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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.

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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.




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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.




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Arizona State: Former NFL VP of Football Operations Ray Anderson will be the new athletics director according to multiple outlets. 

Michigan: Sources confirmed to us that Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier will be the new OC at Michigan. 

LSU: McNeese offensive line coach Rob Sale will interview tomorrow at LSU. 

Penn State: Sources at Penn State tell us they are making their final push for James Franklin. We are told Penn State hopes to have a deal tomorrow at the latest. 

Louisville: Bobby Petrino will be introduced tomorrow morning as the new head coach (for the second time) at Louisville.  

North Dakota: Sources tell us Purdue's Kevin Maurice will join the North Dakota staff as running backs coach. 

Arkansas: Samford defensive line / special teams coordinator Rory Segrest has accepted the defensive line / specialists position at Arkansas. 

UMass: New Hampshire head coach Sean McDonnell will meet with officials from UMass this week per a report from the UMass Daily Collegian. McDonnell has been at UNH for over 20 years...wouldn't think this is the one to lure him away but we'll see. Update> Sources tell us McDonnell has turned down the opportunity to interview. 

     Here's an updated look at all the head coaching changes around the country

Michigan: Brady Hoke has announced that offensive coordinator Al Borges will not be retained for the 2014 season. Here's what you need to know.

South Florida: As we told you on Friday, Willie Taggart will bring on Paul Wulff to serve as offensive coordinator.

Towson: Rob Ambrose has agreed to a lengthy extension at Towson per his agent. 

Westminster (D-III - PA): Sources tell us Don Montgomery (former Emory & Henry head coach) and Scott Benzel (defensive coordinator at St. Francis) are the remaining finalists. 

Rhode Island: Sources tell us that Northern Michigan defensive line coach Joe Coniglio has accepted the same position at Rhode Island.

North Dakota: Sources tell us defensive line / recruiting coordinator Kyle Myers will not be retained by Bubba Schweigert.

Wilkes University (D-III - PA): Wilkes University invites applicants for a Head Football Coach, a full-time, 12-month administrative staff position in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics reporting to the Director of Athletics. The head football coach is expected to be actively involved in community service activities and alumni events. A Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree preferred. The ideal candidate must have significant knowledge of and proven success in coaching football preferably at the collegiate level.  To apply, visit this link. Please be sure to include a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae and three references including names, titles, full mailing address, telephone numbers and email addresses. Review of applications begins immediately. Complete applications should be received no later than January 24, 2014 for full consideration. 

North Carolina Central: Southern Durham HS (NC) head coach Adrian Jones has accepted the running backs job on Jerry Mack's staff. Jones led Southern Durham to the program's first ever state title this past season.

               NAIA Coordinator of the Year Finalists

Weber State: Former Utah running back Quinton Ganther has been announced as the running backs coach.

Eastern Illinois: Sources tell us that EIU has narrowed it down to 4 finalists, 2 have interviewed, 2 in the next day or so...Curt Mallory, Mickey Matthews, Kim Dameron and Bill Legg are all in it. 

Miami Dolphins: Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor is interviewing for the offensive coordinator job today, per Adam Schefter.

Cal: Andy Buh is being retained but won't retain the defensive coordinator title. Barry Sacks (defensive line) and Randy Stewart (defensive backs) won't return. 

Louisville: ESPN reports that Clint Hurtt will be retained as part of Bobby Petrino's staff at Louisville. 

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Western Kentucky: Sources tell us that both offensive coordinator Jeff Brohm and defensive coordinator Nick Holt are real candidates for the head job at Western. 

Cleveland Browns: Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has withdrawn his name from consideration for the head coaching job, per Schefter.

West Virginia: The contract of defensive line coach Erik Slaughter will not be renewed.

LSU: Offensive line coach Greg Studrawa will not return to the staff per Mike Scarborough. We have confirmed the same. 

Louisville: Per Pat Forde, Bobby Petrino will be the new head coach at Louisville. Multiple sources are confirming. Never a dull day...

Check out the full list of head coaching changes throughout football.

The Citadel: Lenoir-Rhyne head coach Mike Houston has now formally accepted the new head coaching position at The Citadel as we reported he would a few nights ago. 

Hawaii: Kevin Clune has officially joined Norm Chow's staff as defensive coordinator.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Hardy Nickerson will rejoin the Bucs' staff according to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune. Nickerson previously spent seven seasons on the Bucs' staff, four of them under Lovie Smith. 

Lindenwood (D-II - MO): Lindenwood University is seeking applicants for an offensive graduate assistant coach to work with the offensive line. Preferable experience coaching or playing offensive line. The job includes coaching a position, recruiting, use of digital editing system, and other administrative duties as assigned by the head coach and coordinator. The position will begin immediately. Compensation includes combination of stipend and classes. Candidates should email resume to:[email protected].

Morgan State: Sources say former Maryland receivers coach Lee Hull will be the new head coach at Morgan State. 

West Virginia: Damon Cogdell (Miramar, FL head coach) is joining the staff on the defensive side of the ball. 

Penn State: San Francisco offensive coordinator Greg Roman will interview at Penn State, according to Jason La Canfora.

Baltimore Ravens: Juan Castillo will coach the offensive line next season for the Ravens, John Harbaugh has announced. Castillo joined the team just before Super Bowl XLVII in a consultant role, and spent last season with the title of run game coordinator.

Mike Zimmer: The Cincinnati defensive coordinator is scheduled to interview with the Vikings today and the Titans on Thursday, according to Adam Schefter.

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Auburn: Minnesota deputy athletics director David Benedict has accepted a job as Auburn's chief operating officer.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL): The team has named Pat Tracey its special teams coordinator and Markus Howell as wide receivers coach. 

Louisville: Defensive coordinator Vance Bedford tweeted this morning that until Tom Jurich makes his decision he still has a shot at the job. 

AFCA - DFO Agenda: The full agenda for the 2014 Football Operations meetings at the AFCA Convention is now available. 

Knox College (D-III - IL): Knox College, a member of the Midwest Conference seeks an assistant offensive coach. This is a restricted earnings position for an assistant offensive coach and reports to the Head Football Coach. Bachelor’s degree required. Wide Receiver or Quarterback coaching or playing experience preferred. Responsibilities include coaching your own position, recruiting both on and off campus, working with special teams, and other duties assigned by the head coach. The position pays $1,000 per month and includes a campus meal when classes are in session. There are no other benefits. To apply, send a letter of application, resume, Applicant Information Form and contact information for three professional references to Head Coach Damon Tomeo at dltomeo@knox,edu. No phone calls or faxes please. Please indicate in your letter of application whether you plan to attend the AFCA convention. Applicant Information Form and more information about Athletics at Knox College may be found at www.knox.edu

Reinhardt University (NAIA - GA): WJCL News is reporting that Bradwell Institute (GA) head coach Adam Carter is leaving after one season to become the defensive coordinator at Reinhardt University.

Bowling Green: Sources tell us that Rose-Hulman (D-III - IN) linebackers coach Ben Olson has joined Dino Babers' staff as a defensive grad assistant.

Tampa Bay Bucs: Tony Sparano is set to join Lovie Smith's staff in Tampa Bay, according to a report from Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle. Sparano spent last season as the assistant head coach / offensive line coach with the Raiders.

Arizona Christian (NAIA): Arizona Christian University (Phx, AZ), a first year NAIA program is looking for games for the 2014 season. We need 1 home (possible guarantee $) and 1 away. Looking for NAIA/Div. 3 programs. 8/23/14, 9/20/14, 9/27/14, 10/18/14, 11/8/14. Contact Arizona Christian University Athletic Director Jeff Rutter at [email protected] if interested.




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Atlanta Falcons: Mike Tice will join the Falcons' staff as offensive line coach per a report from Aaron Wilson. 

Oakland Raiders: John Clayton of ESPN reports that "at least six" assistants accepted one year contracts Tuesday (Dennis Allen had been pushing for his guys to get two year deals). 

North Dakota: Sources tell us that Sacramento State defensive line coach Jordan Gigli will join the North Dakota staff in the same capacity. 

Georgia Southern: Over the next two days, sources tell us four coaches will have final interviews for the job. Mike Ayers (Wofford), Willie Fritz (Sam Houston State), Ivin Jasper (Navy) and Tim Horton (Auburn) are the finalists. 

Texas: Sources tell us and the Austin Statesman has reported as well that Louisville defensive coordinator Vance Bedford will join Charlie Strong's staff with the same role (defensive coordinator / defensive backs). 

Weber State: Sources tell us former UNLV offensive coordinator Brent Myers will join the Weber State staff as assistant head coach / offensive line. 

Maryland: Defensive coordinator Brian Stewart has signed a multi year extension per the Washington Post. 

Hawaii: Various outlets in Hawaii are reporting that Utah State linebackers coach Kevin Clune will be the new defensive coordinator at Hawaii. 

Louisville: Bobby Petrino interviewed today with Tom Jurich. Brett McMurphy reports that Petrino is one of 3 finalists. As we noted on Twitter earlier today, sources tell us that Petrino is a real possibility here. Louisville has called a Thursday morning athletic board meeting where it is believed the new hire will be approved. 

Detroit Lions: Gary Kubiak interviewed for the Lions' head job today. 

Texas: As expected, Shawn Watson will be Texas' offensive coordinator if he is not chosen as Louisville's head coach according to reports today from 247Sports and Orangebloods.com. 

USC: Bo Davis (Texas) has been announced as the new defensive line coach at USC. 

Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins and GM Jeff Ireland have agreed to part ways. 

Tennessee Titans: The Titans have interviewed Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden for their vacant head coaching position. 

William Penn (NAIA - IA): Sources tell us that offensive line coach / offensive coordinator Jon Wiemers has accepted the offensive line job at Southeast Missouri State and that receivers coach / recruiting coordinator Chris Stutzriem will take over the offensive coordinator duties and coach the quarterbacks. We also hear grad assistant Brett Stewart has been promoted to offensive line coach. 

Northwest CC (MS): Jack Wright has announced the hiring of Travis Macon to coach the defensive line. Macon spent the past six seasons at Northeast CC (MS), the past two as defensive coordinator.

North Carolina State: Dave Doeren has announced that running backs coach Des Kitchings will take on the role of recruiting coordinator, and Ryan Nielsen will add the title of run-game coordinator for the defense on top of his duties as defensive line coach. Doeren also notes that Cullen Homolka (who served on Marshall's director of HS relations for three seasons) has been named director of player personnel.

Eastern Michigan: Sources tell us that running backs coach Mike Hart and DFO Jacob Kirkendall will both remain on board as part of Chris Creighton's staff. We also hear that Ronnie McKeefery will serve as strength coach.

             Ron Burton has been named Defensive Line Coach of the Year 

USC: Multiple outlets are reporting that Texas defensive tackles coach Bo Davis will be USC's defensive line coach. Nothing is official at this point. We will keep you updated.

Utah: Kyle Whittingham noted earlier today that he will wait until mid-February to decide who among his current staff will coach the Ute special teams.

Penn State: Sources tell us that Penn State plans to offer their head coaching position to James Franklin. Here's what you need to know.

Wheaton (D-III - IL): Sources tell us that safeties coach Jordan Langs has taken over as defensive coordinator. Langs will take over for former defensive coordinator Rod Sandberg, who took the head coaching job at Whitworth (D-III - WA).

Ohio State: Ohio State is no longer accepting applications for the open grad assistant positions. We appreciate the overwhelming interest in the positions. 

Jay Gruden: The Bengals offensive coordinator will interview with the Titans today, followed by the Redskins tomorrow, and Vikings on Thursday, according to Ian Rapoport.

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James Madison: Everett Withers has officially introduced six coaches. Just to recap; Brad Davis (co-offensive coordinator / offensive line), Andrew Mehringer (co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks), Parker Fleming (wide receivers / special teams), John Bowers (secondary), Steve Sisa (linebackers) Antoine Smith (defensive line).

Cleveland Browns: Green Bay quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo will interview for the head coaching job this week, per Ian Rapoport.

Tampa Bay: Sources tell us FIU running backs coach Andrew Hayes-Stoker will join the Bucs' staff. We hear Hayes-Stoker will coach the receivers while Tim Spencer will coach the running backs. 

William Paterson (D-III -NJ): William Paterson University has the following open dates: September 20, 2014 & Saturday September 27, 2014. Looking for a Home Game. Contact head coach Jerry Flora if interested at 973-720-3013.

Morgan State: Sources tell us that offensive coordinator Gordon Gregory, former Maryland receivers coach Lee Hull, and Tennessee State assistant head coach Jeff Parker are among the three finalists for the head coaching job. Hear announcement could come as early as tomorrow. We've been hearing Parker is the front runner for a while; but no definitive answer yet. 

Colorado Mesa (D-II): Colorado Mesa is looking for a home game September 12, 2015. Preferably against a Division II school. Would consider a small guarantee. If interested, contact head coach Russ Martin at [email protected].

New York Giants: The Giants plan to bring in former Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains on Wednesday, according to Ed Werder.

Tampa Bay Bucs: Leslie Frazier has officially been hired as Lovie Smith's defensive coordinator.

Detroit Lions: Former Titans head coach Mike Munchak is scheduled to interview with Detroit ownership on Friday, per Ed Werder.

Faulkner University (NAIA - AL): Inside linebackers coach Eric Folmar has accepted the head coaching job at Georgia Southwest Academy.

Go Big Recruiting: It's AFCA Convention time! Stop by the Go Big Recruiting Booth #468 near the registration exit so we can show you how we can make your job easier ... much easier.  Check the site out before you do: Go Big Recruiting!

Jireh Preparatory Academy (post grad - NC): Located in Matthews, NC, is seeking two offensive coaches for the 2014 season. We are seeking experience with WR's & OL. You will coach your own position and have off field duties assigned by the head coach. Compensation includes apartment, utilities and a stipend. This is a seasonal position. We will also be collecting resumes and conducting possible interviews in Indianapolis during the AFCA Convention. Looking for college/high school experience. Please e-mail resumes to Head Coach Scott McConnell [email protected] or Coach Ryan Williams [email protected].  No phone calls at this time.

North Dakota State: NDSU has an opening for a video grad assistant / video coordinator.




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Boise State: Sources tell us that Eastern Washington receivers coach Junior Adams will join the staff as receivers coach. 

Washington: Tight ends coach Jordan Paopao will be retained at Washington. 

West Alabama (D-II): Sources tell us Shorter defensive coordinator Nathan Burton will take the same position at West Alabama. 

Tennessee Titans: Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell will interview this week, according to Adam Schefter.

Calgary Stampeders (Canada): Pat DelMonaco has joined the staff and will coach the offensive line. DelMonaco spent the previous four seasons coaching the offensive line for Winnipeg.

Louisville: Offensive coordinator Shawn Watson also interviewed with Tom Jurich today per Pete Thamel and we have been told the same. 

Houston Texans: Gil Brandt confirms what we noted over the weekend, that Iowa offensive line coach Brian Ferentz will join the Texans staff as offensive line coach. 

Florida: Will Muschamp has hired Mike Summers to coach the offensive line. Summers spent last season coaching the offensive line at USC.

Iowa State: Sources have confirmed to us that Mark Mangino will join the staff as offensive coordinator at Iowa State. Iowa State has confirmed the hire, and has also announced that Toledo associate head coach / running backs coach Louis Ayeni has joined the staff and will coach the running backs.

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (CC): Sources tell us that Highland CC (KS) head coach Ryan Held will be the new head coach at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M.

Austin Peay: With the departure of defensive coordinator Granville Eastman to North Carolina Central (see below), head coach Kirby Cannon has stated that intends to take over the defensive coordinator responsibilities for the 2014 season.

Tennessee Tech: Austin Peay defensive line coach Pat Donahoe will join the Tennessee Tech staff and coach the defensive line. Donahoe previously coached under Tennessee Tech head coach Watson Brown at UAB from 1995-2004.

North Carolina Central: Longtime Austin Peay defensive coordinator Granville Eastman will be the new defensive coordinator under Jerry Mack.

Texas A&M: Nebraska defensive backs coach Terry Joseph will join Kevin Sumlin's staff at Texas A&M in the same capacity.

Houston Texans: Craig Fitzgerald (director of strength and conditioning), Stan Hixon (assistant head coach / receivers), Charles London (running backs) and Anthony Midget (safeties) have all submitted their letters of resignation to Penn State. They will all join O'Brien in Houston. We also understand that Penn State defensive coordinator John Butler's role with the Texans will be defensive backs coach. 

Southeast Missouri State: Toledo defensive quality control Eric Burrow has joined the SEMO staff as defensive backs coach. 

Louisville: Defensive coordinator Vance Bedford, who is expected to follow Charlie to Texas, was interviewed this morning for the job. Kirk Bohls reports that Tom Jurich will now interview several more candidates and a hire should come by the end of the week. We've been hearing Jurich will move faster than this; but we'll keep you updated.

Georgia Southern: Vanderbilt co-defensive coordinator Brent Pry has informed Georgia Southern athletic director Tom Kleinlein that he intends to stay with James Franklin. Sources tell us Ivin Jasper will visit Georgia Southern later this week. We'll keep you posted. 

Houston Texans: Bill O'Brien has retained defensive line coach Bill Kollar per John McClain. 

           Mike Bloomgren has been named 2013 Offensive Line Coach of the Year 

UConn: Just a quick recap of Bob Diaco's staff and their roles thus far; Kevin Wolthausen (defensive line / recruiting coordinator), Anthony Poindexter (defensive coordinator / safeties), Vincent Brown (co-defensive coordinator / linebackers), Mike Foley (offensive line), Don Patterson (quarterbacks), Ernest Jones (running backs), Mike Cummings (offensive coordinator / tight ends), Wayne Lineburg (receivers / special teams coordinator).

Miami Dolphins: Offensive coordinator Mike Sherman has been relieved of his responsibilities.  

Arizona: Sources tell us Rich Rodriguez is expected to remain at Arizona despite significant interest from Louisville. 

Wake Forest: As we previously reported, Wake Forest has now officially announced the hires of Adam Scheier, and John Hunter. Both coached with Dave Clawson last year at Bowling Green, Scheier handling the tight ends and special teams and Hunter coaching the running backs.

Miami: Al Golden stated today there will be no changes to his staff. 

Illinois Wesleyan (D-III): Illinois Wesleyan University is seeking two graduate assistants to work with the football program, one working with offense and one working with defense. Candidates must be interested in a degree in Kinesiology and Recreation, must have a 3.0 GPA as an undergrad. Send cover letter, resume and references to defensive coordinator Travis Rundle at [email protected]

Florida: Paul Tenorio, who covers UCF, reports today per a source with direct knowledge that UCF offensive line coach Brent Key will not interview with Florida. 

Texas: Louisville defensive coordinator Vance Bedford, linebackers coach Brian Jean-Mary and strength coach Pat Moorer will all join Strong's staff according to Geoff Ketchum of OrangeBloods.

             FootballScoop reports record traffic in 2013

Cleveland Browns: Oklahoma's Bob Stoops will not interview for the opening in Cleveland, per ESPN.

Texas: Sources tell us Charlie Strong will retain tight ends coach/recruiting coordinator Bruce Chambers and defensive ends coach Oscar Giles. He is also bringing Clifford Snow his director of operations

Southeast Missouri State: Former Emporia State receivers coach / special teams coordinator Matt Martin has accepted a position on staff at Southeast Missouri State.

Citadel: Lenoir-Rhyne head coach Mike Houston is expected to accept the offer to become head coach at the Citadel sources told us yesterday. Will update...

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Tampa Bay Bucs: Joe Cullen will join the staff as defensive line coach, according to Alex Marvez. Cullen previously coached the defensive line for the Cleveland Browns.

Washington Redskins: Ian Rapoport reports that James Franklin's interview with Washington ownership will likely take place this week. Cincinnati Bengals offensive and defensive coordinators Jay Gruden and Mike Zimmer are also on Washington's radar to interview, according to the Washington Post.

Methodist University (D-III - NC): Methodist University is seeking intern assistant football coaches. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required. Division III recruiting experience preferred. Salary range is between $18,500 and $20,000 for a 10 month period. No housing or benefits. Responsibilities include but are not limited to coaching a position, recruiting, academic monitoring and support, video, scouting, equipment control, and assisting the Head Coach in all phases of the program. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume and names and contact information of 3 professional references to [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately with interviews anticipated at the AFCA Convention. No phone calls.

Dakota State (NAIA - SD): Sources tell us that defensive backs / special teams coordinator Mike Caniglia has accepted the head coaching job with the Orebro Black Knights of Sweden in the European professional football league.

Southwest Minnesota State (D-II): Presentation College (D-III - SD) assistant Cullen O'Brien has joined the staff as a defensive grad assistant and will coach the defensive backs.

Central Arkansas: Harland Bower, who coached the defensive ends as a grad assistant at Troy last season, has accepted the outside linebackers job at Central Arkansas.

North Dakota State: Just to recap the staff that Chris Klieman has in place so far; Tim Polasek (offensive coordinator), Matt Entz (defensive coordinator),  Randy Hedberg (quarterbacks), Jamar Cain (defensive ends), Conor Riley (offensive line), Nick Goeser (defensive tackles / recruiting coordinator). Also, senior linebacker Grant Olson will remain with the program and help with the linebackers next season.