Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday January 20, 2016

South Carolina: Steve Spurrier explains the moment he realized he needed to step down.

UTSA: Tulane defensive backs coach Jason Rollins will join the UTSA staff as defensive backs / assistant head coach, according to The Advocate. Rollins was the only Tulane assistant retained this offseason and has been at the school since 2008. In addition, LSU assistant strength coach Ryan Filo has joined the UTSA staff. Filo was at LSU for six years. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.

Lamar: Per source, former Texas Tech outside linebackers coach Trey Haverty has joined the Lamar staff. Haverty coached at Tech from 2013-14 after two years at TCU.

Michigan: Interim athletic director Jim Hackett will donate half of his $600,000 salary to Michigan’s “Athletes Connected” mental health program, according to MLive.com. Hackett also tells The Detroit News that an updated contract for Jim Harbaugh is just about done. 

Tulane: The Advocate reports former Georgia Southern wide receivers coach Matt Barrett has joined Tulane as an offensive analyst, and former GSU defensive ends coach Johnny Jernigan will be a defensive analyst. 

New York Giants: Former Bears assistant special teams coach Dwayne Stukes has joined the Giants as assistant special teams coach, according to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez. Stukes was last with the Bears in 2014.

UTSA: LSU offensive analyst Jeff Kastl has joined the UTSA staff as wide receivers coach. Kastl spent one year at LSU and spent the previous two years as a defensive analyst at Michigan. 

Eastern Washington: Folsom High School (CA) co-head coach Troy Taylor will join the Eastern Washington staff as co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach, according to the Sacramento Bee. Taylor has been at Folsom since 2012.

Buffalo Bills: Pro Football Talk reports the Bills have promoted administrative assistant Kathryn Smith to special teams quality control coach. Smith, who spent the previous seven years as a player personnel assistant with the Jets, becomes the first full-time female assistant coach in NFL history. 

Houston Texans: Defensive line coach Paul Pasqualoni has resigned to spend time with his family, according to the Houston Chronicle. The former Syracuse and UConn head coach spent one year with the Texans.

Maryland: The Baltimore Sun has obtained some contract details for Maryland assistants. Defensive coordinator Scott Shafer has a three-year deal that will pay him $500,000 in 2016, $1 million in 2017 and $750,000 in 2018, with all of it guaranteed, subject to offset if Shafer is dismissed and lands another job. If Shafer leaves for another job in the first year, he would owe 50 percent of the base salary, or 25 percent after. Offensive coordinator Walt Bell will earn $500,000 annually on a 3-year deal with the same buyout clauses, and special teams coordinator / assistant head coach Pete Lembo will earn $300,000 annually on a 2-year deal. Maryland will also pay Lembo’s $200,000 buyout to Ball State.

Tennessee Titans: Dick LeBeau’s new title with the Titans is assistant head coach / defensive coordinator.

Cleveland Browns: Pep Hamilton’s title with the Browns is associate head coach / offense.

Chicago Bears: The Bears have blocked outside linebackers coach Clint Hurtt from joining the Dolphins staff as defensive line coach, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. 

UTSA: LSU graduate assistant Ryan Pugh will join the UTSA staff. Pugh spent one year at LSU and has also coached at Cincinnati, Virginia Tech and Auburn. 

Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles have officially announced 15 assistant coaches. Seven retained coaches include special teams coordinator Dave Fipp, assistant special teams coach Matthew Harper, tight ends coach Justin Peele, running backs coach Duce Staley, offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland, offensive quality control / QB coach Press Taylor and cornerbacks coach Cory Undlin. The 8 new additions include former Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich (OC), former Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz (DC), Saints offensive assistant Greg Lewis (wide receivers), Chiefs assistant offensive line coach Eugene Chung (OL / tight ends / run game coach), former Browns linebackers coach Ken Flajole (LB), former UNLV defensive coordinator Tim Hauck (safeties), former Redskins director of player development Phillip Daniels (defensive quality control) and Chiefs coaching assistant Dino Vasso (defensive quality control).

Nevada: Toronto Argonauts offensive line coach Jonathan Himebauch has joined the Nevada staff as offensive line coach. Himebauch has coached in the CFL since 2014 and from 2009-11. He coached Wake Forest’s offensive line from 2012-13. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Indianapolis Colts: Chargers assistant defensive backs coach Greg Williams has joined the Colts as defensive backs coach. Williams spent the past seven seasons with the Colts.

Cleveland Browns: Titans defensive coordinator Ray Horton has joined the Browns the same role, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Horton spent two years with the Titans and was previously the Browns defensive coordinator in 2013. NFL Network's Albert Breer also reports that former Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton will join the staff. Head coach Hue Jackson has previously said he plans to call plays himself.

Philadelphia Eagles: Linebackers coaches Rick Minter and Bill McGovern and offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur will not return, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

San Jose State: Per source, Dixie State (UT) special teams / recruiting coordinator Will Harris has accepted the defensive backs job at San Jose State. Harris spent one year at Dixie State and the previous year at Humboldt State (CA). 

Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins have officially named Bears offensive assistant Bo Hardegree as quarterbacks coach, as CoachingSearch reported last Thursday. Hardegree spent one year with the Bears with Adam Gase and was previously an LSU intern.

Chattanooga: The school has added Chattanooga Christian High School head coach Rob Spence (wide receivers coach), Lamar defensive line coach Carey Bailey (defensive line coach) and former player Kadeem Wise (director of football operations). Spence spent two years at Chattanooga Christian, and Bailey spent the last four years at Lamar.

USC: Assistant strength coach Kenechi Udeze has been promoted to defensive line coach, according to Scout.com. Udeze is a former USC player and has been on staff for one season. This completes Clay Helton’s staff. 

Cleveland Browns: Vikings running backs coach Kirby Wilson has joined the Browns as running game coordinator, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson. Wilson spent two years with the Vikings and coaching the Steelers running backs from 2007-13.

Appalachian State: Kent State offensive line / assistant head coach Shawn Clark has joined the Appalachian State staff as offensive line coach, according to multiple reports. Clark spent three years at Kent State and is a former App State player. 

Oregon: Defensive coordinator Brady Hoke will earn $400,000 in the first year of a 3-year deal and $700,000 in the final two years, according to The Oregonian. Linebackers coach and former defensive coordinator Don Pellum will continue to earn $410,000.

New York Giants: ESPN reports Ben McAdoo is expected to retain running backs coach Craig Johnson, tight ends coach Kevin Gilbride, cornerbacks coach Tim Walton and safeties coach David Merritt. 

Richmond: Florida quality control coach John Garrett has been named offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach at Richmond. Garrett was at Florida for one season after serving as Oregon State’s offensive coordinator. He has also coached with the Bucs, Cowboys, Cardinals, Bengals and Virginia. 

Texas Tech: The school has officially announced the additions of North Texas defensive line coach Kevin Patrick and Louisiana Tech running backs coach Jabbar Juluke to the same positions, as previously reported.

San Francisco 49ers: Chip Kelly says running backs coach Tom Rathman will be retained, and Kelly will call the offensive plays. Rathman has been on the staff since 2009. Here is more from Kelly's introduction.

Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike Tomlin says he hope to retain all of his assistants for next season.

BYU: Former BYU wide receivers coach Ben Cahoon has been renamed to the same position with the Cougars. Cahoon coached BYU’s receivers from 2011-12 after his CFL playing career. Cahoon spent the past three years in the business world.  

Rutgers: Chris Ash has completed his full-time Rutgers staff. Here is the completed staff.

James Madison: Per source, Citadel outside linebackers coach Tripp Weaver will follow Mike Houston to JMU. Weaver spent two years at The Citadel.

East Mississippi CC: Coral Shores High School (FL) head coach Ed Holly has joined the EMCC staff as defensive coordinator, according to Florida Sports Talk, and Texas A&M graduate assistant Justin Sanders has joined as defensive backs coach. Holly spent five seasons as Coral Shores’ head coach.

TCU: Former Oklahoma State quarterback JW Walsh will join the TCU staff as a graduate assistant, according to multiple reports. Walsh just finished his playing career at OK State. 

South Florida: Michigan senior offensive analyst T.J. Weist will join the USF staff as wide receivers coach, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Weist spent one season at Michigan and worked with Willie Taggart at Western Kentucky from 2002-06. 

Carolina Panthers: Offensive coordinator Mike Shula tells Fox Sports he was willing to interview for head coaching jobs during the playoffs, but he didn’t receive interest. There had been a report that Shula wouldn’t interview during the playoffs, but Shula refuted that.

Tennessee: Bob Shoop details his 12-hour interview at Tennessee and the biggest impression he made.

The Citadel: Defensive coordinator Maurice Drayton will remain on staff and add the title of assistant head coach, according to the Post and Courier, which adds that he will receive a raise, and new head coach Brent Thompson's contract is a 5-year deal that will pay him $175,000 annually.

Garden City CC (KS): Georgia graduate assistant Steve Shimko has joined the Garden City staff as offensive coordinator. Shimko spent one year at UGA and previously served as Western Michigan director of player personnel. 

Tennessee Titans: Mike Mularkey’s contract is a 3-year deal, according to ESPN.com. 

Washington: Senior associate athletic director Jennifer Cohen has been named interim athletic director. Cohen has been at UW since 1998.

Philadelphia Eagles: Former Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo will join the Eagles as quarterbacks coach, according to Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo. DeFilippo spent one year with the Browns after coaching the Raiders quarterbacks from 2012-14.

Washington Redskins: Former Colts defensive coordinator Greg Manusky will join the Redskins staff as outside linebackers coach, according to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez. Manusky spent the last four years with the Colts  and previously coached with the Redskins in 2001.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Dirk Koetter tells KTIK that he expects to have a small staff, with 15-20 assistants. The 2015 Bucs staff had 20 assistants. 

San Francisco 49ers: Bills running backs coach Anthony Lynn will interview for the 49ers offensive coordinator job, per Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez.

Philadelphia Eagles: Former Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich is expected to interview for the Eagles offensive coordinator within the next 24 hours, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan.

Auburn: On Gus Malzahn, athletic director Jay Jacobs told a crowd Tuesday, “I believe in Gus when we hired him and I still believe in Gus.”

College Football Playoff: Former Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr is expected to be one of four additions to the selection committee, according to ESPN’s Heather Dinich.

Tennessee Titans: Former Giants defensive line coach Robert Nunn interviewed for the Titans defensive line job on Tuesday, per Fox Sports.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday January 19, 2016

Minnesota: East Texas Baptist offensive line coach Lee Grimes has joined the Minnesota staff as an offensive line graduate assistant. Grimes spent three years at ETBU.

San Francisco 49ers: Niners Nation reports there has been contact between the 49ers and Lane Kiffin about the 49ers offensive coordinator job. Kiffin was in the mix for the job a year ago, but returned to Alabama.

Cleveland Browns: Vikings running backs coach Kirby Wilson will interview with the Browns on Wednesday for their running game coordinator job, per ESPN’s Josina Anderson.

Notre Dame: At last week’s AFCA Convention, Notre Dame offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Mike Sanford shared some experience and advice and about coaching Andrew Luck and the importance of organization for coaches.

San Francisco 49ers: Lions run-game coordinator Curtis Modkins is a candidate for the 49ers offensive coordinator job, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Western Illinois: Southern Illinois defensive coordinator David Elson has joined the Western Illinois staff as defensive coordinator, and former Eastern Kentucky linebackers coach Garry Fisher has joined the staff as linebackers coach. Elson spent two seasons at SIU, and Fisher worked at EKU for seven years.

UTSA: Western Kentucky cornerbacks / special teams coach Ricky Brumfield will join the UTSA staff. Brumfield spent the past three years at WKU. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.

San Francisco 49ers: Pro Football Talk reports 10 assistants will not return: offensive coordinator Geep Chryst, quarterbacks coach Steve Logan, wide receivers coaches Adam Henry and Ronald Curry, defensive backs coach Tim Lewis, defensive line coach Scott Brown, defensive assistants Ejiro Evero and Aubrayo Franklin and offensive assistants T.C. McCartney and Joe Scola. 

Los Angeles Rams: The Rams have requested permission to interview Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur for the same role, according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora. 

Cleveland Browns: Former Dolphins senior offensive assistant Al Saunders interviewed for a role on the Browns staff last week and is expected to join Hue Jackson’s staff, according to Cleveland.com. Saunders was Jackson’s offensive coordinator with the Raiders in 2011 when Jackson was head coach.

The Citadel: Per source, offensive coordinator / quarterbacks / B-backs coach Brent Thompson will be promoted to head coach. Thompson has spent the past two years at The Citadel, and he replaces Mike Houston, who left for James Madison on Monday. Keep track of FCS head coaching changes here.

Green Bay Packers: Tight ends coach Jerry Fontenot will not return, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Fontenot has been with the Packers since 2006.

UConn: The school is looking for a new wide receivers coach, as UConn writer Matt Schonvisky reports current wide receivers coach / special teams coordinator / director of player engagement David Corley will move to another role on the offense. Tight ends / assistant head coach Don Patterson retired earlier this offseason, opening a spot on the staff. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

UTSA: Oklahoma State defensive quality control coach Eric Henderson will join the UTSA staff. Henderson spent three years at Oklahoma State. 

James Madison: New head coach Mike Houston’s contract is a 5-year deal worth $300,000 annually, according to the Post and Courier.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The team has announced the addition of Bengals defensive line coach Jay Hayes (defensive line coach), former Dolphins linebackers coach Mark Duffner (linebackers coach), former South Carolina co-defensive coordinator Jon Hoke (defensive backs coach) and Titans defensive coordinator Nate Kaczor (special teams coordinator). In addition, the Tampa Bay Times reports assistant defensive line coach Paul Spicer will be retained.

Philadelphia Eagles: Head coach Doug Pederson’s contract is a 5-year deal, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Cowboys defensive backs coach Jerome Henderson will interview for the Jaguars defensive coordinator job today, according to NFL Network’s Albert Breer.

Green Bay Packers: Running backs coach Sam Gash will not return, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Gash spent two years on staff. 

Philadelphia Eagles: New head coach Doug Pederson will call offensive plays for the Eagles. In addition, offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland and special teams coordinator Dave Fipp will be retained. At his intro presser, Pederson was asked the obvious question.

Tennessee Tech: Western Kentucky graduate assistant Ryan Wallace will join the Tennessee Tech staff as tight ends / tackles, according to WKBO. Wallace coached WKU’s tight ends last year as a GA and was at WKU for two years.

UTSA: Southern Miss safeties coach Pete Golding will join the UTSA staff as defensive coordinator, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Golding spent two years at USM and spent the previous two years as defensive coordinator at Southeastern Louisiana. 

Navy: Per source, Charlotte outside linebackers coach Napoleon Sykes has joined the Navy staff as a defensive line coach. Sykes had been with Charlotte since 2012. The defensive backs job remains open, and staff duties will be shuffled. 

Philadelphia Eagles: Former Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz will join the Eagles in the same role, according to Sports Illustrated’s Don Banks. Schwartz spent 2014 with the Bills after serving as Lions head coach from 2009-13.

Green Bay Packers: Head coach Mike McCarthy will call plays next year. He took back play-calling duties during this season after giving them up before the season.

Miami Dolphins: Lions assistant defensive line coach Jim Washburn will join the Dolphins staff as a senior defensive assistant to work with the defensive line, according to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez. Washburn spent three years with the Lions.

Michigan: Quarterbacks / wide receivers coach / passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch has agreed to a 2-year extension, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Fisch just finished his first year on staff and had a one-year deal. Jim Harbaugh recently said an extension was in the works.

Detroit Lions: The Lions denied permission to the Dolphins to interview Lions defensive line coach Kris Kocurek, per Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez.

Cleveland Browns: Titans defensive coordinator Ray Horton will interview for the same job with the Browns today, according to multiple reports.

San Francisco 49ers: Former Buccaneers linebackers coach Hardy Nickerson is a candidate for the 49ers linebackers job, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. 

Oregon: The process of Brady Hoke getting the Oregon defensive coordinator job came together quickly.

Bowling Green: Former Texas Tech quarterback Seth Doege has joined the Bowling Green staff as an offensive graduate assistant. Doege most recently spent two years playing in the CFL.

Miami Dolphins: Former Lions offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn will join the Dolphins staff as assistant offensive line coach, according to the Detroit Free Press. Washburn coached with the Lions from 2009-15.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Head coach Dirk Koetter will continue to call offensive plays.

San Francisco 49ers: Texans linebackers coach Mike Vrabel will interview for the 49ers defensive coordinator job today, according to Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller.

The Citadel: The school’s president will meet with offensive coordinator Brent Thompson and defensive coordinator Maurice Drayton today about the head coaching job, according to the Post and Courier. Keep track of FCS head coaching changes here.

North Carolina: Kentucky wide receivers coach Chad Scott will join the North Carolina staff at tight ends coach, according to 247Sports. Scott had coached running backs at UK from 2013-15 before moving to running backs earlier this month. Coincidentally, Scott’s playing career began at Kentucky, before transferring to North Carolina. 

LSU: One name to keep an eye on for the LSU running backs job is former Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson.

Tennessee Tech: Western Carolina defensive coordinator Shawn Quinn has joined the Tennessee Tech staff as defensive coordinator / assistant head coach. Quinn spent three years at Western Carolina.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday January 18, 2016

Mississippi State: Last week at the AFCA Convention, Dan Mullen described his message to every graduate assistant. 

Philadelphia Eagles: Former Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz will interview for the Eagles defensive coordinator job on Tuesday, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan. 

Montana: Nebraska graduate manager Shann Schillinger will join the Montana staff, and safeties coach / special teams coordinator Jason Semore will be promoted to defensive coordinator, according to The Missoulian. Semore has been on staff for one season, and Schillinger is a former Montana player. 

Stephen. F. Austin: Former Southern Utah offensive coordinator Gary Crowton has been named offensive coordinator at SFA. Crowton stepped down at SUU during the season and joined Oregon State in a consultant role. Current SFA head coach Clint Conque worked under Crowton at Louisiana Tech from 1996-98. Since 2010, Crowton has also worked at LSU, Maryland and with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Georgia Tech: Former quarterback Tevin Washington has joined the Georgia Tech staff as a graduate assistant. Washington played at Georgia Tech from 2010-13.

USC: Texas running backs coach Tommie Robinson will rejoin the USC staff as running backs coach / run game coordinator, according to Scout.com. Robinson spent two years at Texas and previously coached at USC in 2013. In addition, Scout reports running backs coach Johnny Nansen will move to the defensive side. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Cincinnati Bengals: Former Dolphins offensive coordinator Bill Lazor has joined the Bengals as quarterbacks coach, and former Dolphins defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle has joined the Bengals as defensive backs coach. Lazor spent two years with the Dolphins. Coyle had been with the Dolphins from 2012-15 and previously coached Bengals defensive backs from 2001-11. In addition, former Redskins defensive line coach Jacob Burney has joined the Bengals in the same role. Burney worked for the Redskins from 2010-14.

James Madison: The Citadel head coach Mike Houston has officially been named head coach at James Madison. Houston went 14-11 in two years at Citadel, including 9-4 this season with a win over South Carolina. Houston previously went 29-8 in three years at Lenoir-Rhyne (NC) from 2011-13. Keep track of FCS head coaching changes here.

Tennessee Titans: The Titans admitted today that their coaching search wasn’t very expansive and that a decision was essentially made before the process was over.

Morehouse College (GA): Per source, the offensive coordinator and offensive line jobs have opened at Morehouse.

Kansas City Chiefs: Spread game analyst Brad Childress will be promoted to offensive coordinator, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Childress served as Andy Reid’s offensive coordinator with the Eagles from 2003-05.

Tennessee Titans: Former Cardinals offensive line coach Russ Grimm and Giants offensive line coach Pat Flaherty are finalists for the Titans offensive line job, according to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez.

Cleveland Browns: The Browns will interview Titans defensive coordinator Ray Horton for the same job, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. 

Indianapolis Colts: Former Georgia offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer has been named quarterbacks coach with the Colts, and Shawn Terlecky has been named a defensive quality control coach. Schottenheimer spent one season at Georgia after coaching in the NFL from 2001-14.

Montana: Per source, former Louisiana-Monroe co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Travis Niekamp will join the Montana staff as linebackers coach. Niekamp spent four years at ULM. He coached in the Big Sky Conference at Eastern Washington from 2004-07 and has also coached at Washington State.

UVA-Wise: The school has announced the additions of Cumberland offensive coordinator Klay Koester (offensive coordinator), Southeastern University defensive backs coach Shap Boyd (defensive coordinator), Concord University offensive line coach Mike Compton (offensive line), Eastern Kentucky tight ends coach Joey Fitzgerald (wide receivers), Morehead State defensive backs coach Wes McDermott (inside linebackers) and James Madison quality control coach Nick Rosser (outside linebackers) and the promotion of equipment manager Phil Robbins to chief of staff.

The Citadel: The Post and Courier reports some possible candidates for the head coaching job include offensive coordinator Brent Thompson, defensive coordinator Maurice Drayton and former South Carolina running backs coach Everette Sands.

James Madison: Citadel head coach Mike Houston is expected to be named head coach at James Madison, according to multiple local reports.

Iowa State: Assistant strength and conditioning coach Brett Bueker will remain on staff. Bueker is a former ISU player and has spent the past two years on the strength staff.

North Texas: New head coach Seth Littrell explains to CoachingSearch the moment he wanted to become a coach.

Philadelphia Eagles: Former Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich is expected to join the Eagles in the same role, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Reich was the Chargers offensive coordinator from 2014-15.

Benedictine (IL): Wheaton College (IL) offensive coordinator Josiah Sears has been named head coach at Benedictine. Sears spent the past three years at Wheaton.

Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles have officially named Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson as head coach. Read more on Pederson here.

Washington State: Western Kentucky wide receivers coach / special teams coordinator JaMarcus Shephard will join the Washington State staff as inside receivers coach, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Shephard has been at WKU since 2011, working up from volunteer assistant. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Offensive line coach George Warhop and assistant offensive line coach Butch Barry will be retained, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Warhop has been with the Bucs for two years, and Barry for one.

Tennessee Titans: Offensive line coach Bob Bostad will not return, according to 1040 The Team. Bostad spent two years with the Titans after working with the Bucs.

Detroit Lions: Offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter will remain with the Lions in the same role. Cooter was promoted to the role from quarterbacks coach midway through last season and has been on staff for two years.

Boise State: Linebackers coach Andy Avalos has been promoted to defensive coordinator. Avalos has been on staff since 2012.

Marshall: Per source, the running backs job at Marshall is open. 

Philadelphia Eagles: Former Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich is a strong candidate for the Eagles offensive coordinator job, per CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora.

Tennessee Titans: The Titans have hired Falcons wide receivers coach Terry Robiskie as offensive coordinator, according to multiple reports. Previous offensive coordinator Jason Michael will move to quarterbacks coach. Robiskie has been with the Falcons since 2008.

Southern Miss: Director of football operations John Carr has joined the Jones County JC (MS) staff as wide receivers / assistant head coach, according to the Hattiesburg American. Carr had been at USM since 2013.

Sacramento State: Per source, offensive line coach Bill Laveroni will step down. The 67-year-old Laveroni began coaching in 1970 and has been at Sac State since 2013.

Sam Houston State: Co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Brad Sherrod has been promoted to defensive coordinator. Sherrod has been on staff since 2014.

Arkansas State: ESPN Radio Jonesboro reports Darren Hiller is no longer joining the Arkansas State staff. The former Cincinnati offensive line coach was announced as Arkansas State’s OL coach last week.

Syracuse: Dino Babers has completed his full-time staff at Syracuse. Here is the full staff.

New York Giants: Defensive line coach Robert Nunn will not be retained, according to Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo. Nunn had been with the Giants since 2010. Nunn will interview for the same job with the Titans.

San Francisco 49ers: Fox Sports reports there is a “strong possibility” defensive coordinator Eric Mangini will be retained by Chip Kelly.

Arizona: Boise State defensive coordinator Marcel Yates has now accepted the defensive coordinator job at Arizona, according to Fox Sports. Yates spent two years at Boise State after two years as a co-defensive coordinator at Texas A&M. 

Southern Miss: Athletic director Bill McGillis tells the Hattiesburg American that USM is working on a contract extension for head coach Todd Monken. The Golden Eagles went 9-5 this season.

Georgia Military College: Per source, Georgia Southern offensive graduate assistant Nate Baker has joined the GMC staff as offensive line coach. Baker has been at GSU since 2008, as a student assistant and GA.

Kansas City Chiefs: Peter King notes that the Chiefs are likely to promote quarterbacks coach Matt to offensive coordinator, with head coach Andy Reid calling plays.

Tennessee Titans: The Titans have requested to interview Falcons wide receivers coach Terry Robiskie for their offensive coordinator job, according to Fox Sports. In addition, ESPN reports the Titans are still in talks with defensive coordinator Ray Horton about staying. The Browns are interested in hiring Horton, but he is under contract.

Georgia: Per source, Central Arkansas tackles / tight ends coach DJ Looney has joined the Georgia staff as an offensive assistant, working with the offensive line. Looney spent two years at UCA.

Penn State: Former Illinois co-defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Tim Banks has been named co-defensive coordinator / safeties coach at Penn State. Banks spent the past four years at Illinois. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Former Bills defensive coordinator and Lions head coach Jim Schwartz has interviewed for the Jags defensive coordinator job, according to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez.

Robert Morris: Former Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Mike Miller has been named offensive coordinator at Robert Morris. Miller coached with the Cardinals from 2007-12.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday January 17, 2016

Atlanta Falcons: Director of player personnel Lionel Vital will not return, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Vital spent three years on staff.

Davidson (NC): Boston College assistant director of player personnel Vinny Marino will join the Davidson staff as offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach, according to Sports Illustrated. Marino spent two years at BC after two years as Georgetown’s offensive coordinator.

Arizona: Sports Illustrated and the Idaho Statesman report Boise State defensive coordinator Marcel Yates will join the Arizona staff in the same role, but Fox Sports reports Yates hasn't accepted the job yet. Yates spent two years at Boise State after two years at Texas A&M. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Oregon: Mark Helfrich explains why he hired Brady Hoke.

Cleveland Browns: The Tennessean reports Titans defensive coordinator Ray Horton will join the Browns in the same position, but Horton tells Pro Football Talk he hasn't been told if he will be released from his Titans contract. Horton has spent two years with the Titans and was previously the Browns defensive coordinator in 2013.

Indianapolis Colts: ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports former Georgia offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer is a candidate to join the Colts staff as quarterbacks coach.

UAB: Former offensive lineman Cameron Blankenship has joined the program as a student assistant, according to AL.com. Blankenship played for UAB from 2012-14 and spent last season at South Alabama.

Hawaii: Aloha Stadium deputy manager Lois Manin has joined the Hawaii staff as director of football operations. She worked in UH’s media relations department from 1991-2007. 

Philadelphia Eagles: Former UNLV defensive coordinator Tim Hauck will join the Eagles as assistant defensive backs coach, and current DB coach Cory Undlin will be retained, according to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez. Hauck coached at UNLV from 2013-14.

Hawaii: Nick Rolovich has completed his full-time Hawaii staff. Here is the complete staff.

Tennessee: Defensive coordinator Bob Shoop’s contract is a three-year deal worth $1.15 annually, per the Knoxville News-Sentinel, and he owes no buyout if he leaves for another job. If he is dismissed without cause, he would be owed the remaining money on the deal, offset by another job.

Arizona: Per source, San Jose State defensive backs coach Donte’ Williams has joined the Arizona staff as cornerbacks coach. Williams spent three seasons at SJSU after two years as a graduate assistant Washington. At SJSU, Williams was considered one of the best recruiters in the Mountain West. 

New York Giants: 49ers wide receivers coach Adam Henry will join the Giants staff in the same role, according to multiple reports. Henry spent one year with the 49ers after four at LSU, where he coached Odell Beckham Jr.

Idaho State: Assistant head coach for offense / offensive line coach Matt Troxel has been promoted to offensive coordinator. Troxel has been on staff since 2011.

San Francisco 49ers: The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Eagles defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro and wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell are expected to follow Chip Kelly to the 49ers, along with quarterbacks coach Ryan Day.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Saturday January 16, 2016

Tennessee Titans: Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez reports the Titans will retain assistant head coach of defense Dick LeBeau, linebackers coach Lou Spanos, assistant offensive line coach Mike Sullivan and assistant special teams coach Steve Hoffman, and former Jets special teams coordinator Bobby April will join the staff in the same role.

Miami Dolphins: Colts quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen will join the Dolphins as offensive coordinator, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Christensen has been with the Colts since 2002.

Tennessee Titans: The Titans have hired interim head coach Mike Mularkey to the full-time role. Read more here.

Oregon: Former Michigan head coach Brady Hoke has been named defensive coordinator at Oregon. Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman reports Hoke has a 3-year deal. Read more here.

San Francisco 49ers: Eagles quarterbacks coach Ryan Day will follow Chip Kelly to the 49ers as offensive coordinator or quarterbacks coach, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Day spent one year with the Eagles after coming from Boston College.

UC Davis: Per source, College of Idaho offensive coordinator Tim Keane will join the UC Davis staff as offensive line coach. Keane spent three years at College of Idaho and previously coached the UC Davis offensive line from 2010-12.

Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings have denied the Browns’ request to hire Vikings running backs coach Kirby Wilson, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports The Fritz Pollard Alliance will lobby the Vikings to let Wilson take the Browns job. 

Indiana: South Florida defensive coordinator Tom Allen has officially been named to the same position at Indiana. Allen is an IU graduate and spent one year at USF after three years as Ole Miss’ linebackers coach.

Idaho State: Offensive coordinator Sheldon Cross has been named head coach at Kennedy Catholic High School (WA). Cross spent three years at Idaho State.

UTEP: Former Hawaii defensive coordinator Tom Mason will be named defensive coordinator at UTEP, according to MinerRush.com. Mason spent one year at Hawaii after working at SMU. This fills the last opening on staff. 

Utah State: Former Vanderbilt defensive coordinator David Kotulski has joined the Utah State staff as linebackers coach, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. Kotulski coached at Vandy in 2014 and previously was USU’s defensive coordinator from 2003-04.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff: Head coach Monte Coleman has agreed to a two-year extension, according to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. Coleman has been at Pine Bluff since 2003 and has been head coach since 2007.

Hiram (OH): Offensive coordinator Henry Stanford has been promoted to head coach, and defensive coordinator David Price has been promoted to associate head coach. Stanford has been at Hiram since 2013 and will remain as offensive coordinator. 

Cleveland Browns: The Browns have spoken with former Colts offensive line coach Hal Hunter about the same role with the Browns, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. 

South Florida: Linebackers / assistant head coach / special teams coordinator Raymond Woodie has been promoted to defensive coordinator, and previous defensive coordinator Tom Allen has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Indiana, according to the Tampa Bay Times. 

Toledo: Jason Candle has completed his full-time Toledo staff. Here is the full staff.

Kent State: Per source, Arkansas Tech director of strength and conditioning Ross Bowsher has accepted the head strength and conditioning job at Kent State. Bowsher spent two years at ATU and has previously worked at Purdue and Butler.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Former South Carolina co-defensive coordinator Jon Hoke will join the Bucs staff as defensive backs coach, according to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez. Hoke coached defensive backs in the NFL from 2002-14.

UTSA: Frank Wilson’s contract is a 5-year deal worth $3.5 million. It averages $700,000 annually, not including incentives. 

Oklahoma State: The school is considering a new contract for head coach Mike Gundy, according to the Tulsa World. Gundy has four seasons remaining on his eight-year contract signed before the 2012 season

Cleveland Browns: Offensive coordinator John DeFilippo will not return, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan. DeFilippo spent one year with the Browns after two with the Raiders as quarterbacks coach.

Chip Kelly: With Chip Kelly reportedly set to earn $24 million over a 4-year deal with the 49ers, ESPN’s Darren Rovell reports the buyout owed by the Eagles will only total about $1 million.

Cleveland Browns: Hue Jackson will not have an offensive coordinator, but ESPN’s Josina Anderson reports former Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton is considering the role of assistant head coach / offense with the Browns.

James Madison: The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Charleston Southern head coach Jamey Chadwell has drawn interest from JMU about their head coaching job. Other known candidates include The Citadel head coach Mike Houston, Chattanooga offensive coordinator Jeff Durden, former Virginia Tech tight ends coach Bryan Stinespring.