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Thursday January 19, 2012

FIU: DFO Andrew Green is no longer with the program. We hear he has accepted a similar role with a team in the CFL. We believe; but haven't confirmed, that Dan Hernandez has been promoted to DFO. 

Monday January 16, 2012

Arizona State: Late last week Tim Cassidy was hired as senior associate athletic director for football. John Wrenn will remain on the staff as assistant athletic director for football operations & high school relations. 

Friday January 13, 2012

Ole Miss: We're hearing that Southern Miss associate athletic director John Miller will be joining the Rebels as director of football operations.

Thursday January 12, 2012

Hawaii: We hear that Norm Chow has offered the DFO position to New Mexico State director of football operations Juan Lozano.

Friday January 6, 2011

Football Ops Agenda at the AFCA 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

5:30pm – 7:00pm                                    Executive Committee Meeting (Nat’l Committee Members Only) (Room 209) 

Refreshments Sponsored by Field Turf

Monday, January 9, 2012

8:00am – 9:00am                                    Continental Breakfast Sponsored by Hilton Worldwide Hotels (Location TBD)

8:00am – 8:15am                                    Executive Committee Meeting (Committee Members Only) (Room 216)

8:15am – 8:50am                                    DFO General Assembly (AFCA Members Only!) (Room 216)

  • Remarks - Break-out Sessions Overview
  • Remarks - Benefits & Salary Survey
  • Remarks - Conference Representation
  • Remarks - Web site & On-line Directory
  • Remarks - Upcoming NCAA Legislation Affecting DFOs
  • DFO of the Year/ Job Board (Scott Roussel, FootballScoop.com)
  • 9:00am – 11:15am                                    Breakout Session #1 (AFCA Members Only! (Room 216)

    Topic: Pending Issues and NCAA Legislation Re: Athlete-Agents

    Panel Discussion: NCAA, NFL, NFLPA, AFCA &Texas State Official

    11:30am – 1:45pm                                    Recess - Kickoff Luncheon                 

    2:00pm – 3:50pm                                    Breakout Session #2 (AFCA Members Only!) (Room 216)

    Topics: NFL Combine, Draft 101, Elite Combines & Character Issues

    Presenter: Deana Garner, NFL Security

    4:00pm – 4:50pm                                    Breakout Session #3 (AFCA Members Only!) (Room 216)

    Topic: UAAA (Uniform Athlete Agent Act) & Oregon Amendment HB 3691

    Presenter: Mike Powell (Office of Texas Secretary of State) and

    Jeff Hawkins (Oregon)

    5:00pm – 7:00pm                                    Happy Hour Sponsored by Collegiate Sports Travel (Pat O’Brien’s) 

    Tuesday, January 10, 2012

    8:00am – 9:00am                                    Continental Breakfast Sponsored by XOS Digital (Location TBD)

    9:00am – 9:50am                                    Breakout Session #5 (AFCA Members Only!) (Room 216)

                                                                            Topic: Team Travel – RFP/ Protocol for Air Travel & Hotels

    Presenter: Jamie Speronis, S. Carolina

    10:00am – 10:50am                                    Breakout Session #4 (AFCA Members Only!) (Room 216)

    Topic:                  Road Trip – Managing Meals & Meeting Rooms

    Presenter:  James Harris, University of Oregon

    11:00am – 11:50am                                    Breakout Session #6 (AFCA Members Only!) (Room 216)

    Topic: Personal Development Program

    Presenter: David Baylor, University of Delaware

    12:00am – 1:45pm                                    Recess - Kickoff Luncheon                 

    5:00pm - ?                                                      Happy Hour Sponsored by Jump (Location TBD)

    Thursday January 5, 2012

    East Carolina: North Carolina football operations assistant Brian Overton has been hired as the director of football operations and player personnel.

    Monday January 2, 2012

    UCLA: We hear that Dennis Slutak will leave Washington and be named senior associate athletic director for football at UCLA. We have been told; but haven't confirmed that Washington is likely to promote from within. 

    Sunday January 1, 2012

    New Mexico: We hear that Brian Despain will be the new DFO at New Mexico. Despain was part of the recruiting staff at A&M under Mike Sherman.