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Friday January 30, 2015

Friday January 30, 2015


Texas Tech: South Oak Cliff (TX) High School head coach Emmett Jones will join the staff as director of player personnel according to multiple reports.

Green Bay Packers: Special teams coordinator Shawn Slocum will not return.

Eastern Washington (FCS): Head coach Beau Baldwin has announced a shuffling of his coaching staff. Safeties coach Jeff Schmedding has been promoted to defensive coordinator (he's also served as special teams coordinator since 2008), while defensive coordinator John Graham will switch to tight ends coach while keeping his assistant head coach title. Tight ends coach Brian Strandley will join Ryan Sawyer in coaching the Eagles' defensive line, and Sawyer has added a defensive front coordinator title.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is adding an assisted living center for their aging Hall of Famers

LSU: The LSU Board of Regents has now officially approved contracts for newly-hired defensive coordinator Kevin Steele (two years, $1 million a year) and defensive line coach Ed Orgeron (two years, $450,000 per year). The board also approved new deals for running backs coach/recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson (three years, $660,000 a year), wide receivers coach Adam Henry (two years, $375,000 a year), defensive backs coach Corey Raymond (two years, $310,000 a year), and tight ends coach Steve Ensminger (two years, $300,000 a year).

Lackawanna College (JC - PA): Lackawanna is looking for a scrimmage on August 15th. Contact Bill Reiss at 5707065194 or email at if interested.

Wittenberg (D-III - OH): Wittenberg is accepting applicants for a full-time defensive assistant football coach with linebacker experience preferred. Preference will be given to candidates currently holding a strength and conditioning certification, or who have a strong background in conditioning, exercise science, or strength training. Requirements include a Bachelor's degree and at least 1-3 years of previous collegiate coaching experience. Defensive coaching and playing experience is also preferred. We ask candidates to set-up an account and make application through our online system. To apply, please click here. Then, upload the following documents in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format; 1. Resume 2. Cover letter 3. Name, address, and phone number of three professional references.

St. Francis (FCS - PA): Saint Francis is looking for guaranteed games for the following dates: September 3rd, 27th, and 24th of 2016 and September 2nd, 3rd and 23rd of 2017. In all cases we are looking for FBS or FCS opponents. Please contact Brian White at if interested.

College of Idaho (NAIA): Jason Distefano has been hired as defensive line coach, per source. Distefano will also serve as strength and conditioning coach for the program.

Nichols College (D-III - MA): Per source, offensive line coach / offensive coordinator / recruiting coordinator Dave Kaizer has added the title of associate head coach at Nichols College.

Midwestern Prep (Postgrad - IL): Midwest Prep Academy is looking for games or scrimmages against D-II, D-III, JUCO and NAIA JV programs for the 2015 season. Games are played on Sundays and Mondays. Would prefer inquiries from Midwest schools but will consider all interested. Interested programs can contact Marques Sullivan at

Shorter University (D-II - GA): Shorter University is looking for a single home game (or a guarantee game) on September 3 / September 5, or on September 26. Please contact athletic director Bill Peterson at if interested.

Toronto Argonauts (Canada): The Toronto Argonauts are now accepting applications for the vacant position of special teams coordinator. Must have relevant coaching experience at the NFL, CFL, or NCAA Division I level. Interested applicants are asked to forward a resume, cover letter, and 3 letters of reference to No phone calls.

Wisconsin-Whitewater (D-III): As expected, defensive line coach / special teams coordinator Kevin Bullis has been named head coach at UW-Whitewater. Bullis is just the program's fourth head coach in the last 60 years.

Henderson State (D-II - AR): Henderson State is looking to hire an offensive OR defensive coordinator. Duties will include teaching activity courses under the direction of the HPER Department. Salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package. The selection process will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send cover letter (indicating offensive or defensive coordinator), complete resume and a minimum of three references. Send all materials to Scott Maxfield at No phone calls please.

West Georgia: UWG is looking to hire a video coordinator / grad assistant. See DFO Scoop for more info.

North Greenville (D-II - SC): Will Shuler, who served as a grad assistant the past two seasons, has been promoted to a full-time position coaching the inside linebackers.

Henderson State (D-II - AR): Offensive coordinator Mike Volarvich has accepted the head coaching job at Nashville HS (AR). Volarvich, a finalist for the 2013 FootballScoop D-II Coordinator of the Year, has coached eight All-American quarterbacks in 14 seasons and his offenses have led the nation in passing offense four times.

A Texas fan has made a "Let's Ride" video aimed at Longhorn recruits...and it's outstanding

SUNY Maritime (D-III - NY): SUNY Maritime has an Intern/GA football position which will include duties as Athletic Department Intramurals Coordinator. $12,000 with no benefits. Housing and meal plan a possibility if you are currently enrolled in a program leading to a degree/masters and require job experience to complete the degree (including online programs). Successful candidate will have their own position group and recruiting area and must be willing to conduct the Intramurals programing during late night hours. Candidates that meet housing requirement are preferred due to the demanding tempo required by this job. No phone calls. Email resume and 1 primary reference contact info to

Azusa Pacific (D-II - CA): Azusa Pacific University is looking to fill an open date on 11/07/2015. All interested programs can contact athletic director Gary Pine at

Tulsa: Philip Montgomery has hired Michael Bloesch as a quality control assistant, according to Kelly Hines of the Tulsa World. Bloesch spent the 2014 season as a football analyst at Houston.