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Thursday January 2, 2014

Thursday January 2, 2014

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Connecticut: Richmond associate head coach/running backs coach/recruiting coordinator Wayne Lineburg will join Bob Diaco's staff in an unspecified role according to Desmond Conner of the Hartford (Conn.) Courant. 

Army: Georgia Southern AD Tom Kleinlein said today that quarterbacks coach Mitch Ware, tight ends coach Sean Saturnio and running backs coach Lamont Seward all plan to follow Monken to Army. 

North Dakota: We told you this was coming; and now its official. Minot State head coach Paul Rudolph has now been named offensive coordinator at North Dakota. Minot State says they plan to fill the position by the end of the month. 

Texas: ESPN reported this afternoon that Texas has sincere interest in Jim Mora and that there has been communication today with his representatives. Mora is an excellent coach; but our opinion is that his next stop (whenever he chooses to leave UCLA) will be in the league, not at Texas. Don't think this search is over yet. 

Montana Tech: Head coach Chuck Morrell has now announced that special teams coordinator / linebackers coach BJ Campbell has been promoted to defensive coordinator and that former McPherson College head coach Pete Sterbick will take over as offensive coordinator. 

A look at all of the head coaching changes NFL through NAIA

Florida State: Florida State's assistant pool will grow by 17 percent, AD Stan Wilcox confirmed today to the Tallahassee Democrat, from $2.86 million to $3.35 million. It will be up to Jimbo Fisher to decide how to dole out that extra $486,000. Defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt and offensive line coach Rick Trickett are the team's highest-paid assistants at $500,000 and $455,000, respectively. 

New York Giants: Offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride has announced his retirement from coaching. Heck of a run. 

Wake Forest: Dave Clawson has announced that Warren Belin (linebackers) has been retained as part of his new staff, and former Rutgers defensive coordinator Dave Cohen has been brought on board to coach the defensive line. Also, as we told you a few weeks back, Derrick Jackson has been retained and will coach the secondary.

Washington Redskins: Jim Caldwell interviewed with ownership yesterday, per Schefter.

Detroit Lions: Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell's interview is set for Friday, according to Adam Schefter.

Cleveland Browns: The Browns will interview Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles on Friday, per the NFL Network.

Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons have been denied permission to speak to Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach Jeff Davidson.

Arkansas State: Just closing the loop, Blake Anderson has officially announced the additions of Walt Bell (co-offensive coordinator), Luke Paschall (wide receivers / special teams coordinator), Glen Elarbee (co-offensive coordinator), Brian Early (safeties), Joe Cauthen (defensive coordinator), and Keith Heckendorf (quarterbacks).

Sacred Heart (FCS - CT):Sacred Heart University is looking to fill an open date on Sept 27th or Oct 4th in 2014. Willing to travel in 2014. Please contact Head Coach Mark Nofri at 203-396-8103, or

Senior Bowl: The Senior Bowl will be coached by the staffs of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Atlanta Falcons. The game will be played January 25th.

Southeast Missouri: As we first told you a few weeks ago, Bryce Saia has now officially joined the staff as defensive coordinator.

Westminster (D-III - PA): Back on Wednesday we told you about a handful of coaches that are among the finalists for the head coaching job, and we're also hearing that former Emory and Henry (D-III - VA) head coach Don Montgomery is a strong candidate as well. Some of the other names that we've heard (previously reported) are Dan Knause (OLBs at Carnegie Mellon), Jason Makrinos (DBs at Slippery Rock), Jay Foster (HC at Clarion), Jon Latina (OL/Assistant HC at Duke), Mike Pinchotti (DC at Geneva College) and Scott Benzel (DC at St. Francis).

Jones County Junior College (MS): Offensive coordinator David Thornton, who has been acting as the interim head coach since the first of the year, will take over on a permanent basis on January 15th pending official approval, according to the Mississippi Press.

Cleveland Browns: Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels will interview on Saturday, according to Adam Schefter.

Eastern Illinois: Haven't really heard much reportable news on this search thus far. The primary thing we hear from coaches is that the AD wants to maintain the aggressive, up tempo offensive style that Dino Babers put in place. We did see a note from Chuck Landon who is very tied in at Marshall that said that Marshall offensive coordinator Bill Legg has applied for the EIU head job. We'll keep you posted.

Texas: Steve Patterson wants to interview Art Briles, possibly as soon as today, according to Chip Brown of Orangebloods. Briles reportedly told Baylor officials "you have nothing to worry about" last night; but let's wait for this to play out. According to Brown, Patterson has already interviewed both James Franklin and Charlie Strong. 

FAU: Sources tell us that Chris Hurd will coach the tight ends and coordinate special teams.

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Hampton: Sources tell us that the following guys make up the Hampton staff at this point; former Winston-Salem State assistant head coach / offensive line coach John Eder, Duane Taylor (receivers), Michael Ramseur (running backs), and Gary Lowery (defensive line).

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North Carolina Central: Sources tell us that Tulane offensive grad assistant Mike McCarthy will join the North Carolina Central staff.