Tuesday May 19, 2009 (Update 2)

Indiana State: Former Smyrna High School (TN) and Stanford University wide receiver, Luke Powell, has joined the staff at Indiana State as defensive backs coach.  Powell was once coached by Indiana State head coach Trent Miles during Powell's early years on The Farm in Palo Alto.

UFL Update (note that there are still some open spots)

Las Vegas - Head coach Jim Fassel will work with Isaac Carter (defensive backs), Donald Eck (offensive line), Sam Garnes (defensive assistant), Larry Mac Duff (DC / special teams), Charles Shelton (DFO / running backs), Eric Van Heusen (special teams / tight ends), Michael Wilson (WRs) and Kevin Wolthausen (d-line).

Orlando - Head coach Jim Haslett will have Bill Bradley (d-backs), Chuck Bresnahan (LBs), Jay Gruden (OC), Carl Hairston (d-line), Bill Laveroni (OL), Sean McVay (quality control / WRs), Ricky Porter (DFO / running backs) and Al Roberts (special teams / tight ends).

New York - Head coach Ted Cottrell's staff includes Donald Blackmon (DC), Derrick Burroughs (admin. assistant / defensive assistant), Earle Mosley (RBs), John Tice (OL) and Pete Rodriquez (special teams).

San Fran - Dennis Green will work with Martin Bayless (DBs), Trent Bray (LBs / quality control), Charles Collins (WRs / TEs), Robert Griffith (defensive assistant), Art Kehoe (OL), Mike Kruczek (OC), Mike McDaniel (RBs / Quality Control), Sid Pillai (DFO) and Brian Stewart (DC)

West Virginia - We hear Ohio University GA Brian Haines has accepted a GA position on the West Virginia staff.
Tuesday May 19, 2009

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Florida International: We hear former Rutgers assistant coach Cary Codette could soon join the FIU staff as defensive line coach.

South LaFourche HS (South Louisiana): No word yet on if the Tarpons will make a run at former alum, Ed Orgeron, after the school's head football coach resigned yesterday to accept another coaching position.  Our sources tell us the Tarpons might not be able to match the $650,000 annual salary that Coach O is making at Tennessee.

Over 300 high school head coaches updated their contact info yesterday via THE COACH TRACKER.  If you have yet to update your information, please do so today. 
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Monday May 18, 2009 (Update 2)

Philadelphia Eagles: Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson will take a leave of absence while battling cancer.  Please keep Coach Johnson and his family in your thoughts.  Secondary coach Sean McDermott will take over the defense until Coach Johnson can return to the team.

South Florida: Assistant AD for Football student-athlete development, Curtis Jones, will not return.

Florida Atlantic University: The Strength and Conditioning staff at FAU cordially invites you to the FAU Strength and Conditioning clinic on Saturday, May 30, 2009.  This one-day seminar will provide you with information on various styles of training, how to incorporate and apply them into your program properly, and the importance of different nutritional aspects such as content, type, and timing of nutrient consumption to help aid in recovery and speed athletic improvement.  Camp Director & FAU's Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Matt Pleskovic will lead the clinic with his assistants.  The schedule will consist of:

  • Registration @ 9:30 am

  • Introduction @ 9:50 am

  • Session 1: Strength Training Techniques @ 10:00 am

  • Session 2: Acceleration/Speed Development @ 11:00 am  

  • Lunch (Provided) @ 12:00 pm

  • Session 3: Nutrition & Supplementation @ 1:00 pm

  • Session 4: Q&A Session @ 1:45 pm

  • Session 5: Weight Room Hands-On Technique Work

We look forward to hearing from you and welcome your participation. If you have any questions, email Matt Pleskovic Head S & C Coach, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Monday May 18, 2009
Eastern Illinois: Check the Strength Scoop

D1 Open Jobs: It appears the only D1 jobs still open are at Cincinnati, Colorado, FIU, and Memphis.  We hear Cincinnati is close to naming a tight ends coach.  Some seem to think former Alcorn State head coach Ernest Jones will end up back with Brian Kelly at Cincinnati.  Colorado has yet to officially fill the wide receivers job. Of course, Ashley Ambrose has been named interim wide receivers coach and is on the road recruiting. It appears to us that FIU and Memphis are still with 8 full-time assistants.  There is a chance we will have the FIU hire by the end of the week.

Stonehill College: We hear a new wide receivers coach is Pat McCann.

Note: We will have some grad assistant news later on in the week.  Also, we hear there could be a shake-up in the recruiting office at a major BCS program.  We are working on that for you, as well.

The Coach Tracker: We have spoken with most Recruiting Coordinators throughout the country over the last 3 weeks.  If you are just getting back off the road from Spring recruiting and we've yet to speak with you, please give us a call so that we can set up your program with a subscription to THE COACH TRACKER. You can reach us at 225-445-8223 or 662-202-6408.  You can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request more information.

The Extra Point presented by Wilson 


We thought an interesting trend making its way through D1 football is the growing number of programs that dedicate 2 full-time assistants to wide receivers.  Here's the list of all 10 programs & coaches:

Arizona: Garret Chachere (Inside Receivers) and David Nichol (Outside Receivers)
Baylor: Dino Babers (Wide Receivers) and Kendal Briles (Inside Receivers)
BYU: Robert Anae (Inside Receivers) and Patrick Higgins (Outside Receivers)
Houston: Jason Phillips (Wide Receivers) and Tony Levine (Inside Receivers)
Michigan: Tony Dews (Wide Receivers) and Calvin McGee (Slot Receivers)
MTSU: Justin Watts (Wide Receivers) and Brent Brock (Inside Receivers)
Texas Tech: Dennis Simmons (Wide Receivers) and Lincoln Riley (Inside Receivers)
Toledo: Jason Nichols (Outside Receivers) and Jason Candle (Slot Receivers / Tight Ends)
Troy: Kenny Edenfield (Inside Receivers) and Shayne Wasden (Outside Receivers)
Tulsa: Mike Norvell (Inside Receivers) and Clarence James (Outside Receivers)
Any idea which head coach started this trend?  Email us and let us know, please.  And no, it's not Coach Saban.  This is the 1 trend he didn't actually start. 
Sunday May 17, 2009 (Update 2)

The College of St. Scholastica: a NCAA Division III institution located in Duluth, Minnesota invites applications for the position of Offensive Line Coach. This is a full-time position.  Responsibilities will include assisting the Head Coach in the administration of all phases of the intercollegiate football program; including, but not limited to coaching, recruiting, monitoring academic progress of student-athletes, video editing, background in strength and conditioning of football athletes, assisting with campus visit arrangements, and working closely with the Admissions staff.  The Athletic Director will assign a second duty within the Athletic Department.  In keeping with the College's strong Benedictine heritage, the assistant coach will play an important role in the continued development of a second-year football program. A bachelor's degree is required.  Candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of institutional, conference, and NCAA Division III rules.  Video editing experience is required.  A background in strength training and conditioning of football players is a plus.  Significant experience as an assistant college football coach is strongly preferred. The College of St. Scholastica is regularly recognized as one of the finest colleges in the Midwest. The 2009 "America's Best Colleges" survey by U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks St. Scholastica in the top tier of Midwestern universities.  The Washington Post has rated St. Scholastica as one of the nation's 100 "hidden gems" among U.S. colleges and universities. All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of an offer of employment.  Apply on-line at www.csshrjobs.com.  AA/EOE
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