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Friday March 7, 2014

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Rice: Graduate assistant Anthony Steward has been promoted to running backs coach. Steward served as an offensive grad assistant the past two seasons.

Finlandia (D-III - MI): Finlandia University plans to launch a new football program by 2015 and is currently taking applications for head coach.

Eastern Michigan: KiJuan Ware, who served as secondary coach at EMU last season, has landed the head coaching job at Central HS (Harrison, TN).

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Mississippi State: The school and Dan Mullen have agreed in principle to a contract extension through the 2017-18 season according to Jeremy Fowler of CBS Sports. 

San Diego State: Head coach Rocky Long announced Friday that special teams coach Kevin McGarry would transition into director of player personnel and graduate assistant Zach Arnett had been promoted to linebackers coach. 

Dirk Koetter:The Atlanta Falcon's Offensive Coordinator reveals only to X&O Labs why he considers Four Verticals a horizontal concept; how the "Stop" route by Outside Receivers can be more productive than the "Comeback"; how you should vary routes for your Single Back to make him the most effective receiver in the package; and other details he's never told about his offense. Click here to read the exclusive Dirk Koetter interview.

Northwestern Oklahoma State (D-II): Northwestern Oklahoma State University is looking for a running backs coach and a defensive line coach. Both positions are GA positions. The position is a 10 month salaried position with tuition benefits. The coach is responsible for coaching their own position as well as recruiting their own assigned areas. Preferred experience either playing or coaching the position as well as experience with HUDL is necessary. Applicants with CSCS certification and/or experience working in strength and conditioning are encouraged to apply. To apply send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Head Football Coach Alan Hall at aahall@nwosu.edu. NO phone calls!

Marshall: Sources tell us that Santa Monica College (JC - CA) offensive line coach John Landwehr is joining the Marshall staff.

Westminster (D-III - PA): Rich DeMaio has accepted the associate head coach / offensive coordinator job at Westminster College. DeMaio previously served in the same role at Rhodes College (D-III - TN).

Northern State (D-II - SD): Northern State University seeks a full-time offensive line coach. Position includes coaching the offensive line, having a recruiting area and other duties assigned by the Head Coach and Director of Athletics. Preferred candidates will have experience having played or coached on the offensive line. Interested candidates should email resume, cover letter and references to Offensive Coordinator Mark Martin at mark.martin@northern.edu. No phone calls.

Scottsdale CC (AZ): Offensive line coach Jeremy Brigham will be the next head coach at North Pointe Prep HS (AZ).

Utah State: Per source, Jovon Bouknight has been promoted to passing game coordinator / receivers coach and Kedrick Shaver has added the title of defensive passing game coordinator / corners coach.

Minnesota: We reported it earlier in the week, but Minnesota has now made it official, Mike Sherels has been promoted to linebackers coach. Sherels was a defensive grad assistant in 2013 and most recently served as an assistant coordinator of recruiting operations.

Nebraska: Head coach Bo Pelini has received a contract extension through 2018, according to Gregg Doyel of CBS.

Methodist University (D-III - NC): Methodist University is seeking an assistant coach that will work with the running backs. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required. Proven Division III recruiting experience required. Position is Full Time with benefits and offensive coaching experience is required with a focus on the run game. Candidates should email a resume and names and contact information of 3 professional references to cjgoss@methodist.edu.

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Southern Illinois: Sources tell us that Keith Murphy is joining the staff and will coach the tight ends and serve as special teams coordinator. Murphy previously coached the tight ends / special teams at New Mexico State.

Montreal Alouettes (CFL): Sources tell us that Kris Sweet is the new offensive line coach for the Alouettes.

Incarnate Word (FCS - TX): Sources tell us that special teams coordinator Jake Zwieg will not return to the staff. We hear associate head coach / defensive line coach Todd Ivicic will take over the special teams coordinator duties.

Minnesota: Two assistants have swapped positions, as Brian Anderson will take over as wide receivers coach and Pat Poore will handle the running backs. 

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL): Former Blue Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce has joined the staff as running backs coach. 

UNC Pembroke (D-II): UNC Pembroke is looking to hire a fulltime WR Coach. Master’s degree in P.E./Health/Recreation required. Please send resumes & cover letter to Head Coach shane.richardson@uncp.edu.

Brevard (D-II - NC): Per source, Midwestern State (D-II - TX) defensive grad assistant Joe Battaglia has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Brevard. Battaglia has previous coordinating experience with Juniata College (D-III - PA).

Wartburg (D-III - IA): Wartburg College, in Waverly, Iowa has an opening for a defensive intern. Duties include coaching the defensive line, managing recruiting territory, and other duties as assigned. 10-month position with a $10,400 stipend and some weekly meals. Send materials to Chris Winter, Defensive Coordinator at Christopher.winter@wartburg.edu

College of the Sequoias (JC - CA): Sources tell us that defensive line coach Jeff King has left the program to pursue other opportunities.

Missouri Valley (NAIA - MO): Missouri Valley College invites applications for Full-Time Assistant Football Coach and Instructor. The successful candidate must possess a Master’s Degree and have previous experience in coaching defensive backs. Experience with recruiting and strength program considered a plus. Interested applicants should email Defensive Coordinator Monty Roe at roem@moval.edu. NO PHONE CALLS .

Eastern Michigan: Per source, Dustin Daniels has joined the staff as an offensive grad assistant. Daniels previously played receiver at EMU prior to getting into coaching.