Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday November 09, 2016

Michigan: Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman writes about Jim Harbaugh, “I keep hearing several (NFL) teams are going to make the Michigan coach mega-offers. He won't take them. Harbaugh isn't going anywhere anytime soon. I don't care if he's offered a trillion dollars, a starship and a Cuban cigar. Harbaugh. Is. Not. Leaving. That won't stop teams from trying.”

Fresno State: Former Cal head coach Jeff Tedford will be named head coach at Fresno State, according to the Fresno Bee. Tedford has spent this season as an offensive consultant at Washington. He played at Fresno State in the early 1980s and worked on the staff from 1992-97. This fills the first of five current open FBS head coaching jobs. Read more here.

Louisville: Bobby Petrino will receive a $500,000 bonus  as a result of a team APR above 935, according to USA Today. It’s the third year in a row Petrino will receive the bonus. He is expected to receive more than $860,000 on bonuses to go with his $3.8 million salary. 

Montreal Alouettes: General manager Jim Popp will not return in 2017. Popp has been with the team for 21 years.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday November 08, 2016

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes. 

Alderson Broaddus (WV): Head coach Dennis Creehan will step down as head coach after the season and continue his role as athletic director. Creehan has coached the football program for four years since it returned and has a 26-17 record.

Los Angeles Rams: Asked about his job status, Jeff Fisher told reporters, "I'm not uncomfortable at all. I never look over my shoulder." Fisher is in the final year of his contract. There were reports two months ago that an extension was imminent, but there has been no announcement. The Rams are 3-5 this year.

Baylor: The NCAA will not use executive authority to sanction Baylor for the sexual assault scandal, but will follow its normal investigative process, according to the Wall Street Journal.  

San Francisco 49ers: Chip Kelly denied a report that he’s told specific colleges he’s not leaving the NFL, but also reaffirmed that he’s not leaving the NFL. “I don’t have any representatives that are telling anybody anything. I haven’t talked to a college since I’ve been in the NFL and that’s not my goal. My goal is to be the head coach of the 49ers and that’s what I want to do. It surprises me that that continues to be a new story. It’s been the same story since I left four years ago. So, I’m not looking to go back and that’s what I’ve always said. So, I don’t know why it’s still a story.”

Texas Lutheran: Head coach Danny Padron will retire at the end of the season. The 64-year-old Padron is 40-29 in seven years at the program’s head coach.

Syracuse: Akron assistant recruiting coordinator Steven Schrum has joined the Syracuse staff as a recruiting quality control assistant. Schrum spent three months at Akron after spending the previous year as a Northwestern recruiting assistant. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday November 07, 2016

Bemidji State (MN): The Bemidji Pioneer reports head coach Jeff Tesch has been dismissed, citing a statement from Tesch and the Inter Faculty Organization union, but the school said Monday night Tesch remains a university employee. The union may file a grievance. Tesch was placed on administrative leave on Aug. 30. 

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FIU: USA Today’s Dan Wolken reports “the choice is up to (Butch) Davis at this point whether to accept the job,” and that FIU is not conducting any coaching search activities right now. Davis said earlier Monday on SiriusXM, “It’s all rumors and speculation, but certainly Florida International has tremendous upside potential, and you never know. We’ll have to wait and see what possibilities might present. If the right opportunity comes along, I would love to coach again."

Atlanta Falcons: General manager Thomas Dimitroff has received a 3-year contract extension, according to Jay Glazer. Dimitroff has been with the Falcons since 2008, and the team is 6-3 this season.

Purdue: Interim head coach Gerad Parker will receive an additional $75,000 for the interim job, according to CNHI Sports Indiana. Parker’s salary as wide receivers coach is $175,000.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday November 06, 2016

Denver Broncos: Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips worked Sunday night’s game from the press box after a sideline collision last week hospitalized him.

Cincinnati: AD Mike Bohn has released a statement about Tommy Tuberville’s inflammatory comments to a fan after Saturday’s loss, with Bohn saying, “Coach Tuberville was put in a no-win situation in front of his team last night which resulted in an out of character response for him. He expressed frustrations from an emotional game. Our team, led by our seniors, is fully engaged with coach and his staff to fight to the finish.”

San Francisco 49ers: Chip Kelly isn’t interested in returning to college football, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who adds that schools that have reached out to Kelly have been told it’s not happening. 

Minnesota Vikings: Former offensive coordinator Norv Turner tells NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport that he doesn’t know if he’ll retire, and he explained his resignation as such: "Sometimes, you feel like you might be holding them back. Holding them back from things all getting on the same page. I don't want anyone to think I was bailing. It just wasn't working." Rapoport again reports Turner was not forced out.

Fresno State: The Fresno Bee’s Marek Warszawski reports Fresno State AD Jim Bartko will conduct interviews and meet with agents over the next few days and possibly name a new head coach at the end of the week. Washington consultant Jeff Tedford reportedly remains the favorite for the job.

FIU: The Miami Herald reports Florida defensive coordinator Geoff Collins and Florida linebackers coach Randy Shannon are potential candidates for the FIU head coaching job, with FIU interested in them.

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Saturday November 5, 2016

Oregon: ESPN’s Darren Rovell tweeted on Saturday, “There's talk heating up in Oregon that Phil Knight is ready to throw insane $10M+ a year money at a football coach. He's 78, wants a title.” Oregon lost 45-20 to USC to fall to 3-6.

Mississippi State: Dan Mullen said quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson called more than half of the offensive plays in Saturday’s 35-28 win over Texas A&M.

FIU: The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez reports Butch Davis is the “front-runner” for the FIU head coaching job. Davis was last a coach in 2010 at North Carolina. Davis and FIU AD Pete Garcia have previously worked together at Miami (FL) and with the Browns. Keep track of FIU updates here.

Union College (KY): Head coach Zak Willis resigned on Thursday, according to WYMT. Willis was 6-23 in two-plus seasons as head coach, including 4-5 this year. Offensive coordinator / offensive line / assistant head coach Andre Linn has been named interim head coach.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday November 03, 2016

Mississippi State: John Cohen will be named athletic director on Friday, according to the Clarion-Ledger. Cohen has been MSU’s baseball coach since 2008 and added an associate athletic director title in July. The Clarion-Ledger reported a month ago that Cohen would be the AD, but the school denied and said the search was ongoing. Cohen will be the fourth straight MSU AD promoted from within.

Denver Broncos: Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips may coach from the press box this weekend after last week’s sideline collision, which resulted in a broken rib. 

Keiser University (FL): Beginning the creation of a football program, the school has announced a head coach search committee that includes Howard Schnellenberger. The program plans to play its first game in 2018.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.


Wednesday November 2, 2016

Minnesota Vikings: Offensive coordinator Norv Turner has resigned, and tight ends coach Pat Shurmur has been named interim OC. Turner has been on the Vikings staff since 2014. Mike Zimmer says he was "very, very surprised" by Turner's move and that he doesn't believe it's health-related. Read more here.