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Saturday December 28, 2013

Notre Dame: Brian VanGorder will be the new defensive coordinator at Notre Dame according to Mike Garafalo and Ian Rapoport. VanGorder is currently the linebackers coach for the New York Jets. Here's what you need to know.

Georgia Southern: Sources tell us that Ivin Jasper's interview is tomorrow and that both Rhett Lashlee (Auburn) and Zach Azzanni (Tennessee) have interviewed for the head job already (along with Brent Pry). We hear an announcement should come no later than January 5th. 

Arkansas State: Now that their bowl game is over, we can confirm that Walt Bell is leaving North Carolina's staff to become co-offensive coordinator at Arkansas State. Bell made less than $100,000 per year at UNC and will reportedly make $225,000 at A-State. Bell's brother Luke Paschall will also leave UNC (grad assistant) to become wide receivers / special teams coordinator. 

Notre Dame: Brian Kelly confirmed today Notre Dame's new defensive coordinator hire will come from outside the program. Several days ago we heard the hire will be announced after the BCS National Championship. Will update...

Houston Texans: The Texans and Bill O'Brien have intensified their talks, and the two sides are "working on a deal" to make O'Brien the Texans' next head coach according to Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter of ESPN. Update: Texans owner Bob McNair said today, "The process continues. We have other interviews scheduled next week. It isn't over."

Ohio State: Ohio State is looking for two qualified offensive graduate assistants. A minimum 2.9 GPA and previous coaching/GA experience are required. The Buckeyes are also looking for an offensive skill intern. Update> We are no longer accepting applications at this time. Thank you all for your interest.  

Central Florida: George O'Leary confirmed at Fiesta Bowl practice today he has hired Paul Ferraro as defensive coordinator according to the Orlando Sentinel. 

Belhaven University (NAIA - MS): Sources tell us Belhaven head coach Joe Thrasher has accepted the head coaching position at Hartfield Academy (MS).

James Madison (FCS - VA): Sources tell us Ohio State offensive grad assistant Drew Mehringer will join Everett Withers staff at JMU. He will be co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach. 

UConn: Sources tell us Buffalo quarterbacks coach / recruiting coordinator Don Patterson will join Bob Diaco's staff at UConn.

Wake Forest: Sources tell us that West Virginia offensive line coach Ron Crook, former Rutgers offensive line coach Damian Wroblewski and 2013 Wake offensive line coach Jonathan Himebauch have all interviewed for the offensive line job at Wake. One source told us yesterday that Crook had been offered the job.

Georgia Southern: Brent Pry has interviewed and Ivin Jasper will this weekend per WSAV.

Friday December 27, 2013 presented by: 


Southeast Missouri State (FCS): Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (JC) head coach Sherard Poteete has resigned after one season to become the offensive coordinator at Southeast Missouri State. 

FAU: Sources tell us that University School (FL) head coach Roger Harriott plans to accept the running backs job at FAU.

St. Norbert (D-III - WI): Steve Opgenorth, who spent last season as the offensive coordinator at Colby College (D-III - ME), has been announced as the program's new head coach

     Here's an updated look at all the coaching changes so far

Arkansas State: Middle Tennessee defensive line coach/special teams coordinator Joe Cauthen is heading to Arkansas State as defensive coordinator.

Oregon: Defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti will retire after the Alamo Bowl, according to a report from Bruce Feldman. Aliotti has spent 21 years at Oregon and has served as defensive coordinator under three different head coaches dating back to 1999. Here's what you need to know.

Elon: Sources tell us that Ball State offensive grad assistant Chris Reisert will be joining Rich Skrosky's staff at Elon.

USC: Special teams coordinator John Baxter has been told by Steve Sarkisian he will not be retained, according to the Los Angeles Times. Baxter, one of the top special teams minds in the country and the 2011 FootballScoop Special Teams Coordinator of the Year, would be a great asset to any staff.

Boise State: Offensive coordinator / receivers coach Robert Prince, and linebackers coach Robert Gregory will not be retained as a part of Bryan Harsin's staff, according to the Idaho Statesman.

Ball State: Patrick Dougherty (a former offensive grad assistant at Ball State) has been named tight ends coach. Dougherty, who spent the 2013 season as a defensive quality control coach at Northwestern, will take over for Joey Lynch who was promoted to offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach.

Southern Miss: It's not a done deal yet, but sources tell us that former Florida Atlantic offensive line coach Luke Meadows will join Todd Monken's staff at Southern Miss as offensive line coach.

USC: Justin Wilcox will be named USC's defensive coordinator after Washington's bowl game tonight according to Bruce Feldman. 

Citadel: Sources tell us Ashley Ingram (Navy), Clay Hendrix (Air Force), Chris Culton (Navy), Mike Houston (Lenoir-Rhyne) and KC Keeler (former Delaware head coach) have all been asked to interview. Will keep you updated...

FAU: New Mexico State offensive line coach Bart Miller has accepted the same position at FAU. Here's a good look at the FAU staff so far. 

Kalamazoo College (D-III - MI): Our condolences go out to the family of Ed Baker, who served as the head coach at Kalamazoo College from 1967-1989. Coach Baker passed away recently after a lengthy battle with cancer. Please keep his family in your prayers.

Thursday December 26, 2013 presented by: 


Please keep the Bowden family in your prayers tonight. T.J. Bowden, son of Jeff and grandson of Bobby, passed away in a one-car accident Thursday morning. He was 23. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Bowden family. 

Central Washington (D-II): St. Cloud State offensive coordinator Ian Shoemaker has now been announced as the new head coach at Central Washington. 

Houston Texans: Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien has agreed to interview with the Texans according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. 

Arkansas State: Houston offensive line coach Glen Elarbee has joined Blake Anderson's staff as co-offensive coordinator, according to Joseph Duarte of the Houston Chronicle. Duarte adds that Elarbee will not coach Houston in their bowl game.

Paine College (D-II - GA): Safeties coach Jacob Mathis has added the title of recruiting coordinator.

Florida: Kurt Roper will reportedly make $600,000 per year (expected to be a three year contract). Will confirm...

Mississippi College (D-II): University of the Cumberlands (NAIA) head coach John Bland has been named the Choctaw's new head coach. Bland led Cumberlands to an appearance in the NAIA national title game this past season and a 13-1 finish.

Washington: Sources tell us that Boise State quarterbacks coach Jonathan Smith plans to join Chris Petersen's staff as offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach.

Valpo (FCS - IN): Valparaiso needs a home game on October 11, 2014. We are willing to pay a modest guarantee. Please contact Mark LaBarbera, Athletics Director at [email protected] or 219 464-6894.

Memphis: Sources tell us that defensive line coach Tim Billings will not return.

UMass: Sources tell us that head coach Charley Molnar has been let go. Here's what you need to know.

     Here's an updated look at all the 2013-2014 coaching changes so far

James Madison: Sources tell us that Everett Withers has hired his DFO.

Florida: Will Muschamp has officially announced the addition of Kurt Roper as offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach. Roper will coordinate the Duke offense in the Chick-fil-A Bowl (December 31).

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Phoenix College (CC - AZ): Phoenix College is looking for coaches. Only Arizona Residents will be interviewed and contacted. Please no resumes from out of state candidates. We are looking for offensive line, RB's, secondary, QB's and assistants. Along with being a great coach and mentor, candidates Must have a strong recruiting background in Phoenix or Tucson Areas. These are stipend positions with no benefits. Interviews will start this Friday. Email Resume to [email protected] if interested.

Wednesday December 25, 2013

Central Florida: Sources tell us Maine defensive coordinator Paul Ferraro will take the same position at UCF. 

Tuesday December 24, 2013 presented by: 


We would like to wish everybody a safe and joyous Christmas Eve and a Merry Christmas!

Florida: The Gators have tabbed Duke offensive coordinator Kurt Roper to the same position according to multiple outlets. Here's what you need to know.

North Dakota: UND has named Southern Illinois defensive coordinator Bubba Schweigert their new head coach, according to the Grand Forks Herald. Schweigert spent 15 seasons as an assistant at UND before taking the head coaching job at Minnesota-Duluth in 2004. He has spent the past six seasons as the associate head coach / defensive coordinator at SIU.

Weber State: Head coach Jay Hill has announced the hiring of Jason Kaufusi from BYU to coach the defensive ends. Kaufusi, who served as a defensive grad assistant in 2012 at BYU, served as an academic advisor at BYU this past season. 

Army: Jeff Monken has now been formally announced as head coach at Army. Here's our story from Sunday

Stony Brook: Sources tell us that the offensive line job is open.

Arizona Christian (NAIA): Arizona Christian, a new NAIA program in Phoenix, is seeking applicants for an offensive line / run game coordinator (full time with benefits), and the following stipend positions with no benefits; wide receivers, slot receivers, defensive line, and linebackers. ACU is looking for Christ centered men to help foster the development of our student-athletes. If interested, please send resume to head coach Donnie Yantis at [email protected].