athletic director Rick Villarreal a buyout of $384,906 over 15 months, according to the Denton Record-Chronicle. Villarreal will step down on June 20 after more than 15 years as AD.

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

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday June 10, 2016

NCAA: Nine minority assistant coaches have been selected to participate in the NCAA Champion Forum next week in Dallas: Indiana running backs coach Deland McCullough, Iowa State running backs coach Louis Ayeni, Virginia Tech safeties coach Galen Scott, North Carolina defensive backs coach Charlton Warren, Arizona wide receivers coach Tony Dews, Washington co-defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Jimmy Lake, Navy offensive coordinator/ quarterbacks coach Ivin Jasper, South Carolina co-offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach Bryan McClendon and Tennessee tight ends coach Larry Scott.

Mountain West: How do you win the Mountain West? See the common factors in the last 5 champions.

Los Angeles Rams: Former wide receiver Stedman Bailey will join the coaching staff. Bailey was shot last November and hasn’t been cleared to resume a playing career. The Rams waived him on Wednesday and plan to make him part of the staff. He has been working as a coach during OTAs. 

Northern Iowa: Kansas State graduate assistant Collin Klein is expected to be named quarterbacks coach at Northern Iowa, according to the Wichita Eagle. Klein has spent the past two seasons on the K-State staff after his playing career ended after the 2012 season.

Iowa State: Former Edinboro (PA) head coach Scott Browning has joined the Iowa State staff as a defensive analyst. Browning went 57-54 as Edinboro head coach from 2006-15 and spent 30 years on the staff.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.