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Wednesday February 12, 2014 presented by: 


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West Virginia: Tony Gibson is the new defensive coordinator. Per sources, several strong defensive line candidates have interviewed for that position. 

Grand Valley State (D-II - MI): St. Cloud State (Minn.) defensive coordinator Jim Louis is leaving to become the co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Grand Valley State according to Andy Rennecke of the St. Cloud Times.

Chicago Bears: The Bears have promoted Pat Meyer to offensive line coach. Meyer was the assistant offensive line coach last season, while offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer also handled offensive line duties. 

Sacramento State (FCS): Sacramento State has hired Solomona Tapasa as defensive line coach according to the State Hornet. The hiring completes the coaching staff. 

Wagner (FCS - NY): Per source, Milford Academy (NY) offensive coordinator Stefon Wheeler will join the staff as an assistant. 

Purdue: Word is getting out now that Arkansas corners coach Taver Johnson will join the Purdue staff as defensive backs. Has been in the works for a while. Scout and 247 are reporting the move as well. 

Arkansas Pine Bluff (FCS): Per source, Missouri Southern State (D-II) defensive backs coach Byron Anderson will join the UAPB staff as linebackers coach. 

Central Connecticut State: Former co-defensive coordinator Tommy Buzzo has accepted the head coaching position at Brooke Point HS (VA). 

Texas: Mack Brown will receive a $2.75 million buyout in four installments and a $500,000 salary as a special assistant to the president. 

Alabama: As expected, Alabama has now officially announced that Kevin Steele will now coach the linebackers and Kirby Smart will move to back to coaching the secondary.

Syracuse: Per source, Widener (D-III - PA) head coach Bobby Acosta will be the new tight ends coach at Syracuse. This makes two D-III head coaches set to join the Syracuse staff in two days (we told you last night that Elmhurst head coach Joe Adam would be the new offensive line coach). 

Virginia Union (D-II): Mark James has completed his inaugural coaching staff as follows; Mike Fanoga (DC), Toriano Morgan (passing game coordinator), Aaron Taylor (RBs), Wes Murphy (OL / recruiting coordinator), Josef Harrison (DL), Andre LeBlanc (DBs), Trumaine Watson (S&C), Stephen Valasquez (kickers), Bernard Rucker (special assistant).

Lane College (D-II - TN): Lane College is looking for a home game on October 18, 2014. Seeking a Division II, Division III or NAIA opponent. If interested, please contact Head Coach Malik Hoskins at [email protected] or 731-426-7569.

Delaware: Bryan Bossard has joined the staff at his alma mater and will coach the receivers. Bossard spent the past four seasons as the offensive coordinator / WR coach at Bucknell. Also announced today was that Brian Ginn, who coached the receivers last year, has been promoted to quarterbacks coach.

South Alabama: Joey Jones has now officially announced the addition of Tim Bowens as receivers coach. Bowens spent the past two seasons at Samford working with the receivers.

Carleton College (D-III - MN): Sources tell us that Concordia (D-II - St. Paul, MN) offensive line coach Michael McHugh has accepted the offensive coordinator / quarterbacks job at Carleton College.

Belhaven (NAIA - MS): Bobby Blizzard, who spent the past two seasons at McMurry (D-III - TX) as the receivers coach, will join Hal Mumme's staff at Belhaven as the offensive coordinator sources tell FootballScoop. Per source, McMurry linebackers coach Josh Creech will also join the Belhaven staff as defensive coordinator / assistant head coach. 

Wagner (FCS - NY): Sources tell us that San Jose State offensive assistant Tui Peleti and former Michigan State offensive lineman Stefon Wheeler have been added to the staff as graduate assistants.

Kentucky: Northwestern State (FCS - LA) grad assistant Dennis Johnson has accepted a defensive grad assistant job at Kentucky, per sources.

Concordia (D-II - St. Paul, MN): Concordia University, St. Paul is seeking candidates offensive coordinator coaching  the offensive line. QUALIFICATIONS / Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, Masters degree, coaching experience at the collegiate or professional level; Preferably experience in Coordinating. Financing for A 12 month full time position will be discussed upon interviews along with all possible benefits. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit a cover letter, references and resume to Concordia University, St. Paul Head Football Coach Ryan Williams at http://info.csp.edu/employment/ and complete the online process for full consideration.

San Bernardino (JC - CA): San Bernardino Valley College is seeking an offensive line Coach. This position pays from $4200-$5000 per season (No housing or Benefits). Must be willing to coach position and recruit during off season. Must be able to commute to campus. Email Coach Emerson a coaching resume [email protected]. If you are from out of state, please provide a plan for making this work on the provided stipend.

St. Louis Rams: Just to close the loop, the franchise has now officially announced the addition of Gregg Williams as defensive coordinator.

LSU: Mike Haywood is interviewing today at LSU per Glenn Guilbeau. 

Tulane: Co-defensive coordinator Jon Sumrall is moving from defensive line to linebackers and defensive grad assistant Kwahn Drake is being promoted to defensive line coach per Ed Daniels and we have confirmed as well. 

Denver Broncos: John Elway has received a three-year contract extension through 2017 and added general manager to his executive vice president title. 

Oklahoma Panhandle State (D-II): Oklahoma Panhandle State University is seeking a full time receivers coach. The position begins March 1st and will come with a $1,000 per month salary along with an on-campus housing stipend. Playing and/or coaching the receiver position at the collegiate level is preferred. If you are interested please email Coach Peters at [email protected]. No phone calls.

St. Vincent (D-III - PA): Sources tell us that Ron Dolciato has added former North Park University (D-III - IL) offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Andrew Hoffman in the same role at St. Vincent. We also hear that John Carroll (D-III - OH) offensive line / tight ends grad assistant Phil Bokovitz will join the staff as linebackers coach / special teams coordinator.

WPI (D-III - MA): Greg Skjold, who spent last season as the tight ends / assistant offensive line coach, has been promoted to offensive line coach.

New Mexico Highlands (D-II): Sources tell us New Mexico Highlands offensive coordinator Stephen Parker has accepted the offensive coordinator job with the Munich Cowboys in German Football League. UPDATE>> New Mexico Highlands is not accepting any resumes at this time.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Dan Shamash has been hired as a defensive quality control coach. Shamash spent the past two seasons with the Tampa Bay Bucs, one as a coaching assistant, and one as a quality control assistant to the head coach.

St. Vincent (D-III - PA): Saint Vincent College is seeking a full-time defensive coordinator. Secondary experience preferred. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, collegiate playing experience or coaching experience, excellent communication and leadership skills. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to [email protected] if interested.

Louisiana Tech: Former Arkansas State safeties coach Blake Baker has been hired to coach the safeties at LA Tech. Baker has gone with Bryan Harsin to Boise State to serve as director of player personnel but is rerouting to Louisiana instead. 

Rutgers: Former Scarlet Knights quarterback Mike Teel has joined the staff as an offensive grad assistant working with the quarterbacks.

Vanderbilt: The school has now officially announced the hirings of Marc Lubick (wide receivers) and Brett Maxie (defensive backs). 

Toledo: Derek Sage has now officially been announced as wide receivers coach. 

WPI (D-III - MA): WPI has an immediate opening for an internship position coaching linebackers. The position will include coaching a position, recruiting duties, video responsibilities, and other duties assigned by the Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator. The position begins immediately and the compensation for the spring (March-May) will be $3,000 plus housing off-campus. Playing and coaching at the linebacker position is recommended. A Bachelor’s Degree is required, there are no graduate classes offered at WPI. No phone calls. Email a resume, cover letter, and list of references to [email protected] if interested.

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Utah: As we told you yesterday, Taylor Stubblefield is joining the staff as the receivers coach, and Aaron Roderick (who has coached the receivers at Utah since 2005) will move to quarterbacks, per source. UPDATE >>Utah has confirmed both moves, and announced that Kyle Whittingham plans to coordinate the special teams next season.

Coffeyville CC (KS): Sources tell us that James Grinde has joined the staff and will work as a defensive assistant while also assisting with the punters, snappers, and kickers. 

Chicago Bears: The organization has hired renowned Taekwondo instructor Joe Kim as a "skill development coach", according to ESPNChicago. Most recently, Kim has worked as a pass rush consultant with the Kansas City Chiefs (2010-2012). 

Shorter University (D-II - GA): Julius Dixon and Blake DeBartola have been announced as new members of the full time staff. Dixon, who will serve as defensive coordinator, is a former longtime assistant with Furman where he coached the defensive line and defensive backs, and DeBartola will coach the offensive line after serving as the offensive grad assistant last season.

Tuesday February 11, 2014 presented by: 


SUNY Cortland (D-III): Cortland State University has an immediate opening for a Defensive Secondary Coach. Interested candidates please email [email protected]. SUNY Cortland is an NCAA Division III football program and an affiliate member of the New Jersey Athletic Conference

Syracuse: Elmhurst (D-III - IL) head coach Joe Adam is joining the Syracuse staff as offensive line coach per sources and being reported in New York and by 247 as well. 

Georgia Southern: Veteran offensive line coach Bob Connelly will be the new offensive line coach at Georgia Southern. 

Stony Brook (FCS - NY): Stony Brook is seeking to hire an assistant, either receivers or running backs, with experience coaching at the FCS level or above. For more information about the position please email director of football operations Jason Cvercko at [email protected]  

West Texas A&M: Per source, Arizona State offensive grad assistant Keola Loo will be the new offensive line coach at West Texas A&M. 

Rutgers: Rutgers announced salary information for its five new assistants today, led by offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen's school-record $500,000 salary. Linebackers and special teams coach Bob Fraser and defensive coordinator Joe Rossi will earn $300,000, while wide receivers coach Ben McDaniels and offensive line coach Mitch Browning will make $200,000. Each new assistant is on a two year deal. Salaries for remaining staff members include secondary coach Darrell Wilson ($250,000) running backs coach Norries Wilson ($210,000), Jim Panagos ($190,000), and strength and conditioning coach Jeremy Cole ($127,562). Kyle Flood's salary rose to $950,000 at the end of January. 

Georgia: Running backs coach Bryan McClendon has added the title of recruiting coordinator. Daryl Jones will continue to serve as director of on campus recruiting. Tight ends coach John Lilly will now also handle "offensive special teams" (kickoff return, punt return, field goal/extra point) and inside linebackers coach Mike Ekeler will now also handle "defensive special teams" (kickoff, punt return/block and extra point/field goal block). 

North Texas: Dan McCarney's new contract should be done by the end of the week and will extend the North Texas head coach through 2018 according to Brett Vito of the Denton Record-Chronicle. 

Jacksonville State (FCS - AL): Auburn defensive analyst Brandon Hall will be the co-defensive coordinator at Jacksonville State according to Al Muskewitz of the Anniston Star. 

Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens have announced the hiring of Bobby Engram as wide receivers coach. 

Utah: Sources tell us former Wake Forest wide receivers coach Taylor Stubblefield is the lead candidate for the wide receivers job at Utah and could be hired by tomorrow. Stubblefield accepted a position on Chris Creighton's staff at Eastern Michigan last week. 

Cleveland Browns: Per Adam Schefter, the Browns are hiring former Chiefs VP of player personnel Bill Kuharich to assistant new general manager Ray Farmer. 

Penn State: Sources tell us that Towson tight ends coach Tyler Bowen will head to Penn State to serve as an offensive grad assistant once all paperwork is complete. Will update once official.  

Cleveland Browns: Per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Browns interviewed Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen prior to hiring Mike Pettine. Per Gary Anderson, he had an informal discussion with Browns' representatives and then declined to move forward with the process. 

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Oregon State: Per source, John Garrett (2013 Tampa Bay receivers coach) will be the new offensive coordinator / quarterbacks at Oregon State. Garrett who was with the Cowboys from 2007-2012 as tight ends coach / passing game coordinator, is the brother of Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett. 

Syracuse: Offensive line coach Pat Perles is leaving the program. CuseNation.com was the first to report the news.

Southwest Minnesota State (D-II): Southwest Minnesota State University is looking for a graduate assistant working with the running backs. Qualifications include acceptance into graduate school (3.0 minimum GPA), enrolled in a minimum of six credits per semester, and meet the MnSCU vehicle driving qualifications. Compensation package includes $8,000 and Full-Tuition waiver. Review of candidates will begin in on Feb. 21st and continue until filled. Expected start date in July. Please email a letter of interest, resume, and references to [email protected]. No phone calls please.

Cleveland Browns: GM Michael Lombardi is leaving the team and Ray Farmer will be promoted to general manager, according to Vic Carucci. CEO Joe Banner is also transitioning out of the organization. The Browns have confirmed all reports. 

Augustana (D-III - IL): Augie has hired former Northern Colorado (FCS) defensive coordinator Zach Shay as their new defensive coordinator.

Pittsburgh Steelers: Joey Porter is joining the staff as a defensive assistant. 

Pitt: Iowa State secondary coach Troy Douglas is joining the staff at Pitt.

Culver-Stockton (NAIA - MO): Culver-Stockton seeks candidates for the position of a full-time assistant coach (linebackers with special teams experience). Candidates should possess 2 years of successful collegiate coaching or 10 years of high school coaching experience and the ability to recruit and motivate student-athletes. Bachelor’s Degree required. Salary is commensurate with experience. Culver-Stockton College also offers a competitive benefits package. Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 professional references to: Kellie Fisher in the Business office at [email protected].

Monday February 10, 2014 presented by: 


Montana State (FCS): Michael Pitre has been hired as running backs coach. The school also announced the previously reported hiring of Cody Kempt as wide receivers coach. 

Minnesota Vikings: The club announced the hiring of Hank Fraley as assistant offensive line coach today. 

Sam Houston State (FCS - TX): The Bearkats have announced the hirings of offensive coordinator Phil Longo, co-defensive coordinator Brad Sherrod and defensive line coach Phil Petitte. 

South Alabama: Per sources, South Carolina State defensive coordinator Mike Adams is joining the South Alabama staff as defensive backs coach. 

Richmond: Per source, former Penn State quarterbacks coach Charlie Fisher is joining the staff as receivers coach / assistant head coach / recruiting coordinator. 

Western Michigan: Per source, former Rutgers grad assistant (receivers) Matt Simon will join the staff as receivers coach. 

San Jose State: Sources tell us Seattle Seahawks quality control assistant Keith Carter will be the new offensive line coach at San Jose State. 

Whittier College (D-III - CA): Whittier College has an opening for an offensive graduate assistant. The position includes full tuition waiver and a small stipend. Housing is not a part of the package. The ideal candidate will have experience playing and coaching Wide Receivers. This is a great opportunity for a young coach to obtain a master’s degree and teaching credential form one of the top liberal art schools in the nation. Please send resumes, transcripts and references to Head Football Coach Todd Stratton at [email protected]. The candidate must be accepted into our graduate school by April 1st. No phone calls please.

Duke: Duke has officially announced that Scottie Montgomery will switch from wide receivers to offensive coordinator/quarterbacks. 

Mississippi State: Dan Mullen has now officially announced the addition of Utah quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson, and has also announced that receivers coach Billy Gonzales and offensive line coach John Hevesy will serve as co-offensive coordinators, with Mullen continuing to call the plays on game day. Also, running backs coach Greg Knox will serve as special teams coordinator.

Warner University (NAIA - FL): Sources tell us that quarterbacks coach DJ Mayo will be the new head coach at Warner Christian HS (FL).

Waldorf (NAIA - IA): Waldorf College, a private NAIA institution located in Forest City, Iowa has an opening for a graduate assistant. Responsibilities include coaching a position. HUDL proficiency required. Duties include, equipment, recruiting, and other responsibilities designated by the head coach. Compensation includes $1000 monthly stipend for a nine month contract, housing, and 100% graduate school tuition waiver. Start date is immediate. Please e-mail resume with three references and letter of application to [email protected].

San Jose State: Greg Robinson is expected to be the new defensive coordinator at San Jose State pending final clearances per sources. The same has been reported by the San Jose Mercury News, other local outlets and 247 as well. 

Rutgers: Ben McDaniels will join Kyle Flood's staff as receivers coach, according multiple reports. McDaniels spent last season as an offensive assistant with the Tampa Bay Bucs, and has also previously coached the quarterbacks with the Denver Broncos.

South Alabama: Per sources, Northwestern State offensive coordinator Robby Brown will join the South Alabama staff as running backs coach. 

Memphis: North Texas corners coach Ryan Walters is joining the Memphis staff per sources. 247 is reporting the same. 

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Evangel (NAIA - MO): Offensive line coach Ben Blake has accepted the offensive line job at Sioux Falls, and head coach Brenton Illum has decided to shuffle some of the staff duties around. Dan Wernick, who coached the receivers last year, has been promoted to full time quarterbacks coach, and Matt Garriott has been hired to coach the running backs. Offensive coordinator Dennis Darnell will transition from quarterbacks coach to coaching the offensive line. We are told that there are no openings on staff at this time.

Louisville: Greg Brown has been announced as the safeties coach at Louisville. 

South Alabama: Samford receivers coach Tim Bowers will be named receivers coach at South Alabama today per AL.com

New York Jets: Tony Sparano Jr. has been promoted from seasonal intern to offensive assistant, and former Jets safety Eric Smith has been named a seasonal intern.

Toledo: Matt Campbell has announced that director of high school relations Bryan Gasser will now serve as tight ends coach, while director of football operations John Kuceyeski will move into Gasser's old position. Graduate assistant Greg Brabenec will become the new director of football operations. 

Hawaii: Kurt Gouveia will be the new linebackers coach at Hawaii according to Hawaii News Now. 

St. Cloud State (D-II - MN): St. Cloud State is searching for a defensive grad assistant. Included is a 7,500 stipend and 75% off of tuition. Interested candidates can email Steve Grimit at [email protected].

Kansas: Charlie Weis has adjusted some of the roles on his staff. Rob Ianello will move from receivers coach to an off the field role, as director of research (with a focus on recruiting), running backs coach Reggie Mitchell has added the title of recruiting coordinator, and Weis will coach the receivers at this time.

St. Cloud State (D-II - MN): St. Cloud State is searching for an offensive grad assistant. Included is a 7,500 stipend and 75% off of tuition. Interested candidates can email Doug Patterson at [email protected].

Central Michigan: Per source, former Louisville tight ends coach Sherrone Moore is expected to be named tight ends coach at Central Michigan. 

Minot State (D-II - ND): Per source, Culver-Stockton (NAIA - MO) linebackers coach Byron Thomas will be the new defensive coordinator at Minot State. 

MidAmerica Nazarene (NAIA - KS): Sources tell us that Brian Willmer, the associate head coach / defensive coordinator at Azusa Pacific (D-II - CA), will be the new head coach at MidAmerica Nazarene University.

Washington Redskins: Former NFL quarterback Doug Williams has been hired as a personnel executive with the Redskins, according to ESPN Radio.

William Penn (NAIA - IA): William Penn is no longer accepting resumes for the grad assistant positions. Thank you for the overwhelming response.

Houston Texans: The Texas are hiring former Miami assistant general manager Brian Gaine as their pro scouting director, according to Albert Breer.

George Fox (D-III - OR): George Fox University, a start up football program in 2014, is looking to fill 1 of the following dates for the 2014 season: 9/20, 9/27. Would like a multi-year contract or a home and home, with the 2014 game away. Please contact Defensive Coordinator John Bates by email at [email protected] or by office phone at 503-554-2936 if interested.

Cincinnati: Athletic director Mike Bohn's salary has been announced. Details on the AD Scoop.

Sunday February 9, 2014

Stanford: Carolina Panthers assistant receivers coach Lance Taylor has accepted the running backs job at Stanford. 

Pace (D-II - NY): Per source, Reggie Garrett will join the staff as defensive backs coach. Garrett coached corners at Rhode Island last season. 

Ball State: Per source, former Miami Ohio defensive line / recruiting coordinator Nick Siatras will join the Ball State staff in the same capacity. 

Fordham: Sources tell us Fordham is in the process of bringing former UConn linebackers coach Jon Wholly on board as linebackers / co-defensive coordinator. 

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Montana State: Cody Kempt is the new receivers coach at Montana State per the Bobcat Beat. Kempt was a grad assistant at Tennessee this past season. 

West Hills College (CC - CA): West Hills College Coalinga has two defensive assistant coaching positions available. Compensation will include a stipend per semester.  Responsibilities include coaching a defensive position, recruiting, and obtaining a California Class B driver's license within the first 60 days of employment.  Please visit www.westhillscollege.com to view the complete job announcement and minimum qualifications. Only complete applications submitted through www.westhillscollege.com will be reviewed.  Recruitment closes on February 17, 2014. Please email [email protected] with any questions about the position.  No phone calls please.

Los Angeles Valley College (CC): Los Angeles Valley College is accepting applications for the position of Instructor/Head Football Coach.  This is called a .67 Limited position, 12 month, full benefits position.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Jim Fenwick, Athletic Director, 5800 Fulton Ave., Valley Glen, CA 92401 or [email protected].  State law requires a MA in the subject field of Physical Education or Kinesiolgy.  The goal is to start reviewing applicants next week and interviews the following week.

Pace (D-II - NY): Per source, Bridgton Academy (Postgrad - ME) head coach Chad Walker has accepted the offensive coordinator / quarterbacks job at Pace. 

Southern Connecticut State: The New Haven Register reports that the 4 finalists are Tom Godek (OC at SCSU), Lou Esposito (DC at Ferris State), Jonas Jackson (DL at Savannah State) and Keith Emery (HC at Western New England College). 

Jacksonville State: Fordham defensive coordinator David Blackwell will be the new defensive coordinator at Jacksonville State. 

Beloit College (D-III - WI): Sources tell us that Tiffin University (D-II - OH) defensive coordinator Seth Duerr will be the new head coach at Beloit College.

UAB: Sources tell us that Cam Aiken is heading to UAB as an offensive grad assistant. Aiken has been a student assistant at Clemson for the past three seasons.

Saturday February 8, 2014

Arkansas: Arkansas has officially announced the hiring of Robb Smith as defensive coordinator/secondary coach. 

Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jags have hired Robert Saleh as linebackers coach and Scottie Hazleton as assistant linebackers coach according to Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union. Hazleton was Nevada's defensive coordinator in 2013, coached linebackers at USC in 2012 and spent seven seasons at North Dakota State, where head coach Gus Bradley coached from 1996-05. Saleh worked under Bradley with the Seattle Seahawks.

Indianapolis Colts: The Colts have hired former Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski as a special assistant to head coach Chuck Pagano. 

LSU: Jim Kleinpeter of the Times Picayune reports that LSU is considering Mike Haywood, Bradley Dale Peveto and Manny Diaz for their open position. We have not confirmed. Will update once more is clear. 

Bethune Cookman: Per source, Carl Franks will join the staff as running backs coach.  

UAB: Per source, Tommy Chandler is leaving Walker HS (Jasper, AL) to join the UAB staff as a defensive grad assistant.