Wednesday August 5, 2009
Wednesday Morning: Coaches Quick Hits

South Florida: Marquel Blackwell, the former USF quarterback, has joined the staff as a program assistant working with the offensive coaching staff.

Colby College: Mike Coyne has joined the staff as the new wide receivers coach.  Coyne served last season as an offensive assistant with the Baltimore Ravens.

Bowling Green: Stan Watson has filled the last full-time position at BGSU.  Watson will coach the cornerbacks. 

Northern Iowa: We are hearing this morning that Atif Austin will serve as special teams coordinator.  Erik Chinandor and Jeremiah Johnson will serve as co-recruiting coordinators.

Franklin College: We hear former Franklin College team captain, Dan McManus, has joined the staff as defensive intern. 


Hampton University: has an immediate opening for an offensive graduate assistant position. This will include a small stipend as well as classes. Please fax resume to 757-728-6664 and make it attention to Coach Field.

East Bay Outlaws: semi-pro team, a member of the NCFL league in northern California, is in need of position coaches, and a head coach.  These are volunteer positions at present.  Games start late March, early April. Practices start late November / early December.  Typically, we practice once per week. We are looking at two practices per week. Website is www.eastbayoutlaws.com Contact John Stravale at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 925-766-5834.
Tuesday August 4, 2009
Tuesday Morning: Coaches Quick Hits

Millsaps: We are hearing that assistant coach Lane Powell will now coach the defensive line.

Kentucky State: We hear former American International co-defensive coordinator / co-special teams coordinator, Ron Cook, will be joining the Kentucky State coaching staff.


Arkansas Tech: Football has an immediate opening for a graduate assistant on the defensive side of the ball.  Candidates should be CDL eligible and have DSV video system experience.  Defensive backs experience a plus.  Classes and a stipend.  Contact: Jeff Byrd, Defensive Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to 1-479-968-0647.

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Monday August 3, 2009
Monday Morning: Coaches Quick Hits

Arkansas-Monticello: Head coach Gwaine Mathews has hired Wooddale HS (Memphis, TN) head coach Julius Jackson as the new wide receivers coach.  Jackson replace Jafar Williams, who accepted a position on the staff at Howard University.

Millsaps College (MS): We hear former player and student assistant Ronnie Wheat has been hired as outside linebackers coach.  Also, former Independence CC assistant Brett Borden has joined the staff as inside linebackers coach.

LSU: According to a report from ESPN's Chris Low, Les Miles' contract states that LSU must make Miles the highest paid coach in the SEC by at least $1,000.  That would mean that Urban Meyer's new contract is essentially getting Les Miles another raise. 

Florida: Head coach Urban Meyer has agreed to a new 6-year contract worth 24 million dollars.

Stanford: Jordan Sundheim will serve as the offensive GA this year under head coach Jim Harbaugh.  Sundheim will work with the tight ends and special teams.

UCLA: Head coach Rick Neuheisal has voluntarily agreed to take a 10% salary pay cut this year.  He is one of 3 UCLA head coaches to do so, in order to help the athletic department.

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Portland State: We are hearing Hawaii grad assistant / assistant receivers coach, Craig Stutzmann, will accept the wide receivers job at Portland State.

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South Alabama: Hooper Academy coach Zach Golson has accepted a graduate assistant position under head coach Joey Jones at South Alabama.  The former walkon player at Alabama will work with the Jaguars' defensive coaches.

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Ball State: Former Ball State offensive lineman, Dan Gerberry, has been offered a GA position by head coach Stan Parrish.  If Gerberry doesn't stick with the Detroit Lions as a free-agent, he will likely end up back in Muncie, coaching at his alma mater.

South Dakota State: We hear running backs coach Shannon Moore is moving to quarterbacks.  A new grad assistant will coach the running backs.  Shawn Mennenga is the new linebackers coach.  Former player and grad assistant, Josh Davis, will serve as interim wide receivers coach.  Former Wayne State assistant Tim Triplett is serving as the interim tight ends coach.  Former quarterbacks coach Don Bailey is now in the private business world.
Sunday August 2, 2009

Delta State: Graduate assistant Ryan Barker has been promoted to defensive line coach at Delta State.

Boise State: Former University of Oregon player, Damon Griffin, has joined the Boise State staff as defensive graduate assistant.

Kentucky State: Wide receivers coach Wayne Dickens will take over as interim head coach.

Pacific University: Greg Lupfer (Cal Poly - defensive coordinator), Glen Fowles (Willamette University - offensive coordinator), Rick Ponx (North Central College), Keith Buckley (UC-Davis - defensive backs), and Mike Mitchell (Sandpoint HS in Idaho - head coach) were the finalists for the Pacific head coaching job.  Buckley landed the job.

Indianapolis Colts: Tom Moore will carry the title of senior offensive coordinator.  Howard Mudd will carry the title of senior offensive line coach.  Both coaches are back for the start of training camp in their usual roles. 
Saturday August 1, 2009

South Carolina State: The school is forcing head coach Buddy Pough to lay off 2 assistants.  It appears defensive line coach Gerald Harrison and asssistant AD for football facilities Brantley Evans could be on the way out.  Pough apparently is working to get both assistants reinstated.

Pacific: UC-Davis assistant head coach Keith Buckley will be the first head coach at Pacific, which begins football in 2010. Wow.

Portland State: We hear PSU is close to naming a new wide receivers coach.  Former wide receivers coach Kevin Strasser accepted the senior offensive consultant job with the Edmonton Eskimos.

Tennessee State: We are hearing that defensive coordinator Rod Reed has added the title of assistant head coach.

West Virginia: Our sources tell that WVU student assistant Chris Demaria has accepted the wide receivers job at Kenyon College.
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