|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.
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.
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.
|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.
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.
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.
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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|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).
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
|Monday February 10, 2014
Montana State (FCS): Michael Pitre has been hired as running backs coach. The school also announced the previously reported hiring of Cody Kempt as wide receivers coach.
Minnesota Vikings: The club announced the hiring of Hank Fraley as assistant offensive line coach today.
Sam Houston State (FCS - TX): The Bearkats have announced the hirings of offensive coordinator Phil Longo, co-defensive coordinator Brad Sherrod and defensive line coach Phil Petitte.
South Alabama: Per sources, South Carolina State defensive coordinator Mike Adams is joining the South Alabama staff as defensive backs coach.
Richmond: Per source, former Penn State quarterbacks coach Charlie Fisher is joining the staff as receivers coach / assistant head coach / recruiting coordinator.
Western Michigan: Per source, former Rutgers grad assistant (receivers) Matt Simon will join the staff as receivers coach.
San Jose State: Sources tell us Seattle Seahawks quality control assistant Keith Carter will be the new offensive line coach at San Jose State.
Duke: Duke has officially announced that Scottie Montgomery will switch from wide receivers to offensive coordinator/quarterbacks.
Mississippi State: Dan Mullen has now officially announced the addition of Utah quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson, and has also announced that receivers coach Billy Gonzales and offensive line coach John Hevesy will serve as co-offensive coordinators, with Mullen continuing to call the plays on game day. Also, running backs coach Greg Knox will serve as special teams coordinator.
Warner University (NAIA - FL): Sources tell us that quarterbacks coach DJ Mayo will be the new head coach at Warner Christian HS (FL).
San Jose State: Greg Robinson is expected to be the new defensive coordinator at San Jose State pending final clearances per sources. The same has been reported by the San Jose Mercury News, other local outlets and 247 as well.
Rutgers: Ben McDaniels will join Kyle Flood's staff as receivers coach, according multiple reports. McDaniels spent last season as an offensive assistant with the Tampa Bay Bucs, and has also previously coached the quarterbacks with the Denver Broncos.
South Alabama: Per sources, Northwestern State offensive coordinator Robby Brown will join the South Alabama staff as running backs coach.
Memphis: North Texas corners coach Ryan Walters is joining the Memphis staff per sources. 247 is reporting the same.
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Evangel (NAIA - MO): Offensive line coach Ben Blake has accepted the offensive line job at Sioux Falls, and head coach Brenton Illum has decided to shuffle some of the staff duties around. Dan Wernick, who coached the receivers last year, has been promoted to full time quarterbacks coach, and Matt Garriott has been hired to coach the running backs. Offensive coordinator Dennis Darnell will transition from quarterbacks coach to coaching the offensive line. We are told that there are no openings on staff at this time.
Louisville: Greg Brown has been announced as the safeties coach at Louisville.
South Alabama: Samford receivers coach Tim Bowers will be named receivers coach at South Alabama today per AL.com.
New York Jets: Tony Sparano Jr. has been promoted from seasonal intern to offensive assistant, and former Jets safety Eric Smith has been named a seasonal intern.
Toledo: Matt Campbell has announced that director of high school relations Bryan Gasser will now serve as tight ends coach, while director of football operations John Kuceyeski will move into Gasser's old position. Graduate assistant Greg Brabenec will become the new director of football operations.
Hawaii: Kurt Gouveia will be the new linebackers coach at Hawaii according to Hawaii News Now.
Kansas: Charlie Weis has adjusted some of the roles on his staff. Rob Ianello will move from receivers coach to an off the field role, as director of research (with a focus on recruiting), running backs coach Reggie Mitchell has added the title of recruiting coordinator, and Weis will coach the receivers at this time.
Central Michigan: Per source, former Louisville tight ends coach Sherrone Moore is expected to be named tight ends coach at Central Michigan.
Minot State (D-II - ND): Per source, Culver-Stockton (NAIA - MO) linebackers coach Byron Thomas will be the new defensive coordinator at Minot State.
MidAmerica Nazarene (NAIA - KS): Sources tell us that Brian Willmer, the associate head coach / defensive coordinator at Azusa Pacific (D-II - CA), will be the new head coach at MidAmerica Nazarene University.
Washington Redskins: Former NFL quarterback Doug Williams has been hired as a personnel executive with the Redskins, according to ESPN Radio.
William Penn (NAIA - IA): William Penn is no longer accepting resumes for the grad assistant positions. Thank you for the overwhelming response.
Houston Texans: The Texas are hiring former Miami assistant general manager Brian Gaine as their pro scouting director, according to Albert Breer.
Cincinnati: Athletic director Mike Bohn's salary has been announced. Details on the AD Scoop.