|Monday April 21, 2014
Our condolences go out to the family and loved ones of coach Phil Hower, who passed away over the weekend. Hower coached successful teams at the NAIA and high school level. Please pray for his family.
Maryland: Some updated contract info at Maryland via Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post...Keenan McCardell (WRs) and Greg Studrawa (OL) received two year deals; whereas Chad Wilt (DL) received a one year agreement. OC Mike Locksley will now make $625,000 per year and defensive coordinator Brian Stewart will now make $418,000.
Orange Coast (JC - CA): Former San Bernardino Valley College (JC - CA) head coach Kevin Emerson has now officially been named head coach at Orange Coast College.
Concordia College (NAIA - Selma, AL): Per source, former Benedict College (D-II - SC) head coach Stanley Conner has accepted the head coaching job at Concordia College.
Louisiana-Lafayette: UL and head coach Mark Hudspeth have agreed in principal on a contract amendment that will take him through the end of the 2019 season. The new deal, which has yet to be officially signed, includes a pay raise, modified buyout terms, and a contract "designed to keep Hudspeth in Lafayette as long as possible."
Butler (FCS - IN): Tom Dilley, who coached the tight ends last year, has been hired as the new head coach at Guerin Catholic HS (IN). Dilley previously served as head coach at Lawrence North HS (IN) and Bishop Chatard HS (IN) where he won back-to-back state titles in 2001 and 2002.
Saturday April 19, 2014
Notable spring games on TV today: Alabama (2 p.m. ET, ESPNU), Arizona State (2 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Networks), Syracuse (2 p.m. ET, ESPN3), Texas (2 p.m. ET, Longhorn Network), Auburn (3 p.m. ET, ESPN), Utah (3 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Networks), Washington (4 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Networks), USC (6 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Networks).
Southern Virginia: Per source, Southern Virginia will name defensive coordinator Jason Walker their new head coach. Walker was a grad assistant at BYU this past season. Yep.
Minot State: Southern Virginia head coach Tyler Hughes has agreed to become the new head coach at Minot State. Hughes is the former Snow College head coach. He spent the 2012 season as a quality control coach at Ohio State and had accepted the head job at SVU last month.
Iowa: Recruiting director Eric Johnson has left the program after 15 years to pursue an opportunity outside of football. He has directed the Hawkeyes' recruiting efforts for the past 15 years and worked with the defensive line for the past two seasons.
|Friday April 18, 2014
Fullerton College: Per source, UCLA quality control (linebackers) Phil Austin has agreed to return to Fullerton as associate head coach / defensive backs.
Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jags have added University of Miami grad assistant Chris O'Hara to work in an offensive quality control role.
Millersville (D-II - PA): Per source, defensive coordinator Ron Rankin and defensive backs coach Aubrey Kelly will not return to the staff.
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Orange Coast College (CC - CA): Per source, San Bernardino Community College head coach Kevin Emerson will be the new head coach at Orange Coast College.
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|Thursday April 17, 2014
Missouri Western State: Per source, Anthony Copeland will join Jerry Partridge's staff as special teams coordinator.
Southeastern Louisiana (FCS): Per source, Wisconsin defensive grad assistant Aaron Schwanz has been hired to coach the linebackers. Schwanz coached the Badgers' outside linebackers last season.
The Apprentice School (D-III - VA): The Apprentice School is no longer looking for an opening game on September 6th. Thank you for the enormous interest.
Union College (NAIA - KY): Per source, former Pikeville (NAIA - KY) head coach Zak Willis will be named head coach at Union College. We have confirmed that the school plans to announce it later today.
Minot State (D-II - ND): Defensive coordinator Byron Thomas has been named interim head coach.
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Delaware State: Former defensive backs coach Carlos Woods has been named head coach at Boyd Anderson HS (FL).
|Wednesday April 16, 2014
Oberlin (D-III - OH): Head coach Jay Anderson has formally announced the additions of Bob Saunders (OC / QBs) and Nate Cole (OL / special teams coordinator). Anderson also announced that Lee Stalker will work with the defensive line and also serve as the team's strength and conditioning coach, and David Kalgren will serve as secondary coach and recruiting coordinator.
Tampa Bay Bucs: Concord (D-II - WV) grad assistant, and former quarterback, Zach Grossi has accepted a souting assistant positoin with the Bucs. Grossi worked with the tight ends last fall.
Sacramento State: Tight ends coach / special teams coordinator Fred Kelley has added the title of recruiting coordinator.
Illinois State: Sources tell us that DFO Khenon Hall has been promoted to assistant defensive backs coach.