Thursday April 19, 2018
Tennessee: Phillip Fulmer has signed a 4-year contract to remain on as Tennessee’s AD. He will earn $900,000 annually with a $100,000 annual retention bonus to be paid each Dec. 31. The contract expires Dec. 31, 2021.
Fordham (FCS – NY): Steve Thames has officially joined the staff as assistant defensive backs / safeties coach, and Vincent DiGaetano has been named a volunteer special teams quality control assistant. Thames joins the staff after being an assistant at Dartmouth (FCS NH) the past two seasons, where he worked with the running backs and as an assistant wide receivers coach and DiGaetano worked at Wagner (FCS – NY) last season as a defensive assistant.
Central State (D-II – OH): Central State University is seeking a wide receivers coach. College experience preferred. Must have a bachelors degree. Knowledge of spread and rpo offensive system preferred. Please submit resumes to head coach Cedric Pearl at [email protected]
Tulsa: Per source, director of recruiting Clint Rountree has left the Tulsa football program to pursue a new opportunity outside of football. We understand that Tulsa has already filled the position.
College GameDay: Where will the GameDay crew visit each week of the 2018 season?
Combining Buck Read and Power Read into a Check with Me System [X&O Labs]: As a long time Wing T disciple, Mukwonago High School (WI) head football coach Clay Iverson already had the spread buck sweep as a mainstay in his offensive play menu. But when he started marrying it up with power read and giving the QB the autonomy to check to his liking, the pairing became lethal. In an exclusive clinic report with X&O Labs, Coach Iverson details the protocol he uses, as it pertains to formation advantages–weak side run support, the alignment of the Nose and pressure indicators–to train the QB to never put the offense in a bad play. This report will be released Tuesday morning by X&O Labs. To ensure you receive this report directly in your inbox, click here and enter your email.
Michigan: An update from athletic director Warde Manuel on the threatening tweets sent to Jim Harbaugh by a former player.
Ball State: Per source, Matt Barlow has been promoted from graduate assistant to Director of Recruiting Operations. Also, per source, Jared Heck, Jaylon Finner, and Dan Reineck have been added to the staff as graduate assistants. Heck, most recently at Westminster College, will work with the defensive backs. Finner, most recently with Rice, will work with the linebackers. Reineck, most recently TEs coach at the University of Indianapolis, will work with the offensive line.
Head coaching changes: 2017-18 NFL & college head coaching changes.