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Friday January 25, 2013

Friday January 25, 2013

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Nevada: Brian Polian has announced most of his staff (still has corners to hire). Recap: Nick Rolovich (OC/QBs), Jim Hofher (WRs/AHC), Jeff Genyk (STC/RBs), Ron Hudson (OL), James Spady (TEs), Scottie Hazelton (DC/LBs), Bill Teerlinck (DL), Mike Bradeson (Safeties). Ken Wilson will serve as assistant AD for football operations and Andy Vaughn has been retained as director of player personnel. 

University of San Diego: Sources tell us Ventura College (CA) quarterbacks / receivers coach Bobby Mooshagain has accepted the receivers job at USD. Quality young coach from a good football family. 

Michigan State: Defensive line coach Ted Gill will not return to the staff. 

McMurry (D-II - TX): Hal Mumme has announced his resignation as head coach. Offensive coordinator Mason Miller will be announced as the new head coach within the next few days.

Carolina Panthers: The Panthers have hired former Giants assistant Al Holcomb as their linebackers coach per Adam Schefter. 

Arkansas: Sources tell us Emporia State tight ends coach Patrick Doherty will join Bret Bielema's staff as offensive quality control. 

Oakland Raiders: Former Green Bay defensive coordinator Bob Sanders has joined the staff and will coach the linebackers. Sanders was with the Bills the past three seasons coaching the linebackers.

Kansas City Chiefs: NFL veteran Al Harris has joined the staff and will coach the secondary. The team also announced Mark DeLeone has been added as a quality control assistant. 

Georgia Tech: New athletic director Mike Bobinski will be paid $695,000 annually. He is scheduled to begin work at Georgia Tech on April 1. 

Edmonton Eskimos: Greg Marshall has been named defensive coordinator, and Doug Sams has joined the staff as offensive coordinator. Both coaches are veteran CFL assistants.

Iowa State: Sources tell us that former Arkansas offensive line coach Chris Klenakis will join the Iowa State staff as offensive line coach.

Seattle Seahawks: Matt Thomas has been hired as vice president of football administration. 

Northwestern State (FCS - LA): Sources tell us Ben Norton, former Texas State co-OC, will join the staff as offensive line coach. 

New York Jets: Former Philadelphia Eagles defensive quality control Bobby April Jr. will join the Jets' staff in a similar role we are told. 

Florida State: Former Arkansas director of football operations Mark Robinson has accepted the same position at Florida State. 

Jacksonville Jaguars: As we mentioned a few days ago, sources tell us University of San Diego defensive coordinator Mike Rutenberg has accepeted a defensive assistant position with the Jaguars. Rutenberg coached the defensive backs under DeWayne Walker at New Mexico State. 

Coffeyville CC (KS): Sources tell us that former Ohio State offensive lineman Jamie Sumner will be the next offensive line coach.

Dallas Cowboys: Rich Bisaccia is joining the Cowboys as special teams coordinator. The "Gruden" whispers are getting louder...

Auburn: With Bisaccia moving on, Tim Horton will move to running backs and Scott Fountain has been promoted to tight ends / special teams. 

Oregon: Sources tell us Mark Helfrich has targeted Duke receivers coach Matt Lubick (2012 Wide Receivers Coach of the Year) and a deal is close. Sources tell us Lubick's role will be receivers / recruiting coordinator at Oregon. Update> Sources tell us Lubick is "flying out today". 

Florida International: Former Yale head coach Tom Williams has joined Ron Turner's staff and will coach the linebackers. Also, Steve Shankweiler has been announced as the offensive line coach.

Virginia Tech: The following salaries have been released; Scot Loeffler ($400,000), offensive line coach Jeff Grimes ($265,000), receivers coach Aaron Moorehead ($150,000), tight ends coach / recruiting coordinator Bryan Stinespring ($300,000). Both Loeffler and Grimes will make $150,000 per year from the Hokies with Auburn paying the difference from their old contracts.

Sul Ross State (D-III - TX): Athletic director Kay Whitley and assistant football coach Shawn Brown have announced that they are stepping down, effective at the end of the spring semester. Additionally, head coach Wayne Schroeder's contract was not renewed.

Eastern Illinois: Sources tell us that Coffeyville CC offensive coordinator Matt Mattox has joined the Eastern Illinois staff as offensive line coach. 

Buffalo Bills: Sources tell us Eastern Michigan offensive line coach Kurt Anderson has accepted a position on the Buffalo Bills staff. 

Arkansas State: Former Arkansas defensive ends / special teams coordinator Steve Caldwell is joining the staff at Arkansas State as defensive line coach. The lone full-time spot open now at Arkansas State is receivers. 

Boston College: Temple defensive grad assistant Chris Trifone has joined the staff at Boston College in the same capacity. 

JohnnyFootball's trick shot video is outstanding

Michigan State: The Board of Trustees has formally approved the renewal of Mark Dantonio's rolling five year contract to 2018.

Menlo College (NAIA - CA):Menlo College in Atherton, CA is an NAIA member and is seeking scheduling partnerships for both 2013 and 2014. We are centrally located about 30 miles from 3 major international airports in San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland. We need two home games and our open dates in 2013 are: September 7, October 5, November 2, November 9, November 16. We are open to travel and also will provide guarantee to come to us. Prefer a home and home, but will do a 1 time contract. Please contact Keith Spataro, Director of Athletics at 650.543.3853 or if interested.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Sources tell us FIU offensive line coach (and former Illinois offensive line coach) Luke Butkus is leaving FIU to become assistant offensive line coach for the Jags. 

Delta State (D-II - MS): Sources tell us that former Northwestern State offensive coordinator Todd Cooley will be the new head coach at Delta State.

Kansas City Chiefs: Mark DeLeone, who served as a defensive assistant with the Jets last season, has accepted a defensive quality control job with the Chiefs.

St. Louis Rams: The Rams have hired former Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan in the same capacity, according to Adam Schefter.