Monday December 16, 2013
Boise State: Kent Riddle will join Bryan Harsin's staff as special teams coordinator. Riddle coached the same for Harsin at Arkansas State.
Stanford: Not sure this really needs to be written here; but once again David Shaw made it very clear tonight that he isn't leaving Stanford any time soon...like don't ask again for the next 5 years. Seriously.
FIU: Sources tell us FAU defensive coordinator Jovan Dewitt plans to join FIU's staff as linebackers coach.
Weber State: Jay Hill has made another big hire from Southern Utah, landing defensive coordinator Justin Ena as well as Steve Clark and Fesi Sitaki (who we previously told you about). Ena will be defensive coordinator at Weber, Clark will be offensive coordinator and Sitake is expected to coach the receivers.
Southern Utah: Defensive backs coach Demario Warren will be promoted to defensive coordinator.
Whitworth (D-III - WA): Sources tell us that Wheaton College (D-III - IL) defensive coordinator Rod Sandberg has accepted the head coaching job. Sandberg had served as Wheaton's defensive coordinator for 11 seasons, with 19 years total on the staff.
Arkansas State: Sources tell us that A-State representatives hit the road this weekend to interview some of the hottest offensive coordinators in the game. We hear Chad Morris - Clemson, Mike Norvell - Arizona State, Philip Montgomery - Baylor and Neal Brown - Kentucky all spoke w A-State. Will update...Chad Morris said tonight all A-State conversations have been with his agent. He indicated to Rivals that he would not be the guy at A-State.
Wofford: Head coach Mike Ayers has announced that longtime assistant coach Nate Fuqua has been promoted to defensive coordinator. Fuqua was an All-American nose tackle for Wofford before joining the staff where he has coached the inside and outside linebackers over the past nine seasons.
Sul Ross State (D-III - TX): Sources tell us that Sul Ross State is down to three finalists for the head coaching job. Those three guys are Scott Carey (Colorado School of Mines run game coordinator / offensive line coach), John Pearce (former Prairie View & Blinn defensive coordinator), and Braxton Harris (Texas Lutheran co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach / recruiting coordinator).
Misericordia (D-III - PA):Misericordia University is seeking to fill an open date in 2014. September 6 is available. Willing to play home or away vs. D-III opponent. Would prefer a home game to balance out our schedule. Please contact head coach Mark Ross at 570-674-1228 to discuss
Ball State: As we told you yesterday, Joey Lynch has been promoted to offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach. Nick Tabacca has been promoted to run game coordinator and defensive line coach Chad Wilt has added the recruiting coordinator title and responsibilities.
Southeastern Oklahoma State (D-II): Southeastern Oklahoma State University (NCAA D-II/Great American Conference): Southeastern Oklahoma State University is seeking a football graduate assistant (defensive). Qualifications include acceptance into the Southeastern Oklahoma State University Graduate Program. Graduate Assistant package includes tuition and a monthly stipend (10 months). Coaching or playing experience on the defensive side of the ball is preferred but not required for the position. Review of candidates will begin immediately. Start date is1/6/14. Please email a letter of interest, resume, and references to Head Football Coach; Bo Atterberry, email@example.com. Signal your interest confidentially through Athletic-Connections.
Alabama: Nick Saban has invited Lane Kiffin to observe practice this week and to consult / evaluate their offense per ESPN. Would be great TV.
TCU: Sonny Cumbie confirmed on Lubbock radio this morning he has joined TCU's staff as quarterbacks coach.
San Bernardino Valley CC (CA): San Bernardino Valley CC (CA): San Bernardino Valley CC is looking for an full-time assistant coach (defensive coordinator preferred) / Full time tenure track position. Position closes January 10th. Visit this link for more info and apply. No phone calls please.
Southeastern Oklahoma State (D-II): Southeastern Oklahoma State University Department of Athletics invites applications for the position of Assistant Football Coach/Defensive Coordinator and HPER Instructor. The successful candidate will teach a class load of approximately 6 hours per semester as assigned by the Chair of the Department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation. Candidates are expected to have earned Bachelor & Master degrees; one of which must be in HPER or a closely related field. Coaching experience at one or more NCAA institutions with knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations are preferred. Previous teaching at the University level is also preferred. Review of applications begins immediately and the position will remain open until filled. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three professional references to: Human Resources, 309 Administration Building Southeastern Oklahoma State University 1405 N. 4th Avenue – PMB 4016 Durant, OK 74701-0609. Signal your interest confidentially through Athletic-Connections.
Northwestern Oklahoma State (D-II): Northwestern Oklahoma State University is looking for a Defensive Coordinator. This is a full-time 12 month position which requires some teaching in the spring semester. Interviews will be conducted at the AFCA in Indianapolis so make plans on attending if you are to be a serious candidate. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree from an accredited four year college or university; Four (4) years’ experience coaching football at the college or university level; HUDL video system; working knowledge of 4-2-5 defense; DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Division II football coaching experience, college teaching experience, as well as a strong background in recruiting.Please submit, letter of coaching philosophy, resume, and at least 3 references to: Alan Hall, Head Football Coach firstname.lastname@example.org. NO PHONE CALLS! Signal your interest confidentially through Athletic-Connections
Wake Forest: Citadel head coach Kevin Higgins plans to join Dave Clawson's staff (per Jeff Hartsell of the Charleston Post & Courier). Will update... Sources tell us Higgins will serve as receivers coach / assistant head coach.
Southeastern Oklahoma State (D-II): Southeastern Oklahoma State University is seeking a Home game 10/4/14. Please contact Head Coach Bo Atterberry at email@example.com if interested.
FAU: Charlie Partridge's deal will be a 5-year deal worth $2.76 million, according to ESPN.
Notre Dame: Mike Elston has made it clear, he's not leaving Notre Dame. Also, grad assistant Josh Reardon will coach the linebackers in the interim.
Bowling Green: Four guys in consideration for the Bowling Green head job are D.J. Durkin (Florida), Ed Warriner (Ohio State), Rob Ambrose (Towson) and Dino Babers (EIU) per Pete Thamel.
Boise State AD: I've had a short list since the day I was hired
UAB: Sources tell us that Garrick McGee let "his entire defensive staff go" let a number of defensive assistants go last night. Will update... A source tells us that defensive line coach Kevin Peoples has not been let go.
North Dakota State: Chris Klieman's contract will be a five year deal worth $261,000 in base salary, with $326,000 guaranteed before bonuses, according to NDSU sports writer Jeff Kolpack.
Marquette: Athletic director / vice president Larry Williams has stepped down to pursue other interests. Former athletic director Bill Cords will serve as the interim vice president and director of athletics until a replacement is found.
Clemson: Our condolences go out to the family and loved ones of former Clemson coach Tom Bass, who served as an assistant under five coaches in his 14 years on staff and sadly passed away over the weekend. Coach Bass was 78.