Tuesday February 10, 2009

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Denver Broncos: The Broncos have hired Roman Phifer as assistant linebackers coach.  This is the first coaching assignment for the former NFL star linebacker.

University of Houston: Sam Houston State offensive line coach B.J. Anderson is heading to Houston in the same capacity. 
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Kansas State: Offensive assistant Dave Brock is leaving Kansas State to accept the tight ends job at Boston College.

Middle Tennessee State: Nichols State defensive coordinator Steve Ellis is joining the MTSU staff as cornerbacks coach.

New York Jets: Former University of Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh is the new quarterbacks coach.  Ben Kotwica has been retained as assistant special teams coach.  Brian Smith has been retained as well, but moves to the defensive quality control position. 

North Carolina A&T: We hear head coach Alonzo Lee will hired Chennis Berry as co-offensive coordinator / offensive line coach.  Berry previously served as the OC / OL coach at Morgan State.  Virginia State offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Michael Morand will become the co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks & wide receivers coach.  Miles College defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Maurice Johnson is expected to accept the defensive coordinator / linebackers job.  Travis Oliver (defensive backs), George Ragsdale (running backs), and Tayrone Odum (defensive line) have all been retained. 

North Dakota State: We hear former Wyoming defensive coordinator Mike Breske and Ohio University cornerbacks coach David Brown are the finalists for the defensive coordinator position.

Southern Virginia: Offensive coordinator DeLane Fitzgerald has been promoted to interim head coach.

Trinity Bible College: Dustin Morgan has accepted the head coaching position.
Monday February 9, 2009 (Update 5)

Auburn: We hear Ole Miss assistant Chris Vaughn will remain at Ole Miss after being courted by Auburn head coach Gene Chizik.  The Tigers have yet to hire a secondary coach.

Cincinnati: We hear head coach Brian Kelly has dismissed defensive coordinator Joe Tressey.

Oakland Raiders: The Raiders have hired Jim Michalczik as offensive coordinator.  Michalczik leaves the University of Washington staff a month on the job, where he was serving as offensive coordinator / offensive line coach.

Utah: Our sources tell us that Rice offensive line coach Blake Miller is heading to Utah to become the offensive line coach.
Monday February 9, 2009 (Update 5)

St. Louis Rams:  The Rams have hired Clayton Lopez as a defensive assistant, Andy Sugarman as a quality control on offense and Derius Swinton as a quality control on defense.  

Utah:  The Utes have hired Rice offensive line coach Blake Miller to coach their OL.  

Monday February 9, 2009 (Update 4)

Boston College:  Dave Brock, formerly of Kansas St., has been hired as Tight Ends coach and Sean Devine, UNH, is joining the staff as OL coach.  

Louisville:  Jeff Brohm is no longer with the staff.  Our sources tell us he is expected to land at FAU.  Jeff Lewis has been added to the staff as WRs coach and Matt Wells has joined as QBs coach.  
Monday February 9, 2009 (Update 3)

Marshall: FootballScoop has confirmed that Jeff Burrow will be joining the staff at Marshall. Burrow has strong connections to defensive coordinator Rick Minter.
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