Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday July 29, 2016
Houston Texans: General manager Rick Smith has received an extension through the 2020 draft. The 47-year-old Smith is in his 11th season as the Texans GM.
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Georgia State: Assistant athletic director for facilities and operations Steve Wojcikowski has moved to assistant AD for football operations. Wojcikowski has been at Georgia State since 2013.
Missouri: SMU athletic director Rick Hart is a candidate for the Missouri AD job, according to KOMU. Hart’s grandfather, Dave Hart, was Missouri’s AD from 1978-86.
Texas A&M: Offensive line coach Jim Turner and tight ends coach / special teams coordinator Jeff Banks have been suspended for two weeks without pay and will serve 20 hours of community service, following inappropriate material at a women’s football event.
Missouri: Interim chancellor Hank Foley has named himself interim athletic director, following previous interim AD Wren Baker’s move to North Texas.
North Texas: Wren Baker has officially been named athletic director. He will begin duties on Aug. 22.
Caldwell University (NJ): RPI offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Daryle Weiss has accepted the head coaching job at Caldwell, which will hold its first season in 2017. Weiss has been at RPI since 2014 and previously worked at Bates College.
NFL: Former NFLPA attorney Arthur McAfee has been named senior vice president of player engagement for the NFL. McAfee worked with the NFLPA from 1995-2012 and has currently been a partner with The McAfee Group.
Florida: Steve Spurrier has been named an ambassador and consultant for Florida athletics. He also resigned from his ambassador role at South Carolina.
Kansas: Houston Baptist quarterbacks coach Jeff Love has joined the Kansas staff as director of football technology. Love had been at Houston Baptist since 2012 and previously worked with David Beaty at Kansas from 2008-09.
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.