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Monday February 10, 2014 presented by: 

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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. 

Whittier College (D-III - CA): Whittier College has an opening for an offensive graduate assistant. The position includes full tuition waiver and a small stipend. Housing is not a part of the package. The ideal candidate will have experience playing and coaching Wide Receivers. This is a great opportunity for a young coach to obtain a master’s degree and teaching credential form one of the top liberal art schools in the nation. Please send resumes, transcripts and references to Head Football Coach Todd Stratton at [email protected]. The candidate must be accepted into our graduate school by April 1st. No phone calls please.

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).

Waldorf (NAIA - IA): Waldorf College, a private NAIA institution located in Forest City, Iowa has an opening for a graduate assistant. Responsibilities include coaching a position. HUDL proficiency required. Duties include, equipment, recruiting, and other responsibilities designated by the head coach. Compensation includes $1000 monthly stipend for a nine month contract, housing, and 100% graduate school tuition waiver. Start date is immediate. Please e-mail resume with three references and letter of application to [email protected].

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. 

St. Cloud State (D-II - MN): St. Cloud State is searching for a defensive grad assistant. Included is a 7,500 stipend and 75% off of tuition. Interested candidates can email Steve Grimit at [email protected].

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.

St. Cloud State (D-II - MN): St. Cloud State is searching for an offensive grad assistant. Included is a 7,500 stipend and 75% off of tuition. Interested candidates can email Doug Patterson at [email protected].

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.

George Fox (D-III - OR): George Fox University, a start up football program in 2014, is looking to fill 1 of the following dates for the 2014 season: 9/20, 9/27. Would like a multi-year contract or a home and home, with the 2014 game away. Please contact Defensive Coordinator John Bates by email at [email protected] or by office phone at 503-554-2936 if interested.

Cincinnati: Athletic director Mike Bohn's salary has been announced. Details on the AD Scoop.




Sunday February 9, 2014

Stanford: Carolina Panthers assistant receivers coach Lance Taylor has accepted the running backs job at Stanford. 

Pace (D-II - NY): Per source, Reggie Garrett will join the staff as defensive backs coach. Garrett coached corners at Rhode Island last season. 

Ball State: Per source, former Miami Ohio defensive line / recruiting coordinator Nick Siatras will join the Ball State staff in the same capacity. 

Fordham: Sources tell us Fordham is in the process of bringing former UConn linebackers coach Jon Wholly on board as linebackers / co-defensive coordinator. 

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Montana State: Cody Kempt is the new receivers coach at Montana State per the Bobcat Beat. Kempt was a grad assistant at Tennessee this past season. 

West Hills College (CC - CA): West Hills College Coalinga has two defensive assistant coaching positions available. Compensation will include a stipend per semester.  Responsibilities include coaching a defensive position, recruiting, and obtaining a California Class B driver's license within the first 60 days of employment.  Please visit www.westhillscollege.com to view the complete job announcement and minimum qualifications. Only complete applications submitted through www.westhillscollege.com will be reviewed.  Recruitment closes on February 17, 2014. Please email [email protected] with any questions about the position.  No phone calls please.

Los Angeles Valley College (CC): Los Angeles Valley College is accepting applications for the position of Instructor/Head Football Coach.  This is called a .67 Limited position, 12 month, full benefits position.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Jim Fenwick, Athletic Director, 5800 Fulton Ave., Valley Glen, CA 92401 or [email protected].  State law requires a MA in the subject field of Physical Education or Kinesiolgy.  The goal is to start reviewing applicants next week and interviews the following week.

Pace (D-II - NY): Per source, Bridgton Academy (Postgrad - ME) head coach Chad Walker has accepted the offensive coordinator / quarterbacks job at Pace. 

Southern Connecticut State: The New Haven Register reports that the 4 finalists are Tom Godek (OC at SCSU), Lou Esposito (DC at Ferris State), Jonas Jackson (DL at Savannah State) and Keith Emery (HC at Western New England College). 

Jacksonville State: Fordham defensive coordinator David Blackwell will be the new defensive coordinator at Jacksonville State. 

Beloit College (D-III - WI): Sources tell us that Tiffin University (D-II - OH) defensive coordinator Seth Duerr will be the new head coach at Beloit College.

UAB: Sources tell us that Cam Aiken is heading to UAB as an offensive grad assistant. Aiken has been a student assistant at Clemson for the past three seasons.




Saturday February 8, 2014

Arkansas: Arkansas has officially announced the hiring of Robb Smith as defensive coordinator/secondary coach. 

Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jags have hired Robert Saleh as linebackers coach and Scottie Hazleton as assistant linebackers coach according to Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union. Hazleton was Nevada's defensive coordinator in 2013, coached linebackers at USC in 2012 and spent seven seasons at North Dakota State, where head coach Gus Bradley coached from 1996-05. Saleh worked under Bradley with the Seattle Seahawks.

Indianapolis Colts: The Colts have hired former Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski as a special assistant to head coach Chuck Pagano. 

LSU: Jim Kleinpeter of the Times Picayune reports that LSU is considering Mike Haywood, Bradley Dale Peveto and Manny Diaz for their open position. We have not confirmed. Will update once more is clear. 

Bethune Cookman: Per source, Carl Franks will join the staff as running backs coach.  

UAB: Per source, Tommy Chandler is leaving Walker HS (Jasper, AL) to join the UAB staff as a defensive grad assistant. 




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UCLA: UCLA has announced the promotion of linebackers/special teams coach Jeff Ulbrich to defensive coordinator. 

Arkansas: Sources tell us Iowa State graduate assistant Mike Conrad has gone to Arkansas as defensive quality control.

Utah: Per source, Brian Johnson plans to leave the Utah staff to accept a position at Mississippi State. 

Mercer (FCS - GA): Sources tell us former Tennessee Tech quarterbacks coach Tre Lamb is now the quarterbacks coach at Mercer.

Houston Texans: The Texans have named George Godsey as quarterbacks coach. Godsey spent 2012-13 as the Patriots' tight ends coach. 

Frostburg State (D-III - MD): DeLane Fitzgerald, the head coach at Southern Virginia (D-III), has accepted the head coaching job at Frostburg State.

St. Norbert College (D-III - WI): The school has announced the hiring of Al Johnson as offensive line coach. 

Rice: David Bailiff announced today that Larry Edmondson and Billy Lynch will share the offensive coordinator title in 2014. Edmondson is the Owls' quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator, and Lynch coaches the team's wide receivers. 

Detroit Lions: Denver offensive assistant Jim Bob Cooter will be the Lions quarterbacks coach, according to Bruce Feldman.

Alabama A&M: We've already reported many of these hires, but just to close the loop, the staff will look as follows; Phil Dorn (OC/OL), Matt Sanders (recruiting coordinator / secondary), Bryan Cummings (ST / DL), Willie Totten (QBs), Ashley Lelie (WRs) Brent Pradia (OLBs), Andy Fuller (assistant HC / RB) and Rashad Harris (S&C). 

Jacksonville University: Sources tell us that the some of the staff assignments have been ironed out as follows; Jerry Odom (associate HC of defense), James Rowe (co-DC), Nick Navarro (WRs), Wayne Younger (QBs), and Cameron Smith (assistant WRs / DFO).

Green Bay Packers: The Packers have announced the addition of Western Michigan receivers coach Luke Getsy as an offensive quality control coach, as well as a number of other moves, including; Winston Moss (assistant head coach / LBs), Scott McCurley (assistant LBs), Alex Van Pelt (QBs), Jason Simmons (defensive / ST assistant), John Rushing (defensive QC), Sam Gash (RBs), Ron Zook (assistant ST), and Chris Gizzi (S&C assistant).

Jackson State: Sources tell us that former running back Destry Wright will be the running backs coach at Jackson State.

Louisiana Tech: Defensive line coach Stan Eggen has left the program, according to a report from The News Star. Sources confirm to us that he will join the Iowa State staff and coach the defensive ends.

Arizona State: Keith Patterson has now been announced as defensive coordinator / linebackers coach / defensive special teams coordinator.

William Penn (NAIA - IA): William Penn University is searching for two graduate assistants coaches. One on offense is an offensive skill position and one on defense preferably with D-line experience. Applicants must meet the minimum requirements (3.0 GPA) for acceptance into graduate school’s Masters of Business Leadership program. Include stipend, tuition, and housing. Application deadline is Wednesday February 12th. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Please send Cover Letter, Resume, and Three References to Head Coach, Todd Hafner at [email protected].

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Seton Hill (D-II - PA): Sources tell us that former Widener quarterback Chris Haupt and assistant offensive line coach Gerry Pacitti will join Isaac Collins' staff at Seton Hill.

Green Bay: Ron Zook will join the Packers staff per a report from 247. Zook had extensive talks with a number of college programs over the past few months but looks like he's heading to the frozen tundra. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that Zook will serve as assistant special teams coach

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Buffalo Bills: Jason Rebrovich has been elevated to assistant defensive line coach. Rebrovich served as a defensive quality control coach last season.

Houston Texans: Bill O'Brien has added John Perry to the staff as tight ends coach. The pair worked together at Brown in 1993. 

Minot State (D-II - ND): Minot State has both a running backs and receivers grad assistant position available. The position includes a stipend of $5,000 plus tuition. There will be a stipend available through Spring. If interested, please send resume and at least three references to [email protected].

Syracuse: In a radio interview last night, head coach Scott Schafer stated that offensive coordinator George McDonald will take over the receiver coaching duties with Rob Moore departing for to coach the receivers for the Buffalo Bills.

Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles have promoted Matt Lindsey to college scouting coordinator. Lindsey served as a student recruiting assistant at Alabama from 2009-2012 before joining the organization.

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Wheaton (D-III - IL): Wheaton College is looking for an offensive assistant coach. Position will run from August through December and include a $5,000 stipend, with the potential of another $1,000 for this upcoming Spring season. Seeking candidates whose lifestyle reflects that of the institution and the program. Previous playing and/or coaching experience is preferred. Local candidates are encouraged to apply. Please send resumes to Josiah Sears at [email protected].

Minot State (D-II - ND): Minot State has a defensive backs and linebackers grad assistant position available. The position includes a stipend of $5,000 plus tuition. There will be a stipend available through Spring. If interested, please send resume and at least three references to [email protected].

Wheaton (D-III - IL): Wheaton College is looking for a defensive assistant coach. Position will run from August through December and include a $10,000 stipend with another $2,000 for this upcoming Spring season. Seeking candidates whose lifestyle reflects that of the institution and the program. Previous playing and/or coaching experience is preferred. Please send resumes to Jordan Langs at [email protected].




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Longtime Philadelphia Eagles executive and former Penn head coach Harry Gamble passed away earlier this week, at the age of 83. Please keep his family in your prayers.

Denver Broncos: The Broncos and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio have agreed to a two-year contract extension. 

Montana State: Receivers coach Brian Von Bergen has left the staff we are told. 

Eastern Michigan: Taylor Stubblefield, who coached the receivers at Wake Forest last season, has accepted the receivers job.

Louisiana-Lafayette: Chad Washington of the Daily Advertiser is reporting that James Willis has decided to stay at UL. Willis was previously linked to a position on Jimbo Fisher's staff at Florida State.

University of Waterloo (Canada): Head Coach Joe Paopao has left his position to become the receivers coach for the BC Lions of the CFL.

Kansas City Chiefs: Brock Olivo has been added to the staff as an assistant special teams coach. Olivo spent the last two seasons at Coastal Carolina coaching the running backs and assisting with the special teams.

Arizona State: We can now confirm that West Virginia defensive coordinator Keith Patterson will join the Arizona State staff. 

Oakland Raiders: The club announced Chris Beniol as assistant special teams coach and Vernon Stephens as assistant strength and conditioning coach today. 

New Haven (D-II - CT): Chris Pincince has been introduced as the new head coach. Pincince has two previous stints at New Haven along with stops at Elon and Rhode Island as offensive coordinator.

Oberlin (D-III - OH): Oberlin has announced the promotion of Jay Anderson to the head coaching position. Anderson had been serving as the interim head coach since early December and served as the teams defensive coordinator during the season.

Oklahoma State: Former Sam Houston special teams coordinator Robby Discher will join the Oklahoma State staff working with both the offense and special teams. We also understand that Oklahoma State is no longer accepting applications for the offensive line grad assistant position (interviews & selection to come). 

Virginia Tech: Sources tell us that former Stanford receiver Drew Terrell has accepted a grad assistant job at Virginia Tech.

West Georgia (D-II): West Georgia, located in Carrollton, GA is seeking qualified candidates to coach either linebackers or defensive line. Qualified candidates must have bachelors, 2-5 years of coaching experience, and be committed to following NCAA rules. This is a full time position with competitive salary and benefits. Candidates can email their resumes to (updated email address>) [email protected]. Please no phone calls.

Atlanta Falcons: Per sources, former Baltimore Ravens tight ends coach Wade Harman will join the Falcons' staff. 

Utah State: Utah State has announced that Arizona State corners / special teams coordinator Joe Lorig will join the staff as linebackers coach. 

Southern University (FCS - LA): Southern University is looking for a Division II/NAIA opponent for a home game and will pay guarantee money. The available date is October 18, 2014. If interested please contact Director of Athletics William Broussard at [email protected] or 225-771-5930

Cleveland Browns: The Browns have announced the addition of former Baltimore Ravens running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery, as well as ten additional coaches to the staff (most of which we've already touched on). Just to recap; George DeLeone (assistant OL), Richard Hightower (offensive QC), Dowell Loggains (QBs), Mike McDaniel (WRs), Andy Moeller (OL), Tony Tuioti (defensive QC), Anthony Weaver (DL), Chris DiSanto (assistant S&C), Derik Keyes (assistant S&C), Paul Ricci (S&C)

Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings have announced their full coaching staff including Mike Priefer (retained from the previous staff), and defensive line coach Andre Patterson (which we reported yesterday). The rest of the staff includes; George Edwards (DC), Jerry Gray (DBs), Jonathan Gannon (assistant DBs), Adam Zimmer (LBs), Robb Akey (assistant DL), Drew Petzing (coaching assistant), Norv Turner (OC), Scott Turner (QBs), Kirby Wilson (RBs), Jeff Davidson (OL), George Stewart (WRs), Kevin Stefanski (TEs), Klint Kubiak (assistant WRs), Ryan Ficken (assistant ST), and Jeff Howard (defensive assistant).

Iowa State: Shane Dowty has been added to the staff as a defensive grad assistant. Dowty graduated from Iowa in 2010 and spent the past two seasons on staff at the College of the Desert (JC - CA) coaching the defensive backs after spending a year as an assistant at St. Ambrose (NAIA - IA). 

Eastern Michigan: As we previously reported, Grand Valley (D-II - MI) linebackers coach Chris Simpson has been announced as the new outside linebackers coach at EMU. Eastern has also announced the addition of Jay Peterson to coach the running backs. Peterson most recently served as defensive coordinator / linebackers coach at Miami (OH).

Buffalo Bills: The Bills have announced that Rob Moore will coach the receivers. Moore spent the past four seasons in the same role at Syracuse.

Temple: Adam DiMichele, who served as a grad assistant working with the offense least season, has been promoted to receivers coach.

Duke: As we told you in early January, Scottie Montgomery will be named offensive coordinator at Duke in the coming days per Laura Keeley who covers Duke football. 

North Carolina: Larry Fedora has hired Larry Porter as running backs coach per sources. Porter coached the running backs at Texas this past season and at Arizona State prior to that and was head coach at Memphis prior to that. Inside Carolina is reporting the same. 

Georgia: As has been expected, Mike Ekeler will be the final staff hire. Seth Emerson reported the hire earlier this morning, and we can confirm as well.

Kansas Wesleyan (NAIA): Vince Fillipp has joined the staff as defensive coordinator / defensive line coach, and John Michaletti is the new special teams coordinator / defensive backs coach. Fillipp spent last season coaching the defensive line at Earlham College (D-III - IN), and Michaletti comes from St. Ambrose where he coached the defensive backs. There are currently no open positions on staff.

Paine College (D-II - GA): Head coach Greg Ruffin has announced the additions of Vincent Dancy and Jacob Mathis to the full time staff.  Dancy will serve as the defensive coordinator and Mathis (who enters his second season on staff, his first as a full time coach), will coach the safeties.