Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday August 03, 2016

5 Things: Here are 5 things we learned from camps today.

Miami Dolphins: Director of football administration Ryan Herman has left the team after six seasons, according to the Miami Herald. 

Missouri: Executive associate athletic director Sarah Reesman has been appointed to interim AD, effective Friday. Reesman is Missouri’s second interim AD in the past month, after Wren Baker was hired as North Texas AD last week. She is entering her 23rd year at Missouri. 

USC: Former head coach Steve Sarkisian will join Fox Sports 1 as an in-booth analyst for games this season, according to the LA Daily News, which adds he won’t participate in Pac-12 games.

Slippery Rock (PA): Graduate assistant Quindell Dean has been promoted to defensive backs coach, and former player Mike Grata has joined the staff as defensive line coach. Dean join the staff last summer, and Grata finished his playing career last year.

Louisville: Along with his promotion to co-offensive coordinator, offensive line coach Chris Klenakis has received a raise from $300,000 to $607,500 on a two-year deal, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. Klenakis has been on staff since 2014.

Eastern Michigan: Assistant strength coaches Fred Hale and Bryan Fink have been promoted to co-head strength coaches. Both are entering their third seasons on staff.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday August 02, 2016

5 Things: Here are 5 things we learned from camps today.

Western Kentucky: Northern Michigan defensive backs coach Ryan Beard has joined the Western Kentucky staff and will work with safeties. Beard spent two years at NMU, is a former WKU player and served as a WKU graduate assistant from 2012-13.

Tennessee: Three Tennessee assistants have received raises. Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Mike Debord received an $80,000 raise to $585,000 annually, linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen received a $100,000 raise to $505,000 annually, and running backs coach Robert Gillespie received a $125,000 raise to $480,000 .

Marshall: Elizabeth City State quarterbacks coach Graham Hobbs has joined the Marshall staff as an offensive quality control assistant. Hobbs spent last year as a quality control assistant at FIU and joined Elizabeth City State in the offseason.

Penn State: Per source, Iowa Western CC defensive line coach Will Flaherty has accept a position on the recruiting staff at Penn State. Flaherty has been at Iowa Western since 2013.

Cornell: Ryan McNamee has joined the Cornell staff as director of football operations. McNamee spent last year working for ESPN’s college football and Monday Night Football broadcasts and was previously Miami’s director of player development from December 2010 to May 2015.

Michigan: Former Baltimore Gilman High School head coach Biff Poggi has accepted a position at Michigan as associate head coach / special adviser, according to the Baltimore Sun. Poggi spent 19 years at Gilman and retired in January. He is the father of U-M fullback Henry Poggi and has also coached at Brown, The Citadel and Temple.

Alabama: Former Alabama linebacker Denzel Devall has joined the Bama staff as a personnel assistant. Devall’s playing career finished last year.

East Mississippi CC: Former Ole Miss linebacker C.J. Johnson has joined the East Mississippi staff as a graduate assistant. Johnson played at Ole Miss from 2011-15.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday August 01, 2016

Saint Anselm (NH): Northwestern intern Charley Loeb has joined the Saint Anselm staff as quarterbacks coach. Loeb joined Northwestern earlier this season. Loeb played QB at Syracuse from 2009-13.

5 Things: Here were 5 things we learned from preseason camps today.

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North Carolina Central: NCCU has announced the additions of Mars Hills University (NC) wide receivers coach Jermaine Gales (WR coach coach), FIU quality control assistant Chris Schultz (defensive assistant / special teams coordinator) and former NCCU quarterback Quinn Billerman (offensive assistant). In addition, offensive assistant Jordan Reid has been promoted to running backs coach, and video coordinator Bobby Turner has been promoted to defensive assistant. 

South Carolina State: Charleston Southern defensive backs coach Cory Peoples has joined the South Carolina State staff as defensive backs coach. Peoples spent two years at Charleston Southern.

Pitt: Former South Dakota offensive coordinator Wesley Beschorner is now on the Pitt staff. Beschorner spent 10 years on the South Dakota staff after his playing career there. 

Hinds CC (MS): Coffeyville CC (KS) assistant Chris Mattox has joined the Hinds staff as cornerbacks coach. Mattox spent one year at Coffeyville and previously coached at Hinds from 2011-12. 

Shepherd University (PA): Clarion University offensive coordinator Jesse Correll has joined the Shepherd staff as quarterbacks / wide receivers coach. Correll spent one year at Clarion. He is a former Shepherd player and coached wide receivers there from 2007-09.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Saturday July 30, 2016

Cal Poly: Quarterbacks / wide receivers coach Juston Wood has been promoted to offensive coordinator, and former Army offensive line coach Todd Spencer has joined the staff as offensive line coach. Wood has been at Cal Poly for the last seven seasons, and Spencer spent the last three years at Army. 

Seattle Seahawks: After getting a new extension, Pete Carroll was asked how much longer he plans to coach. He's the oldest NFL coach, and the 64-year-old Carroll said, “I know you guys keep wondering, ‘How long is he going to coach?’ I got no end to this, I don’t see it. I will go as long as it’s good and we are winning games and all that.”

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Central Arkansas: Per source, Holmes CC (MS) defensive line coach Larry Hart has accepted the same position at Central Arkansas. Hart joined the Holmes staff earlier this offseason and was previously a graduate assistant at Arkansas State. He's also a former Central Arkansas player and strength intern. 

Oakland Raiders: General manager Reggie McKenzie has received a four-year extension through the 2021 draft. McKenzie has been the Raiders’ GM since 2012. 

Philadelphia Eagles: Former safety Brian Dawkins has joined the scouting department as the first recipient of the Nunn-Wooten Scouting Fellowship, which is a new program the NFL has introduced to get former players into scouting. Dawkins last played in 2011 and was most recently an ESPN analyst.

Missouri: USA Today’s Dan Wolken reports some other names “out there” for the Missouri AD job include Boston College AD Brad Bates, ECU AD Jeff Compher and Maryland AD Kevin Anderson.

Central Arkansas: Defensive line coach / special teams coordinator Dan Augustine has stepped down to accept a position outside of coaching. Augustine has been on the UCA staff since 2009.

Oklahoma Baptist: Kentucky Christian assistant Brennan Marion has joined the Oklahoma Baptist staff as running backs coach / director of player personnel. Marion joined KCU in March and was an offensive quality control assistant at Arizona State last year. He was previously a high school head coach.

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.