Friday February 3, 2012
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San Diego Chargers: We have learned that USC linebackers coach Joe Barry has accepted a position with the Chargers. More to come...
Oakland Raiders: The Raiders have hired former Chiefs special teams coordinator Steve Hoffman in the same capacity.
Miami Dolphins: We are hearing that Iowa offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Ken O'Keefe will join the Dolphins staff (presumably as quarterbacks coach). We'll keep you posted. Update> Confirmed.
Western New Mexico University (D-II): WNMU is looking for a WR coach as either a Restricted Earnings position or a GA position. The pay is $3000 per semester with a dorm room and meal cards, no benefits. If you are pursuing your masters degree the cost comes out of your pay. WR or QB experience coaching or playing is preferred. Please send information to WNMU Offensive Coordinator Nick Lucey at email@example.com
Averett University (D-III - VA): Ball State graduate assistant Patrick Henry has accepted the quarterbacks job.
South Carolina: Also as we told you yesterday, Grady Brown has been announced as defensive backs / assistant special teams.
Tennessee: As we told you yesterday, Derrick Ansley has joined the staff. He'll coach the corners and Terry Joseph will move to safeties.
West Alabama: West Texas A&M defensive line coach Brett Watson has accepted the same position at West Alabama.
Arizona Cardinals: We have learned that the Cards have named John McNulty quarterbacks coach. McNulty served as the receivers coach last season.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (D-III - NY): Head coach Tim Landis has resigned.
Presbyterian College (FCS - SC): Drew Watson has been named defensive coordinator. Watson previously coached the the safeties at Coastal Carolina .
Ball State: Butler offensive line coach / offensive coordinator Nick Tabacca has accepted the offensive line job at Ball State.
Nevada: We hear Chris Ault first reached out to a few former assistants about his open offensive coordinator job but now plans to bring Utah co-offensive coordinator / receivers coach Aaron Roderick in to interview. We'll keep you posted.
Tampa Bay: We hear that Greg Schiano is speaking with a number of his former assistants at Rutgers about joining the staff.
Kansas City Chiefs: Jason La Canfora is reporting that the Chiefs are considering three candidates for offensive coordinator. Quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn, Brian Daboll (who served as the offensive coordinator with the Dolphins last season), and Al Saunders (who served as the offensive coordinator with the Raiders last year) are said to be the candidates..
Central Florida: We're hearing that Florida defensive graduate assistant Kirk Callahan has been hired to coach the defensive backs. Also defensive assistant Tyson Summers has been named linebackers coach. UCF has officially announced both hires.
Appalachian State: Sources tell us that Bryan Brown has decided to join the defensive staff. Brown served on Houston Nutt's staff at Ole Miss last season as the defensive graduate assistant.
Wayne State: We hear that Ashland (D-II - OH) defensive backs coach Brad Wilson will be named defensive coordinator.
Maryland: Defensive line coach Greg Gattuso has added the title of assistant head coach.
Northern Colorado (FCS): Buffalo defensive graduate assistant Chris Smith has been hired to coach the offensive line.
Marshall: Chattanooga offensive line coach / recruiting coordinator Geep Wade has accepted the tackles and tight end coaching position.
SMU: As we alluded to on Monday, receivers coach Jeff Reinebold has left to take a position with the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL.
Colorado State: Sources telling us that former Fresno State offensive line coach Derek Frazier has joined the Colorado State staff in the same capacity.
Colorado Mesa (D-II): We hear that Northwest Missouri State graduate assistant Phil Vigil has been hired to coach the quarterbacks.