Monday January 26, 2015
Tulsa: Per source, Houston Baptist corners coach Aaron Fletcher will join the staff at Tulsa in a similar capacity.
Alabama: Former Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will be Alabama’s new secondary coach and Kirby Smart will move to inside linebackers, per a report from SI. Tucker coached the LSU defensive backs under Nick Saban in 2000. This fills the last on-the-field opening on Saban’s staff.
Buffalo Bills: The Bills have announced a number of additions and have officially named Aaron Kromer offensive line coach and Anthony Lynn assistant head coach / running backs coach. Chris Palmer has joined the staff as a senior offensive assistant, former NFL safety Michael Hamlin has been hired as the special teams quality control coach, receivers coach Sanjay Lal and defensive assistant D’Anton Lynn will follow Rex Ryan from the Jets. Also, assistant offensive line coach Kurt Anderson, defensive backs coach Donnie Henderson, outside linebackers coach Jason Rebrovich and offensive quality control coach Jason Vrable will all be retained.
College Football Playoff: Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long has been re-elected to serve as Chairman of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee. Our story on the CFP’s scheduling dilemma.
Denver Broncos: The organization has now announced Rick Dennison as their new offensive coordinator.
Alabama: The Tide have now officially announced the promotion of Tosh Lupoi to linebackers coach.
North Dakota State: Head coach Chris Klieman has agreed to a two-year contract extension keeping him with the Bison through January 2021.
Ohio State: Jim Cordle, who played four years in the NFL with the Giants, has joined the staff as a grad assistant working with the offensive line.
LSU: Kevin Steele will make $1 million per year in a two year deal per Ross Dellenger of The Advocate.
Missouri: Despite the offer from Illinois Missouri has retained defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski (Dave Matter who covers Mizzou football for the St. Louis Post Dispatch notes the move likely comes with a nice raise for Kool). Kuligowski has released the following statement: “As a coach, you’re always looking to advance yourself professionally in hopes of someday having a chance to become a head coach. It was important for me and my family to consider this opportunity, and I’m grateful to have gone through the experience, but after evaluating everything, what is best for us is to stay here at Mizzou. We’ve built something special here at Mizzou, and I’m excited to continue to be part of it.”
Indianapolis Colts: The Colts and running backs coach David Walker have “mutually agreed to part ways,” the team has announced.
Anderson University (D-III – IN): Anderson University in Anderson, IN is looking to schedule games (home and away) for the beginning Fall 2016 season. Prefer NCAA III teams. Contact assistant Coach Ethan Weisheit at email@example.com if interested and for more information.
Oakland Raiders: Former Syracuse and Buffalo Bills receivers coach Rob Moore has been hired to coach the receivers, per the San Jose Mercury News. Also, Bernie Parmalee (who previously coached the tight ends in Kansas City back in 2012) has been added as running backs coach, according to multiple reports. Also, per NBC’s Dianna Marie Russini, Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is meeting with the Raiders regarding their defensive coordinator position and she believes he is the favorite for the job.
Tennessee: Butch Jones is close to making a hire for offensive coordinator. Hear what he had to say about it on FootballScoop radio last night.
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Atlanta Falcons: Denver linebackers coach Richard Smith “will likely be the defensive coordinator” for the Falcons and Raheem Morris’ title will be assistant head coach according to a report from Albert Breer.
Chicago Bears: The Bears have hired Jay Rodgers as their defensive line coach. Rodgers spent the last six seasons on staff with the Broncos, coaching the defensive line the past three.
Oakland Raiders: Detroit Lions assistant offensive line coach Bobby Johnson is joining the Oakland staff as tight ends coach according to SI.
Northern Iowa (FCS): Shippensburg University (D-II – PA) offensive coordinator Joe Davis has accepted the offensive coordinator / quarterbacks job at Northern Iowa. Davis takes over for Mario Verduzco, who accepted the offensive coordinator job on Dave Steckel’s staff at Missouri State.
Santa Ana College (CC – CA): Per source, linebackers coach Brian Wolf has been promoted to defensive coordinator.
Alabama State: Former associate head coach / offensive line coach Antonio Bradford has been chosen to participate in the NFL-NCAA Coaching Academy.
Deanza College (CC – CA): Per source, Roy Moody has been hired as the receivers coach and Anthony Snow has been added to coach the running backs.
Sunday January 24, 2015
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Alabama: Former UAB assistant head coach / running backs / recruiting coordinator Jody Wright is expected to be the new director of player personnel at Alabama per Andrew Bone. We can confirm the same.
Illinois: Per source, Missouri defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski has been offered, and is expected to accept the co-defensive coordinator / defensive line position at Illinois. Kuligowski won the FootballScoop Defensive Line Coach of the Year just last month.
Dick LeBeau: LeBeau will not be joining Bruce Arians’ staff in Arizona, per a report from Jim Wyatt.
Central Michigan: Detroit Lions special teams coordinator John Bonamego has interviewed for the head coaching job, according to Hondo Carpenter. Bonamego is a 16 year veteran of the NFL coaching ranks, and played his college ball at CMU.
Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons will name former assistant offensive line coach Wade Harman as their next tight ends coach, according to ESPN. Prior to joining the Falcons last season, Harman spent 15 seasons coaching the tight ends with the Ravens.
Houston Texans: The Texans will hire former Syracuse and UConn head coach Paul Pasqualoni to coach their defensive line according to a report from the Houston Chronicle. Pasqualoni coached the defensive line for the Bears last season.
NY Jets: Albert Breer is reporting that Chicago Bears national scout Rex Hogan is joining the organization as director of college scouting and that St. Louis Rams scout Brian Heimerdinger will join the Jets in a “prominent front office role”.
Santa Ana College (CC – CA): Santa Ana College defensive coordinator Derrick Watkins has resigned.
Texas A&M Commerce (D-II): Montiese Culton, who coaches the outside linebackers at Texas A&M Commerce, has been selected to participate in the 2015 NCAA – NFL Coaching Academy.
Saturday January 24, 2015
Alabama: Defensive analyst Tosh Lupoi is expected to be promoted to outside linebackers coach according to Sports Illustrated.
Chicago Bears: The Bears have named Bo Hardegree as an offensive assistant coach. He was an offensive QC for the Broncos in 2014.
Alabama: The Tide has announced that Lane Kiffin will return to Alabama as offensive coordinator in 2015. “We’re very pleased and happy that Lane is going to be staying here at the University of Alabama with us,” said Nick Saban.
Whittier College (D-III – CA): Whittier College is accepting resumes for the position of defensive coordinator. Must have previous defensive coordinator experience at the college level. This is is a full-time position with benefits, very competitive salary. Please send resumes to head coach Todd Stratton at email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Central Michigan: CMU has named special teams coordinator/linebackers coach Kyle Nystrom interim head coach.
Atlanta Falcons: Redskins defensive backs coach Raheem Morris is expected to take a position with the Falcons, according to the Washington Post.
New York Jets: The club has announced Pepper Johnson as its new defensive line coach.
Friday January 23, 2015
Syracuse: Syracuse has hired Air Force tight ends coach Jake Moreland to coach the same position and will move Bobby Acosta to wide receivers coach, according to Stephen Bailey of Syracuse.com.
Chicago Bears: The Bears have hired former Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains to coach the quarterbacks and former Atlanta Falcons linebackers coach Glenn Pires to coach their linebackers.
Cal: Offensive grad assistant Jacob Peeler has been promoted to inside receivers coach. As a GA, Peeler worked with the inside receivers at Cal the past two seasons. Additionally, Pierre Ingram has been moved from running backs to receivers and added a passing game coordinator title.
Houston: Tom Herman has officially announced Fernando Lovo as director of operations and Adrian Mayes as director of recruiting. He has also promoted Marcus McGraw to director of player personnel and Tory Tekyl to director of internal operations.
Toronto Argonauts (CFL): Per source, Edmonton Eskimos offensive line coach/run game coordinator Jonathan Himebauch is headed to the Argos as assistant head coach/offensive line coach.
Utah State: Offensive line coach Mark Weber has added the title of associate head coach.
Augustana (D-III – IL): New head coach Steve Bell has added Dave Ragone as associate head coach / offensive line coach / special teams coach and Dan Bauder as defensive coordinator. Ragone spent the past 15 years with Bell at Monmouth as offensive line coach / special teams coordinator and Bauder was the linebacker coach at Wittenberg (D-III – OH) last season.
Florida International: Former Pittsburgh defensive coordinator Matt House has been named the defensive coordinator at FIU.
NY Jets: Todd Bowles has now formally announced seven assistants. They include: Mike Caldwell (assistant HC / ILBs), Mark Collins (OLBs), Joe Danna (safeties), Robby Brown (offensive QC), Justus Galac (head strength coach), Kavan Latham (assistant strength), Aaron McLaurin (assistant strength).
LSU: Four assistants have gotten new contracts; RBs coach Frank Wilson (3-years, $660k), DBs coach Corey Raymond (2-years, $310k), TEs coach Steve Ensminger (2-years, $300k), WR coach Adam Henry (2-years, $375k). The new deals are a $10,000 raise for Wilson and Raymond, and a $50,000 raise for Henry while Ensminger’s salary remains the same. Defensive line coach Ed Orgeron has a two year deal worth $450,000 per year and new defensive coordinator Kevin Steele’s contract will reportedly be added to the board agenda early next week.
UMass: Longtime NFL and college coach Mark Michaels has joined the staff as special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach. Prior to coming to UMass, Michaels was the defensive coordinator and special teams coordinator at Ridgeview HS (FL).
NY Jets: The Jets have name Kacy Rodgers defensive coordinator, and Bobby April special teams coordinator. Rodgers coached the defensive line for the Dolphins the last seven years, and April coordinated the special teams for the Raiders the past two seasons. Also, Karl Dorrell (who served as offensive coordinator at Vanderbilt last season), has been named receivers coach.
Michigan: Jim Harbaugh’s seven-year contract has been released. He’ll earn $5 million a year with 10 percent bumps after 2017 and 2019. More details here.
Phoenix College (JC – AZ): Boston Brawler’s (FXFL) run game coordinator, and former Washington offensive line coach, Dan Cozzetto has been named head coach.
Catawba College (D-II – NC): Defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator Chris Collins has been selected to participate in the 2015 NFL-NCAA Coaching Academy.
San Francisco 49ers: Former NY Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell is interviewing for the corners job today, according to multiple reports.
San Diego State: The school has now announced the hire of former UNLV head coach Bobby Hauck as special teams coordinator.
Oakland Raiders: The Raiders have now formally announced the additions of Todd Downing (QBs), Marcus Robertson (DBs), Sal Sunseri (LBs) and Mike Tice (OL).
Texas State: Per source, Luke Miller has joined the staff as a graduate assistant.
Utah State: Josh Heupel’s official title with the Aggies will be assistant head coach / offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach.
Colorado Mines (D-II): Per source, Whittier College (D-III – CA) defensive coordinator / recruiting coordinator / defensive backs coach Isaac Carter is the new defensive coordinator.
Morehead State (FCS – KY): Former Morehead State linebacker and assistant Zack Moore has returned to his alma mater as linebackers coach. Moore spent the past four seasons as the head coach at East Carter HS (KY).
Orange Coast College (CC – CA): Former Costa Mesa (CA) HS head coach Wally Grant has joined the staff as running backs coach.
Denver Broncos: Houston Texans defensive line coach Bill Kollar is leaving to rejoin Gary Kubiak in the same post.
Texas State: Per source, Carter English has been hired as recruiting coordinator and Reuben Vaughn, who served as recruiting coordinator last year, will move into a player development role.
Garden City Community College (KS): Logan Wyrick has been hired as tight ends coach.
New Mexico State: Sources tell us that San Diego receivers coach / recruiting coordinator Cory Martin will join his father’s (Doug Martin) staff at New Mexico State.
Tulsa: Stephenville HS (TX) head coach Joe Gillespie has accepted a job on Philip Montgomery’s staff, per Matt Stepp. Tulsa has announced that Gillespie will coach the linebackers.
San Francisco 49ers: Former New York Jets special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey will be the new special teams coordinator for the 49ers.
Houston Texans: The Texans have promoted Jon Carr to director of college scouting and Matt Jansen has been hired in the new role of college scouting coordinator.
Indianapolis Colts: With offensive assistant Rob Chudzinski’s contract set to expire on Monday, Alex Marvez reports that he expects Chud to interview with the 49ers and Rams for their vacant offensive coordinator jobs.
Chicago Bears: Frank Smith, who spent the past five seasons as an offensive assistant with the Saints, has been hired to coach the tight ends. Also, Denver strength and conditioning coach Jason George, who spent the past three seasons in Denver with John Fox, has joined the Bears as well.
Thursday January 22, 2015
Tampa Bay: Tennessee offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian has now accepted the quarterbacks position with the Bucs.
Philadelphia Eagles: Boston College offensive coordinator Ryan Day has accepted the quarterbacks job with the Eagles.
Florida State: Former Florida defensive line coach Brad Lawing will join the staff at Florida State per Warchant.com. We can confirm the hire. Lawing fills the spot left open when Sal Sunseri accepted a position with the Oakland Raiders, per source.
Colorado State – Pueblo (D-II): Per source, former McKendree University running backs coach Samuel Sewell is joining John Wristen’s staff in the same capacity.
San Francisco 49ers: Former Jets and Browns head coach Eric Mangini is expected to join the Niners as defensive coordinator. per Schefter.
Tulane: Per source, New Orleans Saints offensive assistant / receivers Carter Sheridan will be the new receivers coach at Tulane.
San Francisco 49ers: The Niners are bring former Raiders interim head coach Tony Sparano on board to coach the tight ends, according to Adam Schefter.
Missouri: Butler CC (KS) offensive line coach Cody Oates has joined the staff as an offensive analyst.
Arkansas: Dan Enos will make $550,000 annually with the Razorbacks and his contract runs through June 30, 2018 per Robbie Neiswanger. Enos earned $360,000 a year as head coach at Central Michigan.
Ohio State: The football staff collected nearly $2 million in bonus money as a result of their postseason success, according to Cleveland.com. As a result of the National Title and Big Ten Championship, the staff (and AD Gene Smith) collected the following bonus': Urban Meyer – $400,000, Luke Fickell – $225,000, Tom Herman $206,250, Chris Ash – $195,000, Ed Warriner – $150,014, Larry Johnson – $150,000, Mickey Marotti – $144,750, Gene Smith (AD) – $120,000, Kerry Coombs – $112,500, Stan Drayton – $110,625, Tim Hinton – $107,252, and Zach Smith $63,764.
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B.C. Lions (CFL): Jeff Tedford has officially announced his coaching staff – George Cortez, offensive coordinator; Mark Washington, defensive coordinator; Johnny Holland, linebackers coach; Khari Jones, wide receivers coach; Chuck McMann, running backs/special teams coach; Doug Malone, offensive line coach; Robin Ross, defensive line; Quinn Tedford, offensive quality control; Willie Fields, defensive quality control.
Colorado Mines (D-II): Nick Fulton, who has served as the offensive coordinator at Black Hills State (D-II – SD) since 2012, is the new offensive coordinator at Colorado Mines.
Youngstown State: Ron Brown, who coached the running backs at Nebraska the past four seasons, is joining Bo Pelini’s staff at Youngstown State as associate head coach / running backs coach. Overall, Brown spent a total of 24 years on staff at Nebraska.
Utah State: We can confirm multiple local reports that former Oklahoma offensive coordinator Josh Heupel has agreed to become the new offensive coordinator at Utah State.
Tennessee: Fox Sports is reporting that offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian is leaving to “pursue other coaching opportunities”. We can confirm this and add, per sources, Bajakian has been offered a very appealing NFL job (quarterbacks coach for the Tampa Bay Bucs…who have the first pick in this year’s draft); with this morning’s news regarding Central Michigan, a job Bajakian was in the running for when Dan Enos was hired, this might change things. Based on what we have heard, we would expect this to play out in the next 24-48 hours.
Tampa Bay Bucs: Andrew Weidinger has been added as an offensive quality control coach according to Greg Auman. Weidinger spent the last seven years with the Atlanta Falcons, three of them under Dirk Koetter.
Troy: Missouri Western defensive grad assistant Josh Jones has accepted a grad assistant job on Neal Brown’s staff, per source.
Arkansas: Central Michigan head coach Dan Enos has been announced as the Razorbacks’ offensive coordinator. Our story.
Central Michigan: Our story on why Dan Enos left, and where CMU may look from here.
Ouachita Baptist (D-II – AR): Per source, Paige Anders has been hired as co-defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach. Anders spent last season coaching the safeties and serving as recruiting coordinator at Arkansas Tech (D-II).
New York Jets: Todd Bowles will name Dolphins defensive line coach Kacy Rodgers as defensive coordinator according to Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
South Alabama: With the additions of Richard Owens (TEs) and Tyler Siskey (WRs) now official, Joey Jones’ staff at USA is now complete. Tim Bowens, who coached the receivers last year will move to running backs.
Florida: Mississippi State defensive grad assistant Justin Hinds will join Jim McElwain’s staff at Florida as a defensive grad assistant.
Illinois State (FCS): Head coach Brock Spack will receive a raise from $268,000 to $300,000 and a contract extension through the 2021 season, athletics director Larry Lyons has announced. Spock led the Redbirds to a 13-2 mark and an FCS championship appearance this fall.
Washington Redskins: Outside linebackers coach Brian Baker will not return according to ESPN980.
Louisiana College (D-III): Edna Karr HS (LA) assistant Brock Hays has been hired to coach the defensive line, per source.
East Los Angeles College (CC – CA): Per source, former Occidental (D-III – CA) defensive backs coach / special teams coordinator Rob Hartenfels is the new defensive coordinator.
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Midwestern State (D-II – TX): Darren Paige, who coaches the wide receivers, has accepted an invitation to the 2015 NFL-NCAA Coaches Academy.
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