Monday March 2, 2009
Liberty: Marshall Roberts has been promoted to special teams coordinator. He will also coach the corners. Brandon Streeter has been promoted to offensive coordinator. Pete Sundheim will now coach the running backs. Blaine McCorkle has been hired to coach the offensive line. Ernie McCook has been hired as tight ends coach / run game coordinator. Former Army assistant Wally Ake and Virginia defensive line coach Levern Belin have also joined the defensive staff.
Jacksonville State: Our sources tell us head coach Jack Crowe has decided to move safeties coach Matt Wannebo to wide receivers. Toby Norwood will now coach the entire secondary.
Oakland Raiders: We hearWestfield HS (TX) assistant coach Chris Morgan is joining the Oakland Raiders staff as assistant offensive line coach.
South Florida: Reports are that Colorado secondary coach Greg Brown has turned down an offer to become defensive coordinator at USF. Jim Leavitt apparently turned to Georgia linebackers coach John Jancek next and Jancek also decided to remain with the Bulldogs.
Saturday February 28, 2009
Arizona Cardinals: Our sources tell us former Kansas City Chiefs running backs coach Curtis Modkins has joined the Cardinals' staff.
Dakota State: Josh Anderson is the new head football coach.
Illinois: Our sources tell us that Akron offensive graduate assistant Carmen Bricillo has accepted the offensive graduate assistant position at Illinois. We hear Bricillo will work with the offensive line.
Kansas State: Former K-State player Jonathan Beasley will serve as recruiting operations assistant. Beasley coach the wide receivers at Montana State the past 2 seasons. Also, former K-State all-american cornerback Joe Gordon has joined the staff in an administrative role.
North Greenville: We hear Charleston Southern secondary coach Chad Staggs could be the next the join the staff at North Greenville. We hear Staggs is close to landing the co-defensive coordinator job.
South Florida: We hear Colorado secondary coach Greg Brown has been offered the defensive coordinator job by Jim Leavitt.
Southeastern Oklahoma: Former Linfield College assistant Thomas Ford has joined the staff as offensive GA. He will coach the running backs. Former Southeastern Oklahoma State defensive back Craig Andrus will serve as the defensive GA. He will coach the linebackers.
Western Kentucky: Former Wyoming offensive coordinator Bob Cole has been hired as the quarterbacks coach at WKU.
Friday February 27, 2009 (Update 2)
Kansas State: We hear a NFL team is trying to lure special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers.
LSU: We hear former Nicholls State offensive line coach Josh Eargle will join the LSU staff as an office intern.
North Greenville: Former Nicholls State defensive line coach Skylor Magee will join the North Greenville staff as co-defensive coordinator.
Southern Miss: ULM linebackers coach Deke Adams has accepted the defensive line job at USM.
Western Kentucky: We hear a Kent State assistant and former Wyoming assistant will both join the WKU staff.
Friday February 27, 2009
Central Arkansas: We hear Central Oklahoma offensive coordinator Jay Wilkinson will interview at UCA for the quarterbacks job.
Maine: There is not a wide receivers job open. South Florida hired Phil McGeoghan, who served on the Navy Prep last season.
Rhode Island: As we first reported, Rhode Island is set to name Joe Trainer as the new head football coach.
Sam Houston State: Our sources tell us that former Northwestern State head coach Scott Stoker has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Sam Houston State. It also appears that former Baylor assistant under Guy Morris, Lee Hays, will join the staff as offensive line coach.
San Diego: Offensive line coach Todd Washington has been promoted to offensive coordinator.
South Florida: Head coach Jim Leavitt could be interested in Iowa State assistant Chris Ash for the defensive coordinator job.
Yale: Former San Diego State offensive coordinator Brian Stark has joined the Yale staff in the same capacity.
Thursday February 26, 2009 (Update 2)
Bethany College: Former West Virginia Wesleyan head coach Bill Struble has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Bethany College.
Hawaii: We hear former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Mike Smith has accepted a graduate assistant job with Hawaii.
McMurry: Head coach Donny Gray has stepped down.
Rice: Former SMU offensive line coach Ronnie Vinklarek has joined the Rice staff as offensive line coach. Vinklarek coach in the CFL last season with Edmonton.
Note: The OPEN DATES DATABASE has been updated.