Sunday January 24, 2015
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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.
Hendrick Motorsports: Hendrick Motorsports, a leading NASCAR Motorsports operation, is currently seeking an experienced, highly motivated Pit Coach. The candidate should have demonstrated expertise in exercise techniques and a strong knowledge of physical training methods to produce maximum performance results. The ideal candidate must have experience in a collegiate or professional sports coaching environment with the ability to manage, motivate, and lead others while working within an extremely fast paced environment. In addition, the successful candidate will have extensive knowledge and experience planning, implementing and evaluating all aspects of the pit crew practice. This position is responsible for creating, tracking, and updating individual and team goals on a weekly basis, as well as the development and professional growth of the pit performers. The successful candidate will have experience in practice plan development, equipment development and maintenance. Position requires strong communication, flexible work schedule, the ability to travel extensively and an excellent ability to implement and execute strategies. Requirements: Bachelors required, 4 years of experience in a high performance coaching position, extensive travel on short notice, knowledge of video editing systems, prior pit crew or college/pro experience preferred. All candidate must apply directly to the position posting on www.hendrickmotorsports.com. Please no calls, emails or in-person inquires. Please no inquiries or submittals from professional recruiters or recruiting firms. At this time, we are only accepting applications for direct candidates.
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.
Australian Future Stars Program: We are looking for high school and college coaches to come down to Australia in June to run a camp with the 2015 Australian Future stars Program. Each coach will receive their flights, meals and accommodation plus some spending money. The camp will be held on the Gold Coast, Australia and the dates are Friday 26th June – Monday 6th July 2015. Coaches can send their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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East Los Angeles College (CC – CA): East Los Angles College is seeking applicants for offensive line coach. The position is a stipend position ($8,000) with no benefits. Please send resumes and any other pertinent materials to head coach Eric Marty at email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Wednesday January 21, 2015
Chicago Bears: Former Denver offensive coordinator Adam Gase will rejoin John Fox in Chicago in the same role, per multiple outlets.
Buffalo Bills: Anthony Lynn will join Rex Ryan’s staff as running backs coach according to Kimberly Jones of NFL Network. He’ll also have an assistant head coach title according to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York.
Missouri: Phil Pitts’ title at Missouri will be defensive analyst. Yesterday it was reported that Pitts had stepped down from the head coaching post at Helias HS (MO).
Oakland Raiders: The Raiders have hired former 49ers special teams coordinator Brad Seely as their special teams coordinator. The Raiders will also hire Marcus Robertson as defensive backs coach according to Ian Rapoport.
San Francisco 49ers: According to multiple reports, the Niners have hired former Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver as linebackers coach / senior assistant.
Delaware State (FCS): Former Louisville special teams coordinator / running backs coach Kenny Carter has been hired as the program’s new head coach. Carter spent last season at Youngstown State as passing game coordinator and c0-special teams coordinator.
Troy: Neal Brown has finalized his coaching staff as follows; Kenny Edenfield (co-OC / inside WRs), Matt Moore (co-OC / OL), Sean Reagan (QBs / RBs), Shayne Wasden (associate HC / STC / TEs), Cornelius Williams (WRs), Vic Koenning (DC / safeties), Bam Hardmon (DL), Al Pogue (CBs), Jon Sumrall (assistant HC / LBs).
Georgia: Mark Richt’s contract has been extended two years through the 2019 season, and his salary has been increased to $4 million, effective this year. Richt made $3.2 million last season.
Nebraska: Now that the hire of Tulane receivers coach Keith Williams has been announced by the school, Mike Riley’s staff at Nebraska is complete. The staff is as follows; Mark Banker (DC), Hank Hughes (DL), Trent Bray (LBs), Charlton Warren (DBs), Bruce Read (STC), Danny Longsdorf (OC), Reggie Davis (RBs), Keith Williams (WRs), and Mike Cavanaugh (OL).
Troy: Jamaal Smith, who served as DFO for the past 18 months, has transitioned to the position of director of player development.
Pitt: Pit has now formally announced the hire of Purdue receivers coach Kevin Sherman, thus completing Pat Narduzzi’s first staff. To recap his hires; Jim Chaney (OC), Josh Conklin (DC), Kevin Sherman (WRs), John Peterson (OL), Tim Salem (TEs), Andre Powell (RBs / STC), Tom Sims (DL), Rob Harley (LBs), and Renaldo Hill (CBs) .
Simpson College (D-III – IA): Simpson College seeks applications for a full-time Assistant Football Coach. This position will be responsible for assisting with all coaching responsibilities, which may include, but not be limited to: recruitment of qualified student- athletes; organization and preparation of practice; budget management; fund raising; community involvement; and compliance with college, conference (IIAC) and NCAA rules. The successful candidate must be willing to travel and a have valid driver’s license. B.A. required, M.A. preferred Send letter of application, resume with a list of 3 professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Missouri: Per source, former Mizzou linebacker Denzel Martin has been hired as a recruiting GA with the Tigers.
Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens have hired Marty Mornhinweg to coach the quarterbacks. Mornhinweg previously served as offensive coordinator with the New York Jets.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Former Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson has been hired to coordinate the offensive in Jacksonville.
Carthage College (D-III – WI): Carthage College is seeking applicants for an offensive graduate assistant. The position includes a $5,000 stipend and free graduate school. Room and board is not included. Experience playing or coaching the wide receiver position is preferred. The successful candidate will coach his own position and have his own recruiting area. Start date is ASAP. Please email resume and references to head coach Mike Yeager at email@example.com. No phone calls please.
VMI: Lafayette College (FCS – PA) defensive assistant / defensive line coach Mike Saint Germain has accepted a position at VMI, per source.
North Carolina: Per source, former Nebraska defensive coordinator John Papuchis is in the process of joining the UNC staff. We hear that he will coach the defensive backs.
Chattanooga: Per source, Shawn Bryson has been hired to coach the running backs, and former Tennessee Titan defensive lineman Tony Brown has been added to the staff as an assistant defensive line coach.
Malone (D-II – OH): Malone University is seeking applications for a graduate assistant position on defense. The positions require a highly motivated person to assist with the implementation of practices, evaluation of student athletes, off and on campus recruiting, scouting and other duties assigned by the head football coach. This is an 11 month position that includes housing, tuition waiver, stipend and some board. Malone University is an evangelical Christian liberal arts college associated with the Friends Church whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations. Applicants need to send a cover letter, resume, statement of faith, and 3 names of references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indianapolis Colts: The Colts are blocking offensive assistant Rob Chudzinski from all requests from other teams as long as he is under contract, per Ian Rapoport. Chud had been mentioned as an offensive coordinator candidate at a number of places. Update > Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Dispatch notes that Chud’s contract with the Colts expires next week.
McNeese State: Per source, Eman Naghavi, who spent the last two seasons as an offensive line grad assistant at Texas, will be the new offensive line coach at McNeese State.
Malone (D-II – OH): Malone University is looking to fill an open date the week of October 31st, 2015. Looking for a home game, can offer meal, reduced hotel and tickets to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also looking to fill open date September 3rd, 2016 and September 2nd, 2017. Willing to do home and home. Contact Director of Football Operations Caleb Norrick at email@example.com for inquires. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!
Southwestern (NAIA – KS): Brad Griffin, who spent the past 10 seasons as the defensive coordinator at William Penn (NAIA – IA), has been announced as the new head coach.
Cleveland Browns: The Browns will hire former Raiders quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo as their offensive coordinator, per Alex Marvez.
Malone (D-II – OH): Malone University is looking to hire three non-coaching interns for the spring of 2015. The positions will include offensive assistant, defensive assistant and administrative assistant. Duties include assiting in practice, workouts, film breakdown, overall offensive/defensive scheme. Administrative duties include film, practice organization and assisting in day to day operations. THESE ARE VOLUNTEER POSITIONS THAT START IMMEDIETLEY. Compensation could include a reference for future opportunities within the coaching profession. Interested candidates should email resume and references to Caleb Norrick at firstname.lastname@example.org. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!
Adrian College (D-III – MI): Adrian College is looking to fill a home and home on November 2nd, 2017 and November 8th, 2018. Please contact Harry Bailey via email email@example.com if interested.
Cincinnati Bengals: The Bengals have informed defensive backs coach Vance Joseph that he will not be allowed to break his contract. Joseph had been a candidate to join Gary Kubiak’s staff in Denver as defensive coordinator.
Denver Broncos: The Broncos have hired former Chicago Bears special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis to coordinate their special teams.
Jacksonville Jaguars: With the addition of Doug Marrone as assistant head coach of offense / offensive line coach, Luke Butkus will stay on as assistant offensive line coach.
Rutgers: Multiple outlets are reporting that former Paramus Catholic HS (NJ) head coach Chris Partridge is expected to join the Rutgers recruiting staff. Partridge stepped down at Paramus Catholic announced his resignation at the team banquet earlier this week to “pursue college opportunities”.
Arizona Cardinals: Alex Marvez is reporting that Bruce Arians is working on a deal to add longtime Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau to the Arizona staff as linebackers coach.
Chicago Bears: Ian Rapoport is reporting that former Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase will interview for the offensive coordinator job under John Fox today.
Birmingham Southern (D-III – AL): Jim Stomps, who coached the H-backs last season at Birmingham Southern, has been hired as the new head coach at Christ’s Church Academy (Jacksonville, FL).
Cleveland Browns: The Browns have interviewed St. Louis quarterbacks coach Frank Cignetti for the offensive coordinator job, according to Ian Rapoport.