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Sunday March 9, 2014

Detroit Lions owner William Clay Ford Sr. has passed away this morning at 88. Ford purchased the team in 1963, Please keep his family in your prayers.

Stanford: Longtime Texas assistant Duane Akina is joining David Shaw's staff as secondary coach.

Denver Broncos: Per source, LSU offensive quality control coach Bo Hardegree has been hired as an offensive assistant with the Broncos. Hardegree worked with the quarterbacks and was at LSU for three seasons, and also served as an offensive grad assistant at Duke for three seasons under David Cutcliffe.

Iowa Barnstormers (Arena): Head coach Mike Hohensee has announced his coaching staff. Ernesto "Netto" Purnsley will return for his third season as defensive coordinator, David Paffenroth will coach the offensive line in his second season with the team, and Stanley Wrubluski will serve as defensive line coach / special teams coordinator.

South Florida: USF looks like they found their new AD. Details here.

Saturday March 8, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of former Quincy University coach Ron Taylor, who passed away Thursday at age 74.

California: Sources tell us Fred Tate, formerly an assistant under Art Kaufman at Cincinnati, will join the Cal staff coaching the defensive line. 

Macalester College (D-III - MN): Former NFL player and Harding High School (MN) defensive backs coach Sean McMoore has accepted the assistant defensive backs job at Macalester.

Dean College (JC - MA): Marian High School in Framingham, MA head football coach Gene Robinson has accepted the position of defensive line coach at Dean College.

Concordia (D-II - MN): Mike Shafer, former offensive line coach At Northern State University, has accepted the position of offensive coordinator/offensive line coach at Concordia University in St. Paul.

Central Oklahoma (D-II): Tulsa GA David Johnson has accepted the running backs job at Central Oklahoma. 

Georgia Tech: Former Samford head coach Pete Hurt has joined the staff as assistant director of player personnel.

Santa Monica College (JC - CA): Santa Monica College is seeking a walk on Offensive Line Coach. The position pays from $4,200-$5,000 per season. Email head coach Gifford Lindheim a coaching resume at L[email protected].

Tulane: Head coach Curtis Johnson has officially announced the hiring of Aaron Price as quarterbacks coach and Kwahn Drake as defensive line coach. Additionally, defensive coordinator Jon Sumrall will shift from the defensive line to linebackers, secondary coach Jason Rollins will be the special teams coordinator and offensive line coach John McDonnell will be the run game coordinator. 

Monroe College (CC - NY): Monroe College is seeking applicants from the New York City region and surrounding counties for two offensive positions, tight ends and running backs.  These are seasonal positions and salary is commensurate to experience.  College coaching experience is preferred.  Please email cover letter, resume, and references to head coach Terry Karg at [email protected].  No phone calls please.

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Rice: Graduate assistant Anthony Steward has been promoted to running backs coach. Steward served as an offensive grad assistant the past two seasons.

Finlandia (D-III - MI): Finlandia University plans to launch a new football program by 2015 and is currently taking applications for head coach.

Eastern Michigan: KiJuan Ware, who served as secondary coach at EMU last season, has landed the head coaching job at Central HS (Harrison, TN).

     This is the future of helmets

Mississippi State: The school and Dan Mullen have agreed in principle to a contract extension through the 2017-18 season according to Jeremy Fowler of CBS Sports. 

San Diego State: Head coach Rocky Long announced Friday that special teams coach Kevin McGarry would transition into director of player personnel and graduate assistant Zach Arnett had been promoted to linebackers coach. 

Dirk Koetter: The Atlanta Falcon's Offensive Coordinator reveals only to X&O Labs why he considers Four Verticals a horizontal concept; how the "Stop" route by Outside Receivers can be more productive than the "Comeback"; how you should vary routes for your Single Back to make him the most effective receiver in the package; and other details he's never told about his offense. Click here to read the exclusive Dirk Koetter interview.

Northwestern Oklahoma State (D-II): Northwestern Oklahoma State University is looking for a running backs coach and a defensive line coach. Both positions are GA positions. The position is a 10 month salaried position with tuition benefits. The coach is responsible for coaching their own position as well as recruiting their own assigned areas. Preferred experience either playing or coaching the position as well as experience with HUDL is necessary. Applicants with CSCS certification and/or experience working in strength and conditioning are encouraged to apply. To apply send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Head Football Coach Alan Hall at [email protected]. NO phone calls!

Marshall: Sources tell us that Santa Monica College (JC - CA) offensive line coach John Landwehr is joining the Marshall staff.

Westminster (D-III - PA): Rich DeMaio has accepted the associate head coach / offensive coordinator job at Westminster College. DeMaio previously served in the same role at Rhodes College (D-III - TN).

Northern State (D-II - SD): Northern State University seeks a full-time offensive line coach. Position includes coaching the offensive line, having a recruiting area and other duties assigned by the Head Coach and Director of Athletics. Preferred candidates will have experience having played or coached on the offensive line. Interested candidates should email resume, cover letter and references to Offensive Coordinator Mark Martin at [email protected]. No phone calls.

Scottsdale CC (AZ): Offensive line coach Jeremy Brigham will be the next head coach at North Pointe Prep HS (AZ).

Utah State: Per source, Jovon Bouknight has been promoted to passing game coordinator / receivers coach and Kedrick Shaver has added the title of defensive passing game coordinator / corners coach.

Minnesota: We reported it earlier in the week, but Minnesota has now made it official, Mike Sherels has been promoted to linebackers coach. Sherels was a defensive grad assistant in 2013 and most recently served as an assistant coordinator of recruiting operations.

Nebraska: Head coach Bo Pelini has received a contract extension through 2018, according to Gregg Doyel of CBS.

Methodist University (D-III - NC): Methodist University is seeking an assistant coach that will work with the running backs. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required. Proven Division III recruiting experience required. Position is Full Time with benefits and offensive coaching experience is required with a focus on the run game. Candidates should email a resume and names and contact information of 3 professional references to [email protected].

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Southern Illinois: Sources tell us that Keith Murphy is joining the staff and will coach the tight ends and serve as special teams coordinator. Murphy previously coached the tight ends / special teams at New Mexico State.

Montreal Alouettes (CFL): Sources tell us that Kris Sweet is the new offensive line coach for the Alouettes.

Incarnate Word (FCS - TX): Sources tell us that special teams coordinator Jake Zwieg will not return to the staff. We hear associate head coach / defensive line coach Todd Ivicic will take over the special teams coordinator duties.

Minnesota: Two assistants have swapped positions, as Brian Anderson will take over as wide receivers coach and Pat Poore will handle the running backs. 

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL): Former Blue Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce has joined the staff as running backs coach. 

UNC Pembroke (D-II): UNC Pembroke is looking to hire a fulltime WR Coach. Master’s degree in P.E./Health/Recreation required. Please send resumes & cover letter to Head Coach [email protected].

Brevard (D-II - NC): Per source, Midwestern State (D-II - TX) defensive grad assistant Joe Battaglia has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Brevard. Battaglia has previous coordinating experience with Juniata College (D-III - PA).

Wartburg (D-III - IA): Wartburg College, in Waverly, Iowa has an opening for a defensive intern. Duties include coaching the defensive line, managing recruiting territory, and other duties as assigned. 10-month position with a $10,400 stipend and some weekly meals. Send materials to Chris Winter, Defensive Coordinator at [email protected]

College of the Sequoias (JC - CA): Sources tell us that defensive line coach Jeff King has left the program to pursue other opportunities.

Missouri Valley (NAIA - MO): Missouri Valley College invites applications for Full-Time Assistant Football Coach and Instructor. The successful candidate must possess a Master’s Degree and have previous experience in coaching defensive backs. Experience with recruiting and strength program considered a plus. Interested applicants should email Defensive Coordinator Monty Roe at [email protected]. NO PHONE CALLS .

Eastern Michigan: Per source, Dustin Daniels has joined the staff as an offensive grad assistant. Daniels previously played receiver at EMU prior to getting into coaching.

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Our condolences go out to former North Carolina, Kent State, and Miami (OH) head coach Dick Crum, who lost his wife, Shirley, recently. Please keep the Crum family in your prayers.

Southeastern Louisiana (FCS): Sources tell us Patrick Toney has been promoted to safeties coach/special teams coordinator. He previously worked in an off-the-field capacity. 

Georgia State: Georgia State has hired former Detroit Lions wide receivers/tight ends coach Tim Lappano as wide receivers coach. 

Mt. San Antonio College (JC - CA): Assistant coach Daniel Al Gattas has been hired as head coach at Baldwin Park (Calif.) High School. 

Kentucky: As we reported Sunday, Texas State defensive coordinator and safeties coach Craig Naivar has joined the Kentucky staff as special teams coordinator and safeties coach. 

Duke: Graduate assistant, and former Blue Devil, Jeff Faris has been promoted to wide receivers coach. 

Stanford: Andrew Luck Director of Offense Mike Bloomgren has added the title of associate head coach.

Marshall: Chris Barclay, who coached the running backs at William and Mary last season, will be the new running backs coach, according to the Charleston Daily Mail. He replaces Thomas Brown, who accepted the same position at Wisconsin.

San Bernardino Valley (JC - CA): San Bernardino Valley College is seeking a walk on running backs coach. This position pays from $4200-$5000 per season (no housing, meals 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 at [email protected]

Virginia Union: Virginia Union University is looking for two quality control staff members. Room and board is negotiable. This is a non-salaried position. If you are interested, please contact Coach Fanoga at 307-760-3465. Please only serious inquiries.

Montreal Alouettes (CFL): New head coach Tim Higgins has announced his coaching staff: Noel Thorpe (assistant head coach/defensive coordinator/defensive backs), Rick Worman (offensive coordinator), Ryan Dwindiddie (quarterbacks), Erik Campbell (wide receivers), Mark Speckman (running backs), Andre Bolduc (offensive quality control/special teams assistant), Jean-Vincent Posy-Audette (defensive/special teams assistant), Anwar Stewart (defensive quality control). 

Georgia: Sources tell us that former Mississippi Valley State (FCS) offensive coordinator Alex Jackson has accepted an offensive quality control job at Georgia.

Miles College (D-II - AL): Per source, receivers coach Gary Banks has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Florence HS (AL).

Georgia: Running backs coach Bryan McClendon ($250,000) and tight ends coach John Lilly ($250,000) have received raises. Both coaches made $235,000 last year.

Stonehill (D-II - MA): Stonehill seeks an assistant football coach for defense. Preferred candidates will have prior experience playing/coaching DL, LB, or DB, at least 1 year of collegiate coaching experience, and have ties to the Northeast Region. A Bachelor’s degree and valid driver’s license is required. Salary will be commensurate with experience and includes a campus meal plan. Affordable housing is available. Position will begin immediately. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to defensive coordinator Eli Gardner at [email protected]. No phone calls please.

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Youngstown State: Mike Zordich has officially joined the staff as safeties coach / co-special teams coordinator, and Jamie Bryant has moved from special teams coach to defensive coordinator.

Missouri: Gary Pinkel's contract has been extended through 2020, with his base salary increasing from $2.8 million to $3.1 million. Pinkel can earn up to an additional $1.825 million in incentives. Also, the salary pool for assistants has bumped up to $3.2 million (was $2.66 million in 2013). Defensive coordinator Dave Steckel ($600,000) and offensive coordinator Josh Henson ($550,000) also received raises.

Indiana: Indiana is accepting resumes for special teams analyst. Send resumes to [email protected]. No phone calls.

Sacramento City College (JC - CA): Per source, former Oklahoma Panhandle State (D-II) running backs coach Troy Baker will be the new offensive line coach.

Stephen F. Austin: Chris Van Horn, who coached the defensive tackles at New Hampshire last season, has accepted the same position at Stephen F. Austin.

Coastal Carolina: Bill Durkin, the former offensive line coach at Bowling Green, has joined the staff at Coastal Carolina and will coach the running backs.

Southern Connecticut: Per source, New Hampshire defensive line coach Jon Shelton has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Southern Connecticut.

Orange Coast College (JC - CA): Per source, former Orange Coast offensive coordinator Rudy Camaano has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Long Beach Poly HS (CA).

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Santa Barbara City College (JC - CA): Puget Sound offensive line coach Dan Lever is the new offensive line coach/run game coordinator for Santa Barbara City College. 

Southern Miss: Southern Miss is looking for a defensive grad assistant. Email resumes to [email protected]. No phone calls please. 

Coastal Carolina (FCS - SC): Bill Durkin has been hired as running backs coach. He spent the past four years as Bowling Green's offensive line coach. 

Samford (FCS - AL): Alabama offensive analyst Ronnie Letson has been hired as wide receivers coach at Samford. Letson was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Jacksonville State from 2004-12. 

Florida: New offensive coordinator Kurt Roper has signed a three-year contract worth up to $1.97 million. Roper will earn an average of $590,000 per season, plus a $100,000 signing bonus and a $100,000 retention bonus if he remains in his post through Jan. 31, 2016. Previous Gators offensive coordinator Brent Pease made $590,000 last season. Additionally, special teams coordinator/outside linebackers coach Coleman Hutzler will make $230,000 in 2014 on a one-year contract and offensive line coach Mike Summers will earn $190,000 on a two-year contract. 

Puget Sound (D-III - WA): Defensive coordinator Thomas Ford has accepted the head coaching job at Stadium High School in Tacoma, Wash. 

Henderson State (D-II - AR): Henderson State is no longer accepting applications for any of its analyst positions. Thank you for your interest. 

Millsaps College (D-III - MS): Millsaps College, located in Jackson, Mississippi, is looking for two games in 2014. Preferable opponent would be a Division III or NAIA opponent. The dates are September 13th (can play away) and September 20th (prefer this date to be a home game). We do not have reciprocating dates for 2015 so this would be a 1 year contract. If interested please contact Jason Guthrie at [email protected].

University of Jamestown (NAIA-ND): University of Jamestown, in Jamestown, N.D. is seeking applicants for a full time offensive coordinator position.  Experience in the spread and no huddle offense is a must. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume and references to Shawn Frank, Head Football Coach, at [email protected]. No phone calls please! The University of Jamestown is an AA/OE employer.

University of Puget Sound (D-III - WA): Puget Sound invites applications for the positions of Defensive Coordinator. The successful candidates will be involved in game planning and film work (HUDL) and be responsible to put together the defensive game plan each week. The successful candidate will also be expected to help recruit, retain, and graduate academically successful student-athletes to the University of Puget Sound. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to overall departmental philosophy which might include teaching classes or be involved in other administrative duties. Apply online at www.pugetsound.edu/employment. Screening of applicants begins immediately, applications accepted until position is filled. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry. 

Minot State (D-II - ND): Minot State is seeking an offensive line coach. Please send resumes to DFO John Leib at [email protected]

UCF: Defensive coordinator Paul Ferraro has left the program, head coach George O'Leary has announced. Linebackers coach Tyson Summers has been promoted to interim defensive coordinator for the spring.

Auburn: Former Homewood HS (AL) head coach Doug Goodwin is joining Gus Malzahn's staff as the director of high school relations. Goodwin has won 234 games as a high school head coach in the state of Alabama.


University of Puget Sound (D-III - WA): Puget Sound invites applications for the positions ofOffensive Line Coach. The successful candidates will be involved in game planning and film work (HUDL) and be responsible for the Offensive Line. The successful candidate will also be expected to help recruit, retain, and graduate academically successful student-athletes to the University of Puget Sound. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to overall departmental philosophy which might include teaching classes or be involved in other administrative duties. Apply online at www.pugetsound.edu/employment. Screening of applicants begins immediately, applications accepted until position is filled. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry. 

Sam Houston State: K.C. Keeler has completed his coaching staff. We've reported all these already, but just to recap; Phil Longo (OC), Brad Sherrod (co-DC), Mike Collins (safeties, co-DC), Phil Petitte (DL), Terence Archer (WRs), Dan Lanning (DBs), Matt Powledge (special teams), Rodrique Wright (DEs), Kyle Segler (TEs), and Bart Tatum (OL).


Youngstown State: Kenny Carter has joined the staff as wide receivers coach / pass game coordinator and co-special teams coordinator. Carter has 15 years of BCS level experience at places like LSU, Pitt, Penn State, Vandy, and was most recently at Louisville as the running backs coach under Charlie Strong. Dan Gerberry has also been named tight ends coach. 

College of the Desert (JC - CA): Running backs coach/co-special teams coordinator Jeremy Mercer has accepted the head coaching job at Pueblo Central (Colo.) High School. 

Anna Maria (D-III - MA): Anna Maria College has an immediate opening for a defensive assistant coach. This position will be responsible for coaching his own position group, recruiting, and all other duties assigned by the Head Football Coach. Position includes on campus housing, stipend, and meals. Interested applicants please send resume and references to assistant coach Ryan Kelly at [email protected]

Highland CC (KS): Per source, Liberty HS (MO) defensive line coach Payton Kirk has accepted a position on staff at Highland Community College.

Georgetown: Sources tell us that Cornell running backs / tight ends coach Mike Neuberger will return to Georgetown as offensive coordinator. Neuberger coached the Hoyas receivers in 2012.

Monmouth (FCS - NJ): Yale offensive coordinator Kevin Morris has accepted a position on the Monmouth staff according to the Hartford Courant. 

Jacksonville State (FCS - AL): New head coach John Grass has announced his coaching staff: assistant head coach/running backs coach Jimmy Ogle, quarterbacks coach Larry Smith, wide receivers coach/co-special teams coordinator Nick Williams, offensive line coach Trey Smith, tight ends coach/recruiting coordinator J.R. Sandlin, co-defensive coordinator/inside linebackers coach David Blackwell, co-defensive coordinator/safeties coach Brandon Hall, outside linebackers coach Nick Gentry and cornerbacks coach/special teams coordinator Aashon Larkins. 

Kentucky Christian (NAIA): Per source, former Flat Rock HS (MI) defensive coordinator Todd Miller has accepted the defensive ends job.

Augustana (D-II - SD): Augustana College is seeking applicants for an assistant football coach working with the secondary / special teams. The position is a full-time appointment with a limited teaching assignment in the department. Master’s degree and collegiate coaching experience preferred. Compensation will be based on experience. Starting date preferred is March 24th until position is filled. Please email cover letter, resume and references electronically to [email protected].

Valdosta State (D-II - GA): Valdosta State is no longer accepting resumes for their open position. Thank you for the overwhelming interest.

South East Prep (Post Grad - TX): Sources tell us that former Waldorf (NAIA - IA) and Independence (CC - KS) assistant David Simmons has joined the staff. Also, we hear former North Park defensive backs coach Eli Wickland has joined the staff as well.

Monterey Peninsula (CC - CA): Monterey Peninsula College has a defensive coaching position open. Position area is flexible. College degree (Masters is a plus), playing and coaching experience required. Duties include recruiting, strength and conditioning program, coaching on the field, game planning, academic advising, and video operations. Duties also include being an adjunct instructor in the Physical Education Department. Stipend is approximately $10,000 annually. Position open immediately; teaching will commence June 30, 2014. Contact Head Coach Mike Rasmussen at [email protected].

South Dakota: South Dakota is looking to hire a grad assistant that will also serve as an assistant equipment manager. More details here.

Minot State (D-II - ND): Minot State is seeking an offensive coordinator. Interested candidates can send resumes to DFO [email protected].

Tiffin (D-II - OH): Sources tell us that the receivers position has been filled. Will update.

University of Mary (D-II - SD): Sources tell us that Tim Belmore is the new offensive coordinator at the University of Mary. Belmore was previously the offensive coordinator at Jamestown College (NAIA - ND). 

Utica (D-III - NY): Utica College invites applications for two part time position in Football with an August 1, 2014 start date. Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required and knowledge of NCAA rules/regulations required. Master’s degree preferred. Experience Qualifications: Minimum two years coaching experience necessary Skills/Abilities In-depth knowledge of Football, Interpersonal communication skills, Ability to work with diversified group, Strong organizational skills. Interested candidates can apply via this link.

Puget Sound (D-III - WA): Puget Sound invites applications for the positions of linebacker coach & defensive line coach. Each of the successful candidates will have his own position group and will be involved in game planning and film work (HUDL). The position is a part-time entry level position with salary comparable or slightly above a high school stipend (no benefits, housing or meals). We are searching for local candidates. Interested applicants please email a letter of application, resume, and references to Jeff Thomas at [email protected]. Please no phone calls.

Wesley (D-III - DE): Wesley College, Dover Del, is looking to fill an open date on September 6, 2014. Please contact Mike Drass 302-736-2363 or [email protected]

Fairmont State (D-II - WV): Fairmont State is no longer accepting applications for the open defensive backs position. Thank you for the overwhelming interest.