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Thursday January 10, 2013

Thursday January 10, 2013

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Army: Sources tell us former Georgia Tech offensive line coach Todd Spencer will be the new offensive line coach at Army. Both Bill Tripp (tackles) and Gene McKeehan (centers & guards) have retired. 

FIU: Sources tell us former Tennessee safeties coach Josh Conklin will be the new defensive coordinator at FIU. 

Cleveland Browns: Rob Chudzinski will be the new head coach of the Browns per Chris Mortensen and Albert Breer. Chud has been the Panthers offensive coordinator for the past two seasons. 

Virginia State (D-II): James Madison tight ends coach (and former Richmond head coach) Latrell Scott has now accepted the Virginia State head job. 

Cincinnati: Sources tell us Nevada offensive line coach Darren Hiller and UAB running backs coach Tyson Helton will join the staff at Cincinnati. 

William & Mary: Offensive coordinator Zbik Kepa will not return to the staff.

Houston: The Tennessean reports that MTSU offensive line coach Glen Elarbee has accepted the same position at Houston. Tony Levine is rebuilding his staff for the second time (in 13 months). Houston defensive ends coach Carlton Hall's release has now been made official as well. 

Kansas City Chiefs: Sources tell us that Eagles quarterbacks coach Doug Pederson will be named offensive coordinator with the Chiefs. FoxSports and others have reported the same. 

Washington: Sark has promoted offensive grad assistant Jordan Paopao to tight ends coach. Paopao worked with the tight ends as a grad assistant. Further, special teams coordinator Johnny Nansen will now also coach the running backs and Peter Sirmon (linebackers) takes on "recruiting coordinator" title. 

Southeastern Oklahoma State: Sources tell us Iowa State quality control coach Mitch Moore has accepted the full time receivers job. Moore will also help with the strength and conditioning duties as well.

Texas A&M: Multiple outlets are reporting that West Virginia quarterbacks coach Jake Spavital is heading to A&M as the quarterbacks coach (we have not confirmed). As we've stated previously, look for running backs coach Clarence McKinney to take over as offensive coordinator.

Cleveland Browns: Browns beat writer Mary Kay Cabot is reporting that the franchis is meeting with Ken Whisenhunt today.

Itawamba (CC - MS): Sources tell us that offensive line coach Chris Jirgens is no longer with the program. We hear there are no positions currently open. We will update.

St. John's (D-III - MN): A few coaching announcements from St. John's have been made recently. Former Carleton College head coach Kurt Ramler has accepted the offensive coordinator job. Defensive coordinator Jerry Haugen will return for his 38th season as the defensive coordinator, and Jim Gagliardi will serve as an offensive assistant and coordinator of football ops. After serving one year as the running backs coach, Brandon Novak will move to the defensive side of the ball and serve as a defensive coordinator with Haugen. Also, defensive line coach Damien Dumonceaux has added recruiting coordinator duties.

Fort Lewis (D-II - CO): Cesar Rivas-Sandoval has announced his resignation as head coach

Northwest Mississippi CC: Brad LaPlante has been named head coach at Northwest. LaPlante is the former head coach at Rochester Community and Technical College and served this past season at special teams coordinator at Manvel High School in Texas. 

Texas A&M: We have confirmed that Jeff Banks will join Texas A&M staff. Banks served as special teams coordinator at UTEP last season and 9 days ago accepted the same role at UVA. Tyler Hamm first reported the move. 

Houston: We have learned that defensive coordinator Jamie Bryant will not return. 

Snow College: Defensive coordinator Britt Maughan has been promoted to head coach. 

San Diego State: Bob Toledo has been named offensive coordinator at San Diego State. The former UCLA and Tulane head coach served as an offensive consultant to Ben McEnroe's staff at Cal Lutheran (D-III) last season. 

Dallas Cowboys: Monte Kiffin is "the leading candidate" for the defensive coordinator according to Ed Werder of ESPN. 

University of San Diego (FCS): Sources tell us tight ends coach Cory White has been promoted to offensive line coach. 

Minnesota-Duluth (D-II): Macalester (D-III - MN) offensive coordinator Dan Larson has been named offensive coordinator.

Tennessee Titans: The Titans have let go linebackers coach Frank Bush according to Jim Wyatt.

Hamilton Tigercats: General manager and head coach Kent Austin has announced the hirings of Dennis McPhee (defensive line), Allen Rudolph (offensive line), and John Zamberlin (linebackers).

Miami: Sources close to the situation tell us that Mario Cristobal will coach the tight ends and will also serve as the associate head coach and Brennan Carroll will move to receivers coach.

Thiel (D-III - PA): Thiel has an opening for a full time intern on the offensive side of the ball. This position will report to the Head football Coach and the Director of Athletics. This position will be held accountable to recruit and retain quality student-athletes for the college and the football program. Perform other administrative duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics and Head Football Coach. This position is a 10 month position with stipend, full housing, meal plan, and benefits, and will require some responsibilities within the residence life area. Preference will be given to candidates with intercollegiate track experience either as a participant or as a coach. Bachelor’s degree required. Deadline for application is Wednesday, February 1, 2013. Submit cover letter and resume via e-mail to

Jacksonville Jaguars: Head coach Mike Mularkey has been let go.

Nebraska: The Omaha World-Herald is reporting that five assistants have received raises. Offensive coordinator Tim Beck will make $700,000, defensive coordinator John Papuchis will earn $310,000, , running backs coach Ron Brown will get a bump to $254,800, offensive line coach Barney Cotton will earn $254,800 and assistant offensive line coach John Garrison will make $245,000.

Arkansas Tech: Three coaches have been retained from the previous staff. Offensive coordinator Dean Norsworthy and receivers coach / recruiting coordinator Kyle Shipp will remain in the same roles while Clint Reed will move from the defensive line to the offensive line.

Western Illinois: Sources tell us that Steve Crutchley will join the staff. Crutchley previously coached the running backs at Southern Illinois.

Western Michigan: J.B Gibboney will join the staff as special teams coordinator. Gibboney served as the special teams coordinator at Purdue last season.

Marshall: Chuck Heater has accepted the defensive coordinator position. Heater previously served as the defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach at Temple.

UTEP: Arlington Heights HS (TX) head coach Todd Whitten is the new receivers coach at UTEP.

Oklahoma State: Defensive coordinator Bill Young will not return. We're hearing that co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Glenn Spencer will likely be promoted to the position.

Texas Tech: Steele HS (TX) head coach Mike Jinks will coach the running backs.

Mississippi Delta (CC): Sources tell us that Garden City CC head coach Jeff Tatum will be the new head coach.

University of San Diego: Sources tell us that New Mexico State defensive backs coach Mike Rutenberg is headed to San Diego as the defensive coordinator.

Western Illinois: Winona State offensive line coach / co-offensive coordinator A.J Blazek has been hired as the offensive line / run game coordinator at Western Illinois.