Thursday December 24, 2015
BYU: The Cougars have formally announced Ty Detmer as offensive coordinator and Ilaisa Tuiaki as defensive coordinator. Read more here.
East Carolina: Rick Smith is being retained as defensive backs coach. Smith spent the past three seasons on Ruffin McNeill's staff as defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach and was on Skip Holtz's staff prior to that. In total, Smith has spent 8 seasons at ECU.
Miles College (D-II - AL): Per source, offensive line coach Fred Ellis and tight ends coach Mike Montgomery will not return. We also understand that Miles College is looking to hire a new running backs coach.
Alabama State: Former head coach Reggie Barlow is set to become head coach at Carver-Columbus HS (GA), per source.
Research: How Tempo Programs are conditioning this Off-Season Fact: 64 percent of No Huddle coaches have made changes to their off-season lifting program and have cited the following reason for doing so: You cannot expect your players to move at a breakneck speed in-season if you're not training for it during the off-season. X&O Labs contacted a select group of No Huddle coaches of all levels and found that many are training now for endurance and speed, not so much strength. How they are training, including the use of circuits and competition in the weight room, are included in this in-depth, 7,500-word report. Read X&O Labs research here.
Southern Illinois: 30-year old offensive coordinator Nick Hill has been formally introduced as head coach, as we first reported back on Tuesday. Hill had been serving as interim head coach following the dismissal of Dale Lennon.
Tennessee Tech: CBS out of Blacksburg is reporting that Virginia Tech offensive line coach Bryan Stinespring has interviewed for the head coaching job.