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Friday January 23, 2015

Friday January 23, 2015


Syracuse: Syracuse has hired Air Force tight ends coach Jake Moreland to coach the same position and will move Bobby Acosta to wide receivers coach, according to Stephen Bailey of

Chicago Bears: The Bears have hired former Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains to coach the quarterbacks and former Atlanta Falcons linebackers coach Glenn Pires to coach their linebackers.

Cal: Offensive grad assistant Jacob Peeler has been promoted to inside receivers coach. As a GA, Peeler worked with the inside receivers at Cal the past two seasons. Additionally, Pierre Ingram has been moved from running backs to receivers and added a passing game coordinator title.

Houston: Tom Herman has officially announced Fernando Lovo as director of operations and Adrian Mayes as director of recruiting. He has also promoted Marcus McGraw to director of player personnel and Tory Tekyl to director of internal operations.

Toronto Argonauts (CFL): Per source, Edmonton Eskimos offensive line coach/run game coordinator Jonathan Himebauch is headed to the Argos as assistant head coach/offensive line coach.

Utah State: Offensive line coach Mark Weber has added the title of associate head coach.

Augustana (D-III - IL): New head coach Steve Bell has added Dave Ragone as associate head coach / offensive line coach / special teams coach and Dan Bauder as defensive coordinator. Ragone spent the past 15 years with Bell at Monmouth as offensive line coach / special teams coordinator and Bauder was the linebacker coach at Wittenberg (D-III - OH) last season.

Florida International: Former Pittsburgh defensive coordinator Matt House has been named the defensive coordinator at FIU.

Why did Gary Patterson change offenses, and why does he follow more than 11,000 people on Twitter? "You've got to reinvent yourself."

NY Jets: Todd Bowles has now formally announced seven assistants. They include: Mike Caldwell (assistant HC / ILBs), Mark Collins (OLBs), Joe Danna (safeties), Robby Brown (offensive QC), Justus Galac (head strength coach), Kavan Latham (assistant strength), Aaron McLaurin (assistant strength).

LSU: Four assistants have gotten new contracts; RBs coach Frank Wilson (3-years, $660k), DBs coach Corey Raymond (2-years, $310k), TEs coach Steve Ensminger (2-years, $300k), WR coach Adam Henry (2-years, $375k). The new deals are a $10,000 raise for Wilson and Raymond, and a $50,000 raise for Henry while Ensminger's salary remains the same. Defensive line coach Ed Orgeron has a two year deal worth $450,000 per year and new defensive coordinator Kevin Steele's contract will reportedly be added to the board agenda early next week.

Tony Annese, noted program builder and Ferris State (D-II - MI) head coach, outlines his "keys to success, regardless of level" (complete with a 50 page PowerPoint)

UMass: Longtime NFL and college coach Mark Michaels has joined the staff as special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach. Prior to coming to UMass, Michaels was the defensive coordinator and special teams coordinator at Ridgeview HS (FL).

NY Jets: The Jets have name Kacy Rodgers defensive coordinator, and Bobby April special teams coordinator. Rodgers coached the defensive line for the Dolphins the last seven years, and April coordinated the special teams for the Raiders the past two seasons. Also, Karl Dorrell (who served as offensive coordinator at Vanderbilt last season), has been named receivers coach.

Michigan: Jim Harbaugh's seven-year contract has been released. He'll earn $5 million a year with 10 percent bumps after 2017 and 2019. More details here.

Phoenix College (JC - AZ): Boston Brawler's (FXFL) run game coordinator, and former Washington offensive line coach, Dan Cozzetto has been named head coach.

Catawba College (D-II - NC): Defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator Chris Collins has been selected to participate in the 2015 NFL-NCAA Coaching Academy.

San Francisco 49ers: Former NY Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell is interviewing for the corners job today, according to multiple reports.

San Diego State: The school has now announced the hire of former UNLV head coach Bobby Hauck as special teams coordinator.

Oakland Raiders: The Raiders have now formally announced the additions of Todd Downing (QBs), Marcus Robertson (DBs), Sal Sunseri (LBs) and Mike Tice (OL).

Texas State: Per source, Luke Miller has joined the staff as a graduate assistant.

Utah State: Josh Heupel's official title with the Aggies will be assistant head coach / offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach.

Colorado Mines (D-II): Per source, Whittier College (D-III - CA) defensive coordinator / recruiting coordinator / defensive backs coach Isaac Carter is the new defensive coordinator.

Morehead State (FCS - KY): Former Morehead State linebacker and assistant Zack Moore has returned to his alma mater as linebackers coach. Moore spent the past four seasons as the head coach at East Carter HS (KY).

Orange Coast College (CC - CA): Former Costa Mesa (CA) HS head coach Wally Grant has joined the staff as running backs coach.

Denver Broncos: Houston Texans defensive line coach Bill Kollar is leaving to rejoin Gary Kubiak in the same post.

Texas State: Per source, Carter English has been hired as recruiting coordinator and Reuben Vaughn, who served as recruiting coordinator last year, will move into a player development role.

Penn State OL coach Herb Hand and Pitt offensive line coach had quite the Twitter exchange. Offensive line coaches are the best.

Garden City Community College (KS): Logan Wyrick has been hired as tight ends coach.

New Mexico State: Sources tell us that San Diego receivers coach / recruiting coordinator Cory Martin will join his father's (Doug Martin) staff at New Mexico State.

Tulsa: Stephenville HS (TX) head coach Joe Gillespie has accepted a job on Philip Montgomery's staff, per Matt Stepp. Tulsa has announced that Gillespie will coach the linebackers.

San Francisco 49ers: Former New York Jets special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey will be the new special teams coordinator for the 49ers.

Houston Texans: The Texans have promoted Jon Carr to director of college scouting and Matt Jansen has been hired in the new role of college scouting coordinator.

This one is for the big fellas - Ole Miss gave their OL some love with their own highlight video

Indianapolis Colts: With offensive assistant Rob Chudzinski's contract set to expire on Monday, Alex Marvez reports that he expects Chud to interview with the 49ers and Rams for their vacant offensive coordinator jobs.

Chicago Bears: Frank Smith, who spent the past five seasons as an offensive assistant with the Saints, has been hired to coach the tight ends. Also, Denver strength and conditioning coach Jason George, who spent the past three seasons in Denver with John Fox, has joined the Bears as well.