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Friday February 12, 2016


Arkansas: Per SI, Kansas running backs coach / recruiting coordinator Reggie Mitchell is leaving and is expected to join Bret Bielema’s staff. We can confirm the news. Mitchell spent the past six seasons as Kansas and previously coached at Illinois, Michigan State, Minnesota, Kent State, Western Michigan, and Michigan among various other stops.

Presbyterian College (FCS – SC): Per source, Adam Mims has accepted the wide receivers job at Presbyterian. Mims spent last season in an offensive quality control role at Samford (FCS – AL).

Carolina Panthers: Alex Marvez notes that Tampa Bay’s Kevin O’Dea and San Francisco’s Thomas McGaughey are interviewing for the special teams position in Carolina.

Detroit Lions: The Lions are adding Denver Broncos offensive assistant Brian Callahan as their new quarterbacks coach, per Alex Marvez.

Tusculum (D-II – TN): Arkansas State graduate assistant John Mohring is joining the staff to coach the linebackers, per source.

North Texas: The University of North Texas has an immediate position available. This is strictly a volunteer position that will work with special teams. There is NO pay, meals or room & board. This position will eventually turn into a graduate assistant position, therefore all serious candidates must have graduated from their undergrad no later than 2012. All interested candidates need to email Thomas Sheffield at [email protected]. No phone calls please.

Wofford (FCS – SC): Per source, Sheil Wood has been hired to coach the safeties at Wofford.

Westminster (D-III – MO): Westminster College is looking for two intern assistant football coaches for 2016. Bachelor’s degree required. Each intern will be responsible for coaching a position, have a recruiting territory and other duties assigned by the head football coach. Playing experience at the collegiate level is preferred and coaching experience as a defensive back or running back is a plus. Compensation: room and $300.00 per month stipend. No benefits provided. Send resume and any other pertinent information to [email protected]. No phone calls please.

Arizona State: Per source, Samford offensive quality control coach Graham Craig has accepted an offensive graduate assistant job at Arizona State.

Occidental (D-III – CA): Occidental has promoted linebackers coach Wilbert Gilmore to defensive coordinator, per source.

Ball State: Source tells FootballScoop LSU defensive analyst Chevis Jackson will be the new defensive backs coach at Ball State.

Texas: Texas is set to hire Taver Johnson away from Purdue to serve as defensive backs coach according to Jeff Howe of Horns247. Johnson previously coached defensive backs for Ohio State, Arkansas and the Philadelphia Eagles. Sources tell us Johnson has not been offered yet but would accept if offered.

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Samford: Tulane special teams assistant Mike Krysl is the new special teams coordinator / offensive tackles coach at Samford, per source.

South Alabama: Per source, tight ends coach Richard Owens has been promoted to offensive line coach and co-offensive coordinator.

Houston: Edward Jones II has been named director of high school relations / player development at Houston.

Utah State: Julius Brown, who coached the secondary and served as recruiting coordinator at Boise State the last two seasons, has been named corners coach at Utah State. Brown coached the corners and served as recruiting coordinator at Arkansas State in 2013, and coached the corners at Troy in 2012.

Auburn: Hewitt Trussville HS (AL) offensive coordinator Austin Tucker is joining Gus Malzahn’s staff as an offensive graduate assistant, per source.

LA Harbor (JC – CA): Los Angeles Harbor College is seeking experienced QBs coach or a WRs coach. Must demonstrate great knowledge and ability to teach the position. Must have a passion for recruiting and be a man of great character. This is a stipend only position. $5000-$7000 per year. Other income opportunities may exist for right person. Must be able to attend all meetings and practices. Email coaching resume to Coach Dowty, [email protected] if applying from outside California, please let me know how you plan to support yourself while coaching at LA Harbor College. No phone calls please.

Missouri Valley (NAIA – MO): Missouri Valley College invites applications for Full-Time Assistant Football Coach and Instructor. The successful candidate must possess a Master’s Degree and have previous experience in coaching defensive backs. Experience with: recruiting, special teams and strength program considered a plus. Interested applicants should email defensive coordinator Monty Roe at [email protected]. No phone calls.

Arizona State: Texas wide receivers coach Jay Norvell, who took over play calling duties partway through the season, is leaving the staff according to OrangeBloods, and Fox Sports adds that Norvell is expected to join the Arizona State staff.

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