Saturday January 28, 2012
Northern Illinois: Dave Doeren has hired University of St. Francis (NAIA - IL) head coach Mike Uremovich to serve as special teams coordinator.
Miami Dolphins: Hearing late tonight that special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi has signed a two year agreement to remain with the Dolphins.
Tulane: Recapping the staff...On offense, Eric Price is the coordinator, Mike Neu is coaching the quarterbacks, David Johnson is coaching the running backs / tight ends, John McDonell is the offensive line coach and Keith Williams is coaching the receivers. On defense, Jon Sumrall (defensive line) and Lionel Washington (DBs) are co-coordinators, Barry Lamb is coaching the linebackers / special teams coordinator and Jason Rollins is coaching the defensive backs as well. McDonell was coaching the offensive line at Idaho. Doug Lichtenberger will serve as assistant AD for football operations / recruiting.
Atlanta Falcons: We have confirmed that former Fresno State head coach Pat Hill will join the Falcons staff as offensive line coach.
West Texas A&M: Sources close to the program tell us offensive grad assistant Blake Purvis has been promoted to tight ends coach.
Chicago Bears: Kansas City Chiefs director of college scouting Phil Emery has agreed to become the new GM for the Bears. Patriots director of pro personnel Jason Licht was reportedly the other finalist. Others known to have interviewed include Jimmy Raye of the Chargers, Marc Ross of the Giants and Tim Ruskell, director of player personnel for the Bears.
Georgia Tech: Sources telling us that co-offensive line coach Todd Spencer is no longer with the program.
Marshall: Sources telling us to look for UT Martin defensive coordinator Lytrel Pollard to join the staff as secondary coach.
Quincy (D-II - IL): We have learned that Atiba Bradley (DC / LBs) and Joe Bettasso (special teams / DBs) will join the staff at Quincy. Bradley coached the linebackers at Missouri Southern while Bettasso was the head coach at McPherson (NAIA - KS).
Pitt: Multiple sources telling us that former UCLA defensive line coach Inoke Breckterfield will be named to the same role at Pitt. Update> Sources close to the situation say Paul Chryst just offered the job to Inoke and he has accepted.
Indianapolis Colts: Former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians has been named OC for the Colts.
Denver Broncos: The Broncos have named Jack Del Rio defensive coordinator.
Anderson (D-III - IN): Concordia University (AL) defensive coordinator / recruiting coordinator Bobby Ladner has been named head coach.