Thursday August 27, 2015
Limestone (D-II – SC): The coaching staff at Limestone is complete. Jared Powers, who served as head coach at North Port HS (FL) last season, will coach the offensive line and serve as recruiting coordinator, Titus Graham will be the assistant defensive backs coach, Jeff Clark will be the assistant linebackers coach, Roger Crowe will serve as special teams coordinator / assistant wide receivers coach, and Dwyan Luckey will handle the running backs.
University of Rochester (D-III – NY): Per source, former Allegheny College (D-III – PA) offensive coordinator Travis Gillespie has joined the staff and will coach the linebackers.
The 11 Most Effective Open Field Tackling Drills: X&O Labs’ research shows that 32 percent of open field tackles are missed. It’s the highest missed tackle rate among all types of potential tackles and X&O Labs found the deficiencies fall into three main problem areas: defenders come to balance too early on the ball carrier, defenders lose leverage as force players and defenders overrun cutback angles. In this week’s troubleshooting series, X&O Labs combed through the annals of their database to find the eleven most effective drills in eliminating these problem areas. It’s a culmination of how various coaches are teaching their defenders to close space and make tackles in the open field in one-on-one situations. These drills range from the NFL through the high school level and can be implemented in your program this afternoon to solve the open field tackle predicament. See X&O Labs’ Open Field Tackling Drills Here.
MidAmerica Nazarene (NAIA – KS): Per source, Ashford Collins is coaching the running backs at MidAmerica Nazarene.
Wednesday August 26, 2015
Wilmington College (D-III – OH): Per source, offensive intern Andrew Esposito has resigned for personal reasons.
SiriusXM: Lou Holtz has signed as analyst for college football and golf.
Fordham (FCS – NY): Fordham University is looking for a guarantee game with a FBS opponent in 2019. Available dates are 8/31/19, 9/14/19 and 9/21/19. Please email Greg Marmaros at [email protected] if interested.
Cal: Former Chicago Bear Andre Carter is joining Sonny Dykes’ staff as a graduate assistant.
Tuesday August 25, 2015
St. Louis Rams: Former Mizzou wide receiver Bud Sasser has been announced as an external football affairs coordinator.
Rutgers: NJ.com is reporting that Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood is being investigated by the university related to “an email Flood allegedly sent from a personal account to a faculty member…regarding the status of Nadir Barnwell. The junior cornerback is reportedly in danger of being deemed academically ineligible.” NJ.com reports that Flood “could face suspension or firing because of impermissible contact” with the faculty member”. Flood has called the report an insult to his integrity. More on this here.
Arizona State: Offensive graduate assistant Josh Martin has been promoted to assistant coach, replacing running backs coach Bo Graham. Kenny Dillingham will transition into the grad assistant role that Martin had been filling.
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Monday August 24, 2015
Arizona State: Running backs coach Bo Graham has resigned. SI initially reported it and FootballScoop has confirmed. Update: Arizona State has now confirmed that Graham has resigned. Multiple folks are reporting that Graham’s resignation is not related to any NCAA matters.
Fairmont State (D-II – WV): Per source, former Millersville (D-II – PA) interim head coach / defensive coordinator Ron Rankin has joined the Fairmont State staff.
Feather River (CC – CA): Feather River CC is looking to hire an assistant football coach. The position is coaching on the defense with preference give to those with linebacker or defensive back experience. Duties may include assisting in football operations, recruiting, academic monitoring, practice organization, video editing, and other team related activities. Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of experience or the equivalent is required for the coaching stipend of $9,500 paid over 10-months. (Aug 1st to May 31st, prorated dependent on start date). Teaching opportunities are also available in COLL 320/Supervised Tutoring for those who are qualified. Full descriptions & applications available at frc.edu/humanresources. Position is available immediately.
Sunday August 23, 2015
USC: Steve Sarkisian and Pat Haden have issued an apology for Sark’s “inappropriate language” at a Trojans booster event Saturday night.