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  • Saturday November 22, 2014

    Florida: Defensive coordinator DJ Durkin will coach the team in their bowl game.

    Alabama State (FCS): This saga is honestly sad to watch play out so publicly. Yesterday the Alabama State Board of Trustees “voted to take back” head coach Reggie Barlow’s new three year extension that he and the president of the university signed a few months ago (which was awaiting the traditional rubber stamp from the board of trustees). Sounds like today’s game against Stillman could very well be coach Barlow’s final game as head coach of the Hornets.

  • Friday November 21, 2014


    Indiana: Earlier in the week Thayer Evans and Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated put out an article stating that they expected Kevin Wilson to be fired at the end of the season. Athletic director Fred Glass was very supportive of Kevin Wilson today saying that the program is resoundingly headed in the right direction. Sources tell us that Glass is frequently around the football team and has consistently been supportive. It is our belief that Wilson has another year to demonstrate continued advancement of the program. As always, we’ll keep you posted.

    Olivet Nazarene (NAIA – IL): Olivet Nazarene University is seeking to fill a full-time staff position. Qualified candidates must have a graduate degree and have previous coaching and leadership experience that well represents their ability to be successful at the NAIA level. Compensation will be based on previous coaching experience. Responsibilities will be based on how the best qualified candidate’s strengths and experience intersect with those skill sets already on staff. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest that specifically details their football experience as well as demonstrates how their active and intentional Christian faith intertwines with their coaching ability. This letter should be sent with a resume and references to Brian Fish at No phone calls please.

    Scott gives an update on each of the 5 FBS openings in today’s mailbag

    Nicholls State (FCS – LA): Nicholls has now officially named Tim Rebowe their new head coach. Rebowe will continue to coach the safeties at ULL through their bowl game, per The Daily Advertiser.

    Fort Hays State (D-II – KS): Fort Hays State invites applications for the position of assistant football coach (offensive coordinator) . This position is a non- tenure track-12 month position – salary commensurate with experience. Coaching experience at the collegiate level preferred. Bachelor’s Degree required. Please submit a letter of application, resume, and five references who may be contacted to: Chris Brown, Chair, Head Football Coach at All e-mailed resumes must be followed by hard copies in the mail including transcripts. Appointment date will be as soon as viable candidate is identified.

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    Dodge City (CC – KS): Dodge City Community College, a member of the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference, is now accepting applications for a Defensive Line Coach. This is a full time position that includes a competitive salary and benefits. Responsibilities will include any and all duties conducive with coaching and managing a position group within competitive college football program. The qualified candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree and a valid driver’s license. Interested candidates should email a letter of application, resume, and at least 3 references to Head Football Coach Gary Thomas at Looking to fill immediately. No phone calls please.

    Take a look at the touching letter that Linfield College (D-III – OR) head coach Joe Smith penned to his fallen player

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    Fort Hays State (D-II – KS): Fort Hays State invites applications for the position of Assistant Football Coach (Offense).This position is a non-tenure track-12 month position – salary commensurate with experience. Bachelor’s Degree required. Please submit a letter of application, resume, and five references who may be contacted to: Chris Brown, Chair, Head Football Coach, Department of Athletics, Fort Hays State University to All e-mailed resumes must be followed by hard copies in the mail including transcripts. Appointment date will be as soon as viable candidate is identified.

  • Thursday November 20, 2014


    Just a reminder, tomorrow is the last day that we will be accepting nominations for the annual Coach of the Year awards. Only coaches who receive nominations will be considered. Send your nominations to

    East Los Angeles (CC): Per source, head coach Steven Mojarro has been let go. Mojarro who was in his seventh year with the program, we hear, was told he needed to fire multiple long-time assistants in order to retain his position. He apparently didn’t believe that was the right thing to do.

    B.C. Lions (CFL): Head coach Mike Benevides has been let go. This was Benevides’ third season as head coach of the Lions.

    Fort Hays State (D-II – KS): Fort Hays State is making some changes on the offensive side of the ball. Offensive coordinator Justin Schreiber and offensive line coach Justin Iske will not return. Will have an update tomorrow AM.

    St. Norbert (D-III – WI): The school has announced that head coach Steve Opgenorth has resigned. Opgenorth went 6-4 in his one season leading the program. Defensive coordinator Dan McCarty has been promoted to head coach, effective immediately.

    Garden City (CC): Garden City has named for Fort Scott head coach Jeff Sims their new head coach. Sims was currently serving as senior director of player personnel at Indiana.

    Wayne State (D-II – MI): Wayne State is looking to fill an open date for 9/12/15. Looking to fill with a D-II opponent. Must be a home game. Interested programs can contact Jeff Weiss at or reach him at his office at 313-577-7542.

    Buffalo-Kent State: Last night’s game has been rescheduled for 1 p.m. ET on Friday. The re-scheduling of this week’s game has also pushed next week’s Kent State-Akron game back from Tuesday to Friday. Update: The game has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

    Southwestern Oklahoma State (D-II): Per source, co-offensive coordinators Steve Day and Dustin Hada have been let go.

    Wofford College (FCS – SC): Per source, tight ends coach Pete Kalinowski will step down following this weekend’s finale vs. Mercer.

    Northwestern Oklahoma State (D-II): Per source, Emporia State (D-II – KS) offensive coordinator Matt Walter will be the new head coach at Northwestern Oklahoma State.

    Snow College (CC – UT): Former Manti High School assistant coach Fred Taukeiaho has been hired to coach the defensive line.

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    Southeast Missouri State (FCS): Southeast Missouri State is looking for a NCAA DII/NAIA opponent for a home guarantee game on September 26th or October 24th 2015. Please contact Mark Alnutt, Director of Athletics at (573) 651-2229 or

  • Wednesday November 19, 2014


    USA Today has released its 2014 coaching salary database. Check it out.

    Nebraska-Kearney (D-II): Athletic director Paul Plinske pledged that the athletic department would fund the football program “at the level that they need to be competitive” per the Kearney Hub. That includes a higher salary for the head coach (Darrell Morris made $79,120 in 2014), assistant coaches (the pool in 2014 was $200,000), and additional scholarship funds. According to Plinske, the median salary for head coaches in the conference is $98,700 and the highest assistant salary pool in the league is $380,000.

    Alabama State (FCS): Head coach Reggie Barlow tells the Montgomery Advertiser that he expects to continue coaching the team well beyond this Saturday’s season finale, despite an ultimatum last week from athletic director Melvin Hines to either walk away or resign. Just a few months ago, Barlow signed a three year contract extension. “Signed a contract so we’ll expect to be here for the next three years,” Barlow told the paper.

    Florida A&M (FCS): Interim head coach Corey Fuller told the Tallahassee Democrat today that he has officially applied for the permanent head coaching position. Fuller is 1-2 in the interim role.

    Quincy University (D-II – IL): Quincy is now accepting applicants for two offensive grad assistant positions (WRs and RBs). Expected starting date is January 5, 2015. Compensation includes tuition, housing, meal plan and a $2,000 stipend. Job duties include coaching a position, full time recruiting area, video analysis, special teams coaching and any other responsibilities as assigned by the head coach. Qualified candidates must apply and gain admittance into the Master’s program of Educational Leadership, Educational Counseling or Business Administration prior to being interviewed. Minimum requirements are a 3.0+ GPA and a score of 380+ on the MAT. Please apply online to the graduate program at and email a resume, cover letter and 3 references to Head Football Coach Tom Pajic at Review of applicants will begin immediately and preference will be given to candidates who apply immediately. No phone calls please.

    Gavilan College (CC – CA): Gavilan College in Gilroy, Calif., is now accepting resumes for a stipend Wide Receivers Coach. The position pays $2700 per year, with no housing or other benefits. Collegiate coaching experience preferred. Please send resumes and references to Offensive Coordinator Mike Dovenberg at

    Bowdoin (D-III – ME):  Bowdoin College is currently accepting applications for the position of Head Coach of Football. A Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education or related field is preferred (or a minimum of 5 years of coaching experience at the post‐secondary level and/or professional competitive experience). Also required: Demonstrated effectiveness coaching football. A minimum of 4 years’ coaching at the secondary or post‐secondary level or a minimum of 4 years’ experience working in a competitive collegiate environment is required. The coach must have the skills necessary to manage a large staff and work cooperatively across the campus community. A valid driver’s license and ability to meet the standards of the College’s current Motor Vehicle Policy is required. Current CPR, AED, and First Aid certification must be maintained. Interested applicants should visit to learn more about the position and complete an online application. All applicants must complete the online application in order to be considered for this position.

    Will Muschamp: Muschamp said on the SEC teleconference Wednesday that he would like to work next year, but hasn’t given any thought as to where. He said he’ll take time after the Florida State game to “see what the next step is.”

    Southwestern (NAIA – KS): Per source, head coach Ken Crandall has been dismissed.

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    UNC Pembroke (D-II – NC): UNC Pembroke is looking for hire 2 full-time positions on defense. Defensive Line & Defensive Backs with possible coordinator duties. Salary commensurate to experience. Master’s degree in P.E./Health/Recreation required. Please send resumes & cover letter to head coach Shane Richardson at

  • Tuesday November 18, 2014


    Pitt: Former assistant Bill Mottola, who joined the staff with Mike Haywood’s hiring in 2010 and had his contract cancelled upon Haywood’s dismissal, settled his lawsuit with the school for an undisclosed amount according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

    Notre Dame: Defensive graduate assistant Kyle McCarthy, who had been undergoing chemotherapy treatments for stage 3 cancer the past few months, has been given a clean bill of health by doctors, and announced the excellent news via this tweet.

    Southwest Minnesota State (D-II): Southwest Minnesota State University (D-II) is looking for an Offensive Graduate Assistant, with a background in strength/conditioning. Qualifications include acceptance into graduate school (3.0 minimum GPA), enrolled in a minimum of six credits per semester, and meet the MnSCU vehicle driving qualifications. Compensation package includes $8,000 and Full-Tuition waiver. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until December 1st. Preference will be given to those who can begin in December. Please email resume, and references to

    Anderson (D-III – IN): Head coach Bobby Ladner has resigned to “pursue other coaching opportunities” after leading the program for two seasons.

    Arizona Christian (NAIA – AZ): Defensive coordinator Adam Olson is stepping down to become the head coach at Phoenix Christian HS (AZ).

    Kentucky Christian (NAIA): Kentucky Christian has an open date for Sept. 5, 2015 and Sept. 3, 2016. We must have a home game in 2015 and will travel in 2016. Interested programs can contact head coach Gene Peterson at

    Montana State (FCS): Montana State is looking for FCS home game Thursday Sept. 3, 2015. Will pay attractive guarantee. Contact Dan Davies, Sr. Associate Athletic Director or via phone at 406-994-2301 if interested.

    Arkansas Tech (D-II): Arkansas Tech has an opening for a graduate assistant coaching position on defense. The position includes 6 hours of tuition per semester and a $6,000 stipend per year. The job’s responsibilities include coaching a position, handling a recruiting area, film breakdown (Hudl) and other duties assigned by the head football coach. All interested applicants should email a resume and references to Raleigh Jackson at