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Saturday January 18, 2014

Saturday January 18, 2014

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Vanderbilt: Sources tell us Stanford defensive assistant Vavae Tata will join the Vanderbilt staff as defensive line coach. 

The 10 year olds have done a second video stumping for Tressel and it is outstanding

Toledo: Sources tell us Sam Houston State running backs coach Anthony Johnson will join the Toledo staff in the same capacity. 

Cincinnati Bengals: Former Detroit Lions assistant Matt Burke has been named linebackers coach. 

New York Jets: Running backs coach Anthony Lynn has reached a deal to return according to Rich Cimini of 

Tennessee Titans: UCLA defensive coordinator Lou Spanos will be the new linebackers coach for the Titans. 

Ball State: Former Penn State tight ends coach John Strollo will join Pete Lembo's staff as offensive line coach per Over the Pylon a Ball State website. Will confirm. Update> There is no agreement at this time. Look for Lembo to make a hire this week. 

New Mexico: The school has announced the hiring of defensive backs coach Charles McMillan and defensive line coach Barry Sacks, completing Bob Davie's staff. 

Elon (FCS - NC): Former Rutgers offensive line coach Damian Wroblewski will be Elon's offensive coordinator.

Kentucky Christian (NAIA): Defensive coordinator Larry Blackstone has accepted the head job at Clermont Northeastern HS. 

Buffalo State (D-III): Buffalo State is looking for an away game for the 2014 season (Week 2 - September 13, 2014). Please call Christian Ozolins at 716.878.3679 or email if interested.

Tennessee Titans: Ray Horton will be the new defensive coordinator for the Titans. 

Inside the grad assistant forum at the AFCA

Detroit Lions: Ron Prince's title will be tight ends / assistant head coach. Offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn has been retained and Bobby Johnson (tight ends) has been moved to assistant offensive line. 

Clemson: Dabo has agreed to a new eight year agreement. 8 years, $27.15 million, fully guaranteed if fired anytime during first three years. Dabo, once again, not asking to break the bank but leaving money available for his assistants. You simply have to like this. 

Central Connecticut State: Sources tell us that New Haven head coach Pete Rossomando has agreed to become the next head coach at CCSU.

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Nichols College (D-III - MA): Shane Szydlo is joining the staff as inside linebackers coach, Leonard Samborowski is joining as outside linebackers and Marc Groccoa is joining as defensive line coach.

Hutchinson CC: Sources tell us that former Georgia Military College receivers coach Darrell Ballard has accepted the receivers position at Hutchinson. 

Iowa State: The Cyclones have now officially announced Toledo running backs coach Lou Ayeni. 

North Dakota (FCS): Kevin Maurice has now been officially announced as running backs coach. 

Eastern Illinois (FCS): Kim Dameron has now formally announced the hiring of Greg Stevens as offensive coordinator and Kane Wommack as defensive coordinator. 

Cincinnati: The school now formally announced the hiring of Hank Hughes as co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach and Jeff Koonz as safeties coach. Hughes comes from Connecticut and Koonz comes from Louisiana Tech. 

Louisville: Louisville has announced the hiring of Lamar Thomas and Terrell Buckley have been hired as the Cardinals' wide receivers and cornerbacks coach, respectively. The moves complete Bobby Petrino's coaching staff. 

Cleveland Browns: Dallas Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia interviews for the Browns' head coaching job today. 

Oakland Raiders: The Raiders have retained 14 coaches - offensive coordinator Greg Olson, assistant head coach/offensive line coach Tony Sparano, defensive coordinator Jason Traver, special teams coordinator Bobby April, quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, wide receivers coach Ted Gilmore, strength coach John Greico, offensive quality control Justin Griffith, tight ends coach Mark Hutson, linebackers coach Bob Sanders, defensive quality control Eric Sanders, senior offensive assistant Al Saunders, running backs coach Kelly Skipper and defensive line coach Terrell Williams.