Friday January 29, 2016

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Friday January 29, 2016

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Please join us in praying for the family of Pete Carmichael, who passed away recently. Carmichael is a longtime college and NFL coaching veteran, and is the father of Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr.

Methodist University (D-III - NC): After 11 years with the program, including the last 3 as head coach, CJ Goss has resigned source tells FootballScoop.

Western Kentucky: Jeff Brohm has now announced the hiring of Alabama A&M defensive coordinator / defensive line Reggie Johnson as a defensive assistant at WKU.

Arizona State: Offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey received a $100,000 raise from ASU to keep him from leaving for the Southern Miss head job reports Doug Haller with AZCentral Sports. Lindsey's new base salary will be $650,000 per Haller.

Memphis: Arizona State offensive grad assistant Kenny Dillingham will be the new director of player personnel at Memphis source tells FootballScoop although we understand formal agreement has not yet been reached and Dillingham remains at Arizona State at this time.

Longtime Kansas Wesleyan coach F. Gene Bissell has passed away. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Feather River CC (CA): Feather River is hiring former Jacksonville University offensive line coach Thomas Simi as their interim full-time head football coach for the 2016 season, per source.

Ohio Dominican (D-II - OH): Ohio Dominican has announced the promotion of Kelly Cummings, who has been with the program since 2013, as their new head coach.

Scoop Him Up: Johnny Johnson Jr., played quarterback at Illinois in the early 1990's, where he led the Illini to a Liberty Bowl victory and still ranks seventh in the team's passing annals. He turned that success into a career with the Detroit Lions, Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL and in the Arena Football League. After eight years in the banking industry, Johnson transitioned into coaching, where he now serves as the head coach at North Chicago Community High School. He seeks a position coaching quarterbacks and lists the likes of Greg Landry, Earnest Wilson, Bruce Cowdrey, Greg McMahon, Mike Bellamy and Van Malone as references. Reach him at johnsonjr.johnny@gmail.com.

Presentation College (NAIA - SD): Presentation College is looking for an opponent for the 2016-17 seasons. Possible dates for 2016 would be Aug 27, Sep. 3, Sep 10, or Sep.17 (corresponding dates in 2017). Preferences are for a home and home, regional, NAIA or NCAA Division III opponent. Please direct your inquires to head coach Andy Carr at Andrew.carr@presentation.edu.

Notre Dame: Notre Dame has announced a new six-year contract for head coach Brian Kelly, keeping him with the school through 2021. Read more here.

Ferrum College (D-III - VA): Richan Gaskans has joined the staff at Ferrum College.

Massachusetts: Matt Dawson has been announced as tight ends/special teams coach, Scott Woodward has been promoted from GA to quarterbacks coach, and Matt Schell has been named a defensive GA. Additionally, defensive coordinator Tom Masella will work with the club's safeties while Steve Costello will handle cornerbacks.

LA Rams: Former Bears assistant Skip Peete has been hired to coach the running backs for the Rams, per SI. Peete spent this last season out of coaching, but coached the running backs in Chicago from 2013-2014.

James Madison: New head coach Mike Houston has a five-year deal worth a base salary of $300,000 annually. per Rivals. Houston would owe JMU $350,000 if he leaves before January 31, 2018, followed by a $250,000 buyout on the same date in 2019, and $150,000 in 2020. Retention bonuses include $75,000 if he's still with the program after three seasons, $93,750 after four seasons, and $81,250 after five seasons.

SMU: Per source, Southern University defensive backs coach Chris Scott is joining the SMU staff and will assist on the defensive side of the ball.

Wheaton (D-III - IL): Wheaton College is looking for 2016 and 2017 opponents. September 10th , 2016 or October 29th , 2016. As well as September 9th, 2017 or October 28th, 2017. Open to playing NAIA, D-III or DII programs. Willing to travel. If interested contact Jordan Langs at Jordan.langs@wheaton.edu.

Howard University (FCS - Washington, DC):Howard University is seeking to fill an open date of October 8, 2016 or November 5, 2016. Please contact BT Sherman at william.sherman@howard.edu.

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