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Sunday January 10, 2016

Sunday January 10, 2016


The AFCA Convention gets underway today. Make sure you're following Scott (@FootballScoop), Doug (@CoachSamz), and Zach (@Zach_Barnett) for all the latest from San Antonio.

Cincinnati Bengals: There has been no discussion regarding changing head coaches following Saturday's Wild Card loss according to Adam Schefter.

Midland University (NE): Midland University has an open position for Defensive Coordinator. Send cover letter, resume, and references to Head Coach Jeff Jamrog at No phone calls please.

Buffalo Bills: Rob Ryan is joining the staff as a defensive assistant according to Alex Marvez.

Syracuse: Per source, Wake Forest director of high school relations Asil Mulbah will be the new director of recruiting at Syracuse.

Southern Utah: Defensive coordinator Demario Warren will be the new head coach at Southern Utah sources confirm to FootballScoop.

Miami Dolphins: Darren Rizzi has been retained as special teams coordinator on Adam Gase's staff, per Alex Marvez. Marvez adds that none of the rest of the staff will be retained other than possibly Dan Campbell.

Colorado State: Marty English has been formally announced as the program's new defensive coordinator.

Georgia: Samford DFO Jay Chapman has accepted a position on the operations staff at Georgia.

UCLA: Running backs coach Kennedy Polamalu has been promoted to offensive coordinator, according to multiple reports. We can also report that Marques Tuiasosopo will leave USC to join UCLA's staff as quarterbacks coach and Rip Scherer will now coach the tight ends.

West Virginia: West Virginia will name Joe Wickline as its offensive coordinator, and contracts for Damon Cogdell and Joe DeForest will not be reviewed according to Mike Casazza of the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

Georgia: Per source, Georgia has added Davidson defensive line coach Will Windham (defense) and Arkansas GA Patrick Doherty (offense) as quality control assistants.

Buffalo Bills: GM Doug Whaley has signed a contract extension, per Adam Schefter.

Penn State: Brent Pry is being promoted to defensive coordinator.

Detroit Lions: Ernie Accorsi will stay on board and serve as a special assistant to President Rod Wood.

Rutgers: Per source, Rutgers is looking to hire a director of player personnel.

Philadelphia Eagles: Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Eagles are interviewing Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson today for the head coaching job.

Fresno State: Per source, Fresno State receivers coach Joe Wade will not return.

Bucknell: Per source, Bucknell is seeking to hire a WRs coach. Interested candidates can email head Joe Susan at

Troy: Per source, Troy plans to add Levi Brown to the staff, likely in a quality control or graduate assistant role.

GoRout:If there is one product that you absolutely have to see at the Convention…make sure you see GoRout. Scott (aka @FootballScoop) says this is the best practice aid he’s ever seen.

UVa-Wise (D-II): Klay Koester, current offensive coordinator and Cumberland University in Tennessee has been named offensive coordinator at UVa-Wise by new head coach Dane Damron. 

Olivet Nazarene (NAIA - IL): Per source, Malone (D-II - OH) head coach Eric Hehman has accepted the head coaching job.