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Monday March 16, 2015

Monday March 16, 2015


The FootballScoop Spring Tour rolls on today with stops at Baylor and AFCA headquarters. Be sure you're following @FootballScoop and @Zach_Barnett for the latest.

Miami: Al Golden has made a slew of staff changes official today, including the fact that he will continue to serve as special teams coordinator. Three staff additions have been announced in Josh Darrow (assistant DFO / high school relations and community affairs) Evan Cooper (assistant director of player personnel / defensive personnel), and Jake Flaherty (offensive GA / slot receivers). Also, tight ends coach Larry Scott has added the title of run game coordinator, and graduate assistant Kareem Brown will coach the outside linebackers and direct the nickel package for the defense. Assistant director of player personnel Eric Josephs has moved into the director of player personnel role, and Jorge Baez has moved to coordinator of on-campus recruiting / offensive personnel.

Occidental (D-III - CA): Occidental College, located in Los Angeles, CA is currently seeking applications for a RB coach. There is a stipend of $5,000. No housing or benefits are attached to the position. Responsibilities include all aspects of the football program including; but not limited to, video breakdown (experience with HUDL preferred), recruiting, equipment, and other duties as assigned by the head football coach. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references (including phone numbers) to head coach Doug Semones at

Penn State: Andrew Jackson, who served as an assistant defensive line coach at Stony Brook (FCS - NY) last season, has joined James Franklin's staff as a grad assistant.

Missouri Western State (D-II) Missouri Western State is looking to hire a defensive graduate assistant for 2015. All interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume and references to

Illinois: Illinois has received a waiver that will allow director of player development Ryan Cubit to serve as a "temporary" assistant, ESPN Radio's Jeremy Werner reports. Illinois has one full-time position remaining on staff, and Werner adds that he fully expects Cubit to be the guy to fill it.

South Alabama: Mike Adams will shift from inside linebackers to defensive ends / outside linebackers the school has announced, and Tracy Buckhannon will take over the inside linebackers.

Lakeland College (D-III - WI): New head coach Colin Bruton has hired Wisconsin Lutheran (D-III) wide receivers coach / special teams coordinator Eric Treske as quarterbacks coach / pass game coordinator.

Morningside College (NAIA - IA): Morningside College is seeking qualified applicants for an offensive restricted earnings position that can coach the offensive line. Interested candidates should have either experience coaching or playing OL. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, coaching the offensive line, assisting in all aspects of recruiting, preparing weekly scouting reports, film breakdown, assisting head coach in other duties as requested, and other administrative duties as assigned. The position will pay a monthly stipend. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume and 3 references to head coach Steve Ryan at

Feather River (CC - CA): Feather River CC is looking for one defensive and one offensive skill coach. Duties may include assisting in football operations, recruiting, academic monitoring, practice organization, video editing, and other related activities. Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of experience or the equivalent is required for 10-month coaching stipend of $9,500. Teaching opportunities are also available dependent on qualifications. Full descriptions & applications available via this link.

Old Dominion: Bobby Wilder has announced the hiring of Sam Perryman as corners coach. Perryman coached the corners and served as recruiting coordinator at Lenoir-Rhyne (D-II - NC) last season and coached the receivers for the Bears the year before that.

"Great coaches don't ask, they demand what they want"

Toronto Argonauts (Canada): Scott Milanovich, in his fourth season with the Argos, has announced his coaching staff as follows; Marcus Brady (OC), Tim Burke (DC), Scott Downing (STC), Jonathan Himebauch (OL / assistant HC), Jaime Elizondo (WRs), Anthony Ierullo (RBs), Mike Preson (assistant OL / assistant special teams), Casey Creehan (DL), Peter Kuharchek (ILBs), DJ Wingate (OLBs).

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Louisville: Per source, Concord University (D-II - WV) outside linebackers coach J.B. Lageman is heading to Louisville as a graduate assistant.

UCLA: Offensive line coach Adrian Klemm has been suspended with pay as the NCAA investigates potential rules violations.

Utah State: Reed Hornung has been hired as the director of player personnel for the Aggies, per source. Hornung has previously served as a football recruiting assistant at Louisville and an intern with the Kansas City Chiefs in football operations.

Upper Iowa (D-II): Mike Caniglia has been hired to coach the secondary and coordinate the special teams at Upper Iowa. Caniglia previously served as the head coach of the Orebro Black Knights, a professional football organization in Sweden.

LSU: New LSU receivers coach Tony Ball will make $310,000 annually, pending board approval next Friday. Ball made $260,000 as the receivers coach at Georgia.

Minnesota Vikings: Per source, UTEP assistant defensive line coach / assistant special teams coordinator Robert Rodriguez is joining the Vikings staff as assistant defensive line coach.

Bethany (D-III - WV): Bethany College is seeking qualified applicants for the full time position of defensive coordinator. Duties include full responsibility for coordinating the defensive game plan, supervision of defensive coaching staff, coaching a defensive position, serving as recruiting coordinator and monitoring academic progress of student-athletes. Additional responsibilities include teaching in Bethany’s Physical Education/Sports Studies program and game management duties in the spring. Minimum qualifications include bachelor’s degree, three years’ experience coaching at the collegiate level and experience supervising assistants. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Start date will be immediate. Letters of application along with resume and list of references can be submitted electronically to

California University of Pennsylvania: The California University of Pennsylvania football program is seeking 2 Volunteer Assistant Football Coaches. 3 Years of coaching experience is preferred. Bachelors degree required. Candidates will be required to attend daily spring practices during the month of April. There will be no compensation for gas, meals, or housing. For this reason, candidates need to live within a reasonable daily travel distance. Interested candidates can send resume and questions to

Texas A&M Commerce (D-II): Linebackers coach Wendel Davis has been promoted to co-defensive coordinator.