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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. 




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UCLA: UCLA has announced the promotion of linebackers/special teams coach Jeff Ulbrich to defensive coordinator. 

Arkansas: Sources tell us Iowa State graduate assistant Mike Conrad has gone to Arkansas as defensive quality control.

Utah: Per source, Brian Johnson plans to leave the Utah staff to accept a position at Mississippi State. 

Mercer (FCS - GA): Sources tell us former Tennessee Tech quarterbacks coach Tre Lamb is now the quarterbacks coach at Mercer.

Houston Texans: The Texans have named George Godsey as quarterbacks coach. Godsey spent 2012-13 as the Patriots' tight ends coach. 

Frostburg State (D-III - MD): DeLane Fitzgerald, the head coach at Southern Virginia (D-III), has accepted the head coaching job at Frostburg State.

St. Norbert College (D-III - WI): The school has announced the hiring of Al Johnson as offensive line coach. 

Rice: David Bailiff announced today that Larry Edmondson and Billy Lynch will share the offensive coordinator title in 2014. Edmondson is the Owls' quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator, and Lynch coaches the team's wide receivers. 

Detroit Lions: Denver offensive assistant Jim Bob Cooter will be the Lions quarterbacks coach, according to Bruce Feldman.

Alabama A&M: We've already reported many of these hires, but just to close the loop, the staff will look as follows; Phil Dorn (OC/OL), Matt Sanders (recruiting coordinator / secondary), Bryan Cummings (ST / DL), Willie Totten (QBs), Ashley Lelie (WRs) Brent Pradia (OLBs), Andy Fuller (assistant HC / RB) and Rashad Harris (S&C). 

Jacksonville University: Sources tell us that the some of the staff assignments have been ironed out as follows; Jerry Odom (associate HC of defense), James Rowe (co-DC), Nick Navarro (WRs), Wayne Younger (QBs), and Cameron Smith (assistant WRs / DFO).

Green Bay Packers: The Packers have announced the addition of Western Michigan receivers coach Luke Getsy as an offensive quality control coach, as well as a number of other moves, including; Winston Moss (assistant head coach / LBs), Scott McCurley (assistant LBs), Alex Van Pelt (QBs), Jason Simmons (defensive / ST assistant), John Rushing (defensive QC), Sam Gash (RBs), Ron Zook (assistant ST), and Chris Gizzi (S&C assistant).

Jackson State: Sources tell us that former running back Destry Wright will be the running backs coach at Jackson State.

Louisiana Tech: Defensive line coach Stan Eggen has left the program, according to a report from The News Star. Sources confirm to us that he will join the Iowa State staff and coach the defensive ends.

Arizona State: Keith Patterson has now been announced as defensive coordinator / linebackers coach / defensive special teams coordinator.

William Penn (NAIA - IA): William Penn University is searching for two graduate assistants coaches. One on offense is an offensive skill position and one on defense preferably with D-line experience. Applicants must meet the minimum requirements (3.0 GPA) for acceptance into graduate school’s Masters of Business Leadership program. Include stipend, tuition, and housing. Application deadline is Wednesday February 12th. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Please send Cover Letter, Resume, and Three References to Head Coach, Todd Hafner at [email protected].

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Seton Hill (D-II - PA): Sources tell us that former Widener quarterback Chris Haupt and assistant offensive line coach Gerry Pacitti will join Isaac Collins' staff at Seton Hill.

Green Bay: Ron Zook will join the Packers staff per a report from 247. Zook had extensive talks with a number of college programs over the past few months but looks like he's heading to the frozen tundra. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that Zook will serve as assistant special teams coach

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Buffalo Bills: Jason Rebrovich has been elevated to assistant defensive line coach. Rebrovich served as a defensive quality control coach last season.

Houston Texans: Bill O'Brien has added John Perry to the staff as tight ends coach. The pair worked together at Brown in 1993. 

Minot State (D-II - ND): Minot State has both a running backs and receivers grad assistant position available. The position includes a stipend of $5,000 plus tuition. There will be a stipend available through Spring. If interested, please send resume and at least three references to [email protected].

Syracuse: In a radio interview last night, head coach Scott Schafer stated that offensive coordinator George McDonald will take over the receiver coaching duties with Rob Moore departing for to coach the receivers for the Buffalo Bills.

Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles have promoted Matt Lindsey to college scouting coordinator. Lindsey served as a student recruiting assistant at Alabama from 2009-2012 before joining the organization.

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Wheaton (D-III - IL): Wheaton College is looking for an offensive assistant coach. Position will run from August through December and include a $5,000 stipend, with the potential of another $1,000 for this upcoming Spring season. Seeking candidates whose lifestyle reflects that of the institution and the program. Previous playing and/or coaching experience is preferred. Local candidates are encouraged to apply. Please send resumes to Josiah Sears at [email protected].

Minot State (D-II - ND): Minot State has a defensive backs and linebackers grad assistant position available. The position includes a stipend of $5,000 plus tuition. There will be a stipend available through Spring. If interested, please send resume and at least three references to [email protected].

Wheaton (D-III - IL): Wheaton College is looking for a defensive assistant coach. Position will run from August through December and include a $10,000 stipend with another $2,000 for this upcoming Spring season. Seeking candidates whose lifestyle reflects that of the institution and the program. Previous playing and/or coaching experience is preferred. Please send resumes to Jordan Langs at [email protected].




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Denver Broncos: The Broncos and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio have agreed to a two-year contract extension. 

Montana State: Receivers coach Brian Von Bergen has left the staff we are told. 

Eastern Michigan: Taylor Stubblefield, who coached the receivers at Wake Forest last season, has accepted the receivers job.

Louisiana-Lafayette: Chad Washington of the Daily Advertiser is reporting that James Willis has decided to stay at UL. Willis was previously linked to a position on Jimbo Fisher's staff at Florida State.

University of Waterloo (Canada): Head Coach Joe Paopao has left his position to become the receivers coach for the BC Lions of the CFL.

Kansas City Chiefs: Brock Olivo has been added to the staff as an assistant special teams coach. Olivo spent the last two seasons at Coastal Carolina coaching the running backs and assisting with the special teams.

Arizona State: We can now confirm that West Virginia defensive coordinator Keith Patterson will join the Arizona State staff. 

Oakland Raiders: The club announced Chris Beniol as assistant special teams coach and Vernon Stephens as assistant strength and conditioning coach today. 

New Haven (D-II - CT): Chris Pincince has been introduced as the new head coach. Pincince has two previous stints at New Haven along with stops at Elon and Rhode Island as offensive coordinator.

Oberlin (D-III - OH): Oberlin has announced the promotion of Jay Anderson to the head coaching position. Anderson had been serving as the interim head coach since early December and served as the teams defensive coordinator during the season.

Oklahoma State: Former Sam Houston special teams coordinator Robby Discher will join the Oklahoma State staff working with both the offense and special teams. We also understand that Oklahoma State is no longer accepting applications for the offensive line grad assistant position (interviews & selection to come). 

Virginia Tech: Sources tell us that former Stanford receiver Drew Terrell has accepted a grad assistant job at Virginia Tech.

West Georgia (D-II): West Georgia, located in Carrollton, GA is seeking qualified candidates to coach either linebackers or defensive line. Qualified candidates must have bachelors, 2-5 years of coaching experience, and be committed to following NCAA rules. This is a full time position with competitive salary and benefits. Candidates can email their resumes to (updated email address>) [email protected]. Please no phone calls.

Atlanta Falcons: Per sources, former Baltimore Ravens tight ends coach Wade Harman will join the Falcons' staff. 

Utah State: Utah State has announced that Arizona State corners / special teams coordinator Joe Lorig will join the staff as linebackers coach. 

Southern University (FCS - LA): Southern University is looking for a Division II/NAIA opponent for a home game and will pay guarantee money. The available date is October 18, 2014. If interested please contact Director of Athletics William Broussard at [email protected] or 225-771-5930

Cleveland Browns: The Browns have announced the addition of former Baltimore Ravens running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery, as well as ten additional coaches to the staff (most of which we've already touched on). Just to recap; George DeLeone (assistant OL), Richard Hightower (offensive QC), Dowell Loggains (QBs), Mike McDaniel (WRs), Andy Moeller (OL), Tony Tuioti (defensive QC), Anthony Weaver (DL), Chris DiSanto (assistant S&C), Derik Keyes (assistant S&C), Paul Ricci (S&C)

Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings have announced their full coaching staff including Mike Priefer (retained from the previous staff), and defensive line coach Andre Patterson (which we reported yesterday). The rest of the staff includes; George Edwards (DC), Jerry Gray (DBs), Jonathan Gannon (assistant DBs), Adam Zimmer (LBs), Robb Akey (assistant DL), Drew Petzing (coaching assistant), Norv Turner (OC), Scott Turner (QBs), Kirby Wilson (RBs), Jeff Davidson (OL), George Stewart (WRs), Kevin Stefanski (TEs), Klint Kubiak (assistant WRs), Ryan Ficken (assistant ST), and Jeff Howard (defensive assistant).

Iowa State: Shane Dowty has been added to the staff as a defensive grad assistant. Dowty graduated from Iowa in 2010 and spent the past two seasons on staff at the College of the Desert (JC - CA) coaching the defensive backs after spending a year as an assistant at St. Ambrose (NAIA - IA). 

Eastern Michigan: As we previously reported, Grand Valley (D-II - MI) linebackers coach Chris Simpson has been announced as the new outside linebackers coach at EMU. Eastern has also announced the addition of Jay Peterson to coach the running backs. Peterson most recently served as defensive coordinator / linebackers coach at Miami (OH).

Buffalo Bills: The Bills have announced that Rob Moore will coach the receivers. Moore spent the past four seasons in the same role at Syracuse.

Temple: Adam DiMichele, who served as a grad assistant working with the offense least season, has been promoted to receivers coach.

Duke: As we told you in early January, Scottie Montgomery will be named offensive coordinator at Duke in the coming days per Laura Keeley who covers Duke football. 

North Carolina: Larry Fedora has hired Larry Porter as running backs coach per sources. Porter coached the running backs at Texas this past season and at Arizona State prior to that and was head coach at Memphis prior to that. Inside Carolina is reporting the same. 

Georgia: As has been expected, Mike Ekeler will be the final staff hire. Seth Emerson reported the hire earlier this morning, and we can confirm as well.

Kansas Wesleyan (NAIA): Vince Fillipp has joined the staff as defensive coordinator / defensive line coach, and John Michaletti is the new special teams coordinator / defensive backs coach. Fillipp spent last season coaching the defensive line at Earlham College (D-III - IN), and Michaletti comes from St. Ambrose where he coached the defensive backs. There are currently no open positions on staff.

Paine College (D-II - GA): Head coach Greg Ruffin has announced the additions of Vincent Dancy and Jacob Mathis to the full time staff.  Dancy will serve as the defensive coordinator and Mathis (who enters his second season on staff, his first as a full time coach), will coach the safeties.




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Stony Brook: Per source, Rob Neviaser will be the new offensive line coach at Stony Brook. Neviaser was linebackers coach at Bowling Green this past season and was defensive coordinator at Stony Brook for two seasons prior to that. Sources at Stony Brook tell us that this isn't a done deal at this time.

Detroit Lions: Delaware tight ends coach Devin Fitzsimmons will join the Detroit Lions staff as assistant special teams coach per sources and was previously reported by the 247 website as well.

Florida State: The Seminoles announced today the following new titles for their assistant coaches: Sal Sunseri, head coach on defense; Charles Kelly, defensive coordinator; Odell Haggins, associate head coach; Randy Sanders and Lawrence Dawsey, co-offensive coordinators; Jay Graham, special teams coordinator; Tim Brewster, recruiting coordinator and Rick Trickett, assistant head coach. 

LSU: Special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey is leaving for a spot on the New York Jets staff according to Ross Dellenger of the Baton Rouge Advocate. We have confirmed the move. 

Jackson State (FCS - MS): Sources tell us Robert Lyles is the new linebackers coach at Jackson State. He previously worked at Army for seven years. 

New Haven: Former Elon and Rhode Island offensive coordinator Chris Pincince will be the new head coach at New Haven per the New Haven Register who reported it an hour ago and sources on our end. 

Texas A&M: South Dakota Mines receivers coach / recruiting coordinator Gary Hyman is joining the A&M staff as special teams quality control, per sources. 

Lamar (FCS - TX): Sources tell us that defensive line coach Carey Bailey has been promoted to assistant head coach, and defensive backs coach Brad Beasley has added the recruiting coordinator title.

North Carolina: Per sources, Keith Heckendorf is returning to North Carolina as quarterbacks coach. Heckendorf was offensive quality control at UNC this past season and had accepted the tight ends job at Arkansas State with Blake Anderson. The recruiting website 247 reported the hire a few minutes ago as well. Heckendorf was the offensive coordinator / quarterbacks at Western Carolina from 2008-2010. 

Florida State: Per sources, Jimbo Fisher has offered the linebackers position to Louisiana Lafayette defensive coordinator James Willis. Sources tell us to expect Willis to accept...and yes, Willis is on his way to Tallahassee. 

Arkansas: Bret Bielema announced earlier this afternoon that linebackers coach Randy Shannon has been promoted to senior associate head coach.

Ohio State: Urban Meyer said today that Luke Fickell will continue to call the defense and that Chris Ash would have significant input in building the game plan. 

San Bernardino Valley (JC - CA): SBVC is seeking walk on coaches for defense (DL or LB) and offense (WR). May consider a special teams coach also. These positions pay from $4200-$5000 per season. Must be willing to coach position and recruit during off season. Must be able to commute to campus. Email Coach Emerson your resume and materials at [email protected].

Minnesota Vikings: FIU assistant head coach / defensive line Andre Patterson will join the Vikings staff per sources. 

Arkansas: As expected all along, word is trickling out now that Robb Smith will be the defensive coordinator at Arkansas. We can't explain the delay. Will update... Bielema went on local radio this afternoon and said the DC hire is not finalized. We'll keep you posted. 

Iowa State: Arkansas offensive grad assistant Tommy Mangino will join his father at Iowa State as expected. Per the Ames Tribune, Tommy will coach the receivers, Todd Sturdy will move to quarterbacks and offensive coordinator Mark Mangino will coach the tight ends. 

New Mexico State: The Aggies have officially announced Larry Coyer's hiring as defensive coordinator. 

Grand View (NAIA - IA): Grand View has open dates for the 2014 football season. We need one Home game on two of the possible following dates; September 13th or November 1st. Please contact Head Coach Mike Woodley by email at [email protected] if interested.

Baltimore Ravens: Wisconsin running backs coach Thomas Hammock is leaving to join the Ravens staff (was reported by 247 recruiting as well). 

Tulane: Quarterbacks coach Mike Neu is leaving for the same job with the New Orleans Saints. Prior to joining Curtis Johnson's staff, Neu worked three years as a college scout in the Saints organization.

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Cleveland Browns: Jimmy Raye and George DeLeone are joining Mike Pettine's staff, according to Alex Marvez. Raye will serve as an senior offensive assistant, and DeLeone will work as the assistant offensive line coach.

Nebraska: The assistant coaches have each received a one-year extension, taking them through January 31, 2016. Defensive line coach Rick Kaczenski received a raise from $208,900 to $225,000 and linebackers coach / special teams coordinator Ross Els received a raise from $230,000 to $238,900. Newly hired assistant Charlton Warren (secondary) will make $220,000.

Cornell: Sources tell us that former Rhode Island offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Roy Istvan has joined the Cornell staff in the same capacity.

Gavilan (JC - CA): Gavilan College has an opening for a restricted earnings offensive line coach. The position offers a stipend of $2,700 and no housing or other benefits. Interested candidates send resume and references to offensive coordinator Mike Dovenberg at [email protected]

St. Scholastica (D-III - MN): The College of St. Scholastica is looking for a new head coach. A successful candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, with an advanced degree preferred. Several years of collegiate coaching experience is strongly preferred. The candidate must have a thorough grasp of the NCAA rules and regulations. A successful candidate will emulate, support and represent the College’s Catholic Benedictine values and College diversity and inclusion goals. Strong cross- cultural competency skills and experience with navigating the barriers historically under- represented students experience in education is necessary. For more information and to apply, visit www.csshrjobs.com.

UMass: Sources tell us that former Vanderbilt grad assistant Charles Walker has accepted the outside linebackers job at UMass.

Hawaii: Sources tell us that former Cal tight end Spencer Hagan will join Norm Chow's staff as a grad assistant.

Randolph-Macon (D-III - VA): Randolph-Macon College, located in Ashland, VA is looking to fill an open date on September 19, 2015. Please contact Dave Marquis at [email protected] or 804-412-1375 for more information.