Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday June 29, 2016
Ohio State: Former Kentucky head coach and Cleveland Browns wide receivers coach Joker Phillips has joined the Ohio State staff as a quality control assistant, and former Indiana defensive coordinator Brian Knorr has joined the staff as an athletics intern, according to multiple reports. Phillps spent 2015 with the Browns and was Kentucky’s head coach from 2010-12. Knorr spent the past two seasons at Indiana and was the head coach at Ohio from 2001-04.
3rd down: Take a look at the top 20 defensive 3rd down play-callers over the last 3 years.
Louisiana-Monroe: The News Star notes that athletic director Brian Wickstom’s contract expires on June 30, but Wickstrom tells the paper he’s not concerned, and more formal discussions will begin next week. Wickstom has been in the role since July 2013.
Morgan State: Michigan defensive graduate assistant Antonio James has joined the Morgan State staff as defensive line coach. James previously coached at Urbana High School from 2011-13.
Norfolk State: Former Apprentice School running backs coach Brandon Bunn has joined the Norfolk State staff as an offensive assistant, working with wide receivers. Bunn spent one year at Apprentice and has previously coached high school ball in the Virginia Beach school system.
The Citadel: Per source, South Gwinnett High School (GA) linebackers coach David Cooper has accepted a defensive quality control position at The Citadel, and former Presbyterian quarterback Tamyn Garrick has joined the staff as special teams quality control assistant. Cooper spent one season at South Gwinnett after his playing career at Indiana, and Garrick just finished his playing career last fall.
Sewanee: Per source, The Citadel defensive quality control assistant Jimmy Long has accepted the defensive line job at Sewanee. Long has spent the past two seasons at The Citadel after his playing career at Lenoir-Rhyne.
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.