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Thursday February 14, 2013

Thursday February 14, 2013

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Louisiana Tech: Sources tell us that Kim Dameron has agreed to become defensive coordinator at LA Tech. Dameron served as defensive coordinator at Cornell this past year. 

BYU: Sources tell us Simon Fraser offensive coordinator Jason Beck will be the new quarterbacks coach at BYU. 

Tampa Bay: Sources tell us assistant secondary coach Jeff Hafley has been promoted to secondary - safeties. 

West Virginia: Sources tell us a "national search" is already underway for a new offensive line coach. 

Oklahoma: West Virginia offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh has accepted the offensive line job at Oklahoma we have learned. 

East Texas Baptist (D-III): Sources tell us Sul Ross State (D-III - TX) offensive coordinator Scotty Walden has accepted the same position at East Texas Baptist. 

LSU: Cam Cameron has officially been named offensive coordinator. 

Iowa: As we reported Saturday, Iowa has officially announced the hirings of former Colorado wide receivers coach Bobby Kennedy to the same position and former Virginia defensive coordinator Jim Reid as a defensive assistant. The school has also announced that running backs coach Lester Erb has left the staff to pursue other opportunities.

New Tennessee head coach Butch Jones had his players draft each other to hold an offseason-wide Olympics-style competition.

Humboldt State (D-II - CA): Humboldt State University (NCAA Division II) located in Arcata, CA, has an immediate opening for an Offensive Line coach. Position includes coaching, recruiting and camp coordinator responsibilities. Bachelor’s degree and previous experience coaching the offensive line at the collegiate level required. Qualified applicants send letter of application, resume, and references to Rob Smith, Head Football Coach at No phone calls please.

Morehead State (FCS): Matt Forrest has been hired as running backs coach. He was Murray State's director of football operations for the past three seasons. The hiring of Andrew Doans as a defensive assistant has also been announced. 

Ohio Northern (D-III - OH): Sources tell us that Andrew Terwilliger has been named recruiting assistant / director of football operations at Ohio Northern.

University of British Columbia: The University of British Columbia is seeking a defensive coordinator. This is a full time position with benefits. We play Canadian Rules football and have a student population of 45,000 up in Vancouver. Please send resumes to head coach

North Carolina: Ron West has officially joined the staff and will carry the title of co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach.

Midwestern State (D-II - TX): Midwestern State, a NCAA Division II University in the Lone Star Conference, located in Wichita Falls, TX is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Offensive Coordinator / Wide Receivers Coach or Wide Receivers coach as a position coach only. Position includes coaching, recruiting and teaching responsibilities. Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. College coaching experience preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Email resume to Adam Austin at Please no phone calls.

Montreal Alouettes: The Montreal Gazette is reporting that Dan Hawkins will be the new head coach of the Als. 

Purdue:The base salaries of eight of Darrell Hazell's assistants have been released; offensive coordinator John Shoop ($400,000), defensive coordinator Greg Hudson ($395,000), offensive line coach Jim Bollman ($240,000), receivers coach Kevin Sherman ($220,000), secondary coach Jon Heacock ($200,000), tight ends coach / recruiting coordinator Gerad Parker ($130,000), running backs coach Jafar Williams ($120,000), and linebackers coach Marcus Freeman ($120,000). Hazell has yet to officially hire a defensive line coach.

Alabama: Nick Saban has announced Kevin Steele has been added to the administrative staff as director of player personnel and Vigor high school head coach Kerry Stevenson has also joined the staff as director of player development.

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Seattle Seahawks: Seattle has officially hired Travis Jones to coach their defensive line and Nick Sorensen to serve as a coaching assistant / special teams coach. Jones spent the past five seasons as an assistant defensive line coach with the Saints, and Sorensen spent last season as a volunteer coach at Youngstown State. Also, Dave Canales will be the assistant quarterbacks coach / offensive quality control, Nate Carroll will be an an offensive assistant and Marquand Manuel has been brought on to serve as a defensive assistant.

Lake Forest (D-III - IL): Lake Forest is no longer accepting applicants for their quarterbacks position. Thank you for the overwhelming interest in the position.

McMurry (D-II - TX): Sources tell us quarterbacks coach Chase Holbrook has been named offensive coordinator at McMurry. 

Kansas State: Youngstown State receivers coach Andre Coleman will join the Kansas State staff in the same capacity according to the Wichita Eagle

Alabama: UCF offensive line coach Brent Key has interviewed for the offensive line job at Alabama according to both Jeremy Fowler and Chase Goodbread. ESPN's Alex Scarborough reports that Pat Hill and Shawn Elliott are also candidates. A lot of interest in this one. 

North Central (D-III - IL): Head coach John Thorne has hired former Illinois Wesleyan (D-III - IL) defensive coordinator Mike Murray to serve in the same capacity for the Cardinals.

James Madison (FCS - VA): Curt Newsome has now officially joined the staff. Additionally we hear that Hal Mumme is expected to join the staff next week as offensive coordinator. At defensive line, sources tell us former UVA defensive line / recruiting coordinator Jeff Hanson is the lead candidate. 

Detroit Lions: Sources tell us the Lions will likely promote defensive assistant Marcus Robertson to secondary coach.

McMurry (D-II - TX): Sources tell us defensive backs coach Kendall Roberson has been promoted to defensive coordinator. 

Case Western Reserve (D-III - OH): The offensive line position at Case Western will be filled by Mickey Iliano who had served in that capacity from 2001-2011 and then took the 2012 season off due to health concerns. Happy to hear he is back. 

Sam Houston State (FCS): Sam Houston State is looking for an FBS guarantee game in 2014. Available dates are August 30, September 6, and September 20. If interested contact Robby Discher, assistant coach at or 816.809.0580

East Central CC (MS): Sources tell us the following assistants will not return: Blake Frazier (DC / LBs), Webb Hamilton (DBs), Derek Pouncey (DL) and Kyle Watson (OL). 

Hamiton (CFL): Sources tell us Paul Osbaldiston has accepted the assistant special teams coordinator role for Hamilton. 

LaGrange College (D-III - GA): Former Davidson offensive coordinator Matt Mumme has been named offensive coordinator at LaGrange. 

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Villanova (FCS - PA): Villanova University is seeking applications for a video coordinator position. Duties include, but are not limited to capturing and editing film, filming practice, data input, creating highlight films, and any other duties assigned by the head coach. Previous football video experience with XOS encouraged. Bachelor’s degree is required. Compensation will be $10,000 stipend over 12 months with a meal plan included. NO housing included, so Philadelphia area applicants are encouraged. Interested applicants should email resume and references to NO phone calls please. A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions is filled.

Valdosta State: Sources tell us Valdosta State should have a new quarterbacks coach by the end of the week. We hear LSU volunteer administrative assistant Adam Froman is a finalist along with two others. 

New Orleans Saints: Saints beat writer Larry Holder reports that the Saints have Ron Prince, Michigan State offensive coordinator Dan Roushar and former Chiefs assistant Maurice Carthon in to interview this week. 

Case Western Reserve University (D-III - OH): Offensive line coach Michael Murphey has accepted the head coaching position at Revere High School (OH).