Saturday February 25, 2012
Arkansas State: Gus Malzahn has hired Georgia State assistant head coach / defensive coordinator John Thompson in the same capacity.
Alcorn: Yesterday Alcorn State announced that they have hired Langston (NAIA - OK) athletic director Patric Sirmon in the same capacity. The head coaching position is open, wouldn't surprise us to see Langston head coach Mickey Joseph wind up moving closer to home (New Orleans). We'll keep you posted.
Kansas: We hear Western Kentucky defensive quality control Jami Deberry has accepted a similar role on the Kansas staff.
Oklahoma: We hear the defensive quality control job is currently open. Joey Halzle is currently the offensive grad assistant, Joe Jon Finley is the offensive quality control and Ryan Walters is the new defensive grad assistant.
Central Florida: Former NFL player and current motivational speaker Blaise Winter has been hired to coach the defensive line.
South Dakota State: We have learned that former Oklahoma offensive grad assistant John Flynn has been hired as offensive line coach at South Dakota State.