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Wednesday June 10, 2009

Ohio State: There is a report that offensive quality control coach Nick Siciliano will be taking over the quarterbacks job at Ohio State. Through an NCAA waiver, Siciliano coached the Buckeye quarterbacks last fall and again during spring practice as Joe Daniels continued his fight to overcome cancer. Daniels was first diagnosed with cancer in 2006.

Wingate: We hear former Wingate defensive backs coach, Eric Puryear, has accepted the Southern Lee HS job in North Carolina.

Delaware: Jason Hescock has been promoted from graduate assistant to assistant linebackers coach. Former Wabash College assistant coach Drew Nystrom has joined the staff as a defensive grad assistant. Also, former Cortland assistant secondary coach, Stephen Thomas, has joined the staff as an offensive grad assistant.

UW-River Falls: Former Cornell College (IA) assistant Jeff Rogers is now working as the linebackers / special teams coordinator job at UW-River Falls.

Open Dates Database: The 2010 Open Dates Database has been updated with 7 new programs. The 2011 Open Dates still does not have enough teams. As soon as we receive enough information from athletic directors & head coaches, we will post the 2011 Database.

2010 Open Dates Database

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