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Our condolences are with former GVSU and EMU head coach Jim Harkema who lost two brothers, Tom and Bill, Monday night. Please keep the Harkema's in your prayers. 

Arizona State: Former NFL VP of Football Operations Ray Anderson will be the new athletics director according to multiple outlets. 

Michigan: Sources confirmed to us that Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier will be the new OC at Michigan. 

LSU: McNeese offensive line coach Rob Sale will interview tomorrow at LSU. 

Penn State: Sources at Penn State tell us they are making their final push for James Franklin. We are told Penn State hopes to have a deal tomorrow at the latest. 

Louisville: Bobby Petrino will be introduced tomorrow morning as the new head coach (for the second time) at Louisville.  

North Dakota: Sources tell us Purdue's Kevin Maurice will join the North Dakota staff as running backs coach. 

Arkansas: Samford defensive line / special teams coordinator Rory Segrest has accepted the defensive line / specialists position at Arkansas. 

UMass: New Hampshire head coach Sean McDonnell will meet with officials from UMass this week per a report from the UMass Daily Collegian. McDonnell has been at UNH for over 20 years...wouldn't think this is the one to lure him away but we'll see. Update> Sources tell us McDonnell has turned down the opportunity to interview. 

     Here's an updated look at all the head coaching changes around the country

Michigan: Brady Hoke has announced that offensive coordinator Al Borges will not be retained for the 2014 season. Here's what you need to know.

South Florida: As we told you on Friday, Willie Taggart will bring on Paul Wulff to serve as offensive coordinator.

Towson: Rob Ambrose has agreed to a lengthy extension at Towson per his agent. 

Westminster (D-III - PA): Sources tell us Don Montgomery (former Emory & Henry head coach) and Scott Benzel (defensive coordinator at St. Francis) are the remaining finalists. 

Rhode Island: Sources tell us that Northern Michigan defensive line coach Joe Coniglio has accepted the same position at Rhode Island.

North Dakota: Sources tell us defensive line / recruiting coordinator Kyle Myers will not be retained by Bubba Schweigert.

Wilkes University (D-III - PA): Wilkes University invites applicants for a Head Football Coach, a full-time, 12-month administrative staff position in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics reporting to the Director of Athletics. The head football coach is expected to be actively involved in community service activities and alumni events. A Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree preferred. The ideal candidate must have significant knowledge of and proven success in coaching football preferably at the collegiate level.  To apply, visit this link. Please be sure to include a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae and three references including names, titles, full mailing address, telephone numbers and email addresses. Review of applications begins immediately. Complete applications should be received no later than January 24, 2014 for full consideration. 

North Carolina Central: Southern Durham HS (NC) head coach Adrian Jones has accepted the running backs job on Jerry Mack's staff. Jones led Southern Durham to the program's first ever state title this past season.

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Weber State: Former Utah running back Quinton Ganther has been announced as the running backs coach.

Eastern Illinois: Sources tell us that EIU has narrowed it down to 4 finalists, 2 have interviewed, 2 in the next day or so...Curt Mallory, Mickey Matthews, Kim Dameron and Bill Legg are all in it. 

Miami Dolphins: Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor is interviewing for the offensive coordinator job today, per Adam Schefter.

Cal: Andy Buh is being retained but won't retain the defensive coordinator title. Barry Sacks (defensive line) and Randy Stewart (defensive backs) won't return. 

Louisville: ESPN reports that Clint Hurtt will be retained as part of Bobby Petrino's staff at Louisville. 

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Western Kentucky: Sources tell us that both offensive coordinator Jeff Brohm and defensive coordinator Nick Holt are real candidates for the head job at Western. 

Cleveland Browns: Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has withdrawn his name from consideration for the head coaching job, per Schefter.

West Virginia: The contract of defensive line coach Erik Slaughter will not be renewed.

LSU: Offensive line coach Greg Studrawa will not return to the staff per Mike Scarborough. We have confirmed the same. 

Louisville: Per Pat Forde, Bobby Petrino will be the new head coach at Louisville. Multiple sources are confirming. Never a dull day...

Check out the full list of head coaching changes throughout football.

The Citadel: Lenoir-Rhyne head coach Mike Houston has now formally accepted the new head coaching position at The Citadel as we reported he would a few nights ago. 

Hawaii: Kevin Clune has officially joined Norm Chow's staff as defensive coordinator.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Hardy Nickerson will rejoin the Bucs' staff according to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune. Nickerson previously spent seven seasons on the Bucs' staff, four of them under Lovie Smith. 

Lindenwood (D-II - MO): Lindenwood University is seeking applicants for an offensive graduate assistant coach to work with the offensive line. Preferable experience coaching or playing offensive line. The job includes coaching a position, recruiting, use of digital editing system, and other administrative duties as assigned by the head coach and coordinator. The position will begin immediately. Compensation includes combination of stipend and classes. Candidates should email resume to:[email protected].

Morgan State: Sources say former Maryland receivers coach Lee Hull will be the new head coach at Morgan State. 

West Virginia: Damon Cogdell (Miramar, FL head coach) is joining the staff on the defensive side of the ball. 

Penn State: San Francisco offensive coordinator Greg Roman will interview at Penn State, according to Jason La Canfora.

Baltimore Ravens: Juan Castillo will coach the offensive line next season for the Ravens, John Harbaugh has announced. Castillo joined the team just before Super Bowl XLVII in a consultant role, and spent last season with the title of run game coordinator.

Mike Zimmer: The Cincinnati defensive coordinator is scheduled to interview with the Vikings today and the Titans on Thursday, according to Adam Schefter.

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Auburn: Minnesota deputy athletics director David Benedict has accepted a job as Auburn's chief operating officer.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL): The team has named Pat Tracey its special teams coordinator and Markus Howell as wide receivers coach. 

Louisville: Defensive coordinator Vance Bedford tweeted this morning that until Tom Jurich makes his decision he still has a shot at the job. 

AFCA - DFO Agenda: The full agenda for the 2014 Football Operations meetings at the AFCA Convention is now available. 

Knox College (D-III - IL): Knox College, a member of the Midwest Conference seeks an assistant offensive coach. This is a restricted earnings position for an assistant offensive coach and reports to the Head Football Coach. Bachelor’s degree required. Wide Receiver or Quarterback coaching or playing experience preferred. Responsibilities include coaching your own position, recruiting both on and off campus, working with special teams, and other duties assigned by the head coach. The position pays $1,000 per month and includes a campus meal when classes are in session. There are no other benefits. To apply, send a letter of application, resume, Applicant Information Form and contact information for three professional references to Head Coach Damon Tomeo at dltomeo@knox,edu. No phone calls or faxes please. Please indicate in your letter of application whether you plan to attend the AFCA convention. Applicant Information Form and more information about Athletics at Knox College may be found at www.knox.edu

Reinhardt University (NAIA - GA): WJCL News is reporting that Bradwell Institute (GA) head coach Adam Carter is leaving after one season to become the defensive coordinator at Reinhardt University.

Bowling Green: Sources tell us that Rose-Hulman (D-III - IN) linebackers coach Ben Olson has joined Dino Babers' staff as a defensive grad assistant.

Tampa Bay Bucs: Tony Sparano is set to join Lovie Smith's staff in Tampa Bay, according to a report from Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle. Sparano spent last season as the assistant head coach / offensive line coach with the Raiders.

Arizona Christian (NAIA): Arizona Christian University (Phx, AZ), a first year NAIA program is looking for games for the 2014 season. We need 1 home (possible guarantee $) and 1 away. Looking for NAIA/Div. 3 programs. 8/23/14, 9/20/14, 9/27/14, 10/18/14, 11/8/14. Contact Arizona Christian University Athletic Director Jeff Rutter at [email protected] if interested.




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Atlanta Falcons: Mike Tice will join the Falcons' staff as offensive line coach per a report from Aaron Wilson. 

Oakland Raiders: John Clayton of ESPN reports that "at least six" assistants accepted one year contracts Tuesday (Dennis Allen had been pushing for his guys to get two year deals). 

North Dakota: Sources tell us that Sacramento State defensive line coach Jordan Gigli will join the North Dakota staff in the same capacity. 

Georgia Southern: Over the next two days, sources tell us four coaches will have final interviews for the job. Mike Ayers (Wofford), Willie Fritz (Sam Houston State), Ivin Jasper (Navy) and Tim Horton (Auburn) are the finalists. 

Texas: Sources tell us and the Austin Statesman has reported as well that Louisville defensive coordinator Vance Bedford will join Charlie Strong's staff with the same role (defensive coordinator / defensive backs). 

Weber State: Sources tell us former UNLV offensive coordinator Brent Myers will join the Weber State staff as assistant head coach / offensive line. 

Maryland: Defensive coordinator Brian Stewart has signed a multi year extension per the Washington Post. 

Hawaii: Various outlets in Hawaii are reporting that Utah State linebackers coach Kevin Clune will be the new defensive coordinator at Hawaii. 

Louisville: Bobby Petrino interviewed today with Tom Jurich. Brett McMurphy reports that Petrino is one of 3 finalists. As we noted on Twitter earlier today, sources tell us that Petrino is a real possibility here. Louisville has called a Thursday morning athletic board meeting where it is believed the new hire will be approved. 

Detroit Lions: Gary Kubiak interviewed for the Lions' head job today. 

Texas: As expected, Shawn Watson will be Texas' offensive coordinator if he is not chosen as Louisville's head coach according to reports today from 247Sports and Orangebloods.com. 

USC: Bo Davis (Texas) has been announced as the new defensive line coach at USC. 

Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins and GM Jeff Ireland have agreed to part ways. 

Tennessee Titans: The Titans have interviewed Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden for their vacant head coaching position. 

William Penn (NAIA - IA): Sources tell us that offensive line coach / offensive coordinator Jon Wiemers has accepted the offensive line job at Southeast Missouri State and that receivers coach / recruiting coordinator Chris Stutzriem will take over the offensive coordinator duties and coach the quarterbacks. We also hear grad assistant Brett Stewart has been promoted to offensive line coach. 

Northwest CC (MS): Jack Wright has announced the hiring of Travis Macon to coach the defensive line. Macon spent the past six seasons at Northeast CC (MS), the past two as defensive coordinator.

North Carolina State: Dave Doeren has announced that running backs coach Des Kitchings will take on the role of recruiting coordinator, and Ryan Nielsen will add the title of run-game coordinator for the defense on top of his duties as defensive line coach. Doeren also notes that Cullen Homolka (who served on Marshall's director of HS relations for three seasons) has been named director of player personnel.

Eastern Michigan: Sources tell us that running backs coach Mike Hart and DFO Jacob Kirkendall will both remain on board as part of Chris Creighton's staff. We also hear that Ronnie McKeefery will serve as strength coach.

             Ron Burton has been named Defensive Line Coach of the Year 

USC: Multiple outlets are reporting that Texas defensive tackles coach Bo Davis will be USC's defensive line coach. Nothing is official at this point. We will keep you updated.

Utah: Kyle Whittingham noted earlier today that he will wait until mid-February to decide who among his current staff will coach the Ute special teams.

Penn State: Sources tell us that Penn State plans to offer their head coaching position to James Franklin. Here's what you need to know.

Wheaton (D-III - IL): Sources tell us that safeties coach Jordan Langs has taken over as defensive coordinator. Langs will take over for former defensive coordinator Rod Sandberg, who took the head coaching job at Whitworth (D-III - WA).

Ohio State: Ohio State is no longer accepting applications for the open grad assistant positions. We appreciate the overwhelming interest in the positions. 

Jay Gruden: The Bengals offensive coordinator will interview with the Titans today, followed by the Redskins tomorrow, and Vikings on Thursday, according to Ian Rapoport.

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James Madison: Everett Withers has officially introduced six coaches. Just to recap; Brad Davis (co-offensive coordinator / offensive line), Andrew Mehringer (co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks), Parker Fleming (wide receivers / special teams), John Bowers (secondary), Steve Sisa (linebackers) Antoine Smith (defensive line).

Cleveland Browns: Green Bay quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo will interview for the head coaching job this week, per Ian Rapoport.

Tampa Bay: Sources tell us FIU running backs coach Andrew Hayes-Stoker will join the Bucs' staff. We hear Hayes-Stoker will coach the receivers while Tim Spencer will coach the running backs. 

William Paterson (D-III -NJ): William Paterson University has the following open dates: September 20, 2014 & Saturday September 27, 2014. Looking for a Home Game. Contact head coach Jerry Flora if interested at 973-720-3013.

Morgan State: Sources tell us that offensive coordinator Gordon Gregory, former Maryland receivers coach Lee Hull, and Tennessee State assistant head coach Jeff Parker are among the three finalists for the head coaching job. Hear announcement could come as early as tomorrow. We've been hearing Parker is the front runner for a while; but no definitive answer yet. 

Colorado Mesa (D-II): Colorado Mesa is looking for a home game September 12, 2015. Preferably against a Division II school. Would consider a small guarantee. If interested, contact head coach Russ Martin at [email protected].

New York Giants: The Giants plan to bring in former Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains on Wednesday, according to Ed Werder.

Tampa Bay Bucs: Leslie Frazier has officially been hired as Lovie Smith's defensive coordinator.

Detroit Lions: Former Titans head coach Mike Munchak is scheduled to interview with Detroit ownership on Friday, per Ed Werder.

Faulkner University (NAIA - AL): Inside linebackers coach Eric Folmar has accepted the head coaching job at Georgia Southwest Academy.

Go Big Recruiting: It's AFCA Convention time! Stop by the Go Big Recruiting Booth #468 near the registration exit so we can show you how we can make your job easier ... much easier.  Check the site out before you do: Go Big Recruiting!

Jireh Preparatory Academy (post grad - NC): Located in Matthews, NC, is seeking two offensive coaches for the 2014 season. We are seeking experience with WR's & OL. You will coach your own position and have off field duties assigned by the head coach. Compensation includes apartment, utilities and a stipend. This is a seasonal position. We will also be collecting resumes and conducting possible interviews in Indianapolis during the AFCA Convention. Looking for college/high school experience. Please e-mail resumes to Head Coach Scott McConnell [email protected] or Coach Ryan Williams [email protected].  No phone calls at this time.

North Dakota State: NDSU has an opening for a video grad assistant / video coordinator.




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Boise State: Sources tell us that Eastern Washington receivers coach Junior Adams will join the staff as receivers coach. 

Washington: Tight ends coach Jordan Paopao will be retained at Washington. 

West Alabama (D-II): Sources tell us Shorter defensive coordinator Nathan Burton will take the same position at West Alabama. 

Tennessee Titans: Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell will interview this week, according to Adam Schefter.

Calgary Stampeders (Canada): Pat DelMonaco has joined the staff and will coach the offensive line. DelMonaco spent the previous four seasons coaching the offensive line for Winnipeg.

Louisville: Offensive coordinator Shawn Watson also interviewed with Tom Jurich today per Pete Thamel and we have been told the same. 

Houston Texans: Gil Brandt confirms what we noted over the weekend, that Iowa offensive line coach Brian Ferentz will join the Texans staff as offensive line coach. 

Florida: Will Muschamp has hired Mike Summers to coach the offensive line. Summers spent last season coaching the offensive line at USC.

Iowa State: Sources have confirmed to us that Mark Mangino will join the staff as offensive coordinator at Iowa State. Iowa State has confirmed the hire, and has also announced that Toledo associate head coach / running backs coach Louis Ayeni has joined the staff and will coach the running backs.

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (CC): Sources tell us that Highland CC (KS) head coach Ryan Held will be the new head coach at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M.

Austin Peay: With the departure of defensive coordinator Granville Eastman to North Carolina Central (see below), head coach Kirby Cannon has stated that intends to take over the defensive coordinator responsibilities for the 2014 season.

Tennessee Tech: Austin Peay defensive line coach Pat Donahoe will join the Tennessee Tech staff and coach the defensive line. Donahoe previously coached under Tennessee Tech head coach Watson Brown at UAB from 1995-2004.

North Carolina Central: Longtime Austin Peay defensive coordinator Granville Eastman will be the new defensive coordinator under Jerry Mack.

Texas A&M: Nebraska defensive backs coach Terry Joseph will join Kevin Sumlin's staff at Texas A&M in the same capacity.

Houston Texans: Craig Fitzgerald (director of strength and conditioning), Stan Hixon (assistant head coach / receivers), Charles London (running backs) and Anthony Midget (safeties) have all submitted their letters of resignation to Penn State. They will all join O'Brien in Houston. We also understand that Penn State defensive coordinator John Butler's role with the Texans will be defensive backs coach. 

Southeast Missouri State: Toledo defensive quality control Eric Burrow has joined the SEMO staff as defensive backs coach. 

Louisville: Defensive coordinator Vance Bedford, who is expected to follow Charlie to Texas, was interviewed this morning for the job. Kirk Bohls reports that Tom Jurich will now interview several more candidates and a hire should come by the end of the week. We've been hearing Jurich will move faster than this; but we'll keep you updated.

Georgia Southern: Vanderbilt co-defensive coordinator Brent Pry has informed Georgia Southern athletic director Tom Kleinlein that he intends to stay with James Franklin. Sources tell us Ivin Jasper will visit Georgia Southern later this week. We'll keep you posted. 

Houston Texans: Bill O'Brien has retained defensive line coach Bill Kollar per John McClain. 

           Mike Bloomgren has been named 2013 Offensive Line Coach of the Year 

UConn: Just a quick recap of Bob Diaco's staff and their roles thus far; Kevin Wolthausen (defensive line / recruiting coordinator), Anthony Poindexter (defensive coordinator / safeties), Vincent Brown (co-defensive coordinator / linebackers), Mike Foley (offensive line), Don Patterson (quarterbacks), Ernest Jones (running backs), Mike Cummings (offensive coordinator / tight ends), Wayne Lineburg (receivers / special teams coordinator).

Miami Dolphins: Offensive coordinator Mike Sherman has been relieved of his responsibilities.  

Arizona: Sources tell us Rich Rodriguez is expected to remain at Arizona despite significant interest from Louisville. 

Wake Forest: As we previously reported, Wake Forest has now officially announced the hires of Adam Scheier, and John Hunter. Both coached with Dave Clawson last year at Bowling Green, Scheier handling the tight ends and special teams and Hunter coaching the running backs.

Miami: Al Golden stated today there will be no changes to his staff. 

Illinois Wesleyan (D-III): Illinois Wesleyan University is seeking two graduate assistants to work with the football program, one working with offense and one working with defense. Candidates must be interested in a degree in Kinesiology and Recreation, must have a 3.0 GPA as an undergrad. Send cover letter, resume and references to defensive coordinator Travis Rundle at [email protected]

Florida: Paul Tenorio, who covers UCF, reports today per a source with direct knowledge that UCF offensive line coach Brent Key will not interview with Florida. 

Texas: Louisville defensive coordinator Vance Bedford, linebackers coach Brian Jean-Mary and strength coach Pat Moorer will all join Strong's staff according to Geoff Ketchum of OrangeBloods.

             FootballScoop reports record traffic in 2013

Cleveland Browns: Oklahoma's Bob Stoops will not interview for the opening in Cleveland, per ESPN.

Texas: Sources tell us Charlie Strong will retain tight ends coach/recruiting coordinator Bruce Chambers and defensive ends coach Oscar Giles. He is also bringing Clifford Snow his director of operations

Southeast Missouri State: Former Emporia State receivers coach / special teams coordinator Matt Martin has accepted a position on staff at Southeast Missouri State.

Citadel: Lenoir-Rhyne head coach Mike Houston is expected to accept the offer to become head coach at the Citadel sources told us yesterday. Will update...

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Tampa Bay Bucs: Joe Cullen will join the staff as defensive line coach, according to Alex Marvez. Cullen previously coached the defensive line for the Cleveland Browns.

Washington Redskins: Ian Rapoport reports that James Franklin's interview with Washington ownership will likely take place this week. Cincinnati Bengals offensive and defensive coordinators Jay Gruden and Mike Zimmer are also on Washington's radar to interview, according to the Washington Post.

Methodist University (D-III - NC): Methodist University is seeking intern assistant football coaches. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required. Division III recruiting experience preferred. Salary range is between $18,500 and $20,000 for a 10 month period. No housing or benefits. Responsibilities include but are not limited to coaching a position, recruiting, academic monitoring and support, video, scouting, equipment control, and assisting the Head Coach in all phases of the program. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume and names and contact information of 3 professional references to [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately with interviews anticipated at the AFCA Convention. No phone calls.

Dakota State (NAIA - SD): Sources tell us that defensive backs / special teams coordinator Mike Caniglia has accepted the head coaching job with the Orebro Black Knights of Sweden in the European professional football league.

Southwest Minnesota State (D-II): Presentation College (D-III - SD) assistant Cullen O'Brien has joined the staff as a defensive grad assistant and will coach the defensive backs.

Central Arkansas: Harland Bower, who coached the defensive ends as a grad assistant at Troy last season, has accepted the outside linebackers job at Central Arkansas.

North Dakota State: Just to recap the staff that Chris Klieman has in place so far; Tim Polasek (offensive coordinator), Matt Entz (defensive coordinator),  Randy Hedberg (quarterbacks), Jamar Cain (defensive ends), Conor Riley (offensive line), Nick Goeser (defensive tackles / recruiting coordinator). Also, senior linebacker Grant Olson will remain with the program and help with the linebackers next season.




Sunday January 5, 2014

Miami (OH): Sources tell us Grand Valley State receivers coach Bill Brechin has joined Chuck Martin's staff. 

James Madison: Sources tell us Portland State offensive line coach Brad Davis will be the new offensive coordinator at JMU. Like the hire Everett. 

Texas: Texas has confirmed that Clint Hurtt will not be part of Charlie Strong's staff at UT.

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North Dakota State: Sources tell us Wyoming defensive line coach (was elevated to defensive coordinator during the season) Jamar Cain will join the staff at North Dakota State coaching the defensive ends. 

New Mexico State: Sources tell us former Fresno State and New York Jets defensive line coach Kerry Locklin will join the staff as defensive line coach. 

Miami: Al Golden has announced that he is committed to Miami and is not leaving. Here is Golden's statement.

Virginia: Sources tell us that Richmond linebackers coach Byron Thweatt will join Mike London's staff. 

Louisville: Sources tell us that Tom Jurich's short list begins with Rich Rodriguez and he is working on it today. Will update once more information is available. Jurich will make this decision and it won't drag on for days and days. 

Texas: Here is the official announcement from Texas. At a press briefing today, Louisville AD Tom Jurich noted that he thinks Charlie will bring "a majority" of the assistants from Louisville to Texas. 

James Madison: Ohio State offensive / special teams grad assistant Parker Fleming will join the James Madison staff as wide receivers / special teams coordinator. 

Florida State: Jimbo Fisher's new agreement has been released by Florida State. Jimbo will make $3.5M in 2014, $3.775M in 2015, $4M in 2016, $4.225M in 2017 and $4.5M in 2018. Each of his 9 assistants and directors of operations, player personnel and strength & conditioning were taken care of as well. If Jimbo were to leave for another job within the next two weeks, any assistant that Jimbo doesn't take with him would be owed $600,000 from Jimbo...if he were to take them all then there is effectively no buyout. Don't think this will come into play; but interesting nonetheless. 

North Dakota State: Northern Illinois tight ends / fullback coach Tim Polasek will join Kris Klieman's staff as offensive coordinator, according to Dom Izzo. Polasek served as tight ends / fullbacks coach at NDSU in 2012. Same as we reported last week. 

Penn State: Former Titans head coach Mike Munchak will interview today, according to Chris Mortensen. Mort also adds that Munchak had an extension on the table with the Titans if he were willing to make significant staff changes but he said he would not do it. 

Southeast Missouri State (FCS): Sources tell us that Ricky Coon, who had accepted a position at Coffeyville CC (KS) back in early December, will join the staff at Southeast Missouri State.

Florida: There was a report this morning from 24/7 Sports saying that Texas offensive line coach Stacy Searels would be Florida's next offensive line coach. Florida has contacted us and told us that they are considering other candidates as well and that they have not agreed to hire anyone at this time.




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Texas: Charlie Strong has made it official. He is the new head coach at the University of Texas. 

Itawamba (CC - MS): Sources tell us Faulkner (NAIA - AL) offensive coordinator Nick Coleman has accepted the same position at Itawamba. 

Miami (OH): Sources tell us that Western Michigan grad assistant Drew Engels has accepted a grad assistant position on Chuck Martin's staff. 

Texas A&M: Nebraska defensive backs coach Terry Joseph says he has been offered the defensive backs job at Texas A&M. We have no reason to believe that he won't accept it; but it is not official yet. 

Penn State: Sources continue to tell us that James Franklin will interview tomorrow with Penn State. 

Texas: ESPN is reporting that Charlie Strong is expected to be announced as the new head coach at Texas tomorrow (with a press conference Monday). 

Eastern Illinois (FCS): Louisiana Tech defensive coordinator Kim Damron confirmed to JG-TC.com he is a candidate for the Eastern Illinois head job. Damron was Eastern Illinois' defensive coordinator for its trip to the FCS playoffs in 2000. As we previously reported, Bill Legg is a strong candidate. The Journal Gazette also mentions Curt Mallory, Mickey Matthews, Lance Leipold and Jimmie Dougherty as "other possibilities". 

                   Why Jim Mora said no to Texas

Tennessee Titans: Head coach Mike Munchak has been let go according to Chris Mortensen. Here's what you need to know. The organization has dismissed the entire coaching staff according to Albert Breer of NFL Network. Update> We hear it is premature to say that all of the assistants have been let go. 

Penn State: Al Golden will interview with Penn State today according to Brett McMurphy. The interview was pushed back a day due to inclement weather in Pennsylvania. 

James Franklin: James Franklin has been asked to interview by both the Redskins and the Browns per Adam Schefter who adds that Franklin interviewed weeks ago for the Texans job as well. Will be interesting to see if Franklin chooses to meet with Penn State officials as we were told he would. Still think there is a good chance that happens. 

Houston Texans: Marvez also reports that Brian Ferentz (Iowa) is a strong candidate for offensive line coach and as the entire world has reported that George Godsey (Patriots) is a strong candidate for offensive coordinator. 

          While you are waiting on Charlie to accept, watch Gary Pinkel get his groove on

Tampa Bay: Southern Miss offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo will accept the quarterbacks job with the Bucs (and Jeff Tedford) per Alex Marvez. 

Texas: Charlie Strong has not formally accepted the offer from Texas yet. 

Houston Texans: Bill O'Brien has let the entire former staff go and will bring Romeo Crennel on as defensive coordinator Alex Marvez reports. 

UConn: FIU special teams coordinator Kevin Wolthausen will join the UConn staff as defensive line / recruiting coordinator per source. 

North Dakota: Southern Illinois linebackers coach Eric Schmidt has now formally been announced as defensive coordinator.

Weber State: Sources tell us Wisconsin assistant director of operations Kite Afeaki has been hired as defensive tackles coach at Weber State.