Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday September 04, 2016

Coaches of the Week: Here were CoachingSearch’s Week 1 Assistant Coaches of the Week.

Louisiana-Lafayette: Defensive coordinator Melvin Smith has been dismissed, Mark Hudspeth announced. ULL lost 45-10 to Boise State on Saturday. Linebackers coach Mike Lucas will take over as defensive coordinator for the remainder of the season. Both Smith and Lucas joined the program last year.

The Inside Zone: 15 takeaways from Week 1.

Alabama: Fox Sports’ Clay Travis reports Steve Sarkisian will join the Alabama staff as a special offensive assistant this week. Sarkisian was set to call games for Fox Sports this season. ESPN reports it's not a done deal, but that Sarkisian and Alabama officials plan to meet this week.

Houston: Tom Herman will receive a $5 million bonus if UH joins a Power 5 conference, AD Hunter Yurachek told reporters on Saturday.

LSU: The school’s board will consider an amendment to Les Miles’ contract that would pay him $600,000 if LSU win the national championship. That’s up from $500,000. The reason for the extra $100,000 is because of needing an extra win to win the College Football Playoff.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday September 02, 2016

Week 1: Here are this week's Picks & Superlatives.

Missouri: USA Today notes that Barry Odom’s contract includes provisions about public statements. The contract says Odom must: “Keep public statements complimentary to the athletic program and to the University and not engage in any business transaction or commerce, appear on any radio or television program, or in any public forum, or make statements to the media or in any public forum that is likely to bring undue criticism or discredit to the University, its curators, officers, employees or students.”

Charleston Southern: Head coach Jamey Chadwell and an unnamed defensive assistant have each been suspended one game due to a secondary recruiting violation, according to the Post and Courier. The unnamed assistant will be suspended for the Florida State game on Sept. 10, and Chadwell will miss the Albany State game on Oct. 8. Defensive coordinator Chad Staggs will serve as the head coach against Albany State. 

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday September 01, 2016

Duquesne (PA): Head coach Jerry Schmitt has received an extension through the 2020 season. Schmitt has led the program to six conference titles in 11 seasons and to their first FCS playoff appearance last year. 

Florida State: Head strength coach Vic Viloria has been suspended without pay for 30 days from Sept. 2 to Oct. 1. That covers four games.

Nebraska: Wide receivers coach Keith Williams returned to practice today following a two-week suspension for a DUI arrest. He will also be suspended for the first four games of the season.

Week 1: Several coordinators in new jobs face their former school in Week 1.

Michigan State: Former running back Javon Ringer has joined MSU’s recruiting staff. Ringer played at MSU from 2005-08 and played with the Tennessee Titans from 2009-12.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday August 31, 2016

Tennessee: First-year defensive coordinator Bob Shoop will call plays from the press box this season.

Bemidji State (MN): Head coach Jeff Tesch has taken a leave of absence, and defensive coordinator Brett Bolte will take over as interim head coach. Tesch has led the program for the last 20 years, and Bolte has been on staff since 2000. The Beavers open their season on Thursday.

Georgia Tech: Paul Griffin has officially taken over as interim athletic director this week. Griffin was senior associate AD at Georgia Tech from 2002-12 and served as interim AD from 2013-13.

Georgia: Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney and defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will call plays from the sideline, Kirby Smart said Tuesday.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday August 30, 2016

Texas: First-year offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert will call plays from the sideline this season.

Georgia: Former Georgia and NFL Kicker Kevin Butler has joined the UGA staff and is working with kickers and punters. The 54-year-old Butler is a College Football Hall of Famer and has returned to school this fall to complete his undergraduate degree. Butler has previously helped UGA specialists in an unofficial advisor role in the past. 

Phoenix College (AZ): Former Washington offensive program coordinator Herb Pierce has joined the Phoenix College staff as co-offensive coordinator. Pierce had worked at Washington since 2010.

Auburn: First-year defensive line coach Kevin Steele and first-year offensive line coach Herb Hand will work from the press box this season. Gus Malzahn calls the offensive plays.

Arizona: First-year defensive coordinator Marcel Yates will call plays from the press box this season. Rich Rodriguez calls the offensive plays.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.