Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday September 22, 2015

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

LSU: LSU denies having offered John Chavis a three-year contract and raise to $1.8 million annually, according to Chavis made the claim in a court filing last week. LSU is suing Chavis for a $400,000 buyout, while Chavis claims LSU owes him $205,000 in unpaid vacation and academic bonuses, plus $445,000 in penalty wages. 

UConn: Hofstra head team physician Deena Casiero has been named director of sports medicine at UConn. Casiero had been at Hofstra since 2010.

Big Ten: ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reports that Notre Dame, BYU, Army, Cincinnati and UConn will fulfill the Big Ten’s scheduling requirement as a Power-5 opponent. Big Ten schools can file a waiver to include other non-Power-5 schools in this group.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday September 21, 2015

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Indianapolis Colts: Head coach Chuck Pagano says this is his last job. Pagano said on ESPN, “This is my last job, and that’s what my plans are. We’ve won, and we’ll continue to do that. But when I took this thing, I said that’s my last job. And when I said that I meant it. I’m not going nowhere.” Pagano’s contract expires after this season, and the two sides are still at odds over his future. 

Texas: With Texas playing Oklahoma State this week, Charlie Strong was asked about the lawsuit between OK State and Texas offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Joe Wickline. Strong said, “I think Mike (Perrin) will handle it the right way. We're so into football right now. Joe hasn't showed where it has affected him at all.”

Arizona: The university has proposed a one-year extension for athletic director Greg Byrne through May 31, 2020. If approved, his would receive a $25,000 raise on June 1, 2019, raising his salary to $750,000.

Baylor: Bob Stoops says Baylor running backs coach / passing game coordinator Jeff Lebby was on Tulsa’s sideline at Oklahoma on Saturday. Baylor was off last week, and Tulsa head coach Philip Montgomery is Baylor’s former offensive coordinator. Lebby is also a former Oklahoma student assistant. Art Briles says Lebby was in town for a wedding, but Briles apologized to Stoops. The OU coach expects the NCAA to handle the issue. Montgomery has also apologized to Stoops.

Ohio State: Urban Meyer indicated Monday that offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Ed Warinner may move up to the coaches box. Here’s why.

Stats: The 10 most interesting stats from Week 3.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday September 20, 2015

Coaches of the Week: Dan Werner and Brian VanGorder are among the CoachingSearch Assistant Coaches of the Week. See the full group here.

The Inside Zone: Key moments and takeaways from Week 3

Oklahoma State: Football video coordinator Jeff Naple has passed away from a battle with pancreatic cancer, according to The Oklahoman. Naple was 54 and had spent nearly three decades with the Cowboys.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday September 18, 2015

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

The Lead Block: Clay Helton and Kevin Steele among 5 questions to follow this weekend.

Texas: Interim athletic director Mike Perrin is giving all indications that Charlie Strong will return next year.

UAB: CBS Sports’ Jon Solomon reports Bill Clark’s new term sheet includes the phrase, “In the event a foundation is formed to support UAB Athletics, UAB will work with such foundation in its efforts to raise funds for UAB Athletics facilities as well as operations consistent with UAB's rule and procedures.” Solomon reports Clark is pushing for independent fundraising and organization to keep the program afloat.

Texas: Oklahoma State wants new depositions from Charlie Strong, three members of his staff, former athletic director Steve Patterson and quarterback Tyrone Swoopes if their lawsuit against offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Joe Wickline goes to trial, according to the Associated Press. OK State is suiting Wickline for $600,000, arguing he made a lateral move to Texas and didn’t get play-calling duties. New Texas AD Mike Perrin notes Texas is not being sued, but said he's still looking into the situation.

Week 2 Picks & Superlatives

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday September 17, 2015

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Louisville: Asked about the Texas athletic director job, Louisville AD Tom Jurich told the Louisville Courier-Journal through a spokesperson, “The grass is extremely green here.”

Ohio State: Eleven Warriors got their hands on Ohio State’s 2014 football staff performance reviews. You can read them here.

Milan Rhinos (Italy): Former Nevada head coach Chris Ault will be the head coach of the Milan Rhinos for the 2016 season, according to the team’s website. The 68-year-old Ault was Nevada’s head coach from 1976-2012 and has spent the past two seasons as a consultant with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Rutgers: Interim head coach Norries Wilson describes his mindset in replacing Kyle Flood on game days and why previous head coaching experience gives him a greater appreciation as an assistant.