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Monday January 23, 2012

Monday January 23, 2012

Texas: Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman is reporting that Mack Brown will receive a 4 year contract extension (going through the 2020 season) and will earn $5.2 million per year.

St. Louis Rams: Jeff Fisher has announced the hiring of offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

Tennessee Titans: The Titans have named Keith Millard defensive assistant / pass rush specialist and Steve Brown assistant secondary coach.

Robert Morris (FCS - PA): Robert Morris has named John Banaszak as the head coach in waiting. Banaszak will take over for head coach Joe Walton after the 2013 season. Walton is the only head coach in the programs 18 year history.

Washington Redskins: Washington has hired Ike Hilliard to coach the wide receivers. We hear that they have also moved Bob Slowik from secondary coach to coaching the linebackers.

Southern Nazarene University (NAIA - OK): Southern Nazarene University needs a home game on Saturday Nov 10 2012 one year deal or 2 year home / away deal on another date in 2013. If interested, contact assistant coach Clay Rhodes at

Boise State: We hear that Sacramento State linebackers coach Andy Avalos will fill an open defensive role on the Boise State staff.

Utah Blaze (Arena): The Utah Blaze of the Arena Football League are taking applications for a seasonal Defensive Line position available for the 2012 AFL football season. This is a full time in season position and we are seeking coaches experienced with the defensive fronts. For further information please email the Director of Player Personnel Karl Bates at We will not be taking telephone calls and will review resumes until the position is filled.

Lycoming College (D-III - PA): St. Lawrence University offensive coordinator Scott Brisson has been named offensive coordinator.

Saginaw Valley State (D-II - MI): Josh Miller has been hired to coach the defensive line. Miller is an alum of Saginaw Valley State and spent last season working with the defensive line at Northern Michigan.

Cleveland Browns: Tim Hauck has been hired to coach the defensive backs. Hauck most recently served as the secondary coach for the Titans in 2010.

Atlanta Falcons: Defensive backs coach Alvin Reynolds has been let go.

Houston: Sources close to the program tell us that Tony Levine will wait to hire an outside receivers coach until after signing day.

St. Louis Rams: Raiders defensive line coach Mike Waufle has joined the staff.

Oregon: Chip Kelly has released a statement acknowledging that despite the offer from Tampa Bay, he has decided to stay at Oregon.

Tennessee Titans: Titans beat writer Jim Wyatt is reporting that Titans assistant coach Dave McGinnis is expected to join Jeff Fisher in St. Louis. 

St. Louis Rams: We hear that Detroit Lions defensive backs coach Tim Walton has interviewed with Jeff Fisher. 

Jacksonville Jaguars: We hear that Liberty receivers coach / recruiting coordinator Charlie Skalaski may be joining the Jaguars staff.

Western Michigan: Former Western Michigan graduate assistant Steve Casula has been named running backs coach.

Culver-Stockton (NAIA - MO): Winona State defensive line coach Kurt Troutman has been hired to coach the offensive line

Harvard: Harvard University Football, a Division 1 FCS school, is seeking two positions, an offensive line coach and a defensive line coach. These will be full-time 12 month positions. Responsibilities will include coaching and on the road recruiting. Applicants with experience in these areas is preferred. Interested applicants should email a letter of interest, resume, and references to: Head Coach, Tim Murphy at Information can also be faxed to 617-496-9343.

Oakland Raiders: Adam Schefter is reporting that Denver defensive coordinator Dennis Allen has been invited for a second interview for the Raiders head coaching vacancy.

Kansas State: We hear that Air Force defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt will interview for the defensive coordinator position.

Yale: Head coach Tony Reno will reportedly hire Harvard offensive line coach Joe Conlin, defensive line coach Dwayne Wilmot and receivers coach Kris Barber. 

Washington: Sark will make $2.25 million in base salary next season, and Washington will commit $2.73 million in base salary to their assistants in 2012. Defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox will make $750,000 in the first year of his three year deal (and $800,000 in 2013 and $850,000 in 2014). Defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi will receive $350,000 per year over three years, and will also get a $100,000 one time payment, and another $100,000 if he remains on staff through his three year deal. Offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau will make $375,000 this season. New linebackers coach Peter Sirmon will make $225,000 and secondary coach Keith Heyward will make $150,000 this season. Three remaining assistants have also received raises; special teams coach / recruiting coordinator Johnny Nansen ($200,000), receivers coach Jimmy Dougherty ($190,000), and running backs coach Joel Thomas ($190,000). 

Todd Dodge: Former Pitt quarterbacks coach Todd Dodge has accepted the head coaching position at Marble Falls HS (TX). Marble Falls is located about 45 minutes outside of Austin.

Iowa State: We have learned that Jim Womochil will join the staff. Womochil was the head coach at Cedar Rapids Jefferson HS (IA).

Notre Dame: Iowa State's Bob Elliot has been brought on staff to coach the safeties.

Oregon: At 4AM the phone rang. A person who knows simply said, "Chip has changed his mind." we could type the whole thing up, but read this summary (we're going back to bed).