|Monday April 14, 2014
Washington State: Former Texas Tech and NFL quarterback Graham Harrell has taken a quality control-type role with the Cougars' offense according to Chris Level of RedRaiderSports.com.
LSU: Offensive line coach Jeff Grimes will make $362,500 per year in what is expected to be a three year deal as has become standard with LSU assistants.
Tennessee: Each of the assistant coaches have had their contracts extended through February 28, 2016, and linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen has received a $25,000 raise. Thigpen will now earn $375,000 annually.
Avila (NAIA - MO): Avila is looking for two undergrad student assistant video coordinators. See more information on the position here.
West Alabama (D-II): In addition to serving as offensive coordinator and running backs coach, as we previously reported, Carmen Felus will also handle the inside receivers.
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Austin Peay: We appreciate all the interest in our open positions. At this time, the application process has been closed, and we will be notifying the selected finalists by tomorrow evening.
South Florida: Per source, in addition to being the special teams coordinator, Stu Holt has added the duties of coaching the tight ends.
DFO Spring Meetings: The full agenda has been released for the upcoming (May 5 & 6) spring meetings to be held in Dallas. This is a great event with a fairly new format this year. Should be a great one.
Saturday April 12, 2014
Spring games on television today: South Carolina (noon ET, ESPNU), Texas Tech (noon ET, Fox Sports Southwest), Georgia (1 p.m. ET, ESPN3), Purdue (1 p.m. ET, BTN2Go), Ohio State (1:30 p.m. ET, BTN), Penn State (1:30 p.m. ET, BTN2Go/6 p.m. ET, BTN), Kansas (2 p.m. ET, ESPN3), Colorado (2 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Networks), Nebraska (3 p.m. ET, BTN2Go/8 p.m. ET, BTN), North Carolina (3 p.m. ET, ESPN3), Florida State (3 p.m. ET, ESPN), Oklahoma (3 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Southwest), Illinois (3 p.m. ET, BTN2Go), Indiana (3 p.m. ET, BTN2Go), Minnesota (3:30 p.m., BTN2Go), Wisconsin (4 p.m. ET, BTN), Clemson (4 p.m. ET, ESPNU), Stanford (4 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Networks), Arizona (4 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Networks) and Miami (6 p.m. ET, ESPN3).
|Friday April 11, 2014
Former Western Michigan head coach Bill Doolittle passed away yesterday. Please keep his family in your prayers.
Fresno City College (CC - CA): Mark Hetherington, who was the offensive coordinator at Central HS (Fresno, CA), has been hired to coach the quarterbacks.
Minot State (D-II - ND): Brian Boerboom has been hired as the new offensive coordinator / offensive line coach. Boerboom spent the past eight seasons at Southeast Missouri (FCS) where he coached the offensive line. Head coach Todd Hoffner won his arbitration hearing with former Minnesota State-Mankato yesterday, and now things have the potential to get very awkward.
Hanover (D-III - IN): With the departure of defensive coordinator Denny Dorrel to become the head coach at Bluffton University (see yesterday), offensive coordinator Ben Cullen will transition to defensive coordinator, and quarterbacks coach Andre Nash has been promoted to offensive coordinator. We are told that there are no openings on staff at this time.
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McKendree (D-II - IL): We are told that there are no openings on the McKendree staff at this time.
Becker College (D-III - MA): Per source, McKendree (D-II - IL) grad assistant Kenny Treschitta has accepted a position at Becker College.
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East Texas Baptist: Thad Fortune, receiver coach at ETBU, has accepted the offensive coordinator / quarterbacks job at Odessa Permian HS (TX), per source. We hear that there are no openings on the ETBU staff at this time.
American River (JC - CA): American River College has added former Sacramento State secondary coach Steve Roberson to the staff.
|Thursday April 10, 2014
Bluffton (D-III - OH): Denny Dorrel, who has been serving as the defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at Hanover College (D-III - IN), is the new head coach at Bluffton.
Utah State: The Aggies have announced a contract extension for head coach Matt Wells that will keep him at Utah State through the 2018 season. The new contract also calls for continued salary increases for the assistant coaches. Wells will make over $800,000 under the new extension.
Arkansas: Daniel Bush, who spent the past three years in the player personnel department at Alabama, has been named assistant recruiting coordinator / director of personnel at Alabama.
Cal: Per source, outside receivers coach Rob Likens has added the title of pass game coordinator and running backs coach Pierre Ingram has added the titles of run game coordinator and recruiting coordinator.
Morgan State: Lee Hull has named six assistants to his staff, some of whom we've already reported. His staff will include; Dwayne Foster (OL), Kenny Lucas (RBs), Fred Farrier (OC), Jamari McCollough (WRs), and Brawley Evans (DBs). Also, LeAndre Creamer (DL), and Harold Benton (special teams) will return from the previous staff.
Carson-Newman (D-II - TN): Carson-Newman University is looking to fill a home for either September 4 or 6. Carson Newman is willing to pay a guarantee and prefers a DII opponent. Please call (865) 471-3360 if interested.
Sierra College (JC - CA): Sierra College has removed the interim tag and officially named Ben Noonan their head football coach.
Benedict (D-II - SC): Per source, former Central State (D-II - OH) defensive coordinator Darrell Suber is heading to Benedict College to coach the linebackers.
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|Wednesday April 9, 2014
West Alabama (D-II): Per source, UT Martin (FCS) offensive coordinator Carmen Felus has accepted the offensive coordinator / running backs role at West Alabama.
Arkansas: Southeastern Louisiana associate head coach/running backs coach E.K. Franks has been announced as Arkansas' director of recruiting. He worked as a defensive assistant at Wisconsin from 2004-06 under then-defensive coordinator and head coach Bret Bielema.
Georgetown (FCS - MD): Maurice Banks has been added the the staff and will work with the defensive backs. Banks played at Georgetown and previously served as an assistant back in 2010.
Fresno City College (CC - CA): Defensive backs coach Ricky Manning Jr. has added the title of special teams coordinator.
Southwestern Oklahoma State (D-II): SWOSU has announced that longtime assistant coach Todd Helton has added the title of assistant athletic director and compliance coordinator for the department.
Tennessee State (FCS): Head coach Rod Reed has signed a five-year extension, keeping him at the school through 2018. Reed is 26-21 in four seasons at Tennessee State, and led the Tigers to a 10-4 mark and a berth in the FCS playoffs last season.
Lycoming College (D-III - PA): Andrew Janocko has joined the staff as quarterbacks coach.
Northwestern State (LA): Northwestern State is looking for a video grad assistant. See more info here.
Incarnate Word (FCS - TX): Sources tell us former Iowa State running backs coach Kenith Pope has been hired as outside linebackers coach.
New Hampshire: Head coach Sean McDonnell has announced the additions of Peter McCarty (DL), Garrett Gillick (LBs) and Kyle McAllister (assistant DL).
University of Mary (ND): Per source, former offensive coordinator Scott Edwards has been named head coach at Central Valley HS (Ceres, CA).