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Thursday May 28, 2009

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Prairie View A&M: Head coach Henry Frazier has been rewarded with a reworked contract.  The Panthers finished 9-1 last season under Coach Frazier.

Ursinus College: Our sources have just told us that wide receivers coach Kevin Czapor will be leaving to accept an assistant position at Spring-Ford Area high school.

Weber State: Our sources tell us former Central Florida offensive line coach Tom Freeman has accepted the offensive coordinator job under Ron McBride at Weber State.  We also hear McBride has given the assistant head coach title to Matt Hammer.  Hammer served as the interim offensive coordinator during spring football and will remain heavily involved in the offensive planning.


JOB POSTINGS:

Bacone College: NAIA school in Muskogee, OK is seeking a student assistant football coach. Will be responsible for own position group (D-Line), recruiting, and helping with off-season strength & conditioning. Ideal candidate will be a returning or former military veteran looking to complete undergrad degree while getting a great start and experience in the collegiate football coaching profession. Small 12-month salary provided. Possible scholarship money to supplement GI bill or VA vocational rehab program is negotiable. Email letter of interest and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No phone calls, please. 

Colby College: This position begins August 11, 2009 and goes to April 30, 2009.  This is a part--time, academic year position.   Responsibilities within the football staff include:  on-field coaching in practices and contests, identifying and recruiting prospective student-athletes, film breakdown and analysis, practice planning, mentoring and supporting students, and other duties assigned by the head coach. Position coach for the defense is preferred with some flexibility. A Bachelor's Degree is required, previous college football coaching experience is preferable and the ability to work as a member of a diverse community is necessary. Colby is a NCAA Division III institution and is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume, including the names and telephone numbers of three references (via e-mail) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. If unable to apply via e-mail, send application materials (regular mail) to: Edward Mestieri, Head Football coach Colby College 4900 Mayflower Hill Waterville, ME  04901. A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Colby is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications and nominations of persons of color, women, and members of other under-represented groups.  

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8 programs head into the 2009 season with co-offensive coordinators.  22 programs list a "Run Game Coordinator".  18 of the 22 "Run Game Coordinators" are offensive line coaches.  Only 12 programs list a "Passing Game Coordinator". 

Below is the list of programs that have co-offensive coordinators.  

Air Force: Clay Hendrix & Blane Morgan & Mike Theissen
Baylor: Randy Clements & Philip Montgomery
East Carolina: Steve Shankweiler & Todd Fitch
Houston: Dana Holgorsen & Jason Phillips
Ohio: Tim Albin & Gerry Gdowski
Oklahoma State: Gunter Brewer & Joe Wickline
TCU: Justin Fuente & Jarrett Anderson
UTEP: Bob Connelly & Aaron Price
BTW, did you know that 19 Division-I programs do not publicize information regarding their graduate assistant coaches on the web?  These guys work their tails off!  As Boomer, Chris, Key, TJ, and Ditka would say, "Come on, man!!" 
Wednesday May 27, 2009 (Update 2)

Iowa: We hear that Paul Federici has moved into the role of director of football operations.  Federici has served as the director of athletic training with the Iowa program since 2004.  As we reported on Monday, DFO Bill Dervrich has resigned.

Fitchburg State College: located in Fitchburg, MA has two part time openings on both offense and defense.  Fitchburg State College is an NCAA Division III institution that competes in the NEFC Conference and located 45 minutes outside of Boston. The position will include on field coaching, recruiting and other additional duties assigned by the head coach.  Previous experience coaching or playing at the collegiate level is preferred.  Please send resumes and references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax them to 978-665-3710.  No phone calls. 

Ursinus College: Invites applicants for a P/T coaching position.  The candidate will coach a position group and will receive a small stipend. Ursinus College is located in Collegeville, PA, which is approx. 30 minutes outside of Philadelphia.  Please submit resumes to Pete Gallagher @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to 484-762-4304.
Wednesday May 27, 2009

Massillon HS (Ohio): Former University of Arkansas quarterbacks coach Alex Wood has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Massillon HS in Ohio.  Wood is a veteran NFL and college coach, who once served as the head coach at James Madison.  Wood last coached the quarterbacks under Houston Nutt at Arkansas in 2007.

Mahoning Valley Thunder: Former Colorado Crush offensive coordinator Chris MacKeown has accepted the head coaching position with the Mahoning Valley Thunder.  Interim head coach Brennen Booth will return to his former position as defensive coordinator.

JOB POSTING: 

The University of St. Francis (IL) - NAIA:  St. Francis is in need of a Wide Receiver coach.  This is a part-time position that includes a stipend.  Starting date is July 27th.  Please email a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested. No phone calls please.
Tuesday May 26, 2009

Iowa: Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz has promoted student assistant Charles Bullen to defensive GA.

Miami Dolphins: Former Bridgewater State College player, Adam Howe, has joined the Dolphins' scouting department.  Howe has been named a Scouting Assistant.
Indiana: Check the DFO Scoop

Iowa: Check the DFO Scoop

Nichols State: We hear there is an assistant coaching position open at Nicholls State.

Oregon State: We hear at least 4 phone interviews were conducted last week for the Assistant Operations job.  Our sources tell us at least 2 sitting D1 DFO's are interested.  We also hear an east coast D1-AA coach is involved.

Pennsylvania State Strength & Conditioning Clinic at Juniata College: Pennsylvania State Strength & Conditioning Clinic, Friday, June 12 & 13, 2009 - Over 30 Speakers & Hands-on Sessions. 18 Contact Hours of Continuing Education Credit for the Following: National Strength and Conditioning Association, Board of Certification (NATA Members), Pennsylvania Act 48 /Physical Education Teachers, New Jersey Department of Education, $230.00 Package. Room & Board, Thursday & Friday Night Lodging, Registration, 4 Meals, Bar-B-Q, Clinic Portfolio, Clinic DVD, T-Shirt, Other Packages Available. Contact for Additional Information: Doug Smith, Clinic Director, 814-641-3502 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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So, what is an "Assistant Coordinator"?  Well, you would have to ask Bob Stoops or Urban Meyer.  These 2 head coaches are the only coaches in the country that have an assistant coach with the responsibility and title of Assistant Coordinator.

Oklahoma lists Jay Norvell as the Assistant Offensive Coordinator.

Oklahoma lists Bobby Jack Wright as the Assistant Defensive Coordinator.

Florida lists Chuck Heater as the Assistant Defensive Coordinator.

Let's be honest, though. Stoops and Meyer know what they are doing.  Unless you live in a cave, you might remember the Gators and Sooners played for the national championship last season.

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Saturday May 23, 2009

Memphis: Our sources continue to tell us that Memphis has yet to fill the remaining full-time position and no decision has been made.  In the off-season, defensive coordinator Tim Walton left for the Detroit Lions and special teams coordinator Garret Chachere left to join the University of Arizona staff.  The only coach to join the Memphis staff since has been former Arkansas State assistant Jack Curtis.  Curtis will coach the safeties at Memphis.  The people we have talked with say head coach Tommy West has not made a decision on his final spot.

Northwestern: FootballScoop has learned that Northwestern has just hired Kenneth Kowalski as the new director of video operations.  Kowalski previously served in the same capacity at Bowling Green.  It will be interesting to see if Bowling Green head coach Dave Clawson tries to lure an employee at Richmond or Tennessee to fill the job at Bowling Green.

Oregon State: We have learned this morning that offensive GA, Tim Euhus, has decided to accept a medical supply sales position in Portland.  Head coach Mike Riley will hire a new GA with experience at the tight end position.  We also expect to have news soon regarding another position on the Oregon State staff.
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