Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday January 24, 2017
New York Jets: Saints wide receivers coach John Morton has interviewed for the Jets offensive coordinator job, per ESPN’s Mike Triplett.
Alabama: A source tells CoachingSearch that East Mississippi CC quarterbacks coach Clint Trickett will join the Alabama staff as a graduate assistant. Trickett spent two years at EMCC after his playing career.
Clemson: Dabo Swinney has officially announced the addition of Jacksonville State defensive line coach Todd Bates as DL coach and promotion of defensive analyst Mickey Conn to safeties coach. Defensive backs coach Mike Reed will coach cornerbacks.
New Orleans Saints: Former Notre Dame defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder has interviewed for a position with the Saints and will do again on Tuesday, according to The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez, who adds that former Chargers linebackers coach Mike Nolan will also interview on Wednesday.
South Carolina: Offensive line coach Eric Wolford will earn $500,000 annually on a 2-year deal.
Elon (NC): Per source, Army assistant strength and conditioning coach Brian Phillips will be the head strength coach at Elon. Phillips spent three years at Army.
Notre Dame: Former Chargers offensive assistant and former Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees has joined the Notre Dame staff as quarterbacks coach. Rees spent one year with the Chargers and was previously a graduate assistant at Northwestern.
Indianapolis Colts: The Colts have requested to interview Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta for their GM job, according to The MMQB’s Albert Breer.
North Carolina Central: A source tells CoachingSearch that offensive line coach Jason Onyebuagu has been promoted to co-offensive coordinator. Onyebuagu has been on staff since 2014.
New Orleans Saints: Former 49ers outside linebackers coach Jason Tarver has interviewed for the Saints linebackers job, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan.
Michigan: U-M has revealed new contracts for some assistants. Offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Tim Drevno’s contract pays him $1 million annually over the next five years, with a $350,000 signing bonus. There is no buyout from Drevno if he leaves for a head coaching job, but it is $150,000 if he leaves for another assistant job. Defensive coordinator Don Brown will make $1 million in the first four years and $1.4 million in the fifth, with retention bonuses of $300,000 for each of the first two years and $400,000 for the third and fourth. His buyout is $250,000 if he leaves for another job. Passing game coordinator Pep Hamilton will earn $1 million in the first three years and $1.25 million in the fourth, with a $450,000 retention bonus in year two and a $250,000 retention bonus in year three. If he leaves for another job before Dec. 2, 2017, he owes $150,000.
East Mississippi CC: Former Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace will join the EMCC staff as an offensive coach, per the Clarion-Ledger. Wallace played at EMCC in 2011 and finished his Ole Miss career in 2014.
Temple: Army wide receivers coach Keith Gaither has joined the Temple staff as wide receivers coach. Gaither spent two years at Army after five at Ball State. This completes Geoff Collins’ Temple staff. Gaither replaces Frisman Jackson, who was initially retained by Collins, but then took a job with the Tennessee Titans. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.
San Francisco 49ers: Cardinals vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough will have a second interview for the 49ers GM job on Saturday, according to the Arizona Republic. CSN Bay Area reports Vikings assistant GM George Paton will also interview a second time on Saturday.
Indianapolis Colts: The Colts have requested permission to interview Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf and Chiefs director of football operations Chris Ballard for their general manager job, per USA Today.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Former Bills defensive line coach Jason Rebrovich will join the Jaguars as assistant defensive line coach, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan. Rebrovich spent four years with the Bills, including the first two under Doug Marrone after two years together at Syracuse.
Western Michigan: Air Force wide receivers coach Jake Moreland has joined the Western Michigan staff. Moreland spent four of the past five years at Air Force. He is a former WMU player and coach, spending seven seasons on staff there, including some time with Tim Lester. He also worked with Lester at Syracuse in 2015.
Indianapolis Colts: Vikings assistant general manager George Paton will interview for the Colts GM job on Wednesday or Thursday, according to The Sporting News.
Texas Tech: Former Cal offensive line coach Brandon Jones is expected to join the Texas Tech staff in the same role, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Jones spent two years at Cal and is a former Texas Tech player and offensive assistant.
Southern Miss: Tennessee executive senior associate athletic director Jon Gilbert will be the next AD at Southern Miss, according to ESPN’s Chris Low. Gilbert has been at Tennessee since 2011 and previously worked at Alabama from 1995-2011.
Open jobs: Here is a position and conference breakdown of the open FBS assistant jobs.
Bryant (RI): Davidson (NC) offensive coordinator Vinny Marino has joined the Bryant staff as offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach. Marino spent one year at Davidson and previously worked in an off-field role at Boston College.
Jacksonville State: A source tells CoachingSearch that Florida graduate assistant William Green has joined the Jacksonville State staff as defensive line coach. Green spent one year on the Florida staff and was previously a Jacksonville State graduate assistant.
Texas: Alabama assistant director of graphics Matt Lange will join the Texas staff as creative director. Lange had been at Alabama since 2013.
Kansas City Chiefs: Former Eagles wide receivers coach Greg Lewis has joined the Chiefs staff, according to The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez. Lewis spent one year on the Eagles staff, and he played under Andy Reid for six years as an Eagles player.
Buffalo Bills: Chiefs wide receivers coach David Culley will join the Bills staff as quarterbacks coach, according to The Sporting News. Culley spent the last four years with the Chiefs.
New York Jets: Former Texans offensive coordinator George Godsey is in the mix for the Jets offensive coordinator job, according to ESPN’s Rich Cimini.
Indianapolis Colts: Owner Jim Irsay will make the general manager hire on his own, according to Pro Football Talk.
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.