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Friday February 8, 2013

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USC: Offensive coordinator Kennedy Polamalu will not return next season according to a report from 

Georgia: Todd Grantham has withdrawn from consideration for the Saints' defensive coordinator job. "I'm excited to start preparations for another season and along with the rest of our defensive staff look forward to coaching some really good returning players as well as developing some very talented newcomers," he told the Athens Banner-Herald

Southeastern Oklahoma State (D-II): Sources tell us that Bo Atterberry is the new defensive coordinator. Atterberry is the former head coach at Texas A&M Kingsville.

Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys are set to hire Gary Brown as their running backs coach according to multiple outlets. Brown spent the past five years in the same capacity for the Cleveland Browns. The hiring will be finalized next week per Nick Eatman of 

Middle Tennessee: A.J. Ricker has been announced as the new tackles / tight ends coach. Ricker spent the previous two seasons coaching the offensive line at Western Michigan.

Ohio State: Kerry Coombs has added the title of special teams coordinator.

LSU: Multiple reports are circulating that Les Miles has hired Cam Cameron to serve as offensive coordinator.

Shippensburg (D-II - PA): Shippensburg University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Offensive Coordinator / quarterback coach. Candidates must have 3 years or more of offensive coordinating/QB experience at the college level. Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter, resume and professional references to Mark Maciejewski, Head Football Coach at No phone calls or faxes

New Mexico State: Gregg Brandon, Wyoming offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, has accepted the offensive coordinnator / quarterbacks job at NMSU.

Michigan State: Air Force defensive line coach Ron Burton has joined the Spartan staff in the same capacity, according to reports from Hondo Carpenter. We have confirmed the hire with multiple sources.

Garden City (CC - KS): Sources tell us that offensive line coach Merci Falaise has been promoted to offensive coordinator at Garden City.

Miami: After serving as the interim athletic director the past three months, Blake James has officially been promoted to full time athletic director.

Western Kentucky: Don Dunn has joined the staff and will coach the defensive tackles. Dunn previously served as the director of high school relations at Texas Tech, and has also spent time as an assistant at Auburn, Ole Miss, Nevada, and Tennessee.

Cincinnati: Sources tell us that defensive backs coach John Lovett will join the Philadelphia Eagles staff. Also, we're told that Thomas Moore (D-III - OH) quarterbacks coach Vince Suriano will join the Cinci staff as director of high school relations.

Oklahoma State: We hear that all the grad assistant and quality control positions have been filled.

VMI: With defensive coordinator Jeff Farrington leaving for the North Greeneville (D-II - SC) head coaching job, sources tell us that there's a good chance that outside linebackers coach Greg Harris will be named defensive coordinator and safeties coach Trent Walker will take over the secondary.

FIU: Morgan Turner has officially been announced as tight ends / tackles coach.

Arizona: Last night, Rich Rodriguez received a one year contract extension and a $225,000 raise in his base salary. He is now under contract through the 2017 season.

Millersville (D-II - PA): Sources tell us that head coach Greg Colby has resigned.

Wagner College (FCS):Wagner College is looking for a game on one of the following dates 9/7, 10/5, or 10/19. Looking for FCS, Division II, or Division III opponent. Anyone interested please contact Bill Cole at or 718-420-4511.

Duke: Duke beat reporter Mark Watson is reporting that Pittsburgh Steelers receivers coach Scottie Montgomery is joining the staff to coach the receivers and Kurt Roper will remain offensive coordinator.

Southern Nazarene (D-II - OK):Southern Nazarene University D2 looking for a home game on November 15, 2014. Looking for NAIA opponents or D2 opponents. Contact Head Coach Mike Cochran at if interested and more information.

Ball State: Pete Lembo has announced that former Cincinnati assistant Shannon Morrison has joined the staff as defensive backs coach and pass defense coordinator. With the new addition, Jay Bateman will serve as defensive coordinator and inside linebackers coach, and Daryl Dixon will now coach the outside linebackers and nickel backs.

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Wyoming: With Jason Gesser's hiring as quarterbacks coach, offensive coordinator Gregg Brandon will now coach the running backs. 

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