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Stony Brook: Per source, Rob Neviaser will be the new offensive line coach at Stony Brook. Neviaser was linebackers coach at Bowling Green this past season and was defensive coordinator at Stony Brook for two seasons prior to that. Sources at Stony Brook tell us that this isn't a done deal at this time.

Detroit Lions: Delaware tight ends coach Devin Fitzsimmons will join the Detroit Lions staff as assistant special teams coach per sources and was previously reported by the 247 website as well.

Florida State: The Seminoles announced today the following new titles for their assistant coaches: Sal Sunseri, head coach on defense; Charles Kelly, defensive coordinator; Odell Haggins, associate head coach; Randy Sanders and Lawrence Dawsey, co-offensive coordinators; Jay Graham, special teams coordinator; Tim Brewster, recruiting coordinator and Rick Trickett, assistant head coach. 

LSU: Special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey is leaving for a spot on the New York Jets staff according to Ross Dellenger of the Baton Rouge Advocate. We have confirmed the move. 

Jackson State (FCS - MS): Sources tell us Robert Lyles is the new linebackers coach at Jackson State. He previously worked at Army for seven years. 

New Haven: Former Elon and Rhode Island offensive coordinator Chris Pincince will be the new head coach at New Haven per the New Haven Register who reported it an hour ago and sources on our end. 

Texas A&M: South Dakota Mines receivers coach / recruiting coordinator Gary Hyman is joining the A&M staff as special teams quality control, per sources. 

Lamar (FCS - TX): Sources tell us that defensive line coach Carey Bailey has been promoted to assistant head coach, and defensive backs coach Brad Beasley has added the recruiting coordinator title.

North Carolina: Per sources, Keith Heckendorf is returning to North Carolina as quarterbacks coach. Heckendorf was offensive quality control at UNC this past season and had accepted the tight ends job at Arkansas State with Blake Anderson. The recruiting website 247 reported the hire a few minutes ago as well. Heckendorf was the offensive coordinator / quarterbacks at Western Carolina from 2008-2010. 

Florida State: Per sources, Jimbo Fisher has offered the linebackers position to Louisiana Lafayette defensive coordinator James Willis. Sources tell us to expect Willis to accept...and yes, Willis is on his way to Tallahassee. 

Arkansas: Bret Bielema announced earlier this afternoon that linebackers coach Randy Shannon has been promoted to senior associate head coach.

Ohio State: Urban Meyer said today that Luke Fickell will continue to call the defense and that Chris Ash would have significant input in building the game plan. 

San Bernardino Valley (JC - CA): SBVC is seeking walk on coaches for defense (DL or LB) and offense (WR). May consider a special teams coach also. These positions pay from $4200-$5000 per season. Must be willing to coach position and recruit during off season. Must be able to commute to campus. Email Coach Emerson your resume and materials at [email protected].

Minnesota Vikings: FIU assistant head coach / defensive line Andre Patterson will join the Vikings staff per sources. 

Arkansas: As expected all along, word is trickling out now that Robb Smith will be the defensive coordinator at Arkansas. We can't explain the delay. Will update... Bielema went on local radio this afternoon and said the DC hire is not finalized. We'll keep you posted. 

Iowa State: Arkansas offensive grad assistant Tommy Mangino will join his father at Iowa State as expected. Per the Ames Tribune, Tommy will coach the receivers, Todd Sturdy will move to quarterbacks and offensive coordinator Mark Mangino will coach the tight ends. 

New Mexico State: The Aggies have officially announced Larry Coyer's hiring as defensive coordinator. 

Grand View (NAIA - IA): Grand View has open dates for the 2014 football season. We need one Home game on two of the possible following dates; September 13th or November 1st. Please contact Head Coach Mike Woodley by email at [email protected] if interested.

Baltimore Ravens: Wisconsin running backs coach Thomas Hammock is leaving to join the Ravens staff (was reported by 247 recruiting as well). 

Tulane: Quarterbacks coach Mike Neu is leaving for the same job with the New Orleans Saints. Prior to joining Curtis Johnson's staff, Neu worked three years as a college scout in the Saints organization.

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Cleveland Browns: Jimmy Raye and George DeLeone are joining Mike Pettine's staff, according to Alex Marvez. Raye will serve as an senior offensive assistant, and DeLeone will work as the assistant offensive line coach.

Nebraska: The assistant coaches have each received a one-year extension, taking them through January 31, 2016. Defensive line coach Rick Kaczenski received a raise from $208,900 to $225,000 and linebackers coach / special teams coordinator Ross Els received a raise from $230,000 to $238,900. Newly hired assistant Charlton Warren (secondary) will make $220,000.

Cornell: Sources tell us that former Rhode Island offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Roy Istvan has joined the Cornell staff in the same capacity.

Gavilan (JC - CA): Gavilan College has an opening for a restricted earnings offensive line coach. The position offers a stipend of $2,700 and no housing or other benefits. Interested candidates send resume and references to offensive coordinator Mike Dovenberg at [email protected]

St. Scholastica (D-III - MN): The College of St. Scholastica is looking for a new head coach. A successful candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, with an advanced degree preferred. Several years of collegiate coaching experience is strongly preferred. The candidate must have a thorough grasp of the NCAA rules and regulations. A successful candidate will emulate, support and represent the College’s Catholic Benedictine values and College diversity and inclusion goals. Strong cross- cultural competency skills and experience with navigating the barriers historically under- represented students experience in education is necessary. For more information and to apply, visit www.csshrjobs.com.

UMass: Sources tell us that former Vanderbilt grad assistant Charles Walker has accepted the outside linebackers job at UMass.

Hawaii: Sources tell us that former Cal tight end Spencer Hagan will join Norm Chow's staff as a grad assistant.

Randolph-Macon (D-III - VA): Randolph-Macon College, located in Ashland, VA is looking to fill an open date on September 19, 2015. Please contact Dave Marquis at [email protected] or 804-412-1375 for more information.

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Mars Hill (D-II - NC): Roberson (N.C.) High School head coach Jim Beatty will become the offensive line coach at Mars Hill according to the Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times. 

Northern Arizona: Head coach Jerome Souers has announced the hirings of offensive line coach Adam Stenavich and corners coach TJ Rushing.

Eastern Illinois: Sources confirm to FootballScoop that Mike Markuson is joining the Eastern Illinois staff as offensive line coach. We expect he will have an assistant head coach type title as well. 

Cal: Greg Burns is the new defensive backs coach at Cal, per sources. Burns has previous coaching stops at UMass in 2013, Purdue in 2012, Arizona State from 2008-11, Kansas State in 2007, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2006, USC from 2002-05, Louisville from 1998-2001 and Idaho in 1997. 

Middle Tennessee: Sources confirm to us that Tommy West will be the new defensive line coach at MTSU. West is the former head coach at Clemson and Memphis and served as the defensive coordinator at Southern Miss under Ellis Johnson in 2012.

Army: Army has officially announced the hiring of defensive coordinator Jay Bateman and defensive assistants Orlando Mitjans, Jr., Ray McCartney, John Loose and Kevin Corless. 

Detroit Lions: The club has announced the hiring of Tony Oden as assistant defensive backs coach and Matt Raich as defensive quality control assistant. 

Cleveland Browns: Former Hawaii assistant Tony Tuioti will join Mike Pettine's staff as assistant defensive line coach, according to multiple outlets. 

West Georgia Technical College (JC): West Georgia Tech called us today to tell us that they will not be fielding a team this fall as they had previously planned. The program had originally planned to kick off in 2014.

Iowa State: Sources confirm to us that Brandon Blaney, who served as a defensive assistant with the Jags last year and has worked under offensive coordinator Mark Mangino while the two were at Kansas, will join the staff as offensive line coach. The hire was also reported by 24/7 Sports.

Wheaton (D-III - IL): Ben Hoffmeier, who has coached the outside linebackers the past four seasons, has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Northland Christian HS (Houston, TX).

Northwood (D-II - MI): Sources tell us that offensive coordinator Greg Quick has resigned.

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Hawaii: Former defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Cal Lee will return to St. Louis HS (HI) for his second stint as head coach, according to Hawaii News Now. Lee previously won 241 games and 14 Prep Bowl titles at St. Louis and was also a two time national coach of the year at the high school.

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Washington Redskins: The coaching staff has been completed with the announced additions of Bradford Banta (special teams assistant), Shane Day (assistant offensive line / offensive quality control), and Jake Peetz (offensive quality control). Also, the team has announced that they have retained Aubrey Pleasant, who will transition to a defensive quality control coach after serving as an offensive assistant last season.

Green Bay Packers: Special teams assistant Chad Morton will not return next season, according to a report from the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

UCLA: We told you about this back in the first week of January, but the LA Times has now come out with an article about Jim Mora making his offensive line coach Adrian Klemm one of the highest paid assistants in all of football. The LA Times pegs Klemm's deal at "about $700,000" annually. Sources tell us the number is actually significantly higher in year 2 of the new deal. 

St. Francis (PA): Per sources, Mike Craig (former special teams coordinator / linebackers at Duquesne) is the new defensive coordinator at St. Francis. 

Buffalo State (D-III - NY): Buffalo State has opening dates for the 2015 and 2016 football seasons. Have two games to fill on the following dates; 9-5-15/9-3-16, 9-12-15/9-10-16 and 10-17-15/10-15-16. We are looking for games with D-III opponents only. Please contact Christian Ozolins by email [email protected] or by office phone (716)-878-3679.

Northwestern Oklahoma State (D-II): Sources tell us that offensive line coach Kevin Turco has been promoted to offensive coordinator, and Anthony Weeden has added the title of recruiting coordinator.

Concordia (D-III - Chicago, IL): Bishop Noll HS (IN) head coach Mike Juscik has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Concordia University in Chicago.

Alma College (D-III - MI): Quarterbacks coach RJ Chidester has been elevated to co-offensive coordinator and Drew Burton, who coached the offensive line at UW-Stevens Point (D-III) last season, has been hired as co-offensive coordinator / offensive line coach. 

Western Kentucky: Sources tell us that former UAB grad assistant Brian Ellis is the new offensive quality control coach.

Pasadena City College (CC - CA): Pasadena City College is looking to hire two assistant football coaches. These are stipend positions with NO benefits. Possible part time teaching assignments for qualified candidates. QUALIFICATIONS: These positions are best filled by individuals with an undergraduate degree and five or more years of football coaching experience. Preference will be given to coaches who possess a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology or a related field. Interested applicants must email a cover letter, resume and references to Head Coach Fred Fimbres [email protected].

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Vanderbilt: Per sources, Marc Lubick will join the staff as the final full-time assistant coaching the tight ends. Lubick was with the Texans the past four seasons, serving as assistant receivers coach last season and was with Colorado State as tight ends / recruiting coordinator and receivers coach prior to that. 

Brevard College (D-II): At Brevard, with Chris Bland leaving, we understand that Tommy Pursley will be the defensive coordinator. We hear the staff is considering adjusting some assignments and will likely have an opening but position is to be determined and they are not accepting resumes at this time. 

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San Diego Chargers: Mike McCoy announced he has finalized his staff with the additions of Nick Sirianni as quarterbacks, Bobby King as assistant linebackers and Shane Steichen as offensive quality control. Sirianni was promoted from the staff, King comes from the Texans and Steichen comes from the Browns. 

Kennesaw State: Chris Bland, Brevard College defensive coordinator / defensive backs, is the new corners coach at Kennesaw State per sources. We also hear former Elon assistant Kevin Downing will coach the defensive ends. 

Akron: Otis Mounds is joining the staff as corners coach. Mounds coached the defensive backs and Holmes CC this past season. 

Tennessee: Director of football operations Brad Pendergrass has resigned

Oakland Raiders: The Raiders announced the hiring of Joe Woods as defensive backs coach and Marcus Robertson as assistant defensive backs coach earlier today

Northeast Mississippi CC: Ricky Smither has now formally announced the hiring of Paige Anders (Coffeyville) as defensive coordinator and Kenny Jackson as defensive line coach. 

Holy Cross (FCS - MA): Bucknell safeties coach Mike Kashurba is the new defensive coordinator at Holy Cross. 

Washington: The NCAA has formally closed its investigation of Tosh Lupoi and will not penalize Lupoi or the Washington football program. However, NCAA director of enforcement Tom Hosty noted, "if any information is developed, the staff reserves the write to look further into these matters." In January, Lupoi and Washington mutually agreed to a $300,000 separation agreement. 

College of the Sequoias: Per source, defensive backs coach Fred Zepeda has stepped down. 

Ottawa RedBlacks (CFL): Former CFL defensive lineman Leroy Blugh has been hired as defensive line coach. 

Air Force: Former Texas assistant strength coach Tim Cross will be the new defensive line coach at Air Force per sources. Cross formerly coached the defensive line at Minnesota and Syracuse as well among other places. 

Upper Iowa: Upper Iowa University is seeking a defensive backs coach / video coordinator. Interested candidates can end Cover Letter, resume, and references to [email protected].

Kennesaw State: Former Citadel quarterbacks coach Cody Worley will be the new quarterbacks coach at Kennesaw State per sources. 

Texas: Assistant head coach for defense / defensive line coach Chris Rumph will make $415,000 under a two year agreement (which UT has an option to extend by one year). 

Air Force: Per sources, Ron Vanderlinden will be the new inside linebackers coach at Air Force. 

Lackawanna College (JC - PA): Lackawanna College is looking to fill an open date on either August 30 or October 25, 2014. Interested in playing another Junior College or a JV Team. If interested, please contact Bill Reiss at (570)706-5194 or [email protected]

Limestone College (D-II - SC): Limestone College, located in Gaffney, SC will be in their first year of competition in 2014 and is looking to fill open dates on Oct. 18, 2014 and Oct. 25, 2014. If interested please call Head Coach Bobby James at 864-838-0779.

Gardner-Webb (FCS - NC): Gardner-Webb University is looking for a home football game on September 13, 2014. We are willing to pay a guarantee. If interested, please contact Chuck Burch at [email protected] or (704) 406-4342. 

Victor Valley (CC - CA): Charles Welde has been hired to coach the receivers. Welde spent last season as the offensive coordinator at US Grant HS (OK), and has also spent time as an assistant at College of the Canyons (CC - CA).

South Dakota State (FCS): We are looking to fill an open date on either September 20 or September 27, 2014. We’re open to home or away. Please contact DFO Marc Davis at [email protected] or at 605-688-6915 if interested.

Jersey Coast Academy (CC - NJ): Calvin Thompson has been hired as the program's new head coach.

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Toledo: Former Wyoming receivers coach Derek Sage has been offered a position on Toledo's staff per sources. Sources tell us the position will be determined once official. 

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Virginia Union (D-II): Benedict College defensive coordinator Mike Fanoga has joined the staff as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. 

Ohio: Sources tell us Dave Johnson will be the offensive line coach. He served in the same capacity at Massachusetts in 2013, and has worked at Cincinnati, West Virginia, among others, in the past. 

Texas: Defensive coordinator Vance Bedford will earn $760,000 in 2014, while assistant head coach/quarterbacks coach Shawn Watson will make $610,000 and offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Joe Wickline will make $535,000. Head strength coach Pat Moorer will make $330,000 (more than four of the on the field assistants). Tommie Robinson's deal will pay him $185,000 in year 1 and then $335,000 in years 2 & 3. The contracts have been sent to the Regents for their approval. Each of the assistants is reportedly a three year guaranteed deal. 

Cleveland Browns: The Browns are finalizing a deal for Kyle Shanahan to become offensive coordinator according to multiple outlets. 

San Diego Chargers: Former Houston Texans assistant linebackers coach Bobby King will join the San Diego chargers as assistant linebackers coach per sources. 

Ursinus College (D-III - PA): Ursinus College, located in Collegeville Pennsylvania, is seeking applicants for a defensive intern position.  Defensive secondary and HUDL experience preferred. Compensation includes a yearly stipend and housing. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and references to [email protected]

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Buffalo Bills: The Bills have hired former Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Fred Pagac as linebackers coach.

New Mexico State: Larry Coyer's hiring as defensive coordinator will be announced in the coming days. 

Jackson State (FCS - MS): Paul Spicer will join the staff as defensive line coach, and Tommy Poynter will also come aboard, likely as offensive line coach, according to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger. 

Alabama A&M: Texas A&M special teams quality control Bryan Cummings will be the new defensive line / special teams coordinator per sources. 

Cleveland Browns: The Browns have hired Ravens assistant Andy Moeller as offensive line coach according to the Baltimore Sun. 

College of Idaho (NAIA): Chris Jewell has been announced as defensive coordinator. He spent the last two seasons as defensive backs coach at Fort Lewis College.