|Wednesday January 2, 2013||presented by:|
Full run-down of day by day activities at the AFCA coming tomorrow; but go ahead and mark your calendars now... 5pm Monday at Fuse (the sports bar). You, us and a couple of hundred (ok thousand) of your coaching buddies. Beverages on us (and the wonderful companies that work with us).
Houston Baptist: Valor Christian HS (CO) head coach Brent Vieselmeyer has accepted the defensive coordinator position at HBU.
Tennessee: Salaries...Butch Jones ($2.95 million), OC Mike Bajakian and DC John Jancek will each make $475,000, OL Don Mahoney will make $350,000, RBs Jay Graham makes $260,000, WRs Zach Azzanni will make $300,000, TEs / STC Mark Elder will make $220,000, DL Steve Stripling will make $380,000, Willie Martinez will make $280,000 and Tommy Thigpen will make $345,000. Strength & Conditioning coach Dave Lawson will earn $175,000.
UC Davis: Sources tell us Cal offensive grad assistant Matt Wiegand has accepted the offensive line job at UC Davis.
St. Louis Rams: Jay Glazer is reporting that Gregg Williams and Blake Williams will not return to the Rams staff.
Utah State: Utah State announced today that Matt Wells has retained Kevin Clune in an unspecified role. Clune spent that past four years coaching linebackers at Utah State.
Western Kentucky: The salaries of Bobby Petrino's assistants were revealed today: offensive coordinator Jeff Brohm and defensive coordinator Nick Holt will each make $150,000, defensive ends coach/recruiting coordinator Kevin Peoples and offensive line coach Mike Summers will make $90,000, wide receivers coach Lamar Thomas and safeties coach Mike Cassity will make $75,000, running backs coach Kolby Smith and defensive tackles coach L.D. Scott will make $58,500 and cornerbacks coach/special teams coordinator Ricky Brumfield will make $53,004.
Grand View (NAIA - IA): Grand View University is looking to fill a full-time defensive backs position. This position will also have other duties assigned within the athletic department. College playing experience is preferred. Interested coaches should email defensive coordinator Joe Woodley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chicago Bears: Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements will interview for the Bears' vacant head coaching position.
Chip Kelly: In less than surprising news, reports indicate that multiple NFL teams intend to talk to Chip after the Fiesta Bowl. We'll let you know when anything newsworthy develops.
Hobart College (D-III - NY): Hobart College is currently looking to fill an opening on their coaching staff as Defensive Coordinator. Qualified applicants can contact head coach Mike Cragg at email@example.com or 315-781-3566 if you are interested. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
St. Olaf (D-III - MN): St. Olaf College is accepting applications for the position of Head Football Coach along with teaching responsibilities. Instructional Responsibilitie will include teaching a variety of activity-based courses. The classes meet 2-3 days/week for 55 minutes. Review of applications will begin as received until January 2, 2013. Questions can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Qualifications: Essential: Master's Degree and High School Varsity and or Collegiate-level coaching/recruiting experience. Desirable: Head coaching experience at College or High school level. Apply at http://www.Click2Apply.net/572vdcr
Northern Michigan: Northern Michigan is currently looking to fill a Restricted Earnings position. The position is a 9 month appointment that pays $9,000. The staff will be at the AFCA Convention and you can send resumes and references to email@example.com.
Louisiana College: Louisiana College is currently accepting resumes to fill opening for a Defensive Line Coach and Video Coordinator: Candidate must have experience in coaching DL and knowledge of NCAA rules. The position is Restricted Earnings and does not include housing or meals. Experience with video input and exchange is not required but is highly valued. Duties will include coaching DL, recruiting, coordinating video, class checks, assisting on special teams, and assisting with equipment. Selected candidates will be interviewed in Nashville at AFCA convention on January 7 & 8, with the position starting in late January. Please send resumes with contact information to Co-Defensive Coordinator Justin Charles at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 5. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
Oklahoma State: On the Tim Brando Show today Mike Gundy said that he would like to wait until the NFL coaching carousel is over before hiring an offensive coordinator.
Arkansas: The Razorbacks have announced that Taver Johnson has been retained and will coach the corners. Johnson coached the linebackers last season.
Shenandoah (D-III - VA): Sources tell us Hobart (D-III - NY) defensive coordinator Scott Yoder will be named head coach at Shenandoah tomorrow.
Falcons: Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter has signed an extension with the Falcons per Alex Marvez of Fox Sports.
Andy Reid: ESPN and Fox Sports are reporting that Reid will interview today with the Chiefs and tomorrow with the Cardinals.
Temple: We have learned that UCF special teams / tight ends coach Allen Mogridge has accepted a position on Matt Rhule's staff.
UCF: Sources tell us Pitt defensive grad assistant Mike Buscemi will return to UCF to coach the tight ends.
Western Kentucky: Nick Holt (defensive coordinator) and Jeff Brohm (offensive coordinator) have been announced this morning by Western Kentucky.
|Tuesday January 1, 2013||presented by:|
Happy New Year! Very proud to report that December was our largest month ever. Visits were up nearly 100% over November and sailed well beyond 2011 records. Thank you!
Texas: Sources have confirmed to us that Arizona State running backs coach Larry Porter will be the new running backs coach at Texas.
Southern Miss: Sources tell us a few more guys are now joining the staff. We hear Oklahoma State defensive grad assistant Andrew Thacker will join the staff as safeties coach. West Virginia defensive grad assistant Jeff Horrocks will join as special teams / offensive grad assistant and Oklahoma State offensive quality control Brian Hudson will serve in an offensive quality control role. Steve Buckley has been retained and will have an interesting role we hear...we hear he will count as one of the nine and serve as recruiting coordinator. Concept makes a lot of sense given the rest of the staff composition.
Jacksonville State (FCS - AL): Sources close to the situation tell us Bill Clark's staff is now complete. Here's what we hear... John Grass (Oxford High) as offensive coordinator, Jody Wright (Alabama) as running backs / recruiting coordinator, Mike Bennefield (Slocumb HS) as offensive line, Cornelius Williams (North Alabama) as receivers, Jimmy Ogle (Jacksonville State) as tight ends... Dejuan Walker (South Alabama) as defensive coordinator / safeties, Chuck Dunn (Charles Henderson HS) as inside linebackers, David Reeves (Tennessee Martin) as defensive line, Darrick Riley (Newberry College) as outside linebackers and Blake Shrader as corners.
Lake Forest College (D-III - IL): Sources tell us the offensive coordinator role remains unfilled is not open at this time (shifting staff responsibilities around); but we also hear former Lindsay Wilson grad assistant Luke Butts has joined the staff as defensive backs / special teams coordinator.
UC Davis (FCS): Sources tell us that former Cal offensive assistant Ben Steele will join the UC Davis staff as tight ends / recruiting coordinator. Steele played tight end in the league.
Arizona Cardinals: Mutliple NFL reporters are relaying that Andy Reid could be named head coach of the Cardinals very soon. Although we also just saw this tweet.
UCLA: Sources tell us special teams grad assistant Taylor Mazzone will be named Y receivers coach.
Detroit Lions: Multiple outlets are reporting that offensive line coach George Yarno will not return.
East Coast Prep (post grad): East Coast Prep, located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, is seeking 4 assistant coaches for the 2013 season. You will coach your own position and have off field duties assigned by the head coach. Compensation includes room and board as well as a stipend.This is a 4 month position (August-December). We have narrowed our search but will still consider the right candidate. We will be conducting scheduled interviews in Nashville on January 7 & 8. We are looking for college experience. Please send resumes to email@example.com no later than January 3rd. No phone calls please.
Penn State: Nearly everyone is reporting that Bill O'Brien will interview for NFL jobs. The way it is being reported sure does make one believe he will leave. No leverage to gain at Penn State...already has everything possible in his contract. We'll keep you posted.
Detroit Lions: Despite a report to the contrary yesterday, sources tell us Lions tight ends coach Tim Lappano will remain with the staff for next season.
Buffalo Bills: Russ Brandon has been named the team's President / CEO. GM Buddy Nix will remain with the team; but there is a plan in place for Doug Whaley to transition into the role of GM.
Jacksonville State (FCS - AL): Slocomb high school head coach Mike Bennefield will be the new offensive line coach per the Dothan Eagle. Further, Chuck Dunn (Charles Henderson HS defensive coordinator) has accepted the inside linebackers position according to the Troy Messenger who confirmed with Dunn.
Western Kentucky: Bobby Petrino officially announced 7 of his coaches today. Offensive coordinator and defensive coordinator announcements still to come. The 7 announced are: Kolby Smith (RBs), Mike Summers (OL), Lamar Thomas (WRs), L.D. Scott (DTs), Kevin Peoples (DEs / recruiting coordinator), Mike Cassity (secondary) and Ricky Brumfield (corners / special teams coordinator).
Colorado: Several of Mike MacIntyre's assistants from San Jose State begin officially tomorrow at Colorado. Offensive line coach Gary Bernardi and corners coach Andy La Russa will be there.
Philadelphia Eagles: Mike Nolan (Falcons defensive coordinator) will interview with the Eagles on Friday per Jay Glazer.
Ray Horton: Multiple sources are reporting that Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton will interview with Bills, the Browns and the Cardinals for their respective head coaching positions.
Bethel College (NAIA - KS): Bethel is accepting applications for two graduate assistants. These positions cover room, board, and a $3,000 stipend. The graduate assistant job duties will cover Hudl, coaching a position, and recruiting. Bethel is also looking for three part time assistants money ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. Positions looking to fill are offensive line, defensive line, and quarterbacks. Strong background in recruiting is preferred. Please send resume, and three references to head coach Martin Mathis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Monday December 31, 2012||presented by:|
Doug Marrone: Adam Schefter has reported that Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone will interview with the Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills.
New Mexico State: Offensive coordinator Jerry McManus and special teams coordinator Keith Murphy will not return. Sources tell us to look for Boston College offensive coordinator Doug Martin to return as offensive coordinator.
Detroit Lions: Receivers coach Shawn Jefferson, tight ends coach Tim Lappano and running backs coach Sam Gash all will not return to the staff per Anwar Richardson.
Tennessee Titans: Team President Mike Reinfeldt has been fired.
Arkansas State: Bryan Harsin has added Kent Riddle as assistant head coach / tight ends / special teams coordinator. Riddle coached the tight ends / special teams at North Texas. Harsin has also added offensive line coach Brad Bedell (New Mexico State).
Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinals have also let the entire offensive staff according to Kent Somers.
Charleston Southern (FCS - SC): Sources tell us offensive coordinator / offensive line Patrick Nix has accepted the head coaching position at Scottsboro high school (AL).
Oakland Raiders: In addition to Greg Knapp, two other offensive assistants and linebackers coach Johnny Holland have all been let go according to Ian Rapoport. Update> Schefter reports that the coaches being let go are Knapp, Holland, special teams coordinator Steve Hoffman and offensive line coach Frank Pollack.
San Diego Chargers: Norv Turner and general manager AJ Smith have both been released.
Arizona Cardinals: Both head coach Ken Whisenhunt and GM Rod Graves have been fired.
Arkansas State: Florida grad assistant / receivers Bush Hamden will join Bryan Harsin's staff after the Sugar Bowl.
Western Michigan: P.J. Fleck has retained Tim McGarigle (linebackers) and A.J. Ricker (offensive line).
Cleveland Browns: The Browns have stated their intent is to hire a new head coach first and then a new GM.
Buffalo Bills: Head coach Chan Gailey has been fired. Gailey added that the staff has been released as well.
Kansas City Chiefs: As Rich Eisen pointed out, exact wording from the Chiefs, "No final determination has been made at this point on the future of General Manager Scott Pioli."
Carolina Panthers: Ron Rivera will be released today according to Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network.
Chicago Bears: This morning both Mort and Schefter were confident on TV that Lovie Smith would return as head coach. Now, Schefter is reporting the Bears have sent out "requests to interview" forms to other teams. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport has been on top of it this AM. Will update. Update> Rap reports that Lovie has been fired.
Philadelphia Eagles: Andy Reid has officially been released.
Kansas City Chiefs: Head coach Romeo Crennel has been let go. GM Scott Pioli has been is expected to be retained.
New York Jets: GM Mike Tannenbaum has been let go. Rex Ryan will remain as head coach.
Cleveland Browns: Head coach Pat Shurmur has been fired according to Jay Glazer. General Manager Tom Heckert has been fired as well.
Oakland Raiders: The San Francisco Chronicle reports that "league sources have confirmed" that offensive coordinator Greg Knapp and some other members of the staff will be let go this week.
Jacksonville Jaguars: As was reported yesterday, Jags GM Gene Smith has been fired.
San Diego Chargers: Norv Turner said Sunday evening that he expects to be let go Monday morning.
On this last day of the year we just wanted to say thank you to all of you for helping make this the best year ever in the 13 year history of FootballScoop. We've had well over 2 million visits to the site this month alone, easily a record number for the site! We wish you all a prosperous new year!
|Sunday December 30, 2012||presented by:|
FIU: Sources tell us former Purdue head coach Danny Hope, who had previously spoken with FIU 10 days or so ago, interviewed on campus tonight. Hope is from Florida and has had excellent success recruiting and developing players from the state. This could happen.
Texas Tech: TCU receivers coach Trey Haverty has resigned and is on his way to join Kliff Kingsbury's staff. He will coach the safeties according to Chris Level.
Arkansas: TCU linebackers coach Randy Shannon is leaving TCU. He has been offered the linebackers job at Arkansas...but he has other offers as well. Sources tell us they expect him to land at Arkansas; but this time of year we're always cautioned that things can change until he's "in the building" and ink is on the paper. We'll keep you updated. Update> Arkansas has confirmed the hire.
Pearl River CC: Sources tell us former Alabama offensive quality control Derrick Crudup Jr. is considering an opportunity to join the PRCC staff as passing game coordinator.
Philadelphia Eagles: Multiple outlets are reporting that Andy Reid has already been informed and will officially be released tomorrow.
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Faulkner University (NAIA - AL): Sources tell us defensive coordinator Steve Cheathem has resigned.
Western Kentucky: Chad Bishop who covers Western Kentucky reported this morning that Mike Cassity will join Bobby Petrino's staff as defensive backs coach. Bishop has a full rundown of here. Update> We have confirmed that Brohm will accept.
Virginia Tech: Sources tell us additional moves on the offensive side of the ball could be announced as early as tomorrow. Guards / centers coach Curt Newsome could very well join his good friend Mickey Matthews' staff at James Madison and other changes are being discussed. Multiple sources tell us that Frank Beamer is very interested in adding South Carolina co-offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Shawn Elliott to the staff. Will keep you updated.
Stevenson University (D-III - MD): Stevenson is looking for an intern. Position responsibility to be determined by previous experience. Salary depending on experience. There is a possibility this position could transition to Graduate Assistant position for the fall and beyond. Preference will be given those with previous collegiate coaching and playing experience. Please email resume to head coach Ed Hottle at email@example.com. No phone calls please. Review of applicants will begin immediately.
Kent State: Sources tell us that Paul Haynes will promote defensive line coach Brian George to defensive coordinator. Prior to joining the Kent State staff for the 2011 season, George was co-defensive coordinator at Indiana for a number of years.
Purdue: Sources tell us Kent State defensive coordinator Jon Heacock has been offered a position; but not defensive coordinator at Purdue. We'll keep you posted.
Kent State: Sources tell us to expect Paul Haynes to retain Brian Rock as offensive coordinator at Kent State.
San Jose State: University of San Diego receivers coach Greg Lewis will join the San Jose State staff in the same capacity. Sources also tell us that offensive line coach Hank Fraley and safeties coach Joe Staab will join the San Jose State staff as well.
Purdue: Sources tell us Virginia Tech receivers coach Kevin Sherman will join Darrell Hazell's staff in the same role.
Seton Hill University (D-II - PA): Seton Hill, a member of PSAC, has a restricted earnings position open for a Safeties Coach. We are looking for a safeties coach that has experience working with special teams. The position is $11,000 stipend paid over 10 months and $800 meal card. There is no housing or benefits. The position will need to start immediately. All qualified applicants should email their resume and references to head coach Isaac Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please no phone calls or faxes.
New Orleans Saints: ESPN folks are reporting that Tom Benson is paying Sean Payton $8 million per year to coach football. Think about that. $8 million is more than the entire coaching staff at LSU makes, more than Urban & his entire staff, more than Bob Stoops and staff, etc.... TV revenue is unreal.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Schefter is also reporting that the Jags will fire general manager Gene Smith.
Cleveland Browns: Adam Schefter reports the Browns have hired San Diego Padres vice president Brent Stehlik as executive vice president / chief revenue officer.
Concordia-Chicago (D-III): Sources tell us Eric Hennessey will be named head coach at Concordia. Hennessey is the former head coach at Elmwood Park HS.
Walsh (D-II - OH): Sources tell us new head coach Ted Karras Jr. has retained Devin Jordan (WRs), Fred Thomas (DC) and John Fankhauser (RBs). Linebackers coach Warren Miller, defensive backs coach Mark Johnston and OC/QBs Chris Albrecht will not be part of the new staff.
Western Kentucky: Bobby Petrino has offered offensive coordinator to UAB OC/QBs Jeff Brohm. We are told the rest of the full-time staff has been released.
Cleveland Browns: Both head coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert will be released on Monday according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Saturday December 29, 2012
South Alabama: Southeastern Louisiana head coach Ron Roberts has been offered the defensive coordinator position by head coach Joey Jones.
Northern Illinois: Thad Ward will join the staff as receivers coach following the Orange Bowl. Ward coached the receivers at Western Michigan this past season.
Tiffin (D-II - OH): Glenn Scheutzow (Ohio Northern) will be the new defensive line coach at Tiffin.
Temple: Nevada offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Temple.
Washington: Marques Tuiasosopo is headed to UW as quarterbacks coach.
Florida Tech (D-II): FIT is no longer accepting resumes for the tackles / tight ends position. Thank you for all of the interest.
Louisiana Tech: We hear that Joe Sloan will join Skip Holtz's staff as the inside receivers coach. Sloan previously served as a grad assistant at South Florida.
Washington: Sources tell us Sark has offered the quarterbacks job to former UW QB Marques Tuiasosopo (current UCLA tight ends coach). If Tui comes, Eric Kiesau (currently OC / QBs) will move to OC / WRs.