Wednesday December 31, 2014
NY Giants: The Giants have hired former Tampa Bay offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan to coach their quarterbacks. Sullivan previously spent two seasons with the Giants organization coaching Eli Manning and the Giants quarterbacks.
Buffalo Bills: Doug Marrone has chosen to opt out of his contract. Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen report that he will receive his $4 million 2015 salary without it offsetting against any future income.
Oregon State: South Florida running backs coach Telly Lockette is leaving to join Gary Andersen's staff at Oregon State.
Michigan: Multiple outlets are reporting that USC offensive line coach Tim Drevno will join Jim Harbaugh's staff as offensive coordinator. We have been told he is going, and have now confirmed the OC title.
Murray State (FCS - KY): Per sources, Samford (FCS - AL) defensive line coach/special teams coordinator Chris Boone will be the new defensive coordinator at Murray State.
Texas: The school has announced that wide receivers coach Les Koenning and tight ends coach Bruce Chambers will not return to the staff.
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Texas A&M: According to multiple reports, John Chavis has agreed to become the next defensive coordinator at Texas A&M. We can confirm the same, our story.
Philadelphia Eagles: The organization has parted ways with VP of player personnel Tom Gamble.
Arkansas: Per source, Bret Bielema plans to hire former Cal defensive coordinator Andy Buh to fill the open position on the defensive staff. Buh coached the linebackers at Wisconsin in 2012 for Bielema.
Randy Shannon: Per Robbie Neiswanger who covers Arkansas, Randy Shannon's buyout at Arkansas drops from $100,000 to $50,000 at midnight tonight. With multiple outlets now confirming the hire, it will be interesting to see how Florida / Shannon / Arkansas agreed to address the buyout. Will update once that information is available.
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John Chavis: Per source, Les and the administration met last night and then Les met with Chavis. The team is headed back to Baton Rouge today; but we understand that Chief is headed to his ranch up near Knoxville to think about some things. As of 7am this morning, per sources, he had not informed LSU or A&M of a final answer. Sources we have spoken with believe that Chavis' buyout at LSU drops from $400,000 to zero at midnight tonight.
Houston: Texas State defensive backs coach Jason Washington is joining Tom Herman's staff.
Washington Redskins: The Redskins have announced that defensive coordinator Jim Haslett is no longer with the organization. "Mutually agreed to part ways" is how the Redskins have announced it.
Marshall: The university has announced that they have reached an agreement in principle with both athletic director Mike Hamrick and head coach Doc Holliday on new contract terms that include increased compensation and six-year contracts. The exact terms will be finalized over the next few weeks and we will update as more becomes available.
Western New England (D-II - MA): Western New England University is seeking a graduate assistant (DBs coach). Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 undergraduate GPA is required. An undergraduate background in business and collegiate coaching experience in the defensive backfield is strongly preferred. This is a nine month coaching position starting in January. Compensation is $10,000 with graduate classes in a MBA program and access to reduced rent housing. An undergraduate transcript and GRE/GMAT will be required before the start of the third graduate class. Please email resume, cover letter and list of 3 references to head coach Keith Emery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Florida: Multiple local outlets are reporting that Randy Shannon is joining Jim McElwain's staff. Shannon has coached the linebackers at Arkansas the past two seasons. This has now been confirmed.
St. Louis Rams: When asked about offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer's status head coach Jeff Fisher noted that he's "not anticipating any changes on the coaching staff" to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
San Francisco 49ers: Multiple reports from the bay area have former Jets head coach Rex Ryan interviewing with the Niners next week.