Monday May 18, 2009
Eastern Illinois: Check the Strength Scoop

D1 Open Jobs: It appears the only D1 jobs still open are at Cincinnati, Colorado, FIU, and Memphis.  We hear Cincinnati is close to naming a tight ends coach.  Some seem to think former Alcorn State head coach Ernest Jones will end up back with Brian Kelly at Cincinnati.  Colorado has yet to officially fill the wide receivers job. Of course, Ashley Ambrose has been named interim wide receivers coach and is on the road recruiting. It appears to us that FIU and Memphis are still with 8 full-time assistants.  There is a chance we will have the FIU hire by the end of the week.

Stonehill College: We hear a new wide receivers coach is Pat McCann.

Note: We will have some grad assistant news later on in the week.  Also, we hear there could be a shake-up in the recruiting office at a major BCS program.  We are working on that for you, as well.

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We thought an interesting trend making its way through D1 football is the growing number of programs that dedicate 2 full-time assistants to wide receivers.  Here's the list of all 10 programs & coaches:

Arizona: Garret Chachere (Inside Receivers) and David Nichol (Outside Receivers)
Baylor: Dino Babers (Wide Receivers) and Kendal Briles (Inside Receivers)
BYU: Robert Anae (Inside Receivers) and Patrick Higgins (Outside Receivers)
Houston: Jason Phillips (Wide Receivers) and Tony Levine (Inside Receivers)
Michigan: Tony Dews (Wide Receivers) and Calvin McGee (Slot Receivers)
MTSU: Justin Watts (Wide Receivers) and Brent Brock (Inside Receivers)
Texas Tech: Dennis Simmons (Wide Receivers) and Lincoln Riley (Inside Receivers)
Toledo: Jason Nichols (Outside Receivers) and Jason Candle (Slot Receivers / Tight Ends)
Troy: Kenny Edenfield (Inside Receivers) and Shayne Wasden (Outside Receivers)
Tulsa: Mike Norvell (Inside Receivers) and Clarence James (Outside Receivers)
Any idea which head coach started this trend?  Email us and let us know, please.  And no, it's not Coach Saban.  This is the 1 trend he didn't actually start. 
Sunday May 17, 2009 (Update 2)

The College of St. Scholastica: a NCAA Division III institution located in Duluth, Minnesota invites applications for the position of Offensive Line Coach. This is a full-time position.  Responsibilities will include assisting the Head Coach in the administration of all phases of the intercollegiate football program; including, but not limited to coaching, recruiting, monitoring academic progress of student-athletes, video editing, background in strength and conditioning of football athletes, assisting with campus visit arrangements, and working closely with the Admissions staff.  The Athletic Director will assign a second duty within the Athletic Department.  In keeping with the College's strong Benedictine heritage, the assistant coach will play an important role in the continued development of a second-year football program. A bachelor's degree is required.  Candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of institutional, conference, and NCAA Division III rules.  Video editing experience is required.  A background in strength training and conditioning of football players is a plus.  Significant experience as an assistant college football coach is strongly preferred. The College of St. Scholastica is regularly recognized as one of the finest colleges in the Midwest. The 2009 "America's Best Colleges" survey by U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks St. Scholastica in the top tier of Midwestern universities.  The Washington Post has rated St. Scholastica as one of the nation's 100 "hidden gems" among U.S. colleges and universities. All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of an offer of employment.  Apply on-line at www.csshrjobs.com.  AA/EOE
Sunday May 17, 2009

UW-Whitewater: Former Hartford High School head coach Dan Brunner has accepted the tight ends job at Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Fort Hays State: Position Available: Assistant Football Coach - Instructor in the Department of Health/Human Performance.   Rank and Salary:    Non-tenure track-12 month position - salary commensurate with experience.  Appointment Date:    June 14, 2009.  Date of this Notice:    May 7, 2006 - Review of applications will begin immediately.  Job Description:    Proven personal and professional integrity and excellent teaching, coaching and recruiting skills necessary.  Will teach personal wellness and professional activity classes; create an atmosphere favorable to ethical, academic and athletic development of student-athletes; be responsible for and administer all aspects of the football program as directed by the head coach; communicate effectively and assist in fund raising and promotion of the overall athletic program.  Additional duties may be assigned as needed.  Education: Master's degree in Health, Physical Education or equivalent field required. Experience: Teaching and coaching experience at the collegiate level preferred.  Apply and Send Credentials:    Letter of Application, resume, and five references who can be contacted to: Kevin Verdugo, Chair Head Football Coach, Department of Athletics, Fort Hays State University, 600 Park, Hays, KS 67601-4099, Faxed letters of application and resumes may be submitted to 785-628-4383. E-mail applications will also be accepted to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  All faxed and e-mailed resumes must be followed by hard copies in the mail including transcripts. Advertising paid for by FHSU. Background Checks: Successful candidates will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.
Saturday May 16, 2009

Glendale College (CA): Former Granada Hills High School (home of John Elway) assistant coach Doug Bledsoe has joined the staff as defensive coordinator.  Former Banning High School (Los Angeles) assistant coach Grant Powell has joined the staff as offensive line / tight ends coach.  Also, former Pasadena High School head coach Kevin Mills has been hired as running backs coach.

Rice: Former Rice defensive quality control Blake Evans has accepted the head job at St. Joseph's Catholic High School in Byran, TX.

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Friday May 15, 2009 (Update 2)

Peoria Pirates (AF2): Head coach Bruce Cowdrey will not return.

Chowan University: (D2, CIAA) is accepting materials for the position of Assistant Coach - Wide Receivers/Returners.  Candidates must have college playing experience or coaching experience with reference to the position of wide receiver.  This is a restricted salary 10 month position (August 1st - June 1st) with room & board.  Interested applicants can email cover letter, resume, and professional references to Mark Hall, Offensive Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to Chowan University, Attention:  Mark Hall, Football Offices, 1 University Drive, Murfreesboro, NC 27855.  No phone
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