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Friday February 14, 2014

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Georgia: Inside linebackers coach/defensive special teams coordinator Mike Ekeler will earn $250,000 in 2014 according to the Athens Banner-Herald. That ranks third among Georgia's defensive coaches, behind defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt ($850,000) and defensive line/will linebacker coach Tracy Rocker ($300,000) but ahead of sam linebacker/star nickel coach Kevin Sherrer ($200,000). 

Cincinnati: More than a month after we first reported it, Cincinnati has officially announced the promotion of Marc Nudelberg to tight ends coach and special teams coordinator. 

NFL: Roger Goodell was paid $35 million in fiscal 2013 and earned another $9 million in deferred compensation. That's $44 million folks. That's a nice year.

Pitt: Former Cleveland Browns running backs coach John Settle has been named running backs coach for Pitt, and head coach Paul Chryst has announced that he will coach the quarterbacks as Brooks Bollinger (who coached the QBs last year) has resigned to pursue "non-coaching opportunities". The receivers job remains unfilled at this time. 

Rice: David Bailiff has agreed to a new five year agreement with Rice the University has announced.

Feather River (CC - CA): Head coach JD Johnson has announced his resignation, effective at the end of April. Offensive coordinator Josh White and defensive coordinator Mike Haydon will stay on board until a new head coach is named.

Purdue: Taver Johnson's title will be defensive backs coach with the Boilermakers.

UAB: Jody Wright (assistant head coach / running backs) and Daric Riley (outside linebackers and special teams coordinator) have been announced as new additions to Bill Clark's staff. Both worked under Clark at Jacksonville State.

Ohio: Frank Solich has now officially announced the additions of Scott Isphording as co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach, and Dave Johnson as offensive line coach.

Highland CC (KS): Highland community College in Highland, Kansas, a member of the Kansas Jayhawk Conference, has an immediate opening for a defensive line coach. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, computer and Hudl proficiency, and prior coaching or playing experience at the college level. This is a full-time position with benefits. For confidential consideration, please request an application packet from HCC Human Resources, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

UT-Martin (FCS): Sources tell us that Justin Rascati, former quarterback coach at Weber State, has joined the UT-Martin staff and will coach the running backs.

McKendree (D-II - IL): Former Wyoming assistant Matt Rahl has joined the staff as offensive line coach and special teams coordinator. 

Hamilton College (D-III - NY): Hamilton College is conducting a search for a new head coach. Andrew Cohen will not return as head coach. 

Highland CC (KS): Highland Community College in Highland, Kansas, a member of the Kansas Jayhawk Conference, has an immediate opening for a part-time wide receivers coach. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, computer and Hudle proficiency, and prior coaching or playing experience at the college level. This is a part-time position with no benefits but would include on-campus housing. For confidential consideration, please request an application packet from HCC Human Resources, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Pitt: Paul Chryst has shuffled the duties of his defensive staff. New hire Troy Douglass will oversee the secondary with defensive grad assistant Hank Poteat, Matt House will move from safeties to inside linebackers, Chris Haering will now serve as the special teams coordinator and coach the outside linebackers, and John Palermo will coach the defensive ends.

Oklahoma State: Mike Gundy has announced the hiring of Bob Connelly as offensive line coach. Connelly has coached offensive line at Texas A&M Commerce, Cisco Junior College, Cal State Northridge, San Jose State, Washington State, Alabama, UCLA, UTEP and Arizona State. Just days ago Connelly had joined the Georgia Southern staff. He spent the 2013 season at Gilbert (AZ) High School. 

Army: FAU defensive coordinator Jovan DeWitt will join the Army staff, per sources.

FAU: Sources tell us that co-defensive coordinator / defensive line coach Roc Bellantoni will be promoted to defensive coordinator.

Green Bay Packers: David Raih has joined the Packers staff as an offensive coaching assistant, according to Tom Dienhart. Raih most recently coached the outside receivers at Texas Tech for the Holiday Bowl and served as the director of high school relations prior to that.

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Dallas Cowboys: Middle Tennessee offensive grad assistant Turner West has accepted a defensive assistant position working with the linebackers, per sources.

Augustana (D-II - SD): Augustana College, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is seeking applicants for an offensive graduate assistant and a defensive graduate assistant (secondary experience preferred). Compensation includes tuition, monthly stipend, and a meal plan. Housing is not a part of package. This is a great opportunity for a young coach to obtain a master’s degree from one of the top academic institutions in the Midwest. Minorities are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should send letter of interest, resume, and references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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