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Saturday January 10, 2015

Saturday January 10, 2015


Northern Illinois: We hear former Youngstown State assistant Ross Watson has accepted a defensive coaching position at NIU.

Adams State (D-II - CO): Per source, former Tulsa quarterbacks coach Josh Blankenship is headed to Adams State.

Georgia: Per source, McNeese State offensive line coach Rob Sale will be the next offensive line coach at Georgia. Sale and Georgia DC Jeremy Pruitt developed a very good relationship while both were at Alabama. Sale was a candidate last year at LSU and at LA Tech this year.

Pittsburgh Steelers: The Steelers and longtime defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau have parted ways. "Time to go in a different direction," LeBeau said.

Troy: Idaho defensive line coach Bam Hardmon will join the staff at Troy in the same capacity, per source.

Congrats to North Dakota State, first-ever Division I team to four-peat. And they did it in dramatic fashion.

Monterey Peninsula College (CC - CA): Monterey Peninsula College is looking for a defensive assistant coach. Position area is flexible. Bachelors degree and minimum 3 years of coaching experience required. Annual stipend is approximately $10,000. Along with coaching, responsibilities include strength and conditioning, recruiting, and academic monitoring. Contact Head Coach Mike Rasmussen at

Culver-Stockton College (NAIA - MO): Culver is looking for a defensive assistant, preferably the best candidate at either linebackers or defensive backs. Pay will be based on experience. Please send resume and list of references to Jeff Duvendeck at

Michigan: Former USC special teams coordinator John Baxter is joining the staff at Michigan in the same capacity. 247 has reported the same and we can confirm.

Texas State: Per source, Idaho defensive backs coach Ashley Ambrose will join the Texas State staff coaching the corners.

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Kansas: Texas A&M special teams QC Gary Hyman will be the new special teams coordinator at Kansas, per source.

Next Level Athlete: NLA, the premier Texas based, NCAA certified scouting organization is proud to be co-sponsoring the FootballScoop party Monday night at Tavern on 4th (5-7pm). We look forward to seeing many of you there.

VMI: Former Columbia offensive line coach Gordie Sammis is the new offensive line coach at VMI, per source.

Murray State (FCS - KY): Head coach Mitch Stewart has formally announced a number of coaching moves. Chris Boone has been hired as defensive coordinator, and Casey Brockman has been hired to coach quarterbacks. Defensive line coach Santos Carrillo has added an assistant head coach title, offensive tackles/tight ends coach Gordon Steele has been promoted to offensive line coach/run game coordinator, and DFO Steve Adams has been promoted to director of recruiting and player personnel.

Paine College (D-II - GA): Paine College has announced it will drop football.

Ohio State achieves hype video perfection in advance of Monday night's title game.

Idaho: Per source, former San Diego defensive line coach Kenny Holmes is the leading candidate to become defensive line coach at Idaho.