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Thursday December 12, 2013

Thursday December 12, 2013

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Rutgers: Kyle Flood is close to hiring Mitch Browning as offensive line coach per Tom Luicci of the Star-Ledger. Browning is currently the assistant head coach / offensive line / tight ends coach at Davidson (FCS - NC). Luicci adds that Flood isn't expected to name a new defensive coordinator until after their bowl game in late December. 

Texas A&M: Kevin Sumlin's new deal will be a six-year contract worth $5 million a year with a $5 million buyout on Sumlin's end through 2016. If Sumlin is dismissed at any time, Texas A&M would have to pay him the remaining amount due under the contract.

Houston Texans: With defensive coordinator Wade Phillips elevated to interim head coach, defensive backs coach Vance Joseph will call plays Sunday at Indianapolis. 

BC Lions (CFL): Mark Washington has been named the Lions' defensive coordinator. Washington coached the team's defensive backs for the past four seasons. 

Boise State: Bryan Harsin's agreement is five years / $6.5 million. Harsin will be paid $1 million in each of first two years. Boise State is paying the $1.75 million buyout to Arkansas State. The total salary pool is estimated at $2.2 million. (h/t @IDS_BroncoBeat for the info). 

Notre Dame: Co-defensive coordinator/cornerbacks coach Kerry Cooks will serve as defensive coordinator for the Irish's December 28 bowl game against Rutgers, the school has announced. 

UConn: The university confirms that Bob Diaco's contract begins at $1.5 million ($400,000 base salary plus $1.1 million additional) and increases by $50,000 per year over 5 years total. Diaco's incentives include one month's base salary for making a bowl game, up to $400,000 for winning the national championship. If Diaco remains head coach on December 31, 2018, he will receive a $500,000 retention bonus. Here's our write-up from today's press conference.

Southern (FCS - LA): Athletic director Will Broussard said today he granted permission to NCCU to speak with Dawson Odums but that it is his hope to be able to extend coach Odums' contract at Southern. 

Whitworth (D-III - WA): Former Idaho and Nevada head coach Chris Tormey is one of three finalists for Whitworth's head coaching job, according to the Spokesman-Review. The article also states that an offer will likely be made to one of the three finalists by Friday.

TCU: The Frogs have officially announced the hiring of Doug Meacham as offensive coordinator. 

Nevada: Defensive coordinator Scottie Hazelton put word out today that he is not, and never was, a candidate at North Dakota State. Hazelton loves being a defensive coordinator. 

Ave Maria (NAIA - FL):Ave Maria University is still looking to fill open dates on 8/30 or 9/6 for the upcoming 2014 season. Please contact Michael Armstrong if interested at

Coffeyville CC (KS): Northwest Mississippi CC defensive coordinator / defensive line coach Ricky Coon has been added to the staff and will serve as defensive coordinator.

Arkansas Tech - (D-II): Arkansas Tech University (D-II): Arkansas Tech University is looking for football graduate assistants (defensive line and defensive backs). Qualifications include acceptance into the Arkansas Tech University Graduate Program. Graduate Assistant package includes 6 hours of tuition a semester, as well as a monthly stipend. Coaching or playing experience on the defensive line or defensive secondary is preferred but not required for the position. Review of candidates will begin immediately. Start date is January 1st 2014. Please email a letter of interest, resume, and references to Scott Symons at No phone calls please. You can signal your interest confidentially and easily in these positions on Athletic Connections

MIT (D-III - MA):Massachusetts Institute of Technology needs to fill an open date in 2014. Looking for a home contest for week 3. Interested parties please contact coach Chad Martinovich

USA Today has released their 2013 database of Assistant Coaches salaries

Jim Harbaugh: Adam Schefter reports that Jim Harbaugh "flat out rejected" inquiries from USC earlier and states that he won't be a candidate at Texas. 

Pima CC (AZ): Jim Monaco has been elevated to interim head coach. Monaco coached the defensive line and served as the recruiting coordinator the past two seasons and steps in for former head coach Pat Nugent, who resigned back in November.

West Alabama: Sources tell us they don't expect any of the full time assistants at Kennesaw State to join Brett Gilliland's staff at West Alabama. 

Eastern Michigan: We are now told that new head coach Chris Creighton will not be bringing many, if any, of his staff from Drake. Will update...

WPI (D-III - MA): Quarterbacks coach Anthony Fucillo has been promoted to offensive coordinator.

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Southern University (FCS - LA):Southern University is looking for a Division II / NAIA HBCU opponent for a home game and will pay guarantee money. The available dates are September 6, 2014 and October 18, 2014. If interested please contact Director of Athletics William Broussard at or 225-771-5930.