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Friday January 11, 2013

Friday January 11, 2013

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We have posted a number of open dates we've recently received at the bottom of today's Scoop (in green).

UCLA: Jim Mora and UCLA have agreed to a one year extension (now under contract through 2017) per a release from the university. 

St. Louis Rams: The Rams have released assistant director of college scouting John Mancini and area scouts Drew Casani and Luke Driscoll. 

Wofford: Defensive line coach Jack Teachey has been promoted to defensive coordinator. 

UMass: Last week we told you offensive coordinator Mike Kruczek had left the program...turns out he will be the new head coach at Trinity Prep in Winter Park, FL. 

Titans: The Titans have released special teams coordinator Alan Lowry. Jim Wyatt speculates that assistant special teams coordinator Chet Parlavecchio will fill the spot. 

Wright State: Chris Hunter has joined the staff as defensive backs coach. 

Southern Miss: Marshall corners coach Lytrell Pollard will join the Southern Miss staff.

Kansas City Chiefs: In addition to the coordinators already announced, the team announced several other coaches today: Eric Bieniemy (Running Backs), Tommy Brasher (Defensive Line), Travis Crittenden (Assistant Strength and Conditioning), David Culley (Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers), Mike Frazier (Statistical Analysis Coordinator), Corey Matthaei (Quality Control), Tom Melvin (Tight Ends), Matt Nagy (Quarterbacks), Britt Reid (Quality Control) and Barry Rubin (Head Strength and Conditioning). 

Auburn: Al Pogue's title with Auburn will be director of high school relations. 

Kentucky: Just recapping the staff... Neal Brown (OC/QBs), Chad Scott (RBs), Tommy Mainord (WRs), John Schlarman (OL) and Vince Marrow (TEs) on the offensive side. D.J. Eliot (DC/LBs), Jimmy Brumbaugh (DL), Derrick Ansley (Corners) and Bradley Dale Peveto (Safeties / special teams) on the defensive side. 

College of the Redwoods (JC - CA): College of the Redwoods has an immediate opening for offensive line coach. This is a stipend only position at this time. Interested candidates can email offensive coordinator Matt Tomlin at

Kentucky: Sources tell us Texas Tech receivers coach Tommy Mainord is joining the Kentucky staff. Details to come...

Kansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs have named New York Jets linebackers coach Bob Sutton defensive coordinator. 

Florida A&M: As we told you on Tuesday, Earl Holmes will be named head coach later today. 

Louisiana Monroe: Sources tell us offensive grad assistant Mario Price has been promoted to full-time inside receivers coach. 

Florida State: Sources tell us both Billy Napier and Randy Sanders will be joining the Florida State offensive staff. 

Southwest Baptist (D-II - MO): Sources tell us Phillip Staback has accepted the offensive coordinator / quarterbacks job at SBU. Staback worked with the quarterbacks at Lindenwood with new SBU head coach Craig Schuler. 

Southern Virginia University (D-III - VA): Southern Virginia is looking to fill the following dates for the 2013 football schedule: September 28 and November 9. Southern Virginia is in the second year of its transition to NCAA Division 3 and would prefer to schedule D-3 teams. Please contact head coach DeLane Fitzgerald at 540-261-4244 or if you have interest in playing.

Wyoming: Sources tell us defensive grad assistant Renaldo Hill will be promoted to full-time assistant coaching the corners. 

Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons have promoted Lionel Vital to director of player personnel. 

Northern Michigan (D-II): Northern Michigan University is looking to schedule a game for the 2013 season. The date of the game would be September 5, 6, or 7. A guarantee will be given for a home game. Please contact Head Coach, Chris Ostrowsky, at 906-227-1169.

Davidson (FCS - NC): Sources tell us Paul Nichols is building a quality staff. On the offensive side of the ball we've heard Saint Joseph's offensive coordinator Mike Lafleur will join the staff in the same capacity. On the defensive side, we hear Chad Creamer who worked player personnel with Nichols at Illinois (and is a former defensive coordinator at Capital) will be defensive coordinator. We hear Brett Hayford will continue to coach the defensive line and we hear South Florida defensive grad assistant DJ Wingate will join the staff coaching the secondary. 

Arkansas Monticello (D-II): Arkansas Monticello is no longer accepting applications for their open offensive line job. Further, the University is looking for a game October 19, 2013. Looking for a FCS guarantee game. Please contact athletic director Chris Ratcliff at to discuss. 

Southwest Baptist: Former Lindenwood (D-II - MO) offensive line grad assistant Anthony Vitale has accepted the offensive line / run game coordinator job.

Kansas City Chiefs: Matt Nagy, former Eagles quality control coach, has joined the staff as quarterbacks coach according to a report from

Dallas Cowboys: ESPN reports that Monte Kiffin has agreed to become defensive coordinator of the Cowboys. Sources tell us the Cowboys are also looking to bring someone new in to run the offense. Offensive staff members have been informed of this decision. Will keep you updated. 

Southwestern Oklahoma State: Sources tell us that Austin Smithey has been hired as a graduate assistant coaching the linebackers.

Louisiana Monroe: The University and Todd Berry have agreed on a new four year contract. 

Syracuse: Cleveland Browns defensive assistant Chuck Bullough has been named defensive coordinator at Syracuse. 

Allegheny (D-III - PA): Allegheny College is currently seeking applications for an Assistant Football Coach. This is a full-time, twelve-month annual appointment with comprehensive benefits package. Coaching responsibilities include the secondary and serving as the football recruiting coordinator. The right candidate may also act as defensive coordinator. Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. Specific responsibilities include identification and recruitment of athletically and academically qualified student-athletes; regular practice sessions and game preparation; and assisting with overseeing the administrative process for team travel, program budgets, public/alumni relations. Event management or other major duties will be assigned by the Athletic Director. Please submit a letter of application, resume, and three references to the Office of Human Resources at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Central Connecticut State: We hear co-offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Tim Stowers has accepted the principal position at East Jackson HS (GA).

Nevada: Details of Brian Polian's contract at Nevada are starting to leak out, courtesy of Chris Murray of the Reno Gazette-Journal. It's a five-year contract that will net him a minimum of $2.825 million, with a base salary starting at $475,000, plus $60,000 for public appearances. Polian also has a siginficant buyout: $450,000 for every year not completed on the five-year deal, and $1 million if he leaves before Jan. 1, 2015. Bonuses include $50,000 for a Mountain West title, $100,000 for a MWC title and a BCS bowl appearance, $15,000 for a bowl game, $10,000 for winning MWC Coach of the Year, $10,000 for every 5,000 season tickets sold above the 10,000 level, and between $15,000 and $25,000 for national TV appearances. Also included are a car, 12 football season tickets, four season tickets to all other Nevada sports and a country club membership not to exceed $10,000. 

Marshall: At Marshall, sources tell us corners coach Lytrel Pollard has resigned. Look for Chuck Heater to work with the corners. Continuing to hear that Steve Dunlap could wind up coaching the linebackers. Will keep you updated. 

Husson (D-III - ME): Nat Clark has been hired as the offensive line coach. Clark had previously coached at Husson from 2002-2008.

Northwest Mississippi CC: Ricky Coon, former defensive line coach at Southwest Baptist, will be named defensive coordinator at Northwest Mississippi per sources. 

Mississippi State: DeShea Townsend will be the new corners coach at Mississippi State. Townsend was assistant defensive backs coach with the Arizona Cardinals. 

Cornell: New head coach David Archer will not be retaining offensive coordinator Jeff Fela, defensive coordinator Kim Dameron or safeties coach Ron McCrone according to sources. We are also told there is a chance defensive line coach Pete DeStefano could move into an off the field role. 

West Virginia: Former East Carolina defensive coordinator Brian Mitchell is joining the WVU defensive staff and Jake Spavital is leaving for A&M. 

Nevada: Brian Polian let corners coach James Ward and receivers coach Scott Baumgartner go yesterday. Linebackers coach (also associate head coach) Ken Wilson has been offered an off the field role. Director of player personnel Andy Vaughn also will not remain with the staff. 

South Florida: Ron Cooper has been hired as the assistant head coach / defensive backs coach. Cooper spent last season with Tampa Bay in the same capacity and coached the secondary at LSU from 2009-2011 earning Defensive Backs Coach of the Year in 2011. 

Kansas City Chiefs: Eric Bieniemy has been hired as the running backs coach, per Mike Florio. Bieniemy previously served as the offensive coordinator at Colorado.

Missouri: Sources tell us that former Kentucky receivers coach / pass game coordinator Pat Washington will join the staff and coach the receivers.

Minnesota-Duluth (D-II): Wisconsin-River Falls (D-III) defensive coordinator Greg Bower will be the new special teams coordinator / defensive backs coach at Minnesota-Duluth.

St. John's (D-III - MN): Former Carleton College head coach Kurt Ramler has joined the staff as offensive coordinator / associate head coach and Jim Gagliardi will handle the role of receivers coach and football ops.

El Camino (CC - CA): El Camino Community College in Torrance, CA is currently seeking a full time physical education instructor / football coach (Defensive coordinator). The human resources department will no longer accept applications after February 6, 2013. Apply via this link.

Concorida (NAIA - Ann Arbor, MI): Concordia University Ann Arbor (NAIA) has a opening for an Offensive or Defensive Grad Assistant starting in the spring semester. Resumes and references will be accepted until January 17th and can be sent to Lonnie Pries at

Utica College (D-III – NY): Utica needs an away game for Week 1 or Week 4 of 2013 (Sept. 7thor 28th). Multiple year contract is possible. Please contact Head Football Coach Blaise Faggiano at

Slippery Rock (D-II - PA): Slippery Rock University is looking for a game September 7th, 2013 and September 6th, 2014. Contact Associate Head Coach Shawn Lutz at 724.421.5261 if interested.

Clark Atlanta (D-II - GA): Clark Atlanta University is looking for games on 9/28/2013, 11/2/2013 and 11/9/2013. Please contact Quinton Sagoes 404-553-3836 Email for more information if you are interested.

Ferris State (DII - MI):Ferris State University, competing in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, is looking for a home and home contract for 2013 and 2014. Prefer a home game in 2013 on September 6th or 7th and would play away in 2014 on September 5th or 6th. Contact Assistant Football Coach Ryan Hodges if interested at 231 679-4738 or

Lewis & Clark College (D-III – OR):Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR is looking to fill an open date in 2013 and 2014. Open dates in 2013 are 9/7, 9/21, 9/28, and 11/19. Open dates in 2014 are 9/6, 9/20, and 9/27. Looking for a home and home or a one-time game. Please contact head coach Chris Sulages at 503-768-7066 or

Winston-Salem State (D-II - NC):Winston Salem State University has an open date on September 14, 2013. WSSU is willing to pay a guarantee or establish a home and home series. Please contact Anthony Bennett at 336-750-2146 or if interested.

College of Faith(Independent - TN): College of Faith in its 2nd year having football has open dates for the 2013 football season. Contact Sherwyn Thomas at 870.635.1714 or Email: