Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday August 28, 2016

Oregon: Mark Helfrich says defensive coordinator Brady Hoke will call plays from the sideline, and defensive backs coach John Neal will be in the press box. (Hoke will also wear a headset, after not doing so at Michigan). Offensively, coordinator / wide receivers coach Matt Lubick and quarterbacks coach David Yost will likely be in the press box.

Ohio State: Defensive coordinator Greg Schiano will call plays from the press box this season, and co-defensive coordinator Luke Fickell will work from the sideline.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday August 26, 2016

Georgetown: Rome Grizzlies (Italy) defensive coordinator Kellen Pruitt has joined the Georgetown staff as defensive ends / nickel backs coach, and former Wooster defensive assistant Colin Woodward has joined the staff as linebackers coach. Pruitt spent eight of the last nine years playing and coaching in Italy. Woodward spent one year at Wooster.

Purdue: New athletic director Mike Bobinski will earn $600,000 in 2016 on a five-year deal, and he can earn up to $200,000 more in annual bonuses, according to the Lafayette Journal & Courier. The salary will increase to $625,000 in 2017 and $650,000 in 2018. Future salary increases will be determined later.

Texas Tech: Athletic director Kirby Hocutt has signed a new 7-year contract worth $7.525 million total, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. His salary starts at $1 million this year and increases by $25,000 each year. Hocutt can also earn up to $225,000 in annual bonuses. 

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Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday August 25, 2016

North Carolina: Tim Beckman is no longer a volunteer assistant at UNC, the school announced. In a release, Beckman said, “I appreciate the opportunity Coach Fedora gave me to stay connected to the sport and be around one of the best staffs in the country. His willingness to help a friend was a benefit both personally and professionally. I do not wish to be a further distraction to the team or University and I will no longer serve as a volunteer at UNC. I wish Larry and the program nothing but success going forward.” The school's chancellor also says she was "surprised and disappointed" when she found out Beckman was on staff and doesn't expect the situation to recur. 

Florida: Athletic director Jeremy Foley tells reporters Florida will determine its next AD “in the next couple weeks.”

Arkansas: Former Iowa State defensive coordinator Wally Burnham has joined the Arkansas staff as a defensive analyst, according the Des Moines Register. The 74-year-old Burnham had announced his retirement after the 2015 season, but Paul Rhoads joined Arkansas as defensive backs coach and helped convince Burnham to accept the seasonal analyst position. 

NFL: Former New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin has joined the competition committee, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Coughlin became a senior advisor to the NFL’s operations department last month. 

Detroit Lions: Former Western Michigan director of football operations Jessica Larmony has joined the Lions as community relations coordinator. Larmony spent the past three years at WMU, including the last year as DFO.

North Carolina: Larry Fedora says volunteer defensive assistant Tim Beckman will be on staff all season and is allowed to travel. The role doesn’t involve contact with players, but he will assist with scouting and film. Fedora said he told Beckman in the summer he could join the Tar Heels if he didn’t find a full-time job elsewhere. (Update above)

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Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday August 24, 2016

Virginia: Former UTEP offensive coordinator Patrick Higgins is an analyst on the Virginia staff, Bronco Mendenhall said Wednesday. Higgins was at UTEP from 2013-15 and worked as Mendenhall’s outside receivers coach at BYU from 2005-10.

NFL: Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians and Broncos executive John Elway have been added to the competition committee, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Jeff Fisher took a leave of absence from the committee after the Rams moved to LA.

North Carolina: Former Illinois head coach Tim Beckman is working as a volunteer assistant at UNC, according to the Champaign News-Gazette. Beckman and Larry Fedora worked together at Oklahoma State in 2007. The Tar Heels travel to Illinois in Week 2.

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Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday August 23, 2016

Iowa: Three Iowa position coaches received raises this offseason. Wide receivers coach Bobby Kennedy will earn $325,000, tight ends coach LeVar Woods will earn $305,000, and running backs coach Chris White will earn $305,000. Head strength coach Chris Doyle also received a new title of executive director of football, to go with his raise to $595,000. Are strength coaches worth that much?

Ferris State (MI): Former Grand Rapids West Catholic head coach Dan Rohn has joined the Ferris State staff as quarterbacks coach. Rohn won four state titles in nine seasons at Grand Rapids West Catholic and left the school in April.

Georgia Tech: The school has hired Turnkey Search to assist with its athletic director search, according to the AJC.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.