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Monday January 2, 2012

Monday January 2, 2012

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Arizona State: Sources tell us that Illinois tight ends coach Chip Long has been hired by Todd Graham. 

North Alabama: We hear that one of the first things Bobby Wallace did was ask co-defensive coordinator Chris Willis to stay on. We hear he will. 

East Carolina: We have learned that Kirk Doll will be joining the staff. 

North Alabama: As we told you would happen shortly before Christmas, Bobby Wallace has officially been named head coach at North Alabama. 

Southern Miss: We have confirmed that Broderick Fobbs (co-offensive coordinator / receivers at McNeese) will be joining Ellis Johnson's staff. 

Fresno State: We have learned that Pete Germano (from Ohio U.) will also coordinate the special teams (plus coach the defensive line) as he did at Ohio. 

Weber State: We have learned that Arkansas offensive grad assistant Richard Owens will be joining John L. Weber's staff at Weber State...possibly as tight ends; but we're not certain of the position yet. 

UCLA: We hear that Jim L. Mora will hire Dennis Slutak from Washington as his senior associate AD for football. 

Pitt: We see that Mt. Lebanon high school (just outside of Pittsburgh) head coach Chris Haering will be joining Paul Chryst's staff. More to come on Pitt over the next few days...

Utah State: We hear that quarterbacks coach Matt Wells is likely to be promoted to offensive coordinator. We also hear that Gary Andersen is currently interviewing candidates for defensive coordinator (a position he has covered in the past). 

Indianapolis Colts: Owner Jim Irsay has dismissed the front office staff; but he says Jim Caldwell is still "under evaluation". That's a head scratcher. Hopes to have a new GM within weeks. 

Indiana: Defensive ends coach Brett Diersen is no longer with the program. 

Illinois: We have been told that Jon Tenuta will be the defensive coordinator at Illinois. 

Kansas Wesleyan University: KWU has two restricted earning positions (WR and DB) or Graduate Assistant Positions open Starting in January 2012. Please email resumes and references to Head Coach/Athletic Director Dave Dallas at

Texas A&M: We have confirmed that Kliff Kingsbury is joining Kevin Sumlin's staff at A&M. 

Illinois: We have confirmed that Vanderbilt receivers coach Chris Beatty will be joining Tim Beckman's staff. He might wind up coaching the quarterbacks but we have not confirmed that part. 

St. Louis Rams: Peter King says Jeff Fisher is the leading candidate and will interview this week. 

Fresno State: We have learned that Ohio defensive line coach Pete Germano will join Tim DeRuyter's staff. 

Buffalo Bills: We hear that defensive coordinator George Edwards has been relieved of his duties. We have been told that Dave Wannstedt will be named DC. 

Colorado State: As has been rumored for days, we have confirmed that Utah State offensive coordinator Dave Baldwin is joining Jim McElwain's staff at CSU. 

New York Jets: We have been told Rex's first move...was to make defensive assistant Mike Smith an offer he couldn't refuse (Smith was going to Wazzu with Leach). Apparently it worked, as we have learned that Smith will remain with the Jets as outside linebackers coach. Other Jets news...we hear that offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer will interview with Jacksonville for the head job and we have learned that defensive coordinator Mike Pettine has been asked to interview for 3 head jobs. 

Penn State: Again, full disclosure, at this time we do not know who is getting the job; but we have learned that both 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman and Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements believe they are still involved. 

Indianapolis Colts: Guys at the NFL Network are telling us that the coaching staff and the front office will all be released today. We'll keep you posted. 

Bowling Green: Bowling Green will have an opening for an on the field offensive grad assistant. Position will begin at the start of the 2012 season. Please send all resumes / references to receivers coach Mark Carney at

Central Oklahoma: Multiple sources tell us to look for Navarro JC head coach Nick Bobeck to be named head coach early this week. 

Ohio State: We have confirmed that Tim Hinton will have the additional title of recruiting coordinator (in addition to coaching the tight ends). 

Central Oklahoma: What are you guys hearing at UCO? Let us know.

Evangel University (NAIA - Springfield, MO): has an open DL or ILB position. Pay range 38k-45k depending on experience. Must have worked in a 3 man front. High spiritual priorities and a willingness to be in the Assemblies of God church are a requirement. Send letter, resume and references to Brenton Illum at

Tampa Bay: Adam Schefter reporting the Bucs have fired Raheem Morris and his entire staff. We have confirmed. 

East Carolina: We have confirmed that Pat Washington is leaving Ellis Johnson's staff to accept a position at East Carolina. 

Hiram College (D-III - OH): Hiram College is looking for an intern position that will begin August 1, 2012. The intern will be responsible for coaching a position, film breakdown and have a recruiting territory. The position will have an $8,000 to $10,000 stipend (there will be no other benefits). Please email resumes to Coach Randy Moore at Please no phone calls!

Washington: We have confirmed that Tennessee defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox and linebackers coach Peter Sirmon will join the staff at Washington. 

Delta State: We have learned that Lanier Goethie will be part of Jamey Chadwell's staff. Goethie, who was on Chadwell's staff at North Greenville, served two seasons as a grad assistant at Ole Miss where he also played. 

Ohio State: Recapping Urban's full staff...offensive coordinator Tom Herman, offensive line Ed Warinner, running backs Stan Drayton, receivers Zach Smith, tight ends Tim coordinator Luke Fickell, co-defensive coordinator Everett Withers, linebacks Mike Vrabel, secondary Taver Johnson. Pretty solid staff. 

St. Louis Rams: Mort reported it yesterday. It's become a fact today. Steve Spagnuolo has been fired as has GM Billy Devaney. 

Notre Dame: Here is what we are learning...Chuck Martin is moving over from the defensive side to serve as offensive coordinator. Bob Diaco has been promoted to assistant head coach and Kerry Cooks has been promoted to co-defensive coordinator. Scott Booker (offensive intern) has been promoted to a full time position. Depending on who is brought in, Booker could wind up on either side of the ball (has experience with both receivers and DBs). 

Ohio State: We have just learned that Notre Dame offensive line coach Ed Warinner is also leaving to join Urban's staff. 

Ohio State: Bill Greene is reporting that Tim Hinton has been hired away from Notre Dame to serve as tight ends coach. We have confirmed this report. We believe that Hinton might also have the recruiting coordinator title but have not confirmed that part. 

Delta State: Delta has now officially announced the hiring of Jamey Chadwell. 

Arkansas State: James Bryant reported last night that former Ole Miss defensive backs coach (and USC, Arkansas, Tulsa, etc...) Keith Burns is a lead candidate to become defensive coordinator under Gus Malzahn. We'll keep you posted.