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  • Tuesday November 25, 2014


    Benedict College (D-II – SC): Head coach James Woody has been released from his contract per the University. “A national search” will begin immediately.

    Jackson State (FCS – MS): Defensive coordinator Derrick Burroughs will not return to the staff, per source.

    Four finalists have been named for Defensive Coordinator of the Year.

    Millsaps College (D-III – MS): Millsaps College is seeking a restricted earnings defensive assistant football coach. The applicant must be motivated hard working and willing to learn. The position will include coaching defensive backs and will require some video responsibility as well as other jobs assigned by the head coach or defensive coordinator. The successful candidate will be responsible for a recruiting area. This position is a 10 month contract with no benefits paying $7,500 and housing is included. The job will start on Monday February 2nd, 2015. All interviews will take place at this year’s AFCA Convention; candidates must be able to interview during the AFCA convention January 10th-January 12th in Louisville, KY. Please send resume’s to No phone calls.

    Florida: Pat Dooley, long-time Gainesville reporter who has the best feel for what is happening at Florida, writes this morning that none of Brian Kelly, Bob Stoops or Mike Gundy will be the next head coach at Florida. If you saw our mailbag from Friday you heard the same from Scott.

    Take a look at the books that coaches say you should be reading this offseason

    Murray State (FCS – KY): Per source, defensive coordinator Dennis Therrell will not return next season.

    University of Redlands (D-III – CA): The University of Redlands (DIII-CA) is looking to fill an open date, preferably 9/12/2015 or will consider 9/5/2015. This date can either be home or away. All interested DIII programs please contact Joey Mariani at

    Louisiana College (D-III): Louisiana College is looking to fill an open date for either 9/12/2015 or 10/24/15 with a Division III or NAIA opponent. Looking for a 2 year agreement with 2015 being a HOME game for Louisiana College. Please email Clay Matchett at if interested.

  • Monday November 24, 2014


    Alabama State (FCS): The school has now announced that the board of trustees has voted to not renew the contract of Reggie Barlow. Associate head coach / offensive line coach Antonio Bradford has been named interim head coach.

    Youngstown State (FCS – OH): Eric Wolford will be bought out of his contract per sources. We have been told that it is a $100,000 buyout. Brett McMurphy first reported the news this evening. Coaches are telling us to expect the new head coach to have direct ties to Youngstown State president (and former head coach) Jim Tressel. Read more here.

    Texas Southern (FCS): Per source, running backs coach Lewis Tillman and defensive line coach David Geralds will not return.

    Finalists have been announced for Offensive Coordinator of the Year.

    Puget Sound (D-III – WA): Puget Sound invites applications for the full time position of offensive assistant coach. The successful candidates will be heavily involved in game planning and film work (HUDL) and be responsible to put together the offensive game plan each week along with head coach. The successful candidate will also be expected to help recruit, retain, and graduate academically successful student-athletes to the University of Puget Sound. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to overall departmental philosophy which might include teaching classes or be involved in other administrative duties. Apply online at No phone calls please.

    Norfolk State (FCS – VA): Head coach Pete Adrian has announced his retirement. The University has begun a search… All of the current assistants’ contract expire at the end of December. Running backs coach Paul Macklin and defensive line coach Mark Thurston will lead the program until a new head coach is identified.

    University of Redlands (D-III – CA): The University of Redlands is taking applications for an offensive football graduate assistant. Primary responsibilities include coaching a position group, recruiting, coordinating all video as it applies to practice, games and highlights, and other duties as assigned. Bachelor’s degree and admission to one of the University of Redlands graduate programs is required. Tuition remission for graduate school, a monthly stipend, and meal plan are provided. Please email a cover letter, resume, an unofficial copy of college transcripts, and a reference list to: Jim Good, Associate Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator at

    Luther College (D-III – IA): Per source, defensive coordinator Paul Hoffman will not be returning.

    Northwestern Oklahoma State (D-II): Northwestern Oklahoma State University is seeking candidates for the following full-time positions in our Football program: Defensive Coordinator, Offensive Line Coach, and Defensive Secondary Coach. Northwestern is in Year 3 Candidacy for membership in NCAA DII and a member of the Great American Conference. Master’s Degree in Heath/Sports Science or Physical Education is preferred. Collegiate coaching experience is required. Northwestern is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants should provide a signed NWOSU Job Application form for Professional Positions along with resume to: Tami Cooper at

    Olivet Nazarene (NAIA – IL): We understand that defensive backs / special teams coordinator Steve Wilt is retiring. Wilt has been coaching for 49 seasons. Enjoy your retirement coach. You will be missed.

    See all the 2014-2015 head coaching changes here

    VMI (FCS): Head coach Sparky Woods’ contract has not been extended and he will not return. “The search for a successor will begin immediately.” VMI went 2-10 this season, 1-6 in the SoCon.

    Northern Colorado (FCS): Per source, head coach Earnest Collins Jr. is expected to return.

    Wagner (FCS – NY): Head coach Walt Hameline will retire as head coach today according to Jim Waggoner of He will remain on as athletics director, a position he has held since 1982. Hameline won a school-record 223 games in 34 seasons and stands 49th on the NCAA’s all-time wins list. Associate head coach/offensive coordinator Jason Houghtaling will be named head coach on Tuesday, a move that has been in the works since he returned to the staff in January after spending a year as Cornell’s offensive coordinator.

    West Texas A&M (D-II): West Texas A&M is looking to fill an open date for 10/3/2015. HOME game versus a D-II opponent (possible home/home arrangement). Interested programs can contact Mike Nesbitt at or 806-651-4413

    Morehead State (FCS – KY): Morehead State has multiple openings for volunteers to work in non-coaching positions for the Spring of 2015.

    Maryland: Per source, assistant director of operations & recruiting Ryan Steinberg has accepted a position with the NCAA.

    National Preps: National Preps is the leading college football scouting service with over 170 college clients, BCS to D3. Our mission to help streamline, identify, filter the identification process of prospects for our colleges by providing the best content available. We provide contact info, academic info, athletic info, facebook links, twitter links and evaluations / ratings. National Preps will be hiring 2 positions, with anticipated start date in the February / March / April time frame. Job role will include but not limited to: assisting in all facets of the success of National Preps, responsibility of scouting a geographic area, database management, administrative tasks, sales to colleges, hosting showcases and anything else that is critical to our success. Priority will be given to applicants that have played college football or have HS / college football coaching experience or have worked in the recruiting department at a college football program. Compensation:  12 month contract. $12,000 to $20,000 base. Percentage of Showcases you host in your areas. End of year bonus. Total Compensation will be between $15,000 to $40,000. DIRECTOR OF CAROLINAS SCOUTING – Responsible for scouting North Carolina, South Carolina and Eastern Tennessee. Candidate must live in one of these states, ideally in the Raleigh area. DIRECTOR OF GULF COAST SCOUTING – Responsible for scouting Louisiana, Mississippi and western Tennessee. Candidate must live in one of these states, ideally in the New Orleans area. Please me resumes to with 3 references. Will have phone interviews over the Christmas holiday with in person interviews at the AFCA Convention. We will be at Booth 925.

    Modesto Junior College (CA): Sam Young has stepped down after posting a 93-67 record in 15 seasons as head coach.

    Columbia (FCS – NY): Head coach Pete Mangurian just completed his third season as head coach of the Lions. In his first season, the team won three games. In these latest two seasons, the team has not won a game. Columbia currently does not have an athletic director. The President of the University has announced that he has hired Rick Taylor as an outside consultant to review and recommend ways the University can improve their football program and to help with the search for a new athletic director. Alrighty then.

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    Florida Tech (D-II): Florida Tech is looking to fill an open date for 9/12/14. Need a Home game versus a D-II opponent or would consider an NAIA game. Will pay guarantee. Interested programs can contact Steve Englehart at or 321-674-8230.

  • Sunday November 23, 2014

    Youngstown State (FCS – OH): Per source, “the board” will meet tomorrow to discuss head coach Eric Wolford’s future with the program. Youngstown finished 7-5 this season, Wolford’s fifth as head coach. They have averaged 7 wins over each of the last four seasons.

    Nicholls State (FCS – LA): Tim Rebowe’s contract is a four-year deal worth $130,000 annually, per the Daily Comet.

    Waldorf College (NAIA – IA): Per source, defensive backs coach Kendall Lacey will not return to the staff.

    Central Methodist (NAIA – MO): Central Methodist is looking for applicants for their vacant offensive coordinator position. A Bachelors degree and college coaching and recruiting experience are required; a Masters degree is preferred. Must have a valid driver license and be able to gain and maintain CMU driving approval. Candidates should submit an application, cover letter, and resume to Human Resources at

    Michigan: Interim AD Jim Hackett will be making the key decisions going forward. An update on what changed in the past few days. 

    Missouri State (FCS): Yesterday was Terry Allen’s final game as head coach at Missouri State. Following their 38-24 loss to Northern Iowa, Allen told reporters that this was his final game after nine years as head coach of the Bears. The Bears finished 4-8 this season.

    Florida: Dabo Swinney was asked about the Florida job on Saturday and responded in total Dabo fashion.

  • Saturday November 22, 2014

    Florida: Defensive coordinator DJ Durkin will coach the team in their bowl game.

    Alabama State (FCS): This saga is honestly sad to watch play out so publicly. Yesterday the Alabama State Board of Trustees “voted to take back” head coach Reggie Barlow’s new three year extension that he and the president of the university signed a few months ago (which was awaiting the traditional rubber stamp from the board of trustees). Sounds like today’s game against Stillman could very well be coach Barlow’s final game as head coach of the Hornets.

  • Friday November 21, 2014


    Indiana: Earlier in the week Thayer Evans and Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated put out an article stating that they expected Kevin Wilson to be fired at the end of the season. Athletic director Fred Glass was very supportive of Kevin Wilson today saying that the program is resoundingly headed in the right direction. Sources tell us that Glass is frequently around the football team and has consistently been supportive. It is our belief that Wilson has another year to demonstrate continued advancement of the program. As always, we’ll keep you posted.

    Olivet Nazarene (NAIA – IL): Olivet Nazarene University is seeking to fill a full-time staff position. Qualified candidates must have a graduate degree and have previous coaching and leadership experience that well represents their ability to be successful at the NAIA level. Compensation will be based on previous coaching experience. Responsibilities will be based on how the best qualified candidate’s strengths and experience intersect with those skill sets already on staff. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest that specifically details their football experience as well as demonstrates how their active and intentional Christian faith intertwines with their coaching ability. This letter should be sent with a resume and references to Brian Fish at No phone calls please.

    Scott gives an update on each of the 5 FBS openings in today’s mailbag

    Nicholls State (FCS – LA): Nicholls has now officially named Tim Rebowe their new head coach. Rebowe will continue to coach the safeties at ULL through their bowl game, per The Daily Advertiser.

    Fort Hays State (D-II – KS): Fort Hays State invites applications for the position of assistant football coach (offensive coordinator) . This position is a non- tenure track-12 month position – salary commensurate with experience. Coaching experience at the collegiate level preferred. Bachelor’s Degree required. Please submit a letter of application, resume, and five references who may be contacted to: Chris Brown, Chair, Head Football Coach at All e-mailed resumes must be followed by hard copies in the mail including transcripts. Appointment date will be as soon as viable candidate is identified.

    See all of the 2014-2015 head coaching changes

    Dodge City (CC – KS): Dodge City Community College, a member of the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference, is now accepting applications for a Defensive Line Coach. This is a full time position that includes a competitive salary and benefits. Responsibilities will include any and all duties conducive with coaching and managing a position group within competitive college football program. The qualified candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree and a valid driver’s license. Interested candidates should email a letter of application, resume, and at least 3 references to Head Football Coach Gary Thomas at Looking to fill immediately. No phone calls please.

    Take a look at the touching letter that Linfield College (D-III – OR) head coach Joe Smith penned to his fallen player

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    Fort Hays State (D-II – KS): Fort Hays State invites applications for the position of Assistant Football Coach (Offense).This position is a non-tenure track-12 month position – salary commensurate with experience. Bachelor’s Degree required. Please submit a letter of application, resume, and five references who may be contacted to: Chris Brown, Chair, Head Football Coach, Department of Athletics, Fort Hays State University to All e-mailed resumes must be followed by hard copies in the mail including transcripts. Appointment date will be as soon as viable candidate is identified.