Saturday January 14, 2012
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New Mexico State: Sources tell us former Kent State OC Jerry McManus' interview with DeWayne Walker went very well. Hear he could be named offensive coordinator within the next few days.
Arkansas State: Former Auburn offensive quality control Eli Drinkwitz has been named tight ends coach.
Harvard (FCS): Harvard is seeking a special teams coordinator / defensive backs coach. This will be a full-time 12 month position. Interested applicants should send resume and references to: Head Coach, Tim Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Florida: We hear former UNC special teams coordinator / tight ends coach Allen Mogridge will be named to the same position at UCF.
Arizona: Jeff Casteel's agreement reportedly is $425,000 per year and is year-to-year as per UA policy for all assistant coaches. Surprising.
Boise State: Montana offensive coordiantor Jonathan Smith has accepted the quarterbacks job at Boise State.
Kansas City Chiefs: We have learned that receivers coach Richie Anderson and assistant offensive line coach Pat Perles will not return.
Utah: We have been told that Gary Crowton will be named to the staff at Utah. Update> Two sources told us this was happening this morning. Utah staff tells us now this might not happen. Apologize for the confusion.
Tennessee: Multiple sources reporting that Sal Sunseri's agreement is between $750,000 and $800,000 for 3 years. He was making just under $400,000 at Alabama.
Northwood (D-II - MI): We hear offensive coordinator Tyson Silveus has been released.
Glendale CC (JC - CA): Glendale is seeking applicants for defensive line. The position is an adjunct faculty position with a stipend. Pay depends on applicant's education. Please contact head coach John Rome at email@example.com or 818-240-1000 ext 3030.
De Anza College (JC - CA): Former Gavilan head coach John Lango has accepted a position on the staff at De Anza.
Ohio State: Salaries for the assistants: Fickell ($750,000); Everett Withers ($450,000); Tom Herman ($420,000); Strength & Conditioning coach Mickey Marotti ($380,000), Ed Warinner ($350,000), Taver Johnson ($275,000), Mike Vrabel ($275,000); Stan Drayton ($275,000); Tim Hinton ($275,000); Zach Smith ($150,000). Thus, the total pool for assistants is $3.6 million (including strength coach...$3.2 million without)...about a $1 million increase over last season's staff.
Arizona State: Todd Graham has hired Tim Cassidy to serve as senior associate athletic director for football.
Carolina Panthers: Secondary coach Ron Meeks will not return.
New York Jets: Raiders receivers coach Sanjay Lal will join the staff to coach the receivers.
Texas A&M: Marcel Yates title will be co-defensive coordinator / defensive backs.
Washington State: Recapping Leach's staff: Clay McGuire (OL), Jim Mastro (RBs), Eric Morris (inside receivers) and Dennis Simmons (outside receivers) on offense...Mike Breske (DC), Joe Salave'a (DL), Jeff Choate (LBs), Paul Volero (outside LBs). Eric Russell will serve as assistant head coach / special teams. Dave Emerick is chief of staff and Antonio Huffman is director of football operations.
Fresno State: We're told that former South Alabama receivers coach Ron Antoine will join the staff.
Eastern Illinois: Former Akron coach Sean Lewis will serve as receivers coach at Eastern Illinois.
Louisville: We hear that once Billy Gonzales decided to go to Illinois, Charlie Strong informed Shawn Watson that he will remain offensive coordinator. Louisville is in the market for a tight ends coach.
Tulane: Former Fresno State receivers coach Keith Williams has joined the staff at Tulane in the same capacity.