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Monday December 8, 2014

Monday December 8, 2014


Keep up with all of the 2014-2015 head coaching changes here

Former TCU and Texas Tech assistant Dick Winder passed away recently. Please join us in keeping his family in your prayers.

Nebraska: Multiple reports tonight that Oregon State defensive coordinator Mark Banker is now letting it be known that he is moving to Nebraska as expected.

UNLV: Bishop Gorman High School head coach Tony Sanchez is in the process of finalizing a deal to become head coach at UNLV. Sanchez has served as head coach at Bishop Gorman since 2009 and was head coach at California High School for five seasons prior to that. 12 years ago he was coaching the defensive backs at Onate High in New Mexico. Think about where you want to be in 12 years. #Motivation The imminent deal was first reported by Thayer Evans and quickly confirmed by Mark Anderson who covers UNLV locally (LVR-J).

California University of Pennsylvania (D-II): Longtime offensive line coach Mike Evans has been hired as the new head coach and athletic director at Canon-McMillan HS (PA). Evans has been part of the staff since 2003.

Houston & Tulsa: Scott did a quick update video. Both Tulsa and Houston looking for offensive firepower.

Southwestern Oklahoma State (D-II): Southwestern Oklahoma State University is accepting applications for two defensive graduate assistants, positions to include Defensive Line and Defensive Backs (corners preferred). The candidate will assist with all aspects of a NCAA Division II football program including compliance with NCAA and Univ. rules, coaching a position, recruiting, video editing and breakdown and other duties as assigned. Previous participation and/or coaching experience is desired. Must be able to be admitted to the Graduate School per University Policy. Please send resume’s to Defensive Coordinator Eric Gibson at Phone calls will not be accepted.

Juniata (D-III - PA): Juniata College is seeking qualified applicants for an offensive coordinator. Will also have own recruiting area. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree, a valid driver’s license, and playing experience at the collegiate level. Preference will be given to applicants with experience as an offensive coordinator, and/or extensive college coaching/recruiting experience. Strong communication skills and ability to recruit high academic and quality student-athletes is a must. Experience with Hudl is required. This position has a starting date of Mid- January 2015. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. It is the policy of Juniata College to conduct background checks. To apply for this position, please complete our online application here.

Kent State: Per source, corners coach Amp Campbell is leaving the staff.

Youngstown State:Here's our update at Youngstown State, and Bo Pelini.

Millikin (D-III - IL): Millikin is accepting applications for two positions in the football department – assistant coach / offensive coordinator and assistant coach / defensive position coach and special teams coordinator. Recruitment and retention of highly qualified student-athletes will be keys to success in the program. This is a 12-month, non-tenure track position reporting to the head football coach. A second duty will be assigned dependent on the candidate’s strengths and experience. Specific duties in the football program will be determined after review of the successful candidate’s credentials and background and the needs of the football staff. A Master’s Degree is preferred and previous college coaching is preferred. You may view a complete position description at To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information of three professional references via this link.

Portland State (FCS): Sources tell us Bruce Barnum will remain interim head coach through the 2015 season as the school searches for a full-time AD. We understand he's made some staff changes and will update when more is clear.

Kansas: David Beaty's contract is incentive laden. Base is five years at $800,000; but he could earn more than $1.5 million per year. Per source, Beaty requested a lower base and shifted more to the pool for his assistants. Will update with specifics...

Vanderbilt: Defensive coordinator David Kotulski will not return.

When asked publicly about other jobs, one coach gave a blueprint at how you should respond.

SMU: Per source, and as we originally reported last week, former Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Bill Young is joining Chad Morris' staff as defensive line coach.

Clemson: Per source, Richmond offensive coordinator / quarterbacks Brandon Streeter will join the Clemson staff.

Tennessee: As we told you last week, Tennessee has now announced a contract extension with Butch Jones taking him through the 2020 season at $3.6 million annually. We haven't seen the terms yet, but we also understand that his assistant coaches will also be getting a pay bump as well.

Western Michigan: Per sources, PJ Fleck and Western have agreed to terms of an extension. Fleck went 1-11 in his first season, and led an impressive turnaround to 8-4 this year. He is 9-15 overall and 7-9 in conference play.

Houston: Defensive coordinator David Gibbs will serve as interim head coach for the Armed Forces Bowl, per Thayer Evans.

Texas Southern: Former Prairie View A&M head coach Heishma Northern will join the staff as defensive coordinator, and former Prairie View A&M offensive coordinator Mark Orlando will join the staff in a similar capacity, according to reports from KRIV in Houston.