Tuesday January 24, 2012
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Oakland Raiders: Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen will be named head coach according to multiple reports.
Oklahoma: Mike Stoops' deal is three years with a base salary of $245,000. And...the part we were waiting on...the kicker "personal services" portion which adds another $355,000 per year. Thus, he'll net $600,000 per year. There's another $100,000 that he can earn over the life of the 3 year agreement just for staying ($50k for completing season 2 and $50k for season 3).
Western Connecticut State (D-III): WCSU is seeking applications for the position of Head Football Coach. Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of 5 years coaching experience at the intercollegiate level is required. Experience as a coordinator is mandatory; head-coaching experience is preferred. Must have extensive recruiting experience. Knowledge and understanding of NCAA rules and regulations as they apply to programs at the Division III level. Extensive computer skills required. Excellent communication skills are required as is the ability to work effectively with diverse populations. Prospective candidates may electronically apply by sending a letter of application, resume, and contact information of three (3) professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org Attn. Mr. Fred Cratty, Director of Employee Relations or by mail to WCSU, 181 White St., Danbury, CT 06810. When applying electronically please submit your materials in one (1) complete file and not via multiple attachments.
Boise State: Chris Petersen has hired former Tampa Bay defensive backs coach Jimmy Lake. Lake will have the title defensive backs / defensive pass game coordinator.
Simon Fraser (D-II): We hear Bryan Wyllie who worked with Yale last season has joined the staff as inside linebackers coach.
San Diego Chargers: Special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia has added the title assistant head coach.
New York Jets: The Jets have hired offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo. DeGuglielmo was with the Dolphins and Tony Sparano the past few seasons in the same capacity.
McNeese State: Rob Sale has been hired to coach the offensive line at McNeese. Sale has been an intern at Alabama for the past few seasons.
Cincinnati: Butch Jones has received a three year extension. He's now under contract through the 2017 season. According to ESPN, the extension includes raises "that will bring his salary to $2.05 million in 2017." He also is set to receive bonuses of up to $300,000 per year "for staying" according to ESPN. We'll bring you more thorough details once they become available, or if Butch calls and tells us.
Ohio University: As we told you on Friday, former New Mexico State defensive line coach Jesse Williams has been added to the staff as defensive line coach.
Colorado Mesa: We hear Chadron State defensive coordinator Todd Auer will take the same role at Colorado Mesa under new head coach Russ Martin.
Navarro College (JC - TX): Lamar University associate head coach Brian Mayper will be announced as the new head coach at Navarro sources tell us. Mayper has been responsible for the receivers and special teams at Lamar the past few seasons.
St. Louis Rams: We hear that the Rams will hire Gregg Williams' son Blake as well as an assistant on the defensive side of the ball.
Louisiana Monroe: Todd Berry has hired Travis Niekamp as tight ends coach. Niekamp had been at Washington State for the past 4 seasons, 3 as linebackers coach and 1 as coordinator of football development. Niekamp previously coached tight ends under Berry while at Army.
Nicholls State: Mario Jeberaeel has been promoted from offensive grad assistant to offensive line coach and Tyler Donaldson has been hired to coach the defensive line. Donaldson was the defensive grad assistant at Louisiana Monroe.
Texas A&M: New defensive coordinator Mark Snyder's salary will be $500,000.
Stephen F. Austin: Sources telling us that SFA has hired Dick Olin as their new offensive coordinator and former SFA quarterback Jeremy Moses as an offensive assistant. Olin was the head coach at Lewisville HS in Texas this past season and coached at Baytown Lee for nearly 20 years.
San Diego Chargers: The Chargers have hired Ron Meeks to coach the defensive backs. Meeks had the same role in Carolina last season.
Alabama: Former Washington Redskin offensive lineman Chris Samuels is joining Alabama in what sounds like a grad assistant capacity working with the offensive line.
Oklahoma: We've been told that Tim Kish has accepted the linebackers job.
Wisconsin: Sources telling us that Miami Dolphins tight ends coach Dan Campbell and Bret Bielema have had good talks. If Campbell is not retained by the new staff, he might just end up in Madison.
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Oakland Raiders: Adam Schefter reported this morning that Denver defensive coordinator Dennis Allen is the leading candidate to get the Raiders job. Says the other candidates have been informed they won't get the job.
Indianapolis Colts: We have seen a report from FoxSports that San Francisco 49ers special teams coordinator Brad Seely will interview with Irsay for the job as well.
Army: The Army Sprint Football team is looking for a home game against a D-III JV opponent on September 15 or 16, 2012. If interested please contact head coach Mark West at Mark.West@usma.edu
Tarleton State: Justin Carrigan has been promoted from receivers coach to offensive coordinator.
Indianapolis Colts: Irsay hasn't told us, so we don't know how this one will play out; but we have learned that Irsay spoke again at length yesterday with Jim Tressel. Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano will also interview accroding to reports. Based on Irsay's public comments, we expect him to make a decision within the next few days. We'll keep you posted.
Montana State: Sources telling us that former Washington State offensive coordinator Todd Sturdy will be named offensive coordinator at Montana State.
Shaw University (NC): Sources tell us that Feather River receivers coach De'Andre Okonji has been hired as receivers coach at Shaw.
Mount St. Joseph (D-III): Cincinnati's coordinator of recruiting services Greg Huster has been hired at Mount St. Joseph as defensive coordinator / recruiting coordinator.
Montana State: Lyndon B. Johnson HS (TX) head coach Demo Odems has accepted the running backs job.
Florida: We have learned that Nevada director of player personnel Jon Haskins has accepted the same position at the University of Florida. Haskins spent one season at Nevada, prior to which he spent 4 years on the staff at Stanford and he did 3 years at Duke prior to that.
Oakland Raiders: Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice has decided not to interview for the head coaching position with Oakland.