Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday May 03, 2017

Ottawa University (AZ): Gavilian (CA) defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach David Moseley has joined the Ottawa staff as an assistant coach. Moseley spent one year at Gavilian and previously worked at Kansas Wesleyan. 

Temple: Quincy University (IL) head coach Tom Pajic has accepted the director of player personnel job at Temple. Pajic had led the Quincy program for the last five years, posting a 20-34 record.

Buffalo Bills: Houston Texans director of player personnel Brian Gaine will interview for the Bills general manager position on Thursday, according to the Houston Chronicle. Gaine has been with the Texans since 2014.

Maryland: Wide receivers / associate head coach Chris Beatty has received an $80,000 raise to $400,000 annually, and defensive backs coach Aazaar Abdul-Rahim has received an $80,000 raise to $250,000 annually, according to InsideMDSports. Both also received extensions through 2018.

Southeastern University (FL): Former Baylor running backs coach Jeff Lebby and former Baylor offensive line coach Randy Clements have joined the NAIA Southeastern staff in similar roles. Both spent the previous nine years at Baylor.

Philadelphia Eagles: Midwest scout David Hinson, director of scouting administration Chris Shea and personnel scout Brendan Donovan will not return, according to Inside The League. Hinson and Shea spent two years with the Eagles, and Donovan spent one.

Arizona Cardinals: Area scout Mike Boni has been dismissed, according to Inside The League. Boni spent nine years with the Cardinals in various personnel and scouting roles, and two years with the Bills before that.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday May 02, 2017

Alabama: The school has approved several new contracts, per The Tuscaloosa News. Nick Saban has received a three-year extension through 2024 with the same $6.9 million salary, plus a $4 million signing bonus and another $4 million bonus split between 2020, 2021 and 2022. In addition, athletic director Greg Byrne will have a 5-year deal worth $900,000 with $25,000 annual increases; defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt will earn $1.3 million (up from $1 million), new offensive coordinator Brian Daboll will earn $1.2 million; outside linebackers coach Tosh Lupoi will earn $950,000 (up from $550,000); head strength coach Scott Cochran received a 1-year extension to 2020 and raise to $535,000.

Central Michigan: Per source, director of football operations Reed Schuitema has accepted a job outside of football. Schuitema has been at CMU for three years and was previously the DFO at Miami (OH).

Louisiana College: Defensive coordinator Justin Charles has been promoted to head coach, and basketball coach Reni Mason has been promoted to athletic director. Charles has been on LC’s staff since his playing career there ended in 2004.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday May 01, 2017

Buffalo Bills: The Bills have requested permission to interview Panthers assistant general manager Brandon Beane for their GM job, according to ESPN. Beane was promoted to assistant GM in 2015 after seven years as director of football operations.  

Wisconsin: Jim Leonhard will earn $600,000 in 2017 as defensive coordinator, according to the Wisconsin State-Journal. That increases to $625,000 in 2018. Leonhard earned $225,000 last year, coaching defensive backs in his first coaching job.

East Mississippi CC: Defensive coordinator Ed Holly will be the new head coach at Westminster Christian High School (FL) according to CanesInSight. Holly was previously a Florida high school coach before rejoining EMCC in his third sint.

Indianapolis Colts: President of football operations Jimmy Raye III will not return, according to The MMQB. Raye has been with the Colts since 2013 and worked for the Chargers from 1996-2012.

Tennessee Titans: Director of college scouting Blake Beddingfield will not return, according to multiple reports. Beddingfield has been with the Titans for the last 18 years.

Central Arkansas: Per source, VMI offensive assistant Robert Henderson has accepted a position at Central Arkansas. Henderson joined the VMI staff this offseason, and his departure leaves an open unpaid tight ends coaching job at VMI.

Duke: David Cutcliffe has agreed to a contract extension through June 30, 2021. Cutcliffe is 52-61 in nine seasons at Duke.

Alabama: Nick Saban and the six returning Alabama assistants will have new contracts approved on Tuesday, along with initial deals for new assistants and AD Greg Byrne, according to Saban currently makes $6.9 million annually on a deal through 2021.

Buffalo Bills: Player personnel assistants Jason Barbarino and Collin Dotterer are the only remaining members of the personnel department after 17 scouts and personnel directors were dismissed over the weekend, per CBS Sports. The dismissed staffers included Jim Monos (director of player personnel), Kelvin Fisher (player personnel advisor), Rob Hanrahan (director of pro personnel), Gerald Dixon (pro scout), Kevin Murphy (pro scout), Doug Majeski (national scout), Chuck Cook (national scout), Marcus Cooper (college area scout), Brian Fisher (college area scout), Matt Hand (college area scout), Shawn Heinlen (college are scout), Tom Roth (college area scout), Pete Harris (college area scout), Bo Taliaferro (BLESTO scout), Ryan Hollern (college scouting coordinator), Ron Hughes (special assistant), Buddy Nix (special assistant), Paul Lancaster (director of player engagement), and James Trapp (assistant director of player engagement).

Indiana: Tiffin University offensive line coach John Morookian has joined the Indiana staff as an offensive line graduate assistant. Morookian spent two years at Tiffin.

Buffalo Bills: Owner Terry Pegula and his wife Kim will lead the search for the new general manager. 

Tennessee Titans: College scout Tim Ruskell will not return, according to Inside The League. Ruskell had been with the Titans since 2012 and was the Seahawks general manager from 2005-09.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday April 30, 2017

New York Jets: Area scout Xavier Adibi will not return, according to Inside The League. Adibi joined the Jets in 2015 and previously worked for the Chiefs.

San Francisco 49ers: Southern regional scout Bob Morris has been dismissed, according to Inside The League. Morris spent seven years with the team.

Indianapolis Colts: Director of college scouting T.J. McCreight has been dismissed, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. McCreight had been with the Colts since 2012.

Buffalo Bills: General manager Doug Whaley, director of player personnel Jim Monos and director of college scouting Kelvin Fisher have been dismissed. Whaley had been with the Bills since 2010 and in the GM position since 2013. In addition, Inside The League reports the entire scouting department has been dismissed. CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports Panthers assistant GM Brandon Beane is a top candidate for the Bills GM job.

Wyoming: Per source, Minnesota State-Moorhead safeties coach Mitch Leppke has accepted a defensive quality control job at Wyoming. Leppke spent one year at Minnesota State-Moorhead and previously coached at Quincy University (IL).

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday April 28, 2017

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Kennesaw State (GA): Berry College (GA) wide receivers coach / special teams coordinator Ossie Buchannon has joined the Kennesaw State staff as wide receivers coach. Buchannon spent four years at Berry.

Michigan State: Director of college advancement & performance Curtis Blackwell has received another 1-month contract extension through May and remains suspended with pay, according to MLive.

BC Lions: Idaho State cornerbacks coach Stanley Franks has joined the BC Lions staff. Franks had been at ISU since 2014 and played for the Lions from 2009-11.

Central Michigan: The school has announced four finalists for the athletic director job: Notre Dame senior associate AD Mike Harrity, Texas-Rio Grande Valley AD Chris King, Oklahoma senior associate AD Michael Alford and San Jose State interim AD Marie Tuite. On-campus interviews will happen from May 1-9.