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The Scoop - Saturday March 4, 2017

Saturday March 4, 2017


Ohio: Frank Solich has now formally announced the additions of De’Angelo Smith (CBs), Pete Germano (DL) and the appointment of Ryan Bainbridge as Director of Player Personnel and High School Relations.

FIU: Westminster Christian HS (FL) head coach and former University of Miami defensive back Earl Little is joining the staff in a player personnel role, per Peter Ariz.

Eastern Washington (FCS): Fred Salanoa has joined the EWU staff as offensive coordinator / tight ends coach. Salanoa comes to Eastern Washington after serving as the head coach at Radford HS.

Tennessee: Newly hired athletic director John Currie has agreed to a five-year deal worth $900,000 ($300k in base compensation and an additional $600k for personal appearances and media obligations) according to the Knoxville News Sentinel. If Currie were to stay through the end of his contract (June 30, 2022), he'd earn a retention bonus of $1.5 million.

Alabama: Turnkey Search, the search firm that was hired to find the new athletic director for the Crimson Tide, was paid 100,000 for the search that eventually found Arizona AD Greg Byrne as the new athletic director in Tuscaloosa according to The Tuscaloosa News.

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