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Thursday February 27, 2014

Thursday February 27, 2014

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Buffalo: Sources tell us that Eric Lewis has been hired to coach the defensive backs. Lewis most recently served as the defensive coordinator at Weber State.

LSU: The school has now formally announced the hiring of Bradley Dale Peveto as special teams coordinator/defensive assistant. 

Indiana University Pennsylvania (D-II): Head coach Curt Cignetti has announced the hiring of Johnny Franco to coach the defensive backs. Franco is a former an All-American at IUP. 

Eastern Michigan: Per source, Indiana associate director of player personnel Herb Haygood is joining the staff as receivers coach.

Whittier (D-III - CA): Whittier has announced the additions of Cameron Deen (offensive grad assistant) and Nathan Poole Jr. (defensive grad assistant).

Frostburg State (D-III - MD): Frostburg State is looking for Home JV games for the 2014 season. Open to playing on Sundays or Mondays, many dates still available. Please contact Jamie Schumacher by email at or by phone 412-389-9536 if interested.

Harvard: Head coach Tim Murphy is at home recovering from a "medical issue" he suffered earlier this month, according to a report from Coach Murphy is expected to return by the time that spring practice starts at the end of March. Offensive coordinator Joel Lamb and defensive coordinator Scott Larkee will manage the team until Murphy returns.

Rice: Frank Okam, who played at Texas and was drafted by the Houston Texans, has joined the staff as a defensive grad assistant, according to Joseph Duarte.

Lafayette College (FCS - PA): New Hampshire linebackers coach Art Link has been named defensive coordinator. Link has coached the linebackers at UNH the past two seasons, and was the defensive coordinator at Campbell University prior to that.

Kennesaw State (FCS - GA): Kennesaw State is looking for a new video coordinator. See how to apply here.

Vanderbilt: Sources confirm to us that Utah State defensive line coach Frank Maile will be the new defensive line coach at Vanderbilt. 

Minot State (D-II - ND): Chris Brunkhorst has been added as defensive line coach/strength and conditioning coach. 

Southern Miss: Southern Miss is looking for a video grad assistant. Full details here.

Sam Houston State (FCS - TX): Sam Houston State University is looking for a home game on either 9/13/14 or 9/20/14 against an FCS opponent. Contact Phil Longo via email at or (215) 779-4763 if interested

Cornell (FCS - NY): Cornell has announced Roy Istvan as its offensive coordinator. He served in the same capacity at Rhode Island for the past three seasons. 

Augustana (D-II - SD): Sources tell us that defensive coordinator Jake Dickert is leaving to become the defensive coordinator at Minnesota State-Mankato (D-II) and linebackers coach / special teams coordinator Brian Bergstrom is being promoted to defensive coordinator.

Concordia (NAIA - MI): Concordia University, located in Ann Arbor, MI is seeking applicants for a Part-Time Assistant Football Coach/Defensive Backs. Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and references to Josh Schumacher at by March 8, 2014.

Aurora (D-III - IL): TCU grad assistant Kyle Skierski has been hired as the offensive line coach at Aurora University, per source.

Northern Colorado (FCS): Per source, Trevor Wikre is the new offensive line coach at Northern Colorado. Wikre spent this past season at Adams State (D-II - CO) coaching the offensive line.

Edmonton Eskimos (CFL): Per source, former Wake Forest offensive line coach Jonathan Himebauch will officially join the the staff as offensive line coach later today.

Nassau Community College (NY): Nassau Community College is seeking applicants for a defensive coordinator position. Minimum of 3 to 5 years defensive football coaching linebacker’s and/or coordinating experience is preferred. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and references to Joe Osovet, Head Football Coach at by Friday March 7, 2014. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

UNC-Pembroke (D-II - NC): UNC-Pembroke is looking to hire a full time offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach. Master's degree in PE/Health/Recreation required. Please send resumes and cover letter to head coach Shane Richardson at

Presbyterian College: Sources tell us that Mitch Hall has joined the staff as running backs / tight ends coach. Hall previously coached the defensive line at Newberry College, and has a previous stop at Presbyterian back in 2005 and 2006.

Fairmont State (D-II - WV): Fairmont State is looking for an assistant football coach to work with the defensive backs. Qualifications include 3-5 years of college coaching experience with preference given to those whose experience lies in the secondary. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and references with "Defensive backs vacancy" in the subject line to No phone calls please.