|Tuesday March 5, 2013||presented by:|
Nevada: We hear Brian Polian already has a shortlist of candidates to fill the opening. Sounds like a new coach could be in place by the end of the week.
Wisconsin: Sources confirm to us that Jeff Genyk will be the new special teams coordinator / tight ends coach. Genyk, the former Eastern Michigan head coach, was at Cal with Jeff Tedford for 2010-2012 and recently accepted the special teams / running backs position at Nevada. Update> Wisconsin has now announced the hire.
Prairie View A&M (FCS - TX): Sources tell us former Texas A&M (and TCU) defensive backs coach Charles McMillan will join the Prairie View staff.
Bucknell (FCS): Sources tell us William & Mary defensive backs assistant John Bowes will be the new linebackers / special teams coach at Bucknell.
Ever think you'd see Bo Pelini in a Harlem Shake video?
Shasta College (CC - CA): Foothill HS (CA) head coach Bryon Hamilton has accepted the associate head coach / offensive coordinator position.
Austin Peay (FCS - TN): Austin Peay has announced that they will interview the following six candidates for their head coaching vacancy; interim head coach / defensive coordinator Granville Eastman, Central Michigan defensive backs coach Kirby Cannon, Georgia Tech defensive line coach / recruiting coordinator Andy McCollum, former Wisconsin offensive line coach Mike Markuson, Navy offensive line coach Ashley Ingram, and Wisconsin-Whitewater (D-III) head coach Lance Leipold. Visit this link for the full interview schedule.
McKendree (D-II - IL): Sources tell us Antoine Manning will join the staff as secondary coach. Manning most recently served in the same capacity at Rockford College (D-III - IL).
With the addition of Bill Belichick, the Notre Dame clinic looks like one of the best this Spring
Kentucky: Sources tell us Northwestern State (FCS) inside receivers / tight ends coach Matt Powledge has joined the Kentucky staff as a grad assistant.
Five former head coaches were named finalists for the College Football Hall of Fame earlier today.
Northwest Mississippi CC: Northwest Mississippi is looking for a scrimmage on Friday August 16th or Saturday August 17th. Would be willing to do a home, away or at a neutral site. Site must be within 100 miles of Northwest Campus. Please contact Head Coach Brad LaPlante firstname.lastname@example.org for further inquiries.
Northern Iowa: Sources tell us Bryce Paup will join the Northern Iowa staff as defensive line coach. Paup, the former NFL defensive player of the year, has been the head coach at Green Bay Southwest for several years now.
University of Windsor: Donnovan Carter has been hired as defensive coordinator and associate head coach. Carter spent the last four seasons as the University of Toronto's defensive coordinator.
Springfield College (D-III - MA): Springfield College is accepting resumes for a graduate assistant position starting this fall. Candidates must have a minimum of 1 year of on field coaching experience at the college level. The ideal candidate would have experience working with Linebackers. Candidates must be able to gain acceptance to graduate school. Job includes tuition waiver and stipend. Please send all resumes to football@springfieldcollege.
Purdue: Sources have confirmed to us that Illinois offensive line coach Jim Bridge will be the new offensive line coach at Purdue.
Auburn: Montana State (FCS) special teams coordinator Erik Link has joined the staff as special teams quality control.
Ole Miss: Oklahoma State corners coach Jason Jones is joining Hugh Freeze's staff.
Grambling: Dennis Winston has been named defensive coordinator. Winston has previous coaching experience at Grambling as well as Arkansas-Pine Bluff (where he spent the past three seasons), Toledo, Norfolk State, and Arkansas.
Minnesota Vikings: The franchise has announced that former assistant receivers coach Ryan Ficken will become assistant special teams coordinator and former Texas Tech assistant Jeff Howard has been named assistant to the head coach.
Hutchinson CC (KS): Head coach Rion Rhoades has completed his staff as follows; Josh Gooch (assistant head coach / offensive coordinator / running backs and tight ends), Tyler Brock (offensive line), Kevin Starr (receivers), Greg Cross (quarterbacks), Dion Meneley (defensive coordinator / linebackers), Thaddeus Brown (defensive backs), Phil Ockinga (recruiting coordinator / defensive line).
Onondaga CC (NY): John Evans has rounded out his staff. Pete Curkendall will serve as defensive coordinator. Bob Atwood (former Red Jacket HS offensive coordinator), James Tyler (former Trinity College player), Chris Weinbeck (former University of Buffalo player), and Jeff Teed will all serve as assistant coaches.
Diablo Valley (CC - CA): Sources tell us that University of Minnesota Morris (D-III) running backs coach Geordan Arenal has joined the Diablo Valley staff as an offensive assistant.
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (CC): Sources tell us that former Coffeyville CC (KS) receivers coach Maurice Gray will join the staff and coach the corners.
ProGrass International Scout Bowl: The inaugural ProGrass International Scout Bowl will be played next Friday, March 15th in Florence, AL. Further info to come later this morning...
New Mexico State: Head coach Doug Martin will also coordinate the special teams for the Aggies.
|Monday March 4, 2013||presented by:|
Longtime Washington High School (Fremont, CA) head coach Jim Ingram is in ICU, fighting for his life, with sepsis. Please keep coach Ingram and his family in your prayers.
FIU: Central Michigan running backs coach Kort Shankweiler has been announced as the new tight ends / tackles coach at FIU. Shankweiler's father, Steve, is FIU's offensive line coach.
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (JC): We hear defensive line coach Zach Allen will be promoted to defensive coordinator.
South Florida: We have learned that Miami Central head coach Telly Lockette will join the staff as running backs coach.
Upper Iowa (D-II): Sources tell us Justin Wyatt will be the new defensive line coach at Upper Iowa.
Nicholls State (FCS - LA): Head coach Charlie Stubbs has announced the additions of Freddie Banks to coach the corners and Brandon Nowlin to coach the tight ends. Banks previously served as the defensive backs coach at Minnesota State-Moorhead and Nowlin was the head coach at Morgan City HS (LA).
Tennessee: The Vols will pay Derek Dooley and his staff an estimated $7.5 million according to Evan Woodbery of the Knoxville News-Sentinel.
North Carolina A&T (FCS): Sources tell us Rickey Bustle will join the staff as offensive coordinator.
Michigan: It appears that Roy Manning has joined the Michigan staff. We have confirmed the hire. Michigan has announced that Manning will coach the outside linebackers.
Citadel: Sources tell us that CJ Heinz will join the Citadel staff as a special teams quality control coach.
Bowling Green: Sources tell us USC assistant director of operations Austin Thomas will join Dave Clawson's staff as director of recruiting / player personnel. Thomas worked closely with Ed Orgeron over the past four seasons. Strong hire by Clawson.
Michigan State: Mark Dantonio has officially announced the addition of Jim Bollman as co-offensive coordinator / tight ends coach. Additionally, Dave Warner has been promoted to co-offensive coordinator and will move from quarterbacks to running backs, and Brad Salem will coach the quarterbacks after coaching the running backs the past three seasons. Also, defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi has been promoted to assistant head coach.
Marian University (NAIA - IN): Marian University has an opening for a part time Wide Receiver coach. There will be a small stipend but no housing and no benefits. Please send resume to Bryan Hamrock at email@example.com.
DeAnza College (CC - CA): Sources tell us that Malik Jackson has been hired as defensive coordinator. Jackson spent the past 12 seasons coaching the secondary at the City College of San Francisco.
Bowling Green: Head coach Dave Clawson will be paid a base salary of $400,000 next season. His new contract extension, which was announced in late January and goes through June of 2019, includes a clause that ensures that the salaries for him and his assistants won't fall below the bottom half of the league. If Clawson leaves BGSU in the next three seasons, the buyout will amount to $200,000, dropping to $150,000 in 2017, and $100,000 in the final two years of the contract.
Arizona State: Sources tell us that Bo Graham (on campus recruiting coordinator) will be promoted to running backs coach.
University of Mary (D-II - ND): Sources tell us that Scott Edwards has been hired as offensive line coach / offensive coordinator. Edwards previously coached four seasons on the Mary staff and most recently served as the head coach at Bret Harte HS (CA).
Shippensburg (D-II - PA): We have learned that Wheaton College (D-III - IL) offensive coordinator Joe Davis has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Shippensburg. Davis was also a finalist for the James Madison (FCS) offensive coordinator position.
West Texas A&M (D-II): West Texas A&M is accepting resumes for two defensive grad assistant positions starting this Fall. Positions could be inside linebackers, defensive backs or defensive line. Please email resumes and cover letter to defensive coordinator Nick Paremski at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Millsaps (D-III - MS): Sources tell us Louisiana Monroe grad assistant Nate Brown has accepted the receivers position at Millsaps.
New Hampshire (FCS): Former UNH quarterback Ricky Santos has joined the staff as receivers coach.
|Sunday March 3, 2013||presented by:|
Prayers are being sought for former Arkansas Monticello head coach Tommy Barnes and his family as coach battles Parkinson's.
West Texas A&M (D-II): Sources tell us East Central (D-II - OK) defensive line coach Brett Watson will join the West Texas staff as defensive line / recruiting coordinator.
California: The university has announced Sonny Dykes' contract: $9.7 million over five years, with a salary starting at $1.55 million this season. Here's what you need to know.
Elmhurst College (D-III - IL): Sources tell us Mike Heffernan, former assistant head coach / offensive line at St. Scholastica, has been named offensive line coach at Elmhurst.
Central Michigan: Sources tell us former Cinicinnati quarterback Gino Guidugli has once again accepted a position on the staff at Central.
WPI (D-III - MA): Sources tell us former Assumption College running backs coach Jim McGuire will be the new running backs coach at WPI.
Central Florida: UCF is on the verge of securing a two-year contract extension for head coach George O'Leary according to Paul Tenorio of the Orlando Sentinel. The deal, which should be finalized next week, would run through the 2017 season.
South Dakota State: Head coach John Stiegelmeier has announced the addition of Nic McKissic-Luke as running backs coach. McKissic-Luke spent the past five seasons coaching the running backs and slot receivers at Benedict College (D-II - SC).
Saturday March 2, 2013
Western Carolina (FCS): Sources tell us South Carolina graduate assistant Dennis Thomas has joined the Western Carolina staff and will coach the defensive tackles.
Chicago Rush (AFL): The team has hired Siaha Burley, a 10-year AFL wide receiver and former Arizona Rattlers wide receivers coach, as offensive coordinator.
Williamette (D-III - OR): As we reported last week, Williamette has officially announced the hiring of BYU graduate assistant Kelly Bills as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
|Friday March 1, 2013||presented by:|
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Duke: Multiple outlets have reported Zac Roper will move from running backs to tight ends while adding special teams coordinator and recruiting coordinator duties.
Towson (FCS): Sources tell us Maryland grad assistant Tyler Bowen will be the new tight ends / special teams at Towson.
UT Martin (FCS): Sources tell us co-offensive coordinator / offensive line Mac Bryan has accepted the head coaching position at Ooltewah High School in Chattanooga. We have heard that Kevin Bannon will come back to Martin to coach the offensive line. Will update...
Tennessee: Sources tell us that both Georgia's Tony Ball and West Virginia's Robert Gillespie interviewed yesterday in Knoxville. We are told Ball "accepted Georgia's counter" today. Update> Butch Jones has now announced that Gillespie will be the new running backs coach at UT.
Oklahoma: Oklahoma has hired Wisconsin tight ends coach/special teams coordinator Jay Boulware to the same position.
Florida: Defensive coordinator DJ Durkin will make a base salary of $490,000, receivers coach / recruiting coordinator Joker Phillips will make $265,000, and defensive line coach Brad Lawing will make $390,000. Durkin and Phillips have two year contracts, and Lawing's contract is good for three years.
Methodist (D-III - NC): We have learned that a number of changes have taken place on the defensive side of the ball. Defensive intern Andrew Christie has been promoted to full time defensive line coach, safeties coach Zach Hufford will move from safeties to outside linebackers, and Michael Epstein has been hired to coach the safeties. Epstein formerly coached the defensive backs at Brockport (D-III - NY).
Olivet Nazarene (NAIA - IL): Olivet Nazarene University is looking to schedule 4 JV games for the 2013 season. Games would need to be played on Monday afternoon or evening. Away games would need to be against opponents in the greater Chicago / Central Illinois vicinity and home games could be scheduled with anyone willing to travel to Bourbonnais, IL. Please email email@example.com for scheduling arrangements.
Wisconsin-Stout (D-III): University of Wisconsin – Stout a DIII University (WIAC Conference) located one hour east of Minneapolis, MN in the city of Menomonie, WI is accepting applications for a Full Time position of Assistant Football Coach – Offensive Line / Instructor. O-Line coaching experience required. This position is a 9 month Contract (salary range: $35,000+) with excellent benefits. A Master’s Degree is recommended but not required. To apply, send a letter of interest, current resume and the names and telephone numbers of at least three professional references to: Head Coach Clayt Birmingham at firstname.lastname@example.org . Criminal history background check required for finalists.
Princeton: Sources tell us that Farleigh Dickinson offensive coordinator Sean Gleeson has accepted the running backs job.
Stevenson University: Farleigh Dickinson outside linebackers coach Sam McGrath has accepted the same position at D-III Stevenson University (MD).
BYU: Bronco Mendenhall has announced that offensive coordinator Robert Anae will also serve as assistant head coach, secondary coach Nick Howell will serve as defensive coordinator, and outside linebackers coach Kelly Poppinga has added the title of special teams coordinator.
SMU: June Jones has now formally announced that linebackers coach Joe Haering and offensive line coach Bob Palcic will not return.
Dakota State (NAIA - SD): Dakota State University has an opening for Defensive Coordinator/Position Coach. This is a 9-month full-time coaching position only. There are no other duties assigned outside of the football program. Bachelor’s degree and relevant recruiting experience required. Master’s Degree preferred but not required. Applicants with college coaching, having played college football, and knowledge and experience with Strength and Conditioning preferred. No phone calls please. Sunday Update> We have received a tremendous amount of applicants already and are no longer accepting resumes. Thank you for all of the interest.
Wisconsin-Stevens Point (D-III): UWSP, in the WIAC, is looking for a game in 2015, Week 2: Sept. 12 preferred but will consider Week 4: Sept. 26. We also have one open date in 2016 and 2017 so we will consider 1 year, 2 year or 4 year contract. Please contact Head Coach Tom Journell at Tom.Journell@uwsp.edu. We are full for 2013 and 2014.
Louisiana Monroe: Beau Brence has been brought on staff on in a grad assistant role. Brence just wrapped up his playing career at UNLV.
Bucknell: Pitt grad assistant Eric Wicks has joined the Bucknell staff and will coach the corners.
Columbia: Former Marshall defensive coordinator Chris Rippon has been named the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Columbia.
Youngstown State (FCS): There is a local report that Mark Mangino will join the Youngstown staff. Will update. Sources tell us he will serve as tight ends coach. Update> YSU has announced Mangino has assistant head coach / tight ends / recruiting coordinator.
San Bernardino Valley (CC - CA): San Bernardino Valley College is looking for two coaches on the defensive side of the ball. These are stipend positions only. If interested email your coaching resume to offensive coordinator Pat Meech at pmeech@
Georgia Military College (CC): GMC, a NJCAA member institution, is seeking applicants for a Defensive (LB or DL) restricted earnings position. Coaches who have had experience coaching Linebackers or the Defensive Line are encouraged to apply. Details include a salary, housing, and a recruiting area. Please contact Defensive Coordinator Rob Manchester at email@example.com in order to inquire about the position.
Salve Regina (D-III - RI): We have learned that King's College (D-III - PA) defensive coordinator Casey Goff has accepted the same position on Salve Regina's staff.
West Virginia Wesleyan (D-II): Sources tell us that former University of Charleston student assistant Luke Barker is now serving as an offensive grad assistant at West Virginia Wesleyan working with the running backs.
University of Charleston (D-II - WV): Offensive line coach Paul Johnson has added the title of run game coordinator.