Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday July 05, 2016

Notre Dame: Brian Kelly tells the South Bend Tribune that wide receivers / associate head coach Mike Denbrock is the offensive play-caller, but Denbrock and offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Mike Sanford communicate on every play. Last year, Kelly wouldn't exactly say who the play-caller was, noting that he, Denbrock and Sanford all work together on play-calling.

Detroit Lions: Director of football research / special projects Randy Edsall will be a clock management specialist on game days, head coach Jim Caldwell says. Edsall will also work in scouting and other aspects throughout the week.

Stetson (FL): Head coach Roger Hughes has signed an extension through 2018. The deal also includes unspecified incentives that would extend the deal through 2020 if they are met. Hughes has been the program’s only head coach since it returned in 2011, and the Hatters are 10-24 in three seasons.

Newport News Apprentice School (VA): Heritage High School wide receivers coach David Porter has accepted the running backs job at Newport News Apprentice School, according to Ultimate Recruit. Porter spent two years at Heritage.

American Athletic Conference: Director of football administration Michael Costa has been promoted to senior director of football administration, and assistant director of branding Catherine Carmignani has been promoted to director of branding and sport administration. Costa has been with the league since 2010 and Carmignani since 2012.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday July 04, 2016

Tenure: Less than 3 percent of FBS assistants have been at their schools since 2005. Here are the nation’s longest-tenured assistants.

Washington: Texas senior associate athletic director Roy Schick has joined UW as senior associate AD, and Kate Cullen has joined as chief financial officer. Schick spent two years at Texas and previously worked at UW from 2008-14. Cullen moves to the athletic department from the business school, where she was the assistant dean of finance and administration. 

Iowa: Former Iowa wide receiver Don Shumpert has joined the staff as an offensive graduate assistant, working with wide receivers. Shumpert played at Iowa from 2010-13 and spent last year as a wide receivers coach in the Hazelwood School District in St. Louis.

Florida State: Athletic director Stan Wilcox has received a two-year extension through 2020 and promotion to the title of vice president and director of intercollegiate athletics. Wilcox’s current deal pays him $510,000 annually.

Fordham: Co-defensive coordinator / safeties coach Tim Cary has added the title of assistant head coach, and director of football operations Greg Marmaros has been promoted to assistant athletic director for football operations. Cary is entering his eighth season in his second stint at Fordham, and Marmaros has been at Fordham for the past three years.

Open jobs: There are still two open FBS assistant jobs.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday July 01, 2016

Florida: The school’s three executive associate athletic directors won't seek the AD job, according to the Florida Times-Union. That includes executive associate AD for internal affairs Chip Howard, executive associate AD for external affairs Mike Hill and executive associate AD for administration Lynda Tealer.

NFL: Commissioner Roger Goodell earned $31 million in 2015, according to the New York Daily News. That’s down from $34 million in 2014 and down from $44 million in 2012.

Takeaways: Take a look at the top 20 defensive play-callers in takeaways over the last 3 years.

South Carolina: Will Muschamp said recently that he coached safeties in the spring and plans to continue, alongside defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson.

Santa Barbara City College (CA): Lindenwood (MO) quarterbacks coach Ryan Nelson has joined the SBCC staff as wide receivers coach / recruiting coordinator. Nelson spent one year as QB coach and was previously a GA at Lindenwood.

Colorado-Colorado Springs: Senior associate athletic director Nathan Gibson has been promoted to athletic director. Gibson has been at UCCS since 2006.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday June 30, 2016

Southwest Oklahoma State: Santa Barbara City College wide receivers coach Rob Adan has joined the SWOSU staff, working with wide receivers. Adan spent three years at Santa Barbara.

Minnesota Vikings: Pro scout Scott Kuhn has been promoted to director of analytics. Kuhn is entering his 10th season with the team. In addition, manager of football administration Anne Doepner has been promoted to director of football administration. She has been with the Vikings since 2006.

Tackles for loss: Take a look at the top 20 defensive play-callers in TFLs over the last 3 years.

USC: Today is Pat Haden’s final day as USC athletic director. Lynn Swann will officially take over tomorrow.

Texas A&M-Commerce: Arkansas defensive quality control assistant Michael Conrad has joined the Texas A&M-Commerce staff as linebackers coach. Conrad spent two seasons at Arkansas and was previously a graduate assistant at Iowa State. 

Ohio State: Tennessee assistant athletic director for compliance and football administration Matthew Hibbs has joined the Ohio State staff, according to his Twitter account. Hibbs spent the past six years at Tennessee.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

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.