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Thursday March 4, 2010

Coaches Quick Hits: Les Miles, Mike London, Joe Paterno, Skip Holtz, Ashley Ambrose

Thursday: Coaches Quick Hits

Notre Dame: Defensive backs coach Chuck Martin has added the title of "recruiting coordinator" for the Irish. Defensive line coach Mike Elston will carry the title of special teams coordinator.

Grambling State: We are hearing that former Winston-Salem State running backs coach Keith Wagner has accepted the offensive line job at Grambling.

Monmouth: Coach and evaluate defensive line on a daily basis. Make decisions on positions within the defensive line (DE, DT), setting the depth chart, determining playing time and evaluating performances. Research and implement defensive line techniques and drills annually. Weekly planning and execution of practice, and the implementation of game plan for the defensive line. Assist with special teams at daily practices and games. Develop recruitment strategy and identify potential prospects within a specific recruiting area. Select prospects for official campus visits and determine which prospects will be candidates for athletic scholarships. Primary areas of recruitment: TBD. Assist with opponent analysis, video breakdown on a weekly basis. Responsible for Academic success of the defensive line. Other duties as assigned by Head Coach. Requirements: Bachelor's degree. CPR and NCAA Recruiting Certification must be attained within six month of date of hire. Playing and/or coaching experience at the collegiate level. Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Must be able to treat confidential and sensitive information appropriately. Must have an understanding of the University's concern for academics as well as athletic excellence. For further information on this position, additional vacancies, or to apply: visit: . EO/AAE.

Pikeville College (KY): An NAIA Division I member has an opening for 1 restricted earnings assistant coaching position. The position is for Inside Linebackers Coach with an emphasis in Strength and Conditioning. This position pays $10,000 plus room and board. E-mail cover letter, resume and references to <>.

Central Arkansas: The tight ends job is a restricted earnings position.

Colorado: We are hearing defensive grad assistant Skyler Fulton is leaving the staff.

University of Oregon: is looking to fill a recruiting intern position. Individual must possess a strong background in football with playing experience on the Division 1 level, and have aspirations of being a top recruiter. Recruiting and coaching experience is preferred. Email all letters, resumes and inquiries to No phone calls please.

Tennessee: Check the DFO Scoop

West Virginia: AD Ed Pastilong will not have his contract renewed this June. Pastilong will no longer serve as the AD, but will remain with the university at that time.

High School Scoop: A ton of coaching changes this week throughout the country. Check out the High School Scoop

Texas Southern: We have heard that assistant coach Jo Nixon has left the staff for personal reasons. Our source tells us Nixon will be joining an NFL organization for an OTA internship after the draft. We have also hear that the offensive grad assistant position has been filled.

Ole Miss: Co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Dave Radar has a 2-year deal at $275,000. Co-offensive coordinator / run game coordinator / offensive line coach Mike Markuson has a 3-year deal at $320,000. Defensive line coach Terry Price has a 2-year deal at $230,000. Special teams coordinator / tight ends coach James Shibest will make $185,000. Running backs coach Derrick Nix will make $175,000. Corners / recruiting coordinator Chris Vaughn will make $160,000. Safeties coach Kim Dameron will make $160,000. Wide receivers coach Ron Dickerson will make $100,000.