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Monday February 23, 2015

Monday February 23, 2015


UTSA: Mike Markuson, who spent last season as the assistant head coach / offensive line coach at Eastern Illinois, is joining the staff to tutor the offensive line, effective March 2nd. Markuson was the offensive coordinator / offensive line coach at Northeast Mississippi (CC) in 2013, and was the offensive line coach at Wisconsin prior to that.

Yale (FCS): The New Haven Register has reported that defensive coordinator Rick Flanders is no longer with the program. He is expected to join Al Bagnoli's staff at Columbia. Will update...

Tennessee: Tennessee has an opening for a defensive grad assistant / quality control depending on factors. Please send resume, references and brief letter of interest to director of player personnel Bob Welton at

UCLA: ESPN is reporting that Tom Bradley has been hired as defensive coordinator at UCLA. Bruin Report is also reporting that defensive quality control Scott White will be promoted to linebackers coach.

Wheaton (D-III - IL): JJ Clark, who has spent the past two seasons as a defensive grad assistant at Akron, has accepted an assistant coaching job on the defensive side of the ball at Wheaton. Clark is a 2012 alum of Wheaton.

Alabama: Per source, former Michigan director of football operations Justin Dickens will join Nick Saban's staff in the same capacity. Dickens served as Michigan's public and media relations director from 2011-2013 and then served as DFO for the 2014 season. He worked for the Indianapolis Colts for seven seasons prior to joining Michigan, the final four seasons with the Colts his role was manager of publicity.

Louisiana-Monroe: Todd Berry has now announced the addition of Nate Brown as corners coach. The hire completes the ULM full-time staff.

Virginia Tech: Per the Hokies' 247 site, Max Warner has been added to Frank Beamer's staff as an offensive quality control coordinator. Warner previously served as the offensive coordinator at Hillsborough HS (Tampa, FL).

Kutztown (D-II - PA): Kutztown University is looking for a grad assistant. Previous collegiate experience coaching or playing is required. The job includes coaching a position, recruiting, use of digital editing system, and other administrative duties as assigned by the head coach and coordinator. The position will begin August 1st. Compensation includes combination of Stipend and Classes. Candidates must apply and be accepted into the Graduate school to be considered. Resumes can be sent to head coach Jim Clements at

Virginia Union (D-II): Per source, former Southern defensive backs Otis Flowers will coach the defensive backs, and former North Fort Meyes HS (FL) head coach Mike Spencer has been added to the staff and will coach the linebackers.

Ave Maria (NAIA - FL): We understand that Ave Maria is no longer accepting resumes for their vacant defensive coordinator job. Thank you for the overwhelming response.

Aurora (D-III - IL): Head coach Rick Ponx has announced a number of adjustments to his coaching staff; grad assistant Greg Whalen has been promoted to full-time offensive line coach, Tim Yourison (who spent last season coaching the receivers and coaching special teams at D-III Austin College in Texas) will be the new defensive coordinator, and Batavia HS (IL) offensive coordinator Mike Gaspari has joined the staff as quarterbacks coach.

Clemson's recruiting success boils down to two concepts: fit and culture

Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinals have reached new deals with GM Steve Keim and head coach Bruce Arians, and the two are now both under contract through 2018. Arians will now make an average of $6 million per year, and will have a team option for 2019.

South Florida: Former Manatee HS (FL) head coach Joe Kinnan's title will be offensive consultant on Willie Taggart's staff. Also, Taggart noted today that he doesn't plan on hiring a running backs coach until after spring ball.

Aurora (D-III - IL): Aurora University is seeking applications for a full-time coaching position (defensive line ). Playing or coaching experience at defensive line on the collegiate level is required. Minimum 2-years collegiate coaching experience is preferred. Strong consideration will be given to candidates with ties to the Midwest. Responsibilities will include: on field coaching, practice and game preparation, on road recruiting, academic support, and other duties as assigned by Head Football coach and Athletic Director. Please submit: resume, cover letter, and three professional references to

Ellsworth (CC - IA): Ellsworth invites applicants for an immediate opening of assistant football coach (offensive line coach). The assistant coach position is a full-time, 11 month position with benefits that includes housing director duties. This position offers a competitive salary and includes housing and meal plan. Email documents which includes a cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position, your resume, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Email should be directed to head coach Jesse Montalto at No phone calls, please.

Central Florida: Tight ends / H-backs coach Keegan Kennedy has added the special teams coordinator title.

Mississippi State: Kevin Roberts, who assisted Southern Miss this past season with recruiting, has accepted a similar role at Mississippi State, per source.

Kentucky: Outside linebackers coach Andy Buh will make $200,000 this season and has a one-year deal the school has announced.

AFCA: Listen to what Tommy Tuberville & Todd Berry had to say about the search for the next leader of the AFCA last night on FootballScoop radio.

NY Giants: Tom Coughlin is entering the final year of his deal, and when asked this morning on NFL Network about a contract extension Coughlin stated, "Something will come out on that shortly." We'll update as more information becomes available.

Texas: Louisville graduate assistant Will Stein has rejoined Charlie Strong at Texas in a grad assistant role.

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