Wednesday April 23, 2014 presented by:  {module 261}

VMI (FCS): Virginia-Wise defensive coordinator Justin Hamilton was hired recently as the outside linebackers coach at VMI. 

Minnesota: Defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys will receive a raise to $600,000, and offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover will make $550,000 annually in their new three-year contracts according to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. The rest of Jerry Kill's staff will garner new salaries as well: QBs coach Jim Zebrowski, $253,000; DBs/STs coach Jay Sawvel, $253,000; DL coach Jeff Phelps, $230,000; RBs coach Pat Poore, $230,000; WRs coach Brian Anderson, $230,000; H-backs/TEs coach Rob Reeves, $230,000; and LBs coach Mike Sherels, $181,000. 

Wisconsin Lutheran College (D-III): Head coach/defensive coordinator Ben Murphy has announced his decision to step down after one season due to family obligations. He will remain on staff as a part-time defensive assistant. 

Seattle Seahawks: Senior personnel executive Scot McCloughan has resigned due to a family matter according to Jason La Canfora of CBS. 

Alderson Broaddus (D-II - WV): Aaron Krepps has been hired as running backs coach. He previously worked at Adrian College (MI) and Eastern Michigan, and most recently served as the head coach at Belle Vernon Area (PA) High School. 

Johns Hopkins (D-III - MD): Wide receivers coach Greg Chimera has been promoted to offensive coordinator.

Harding (D-II - AR): Harding University is seeking applicants for 3 graduate assistant coaching positions (LBs, Secondary, and an Offensive Skill Position). Most importantly, we are interested in men who have a desire to serve God and who see coaching as an avenue to impact lives for Christ.  GA’s will receive $3,500 of tuition credit per semester. No housing, meals, or stipend is included. A Bachelor’s degree is required. Those interested in one of the two defensive positions should email defensive coordinator Paul Simmons at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Those interested in the offensive position should email co-offensive coordinator Matt Underwood at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No phone calls please.

Millersville (D-II - PA): Per source, running backs Jon Ramos and assistant Tom Mayerski will not return to the staff.

Mercer (FCS - GA): Defensive line coach Justin Brown has chosen to go into the ministry. Berry College linebackers coach Kenny Baker has been hired to fill coach Brown's position. 

Penn: Head coach Al Bagnoli will reportedly announce his plans to retire after the 2014 season, according to Philly.com. Bagnoli has served as head coach the past 22 seasons and has won nine outright Ivy League titles. The report also notes that longtime defensive coordinator Ray Priore will take over at the conclusion of next season.

RII Sports Technology (Football Product Representative, Supplemental Income): RII Sports Technology is seeking coaches interested in supplementing their income by representing and selling RII Sports Technology's new GameBreak Scouting Dashboards and GameDay Scout Apps to football programs in their geographic area. This is a commission only based opportunity where you can set your own hours and schedule. RII Sports Technology will provide all necessary training, orientation, and support. In this role you'll introduce football programs in your area to our products/services and facilitate the sales process - you'll be compensated with commissions of 15%-20% on all resulting sales. RII Sports Technology is a newly formed subsidiary of TTJ&B Inc. which has a long history of providing innovative data solutions to customers in the Aerospace & Defense industry (including Lockheed Martin, Boeing, NASA). RII Sports Technology leverages these same capabilities to provide football coaching staffs with tools that allow them to scout their opponents (or themselves) with unprecedented speed and insight - both during their week of preparation and live on game day. You can learn more about RII Sports Technology at www.r2sportstech.com. Interested candidates can send resumes or inquire for more information by contacting Matt Middleton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Towson: Towson is looking to hire an equipment manager. For full details, and to apply, click here.

Tuesday April 22, 2014 presented by:  {module 264}

Former University of South Dakota head coach and athletic director Bernard "Beanie" Cooper passed away over the weekend at 86. Cooper also served as the AD at Indiana State. Please pray for his family and loved ones.

Louisville: Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham will earn $975,000 this season, and offensive coordinator Garrick McGee will make $650,000 according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. See our full staff break down.

Eastern Michigan: Per source, tight ends / special teams coordinator Mike Gravier is leaving the staff. We understand the position is now open and there is no clear frontrunner for the position at this time. 

Foothill College (JC - CA): Scott Swartz, formerly with the San Francisco 49ers, Oregon State and Northern Arizona, is the new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Foothill College in Los Altos, Calif. 

Penn: Dan Swanstrom, who served as offensive coordinator at Johns Hopkins for the past six years, has been announced as the Quakers' quarterbacks coach. 

Finlandia (D-III - MI): Michigan Tech assistant Tim Driscoll has been named the head coach at Finlandia. 

Castleton State (D-III - VT): Castleton State has hired Kevin Trigonis as their offensive coordinator. Trigonis spent the past two seasons at RPI (D-III - NY) as the offensive line coach / offensive coordinator and served in same capacity at Carroll University (D-III - WI) prior to that.

Columbia: Wide receivers coach Ola Adams has been selected to participate in the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Internship over the summer.

Texas: The Longhorns have hired Reed Case as director of on-campus recruiting. He previously served as Oklahoma's director of player personnel. 

South Dakota State (FCS): South Dakota State is looking to host an FCS opponent the second week of the 2016 season (Saturday, September 10). Will pay an attractive guarantee. Please contact Marc Davis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested

Alderson Broaddus (D-II - WV): Alderson Broaddus University has an open date on November 1st 2014. We are looking for a home game and we are willing to help with expenses or return the trip on a different weekend in 2015 or 2016. Please contact Denny Creehan at 304-457-6404 if interested.

Kentucky Christian (NAIA): Kentucky Christian is seeking applicants for student assistant coaching positions. These positions are intended for individuals who are trying to start or finish up their undergraduate education. Individuals will receive a scholarship package covering a percentage of tuition, room, and board. Previous football coaching or playing experience is a plus. Interested applicants should email coach James "Hoot" Gibson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

     Arkansas is the latest Nike school to get new uniforms

Kentucky Wesleyan (D-II - KY): Kentucky Wesleyan College has open dates for Oct. 25th 2014 and also Nov. 8th 2014. Looking for NAIA, D2, D3, or FCS opponent. Home game preferably but will travel for guarantee. Possible Return trip in 2015. Any interested parties can email Brian Ware at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Monday April 21, 2014 presented by:  {module 195}

Our condolences go out to the family and loved ones of coach Phil Hower, who passed away over the weekend. Hower coached successful teams at the NAIA and high school level. Please pray for his family.

Maryland: Some updated contract info at Maryland via Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post...Keenan McCardell (WRs) and Greg Studrawa (OL) received two year deals; whereas Chad Wilt (DL) received a one year agreement. OC Mike Locksley will now make $625,000 per year and defensive coordinator Brian Stewart will now make $418,000. 

Dakota State (NAIA - SD): Dakota State University is taking applications for a graduate assistant coach. Primary responsibilities include coaching a position group, recruiting and other duties as assigned. Bachelor’s degree and admission to Dakota State University’s Master of Education Technology graduate program is required (program is ranked in the Top 3 in the Nation). Any applicants must have a minimum of a 3.25 undergraduate GPA and must take the GRE. There is 2/3 Tuition assistance for graduate school and a $12,000 stipend for the year. Please send a cover letter, resume, an unofficial copy of college transcripts, and a reference list to defensive coordinator Mike Collins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Humboldt State (D-II - CA): Humboldt State University is looking to fill a restricted earnings defensive coaching position. Responsibilities include coaching your own position, having a recruiting area and other duties assigned by the Head Coach. No Benefits, housing, or meals included. Best candidate will be hired regardless of defensive position. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Please email resume to Shay McClure at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No phone calls please.

Orange Coast (JC - CA): Former San Bernardino Valley College (JC - CA) head coach Kevin Emerson has now officially been named head coach at Orange Coast College.

Tarleton State (D-II - TX): Tarleton State University is looking for a home game September 4th or 6th of 2014. Will pay a guarantee. Contact Head Coach Cary Fowler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Concordia College (NAIA - Selma, AL): Per source, former Benedict College (D-II - SC) head coach Stanley Conner has accepted the head coaching job at Concordia College.

Louisiana-Lafayette: UL and head coach Mark Hudspeth have agreed in principal on a contract amendment that will take him through the end of the 2019 season. The new deal, which has yet to be officially signed, includes a pay raise, modified buyout terms, and a contract "designed to keep Hudspeth in Lafayette as long as possible."

Butler (FCS - IN): Tom Dilley, who coached the tight ends last year, has been hired as the new head coach at Guerin Catholic HS (IN). Dilley previously served as head coach at Lawrence North HS (IN) and Bishop Chatard HS (IN) where he won back-to-back state titles in 2001 and 2002.

Saturday April 19, 2014

Notable spring games on TV today: Alabama (2 p.m. ET, ESPNU), Arizona State (2 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Networks), Syracuse (2 p.m. ET, ESPN3), Texas (2 p.m. ET, Longhorn Network), Auburn (3 p.m. ET, ESPN), Utah (3 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Networks), Washington (4 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Networks), USC (6 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Networks). 

Southern Virginia: Per source, Southern Virginia will name defensive coordinator Jason Walker their new head coach. Walker was a grad assistant at BYU this past season. Yep. 

Minot State: Southern Virginia head coach Tyler Hughes has agreed to become the new head coach at Minot State. Hughes is the former Snow College head coach. He spent the 2012 season as a quality control coach at Ohio State and had accepted the head job at SVU last month. 

Iowa: Recruiting director Eric Johnson has left the program after 15 years to pursue an opportunity outside of football. He has directed the Hawkeyes' recruiting efforts for the past 15 years and worked with the defensive line for the past two seasons. 

Friday April 18, 2014 presented by:  {module 180}

Fullerton College: Per source, UCLA quality control (linebackers) Phil Austin has agreed to return to Fullerton as associate head coach / defensive backs. 

Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jags have added University of Miami grad assistant Chris O'Hara to work in an offensive quality control role.

Millersville (D-II - PA): Per source, defensive coordinator Ron Rankin and defensive backs coach Aubrey Kelly will not return to the staff. 

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Orange Coast College (CC - CA): Per source, San Bernardino Community College head coach Kevin Emerson will be the new head coach at Orange Coast College.

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Castleton State (D-III - VT): Castleton State has open dates for Sept. 19th 2015 (Week 3) and also Sept. 17th 2016 (Week 3). Prefer a multi- year agreement and a New England based team. Castleton will travel in 2015. Any interested parties can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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