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Thursday February 5, 2015

Thursday February 5, 2015


ESPN: Rece Davis will replace Chris Fowler as College GameDay host.

Tampa Bay Bucs: Butch Barry, an assistant at Central Michigan the past five seasons, has been named assistant offensive line coach. Also, the team has announced that Miles Smith (Lovie's son) has been promoted to a defensive quality control role.

Twelve of the 14 SEC programs have changed coordinators this cycle.

Chicago Bears: The Bears have announced the addition of Ohio State running backs coach Stan Drayton to the same post.

Florida: Per source, Marc Nudelberg is joining Jim McElwain's staff as special teams quality control. Nudelberg coached the tight ends / special teams coordinator at Cincinnati this past season.

Lincoln University (D-II - MO):Lincoln University is looking for a game on October 3, 2015. Prefer a home game but willing to travel for a guarantee. Please contact coach Frederick at 573-469-8053 if interested.

Michigan: Jim Harbaugh has announced the addition of TJ Weist as a senior offensive analyst. Weist most recently served as offensive coordinator (and eventually interim head coach) at Connecticut in 2013.

Green Bay Packers: Ron Zook has been promoted to special teams coordinator.

South Carolina: Jon Hoke and Lorenzo Ward will share defensive coordinator duties, and secondary coach Grady Brown will move off-the-field to make room for Hoke according to Josh Kendall at The State.

FIU: FIU is looking to add two grad assistants (one offense & one defense). College playing and or coaching experience preferred. No phone calls please. Please send resumes & brief cover letter to Jessica Van Nice, assistant to the head coach, at

James Madison: Everett Withers has announced the additions of Brett Elliot (co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks), and Sean Fisher (TEs). Fisher worked as an intern at Ohio State the past few seasons, most recently with the offensive line. Also, John Bowers, who coached the tight ends last season, will move to the defensive side of the ball and work with the outside linebackers. Withers noted at the signing day press conference that they plan to hire a director of player personnel within the next month.

Tennessee Titans: Jason Tucker will join the staff as assistant receivers coach, per Jim Wyatt. Tucker previously worked with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The club has also formally announced Dick LeBeau as assistant head coach for defense, and Mike Mularkey has been elevated to assistant head coach / tight ends coach.

Colorado: Sources tell FootballScoop that Jim Leavitt will be the new defensive coordinator.

Tennessee: Mike DeBord will be the new offensive coordinator at Tennessee, sources confirm to FootballScoop.

St. Louis Rams: Per Ian Rapoport, quarterbacks coach Frank Cignetti is expected to be promoted to offensive coordinator.

Colorado: Former Central Michigan defensive coordinator Joe Tumpkin will join the Colorado staff as defensive backs coach per SI.

Florida: Defensive line coach Terrell Williams is accepting a job with the Miami Dolphins according to the Gators' 247 site. Sports Illustrated reports Florida will hire Texas defensive line coach Chris Rumph to replace Williams. The AP has now confirmed both moves.

Ohio Northern (D-III - OH): Former Becker College (D-III - MA) running backs coach James Daniels is joining the Ohio Northern staff in the same capacity, per source.

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Notre Dame: Former Philadelphia Eagles staff member Todd Lyght, who four weeks ago accepted the corners position at Vanderbilt, is expected to join the staff at Notre Dame once everything is finalized, per source. We understand there is a Rivals report along the same lines as well.

Penn: Penn has announced former Rice and Kansas offensive coordinator John Reagan as its offensive coordinator.

Northern Arizona: Per source, receivers coach Tim Plough is being promoted to offensive coordinator.

San Jose State: Northern Arizona offensive line coach Adam Stenavich will be the new offensive line coach at San Jose State, per source. Jimmy Durkin who covers SJSU has reported the same.

North Carolina: Corners coachDan Disch, who served as defensive coordinator during the 2014 season, will not return for the 2015 season according to a report from the UNC Scout site. We can confirm.

Stanford: Stanford has an intern opening on the defensive side of the ball. College and / or pro playing experience preferred. All candidates must email resume to Associate AD Matt Doyle at No phone calls please.

TCU: We reported last night that Dick Bumpas is retiring. We understand that director of player personnel / special teams Dan Sharp is expected to take over defensive line. We also expect a promotion from within the staff to defensive coordinator. Will update once more clear.

Missouri: SI reported last night that Memphis corners coach Ryan Walters would be joining the Missouri staff to coach the safeties. We can confirm the move.

Simpson (D-III - IA): Simpson College is no longer accepting applicants for their full-time position. Thank you for the overwhelming interest in the position.

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Cleveland Browns: Per source, North Carolina Central (FCS) tight ends coach Mike McCarthy has joined the Browns staff as assistant offensive line coach. Also, Missouri defensive grad assistant Brian Duker will be joining the staff as a defensive intern, per source.

University of Redlands (D-III - CA): The University of Redlands is taking applications for an Offensive Football Graduate Assistant. Primary responsibilities include coaching running backs, assistant recruiting coordinator, and other duties as assigned. Bachelor’s degree and admission to one of the University of Redlands graduate programs is required. Recruiting experience strongly preferred. Tuition remission for graduate school, a monthly stipend, and meal plan are provided. Please email a cover letter, resume, reference list, and an unofficial copy of college transcript to: Jim Good, Associate Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator at

Did any staff have as much fun as BYU with their national signing day?

Webber International (NAIA - FL):Webber International University is looking for a game September 26th or October 3rd. Prefer NAIA opponent and a home game in 2015 with corresponding dates in 2016 to return the trip. Might consider away game in 2015 depending on travel. Please contact head coach Kelly Scott at

Kentucky Christian (NAIA): Defensive backs coach, and former NFL player, Dovonte Edwards has been selected to participate in the NFL-NCAA Coaches Academy.

San Diego State: Per source, Air Force quarterbacks coach Blane Morgan is joining the staff at San Diego State where he will coach the quarterbacks.

University of Redlands (D-III - CA): Former Orange Coast College (CC - CA) receivers coach Matt Griffith has accepted the receivers job at Redlands

Humboldt State (D-II - CA):Humboldt State is looking to fill two open dates for 2015, September 26th and October 17th. Prefer D-II but will consider all options. Guarantee offered for home game or will travel for guarantee. Home and home for 2015 & 2016 will also be considered. Contact Rob Smith at