|Tuesday January 14, 2014||presented by:|
New York Giants: Green Bay quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo has accepted the offensive coordinator job, according to Alex Marvez.
Southern Arkansas (D-II): Southern Arkansas is seeking a full time Linebackers or Defensive Backs Coach / Special Teams Coordinator. Experience recruiting student athletes and coaching Special Teams preferred. Necessary Qualifications: Master's Degree, Working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations, and experience with Hudl. Please send a letter of application, a resume, and at least three references to Josh Lawson firstname.lastname@example.org
Arizona State: New AD Ray Anderson's base salary will be $600,000 and he can earn up to an additional $1.2 million per year through various bonuses. The deal also provided a $200,000 signing bonus, country club membership, 2 cars, etc...
Arkansas: Coaches here at the AFCA tell us to expect Bret Bielema to bring former Tampa Bay linebackers coach (and former Rutgers defensive coordinator) Robb Smith on staff. Sources tell us that Smith was meeting with Kyle Flood today when word of Chris Ash leaving broke. Will update...
San Diego Chargers: The Chargers have signed defensive coordinator John Pagano to a new contract.
North Texas: Defensive line coach Mike Nelson will retire according to Brett Vito of the Denton Record-Chronicle.
Oakland Raiders: The Raiders have agreed to a new contract with defensive coordinator Jason Tarver.
Rutgers: Sources tell us offensive coordinator Ron Prince is leaving for a position with the Detroit Lions.
Albany (FCS - NY): Sources tell us Albany has hired four assistants - defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach Bob Benson, offensive coordinator/running backs coach Joe Bernard, assistant head coach/linebackers coach Bernard Clark and offensive line coach Jim Sweeney.
Stephen F. Austin (FCS - TX): Montana State running backs coach Demo Odems will be the wide receivers coach at SFA.
Lenoir-Rhyne (D-II - NC): Former Army offensive coordinator Ian Shields has been named the head coach at Lenoir-Rhyne.
Houston: Houston has officially announced Gordy Shaw as offensive line coach.
Oregon: The school has officially announced the promotion of Don Pellum to defensive coordinator.
Georgia: Georgia will hire defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt away from Florida State, multiple outlets are reporting. Here's what you need to know.
Ohio State: Arkansas defensive coordinator Chris Ash is joining Urban's staff as co-defensive coordinator / secondary coach. We're also hearing that longtime Penn State defensive line coach Larry Johnson has accepted the same position with the Buckeyes. Why coaches love the hires.
Detroit Lions: Jim Caldwell has been hired as head coach. What you need to know.
North Dakota: Joel Schwenzfeier has been added to the staff and will coach the outside linebackers.
Dean College (CC - MA): Sources tell us that Chris Skurka has joined the staff as special teams coordinator / linebackers coach and Frank Salisbury will coach the tailbacks.
St. Cloud State (D-II - MN): St. Cloud State is seeking applicants for an assistant football coach offensive co-coordinator / Quarterbacks (75% coaching & Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. 25% duties assigned). Required: Bachelor’s degree, Progressive coaching and/or playing experience, Evidence of ability to coordinate offense / call offensive plays. Preferred: Master’s degree, Working knowledge of HUDL (or similar) recruiting and scouting software, Background in strength and conditioning philosophy and applied techniques. To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/stcloudstate/default.cfm. Application Review begins January 31, 2014; position is open until filled. A complete application will include the following: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Contact information for three (3) current, professional references, Copies of official Transcript(s).
Paine College (D-II - GA): Sources tell us that former Alma College (D-III - MI) and North Park University (D-III - IL) offensive coordinator Nate Cochran has accepted a job as an assistant coach on staff.
Colby College (D-III - ME): The Colby College Department of Athletics seeks a full-time assistant coach of football, beginning March 1, 2014. This is an adjunct faculty position with benefits. This position will work with the head coach in all phases of the football program. Specific responsibilities include overseeing all phases of offensive preparation (development of weekly game plans, planning practices, compilation of self and opponent reports). Recruiting proficiency is a must, and the position involves academic counseling and oversight of campus and community involvement. A secondary responsibility within the Department of Athletics will be added depending on the qualifications of the applicant. Previous coaching and recruiting experience on the college level is desirable. A complete application includes a cover letter, resume and three written letters of professional reference. To apply, please send material electronically to email@example.com; attention: Jonathan Michaeles, Head Coach of Football.
Texas: Oklahoma State offensive line coach Joe Wickline has joined the Texas staff.
Washburn: Fort Hays State defensive line coach Zach Watkins is the new co-defensive coordinator / safeties / special teams coordinator at Washburn.
Birmingham Southern: Sources tell us Navarro JC defensive line coach Rudy Griffin will join the staff at Birmingham Southern.
Washington Redskins: Sources tell us that Aubrey Pleasant has been retained and will move to the defensive side of the ball.
FIU: Michigan State defensive / special teams grad assistant Rob Harley will be the new linebackers coach at FIU per sources.
Western Kentucky: JaMarcus Shephard has been promoted to receivers coach.
Tim Brando: Tim Brando has announced he is leaving CBS Sports entirely.
Aurora: Sources tell us that UT Martin running backs / tight ends coach Eric Stuedemann will be the new offensive coordinator at Aurora.
Southern Illinois (FCS): Head coach Dale Lennon will take over defensive coordinator duties in 2014, and offensive line coach Bill O'Boyle will take over offensive coordinator duties, replacing Kalen DeBoer, who left for Eastern Michigan. The Salukies have hired Nick Hill as quarterbacks coach, Todd Auer as linebackers coach and David Elson as defensive backs coach. The staff still has one opening, likely for a special teams coordinator.
Washington: Chris Petersen's will earn more than $3.25 million in 2014, up from $2.8 million in 2013. Defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski will earn $485,000, followed by offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith, offensive line coach Chris Stausser and linebackers coach Bob Gregory ($425,000), defensive backs coach Jimmy Lake ($375,000), wide receivers coach Brent Pease and defensive line coach/special teams coordinator Jeff Choate ($345,000) and running backs coach/recruiting coordinator Keith Bhonapha ($250,000). Each coach is scheduled to receive a $15,000 raise in year two of their two-year deals.
UT-Martin (FCS): Julio Friere was officially hired as UT-Martin's athletics director on Monday.
Ohio State: The Buckeyes are close to finalizing a deal with longtime Penn State assistant Larry Johnson according to Pete Thamel of SI.com.
North Texas: UNT regents are expected to approve a contract extension for head coach Dan McCarney on Thursday according to Brett Vito of the Denton Record-Chronicle.
|Monday January 13, 2014||presented by:|
Former Iowa defensive coordinator Norm Parker has passed away. Please keep his family in your thoughts.
Penn State: Larry Johnson will not remain on staff at Penn State.
Tennessee Titans: Ken Whisenhunt will be the Titans' new head coach according to Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen of ESPN. Here's what you need to know.
Detroit Lions: The Lions have focused in on Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell according to Schefter and Mortensen.
Virginia: Virginia has announced the hiring of Jerome Oliver as defensive line coach.
New York Giants: Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo interviewed for the Giants' offensive coordinator position today.
Iowa State: Offensive coordinator Mark Mangino has signed a two-year contract paying $350,000 in 2014 and $375,000 in 2015.
Washington Redskins: The Redskins have parted ways with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, associate head coach/running backs coach Bobby Turner, quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur, wide receivers coach Mike McDaniel, offensive quality control coach Richmond Flowers, linebackers coach Bob Slowik, defensive assistant Bobby Slowik, special teams coach Keith Burns, special teams assistant Richard Hightower and advance scout Larry Coyer. Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, defensive backs coach Raheem Morris, defensive line coach Jacob Burney, offensive line coach Chris Foerster and tight ends coach Sean McVay will be retained. McVay has will be promoted to offensive coordinator, according to the Washington Post.
Alabama: Bo Davis will be the next defensive line coach at Alabama according to 247Sports. Davis was introduced at USC a week ago, and worked at Alabama from 2007-10.
Notre Dame: The school has made Brian VanGorder's hiring as defensive coordinator official.
West Georgia: Sources tell us Arkansas Tech defensive coordinator Scott Symons will be the new defensive coordinator at UWG.
Jackson State: New head coach Harold Jackson will make $260,000 per year per his new three year agreement.
University of Chicago: Sources tell us the defensive backs job is open.
Chuck Smith: Sources tell us former Kentucky linebackers coach Chuck Smith will be the new head coach at Madison Central HS (KY).
Buffalo Bills: The Bills have let linebackers coach Chuck Driesbach go.
Eastern Michigan: The Eagles officially announced the hiring of Kalen DeBoer as offensive coordinator.
Iowa State: Mark Mangino's contract will pay him $350,000 in year one and $375,000 in year two.
Villanova (FCS): Former Rhode Island head coach Joe Trainer will return to Villanova as the Wildcats' defensive line coach/special teams coordinator according to URI beat writer Bill Koch.
Texas: The Texas Board of Regents has approved Charlie Strong's contract: five years, starting at $5 million a year and rising $100,000 each season. The deal is fully guaranteed. Strong's buyout, which Texas is paying, was $4.37 million. Bonuses include $250,000 for a national title win, 3 percent of his salary for a top 5 finish, 2 percent of his salary for a top 10 finish, $100,000 for winning the Big 12 and $100,000 for reaching the national title game.
Vanderbilt: Stanford defensive coordinator Derek Mason will interview in the coming days Joe Schad reports. Sources tell us that David Williams would love to make this hire if he gets the right feel during the interview.
North Dakota: Sources tell us Minnesota defensive grad assistant Shawn Kostich will be the new special teams coordinator at UND.
Alabama: Georgia defensive line coach Chris Wilson is interviewing with Saban today.
UAB: Sources at UAB tell us they consider Clark a strong candidate but they have additional meetings planned with other coaches this week. We will keep you updated.
Georgia Southern: Former UAB defensive line coach Kevin People is taking a position on Willie Fritz's staff at Georgia Southern, according to AL.com.
Duke: Associate head coach / pass game coordinator Scottie Montgomery will be elevated to offensive coordinator, according to Jeremy Fowler.
Cleveland Browns: Former Titans head coach Mike Munchak is interviewing for the head coaching job today in Cleveland, according to Alex Marvez.
Alabama A&M: James Spady has decided to retain tight ends coach / video coordinator Andy Fuller and strength and conditioning coach James Hester. The rest of the staff has been let go, according to AL.com
Winston-Salem State (D-II - NC): Defensive coordinator Kienus Boulware will be named the head coach on Tuesday according to the Winston-Salem Journal.
Azusa Pacific University (D-II): Azusa Pacific is looking to fill its open dates on September 5, 2015 and October 24, 2015. Preferably against Division II opponents. Azusa Pacific is centrally located in the Los Angeles basin. If interested, contact head coach Victor Santa Cruz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UAB: Sources tell us Jacksonville State head coach Bill Clark is expected to accept the head coaching job at UAB. We understand that no formal offer has been made yet.
|Sunday January 12, 2014||presented by:|
The Scoop staff is traveling to Indy today. Good day to follow @FootballScoop on Twitter (although they all are, aren't they). For those there already, Kilroy's (official FootballScoop after hours spot) is a great place to watch the games.
Texas: Shawn Watson was introduced as Texas' quarterbacks coach at a team meeting tonight. No offensive coordinator was introduced.
Washington: Foothill College offensive line coach Joshua Taufalele has joined the Washington staff as an offensive grad assistant.
Chicago Bears: The Bears have announced that defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will return but defensive line coach Mike Phair and linebackers coach Tim Tibesar will not.
Cincinnati: Sources tell us offensive grad assistant Marc Nudelberg will be promoted to special teams / tight ends coach at Cincinnati.
Louisville: Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has accepted the same position at Louisville according to Joe Schad of ESPN. Grantham will make $1 million per year. Here's what you need to know.
Mississippi Valley State: Sources tell us former Jackson State head coach Rick Comegy will be the new head coach at MVSU.
Texas: Oklahoma State offensive line coach Joe Wickline will accept a position on Charlie Strong's staff according to 247.
Oregon: Sources confirm to us that Philadelphia Eagles assistant defensive line coach (and former Oregon defensive grad assistant) Erik Chinander will join the staff coaching the outside linebackers. The Oregonian has reported the hire as well.
Buffalo: Offensive coordinator Alex Wood will shift to quarterbacks, Marty Spieler will move to wide receivers and offensive grad assistant Keegan Jones is being promoted to tight ends. Corners/recruiting coordinator Maurice Linguist is adding the co-defensive coordinator role.
Virginia: Sources tell us Buffalo defensive line coach Jappy Oliver will be the new defensive line coach at UVA.
UMass: Sources tell us two assistants will be leaving Brown University to join Whipple's staff. Brown quarterbacks coach Liam Coen will come in the same capacity and defensive line coach Neil McGrath will come in the same capacity as well. Update> We have been told this AM that McGrath is not expected to go now. Sources tell us UMass defensive line coach Dave Sollazzo will be retained.
|Saturday January 11, 2014||presented by:|
We'd like to thank everyone for their viewership and support. Each of the past 5 days has been a massive record for the site. We'll be posting updates all weekend and we look forward to seeing everyone in Indy beginning tomorrow.
Houston: Tony Jeffery will be Houston's new outside receivers coach, replacing Brandon Middleton, who was not retained following the season.
Atlanta Falcons: Bryan Cox will be the Falcons' defensive line coach according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Florida Atlantic: Arkansas GA Nick Caley will follow Charlie Partridge to FAU and coach defensive backs according to Scout.com.
Georgia Southern: Offensive coordinator Doug Ruse will follow Willie Fritz from Sam Houston State to Georgia Southern according to Josh Aubrey of the Statesboro Herald. Fritz has let the entire Georgia Southern coaching staff go except for co-defensive coordinator Jack Curtis according to WJCL.
Texas: Former USC running backs coach Tommie Robinson and Memphis cornerbacks coach Chris Vaughn to the same positions according to Fox Sports.
Arkansas State: Sources tell us Lamar assistant head coach / defensive backs Allen Johnson is joining Blake Anderson's staff. We also hear that former Jacksonville Jaguar Larry Hart is joining the staff as a defensive grad assistant.
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UMass: Sources tell us Wagner associate head coach / offensive coordinator Tom Masella will be the new defensive coordinator at UMass.
Utah: Sources tell us offensive line coach Dan Finn will not return.
Western Kentucky: Sources tell us Cincinnati tight ends coach Tyson Helton will be the new offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach at WKU.
Texas: Alabama defensive line coach Chris Rumph has accepted a position at Texas according to 247Sports.
Minnesota Vikings: Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer is expected to have a second interview with the Vikings early next week according to Adam Caplan of ESPN.
Illinois State (FCS): Sources tell us New Mexico GA Kane Keirnan has accepted a position as an offensive assistant coach in a position to be determined at Illinois State. Keirnan is an Illinois State graduate.
Penn State: James Franklin's deal is reportedly for 6 years and worth $27 million ($4.5 million per year).
Oregon: At Oregon, sources tell us to expect Mark Helfrich to promote linebackers / recruiting coordinator Don Pellum to defensive coordinator. Pellum knows that defense and the players as well as anyone. At Oregon it's all about the fit and Pellum is certainly loved by the players and staff.
New Mexico: Sources tell us inside linebackers coach Kevin Cosgrove will add the defensive coordinator title as well.
Central Methodist (NAIA - MO): Central Methodist University is looking of a guarantee game in 2014 on August 30th or September 6th or a home game on September 4th/6th.
Oklahoma Panhandle State (D-II): Oklahoma Panhandle State University (Goodwell, OK) is looking for a home game for the 2014 season. We need 1 home game (possible moderate game guarantee). Looking for NAIA/Div. 3 programs. Open dates are 10/4/14 and 11/15/14. Contact OPSU Head Coach Russell Gaskamp email@example.com if interested.
Kentucky Christian (NAIA): Sources tell us that offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Al Clark, running backs coach Chris Schultz and offensive line coach Barry Blackstone are no longer with the staff.
Maryland: Ball State defensive line coach Chad Wilt has accepted the same position at Maryland.
Pace: Andy Rondeau has officially been announced as head coach at Pace.
Southeastern Oklahoma State (D-II): Southeastern Oklahoma State University Department of Athletics invites applications for the position of Assistant Football Coach/ HPER Instructor. The successful candidate will teach a class load of approximately 6 hours per semester as assigned by the Chair of the Department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation. Candidates are expected to have earned Bachelor & Master degrees; one of which must be in HPER or a closely related field. Coaching experience at one or more NCAA institutions with knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations are preferred. Previous teaching at the University level is also preferred. Employment is contingent upon the results of a national criminal and sex offender background check. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Prior to issuing a letter of appointment, official transcripts must be received directly from each degree-granting institution by the Office of Academic Affairs. To be considered an official candidate, applicants must submit all of the following: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended and contact information for three professional references to: Office of Equity, Compliance and Diversity Southeastern Oklahoma State University 1405 N. 4th Avenue – PMB 2750 Durant, OK 74701-0609.
Eastern Illinois: Sources tell us that Ole Miss defensive grad assistant Kane Wommack will be the new defensive coordinator at EIU.
Youngstown State: Head coach Eric Wofford is getting an extension. Details later...
Western Kentucky: Sources tell us that former Purdue OC Gary Nord will join the WKU staff. Will update.
Vanderbilt: Athletic director David Williams announced today that they have already retained Dan Parker's firm to assist with the search and that they plan to move quickly but will be diligent. We noted a few days ago that in addition to internal candidates Bob Shoop and Herb Hand, sources tell us that Williams' primary external candidate is Derek Mason at Stanford. We'll keep you posted.
West Alabama: UWA is looking to fill an open date in 2014. Looking for a Division II opponent for week 2 or week 4. Please contact head coach Brett Gilliland at firstname.lastname@example.org
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University of San Diego: Sources tell us Kenny Holmes will join the staff at USD coaching the defensive line.
Coffeyville CC: Sources tell us Louisiana Lafayette offensive grad assistant William Peagler has accepted the offensive line job at Coffeyville. Hard working, smart young man there.
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Air Force: Former Wake Forest assistant Brian Knorr is returning for his third stint on the Air Force staff in as of yet undefined role.
Penn State: The school has officially announced the hiring of James Franklin, and will hold a 4:15 p.m. ET press conference to introduce its new head coach.
Minnesota Vikings: Greg Roman will interview for the Vikings' head coaching job according to Adam Schefter.
Wyoming: Just to reiterate, Craig Bohl has retained offensive line/running backs coach Pete Kaligis and will bring assistants Brent Vigen, Steve Stanard, Kenni Burns, A.J. Cooper, Scott Fuchs and John Richardson with him from North Dakota State.
|Friday January 10, 2014||presented by:|
UMass: Mark Whipple will be the new head coach at UMass. Here's what you need to know.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Gill Byrd will be the cornerbacks coach.
Western Kentucky: Offensive line coach Neil Callaway will remain at WKU per Chad Bishop who covers the team.
Mississippi Gulf Coast: Belhaven offensive line coach Les George will be the new offensive line coach at Gulf Coast.
Southeastern Oklahoma State: Sources tell us former A&M Commerce defensive backs coach Charles Burks has accepted the defensive coordinator role at Southeastern Oklahoma State.
Texas: Defensive backs coach Duane Akina will not return to the staff.
Oakland Raiders: Tony Sparano has agreed to a new two year deal to remain as assistant head coach / offensive line with the Raiders (was being courted by the Bucs).
Jackson State: Sources tell us that Harold Jackson will be the new head coach at JSU. Last time we are aware that Jackson coached was as the receivers coach for the Sacramento UFL team back in 2012.
Alabama: Lane Kiffin has been hired as offensive coordinator according to multiple outlets and has now been confirmed. Joe Schad reports Kiffin's deal will be for three years. Here's what you need to know.
Los Angeles Harbor College: Fullerton College defensive line coach Greg Hoyd will be the new defensive coordinator at L.A. Harbor College per sources.
Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins have confirmed that Bill Lazor and Kyle Shanahan have interviewed for their offensive coordinator position.
Virginia Union (D-II): The finalists for the Virginia Union head coaching position are Virginia Union defensive line coach Mark James, Elizabeth City State offensive coordinator Alvin Parker, Morgan State assistant head coach/run-defense coordinator Herbert Parham and Georgia Southern cornerbacks coach Orlando Mitjans, Jr.
Southeastern Louisiana (FCS): Offensive coordinator Greg Stevens is leaving to take the same position at Eastern Illinois, and wide receivers coach Chet Pobolish will be promoted to offensive coordinator.
Eastern Illinois: Southeastern LA offensive coordinator Greg Stevens will be the new offensive coordinator at EIU.
Whitworth (D-III - WA): Head coach Rod Sandberg has retained receivers coach / recruiting coordinator Jason Tobeck. Also, former Shadle Park HS (WA) head coach Alan Stanfield has joined the staff as offensive coordinator.
Western Kentucky: Jeff Brohm will make an annual base salary of $600,000 and his contract will run through 2019. Brohm can earn up to $1million per year with incentives.
Emporia State: Sources tell us that Justin Weiser has been promoted to full time running backs / strength and conditioning coach and will also serve as recruiting coordinator.
UConn: Michael Painter will serve as director of player personnel on Bob Diaco's staff. Also, grad assistant Doug Shearer has been retained.
Western Carolina: Former head coach Kent Briggs has accepted the head coaching job at Cherokee HS (NC).
Arkansas State: Blake Anderson has announced that Anthony Tucker, who coached the receivers last season, will stay on staff and move to running backs for 2014. Luke Paschall will coach the receivers.
Western Michigan: WMU is looking to hire a video coordinator. See more details here.
Lehigh: Sources tell us that defensive backs coach / co-defensive coordinator Gerard Wilcher will not return to the staff.
Westminster (D-III - PA): Sources tell us that Scott Benzel will be the new head coach. Benzel most recently served as the defensive coordinator at St. Francis.
Cumberlands (NAIA - KY): University of the Cumberlands has announced that Matt Rhymer has been chosen as as the fifth head coach in program history. Rhymer is a former Patriot player and grad assistant, and has served on the staff at Oneida HS (TN), and was head coach at South Laurel HS (TN).
FootballScoop Coaches Party: The annual party where we celebrate all of the Coaches of the Year and just enjoy getting together with everybody is Monday night at 5pm at Kilroy's (two blocks east of the convention center...one block past St. Elmo's). Come join us!
Albright College (D-III - PA): Albright College is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of Assistant Football Coach/Recruiting Coordinator/WR Coach/JV Head Coach. Qualifications: Bachelors degree required with a minimum of three years of successful coaching and recruiting experience at the college level. Experience with Hudl digital video editing system is a plus. Game week organizational tasks including; film breakdown, opponent scouting, self-scouting, tendency reports, video cut-ups, scouting reports, assist S&C coach with weight room, assist VC with digital editing, counsel players on academic and social issues, and other duties as assigned by the HFC. Compensation: This is a 12 month, full time position with benefits (health & dental insurance, full retirement through TIAA-Creff, tuition waiver for M.Ed. Degree), $15,000 annual salary, free off-campus housing (shared with two other coaches), free utilities and free meal plan in campus dining hall. A three-year commitment is required from the successful applicant. Email resume and cover letter along with the names and phone numbers of three professional references to John Marzka, Head Football Coach at email@example.com. Please indicate in your email if you are attending the AFCA convention as I will be there to interview candidates. No phone calls please.
St. Vincent (D-III - PA): Sources tell us that the new head coach will be John Carroll (D-III - OH) senior offensive coordinator / associate head coach Ron Dolciato.
Louisville: Kevin Steele has decided to stay at Alabama and will not join the Louisville staff as defensive coordinator according to Tim Watts of BamaOnLine.
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Western Kentucky: Sources tell us that Arizona State's Chip Long has declined the opportunity to join Jeff Brohm's staff as offensive coordinator.
Millikin (D-III - IL): Millikin is looking for an intern assistant coach. This position will report to the Head Football Coach. This internship is designed as a 10 month educational experience from August 1 to May 31 and is designed to give an individual with an interest in coaching the opportunity to hone his skill development and coaching ability in one or more position areas. The appointment is for one year, with a possible one year renewal. Pursuing a graduate degree at a nearby university may be possible. Apply online here.
Western Kentucky: Receivers coach Lamar Thomas, defensive ends coach L.D. Scott, running backs coach Kolby Smith, and director of strength and conditioning Joe Miday will all join Petrino's staff at Louisville according to Chad Bishop.
Moorpark JC (CA): Moorpark Junior College (Moorpark, CA) is looking for a receivers or quarterback coach. Stipend is available (Approx. $5,000-$6,000 depending on qualifications). Please email a resume, cover letter, and preferably a position manual to Offensive Coordinator Eric Marty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Georgia Southern: Willie Fritz has now been officially introduced as head coach.
Indiana: Defensive coordinator Doug Mallory and defensive line coach Jon Fabris will not return.
Michigan: Athletics director Dave Brandon told the Detroit News that new offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier will not make more than defensive coordinator Greg Mattison (who made $840,000 in 2013) and that the numbers being tossed around were inaccurate.
Texas: Vance Bedford tweeted this morning, "I'm interviewing with Coach Strong. I'm not hired at this time."
Eastern Illinois: Kim Dameron will be the new head coach at Eastern Illinois per sources. Dameron, currently the defensive coordinator at LA Tech, served as the DC at EIU in 2000.
Miami Dolphins/Tampa Bay Bucs: Tennessee Titans vice president Lake Dawson and New York Giants vice president Marc Ross are expected to interview for the vacant Dolphins and Bucs GM jobs according to Adam Schefter.
Virginia Tech: Bryan Stinespring is not leaving Virginia Tech. Not happening.
Cincinnati Bengals: Marvin Lewis has announced that Kyle Caskey has been promoted to running backs coach. Caskey previously served as the assistant offensive line / quality control coach.
Western Kentucky: Jeff Brohm's hiring has now been announced. We are told that Nick Holt will remain as defensive coordinator at WKU.
Old Dominion: Head coach Bobby Wilder announced this morning that former UConn and Penn State assistant Kermit Buggs will replace defensive backs coach Marc Boate who is leaving the staff to "pursue other options".
Kansas: Sources tell us Alex Charlton is being promoted to player personnel assistant.
New Mexico: Sources tell us Barry Sacks, who recently left Cal, will be the new defensive line coach at New Mexico. We hear that Archie McDaniel will now coach the outside linebackers.
Southern Illinois: Sources tell us that offensive line coach Bill O'Boyle will be promoted to offensive coordinator. We also hear that Carbondale HS (IL) head coach Nick Hill is joining the staff and will coach the quarterbacks and Colorado Mesa defensive coordinator Todd Auer will coach the linebackers. We are also hearing that former WKU head coach David Elson is a strong candidate to coach the safeties.
UMass: Boston College defensive coordinator Don Brown is among the coaches that will interview for the head coaching job, according to GazetteNet.com. Brown served as the program's head coach from 2004-2008.
Illinois: Illinois trustees have proposed a two year contract extension and an increase in of $50,000 base salary for AD Mike Thomas. The salary increase would bump his pay to $554,321. His current contract is set to expire in 2016.
Georgia Military College (CC): Georgia Military College has a WR job open. Position is an entry level full-time job with benefits. Housing included for single applicants. Multi-state recruiting area and other duties assigned by the head coach. Please email Offensive Coordinator Ross Robinson at email@example.com.
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Boise State: Offensive grad assistants Joel Filani and defense grad assistant Byron Hout will stay on as a part of Harsin's staff. Also, assistant athletic director for football Brad Larrondo will remain with the program.