Wednesday November 4, 2009
Northern State University: Head Football Coach position open. Northern State University is accepting applications for Head Football Coach. Bachelor's degree required. The successful applicant will be responsible for the organization and administration of all facets of a successful NCAA Division II football program, as well as supervising the indoor athletic facility. Qualified candidates will possess a successful coaching record, and a commitment to the philosophy of NCAA Division II athletics and the academic welfare of the student-athletes. Review of applicants will begin 11-23-2009. Position is open until filled with a January 1, 2010 start date. For more information regarding this position, and to apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu. Click on Northern State University in the Quick Search section. The system will guide you through the electronic application form. Finalists may be subject to a background investigation. Any offer of employment is contingent upon a review of the results of the background investigation by the Human Resources office. AA/EOE
Cleveland Browns: Peter King reports the Browns owe over $20 million to former coaches and GM's. Former head coach Romeo Crennel is under contract through 2011. Former GM Phil Savage is under contract through 2012. With the firing of GM George Kokinis, the Browns now owe over $20 to former coaches, assistant coaches, and front office personnel.
Sioux City Bandits (IFL): Tommie Williams has been named head coach. Williams previously served as offensive coordinator / special teams coach with the Omaha Beef (IFL). Williams also introduced his coaching staff, all of whom worked for the Beef last year. Mike Bonner will serve as wide receiver/offensive assistant coach while Albert Brown will be the defensive back coach, Darren Sindelar will be a defensive assistant and Keith Workman will be special teams coordinator.
Tuesday November 3, 2009
Northern State (South Dakota): Head coach Chris Boden and defensive coordinator Richard Sweeney will not return.
Florida State: Veteran defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews announced this morning that he will retire at the end of the season. It will be interesting to see if Jimbo Fisher tries to lure West Virginia defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel to replace Andrews as defensive coordinator. Fisher's offensive line coach, Rick Trickett, coached with Casteel at West Virginia from 2001-2006. Casteel's 3-3 stack defensive front would go against the FSU traditional 4-down front, but enticing 5-star defensive line talent to FSU isn't as easy as the old days. There is plenty of recruiting competition (UF, Miami, USF, TN, UGA) for pass rushing defensive ends in the state of Florida.
Utah: Head coach Kyle Whittingham is making a change with his offensive play caller. Wide receivers coach Aaron Roderick will now call the plays. Roderick will move to the press box and Dave Schramm will now coach from the sidelines.
Georgia State: We are hearing that head coach Bill Curry will make volunteer assistant Todd Perry the new tight ends coach at Georgia State. Perry, a former player for Curry at Kentucky, joined the staff last spring.
Monday November 2, 2009
Cleveland Browns: GM George Kokinis has been dismissed by the Browns' organization.
Florida State: Defensive coordinator Mickey Andrew will announce his future plans at a news conference tomorrow. Most expect Andrews to announce his retirement at the end of the season.
Major Applewhite & Kirby Smart: Agents are telling us that athletic directors have noticed the success of young head coaches like Lane Kiffin and Josh McDaniels. One AD (who probably won't be hiring) mentioned that he wouldn't hesitate to ask permission to interview young coaches like Major Applewhite or Kirby Smart.
Iowa: Head coach Kirk Ferentz is officially the state of Iowa's highest paid employee. Ferentz made $258,000 per month in the fiscal year that ended on June 30.
Billings Outlaws (IFL): Former Carroll College running back Sean Herrin has joined the staff as an offensive assistant. Head coach Heron O'Neal will serve as both OC and DC this season.
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Sunday November 1, 2009
Amarillo Dusters (IFL): Former West Texas A&M assistant (2003) Jon Lyles appears to be the leading candidate for the Amarillo Dusters head coaching job. Former Lubbock Renegades head coach Rodney Blackshear and Spokane Shock head coach Adam Shackleford are the 2 other candidates. Amarillo will announce the new head coach this Thursday.
Memphis: ''There's been no decision made,'' Memphis AD R.C. Johnson said. ''Usually the last fourth of the season is when the agents start coming out. They say, 'If you've got to make a change I've got the guy for you.' We're kind of into that phase now.
''But that's never been a factor in what we do one way or the other. I remain as optimistic as humanly possible, even though we are disappointed (in the football team's 2-6 record). But I assure no decision has been made.''
Saturday October 31, 2009
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