Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday June 08, 2015

New Orleans Saints: Former New York Jets director of pro personnel Brendan Prophett has joined the Saints as a college scout, according to The Advocate. Prophett spent 15 seasons with the Jets, including nine as director of pro personnel. 

Mississippi State: This is an interesting strategy by Mississippi State when it comes to cost of attendance money and players.

Patriot League: Big Ten associate commissioner for governance Jennifer Heppel has been named executive director of the Patriot League. Heppel spent the past five years with the Big Ten.

Georgia Tech: San Diego State deputy athletic director John David Wicker has joined Georgia Tech as senior associate athletic director for operations. Wicker spent three years at SDSU after 11 years at Washington State.

Vanderbilt: Whites Creek High School (TN) head coach Rayna Stewart has joined the Vanderbilt staff as director of high school relations. Stewart has previously served as a graduate assistant at Northwestern and quality control coach with the Tennessee Titans. In addition, Buffalo graduate assistant Kevin Abrams and Mississippi State student assistant Tate Benton have joined the Vandy staff as offensive graduate assistants, and former Wisconsin quality control coach Ryan Blakney has joined as an offensive quality control coach.

Houston Texans: Quarterbacks coach George Godsey will serve as offensive coordinator in 2015. Head coach Bill O’Brien went without an offensive coordinator last season. O’Brien and Godsey have previously worked together at Georgia Tech and with the New England Patriots.

Mid-American Conference: Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher’s context has been extended three years through the 2019-20 academic year. Steinbrecher has served as the conference’s commissioner since May 2009.

Detroit Lions: Defensive line coach Jim Washburn has returned to OTAs today. Washburn has missed much of the offseason due to an undisclosed medical issue. 

Defensive line: Here is CoachingSearch’s breakdown of SEC defensive line coaches.

Kentucky: Former Kentucky head coach Guy Morriss has joined the staff at Lexington Christian High School (KY). Morriss spent last season coaching the offensive line at Warren Central High School (KY). He was the head coach at Kentucky from 2001-02 and at Baylor from 2003-07.

Cal: Per source, Hawaii offensive graduate assistant Spencer Hagan will join the Cal staff as an offensive graduate assistant. Hagan is a former Cal tight end, playing from 2009-12 and serving as a team manager in 2013 after a career-ending knee injury.

South Carolina: Army quality control coach Kyle Hoke has joined the South Carolina staff as a defensive graduate assistant, according to 247Sports. Hoke is the son of South Carolina co-defensive coordinator Jon Hoke. Kyle Hoke also served as a graduate assistant at Western Michigan in 2012.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Saturday June 06, 2015

Youngstown State: Per source, former Youngstown State cornerbacks coach Glenn Davis is now the defensive backs coach at Admiral Farragut High School (FL). Davis spent three years at YSU after two years at USF. Former USF director of football operations Larry Antonucci recently became the Farragut athletic director.

The Citadel: Per source, former Citadel slot backs coach Bill Mottola has accepted the athletic director job at Lely High School (FL). Mottola has been serving as testing coordinator coordinator at Lely. He previously coached at The Citadel from 2011-13 and has also coached at Miami (OH), Findlay, Kent State, Western Kentucky and more.

New Orleans Saints: Former Cleveland Browns director of player personnel Jon Sandusky has joined the Saints, according to Sandusky spent five years with the Browns after eight years with the Philadelphia Eagles. 

Offensive line: How much does returning offensive line experience lead to success? Here’s a look. In addition, here are the nation's longest-tenured offensive line coaches.

Northwestern: Per source, Northwestern recruiting assistant Justin Poindexter has accepted a Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship position with the San Francisco 49ers. Poindexter joined the Northwestern staff in April after two years as tight ends coach at Southern University.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday June 05, 2015

Michigan: Associate director of athletics Jim Minick has returned to the football program, according to 247Sports. Minick was suspended in May after an arrest on suspicion of drunken driving. 

Washington: Chris Petersen says, “The whole recruiting thing is going down a really bad path.” Interesting comments on his recruiting style in USA Today.

Washington Redskins: Ohio State recruiting assistant Roger Terry is joining the Redskins as a scouting assistant, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Terry has spent the past two years at Ohio State and was a scouting intern for the Atlanta Falcons last summer.

UAB: Based on athletic director Mark Ingram’s comments, it would appear a 2017 return is more likely for UAB football than 2016.

Pac-12: CoachingSearch takes a look at the Pac-12’s offensive line coaches.

Arizona: Athletic director Greg Byrne has written a post on Arizona’s site about the process of hiring a head coach. The Wildcats’ baseball head coaching job is open, but Byrne’s description of the process applies to any sport. Byrne writes, “We want to find out as much as we can about how a potential candidate operates within their environment, and especially when no one is looking. We want to see how the coach interacts with student-athletes during competition, and on the flip side, how the student-athletes interact with the particular coach. We’ll attend games to get a glimpse of that in person. We’ll watch You Tube videos of interviews or practices to find a window into their world. We’ll also seek out former student-athletes who have played for the coach to gain some insight.” You can read the whole post here.

Pasadena City College: Thom Kaumeyer has been named head coach at Pasadena City College. Kaumeyer spent last season with the Fujitsu Frontiers of a Japanese pro league and served as Hawaii’s defensive coordinator rom 2012-13.

Holmes CC (MS): Per source, North Carolina quality control assistant Dustin Landry has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Holmes CC (MS). Landry joined UNC in 2015 and spent the past two years as a defensive backs coach at Troy. He also served as defensive coordinator at Navarro Junior College (TX) in 2012.

Seattle Seahawks: Director of college scouting Scott Fitterer and director of pro personnel Trent Kirchner have been promoted to co-directors of player personnel. Fitterer has been with the Seahawks since 2001, and Kirchner has been with the club since 2010. In addition, national scout Ed Dodds has been promoted to senior personnel executive, national scout Matt Berry has been promoted to director of college scouting, and assistant director of pro personnel Dan Morgan has been promoted to director of pro personnel. Dodds is in his ninth season with the Seahawks.

Tennessee: Former Iowa State defensive graduate assistant Derek Day has joined the Tennessee staff as a graduate assistant. Day spent the past three years at Iowa State after two years as a graduate assistant at Western Kentucky from 2010-11.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday June 04, 2015

Middle Tennessee State: Head coach Rick Stockstill has signed a new contract that delays a $100,000 raise until 2019, according to the Daily News Journal. The paper reports Stockstill was due the raise in 2015, but the coach requested it be delayed due to cost of attendance scholarships and other financial situations at MTSU. The new contract includes an extension to Dec. 31, 2023.

Bethune-Cookman: Per source, Southern University head strength and conditioning coach Corliss Fingers has taken a position on the strength staff at Bethune-Cookman. Fingers spent two seasons at Southern and was the first female to hold such a position in SWAC history.

Syracuse: Former Syracuse and NFL defensive back Steve Gregory has joined the Syracuse staff as special teams quality control coach. Gregory most recently played for the New England Patriots in 2013. In addition, former Elmhurst College quarterback Joe Furco (offense) and former Bowling Green wide receiver Bart Tanski (defense) have also joined the quality control staff. Central Michigan graduate assistant Jesse Johnson has also joined as a defensive quality control coach, as CoachingSearch reported in March. 

Cleveland Browns: Former Tennessee Titans vice president of player personnel Lake Dawson has joined the Browns as an area scout, according to Dawson spent eight years with the Titans.

St. Louis Rams: Scouting assistant Brian Hill will be promoted to West Coast scout, according to

Arizona: The school’s regents have approved a $175,000 raise for Rich Rodriguez, according to the Arizona Daily Star. The raise, along with a $100,000 annual raise, increases his salary to between $3.5 million and $3.6 million. Rodriguez is 26-14 in three years at Arizona.

Mountain West: The Mountain West will distribute a record $47 million to its member schools, according to the Idaho Statesman. Boise State will receive the highest share at $5.3 million, plus $4 million for their Fiesta Bowl appearance. Fresno State, Nevada and Utah State are also expected to receive more than $4 million.

South Dakota: Per source, defensive line coach / special teams coordinator Marquice Williams has accepted a Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship position with the Detroit Lions, and wide receivers coach / recruiting coordinator Matthew Middleton has accepted Walsh Fellowship position with the Chicago Bears. Williams is heading into his fourth season on the USD staff and interned with the Bears each of the last two summers. Middleton is heading into his third season on the USD staff.

Big 12: CoachingSearch takes a look at the Big 12’s offensive line coaches.

Idaho: Mike Breske’s title at Idaho is defensive coordinator / safeties coach. His hire was finally made official after first being reported in January. Breske served as Washington State’s defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach from 2012-14.

Mississippi Gulf Coast: Running backs coach Earvin Moore has accepted a Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship position with the Cleveland Browns. Moore joined the Gulf Coast staff last summer and previously coached on the staff in 2011.

American Athletic Conference: Commissioner Mike Aresco made $1.6 million in 2013, according to USA Today. That is more than triple what former Big East commissioner John Marinatto earned in 2011.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday June 03, 2015

LSU: Ed Orgeron describes what an assistant coach should do for a head coach.

Big Ten: Here is CoachingSearch’s breakdown of the Big Ten offensive line coaches.

Western Carolina: Wide receivers coach Jaybo Shaw is now the quarterbacks coach at Rabun County High School (GA), according to his Twitter account. Shaw spent one season at Western Carolina and previously coached at Rabun County in 2012. He spent 2013 as a graduate assistant at Georgia Southern.