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Wednesday September 18, 2013

Wednesday September 18, 2013

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Our thoughts go out to the family of New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, who lost his brother John on Monday. Please keep the Coughlin family in your prayers during this tough time.

Additionally, our thoughts are with the family of Seattle Seahawks linebackers coach Ken Norton, Jr., who lost his father Ken Norton, Sr., today. 

Kent State: Director of athletics Joel Nielsen has received a two-year contract extension, keeping him at the school through June 2017. 

Arizona State: Todd Graham will receive a contract extension through June 30, 2018 pending board approval, according to the Arizona Republic. Graham's salary will jump from $2.05 million to $2.3 million immediately and jump $100,000 a year through 2016, and then $50,000 per year through 2018. Bonuses include a 50 percent bump for a national championship, a 25 percent bump for a New Year's Six bowl victory, a 20 percent increase for a Pac-12 title, and $25,000 for any non-major bowl win. Should Graham leave early, he will owe a buyout up to $1.5 million. Athletics director Steve Patterson has also earned an extension through 2018, according to the Associated Press

Wisconsin-Green Bay: The school has announced five finalists for its vacant athletics director position: UWGB interim AD Dan McIver, Minnesota State-Mankato AD Kevin Buisman, Bowling Green associate AD for external relations Mary Ellen Gillespie, Chicago State AD Dan Schumacher, and former Western Illinois AD and assistant vice president Tim Van Alstine. 

Arkansas: The details of Bret Bielema's contract have been released. Bielema will make $2.95 million annually, with incentives totaling up to an additional $700,000 per year. Those incentives include; $300,00 for playing in the national title game, $200,000 for playing in a national semifinal, and $100,000 for winning an SEC title. His contract runs through December 31, 2018.

Northside Bulls (Sweden): The STU Northside Bulls in Stockholm, Sweden are looking for a defensive coordinator / player. The contract starts in April 2014 and ends in August 2014. The ideal candidate is a successful, ex-college player with coaching experience. Flights, accommodation and a small stipend are included. Stockholm is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and this is an excellent opportunity for a young, open-minded coach, with an itch to continue playing and get his coaching career started. Send resume to toddmferguson@yahoo.com