Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday March 16, 2017
Temple: Former Houston Texans wide receivers coach Stan Hixon has joined the Temple staff as wide receivers coach. Hixon spent 2014-15 with the Texans after following Bill O’Brien from Penn State. He has also coached with the Bills, Redskins, LSU, Georgia Tech and more. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.
Davidson (NC): Per source, Texas State graduate assistant Jeff McDaniels has joined the Davidson staff as cornerbacks coach. McDaniels spent two years at Texas State and is a former Davidson player.
Central Michigan: The school’s 16-person search committee to find a new athletic director includes head coach John Bonamego and former CMU player Antonio Brown, and the school will not use a search firm.
Northern Iowa: Former UT-Martin offensive coordinator John Bond has joined UNI as co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Bond spent 2014-15 at UTM and was previously the OC at UMass, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Northern Illinois and Army.
Michigan: New director of player personnel Sean Magee will earn $200,000 annually, senior defensive analyst Kevin Lempa will earn $150,000, and analyst Scott Turner will earn $50,000, according to MLive.com.
Nebraska: Mike Riley says the staff will not have a special teams coordinator this season.
Delta State (MS): Former Missouri Western head coach Jerry Partridge has been named defensive coordinator at Delta State. Partridge spent the last 20 years leading Missouri Western State, posting a 149-83 record. He was dismissed after his first losing season in 11 years.
Both coordinators: More than 20 FBS schools have new coordinators on both sides in 2017. Here is the list.
Ferris State (MI): Davenport (MI) offensive coordinator Steve Casula has joined the Ferris State staff as offensive coordinator. Casula spent the last three years at Davenport and previously coached at Colgate and Western Michigan.
Nebraska: Eastern Kentucky director of football operations Kevin Cristello has joined the Nebraska staff as assistant DFO. Cristello spent the last six years at EKU.
Stetson (FL): Missouri graduate assistant Cliff Odom has joined the Stetson staff as defensive backs coach. Odom spent one year at Missouri.
Friends University (KS): Head coach Monty Lewis has been dismissed. He went 93-52 in 14 years leading the NAIA program. Defensive coordinator Dion Meneley will serve as interim head coach.
Pitt: Former FAU director of player personnel Graham Wilbert has joined the Pitt staff as director of player personnel. Wilbert spent the previous four years on the FAU staff after his playing career there, working with new Pitt defensive line coach Charlie Partridge.
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.