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Monday May 7, 2012

Monday May 7, 2012

Texas A&M: Bill Byrne will officially retire as athletic director during a press conference tomorrow at 12:30 CST. Byrne will serve as a special assistant to president R. Bowen Loftin until September 1. Associate athletic director John Thornton will serve as the interim AD.

San Diego: We have learned Delaware tight ends coach David Boler has accepted the receivers job at the University of San Diego.

Wartburg (D-III - IA): Wartburg College (DIII) located in Waverly, Iowa has an opening for an intern assistant football coach working with the defensive line. This is a ten month position with a $10,000 stipend and limited meal plan. Requires bachelor's degree and relevant football playing and / or coaching experience. Responsibilities include coaching defensive line, managing recruiting area, and other administrative duties as assigned. Send materials to Rick Willis at

Kent State: Kent State has added a few grad assistants and quality control coaches to the staff. Darren Paige, who served as the receivers coach last year at Gannon, will serve as the offensive grad assistant and T.J. Di Nino, who previously served as an assistant at Coast Guard, will work with the offense as a quality control coach. Former Kent State safety Brian Hummer will join the defensive staff as a quality control coach and Bluffton defensive line coach Brian Mason has been officially announced as the defensive graduate assistant.

UTEP: We hear Tarleton State (D-II - TX) offensive line coach Chad Raymond is joining the staff at UTEP.

Southern Virginia (NAIA): Southern Virginia University is accepting applications for a Offensive Intern for the 2012 season. This is a nine month appointment (August 1 to May-1) that includes a stipend, housing, and meals. It does not include benefits. Experience at the QB or WR position as a player or coach is preferred, but will consider qualified applicants w/ good football background. Position will be responsible for all aspects of coaching and preparing the QB or WR position for play throughout the 2012 college season, along with a recruiting area. Southern Virginia is a University and Football Program built on the LDS Faith. A knowledge of the LDS faith and its values and morals is strongly preferred! Applicants can email resume and references to Head Coach DeLane Fitzgerald at for immediate review. No phone calls please.

Jacksonville State: Jacksonville State has filled their open graduate assistant positions by hiring Jimmy Welker and Jabo Burrow.

Big East: CBS is reporting that Big East Commissioner John Marinatto has resigned. The Big East has confirmed the resignation and Joseph Bailey III will serve as the interim commissioner. 

Hudl: The Hudl Up Tour continues this week with four more stops (Charlotte, Columbus, Indianapolis, Ann Arbor). 

Michigan State: Flint Northwestern HS (MI) head coach Andre Rison has resigned to accept a volunteer assistant position on Mark Dantonio's staff.