Tuesday May 2, 2009

Cleveland Browns: Former Dallas Cowboys scout Keith O'Quinn is joining the Browns' staff as director of pro scouting. 

Colorado: Head coach Dan Hawking has hired 68 year-old Bob Foster to coach the outside linebackers for just the 2009 season.  Foster is the former UC-Davis head coach, who most recently coached the linebackers at Cal in 2006.  Meanwhile, Coach Hawkins plans to serve as the wide receivers coach this season, while mentoring graduate assistant Ashley Ambrose.  Ambrose will move into the wide receivers position in 2010.  Jashon Sykes will serve as assistant DFO and coordinator of football relations.  Todd Ritter will move into a new role of assistant DFO and coordinator of on-campus recruiting.  Chip Marks has been added to the staff as Hawkins' right hand man.  Robert Tucker remains as DFO. 

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Kansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs have hired former New England Patriots assistant coach (2005-2007) Joel Collier as the assistant general manager.  Former Tampa Bay area scout Dom Green joins the staff as an area scout.  Former Northwestern University coordinator of player development Ryan Kessenich joins the staff as an area scout.  Also, former Cleveland Browns head coach liason / special teams assistant, Chris Caminiti, joins the staff as manager of football operations.   

LA Tech: We hear head coach Derek Dooley has hired Jacob Peeler as a football intern.  Peeler previously served as the offensive line coach at Independence CC (KS).  Peeler is a former LA Tech offensive lineman. 

Portland State: Offensive coordinator Mouse Davis has decided to call it career after 50 years of coaching. 

Tampa Bay Bucs: Tampa Bay Tech coach C.C. Culpepper will take part in an internship as he joins the Bucs' staff during this week's OTA's. Culpepper will return to Tampa Bay Tech.

Winona State: is no longer taking applications for the GA position.


Lindenwood University: St. Charles, MO, Graduate Assistant coach.  The position will be serving on the defensive side.  The position includes coaching a position, strength & conditioning, recruiting, use of digital editing system, and other administrative duties as assigned by the head coach and coordinator.  The position will begin the Fall 2009 semester. Compensation includes combination of Room/Board/Classes.  Coaching or playing experience at the collegiate or HS level is preferred. Candidates should email resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or fax to Shawn Nagel @ 636-949-4746.  

Southwest Minnesota State University: member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, is a NCAA Division II school located in Marshall, MN.  We are currently accepting resumes for a GRADUATE ASSISTANT position.  Experience working with the Defensive Line is preferred.  E-mail your cover letter, resume, & references to Head Coach Eric Eidsness (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or fax to SMSU FOOTBALL 507-537-6578.  No phone calls please.   
Monday June 1, 2009

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Oregon State: We hear Oregon State the assistant football operations job was filled late last week.   

Philadelphia Eagles: Brian Stewart has accepted a position with the Eagles.  Stewart served as the defensive coordinator last season with the Dallas Cowboys, but was not retained at the end of the season. 

2011 Open Dates: We should have the 2011 Open Dates database on the site late this week.  You can fill out your OPEN DATES, so that we can help you see which programs are searching for games in 2011.

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20 head coaching changes took place this off-season in Division-I football.  We thought it was interesting to research the new offensive coordinators and their previous experience as a college offensive coordinator.

Years as college offensive coordinator: Offensive Coordinator (College)

1st ever offensive coordinator job: Billy Napier (Clemson)
1st ever offensive coordinator job: Eddie Faulkner (Ball State)
1 year: Timm Rosenbach (New Mexico State)
1 year: Doug Nussmeier (Washington)
2 years: Matt Campbell (Toledo)
2 years: Marcus Arroyo (Wyoming)
3 years: Gus Malzahn (Auburn)
3 years: Mark Helfrich (Oregon)
4 years: Peter Vaas (Miami OH)
4 years: Tom Herman (Iowa State)
8 years: Ian Shields (Army)
8 years: Darrell Dickey (New Mexico)
8 years: Dave Baldwin (Utah State)
9 years: Jim Chaney (Tennessee)
10 years: Les Koenning Jr. (Mississippi State)
12 years: Gary Tranquill (Boston College)
13 years: Rob Spence (Syracuse)
14 years: Gary Nord (Purdue)
16 years: Warren Ruggerio (Bowling Green)
22 years: Al Borges (San Diego State)
Note: Darrell Dickey, Dave Baldwin, Gary Nord, and Ian Shields have each served as a head coach at the collegiate level.  Kansas State does not have an assistant coach with the title of "offensive coordinator".

The following new head coaches come will likely work extensively with the offensive game planning: Dabo Swinney (Clemson), Steve Sarkisian (Washington), Chip Kelly (Oregon), Mike Locksley (New Mexico), Dan Mullen (Mississippi State), Mike Haywood (Miami, OH), Lane Kiffin (Tennessee), Stan Parrish (Ball State), and Dave Clawson (Bowling Green).
Saturday May 30, 2009

Auburn: We hear Defensive GA Demarco McNeil is leaving the Gene Chizik's staff to take a full-time position at Birmingham-Southern.

Birmingham-Southern: Burt Stuart has joined the staff as linebackers coach.  Stuart previously served as an assistant coach at Oak Mountain HS.  Tim Sanders has also been promoted to full-time wide receivers coach. 

Jackson State: We mentioned earlier this week that there was a report that offensive coordinator James Woody may not return.  A Mississippi newspaper is now reporting that Woody will return to the staff, but has been suspened for 5 days without pay.
Friday May 29, 2009 (Update 2)

Elon University: FootballScoop has confirmed that former Allegheny College defensive line coach Charlie Porterfield has accepted the DFO position at Elon.  Porterfield is a former Elon player and team captain.

Oklahoma: FootballScoop would like to congratulate Oklahoma athletic director, Joe Castiglione, on being named Athletic Director of the Year by the Sports Business Awards.  Castiglione accepted the award last night in New York.

West Virginia University Institute of Technology: Montgomery, WV: is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Football Coach.  This position will be a Part Time Paid Stipend of $12,000.00 Candidates must possess a strong work ethic, highly motivated, enthusiastic self starter and understand that office hours do not exist. Previous College playing and/or coaching experience on the defensive side is highly recommended.  A Working knowledge of video editing equipment (APEX editing system) and the ability to break down game film are required.  Position will include coaching a defensive position, recruiting and assisting with Academics and all other duties assigned by Head Coach.  Resume reviews will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. WVU Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and Strongly Encourages Minority Coaches. Position will begin July 2009.  Interested Coaches can email or fax their resume, and references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Fax # 304 442-3499 no phone calls please.

Wisconsin Lutheran College: Football Coaching Internship - Job Description: 1. Coach a defensive position in an on-field capacity. 2. Assist coordinators with weekly practice and game planning. 3. Coordinate video editing. 4. Recruit an assigned territory. 10 Month position (July 1, 2009 - April 30, 2010) Pay is $750 per month stipend with potential for other benefits. (No health insurance) Qualified applicants should be recent college graduates with an interest in coaching or administrating. Applicants with college playing experience and/or coaching experience are highly encouraged to apply. No phone calls please! Email or mail application to: Ben Murphy, Defensive Coordinator, Wisconsin Lutheran College, 8800 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Friday May 29, 2009

Jackson State: There is a report that offensive coordinator James Woody will not return to the JSU staff. 

Livingstone College: Current Alcorn State athletic director, Darren Hamilton, will take over the AD position at Livingstone late this summer.

Missouri State: Louisville assistant athletic director Kyle Moats has accepted the AD position at Missouri State.
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