Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday March 01, 2017
Dallas Cowboys: Tight ends coach Mike Pope will retire, and senior offensive assistant Steve Loney will fill the role, according to the Dallas Morning News. The 74-year-old Pope has been on staff since 2014 and has coached for 47 years. Loney joined the Cowboys in 2015.
Southern Miss: East Texas Baptist head coach Scotty Walden will join the Southern Miss staff as inside receivers coach, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. The 27-year-old Walden has been at ETBU since 2013, including one year as head coach, the youngest in college football. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.
UConn: Former Old Dominion running backs coach / special teams coordinator Michael Zykowski has joined the UConn staff as director of player personnel. Zykowski worked at ODU from 2008-16.
Auburn: Gus Malzahn said Tuesday that former tight ends coach / special teams coordinator Scott Fountain is seeking an on-field coaching job elsewhere, but also has the option to remain on the Auburn staff as an analyst.
Faulkner (AL): Per source, Florida State analyst Andrew Crenshaw has accepted the safeties / nickels job at Faulkner. Crenshaw spent two years at FSU and previously coached at Colquitt County High School (GA).
Middle Tennessee State: Quality control assistant Austin Silvoy has been promoted to wide receivers coach. Silvoy is entering his second year on staff and previously coached receivers at Florida Tech.
Washington: Boise State co-offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Scott Huff has been named offensive line coach at Washington. Huff has been on the Boise State staff since 2006.
Texas State: Former Fresno State outside linebackers coach Jordan Peterson will join the Texas State staff as outside linebackers coach / special teams coordinator. Peterson spent the last five years at Fresno State.
Fresno State: San Jose State defensive line coach Jamar Cain will join the Fresno State staff in the same role, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Cain joined Fresno State earlier this offseason and previously worked at North Dakota State.
Notre Dame: Per sources, Texas State outside linebackers coach Tyler Santucci has accepted a defensive analyst job at Notre Dame. Santucci spent one year at Texas State and was previously a graduate assistant at Wake Forest from 2014-15 under new Notre Dame defensive coordinator Mike Elko.
Texas A&M: SMU director of football external operations Tam Hollingshead has been named director of high school relations at Texas A&M. Hollingshead has been at SMU since 2008, and he worked with Kevin Sumlin at A&M from 2001-02.
Alabama: Former LA Rams quarterbacks coach Chris Weinke has joined the Alabama staff as an offensive analyst, according to the Tuscaloosa News. The former Heisman Trophy winner spent two years with the Rams and was previously the director of football at IMG Academy.
South Dakota State: Per source, SDSU director of football operations Adam Satterwhite has resigned. Satterfield spent two years at SDSU.
Alabama: Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman writes, “A league source told me that every NFL team with a coaching opening contacted Alabama's Nick Saban. All were emphatically told ‘no thanks.’ I'm not certain whether Saban told them this directly. It could have been Saban's agent or some intermediary. No matter the source, NFL people believe Saban wasn't about to head back to the NFL, nor will he ever.”
Southern Oregon: The three finalists for SOU’s head coaching job are Central Washington offensive line coach Chris Fisk, St. Mary’s High School (CA) head coach Tony Franks and Ashland High School (OR) head coach Charlie Hall.
Tennessee: Butch Jones has completed the overhaul of Tennessee’s staff. Here’s a look at the new staff.
Temple: Former Georgia State outside linebackers coach Larry Knight has joined the Temple staff in a defensive quality control / recruiting role. Knight spent the last two years at Georgia State and was previously a quality control assistant at Tennessee.
Howard: Former NFL receiver and FIU assistant David Clowney has joined the Howard staff as running backs / slots coach.
Northwestern State (LA): A source tells CoachingSearch that Northeastern Oklahoma A&M offensive line coach Jeff Bowen has joined the Northwestern State staff as offensive line coach, and UL-Monroe graduate assistant Jake Olsen has joined as linebackers coach. Bowen spent one year at NEO, and Olsen spent two years at ULM.
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.