Saturday January 25, 2014
Penn State: James Franklin will make around $4.3 million per year at Penn State, according to StateCollege.com. 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.