Monday January 26, 2015
Kentucky: Per source, Mark Stoops plans to hire former Cal defensive coordinator Andy Buh to the staff. He will be one of the nine; but we haven't heard final word on what role yet. Will update once more is clear.
VMI: Per source, Christopher Newport defensive coordinator Justin Wood has joined the staff at VMI as inside linebackers coach.
Tulsa: Per source, Houston Baptist corners coach Aaron Fletcher will join the staff at Tulsa in a similar capacity.
Alabama: Former Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will be Alabama's new secondary coach and Kirby Smart will move to inside linebackers, per a report from SI. Tucker coached the LSU defensive backs under Nick Saban in 2000. This fills the last on-the-field opening on Saban's staff.
Buffalo Bills: The Bills have announced a number of additions and have officially named Aaron Kromer offensive line coach and Anthony Lynn assistant head coach / running backs coach. Chris Palmer has joined the staff as a senior offensive assistant, former NFL safety Michael Hamlin has been hired as the special teams quality control coach, receivers coach Sanjay Lal and defensive assistant D'Anton Lynn will follow Rex Ryan from the Jets. Also, assistant offensive line coach Kurt Anderson, defensive backs coach Donnie Henderson, outside linebackers coach Jason Rebrovich and offensive quality control coach Jason Vrable will all be retained.
College Football Playoff: Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long has been re-elected to serve as Chairman of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee. Our story on the CFP's scheduling dilemma.
Denver Broncos: The organization has now announced Rick Dennison as their new offensive coordinator.
Alabama: The Tide have now officially announced the promotion of Tosh Lupoi to linebackers coach.
North Dakota State: Head coach Chris Klieman has agreed to a two-year contract extension keeping him with the Bison through January 2021.
Ohio State: Jim Cordle, who played four years in the NFL with the Giants, has joined the staff as a grad assistant working with the offensive line.
LSU: Kevin Steele will make $1 million per year in a two year deal per Ross Dellenger of The Advocate.
Missouri: Despite the offer from Illinois Missouri has retained defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski (Dave Matter who covers Mizzou football for the St. Louis Post Dispatch notes the move likely comes with a nice raise for Kool). Kuligowski has released the following statement: "As a coach, you’re always looking to advance yourself professionally in hopes of someday having a chance to become a head coach. It was important for me and my family to consider this opportunity, and I’m grateful to have gone through the experience, but after evaluating everything, what is best for us is to stay here at Mizzou. We’ve built something special here at Mizzou, and I’m excited to continue to be part of it."
Indianapolis Colts: The Colts and running backs coach David Walker have "mutually agreed to part ways," the team has announced.
Anderson University (D-III - IN): Anderson University in Anderson, IN is looking to schedule games (home and away) for the beginning Fall 2016 season. Prefer NCAA III teams. Contact assistant Coach Ethan Weisheit at email@example.com if interested and for more information.
Oakland Raiders: Former Syracuse and Buffalo Bills receivers coach Rob Moore has been hired to coach the receivers, per the San Jose Mercury News. Also, Bernie Parmalee (who previously coached the tight ends in Kansas City back in 2012) has been added as running backs coach, according to multiple reports. Also, per NBC's Dianna Marie Russini, Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is meeting with the Raiders regarding their defensive coordinator position and she believes he is the favorite for the job.
Tennessee: Butch Jones is close to making a hire for offensive coordinator. Hear what he had to say about it on FootballScoop radio last night.
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Atlanta Falcons: Denver linebackers coach Richard Smith "will likely be the defensive coordinator" for the Falcons and Raheem Morris' title will be assistant head coach according to a report from Albert Breer.
Chicago Bears: The Bears have hired Jay Rodgers as their defensive line coach. Rodgers spent the last six seasons on staff with the Broncos, coaching the defensive line the past three.
Oakland Raiders: Detroit Lions assistant offensive line coach Bobby Johnson is joining the Oakland staff as tight ends coach according to SI.
Northern Iowa (FCS): Shippensburg University (D-II - PA) offensive coordinator Joe Davis has accepted the offensive coordinator / quarterbacks job at Northern Iowa. Davis takes over for Mario Verduzco, who accepted the offensive coordinator job on Dave Steckel's staff at Missouri State.
Santa Ana College (CC - CA): Per source, linebackers coach Brian Wolf has been promoted to defensive coordinator.
Alabama State: Former associate head coach / offensive line coach Antonio Bradford has been chosen to participate in the NFL-NCAA Coaching Academy.
Deanza College (CC - CA): Per source, Roy Moody has been hired as the receivers coach and Anthony Snow has been added to coach the running backs.