Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday March 06, 2017

Toronto Argonauts: A source tells CoachingSearch that former Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach Corey Chamblin will be named defensive coordinator / assistant head coach for the Argonauts. Chamblin led the Roughriders from 2012-15, winning the 2013 Grey Cup.

San Diego State: Safeties coach Danny Gonzales has been promoted to defensive coordinator. Gonzales has been on staff since 2011.

Florida International: Northern Arizona special teams coordinator Jeff Copp has joined the FIU staff as defensive backs coach. Copp spent one year at NAU and previously coached at UC Davis for seven years. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Florida State: Former LSU wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig is at Florida State practice today and will serve as a quality control coach. Craig was FSU’s quarterbacks coach from 2010-12. He spent the last two years at LSU.

Oklahoma State: Former Illinois and Missouri offensive line coach A.J. Ricker has joined the OK State staff as an offensive analyst. Ricker coached at Illinois in 2013 and briefly in 2016, around a stint at Missouri from 2014-15.

Boise State: Co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Zak Hill is now the sole offensive coordinator and will call offensive plays. Hill is Boise State’s fourth different play-caller in four years.

East Texas Baptist: Wide receivers coach / passing game coordinator Scott Highsmith has been promoted to head coach, filling the role after Scotty Walden went to Southern Miss. Highsmith has been on staff for two years. He was the head coach at Belhaven University from 2003-04.

Waynesburg (PA): Head coach Rich Shepas has retired after 12 years leading the program. Shepas is the winningest coach in school history, and the Yellow Jackets went 25-8 from 2012-14.

UTEP: Former Montwood High School (TX) head coach Chuck Veliz is working with UTEP wide receivers in practice today, according to SB Nation’s UTEP site Miner Rush. The El Paso Times adds that he is "in line" to take over the job, but the hiring process is still playing out. Veliz coached Montwood for 14 years and retired in February 2016. The El Paso Times also reports Veliz worked with the Miners in the fall.

Kentucky: Mark Stoops says promoted defensive coordinator Matt House will call defensive plays. 

Graduate assistants: Here’s a look at the GA’s hired to full-time FBS jobs.

University of Indianapolis: North Central College (IL) offensive line coach Brad Wilson has joined the UIndy staff as offensive line coach / run game coordinator after three years at North Central. In addition, Quarterbacks coach Casey Gillin has been promoted to offensive coordinator, entering his eighth season on staff, and outside linebackers coach Sean Collins has moved to defensive backs coach.

Purdue: Former Western Kentucky defensive tackles coach Don Dunn has joined the Purdue staff as director of player personnel. Dunn spent the last four years at WKU with Jeff Brohm and has previously coached at Texas Tech, Auburn, Ole Miss and more.

New Orleans Saints: Coaching intern Leigh Torrence has been promoted to defensive assistant, according to multiple reports, and defensive assistant Marcus Ungaro will move to the scouting department. Torrence played with the Saints from 2008-11 and joined the staff last year.

Kansas State: Deputy athletic director Laird Veatch has been named acting athletic director. 

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday March 05, 2017

Arizona: Ohio State quality control assistant and former Indiana defensive coordinator Brian Knorr has joined the Arizona staff as special teams coordinator, according to Rivals.com. Knorr spent one year at OSU and previously coached at Indiana. In addition, running backs coach Calvin Magee will add tight end duties.

Alabama: Charlotte Christian High School (NC) offensive coordinator Mike Miller has joined Alabama as a graduate assistant, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Miller was a student assistant at Clemson in 2015 and a quarterback at UAB before that.

Washington Redskins: Jay Gruden has received a two-year extension through 2020, according to ESPN. Gruden is 21-26-1 in three years, including two straight winning seasons. Notably, it’s the first time owner Dan Snyder has extended a coach since he bought the team in 1999, and no coach has lasted more than four years under Snyder.
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Saturday March 4, 2017

Eastern Washington: Central Washington wide receivers coach Jay Dumas has joined the EWU staff as wide receivers coach. Dumas spent three years at Central Washington. 

Ohio: Former Fresno State defensive line coach Pete Germano has rejoined the Ohio staff as defensive line coach. Germano spent the last five years at Fresno State after 11 years at Ohio. In addition, operations assistant Ryan Bainbridge has been promoted to director of player personnel and high school relations after two years on staff.

Tennessee: New athletic director John Currie has a 5-year contract with $900,000 annually ($300,000 base salary), according to the Knoxville News-Sentinel.

Alabama: The school paid Turnkey Search $100,000 for its athletic director search, according to The Tuscaloosa News. 

Florida International: Westminster Christian High School (FL) head coach Earl Little will join the FIU staff in a player personnel role, according to CanesInSight’s Peter Ariz. Little has spent one year at Westminster  and previously coached at Miami Jackson high school.

Open jobs: Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday March 03, 2017

Florida Atlantic: NC State recruiting specialist Landan Salem has joined the FAU staff as director of player personnel. Salem spent the last two years on the Pitt support staff and has joined NC State in January. 

Eastern Washington: Punahou High School (HI) head coach Fred Salanoa has joined the EWU staff as offensive coordinator / tight ends coach. Salanoa has been a high school coach in Hawaii since 2003 and is a former EWU quarterback.

Southern Miss: New athletic director Jon Gilbert will earn $350,000 annually on a 4-year contract, according to The Sun Herald. 

Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys are working on extensions for offensive coordinator Scott Linehan and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Alabama: Former Alabama safety Nick Perry has joined the staff as a defensive graduate assistant, according to AL.com. Perry last played at Alabama in 2014 and spent a little time in the NFL.

Penn State: Former Rutgers tight ends coach / special teams coordinator Phil Galiano has joined Penn State as an analyst, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Galiano worked at Rutgers from 2010-12 and 2014-15. 

Tennessee State: Western Illinois linebackers coach Garry Fisher has joined the TSU staff as defensive coordinator / safeties coach. Fisher spent one year at WIU after seven years at Eastern Kentucky.

Florida Atlantic: Monte Kiffin will join the FAU staff in a role to be determined, according to The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez. The 77-year-old Kiffin was most recently a defensive assistant with the Jaguars and has previously worked unde Lane Kiffin at Tennessee and USC.

Utica (NY): University of Rochester (NY) offensive line coach Ryan Wilson has rejoined the Utica staff as offensive line coach. Wilson spent one year at Rochester and was previously an offensive assistant at Utica for two years.

Seattle Seahawks: Coaching assistant Heath Farwell has been promoted to assistant special teams coach, and UCLA graduate assistant Tom Donatell has joined the Seahawks as a defensive quality control assistant. Farwell is entering his second year on staff.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday March 02, 2017

Chip Kelly: The former 49ers and Oregon head coach has auditioned for a game analyst job at FOX, according to Yahoo Sports. It appears media could be Kelly's next stop.

Texas: Former Belton High School (TX) head coach Bob Shipley has joined the Texas staff as director of high school relations. Shipley recently retired after 17 years as a Texas high school head coach. The father of Jordan and Jaxon Shipley, he was also an analyst under Mack Brown at UT in 2013. 

West Virginia: Pitt offensive graduate assistant Dan Gerberry has rejoined West Virginia as an analyst. Gerberry spent one year at Pitt and was previously a GA at West Virginia and tight ends coach at Youngstown State. In addition, new offensive coordinator Jake Spavital will call offensive plays. Dana Holgorsen explains why.

West Virginia: New offensive coordinator Jake Spavital will call offensive plays, Dana Holgorsen says.

Stonehill College (MA): Buffalo State wide receivers coach Jordan Hogan has joined the Stonehill staff as wide receivers coach, and Buena Vista High School (CA) defensive backs coach Tim Bennett has joined the staff as defensive backs coach. Hogan had been at Buffalo State since 2013, and Bennett spent two years at Buena Vista.

Boise State: With Scott Huff leaving for Washington, only 3 assistants remain from Bryan Harsin’s original 2014 staff, as they leave for bigger jobs. Here’s a look at the changes.

Eastern Illinois: South Dakota School of Mines offensive line coach Ethan Hutson has joined the EIU staff as tight ends coach. Hutson spent one year at SD Mines and has previously served as a volunteer assistant at EIU. 

Seattle Seahawks: Pete Carroll said today that assistant linebackers coach Lofa Tatutpu has left to pursue options outside of coaching. Defensive assistant John Glenn will fill the role. Tatupu spent two years on staff.

Valdosta State: Per source, linebackers coach Danny Verpaele will be promoted to defensive coordinator. Verpaele is entering his second year on staff and was  previously a quality control assistant at Army.

Carolina Panthers: Former NFL receiver Jerricho Cotchery has joined the Panthers staff as assistant wide receivers coach. Cotchery most recently played with the Panthers in 2015. In addition, previous assistant wide receivers coach Cam Turner will move to a position working with quarterbacks.

Indiana: Syracuse running backs coach Mike Hart will join the Indiana staff as running backs coach, according to Scout.com's Indiana site. Hart spent one year at Syracuse and previously coached at Western Michigan and Eastern Michigan. He played at Michigan when new Indiana offensive coordinator Mike Debord was Michigan's OC. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Valdosta State: Westminster Academy (FL) head coach Willie Tillman has accepted the defensive line job at Valdosta State. Tillman spent one year at Westminster and previously worked at Florida Tech.

Marshall: With the addition of wide receivers coach Aubrey Hill, previous wide receivers coach Todd Goebbel has moved to co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach, offensive coordinator Bill Legg will coach tight ends, linebackers coach Adam Fuller has added special teams coordinator duties, and tight ends coach Dave Dunn has moved to defensive analyst / recruiting coordinator.

Baylor: Former 49ers wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell has joined Baylor in the same role. Bicknell spent one year with the 49ers and has coached in the NFL since 2007. He was Temple’s offensive line coach in 2006 when Matt Rhule was the defensive line coach. 

NC State: West Alabama defensive coordinator Nathan Burton has joined the NC State staff in an off-field role. Burton spent three years at West Alabama.

West Alabama: Arkansas Tech co-defensive coordinator Steve Sisa has joined the West Alabama staff as defensive coordinator. Sisa spent one year at Arkansas Tech and previously worked at James Madison.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday March 01, 2017

Dallas Cowboys: Tight ends coach Mike Pope will retire, and senior offensive assistant Steve Loney will fill the role, according to the Dallas Morning News. The 74-year-old Pope has been on staff since 2014 and has coached for 47 years. Loney joined the Cowboys in 2015.

Southern Miss: East Texas Baptist head coach Scotty Walden will join the Southern Miss staff as inside receivers coach, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. The 27-year-old Walden has been at ETBU since 2013, including one year as head coach, the youngest in college football. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

UConn: Former Old Dominion running backs coach / special teams coordinator Michael Zykowski has joined the UConn staff as director of player personnel. Zykowski worked at ODU from 2008-16.

Auburn: Gus Malzahn said Tuesday that former tight ends coach / special teams coordinator Scott Fountain is seeking an on-field coaching job elsewhere, but also has the option to remain on the Auburn staff as an analyst. 

Faulkner (AL): Per source, Florida State analyst Andrew Crenshaw has accepted the safeties / nickels job at Faulkner. Crenshaw spent two years at FSU and previously coached at Colquitt County High School (GA).

Middle Tennessee State: Quality control assistant Austin Silvoy has been promoted to wide receivers coach. Silvoy is entering his second year on staff and previously coached receivers at Florida Tech. 

Washington: Boise State co-offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Scott Huff has been named offensive line coach at Washington. Huff has been on the Boise State staff since 2006. 

Texas State: Former Fresno State outside linebackers coach Jordan Peterson will join the Texas State staff as outside linebackers coach / special teams coordinator. Peterson spent the last five years at Fresno State. 

Fresno State: San Jose State defensive line coach Jamar Cain will join the Fresno State staff in the same role, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Cain joined Fresno State earlier this offseason and previously worked at North Dakota State. 

Notre Dame: Per sources, Texas State outside linebackers coach Tyler Santucci has accepted a defensive analyst job at Notre Dame. Santucci spent one year at Texas State and was previously a graduate assistant at Wake Forest from 2014-15 under new Notre Dame defensive coordinator Mike Elko.

Texas A&M: SMU director of football external operations Tam Hollingshead has been named director of high school relations at Texas A&M. Hollingshead has been at SMU since 2008, and he worked with Kevin Sumlin at A&M from 2001-02.

Alabama: Former LA Rams quarterbacks coach Chris Weinke has joined the Alabama staff as an offensive analyst, according to the Tuscaloosa News. The former Heisman Trophy winner spent two years with the Rams and was previously the director of football at IMG Academy. 

South Dakota State: Per source, SDSU director of football operations Adam Satterwhite has resigned. Satterfield spent two years at SDSU.

Alabama: Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman writes, “A league source told me that every NFL team with a coaching opening contacted Alabama's Nick Saban. All were emphatically told ‘no thanks.’ I'm not certain whether Saban told them this directly. It could have been Saban's agent or some intermediary. No matter the source, NFL people believe Saban wasn't about to head back to the NFL, nor will he ever.”

Southern Oregon: The three finalists for SOU’s head coaching job are Central Washington offensive line coach Chris Fisk, St. Mary’s High School (CA) head coach Tony Franks and Ashland High School (OR) head coach Charlie Hall. 

Tennessee: Butch Jones has completed the overhaul of Tennessee’s staff. Here’s a look at the new staff. 

Temple: Former Georgia State outside linebackers coach Larry Knight has joined the Temple staff in a defensive quality control / recruiting role. Knight spent the last two years at Georgia State and was previously a quality control assistant at Tennessee.

Howard: Former NFL receiver and FIU assistant David Clowney has joined the Howard staff as running backs / slots coach. 

Northwestern State (LA): A source tells CoachingSearch that Northeastern Oklahoma A&M offensive line coach Jeff Bowen has joined the Northwestern State staff as offensive line coach, and UL-Monroe graduate assistant Jake Olsen has joined as linebackers coach. Bowen spent one year at NEO, and Olsen spent two years at ULM.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.