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Clemson not skimping on coaching staff salaries


Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was rewarded with an eight-year contract extension back in January, fresh off a victory over Ohio State in the Orange Bowl. As that extension was announced, so was information about the salary pool for the assistant coaching staff being bumped to $4.9 million, an increase of $700,000 from the previous year. It turns out the assistant coaching staff will still see a bump in the combined pay, but the total amount to be paid to Clemson’s coaching staff will be $4.4 million.

The Associated Press reports Clemson’s coaching contracts for the assistant caching staff in 2014 will total $4.4 million next season, with the staff being locked in for two years. Offensive coordinator Chad Morris will be paid $1.3 million, the most of any assistant coach. Morris was the only assistant not to redo his contract, and he is the highest paid assistant coach in college football.

Brent Venables, Clemson’s defensive coordinator, will be paid $875,000 in 2014, an increase of $75,000 from last season’s salary. Defensive ends coach Marion Hobby will receive $400,000, up from $375,000.

Keeping an entire coaching staff together is critical when it comes to building and growing a program. It comes in handy on the recruiting trails and allows players to grow under a unified leadership. Clemson is showing no signs of skimping on its coaching staff as the program looks to challenge Florida State to get back to the top of the ACC sooner, rather than later.

Colorado loses starting LB Kenneth Olugbode for 4-6 weeks

during the Rocky Mountain Showdown at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 19, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.
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Colorado had already lost one starting inside linebacker to injury.  Now, the Buffs have lost another.

Kenneth Olugbode sustained an unspecified leg injury in the Week 5 loss to Oregon. As a result, Olugbode will miss 4-6 weeks.

At minimum, Olugbode will miss games against Arizona State, Arizona, Oregon State and UCLA, possibly returning for the Nov. 7 game against Stanford. Missing six weeks would see him miss the Stanford and USC games, returning, Nov. 21 vs. Washington State.

It’s going to be a big loss,” defensive tackle Justin Solis said according to the Denver Post. “It starts up front with us, the D-line. Not having K.O. out there is a huge loss, but it’s definitely something we accept as a challenge as a D-line. We’re going to step it up while he’s out.”

Olugbode had started all five games this season after starting all 12 games as a sophomore last season. Ryan Severson is expected to take his place in the starting lineup.

Dismissed Wolverine Logan Tuley-Tillman charged with three felonies

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Back on September 10, it was announced that Jim Harbaugh had dismissed Logan Tuley-Tillman for “conduct unacceptable for a Michigan student-athlete.”  Now we know what that unacceptable conduct was.  Allegedly.

Wednesday morning, is reporting, Tuley-Tillman was charged with three felonies stemming from a Sept. 4 incident in which he’s accused of filming a sex act with a woman without her knowledge. Tuley-Tillman was officially charged with two counts of capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person and one count of using a computer to commit a crime.

From the report:

Capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person is punishable by up to two years in prison, a fine of no more than $2,000, or both. Using a computer to commit a crime, in this case, would be punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a fine of no more than $5,000, or both.

The incident occurred in the 300 block of Catherine Street Sept. 4. Tuley-Tillman is accused of filming a portion of a sexual encounter with a woman without her knowledge and then transmitting it to his personal device without her permission, according to Ann Arbor police.

Tuley-Tillman was a four-star member of Brady Hoke‘s second-to-last UM recruiting class, rated as the No. 24 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 7 player at any position in the state of Illinois.  He played in one game as a redshirt freshman last season, the season opener against Appalachian State.

This season, he had been listed as the No. 2 left tackle and played in the 2015 opener.