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.
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.