Monday December 29, 2014
Nebraska: Nevada director of football & recruiting operations Andy Vaughn has joined Mike Riley's staff in the same capacity. At Nevada, per source, Brian Polian already has his person lined up to fill the position.
Michigan State: Former Spartan and NFL cornerback Renaldo Hill is expected to interview for Michigan State's defensive opening, according to Mike Griffith of MLive.com.
Michigan: Michigan has announced a 12 p.m. ET press conference for Tuesday regarding its football program. Jim Harbaugh is on the ground in Ann Arbor.
Montana: We hear thatBob Stitt will be bringing the following assistants with him from Colorado Mines; Jason Semore, Brian Hendricks, Nolan Swett, and strength and conditioning coordinator Matt Nicholson.
Chicago Bears: The Bears have announced that they have hired former NY Giants GM Ernie Accorsi to help them in their search of a new GM and head coach.
Kansas: Klint Kubiak is expected to join David Beaty's staff, per Matt Tait. Kubiak is a former Texas A&M quality control coach, and also spent two seasons as an assistant receivers coach / quality control coach with the Minnesota Vikings. We can confirm the hire.
University of Regina (Canada): The Regina Rams have hired longtime CFL coach Mike Gibson as the program's new head coach. Gibson has college coaching experience as well at places like Louisiana-Lafayette, Boston University, Temple, Rice, Colgate, and Rutgers.
Philadelphia Eagles: Chip Kelly made it clear today that defensive coordinator Bill Davis will return for a third year as defensive coordinator in 2015.
New York Giants: Tom Coughlin has been told that he will return in 2015, per Dan Graziano of ESPN.
Portland State (FCS): Per source, Bruce Barnum is bringing AC Patterson in as offensive line coach. Patterson, son of Minnesota Vikings defensive line coach Andre Patterson, 22 - played center at UTEP. Per separate source, special teams coach Michael Casco will not return.
Memphis: Associate head coach/linebackers coach Galen Scott is being promoted to defensive coordinator according to Thayer Evans and as we alluded to last week.
Oregon State: Oregon State is looking to hire a assistant director of player personnel. See more details, and how to apply, here.
Nebraska Kearney: Shayne Shade has been hired to coach the defensive line. Shade was a grad assistant at Northwest Missouri State in 2012 and 2013, and continued to help the defensive line this past season.
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Michigan: Jim Harbaugh has agreed to become head coach at Michigan per NFL Network's Albert Breer. Read more here.
Alabama: Lane Kiffin said Monday he expects to return to Alabama next year.
Chicago Bears: Multiple reports are stating that the Bears have fired general manager Phil Emery. Head coach Marc Trestman has been fired as well according to Jay Glazer. The team has also parted ways with offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer according to Field Yates of ESPN. Read more here.
LSU: Defensive backs coach Corey Raymond, defensive line coach Brick Haley, running backs coach/recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson, tight ends coach Steve Ensminger and wide receivers coach Adam Henry have signed their contract extensions but defensive coordinator John Chavis' new deal remains unsigned according to Jim Kleinpeter of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Atlanta Falcons: The club has announced that head coach Mike Smith will not return. Our story.
New York Jets: The Jets have announced that both head coach Rex Ryan and GM John Idzik have been fired. Here's the story.
Missouri Valley (NAIA – MO): Missouri Valley College has an immediate opening for a full-time offensive assistant football coach and instructor. The successful candidate must possess a Master’s Degree and have previous experience in coaching offensive skill position(s). Succesful recruiting, and strength & conditioning experience considered a plus. Interested applicants should email resume and references to head coach Paul Troth at email@example.com.
Garden City CC (KS): Jared Powers, who served as the offensive line coach / offensive coordinator last season and later as the interim head coach at Garden City CC, has been hired as the head coach at North Port HS (FL).
New Orleans Saints: After 42 years with the organization, equipment manager Dan "Chief" Simmons has decided to retire.