|Wednesday November 27, 2013||presented by:|
Our condolences go out to the Briles family. Art's brother Eddie has passed away.
North Dakota (FCS): The head job is posted until December 10th. So far (and there is plenty of time to go), just under 20 coaches have formally applied. The full list is here.
Sioux Falls (D-II - SD): We hear defensive line coach Tremaine Jackson has been promoted to defensive coordinator and offensive grad assistant Jon Eastman has been promoted to offensive line coach.
UNLV: The school has announced that head coach Bobby Hauck has agreed to a new three year contract that runs through 2016.
Concordia (D-II - MN): Good news to report. Sources tell us after hearing from nearly every player on the team, athletic director Tom Rubbelke has reinstated offensive coordinator Todd Strop.
Kansas: KUSports.com is reporting that offensive line coach Tim Grunhard will step down following the season and Charlie Weis plans to bring Rice offensive coordinator John Reagan in as offensive coordinator. We have not confirmed. Update> Sources tell us Weis offered the position to Reagan weeks ago. Significantly more money involved (plus his children live there).
Central State (D-II - OH): Sources tell us EJ Junior will not return as head coach.
UConn: Norm Wood of the Daily Press reports that Bud Foster's agent confirms that UConn at some point reached out to gauge interest from Foster but confirms no interview has been set up. Update> Bud Foster speaking with reporters this afternoon said, "Nobody's contacted me. We haven't talked about the job. We haven't done anything....You guys know as much as I do about UConn."
BC Lions (Canada): The Lions and offensive coordinator Jacques Chapdelaine have mutually decided to part ways.
Edmonton Eskimos (Canada): Toronto Argonauts defensive coordinator Chris Jones has been named head coach.
Arizona State: The University has posted the position of Assistant Athletic Director for Recruiting and Scouting on the school's website. Applications are due Monday December 2nd. See the full posting here. If that direct link doesn't work for you, go here and then "search openings" and then search Keyword: 71BR
UMKC: The school is set to promote interim athletics director Carla Wilson to the full-time position.
Grambling (FCS - LA): We hear there is an excellent chance that Broderick Fobbs will be named head coach at Grambling following the Bayou Classic game Saturday against Southern. Fobbs played running back under Eddie Robinson at Grambling and currently serves as the tight ends coach at McNeese State.
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Central State (D-II - OH): Central State University is looking for a Division II HBCU opponent for a home game and will pay guarantee money. The date is October 18, 2014. If interested please contact Director of Football Operations / Player Personnel, Devrance Fisher at email@example.com or 937-376-6190.
|Tuesday November 26, 2013||presented by:|
Montreal Alouettes (CFL): Former Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Paul LaPolice has been contacted about Montreal's vacant offensive coordinator position according to the Montreal Gazette.
Saint Francis (NAIA - IN) - Head coach Kevin Donley has received a contract extension through 2018. The founder of the program, Donley is 158-36 in 16 years with the program.
Lindenwood (D-II - MO) - Lindenwood is accepting applications for a full time 12-month Offensive Line Coach, possible Run Game Coordinator. Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s preferred, working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations, and experience as a successful Offensive Line Coach. Please send a letter of application, a resume, and at least three personal references to Head Coach firstname.lastname@example.org. The position will begin immediately. Compensation will be competitive and relative to experience.
Coffeyville Community College (KS): Coffeyville has an open position helping work with the offensive line. We are looking for someone with playing and/or coaching experience at the college level and experience with the HUDL software. The candidate will also be a Resident Assistant in the dorms and will be paid a stipend, receive medical insurance, housing and a meal plan in the school cafeteria as well. The start date will be in January 2014. Qualified applicants can email their resume to Head Coach Aaron Flores at email@example.com or Offensive Line Coach Jamie Sumner at firstname.lastname@example.org . No phone calls.
UConn: Desmond Conner who covers UConn for the Hartford Courant reports today that he doesn't expect the search to be settled before December 7th. His take (plus our inserts) on a number of potential candidates.
Florida Atlantic: Athletics director Pat Chun stated today that he'd like to have a head coach in place by the second week of December, and that interim head coach Brian Wright is a candidate for the job. Also, Carl Pelini has officially been terminated for failure to report illegal conduct of a staff member.
Mississippi Valley State: Dianthia Ford-Kee has been named athletic director. Ford-Kee spent the past five years as the athletic director at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania.
Southeast Missouri (FCS): Sources tell us head coach Tony Samuel will not return. Samuel spent eight years with the program and finished this past season 3-9. Update> The university has now announced this.
Minnesota-Crookston (D-II): The University has now posted the head coaching job. Back in mid-July head coach Paul Miller took a leave of absence for health reasons and defensive coordinator Mike Fritze was elevated to interim head coach for the season.
St. Thomas (D-III - MN): We hear that they will have an offensive coordinator position available soon. This is a new position on staff.
West Georgia (D-II): University of West Georgia is seeking to fill two open dates, 9/20/14 and 9/19/15. Looking for a division II opponent who can play at West Georgia in 2014 & at the opponent in 2015. Please contact athletic director Daryl Dickey at email@example.com or 678.839.6534
Montana Tech (NAIA): Sources tell us the offensive coordinator job at Montana Tech is open.
Clark-Atlanta (D-II - GA): Clark-Atlanta is looking for a game on 10/11/14. Willing to do a home and home series. If interested, contact coach Weston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stephen F. Austin (FCS - TX): Just closing the loop because we've seen some confusion out there, Coach Harper was officially let go as we reported. In making the announcement, Robert Hill, the athletic director, noted that they will "begin a national search" immediately.
Weber State (FCS - UT): Sources tell us head coach Jody Sears will not return. Sears led Weber State to a 4-19 record in two seasons after his promotion from defensive coordinator to head coach following John L. Smith's departure to Arkansas in April 2012.
Eastern Michigan: There was a brief media buzz yesterday surrounding the fact that Jerry Glanville had applied for the Eastern Michigan job. We reached out to a few folks for an update and a few names we hear that administration has liked thus far include Toledo quarterbacks coach Scott "Izzy" Isphording, Colorado Pueblo head coach John Wristen and Buffalo Bills running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley among others. As of yesterday, it wasn't clear to the sources that we spoke with who if anyone is the lead candidate; but we'll keep you posted.
|Monday November 25, 2013||presented by:|
Elon: In making the official announcement that Jason Swepson won't return, director of athletics Dave Blank noted that a "national search will begin immediately". In three seasons, Swepson wound up 10-24.
Montreal Alouettes (CFL): Mike Miller, who was demoted from his offensive coordinator position during the season, will leave the team when his contract expires on Dec. 31, the team announced today.
Elon (FCS - NC): Sources tell us head coach Jason Swepson will not be retained.
Concordia (D-II - MN): Sources tell us that Concordia University has let go defensive coordinator Todd Strop
Westminster (D-III - PA): The program has announced that Jeff Hand has resigned from the head coaching position. Hand was 34-55 over his nine seasons with the program, including a 4-6 mark this season.
Morgan State (FCS - MD): As expected after last year's fiasco, Head coach Donald Hill-Eley will not return.
Central Connecticut State (FCS): Head coach Jeff McInerney has announced his resignation after eight seasons with the program.
Stephen F. Austin (FCS - TX): Sources tell us the school will announce today that head coach J.C. Harper will not return.
St. Norbert (D-III - WI): St. Norbert College is seeking applicants for their head coaching position. Bachelors required. Masters preferred. Qualifications: One to two years related experience as an Assistant College Coach or High School Head Coach. This is a full-time, 12 month position and is responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of the football program, including: recruiting student-athletes, developing a mentoring relationship with and monitoring academic progress of student-athletes, participating in various community service efforts, and teaching activity courses. To see the full listing, and to apply, visit this link
James Madison: Head coach Mickey Matthews will not return. Matthews won 109 games in 15 seasons at JMU including the 2004 National Championship. Athletic director Jeff Bourne has announced that he is "beginning an immediate, national search". Matthews truly is a "Great American".
Emory and Henry College (D-III - VA): Sources tell us that head coach Don Montgomery will not return.
Sunday November 24, 2013
St. Norbert College (D-III - WI): Jim Purtill announced today that he has resigned. Purtill led the Green Knights to 130 wins in 15 seasons. Athletic director Tim Bald said the search for a successor will begin immediately.
Florida: The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that, per a source close to the program, Will Muschamp will return as head coach; but that there will be "significant changes" to his staff. This is consistent with what we were hearing before yesterday's game; but we have not spoken with anyone to confirm this today.
UW-Oshkosh (D-III): The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh needs to fill two games for 2014. Looking for home and away for both contests. Availability includes weeks 1, 3, and 4. Interested parties please contact coach Craig Smith at email@example.com.
Saturday November 23, 2013
Beloit College (D-III - WI): Head coach Chris Brann has resigned.
Paine College (D-II - GA): Paine College has an immediate need to fill three full-time positions on their staff. Wide receivers, quarterbacks (possibly offensive coordinator) and defensive coordinator with secondary experience. The start date will be Jan. 4. Please email all resumes to head coach Gregory Ruffin at firstname.lastname@example.org.