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Monday January 27, 2014

Monday January 27, 2014

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UAB: South Alabama quarterbacks coach Bryant Vincent will be the new offensive coordinator at UAB. 

Cleveland Browns: Mike Pettine has now announced the first number of hires: Jim O'Neil as defensive coordinator, Chris Tabor as special teams coordinator, Brian Angelichio as tight ends, Bobby Babich as assistant secondary, Driesbach as linebackers, Fleury as assistant linebackers, Hafley as secondary and Shawn Mennenga as special teams coach. 

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Dallas Cowboys: Scott Linehan is joining the staff and will call the offense per Ian Rapoport

Georgia Southern: Auburn offensive analyst Dell McGee is joining the Georgia Southern staff as running backs coach. 

Ohio: Sources tell us Toledo quarterbacks coach Scott Isphording will be the new quarterbacks coach at Ohio. 

Cleveland Browns: Sources tell us two more assistants from the Bills will be following Pettine and Jim O'Neil to Cleveland. Per sources, Brian Fleury will be the assistant linebackers coach and Jeff Hafley will be the defensive backs coach. 

Notre Dame: Sources tell us Notre Dame recruiting analyst J.R. Sandlin is leaving to become the tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator at Jacksonville State. At Notre Dame, we hear they have a person lined up to fill the spot. Will update once that move becomes official. 

Concord University (D-II - WV): Concord University is looking to hire a grad assistant for this fall coaching an offensive skill position. Minorities are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates can apply by emailing head coach Garin Justice at

Fort Scott (CC - KS): Fort Scott Community College is looking to hire a Corners coach ASAP. The potential candidate will have college playing and coaching experience with the corner position. Duties include coaching position, running position meetings, assist in video operations, recruiting, assist in weight room, and any other duties assigned by the Head Coach and Coordinator. This is an entry level position with room and board available and possibly a small stipend attached. Please send resume and references to NO PHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED!

Opportunity in Australia: The Australian Future Stars program is seeking several college coaches to come to Australia to help run the program this Summer. Each coach will receive their flights and meals and accommodation plus spending money. The dates of the camp are check in Friday the 27th of June and check out Monday the 7th of July. Coaches can send their resume to: Thursday Update> We would like to thank everyone who has applied. We have received over 200 applications and will respond directly to you. Thank you 

American River (CC - CA): Sources tell us that assistant head coach Jon Osterhout has accepted the head coaching job.

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Lenoir-Rhyne: Tripp Merritt, who served as the receivers coach last season and is the former head coach at Davidson, is the new head coach at Christ's Church HS (FL).

Philadelphia Eagles: Michael Clay has joined the staff in a defensive quality control role. Clay played linebacker for Chip Kelly at Oregon.

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Houston: The Houston Chronicle reports that the University is working on an extension for Tony Levine. 

Cleveland Browns: The Browns are hiring former Buffalo Bills linebackers coach Chuck Driesbach to coach the linebackers under Mike Pettine, according to a report from 

Southeastern Louisiana: UTC running backs coach Wes Satterfield is joining the Southeastern staff as quarterbacks coach per source. 

Boise State: Former Texas A&M defensive grad assistant Kyle Ward has joined the Boise State staff in the same capacity. 

Southern Arkansas (D-II): Sources tell us that Arizona State defensive grad assistant Trent Figg will join the Southern Arkansas staff as special teams coordinator / defensive backs coach. 

Baltimore Ravens: The organization will announce the hire of Gary Kubiak as their new offensive coordinator today at 3pm EST, according to Albert Breer.

Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons have extended the contracts of President and CEO Rich McKay (through May 2019), and GM Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith each received one year extensions.

Wagner (FCS - NY): Cornell offensive coordinator Jason Houghtaling has returned to Wagner as offensive coordinator where he previously held the same position per sources. Sources tell us Houghtaling is effectively head coach in waiting as well. 

Western Kentucky: The hirings of Greg Nord (running backs) and Ken Delgado (defensive ends) have been announced.

NY Giants: With the formal addition of Danny Langsdorf as quarterbacks coach over the weekend, the Giants have shuffled their staff a bit. Sean Ryan (who coached the quarterbacks the past two seasons) will now coach the receivers, and Kevin Gilbride will shift from receivers to tight ends. Pat Flaherty will continue to coach the offensive line.

Cleveland Browns: Buffalo Bills linebackers coach Jim O'Neil will be the new defensive coordinator for the Browns per sources. O'Neil has worked with Pettine for each of the past five seasons in Buffalo and with the Jets. 

Penn State: James Franklin will earn $4.3 million a year - with a $100,000 annual raise - according to Franklin will garner a $1.2 million base salary, $2.2 million for radio/TV, $500,000 from Nike and an annual $300,000 retention bonus. The paper notes that, because of Bill O'Brien's buyout, the Houston Texans are essentially paying Franklin's salary through March 2015. 

Baltimore Ravens: Former Texans head coach Gary Kubiak has emerged as the front-runner for the offensive coordinator job, according to Adam Schefter.

Kristiansand Gladiators (Norway): Kristiansand is seeking a defensive coordinator. Round trip flight, housing, insurance, and phone, plus salary included. Please send your resume and letter of application to head coach Brad Smith at

Tulane: Sources tell us that Jon Sumrall plans to remain with Curtis Johnson at Tulane. Sumrall had an offer to become the defensive coordinator at San Jose State.

St. Cloud State (D-II - MN): Running backs coach Dave Hamlin is returning to Zimmerman HS (MN) as the assistant head coach / special teams coordinator. Hamlin served as the head coach at Zimmerman HS from 2003-2007.

Tulane: Sources tell us that Matt Jones, who served as the tight ends coach / offensive assistant at Villanova last year, has accepted the grad assistant job at Tulane.

Jacksonville State: Louisiana Monroe grad assistant Cody Wells is joining the staff at Jacksonville State.