Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Illinois is hiring Toledo wide receivers coach Mike Bellamy as its new running backs coach. 247 Sports first reported the move, which brings Bellamy back to his alma mater, where he earned All-Big Ten honors before a lengthy NFL career. Bellamy coached Illinois' wide receivers from 2012 to 2015. He replaces Thad Ward, who recently left to join Rod Carey's new staff at Temple.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SOURCE: Rutgers is hiring Kansas City Chiefs defensive quality control coach Jay Valai as cornerbacks coach. Valai, a former safety at Wisconsin, replaces Henry Baker, who briefly was with Rutgers before taking a position with the New York Giants. Before the Chiefs, Valai spent two seasons as a defensive quality control assistant at Georgia. He knows Chris Ash from their time together at Wisconsin.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State special teams coordinator Phil Galiano is leaving for a position in the NFL, the team confirmed Friday. Galiano spent the past two seasons on the PSU staff. "This is a tremendous opportunity for Phil to return to the NFL," coach James Franklin said in a statement. "We are very appreciative of Phil and everything he has done for our program over the last two years." Galiano has spent time on the staffs of the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

More insight from attorney Tom Mars on Justin Fields' waiver application to Ohio State: "Irrefutable documentation that has nothing to do with racism was presented to the NCAA in support of OSU's request that Justin Fields be given a waiver. That information wasn't critical of -- and didn't reflect poorly on -- the UGA culture, the UGA administration or staff, any particular student, or the student body. And it certainly didn't reflect poorly on Justin or any member of his family. However, that documentation did provide support for the issuance of a waiver under the NCAA's rules."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Attorney Tom Mars to ESPN about NCAA reviewing guidelines for immediate-eligibility waivers: "If people think the percentage of waivers granted is too high, the number of waivers that have been granted might just be a reflection of how the football coaching staffs are treating their players. It doesn't necessarily mean the NCAA is being too lenient."

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Nebraska is in the market for a defensive line coach as Mike Dawson leaves for a spot with the New York Giants.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement to ESPN from attorney Tom Mars, who assisted Justin Fields with his waiver application: "I'm happy for Justin and his family and all the Buckeyes fans who've been waiting for this decision. Justin's not only a great quarterback. He's also an exceptionally mature and impressive young man. He fully deserved to receive a waiver."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

BREAKING: The NCAA has approved quarterback Justin Fields' waiver application. Fields is eligible to play this fall for Ohio State after transferring from Georgia.

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Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State QB Justin Fields says he's hopeful that he'll learn about his 2019 eligibility soon. The former Georgia player said Dwayne Haskins' success last year is a big reason why he came to Columbus, called it "a business decision."

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Virginia Tech flipped ESPN 300 offensive lineman Doug Nester from Ohio State on Tuesday and made it official on Wednesday. The Hokies were able to pull the No. 72 ranked recruit away from the Buckeyes as Nester had been looking at other programs since Urban Meyer announced his retirement. The West Virginia prospect had been considering Penn State as well as Virginia Tech and is now officially signed with the Hokies.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State landed commitments from two ESPN Junior 300 prospects in the 2020 class on Saturday. Wide receiver Curtis Jacobs and cornerback Josh Moten both announced their commitments throughout the day, along with 2021 wide receiver Donte Thornton, who also committed to the Nittany Lions.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Maryland is hiring Delbert Cowsette as defensive line coach. Cowsette, an All-ACC player with the Terrapins, spent the last five years coaching defensive line at Albany. He also has coached defensive line at Hampton. Cowsette spent seven seasons as a player in the NFL.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Maryland's defensive coordinator search is over as the Terrapins are finalizing a deal with Jon Hoke, per sources. 247 Sports first reported the hire of Hoke, who served as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defensive backs coach the past three seasons. He has extensive NFL experience but also college coordinator stints at South Carolina, Florida and Kent State. Maryland had looked at Charles Kelly (now headed to Alabama) and a few others, but now has its man in Hoke.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Tue.'s 73-66 home win vs. Indiana was # 100 for Chris Collins in 6 seasons. The N'western head coach (100-84) joins predecessor Bill Carmody (192-210) & Hall of Famer Arthur "Dutch" Lonborg (236-203 from 1928-50) as the only 3 in school history to reach 100 wins.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

I'm hearing Rutgers will hire Central Connecticut coach Pete Rossomando as offensive line coach. Football Scoop first reported the move. Rossomando has been a head coach since 2008 at New Haven and Central Connecticut, going 65-47 with three playoff appearances. He coached offensive line early in his career at New Haven, Northeastern and Cortland.