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Thursday February 28, 2013

Thursday February 28, 2013

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Avila (NAIA - MO): Avila University has an immediate opening for a Defensive Line Coach. This is a 12 month position and compensation is $10,000 annually. Applicants with college coaching experience and knowledge of a 4 man front preferred. Interested applicants please send materials to Chris Eads, Defensive Coordinator at

Alabama: Sources tell us that Jake Peetz has been hired to serve as an offensive quality control coach for the Crimson Tide. Peetz previously served in the same capacity for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Air Force head coach and NCAA rules committee chair Troy Calhoun explains the thinking behind the new penalties for targeting here.

South Carolina: Assistant coaches Deke Adams, Kirk Botkin, Grady Brown, Shawn Elliot, G.A. Magnus, Joe Robinson, Everette Sands and Steve Spurrier Jr. have all received two-year contract extensions through the 2014 season. Defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward received a three-year extension through 2015.

Onondaga CC (NY): We have learned that former Penn State All-American Pete Curkendall will join the staff as defensive coordinator.

Missouri Southern State (D-II): Former Western Illinois tight ends coach Derek Moore has accepted the offensive line job.

Kent State: Offensive line coach Shawn Clark has added the title of run game coordinator.

Marian (NAIA - IN): Sources tell us that Wartburg College (D-III - IA) linebackers coach Scott Power will be the new defensive coordinator at Marian University.

Newberry (D-II - SC): Offensive line coach Cedric Williams has been named assistant head coach.

Louisiana College (D-III):Louisiana College is looking for an opponent for week 8 in the 2014 (Oct. 25) and 2015 (Oct. 31) playing seasons with a Home / Home agreement. If interested please contact assistant coach Clay Matchett at

Cal Lutheran (D-III): California Lutheran University is seeking a home and home series for 2014-2015. CLU would host on September 20, 2014 and be the visitor on September 19, 2015. If interested, please email Head Coach Ben McEnroe at

Oregon: Former Ducks quarterback Nate Costa has told Comcast SportsNet Northwest he is joining Oregon's staff as a graduate assistant. "I really like watching young players develop and improve," he said. "I'm so excited about this opportunity to get into coaching."

Texas A&M: According to the Dallas Morning News.Kevin Sumlin's new contract will pay him $3.1 million annually through 2017. The pool for his assistants also increases from $2.7 million last season to $3.4 million. Sumlin can also earn a $100,000 bonus per year for meeting the NCAA benchmark APR score. Here's what you need to know.

Youngstown State (FCS): Kurt Beathard will coach the receivers, head coach Eric Wolford has announced.

Purdue: Rubin Carter has officially be named defensive line coach.

Atlanta Falcons: Nick Polk has been named director of football operations for the franchise. Polk has been with the team for ten seasons, and has served the past five seasons as the team's director of football administration.

Wartburg College (D-III - IA): Wartburg College is accepting applications for a full-time, ten-month assistant football coach. The position will assist the head coach with general organization, practice and game preparation, recruiting, and public relations, and coach either the linebackers or defensive backs. There will be an additional assignment as Strength and Conditioning coach. Required qualifications include a Bachelors Degree, relevant football coaching and recruiting experience, appropriate strength and conditioning certification or willingness to complete. Send materials to Chris Winter, Defensive Coordinator,

Zone Read Concept: New Research Identifies the Most Effective Teaching Progressions for "Covered" and "Uncovered" Linemen in Zone Schemes. Click Here.

Hawaii: Aaron Price has officially been added to the coaching staff as offensive coordinator / receivers coach. Additionally, Norm Chow has announced that Chris Wiesehan will coach the running backs, Chris Naeole will coach the offensive line, and Keith Uperesa (who coached the running backs last season) will now serve as director of player personnel.

Oregon: Former Duck quarterback Nate Costa has accepted a grad assistant job at Oregon, according to Josh Wilcox. Costa had been working as a TV analyst for Comcast SportsNet.

Alabama: Sources tell us that former Northwestern State tight ends coach / special teams coordinator Brendan Farrell has been named special teams analyst at Alabama. Farrell previously held a similar role at LSU.

Southwest Mississippi (CC): Sources tell us that former East Mississippi CC defensive coordinator Kelby Bowman will join the staff as defensive coordinator / linebackers coach. 

Arizona State: ASU beat writer Doug Haller is reporting that Todd Graham has dismissed offensive line coach Bob Connelly. As we reported back on the 24th, look for running backs coach Chris Thomsen to make the move to offensive line.

Wofford (FCS): We hear corners coach ShaDon Brown has been promoted to special teams coordinator.

Kentucky Christian (NAIA): Sources tell us that James Gibson, Southern Tech defensive line coach / recruiting coordinator, is joining the staff at Kentucky Christian and will coach the defensive line.

St. Joseph's (D-II - IN): Saint Joseph’s College is seeking applicants for a restricted earnings defensive line job, $14,000-$17,000. Housing and benefits are included. Contact Head Coach Cory Sanders by email No phone calls please.

Alabama: Sources tell us that Joe Palcic has joined Nick Saban's staff as a defensive quality control coach. Palcic was the defensive backs coach at Ashland University (D-II - OH) last season before accepting the special teams job at Miami of Ohio earlier this off season.

Assumption (D-II - MA): Sources tell us that Anna Maria (D-III - MA) co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Rocco DiMeco has accepted a position as a defensive assistant at Assumption College.