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Tuesday March 11, 2014 presented by: 

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Vanderbilt: Derek Mason has announced the hiring of Utah State defensive line coach Frank Maile to the same post. 

Southern Miss: Southern Miss appreciates all of the interest in the open defensive grad assistant position. We are no longer accepting resumes at this time. 

Kentucky Wesleyan: Per source, New Mexico State offensive line grad assistant Derrick Elder has accepted the Kentucky Wesleyan offensive line position. 

New Mexico State: We hear New Mexico State has an opening for an offensive line grad assistant. 

Denver Broncos: Along with the addition of offensive quality control coach Bo Hardegree, which we reported over the weekend, the Broncos have also added former USC offensive line coach James Cregg as their assistant offensive line coach, according to Mike Klis.

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Kent State: Sources tell us running backs coach Ted Bahhur has left the program to pursue other business opportunities.

Fairmont State (D-II - WV): Per source, Southern Miss offensive grad assistant Jeff Horrocks has accepted the receivers job at Fairmont State. 

Georgetown (FCS - DC): The school announced Luke Thompson as the Hoyas' defensive coordinator/linebackers coach today. Thompson spent the last two years at Army and was a Georgetown assistant from 2006-11. 

Monmouth (FCS - NJ): Kevin Morris, who accepted a position on Monmouth's staff last week, will be the team's offensive coordinator, the school announced today. 

William & Mary (FCS - VA): Sources tell us Texas offensive grad assistant Mario Acitelli has accepted the tight ends job at William & Mary. 

Georgia: Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo had had a year added to his existing three-year, so he is now signed through 2016 and will make $575,000 annually. Also, defensive line coach Tracy Rocker will earn $350,000 this season.

Kentucky: Safeties coach / special teams coordinator Craig Naivar has signed a two-year deal (through June 30, 2016) worth $240,000 per year. Naivar can earn bonuses of $20k for an SEC East title, $20k for a lower tier bowl, $30k for upper tier bowl, $40k for SEC title and $40k for a BCS Bowl.

Minnesota State-Mankato (D-II): Per source, offensive line coach Jason Eck has been promoted to offensive coordinator.

Louisiana-Lafayette: The Ragin' Cajuns are looking for a defensive grad assistant with secondary coaching experience. Qualified candidates should email resumes to Zach Lochard at [email protected]. No phone calls please.

Monmouth (FCS - NJ): Longtime Monmouth assistants Brian Gabriel (offensive line) and Jeff Gallo (tight ends) have added the title of assistant head coach.

Bethany College (NAIA - KS): Bethany College (KS) NAIA is looking for a guarantee game preferably vs. an FCS or D2 opponent in 2015. We have three available dates: August 29th, September 5th or September 12th. If interested, contact Manny Matsakis at [email protected]

Stillman College (D-II - AL): Former Stillman College defensive coordinator Dedrick Dodge has accepted the head coaching job at Mulberry HS (FL).




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Castelton (D-III - VT): Endicott College (D-III - MA) offensive coordinator Tony Volpone will be the new head coach at Castleton. 

Indianapolis Colts: Defensive quality control Brad White has been promoted to assistant linebackers coach. He previously coached at Murray State, Wake Forest and Air Force. 

Arizona State: Sources tell us Matt Butterfield has been hired as a senior offensive analyst focusing on quarterbacks at Arizona State. He previously worked on the staffs at Colorado, Arizona State under Dennis Erickson and most recently at UCLA. At UCLA we understand there are no current openings for quality control or grad assistant positions. 

Buffalo Bills: Ball State defensive grad assistant Thad Bogardus has been hired as defensive quality control. 

West Alabama (D-II): Per source, former Jacksonville State offensive line coach Adam Ross will join the West Alabama staff in the same capacity. 

Missouri Southern (D-II): Former East Stroudsburg (D-II - PA) defensive line coach Charles Alexander has accepted the defensive backs position at Missouri Southern.

Utica (D-III - MI): Utica College (NCAA Division III, Empire 8 Conference, NY): In need of a week 2 opponent starting in 2015. Multiple year contract vs. regional opponent is preferred. Series would begin on Saturday September 12, 2015. Contact: Blaise Faggiano, Head Football Coach [email protected] or via phone at 315-792-3713

Baldwin Wallace (D-III - OH): Baldwin Wallace is looking to hire an offensive assistant coach. Offensive line coaching experience required. Bachelors required, Masters preferred. Competitive salary and benefits package included. Interested candidates can apply with their materials via this link.

Savannah State: Earnest Wilson has announced the hires of Mike Villagrana (co-offensive coordinator / wide receivers), and David Banks (quarterbacks). Wilson worked with both coaches at Hampton University.

Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons have promoted Mark Collins from defensive assistant to outside linebackers coach and Southern Miss safeties coach Andrew Thacker has been hired as a defensive assistant, according to Alex Marvez.

Hudson Valley CC (NY): Hudson Valley Community College is looking for an assistant football coach. There are two part time positions available. Minimum Qualifications: Associate’s Degree; Bachelor’s Degree is preferred. We are looking to hire one coach on offense and one coach on defense. Positions are negotiable, but ideally we are looking for someone with experience coaching LBs or DBs on defense and QBs, RBs, or OL on offense. These positions are part-time stipends only, no meals or housing. Salary will range from $2000-$4500 based on experience. Interested parties need to email both the human resources department at [email protected] and head coach Mike Muehling at [email protected]. NO PHONE CALLS.

Tennessee-Chattanooga: Chris Malone has been hired to coach the offensive line. Malone coached at Virginia State last season (offensive line / run game coordinator) and was at James Madison for seven years prior to that.

Mississippi State: Per source, Villanova restricted earnings coach Justin Hinds has been hired as a defensive grad assistant and will work with the defensive line. 

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St. Cloud State (D-II - MN): Sources tell us that UW-Eau Claire (D-III) defensive coordinator Mark Sipple is heading to St. Cloud State in the same capacity.




Sunday March 9, 2014

Detroit Lions owner William Clay Ford Sr. has passed away this morning at 88. Ford purchased the team in 1963, Please keep his family in your prayers.

Stanford: Longtime Texas assistant Duane Akina is joining David Shaw's staff as secondary coach.

Denver Broncos: Per source, LSU offensive quality control coach Bo Hardegree has been hired as an offensive assistant with the Broncos. Hardegree worked with the quarterbacks and was at LSU for three seasons, and also served as an offensive grad assistant at Duke for three seasons under David Cutcliffe.

Iowa Barnstormers (Arena): Head coach Mike Hohensee has announced his coaching staff. Ernesto "Netto" Purnsley will return for his third season as defensive coordinator, David Paffenroth will coach the offensive line in his second season with the team, and Stanley Wrubluski will serve as defensive line coach / special teams coordinator.

South Florida: USF looks like they found their new AD. Details here.




Saturday March 8, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of former Quincy University coach Ron Taylor, who passed away Thursday at age 74.

California: Sources tell us Fred Tate, formerly an assistant under Art Kaufman at Cincinnati, will join the Cal staff coaching the defensive line. 

Macalester College (D-III - MN): Former NFL player and Harding High School (MN) defensive backs coach Sean McMoore has accepted the assistant defensive backs job at Macalester.

Dean College (JC - MA): Marian High School in Framingham, MA head football coach Gene Robinson has accepted the position of defensive line coach at Dean College.

Concordia (D-II - MN): Mike Shafer, former offensive line coach At Northern State University, has accepted the position of offensive coordinator/offensive line coach at Concordia University in St. Paul.

Central Oklahoma (D-II): Tulsa GA David Johnson has accepted the running backs job at Central Oklahoma. 

Georgia Tech: Former Samford head coach Pete Hurt has joined the staff as assistant director of player personnel.

Santa Monica College (JC - CA): Santa Monica College is seeking a walk on Offensive Line Coach. The position pays from $4,200-$5,000 per season. Email head coach Gifford Lindheim a coaching resume at L[email protected].

Tulane: Head coach Curtis Johnson has officially announced the hiring of Aaron Price as quarterbacks coach and Kwahn Drake as defensive line coach. Additionally, defensive coordinator Jon Sumrall will shift from the defensive line to linebackers, secondary coach Jason Rollins will be the special teams coordinator and offensive line coach John McDonnell will be the run game coordinator. 

Monroe College (CC - NY): Monroe College is seeking applicants from the New York City region and surrounding counties for two offensive positions, tight ends and running backs.  These are seasonal positions and salary is commensurate to experience.  College coaching experience is preferred.  Please email cover letter, resume, and references to head coach Terry Karg at [email protected].  No phone calls please.




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Rice: Graduate assistant Anthony Steward has been promoted to running backs coach. Steward served as an offensive grad assistant the past two seasons.

Finlandia (D-III - MI): Finlandia University plans to launch a new football program by 2015 and is currently taking applications for head coach.

Eastern Michigan: KiJuan Ware, who served as secondary coach at EMU last season, has landed the head coaching job at Central HS (Harrison, TN).

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Mississippi State: The school and Dan Mullen have agreed in principle to a contract extension through the 2017-18 season according to Jeremy Fowler of CBS Sports. 

San Diego State: Head coach Rocky Long announced Friday that special teams coach Kevin McGarry would transition into director of player personnel and graduate assistant Zach Arnett had been promoted to linebackers coach. 

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Northwestern Oklahoma State (D-II): Northwestern Oklahoma State University is looking for a running backs coach and a defensive line coach. Both positions are GA positions. The position is a 10 month salaried position with tuition benefits. The coach is responsible for coaching their own position as well as recruiting their own assigned areas. Preferred experience either playing or coaching the position as well as experience with HUDL is necessary. Applicants with CSCS certification and/or experience working in strength and conditioning are encouraged to apply. To apply send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Head Football Coach Alan Hall at [email protected]. NO phone calls!

Marshall: Sources tell us that Santa Monica College (JC - CA) offensive line coach John Landwehr is joining the Marshall staff.

Westminster (D-III - PA): Rich DeMaio has accepted the associate head coach / offensive coordinator job at Westminster College. DeMaio previously served in the same role at Rhodes College (D-III - TN).

Northern State (D-II - SD): Northern State University seeks a full-time offensive line coach. Position includes coaching the offensive line, having a recruiting area and other duties assigned by the Head Coach and Director of Athletics. Preferred candidates will have experience having played or coached on the offensive line. Interested candidates should email resume, cover letter and references to Offensive Coordinator Mark Martin at [email protected]. No phone calls.

Scottsdale CC (AZ): Offensive line coach Jeremy Brigham will be the next head coach at North Pointe Prep HS (AZ).

Utah State: Per source, Jovon Bouknight has been promoted to passing game coordinator / receivers coach and Kedrick Shaver has added the title of defensive passing game coordinator / corners coach.

Minnesota: We reported it earlier in the week, but Minnesota has now made it official, Mike Sherels has been promoted to linebackers coach. Sherels was a defensive grad assistant in 2013 and most recently served as an assistant coordinator of recruiting operations.

Nebraska: Head coach Bo Pelini has received a contract extension through 2018, according to Gregg Doyel of CBS.

Methodist University (D-III - NC): Methodist University is seeking an assistant coach that will work with the running backs. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required. Proven Division III recruiting experience required. Position is Full Time with benefits and offensive coaching experience is required with a focus on the run game. Candidates should email a resume and names and contact information of 3 professional references to [email protected].

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Southern Illinois: Sources tell us that Keith Murphy is joining the staff and will coach the tight ends and serve as special teams coordinator. Murphy previously coached the tight ends / special teams at New Mexico State.

Montreal Alouettes (CFL): Sources tell us that Kris Sweet is the new offensive line coach for the Alouettes.

Incarnate Word (FCS - TX): Sources tell us that special teams coordinator Jake Zwieg will not return to the staff. We hear associate head coach / defensive line coach Todd Ivicic will take over the special teams coordinator duties.

Minnesota: Two assistants have swapped positions, as Brian Anderson will take over as wide receivers coach and Pat Poore will handle the running backs. 

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL): Former Blue Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce has joined the staff as running backs coach. 

UNC Pembroke (D-II): UNC Pembroke is looking to hire a fulltime WR Coach. Master’s degree in P.E./Health/Recreation required. Please send resumes & cover letter to Head Coach [email protected].

Brevard (D-II - NC): Per source, Midwestern State (D-II - TX) defensive grad assistant Joe Battaglia has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Brevard. Battaglia has previous coordinating experience with Juniata College (D-III - PA).

Wartburg (D-III - IA): Wartburg College, in Waverly, Iowa has an opening for a defensive intern. Duties include coaching the defensive line, managing recruiting territory, and other duties as assigned. 10-month position with a $10,400 stipend and some weekly meals. Send materials to Chris Winter, Defensive Coordinator at [email protected]

College of the Sequoias (JC - CA): Sources tell us that defensive line coach Jeff King has left the program to pursue other opportunities.

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 and strength program considered a plus. Interested applicants should email Defensive Coordinator Monty Roe at [email protected]. NO PHONE CALLS .

Eastern Michigan: Per source, Dustin Daniels has joined the staff as an offensive grad assistant. Daniels previously played receiver at EMU prior to getting into coaching.