|Wednesday May 6, 2014
Southeastern Louisiana (FCS): Ron Roberts has hired Tyler Hennes as running backs coach. Hennes spent the last three years coaching the quarterbacks at Southeast Missouri.
Kentucky: The university has announced a contract extension for Mark Stoops taking him through 2018. According to Kyle Tucker, the extension includes a raise in the final two seasons ($2.5 million in 2017-2018 and $2.65 million in 2018-2019). Each of Stoops' assistants also received extensions, and many of them got raises, bumping the staff's total annual pool up $280,000.
Middle Tennessee: Running backs coach Mike Polly has added the title of special teams coordinator.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (D-III - CA): Per source, special teams coordinator and linebackers coach Mark Odin has been promoted to defensive coordinator / linebackers coach.
|Monday May 5, 2014
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Our condolences are with the family of Florida head coach Will Muschamp, who lost his father (Herbert Larry Muschamp) last week. Please keep the Muschamp family in your prayers.
Brown: Todd Parsons has joined the staff as quarterbacks coach. Parsons served as the wide receivers and special teams coordinator at Assumption College (D-II - MA) last season.
Jim Tressel: Coach Tressel told a reporter today that after 38 years of coaching, that he no longer sees himself returning the the sideline, according to Cleveland.com. Tressel is a candidate for the President positions at Youngstown State and Akron.
Washington State: Washington State is no longer accepting applicants for their vacant defensive grad assistant position. Thank you for the overwhelming interest.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (D-III - CA): CMS has a full time opening for a special teams coordinator / offensive line coach. See this link for more details, and how to apply.
Stevenson (D-III - MD): Stevenson has a full time opening on the defensive side of the ball. Apply at www.stevenson.edu. No phone calls.
Chicago Bears: Navarro College (JC - TX) running backs / tight ends coach / recruiting coordinator Josh Moore has accepted the assistant to the head coach position with the Bears.
Concordia-Chicago (D-III): Former offensive line coach / recruiting coordinator Eric Hennessy has accepted the head coaching job at Newington HS (CT).
Saturday May 3, 2014
Seattle Seahawks: The organization has announced the appointment of Will Harriger as offensive assistant, Chris Morgan as assistant offensive line coach, Chad Morton as assistant special teams coach, Nate Carroll as assistant wide receivers coach and John Glenn as defensive quality control.
|Friday May 2, 2014
Eastern Michigan: Minnesota State - Mankato interim head coach Aaron Keen has accepted the tight ends / special teams coordinator role at Eastern Michigan, per source.
Georgia Tech: Special teams coordinator Dave Walkosky has left the staff. The AJC reports that Paul Johnson deferred comment to Walkosky and notes the separation "appears to be unexpected".
Middle Tennessee: University of Tennessee assistant director of player personnel Brandon Lawson will be the new director of player personnel at MTSU, per source. We hear that Tennessee plans to fill the position with a new hire but hasn't narrowed to a shortlist yet.
IUP (D-II - PA): Former Ohio State and Indiana defensive grad assistant Bryant Haines has joined the IUP staff and will coach the defensive line, and serve as strength and conditioning coordinator.
Lamar: Ray Woodard has now announced the addition of Mark Criner and Arlington Nunn. Criner will work with the linebackers and Nunn will take over the running backs.
Todd Dodge: Former North Texas head coach, and former Pitt quarterbacks coach, Todd Dodge has left the head coaching job at Marble Falls HS (TX) to become the head coach at Austin Westlake HS (TX).
Amherst (D-III - MA): Former WPI offensive coordinator Anthony Fucillo is the new quarterbacks coach at Amherst College.
William Paterson (D-III - NJ): Alonso Escalante has accepted the secondary / safeties position at WPU, per source. Escalante served as a defensive coaching assistant with the Tampa Bay Bucs the past two seasons.
WPI (D-III - MA): Per source, offensive coordinator Anthony Fucillo has left the program.
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Delaware: Sources tell us that Robert Sabol (offensive quality control) and Mark Bailey (defensive quality control) have joined the staff.
|Thursday May 1, 2014
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Alabama: Remember all the chatter in December & early January about Saban speaking with Texas? Know who was worried he would leave? Alabama AD Bill Battle
West Virginia: Defensive coordinator Tony Gibson has received a raise from $250,000 to $350,000 according to Mike Casazza of the Charleston (W. Va.) Daily Mail. He is now the third-highest paid assistant on the staff, trailing senior associate head coach/defensive line coach Tom Bradley ($600,000) and associate head coach/special teams coordinator/safeties coach Joe DeForest ($500,000). Overall, Dana Holgorsen's staff has received a collective 12.5 percent raise since 2012.
DFO Spring Meetings: The meetings are Monday and Tuesday in Dallas. The agenda & speakers have been finalized. We look forward to seeing many of you there.
Southern Connecticut State: As we reported back in early March, former New Hampshire defensive ends coach Jon Shelton will be the new defensive coordinator at SCSU taking the spot of longtime defensive coordinator Mike Dodge who was not retained, per source. We also hear now that receivers coach Chris Bergeski will be the new offensive coordinator.
FIU: FIU's DFO position opened yesterday.