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Friday March 1, 2013

Friday March 1, 2013

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Very proud to report that February was the largest February we've had in 14 years. Our "news" articles on the homepage were seen 74% more than last February! Thank you. 

Duke: Multiple outlets have reported Zac Roper will move from running backs to tight ends while adding special teams coordinator and recruiting coordinator duties. 

Towson (FCS): Sources tell us Maryland grad assistant Tyler Bowen will be the new tight ends / special teams at Towson. 

UT Martin (FCS): Sources tell us co-offensive coordinator / offensive line Mac Bryan has accepted the head coaching position at Ooltewah High School in Chattanooga. We have heard that Kevin Bannon will come back to Martin to coach the offensive line. Will update...

Tennessee: Sources tell us that both Georgia's Tony Ball and West Virginia's Robert Gillespie interviewed yesterday in Knoxville. We are told Ball "accepted Georgia's counter" today. Update> Butch Jones has now announced that Gillespie will be the new running backs coach at UT. 

Oklahoma: Oklahoma has hired Wisconsin tight ends coach/special teams coordinator Jay Boulware to the same position. 

Florida: Defensive coordinator DJ Durkin will make a base salary of $490,000, receivers coach / recruiting coordinator Joker Phillips will make $265,000, and defensive line coach Brad Lawing will make $390,000. Durkin and Phillips have two year contracts, and Lawing's contract is good for three years.

Methodist (D-III - NC): We have learned that a number of changes have taken place on the defensive side of the ball. Defensive intern Andrew Christie has been promoted to full time defensive line coach, safeties coach Zach Hufford will move from safeties to outside linebackers, and Michael Epstein has been hired to coach the safeties. Epstein formerly coached the defensive backs at Brockport (D-III - NY).

Olivet Nazarene (NAIA - IL):Olivet Nazarene University is looking to schedule 4 JV games for the 2013 season. Games would need to be played on Monday afternoon or evening. Away games would need to be against opponents in the greater Chicago / Central Illinois vicinity and home games could be scheduled with anyone willing to travel to Bourbonnais, IL. Please email for scheduling arrangements.

Wisconsin-Stout (D-III): University of Wisconsin – Stout a DIII University (WIAC Conference) located one hour east of Minneapolis, MN in the city of Menomonie, WI is accepting applications for a Full Time position of Assistant Football Coach – Offensive Line / Instructor. O-Line coaching experience required. This position is a 9 month Contract (salary range: $35,000+) with excellent benefits. A Master’s Degree is recommended but not required. To apply, send a letter of interest, current resume and the names and telephone numbers of at least three professional references to: Head Coach Clayt Birmingham at . Criminal history background check required for finalists.

Princeton: Sources tell us that Farleigh Dickinson offensive coordinator Sean Gleeson has accepted the running backs job.

Stevenson University: Farleigh Dickinson outside linebackers coach Sam McGrath has accepted the same position at D-III Stevenson University (MD).

BYU: Bronco Mendenhall has announced that offensive coordinator Robert Anae will also serve as assistant head coach, secondary coach Nick Howell will serve as defensive coordinator, and outside linebackers coach Kelly Poppinga has added the title of special teams coordinator.

SMU: June Jones has now formally announced that linebackers coach Joe Haering and offensive line coach Bob Palcic will not return. 

Dakota State (NAIA - SD): Dakota State University has an opening for Defensive Coordinator/Position Coach. This is a 9-month full-time coaching position only. There are no other duties assigned outside of the football program. Bachelor’s degree and relevant recruiting experience required. Master’s Degree preferred but not required. Applicants with college coaching, having played college football, and knowledge and experience with Strength and Conditioning preferred. No phone calls please. Sunday Update> We have received a tremendous amount of applicants already and are no longer accepting resumes. Thank you for all of the interest. 

Wisconsin-Stevens Point (D-III): UWSP, in the WIAC, is looking for a game in 2015, Week 2: Sept. 12 preferred but will consider Week 4: Sept. 26. We also have one open date in 2016 and 2017 so we will consider 1 year, 2 year or 4 year contract. Please contact Head Coach Tom Journell at We are full for 2013 and 2014. 

Louisiana Monroe: Beau Brence has been brought on staff on in a grad assistant role. Brence just wrapped up his playing career at UNLV.

Bucknell: Pitt grad assistant Eric Wicks has joined the Bucknell staff and will coach the corners.

Columbia: Former Marshall defensive coordinator Chris Rippon has been named the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Columbia. 

Youngstown State (FCS): There is a local report that Mark Mangino will join the Youngstown staff. Will update. Sources tell us he will serve as tight ends coach. Update> YSU has announced Mangino has assistant head coach / tight ends / recruiting coordinator. 

San Bernardino Valley (CC - CA): San Bernardino Valley College is looking for two coaches on the defensive side of the ball. These are stipend positions only. If interested email your coaching resume to offensive coordinator Pat Meech at

Georgia Military College (CC): GMC, a NJCAA member institution, is seeking applicants for a Defensive (LB or DL) restricted earnings position. Coaches who have had experience coaching Linebackers or the Defensive Line are encouraged to apply. Details include a salary, housing, and a recruiting area. Please contact Defensive Coordinator Rob Manchester at in order to inquire about the position.

Salve Regina (D-III - RI): We have learned that King's College (D-III - PA) defensive coordinator Casey Goff has accepted the same position on Salve Regina's staff.

West Virginia Wesleyan (D-II): Sources tell us that former University of Charleston student assistant Luke Barker is now serving as an offensive grad assistant at West Virginia Wesleyan working with the running backs.

University of Charleston (D-II - WV): Offensive line coach Paul Johnson has added the title of run game coordinator.