|Monday December 17, 2012||presented by:|
26 FBS head coaching positions have opened so far this year. 3 remain open.
Kent State: Former Arkansas defensive coordinator Paul Haynes will be named head coach at Kent State tomorrow. We have learned that Haynes interviewed today and impressed so much the offer was made and accepted. Haynes coached the safeties for Ohio State from 2005-2011. Haynes played at Kent State and later coached there as well.
Western Michigan: Western not only confirmed the hire, they shared with us that P.J.'s wife Tracie went into labor today! Update> Healthy baby girl! Mom and daughter are both doing well...dad too!
Texas A&M Kingsville: Defensive coordinator David Calloway has been named head coach. The LSC guys have the story.
Temple: With recruiting in a dead period, Matt Rhule will split time with the Giants and building his staff at Temple.
St. John's (D-III - MN): St. John's has named three finalists for their head coaching position. Defensive line coach / recruiting coordinator Gary Fasching, Eden Prarie HS (MN) head coach Mike Grant, and former Carleton College head coach Kurt Ramler will all interview this week. Each of the candidates are St. John's graduates.
Arkansas: Defensive line coach Charlie Partridge will make $350,000 at Arkansas. Made about $240,000 at Wisconsin last year. Contract runs through June 2014.
Texas: Offensive quality control Blair Peterson will coach the running backs through the Alamo Bowl.
Missouri: Gary Pinkel has now confirmed that Josh Henson will be offensive coordinator and Andy Hill to quarterbacks / associate head coach. Pinkel is looking outside of the staff for a receivers coach.
Western Michigan: P.J. Fleck will be named head coach at Western Michigan according to the Kalamazoo Gazette. Fleck is currently the receivers coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Fleck formerly coached the receivers at both NIU and Rutgers. We have confirmed.
Texas A&M Commerce: Offensive coordinator Dan Lounsbury has announced his retirement.
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UC Davis: Former Cal running backs coach Ron Gould has been named head coach.
San Jose State: We have learned that San Diego head coach Ron Caragher will be named head coach at San Jose State later today. Here's The Scoop on Caragher to San Jose State.
Texas A&M Kingsville (D-II): Sources tell us head coach Bo Atterberry will not return.
NC State: Wisconsin tight ends / special teams Eddie Faulkner has been hired by Dave Doeren as special teams / tight ends & fullbacks.
Cornell: Head coach Kent Austin has resigned. Headed to Canada. Look for Austin to be named head coach and GM of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats today.
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (JC): Sources tell us Trinity Valley CC offensive coordinator Sherard Poteete has accepted the head coaching job at NEO.
|Sunday December 16, 2012||presented by:|
Saskatchewan Roughriders: Mike Sinclair joins the staff as defensive line coach / assistant head coach and Richard Kent joins as defensive backs coach. Sinclair was with the Alouettes and Kent was with the Omaha Nighthawks.
Florida State: Noles247 is reporting that Sal Sunseri will join the defensive staff at FSU.
Catawba College: Sources tell us that linebackers coach Todd McCombs and offensive line coach Brian Hinson have been retained. We also hear that Jordan Smith (receivers) and Chris Collins (defensive backs) have been added to the staff.
Southern Miss: North Carolina outside linebackers / special teams coordinator David Duggan plans to join Todd Monken's staff as defensive coordinator. Duggan was co-defensive coordinator at Southern Miss under Larry Fedora.
Missouri: Sources tell us Josh Henson has been promoted to offensive coordinator (was offered same position by Todd Monken at Southern Miss) and receivers coach Andy Hill will now coach the quarterbacks. We hear Gary Pinkel is looking outside the program to fill the remaining open position.
Temple: Matt Rhule will be introduced as head coach tomorrow at 2pm. Here's what you need to know.
Delaware: Offensive coordinator Jim Hofher is no longer on the staff.
NC State: Dave Doeren will add Northern Illinois receivers coach Frisman Jackson in the same capacity at NC State.
Florida State: Multiple sources reporting that Alabama defensive backs coach Jeremy Pruitt will be named defensive coordinator at Florida State.
Cal: In a strong move, sources tell us Sonny Dykes made one last push to get the guy he wanted...and it worked. We learned this morning that Wisconsin linebackers coach (former Nevada defensive coordinator) Andy Buh has accepted Sonny's offer to join his staff as defensive coordinator. Sources tell us longtime Cal defensive backs / recruiting coordinator and Fresno State defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Randy Stewart will join the staff at Cal as well. Stewart coached the linebackers this past season at Eastern Michigan.
|Saturday December 15, 2012||presented by:|
Temple: We have confirmed that New York Giants assistant Matt Rhule has agreed tonight to become the next head coach at Temple.
Puget Sound (D-III - WA): Sources tell us that Southeastern Oklahoma State tight ends coach Dan Lever will join the Puget Sound staff as offensive line coach.
Arkansas: Bret Bielema has announced that Charlie Partridge will join the staff as defensive line coach. Sources tell us that linebackers coach Andy Buh is likely to join as well. (See Sunday AM update)
Auburn: Bobby Bentley announced this afternoon that he intends to stay at Byrnes.
NC State: Dave Doeren has now officially hired Matt Canada as offensive coordinator. Canada was OC at Wisconsin and previously held the same position at Northern Illinois. Doeren has also retained Des Kitchings (RBs)
Auburn: Sources tell us Gus Malzahn has offered Byrnes High (SC) head coach offensive coordinator Bobby Bentley a spot on his offensive staff.
UC Davis: Sources tell us that former Cal running backs coach Ron Gould will be named head coach at Davis on Monday.
UVA: Sources tell us that UTEP special teams coordinator Jeff Banks will likely join Mike London's staff. Am told the deal isn't finalized yet though.
|Friday December 14, 2012||presented by:|
Tennessee: We have confirmed that Wisconsin receivers coach Zach Azzanni is joining the staff at Tennessee in the same capacity.
UTEP: According to the El Paso Times, Brian Natkin (OL), Gabe Franklin (Corners) and Robert Rodriquez (LBs) are being retained. Former Washington State linebackers coach Jeff Choate will serve as defensive coordinator. Some good coaches from that staff were not retained. Somebody call those guys.
Cincinnati: Sources tell us Tommy Tuberville has landed Darin Hinshaw as passing game coordinator / quarterbacks and former Tennessee assistant receivers coach Blake Rolan as receivers coach.
NC State: Dave Doeren has hired Dave Huxtable as defensive coordinator. Huxtable served in the same capacity at Pitt this past season and was the 2011 FootballScoop Linebackers Coach of the Year (while at Wisconsin).
Southern (FCS - LA): Dawson Odums has officially been named head coach. Odums served as the interim head coach last season.
Limestone College: Bobby James has now officially been named the program's first head coach.
App State: Scott Satterfield has officially been named head coach.
Kentucky: Offensive coordinator Neal Brown's agreement is $550,000 / year (through June 2016) and defensive coordinator DJ Eliot will earn $500,000 per year.
Northwestern State (FCS - LA): Sources tell us Henderson State head coach Scott Maxfield has turned down an offer to become head coach at Northwestern State.
Indiana State: We can confirm that Indiana State will hire Mike Sanford Sr. as head coach. Sanford, the former UNLV head coach, is currently assistant head coach / running backs / tight ends at Utah State. Here's what you need to know. We like the hire.
Temple: Owlscoop is reporting that New York Giants assistant (and former Temple offensive coordinator) Matt Rhule will be introduced as head coach on Monday.
Morehead State (FCS - KY): Sources tell us new head coach Rob Tenyer (been on staff for 12 years, promoted from OC yesterday) has released the entire staff. That's gonna leave a mark.
Idaho: Sources tell us that Paul Petrino has added Indiana State corners coach Mike Mickens to his staff.
Jacksonville State (FCS - AL): Multiple sources telling us that South Alabama defensive coordinator Bill Clark and West Alabama head coach Will Hall are finalists. Sources also tell us that Bobby Petrino has offered Hall a position on his staff at Western Kentucky. Will keep you updated.
Luther College (D-III - IA): Assistant head coach / offensive line coach Paul Hoffman has been named interim head coach.
West Georgia Tech (JC): The school has announced plans to launch a football program. West Georgia Tech will begin play in 2014 and compete as a Junior College Division I program.
Texas Tech: Sources tell us LA Tech corners coach Kevin Curtis will join Kliff Kingsbury's staff at Texas Tech. Also, as we've noted previously, Washington State inside receivers coach Eric Morris will be joining the staff as well.
NC State: Dave Doeren has offered his offensive coordinator job to Wisconsin (and former Northern Illinois) offensive coordinator Matt Canada.
Wisconsin: Last night Jeremy Fowler of CBS Sports reported that Oregon State head coach Mike Riley would interview for the head job at Wisconsin. Shortly thereafter local reporters in Corvallis responded that their sources say this report is false.
|Thursday December 13, 2012||presented by:|
Temple: Multiple sources reporting that Matt Rhule and Mark D'Onofrio are the two finalists.
Louisiana Tech: Sources tell us Skip Holtz has accepted the head job at Louisiana Tech. Here's what you need to know. Details expected in the morning.
Illinois State: Offensive coordinator Luke Huard is leaving to become quarterbacks coach at Georgia State. Offensive line coach George Barnett is being promoted to offensive coordinator we are told.
Southern (FCS - LA): Interim head coach Dawson Odums is expected to be named head coach per report from The Advocate in Baton Rouge and we were told the same by team sources.
Ole Miss: Hugh Freeze has received a one year extension and an increase to his annual compensation so that he now earns $2 million per year. The salary pool for assistants was also raised 10%.
Arkansas: Defensive coordinator Chris Ash will make $550,000 / yr (2.5 year deal), offensive coordinator Jim Chaney will earn $550,000 (3.5 year deal) and offensive lineman Sam Pittman will make $275,000 (1.5 year deal).
Louisiana Tech: Skip Holtz has been offered the job according to a report from Matt Moscona. We will update...
South Florida: Willie Taggart has retained running backs coach Larry Scott and is bringing Raymond Woodie from Western Kentucky. Woodie coached the linebackers this past season and coached the defensive ends the two years prior to that at WKU. Positions they will coach have not been finalized.
Miami (OH): University of South Dakota athletic director David Sayler will be the new AD at Miami.
Arkansas: Sam Pittman has now been officially named offensive line coach.
Arkansas Tech (D-II): Kutztown (D-II - PA) head coach Raymond Monica will be the new head coach at Arkansas Tech according to the River Valley Leader. Update> We have confirmed.
Dodge City CC (KS): Sources tell us College of Dupage (JC - IL) head coach Gary Thomas has accepted the head job at Dodge City.
Wisconsin: Al Golden has an offer to become head coach at Wisconsin according to SI's Pete Thamel. Update> Thamel now reports that Golden isn't leaving.
North Park (D-III - IL): Sources tell us that Mike Conway (defensive coordinator at Cal (PA)) is expected to be named head coach at North Park. At Cal (PA), sources tell us that head coach Mike Kellar already has his list of candidates to fill the defensive coordinator role.
Texas Tech: CBS Sports is reporting that Kliff Kingsbury's agreement is approximately $2 million per year. Will update with details once they are available.
App State (FCS): Sources tell us the offensive coordinator Scott Satterfield will be named head coach (announcement likely tomorrow).
University of Mary (D-II - ND): The University of Mary Football Program is seeking an applicant for Graduate Assistant Defensive Football Coach. The successful candidate must be highly motivated to coach, possess strong interpersonal skills as well as written skills and provide positive leadership in all aspects of the University of Mary Christian, Catholic and Benedictine mission and the football program. This is a two year position that requires a bachelor’s degree, admission to the graduate program and preferred playing experience at a DI or DII level. Start date will be immediately. Compensation includes an annual stipend and graduate school tuition. Please send e-mail with a cover letter, resume, and three references to Defensive Coordinator John Kelling at email@example.com
Southwestern Oklahoma State (D-II): Jonathan Darby has been hired to serve as the defensive backs grad assistant. Darby recently finished his playing career at SWOSU and was an All-Conference performer at the safety position.
St. Ambrose (NAIA - IA): St. Ambrose is no longer accepting applicants for the offensive / special teams grad assistant. We appreciate that so many of you applied.
Montreal Alouettes (Canada): Former Colorado State offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Pat Meyer has agreed to a two year deal to become the offensive coordinator of the Alouettes.
Morehead State (FCS - KY): We have learned that offensive coordinator Rob Tenyer will be named head coach.
Trinity International (NAIA - IL): Troy Schenk has been hired to serve as the defensive coordinator. Schenk spent the past seven seasons at Malone University (NAIA - OH), most recently as the assistant head coach / defensive line coach.