The Scoop – Sunday February 26, 2017

Sunday February 26, 2017

Arizona: Central Michigan AD Dave Heeke has accepted the same job at Arizona. He’ll replace Greg Byrne, who left for Alabama. “I couldn’t be more excited to be part of the Arizona Athletics family. It is truly an honor to be named the new Vice President for Athletics and have the opportunity to return to the prestigious Pac-12 Conference,” Heeke said in a release.

Georgia: Running backs coach Del McGee has received a $75,000 raise to $350,000, and strength coach Scott Sinclair has earned an $80,000 raise to $300,000, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Wisconsin: Head coach Paul Chryst will earn $3.2 million in 2017, a $500,000 raise from 2016, with a $100,000 annual increase on a new contract that runs through 2021, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. Additionally, offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph has netted an $80,000 raise to $650,000.

Oklahoma State: Former defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder is expected to join the staff as a defensive analyst, according to Bill Haisten of the Tulsa World.

Massachusetts: Ed Pinkham has been announced as defensive coordinator.

Maryland: Fordham offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Tyler Bowen has been hired as his alma mater’s offensive line coach. Dave Borbely will move to become a special assistant to head coach D.J. Durkin.

Colorado: Former Purdue defensive coordinator Ross Els has been hired as inside linebackers coach.

Arizona: UTEP wide receivers Theron Aych has been announced as the Wildcats’ wideouts coach.

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