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  • Saturday January 31, 2015

    San Francisco 49ers: Per source, Clancy Pendergrast will join the staff as inside linebackers coach. Alex Marvez of Fox Sports has reported the same. Marvez also reports that Tim Lewis will leave the Falcons to coach the Niners’ defensive backs.

    SMU has released the first hype video of the Chad Morris era.

    North Carolina A&T (FCS): Per source, Guilford College offensive coordinator Chris Barnette has been hired by North Carolina A&T as the quarterbacks coach.

    L.A. Valley College (CC – CA): The L.A. Valley College Head Football/Kinesiology Instructor position, full time 1.0 tenure track job, is open for recruitment. It will close on Friday, March 13th, 2015 and interviews will take place shortly after that.Candidates need to apply directly to the Los Angeles Community College District website.

    Alabama Prep Sports Academy (PG Football – AL): Alabama Prep Sports Academy is looking for games or scrimmages against D-II, D-III, JUCO and NAIA JV programs for the 2015 season. Games are played on Sundays and Mondays. Would prefer inquiries from all schools but will consider all interested. Interested programs can contact Mike Carson 678-663-7514

    Shorter (D-II – GA): Shorter University is looking for a single home game (or a guarantee game) on September 3/5 or on September 26. Please contact Bill Peterson at bpeterson@shorter.edu.

  • Friday January 30, 2015

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    Texas Tech: South Oak Cliff (TX) High School head coach Emmett Jones will join the staff as director of player personnel according to multiple reports.

    Green Bay Packers: Special teams coordinator Shawn Slocum will not return.

    Eastern Washington (FCS): Head coach Beau Baldwin has announced a shuffling of his coaching staff. Safeties coach Jeff Schmedding has been promoted to defensive coordinator (he’s also served as special teams coordinator since 2008), while defensive coordinator John Graham will switch to tight ends coach while keeping his assistant head coach title. Tight ends coach Brian Strandley will join Ryan Sawyer in coaching the Eagles’ defensive line, and Sawyer has added a defensive front coordinator title.

    The Pro Football Hall of Fame is adding an assisted living center for their aging Hall of Famers

    LSU: The LSU Board of Regents has now officially approved contracts for newly-hired defensive coordinator Kevin Steele (two years, $1 million a year) and defensive line coach Ed Orgeron (two years, $450,000 per year). The board also approved new deals for running backs coach/recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson (three years, $660,000 a year), wide receivers coach Adam Henry (two years, $375,000 a year), defensive backs coach Corey Raymond (two years, $310,000 a year), and tight ends coach Steve Ensminger (two years, $300,000 a year).

    Lackawanna College (JC – PA): Lackawanna is looking for a scrimmage on August 15th. Contact Bill Reiss at 5707065194 or email at reissb@lackawanna.edu. if interested.

    Wittenberg (D-III – OH): Wittenberg is accepting applicants for a full-time defensive assistant football coach with linebacker experience preferred. Preference will be given to candidates currently holding a strength and conditioning certification, or who have a strong background in conditioning, exercise science, or strength training. Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree and at least 1-3 years of previous collegiate coaching experience. Defensive coaching and playing experience is also preferred. We ask candidates to set-up an account and make application through our online system. To apply, please click here. Then, upload the following documents in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format; 1. Resume 2. Cover letter 3. Name, address, and phone number of three professional references.

    St. Francis (FCS – PA): Saint Francis is looking for guaranteed games for the following dates: September 3rd, 27th, and 24th of 2016 and September 2nd, 3rd and 23rd of 2017. In all cases we are looking for FBS or FCS opponents. Please contact Brian White at Bwhite@francis.edu if interested.

    College of Idaho (NAIA): Jason Distefano has been hired as defensive line coach, per source. Distefano will also serve as strength and conditioning coach for the program.

    Nichols College (D-III – MA): Per source, offensive line coach / offensive coordinator / recruiting coordinator Dave Kaizer has added the title of associate head coach at Nichols College.

    Midwestern Prep (Postgrad – IL): Midwest Prep Academy is looking for games or scrimmages against D-II, D-III, JUCO and NAIA JV programs for the 2015 season. Games are played on Sundays and Mondays. Would prefer inquiries from Midwest schools but will consider all interested. Interested programs can contact Marques Sullivan at msullivan@midwestprepacademy.com

    Shorter University (D-II – GA): Shorter University is looking for a single home game (or a guarantee game) on September 3 / September 5, or on September 26. Please contact athletic director Bill Peterson at bpeterson@shorter.edu if interested.

    Toronto Argonauts (Canada): The Toronto Argonauts are now accepting applications for the vacant position of special teams coordinator. Must have relevant coaching experience at the NFL, CFL, or NCAA Division I level. Interested applicants are asked to forward a resume, cover letter, and 3 letters of reference to vmagri@argonauts.ca. No phone calls.

    Wisconsin-Whitewater (D-III): As expected, defensive line coach / special teams coordinator Kevin Bullis has been named head coach at UW-Whitewater. Bullis is just the program’s fourth head coach in the last 60 years.

    Henderson State (D-II – AR): Henderson State is looking to hire an offensive OR defensive coordinator. Duties will include teaching activity courses under the direction of the HPER Department. Salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package. The selection process will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send cover letter (indicating offensive or defensive coordinator), complete resume and a minimum of three references. Send all materials to Scott Maxfield at maxfiem@hsu.edu. No phone calls please.

    West Georgia: UWG is looking to hire a video coordinator / grad assistant. See DFO Scoop for more info.

    North Greenville (D-II – SC): Will Shuler, who served as a grad assistant the past two seasons, has been promoted to a full-time position coaching the inside linebackers.

    Henderson State (D-II – AR): Offensive coordinator Mike Volarvich has accepted the head coaching job at Nashville HS (AR). Volarvich, a finalist for the 2013 FootballScoop D-II Coordinator of the Year, has coached eight All-American quarterbacks in 14 seasons and his offenses have led the nation in passing offense four times.

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    SUNY Maritime (D-III – NY): SUNY Maritime has an Intern/GA football position which will include duties as Athletic Department Intramurals Coordinator. $12,000 with no benefits. Housing and meal plan a possibility if you are currently enrolled in a program leading to a degree/masters and require job experience to complete the degree (including online programs). Successful candidate will have their own position group and recruiting area and must be willing to conduct the Intramurals programing during late night hours. Candidates that meet housing requirement are preferred due to the demanding tempo required by this job. No phone calls. Email resume and 1 primary reference contact info to ckendrick-holmes@sunymaritime.edu.

    Azusa Pacific (D-II – CA): Azusa Pacific University is looking to fill an open date on 11/07/2015. All interested programs can contact athletic director Gary Pine at gpine@apu.edu.

    Tulsa: Philip Montgomery has hired Michael Bloesch as a quality control assistant, according to Kelly Hines of the Tulsa World. Bloesch spent the 2014 season as a football analyst at Houston.

  • Thursday January 29, 2015

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    Texas A&M: Offensive line coach/run game coordinator Dave Christensen will earn $475,000 in 2015, equal to offensive coordinator Jake Spavital, according to Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News.

    N.C. State: Per source, offensive coordinator Matt Canada has agreed to a three-year extension. Suffice it to say, he is no longer a candidate at Tennessee.

    Virginia Union (D-II): Former Meadowbrook High School head coach Troy Taylor has been named quarterbacks coach.

    Luther College (D-III – IA): Per source, Notre Dame College (D-II – OH) defensive coordinator Caleb Padilla has accepted the defensive coordinator post at Luther College.

    Missouri: Athletics director Mike Alden will step down effective August 31, according to multiple reports.

    Eastern Washington (FCS): Head coach Beau Baldwin has signed a five-year extension paying him $212,717 a year with $10,000 annual increases, according to the Spokane (Wash.) Spokesman-Review.

    NY Jets: The Jets have added Jimmie Johnson to coach the tight ends, Daylon McCutcheon as a defensive backs assistant and Ryan Slowik as a quality control assistant working with the defensive line.

    How many NFL offensive coordinators have lasted been on the job longer than two seasons? Less than you think.

    San Francisco 49ers: The Niners have announced that Tom Gamble has been named senior personnel executive.

    Muhlenberg (D-III – PA): Nate Milne has been named offensive coordinator / offensive line coach. Milne spent the past seven years in the same capacity at Susquehanna (D-III – PA).

    San Diego Chargers: The Chargers have hired 49ers head coach and Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan as linebackers coach.

    Monmouth (D-III – IL): Benedictine College (D-III – IL) offensive line coach / offensive coordinator Joe Freitag, a 2006 grad of Monmouth, has been hired as offensive line coach / offensive coordinator for the Fightin Scots.

    Montreal Alouettes (Canada):  Montreal have hired Anthony Calvillo to coach the receivers. The organization added him to the staff back in December, but were unsure of what position he would coach until the official announcement today.

    Bill Clark: The former UAB and Jacksonville State head coach told AL.com he will not coach in 2015.

    Alabama: Alabama has announced Mel Tucker as defensive backs coach/assistant head coach and Jody Wright as director of player personnel.

    Wisconsin Whitewater (D-III): UWW defensive line / special teams coordinator Kevin Bullis is expected to be offered the head coaching position at Whitewater today, per source.

    Prairie View A&M: Prairie View A&M is currently looking for a home game. The two available dates are October 3rd and October 24th. Willing to pay a guarantee. Interested parties can contact coach Joe Henry at 501-680-1964.

    Want to get an FBS head job? Coach offense. Want an NFL head job? Coach defense. The 13 trends that defined the 2014-15 coaching carousel.

    NY Jets: The Jets have named Rex Hogan their new senior director of college scouting. Hogan had previously been a national scout with the Chicago Bears.

    UNC Pembroke (D-II): LeDell Love has been hired as the new defensive line coach, per source. Love served as an administrative assistant working with the defensive line last season at Northwestern State (FCS – LA).

    Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles have officially promoted Ed Marynowitz (assistant director of player personnel) to vice president of player personnel.

    Rutgers: Former athletic director Tim Pernetti has been named president of IMG College Multimedia.

    Augustana (D-III – IL): Josh Kotecki has been hired as offensive coordinator / running backs coach at Augie. Kotecki previously coordinated the offense at Dakota Wesleyan University (NAIA – SD).

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    Miles College (D-II – AL): We understand the offensive coordinator position on Reggie Ruffin’s staff at Miles is open. We also hear the new offensive coordinator might be able to bring / hire a position coach or two.

    Case Western Reserve (D-III – OH): Case Western has promoted linebackers coach Warren Miller to defensive coordinator. Miller spent his first two seasons as special teams coordinator / linebackers coach.

    Washington Redskins: Chad Grimm, the son of former Hog Russ Grimm, has been hired by the Redskins as a defensive quality control coach.

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    UC Davis (FCS): UC Davis is looking to fill an open date on 9/10/16. All interested programs can contact associate athletic director Josh Flushman at jeflushman@ucdavis.edu

  • Wednesday January 28, 2015

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    Denver Broncos: Wade Phillips has been hired as the new defensive coordinator for Gary Kubiak and the Broncos. They’ve also hired Joe Woods as defensive backs coach. He previously served in a similar capacity for the Raiders, Vikings and Bucs.

    Florida State: Jimbo Fisher is college football’s latest $5 million man.

    San Francisco 49ers: Geep Chryst will be the offensive coordinator per NFL Network’s Albert Breer.

    Thomas More College (D-III – KY): Head coach Jim Hilvert has resigned and accepted the head coaching position at La Salle High School in Cincinnati.

    FootballScoop has crowned the statistical champions for all of college football for the 2014 season.

    Washington State: New defensive coordinator Alex Grinch will make $425,000 in the first year of his deal. Grinch was making $250,000 at Missouri.

    Oklahoma: Lincoln Riley’s deal at Oklahoma is two years at $500,000 per.

    Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jags are adding Nathaniel Hackett as their quarterbacks coach according to Ian Rapoport. Hackett coordinated the offense for the Bills last season.

    Washington Redskins: Washington has announced the hiring of former Chicago Bears quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh to the same position.

    Oakland Raiders: The Raiders have offered Louisville DC Todd Grantham the same position, per Ian Rapoport. Sources have cautioned us that he very well might choose to stay. Will update… Update: Grantham has announced he will remain at Louisville.

    Adams State (D-II – CO): Per source, South Florida offensive grad assistant Jon Bills will be the new offensive line coach at Adams State.

    San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers have reached a two year agreement with Steve Logan to serve as their quarterbacks coach per Jeff Gravley who covers the team.

    FIU: Per source, Colgate outside linebackers coach Tem Lukabu has interviewed and is a strong candidate to join the FIU staff as linebackers coach. Lukabu spent the 2012 & 2013 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following a short stint as Fordham’s defensive coordinator.

    Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens have finalized their coaching staff with a few in-house adjustments and new hires. Assistant defensive backs coach Chris Hewitt has been promoted to defensive backs coach, defensive quality control / linebackers coach Matt Weiss will now coach the corners, and offensive assistant Richard Angulo has been promoted to tight ends coach. Also, Former Chicago Bears tight ends coach Andy Bischoff has joined the organization as a quality control coach and Drew Wilkins (coaching staff assistant) and Mike Macdonald (intern) have been named defensive assistants.

    Cleveland Browns: Joker Phillips is joining the Browns as receivers coach, per ESPN.

    VMI: New head coach Scott Wachenheim has announced the addition of eight assistant coaches; Dustin Ward (OC / QBs), Gordon Sammis (OL), Brad Robbins (WRs / internal recruiting coordinator), Tom Clark (DC / secondary), Mike Saint Germain (DL / external recruiting coordinator), Justin Wood (ILBs), Justin Hamilton (OLBs / ST co-coordinator), and Josh Zidenberg (assistant secondary / ST co-coordinator). Wachenheim noted that his hire for the running backs job will be announced soon, and that hire will complete his full-time staff.

    Alfred State (D-III – NY): Head coach Mick Caba will retire at the end of February after leading the program for the last 15 years. Caba is the winningest coach in program history (66 wins).

    Florida A&M: Alex Wood has announced six additions to his staff; Martin Spieler (OC / QBs), Theo Lemon (DC / DL), Richard Solomon (DBs), DJ McCarthy (WRs), and Dennis Smith (TE / STC). Also, Edwin Pata, who coached the offensive line last season for FAMU, has been retained.

    Missouri Baptist (NAIA): Missouri Baptist University, an NAIA school located in St. Louis, MO is looking for a defensive graduate assistant coach to start immediately. Looking for defensive line and secondary coaches, but will hire the best candidate regardless of position. Applicants must be strong in Christian faith and willing to work hard. Must be organized and proficient with Microsoft Office and Hudl. Pay is full tuition toward a Masters’ degree plus a $6,000 annual stipend. Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to Head Coach Jason Burianek at burianekj@mobap.edu. No phone calls please.

    Denver Broncos: Baltimore Ravens assistant special teams coach Tony Coaxum has been hired to the same position in Denver, per SI.

    San Bernardino Valley (CC – CA): Sources tell us that San Bernardino has posted their head coaching position.

    Hartwick (D-III – NY): Defensive coordinator Mike Tracy will not return, per source.

    Upper Iowa (D-II – IA): Per source, the Peacocks’ defensive coordinator Orv Otten is stepping down to pursue a career in private business.

    Florida A&M (FCS): Head coach Alex Wood has formally announced the hirings of Martin Spieler (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks), Theo Lemon (defensive coordinator/defensive line), Richard Solomon (defensive backs), Donald McCarthy (wide receivers) and Dennis R. Smith (tight ends/special teams). Offensive line coach Edwin Pata has been retained.

    Washington Redskins: Washington has hired Perry Fewell as defensive backs coach and Mike Clark as strength coach.

    Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jags have hired Kelly Skipper as running backs coach according to Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.

    Texas Tech: Defensive coordinator David Gibbs will earn $550,000 annually as part of a two-year deal, per the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. While there is no buyout if he leaves for a head coaching job, or NFL job, Gibbs would owe $200,000 if he leaves for another Big 12 job, or $25,000 for an assistant coaching job outside of the Big 12.

    San Francisco 49ers: Philadelphia Eagles receivers coach Bob Bicknell is among the candidates for the open offensive coordinator job according to Albert Breer. Also, the Sacramento Bee is reporting that former Niners defensive lineman Aubrayo Franklin will join the staff as a defensive assistant.

    Montana State (FCS): Montana State is looking for a FCS home game on Thursday 9/3/15 or Saturday 9/5/15. Willing to pay an attractive guarantee for one game only. If interested, please contact senior associate athletic director Dan Davies at ddavies@msubobcats.com or at 406 994-2301.

  • Tuesday January 27, 2015

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    Washington State: The school has announced that Eric Mele will be the team’s full-time special teams coordinator and that Brian Odom has been hired to a defensive quality control position. Mele was elevated to Wazzu’s interim special teams coordinator midway through the 2014 season after coming aboard as an offensive QC assistant.

    San Francisco 49ers: Former East Carolina head coach Steve Logan will reportedly join the 49ers offensive staff per Matt Maioccco who covers the team. Logan’s position is not known at the time. Logan’s last coaching position was with the Bucs in 2011 when he served as running backs coach. He was Tomsula’s offensive coordinator when they were with the Rhein Fire back in 2006.

    Dakota State University (NAIA – SD): Dakota State University is looking for a defensive coordinator. Previous college playing experience, previous coordinating and experience coaching defensive backs is preferred. Bachelor’s required, Master’s preferred. Go to this link to post your resume, cover letter and references. Please, no phone calls, emails or text messages to the current football staff.

    New Mexico State: Eastern New Mexico defensive coordinator Oliver Soukup is joining the staff, per source. We had heard as defensive coordinator but now hear possibly as coaching the linebackers with Zane Vance taking over the coordinator duties. Will update once roles are clear.

    Earlham (D-III – IN): Per source, former defensive coordinator Nick Johnson will be the new head coach at Earlham. Johnson is currently serving as the head track and field coach at the college.

    Ventura College (CC – CA): Ventura College has an assistant opening attached to a full-time Kinesiology instructor vacancy. Must have Masters degree in Kinesiology or related subject. The position is geared toward a candidate with offensive Coordinator experience, tremendous organization and leadership ability. Interested applicants can apply via this link. No phone calls please.

    Kent State: Per source, Mark Spencer will be Kent State’s new running backs coach. The move was first reported by SI.

    Albany: Head coach Greg Gattuso has announced a number of adjustments to his staff. Among the additions to the staff for 2015 are Jay Foster (DBs), Nate Byham (TEs), and Dave Plungas (defensive assistant). Defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Bernard Clark has added the title of associate head coach, Aaron Smith has added pass game coordinator responsibilities, former director of operations Jeff Ditman has been promoted to special teams coordinator, and Harry Traylor moves into the director of operations role.

    NY Jets: The Jets and new head coach Todd Bowles have now formally announced the additions of Steve Marshall (OL), Kevin Patullo (QBs) and Marcel Shipp (RBs). The rest of his staff is as follows; Chan Gailey (OC), Kacy Rodgers (DC), Bobby April (STC), Pepper Johnson (DL), Mike Caldwell (ILBs), Mark Collins (OLBs), Joe Danna (DBs), Karl Dorrell (WRs).

    Chowan (D-II – NC): Chowan has an immediate opening for an assistant coach (LBs). This is a full-time (12-month) position that will report to the head football coach and will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of the University’s intercollegiate football program. Preferences include collegiate coaching experience (or other significant coaching experiences) working with linebackers and longsnappers, experience recruiting Southeastern states as well as video breakdown, analysis and editing with Hudl. Salary range is low to mid $30s with benefits and retirement. Start date will be as soon as possible. Bachelor degree required, Masters preferred. Forward application materials (cover letter, resume and references) to defensive coordinator Devan Hill at HillD@Chowan.Edu. Please, no phone calls.

    Denver Broncos: Tight ends coach Clancy Barone has been moved to offensive line and former Texans and Bears linebackers coach Reggie Herring has been announced as linebackers coach.

    Chicago Bears: The Bears have announced they’ve reached an agreement with Clint Hurtt to coach outside linebackers. He was the team’s assistant defensive line coach in 2014.

    NY Jets: The Jets have named Brian Heimerdinger director of player personnel. Heimerdinger is 28 and one of the youngest known evaluators in that type of position according to Albert Breer.

    UC Davis: Per source, Winona State (D-II – MN) co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach David Braun is joining the UC Davis staff.

    Oakland: The Raiders have now announced the additions of Bobby Johnson (TEs), Rob Moore (WRs), Bernie Parmalee (RBs), and Tracy Smith (assistant special teams).

    Presentation (NAIA – SD): Head coach Andy Carr has added the title of assistant athletic director and Mike Budziszewski, who has spent the last three seasons as the offensive coordinator, has added the title of assistant head coach.

    Cornell (D-III – IA): Cornell College in Mount Vernon, IA invites applications for a part-time assistant football coach. For details, including how to apply, please visit this link.

    Duke: David Cutcliffe has promoted graduate assistant Matt Guerrieri to a to-be-determined full-time assistant coaching position. Guerrieri has worked with Duke’s safeties for the past two seasons.

    Rhodes College (D-III – TN): Rhodes College is looking to schedule a home and home series for Sept 5th 2015 and Sept. 3rd 2016 (1st week of NCAA designated season). If interested, please contact Head Football Coach Dan Gritti at grittid@rhodes.edu or call 901.843.3455.

    Denver Broncos: The Broncos have agreed to terms with Reggie Herring to coach the team’s linebackers.

    Pittsburgh: The University of Pittsburgh is looking for an on-field defensive grad assistant with prior FBS experience working with defensive line or linebackers. Update> Pitt is no longer accepting resumes for this position. Thank you for your overwhelming interest.

    Central College (D-III – IA): Central College is looking for an offensive coordinator. Must be able to serve as assistant coordinator for football summer camp activities, assist in fundraising, serve as event manager. Bachelor’s required, Master’s preferred. Prefer four years of coaching experience with knowledge of pass game strategies and experience working with quarterbacks. Send resume, cover letter, and references to coach McMartin at mcmartinj@central.edu.

    Indianapolis Colts: Rob Chudzinski has been named associate head coach with the Colts and they have extended his contract. Chud and Lane Kiffin had reportedly been the two names at the top of Jim Tomsula’s list for offensive coordinator of the 49ers.

    Lebanon Valley College (D-III – PA): Per source, Lebanon HS (PA) defensive coordinator Frank Isenberg will be the new offensive line coach.

    Baldwin Wallace (D-III – OH): Offensive line coach Ryan Crow has been promoted to offensive coordinator.

    UC Davis: Per source, Indiana University Pennsylvania (D-II) running backs coach / recruiting coordinator Jim Chapin has accepted the running backs job at UC Davis.

    NY Jets: According to the Tampa Bay Times, former Tennessee Titans assistant receivers coach Kevin Patullo will join the staff as quarterbacks coach.

    Denver Broncos: Wade Phillips is in Denver today to interview for the defensive coordinator job, according to Ed Werder.

    Toronto Argonauts (CFL): As we reported last Friday, the Argos have now officially named Jonathan Himebauch their new offensive line / assistant head coach.