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Monday January 13, 2014 presented by: 

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Former Iowa defensive coordinator Norm Parker has passed away. Please keep his family in your thoughts. 

Penn State: Larry Johnson will not remain on staff at Penn State. 

Tennessee Titans: Ken Whisenhunt will be the Titans' new head coach according to Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen of ESPN. Here's what you need to know.

Detroit Lions: The Lions have focused in on Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell according to Schefter and Mortensen. 

Virginia: Virginia has announced the hiring of Jerome Oliver as defensive line coach. 

New York Giants: Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo interviewed for the Giants' offensive coordinator position today. 

Iowa State: Offensive coordinator Mark Mangino has signed a two-year contract paying $350,000 in 2014 and $375,000 in 2015. 

Washington Redskins: The Redskins have parted ways with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, associate head coach/running backs coach Bobby Turner, quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur, wide receivers coach Mike McDaniel, offensive quality control coach Richmond Flowers, linebackers coach Bob Slowik, defensive assistant Bobby Slowik, special teams coach Keith Burns, special teams assistant Richard Hightower and advance scout Larry Coyer. Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, defensive backs coach Raheem Morris, defensive line coach Jacob Burney, offensive line coach Chris Foerster and tight ends coach Sean McVay will be retained. McVay has will be promoted to offensive coordinator, according to the Washington Post. 

Alabama: Bo Davis will be the next defensive line coach at Alabama according to 247Sports. Davis was introduced at USC a week ago, and worked at Alabama from 2007-10. 

Notre Dame: The school has made Brian VanGorder's hiring as defensive coordinator official. 

West Georgia: Sources tell us Arkansas Tech defensive coordinator Scott Symons will be the new defensive coordinator at UWG. 

Jackson State: New head coach Harold Jackson will make $260,000 per year per his new three year agreement. 

University of Chicago: Sources tell us the defensive backs job is open. 

Chuck Smith: Sources tell us former Kentucky linebackers coach Chuck Smith will be the new head coach at Madison Central HS (KY). 

Buffalo Bills: The Bills have let linebackers coach Chuck Driesbach go. 

Eastern Michigan: The Eagles officially announced the hiring of Kalen DeBoer as offensive coordinator. 

Iowa State: Mark Mangino's contract will pay him $350,000 in year one and $375,000 in year two.

Villanova (FCS): Former Rhode Island head coach Joe Trainer will return to Villanova as the Wildcats' defensive line coach/special teams coordinator according to URI beat writer Bill Koch. 

Texas: The Texas Board of Regents has approved Charlie Strong's contract: five years, starting at $5 million a year and rising $100,000 each season. The deal is fully guaranteed. Strong's buyout, which Texas is paying, was $4.37 million. Bonuses include $250,000 for a national title win, 3 percent of his salary for a top 5 finish, 2 percent of his salary for a top 10 finish, $100,000 for winning the Big 12 and $100,000 for reaching the national title game. 

Vanderbilt: Stanford defensive coordinator Derek Mason will interview in the coming days Joe Schad reports. Sources tell us that David Williams would love to make this hire if he gets the right feel during the interview. 

North Dakota: Sources tell us Minnesota defensive grad assistant Shawn Kostich will be the new special teams coordinator at UND. 

Alabama: Georgia defensive line coach Chris Wilson is interviewing with Saban today.

UAB: Sources at UAB tell us they consider Clark a strong candidate but they have additional meetings planned with other coaches this week. We will keep you updated. 

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Georgia Southern: Former UAB defensive line coach Kevin People is taking a position on Willie Fritz's staff at Georgia Southern, according to AL.com.

Be sure to follow @FootballScoop, @CoachSamz and @Zach_Barnett on Twitter for on-site updates throughout the day.

Duke: Associate head coach / pass game coordinator Scottie Montgomery will be elevated to offensive coordinator, according to Jeremy Fowler.

Cleveland Browns: Former Titans head coach Mike Munchak is interviewing for the head coaching job today in Cleveland, according to Alex Marvez.

Alabama A&M: James Spady has decided to retain tight ends coach / video coordinator Andy Fuller and strength and conditioning coach James Hester. The rest of the staff has been let go, according to AL.com

Winston-Salem State (D-II - NC): Defensive coordinator Kienus Boulware will be named the head coach on Tuesday according to the Winston-Salem Journal. 

Azusa Pacific University (D-II): Azusa Pacific is looking to fill its open dates on September 5, 2015 and October 24, 2015. Preferably against Division II opponents. Azusa Pacific is centrally located in the Los Angeles basin. If interested, contact head coach Victor Santa Cruz at [email protected].

UAB: Sources tell us Jacksonville State head coach Bill Clark is expected to accept the head coaching job at UAB. We understand that no formal offer has been made yet.




Sunday January 12, 2014 presented by: 

Collegiate Sports Travel

The Scoop staff is traveling to Indy today. Good day to follow @FootballScoop on Twitter (although they all are, aren't they). For those there already, Kilroy's (official FootballScoop after hours spot) is a great place to watch the games. 

                        The FootballScoop Guide to the AFCA

Texas: Shawn Watson was introduced as Texas' quarterbacks coach at a team meeting tonight. No offensive coordinator was introduced. 

Washington: Foothill College offensive line coach Joshua Taufalele has joined the Washington staff as an offensive grad assistant. 

Chicago Bears: The Bears have announced that defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will return but defensive line coach Mike Phair and linebackers coach Tim Tibesar will not. 

Cincinnati: Sources tell us offensive grad assistant Marc Nudelberg will be promoted to special teams / tight ends coach at Cincinnati. 

                     Pat Ivey - 2013 FootballScoop Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year

Louisville: Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has accepted the same position at Louisville according to Joe Schad of ESPN. Grantham will make $1 million per year. Here's what you need to know.

Mississippi Valley State: Sources tell us former Jackson State head coach Rick Comegy will be the new head coach at MVSU.

Texas: Oklahoma State offensive line coach Joe Wickline will accept a position on Charlie Strong's staff according to 247. 

Oregon: Sources confirm to us that Philadelphia Eagles assistant defensive line coach (and former Oregon defensive grad assistant) Erik Chinander will join the staff coaching the outside linebackers. The Oregonian has reported the hire as well. 

Buffalo: Offensive coordinator Alex Wood will shift to quarterbacks, Marty Spieler will move to wide receivers and offensive grad assistant Keegan Jones is being promoted to tight ends. Corners/recruiting coordinator Maurice Linguist is adding the co-defensive coordinator role. 

Virginia: Sources tell us Buffalo defensive line coach Jappy Oliver will be the new defensive line coach at UVA.

UMass: Sources tell us two assistants will be leaving Brown University to join Whipple's staff. Brown quarterbacks coach Liam Coen will come in the same capacity and defensive line coach Neil McGrath will come in the same capacity as well. Update> We have been told this AM that McGrath is not expected to go now. Sources tell us UMass defensive line coach Dave Sollazzo will be retained. 




Saturday January 11, 2014 presented by: 

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We'd like to thank everyone for their viewership and support. Each of the past 5 days has been a massive record for the site. We'll be posting updates all weekend and we look forward to seeing everyone in Indy beginning tomorrow. 

Houston: Tony Jeffery will be Houston's new outside receivers coach, replacing Brandon Middleton, who was not retained following the season. 

Atlanta Falcons: Bryan Cox will be the Falcons' defensive line coach according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

Florida Atlantic: Arkansas GA Nick Caley will follow Charlie Partridge to FAU and coach defensive backs according to Scout.com. 

Georgia Southern: Offensive coordinator Doug Ruse will follow Willie Fritz from Sam Houston State to Georgia Southern according to Josh Aubrey of the Statesboro Herald. Fritz has let the entire Georgia Southern coaching staff go except for co-defensive coordinator Jack Curtis according to WJCL. 

Texas: Former USC running backs coach Tommie Robinson and Memphis cornerbacks coach Chris Vaughn to the same positions according to Fox Sports. 

Arkansas State: Sources tell us Lamar assistant head coach / defensive backs Allen Johnson is joining Blake Anderson's staff. We also hear that former Jacksonville Jaguar Larry Hart is joining the staff as a defensive grad assistant. 

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UMass: Sources tell us Wagner associate head coach / offensive coordinator Tom Masella will be the new defensive coordinator at UMass. 

Utah: Sources tell us offensive line coach Dan Finn will not return. 

Western Kentucky: Sources tell us Cincinnati tight ends coach Tyson Helton will be the new offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach at WKU. 

Texas: Alabama defensive line coach Chris Rumph has accepted a position at Texas according to 247Sports.

Minnesota Vikings: Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer is expected to have a second interview with the Vikings early next week according to Adam Caplan of ESPN. 

Illinois State (FCS): Sources tell us New Mexico GA Kane Keirnan has accepted a position as an offensive assistant coach in a position to be determined at Illinois State. Keirnan is an Illinois State graduate. 

Penn State: James Franklin's deal is reportedly for 6 years and worth $27 million ($4.5 million per year).

Oregon: At Oregon, sources tell us to expect Mark Helfrich to promote linebackers / recruiting coordinator Don Pellum to defensive coordinator. Pellum knows that defense and the players as well as anyone. At Oregon it's all about the fit and Pellum is certainly loved by the players and staff. 

New Mexico: Sources tell us inside linebackers coach Kevin Cosgrove will add the defensive coordinator title as well.

Central Methodist (NAIA - MO): Central Methodist University is looking of a guarantee game in 2014 on August 30th or September 6th or a home game on September 4th/6th.

Oklahoma Panhandle State (D-II): Oklahoma Panhandle State University (Goodwell, OK) is looking for a home game for the 2014 season. We need 1 home game (possible moderate game guarantee). Looking for NAIA/Div. 3 programs. Open dates are 10/4/14 and 11/15/14. Contact OPSU Head Coach Russell Gaskamp [email protected] if interested.

Kentucky Christian (NAIA): Sources tell us that offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Al Clark, running backs coach Chris Schultz and offensive line coach Barry Blackstone are no longer with the staff.

Maryland: Ball State defensive line coach Chad Wilt has accepted the same position at Maryland.

Pace: Andy Rondeau has officially been announced as head coach at Pace.

Southeastern Oklahoma State (D-II): Southeastern Oklahoma State University Department of Athletics invites applications for the position of Assistant Football Coach/ HPER Instructor. The successful candidate will teach a class load of approximately 6 hours per semester as assigned by the Chair of the Department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation. Candidates are expected to have earned Bachelor & Master degrees; one of which must be in HPER or a closely related field. Coaching experience at one or more NCAA institutions with knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations are preferred. Previous teaching at the University level is also preferred. Employment is contingent upon the results of a national criminal and sex offender background check. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Prior to issuing a letter of appointment, official transcripts must be received directly from each degree-granting institution by the Office of Academic Affairs. To be considered an official candidate, applicants must submit all of the following: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended and contact information for three professional references to: Office of Equity, Compliance and Diversity Southeastern Oklahoma State University 1405 N. 4th Avenue – PMB 2750 Durant, OK 74701-0609.

Eastern Illinois: Sources tell us that Ole Miss defensive grad assistant Kane Wommack will be the new defensive coordinator at EIU. 

Youngstown State: Head coach Eric Wofford is getting an extension. Details later...

Western Kentucky: Sources tell us that former Purdue OC Gary Nord will join the WKU staff. Will update.

Vanderbilt: Athletic director David Williams announced today that they have already retained Dan Parker's firm to assist with the search and that they plan to move quickly but will be diligent. We noted a few days ago that in addition to internal candidates Bob Shoop and Herb Hand, sources tell us that Williams' primary external candidate is Derek Mason at Stanford. We'll keep you posted. 

West Alabama: UWA is looking to fill an open date in 2014. Looking for a Division II opponent for week 2 or week 4. Please contact head coach Brett Gilliland at [email protected] 

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University of San Diego: Sources tell us Kenny Holmes will join the staff at USD coaching the defensive line. 

Coffeyville CC: Sources tell us Louisiana Lafayette offensive grad assistant William Peagler has accepted the offensive line job at Coffeyville. Hard working, smart young man there. 

20 FBS head jobs have opened...18 are now full. See the full list here.

Air Force: Former Wake Forest assistant Brian Knorr is returning for his third stint on the Air Force staff in as of yet undefined role. 

Penn State: The school has officially announced the hiring of James Franklin, and will hold a 4:15 p.m. ET press conference to introduce its new head coach.

Minnesota Vikings: Greg Roman will interview for the Vikings' head coaching job according to Adam Schefter. 

Wyoming: Just to reiterate, Craig Bohl has retained offensive line/running backs coach Pete Kaligis and will bring assistants Brent Vigen, Steve Stanard, Kenni Burns, A.J. Cooper, Scott Fuchs and John Richardson with him from North Dakota State. 




Friday January 10, 2014 presented by: 

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The Official FootballScoop Guide to the AFCA Convention

UMass: Mark Whipple will be the new head coach at UMass. Here's what you need to know.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Gill Byrd will be the cornerbacks coach. 

Western Kentucky: Offensive line coach Neil Callaway will remain at WKU per Chad Bishop who covers the team. 

Mississippi Gulf Coast: Belhaven offensive line coach Les George will be the new offensive line coach at Gulf Coast. 

Southeastern Oklahoma State: Sources tell us former A&M Commerce defensive backs coach Charles Burks has accepted the defensive coordinator role at Southeastern Oklahoma State. 

Texas: Defensive backs coach Duane Akina will not return to the staff.

Oakland Raiders: Tony Sparano has agreed to a new two year deal to remain as assistant head coach / offensive line with the Raiders (was being courted by the Bucs). 

Jackson State: Sources tell us that Harold Jackson will be the new head coach at JSU. Last time we are aware that Jackson coached was as the receivers coach for the Sacramento UFL team back in 2012. 

Alabama: Lane Kiffin has been hired as offensive coordinator according to multiple outlets and has now been confirmed. Joe Schad reports Kiffin's deal will be for three years. Here's what you need to know.

Los Angeles Harbor College: Fullerton College defensive line coach Greg Hoyd will be the new defensive coordinator at L.A. Harbor College per sources. 

Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins have confirmed that Bill Lazor and Kyle Shanahan have interviewed for their offensive coordinator position. 

Virginia Union (D-II): The finalists for the Virginia Union head coaching position are Virginia Union defensive line coach Mark James, Elizabeth City State offensive coordinator Alvin Parker, Morgan State assistant head coach/run-defense coordinator Herbert Parham and Georgia Southern cornerbacks coach Orlando Mitjans, Jr.

Southeastern Louisiana (FCS): Offensive coordinator Greg Stevens is leaving to take the same position at Eastern Illinois, and wide receivers coach Chet Pobolish will be promoted to offensive coordinator.  

Eastern Illinois: Southeastern LA offensive coordinator Greg Stevens will be the new offensive coordinator at EIU. 

Whitworth (D-III - WA): Head coach Rod Sandberg has retained receivers coach / recruiting coordinator Jason Tobeck. Also, former Shadle Park HS (WA) head coach Alan Stanfield has joined the staff as offensive coordinator.

Western Kentucky: Jeff Brohm will make an annual base salary of $600,000 and his contract will run through 2019. Brohm can earn up to $1million per year with incentives. 

Emporia State: Sources tell us that Justin Weiser has been promoted to full time running backs / strength and conditioning coach and will also serve as recruiting coordinator.

UConn: Michael Painter will serve as director of player personnel on Bob Diaco's staff. Also, grad assistant Doug Shearer has been retained.

Western Carolina: Former head coach Kent Briggs has accepted the head coaching job at Cherokee HS (NC).

Arkansas State: Blake Anderson has announced that Anthony Tucker, who coached the receivers last season, will stay on staff and move to running backs for 2014. Luke Paschall will coach the receivers.

Robbie Liles, Mark Pantoni and Tyler Siskey have been named finalists for the inaugural FootballScoop Director of Player Personnel of the Year award.

Western Michigan: WMU is looking to hire a video coordinator. See more details here.

Lehigh: Sources tell us that defensive backs coach / co-defensive coordinator Gerard Wilcher will not return to  the staff.

Westminster (D-III - PA): Sources tell us that Scott Benzel will be the new head coach. Benzel most recently served as the defensive coordinator at St. Francis.

Cumberlands (NAIA - KY): University of the Cumberlands has announced that Matt Rhymer has been chosen as as the fifth head coach in program history. Rhymer is a former Patriot player and grad assistant, and has served on the staff at Oneida HS (TN), and was head coach at South Laurel HS (TN).

FootballScoop Coaches Party: The annual party where we celebrate all of the Coaches of the Year and just enjoy getting together with everybody is Monday night at 5pm at Kilroy's (two blocks east of the convention center...one block past St. Elmo's). Come join us!

Albright College (D-III - PA): Albright College is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of Assistant Football Coach/Recruiting Coordinator/WR Coach/JV Head Coach. Qualifications: Bachelors degree required with a minimum of three years of successful coaching and recruiting experience at the college level. Experience with Hudl digital video editing system is a plus. Game week organizational tasks including; film breakdown, opponent scouting, self-scouting, tendency reports, video cut-ups, scouting reports, assist S&C coach with weight room, assist VC with digital editing, counsel players on academic and social issues, and other duties as assigned by the HFC. Compensation: This is a 12 month, full time position with benefits (health & dental insurance, full retirement through TIAA-Creff, tuition waiver for M.Ed. Degree), $15,000 annual salary, free off-campus housing (shared with two other coaches), free utilities and free meal plan in campus dining hall. A three-year commitment is required from the successful applicant. Email resume and cover letter along with the names and phone numbers of three professional references to John Marzka, Head Football Coach at [email protected]. Please indicate in your email if you are attending the AFCA convention as I will be there to interview candidates. No phone calls please. 

St. Vincent (D-III - PA): Sources tell us that the new head coach will be John Carroll (D-III - OH) senior offensive coordinator / associate head coach Ron Dolciato.

Louisville: Kevin Steele has decided to stay at Alabama and will not join the Louisville staff as defensive coordinator according to Tim Watts of BamaOnLine.

Gametime: Take a look at the most advanced interactive player training available...then come see us at booth 1556 at the AFCA!

Western Kentucky: Sources tell us that Arizona State's Chip Long has declined the opportunity to join Jeff Brohm's staff as offensive coordinator. 

Millikin (D-III - IL): Millikin is looking for an intern assistant coach. This position will report to the Head Football Coach. This internship is designed as a 10 month educational experience from August 1 to May 31 and is designed to give an individual with an interest in coaching the opportunity to hone his skill development and coaching ability in one or more position areas. The appointment is for one year, with a possible one year renewal. Pursuing a graduate degree at a nearby university may be possible. Apply online here.

Western Kentucky: Receivers coach Lamar Thomas, defensive ends coach L.D. Scott, running backs coach Kolby Smith, and director of strength and conditioning Joe Miday will all join Petrino's staff at Louisville according to Chad Bishop.

Moorpark JC (CA): Moorpark Junior College (Moorpark, CA) is looking for a receivers or quarterback coach. Stipend is available (Approx. $5,000-$6,000 depending on qualifications). Please email a resume, cover letter, and preferably a position manual to Offensive Coordinator Eric Marty at [email protected]

Georgia Southern: Willie Fritz has now been officially introduced as head coach.

Indiana: Defensive coordinator Doug Mallory and defensive line coach Jon Fabris will not return.

Michigan: Athletics director Dave Brandon told the Detroit News that new offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier will not make more than defensive coordinator Greg Mattison (who made $840,000 in 2013) and that the numbers being tossed around were inaccurate. 

Texas: Vance Bedford tweeted this morning, "I'm interviewing with Coach Strong. I'm not hired at this time."

Eastern Illinois: Kim Dameron will be the new head coach at Eastern Illinois per sources. Dameron, currently the defensive coordinator at LA Tech, served as the DC at EIU in 2000. 

Miami Dolphins/Tampa Bay Bucs: Tennessee Titans vice president Lake Dawson and New York Giants vice president Marc Ross are expected to interview for the vacant Dolphins and Bucs GM jobs according to Adam Schefter. 

Virginia Tech: Bryan Stinespring is not leaving Virginia Tech. Not happening. 

Cincinnati Bengals: Marvin Lewis has announced that Kyle Caskey has been promoted to running backs coach. Caskey previously served as the assistant offensive line / quality control coach.

Western Kentucky: Jeff Brohm's hiring has now been announced. We are told that Nick Holt will remain as defensive coordinator at WKU. 

Old Dominion: Head coach Bobby Wilder announced this morning that former UConn and Penn State assistant Kermit Buggs will replace defensive backs coach Marc Boate who is leaving the staff to "pursue other options".

Kansas: Sources tell us Alex Charlton is being promoted to player personnel assistant. 

New Mexico: Sources tell us Barry Sacks, who recently left Cal, will be the new defensive line coach at New Mexico. We hear that Archie McDaniel will now coach the outside linebackers. 

Southern Illinois: Sources tell us that offensive line coach Bill O'Boyle will be promoted to offensive coordinator. We also hear that Carbondale HS (IL) head coach Nick Hill is joining the staff and will coach the quarterbacks and Colorado Mesa defensive coordinator Todd Auer will coach the linebackers. We are also hearing that former WKU head coach David Elson is a strong candidate to coach the safeties.

UMass: Boston College defensive coordinator Don Brown is among the coaches that will interview for the head coaching job, according to GazetteNet.com. Brown served as the program's head coach from 2004-2008.

Illinois: Illinois trustees have proposed a two year contract extension and an increase in of $50,000 base salary for AD Mike Thomas. The salary increase would bump his pay to $554,321. His current contract is set to expire in 2016.

Georgia Military College (CC): Georgia Military College has a WR job open. Position is an entry level full-time job with benefits. Housing included for single applicants. Multi-state recruiting area and other duties assigned by the head coach. Please email Offensive Coordinator Ross Robinson at [email protected].

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Boise State: Offensive grad assistants Joel Filani and defense grad assistant Byron Hout will stay on as a part of Harsin's staff. Also, assistant athletic director for football Brad Larrondo will remain with the program.




Thursday January 9, 2014 presented by: 

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The Official FootballScoop Guide to the AFCA Convention

Davidson (FCS): Vanderbilt offensive grad assistant Derham Cato is joining the Davidson staff as offensive line / tight ends coach. 

Weber State (FCS): Utah assistant director of player personnel Lance Hunsaker will join the Weber State staff as defensive backs / special teams coordinator. 

Western Kentucky: Sources tell us Jeff Brohm is targeting Arizona State tight ends / recruiting coordinator Chip Long as his offensive coordinator. 

Northern Colorado (FCS): Sources tell us LA Valley College head coach Larry Kerr will be the new defensive coordinator at Northern Colorado. 

Cincinnati: Sources tell us LA Tech linebackers coach Jeff Koonz will join the Cincinnati staff coaching the linebackers we hear but could coach safeties depending on the DC hire (we hear Hank Hughes is lead candidate for that). Update> Sources tell us Hughes will be the defensive coordinator / linebackers and Koonz will coach the safeties. 

Georgia: Secondary coach Scott Lakatos has resigned (personal reasons). 

Houston Texans: Bill O'Brien interviewed Mike Munchak today (per John McClain) for the offensive line position. 

Northern Illinois: Wisconsin Whitewater tight ends coach Craig Harmon will be the new tight ends coach at NIU per sources. 

Nevada: Georgetown tight ends coach Cheston Blackshear is joining the Nevada staff in the same capacity. 

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Louisville: Sources tell us that Akron corners coach Terrell Buckley will join Bobby Petrino's staff at Louisville. 

Houston Texans: Ohio State defensive line coach Mike Vrabel is joining the Texans staff as linebackers coach we have learned. 

Wake Forest: Ball State offensive line coach Nick Tabacca is joining Wake in the same capacity. 

Tampa Bay Bucs: The organization made a number of hires official today including; Mikal Smith (safeties), Larry Marmie (senior defensive assistant), Matt Wiegand (assistant offensive line coach), Hardy Nickerson (linebackers), Tim Spencer (running backs), Andrew Hayes-Stoker (receivers), Joe Cullen (defensive line), Kevin O'Dea (special teams), Marcus Arroyo (quarterbacks), Ben Steele (offensive quality control assistant), Dave Kennedy (head strength coach).

Louisiana-Lafayette: ULL is working on a contract extension for Mark Hudspeth, Jeremy Fowler reports.

Virginia Union (D-II): Sources tell us that Orlando Mitjans, Jr. is a finalist for the head coaching job. Mitjans spent last season coaching the corners at Georgia Southern.

Boise State: Bryan Harsin has now officially announced the additions of Junior Adams (WRs), Blake Baker (player personnel), and Lee Marks (assistant strength coach). 

Cincinnati Bengals: The team has officially named Hue Jackson offensive coordinator. Jackson replaces Jay Gruden who took the head coaching job with the Redskins.

Louisville: Kevin Steele with be the defensive coordinator at Louisville per Brett McMurphy. Steele worked off the field at Alabama this past season. 

Massachusetts: Louisville running backs coach Kenny Carter will interview for the UMass head coaching job according to Jeremy Fowler of CBSSports.com. 

St. Vincent (D-III - PA): Sources tell us that the search came down to two candidates, defensive coordinator John Thompson and John Carroll (D-III - OH) senior offensive coordinator / associate head coach coach Ron Dolciato. An official announcement on their decision will come tomorrow afternoon.

UT Martin: Head coach Jason Simpson has signed a new 6 year rollover contract. Well deserved. 

Ave Maria (NAIA - FL): Ave Maria University, located in Naples, FL is looking for restricted earnings coaches for all positions on both sides of the ball. Please send resume to [email protected] if interested.

Concordia University Chicago (D-III - IL): Concordia University Chicago is seeking a defensive graduate assistant. Job duties included, but not limited to, coaching a position, recruiting, video breakdown, and any other duties assigned by the Head Coach. The position provides graduate school classes, housing (dorm) and a stipend. Candidates must be admitted to a graduate program (3.0 undergrad GPA required) at Concordia University Chicago prior to official hiring date. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, be cleared by university to drive university vehicles and must clear all university background checks. We will be collecting resumes and conducting interviews in Indianapolis during the AFCA Convention. Please e-mail resumes to Head Coach Randy Awrey at [email protected]. No phone calls at this time.

West Virginia State: Co-defensive coordinator Nick Bendetto has been promoted to defensive coordinator.

New Mexico: Sources tell us Prairie View A&M defensive coordinator Charles McMillian has been offered and is expected to accept the defensive backs position at New Mexico. Update> McMillian is confirmed to UNM. 

Texas: Multiple sources are reporting that player personnel director Patrick Suddes will not be a part of Charlie Strong's staff.

Georgia Southern: Sources tell us Sam Houston State head coach Willie Fritz will be the new head coach at Georgia Southern. 

Highland CC (KS): Offensive line coach Aaron Arnold has been promoted to head coach.

Coffeyville CC (KS): Sources tell us that offensive line coach Jamie Sumner has resigned.

Central Florida: George O'Leary said on local radio Thursday morning he'd like to beef up his assistant salary pool. 

Western Kentucky: Sources tell us Jeff Brohm will be the new head coach. 

Vanderbilt: Sources tell us David Williams will move swiftly in hiring a new head coach. Have been told he considers Bob Shoop, Herb Hand and Stanford defensive coordinator Derek Mason strong candidates. Will update...

     Here's an updated list of all the head coaching changes to date

Louisville: UAB head coach Garrick McGee will join Bobby Petrino in Louisville as offensive coordinator according to Joe Schad. We have confirmed the same. Here's what you need to know.

    "I didn't want the Bobby Petrino of eight years ago. I wanted a new Bobby Petrino."

Penn State: James Franklin has reportedly agreed to become the next head coach at Penn State per both Bruce Feldman and Brett McMurphy and we have been told the same. 

     Sterlin Gilbert has been named the FCS Coordinator of the Year

Louisville: Bobby Petrino's deal is 7 years. He says there is a $10 million buyout. Tom Jurich said Petrino will make $3.5 million per season. 

Stephen F. Austin: Sources tell us that Angelo State (D-II) defensive coordinator Mike Walton has accepted the special teams / secondary coach job at Stephen F. Austin. At SFA, we hear Matt Kubik will be the offensive coordinator / quarterbacks, Jeremy Moses will coach running backs, Bill Best offensive line / run game coordinator and Jeremy Hammock will coach the tight ends. 

Citadel: Brent Thompson, who served as Mike Houston's offensive coordinator at Lenoir-Rhyne, will serve in the same capacity under Houston at The Citadel.

UConn: The salaries of Bob Diaco's staff have been announced; Diaco ($1.5 million in year one), associate head coach / quarterbacks coach Don Patterson ($242,000), offensive coordinator / tight ends coach Mike Cummings ($292,000), defensive coordinator Anthony Poindexter ($292,000), receivers / specials teams coordinator Wayne Lineburg ($1192,000), co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Vincent Brown ($242,000), recruiting coordinator / defensive line coach Kevin Wolthausen ($192,000), offensive line coach Mike Foley ($192,000), running backs coach Ernest T. Jones ($192,000), co-special teams coordinator / corners coach Josh Reardon ($107,000).

Louisville: Sources tell us Iowa State offensive line coach Chris Klenakis has accepted a position on Bobby Petrino's staff at Louisville. 

Alabama: Lane Kiffin will "interview" for the Tide's offensive coordinator position, possibly as early as today, according to Jeremy Fowler of CBS. If so, expect Lane to be the Alabama offensive coordinator. 

Cincinnati Bengals: With offensive coordinator Jay Gruden heading to Washington to become head coach, multiple outlets are reporting that Hue Jackson (who served as running backs coach / special assistant to the head coach) will take over the OC duties.

Washington Redskins: Jay Gruden has agreed to become the next head coach of the Redskins, per Adam Schefter. He also notes that tight ends coach Sean McVay is expected to be take over the offensive coordinator role.

Akron: Sources tell us that John Peterson, who coached the offensive line at UAB, will join the Akron staff in the same capacity and add the title of assistant head coach.

Washington: Ben Thienes has joined Chris Petersen's staff as a grad assistant. Thienes served as the defensive team manager last season at Boise State.

Grambling: Broderick Fobbs has rounded out his inaugural coaching staff, most of which we've already told you about. His staff will be as follows; Everett Todd (defensive coordinator / defensive line), Nate Brown (defensive backs), Eric Dooley (offensive coordinator / quarterbacks), Reggie Nelson (offensive line), Robert "Mickey" Joseph (receivers), Wayne Cordova (running backs), Kendrick Nord (tight ends). and Lee Fobbs (DFO / recruiting coordinator).

Louisville: Joe Schad reports that Bobby Petrino's contract at Louisville is expected to be a 7-year deal. 

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Ken Whisenhunt: The Chargers offensive coordinator is scheduled to interview with Detroit today, the Titans on Friday and with the Browns on Saturday.