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Friday January 18, 2013

Friday January 18, 2013

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Denver Broncos: Greg Knapp has been hired as quarterbacks coach, the team has announced. Knapp served as the Oakland Raiders' offensive coordinator for the 2012 season. 

TCU: Sources tell us Arlington Bowie head coach Kenny Perry will join the TCU staff in a high school relations capacity. 

East Texas Baptist (D-III): Sources tell us Southeastern Oklahoma State (D-II) defensive coordinator Josh Eargle will be the new head coach at East Texas Baptist. 

Dallas Cowboys: Rod Marinelli has been hired as the Cowboys' defensive line coach according to multiple reports. 

Chicago Bears: The team is in the process of hiring Mel Tucker as its defensive coordinator according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. Update: The Bears have announced the hire, along with the hirings of Andy Bischoff (tight ends) and Michael Sinclair (assistant defensive line) from the Montreal Alouettes. 

New York Jets: John Idzik will be the new GM of the Jets per Jason La Canfora. Update: Multiple outlets are also reporting the team has hired Marty Morhinweg as its new offensive coordinator. 

Cleveland Browns: The Browns have announced Ray Horton as defensive coordinator. 

San Diego Chargers: Defensive coordinator John Pagano has been retained. 

Carolina Panthers: Quarterbacks coach Mike Shula has been promoted to offensive coordinator. Ricky Proehl has been promoted from asst receivers coach to receivers coach and assistant special teams coordinator Richard Rodgers has been named special teams coordinator per the Charlotte Observer. 

Kansas State: Bill Snyder has announced the promotion of GA and former walk-on Blake Seiler to defensive ends coach. 

USC: Lane Kiffin has announced the hiring of Clancy Pendergast as defensive coordinator. 

Virginia Tech: Frank Beamer confirmed / announced the hiring of Loeffler (OC/QBs), Grimes (OL) and Aaron Moorhead (WRs) today (and that Bryan Stinespring is now tight ends / recruiting coordinator). 

Indianapolis Colts: Stanford offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton has accepted the same role with the Colts. We have confirmed. 

Bluefield College (NAIA - VA): Bluefield College – NAIA/Mid-South Conference in SW Virginia – Is Re-opening their search for a full time offensive line coach. Qualified applicants must have knowledge of zone blocking schemes and have worked in a no huddle system. Applicants must also have a minimum of 5 years of College OL coaching experience. Additional duties include recruiting, assistance with video and equipment. Other duties may be assigned depending upon experiences. Candidates must demonstrate a personal faith in Jesus Christ and be committed to the Christian mission of the institution. To apply, visit to fill out the staff application and upload a resume, statement of faith, and cover letter. Also send a copy to: Mike Gravier – Head Football Coach

Carson-Newman (D-II - TN): Former UT linebacker Nick Reveiz has joined the Carson-Newman staff as a defensive grad assistant working with the linebackers. 

Tampa Bay Bucaneers: John McNulty will join the staff as quarterbacks coach and defensive line coach Randy Melvin has been let go per Rick Stroud who covers the Bucs. Saturday Update> The Bucs have stated that Melvin will be retained. 

South Florida: Willie Taggart has announced the hiring of both David Reaves and Eric Mathies (DL from Western Kentucky). 

Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons have promoted area scout Steve Sabo to director of college scouting. 

Purdue: Darrell Hazell announced six of his coaches today. Greg Hudson (DC), Marcus Freeman (LBs), Jon Heacock (corners), Jim Bollman (OL), Kevin Sherman (WRs) and Jafar Williams (RBs). Hazell also announced that Tommy Cook will come from Kent State as supervisor of football operations. Former supervisor of operations Casey Nuss will move into a high school relations role. Doug Davis has been named head strength and conditioning coach - football. 

Texas Tech: Kliff Kingsbury's staff is: Sonny Cumbie (co-OC / outside receivers), Eric Morris (co-OC / inside receivers), Lee Hays (OL), Mike Jinks (RBs), Matt Wallerstedt (DC), Mike Smith (co-DC / outside linebackers), John Scott Jr. (DL), Kevin Curtis (corners), Trey Haverty (special teams coordinator / safeties) and Chad Dennis (S&C). 

Kansas: Defensive backs coach Clint Bowen will move to linebackers to replace DeMontie Cross, who left for TCU. 

Texas A&M: Former USF special teams coordinator Vernon Hargreaves is interviewing with Kevin Sumlin for special teams coordinator per sources and we have also heard his name as a possibility at Florida for the same role. We'll keep you posted. 

Nevada: USC linebackers coach Scottie Hazelton will be the new defensive coordinator at Nevada per Bruce Feldman. We have confirmed as well. 

Philadelphia Eagles: Sources tell us Oregon assistant director of operations / recruiting Josh Gibson will follow Chip Kelly to Philadelphia. 

TCU: Sources tell us Kansas linebackers coach DeMontie Cross will join the TCU staff in the same capacity. 

San Diego Chargers: Peter King reports that it looks like Frank Reich will become the quarterbacks coach in San Diego. 

Texas Tech: Sources tell us Georgia Southern (FCS) defensive line / special teams coordinator John Scott will be the new defensive line coach at Texas Tech. 

Chicago Bears: The Bears have added Matt Cavanaugh (quarterbacks) and Skip Peete (running backs). 

William Jewell College (D-II - MO): We hear the defensive coordinator position will be filled from within the program. The staff is not seeking applicants at this time. 

Philadelpia Eagles: Sources tell us Oregon associate athletic director for James Harris will join Chip Kelly's staff with the Eagles. 

Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys have interview Houston Nutt for a position on the offensive side of the ball according to ESPN. Sources tell us the Cowboys plan to hire a new play caller. We'll keep you posted on this one. 

Virginia Tech: The Times Dispatch reports that offensive coordinator Mike O'Cain has been informed he won't be part of the staff moving forward. 

Cleveland Browns: The Browns have hired Michael Lombardi as vice president of player personnel. Lombardi had been working as an analyst for the NFL Network. 

Troy: Sources tell us Burke County (GA) assistant Jim Dye (Pat Dye's nephew) will be the new offensive line coach at Troy. 

Western New Mexico: Sources tell us East Los Angeles College offensive coordinator Nick Garrett as it's pass game coordinator / quarterbacks coach.

William Jewell College (D-II - MO): Sources tell us that defensive coordinator Matt Trowbridge has resigned. 

Delaware: Rutgers offensive coordinator Dave Brock has reportedly accepted the head job at Delware. 

Gardner-Webb (FCS - NC): We have learned that head coach Ron Dickerson Jr. has resigned. 

Albion College (D-III - MI): Albion is currently seeking applications for a Full-Time Assistant Football Coach – Quarterbacks. The salary range is $25-28,000 with full benefits. The position requires a BA/BS and previous college coaching experience. Primary responsibilities include identification and recruitment of athletically and academically qualified student-athletes and coaching QB's as well as assisting Head Coach in all facets of the program. Other duties may be assigned by the Head Coach or Athletic Director. Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for 3 professional references to Craig Rundle at No phone calls please.