Sunday January 11, 2015
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Central Florida: Offensive coordinator Charlie Taaffe is set to retire, and Brent Key has been promoted to offensive coordinator/running backs coach according to multiple reports out of Orlando. As part of a major staff shake-up by George O'Leary, here's how it breaks down according to the Orlando Sentinel: Danny Barrett, quarterbacks; Key, offensive coordinator/running backs; Allen Mogridge, offensive line; Keegan Kennedy, tight ends; Chuck Bresnahan, defensive coordinator/linebackers; Andrew Thacker, safeties; Travis Fisher, cornerbacks; Mike Buscemi, director of player personnel.
North Carolina: Co-defensive coordinator Ron West will not return to the staff per 247.
Oklahoma: Lincoln Riley, East Carolina offensive coordinator, will be the new offensive coordinator at Oklahoma, reports Dean Blevins out of Oklahoma. We will update...Jake Trotter who covers OU for ESPN reports that Stoops has not offered the position to anyone yet but notes that Riley is still in it.
SMU: Former Kansas defensive line coach Buddy Wyatt will be the new defensive line coach at SMU per sources.
Pitt: Per source, Arkansas OC Jim Chaney is heading to Pitt in the same capacity. Our story.
Dayton: Per source, quarterbacks coach Eric Evans has been promoted to offensive coordinator at Dayton.
Buffalo Bills: Sources tell us Rex Ryan plans to bring quarterbacks coach David Lee with him from NY up to Buffalo in the same capacity.
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Wesleyan (D-III - CT): Per source, head coach Mike Whalen will move strictly into the athletic director role. We have been told to expect defensive coordinator Dan DiCenzo to be promoted to head coach.
Buffalo Bills: Greg Roman will be named offensive coordinator of the Bills once Rex Ryan is officially named per Jason La Canfora.
Texas A&M: Sources at the convention tell us to expect A&M to have a receivers coach nailed down by the end of the convention.
Franklin College (D-III - IN): Sources in Louisville tell us veteran Indy area HS coach Gil Speer will join the defensive staff.
Virginia Tech: Per source, App State offensive grad assistant Tyler McEntire has joined the Virginia Tech staff in a recruiting role.
South Dakota School of Mines: We understand that both the linebackers and the receivers positions are open.
McKendree (D-II - IL): Per source, Joe Batasso is joining the staff as defensive coordinator (from Quincy) and Mike Harrison is joining the staff as well. We also understand that Brendan Carter has been promoted to full-time receivers coach.
Ohio State: Former Nebraska offensive coordinator Tim Beck will join Ohio State's staff coaching the quarterbacks. Joe Schad reported it this AM and we have been told the same.
Delaware Valley (D-III - PA): Per source, defensive coordinator Kory David will not return.
Bowling Green: Dino Babers has shuffled his staff responsibilities; defensive coordinator Kim McCloud will now coach receivers, Sean Lewis will now coach the QBs and TEs, RBs coach Mike Lynch will move to the offensive line, and defensive line coach Tom Freeman will be the new assistant OL coach after coaching the DL last year.
Buffalo Bills: Multiple outlets are reporting the Jets are close to hiring former Jets head coach Rex Ryan to the same position.