Friday February 21, 2014

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San Jose State: Offensive coordinator Jimmie Dougherty has added the title assistant head coach. 

Youngstown State (FCS): Per source, defensive coordinator Joe Tresey will not return to the staff. 

Boise State: Former Texas offensive grad assistant (and Boise State quarterback) Taylor Tharp has been hired as director of player personnel at Boise State. 

Penn State: Mississippi State defensive graduate assistant Will Windham is going to Penn State in a similar capacity per source. 

UNC Pembroke (D-II): Interim head coach (defensive coordinator) Shane Richardson has been named head coach. 

Cleveland Browns: Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk says the Browns and the 49ers had a deal in place in which the Browns would have given the 49ers multiple draft picks in exchange for Jim Harbaugh becoming head coach of the Browns...but that Harbaugh ultimately killed the deal. The CEO of the 49ers came out with a very public denial directly to Florio "the report isn't true". 

Northern Illinois: Head coach Rod Carey has inked a contract extension through the 2018 season, and will also receive a bump in pay that will net him at least $400,000 in 2014. Carey made $376,000 in 2013 according to USA Today. 

West Virginia: Per Allan Taylor of WV Metro News, West Virginia plans to hire former Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley. Update> West Virginia has now announced the hire stating that Bradley will be "senior associate head coach" and that Holgorsen will designate his position later.. 

Itasca CC (MN): Itasca Community College has promoted running backs coach Weldon Braxton to offensive coordinator, per sources. 

New York Giants: Tom Coughlin stated today that he has agreed to a one year extension through the 2015 season. 

Jacksonville University (FCS - FL):Jacksonville University is seeking applicants for a Volunteer Offensive Analyst position, Volunteer Defensive Analyst position and Volunteer Football Operations Assistant. Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Cameron Smith offensive assistant/DFO Csmith49@ju.edu and for defensive position email co-defensive coordinator James Rowe jrowe7@ju.edu. These positions can also be Internships if you have a coaching, sports management, communications, business, and geography major needing credits to complete his or her major

Eastern Illinois: Mike Markuson has now been formally introduced as offensive line / assistant head coach. 

West Virginia: Dana Holgorsen confirmed today that Tony Gibson will be the Mountaineers' defensive coordinator. 

Kentucky Wesleyan (D-II): Per source, former Western Kentucky receivers coach Donte Pimpleton will be the new offensive coordinator at Kentucky Wesleyan. 

Samford (FCS - AL): Samford University is seeking applicants for a Volunteer Offensive Analyst position and a Volunteer Defensive Analyst position. Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Offensive Coordinator Travis Trickett rtricket@samford.edu for the Offensive position and Linebacker Coach Ross Newton mrnewton@samford.edu for the Defensive position.

Northwestern State (FCS - LA): Per source, LSU offensive grad assistant / special teams assistant August Mangin will be the new special teams coordinator at Northwestern State. 

Sam Houston State (FCS): Kentucky defensive / special teams grad assistant Matt Powledge is joining the Sam Houston State staff as special teams coordinator / running backs. We also see that Rodrique Wright is joining the staff (assistant defensive line). 

Arkansas Monticello (D-II): University of Arkansas at Monticello is looking for a game for the 2014 season The date is October 18th. Open to any level of competition. Please contact Chris Ratcliff, Director of Athletics, at 870-460-5852 or ratcliff@uamont.edu

Rhode Island (FCS): Per source, Rochester defensive backs / special teams coordinator Diamond Weaver is joining the Rhode Island staff coaching the running backs. 

Arkansas: New defensive backs coach Clay Jennings will make $320,000 annually in a contract that runs through June 2015. He has a $100,000 buyout if he leaves within the next 365 days which then drops to $50,000 through June 2015. Taver Johnson made $250,000 in that role last season. 

Notre Dame: Per source, Notre Dame has hired Megan Whitt (Ohio State) as coordinator of recruiting operations. Whitt previously held a similar position at Ohio State. 

Wisconsin: Marshall running backs coach Thomas Brown will be the new running backs coach at Wisconsin, sources confirm to FootballScoop. Brown coached at Marshall for one season and served in the same capacity at Chattanooga prior to that. Brown worked for (strength staff) and played at Georgia (four year starter) previously. 

Bridgewater College (D-III - VA): Kyle Gillenwater has been hired as defensive line coach. 

Lincoln University (D-II - MO): Lincoln is looking for a game on November 1, 2014. We can travel. Open to any level of competition. Please contact head coach Mike Jones at 573.469.8051 or JonesM@lincolnu.edu

Murray State: LSU defensive grad assistant Gordon Steele will join the Murray State staff as tackles/tight ends coach per source. 

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL): The club has announced Gary Etcheverry as defensive coordinator, Nelson Martin as defensive backs coach and Portland State defensive line coach Mike Scheper as defensive line coach. 

Syracuse: Bobby Acosta has now officially been announced as tight ends coach, and offensive coordinator George McDonald will work with the wide receivers. 

Bethel College (NAIA - KS): Bethel College in Newton, Kan., has an opening for an Offensive Coordinator. This candidate must be savvy with the spread offense. This position will pay $21,500 a year with health benefits. Please specify that you are applying for OC position. This is a 12 month position. Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and three references to Head Football Coach Martin Mathis at mmathis@bethelks.edu.

Bethel College (NAIA - KS): Bethel College in Newton, Kan., has an opening for a Graduate Assistant. This candidate must be proficient with HUDL software. This candidate will coach a position and will be paid a $3,000 stipend and free room and board. Please specify that you are applying for GA position. This is a 12 month position. Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and three references to Head Football Coach Martin Mathis at mmathis@bethelks.edu.

Michigan: The Wolverines have shuffled some staff responsibilities. Defensive coordinator Greg Mattison will work with the linebackers this season, defensive backs coach Curt Mallory will focus on the safeties while outside linebackers coach Roy Manning will shift to cornerbacks and inside linebackers coach Mark Smith will work with the defensive line.