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Sunday November 24, 2013

St. Norbert College (D-III - WI): Jim Purtill announced today that he has resigned. Purtill led the Green Knights to 130 wins in 15 seasons. Athletic director Tim Bald said the search for a successor will begin immediately. 

Florida: The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that, per a source close to the program, Will Muschamp will return as head coach; but that there will be "significant changes" to his staff. This is consistent with what we were hearing before yesterday's game; but we have not spoken with anyone to confirm this today. 

UW-Oshkosh (D-III): The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh needs to fill two games for 2014. Looking for home and away for both contests. Availability includes weeks 1, 3, and 4. Interested parties please contact coach Craig Smith at [email protected].




Saturday November 23, 2013

Beloit College (D-III - WI): Head coach Chris Brann has resigned.

Paine College (D-II - GA): Paine College has an immediate need to fill three full-time positions on their staff. Wide receivers, quarterbacks (possibly offensive coordinator) and defensive coordinator with secondary experience. The start date will be Jan. 4. Please email all resumes to head coach Gregory Ruffin at [email protected]




Friday November 22, 2013 presented by: 

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Pace (D-II - NY): The school announced today that Chris Dapolito will not return after three seasons as head coach. 

McPherson College (NAIA - KS): Sources tell us head coach Pete Sterbick has been let go. 

West Alabama: The University of West Alabama has named Desmond Lindsey interim head coach. Lindsey has been a member of the staff for six seasons, most recently serving as the assistant head coach / receivers coach / recruiting coordinator.

Central Michigan: Athletics director Dave Heeke has signed a four-year contract extension keeping him at the school through 2017. He will be paid $245,000 per year. 

Wisconsin-Stout (D-III): Two assistant coaches, Bob Thomas (kickers) and John O'Grady (tight ends) have decided to retire. Both coaches are members of the Wisconsin Football Coaching Hall of Fame, and O'Grady was our 2012 D-III Coordinator of the Year.

Arkansas Tech (D-II): Arkansas Tech University is accepting applications for a full time Offensive Coordinator. Required Qualifications: Bachelor of Science Degree, Working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations, and experience with Hudl. Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree preferred or related field and experience at the collegiate level. Please send a letter of application, a resume, and at least three personal references to Head Coach, Raymond Monica at [email protected]. Closing date for accepting applications is December 20, 2013 with anticipated start date of January 1, 2014.

Penn: After nearly 20 years of service, director of athletics Steve Bilsky has announced that he will retire on June 30, 2014,




Thursday November 21, 2013 presented by: 

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Former Toledo and Iowa head coach Frank Lauterbur has passed away. Please keep his family in your prayers.

Southern Connecticut State: Offensive coordinator Tom Godek has been named interim head coach. 

Dallas Cowboys: Jerry Jones said today that Jason Garrett will be their head coach next season; but in doing so noted there is a long way to go in this season...

Akron: Terry Bowden has agreed to a two year extension at Akron (terms have not been released). 

West Georgia (D-II): Will Hall has accepted the head job at West Georgia. 

Dickinson State (NAIA - ND): After 38 seasons, head coach Hank Biesiot has resigned. Biesiot steps down ranking #2 on the NAIA career wins list.

Bentley University (D-II - MA): After being involved with the football program for 28 years, including the past five as the head coach, Thom Boerman has decided to retire, effective November 30th.

Aurora (D-III - IL): A "national search" is now underway. We hear they are indeed looking for a coach from outside the program. 

North Carolina Central (FCS): Sources in the industry tell us that North Carolina Central has began their national search for a new head coach. As a reminder just before the start of the season, Henry Frazier was relieved of the head coaching duties and offensive line coach Dwayne Foster was elevated to the interim head coaching position. As always, we'll keep you updated on how this plays out.

Dirk Koetter: The Atlanta Falcon's Offensive Coordinator reveals only to X&O Labs why he considers Four Verticals a horizontal concept; how the "Stop" route by Outside Receivers can be more productive than the "Comeback"; how you should vary routes for your Single Back to make him the most effective receiver in the package; and other details he's never told about his offense. Click here to read the exclusive Dirk Koetter interview.

Western Oregon (D-II - OR): Western Oregon is looking for a Division II game on October 4th, 2014. Willing to play a road game in 2014 with the possibility of a return home game Sept 5th, 2015. Please contact Head Coach Arne Ferguson at [email protected].




Wednesday November 20, 2013 presented by: 

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Aurora University (D-III - IL): Sources tell us head coach Mark Walsh will not return. 

Southern Connecticut State: Just coming back to confirm the news from Monday, Rich Cavanaugh has officially retired and the university has begun a "national search". 

West Georgia (D-II): Sources tell us West Alabama head coach Will Hall has been offered the head job at West Georgia.

Dakota Wesleyan (NAIA - SD): Dakota Wesleyan's vacant offensive coordinator position has been filled from within the program by offensive line coach Josh Kotecki. 

Averett University (D-III - VA): Sources tell us head coach Mike Dunlevy won't return. 

Minnesota: The Gophers' coaching staff has been nominated for the Discover Orange Bowl/FWAA Courage Award.

UTSA: The Roadrunners are working on a contract extension with Larry Coker. Coker is under contract through 2015. 

Trinity (D-III - TX): Offensive coordinator Jerheme Urban has been named head coach. 

Northwest Mississippi CC: Sources tell us that Jonathan Webster has accepted the defensive backs job. Webster previously spent three seasons coaching the defensive backs at Southwest Mississippi CC, and also spent two years coordinating the special teams at Northeast Mississippi CC.

Blinn (JC - TX): Blinn has now posted their head coaching position and is seeking applicants. We hear they want someone with experience with junior college football, either as a player or a coach. Job is posted here

Trinity (D-III - TX): Head coach Steve Mohr has decided to retire after 24 seasons leading the program, which included 12 playoff appearances and a 2002 national championship. Mohr will join the athletic administration staff as the Assistant Athletic Director for Football, effective immediately.

Louisiana College (D-III): Louisiana College, located in Pineville, is looking for games for the 2014 and 2015 playing seasons. Games needed are weeks 2 (September 13) and weeks 4 (September 27) with each corresponding week in 2015. Please email assistant coach Clay Matchett at [email protected].

Southern Miss: Grad assistant Grant Garner will handle the offensive line duties for the remaining two games of the season.

Quincy University (D-II – IL): Quincy University who competes in the Great Lakes Valley Conference is accepting applications for a Defensive Graduate Assistant position (DB). Start date is January 3, 2014. Compensation includes tuition, housing and a stipend. Job duties include coaching a position, recruiting area, video breakdown and any other responsibilities as assigned by the head coach. Qualified candidates must apply and gain admittance into the Master’s program of Educational Leadership, Educational Counseling or Business Administration prior to being interviewed. Minimum requirements are a 3.0+ GPA and a score of 380+ on the MAT. Please apply online to the graduate program at www.quincy.edu and send a resume, cover letter and 3 references to Head Football Coach Tom Pajic ([email protected]). Application deadline is December 6, 2013. No Phone Calls please.

Henderson State: A press conference is scheduled for tomorrow at 3pm EST to announce the school's new athletic director. For a while now we've been hearing that Central Missouri associate athletic director Shawn Jones is a leading candidate for the job.

Quincy University (D-II – IL): Quincy University who competes in the Great Lakes Valley Conference is accepting applications for an Offensive Graduate Assistant position (WR). Start date is January 3, 2014. Compensation includes tuition, housing and a stipend. Job duties include coaching a position, recruiting area, video breakdown and any other responsibilities as assigned by the head coach. Qualified candidates must apply and gain admittance into the Master’s program of Educational Leadership, Educational Counseling or Business Administration prior to being interviewed. Minimum requirements are a 3.0+ GPA and a score of 380+ on the MAT. Please apply online to the graduate program at www.quincy.edu and send a resume, cover letter and 3 references to Head Football Coach Tom Pajic ([email protected]). Application deadline is December 6, 2013. No Phone Calls please.

Fresno State: In less than shocking news, Fresno State is working on an extension for Tim DeRuyter according to the Fresno Bee. "Folks can rest assured we'll be diligent about what we need to do," said athletics director Thomas Boeh. DeRuyter, 18-4 at Fresno State, is under contract through 2016 with a base salary of $650,000. 

Western New Mexico (D-II): Sources tell us that passing game coordinator / quarterbacks coach Nick Garrett will not return. We also hear that defensive backs coach James Thomas has been promoted to defensive coordinator. At this time, we hear there are no specific position openings as the staff is doing some internal position restructuring. 

Stony Brook (FCS): The school has decided to part ways with athletic director Jim Fiore, buying out the remaining 31 months of his contract.