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Saturday February 1, 2014 presented by: 


Virginia Union (D-II): Benedict College defensive coordinator Mike Fanoga has joined the staff as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. 

Ohio: Sources tell us Dave Johnson will be the offensive line coach. He served in the same capacity at Massachusetts in 2013, and has worked at Cincinnati, West Virginia, among others, in the past. 

Texas: Defensive coordinator Vance Bedford will earn $760,000 in 2014, while assistant head coach/quarterbacks coach Shawn Watson will make $610,000 and offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Joe Wickline will make $535,000. Head strength coach Pat Moorer will make $330,000 (more than four of the on the field assistants). Tommie Robinson's deal will pay him $185,000 in year 1 and then $335,000 in years 2 & 3. The contracts have been sent to the Regents for their approval. Each of the assistants is reportedly a three year guaranteed deal. 

Cleveland Browns: The Browns are finalizing a deal for Kyle Shanahan to become offensive coordinator according to multiple outlets. 

San Diego Chargers: Former Houston Texans assistant linebackers coach Bobby King will join the San Diego chargers as assistant linebackers coach per sources. 

Ursinus College (D-III - PA): Ursinus College, located in Collegeville Pennsylvania, is seeking applicants for a defensive intern position.  Defensive secondary and HUDL experience preferred. Compensation includes a yearly stipend and housing. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and references to [email protected]

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Buffalo Bills: The Bills have hired former Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Fred Pagac as linebackers coach.

New Mexico State: Larry Coyer's hiring as defensive coordinator will be announced in the coming days. 

Jackson State (FCS - MS): Paul Spicer will join the staff as defensive line coach, and Tommy Poynter will also come aboard, likely as offensive line coach, according to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger. 

Alabama A&M: Texas A&M special teams quality control Bryan Cummings will be the new defensive line / special teams coordinator per sources. 

Cleveland Browns: The Browns have hired Ravens assistant Andy Moeller as offensive line coach according to the Baltimore Sun. 

College of Idaho (NAIA): Chris Jewell has been announced as defensive coordinator. He spent the last two seasons as defensive backs coach at Fort Lewis College. 

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Rutgers: The school has announced the hiring of Ralph Friedgen as offensive coordinator, the promotion of Joe Rossi to defensive coordinator and the naming of Bob Fraser as special teams coordinator. 

Buffalo Bills: Pepper Johnson is joining the defensive staff per ESPN. 

South Alabama: Inside linebackers coach Travis Pearson will be promoted to defensive coordinator according to Tommy Hicks of the Mobile Press-Register. 

Elon (FCS - NC): Head coach Rich Skrosky has announced the hiring of former Tufts assistant Patrick Madden. Madden will work on the defensive side and the ball and with the special teams. 

Hawaii: Jordan Wynn has been promoted to full-time quarterbacks coach and will call the plays per sources. 

Northern Colorado: Texas A&M defensive grad assistant Scott Aligo will be the new defensive ends coach at Northern Colorado per sources. 

Minnesota Vikings: Multiple outlets are now reporting that former Idaho head coach Robb Akey will join the Vikings as defensive line coach. 

Texas A&M Commerce: Sources tell us that Darren Garrigan, who spent last season coaching the defensive backs at East Central University (D-II - OK), has accepted the defensive backs job at Texas A&M Commerce.

West Florida (D-II): UNC Pembroke (D-II) head coach Pete Shinnick will be the new head coach at West Florida which is beginning their program, per sources. 

Colorado School of Mines: Oklahoma State defensive grad assistant Jason Semore has been named defensive coordinator at Mines. 

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Oklahoma State: Oklahoma State is seeking applicants for an offensive line graduate assistant with experience coaching the offensive line. Please send resumes and all correspondence to [email protected]. At Oklahoma State, we understand they intend to fill the defensive grad assistant position internally and are not looking for new applicants for that position. 

Kennesaw State: Sources tell us that Mike Daniels has been hired to coach the receivers. Daniels served as the offensive coordinator at Statesboro HS (GA) last year, and also previously worked at Cincinnati and Buffalo.

Simon Fraser (D-II - Canada): Longtime BC Lions offensive coordinator, and former SFU player, Jacques Chapdelaine has been offered the head coaching job, according to a report from The Province.

Georgia: Defensive line coach Tracy Rocker will make $300,000, and defensive assistant Kevin Sherrer will make $200,000 annually.

Notre Dame: Notre Dame has announced the hiring of Mike Hiestand and Kyle McCarthy as defensive grad assistants. 

West Georgia (D-II): West Georgia is looking for games in 2015. The dates are 9/5/15 and 9/19/15. We are looking for D2 opponents. Possible Home and Home with 2016 as well. Please contact Director of Football Operations, Clay Carroll, [email protected] if interested.

Welsh Rugby Union (UK): The National Squad is looking to hire a full-time assistant strength coach. Excellent opportunity. See the full details on the Strength Scoop

Notre Dame: Former Notre Dame captain Kyle McCarthy is joining the staff as a defensive grad assistant per sources. McCarthy has been in the league the past few years with the Broncos, Chiefs and Raiders. 

Muhlenberg (D-III - PA): Sources tell us that Patrick Ruley has joined the staff and will coach the outside linebackers. Ruley previously served as the defensive quality control coach at Towson.

Montana Western (NAIA): Head coach BJ Robertson has announced the addition of Cotter HS (Winona, MN) head coach Bruce Carpenter as offensive coordinator.

Kentucky Christian (NAIA): Kentucky Christian University is seeking an offensive line coach. Applicants must have thorough knowledge of the spread offense, zone blocking, pass blocking, uploading and downloading HUDL, recruiting, breaking down film, working camps, and other duties as assign by the head coach. Compensation will include room, meals (while school is in session) and a stipend. Pay will run from June till December. Room and meals will still be available immediately. Send Cover Letter, resume, and references to [email protected]

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West Los Angeles College (CC - CA): Sources tell us that El Camino CC (CA) co-defensive coordinator Matt Kirk is taking the defensive coordinator position.

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University of Cumberlands (NAIA - KY): Paul Pitts, Shorter University (D-II - GA) offensive line coach, will join the staff as offensive coordinator per sources. 

Notre Dame: Mike Denbrock has been officially announced as Notre Dame's offensive coordinator. 

Georgia: Former USC linebackers coach Mike Ekeler has emerged as "a serious candidate" to join the staff and will meet with Mark Richt this week according to Seth Emerson of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. 

Cleveland Browns: Former Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains is in Cleveland and will join Mike Pettine's staff, likely as quarterbacks coach, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. 

Kansas City Chiefs: Coastal Carolina running backs / special teams Brock Olivio has accepted a position with the Chiefs per Ryan Young and Dave Matter. Matter reports that Olivio will serve as assistant special teams coach with the Chiefs. 

Shorter University (D-II - GA): Blake DeBartola has been promoted to offensive line coach per sources. 

Jackson State (FCS - MS): Sources tell us Paul Spicer has joined the staff, presumably as defensive line coach. Spicer served as assistant defensive line coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2012. 

Navy: Navy has announced the hiring of Dan O'Brien as assistant outside linebackers coach. 

Tennessee Titans: The Titans have added Nick Eason as an assistant defensive line coach.

Averett (D-III - VA): Cleive Adams has been named head coach at Averett University. Adams spent last season at Ferrum College where he served as defensive coordinator since 2007.

St. Scholastica (D-III - MN): Head coach Greg Carlson has announced that he plans to retire. Carlson spent six years as the head coach, leading the program to the playoffs the past three straight seasons.

North Carolina: Sources tell us Oklahoma State special teams grad assistant Ty Linder is joining the Carolina staff in a similar capacity. 

Stetson (FCS - FL): Stetson is accepting applications for a Part-Time Offensive Assistant Coach. Applicants with experience coaching running backs or tight ends is preferred. Special teams experience is also desirable. The position is a 10 month appointment paying approximately $7000 with no benefits. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required. Previous college coaching and recruiting experience are preferred. Working knowledge of video and recruiting software, as well as other computer softwares (Word, Excel, etc) and social media is required. As this position requires operation of University vehicles and traveling for recruiting purposes, the possession and maintenance of a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record is required. Email Resume and a Cover Letter to [email protected]. No phone calls please.

Holmes CC (MS): Former Georgia Southern and Rhode Island head coach Tim Stowers will be the new offensive coordinator at Holmes per sources. From 2010 - 2012 Stowers served as co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Central Connecticut State. 

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Virginia: Sources we have spoken with expect Mike Archer to coach the safeties. 

Bryant University (FCS - RI): Bryant is looking to hire a part time quarterbacks coach. QUALIFICATIONS: This position is best filled by an individual with an undergraduate degree and five or more years of collegiate football experience at the Division I level. RESPONSIBILITIES: Assisting the Head Coach in developing and implementing clinic(s), summer camp(s), and on-campus tryouts, Developing and overseeing an electronic system to ensure accurate and timely equipment inventory, repair, replacement, issue and retrieval; coordinating various activities involved in scheduling facilities and events; SALARY: $500 per months – 10 months Plus 10 meals a week, Housing provided. Interested applicants can apply by visiting this link.

Miami Dolphins: Per sources, Wagner offensive line coach Ben Martin will join the Dolphins' staff as an offensive assistant. 

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Georgetown (FCS): With head coach Kevin Kelly joining Pete Lembo's staff at Ball State (see below), the school has announced that assistant head coach / defensive coordinator Rob Sgarlata will serve as the interim head coach.

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Army: Army will hire Lafayette College defensive coordinator John Loose as linebackers coach according to Brad Wilson of Lehigh Valley Times. 

Minot State (D-II - ND): The Minot Daily News is reporting that former Minnesota State-Mankato head coach Todd Hoffner will be the next head coach. 

Virginia: Mike Archer has been announced as a defensive staff member (position to be finalized). Archer most recently served as defensive coordinator at NC State from 2007 - 2012. 

Ball State: Georgetown University head coach Kevin Kelly will be the new defensive coordinator at Ball State per sources. That's a strong hire. 

Alabama A&M: Bishop Verot HS (FL) head coach / athletic director Phil Dorn has accepted the offensive coordinator job.

Concordia University (D-III - Chicago, IL): Concordia University is seeking an offensive line coach. This is a full time position with benefits included. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, be cleared by university to drive university vehicles and must clear all university background checks. Candidate should demonstrate both excellent communication and leadership skills. Preference will be given to those candidates who have played or coached offensive line collegiately and exhibit knowledge in the area of strength and conditioning. Please forward cover letter, resume and references to Randy Awrey Head Football Coach at [email protected], No phone calls please.

Wednesday January 29, 2014

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Georgia Southern: Willie Fritz has named several members of his staff. Recap: Doug Ruse (OC / QBs), Matt Barrett (WRs), Chad Lunsford (TEs), Johnny Jernigan (DEs), Kevin Peoples (DL), Michael Mutz (LBs) and Jack Curtis (DC / DBs). Dell McGee will coach running backs. We believe offensive line is the only remaining full time spot to be filled. 

Buffalo Bills: The franchise has announced that former Ravens wide receivers coach Jim Hostler has been named a senior offensive assistant. 

Lane College (D-II - TN): Offensive coordinator Malik Hoskins has been named interim head coach.

Eastern Michigan: As we've previously reported, Chris Creighton has now formally announced the addition of Brad McCaslin as his defensive coordinator. Also, joining Creighton's staff from Drake is Todd Frakes, who will coach the defensive backs.

Liberty (FCS): Turner Gill has announced some adjustments to his coaching staff. Running backs coach Jamaal Fobbs will now serve as special teams coordinator (Gill managed the special teams last season), Josh Bookbinder (who coached the outside linebackers last year) will take over as linebackers coach, and defensive coordinator Robert Wimberly will now coach the safeties. Also, quarterbacks coach Joe Dailey will take on the title of pass game coordinator.

Southern Miss: Auburn offensive analyst Chip Lindsey will join the Southern Miss staff as offensive coordinator per AL.com. Lindsey, the former Spain Park HS head coach, joined the Auburn staff in an off the field capacity in February 2013. Prior to accepting the Spain Park head job, Lindsey coached the quarterbacks at Troy. We have confirmed the hire as well. The Hattiesburg American adds that Todd Monken will call the plays this upcoming season. 

Virginia Tech: Per David Teel of the Daily Press, new athletic director Whit Babcock will make $610,000 per year ($470k in salary and $140k annual retention bonus) and he has also received a $325,000 signing bonus. 

Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens have announced the additions of Steve Spagnuolo (secondary) and Brian Pariani (tight ends).

St. Louis Rams: The Rams are expected to hire Gregg Williams as defensive coordinator according to Chris Mortensen. 

New England Patriots: Brendan Daly, who has eight years of NFL experience working with defensive lineman with the Vikings and Rams, has been named a defensive assistant.

Miami Dolphins: The organization has announced that they have parted ways with assistant GM Brian Gaine. Gaine was one of three finalists for the GM job that eventually went to Dennis Hickey.

Kansas Wesleyan (NAIA): St. Ambrose (NAIA - IA) offensive coordinator Matt Drinkall is the new head coach at Kansas Wesleyan. 

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

Concordia (NAIA - NE): Concordia University, NE is looking for a 2014 game for September 4th or September 6th . Home game preferable but willing to travel within reason. Interested schools can contact Vance Winter at [email protected]

Rutgers: As Tom Luicci said last night, sources tell us Joe Rossi will be named defensive coordinator today and we also expect Bob Fraser to join the staff coaching the linebackers. 

Nassau CC (NY): Sources tell us Randi Moore will be the new defensive coordinator at Nassau Community College. Moore coached the defensive backs at Allegheny College last season.

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Eastern Michigan: Sources tell us that Grand Valley (D-II - MI) linebackers coach Chris Simpson is a strong candidate to coach the outside linebackers at Eastern Michigan.

Siena Heights (NAIA - MI): Siena Heights is looking for a home game Sept 6, 2014 against an NAIA or D-II opponent. Interested schools can contact Mike McGee at [email protected].

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Rutgers: Tom Luicci reports that Joe Rossi is expected to move from special teams coordinator to defensive coordinator and Bob Fraser is expected to return to the staff as linebackers coach (Fraser was the 2009 FootballScoop Linebackers Coach of the Year at Rutgers). Fraser has been with Tampa Bay the past two seasons coaching linebackers and serving as assistant defensive coordinator. 

Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys have announced the hiring of passing game coordinator Scott Linehan and, additionally, that defensive line coach Rod Marinelli has been promoted to defensive coordinator, while Monte Kiffin will shift to assistant head coach for defense. 

Eastern Michigan: Sources tell us former UAB defensive coordinator Jimmy Williams will be the new defensive line coach at Eastern Michigan. 

Tennessee Titans: Mike Sullivan is joining the staff as assistant offensive line coach. 

Sam Houston State: Sources tell us K.C. Keeler will bring his former Delaware assistant Phil Petitte to Sam Houston to coach the defensive line. 

Ohio State: The school has announced that athletics director Gene Smith has been promoted to vice president, received a $100,000 raise to $940,484 per year and had his contract extended through 2020. His current contract was set to end in 2016. 

James Madison: Alabama defensive grad assistant Jules Montinar is joining the James Madison staff as defensive backs coach. 

Bowling Green: Dino Babers has announced all but one of his staff, and Nick Monroe (secondary) is the lone holdover from the previous staff. We've covered these hires over the past few weeks, but just to recap, the rest of the staff includes; Sterlin Gilbert (co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks), Matt Mattox (co-offensive coordinator / offensive line), Kim McCloud (defensive coordinator), Tom Kaufman (special teams coordinator / linebackers), Mike Lynch (running backs), Sean Lewis (inside receivers), Tom Freeman (defensive line), Roy Witke (DFO), and Sean Edinger (director of strength and conditioning).

Rutgers: Former Maryland head coach Ralph Friedgen is expected to be the new offensive coordinator at Rutgers per Tom Luicci. We have confirmed the same. Here's what you need to know.

Pittsburgh Steelers: The Steelers announced early this afternoon that they have hired former Vikings running backs coach James Saxon as running backs coach. 

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Edmonton Eskimos (Canada): Chris Jones has announced his inaugural staff which includes; Steve McAdoo (offensive coordinator), Craig Dickenson (special teams coordinator), Jarious Jackson (quarterbacks / passing game coordinator / player development), Jason Shivers (defensive backs), Ed Philion (defensive line), Kez McCorvey (receivers), Craig Davoren (offensive assistant).

Carolina Panthers: Carolina has signed Ron Rivera to a three-year contract extension, taking him through the 2017 season. The new deal will up his salary from $2.8 million to between $4 and 5 million according to Panthers beat writer Joe Person. 

Cleveland Browns: In addition to interviewing Kyle Shanahan for the offensive coordinator position (see below), the Browns will also interview Oakland quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo on Thursday, according to Adam Schefter.

Georgia: Mark Richt has made the hire of defensive line coach Tracy Rocker official.

Cleveland Browns: Buffalo Bills defensive line coach Anthony Weaver will be the new defensive line coach in Cleveland per sources. Kyle Shanahan will also interview for the offensive coordinator job according to Chris Mortensen.

LA Pierce College (CC - CA): Sources tell us that former Pasadena College running backs coach / recruiting coordinator Cordell Landers has accepted the same job at LA Pierce College.

New Mexico Military (JC): Sources tell us that Jason Belford will coach the defensive line. Belford previously coached the defensive line at Weber State.

Coahoma (CC - MS): Former Mississippi Valley State head coach Karl Morgan is taking over as head coach at Coahoma CC.

Arizona Western (CC): Arizona Western College, located in Yuma, Arizona is searching for a linebacker coach. This is a part-time position with a stipend of $6,800 plus housing. Responsibilities will include recruiting and coaching your own position. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, collegiate playing experience and or coaching experience, excellent communication and leadership skills. Please forward all request to Coach Minnick at [email protected].

Coffeyville (CC - KS): Coffeyville has an opening for a restricted earnings coach. The position will coach the defensive line. MUST have related experience. Experience with HUDL is a plus, but not required. The position offers free housing, meal plan, and benefits. Email résumé and references to Mitchell Pate at [email protected]. No phone calls please.

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Arkansas Tech (D-II): Arkansas Tech University, a DII school competing in the Great American Conference, is looking for a home or away game for September 27th, 2014. If interested, please contact assistant coach Bert Browne at [email protected].

Virginia Union (D-II): Virginia Union is looking for a game on September 6, 2014. We prefer a home game. Interested programs can email Jim Junot at [email protected].

Wagner College (FCS - NY): Wagner College is currently accepting applications for multiple graduate assistant football coach positions on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball. The positions include room, board and classes. Duties include coaching own position, coordinate all film activities, on the road recruiting, and any other duties assigned by the Head Coach and Coordinators. If interested please email resume to offensive coordinator Jason Houghtaling at: Update> We thank you for all of the interest. We have received a large number of resumes and are no longer accepting more. Will contact those that we have heard from already in the coming days. Thank you

Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens will bring former Texans assistant Brian Pariani to Baltimore as tight ends coach according to the Baltimore Sun. 

Valdosta State (D-II - GA): Thomas Reese has accepted an offensive grad assistant position at Valdosta State University coaching the wide receivers.  Reese has been coaching the receivers at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C. the past two seasons.

Wyoming: Former Miami Ohio interim head coach (quarterbacks / receivers) Mike Bath will join the Wyoming staff as tight ends coach per a source. 

Houston Texans: Atlanta Falcons offensive line coach Paul Dunn has accepted the offensive line job with the Texans, according to a report from Alex Marvez.

Arkansas Tech (D-II): Bert Browne has been hired as linebackers coach. 

Pace (D-II - NY): The program has announced the addition of Darnell Stapleton, a former Pittsburgh Steeler offensive lineman, as offensive line coach. Stapleton spent last season as an offensive grad assistant at Rutgers.

Miami Dolphins: According to Alex Marvez, former Texans offensive line coach John Benton will be the Dolphins new assistant offensive line coach.