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Sunday March 1, 2015

Sunday March 1, 2015


Join us tonight on FootballScoop radio 6pm CT on or via the ESPN radio app (search Baton Rouge). Guests tonight include Patrick Strong (Balch Sports), Walker Jones (CAA) & Warren McCarty (MPIF).

Columbia (FCS - NY): Harvard secondary coach Jon Poppe will be the new secondary coach at Columbia, per source.

Morgan State (FCS - MD): Morgan State has named Mike Fanoga as its defensive coordinator.

Grand Valley State (D-II - MI): Head coach Matt Mitchell has relinquished defensive play-calling duties to co-defensive coordinator Joe Louis.

Troy: Contract information for Neal Brown's coaching staff has been uncovered by the Dothan Eagle: new hires salaries include defensive coordinator Vic Koenning: $250,000; assistant head coach/linebackers coach Jon Sumrall; $190,000; co-offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Matt Moore, $170,000; defensive line coach Byron Hardmon $85,000; and wide receivers coach Cornelius Williams, $80,000. Holdovers from Larry Blakeney's staff include co-offensive coordinator Kenny Edenfield ($116,699), associate head coach Shayne Wasden ($115,961), cornerbacks coach Al Pogue ($90,000) and quarterbacks/running backs coach Sean Reagan ($88,818).

Yale: Yale is expected to name former Boston College linebackers coach/special teams coordinator Sean McGowan as defensive coordinator and Maine defensive line coach Jordan Stevens as its defensive line coach according to the New Haven Register.

Nebraska: New defensive backs coach Brian Stewart will earn $400,000 in 2015 and $425,000 in 2016 according to the Lincoln Journal-Star.

Hobart College (D-III - NY): Quarterbacks coach Jon Drach has been promoted to offensive coordinator.

Washington Redskins: AJ Smith, who has spent the past two seasons with the Redskins as a senior exectutive, has announced that he will be retiring. Smith spent 2003-2012 as the GM of the San Diego Chargers.

Harvard University (FCS – MA): Harvard University has a Defensive Assistant position open. Previous collegiate coaching experience is preferred and working with XOS software is a plus. The position will include on the field coaching (working with defensive position group and special teams), recruiting your own territory, breaking down opposing offenses, and other duties as assigned by the Head Coach and/or Defensive Coordinator. The position does include benefits. Please send your resume, cover letter, and references to

Idaho State (FCS): Per source, Utah State offensive grad assistant David Fiefia will join the Idaho State staff as running backs / tight ends.

Buffalo: Whitewater offensive line grad assistant Tyler Pierce will join Lance Leipold's staff at Buffalo in a similar capacity, per source.

Tulsa: Luke Olson, who served as a graduate assistant working with the defensive backs the past two seasons, is transitioning to a defensive quality control role.