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Friday January 17, 2014

Friday January 17, 2014

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Samford (FCS - AL): Sources tell us Northwestern State defensive coordinator Chris Boone will join the staff as defensive line coach.

Illinois State (FCS): Brock Spack has hired Billy Dicken as receivers coach.

Vanderbilt: Sources tell us Ohio director of football operations Jason Grooms will join Derek Mason's staff (off the field, title to be finalized). Grooms was recently named Director of Football Operations of the Year. We understand that Ohio quarterbacks coach / co-offensive coordinator Gerry Gdowski and Ohio offensive line coach Kevin Lightner will be joining the staff as well. Great guys, each of whom Mason has worked with in the past. 

Tennessee Titans: Per Jim Wyatt, the Titans have hired Jason Michael as offensive coordinator (from San Diego). 

Greenville College: Former Beloit (WI) offensive coordinator Jeff Disandro will rejoin the Greenville (IL) staff, where he was from 2006-2010, as the assistant head coach.

Ohio Dominican University (D-II): Ohio Dominican has an open date on October 25, 2014 and October 24, 2015. We are looking to discuss a two year agreement for a home and home series. Contact Nick Bolyard, Director of Football Operations at or at 614-314-5238.

Sioux Falls (D-II - SD): Wide receivers coach Dusty Hovorka has been promoted to offensive coordinator. 

Washington Redskins: Jay Gruden said today that not only are they retaining Jim Haslett, that they are looking into extending his deal. Gruden is also retaining offensive line coach Chris Foerster and stated that he plans to hire Ike Hilliard as receivers coach. Wes Phillips has been hired as tight ends coach and he is speaking with Earnest Byner for running backs coach. 

Pittsburgh Steelers: The Steelers interviewed former Titans head coach Mike Munchak for their offensive line position today. 

Southeast Missouri (FCS): The hiring of cornerbacks coach Travis Fisher has been formally announced. 

Georgia: Jeremy Pruitt's contract is three years at $850,000 per. 

Hiram College (D-III - OH):Hiram has an opening for a part-time/intern offensive line coach that will begin being paid in the fall 2014. This position will assist the head coach in all facets of the sports program including, but not limited to, coaching the offensive line, the development and implementation of individual fundamental skills, recruiting and retaining quality young men and athletes. Requirements: Bachelor's degree; working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations; strong managerial, administrative, interpersonal skills; and computer proficiency. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Prior playing or coaching experience at the college/university or professional level is preferred. Flexibility is required for scheduled practices and competition during the season. This position is a stipend position with no benefits. First consideration will be given to northeast Ohio coaches. For confidential consideration, please direct your information to only Randy Moore at No phone calls please! UPDATE>> Hiram is no longer accepting applicants for this position.

Washington Redskins: Dallas Cowboys tight ends coach Wes Phillips has been hired at Washington. 

Fort Hays State (D-II - KS): Fort Hays State University (FHSU) invites applications for the position of Assistant Football Coach. FHSU is a NCAA Division II school. This position is a non-tenure track-12 month position – salary commensurate with experience. Assistant Football Coach responsibilities include, but are not limited to, proven personal and professional integrity and excellent coaching and recruiting skills necessary. Successful candidate will create an atmosphere favorable to moral, academic and athletic development of student-athletes; be responsible for and administer all aspects of the football program as directed by the head coach; communicate effectively and assist in fund raising and promotion of the overall athletic program. Additional duties may be assigned as needed. Coaching experience at the collegiate level preferred. Bachelor’s Degree required. Please submit a letter of application, resume, (to include all transcripts and five references who may be contacted) to Letter of Application, resume, and five references who can be contacted to: Chris Brown, Chair, Head Football Coach, Department of Athletics, Fort Hays State University, 600 Park, Hays, KS 67601-4099. Faxed letters of application and resumes may be submitted to 785-628-4681. E-mail applications will also be accepted to: All faxed and e-mailed resumes must be followed by hard copies in the mail including transcripts. Appointment date will be as soon as viable candidate is identified. Successful candidates will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Vanderbilt: Derek Mason will be the next head coach at Vanderbilt. The lowdown on Mason.

Packers: Linebackers coach Kevin Greene has announced that he is stepping down. 

Missouri Southern (D-II): Missouri Southern is seeking an offensive line coach with experience running the triple option and a defensive backs coach, preferably with experience running a 3-3-5 defense. Missouri Southern is a Division II football program located in Joplin, Missouri.

Eastern Illinois (FCS): Sources tell us Fort Lewis College receivers coach Micah Smith will join the EIU staff as outside receivers coach. 

North Dakota (FCS): The school has announced that Danny Freund will remain with the team and coach wide receivers.

Eastern Illinois (FCS): Sources tell us Lucas Stortzum is the new DFO for Kim Dameron at Eastern Illinois. He previously had worked in EIU's athletic administration. 

Central Oklahoma (D-II): Former Louisiana-Monroe linebacker Austin Moss has joined the staff as a defensive line graduate assistant. 

North Dakota State (FCS): Sources tell us Mankato State defensive coordinator Joe Klanderman will join the NDSU staff coaching the defensive backs. 

Alabama A&M (FCS): Albany State assistant Willie Totten has been hired as quarterbacks coach. 

Detroit Lions: The Lions have hired former Bucs defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan to coach their linebackers. 

Chad Morris: "If you have to call the perfect play, chances are it's going to be a long night anyway."

Eastern Michigan: Sources tell us Sioux Falls offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb will join the EMU offensive staff. 

Belhaven (MS): Sources tell us SMU offensive coordinator Hal Mumme will be the new head coach at Belhaven. Here's what you need to know. 

Chicago Bears: Paul Pasqualoni will interview for the Bears' linebackers job, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS, along with longtime NFL assistant Bill Sheridan. Sheridan will also interview for the Bills' linebackers opening as well, La Canfora reports. 

University of Chicago (D-III): The University of Chicago is accepting applications for a full-time Defensive Backs/Special Teams position within the football program. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree, Advanced degree in a related field preferred. Seeking a highly motivated individual with a minimum four years of successful coaching or playing experience at the college level. This full-time position will be directly responsible for unit organization, overall development, and player achievement. Game week tasks will including; film breakdown, opponent scouting, self-scouting, tendency reports, video cut-ups, scouting reports, and other duties as assigned by the Head Football Coach. Applicants must demonstrate a high proficiency as a quality recruiter. This is a 12 month, full time position with benefits and a competitive salary. Interested applicant MUST APPLY ONLINE. No phone calls please. The University of Chicago is a member of NCAA Division III and the University Athletic Association.

Nebraska: The Huskers have announced the hiring of Air Force defensive coordinator Charlton Warren as defensive backs coach. 

St. Norbert College (D-III - WI): St. Norbert College is accepting applicants for a full-time coordinator position within the football program. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred. Seeking a highly motivated individual with a minimum three years of successful coaching and recruiting experience at the college level. This full-time coordinator position will be directly responsible for unit organization, overall development, and player achievement. Game week tasks will including; film breakdown, opponent scouting, self-scouting, tendency reports, video cut-ups, scouting reports, and other duties as assigned by the Head Football Coach. Applicants must demonstrate a high proficiency as a quality recruiter. This is a 12 month, full time position with benefits and a competitive salary. Email resume and cover letter along with the names and phone numbers of professional references to Steve Opgenorth, Head Football Coach at No phone calls please. St. Norbert College is located in De Pere, WI and within the NCAA Division III Midwest Conference.

Ohio Northern (D-III): Ohio Northern is looking for an assistant coach. Principal Responsibilities:Assistant Football coaching duties will be assigned by head coach and will include administration, coaching, and recruiting for the ONU Football program. Assigned specifically to offense, possibly coordinating the offense. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and two to five years of previous experience coaching football. Preferred Qualifications:Master's degree and five or more years of previous experience coaching football. To apply, please complete an online application at

Sul Ross State (D-III - TX): Sul Ross State University is looking for a 2014 Home Game for October 4th or October 11th. Please contact Head Football Coach John Pearce at

The Citadel (FCS - SC): Sources tell us Maurice Drayton has been assigned the title of defensive coordinator/cornerbacks coach and Joel Taylor has been assigned the title of defensive passing game coordinator/safeties coach. 

Aurora (D-III - IL): Head coach Rick Ponx has completed his staff with the hiring of offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Eric Stuedemann, defensive coordinator/special teams coordinator/defensive backs coach Benny Boyd and defensive line coach Tim Janesek. 

Sioux Falls (D-II - SD): Athletics director Kevin Hesser has resigned after two years on the job. 

Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings will hire Miami Dolphins linebackers coach George Edwards according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. 

Missouri Southern (D-II): Head coach Daryl Daye has announced the hiring of Aaron DeBerry as defensive line coach. Additionally, Chandler Tygard will move from defensive line to wide receivers and Rodney Freeman will move from wide receivers to running backs. Wally Ake and Bob Howell will not return. 

Nichols College (D-III - MA): Sources tell us that Jim McGuire will coach the quarterbacks and that Tom Gammel will coach the receivers at Nichols. 

Coach Al's last dance at Oregon sure was sweet

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Robert Morris University (NAIA – IL): Robert Morris is accepting applications for the following position: Defensive Coordinator. This is a full-time, 12-month position that includes a competitive salary commensurate with experience. In addition to coordinator duties, the selected individual will coach a position, maintain a recruiting territory, and be responsible for all other duties assigned by the Head Coach. The position will remain open until filled. Please forward a letter of application describing interest and qualifications for the position, a current resume, and the names and contact information of at least three professional references to Kramer Cook at No phone calls please.

Menlo College (CA): Menlo, located in Atherton, California which is centrally located between San Francisco and San Jose California, is seeking 1 game for 2014. We have open dates on September 13, 2014 and October 4, 2014. We are willing to travel and also have guarantee money for those that are willing to travel to us. We prefer playing NAIA or DIII opponents. Contact Keith Spataro at kspataro@menlo.eduor 650.543.3853 if you have any interest.

West Alabama: Sources tell us Mike McCarty has been retained as a position coach on the offensive side of the ball.