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Tuesday January 21, 2014 presented by: 

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Sam Houston State (FCS - TX): Sources tell us Mel Tjeerdsma will be the new head coach at Sam Houston State. Look for an announcement tomorrow. 

Jacksonville State (FCS): Sources tell us offensive coordinator John Grass will be named head coach possibly as early as tonight. 

Navy: Former Elon defensive backs coach Dan O'Brien will join the Navy staff as outside linebackers coach. 

Oklahoma State: Oklahoma State is no longer accepting applications for the open grad assistant position. We appreciate all of the interest and will be in contact. 

Houston Texans: Bill O'Brien said he will call plays for the Texans in 2014, meaning the offensive coordinator position could go unfilled. 

LSU: The school has announced the hiring of Jeff Grimes as offensive line coach and run game coordinator. 

Virginia Union (D-II): Mark James has been named head coach. James has served as the program's defensive line coach the past two seasons.

Montana Tech: Athletic director Charles Bradley was let go over the weekend, and today retired football coach Bob Green was announced as the interim AD.

Hardin-Simmons (D-III - TX): Zach Wilkerson, who spent last season as the defensive coordinator at Mississippi College (D-III), has been named defensive coordinator at Hardin-Simmons.

Arizona Western (CC): Arizona Western, located in Yuma, Arizona, is searching for a defensive back or defensive line coach. This is a part-time position with a stipend of $6,800 plus housing. Responsibilities will include recruiting and coaching your own position. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, collegiate playing experience and or coaching experience, excellent communication and leadership skills. Please forward all request to Coach Minnick at [email protected].

UAB: Bill Clark is the head coach. Announcement tomorrow. 

Hiram (D-III - OH): Hiram is no longer accepting resumes for their grad assistant and intern jobs. Thanks for the tremendous interest.

Vanderbilt: Sources tell us the first set of hires are through the HR process...others to come. David Kotulski will serve as defensive coordinator / inside linebackers, Vavae Tata as defensive line coach, Gerry Gdowski as receivers, Keven Lightner as offensive line coach and Charles Bankins will coach the running backs. Jon Haskins will serve as director of player personnel and Jason Grooms director of football operations. Bill Hughan is joining the staff from Stanford and will serve as director of strength & conditioning. 

Indiana: With Seth Littrell leaving for North Carolina, sources tell us co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks Kevin Johns will be promoted to offensive coordinator and special teams coordinator James Patton will move to tight ends / fullbacks. 

Arizona Western (CC): Arizona Western, located in Yuma, Arizona is searching for a wide receivers coach. This is a part-time position with a stipend of $6,800 plus housing. Responsibilities will include recruiting and coaching your own position. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, collegiate playing experience and or coaching experience, excellent communication and leadership skills. Please forward all request to Coach Minnick at [email protected].

Dubuque (D-III - IA): Former Illinois grad assistant Drew Nystrom is heading back to Dubuque as the offensive coordinator. Nystrom coached the offensive line for Dubuque back in 2011 and 2012.

Sacramento State: Former Weber St. head coach Jody Sears has joined the Sacramento State staff as defensive coordinator per a source. 

LA Tech: Sources tell us (and Bruce Feldman has reported the same) that Manny Diaz will be the new defensive coordinator at LA Tech. 

UAB: AL.com is confirming that the deal between Jacksonville State head coach Bill Clark and UAB is being finalized. At Jax St, sources tell us offensive coordinator John Grass is a strong candidate. Will keep you updated...

Philadelphia Eagles: Former Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave has interviewed for the quarterbacks job with the Eagles, according to Alex Marvez.

Elon: Scott Browne, the lone holdover from the previous staff, will coach the running backs on top of his duties as recruiting coordinator.

Maranatha Baptist (D-III - WI): Sources tell us that head coach Andy Peterson has resigned.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Bucs will hire the Cardinals' Jason Licht as their general manager according to multiple outlets. 

New England Patriots: Linebackers coach Pepper Johnson, who has spent the last 13 seasons with the staff, will not return in 2014.

Washington Redskins: Offensive coordinator Sean McVay will also coach the quarterbacks, and head coach Jay Gruden will call the plays.

Baltimore Ravens: John Harbaugh has indicated that the five finalists for the vacant offensive coordinator job include receivers coach Jim Hostetler, former Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, former Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, and Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson.

Mississippi Valley State: MVSU has announced the hiring of Rick Comegy as head coach. Had to have been a rather interesting past week at Valley. 

Indiana: Kevin Wilson has hired Larry McDaniel as defensive line coach. McDaniel, a former captain at IU, has served in the same capacity at Bowling Green the past three seasons. 

Virginia Tech: Stacy Searels is expected to accept the offensive line job, according to the Washington Post. Searels resumes includes stops coaching the offensive line at Texas (most recently), LSU, and Georgia. Sources confirm the same to us. 

Buffalo Bills: Doug Marrone has indicated that he will hire a quarterbacks coach for next season. The Bills effectively operated without a coach with that title this past season.

Cleveland Browns: According to the Denver Post's Mike Klis, Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase called the Browns today to withdraw his name from consideration so that he can concentrate on the Super Bowl. According to Adam Schefter the Browns will schedule a second interview with Bills DC Mike Pettine and are considering Seattle DC Dan Quinn as well as "other candidates".

Ball State: Former Penn State tight ends coach John Strollo has now accepted the offensive line job at Ball State (Ball State site Over the Pylon reported the hire over the weekend).

Towson (FCS - MD): Head coach Rob Ambrose has agreed to a contract extension through 2020. 

Cincinnati Bengals: The Bengals have officially hired Vance Joseph to coach the defensive backs. Joseph spent the past three seasons as the defensive backs coach for the Texans.

Louisiana-Lafayette: Athletics director Scott Farmer expects to present head coach Mark Hudspeth with a contract extension proposal this week. 

Doane College (NAIA - NE): Doane appreciates all of the interest in the position. At this time we are no longer accepting applications for the offensive coordinator position. Thank you

Ohio State: Sources tell us Northern Colorado defensive ends coach Jon Carpenter and Rice grad assistant Adrian Mayes are both joining the Ohio State staff as grad assistants. 

Illinois: Sources tell us that Western Michigan offensive graduate assistant Rob Arnheim has accepted a similar position at Illinois.

Michigan: Alabama offensive grad assistant John Van Dam tweeted this morning that he is joining the Michigan staff. 

STU Northside Bulls (Stockholm, Sweden): STU Northside Bulls has an opening for a defensive coordinator/player. Room, Board, Flights, Insurance, Salary provided. Contract starts in March and ends in September. Interested candidates send letter of interest and C.V. to [email protected]. Apllication deadline is 1/28/14.

Fort Hays State (D-II - KS): FHSU is no longer accepting applicants for their assistant coaching position. Thank you for the tremendous response.

Detroit Lions: Detroit will hire New Orleans quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi as their offensive coordinator, according to Chris Mortensen. Joe is the grandson of Vince Lombardi.

Baltimore Ravens: Former Detroit offensive coordinator Scott Linehan has interviewed for the offensive coordinator position vacated by Jim Caldwell's move to the Lions, according to The Baltimore Sun.

North Dakota State: Tyler Roehl, who has spent the past few seasons coaching at Moorhead HS (MN), will join Chris Klieman's staff as tight ends / fullbacks coach. Roehl previously served as the running backs GA at NDSU back in 2011.

Eastern Illinois: The Daily Eastern News is reporting that James Truxillo has joined the staff as safeties coach.




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Penn State: Herb Hand will join James Franklin's staff at Penn State. Herb thanked the Vanderbilt community tonight on Twitter

Tennessee Titans: The Titans have hired Louie Cioffi as defensive backs coach per Jim Wyatt. Cioffi was defensive backs coach for the Browns this past season. 

Troy: Auburn director of high school relations Al Pogue will join the Troy staff as corners coach per a source. 

Western Michigan: Sources tell us that Eastern Michigan running backs coach Mike Hart is joining the staff and will coach the running backs.

North Carolina: Inside Carolina is confirming that Indiana offensive coordinator Seth Littrell is finalizing an agreement to become offensive coordinator / tight ends for Larry Fedora. 

Fresno State: Tim DeRuyter will make $1.5 million annually as a part of his new 5-year deal. He made $650,000 the past two seasons.

Mississippi State: Dan Mullen announced today that "contract adjustments for all of the staff" are being made. Defensive coordinator Geoff Collins has himself a new two year contract in which he'll make $575,000 in year one and $625,000 in year two. Details for the rest of the staff to come...

Cal: Former running back Jahvid Best has joined the staff in a graduate assistant role.

Southeastern Oklahoma State: As we told you last week, Charles Burks has now officially joined the staff as defensive coordinator.

Southern Utah: Gary Crowton has joined the staff as offensive coordinator.

Louisville: Western Kentucky assistant director of operations Todd Clark will be the new director of on-campus recruiting at Louisville per a source. Sources also tell us Pete Nochta is leaving WKU as well and will serve as a grad assistant coaching the tight ends at Louisville. 

Western Kentucky: Tyson Helton has officially joined the staff as offensive coordinator and will make a base salary of $135,000 annually.

Miami (OH): Sources tell us that Valdosta State defensive graduate assistant John "Buck" Douglas has accepted a defensive grad assistant job on Chuck Martin's staff.

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Hiram (D-III - OH): Hiram has an opening in the fall 2014 for a graduate assistant. Requirements: Bachelor's degree, undergraduate GPA of a 3.0 or higher. Prior playing or coaching experience at the college/university or professional level is preferred. This position includes free graduate school, meals, housing, and a $7,000 annual stipend. For confidential consideration, direct all emails to Randy Moore at [email protected]. No phone calls please! UPDATE>> Hiram is no longer accepting applicants for this position.

Indiana: The Hoosiers have announced that Brian Knorr, who recently accepted a position at Air Force as defensive coordinator, has been hired as the program's defensive coordinator.

Houston Texans: Romeo Crennel has agreed to a 3-year deal as Bill O'Brien's defensive coordinator. 

Dean College (CC - MA): Dean College has an opening for a (Six month) part-time/intern defensive line coach that will begin being paid July 1 - December 31, 2014. This position will assist the head coach in all facets of the program including, but not limited to, coaching the defensive line and recruiting an area. Requirements: Bachelor's degree; computer and Hudl proficiency and prior playing or coaching experience at the college level. Strength and Conditioning background is a plus. This position is a stipend position with no benefits, one meal a day during the fall semester. Coach will also have the opportunity to work onsite summer football camps to generate extra income. First consideration will be given to coaches from the Northeast/New England area. For confidential consideration, please direct your information to only Todd Vasey at [email protected]. No phone calls please!

Mary Hardin-Baylor (D-III - TX): UMHB, is looking for two games in the 2014 Season. Our open dates are: September 6, October 4 and 11. We need to secure two games in those three open dates. If you could post this to your website I would appreciate it. Interested candidates can email Karen Goff or Pete Fredenburg at [email protected] or [email protected].

Citadel: Mike Houston has completed his coaching staff, with five assistants coming with him from Lenoir-Rhyne. We've covered most of these before, but here's a quick recap; Brent Thompson (offensive coordinator / quarterbacks / B-backs), Blake Harrell (special teams coordinator / inside linebackers), Lou Conte (slot backs), Ron Boyd (offensive line), Roy Tesh (defensive line), Maurice Drayton (defensive coordinator / quarterbacks), Joel Taylor (safeties / pass defense coordinator), JP Gunter (recruiting coordinator / wide receivers), and Scott Yielding (tight ends).

Sam Houston State: North Texas offensive coordinator Mike Canales will interview for the head coaching job tomorrow, according to the Denton Record-Chronicle. The other candidates include K.C. Keeler (Delaware HC), Mel Tjeersdma (former Northwest Missouri State HC), Scott Wachenheim (Virginia OL coach), and Darrell Wyatt (former Texas co-OC / WR coach).

Tennessee Titans: Ken Whisenhunt plans to retain Sylvester Croom (running backs), Nate Kaczor (special teams), Steve Watterson (strength and conditioning), Steve Hoffman (special teams assistant), and Steve Brown (secondary assistant), according a report from the Tennessean.

Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins have hired Jags linebacker coach Mark Duffner to coach their linebackers, according to the Florida Times-Union.

Fresno State: Tim DeRuyter has signed a new five-year extension that will take him through the 2018 season. In two seasons he has went 20-6 overall and 14-2 in conference play.

Washington Redskins: Jay Gruden's deal is for five years and $20 million, all fully guaranteed according to Jason La Canfora.

West Alabama: Mike McCarty, the only coach retained by new head coach Brett Gilliland, will coach the receivers moving forward. McCarty coached the running backs last season and has also worked with tight ends and quarterbacks in his six seasons with the program.




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UAB: Sources tell us that Jacksonville State head coach Bill Clark plans to accept the head coaching job at UAB. Here's the Sunday night update.

Tulsa: Muskogee HS head coach Josh Blankenship is joining the staff (as quarterbacks we're told). Denver Johnson will take over as offensive coordinator. A few other adjustments within the staff as well. Will update...

Cincinnati: Associate head coach Robert Prunty will now coach the entire defensive line and has added the co-defensive coordinator title as well. 

Kentucky Christian (NAIA): Hickman County (TN) head coach Tommy Rewis is the new running backs coach at KCU per a source.

Hampton: Just to recap Connell Maynor's inaugural staff; John Eder (assistant head coach / offensive line / recruiting coordinator), Markus Lawrence (assistant offensive line), Duane Taylor (receivers), Michael Ramseur (running backs), Kenny Phillips (defensive coordinator), Marcus Gladden (linebackers), Gary Lowery (defensive line), and Marco Butler (defensive backs).

Jackson State: Lane head coach Derrick Burroughs is joining the Jackson State staff as defensive coordinator per sources. 

South Alabama: After being talked about as a possible candidate for the UAB head coaching job, USA head coach Joey Jones told AL.com, "I'm staying at South Alabama. I'm not going anywhere."

Penn State: Temple receivers coach Terry Smith will be joining James Franklin's staff, according to OwlScoop (and we have confirmed). Smith was a four-year letterman at Penn State in the early 90's and had 11 very successful seasons as the head coach at Gateway HS (Monroeville, PA). He will coach the corners.

Minnesota Vikings: George Edwards has agreed to become the Vikings defensive coordinator. A deal was reached late last night according to reports.

Tennessee Titans: Former Jags head coach Mike Mularkey has informed the Vikings that he is not joining their staff, and will instead join Ken Whisenhunt's Tennessee staff coaching the tight ends or quarterbacks, according to Jason La Canfora.

Rice: Sources tell us David Bailiff is planning to have co-offensive coordinators Larry Edmondson and Billy Lynch (with Edmondson calling the plays). Also sounds like they plan to promote one of their grad assistant / quality control staff to fill the open position on the offensive side. 

Sam Houston State: The Huntsville Item notes that former Delaware head coach K.C. Keeler, former Northwest Missouri State head coach (and current athletic director) Mel Tjeersdma, Virginia offensive line coach coach Scott Wachenheim, and former Texas co-offensive coordinator / receivers coach Darrell Wyatt are among the finalists for the head coaching job.

Tampa Bay Bucs: George Warhop has been announced as offensive line coach. Warhop spent the last five seasons in the same capacity with the Browns.

Arkansas State: Brian Early, who most recently served as the defensive quality control coach at Arkansas, has been named defensive line coach.




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Vanderbilt: Sources tell us Stanford defensive assistant Vavae Tata will join the Vanderbilt staff as defensive line coach. 

      The 10 year olds have done a second video stumping for Tressel and it is outstanding

Toledo: Sources tell us Sam Houston State running backs coach Anthony Johnson will join the Toledo staff in the same capacity. 

Cincinnati Bengals: Former Detroit Lions assistant Matt Burke has been named linebackers coach. 

New York Jets: Running backs coach Anthony Lynn has reached a deal to return according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com. 

Tennessee Titans: UCLA defensive coordinator Lou Spanos will be the new linebackers coach for the Titans. 

Ball State: Former Penn State tight ends coach John Strollo will join Pete Lembo's staff as offensive line coach per Over the Pylon a Ball State website. Will confirm. Update> There is no agreement at this time. Look for Lembo to make a hire this week. 

New Mexico: The school has announced the hiring of defensive backs coach Charles McMillan and defensive line coach Barry Sacks, completing Bob Davie's staff. 

Elon (FCS - NC): Former Rutgers offensive line coach Damian Wroblewski will be Elon's offensive coordinator.

Kentucky Christian (NAIA): Defensive coordinator Larry Blackstone has accepted the head job at Clermont Northeastern HS. 

Buffalo State (D-III): Buffalo State is looking for an away game for the 2014 season (Week 2 - September 13, 2014).  Please call Christian Ozolins at 716.878.3679 or email [email protected] if interested.

Tennessee Titans: Ray Horton will be the new defensive coordinator for the Titans. 

              Inside the grad assistant forum at the AFCA

Detroit Lions: Ron Prince's title will be tight ends / assistant head coach. Offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn has been retained and Bobby Johnson (tight ends) has been moved to assistant offensive line. 

Clemson: Dabo has agreed to a new eight year agreement. 8 years, $27.15 million, fully guaranteed if fired anytime during first three years. Dabo, once again, not asking to break the bank but leaving money available for his assistants. You simply have to like this. 

Central Connecticut State: Sources tell us that New Haven head coach Pete Rossomando has agreed to become the next head coach at CCSU.

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Nichols College (D-III - MA): Shane Szydlo is joining the staff as inside linebackers coach, Leonard Samborowski is joining as outside linebackers and Marc Groccoa is joining as defensive line coach.

Hutchinson CC: Sources tell us that former Georgia Military College receivers coach Darrell Ballard has accepted the receivers position at Hutchinson. 

Iowa State: The Cyclones have now officially announced Toledo running backs coach Lou Ayeni. 

North Dakota (FCS): Kevin Maurice has now been officially announced as running backs coach. 

Eastern Illinois (FCS): Kim Dameron has now formally announced the hiring of Greg Stevens as offensive coordinator and Kane Wommack as defensive coordinator. 

Cincinnati: The school now formally announced the hiring of Hank Hughes as co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach and Jeff Koonz as safeties coach. Hughes comes from Connecticut and Koonz comes from Louisiana Tech. 

Louisville: Louisville has announced the hiring of Lamar Thomas and Terrell Buckley have been hired as the Cardinals' wide receivers and cornerbacks coach, respectively. The moves complete Bobby Petrino's coaching staff. 

Cleveland Browns: Dallas Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia interviews for the Browns' head coaching job today. 

Oakland Raiders: The Raiders have retained 14 coaches - offensive coordinator Greg Olson, assistant head coach/offensive line coach Tony Sparano, defensive coordinator Jason Traver, special teams coordinator Bobby April, quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, wide receivers coach Ted Gilmore, strength coach John Greico, offensive quality control Justin Griffith, tight ends coach Mark Hutson, linebackers coach Bob Sanders, defensive quality control Eric Sanders, senior offensive assistant Al Saunders, running backs coach Kelly Skipper and defensive line coach Terrell Williams. 




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Samford (FCS - AL): Sources tell us Northwestern State defensive coordinator Chris Boone will join the staff as defensive line coach. 

Illinois State (FCS): Brock Spack has hired Billy Dicken as receivers coach. 

Vanderbilt: Sources tell us Ohio director of football operations Jason Grooms will join Derek Mason's staff (off the field, title to be finalized). Grooms was recently named Director of Football Operations of the Year. We understand that Ohio quarterbacks coach / co-offensive coordinator Gerry Gdowski and Ohio offensive line coach Kevin Lightner will be joining the staff as well. Great guys, each of whom Mason has worked with in the past. 

Tennessee Titans: Per Jim Wyatt, the Titans have hired Jason Michael as offensive coordinator (from San Diego). 

Greenville College: Former Beloit (WI) offensive coordinator Jeff Disandro will rejoin the Greenville (IL) staff, where he was from 2006-2010, as the assistant head coach.

Ohio Dominican University (D-II): Ohio Dominican has an open date on October 25, 2014 and October 24, 2015. We are looking to discuss a two year agreement for a home and home series. Contact Nick Bolyard, Director of Football Operations at [email protected] or at 614-314-5238.

Sioux Falls (D-II - SD): Wide receivers coach Dusty Hovorka has been promoted to offensive coordinator. 

Washington Redskins: Jay Gruden said today that not only are they retaining Jim Haslett, that they are looking into extending his deal. Gruden is also retaining offensive line coach Chris Foerster and stated that he plans to hire Ike Hilliard as receivers coach. Wes Phillips has been hired as tight ends coach and he is speaking with Earnest Byner for running backs coach. 

Pittsburgh Steelers: The Steelers interviewed former Titans head coach Mike Munchak for their offensive line position today. 

Southeast Missouri (FCS): The hiring of cornerbacks coach Travis Fisher has been formally announced. 

Georgia: Jeremy Pruitt's contract is three years at $850,000 per. 

Hiram College (D-III - OH): Hiram has an opening for a part-time/intern offensive line coach that will begin being paid in the fall 2014. This position will assist the head coach in all facets of the sports program including, but not limited to, coaching the offensive line, the development and implementation of individual fundamental skills, recruiting and retaining quality young men and athletes. Requirements: Bachelor's degree; working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations; strong managerial, administrative, interpersonal skills; and computer proficiency. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Prior playing or coaching experience at the college/university or professional level is preferred. Flexibility is required for scheduled practices and competition during the season. This position is a stipend position with no benefits.  First consideration will be given to northeast Ohio coaches.  For confidential consideration, please direct your information to only Randy Moore at [email protected].  No phone calls please! UPDATE>> Hiram is no longer accepting applicants for this position.

Washington Redskins: Dallas Cowboys tight ends coach Wes Phillips has been hired at Washington. 

Fort Hays State (D-II - KS): Fort Hays State University (FHSU) invites applications for the position of Assistant Football Coach. FHSU is a NCAA Division II school. This position is a non-tenure track-12 month position – salary commensurate with experience. Assistant Football Coach responsibilities include, but are not limited to, proven personal and professional integrity and excellent coaching and recruiting skills necessary. Successful candidate will create an atmosphere favorable to moral, academic and athletic development of student-athletes; be responsible for and administer all aspects of the football program as directed by the head coach; communicate effectively and assist in fund raising and promotion of the overall athletic program. Additional duties may be assigned as needed. Coaching experience at the collegiate level preferred. Bachelor’s Degree required. Please submit a letter of application, resume, (to include all transcripts and five references who may be contacted) to Letter of Application, resume, and five references who can be contacted to: Chris Brown, Chair, Head Football Coach, Department of Athletics, Fort Hays State University, 600 Park, Hays, KS 67601-4099. Faxed letters of application and resumes may be submitted to 785-628-4681. E-mail applications will also be accepted to: [email protected]. All faxed and e-mailed resumes must be followed by hard copies in the mail including transcripts. Appointment date will be as soon as viable candidate is identified. Successful candidates will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Vanderbilt: Derek Mason will be the next head coach at Vanderbilt. The lowdown on Mason.

Packers: Linebackers coach Kevin Greene has announced that he is stepping down. 

Missouri Southern (D-II): Missouri Southern is seeking an offensive line coach with experience running the triple option and a defensive backs coach, preferably with experience running a 3-3-5 defense. Missouri Southern is a Division II football program located in Joplin, Missouri.

Eastern Illinois (FCS): Sources tell us Fort Lewis College receivers coach Micah Smith will join the EIU staff as outside receivers coach. 

North Dakota (FCS): The school has announced that Danny Freund will remain with the team and coach wide receivers.

Eastern Illinois (FCS): Sources tell us Lucas Stortzum is the new DFO for Kim Dameron at Eastern Illinois. He previously had worked in EIU's athletic administration. 

Central Oklahoma (D-II): Former Louisiana-Monroe linebacker Austin Moss has joined the staff as a defensive line graduate assistant. 

North Dakota State (FCS): Sources tell us Mankato State defensive coordinator Joe Klanderman will join the NDSU staff coaching the defensive backs. 

Alabama A&M (FCS): Albany State assistant Willie Totten has been hired as quarterbacks coach. 

Detroit Lions: The Lions have hired former Bucs defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan to coach their linebackers. 

Chad Morris: "If you have to call the perfect play, chances are it's going to be a long night anyway."

Eastern Michigan: Sources tell us Sioux Falls offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb will join the EMU offensive staff. 

Belhaven (MS): Sources tell us SMU offensive coordinator Hal Mumme will be the new head coach at Belhaven. Here's what you need to know

Chicago Bears: Paul Pasqualoni will interview for the Bears' linebackers job, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS, along with longtime NFL assistant Bill Sheridan. Sheridan will also interview for the Bills' linebackers opening as well, La Canfora reports. 

University of Chicago (D-III): The University of Chicago is accepting applications for a full-time Defensive Backs/Special Teams position within the football program. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree, Advanced degree in a related field preferred. Seeking a highly motivated individual with a minimum four years of successful coaching or playing experience at the college level. This full-time position will be directly responsible for unit organization, overall development, and player achievement. Game week tasks will including; film breakdown, opponent scouting, self-scouting, tendency reports, video cut-ups, scouting reports, and other duties as assigned by the Head Football Coach. Applicants must demonstrate a high proficiency as a quality recruiter. This is a 12 month, full time position with benefits and a competitive salary. Interested applicant MUST APPLY ONLINE. https://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=602108  No phone calls please. The University of Chicago  is a member of NCAA Division III and the University Athletic Association.

Nebraska: The Huskers have announced the hiring of Air Force defensive coordinator Charlton Warren as defensive backs coach. 

St. Norbert College (D-III - WI): St. Norbert College is accepting applicants for a full-time coordinator position within the football program. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred. Seeking a highly motivated individual with a minimum three years of successful coaching and recruiting experience at the college level. This full-time coordinator position will be directly responsible for unit organization, overall development, and player achievement. Game week tasks will including; film breakdown, opponent scouting, self-scouting, tendency reports, video cut-ups, scouting reports, and other duties as assigned by the Head Football Coach. Applicants must demonstrate a high proficiency as a quality recruiter. This is a 12 month, full time position with benefits and a competitive salary. Email resume and cover letter along with the names and phone numbers of professional references to Steve Opgenorth, Head Football Coach at [email protected] No phone calls please. St. Norbert College is located in De Pere, WI and within the NCAA Division III Midwest Conference.

Ohio Northern (D-III): Ohio Northern is looking for an assistant coach. Principal Responsibilities: Assistant Football coaching duties will be assigned by head coach and will include administration, coaching, and recruiting for the ONU Football program. Assigned specifically to offense, possibly coordinating the offense. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and two to five years of previous experience coaching football. Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree and five or more years of previous experience coaching football. To apply, please complete an online application at http://jobs.onu.edu/postings/2377

Sul Ross State (D-III - TX): Sul Ross State University is looking for a 2014 Home Game for October 4th or October 11th. Please contact Head Football Coach John Pearce at [email protected].

The Citadel (FCS - SC): Sources tell us Maurice Drayton has been assigned the title of defensive coordinator/cornerbacks coach and Joel Taylor has been assigned the title of defensive passing game coordinator/safeties coach. 

Aurora (D-III - IL): Head coach Rick Ponx has completed his staff with the hiring of offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Eric Stuedemann, defensive coordinator/special teams coordinator/defensive backs coach Benny Boyd and defensive line coach Tim Janesek. 

Sioux Falls (D-II - SD): Athletics director Kevin Hesser has resigned after two years on the job. 

Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings will hire Miami Dolphins linebackers coach George Edwards according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. 

Missouri Southern (D-II): Head coach Daryl Daye has announced the hiring of Aaron DeBerry as defensive line coach. Additionally, Chandler Tygard will move from defensive line to wide receivers and Rodney Freeman will move from wide receivers to running backs. Wally Ake and Bob Howell will not return. 

Nichols College (D-III - MA): Sources tell us that Jim McGuire will coach the quarterbacks and that Tom Gammel will coach the receivers at Nichols. 

           Coach Al's last dance at Oregon sure was sweet

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Robert Morris University (NAIA – IL): Robert Morris is accepting applications for the following position: Defensive Coordinator.  This is a full-time, 12-month position that includes a competitive salary commensurate with experience. In addition to coordinator duties, the selected individual will coach a position, maintain a recruiting territory, and be responsible for all other duties assigned by the Head Coach. The position will remain open until filled. Please forward a letter of application describing interest and qualifications for the position, a current resume, and the names and contact information of at least three professional references to Kramer Cook at [email protected].  No phone calls please.

Menlo College (CA): Menlo, located in Atherton, California which is centrally located between San Francisco and San Jose California, is seeking 1 game for 2014.  We have open dates on September 13, 2014 and October 4, 2014.  We are willing to travel and also have guarantee money for those that are willing to travel to us.  We prefer playing NAIA or DIII opponents. Contact Keith Spataro at [email protected]or 650.543.3853 if you have any interest.

West Alabama: Sources tell us Mike McCarty has been retained as a position coach on the offensive side of the ball.