Monday March 28, 2011
West Virginia: We hear Detroit Lions assistant defensive backs coach Daron Roberts will be joining the West Virginia staff. Our source tells us that Roberts will serve as the special teams coordinator / inside receivers coach.
Ole Miss: Chris Vaughn will coach the safeties this spring and Keith Burns will focus on the corners.
Central Connecticut State: We hear that Liberty HS (VA) head coach Tommy Buzzo and former Northeastern head coach Rocky Hager have interviewed for the defensive coordinator job.
Husson University: Our sources tell us former Lake Forest offensive coordinator Kevin Canty accepted the offensive coordinator position at Husson University.
Western Illinois: West Virginia student assistant Matt Franklin accepted the assistant defensive line job at Western Illinois.
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Southwest Minnesota State: We hear Shane LaDage accepted the tight ends job.
Howard Payne University: Hamline University defensive line coach Guy Ament accepted the same job at Howard Payne University.
Oklahoma State: Mike Gundy has promoted linebackers coach Glenn Spencer to co-defensive coordinator. Spencer will now make $315,000 annually.
Nevada: Offensive quality control Casey Moore will coach the running backs this spring. Chris Ault will make a hire for the running backs job after Spring practice concludes. Mike Bethea will serve as the defensive quality control.
Wagner College: We hear former Ravenwood HS (TN) head coach Del Smith accepted the defensive line job at Wagner College.
Texas: Defensive backs coach / co-special teams coordinator / assistant head coach Duane Akina will be paid $400,000 annually. Running backs coach / co-special teams coordinator / assistant head coach Major Applewhite will be paid $500,000 annually.
Delaware State: We hear Cheyney University head coach Jeff Braxton accepted the defensive line / recruiting coordinator position at Delaware State.
Brockport State: Our sources tell us that former Wingate defensive coordinator Rashaan Jordan has accepted the defensive coordinator position at Brockport State.
Hartford Colonials: We hear Jerry Glanville has talked with Harold Jackson about a position on his staff with the Colonials. A different source tells us former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Turk Schonert and former Illinois assistant Kurt Beathard could soon be joining the staff.