Thursday August 28, 2014
SEC: Commissioner Mike Slive underwent back surgery on Tuesday and will watch games from his home this weekend, the league has announced.
Iowa Barnstormers (IFL): Former quarterback Joe Brannen has been announced as the new head coach of the team. The Barnstormers will also be transitioning from the Arena Football League to the Indoor Football League.
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Scouting Academy: At 7pm ET tonight, the Scouting Academy will host a live, instructor led question and answer session for individuals interested in learning more about the Scouting Academy. Register here to participate in tonight's Q&A session.
Wednesday August 27, 2014
L.A. Valley College (JC - CA): Per source, run game coordinator/tight ends coach Jason Vandiver has accepted the o-line job at LA Valley College. He will also be the co-offensive coordinator.
Virginia Tech: The Hokies have announced an extension for head coach Frank Beamer through January 1, 2019. AD Whit Babcock: "Announcing before our home opener serves as a tangible show of support (for Beamer)." Beamer is FBS's winningest active coach with 266 carrier victories. Financial terms of the extension were not disclosed; Beamer earned $2.428 million in 2013 according to USA Today.
Tennessee Tech (FCS): The school has announced an extension for head coach Watson Brown through the 2019 season. Brown is 33-46 entering his eighth season as head coach. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Samford (FCS - AL): Head coach Pat Sullivan will not travel to Samford's opener at TCU due to health concerns. "My doctors have advised me not to travel at this time due to a complication from a surgery earlier this year," Sullivan said in a statement. This is the third consecutive season Sullivan has missed at least one game due to health reasons.
Western State (D-II - CO): Wyatt Henderson, who coached the receivers last year, has been hired as the offensive coordinator at Lynwood HS (Lynwood, CA).
Wisconsin-Platteville (D-III): Head coach Mike Emendorfer has been promoted to associate athletic director.
Shaw (D-II - NC): Deandre Okonji, who coached the receivers last season, has joined the coaching staff at Upland HS (CA) as the receivers coach / co-special teams coordinator.
Tuesday August 26, 2014
The Scouting Academy: The Scouting Academy has been designed to build a fundamental knowledge of the game as it relates to evaluation of personnel. The Fall semester begins two week from today. Reserve your spot today!
Monday August 25, 2014
Savannah State: Former Gardner-Webb defensive coordinator Tony Pierce is now coaching the linebackers at Savannah State.
Kentucky Wesleyan (D-II): Per source, Plant HS (FL) defensive line coach Neil Harrell is the new defensive line coach.
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Merrimack (D-II - MA): Merrimack College has hired Mark Wojcik to coach the defensive line, and alumnus Shane Ferguson to coach the receivers.
Nichols (D-III - MA): Grad assistant Paul Janoscak has added the title of special teams coordinator.
Sunday August 24, 2014
Miami Dolphins: Dan Marino has accepted a role as an advisor to the franchise.