Saturday February 11, 2012
Wisconsin Whitewater (D-III): We have been hearing for weeks that there was a huge number of applicants for this one. Sources tell us that H.T Kinney, former run game coordinator / tight ends coach at Liberty (FCS) and offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach at Nicholls State (FCS), will be named quarterbacks coach / recruiting coordinator.
Miami Dolphins: We've told you about almost all of these already; but the Dolphins just announced the rest of their staff...Jeff Nixon retained as running backs coach, Charlie Bullen (Iowa GA) as defensive assistant, Chris Mosley (who had been named defensive line coach at Fordham) as assistant offensive line, Ben Johnson (Boston College GA) as offensive assistant and Blue Adams (Northern Iowa DBS) as assistant defensive backs.
Alma College: Defiance defensive coordinator Nate Jensen has been hired as defensive coordinator at Alma.
Tampa Bay: The 49ers denied Tampa's request to interview Ed Donatell for their defensive coordinator position.
Houston: Tony Levine announced this morning the completion of his initial staff. UTSA offensive coordinator / quarterbacks Travis Bush is joining the staff as running backs coach. Claude Mathis, who had been hired to coach the running backs, has returned to DeSoto High School. Levine has filled the outside receivers job with Brandon Middleton, receivers coach at Evangel Christian Academy. Middleton played receiver at Houston and went on to play five seasons in the league.
University of St. Thomas (D-III - MN): Sources tell us this morning that defensive backs coach Blane Tetreault is resigning to pursue other opportunities outside of football. We hear a full-time position is now available. We'll post more details as we get them.
Defiance College (D-III - OH): Defiance is seeking applicants for the position of Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach. The selected individual will coordinate all phases of the defense, including scouting, personnel assessment, staff management, along with weekly game and practice planning. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate strong communication skills, passion for the personal development of the student-athlete, and an excellent, Division III recruiting background. The successful candidate will also be responsible for supporting the mission of Defiance College, as well as adherence to institutional, Heartland Conference, and NCAA policies and procedures; Bachelor’s Degree required. Interested candidates must e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three references to Brian Sheehan, Head Football Coach firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed immediately and accepted until February 18. Anticipated start date is March 5. No phone calls, please.
Tampa Bay: Adam Schefter reported last night that the Bucs do plan to hire New York Giants quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan as offensive coordinator.
Fort Hays State (D-II - KS): Fort Hays State is seeking applicants for defensive coordinator. 12 month position, salary commensurate with experience. Bachelor's degree required. Please submit a letter of application, resume and 5 references to Chris Brown, head football coach, via email to: email@example.com.