Friday December 14, 2012

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Tennessee: We have confirmed that Wisconsin receivers coach Zach Azzanni is joining the staff at Tennessee in the same capacity. 

UTEP: According to the El Paso Times, Brian Natkin (OL), Gabe Franklin (Corners) and Robert Rodriquez (LBs) are being retained. Former Washington State linebackers coach Jeff Choate will serve as defensive coordinator. Some good coaches from that staff were not retained. Somebody call those guys.

Cincinnati: Sources tell us Tommy Tuberville has landed Darin Hinshaw as passing game coordinator / quarterbacks and former Tennessee assistant receivers coach Blake Rolan as receivers coach. 

NC State: Dave Doeren has hired Dave Huxtable as defensive coordinator. Huxtable served in the same capacity at Pitt this past season and was the 2011 FootballScoop Linebackers Coach of the Year (while at Wisconsin). 

Southern (FCS - LA): Dawson Odums has officially been named head coach. Odums served as the interim head coach last season.

Limestone College: Bobby James has now officially been named the program's first head coach. 

App State: Scott Satterfield has officially been named head coach. 

Kentucky: Offensive coordinator Neal Brown's agreement is $550,000 / year (through June 2016) and defensive coordinator DJ Eliot will earn $500,000 per year. 

Northwestern State (FCS - LA): Sources tell us Henderson State head coach Scott Maxfield has turned down an offer to become head coach at Northwestern State. 

Kaz Kazadi (Baylor) - 2012 Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year

Indiana State: We can confirm that Indiana State will hire Mike Sanford Sr. as head coach. Sanford, the former UNLV head coach, is currently assistant head coach / running backs / tight ends at Utah State. Here's what you need to know. We like the hire. 

Temple: Owlscoop is reporting that New York Giants assistant (and former Temple offensive coordinator) Matt Rhule will be introduced as head coach on Monday. 

Morehead State (FCS - KY): Sources tell us new head coach Rob Tenyer (been on staff for 12 years, promoted from OC yesterday) has released the entire staff. That's gonna leave a mark. 

Idaho: Sources tell us that Paul Petrino has added Indiana State corners coach Mike Mickens to his staff. 

Jacksonville State (FCS - AL): Multiple sources telling us that South Alabama defensive coordinator Bill Clark and West Alabama head coach Will Hall are finalists. Sources also tell us that Bobby Petrino has offered Hall a position on his staff at Western Kentucky. Will keep you updated. 

Luther College (D-III - IA): Assistant head coach / offensive line coach Paul Hoffman has been named interim head coach.

West Georgia Tech (JC): The school has announced plans to launch a football program. West Georgia Tech will begin play in 2014 and compete as a Junior College Division I program. 

Texas Tech: Sources tell us LA Tech corners coach Kevin Curtis will join Kliff Kingsbury's staff at Texas Tech. Also, as we've noted previously, Washington State inside receivers coach Eric Morris will be joining the staff as well.

NC State: Dave Doeren has offered his offensive coordinator job to Wisconsin (and former Northern Illinois) offensive coordinator Matt Canada. 

Wisconsin: Last night Jeremy Fowler of CBS Sports reported that Oregon State head coach Mike Riley would interview for the head job at Wisconsin. Shortly thereafter local reporters in Corvallis responded that their sources say this report is false.