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Friday February 19, 2016

Friday February 19, 2016


Wisconsin: Per source, former Badgers and NFL defensive back Jim Leonhard will be Wisconsin's new defensive backs coach.

Louisville: Tom Jurich has received approval to negotiate a contract extension with Bobby Petrino according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Boise State: Director of recruiting Antwon Murray is leaving to accept a scouting position with the Tampa Bay Bucs per Dave Southorn who covers the team. Southorn also reports that director of football operations Brian Wilkinson will not return. We can confirm as well.

St. Norbert College (D-III - WI): Mitch Chester has accepted the Defensive Line Job at St. Norbert College. Chester spent the past season with Carroll University serving as the Defensive Ends coach.

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Jacksonville State (FCS - AL): Former ULM quarterbacks coach Cody Wells has been hired as the new quarterbacks coach at Jacksonville State.

Michigan State: Mark Dantonio has signed a new contract, increasing his compensation from $3.67M to $4.3M. Michigan State has also added $250,000 to the assistant pool. Read more here.

South Carolina: Some salary info to share (via Josh Kendall of The State): Travaris Robinson $750,000, Kurt Roper $700,000, Shawn Elliott $500,000 and Lance Thompson $500,000. Bryan McClendon $450,000, Bobby Bentley $300,000, Coleman Hutzler $300,000, Mike Peterson $200,000 and Pat Washington $200,000. Head strength coach Jeff Dillman's salary is $400,000. Robinson and Roper each have two year deals, all others are one year per Kendall.

Averett University: Source tells FootballScoop former Guilford College assistant David Clark will join the Averett staff as linebackers coach.

Kutztown University: Kutztown is looking for a defensive assistant (defensive line) football coach. Bachelor’s degree required. This position will be responsible for coaching a position, have a recruiting territory and other duties assigned by the head football coach. Playing experience at the collegiate level is preferred and coaching experience is a plus. Candidates should have knowledge of HUDL video editing system. Candidates must apply for job before consideration is given at: No benefits provided. No phone calls please. Send resume and any other pertinent information to defensive coordinator Ross Pennypacker at

Georgia: Assistant recruiting coordinator Lukman Abdulai has been promoted to director of player personnel at Georgia per Marc Weiszer. Marshall Malchow, who recently joined the staff from the University of Washington, has the director of recruiting title. Weiszer notes that Georgia has also hired Eric Black as football recruiting video coordinator.

Mississippi State: Former St. Norbert College defensive coordinator Ryan Osborn and former Marshall defensive grad assistant Mike Treier have joined the Mississippi State staff as defensive grad assistants sources tell FootballScoop.

Alma (D-III - MI): Defensive backs / head strength coach James Lang has accepted the head baseball / assistant football strength job at Louisiana Lafayette per source.

St. Norbert College (D - III - WI): Drew Vanderlin has accepted the Defensive Coordinator Job at St. Norbert College. Vanderlin spent the past four seasons with UW-Stevens Point serving as the team's Defensive Line coach and Head Strength and Conditioning coach for all UW-Stevens Point sports. 

Texas: Charlie Strong has hired Hardee McCrary as director of high school relations.

Rutgers: Chris Ash is hiring former Colorado special teams coordinator Toby Neinas as director of player personnel per SI.

Slippery Rock (D-II - PA): Former Valdosta State quarterbacks coach Justin Roper is expected to be the new offensive coordinator at Slippery Rock source tells FootballScoop.

Syracuse: Dino Babers has announced the hiring of J.B. Gerald as director of high school relations, Jeff LePak as an operations and recruiting assistant, Vincent Marshall and John Pike as quality control assistants, Lanear Sampson as a GA, and Jose Rodriguez as an assistant strength coach. Additionally, Wayne Tuckson has been elevated to an assistant strength post.

UCLA: Defensive line coach Angus McClure has "agreed to terms" to remain at UCLA despite interest from Nebraska reports BruinReportOnline.

UNLV: UNLV has hired Georgia State defensive line coach Tony Samuel to coach the same position according to SI.

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Philadelphia Eagles: Former Browns scout Brendan Donovan has joined the Eagles' scouting staff source tells FootballScoop.

Temple: Former Rutgers recruiting director EJ Barthel is now volunteering at Temple, assisting with on campus recruiting per source.

Westminster (D-III - MO): Westminster College is looking to hire an intern. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: player retention, coaching a position group, game planning, practice planning, managing a recruiting area, video breakdown, other duties assigned by the head coach and offensive coordinator/defensive coordinator. Essential Functions: On field coaching / Game day management / Student Athlete Retention / Recruiting Job Requirements: College degree required / Playing and or coaching experience Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills, proficiency in coaching football and recruitment of success oriented student athletes Equipment to be used: Computer, video camera, HUDL software, Front Rush software Typical physical demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending, reaching and lifting. Compensation: $300 per month and housing. This will be a 10 month appointment starting July 1, 2016 Send Resume and references to No phone calls please.