Friday September 18, 2009
NFL coaches to college: A number of NFL assistant coaches are increasingly concerned about what their contracts for the 2011 season will look like with a lockout on the horizon. Larry Kennan, the executive director of the NFL Coaches Association, said the assistants fear that teams will write their contracts with provisions if there is no season. "Basically, there's going to be an amount if there is a season and a lot less if there's not," Kennan said. "That's what everybody is expecting and a lot of guys are worried about it." There isn't much many assistant coaches can do about that, so expect a fair number of coaches to look at college jobs, where there will be more security in the short term. That could mean an exodus of assistants from the NFL ranks for a season or two. "I could easily see that happening," Kennan said. "There's more security and, by and large, the lifestyle at the college level is a lot more manageable."
Thursday September 17, 2009
University of Minnesota: We hear the Gophers could be looking to hire a operations / recruiting intern.
Tommy Tuberville Update: Don't expect Coach Tubervile to take over any low level non-BCS program. It's not going to happen. Tuberville's name will likely be thrown all over the place this upcoming job season, but Tuberville will land another big-time job if the right opportunity comes available.
Wednesday September 16, 2009
Memphis: Former Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese has been hired by the University of Memphis as a consultant to assist the Tigers athletic program in its efforts to gain membership in a Bowl Championship Series conference. His role is to help us and advise us,” RC Johnson (Memphis AD) said. “He asked me: ‘What’s my charge?’ I said, ‘There are six BCS conferences. Just get us in one.’”
West Virginia: FootballScoop has confirmed that although WVU athletic director Ed Pastilong's contract ends in the summer of 2010, Pastilong has every intention of continuing to run the WVU atheltic department. Pastilong has done a terrific job and we have no reason to believe he will not continue to grow one of the best run athletic departments in the country.
Tuesday September 15, 2009
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Monday September 14, 2009
Kansas State: Bill Snyder's contract will pay him a total of $9.575 million through the end of the 2013 season. After his employment as head coach, Snyder will receive $150,000 annually as a special assistant to the athletic director.
Michigan State: The MSU board of trustees has approved the contract extension of AD Mark Hollis through 2016. Head football coach Mark Dantonio will receive a $2 million dollar bonus if he remains as head coach through January 15, 2016.
New Hampshire: Former UNH defensive end Matt Perdoni, who co-captained the 2007 Division I playoff team, has rejoined the program as a graduate assistant coach.
Pittsburgh Steelers: The Pittsburgh Steelers are negotiating terms of a contract extension with coach Mike Tomlin, Yahoo! Sports reports. Tomlin has two years left on his current contract, and both sides say a deal likely won't be finalized until after the 2009 season. But Pittsburgh is expected to try to lock up their Super Bowl-winning coach with a long-term deal. "Even if it doesn't get announced until after the season, both sides are very comfortable with the situation," a Steelers source told the Website. "I think Mike feels very comfortable about what the Steelers are going to do for him. He's not out there hanging, not sure what's going to happen."
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