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Thursday February 21, 2013

Thursday February 21, 2013

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Texas A&M Commerce (D-II): Sources tell us Charles Burks will be the secondary coach at A&M Commerce. Burks coached the corners at West Texas A&M this past season. 

Nicholls State (FCS - LA): Corners coach Edward Dillon will not return to the staff. We hear he has accepted a position on the staff at Edna Karr HS in New Orleans. 

Kutztown University (D-II - PA): Kutztown University is seeking applicants for an assistant coaching position, preferably a coach with defensive backs experience. Two years coaching and recruiting experience, along with a master's degree, is preferred. Salary is $32,500, and applications are requested by Feb. 26. Please submit a letter of application, a resume, and names, addresses, and contact information for five references to: Search Committee – Assistant Coach of Football, Department of Athletics, Kutztown University, 101 Keystone Hall, Kutztown, PA 19530. No phone calls please. 

New Mexico State: Doug Martin has announced the hiring of Zane Vance as inside linebackers coach. Vance occupied the same position under Martin while at Kent State. He was the head coach at The Master's Academy in Oviedo, Fla., in 2012. Will Martin coaches the outside linebackers. 

Florida International: FIU has announced the hiring of Jason Brooks as defensive backs coach. This completes Ron Turner's coaching staff. 

West Virginia: Multiple reports out of West Virginia state that Stanford offensive tackles / tight ends coach Ron Crook will be the new offensive line coach at WVU. Sources close to the situation tell us that this is expected; but hasn't been finalized yet. Will update...

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Merrimack College (D-II - MA): Sources tell us offensive coordinator Dan Curran has been promoted to head coach. 

Iowa: Sources tell us both Valdosta State defensive coordinator Seth Wallace and Minnesota Vikings assistant special teams coordinator Chris White interviewed for a position with Iowa.

Nicholls State (FCS - LA): Coach Charlie Stubbs has announced the hiring of Steve Adams as the special teams coordinator / defensive backs coach. Adams previously served as Co-Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Backs and Recruiting Coordinator at Concord University in West Virginia. Further, Matt Clark has been promoted from tight ends coach to offensive line coach.

Chicago Bears: 24/7 sports is reporting that Mike Groh is leaving Alabama to join the Bears' staff. 

Alabama: 24/7 is also reporting that Billy Napier will leave Florida State to return to Alabama as receivers coach. 

East Carolina: The school has a contract extension in the works for head coach Ruffin McNeill according to The deal should be finalized upon the hiring of ECU's new athletic director. 

Auburn: Carver HS (Columbus, GA) coach Dell McGee, a former Tiger, has been hired in an off-the-field role according to Bryan Matthews of Auburn's 247 site.

Texas: Mack Brown announced today that they will hire a director of player personnel. 

James Madison (FCS): Sources tell us that Hal Mumme has declined the opportunity to join the James Madison staff. Update> Multiple sources tell us Mumme was contacted very recently and is now expected to take over as offensive coordinator at a BCS program. Expect an announcement next week we're hearing. 

Jamestown College (NAIA - ND): Jamestown College, located in Jamestown, ND, has an immediate opening for a full-time coaching position, with benefits. Preference will be given to those with offensive line or offensive coaching experience. The position includes, but not limited to coaching an offensive position, practice organization, recruiting and any other duties assigned by the head coach. Bachelor’s degree and previous experience coaching on the offensive side of the ball at the collegiate level required. Qualified applicants send letter of application, resume, and references to Shawn Frank, Head Football Coach at No phone calls please. Jamestown College is an EO/ and AA employer.

St. Olaf College (D-III - MN): St. Olaf College is seeking to hire an offensive coordinator.The position includes instruction of activity classes in the Exercise Science Department and working with the strength program. Bachelor's and master's degrees are minimum qualifications, and salary will be commensurate with experience. The position will begin upon appointment. Submit an application letter, resume, transcripts, and three references online at Questions can be submitted to Please no phone calls.

Kentucky State (D-II): Sources tell us that head coach Wayne Dickens has been let go. 

Detroit Lions: Jim Schwartz has announced the hiring of Wayne State offensive line coach Terry Heffernan as the Lions' assistant offensive line coach. 

Rhodes College (D-III - TN): Rhodes College located in Memphis, Tenn., is looking for an offensive assistant preferably with previous OL or WR experience. If interested, please email head football coach Dan Gritti at No phone calls please.

Midland University (NAIA - NE): Midland University, a private, Christian, liberal arts university in Fremont, Nebraska (just outside of metro Omaha), is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Football Coach. This is a restricted earnings, nine-month position including salary, tuition and health benefits. Applicants must complete the application located at No phone calls please. 

Minnesota State - Moorhead (D-II): Minnesota State University Moorhead is looking for a Defensive Graduate Assistant. Responsibilities include practice/game preparation, on-and-off campus recruiting, summer camps, video and all other aspects of the football program. Compensation package includes $6,000 and partial tuition waiver for the academic year. Review of candidates will begin in one week and continue until filled. Expected start date is in early June. Send letter of interest, resume, and references to Joe Lardinois – Assistant Football Coach, Minnesota State University Moorhead, 1104 7th Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56563 or e-mail to phone calls please.

BYU: Brigham Young University is preparing to hire a Player Personnel/Recruiting Coordinator. Interested candidates should send a resume to director of football operations Duane Busby via email —

Delaware (FCS): Sources tell us corners coach Henry Baker will be retained. 

Duke: Grad assistant Re'quan Boyette has been promoted to running backs coach. 

Kentucky Christian University (NAIA): Kentucky Christian, an NAIA school in the Mid-South Conference, is seeking applications for three positions, defensive line, defensive backs and outside linebackers. Preferences will be given to individuals that have experience with HUDL and Filming. Position will include housing, meal, and a stipend. Send Cover Letter, Resume, and References to head coach Gene Peterson at

South Florida: South Florida offensive assistant Larry Scott reportedly had interest from both Miami and Florida State; but Josh Newberg of 24/7 reports he will remain at South Florida. 

Kentucky Christian (NAIA): Quarterbacks coach Gene Peterson was officially promoted to head coach. 

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