Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday August 03, 2015

Southern: Athletic director William Broussard will not return, and men’s basketball coach Roman Banks will remain as interim athletic director. Broussard has been serving as an assistant to the president for institutional advancement for the past four months, and that will now be a permanent role. 

Urbana (OH): Per source, former Northwestern Oklahoma State offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Kevin Turco has joined the Urbana staff as offensive line / assistant head coach. Turco worked at NWOSU from 2012-14.

Troy: reports three candidates for the Troy athletic director job include Oklahoma senior associate athletic director for development Mike Alford, South Carolina senior associate AD for development Jeff Crane and Missouri associate athletic director for advancement Tim Stedman. The site reports interviews took place last week in New Orleans. 

Stanford: At Bay Area Media Day, David Shaw said, "I have not interviewed for a single job in four years. I have no desire right now to go to the NFL. I'll never say never though. There's no better place to do this job (than Stanford)."

San Diego State: Media relations staffers Jamie McConeghy and Darin Wong have been promoted to assistant athletic directors for media relations. Both are entering their 12th seasons at SDSU.

Memphis: Former Tulsa head coach Bill Blankenship has joined the Memphis staff as an offensive analyst, according to Fox 23 in Tulsa. Blankenship coached Memphis head coach Justin Fuente at Union High School (OK) in the mid-90s, and former Tulsa defensive coordinator Brent Guy joined the Memphis staff this offseason. Blankenship went 24-27 leading Tulsa from 2011-14, including an 11-3 record in 2012. 

LaGrange College (GA): Per source, Central Arkansas assistant offensive line coach / director of football operations Robert Cunningham will join the LaGrange staff as offensive line coach / run game coordinator. Cunningham had been on the Central Arkansas staff since 2009, working as a graduate assistant, quality control coach and then in his current role.

Oakland Raiders: USA Today reports Jack Del Rio hired a “mindset coach” to make sure a positive vibe remains around the organization and to make sure coaches keep their own energy flowing. You can read more about the philosophy here.

Colorado State: Offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Will Friend will coach from the field alongside head coach Mike Bobo, who will be calling offensive plays. Bobo tells CoachingSearch that quarterbacks coach Ronnie Letson and tight ends coach Jeff Hammerschmidt will be in the coaches box on game days among the offensive staff.

Buffalo: Per source, safeties coach D.J. Vokolek has added the title of assistant head coach, and former Southwest Minnesota State tight ends / strength coach Grant Murray has joined the Buffalo staff as an offensive quality control coach. Murray played for Lance Leipold at Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Kent State: Per source, Northwestern assistant director of player personnel Nolan Jones has accepted the director of football operations job at Kent State. Jones joined the Northwestern staff in June and spent the 2013 season at Michigan as director of football operations. He has also worked at Southern Miss, Kentucky and more.

Carolina Panthers: In today’s MMQB, Peter King provides an update on Carolina Panthers special teams coordinator Bruce DeHaven, who has returned to coaching while battling prostate cancer. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday August 02, 2015

Buffalo Bills: Offensive line coach Aaron Kromer has been suspended six games without pay. Kromer has been on paid leave since an arrest last month. Former Chicago Bears offensive line coach Pat Meyer recently joined the Bills staff as a football operations consultant.

Coordinators: Nearly half of all FBS teams have at least one new coordinator in 2015.

Georgia: According to the Athens Banner-Herald, tight ends coach / co-special teams coordinator John Lilly has received a raise of $100,000 to $350,000 annually, and sam / star linebackers coach Kevin Sherrer has received a raise of $130,000 to $350,000 annually. The Georgia assistant staff will make a combined $4.81 million in 2015. Only Alabama and LSU paid their assistants more among public schools last year.

New York Jets: Football administration manager Jacqueline Davidson has been promoted to director of football administration. Davidson is the team’s lead negotiator of player contract and will be responsible for managing the salary cap. Davidson has been with the Jets since 2007.

Baltimore Ravens: Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers director of pro scouting Scott Cohen has been hired by the Ravens as a consultant. Cohen spent two years with the Bucs and has also worked as a personnel executive with the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles.

Savannah State: Running backs coach Mister Askew is no longer on staff. Askew had been on staff since summer 2013 and previously coached at Central State.

San Jose State: Per source, Long Beach City College offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Sean Flynn will join the San Jose State staff in quality control role. Flynn is a former SJSU quarterback and has been on the Long Beach staff since 2010.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday July 31, 2015

Texas A&M: Former Arizona student assistant BJ Denker has joined the Texas A&M staff as an offensive graduate assistant. Denker played quarterback at Arizona from 2012-13.

Michigan: Asked by SiriusXM College Sports Nation if he’s a lifer at Michigan, Jim Harbaugh says, “God willing and the creek don’t rise, that’s the way it’s going to be.”

Florida: Valdosta State defensive backs coach Ryan McNamara will join the Florida staff as a quality control assistant, according to the Valdosta Daily Times. McNamara spent one year as a full-time coach at Valdosta after four years on the Mississippi State staff.

Eastern University (PA): Assistant athletic director for advancement / men’s basketball head coach Nate Stewart has been named athletic director at Eastern. Stewart has been at Eastern for the past four years. 

Buffalo Bills: Former Chicago Bears offensive line coach Pat Meyer has joined the Bills staff as a football operations consultant. Meyer spent the past two years with the Bears working under Aaron Kromer, who remains on paid leave from the Bills after an arrest.

Houston: The Houston Chronicle has obtained the salary information for the Houston staff. The salaries are as follows: defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Todd Orlando ($501,000), offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Major Applewhite ($301,000), co-defensive coordinator / safeties / associate head coach Craig Naivar ($301,000), offensive line coach Derek Warehime ($205,000), defensive line / assistant head coach Oscar Giles ($201,000), cornerbacks coach / special teams coordinator Jason Washington ($176,000), tight ends coach Corby Meekins ($161,000), running backs coach Kenith Pope ($151,000) and wide receivers coach Drew Mehringer ($116,000). Orlando and Applewhite have two-year contracts, while the rest are one-year deals.

Maryland: Towson director of media relations Dustin Semonavick has been named assistant athletic director for media relations at Maryland. Semonavick spent the past four years at Towson.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday July 30, 2015

Cal: Concord High School (CA) head coach Brian Hamilton will join the Cal staff as a quality control coach, according to the Bay Area News Group. Hamilton has been the head coach at Concord for the past 11 years.

Florida: Former NFL and Akron quarterback Charlie Frye has joined the Florida staff in a player development role, according to the Gainesville Sun. Frye has spent the past two years as the offensive coordinator at Wekiva High School (FL).

Illinois: Former quarterback Reilly O’Toole has joined the staff as a graduate assistant. O’Toole played at Illinois from 2011-14.

Arizona State: Former quarterback Taylor Kelly has joined the staff as an offensive assistant, working with quarterbacks. Kelly was ASU’s starting quarterback for the past three years.

St. Olaf College (MN): Maryland associate athletic director for administration Ryan Bowles has been named athletic director at St. Olaf. Bowles has spent the past 10 years at Maryland.

Michigan State: Co-defensive coordinator / defensive backs / assistant head coach Harlon Barnett will call plays from the coaches box, and co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Mike Tressel will coach and make suggestions from the sideline.

Shorter University (GA): Per source, Brevard College (N.C.) defensive line coach Justin Jefferson has joined the Shorter staff as defensive line coach. Jefferson spent the past four years on the Brevard staff and graduated from Brevard in 2009.

South Alabama: Former Wyoming graduate assistant Cory Sullivan, former UAB graduate assistant Alex Shepherd and former Jones County JC (MS) graduate assistant Darius Buck have joined the South Alabama staff as graduate assistants.

Oakland Raiders: East River HS (FL) head coach Doug Gabriel will intern with the Raiders, according to NFL Draft Diamonds. Gabriel became head coach in November. He played for the Raiders from 2003-05 and had another stint in 2006.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday July 29, 2015

Furman: Wake Forest senior associate athletic director for administration / development Mike Buddie has been named athletic director at Furman. Buddie spent the past 10 years at Wake Forest in various roles.

New Orleans Saints: Director Khai Harley has been given the title of president of football administration. Harley, who has been with the Saints since 2008, deals with the Saints’ salary cap management. In addition, assistant manager John Baumgartner has been promoted to equipment manager.  

Miami (OH): Head coach Chuck Martin, who called offensive plays last year, tells CoachingSearch he has yet to decide his role for this fall after spending all spring with the defense. Martin has previously been an offensive and a defensive coordinator in his career. Here is more from Martin.

Indiana: Per source, Indiana running backs coach Deland McCullough has accepted a Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship position with the Atlanta Falcons. McCullough participated in the program with the Seahawks in 2014 and Saints in 2013. He has been at Indiana since 2011.

Lamar: Per source, Lamar defensive line / assistant head coach Carey Bailey has accepted a Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship position with the New York Giants. Bailey has been at Lamar since 2011 and previously spent four years as the head coach at Howard University.

Springfield College (MA): Bloomsburg University director of athletic operations Kevin Wood has joined Springfield as associate athletic director. Wood has been at Bloomsburg since 2007 after three years as a graduate assistant in the athletic department at Springfield from 2004-06.

Cal: Head coach Sonny Dykes will specifically work with the outside receivers, according to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg. Cal had recently announced he would be working with the receivers. Inside receivers coach Jacob Peeler was promoted from graduate assistant this offseason.

Alabama: Nick Saban told reporters Tuesday night that his agent, Jimmy Sexton, called him “about 15 times” about the Texas job last winter, but Saban always told Sexton he wasn’t interested.

Utah State: Willamette (OR) offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Kelly Bills has joined the Utah State staff as an offensive assistant. Bills spent the past two years at Willamette after five years at BYU.