Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday June 20, 2017

Oklahoma: Lincoln Riley’s head coaching contract is a 5-year deal worth $3.1 million in 2017, with a $200,000 raise each year and a $500,000 retention bonus each June 1. Fox Sports reports the deal is fully guaranteed. In addition, offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh has received a $110,000 raise to $535,000 annually on a deal through 2019, and new defensive tackles coach Ruffin McNeill's contract is a 2-year deal worth $560,000 annually. Bob Stoops will earn $325,000 as a special assistant to the athletic director.

Nebraska: Safeties coach Bob Elliott will step down from the role for personal reasons and serve as an analyst, and special teams consultant Scott Booker has been promoted to the role. Both joined Nebraska this offseason from Notre Dame. Booker was Notre Dame’s tight ends coach / special teams coordinator. Booker will coach safeties and special teams.

SEC: Every SEC school made at least one coaching staff change this offseason. See the full list here.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Per source, LSU player personnel analyst Brian Squeglia has accepted a scouting assistant job with the Jaguars. Squeglia spent one year at LSU after two years at Mississippi State.

Ohio Dominican: Valparaiso linebackers coach Ryan Manalac has joined the Ohio Dominican staff as defensive coordinator. Manalac spent one year at Valpo and was previously a graduate assistant and operations assistant at Michigan State.

Valparaiso (IN): Franklin & Marshall College (PA) tight ends coach Matt Ford has joined the Valpo staff as tight ends coach. Ford spent one year at Franklin & Marshall after his playing career at Lehigh

Virginia Union: Quarterbacks coach Troy Taylor has moved to defensive ends coach. Taylor is entering his fourth season on staff.

San Diego State: Per source, SDSU cornerbacks coach Tony White has accepted a Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship position with the Vikings. White has been at SDSU since 2009.

New Mexico: Safeties coach / defensive passing game coordinator Charles McMillian has stepped down to become the head coach at St. Francis Episcopal in Houston. McMillian spent three years at UNM.

Southern Utah: Athletic director Jason Butikofer has stepped down to take the deputy athletic job at Purdue. Butikofer spent two years at SUU. Senior associate athletic director Deborah Curum has been named interim athletic director. She has been at SUU since May 2016.

Virginia Tech: Running backs coach Zohn Burden has accepted a Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship position with the Redskins. Burden has spent two years at Virginia Tech and previously coached at Old Dominion.

Tennessee: Former head coach Phillip Fulmer has been hired as special advisor to the president for community, athletics and university relations. The role will see Fulmer serve as an ambassador for the university at various events. WNML reports Fulmer will earn $100,000 annually. A former player, Fulmer coached at UT from 1980-2008, serving as head coach from 1992-2008 and winning the 1998 national title.

Oklahoma State: Mike Gundy’s contract includes a $3 million buyout if he takes another job, according to the Stillwater News Press. But that drops to $2 million if the athletic director doesn't provide written approval of a 1-year rollover within seven days of OK State's last game.

Houston Baptist: Sioux Falls (SD) safeties coach Luke Jarzynka is the new director of football operations at Houston Baptist. Jarzynka spent two years at Sioux Falls.

Independence CC (KS): Chaffey College (CA) offensive line coach Kiyoshi Harris has joined the Independence staff as offensive line coach.

Western Michigan: Davenport (MI) assistant Matt Zanellato has joined the WMU staff as an offensive / special teams quality control assistant. Zanellato spent one year at Davenport, working under new WMU defensive line coach Lou Esposito.

Virginia Union: Former Bay City High School (TX) pass game coordinator Jared Taylor has joined the VUU staff as quarterbacks coach.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday June 19, 2017

Wayne State: Former Malone (OH) defensive coordinator Alex Gray has joined the WSU staff as wide receivers coach. Gray spent one year at Malone and previously worked at Notre Dame College (OH).

Minnesota Vikings: Head strength and conditioning coach Brent Salazar has left the Vikings for a job with the U.S. Tennis Association, according to ESPN. Salazar spent one year with the Vikings after nine as a Chiefs assistant. He played tennis at New Mexico from 1998-2003 before taking a strength internship with the Broncos.

San Francisco 49ers: Regional scout Chip Flanagan has been promoted to national scout, scouting assistant R.J. Gillen has promoted to pro scout, scouting assistant Jacob Nierob has been promoted to player personnel assistant, scouting assistant John Stevenson has been promoted to regional scout, and pro personnel scout Josh Williams has been promoted to regional scout. Williams is entering his seventh year with the Niners, Flanagan is entering his sixth, and Gillen, Nierob and Steven are entering their third.

Baylor: Trainer Mike Sims will leave the university this month after 42 years, according to the Waco Tribune. Sims worked under eight football coaches and has accepted a job at Southwest Sports Medicine.

Michigan: Jim Harbaugh expects the associate athletic director for football and associate head coach positions to be filled internally.

Chattanooga: Senior associate athletic director Scott Altizer has been named interim AD. Altizer has spent three years at UTC.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.


Sunday June 18, 2017

Michigan State: Operations intern Cody Cox has been promoted to assistant director of football operations after three years, and graduate assistant Steve Gardiner has been promoted to defensive analyst after three years. In addition, assistant director of football technology Justin Martin has been promoted to creative director.

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M: Director of football operations Chad Davis has left for the athletic director job at Miami public schools (OK), according to the Miami News-Record. Davis spent nine years at NEO.

Michigan: Special advisor / associate head coach Biff Poggi has accepted the head coaching job at St. Frances Academy HS in Baltimore, associate athletic director for football Jim Minick has left the program, and director of football operations & analytics Tony Defeo has left to become the president of an analytics firm, according to his LinkedIn account. Minick and Defeo spent two years at U-M, while Poggi spent one year.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday June 16, 2017

Carolina Panthers: Former FIU head coach Ron Turner has been named a consultant for the Panthers. Turner led FIU from 2013-16. His son Cam worked under him there and has been on the Panthers staff for the last two years, now serving as assistant quarterbacks coach. Ron Turner and Ron Rivera worked on the Bears staff in 2006.

Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles have added Ravens Southeast scout Ian Cunningham (director of college scouting), former Colts director of college scouting T.J. McCreight (player personnel executive), former Colts advance scout Brandon Brown (assistant director of pro scouting) and former Browns scout Matt Holland (pro scout). In addition, previous director of college scouting Trey Brown has moved to player personnel executive, and executive assistant to player personnel Katie David is now the football operations coordinator.

Florida: Jim McElwain has received a 1-year extension through 2022 and a $200,000 raise to $4.48 million annually, according to the Orlando Sentinel. New bonuses include $100,000 for a single-year APR of 965 or higher.

Carolina Panthers: Former Bills director of pro personnel Rob Hanrahan has joined the Panthers as a pro scout, and former Raiders scout David Turner has joined the Panthers as BLESTO scout. Hanrahan spent 16 years with the Bills. In addition, football operations manager Bryan Porter has been promoted to director of football operations, and operations staffer Mike Anderson has been promoted to assistant director of football operations.

Georgia Southern: St. Lawrence (WI) offensive line coach Phil Guard has joined the Georgia Southern staff as an offensive line graduate assistant. Guard spent one year at SLU.

Purdue: The school will add a deputy athletic director position, and candidates were on campus last week for interviews, according to the Lafayette Journal & Courier.

FAU: Former Ole Miss linebacker C.J. Johnson has joined the FAU staff as a defensive graduate assistant. Johnson played at Ole Miss from 2011-15.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday June 15, 2017

Colorado: Mike MacIntyre’s contract extension has been approved, a 5-year deal through 2021 worth $16.25 million (average 3.25 million annually). The deal had been postponed five months ago for an investigation into the school’s handling of sexual assault allegations against former assistant Joe Tumpkin. That process wrapped up Monday.

The Citadel: Per source, tackles coach John Ward has been promoted to defensive line coach, and assistant defensive line coach Scott Yielding has moved to outside linebackers. Ward is entering his fourth year on staff, and Yielding is entering his second.

Georgetown: Former University of Chicago offensive coordinator John Bear has joined the Georgetown staff as running backs coach. Bear spent one year at Chicago and previously worked at North Park from 2013-15.

Middle Tennessee State: Notre Dame defensive analyst Siriki Diabate has joined the MTSU staff as linebackers coach. Diabate joined Notre Dame this spring and was previously the safeties coach at Colgate from 2015-16. He played and coached under new MTSU defensive coordinator Scott Shafer at Syracuse.

Pac-12: Every Pac-12 school made at least one coaching staff change this offseason. See the full list here.

Big Ten: Michigan projects to receive $51.1 million in money from the Big Ten in 2018, up from $36.3 million in 2017, according to The Detroit News.

Auburn: Georgia recruiting program coordinator Mollie Moore has been named director of recruiting at Auburn after two years at UGA. In addition, previously director of recruiting operations Brett Whiteside has moved to director of football operations, and assistant director of player development Jorrel Bostrom has been promoted to director of player development.

Alabama: Colorado State assistant director of football operations Leah Knight has rejoined the Alabama staff as director of recruiting. Knight spent two years at CSU and previously worked at USF and Alabama.

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Manchester University (IN): Rose-Hulman (IN) defensive backs coach Scotty Cole has joined the Manchester staff as defensive backs coach. Cole spent two years at Rose-Hulman.

Norfolk State: Savannah State cornerbacks coach Cordell Taylor has joined the Norfolk State staff as defensive backs coach. Taylor spent three years at SSU.

William & Mary: Norfolk State defensive backs coach Christian Parker has joined the W&M staff as cornerbacks coach. Parker spent two years at Norfolk State.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday June 14, 2017

William & Mary: Per sources, Christopher Newport (VA) offensive line coach Paul Crowley will join the W&M staff. Crowley spent the last nine years on the CNU staff after his playing career there.

Christopher Newport (VA): Defensive line coach Chris Ellis will join the New Hampshire staff, and running backs coach Greg Shockley has resigned to pursue other interests. Ellis spent three years at CNU, and Shockley spent two years. The CNU staff has two full-time openings on the lines and two part-time openings. 

Oklahoma: Virginia defensive line coach Ruffin McNeill has joined the Oklahoma staff as defensive tackles / assistant head coach. McNeill was ECU head coach from 2010-15, where Lincoln Riley was his offensive coordinator. The two previously worked together at Texas Tech. McNeill will share DL duties with current Oklahoma DL coach Calvin Thibodeaux, who moves to defensive ends.

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Ohio State: Athletic director Gene Smith is eligible for a $35,000 bonus for Ohio State finishing second in the Directors’ Cup, according to USA Today.

Minnesota Vikings: Cornerback Terence Newman has been offered a spot on the coaching staff when he eventually retires. Newman has been in the NFL since 2003, and he told the Vikings site he’s not thinking about retirement yet. Newman has played under Mike Zimmer in Minnesota and Cincinnati.

Pitt: Eastern Michigan senior associate athletic director Chris Hoppe has been named executive athletic director for sport administration and student-athlete services at Pitt. Hoppe spent six years at EMU and worked under new Pitt AD Heather Lyke.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.