Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday June 03, 2016

Baylor: Jim Grobe tells Baylor’s official website that he plans to keep the staff intact. Grobe also confirmed his contract is only through the 2016 season. Read more here.

Big 12: The conference has approved a Big 12 championship game, beginning in 2017. In addition, the league will distribute $30.4 million to each of its 10 schools this year, a 20 percent increase from a year ago.

Notre Dame: Former Miami Dolphins assistant defensive backs coach Jeff Burris has joined the Notre Dame staff as a defensive analyst. Burris spent three seasons on the Dolphins staff and previously coached at UMass. He was also a former All-American cornerback for the Irish in the 1990s.

St. Norbert College (WI): Wisconsin-Stout offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Pat McAvoy has joined the St. Norbert staff in the same role. McAvoy spent two seasons at Stout and previously coached at Northern Illinois from 2012-13 after his playing career there.

St. Anselm (NH): Elmhurst College (IL) offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Mike Heffernan has joined the St. Anselm staff as offensive coordinator. Heffernan spent three seasons at Elmhurst and one as the offensive coordinator. He has also coached at College of Saint Scholastica, Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Northern State.

Nebraska: The school paid nearly $1.9 million to Bo Pelini’s former assistants when the staff was let go after 2014, according to the Omaha World-Herald. Bo Pelini will earn around $6.5 million in buyout, down from the original $7.9 million, due to his employment at Youngstown State. The school pays him $128,009 each month until February 2019.

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Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday June 02, 2016

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Arkansas: Former Montana State head coach Rob Ash has joined the Arkansas staff as an offensive analyst. Ash led Montana State from 2007-15, posting a 70-38 record. He was also the head coach at Drake from 1989-2006 and Juniata from 1980-88.

Baylor: The Austin American-Statesman reports Baylor first contacted Jim Grobe about the interim head coaching job last Saturday. He was named to the job two days later.

Baylor: Art Briles has released a statement on his dismissal. It reads, in part: “My heart goes out to the victims for the pain that they have endured. Sexual assault has no place on our campus or in our society. As a father of two daughters, a grandfather, and a husband, my prayers are with the victims of this type of abuse, wherever they are. After 38 years of coaching, I have certainly made mistakes and, in hindsight, I would have done certain things differently. I always strive to be a better coach, a better father and husband, and a better person. Keep in mind, the complete scope of what happened here has not been disclosed and unfortunately at this time I am contractually obligated to remain silent on the matter. The report prepared by Pepper Hamilton, the law firm hired and paid for by Baylor’s Board of Regents, has not been shared with me directly, despite my full cooperation with the investigation.  I can only assume that the report, which is not independent, supports the conclusions that the Board has already drawn. I hope to share with you what I was aware of as soon as I can so Baylor Nation can begin the healing process."

San Bernardino Valley College (CA): Former LA Valley College running backs coach Cordell Landers has accepted the running backs coach / special teams coordinator job at San Bernardino Valley College. Landers spent one season at LA Valley and has also coached at Pasadena City College and Pierce College.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday June 01, 2016

Houston: Per the Houston Chronicle, the Cougars’ assistant salary pool has increased by $122,000 to $2.235 million, the highest in the Group of 5. Among that, offensive coordinator Major Applewhite received a $74,000 raise to $375,000 annually, and defensive coordinator Todd Orlando received a $25,000 raise to $526,000 annually. The remaining salaries are as follows: co-defensive coordinator / safeties / assistant head coach Craig Naivar ($316,000), defensive line / assistant head coach Oscar Giles ($250,000), offensive line coach Derek Warehime ($225,000), tight ends coach Corby Meekins ($200,000), new wide receivers coach Darrell Wyatt ($185,000), cornerbacks coach / special teams coordinator Jason Washington (184,000) and running backs coach Kenith Pope ($158,000).

Baylor: Chancellor Ken Starr tells ESPN he will resign from the role, but remain as a professor in the law school. Starr was moved from president to chancellor last week.

LSU: Per source, Mississippi State football recruiting specialist Brian Squeglia has joined the LSU staff as lead personnel analyst. Squeglia spent two seasons at Mississippi State, the first as an intern, after two years at Jacksonville University.

Marshall: American Catholic University (DC) head coach Dave Dunn has joined the Marshall staff as tight ends coach, according to Sports Illustrated, and current Marshall tight ends coach Todd Goebbel will move to wide receivers coach. Dunn spent 10 seasons leading D3 American Catholic, posting a 42-59 record. He has also coached at Becker College, Florida Atlantic, Indiana State, San Diego and in the high school ranks. This fills the last FBS assistant opening.

Illinois: Lindenwood (IL) offensive line graduate assistant Brett Nelson has joined the Illinois staff as an offensive graduate assistant. Nelson spent one season at Lindenwood and was previously a quarterback at Louisville.

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Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday May 31, 2016

Baylor: Assistant athletic director for football operations Colin Shillinglaw and associate AD for community relations and special projects Tom Hill have been dismissed amid the sexual assault scandal, according to USA Today’s Dan Wolken. Baylor had announced that other athletics personnel would be dismissed along with Art Briles, but the names wouldn’t be released publicly. Shillinglaw had been at Baylor since 2008, and Hill spent 15 years with the program in various roles, both official and unofficial.

New Orleans Saints: Giants scout Steve Malin and former Bills scout C.J. Leak have joined the Saints as area scouts, according to Inside The League. Malin spent 15 seasons with the Giants and has also been an XFL scout and SMU assistant in the 1990s. Leak was a Bills scout from 2008-16 and was previously a graduate assistant at Florida.

Texas: The San Antonio Express-News reports athletic director Mike Perrin is working without a contract and will earn $750,000 annually. He was named the interim AD in September and was announced for the permanent role in December. The “agreement” technically expires on Aug. 31, but the paper reports Perrin has agreed to work through the 2017-18 school year.

Ole Miss: Hugh Freeze tells ESPN that he has no plans to dismiss any assistants, saying the alleged NCAA violations during his tenure were accidental. But Freeze also said at SEC meetings today, "If I get that knowledge (that coaches paid players), there will be problems."

Cleveland Browns: Packers pro Glenn Cook has joined the Browns as assistant director of scouting. Cook spent the last four seasons with the Packers. In addition, Browns director of football research Ken Kovash has been promoted to vice president of player personnel, department assistant Mike Cetta has been promoted to director of scouting, football research analyst Kevin Meers has been promoted to director of research and strategy, senior player personnel associate Chisom Opara has been promoted to director of player personnel, player personnel manager Dan Saganey has been promoted to director of scouting, and area scout Bobby Vega has also been promoted to director of scouting.

University of New Haven: Per source, linebackers coach Anthony Mortali has left the staff to pursue a career outside of coaching. Mortali spent seven season on the New Haven staff. The program has one staff opening on offense and one on defense.

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Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday May 30, 2016

Baylor: Former Wake Forest head coach Jim Grobe has been named acting head coach at Baylor, and athletic director Ian McCaw has resigned. 247Sports first reported the news and also reports the football staff will remain intact. Grobe went 77-82 at Wake Forest from 2001-13 and 33-33-1 at Ohio University from 1995-2000. Last week, McCaw was sanctioned and placed on probation following the release of the finding of facts regarding the football program’s sexual assault scandal. McCaw has been Baylor’s AD since September 2003. Read more here.

UAB: Head strength coach Trey Clark has been promoted to offensive line coach, according to Clark joined UAB in January and spent the past two years as Jacksonville State's offensive line coach. He played at South Alabama from 2009-12. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Kent State: Methodist University running backs coach Jaren Maybin has joined the Kent State staff as a graduate assistant. Maybin spent one season at Methodist after three seasons as the running backs coach at Carroll University. 

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