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Thursday December 20, 2012

Thursday December 20, 2012

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Indianapolis Colts: Chuck Pagano has been medically cleared to return to work! 

Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL): Kent Austin has brought Tommy Condell with him from Cornell. Condell will serve as offensive coordinator / receivers coach. 

Auburn: Georgia defensive line coach Rodney Garner is joining Gus' staff as defensive line / assistant head coach. Gus has also retained director of player personnel Scott Fountain, director of scouting Chad Lunsford and former special teams quality control Al Pogue in a position to be determined. 

Northwestern State (FCS - LA): Jay Thomas was "officially" named head coach at Northwestern State earlier tonight. Thomas, a former assistant head coach at Northwestern State, was the defensive coordinator this past season at Missouri Southern. 

Fairmont State (D-II - WV): Bowie State (D-II - MD) offensive coordinator Jason Woodman will be the new head coach at Fairmont State. 

Arizona: Rich Rod has promoted Charlie Ragle to tight ends coach. 

South Florida: Willie Taggart announced via press release this afternoon that Walt Wells and Nick Sheridan will join from Western Kentucky. Wells will serve as offensive coordinator / offensive line coach and Sheridan will serve as quarterbacks / passing game coordinator. 

Wisconsin: Gary Andersen has now officially been named head coach.

Utah State: Matt Wells has now officially been named head coach. 

Old Dominion (FCS): Rich Nagy, who served as Western Michigan's defensive coordinator this past season, has accepted the defensive backs job at ODU. 

Boston College: Steve Addazio has brought Justin Frye over (from Temple) as his offensive line coach and has retained Billy McGovern. McGovern will serve as linebackers coach. 

Arkansas State: In addition to John Thompson (DC), Texas defensive grad assistant Blake Baker will be part of the defensive staff as a full-time position coach (slot to be determined). 

Jacksonville State (FCS - AL): Earlier today we reported that Oxford HS (AL) head coach John Grass would join the staff. We now hear his title will be offensive coordinator / assistant head coach. Further, we hear that South Alabama defensive backs coach Duwan Walker will be named defensive coordinator. 

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Illinois State (FCS): Sources tell us Grand Valley State (D-II - MI) offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Eric Koehler will join Brock Spack's staff as quarterbacks coach. 

South Dakota (FCS): We hear Will Penn (NAIA - IA) receivers coach Chris Stutzriem will take over coaching the running backs at South Dakota. 

Cal: Sources tell us Andy Buh plans to add Nevada defensive line coach Barry Sacks to the defensive staff at Cal.

Florida State: Jeremy Pruitt will make $540,000 as defensive coordinator at FSU and Sal Sunseri will make $200,000 as defensive ends coach (per Orlando Sentinel). Each can earn more in bonuses (details not available at this time). 

RPI (D-III - NY): RPI has now posted their head coaching position

UTEP: Sources tell us Arizona tight ends coach Spencer Leftwich has accepted a position on the UTEP staff. Rich Rod has some quality off the field guys. Hope he promotes from within for this one. 

Arkansas State: John Thompson will remain on staff as the defensive coordinator.

Utah State: As we mentioned early this morning, Matt Wells will be the new head coach at Utah State. 

Northern Illinois: Very cool that Rod Carey brought Mike Sabock out of retirement to work the Orange Bowl. No word on Mike's golf game; but word has gotten back to us that his better half dropped a hole in one recently. 

Florida State: Jimbo Fisher has named Alabama secondary coach Jeremy Pruitt defensive coordinator. Sal Sunseri has joined the staff as well as defensive ends coach. 

DePauw (D-III - IN): Former Indiana head coach Bill Lynch has been named head coach at DePauw. 

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Walsh University (D-II - OH): We have learned that Marian University (NAIA - IN) head coach Ted Karras will be the new head coach at Walsh. Karras and Marian just won the NAIA national championship

Jacksonville State (FCS - AL): Sources tell us Bill Clark plans to add Oxford HS (AL) head coach John Grass to his staff, likely as receivers coach. 

NC State: Dave Doeren has hired Richard McNutt as corners coach. McNutt coached with Doeren the past two seasons at NIU. 

Illinois: Sources tell us University of Dubuque (D-III - IA) offensive line coach Drew Nystrom has accepted an offensive grad assistant position at Illinois. 

Utah State: Word within the coaching circles is that offensive coordinator Matt Wells will be the next head coach at Utah State. 

Indiana State (FCS): Sources tell us that linebackers coach Eric Brown will be retained. 

Savannah State (FCS): We hear linebackers coach David Roberson has accepted a role within the athletic department and will not be part of the staff going forward.