Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday June 30, 2017

MAC: There have been more than 25 MAC coaching staff changes this offseason. See the full list here.

Kent State: Tight ends coach / special teams coordinator Dave McMichael has announced his retirement. McMichael had been at Kent State since 2011 and spent 42 years in coaching, including 19 at West Virginia. No word yet on who will fill the role.

NCAA: The football oversight committee will look at the size of support staffs, and a working group will make a recommendation to the committee in October. Read more here.

Arizona State: Offensive quality control assistant Matt Bergeron has been promoted to offensive graduate assistant. Bergeron joined ASU earlier this offseason.

John Carroll: Joe Kasper has joined the JCU staff as wide receivers coach. Kasper played at Baldwin Wallace from 2011-2014 and has interned with the Cleveland Browns.

Navy: Former NC State and Boston College head coach Tom O’Brien has joined Navy as a radio analyst. O’Brien played at Navy from 1968-70 and last coached in 2014 at Virginia Tech.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday June 29, 2017

Nebraska: New defensive coordinator Bob Diaco will call defensive plays from the coaches box.

Kentucky: Athletic director Mitch Barnhart will receive an $80,000 bonus for Kentucky finishing 10th in the Directors’ Cup, according to USA Today. 

Oregon: Athletic director Rob Mullens will receive a $25,000 bonus for Oregon finishing ninth in the Directors’ Cup, according to USA Today.

Pitt: Linebackers coach Rob Harley has added the title of recruiting coordinator. Harley is entering his third season on staff.

Independence CC (KS): Former Louisiana Tech assistant Lawann Latson has joined the Independence staff as wide receivers coach. Latson previously joined the Parkway High School (LA) staff this spring.

UL-Monroe: ECU executive associate athletic director Nick Floyd and Alcorn State athletic director Derek Horne have interviewed for the ULM AD job, according to The News Star. Outgoing AD Brian Wickstrom’s last day at ULM is Friday.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday June 28, 2017

Franklin Pierce (NH): Missouri Southern State defensive backs coach Rashad Watson has been named interim head coach of Franklin Pierce’s sprint football team for 2017. Watson spent five years at MSSU and previously coached at Benedict College. The program is also looking for an offensive coordinator and offensive line GA.

Eastern Michigan: Head coach Chris Creighton has received an extension through 2022, and a slight raise to $425,000 annually. Creighton is 10-27 in three years, but the 7-6 record last year was EMU’s first bowl game in 30 years.

Lafayette (PA): Per source, VMI safeties coach / co-special teams coordinator Josh Zidenberg has accepted a position at Lafayette. Zidenberg spent two years at VMI.

Chip Kelly: The former 49ers coach said on Adam Schefter’s podcast that he hasn’t thought about his future after ESPN studio work this fall, but he did talk with other coaches about working in TV. Read more here.

Duke: Former Purdue interim head coach Gerad Parker has joined Duke as an offensive operations assistant. Parker had previously become Cincinnati’s running backs coach this offseason, and then was set to join ECU, but he was arrested for drunken driving and dismissed. In addition, former Purdue student assistant Corey Beck has joined Duke as an offensive graduate assistant after graduating in May, and Tufts cornerbacks coach Justin Manning has joined as a defensive operations assistant. 

Texas State: Per source, defensive graduate assistant Preston Mason will be promoted to safeties coach, and defensive coordinator / inside linebackers coach Randall McCray will coach all of the linebackers. Mason is entering his second season on the Texas State staff. This fills the last open FBS assistant job.

East Tennessee State: Defensive line coach Scott Brumett has been suspended following his arrest over the weekend for allegedly threatening a hotel clerk.

Eastern Michigan: New athletic director Scott Wetherbee's contract is a 5-year deal worth $269,000 annually, according to MLive.

Independence CC (KS): West Los Angeles College (CA) quarterbacks coach Frank Diaz has joined the Independence staff as co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks / inside receivers coach. Diaz has been at West Los Angeles since 2012.

New Mexico: Texas State outside linebackers coach Jordan Peterson will join the New Mexico staff as safeties coach, according to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg. Peterson joined Texas State this offseason and spent the previous five years at Fresno State.

Missouri State: Head coach Dave Steckel has received a 2-year extension through 2021. Steckel is 5-17 in two seasons. His basic compensation and benefits package will not change.

Los Angeles Rams: Scouting assistant John McKay has been promoted to pro scout, according to the Tampa Bay Times. McKay is entering his second season on staff.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday June 27, 2017

Mountain West: There were more than 50 full-time coaching staff changes in the MWC this offseason. See the full list here.

Florida State: Quality control assistant Dameyune Craig will be paid $575,000 in buyout from LSU, and he is earning $8.10 an hour at FSU, according to FSU.

Eastern Michigan: Mississippi State deputy athletic director Scott Wetherbee has been named athletic director at Eastern Michigan. Wetherbee spent four years at Mississippi State and also worked at East Carolina, San Diego State and Fresno State. Keep track of FBS AD changes here.

Baltimore Ravens: Former ESPN draft analyst Kevin Weidl has joined the Ravens as an area scout, and player personnel assistant Brandon Berning has been promoted to area scout. Weidl spent 10 years at ESPN after one year as a Jets training camp intern. Berning has been with the Ravens since 2015.

Tackles for loss: Here is a look at the top 15 play-callers in TFLs over the last 4 years.

Kent State: Per source, Ohio Dominican graduate assistant Dominic Clegg has accepted a GA job at Kent State. Clegg spent two years on the ODU staff.

Sam Houston State: Per source, Rutgers director of internal operations Brett Arnold has accepted the director of football operations job at Sam Houston State. Arnold spent five years at Rutgers.

Anna Maria College (MA): Coginchaug High School (CT) head coach Steve Croce has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Anna Maria College. Croce led Coginchaug for one year.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday June 26, 2017

Eastern Michigan: The school will announce its new athletic director on Tuesday.

Gardner-Webb (NC): Per source, Tusculum (TN) nose tackles / defensive ends coach Dennis Thomas has accepted the defensive line job at Gardner-Webb. Thomas spent one year at Tusculum and previously worked at Western Carolina.

Arkansas-Monticello: John Harvey has been named athletic director. Harvey has led the baseball team for seven years and will continue in that role.

Mountain West: Here are the common factors in the last 5 MWC champions.

Kansas City Chiefs: Titans director of player personnel Ryan Cowden and Seahawks co-director of player personnel Scott Fitterer are also in the mix for the Chiefs general manager job, according to USA Today.

College Football Playoff: Chief operating officer Michael Kelly’s contract has been extended three years through June 2020.

Syracuse: Former Bowling Green quarterback Matt Johnson will join the Syracuse staff as an offensive quality control assistant. Johnson played for Dino Babers at Bowling Green from 2014-15.

Dixie State (UT): Northwestern Oklahoma State wide receivers coach Anthony Weeden has joined the Dixie State staff as wide receivers coach / passing game coordinator. Weeden spent one year at Northwestern Oklahoma State and previously coached at Missouri Southern State.

Southeastern Louisiana: Texas Tech defensive quality control assistant Brett Dewhurst has joined the Southeastern Louisiana staff as defensive backs coach. Dewhurst spent two years at Texas Tech and previously worked at Houston.

Kansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs requested to interview Vikings assistant GM George Paton for their GM job, but Paton will stay with the Vikings, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. In addition, Chiefs co-director of player personnel Brett Veach wlll interview for the job.

Oregon: Louisville football creative director Montaze Trumbo has joined the Oregon staff as director of football external relations. Trumbo spent one year at Louisville.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.
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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Kansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs have contacted ESPN analyst and former Eagles executive Louis Riddick to interview for their GM job, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Riddick says he has not been contacted.

Minnesota Vikings: Former 49ers director of human performance Mark Uyeyama has been named head strength coach for the Vikings. Uyeyama spent the last nine years with the 49ers.

Wake Forest: Recruiting assistant Terrell Dallas has been promoted to quality control assistant. Dallas is entering his second year at Wake.