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Friday January 16, 2015

Friday January 16, 2015


Nebraska: The Lincoln Journal-Star has obtained salary information for Mike Riley's staff. Defensive coordinator Mark Banker - $550,000; offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf - $500,000; special teams coordinator Bruce Read - $450,000; offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh - $400,000; running backs coach Reggie Davis - $325,000; defensive line coach Hank Hughes - $300,000; defensive backs coach Charlton Warren - $250,000; linebackers coach Trent Bray - $250,000; strength coach Mark Phillipp - $200,000. Six of the assistants' contracts run through the 2016 season, while Bray is on a one-year deal and Langsdorf's contract runs through the 2017 season.

Oakland Raiders: Multiple outlets are reporting Mike Tice will join Jack Del Rio as the Raiders' offensive line coach. Tice had been with the Atlanta Falcons.

Buffalo Bills: Per source, former Chicago Bears offensive coordinator (and New Orleans Saints offensive line coach) Aaron Kromer will join the Bills' staff as offensive line coach.

New York Jets: The Cardinals have released linebackers coach Mike Caldwell from his contract to join Todd Bowles in New York, according to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic.

City College of San Francisco: We understand that long-time assistant Mike Parodi is also retiring (along with head coach George Rush). Congratulations to those two on great careers.

Utah: Utah has announced a new four year contract for Kyle Whittingham. $2.6 million base with $100,000 annual raises.

Michigan State: The Free Press obtained new salary numbers for Michigan State's staff. Dave Warner (co-OC) - $387k, Jim Bollman (co-OC) $378k, Brad Salem (QBs) $286k, Mark Staten (OL) $286k, Terry Samuel (WR) $277k, Mike Tressel (co-DC) $378k, Harlon Barnett (co-DC) $378k, Ron Burton (DL) $277k, Mark Snyder (special teams) $277k.

Duke: Defensive line coach Rick Petri is leaving the staff to pursue other opportunities.

Texas: Per source, former Oklahoma wide receivers coach/co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell will join Charlie Strong's staff in Austin. Update: The school has now announced the hire. Norvell will coach wide receivers.

California: A day after receiving a run game coordinator title at East Carolina, Brandon Jones has taken the offensive line job at California.

New York Jets: The Jets have parted ways with senior director of college scouting Terry Bradway and director of college scouting Jeff Bauer.

Emporia State: There are no current openings at Emporia State.

Anderson University (D-III - IN): Louisburg College (JC - NC) defensive backs coach Greg Drake Jr. is joining the staff at Anderson as defensive coordinator.

City College of San Francisco: Legendary coach George Rush has announced his retirement after 37 years with the program. Bonta Hill of the San Francisco Examiner first reported the news. Quarterbacks coach Jimmy Collins will take over as head coach.

Ohio State: Quarterbacks coach/co-offensive coordinator Tim Beck will make at least $525,000 a year in a two-year contract, according to Eleven Warriors.

Baylor: Former Sooners Joe Jon Finley and Brodney Pool will join the staff as quality control assistants.

Cal: East Carolina offensive line coach Brandon Jones will be the new offensive line coach at Cal.

Michigan: The Wolverines have made the hiring of passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch and special teams coordinator/quarterbacks coach/wide receivers coach and John Baxter as special teams coordinator.

Phoenix College (JC): Per source, former Arizona State offensive coordinator Dan Cozzetto will be the new head coach at Phoenix College. Cozzetto coached 2009-2013 at University of Washington.

Savannah State (FCS - GA): Defensive line coach/recruiting coordinator Jonas Jackson has been chosen to participate in the NCAA-NFL coaches academy.

Chicago Bears: John Fox has a four year deal as the new head coach of the Bears.

Want to move up in this profession? "Stay broke as long as possible." Notes from the AFCA GA Summit.

Kalamazoo College (D-III - MI): Receivers coach Mike Doupe has accepted the head coaching position at Wayland Union HS (MI).

Navarro College (JC - TX): Per source, head coach Brian Mayper has stepped down and plans to accept another head coaching opportunity. We understand that offensive coordinator Cody Crill is expected to be named interim head coach. We understand that Mayper is headed overseas to serve as the head coach of the Vokovi (Wolves) in Belgrade, Serbia.

San Diego (FCS): University of San Diego plans to hire former Charger defensive lineman Jacques Cesaire as defensive line coach, per source. Cesaire served as defensive coordinator at La Jolla Country Day HS this past season.

Pitt: Pat Narduzzi has announced the hires of Renaldo Hill (corners), John Peterson (offensive line), Tim Salem (tight ends) and Tom Sims (defensive line).

Southwest Oklahoma State (D-II): Jon Garfield has now officially been promoted to full-time receivers coach.

Dakota State (NAIA - SD): Dakota State is looking to hire a Graduate Assistant for next season. The candidate should have at least 3.25 undergraduate GPA and be interested in DSU’s Master’s of Science in Educational Technology. Candidate could work with offensive or defensive position group depending on experience. Duties will include coaching that position group, film breakdown, equipment duties, recruiting, along with other duties as assigned by the Head Coach. Compensation is a $12,000 stipend along with 2/3 tuition reduction for the MSET program. All interested and qualified applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and references to to be considered.

Finlandia (D-III - MI): Central Michigan offensive grad assistant Travis Wiltzius has accepted the offensive line job at Finlandia.

Denver Broncos: The Broncos will interview Bengals' defensive backs coach Vance Joseph today for their head coaching vacancy per the Denver Post. Joseph is an impressive young coach from the 504.

Kent State: Paul Haynes has announced that Don Treadwell has been promoted to offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach, and offensive line coach Shawn Clark has added an assistant head coach title.

Howard (FCS - DC): Per source, head coach Gary Harrell has signed a contract extension.

Duquesne (FCS - PA):Duquesne University is looking for a home game September 5th 2015, or November 14th 2015 if interested please contact Darnel Richardson

Nassau CC (NY):Nassau Community College, located in Garden City, NY is looking to fill four open dates in 2015 (August 28/29, October 11, October 24, October 31). Please email