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Saturday January 25, 2014

Saturday January 25, 2014

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Penn State: James Franklin will make around $4.3 million per year at Penn State, according to He'll earn a base salary of $1.3 million with $2.2 million coming from TV/radio, $500,000 from Nike and an annual $300,000 retention bonus and an annual $100,000 raise. The paper also notes that, because of Bill O'Brien's buyout, the Houston Texans are essentially paying Franklin's salary through March of 2015. 

Northern Arizona: Arizona State grad assistant TJ Rushing has accepted the corners position at Northern Arizona per Doug Haller. 

Maryland: Former LSU offensive line coach Greg Studrawa has been named offensive line coach at Maryland. 

Western Carolina: Vanderbilt defensive grad assistant LaMar Morgan will join the Western Carolina staff coaching the defensive backs per sources. 

North Carolina: Former Texas co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Major Applewhite is interviewing today with Larry Fedora for the quarterbacks position at UNC per sources. 

Minnesota Vikings: Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson will join the Vikings staff according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 

Jacksonville State (FCS - AL): Todd Bates will be the new defensive line coach per sources. 

Louisville: Sources tell us Bobby Petrino informed two grad assistants and two quality control coaches that they will not be retained yesterday. 

Detroit Lions: Former Boise State offensive coordinator Robert Prince will be the Lions new receivers coach per Alex Marvez. 

Blinn JC (TX): Sources tell us Jimmy Klingler will be the offensive coordinator and Chuck Parsons will coach the offensive line. 

Washington Redskins: The team has added Shane Day as assistant offensive line coach. 

Buffalo Bills: Former Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz is the new defensive coordinator in Buffalo. The Bills have also added a former Lions assistant, Todd Downing, as quarterbacks coach. 

New York Giants: Oregon State offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf will be the Giants' quarterbacks coach according to the Newark Star-Ledger. 

Toledo: Purdue defensive backs coach Jon Heacock will be the new defensive coordinator at Toledo. 

Georgia: Tracy Rocker will be the new defensive line coach at Georgia according to Alex Marvez of Fox Sports. 

Southern (FCS - LA): Head coach Dawson Odums has signed a four-year extension upping his salary to $175,000 a year. Odums led the Jaguars to their first SWAC title in a decade this fall. 

Oakland (D-I - MI): Athletics director Tracy Huth is stepping down after nearly 35 years with the school.