Thursday December 31, 2015
New Mexico: Per source, former Iowa State defensive ends coach Stan Eggen is expected to fill the opening at New Mexico.
San Jose State: Per source, University of New Mexico defensive line coach Barry Sacks will join the staff at SJSU in a similar capacity. Sacks spent the 2013 season at Cal and about ten years before that at Nevada. Sacks also previously served as defensive coordinator at SJSU in the late 90s and with the San Jose Sabercats in 2001.
USC: Western Kentucky offensive line coach Neil Callaway will join the USC staff in the same role, per SI.
Fresno State: As we reported Monday, Eric Kiesau will be the new offensive coordinator at Fresno State. SI has just reported this and we can confirm that it is expected to be announced today.
South Carolina: Auburn’s Lance Thompson is joining Will Muschamp’s staff.
East Carolina: Duke assistant director of recruiting Ethan Johnson has accepted the director of recruiting position at East Carolina.
USC: Western Kentucky offensive coordinator Tyson Helton to join his brother’s staff at USC as quarterbacks coach / passing game coordinator per Bruce Feldman.
Indianapolis Colts: The Colts plan to fire head coach Chuck Pagano, according to Mike Wells of ESPN. He is 40-23 with three division titles in four seasons. Read more here. Jim Irsay tweets that the decision hasn’t been made though; but….
Northern Illinois: Per source, offensive coordinator Bob Cole will not return.
Nevada: Per source, University of Florida special teams quality control Marc Nudelberg is expected to join the Nevada staff as running backs / special teams coordinator. Nudelberg previously served as tight ends / special teams coordinator at Cincinnati. With the move, we expect Lester Erb to move to receivers.
Rutgers: Former Iowa State defensive line coach Shane Burnham has been hired at Rutgers in the same capacity.
Hawaii: Per source, as we mentioned Monday, Nick Rolovich will make Kevin Lempa his new defensive coordinator. We hear Lempa plans to bring Sean Duggar with him from BC as linebackers coach. Look for Norfolk State receivers coach Kefense Hynson to coach the receivers at Hawaii and Nevada director of recruiting Jason Cvercko to serve as recruiting coordinator.
Benedictine (D-III – IL): Benedictine has posted their head coaching job. See more information here.
Heidelberg (D-III – OH): Heidelberg University has an opening for an offensive coordinator position. This is a full time position with benefits and salary contingent on experience. Applicants must have previous collegiate offensive coordinator duties. Experience coaching QB and/or offensive skill positions preferred. Email resumes to [email protected]. No phone calls.
Southwest Baptist (D-II – MO): Per source, Lindenwood defensive backs / special teams coordinator / recruiting coordinator Kent Maugeri has accepted the defensive backs / defensive passing game coordinator role at SBU.
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Oregon State: Per sources, Gary Andersen is planning to hire Utah State defensive coordinator Kevin Clune as defensive coordinator and Weber State secondary coach Cory Hall barring any unexpected issues.
Louisiana Tech: LA Tech has announced that wide receivers coach Tim Rattay will move to quarterbacks coach following the departure of OC / QBs coach Tony Petersen (see below). Rattay spent eight seasons in the NFL playing quarterback.
East Carolina: Louisiana Tech offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Tony Petersen has accepted the same positions on Scottie Montgomery’s staff, per a report from SI.
New Research: How Successful Odd Front Coaches are Adjusting to Formation into Boundary (F.I.B.) Run Surfaces – For some defensive coordinators double calling, or double digiting coverages could be a challenge to get communicated, particularly against the no- huddle tempo of today’s offenses. X&O Labs uncovered brand new research on how odd front coaches are defending what can be problematic offensive structures such as twins, trips, trey and unbalanced formations into the boundary. This special report features four case studies and 1 hour and 45 minutes of game and practice film. Contributors include several of the top defensive units in the country: Jacksonville University, Trinity College (CT), University of St. Thomas (MN), Villanova University, John Carroll University (OH) as well as a contingent of high school programs that base their defense out of the odd front. Click below to read the report and watch the video. Read X&O Labs special report here.
Redlands (D-III – CA): University of Redlands is looking to hire a full-time defensive assistant. More information on the job, and how to apply, can be found here.
East Carolina: Multiple outlets are reporting that ECU has hired Shannon Moore to coordinate the special teams. Moore coordinated the special teams at FIU last season.