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
2010 & 2011 Open Dates Database: Our database has been updated. We will update the database again later in the week. Coaches & DFO's can submit information anytime.
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."
2010 and 2011 Open Dates Database: Our database has been updated with 7 more programs. We have started the 2011 database for your convenience.
Friday September 11, 2009
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Thursday September 10, 2009
Alabama: About Nick Saban's new contract...there is a clause that calls for both sides to meet in February 2015 to "determine marketplace trends," and make sure Saban remains one of the three highest-paid coaches in the country. If that wasn't important, why have it written in? The most interesting part of the new deal is the $5 million retention bonus. Rather than pay a lump sum at the end of the contract, Alabama is going to pay Saban an additional $1.6 million if he's still the head coach in 2012; another $1.7 million if he remains until 2015, and another $1.7 million if he should still be eating Little Debbies while pacing the hallways of the Mal Moore Athletic Complex in 2018.