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Thursday December 13, 2012

Thursday December 13, 2012

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Temple: Multiple sources reporting that Matt Rhule and Mark D'Onofrio are the two finalists. 

Louisiana Tech: Sources tell us Skip Holtz has accepted the head job at Louisiana Tech. Here's what you need to know. Details expected in the morning.

Illinois State: Offensive coordinator Luke Huard is leaving to become quarterbacks coach at Georgia State. Offensive line coach George Barnett is being promoted to offensive coordinator we are told. 

Southern (FCS - LA): Interim head coach Dawson Odums is expected to be named head coach per report from The Advocate in Baton Rouge and we were told the same by team sources.

Ole Miss: Hugh Freeze has received a one year extension and an increase to his annual compensation so that he now earns $2 million per year. The salary pool for assistants was also raised 10%. 

Arkansas: Defensive coordinator Chris Ash will make $550,000 / yr (2.5 year deal), offensive coordinator Jim Chaney will earn $550,000 (3.5 year deal) and offensive lineman Sam Pittman will make $275,000 (1.5 year deal). 

Louisiana Tech: Skip Holtz has been offered the job according to a report from Matt Moscona. We will update... 

South Florida: Willie Taggart has retained running backs coach Larry Scott and is bringing Raymond Woodie from Western Kentucky. Woodie coached the linebackers this past season and coached the defensive ends the two years prior to that at WKU. Positions they will coach have not been finalized.

Miami (OH): University of South Dakota athletic director David Sayler will be the new AD at Miami. 

Kentucky: Kentucky has made the hiring official for both Chad Scott and Vince Marrow.

Arkansas: Sam Pittman has now been officially named offensive line coach. 

Arkansas Tech (D-II): Kutztown (D-II - PA) head coach Raymond Monica will be the new head coach at Arkansas Tech according to the River Valley Leader. Update> We have confirmed. 

Dodge City CC (KS): Sources tell us College of Dupage (JC - IL) head coach Gary Thomas has accepted the head job at Dodge City.

Wisconsin: Al Golden has an offer to become head coach at Wisconsin according to SI's Pete Thamel. Update> Thamel now reports that Golden isn't leaving. 

North Park (D-III - IL): Sources tell us that Mike Conway (defensive coordinator at Cal (PA)) is expected to be named head coach at North Park. At Cal (PA), sources tell us that head coach Mike Kellar already has his list of candidates to fill the defensive coordinator role. 

Texas Tech: CBS Sports is reporting that Kliff Kingsbury's agreement is approximately $2 million per year. Will update with details once they are available. 

App State (FCS): Sources tell us the offensive coordinator Scott Satterfield will be named head coach (announcement likely tomorrow). 

University of Mary (D-II - ND): The University of Mary Football Program is seeking an applicant for Graduate Assistant Defensive Football Coach. The successful candidate must be highly motivated to coach, possess strong interpersonal skills as well as written skills and provide positive leadership in all aspects of the University of Mary Christian, Catholic and Benedictine mission and the football program. This is a two year position that requires a bachelor’s degree, admission to the graduate program and preferred playing experience at a DI or DII level. Start date will be immediately. Compensation includes an annual stipend and graduate school tuition. Please send e-mail with a cover letter, resume, and three references to Defensive Coordinator John Kelling at

Southwestern Oklahoma State (D-II):  Jonathan Darby has been hired to serve as the defensive backs grad assistant. Darby recently finished his playing career at SWOSU and was an All-Conference performer at the safety position.

St. Ambrose (NAIA - IA): St. Ambrose is no longer accepting applicants for the offensive / special teams grad assistant. We appreciate that so many of you applied. 

Montreal Alouettes (Canada): Former Colorado State offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Pat Meyer has agreed to a two year deal to become the offensive coordinator of the Alouettes.

Morehead State (FCS - KY): We have learned that offensive coordinator Rob Tenyer will be named head coach.

Trinity International (NAIA - IL): Troy Schenk has been hired to serve as the defensive coordinator. Schenk spent the past seven seasons at Malone University (NAIA - OH), most recently as the assistant head coach / defensive line coach.