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Friday December 20, 2013

Friday December 20, 2013

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Former Mississippi State head coach/athletics director and Oklahoma athletics director Wade Walker passed away Thursday at age 90. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. 

College of the Canyons (JC - CA): Interim head coach Ted Iaceneda has been named the program's full-time head coach. 

Mississippi Gulf Coast (JC): Offensive coordinator Chad Huff has been promoted to head coach following Steve Campbell's departure for Central Arkansas, the school announced Friday. 

Ottawa Redblacks (CFL): The expansion Redblacks announced their inaugural coaching staff on Friday: head coach Rick Campbell, offensive coordinator Mike Gibson, defensive coordinator Mark Nelson, special teams coordinator/running backs coach Don Yanowsky, quarterbacks coach Marcus Crandell, wide receivers coach Travis Moore, defensive backs coach Ike Charlton, offensive assistant Jordan Maksymic and defensive assistant Derek Oswalt. 

Army: Ohio State co-offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Ed Warriner interviewed for the head coaching job today, according to Jeremy Fowler of, and New York Jets special teams coordinator Ben Kotwica will interview this weekend, according to Adam Schefter. 

James Madison: The university has officially announced Everett Withers as the sixth head coach in program history. Withers will remain with Ohio State through their bowl game.

University of Mary (D-II - ND): Sources tell us former North Dakota defensive coordinator Josh Kotelnicki will be the new head coach at University of Mary. 

Utah: Dave Christensen is joining the Utah staff as offensive coordinator / tight ends. Dennis Erickson will remain on staff and continue to coach the running backs and Brian Johnson will continue to coach the quarterbacks. 

Tennessee State (FCS):Tennessee State University is looking for a game against a FBS or FCS opponent on Saturday September 6, 2014 to complete our 2014 football schedule. Tennessee State is a FCS Institution, that competes in the Ohio Valley Conference. TSU fans have traditionally travelled very well. Please contact Tom Opdenbrouw, Director of Football Operations at 615-963-2136 or if you have any interest.

Arkansas State: Freshly-hired head coach Blake Anderson will garner a salary of $700,000 per year over five years. He can earn bonuses of up to $50,000 for winning a Sun Belt title and coaching in a bowl game and $25,000 for winning a national coach of the year honor. The big item of note is the buyout, which sits at $3 million for each of his first two seasons - nearly double the $1.75 million buyout Bryan Harsin had - $2 million for the 2016-17 seasons and $1 million for the 2018 season. 

Southeastern Louisiana (FCS):Southeastern Louisiana islooking for games on August 30th and September 6th of 2014. Looking for home and home or will pay guarantee. Interested programs can contact Jeff Burley at

Florida: NC State director of player personnel Drew Hughes has joined the staff at Florida in the same role, the program announced this morning. Hughes, who takes over for Jon Haskins who resigned back in November, worked at UCF as director of player personnel prior to NC State.

Hastings College (NAIA - NE): Hastings College is currently accepting applications for defensive graduate assistant (defensive line). Acceptance into the Hastings College Graduate Program is a must. Our Graduate Assistant package includes a tuition waiver along with a monthly stipend. Coaching and / or playing experience on the defensive line is preferred. Review of possible candidates will begin immediately. Please email a letter of interest, resume, and 3 professional references to Tony Harper and / or Adam Long No phone calls please.

Kansas State: Athletic director John Currie has received a one year contract extension taking him through 2019, and a $100,000 raise. The raise brings his salary for 2013-2014 to $575,000.

Bentley (D-II - MA): The program has announced that Bill Kavanaugh has been named head coach. Kavanaugh is a former player at Bentley and spent the past six seasons at Penn State in various roles, most recently as the director of player personnel.

Sul Ross State (D-III - TX): Sources tell us that John Pearce, former defensive coordinator at Prairie View and Blinn JC, is the new head coach. 

Virginia Union (D-II): Former Florida A&M head coach Joe Taylor is the new athletics director at Virginia Union. 

Florida: The Gators have announced that Coleman Hutzler has joined the staff as the special teams coordinator, and Will Muschamp added that Jeff Choate has resigned to pursue other coaching opportunities.

Stanford: Mike Sanford will remain with the team through the Rose Bowl before departing for Boise State. After the bowl game, Tavita Pritchard (a former Stanford quarterback who coached the running backs this past season) will assume coaching responsibilities for the quarterbacks and receivers.

Birmingham Southern: Sources tell us that South Alabama defensive grad assistant Carter Blount has accepted the defensive backs job.

Alma College (D-III - MI): Sources tell us that offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Nate Cochran will not return next season.

North Carolina Central (FCS): South Alabama receivers coach Jerry Mack has officially been announced as head coach.

Itawamba CC (MS): Sources tell us that offensive coordinator Jason McManus has accepted the offensive coordinator job at South Pointe HS (Rock Hill, SC).

Mississippi Valley State (FCS):Mississippi Valley State University is looking for a home game October 25, 2014. D2 / NAIA will receive guarantee. Please contact MVSU Athletic Director Ms. Dianthia Ford-Kee, 662-254-3551 or email You may also contact interim head coach Terrence Graves at 662-254-3568, or