Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday December 23, 2016
Florida Atlantic: Baylor offensive coordinator Kendal Briles will join the FAU staff in the same role, Lane Kiffin tells Sports Illustrated. Briles spent eight seasons at Baylor, the last two as offensive coordinator. Kirk Herbstreit says Briles will have full offensive control and call plays.
Fresno State: Eastern Michigan offensive coordinator Kalen DeBoer and offensive line coach Ryan Grubb will join the Fresno State staff in the same roles, according to ESPN. Both had been at EMU since 2014 and worked a together at Sioux Falls (SD) from 2007-09. This fills the last spots on Jeff Tedford's staff. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.
East Carolina: Defensive backs / assistant head coach Rick Smith has announced his retirement. Smith spent eight seasons at ECU over two stints and 35 years in college coaching.
Washington State: Toledo wide receivers coach Derek Sage has joined the Washington State staff in the same role. Sage spent three years at Toledo after four years at Wyoming.
Abilene Christian (TX): Head coach Adam Dorrel has announced the additions of Nebraska Kearney head coach Josh Lamberson (offensive coordinator) Sioux Falls (SD) defensive coordinator Tremaine Jackson (defensive coordinator), TCU graduate assistant JW Walsh (RB coach), New Mexico Highlands offensive coordinator Derron Montgomery (FB/TE coach), Northwest Missouri State running backs coach Ryan Gent (WR coach) and Wyoming graduate assistant Blake Andersen (DL coach) In addition, cornerbacks coach Ray Brown has been retained as defensive backs coach.
Lindenwood (MO): Per source, defensive line coach Jamie Marshall will be retained and promoted to defensive coordinator. Marshall spent this last season at Lindenwood after a decade at Montana State. Sioux Falls defensive coordinator Tremaine Jackson originally accepted the defensive coordinator job, before leaving for Abilene Christian.
Oregon: Running backs coach Gary Campbell will not be retained. Campbell said recently that if he didn’t remain at Oregon, he would probably retire. The 65-year-old Campbell had been at Oregon since 1983, the longest-tenured assistant in the country at one school.
New York Jets: Head coach Todd Bowles has been admitted to the hospital for an illness and won’t travel with the team to New England today, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Assistant head coach Mike Caldwell will serve as interim head coach for Saturday's game.
Georgia Southern: Former Memphis assistant strength coach Dwayne Chandler has accepted the head strength job at Georgia Southern, according to Scout.com’s Georgia Southern site. Chandler worked at Memphis from 2014-15 and was previously the head strength coach at UAB from 2012-13.
Ole Miss: Bradley Dale Peveto’s role at Ole Miss is linebackers coach / special teams coordinator.
Buffalo Bills: Asked why the Bills haven’t issued a statement supporting Rex Ryan, general manager Doug Whaley tells WGR 550 that they’re focused on winning games. Multiple reports indicate it’s unlikely Ryan returns next season.
Richmond: Per source, VMI inside linebackers coach Justin Wood will join the Richmond staff. Wood spent two years at VMI after eight years at Christopher Newport University in various roles.
Lindsey Wilson (KY): Benedictine (IL) defensive coordinator Phil Kleckler has joined the Lindsey Wilson staff in the same role. Kleckler had been at Beneictine since 2011.
UC Davis: Northern Arizona offensive coordinator Tim Plough has joined the UC Davis staff as offensive coordinator. Plough spent four years at NAU. He’s a former UC Davis player and was on staff from 2008-12.
Fresno State: Michigan director of player personnel Tony Tuioti has joined the Fresno State staff as defensive line coach. Tuioti spent one year at Michigan after two years as a quality control assistant with the Cleveland Browns. He previously worked at Hawaii for six seasons.
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.