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Monday January 6, 2014

Monday January 6, 2014

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Boise State: Sources tell us that Eastern Washington receivers coach Junior Adams will join the staff as receivers coach. 

Washington: Tight ends coach Jordan Paopao will be retained at Washington. 

West Alabama (D-II): Sources tell us Shorter defensive coordinator Nathan Burton will take the same position at West Alabama. 

Tennessee Titans: Ravens offensive coordinatorJim Caldwell will interview this week, according to Adam Schefter.

Calgary Stampeders (Canada): Pat DelMonaco has joined the staff and will coach the offensive line. DelMonaco spent the previous four seasons coaching the offensive line for Winnipeg.

Louisville: Offensive coordinator Shawn Watson also interviewed with Tom Jurich today per Pete Thamel and we have been told the same. 

Houston Texans: Gil Brandt confirms what we noted over the weekend, that Iowa offensive line coach Brian Ferentz will join the Texans staff as offensive line coach. 

Florida: Will Muschamp has hiredMike Summers to coach the offensive line. Summers spent last season coaching the offensive line at USC.

Iowa State: Sources have confirmed to us that Mark Mangino will join the staff as offensive coordinator at Iowa State. Iowa State has confirmed the hire, and has also announced that Toledo associate head coach / running backs coach Louis Ayeni has joined the staff and will coach the running backs.

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (CC): Sources tell us that Highland CC (KS) head coach Ryan Held will be the new head coach at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M.

Austin Peay: With the departure of defensive coordinator Granville Eastman to North Carolina Central (see below), head coach Kirby Cannon has stated that intends to take over the defensive coordinator responsibilities for the 2014 season.

Tennessee Tech: Austin Peay defensive line coach Pat Donahoe will join the Tennessee Tech staff and coach the defensive line. Donahoe previously coached under Tennessee Tech head coach Watson Brown at UAB from 1995-2004.

North Carolina Central: Longtime Austin Peay defensive coordinator Granville Eastman will be the new defensive coordinator under Jerry Mack.

Texas A&M: Nebraska defensive backs coachTerry Joseph will join Kevin Sumlin's staff at Texas A&M in the same capacity.

Houston Texans: Craig Fitzgerald (director of strength and conditioning), Stan Hixon (assistant head coach / receivers), Charles London (running backs) and Anthony Midget (safeties) have all submitted their letters of resignation to Penn State. They will all join O'Brien in Houston. We also understand that Penn State defensive coordinator John Butler's role with the Texans will be defensive backs coach. 

Southeast Missouri State: Toledo defensive quality control Eric Burrow has joined the SEMO staff as defensive backs coach. 

Louisville: Defensive coordinator Vance Bedford, who is expected to follow Charlie to Texas, was interviewed this morning for the job. Kirk Bohls reports that Tom Jurich will now interview several more candidates and a hire should come by the end of the week. We've been hearing Jurich will move faster than this; but we'll keep you updated.

Georgia Southern: Vanderbilt co-defensive coordinator Brent Pry has informed Georgia Southern athletic director Tom Kleinlein that he intends to stay with James Franklin. Sources tell us Ivin Jasper will visit Georgia Southern later this week. We'll keep you posted. 

Houston Texans: Bill O'Brien has retained defensive line coach Bill Kollar per John McClain. 

Mike Bloomgren has been named 2013 Offensive Line Coach of the Year

UConn: Just a quick recap of Bob Diaco's staff and their roles thus far; Kevin Wolthausen (defensive line / recruiting coordinator), Anthony Poindexter (defensive coordinator / safeties), Vincent Brown (co-defensive coordinator / linebackers), Mike Foley (offensive line), Don Patterson (quarterbacks), Ernest Jones (running backs), Mike Cummings (offensive coordinator / tight ends), Wayne Lineburg (receivers / special teams coordinator).

Miami Dolphins: Offensive coordinator Mike Sherman has been relieved of his responsibilities.

Arizona: Sources tell us Rich Rodriguez is expected to remain at Arizona despite significant interest from Louisville. 

Wake Forest: As we previously reported, Wake Forest has now officially announced the hires of Adam Scheier, and John Hunter. Both coached with Dave Clawson last year at Bowling Green, Scheier handling the tight ends and special teams and Hunter coaching the running backs.

Miami: Al Golden stated today there will be no changes to his staff. 

Illinois Wesleyan (D-III): Illinois Wesleyan University is seeking two graduate assistants to work with the football program, one working with offense and one working with defense. Candidates must be interested in a degree in Kinesiology and Recreation, must have a 3.0 GPA as an undergrad. Send cover letter, resume and references to defensive coordinator Travis Rundle at

Florida: Paul Tenorio, who covers UCF, reports today per a source with direct knowledge that UCF offensive line coach Brent Key will not interview with Florida. 

Texas: Louisville defensive coordinator Vance Bedford, linebackers coach Brian Jean-Mary and strength coach Pat Moorer will all join Strong's staff according to Geoff Ketchum of OrangeBloods.

FootballScoop reports record traffic in 2013

Cleveland Browns: Oklahoma's Bob Stoops will not interview for the opening in Cleveland, per ESPN.

Texas: Sources tell us Charlie Strong will retain tight ends coach/recruiting coordinator Bruce Chambers and defensive ends coach Oscar Giles. He is also bringing Clifford Snow his director of operations. 

Southeast Missouri State: Former Emporia State receivers coach / special teams coordinator Matt Martin has accepted a position on staff at Southeast Missouri State.

Citadel: Lenoir-Rhyne head coach Mike Houston is expected to accept the offer to become head coach at the Citadel sources told us yesterday. Will update...

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Tampa Bay Bucs: Joe Cullen will join the staff as defensive line coach, according to Alex Marvez. Cullen previously coached the defensive line for the Cleveland Browns.

Washington Redskins: Ian Rapoport reports that James Franklin's interview with Washington ownership will likely take place this week. Cincinnati Bengals offensive and defensive coordinators Jay Gruden and Mike Zimmer are also on Washington's radar to interview, according to the Washington Post.

Methodist University (D-III - NC): Methodist University is seeking intern assistant football coaches. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required. Division III recruiting experience preferred. Salary range is between $18,500 and $20,000 for a 10 month period. No housing or benefits. Responsibilities include but are not limited to coaching a position, recruiting, academic monitoring and support, video, scouting, equipment control, and assisting the Head Coach in all phases of the program. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume and names and contact information of 3 professional references to Review of applications will begin immediately with interviews anticipated at the AFCA Convention. No phone calls.

Dakota State (NAIA - SD): Sources tell us that defensive backs / special teams coordinator Mike Caniglia has accepted the head coaching job with the Orebro Black Knights of Sweden in the European professional football league.

Southwest Minnesota State (D-II): Presentation College (D-III - SD) assistant Cullen O'Brien has joined the staff as a defensive grad assistant and will coach the defensive backs.

Central Arkansas: Harland Bower, who coached the defensive ends as a grad assistant at Troy last season, has accepted the outside linebackers job at Central Arkansas.

North Dakota State: Just to recap the staff that Chris Klieman has in place so far; Tim Polasek (offensive coordinator), Matt Entz (defensive coordinator), Randy Hedberg (quarterbacks), Jamar Cain (defensive ends), Conor Riley (offensive line), Nick Goeser (defensive tackles / recruiting coordinator). Also, senior linebacker Grant Olson will remain with the program and help with the linebackers next season.