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Monday January 13, 2014

Monday January 13, 2014

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Former Iowa defensive coordinator Norm Parker has passed away. Please keep his family in your thoughts. 

Penn State: Larry Johnson will not remain on staff at Penn State. 

Tennessee Titans: Ken Whisenhunt will be the Titans' new head coach according to Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen of ESPN. Here's what you need to know.

Detroit Lions: The Lions have focused in on Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell according to Schefter and Mortensen. 

Virginia: Virginia has announced the hiring of Jerome Oliver as defensive line coach. 

New York Giants: Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo interviewed for the Giants' offensive coordinator position today. 

Iowa State: Offensive coordinator Mark Mangino has signed a two-year contract paying $350,000 in 2014 and $375,000 in 2015. 

Washington Redskins: The Redskins have parted ways with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, associate head coach/running backs coach Bobby Turner, quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur, wide receivers coach Mike McDaniel, offensive quality control coach Richmond Flowers, linebackers coach Bob Slowik, defensive assistant Bobby Slowik, special teams coach Keith Burns, special teams assistant Richard Hightower and advance scout Larry Coyer. Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, defensive backs coach Raheem Morris, defensive line coach Jacob Burney, offensive line coach Chris Foerster and tight ends coach Sean McVay will be retained. McVay has will be promoted to offensive coordinator, according to the Washington Post. 

Alabama: Bo Davis will be the next defensive line coach at Alabama according to 247Sports. Davis was introduced at USC a week ago, and worked at Alabama from 2007-10. 

Notre Dame: The school has made Brian VanGorder's hiring as defensive coordinator official. 

West Georgia: Sources tell us Arkansas Tech defensive coordinator Scott Symons will be the new defensive coordinator at UWG. 

Jackson State: New head coach Harold Jackson will make $260,000 per year per his new three year agreement. 

University of Chicago: Sources tell us the defensive backs job is open. 

Chuck Smith: Sources tell us former Kentucky linebackers coach Chuck Smith will be the new head coach at Madison Central HS (KY). 

Buffalo Bills: The Bills have let linebackers coach Chuck Driesbach go. 

Eastern Michigan: The Eagles officially announced the hiring of Kalen DeBoer as offensive coordinator. 

Iowa State: Mark Mangino's contract will pay him $350,000 in year one and $375,000 in year two.

Villanova (FCS): Former Rhode Island head coach Joe Trainer will return to Villanova as the Wildcats' defensive line coach/special teams coordinator according to URI beat writer Bill Koch. 

Texas: The Texas Board of Regents has approved Charlie Strong's contract: five years, starting at $5 million a year and rising $100,000 each season. The deal is fully guaranteed. Strong's buyout, which Texas is paying, was $4.37 million. Bonuses include $250,000 for a national title win, 3 percent of his salary for a top 5 finish, 2 percent of his salary for a top 10 finish, $100,000 for winning the Big 12 and $100,000 for reaching the national title game. 

Vanderbilt: Stanford defensive coordinator Derek Mason will interview in the coming days Joe Schad reports. Sources tell us that David Williams would love to make this hire if he gets the right feel during the interview. 

North Dakota: Sources tell us Minnesota defensive grad assistant Shawn Kostich will be the new special teams coordinator at UND. 

Alabama: Georgia defensive line coach Chris Wilson is interviewing with Saban today.

UAB: Sources at UAB tell us they consider Clark a strong candidate but they have additional meetings planned with other coaches this week. We will keep you updated. 

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Georgia Southern: FormerUAB defensive line coach Kevin People is taking a position on Willie Fritz's staff at Georgia Southern, according to

Be sure to follow @FootballScoop, @CoachSamz and @Zach_Barnett on Twitter for on-site updates throughout the day.

Duke: Associate head coach / pass game coordinator Scottie Montgomery will be elevated to offensive coordinator, according to Jeremy Fowler.

Cleveland Browns: Former Titans head coach Mike Munchak is interviewing for the head coaching job today in Cleveland, according to Alex Marvez.

Alabama A&M: James Spady has decided to retain tight ends coach / video coordinator Andy Fuller and strength and conditioning coach James Hester. The rest of the staff has been let go, according to

Winston-Salem State (D-II - NC): Defensive coordinator Kienus Boulware will be named the head coach on Tuesday according to the Winston-Salem Journal. 

Azusa Pacific University (D-II): Azusa Pacific is looking to fill its open dates on September 5, 2015 and October 24, 2015. Preferably against Division II opponents. Azusa Pacific is centrally located in the Los Angeles basin. If interested, contact head coach Victor Santa Cruz at

UAB: Sources tell us Jacksonville State head coach Bill Clark is expected to accept the head coaching job at UAB. We understand that no formal offer has been made yet.