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Thursday January 24, 2013

Thursday January 24, 2013

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Take a look at the updated list of head coaching changes

Jacksonville Jaguars: In addition to DeWayne Walker and Frank Scelfo, the team announced the hiring of George Yarno as offensive line coach this evening. 

St. Louis Rams: The Rams are hiring former Titans linebackers coach Frank Bush to the same position according to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. 

New Orleans Saints: The Saints have announced that defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and secondary coach Ken Flajole have been relieved of their duties.

Central Michigan: Dan Enos announced the hiring of George Ricumstrict as CMU's defensive line coach today. Ricumstrict is a former Central Michigan linebacker and has previous coaching experience at Central Michigan, Indiana, Miami (OH), and Michigan State. 

East Central CC (MS): Sources tell us former Eastern Michigan offensive coordinator Ken Karcher will be the next head coach.

New Mexico State: Offensive coordinator Doug Martin will serve as interim head coach.

Oklahoma State: Mike Gundy has announced the addition of Jason Ray as receivers coach. Ray coached the receivers last season at Wyoming.

Wisconsin-Whitewater (D-III): Sources tell us that University of Mary offensive coordinator Andy Kotelnicki has joined the staff and will serve as the quarterbacks coach / recruiting coordinator.

Eastern Michigan: Sources tell us former Western Illinois offensive coordinator KiJuan Ware has been offered a spot on the staff at Eastern Michigan. Will update...

New York Jets: The New York Daily news is reporting that the Jets have decided to part ways with offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo. Update>We have learned that this report is inaccurate and DeGuglielmo is still with the jets at this time.

Louisiana Tech: Skip Holtz has now officially announced the hiring of Matt Moore as offensive line coach (we told you back on the 8th). Moore coached at Texas Tech from 2007-11 and spent the 2012 season at Middle Tennessee. 

BYU: Just an update at BYU... Former offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Brandon Doman will not return. Doman's a quality coach and person and should have opportunities in the league or at another quality program (likely as quarterbacks coach). BYU is being very thorough in searching for the right coaches to finalize the offensive staff. They still have quarterbacks and receivers open. Some very talented coaches such as Paul Peterson (offensive coordinator at Sacramento State), Daren Wilkinson (current CSU Pueblo offensive coordinator / quarterbacks), Max Hall (former BYU quarterback, student assistant last season), Jason Beck (former BYU quarterback and current Simon Fraser OC/QBs) and Steve Clark (Southern Utah offensive coordinator) have all interviewed some more than once. Utah's Aaron Roderick was set to join the BYU staff at one point; but then opted to stay at Utah. We'll keep you posted...

West Texas A&M: Sources tell us defensive backs coach Nick Paremski will be promoted to defensive coordinator. Also hear linebackers coach Wendel Davis will join Colby Carthel at Texas A&M Commerce as linebackers coach. 

Central Michigan: Dan Enos' agreement has been extended one year (now runs through December 2016). Enos also received a $35,000 / year raise.

Louisiana Monroe: As we reported two weeks ago, Todd Berry has now officially promoted Mario Price to inside receivers coach. 

Jacksonville Jaguars: Sources tell us New Mexico State head coach DeWayne Walker met with NMSU officials and listened; but as reported, he has accepted the Jacksonville defensive backs job. 

USC: USC has announced that defensive backs coach Marvin Sanders has "left the program". Defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast will coach the secondary. 

ESPNU: Gene Chizik and Derek Dooley will serve as analysts for ESPNU on signing day. Could be fun.

Wyoming: Sources tell us Cal Poly defensive line coach Jamar Cain has accepted the same position at Wyoming. 

Miami: Multiple outlets are reporting that Florida State offensive coordinator James Coley has informed Jimbo Fisher that he is leaving for the Miami offensive coordinator position.

Cleveland Browns: Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer is reporting that the Browns have hired former Colorado head coach Jon Embree to coach the tight ends. Also,Carolina Panthers defensive assistant Bobby Babich will join Rob Chudzinski's staff as assistant secondary coach. Further, Cowboys beat writer Clarence Hill reports that the Browns have added former Cowboys defensive line coach Brian Baker as outside linebackers coach. 

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Morehead State (FCS - KY): New head coach Rob Tenyer has finalized his staff. Recap... Craig Mullins (OC/QBs), Phil Burnett (DC/LBs), Dontae Wright (RC/DL), Patrick St. Louis (OL/DFO), Andre Woodson (WR), Rod West (STC/DB), Brett Rude (Asst. OL/TE), Andrew Doan (SLB/RE), Matt Forrest (RB), Zach Lewis (Recruiting Intern), Joey Clegg (DFO Intern), Drew Miller (Video Intern). 

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LSU: Les Miles' contract has been extended through 2019. Miles will be paid $4.3 million per year under the agreement. 

Purdue: Sources tell us former North Carolina offensive coordinator John Shoop will join the Boilermaker staff as offensive coordinator.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Multiple outlets are reporting that former University of Arizona quarterbacks coach Frank Scelfo will join the Jags as the quarterbacks coach.

Tennessee Titans: Dave Ragone will coach the quarterbacks. He coached the receivers the past two seasons.

University of San Diego (FCS): Former FIU director of football operations Juan Lozano has accepted the same role at USD. 

Marian (NAIA - IN): Sources tell us North Carolina Wesleyan head coach Mark Henninger will be named head coach at Marian today. 

Arizona Cardinals: Former Carolina Panther defensive tackle Brentson Buckner is "finalizing a deal" to become defensive line coach of the Cardinals according to the Charlotte Observer. Buckner was an intern for the Steelers the past few seasons. 

Austin Peay: With head coach Rick Christophel accepting the tight ends job with the Arizona Cardinals, the University announced yesterday that defensive coordinator Granville Eastman will serve as interim head coach. 

Methodist University (D-III - NC): Methodist University is seeking an Intern Assistant Football Coach. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required. Defensive coaching experience preferred. Salary range is between $18,500 and $20,000 for a 10 month period. No housing or benefits. Responsibilities include but are not limited to coaching a defensive position, recruiting, academic monitoring and support, video, scouting, equipment control, and assisting the Head Coach in all phases of the program. Candidates shouldemaila cover letter, resume and names and contact information of 3 professional references toHuman Resources Office, ( Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. No Phone Calls.

Cornell: Sources tell us Princeton defensive coordinator Jared Backus has been offered the associate head coach position at Cornell. Also, we're hearing that Wagner offensive coordinator Jason Houghtaling will be the new offensive coordinator.

Lindsey Wilson (NAIA - KY): Rod Ojong has accepted a graduate assistant position at Lindsey Wilson College and will work with the linebackers. Ojong coached the linebackers this past season at Monmouth College (D-III - IL).

Morehead State (FCS - KY): Sources tell us Olivet College offensive line coach Patrick St. Louis will join the Morehead State staff in the same capacity.