Thursday February 2, 2012
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Miami Dolphins: Receivers coach Phil McGeoghan has accepted the assistant receivers postion with the Dolphins.
Green Bay Packers: Mike McCarthy has promoted quarterbacks coach Tom Clements to offensive coordinator.
Harvard: We hear that Holy Cross offensive line coach Jeremy Bandy will be named offensive line coach / run game coordinator for the Crimson.
South Carolina: Although we have not confirmed, multiple sources tell us that Southern Miss corners coach Grady Brown will join the staff at South Carolina.
Columbia: Sources telling us that Matt Thurin has accepted the special teams coordinator position. Thurin spent last season as the offensive grad assistant at Colorado.
Harvard: We have confirmed that Harvard has hired Northwestern offensive graduate assistant Chris Batti to coach the running backs. We hear that Northwestern plans to fill the vacancy internally.
Miami Dolphins: Purdue defensive backs coach Lou Anarumo has been hired by the Dolphins in the same capacity.
New Orleans Saints: We hear that former St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Ken Flajole will join the Saints to coach the secondary.
Utah: Defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Kalani Fifita Sitake has added the title of assistant head coach, and receivers coach Aaron Roderick has added the pass game coordinator title.
Iowa State: The Cyclones have released a few details of Paul Rhoads extension that he agreed to back in December. Rhoads will make $1.6 million next season, and includes an additional $100,000 each year through 2021 (he's due to make $2.0 million in 2016 and $2.5 million in 2021). There is also a retention bonus due of $300,000 after the third year and sixth year of the contract. The buyout is said to be $750,000 times each year remaining on the deal.
Tennessee: We hear that Central Florida defensive backs coach Derrick Ansley will join Dooley's staff.
Indianapolis Colts: Brant Boyer will join the Colts as an assistant special teams coach. Boyer previously interned with the Ravens and has been working in private business as of late.
Big 12: Multiple sources telling us that Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick remains a finalist for the Big 12 commissioner position.
Chadron State (D-II - NE): Chadron State has announced it's three finalists for the head coaching vacancy. Black Hills State head coach Jay Long, former Nebraska-Omaha assistant head coach / defensive coordinator Brad McCaslin (program was discontinued in 2011) and Chadron State quarterbacks coach / offensive coordinator Chris Stein are the finalists.
New York Jets: We have confirmed that West Virginia assistant coach Mike Smith is returning to the Jets staff to coach the outside linebackers.
Indianapolis Colts: Fox Sports is reporting that the Colts have hired Greg Manusky as defensive coordinator.
Utah: We have learned that Dan Finn has accepted the offensive line job at Utah. Finn is the offensive line coach at San Diego State. We hear that offensive line coach Tim Davis will move to tackles and tight ends, while Finn will handle the guards and centers.
Kansas: Kansas has released their coaches salaries; defensive coordinator Dave Campo ($500,000), wide receivers coach / recruiting coordinator Rob Ianello ($300,000), running backs coach Reggie Mitchell ($250,000), defensive line coach Buddy Wyatt ($250,000), special teams coordinator Clint Bowen ($200,000), linebackers coach DeMontie Cross ($175,000), offensive line coach Tim Grunhard ($150,000), quarterbacks coach Ron Powlus ($150,000), strength coach Scott Holsopple ($125,000), tight ends coach Jeff Blasko ($100,000), director of high school relations Adam Sitter ($75,000), and director of football operations Scott Vestal ($75,000). Weis will make $2.5 million per year.
Toledo: We have learned that Emporia State defensive coordinator Bryce Saia will join the staff at Toledo to coach the defensive backs.
Tennessee: Sources telling us that longtime NFL scout Bill Baker will accept a position on the staff at UT. We haven't confirmed his role yet; but we're told he'll likely serve as NFL liason.
Ole Miss: SportsNola is reporting that Deuce McAllister will join Hugh Freeze's staff outside of the 9 full-time assistants. Possibly in a quality control role.
Hardin-Simmons University (D-III - Abilene, TX): Hardin-Simmons is seeking to fill an open defensive assistant position. Has a defensive assistant position open (could be linebackers, secondary or coordinator). To learn more and apply please visit this link. No phone calls please.
Buffalo: Jeff Quinn has hired Lou Tepper to serve as defensive coordinator / linebackers.
Fordham: Sources telling us that two Fordham defensive coaches have offers to leave for the NFL. Defensive coordinator Tem Lukabu to be reunited with Greg Schiano in Tampa and defensive line coach Chris Mosely is in the mix to join the Dolphins staff.
Akron: Tressel's title will be vice president of school engagement. The position is not part of the athletic department.
Harvard: We hear head coach Tim Murphy has promoted defensive assistant Mike Horan to full time defensive line coach.
Rutgers: We are hearing that Damian Wroblewski is headed to Rutgers to join his good friend Kyle Flood's staff. Wroblewski was the offensive line coach at Delaware and just weeks ago had agreed to move to Ball State in the same capacity. We now hear he's headed to Jersey.
Rhodes College: Offensive coordinator / recruiting coordinator Rich DeMaio has added the title of associate head coach.
Utah: Quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson will reportedly be named offensive coordinator. Update> Utah has confirmed.
Akron: Multiple outlets are reporting that Jim Tressel is heading to Akron to work in an administrative capacity.
Rice: We have not confirmed, but have heard from multiple sources that defensive line coach Derrick Jackson is heading to Wake Forest and linebackers coach Darrell Patterson will head to Nevada. Update> We have confirmed Jackson to Wake. Further Update> Sources close to the situation tell us Patterson was offered the job; but has declined and will remain with Rice.