Friday December 19, 2014
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Northwestern: Pat Fitzgerald will not make any changes to his staff, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Bethune-Cookman: Sources tell FootballScoop that the University's short list of candidates includes, but is not limited to, UCF running backs coach Danny Barrett, Southern head coach Dawson Odums, Miami (Ohio) running backs coach Autry Denson as well as multiple internal candidates from Brian Jenkins staff as well, certainly including Terry Sims.
Vanderbilt: Derek Mason has reached out to Michigan State quarterbacks coach / recruiting coordinator Brad Salem about the vacant offensive coordinator position, per Hondo Carpenter who covers Michigan State.
Morehead State (FCS - KY): Morehead State is accepting resumes for an entry level (part-time) position with primary responsibility of coaching running backs. Position includes coaching, recruiting, equipment, and administrative duties assigned by HFC. A minimum of 1-2 years coaching experience is preferred. Playing experience at RB or previous experience coaching the position is a plus. Compensation is estimated to be $1,000 monthly stipend. Send letter of application, resume and three professional references with phone numbers to coach Zach Lewis at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please.
Oregon State: Former SMU defensive backs coach Derrick Odum is joining Gary Andersen's staff.
South Florida: USF confirms that Danny Hope has been hired as co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach and QB coach David Reaves will serve as co-offensive coordinator overseeing the passing game. Head coach Willie Taggart will resume all play-calling duties according to USF beat writer Joey Johnston.
Fairmont State (D-II - WV): Northeastern Oklahoma A&M linebackers coach Zach Crissup is joining the staff, per source.
Nebraska-Kearney (D-II): Joe Holtzclaw has been hired to coach the offensive line. Holtzclaw previously served as offensive coordinator / offensive line coach at Hastings College (NAIA - NE).
Ohio Northern (D-III): Ohio Northern University is accepting resumes for a restricted earnings position with primary responsibility of coaching running backs. The job also includes responsibility for own position and recruiting area as well as additional duties as assigned. Proficiency with HUDL editing software is required. A minimum of 1-2 years coaching experience is preferred. Playing experience at RB or previous experience coaching the position is a plus. Compensation is commensurate with experience level and includes a monthly stipend as well as on-campus housing. The successful candidate will begin immediately and assume recruiting responsibilities in assigned geographic areas. Send letter of application, resume and three professional references with phone numbers to Coach Mike Schmitz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please.
Juniata College (D-III - PA): Juniata College is no longer accepting applicants for the offensive coordinator position. Thank you for the overwhelming interest in the position.
Nebraska: Per source, nearly all of the support staff at Nebraska have been released. Long list of really good people including Jeff Jamrog (assistant AD for football), Austin Everson (asst director of operations), Mike Nobler (video coordinator), Brian Crist (director of player personnel) and many, many more are now available.
Kansas: Per source, former Tulsa defensive tackles coach Calvin Thibodeaux is joining the Kansas staff.
Arkansas: AD Jeff Long was asked yesterday if a pay raise for Bret Bielema was imminent, "we're not at that point yet" but Long reiterated that he is pleased with Bielema's work. Long says they will revisit this, along with a number of other topics, following the bowl game. Regarding Bielema Long offered, "You know what? Bret has had some success here. He got us to a bowl game probably a year earlier than maybe I anticipated. So we'll discuss those things. That's important." - Quotes and link via Arkansasnews.com
Kansas: Northern Illinois linebackers coach Kevin Kane is expected to join David Beaty's staff, per Thayer Evans.
Alabama State: Per source, associate head coach / offensive line coach Antonio Bradford will not be retained. Bradford served as the interim head coach following the dismissal of Reggie Barlow.
Oregon: Athletic director Rob Mullens told USA Today this week that he has already begun conversations with Mark Helfrich's agent about increasing Helfrich's annual pay.
LA Pierce (CC - CA): Offensive coordinator Jason Sabolic has been promoted to the head coaching post.