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Monday June 23, 2014

Monday June 23, 2014

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Northeastern State (D-II - OK): Head coach Rob Robinson has announced the hiring of Robert Messinger as recruiting coordinator/special teams coordinator/defensive backs coach and Dane Simoneau as quarterbacks coach.

LSU: Steve Kragthorpe has signed a new three-year contract that will pay him $150,000 annually as the Tigers' special assistant to the head coach/chief of staff, Ross Dellenger of the Baton Rouge Advocate reported Monday. 

Cleveland Browns: The Browns have made a number of moves on the personnel side with the hiring of Charles Bailey, Bobby DePaul, Mike Hagen, Ron Hill and James Kirkland as senior personnel associates and Scott Aligo as a player personnel associate. The team has also promoted Sam DeLuca and Harrison Ritcher to player personnel associate and promoted Colton Chapple to BLESTO scout. 

Oklahoma State: According to figures released to the Tulsa World today, defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer will make $550,000 this season. The salary makes him the highest paid assistant on staff, and the second highest paid coach in program history. The rest of the coaching salaries for 2014 are as follows; Mike Gundy ($3.5 million), OC Mike Yurcich ($400,000), DL coach Joe Bob Clements ($330,750), safeties coach Tim Duffie ($288,750), receivers coach Kasey Dunn ($280,000), RBs coach Jamel Singleton ($280,000), CBs coach Van Malone ($275,000), OL coach Bob Connelly ($275,000), and inside receivers coach Jason Ray ($157,500).

Georgia: Mark Richt has announced that former college coach and offensive analyst Ronnie Letson has been named director of player personnel. Letson was hired as the receivers coach at Samford back in February and spent the 2013 season as an offensive analyst at Alabama.

University of St. Mary (NAIA - KS): We understand that St. Mary is in the final stages of filling their defensive coordinator position and are therefore no longer accepting resumes.

Oakland Raiders: Lynell Hamilton, who spent the last two seasons with San Diego State as an offensive and special teams grad assistant, has accepted a Bill Walsh Minority internship with the Raiders.

Minnesota State-Mankato (D-II): Minnesota State University Mankato has an opening for an assistant football coach on the offensive side of the ball. Please visit this link for full details and how to apply. AA/EOE.

East Central (CC - MS): East Central CC is seeking a highly motivated offensive restricted earnings coach that has playing or coaching experience with running backs. Preferably with Mississippi ties. This position requires competent computer skills (HUDL, and microsoft office). Compensation includes a small 10 month stipend plus room and board. Does not provide schooling. Please email your resume and references to the head football coach Ken Karcher at

Adrian (D-III - MI): Adrian College has an opening for an intern level wide receivers coach. The position is an 11 month contract which goes from July 1st, 2014 to June 30th, 2015 and includes a $7,500 stipend, partial benefits, housing, and a meal plan. If interested, please email with your resumes and three references. No phone calls please.

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Davidson: Former Illinois grad assistant Anthony Antonacci has been hired to coach the defensive line at Davidson, per source.

Georgia Southern: Per source, West Virginia State offensive line coach Mike Krysl has accepted the director of player development job at Georgia Southern.

Middlebury (D-III - VT): Per source, former Maine Maritime (D-III) defensive coordinator Ryan Paquette has been hired to coach the linebackers