|Saturday February 15, 2014
Cincinnati: Kenyon Blue, who served as a grad assistant at Washington this past season, is joining the Cincinnati staff working with the corners.
Sam Houston State: Per sources, Arizona State grad assistant on-campus recruiting coordinator Dan Lanning will join the Sam Houston State staff coaching the defensive backs.
Cleveland Browns: Davidson offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur has accepted a position on the Browns staff the team announced Friday morning.
West Alabama: Per source, former Citadel offensive coordinator Bob Bodine will join the staff as offensive coordinator / offensive line.
Georgia Southern: Sources tell us that Victor Cabral will rejoin the staff.
LA Pierce College (CC - CA): Sources tell us that linebackers coach / special teams coordinator Bill Coan has been hired as the new head coach at Arleta HS (CA).
Bucknell (FCS - PA): Bucknell University will have an entry level position available. The position will coach WRs, and have a geographic recruiting responsibility. The position will pay a generous stipend. Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to head coach Joe Susan at .
Army: Jaybo Shaw, who spent last season as an offensive grad assistant at Georgia Southern, is now working in an offensive quality control role at Army.
|Friday February 14, 2014
Georgia: Inside linebackers coach/defensive special teams coordinator Mike Ekeler will earn $250,000 in 2014 according to the Athens Banner-Herald. That ranks third among Georgia's defensive coaches, behind defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt ($850,000) and defensive line/will linebacker coach Tracy Rocker ($300,000) but ahead of sam linebacker/star nickel coach Kevin Sherrer ($200,000).
Cincinnati: More than a month after we first reported it, Cincinnati has officially announced the promotion of Marc Nudelberg to tight ends coach and special teams coordinator.
NFL: Roger Goodell was paid $35 million in fiscal 2013 and earned another $9 million in deferred compensation. That's $44 million folks. That's a nice year.
Pitt: Former Cleveland Browns running backs coach John Settle has been named running backs coach for Pitt, and head coach Paul Chryst has announced that he will coach the quarterbacks as Brooks Bollinger (who coached the QBs last year) has resigned to pursue "non-coaching opportunities". The receivers job remains unfilled at this time.
Rice: David Bailiff has agreed to a new five year agreement with Rice the University has announced.
Feather River (CC - CA): Head coach JD Johnson has announced his resignation, effective at the end of April. Offensive coordinator Josh White and defensive coordinator Mike Haydon will stay on board until a new head coach is named.
Purdue: Taver Johnson's title will be defensive backs coach with the Boilermakers.
UAB: Jody Wright (assistant head coach / running backs) and Daric Riley (outside linebackers and special teams coordinator) have been announced as new additions to Bill Clark's staff. Both worked under Clark at Jacksonville State.
Ohio: Frank Solich has now officially announced the additions of Scott Isphording as co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach, and Dave Johnson as offensive line coach.
Highland CC (KS): Highland community College in Highland, Kansas, a member of the Kansas Jayhawk Conference, has an immediate opening for a defensive line coach. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, computer and Hudl proficiency, and prior coaching or playing experience at the college level. This is a full-time position with benefits. For confidential consideration, please request an application packet from HCC Human Resources, .
UT-Martin (FCS): Sources tell us that Justin Rascati, former quarterback coach at Weber State, has joined the UT-Martin staff and will coach the running backs.
McKendree (D-II - IL): Former Wyoming assistant Matt Rahl has joined the staff as offensive line coach and special teams coordinator.
Hamilton College (D-III - NY): Hamilton College is conducting a search for a new head coach. Andrew Cohen will not return as head coach.
Highland CC (KS): Highland Community College in Highland, Kansas, a member of the Kansas Jayhawk Conference, has an immediate opening for a part-time wide receivers coach. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, computer and Hudle proficiency, and prior coaching or playing experience at the college level. This is a part-time position with no benefits but would include on-campus housing. For confidential consideration, please request an application packet from HCC Human Resources, .
Pitt: Paul Chryst has shuffled the duties of his defensive staff. New hire Troy Douglass will oversee the secondary with defensive grad assistant Hank Poteat, Matt House will move from safeties to inside linebackers, Chris Haering will now serve as the special teams coordinator and coach the outside linebackers, and John Palermo will coach the defensive ends.
Oklahoma State: Mike Gundy has announced the hiring of Bob Connelly as offensive line coach. Connelly has coached offensive line at Texas A&M Commerce, Cisco Junior College, Cal State Northridge, San Jose State, Washington State, Alabama, UCLA, UTEP and Arizona State. Just days ago Connelly had joined the Georgia Southern staff. He spent the 2013 season at Gilbert (AZ) High School.
Army: FAU defensive coordinator Jovan DeWitt will join the Army staff, per sources.
FAU: Sources tell us that co-defensive coordinator / defensive line coach Roc Bellantoni will be promoted to defensive coordinator.
Green Bay Packers: David Raih has joined the Packers staff as an offensive coaching assistant, according to Tom Dienhart. Raih most recently coached the outside receivers at Texas Tech for the Holiday Bowl and served as the director of high school relations prior to that.
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Dallas Cowboys: Middle Tennessee offensive grad assistant Turner West has accepted a defensive assistant position working with the linebackers, per sources.
Augustana (D-II - SD): Augustana College, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is seeking applicants for an offensive graduate assistant and a defensive graduate assistant (secondary experience preferred). Compensation includes tuition, monthly stipend, and a meal plan. Housing is not a part of package. This is a great opportunity for a young coach to obtain a master’s degree from one of the top academic institutions in the Midwest. Minorities are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should send letter of interest, resume, and references to .
|Thursday February 13, 2014
Arkansas: Director of recruiting Chris Hauser is leaving the staff according to Hawgs247.
Oregon State: Offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh announced on Twitter he will stay at Oregon State.
Texas Tech: Kliff Kingsbury has promoted Eric Morris to offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach, according to Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. A co-offensive coordinator last season, Morris will now oversee all four receiver spots. Kingsbury will remain Tech's primary play caller.
Toronto Argonauts (CFL): Head coach Scott Milanovich has announced his coaching staff - Marcus Brady (offensive coordinator), Tim Burke (defensive coordinator), Jim Daley (special teams coordinator), Jason Maas (wide receivers coach), Pat Perles (offensive line coach), Anthony Ierullo (running backs coach/video coordinator), Eddie Brown (defensive/special teams assistant), Casey Creehan (linebackers coach) and Will Plemons (defensive line coach).
Dallas Cowboys: Offensive assistant/quality control Keith O'Quinn is expected to be promoted to assistant special teams coach according to Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com.
New England Patriots: The Patriots are close to hiring former Cleveland Browns general manager Michael Lombardi according to the Boston Globe.
Central Florida: Offensive line coach Brent Key has been promoted to assistant head coach of the offense.
FAU: Per source, Cal defensive quality control Terrance Jamison is joining the FAU staff. We're told Jamison will coach the defensive line. Will update.
Wisconsin-River Falls (D-III): UW-River Falls is looking for a local part time assistant football coach on offense or defense. Compensation will be discussed on an individual basis as part of the hiring process. River Falls, WI is located just east of the Twin City metro area. Please send your resume and references via email to Head Football Coach Matt Walker at No phone calls please
Chattanooga: Per sources, Murray State running backs coach Sean Dawkins will be the new running backs coach at Chattanooga.
Anderson University (D-III - IN): Toby Buck has joined the staff as an assistant coach. Buck served as the Ravens defensive coordinator back in 2007 and has also coached at the high school level in recent years.
Centre College (D-III - KY): Centre College in Danville, KY, is accepting applications for a part time position on offense. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree, familiarity with the HUDL Editing system, and proficiency in Microsoft Office. The position will pay a stipend of $3,000.00 plus housing, and meals. Please email resume to . No phone calls please.
Arkansas State: Blake Anderson has announced the addition of Dan Dodd to his staff to coach the tight ends and serve as recruiting coordinator. Dodd has previously coached at Tulane, New Mexico, TCU, and Utah State as well as the FCS and high school level.
Ventura College (JC - CA): VC is seeking walk on coaches for defense and offense. These positions pay ranges from $1500-$5000 per season. Must be willing to coach position and recruit during off season. Must be able to commute to campus, No Housing, No Benefits. Email Coach Mooshagian your resume at . No phone calls please.
Nicholls State (FCS - LA): Defensive coordinator Jeremy Atwell has accepted the head coaching job at Vandebilt HS (LA).
Grand Valley State (D-II - MI): Head coach Matt Mitchell has handed the defensive coordinator title off to two coaches, but will still call the plays on game day. As we reported yesterday, St. Cloud State assistant Jim Louis will be one co-defensive coordinator, and secondary coach Nick Postma will be the other co-defensive coordinator. Also, Matt Yoches will move from defensive line to running backs, Matt Vitzthum has moved from running backs to receivers, and Jack Ginn will coach the receivers after previously handing the quarterbacks.
Grambling: Longtime Southern University assistant Terrence Graves is the new linebackers coach / special teams coordinator at Grambling. Graves had been the assistant head coach / linebackers coach at Mississippi Valley State since 2010, eventually taking over as the interim head coach until Rick Comegy was hired last month.
USC: Kyle DeVan, who worked as a grad assistant last season at Oregon State coaching the tight ends, has accepted a similar position at USC, according to a report from the Oregonian.
Wyoming: Per source, St. Joseph's College (D-II - IN) receivers / tight ends coach Shane LaDage will join the Wyoming staff coaching the tight ends (restricted earnings).
Minnesota: Golden Gopher administration and head coach Jerry Kill are working on a new contract, and an announcement should be made soon. Kill is making $1.2 million annually right now (not including bonuses), which is lowest among Big Ten coaches.
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Jacksonville University (FCS - FL): Jacksonville University is looking for games for the 2014 season. Dates are Sept. 6th and Oct. 25th. Home or away all scenarios will be considered. Contact is defensive coordinator Jerry Odom at if interested.
|Wednesday February 12, 2014
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West Virginia: Tony Gibson is the new defensive coordinator. Per sources, several strong defensive line candidates have interviewed for that position.
Grand Valley State (D-II - MI): St. Cloud State (Minn.) defensive coordinator Jim Louis is leaving to become the co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Grand Valley State according to Andy Rennecke of the St. Cloud Times.
Chicago Bears: The Bears have promoted Pat Meyer to offensive line coach. Meyer was the assistant offensive line coach last season, while offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer also handled offensive line duties.
Sacramento State (FCS): Sacramento State has hired Solomona Tapasa as defensive line coach according to the State Hornet. The hiring completes the coaching staff.
Wagner (FCS - NY): Per source, Milford Academy (NY) offensive coordinator Stefon Wheeler will join the staff as an assistant.
Purdue: Word is getting out now that Arkansas corners coach Taver Johnson will join the Purdue staff as defensive backs. Has been in the works for a while. Scout and 247 are reporting the move as well.
Arkansas Pine Bluff (FCS): Per source, Missouri Southern State (D-II) defensive backs coach Byron Anderson will join the UAPB staff as linebackers coach.
Central Connecticut State: Former co-defensive coordinator Tommy Buzzo has accepted the head coaching position at Brooke Point HS (VA).
Texas: Mack Brown will receive a $2.75 million buyout in four installments and a $500,000 salary as a special assistant to the president.
Alabama: As expected, Alabama has now officially announced that Kevin Steele will now coach the linebackers and Kirby Smart will move to back to coaching the secondary.
Syracuse: Per source, Widener (D-III - PA) head coach Bobby Acosta will be the new tight ends coach at Syracuse. This makes two D-III head coaches set to join the Syracuse staff in two days (we told you last night that Elmhurst head coach Joe Adam would be the new offensive line coach).
Virginia Union (D-II): Mark James has completed his inaugural coaching staff as follows; Mike Fanoga (DC), Toriano Morgan (passing game coordinator), Aaron Taylor (RBs), Wes Murphy (OL / recruiting coordinator), Josef Harrison (DL), Andre LeBlanc (DBs), Trumaine Watson (S&C), Stephen Valasquez (kickers), Bernard Rucker (special assistant).
Lane College (D-II - TN): Lane College is looking for a home game on October 18, 2014. Seeking a Division II, Division III or NAIA opponent. If interested, please contact Head Coach Malik Hoskins at or 731-426-7569.
Delaware: Bryan Bossard has joined the staff at his alma mater and will coach the receivers. Bossard spent the past four seasons as the offensive coordinator / WR coach at Bucknell. Also announced today was that Brian Ginn, who coached the receivers last year, has been promoted to quarterbacks coach.
South Alabama: Joey Jones has now officially announced the addition of Tim Bowens as receivers coach. Bowens spent the past two seasons at Samford working with the receivers.
Carleton College (D-III - MN): Sources tell us that Concordia (D-II - St. Paul, MN) offensive line coach Michael McHugh has accepted the offensive coordinator / quarterbacks job at Carleton College.
Belhaven (NAIA - MS): Bobby Blizzard, who spent the past two seasons at McMurry (D-III - TX) as the receivers coach, will join Hal Mumme's staff at Belhaven as the offensive coordinator sources tell FootballScoop. Per source, McMurry linebackers coach Josh Creech will also join the Belhaven staff as defensive coordinator / assistant head coach.
Wagner (FCS - NY): Sources tell us that San Jose State offensive assistant Tui Peleti and former Michigan State offensive lineman Stefon Wheeler have been added to the staff as graduate assistants.
Kentucky: Northwestern State (FCS - LA) grad assistant Dennis Johnson has accepted a defensive grad assistant job at Kentucky, per sources.
Concordia (D-II - St. Paul, MN): Concordia University, St. Paul is seeking candidates offensive coordinator coaching the offensive line. QUALIFICATIONS / Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, Masters degree, coaching experience at the collegiate or professional level; Preferably experience in Coordinating. Financing for A 12 month full time position will be discussed upon interviews along with all possible benefits. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit a cover letter, references and resume to Concordia University, St. Paul Head Football Coach Ryan Williams at http://info.csp.edu/employment/ and complete the online process for full consideration.
San Bernardino (JC - CA): San Bernardino Valley College is seeking an offensive line Coach. This position pays from $4200-$5000 per season (No housing or Benefits). Must be willing to coach position and recruit during off season. Must be able to commute to campus. Email Coach Emerson a coaching resume . If you are from out of state, please provide a plan for making this work on the provided stipend.
St. Louis Rams: Just to close the loop, the franchise has now officially announced the addition of Gregg Williams as defensive coordinator.
LSU: Mike Haywood is interviewing today at LSU per Glenn Guilbeau.
Tulane: Co-defensive coordinator Jon Sumrall is moving from defensive line to linebackers and defensive grad assistant Kwahn Drake is being promoted to defensive line coach per Ed Daniels and we have confirmed as well.
Denver Broncos: John Elway has received a three-year contract extension through 2017 and added general manager to his executive vice president title.
Oklahoma Panhandle State (D-II): Oklahoma Panhandle State University is seeking a full time receivers coach. The position begins March 1st and will come with a $1,000 per month salary along with an on-campus housing stipend. Playing and/or coaching the receiver position at the collegiate level is preferred. If you are interested please email Coach Peters at . No phone calls.
St. Vincent (D-III - PA): Sources tell us that Ron Dolciato has added former North Park University (D-III - IL) offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Andrew Hoffman in the same role at St. Vincent. We also hear that John Carroll (D-III - OH) offensive line / tight ends grad assistant Phil Bokovitz will join the staff as linebackers coach / special teams coordinator.
WPI (D-III - MA): Greg Skjold, who spent last season as the tight ends / assistant offensive line coach, has been promoted to offensive line coach.
New Mexico Highlands (D-II): Sources tell us New Mexico Highlands offensive coordinator Stephen Parker has accepted the offensive coordinator job with the Munich Cowboys in German Football League. UPDATE>> New Mexico Highlands is not accepting any resumes at this time.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Dan Shamash has been hired as a defensive quality control coach. Shamash spent the past two seasons with the Tampa Bay Bucs, one as a coaching assistant, and one as a quality control assistant to the head coach.
St. Vincent (D-III - PA): Saint Vincent College is seeking a full-time defensive coordinator. Secondary experience preferred. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, collegiate playing experience or coaching experience, excellent communication and leadership skills. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to if interested.
Louisiana Tech: Former Arkansas State safeties coach Blake Baker has been hired to coach the safeties at LA Tech. Baker has gone with Bryan Harsin to Boise State to serve as director of player personnel but is rerouting to Louisiana instead.
Rutgers: Former Scarlet Knights quarterback Mike Teel has joined the staff as an offensive grad assistant working with the quarterbacks.
Vanderbilt: The school has now officially announced the hirings of Marc Lubick (wide receivers) and Brett Maxie (defensive backs).
Toledo: Derek Sage has now officially been announced as wide receivers coach.
WPI (D-III - MA): WPI has an immediate opening for an internship position coaching linebackers. The position will include coaching a position, recruiting duties, video responsibilities, and other duties assigned by the Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator. The position begins immediately and the compensation for the spring (March-May) will be $3,000 plus housing off-campus. Playing and coaching at the linebacker position is recommended. A Bachelor’s Degree is required, there are no graduate classes offered at WPI. No phone calls. Email a resume, cover letter, and list of references to if interested.
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Utah: As we told you yesterday, Taylor Stubblefield is joining the staff as the receivers coach, and Aaron Roderick (who has coached the receivers at Utah since 2005) will move to quarterbacks, per source. UPDATE >>Utah has confirmed both moves, and announced that Kyle Whittingham plans to coordinate the special teams next season.
Coffeyville CC (KS): Sources tell us that James Grinde has joined the staff and will work as a defensive assistant while also assisting with the punters, snappers, and kickers.
Chicago Bears: The organization has hired renowned Taekwondo instructor Joe Kim as a "skill development coach", according to ESPNChicago. Most recently, Kim has worked as a pass rush consultant with the Kansas City Chiefs (2010-2012).
Shorter University (D-II - GA): Julius Dixon and Blake DeBartola have been announced as new members of the full time staff. Dixon, who will serve as defensive coordinator, is a former longtime assistant with Furman where he coached the defensive line and defensive backs, and DeBartola will coach the offensive line after serving as the offensive grad assistant last season.
|Tuesday February 11, 2014
SUNY Cortland (D-III): Cortland State University has an immediate opening for a Defensive Secondary Coach. Interested candidates please email . SUNY Cortland is an NCAA Division III football program and an affiliate member of the New Jersey Athletic Conference
Syracuse: Elmhurst (D-III - IL) head coach Joe Adam is joining the Syracuse staff as offensive line coach per sources and being reported in New York and by 247 as well.
Georgia Southern: Veteran offensive line coach Bob Connelly will be the new offensive line coach at Georgia Southern.
Stony Brook (FCS - NY): Stony Brook is seeking to hire an assistant, either receivers or running backs, with experience coaching at the FCS level or above. For more information about the position please email director of football operations Jason Cvercko at
West Texas A&M: Per source, Arizona State offensive grad assistant Keola Loo will be the new offensive line coach at West Texas A&M.
Rutgers: Rutgers announced salary information for its five new assistants today, led by offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen's school-record $500,000 salary. Linebackers and special teams coach Bob Fraser and defensive coordinator Joe Rossi will earn $300,000, while wide receivers coach Ben McDaniels and offensive line coach Mitch Browning will make $200,000. Each new assistant is on a two year deal. Salaries for remaining staff members include secondary coach Darrell Wilson ($250,000) running backs coach Norries Wilson ($210,000), Jim Panagos ($190,000), and strength and conditioning coach Jeremy Cole ($127,562). Kyle Flood's salary rose to $950,000 at the end of January.
Georgia: Running backs coach Bryan McClendon has added the title of recruiting coordinator. Daryl Jones will continue to serve as director of on campus recruiting. Tight ends coach John Lilly will now also handle "offensive special teams" (kickoff return, punt return, field goal/extra point) and inside linebackers coach Mike Ekeler will now also handle "defensive special teams" (kickoff, punt return/block and extra point/field goal block).
North Texas: Dan McCarney's new contract should be done by the end of the week and will extend the North Texas head coach through 2018 according to Brett Vito of the Denton Record-Chronicle.
Jacksonville State (FCS - AL): Auburn defensive analyst Brandon Hall will be the co-defensive coordinator at Jacksonville State according to Al Muskewitz of the Anniston Star.
Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens have announced the hiring of Bobby Engram as wide receivers coach.
Utah: Sources tell us former Wake Forest wide receivers coach Taylor Stubblefield is the lead candidate for the wide receivers job at Utah and could be hired by tomorrow. Stubblefield accepted a position on Chris Creighton's staff at Eastern Michigan last week.
Cleveland Browns: Per Adam Schefter, the Browns are hiring former Chiefs VP of player personnel Bill Kuharich to assistant new general manager Ray Farmer.
Penn State: Sources tell us that Towson tight ends coach Tyler Bowen will head to Penn State to serve as an offensive grad assistant once all paperwork is complete. Will update once official.
Cleveland Browns: Per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Browns interviewed Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen prior to hiring Mike Pettine. Per Gary Anderson, he had an informal discussion with Browns' representatives and then declined to move forward with the process.
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Oregon State: Per source, John Garrett (2013 Tampa Bay receivers coach) will be the new offensive coordinator / quarterbacks at Oregon State. Garrett who was with the Cowboys from 2007-2012 as tight ends coach / passing game coordinator, is the brother of Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett.
Syracuse: Offensive line coach Pat Perles is leaving the program. CuseNation.com was the first to report the news.
Southwest Minnesota State (D-II): Southwest Minnesota State University is looking for a graduate assistant working with the running backs. Qualifications include acceptance into graduate school (3.0 minimum GPA), enrolled in a minimum of six credits per semester, and meet the MnSCU vehicle driving qualifications. Compensation package includes $8,000 and Full-Tuition waiver. Review of candidates will begin in on Feb. 21st and continue until filled. Expected start date in July. Please email a letter of interest, resume, and references to . No phone calls please.
Cleveland Browns: GM Michael Lombardi is leaving the team and Ray Farmer will be promoted to general manager, according to Vic Carucci. CEO Joe Banner is also transitioning out of the organization. The Browns have confirmed all reports.
Augustana (D-III - IL): Augie has hired former Northern Colorado (FCS) defensive coordinator Zach Shay as their new defensive coordinator.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Joey Porter is joining the staff as a defensive assistant.
Pitt: Iowa State secondary coach Troy Douglas is joining the staff at Pitt.
Culver-Stockton (NAIA - MO): Culver-Stockton seeks candidates for the position of a full-time assistant coach (linebackers with special teams experience). Candidates should possess 2 years of successful collegiate coaching or 10 years of high school coaching experience and the ability to recruit and motivate student-athletes. Bachelor’s Degree required. Salary is commensurate with experience. Culver-Stockton College also offers a competitive benefits package. Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 professional references to: Kellie Fisher in the Business office at .