Thursday February 7, 2013
Iowa: Sources tell us Hampton offensive coordinator Earnest Wilson interviewed today for the receivers job at Iowa.
Illinois: Receivers coach Billy Gonzales will not return to the staff.
Nebraska: We hear Kansas offensive grad assistant Kyle Brey has joined the Huskers' staff in the same capacity.
Pitt: Sources tell us Paul Chryst is likely to go with co-defensive coordinators this year with defensive backs coach Matt House and linebackers coach Chris Haering share the title co-DC. We hear House will likely call the defense. Update> Sources and local reports say this decision is not yet made as Chryst continues to seek to hire a defensive coordinator at this time.
New York Jets: Former Auburn defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder will coach the linebackers for the Jets.
Boston College: The school has announced that Kevin Lempa will coach the secondary, and Sean McGowan will coordinate the special teams and coach the SAM linebackers / nickel package.
Cerritos (CC - CA): Cerritos Community College located in Norwalk, CA is looking to fill a Defensive Line position. It is a stipend position with possibility of extra classes for additional income. College experience preferred or minimum of five years HS experience. We will be accepting resumes up until Feb 22. Please email resume to Tom Caines at email@example.com . Please no phone calls
North Greenville (D-II - SC): VMI (FCS - VA) defensive coordinator Jeff Farrington has been announced as the new head coach at North Greenville.
Arkansas State: Bryan Harsin has announced the addition of Anthony Tucker to coach the receivers. Tucker spent the past two seasons at Idaho State where he coached the outside receivers.
Hamline (D-III - MN): Sources tell us Bucknell corners coach Chip Taylor will be the new defensive coordinator at Hamline.
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Cornell: David Archer has competed his coaching staff. Recapping the new members of the staff; Jared Backus (associate head coach / defensive coordinator), Jason Houghtaling (offensive coordinator), Shane Hurd (assistant head coach / quarterbacks), Greg Jones (secondary), Mike Neuberger (running backs / tight ends). The following coaches have been retained; Travis Burkett (assistant head coach / defensive line), Emani Fenton (recruiting coordinator / inside linebackers), David Hanna (special teams coordinator / wide receivers). Longtime assistant Pete DeStefano will transition into an off the field role.
Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL): The Saskatchewan Roughriders are accepting applications for the position of Assistant Special Teams Coach. This position will be a full-time seasonal position which will start March 1, 2013 and will conclude December 1, 2013. Some positional work may be involved as well. Candidates should have a minimum 8 years NFL, CFL, CIS or NCAA special teams coaching experience. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and a minimum of 4 professional references to the Saskatchewan Roughriders at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put Special Teams Assistant in the subject line of your email. No phone calls or faxes please.
Cleveland Browns: Former Saints assistant Ken Flajole has been brought on as the inside linebackers coach.
Trinity University (D-III - TX): Former NFL receiver, and Trinity alum, Jerheme Urban has been named offensive coordinator.
Kutztown (D-II - PA): Sources tell us Bucknell linebackers coach Ross Pennypacker will be the new defensive coordinator at Kutztown.
Jacksonville: The Jaguars announced today that Gus Bradley has finalized his staff with the official addiitions of Ron Middleton (tight ends / assistant special teams), Terry Richardson (running backs), Matthew Smiley (assistant special teams) and Mike Rutenberg (assistant defensive backs).
Bucknell (FCS): Bucknell will have two positions open on the defensive side of the ball. The Linebacker/Special Teams Coordinator is a full time full benefit position. The Cornerback position is a restricted earning, partial benefit position. Please email resumes and references to Joe Susan HFC email@example.com. The candidates must also apply online on the Bucknell University website via this link.
Northern Arizona (FCS): Sources tell us former UC Davis quarterbacks / co-OC Tim Plough will join the Northern Arizona staff as receviers coach.
Denver Broncos: Sources tell us that former Browns assistant Chris Beake has been hired as defensive assistant with the Broncos.
Philadelphia Eagles: Sources tell us Alabama offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland will be the new offensive line coach for the Eagles.
FIU: Sources in Miami tell us that multiple candidates are being considered for the defensive backs job. We'll keep you updated.
Tampa Bay Bucs: Rutgers defensive coordinator Robb Smith has joined the staff as linebackers coach. Bob Fraser, who coached the linebackers last season has been promoted to assistant defensive coordinator.
Tennessee Titans: Gregg Williams has been reinstated by the NFL and has joined the Titans staff as a senior defensive assistant, according to Titans beat writer Jim Wyatt.
Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles have hired former Browns linebackers coach Billy Davis to be their defensive coordinator according to Geoff Mosher of CSN Philadelphia. We have confirmed the hire.
NFL: The league has officially named Dean Blandino its vice president of officiating.
Oklahoma State: Mike Gundy has officially announced Mike Yurcich as the Cowboys' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Yurcich has been the offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach at Shippensburg University (D-II - PA) for the past two seasons and was the OC at Edinboro (D-II - PA) for several years before that. Here's our summary of the hire.
Georgia: Georgia has announced that Todd Grantham has informed the school that he will interview for the Saints defensive coordinator job today.
Auburn: Former Auburn graduate assistant Karibi Dede has accepted the head coaching job at Woodbridge Senior HS (VA).
Southern Miss: Sources tell us University of Pikeville (NAIA - KY) defensive coordinator Dayne Brown will join the staff as recruiting coordinator.
Cleveland Browns: Sources tell us that former Carolina running backs coach John Settle has been added to the Browns staff.
Millsaps (D-III - MS): Trinity University (D-III - TX) offensive coordinator Jason Guthrie has accepted the offensive coordinator role at Millsaps.
Luther College (D-III - IA): William Penn grad assistant Payton Haynes has joined the staff at Luther College.
William Penn (NAIA - IA): We hear Clayton Norberg has been promoted to full-time defensive backs coach.