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Friday December 5, 2014

Friday December 5, 2014


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St. Joseph's College (D-II - IN): Per sources, head coach Cory Sanders has accepted a position on the staff at West Florida.

West Virginia: Defensive coordinator Tony Gibson has signed a multi-year extension.

Kansas: David Beaty will retain Clint Bowen as defensive coordinator. He'll also retain running backs coach/recruiting coordinator Reggie Mitchell according to Thayer Evans of Sports Illustrated.

Tulsa: TCU co-offensive coordinator Doug Meacham has removed himself from Tulsa's search process per Kelly Hines of the Tulsa World. We understand the same.

New Mexico Highlands (D-II): Linebackers coach Art Abreu is leaving to become head coach at Taos HS.

UCF: George O'Leary told the Orlando Sentinel today that he will return next season and that he has every intention of coaching through the end of his contract (through the 2017 season).

Calgary Stampeders (CFL): Head coach and general manager John Hufnagel has announced that the 2015 season will be his last on the sidelines, but he will remain on as. Hufnagel plans to hand the team over to offensive coordinator / assistant head coach Dave Dickenson for the 2016 season.

Michigan: An update on the search at Michigan.

Dodge City (CC - KS): Bethany College (NAIA - KS) linebackers coach Michael Starkey has accepted the linebackers job at Dodge City CC.

Tennessee: Jimmy Hyams' reports that Butch Jones, despite Michigan's overtures, will sign an extension in the coming days with Tennessee. Per our sources, Michigan requested approval to have formal discussions with Butch. Sources tell us Butch thanked them for their interest but is very happy at Tennessee. We understand that in addition to a raise and extension for Butch that his assistants will be receiving additional compensation as well.

Tampa Bay Bucs: Bucs offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford will not return next season. Tedford says his health is much better and he looks forward to coaching in the future.

Buffalo: Missouri State associate head coach/defensive coordinator D.J. Vokolek will join the staff, likely to coach the safeties, according to Thayer Evans of Sports Illustrated.

Albany (FCS - NY): Per sources, linebackers coach / assistant head coach Bernard Clark is being promoted to defensive coordinator, offensive coordinator Joe Bernard will add the assistant head coach title, and tight ends coach Gabe Luvara will add the title of co-offensive coordinator.

Columbia (FCS - NY): It is now official, Pete Mangurian is no longer the head coach at Columbia. A search will begin once Rick Taylor's study on how the football program can be improved / should be structured is complete. Columbia's athletic director announced her resignation back in early September.

Kansas: Texas A&M receivers coach David Beaty is the "clear leader" and could be named head coach as early as this afternoon per Jon Kirby (Kansas' Rivals publisher). Per Kirby, Beaty was impressive during initial interviews and has separated himself from the others. Beaty is expected to be in Lawrence this afternoon. Back on November 2nd we gave our update on Kansas noting that we were told Beaty was a no-brainer for Kansas by some coaches. Bruce Feldman adds on that Beaty is expected to become the next head coach. Multiple sources are now confirming the hire. Here's the story.

Monroe College (JC - NY): Monroe College, located in New Rochelle, NY is now accepting resumes from those interested living in the greater New York and Metropolitan area to fill openings at running back and defensive line. These are seasonal stipend positions that do not include housing. The compensation is based on experience. College coaching experience is preferred but not a necessity. Please email resumes to Terry Karg at No phone calls please.

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West Florida: Head coach Pete Shinnick has announced the additions of OC Williams and Alex Krutsch as the first defensive coaches joining the program. Williams most recently served as the defensive coordinator at UNC Pembroke and Krutsch served as the defensive line and recruiting coordinator at UNC Pembroke in 2013.

Will Muschamp: In response to a number of local reports that Will is close to signing an agreement at South Carolina, sources close to the situation tell us that is not accurate. We understand that Will is on vacation and won't be making any decisions until he returns next week. To be clear, not saying that he might not ultimately make the decision that South Carolina is where he wants to be; but am told he will not be signing anything imminently (today or this weekend as has been reported).

SMU: Bill Young tells the Oklahoman that he is not joining Chad Morris' staff. He is currently the head coach at Yukon High School. We had previously been told by sources that he was joining the staff at SMU.

Columbia (FCS - NY): Head coach Pete Mangurian will step down today according to multiple local outlets. Mangurian went 3-27 in three years on the job.

Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL): George Cortez will not return as offensive coordinator.

Nebraska: HuskerExtra is reporting that Mike Riley's base salary will be $2.7 million with $100,000 annual increases and will run through February of 2020. The total deal is worth $14.5 million. Riley was making $1.5 million per year at Oregon State.

SMU: Recapping Chad Morris' defensive staff so far; defensive coordinator Van Malone (corners coach at Oklahoma State), Archie McDaniel (New Mexico defensive line coach), and Jess Loepp (Tulsa safeties coach).

Earlham (D-III - IN): Earlham is seeking applicants for an offensive coordinator position. This opportunity is a 10-month contract. Coaching quarterbacks and experience with play calling preferred. The opportunity also includes coaching special teams, recruiting responsibilities, and weight training responsibilities. Please forward an electronic copy of your current professional resume, three references and cover letter to the Office of Human Resources at No phone calls please.

Dayton (FCS - OH): Offensive coordinator Chris Ochs will not return, per source. Ochs also coached the offensive line and has been part of the staff since 2000.

Penn: Per source, Albany defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Bob Benson will be named associate head coach / defensive coordinator at Penn.

Bethel (NAIA - TN): Bethel University has an immediate opening for a graduate assistant. The position will begin in January and will be responsible for coaching outside linebackers. Experience playing the position is required. Strength and conditioning experience along with knowledge of using HUDL will be strongly considered. Graduate assistants receive tuition, housing, meals and a stipend. Please submit letter of application, resume and references to Resumes will be accepted until position is filled. No phone calls please.

UAB: Bill Clark told that UAB has agreed to pay his assistant coaches through June, provided they don't find other jobs in the interim.