Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday January 29, 2017

San Francisco 49ers: Former NFL player and current Fox analyst John Lynch will be named 49ers general manager and have a 6-year deal, according Adam Schefter. Lynch last played in 2008 and has been an analyst since then. Lynch is from California and played at Stanford. Pro Football Talk adds that Lynch will hire a personnel specialist as his No. 2 man and already knows who it will be.

Indianapolis Colts: Chiefs director of football operations Chris Ballard has been named general manager of the Colts. Ballard spent the last four years with the Chiefs and the previous 12 with the Bears. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport adds that Ballard is planning to keep head coach Chuck Pagano.

Delaware State: Running backs coach / associate head coach Vincent White has been promoted to offensive coordinator, and previous offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach John Allen will stick with quarterbacks. 

New York Jets: Saints wide receivers coach John Morton will join the Jets as offensive coordinator, according to Adam Schefter. Morton spent two years with the Saints and was USC’s offensive coordinator from 2009-11.

Cleveland Browns: Strength and conditioning / skills development coach Joe Kim will not return, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. Kim joined the Browns last March in his third stint with the team.
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Saturday January 28, 2017

Arizona State: Alabama wide receivers coach Billy Napier will join the Arizona State staff as offensive coordinator, according to AL.com. Napier has been at Alabama since 2013 and was the offensive coordinator at Clemson from 2009-10. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Indianapolis Colts: CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora tweets, “Hearing Colts are definitely intrigued by Chiefs personnel man Chris Ballard (as GM) and his preference would be Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub as his head coach.” Adam Schefter reports Ballard will be the first to get a second interview.

Colorado: Sources tells CoachingSearch that Army cornerbacks coach ShaDon Brown will join the Colorado staff as defensive backs coach. Brown spent one year at Army and previously coached at Wofford. In addition, new defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot has a 3-year deal worth $700,000 annually, which makes him the highest-paid assistant in CU history. 

Maryland: Wayne State (MI) graduate assistant Desmond Morgan will join the Maryland staff. Morgan played at Michigan from 2011-15, including one year under D.J. Durkin.

Los Angeles Rams: Former Chargers defensive quality control assistant Chris Shula will join the Rams staff, according to The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez. Shula is Don Shula’s grandson and was a teammate with Sean McVay at Miami (OH).

South Florida: Scott Spurrier’s title at USF is offensive quality control assistant. Spurrier spent the last eight years in an off-field role at South Carolina.

Washington State: Mike Leach elevated defensive assistant Tevita Lose to a temporary assistant coach, so he could be on the road for recruiting. Lose has spent six years at WSU.

Indianapolis Colts: Vice president of football operations Jimmy Raye III and Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf have completed interviews for the Colts GM job. This means all six candidates have completed the first round of interviews. 

Bryant (RI): Davidson (NC) offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Vinny Marino has joined the Bryant staff as offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach, and former Ball State defensive coordinator Kevin Kelly has joined the Bryant staff as defensive coordinator. Marino spent two years at Davidson, and Kelly spent 2014-15 at Ball State and 2016 as Wyoming Seminary Prep High School (PA) head coach.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Toronto Argonauts head coach Scott Milanovich has joined the Jaguars as quarterbacks coach. Milanovich spent the last five years leading the Argonauts.

San Francisco 49ers: Pro Football talk reports “there’s increasing chatter in league circles” that Kyle Shanahan will try to get his father, Mike Shanahan, a job with the 49ers once Kyle becomes head coach.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday January 27, 2017

UNLV: Head coach Tony Sanchez has received a 3-year extension through 2021. Sanchez has gone 3-9 and 4-8 in two seasons.

Georgia Tech: Paul Hamilton has joined the Georgia Tech staff as an offensive analyst. Hamilton was previously the head coach at Brevard (2007-16), Elon (2004-05) and East Tennessee State (1997-2003).

Arizona Cardinals: Former NFL quarterback Byron Leftwich will join the Cardinals as quarterbacks coach, according to The Sporting News. Leftwich worked as a coaching intern with the Cardinals last summer. He played from 2003-12. In addition,running backs coach Stump Mitchell will not return, quarterbacks coach Freddie Kitchens will move to running backs coach, and outside linebackers assistant Levon Kirkland's fellowship term has ended after two years.

New York Jets: Former Packers outside linebackers coach Kevin Greene has joined the Jets as outside linebackers coach, according to The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez. Greene’s only coaching stint was with the Packers from 2009-13. He played in the NFL from 1985-99 and is in the Hall of Fame.

Wins: 7 FBS teams improved by 6 wins in 2016. Here were the biggest jumps.

Pitt: The school has announced a 12-member search committee for its athletic director search. It includes interim AD Randy Juhl, Pat Narduzzi, senior associate AD Marcus Bowman, head track and field coach Alonzo Webb, two student-athletes and several other school officials. 

Arizona State: The Arizona Republic reports Sonny Dykes was a legitimate candidate for the ASU offensive coordinator job, but is unable to, due to family issues making TCU a better fit for now. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Indianapolis Colts: Seahawks co-directors of player personnel Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer, Vikings assistant general manager George Paton and Chiefs director of football operations Chris Ballard have interviewed for the Colts GM job.

Colorado: A source tells CoachingSearch that safeties coach Joe Tumpkin will not return. BSN Denver first reported the news. Tumpkin spent the last two years at Colorado. Tumpkin was recently named in a domestic violence complaint. His contract expires on Feb. 1. Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman adds that Tumpkin was asked to resign and will receive $34,000 in severance. 

Clemson: The staff earned $2.8 million in bonuses for the national title run, according to The Associated Press. That included $1.45 million for Dabo Swinney, plus $95,000 for each of the nine assistants, head strength coach Joey Batson and associate AD for football administration Woody McCorvey. Five more staffers received at least $70,000 in bonuses.

Philadelphia Eagles: Player personnel executive Rick Mueller will not return, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. Mueller had been with the Eagles from 2012-15 and returned in 2016.

Arizona State: Former Cal head coach Sonny Dykes is in the mix for the Arizona State offensive coordinator job, according to Scout.com’s ASU site. Dykes recently joined TCU in an off-field role. Todd Graham is also strongly considering promoting new assistants Rob Likens (WR coach) and Josh Henson (OL coach) to co-offensive coordinators.

Northern Arizona: Former Indiana State offensive coordinator Brian Sheppard has joined the Northern Arizona staff as offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach. Sheppard spent four years at Indiana State. 

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday January 26, 2017

Baltimore Ravens: Senior offensive assistant Craig Ver Steeg has been promoted to quarterbacks coach, defensive assistant Mike MacDonald has been promoted to assistant defensive backs coach, and defensive assistant Drew Wilkins has moved to assistant defensive line coach.

New Orleans Saints: Redskins special teams assistant Brad Banta has interviewed for the Saints special teams coordinator job, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan.

San Jose State: Portland State linebackers coach Ben Thienes has joined the SJSU staff as director of football operations. Thienes spent two years at Portland State.

Vanderbilt: The school is working on a contract extension for Derek Mason. Mason is 13-24 in three years, but went 6-7 with a bowl appearance and win over Tennessee last year.

Minnesota: P.J. Fleck’s contract at Minnesota is a 5-year deal worth about $3.5 million annually. If Minnesota dismisses him, the buyout in the first two years is $3.5 million, it’s $2.5 million in the third and $1.5 million in the final two. Fleck’s buyout if he leaves is the sum of the base salary for the remainder of the contract. His base salary is $1 million, increasing by $50,000 each year.

Sacramento State: Luke Huard’s title at Sacramento State is co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach. Huard spent the last four years at Georgia State, including one as offensive coordinator.

West Virginia State: Offensive coordinator John Pennington will be promoted to head coach, according to the Charleston Gazette-Mail. Pennington has been on staff for the last two years. 

Jacksonville Jaguars: Former Jets outside linebackers coach Mark Collins has joined the Jaguars as linebackers coach. Collins spent two years with the Jags and previously worked with the Falcons from 2010-13.

Chattanooga: Minnesota strength and conditioning assistant Chad Pearson has joined the Chattanooga staff as director of athletic performance. Pearson spent six years at Minnesota and previously worked at Northern Illinois and Southern Illinois under Jerry Kill.

Green Bay Packers: Defensive coordinator Dom Capers is expected to return, but associate head coach / offense Tom Clements will not, Mike McCarthy indicated today.

East Carolina: A source tells CoachingSearch that former Cincinnati co-defensive coordinator / defensive line coach Robert Prunty has accepted the defensive line job at ECU. Prunty spent four years at Cincinnati. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Chicago Bears: Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio will add outside linebacker duties, according to the Chicago Sun Times. Fangio has a long background with outside backers. 

Richmond: Russ Huesman has completed his Richmond staff with the additions of Norfolk State quarterbacks coach Aaron Corp (QB coach) and Chattanooga director of athletic performance Scott Brincks (head strength coach). In addition, former operations assistant Chaz Coleman has rejoined the staff as director of operations. 

Florida Atlantic: A source tells CoachingSearch that former Howard head coach Gary Harrell has accepted the wide receivers job at FAU. Harrell spent the last six years at Howard. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.

Minnesota: Arkansas assistant director of football operations Peter Weiden has joined Minnesota as director of operations. Weiden spent four years at Arkansas.

Southwestern College (KS): A source tells CoachingSearch that Southwestern has added former San Antonio East Central High School assistant Jared Barnett as quarterbacks coach / passing game coordinator and former Forsyth Central High School (GA) head coach Frank Hepler as wide receivers coach.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday January 25, 2017

Jacksonville Jaguars: Former Jets defensive backs coach Joe Danna has joined the Jaguars as assistant defensive backs coach, according to The Sporting News. Danna spent two years with the Jets.

Rice: Pitt offensive quality control assistant Wesley Beschorner has joined the Rice staff as quarterbacks coach. Beschorner spent one year at Pitt after 10 years on the South Dakota staff. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

West Georgia: Former Georgia Southern co-offensive coordinator David Dean has been named head coach at West Georgia. Dean spent last year at Georgia Southern and was previously the head coach at Valdosta State from 2007-15, winning two Division II national championships. He also worked as an assistant at West Georgia from 1992-99.

Seattle Seahawks: Assistant head coach for defense Rocky Seto has left the team to enter the ministry. Seto had been an assistant with Pete Carroll since 2001 at USC and worked in several different roles at both stops.

Sam Houston State: Former Nevada offensive Tim Cramsey has joined the Sam Houston State staff as offensive coordinator. Cramsey spent one year at Nevada and was previously the offensive coordinator at Montana State. 

Rutgers: Former Delaware cornerbacks coach Henry Baker has joined the Rutgers staff as cornerbacks coach, according to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg. Baker coached at Delaware from 2011-16 and is a former New Jersey high school coach.

Western Michigan: Tim Lester has announced the additions of former Syracuse director of football operations Drew Robinson (director of football operations), Allegheny offensive coordinator Kyle Derickson (director of player personnel) and Purdue assistant strength coach Gavin Roberts (assistant strength coach). CoachingSearch previously reported the hire of head strength coach Grant Geib. See the completed WMU staff here.

Indianapolis Colts: Former Bills wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal has joined the Colts staff as wide receivers coach. Lal spent two years with the Bills after three with the Jets. In addition, the Colts have officially announced 6 candidates for the general manager job who will interview: Chiefs director of football operations Chris Ballard, Seahawks co-player personnel directors Scott Fitterer and Trent Kirchner, Vikings assistant GM George Paton, Colts interim G.M. Jimmy Raye III and Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf.

Western Michigan: Linebackers coach David Duggan and tight ends / tackles coach Bill Kenney have been retained by Tim Lester in the same roles. Duggan has been on staff since 2016, and Kenney since 2013. This completes Lester’s staff.

Notre Dame: Tommy Rees’ new role as quarterbacks coach is a graduate assistant job, but it could become full-time if the NCAA increases staffs to 10 full-time assistants in April. Here is a look at the overhauled Notre Dame staff.

South Carolina: Co-offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach Bryan McClendon has a new 2-year contract worth $500,000 in 2017 and $515,000 in 2018. That’s up from $450,000 in 2016.

Michigan: Indiana co-offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Greg Frey has joined the Michigan staff as tackles / tight ends coach / run game coordinator, according to Scout.com. Frey spent the last six years at Indiana and previously worked at U-M from 2007-10. In addition, tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh will move to running backs. 

Towson: Running backs coach Lyndon Johnson has been promoted to defensive coordinator. Johnson is entering his second season on staff and was previously the outside linebackers coach at Maryland for five years.

Western Michigan: Jake Moreland’s title at WMU is co-offensive coordinator / offensive line coach.

Lafayette (PA): Former Nevada special teams coordinator Marc Nudelberg has joined the Lafayette staff as special teams coordinator. Nudelberg worked with Lafayette head coach John Garrett as Florida off-field coaches in 2015.

North Dakota: The football program is finalizing a move from the Big Sky to the Missouri Valley Conference, according to the Billings Gazette, which adds the plan is to play in the Big Sky in 2017, followed by two years as an affiliate member and then move to the Missouri Valley in 2020.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday January 24, 2017

New York Jets: Saints wide receivers coach John Morton has interviewed for the Jets offensive coordinator job, per ESPN’s Mike Triplett.

Alabama: A source tells CoachingSearch that East Mississippi CC quarterbacks coach Clint Trickett will join the Alabama staff as a graduate assistant. Trickett spent two years at EMCC after his playing career.

Clemson: Dabo Swinney has officially announced the addition of Jacksonville State defensive line coach Todd Bates as DL coach and promotion of defensive analyst Mickey Conn to safeties coach. Defensive backs coach Mike Reed will coach cornerbacks.  

New Orleans Saints: Former Notre Dame defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder has interviewed for a position with the Saints and will do again on Tuesday, according to The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez, who adds that former Chargers linebackers coach Mike Nolan will also interview on Wednesday.

South Carolina: Offensive line coach Eric Wolford will earn $500,000 annually on a 2-year deal.

Elon (NC): Per source, Army assistant strength and conditioning coach Brian Phillips will be the head strength coach at Elon. Phillips spent three years at Army.

Notre Dame: Former Chargers offensive assistant and former Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees has joined the Notre Dame staff as quarterbacks coach. Rees spent one year with the Chargers and was previously a graduate assistant at Northwestern.

Indianapolis Colts: The Colts have requested to interview Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta for their GM job, according to The MMQB’s Albert Breer.

North Carolina Central: A source tells CoachingSearch that offensive line coach Jason Onyebuagu has been promoted to co-offensive coordinator. Onyebuagu has been on staff since 2014.

New Orleans Saints: Former 49ers outside linebackers coach Jason Tarver has interviewed for the Saints linebackers job, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan.

Michigan: U-M has revealed new contracts for some assistants. Offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Tim Drevno’s contract pays him $1 million annually over the next five years, with a $350,000 signing bonus. There is no buyout from Drevno if he leaves for a head coaching job, but it is $150,000 if he leaves for another assistant job. Defensive coordinator Don Brown will make $1 million in the first four years and $1.4 million in the fifth, with retention bonuses of $300,000 for each of the first two years and $400,000 for the third and fourth. His buyout is $250,000 if he leaves for another job. Passing game coordinator Pep Hamilton will earn $1 million in the first three years and $1.25 million in the fourth, with a $450,000 retention bonus in year two and a $250,000 retention bonus in year three. If he leaves for another job before Dec. 2, 2017, he owes $150,000.

East Mississippi CC: Former Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace will join the EMCC staff as an offensive coach, per the Clarion-Ledger. Wallace played at EMCC in 2011 and finished his Ole Miss career in 2014.

Temple: Army wide receivers coach Keith Gaither has joined the Temple staff as wide receivers coach. Gaither spent two years at Army after five at Ball State. This completes Geoff Collins’ Temple staff. Gaither replaces Frisman Jackson, who was initially retained by Collins, but then took a job with the Tennessee Titans. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.

San Francisco 49ers: Cardinals vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough will have a second interview for the 49ers GM job on Saturday, according to the Arizona Republic. CSN Bay Area reports Vikings assistant GM George Paton will also interview a second time on Saturday.

Indianapolis Colts: The Colts have requested permission to interview Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf and Chiefs director of football operations Chris Ballard for their general manager job, per USA Today.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Former Bills defensive line coach Jason Rebrovich will join the Jaguars as assistant defensive line coach, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan. Rebrovich spent four years with the Bills, including the first two under Doug Marrone after two years together at Syracuse.

Western Michigan: Air Force wide receivers coach Jake Moreland has joined the Western Michigan staff. Moreland spent four of the past five years at Air Force. He is a former WMU player and coach, spending seven seasons on staff there, including some time with Tim Lester. He also worked with Lester at Syracuse in 2015. 

Indianapolis Colts: Vikings assistant general manager George Paton will interview for the Colts GM job on Wednesday or Thursday, according to The Sporting News.

Texas Tech: Former Cal offensive line coach Brandon Jones is expected to join the Texas Tech staff in the same role, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Jones spent two years at Cal and is a former Texas Tech player and offensive assistant. 

Southern Miss: Tennessee executive senior associate athletic director Jon Gilbert will be the next AD at Southern Miss, according to ESPN’s Chris Low. Gilbert has been at Tennessee since 2011 and previously worked at Alabama from 1995-2011.

Open jobs: Here is a position and conference breakdown of the open FBS assistant jobs.

Bryant (RI): Davidson (NC) offensive coordinator Vinny Marino has joined the Bryant staff as offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach. Marino spent one year at Davidson and previously worked in an off-field role at Boston College.

Jacksonville State: A source tells CoachingSearch that Florida graduate assistant William Green has joined the Jacksonville State staff as defensive line coach. Green spent one year on the Florida staff and was previously a Jacksonville State graduate assistant.

Texas: Alabama assistant director of graphics Matt Lange will join the Texas staff as creative director. Lange had been at Alabama since 2013.

Kansas City Chiefs: Former Eagles wide receivers coach Greg Lewis has joined the Chiefs staff, according to The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez. Lewis spent one year on the Eagles staff, and he played under Andy Reid for six years as an Eagles player.

Buffalo Bills: Chiefs wide receivers coach David Culley will join the Bills staff as quarterbacks coach, according to The Sporting News. Culley spent the last four years with the Chiefs.

New York Jets: Former Texans offensive coordinator George Godsey is in the mix for the Jets offensive coordinator job, according to ESPN’s Rich Cimini.

Indianapolis Colts: Owner Jim Irsay will make the general manager hire on his own, according to Pro Football Talk.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.