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  • Friday April 17, 2015

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    N.C. State: Athletics director Debbie Yow has signed a two-year contract extension (through July 2019) at $690,000 a year.

    NCAA: The NCAA announced its Division I Football Oversight Committee, comprised of the following – Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby (chair), Miami AD Blake James, Colgate AD Vicky Chun, Big South commissioner Kyle Kallander, Arizona State AD Ray Anderson, Georgia head coach Mark Richt, MAC commissioner Jon Steinbrecher, Northern Arizona AD Lisa Campos, UCF AD Michael Todd Stansbury, Conference USA senior associate commissioner Alfred White, Nebraska AD Shawn Eichorst and a to-be-determined student-athlete. Non-voting members include AFCA executive director Grant Teaff, Tennessee Tech AD Mark Wilson (FCS chair), Texas Tech faculty athletics rep Brian Shannon and an additional to-be-determined student-athlete.

    Ole Miss: Ole Miss has extended AD Ross Bjork’s contract through 2019, the longest extension allowed by Mississippi state law. He’ll earn a $650,000 annual salary with up to $100,000 in bonuses.

    Concordia (D-III – Chicago, IL): Concordia University Chicago has an opening for an entry level wide receiver coach. The position will pay a stipend in the Fall 2015. Graduate classes and housing will be added to the stipend beginning in the Spring Semester of 2016. Candidates must have collegiate playing experience at WR/QB or have coached WR’s at the high school level. Successful candidates must also be admissible to the graduate school programs at CUC (3.0 or higher GPA in your undergraduate classes), clear all universities background checks and have a valid driver’s license. Please e-mail resume and 3 references to offensive coordinator Jim Kiernan at james.kiernan@cuchicago.edu.

    Elmhurst (D-III – IL): Head coach Ron Planz has announced the promotions of Mike Heffernan and Kristopher Norton and a change of duties for assistant coach Nathan Bell. Heffernan is moving from OL coach / run game coordinator to offensive coordinator and Norton (who was a part-time assistant coaching the WRs last year) will now coach the quarterbacks and serve as pass game coordinator. Bell spent last season as the special teams coordinator and defensive backs coach and will coach the defensive line.

    Missouri State: As we told you yesterday Missouri State wide receivers coach John Egorugwu has taken a position with the Baltimore Ravens, and Missouri State has now posted the job. We understand the position will work with the tight ends and special teams. See the full job description, and apply here. The program has requested that no phone calls for the position be placed.

    Southern Miss: The Southern Miss football video department is looking to hire a grad assistant for the fall of 2015. See full details on The Ops Scoop.

    Arizona Christian (NAIA – Phoenix, AZ): Arizona Christian University is looking for a home game in 2015 – open dates 9/12, 9/19, or 11/12. We will not offer a guarantee. Looking for an NAIA/Div 3 opponent. If interested email donnie.yantis@arizonachristian.edu. We are also looking for home and home games in 2016-2017 with many open dates early in season.

  • Thursday April 16, 2015

    Reinhardt (NAIA – GA): Head coach Danny Cronic has announced he is retiring. Reinhardt has promoted offensive coordinator Drew Cronic to head coach.

    St. Thomas (D-III – MN): University of St Thomas is looking for a game vs. a DIII, NAIA or DI-FCS opponent for week 2 of 2016-2017 (9/10/16 & 9/9/17). Details as far as home and home and possibility of paying expenses can be discussed via email or phone. Contact Glenn Caruso at caruso@stthomas.edu or 651.962.5908.

    Baltimore Ravens: Per source, Missouri State WRs coach John Egorugwu has accepted a position with the Ravens.

    Missouri State: At Missouri State, we hear they plan to adjust the staff to fill Egorugwu’s receivers position and will be seeking to hire a tight ends / special teams coordinator. No phone calls are being accepted. We hear the job will officially be posted tomorrow and we will provide a link at that time. Candidates are discouraged from calling to inquire.

    Miami (OH): Chuck Martin has promoted offensive grad assistant Israel “Izzy” Woolfork to running backs coach. Woolfork worked with the team’s receivers last season.

    Mercyhurst (D-II – PA): We’ve been told that former Fordham (FCS – NY) running backs coach Tim Zetts has been hired to coach the quarterbacks at Mercyhurst.

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    Lyons College (NAIA – AR): Derrick Lucas has joined the staff as running backs coach and will also oversee the kickers, punters, snappers, holders and returners. Lucas coached the running backs at Bethel (NAIA – KS) last season.

    Tennessee State: Nick Davison has been promoted from grad assistant to defensive ends coach / recruiting coordinator.

    Cal Poly: Head coach Tim Walsh has announced the addition of three coaches in Terrence Brown (assistant secondary), Dorian Keller (TEs), and James Emma (assistant LBs). Brown was a corner at Stanford from 2009-2012, Keller is a former University of San Diego wide receiver, and Emma spent the last two years as an assistant defensive line coach at Cal Lutheran.

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    Tennessee: The University of Tennessee is seeking to fill a quality control position working with the receivers. Seeking applicants who have coached, or served as a grad assistant working with, receivers in the past. Please send resume and references to director of player personnel Bob Welton at Bob.Welton@utk.edu.

    Georgia: Per source, former Creekside HS (Fairburn, GA) head coach Olten Downs has joined the UGA staff in a defensive quality control role.

    Susquehanna (D-III – PA): Susquehanna University seeks an assistant football coach (assistant LBs). Preferred candidates will have prior experience playing or coaching. Candidates will be responsible for coaching their own position group, on the road recruiting in a specific area, film editing/breakdown (HUDL), and all other duties assigned by the head football coach. A Bachelor’s degree and valid driver’s license is required. Salary will be $6,000. No housing or meals included. Interested candidates should apply through the website via this link. No phone calls please.

    Central Washington (D-II): CWU now has an open date October 31st, 2015. Would prefer a home game but open to all possibilities at any level. Contact head coach Ian Shoemaker at shoemakeri@cwu.edu.

    Methodist University (D-III – NC): Carroll University (D-III – WI) running backs grad assistant Jaren Maybin has accepted the running backs job at Methodist, per source.

    North Carolina Central (FCS): TC Taylor has been named co-offensive coordinator  QBs coach, DC Granville Eastman has added the assistant HC title, and OL coach Jason Onyebuagu has added the run game coordinator title on the NCCU staff.

  • Wednesday April 15, 2015

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    Lock Haven (D-II – PA): Lock Haven has hired Urbana (D-II – OH) head coach Dave Taynor as their new head coach. Taynor led the Urbana program from NAIA to D-II and he is the winningest coach in Urbana history.

    Northwestern: Per source, Northwestern has added a number of recruiting assistants to their staff, including former Southern University tight ends coach Justin Poindexter, former Alabama recruiting assistant Steven Pursley and former Towson assistant recruiting coordinator Steve Schrum.

    Virginia State (D-II): Virginia State, a HBCU and member of the CIAA conference, is in search of two graduate assistants. One position on offense and one position on defense. Applicants must apply and gain admission to the graduate school program at Virginia State. Please forward resumes and references to vsutrojanfb@gmail.com. No phone calls or texts.

    Wyoming: Wyoming is no longer accepting applicants for their director of player personnel / assistant director of recruiting position. Thank you for the overwhelming interest.

    Stevenson (D-III – MD): The offensive coordinator position is open at Stevenson and the school is accepting applicants. For full consideration, please apply via the Human Resources website here. No phone calls please.

    College of the Canyons (CC – CA): College of the Canyons is looking for offensive & defensive interns to work the 2015 football season. The intern positions will start in June and are unpaid, volunteer positions with NO MEAL PLAN and NO HOUSING. However, volunteers have in some cases been promoted to stipend positions. The volunteers will assist with a position group on offense/defense and help with film breakdown. Interested candidates should email their resume to coach Corbet at Daniel.Corbet@Canyons.edu.

    Saint Vincent (D-III – PA): Saint Vincent College seeks two INTERN POSITION football coaches, one DEFENSIVE BACKS coach, and one DEFENSIVE LINE coach. Stipend for these positions are $8,000-$9,000 each. These coaches will be responsible for coaching their position, film-breakdown, scouting reports, recruiting, and other duties as assigned by the Head Coach. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to lorrie.quadro@stvincent.edu. Minority coaches are strongly encouraged to apply. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Computer and Hudl proficiency also preferred. Prior coaching or playing experience at college or high school level.

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    Malone (D-II-OH): Longtime Walsh defensive coordinator Fred Thomas has joined the Malone staff. He will work with the secondary and assist with game-planning and scheme.

  • Tuesday April 14, 2015

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    Please join us in keeping Marshall defensive tackles coach J.C. Price and his family in your prayers as he recovers from a corrective heart surgery. We understand that coach Price is currently doing well in recovery.

    Blinn (JC – TX): Blinn has promoted offensive line coach Chuck Parsons to offensive coordinator.

    Illinois: Director of alumni and former player relations Juice Williams is leaving the staff, per Matt Wettersten.

    Millsaps (D-III – MS): Millsaps College is looking for volunteer coaches for the 2015 football season. These positions are strictly volunteer and the candidates should be local. Candidates will be considered for offense and defense. If interested please email Jason Guthrie with a letter of interest and resume to guthrjs@millsaps.edu. Local applicants are encouraged and no phone calls please.

    Clarion (D-II – PA): Stevenson University (D-III – MD) offensive coordinator / receivers coach Jesse Correll has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Clarion, per source.

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    Tennessee: Pass game coordinator / wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni and running backs / recruiting coordinator coach Robert Gillespie have both received $50,000 raises as part of their new deals, taking their annual salaries to $355,000 per the Knoxville News Sentinel. New offensive coordinator Mike DeBord signed a two-year deal worth $500,000 per year. The rest of the salaries are as follows; DC John Jancek ($520,000), LBs coach Tommy Thigpen ($405,000), DBs coach Willie Martinez ($380,000), DL coach Steve Stripling ($410,000), TEs coach Mark Elder ($245,000), and OL coach Don Mahoney ($365,000). In all, the returning eight members of the coaching staff received $250,000 in pay increases.

    Hiram (D-III – OH): Hiram has an opening for a volunteer assistant defensive back coach. The position has no stipend or benefits. This position will assist the head coach in all facets of the sports program including, but not limited to; helping coach the safeties and corners, and the development and implementation of individual fundamental skills. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree; working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations; strong managerial, administrative, interpersonal skills; and computer proficiency. Prior playing or coaching experience at the college/university level is preferred. Consideration will be given to northeast Ohio coaches. For confidential consideration, please email Randy Moore at moorera@hiram.edu. No phone calls please!

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    Oklahoma Panhandle State (D-II): OPSU now has an open date September 19th, 2015 (Week 3). Would prefer a home game but open to all possibilities at any level. Contact head coach Russell Gaskamp at rgaskamp@opsu.edu.

    Wisconsin-Stevens Point (D-III): UWSP is looking for multiple games in 2018 and beyond (open dates in the first four weeks). Would prefer at least a two year home and home contract. Looking for other Division III opponents. Contact head coach Tom Journell at tom.journell@uwsp.edu.

    Alderson Broaddus (D-II – WV): Alderson Broaddus is no longer accepting applicants for their vacant wide receivers job. Thank you for the overwhelming interest.

  • Monday April 13, 2015

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    Oregon State: Gary Andersen’s salary pool for his assistant coaches is about $2.64 million, according to The Oregonian. That figure is up from $2.35 million from the previous staff. All assistants received multi-year deals, and all but Kevin McGiven (who was Utah State’s offensive coordinator last year) will make more than they did in 2014. Assistant coaches salaries are as follows; Gary Andersen (6 year deal starting at $2.45 million increasing to $2.95 million in 2020), associate HC / DC Kalani Sitake ($730,008), OC Dave Baldwin ($435,000), OL coach TJ Woods ($260,000), DL coach Chad Kauha’aha’a ($250,008), LBs coach Ilaisa Tuiaki ($250,008), QBs coach Kevin McGiven ($185,004), WRs coach Brent Brennan ($185,264), DBs coach Derrick Odum ($180,000), RBs coach Telly Lockette ($170,004). Here’s the story, including Andersen’s incentives.

    UNLV: Per source, Tony Sanchez has hired Arizona graphic designer Drew Jennison as recruiting coordinator.

    Ohio State: Urban Meyer has received a contract extension through 2020 that will pay him an average of $6.5 million a year. Meyer made $4.5 million last season and will make $5.8 million in 2015. Here’s the story.

    Details on John Chavis’ contract at Texas A&M have been released

    Nichols College (D-III – MA): Nichols College is looking for an offensive skill position (WRs or QBs). The position pays $3,000 and Graduate classes. No housing included. Please email resumes to David.kaizer@nichols.edu if interested. No phone calls please.

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    Arizona Western (CC): Arizona Western is looking for game this fall 2015. A home game is preferred with compensation (meals, hotel). Open date: August 22nd. Please contact Tom Minnick at 928-446-7282 or e-mail at Thomas.minnick@azwestern.edu if interested.

    Alfred State (D-III – NY): Jarod Dodson has been named head coach at Alfred State. Dodson most recently served as the defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach at South Dakota School of Mines, and his previous coaching stops include Old Dominion, South Dakota and Buffalo.

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    Wyoming: University of Wyoming has a full time Director of Player Personnel/Assistant Director of Recruiting opening. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, athletics personnel/recruiting experience at the NCAA Division I/II and/or NFL level is required.  This will not lead to an on field position. No phone calls.

    Concordia (D-II – St. Paul, MN): Concordia University St. Paul is looking for a volunteer / possible small stipend offensive coach to work with the tight ends. Interested applicants please email resume to assistant coach Mike Shafer at shafer@csp.edu.

    Midland (NAIA – NE): Midland University is looking to fill one graduate assistant position. The position is expected to start as soon as possible but graduate work doesn’t begin until the fall. The position includes room, board, and tuition. Defensive playing and/or coaching experience is preferred but not required. Email resume, references, and cover letter to head coach Josh Gehring at gehring@midlandu.edu.

    Wisconsin-Whitewater (D-III): UW-Whitewater is looking for games in 2017 and 2018. A home and away arrangement is preferred. Open dates: Septemeber 9, 16 and 23 in 2017 with corresponding dates September 8, 15 and 22, in 2018. Please contact John Miech at 715-630-8120 or e-mail at miechj@uww.edu if interested.

    Texas State: Texas State has an offensive grad assistant position open, working with the tight ends. - Update: Due to overwhelming interest, resumes are no longer being accepted. We thank you all for your interest and will be in touch.

    Davenport (NAIA – MI): Davenport has now officially added Greg Huster as defensive coordinator. Huster was the assistant head coach at Mount St. Joe (D-III – OH) last season, and served as the program’s defensive coordinator in 2013.

    Lou Holtz: Sports Illustrated confirmed last night that Lou Holtz & ESPN have mutually agreed to part ways.

    Michigan State: After over 30 seasons with the Spartans, head equipment coordinator Bob Knickerbocker has decided to retire. Knickerbocker held his position since 1983, and worked under six different head coaches.
    Midland University (NAIA – NE): Midland University is seeking applicants for student-assistant coaching positions. These positions are intended for individuals who are trying to finish up their undergraduate education. Individuals will receive a scholarship package covering a percentage of tuition, room, and board. Previous football coaching or playing experience is a plus but not required. Interested applicants should email defensive coordinator Michael Collins at collinsm@midlandu.edu.