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Thursday January 22, 2015

Thursday January 22, 2015


Tampa Bay: Tennessee offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian has now accepted the quarterbacks position with the Bucs.

Philadelphia Eagles: Boston College offensive coordinator Ryan Day has accepted the quarterbacks job with the Eagles.

Florida State: Former Florida defensive line coach Brad Lawing will join the staff at Florida State per We can confirm the hire. Lawing fills the spot left open when Sal Sunseri accepted a position with the Oakland Raiders, per source.

Colorado State - Pueblo (D-II): Per source, former McKendree University running backs coach Samuel Sewell is joining John Wristen's staff in the same capacity.

San Francisco 49ers: Former Jets and Browns head coach Eric Mangini is expected to join the Niners as defensive coordinator. per Schefter.

Tulane: Per source, New Orleans Saints offensive assistant / receivers Carter Sheridan will be the new receivers coach at Tulane.

San Francisco 49ers: The Niners are bring former Raiders interim head coach Tony Sparano on board to coach the tight ends, according to Adam Schefter.

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Missouri: Butler CC (KS) offensive line coach Cody Oates has joined the staff as an offensive analyst.

Arkansas: Dan Enos will make $550,000 annually with the Razorbacks and his contract runs through June 30, 2018 per Robbie Neiswanger. Enos earned $360,000 a year as head coach at Central Michigan.

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Ohio State: The football staff collected nearly $2 million in bonus money as a result of their postseason success, according to As a result of the National Title and Big Ten Championship, the staff (and AD Gene Smith) collected the following bonus': Urban Meyer - $400,000, Luke Fickell - $225,000, Tom Herman $206,250, Chris Ash - $195,000, Ed Warriner - $150,014, Larry Johnson - $150,000, Mickey Marotti - $144,750, Gene Smith (AD) - $120,000, Kerry Coombs - $112,500, Stan Drayton - $110,625, Tim Hinton - $107,252, and Zach Smith $63,764.

Hendrick Motorsports: Hendrick Motorsports, a leading NASCAR Motorsports operation, is currently seeking an experienced, highly motivated Pit Coach. The candidate should have demonstrated expertise in exercise techniques and a strong knowledge of physical training methods to produce maximum performance results. The ideal candidate must have experience in a collegiate or professional sports coaching environment with the ability to manage, motivate, and lead others while working within an extremely fast paced environment. In addition, the successful candidate will have extensive knowledge and experience planning, implementing and evaluating all aspects of the pit crew practice. This position is responsible for creating, tracking, and updating individual and team goals on a weekly basis, as well as the development and professional growth of the pit performers. The successful candidate will have experience in practice plan development, equipment development and maintenance. Position requires strong communication, flexible work schedule, the ability to travel extensively and an excellent ability to implement and execute strategies. Requirements: Bachelors required, 4 years of experience in a high performance coaching position, extensive travel on short notice, knowledge of video editing systems, prior pit crew or college/pro experience preferred. All candidate must apply directly to the position posting on Please no calls, emails or in-person inquires. Please no inquiries or submittals from professional recruiters or recruiting firms. At this time, we are only accepting applications for direct candidates.

B.C. Lions (CFL): Jeff Tedford has officially announced his coaching staff - George Cortez, offensive coordinator; Mark Washington, defensive coordinator; Johnny Holland, linebackers coach; Khari Jones, wide receivers coach; Chuck McMann, running backs/special teams coach; Doug Malone, offensive line coach; Robin Ross, defensive line; Quinn Tedford, offensive quality control; Willie Fields, defensive quality control.

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Colorado Mines (D-II): Nick Fulton, who has served as the offensive coordinator at Black Hills State (D-II - SD) since 2012, is the new offensive coordinator at Colorado Mines.

Youngstown State: Ron Brown, who coached the running backs at Nebraska the past four seasons, is joining Bo Pelini's staff at Youngstown State as associate head coach / running backs coach. Overall, Brown spent a total of 24 years on staff at Nebraska.

Utah State: We can confirm multiple local reports that former Oklahoma offensive coordinator Josh Heupel has agreed to become the new offensive coordinator at Utah State.

Tennessee: Fox Sports is reporting that offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian is leaving to "pursue other coaching opportunities". We can confirm this and add, per sources, Bajakian has been offered a very appealing NFL job (quarterbacks coach for the Tampa Bay Bucs...who have the first pick in this year's draft); with this morning's news regarding Central Michigan, a job Bajakian was in the running for when Dan Enos was hired, this might change things. Based on what we have heard, we would expect this to play out in the next 24-48 hours.

Tampa Bay Bucs: Andrew Weidinger has been added as an offensive quality control coach according to Greg Auman. Weidinger spent the last seven years with the Atlanta Falcons, three of them under Dirk Koetter.

Troy: Missouri Western defensive grad assistant Josh Jones has accepted a grad assistant job on Neal Brown's staff, per source.

Arkansas: Central Michigan head coach Dan Enos has been announced as the Razorbacks' offensive coordinator. Our story.

Central Michigan: Our story on why Dan Enos left, and where CMU may look from here.

Ouachita Baptist (D-II - AR): Per source, Paige Anders has been hired as co-defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach. Anders spent last season coaching the safeties and serving as recruiting coordinator at Arkansas Tech (D-II).

New York Jets: Todd Bowles will name Dolphins defensive line coach Kacy Rodgers as defensive coordinator according to Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

South Alabama: With the additions of Richard Owens (TEs) and Tyler Siskey (WRs) now official, Joey Jones' staff at USA is now complete. Tim Bowens, who coached the receivers last year will move to running backs.

Florida: Mississippi State defensive grad assistant Justin Hinds will join Jim McElwain's staff at Florida as a defensive grad assistant.

Illinois State (FCS): Head coach Brock Spack will receive a raise from $268,000 to $300,000 and a contract extension through the 2021 season, athletics director Larry Lyons has announced. Spock led the Redbirds to a 13-2 mark and an FCS championship appearance this fall.

Washington Redskins: Outside linebackers coach Brian Baker will not return according to ESPN980.

Louisiana College (D-III): Edna Karr HS (LA) assistant Brock Hays has been hired to coach the defensive line, per source.

East Los Angeles College (CC - CA): Per source, former Occidental (D-III - CA) defensive backs coach / special teams coordinator Rob Hartenfels is the new defensive coordinator.

Australian Future Stars Program: We are looking for high school and college coaches to come down to Australia in June to run a camp with the 2015 Australian Future stars Program. Each coach will receive their flights, meals and accommodation plus some spending money. The camp will be held on the Gold Coast, Australia and the dates are Friday 26th June - Monday 6th July 2015. Coaches can send their resume to - UPDATE: WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. THANK YOU FOR THE INTEREST.

Midwestern State (D-II - TX): Darren Paige, who coaches the wide receivers, has accepted an invitation to the 2015 NFL-NCAA Coaches Academy.

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East Los Angeles College (CC - CA): East Los Angles College is seeking applicants for offensive line coach. The position is a stipend position ($8,000) with no benefits. Please send resumes and any other pertinent materials to head coach Eric Marty at No phone calls please.