Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday March 06, 2015
Mississippi State: Per source, former Texas graduate assistant Ephraim Banda and former Louisiana Tech graduate assistant Jonathan Patke have joined the Mississippi State staff as defensive graduate assistants.
New England Patriots: San Francisco 49ers safety Bubba Ventrone has joined the Patriots staff as assistant special teams coach.
Wisconsin-Whitewater: The school has announced the addition of Wisconsin-Platteville defensive coordinator Rob Erickson (defensive coordinator / defensive backs / assistant head coach), UW-Oshkosh co-offensive coordinator Craig Smith (offensive coordinator / quarterbacks), former Augustana linebackers coach Brent Allen (offensive line coach) and former South Dakota running backs coach Jace Rindahl (run defense coordinator / linebackers coach). CoachingSearch first reported Erickson had been offered the defensive coordinator job.
Missouri: Missouri approached Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork about its AD position, but Bjork declined interest, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which adds that Texas A&M senior associate athletics director for external affairs Jason Cook is not a candidate. The school’s Board of Curators is set to meet Monday and prepared to “approve a major personnel hire,” according to the paper.
BYU: Bronco Mendenhall says a new director of football operations could be named by the end of this week. In addition, the coach said a player personnel job has been posted, and a hire could be made within three to four weeks.
Ohio State: Former Kentucky quarterback Michael Hartline has joined the Ohio State staff as a quarterbacks coaching intern, according to his Twitter account.
Wisconsin: Running backs coach John Settle will earn $200,000 annually, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.
New Mexico Highlands: Indiana State defensive line coach Jeff Mills will be named head coach at New Mexico Highlands, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican.
Georgia State: Per source, Southern University offensive graduate assistant Reid Sanders will join the Georgia State staff as a graduate assistant.
Oklahoma State: The three recent staff additions now have titles on Oklahoma State’s website. Greg Adkins will serve as offensive line coach, Marcus Arroyo will serve as running backs coach, and Jason McEndoo will serve as tight ends coach. Here's a look at Mike Gundy's finalized staff for 2015.