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Thursday January 3, 2013

Thursday January 3, 2013

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Indiana State: Sources tell us Utah State offensive grad assistant Vince Natali will join Mike Sanford's staff at Indiana State as offensive line coach. 

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UMass: Offensive coordinator Mike Kruczek has left the program. Head coach Charley Molnar called the plays this season and hasn't ruled out doing so again and hiring at another position

FIU: Tampa Bay quarterbacks coach Ron Turner will be the new head coach at FIU per Brett McMurphy with ESPN. Sources have told us the same. 

Utah State: Sources tell us Montana State offensive coordinator Kevin McGiven will join Matt Wells' staff as offensive coordinator. 

Penn State: Bill O'Brien will remain at Penn State. David Jones reports O'Brien will receive a $1.3 million raise for 2013. 

Auburn: Florida State quarterbacks coach Dameyune Craig is heading to Auburn to join Gus Malzahn's staff. He will serve as co-offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach.

Virginia: Mike London has officially announced the addition of Tom O'Brien (associate head coach for offense / tight ends), John Tenuta (defensive coordinator), Jeff Banks (running backs / special teams coordinator) to the staff. Also, graduate assistant Marques Hagans has been promoted to full time receivers coach and corners coach Chip West has added the title of recruiting coordinator.

Cleveland Browns: Bill O'Brien has interviewed for the head coaching job, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Northwestern State (FCS - LA): Sources tell us that Valdosta State offensive coordinator Robbie Brown is headed to Northwestern State and will serve as the offensive coordinator.

Missouri Southern State: Missouri Southern State Univ. is currently accepting resumes to fill openings for the Defensive Coordinator, a full-time assistant position and 2 Intern positions available. Please send resumes to Head Football Coach Daryl Daye at

UCF: Defensive line coach Blaise Winter has been released. 

Iowa: Rob Howe of HawkeyeInsider is reporting that Erik Campbell is no longer the receivers coach and Brian Ferentz will move from offensive line to receivers, while graduate assistant / tight ends coach David Raih will take over the offensive line responsibilities. Update> Sources within the program tell us this report is "completely incorrect". We do however have information that Campbell will not return.

Georgia Tech: Paul Johnson stated today that he is committed to talking to three to four candidates, and that interim defensive coordinator Charles Kelly is being considered.

New York Giants: There are reports out there that Connecticut offensive coordinator George DeLeone is leaving to fill the vacant assistant offensive line position vacated by Matt Rhule. We have not confirmed. Update> Sources tells us these reports are not accurate.

East Carolina: There are strong indications that Florida State linebackers coach Greg Hudson will return to East Carolina as the defensive coordinator.

UVA: David Teel has broken the news that Tom O'Brien will join the staff. Tenuta isn't far behind... 

Saskatchewan Roughriders: Special teams coach Craig Dickenson has resigned. 

Cornell: Sources tell us fullbacks/tight ends/recruiting coordinator (and alum) David Archer is expected to be promoted to head coach at Cornell. A former captain, Archer started for three years on the offensive line for the Big Red. After one season as an assistant at Farleigh Dickinson, he has spent the past six years as Cornell assistant.

West Virginia State (D-II): West Virginia State University has an immediate opening for a Restricted Earnings Wide Receivers Coach. Responsibilities include coaching the Wide Receivers, assisting in coaching special teams, recruiting a designated area, and assisting with all video editing, strength and conditioning, and equipment responsibilities. Compensation includes $10,000 salary and housing. No benefits will be provided. A Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of one year coaching experience are required. A Master’s Degree and Offensive coaching experience at the college level are preferred. To apply, send cover letter, resume, and references to Scott Courter, Offensive Coordinator, at (no phone calls please).

Bethune Cookman (FCS- FL): Bethune-Cookman University is in need of a 2013 home game against a FCS opponent. Dates available are Sept. 7 and Sept. 28 in Daytona Beach and can return the game on August 30, Sept. 13, 20 or 27th in 2014. Contact Lynn W. Thompson, A.D. at if interested.

Tennessee Titans: Titans beat reporter Jim Wyatt is reporting that running backs coach Jim Skipper's contract will not be renewed.

Auburn: Rich Bisaccia has agreed to join the staff as running backs / special teams coordinator. 

Arkansas: Arkansas beat writer Robbie Niswanger reports that Hogs linebackers coach Randy Shannon will earn $315,000, cornerbacks coach Taver Johnson will make $250,000, wide receivers coach George McDonald will make $275,000 and running backs coach Joel Thomas will earn $235,000. Each agreement lasts through June 30, 2014. Strength coach Ben Herbert will earn $300,000 through June 30, 2016. 

East Carolina: Defensive coordinator Brian Mitchell's contract will not be renewed.

Mesa Community College (AZ): Eastern Arizona College assistant Chenelle Jones has been hired as the defensive coordinator.

Western Illinois: Montana Tech (NAIA) quarterbacks coach / offensive coordinator Ted Schlafke has accepted the quarterbacks / passing game coordinator position at Western Illinois. 

Case Western Reserve (D-III - OH): Case Western Reserve University is seeking applicants for the position of Instructor of Physical Education and Assistant Football Coach. This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits. Job responsibilities include defensive position coach, special teams coordinator, video coordinator and organizing prospect camps. Familiarity with HUDL video system is a plus. . Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. No phone calls please. Materials may be emailed to

Bucknell: We hear Tampa Bay Bucs offensive quality control coach Andy Aurich has accepted the offensive line job at Bucknell.

Mike McCoy: Bronco's offensive coordinator Mike McCoy is scheduled to interview with Buffalo and Arizona on Saturday, and Philadelphia on Sunday, according to Adam Schefter.

Charleston Southern (FCS - SC): Head coach Jay Mills is retiring. A press conference has been scheduled for later today.

Kansas City Chiefs: Chris Mortensen reports that Andy Reid and the Chiefs are "on the verge" of a deal. Will update.

St. Lawrence University (D-III - NY): St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY is accepting resumes for 2 GA positions.(1 offensive,1 defensive) This is a 2 year commitment with all classes covered and $10,000 in yearly salary. The positions will require coaching own position group and having own recruiting area. Please email resume to Please no phone calls.

Arkansas-Monticello (D-II): The University of Arkansas at Monticello has an opening for a full time position coaching the Offensive Line. This job pays $35,000 with full benefits. Job will also require teaching one class per year plus player academic responsibilities. Looking for an applicant that has background in Up Tempo style of play. Please email resume to or fax it to 870-460-1117. Please No phone calls!

New York Jets: 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble will interview with the Jets for the General Manager position this weekend per Matt Maiocco. 

Hamilton (CFL): Orlondo Steinauer is set to join the staff as co-defensive coordinator. Steinauer had been with the Argos for the past three seasons. 

Delta State (D-II - MS): Delta State is no longer accepting applications for the open grad assistant position. We thank you for all of the interest. 

JumpForward: At the AFCA, stop by and visit with the team from JumpForward. At the convention they will be introducing the "JumpForward Game Plan" a new product involving social media for recruits, coaches and fans that will increase awareness, educate the staff and keep recruits engaged. Some excellent new enhancements for the JF iPad app and team management tools as well! 

Virginia: Tom O'Brien is in talks with Mike London to join the staff as associate head coach according to David Teel. Not a done deal, but a possibility per Teel

Buffalo Bills: The Bills plan to interview Lovie Smith this weekend. Ian Rapoport reports this will be Lovie's first interview.

University of Charleston (D-II - WV): The University of Charleston is now accepting applications for a Defensive Assistant. The qualified applicant should have experience coaching secondary or linebackers at the college level. Recruiting and video breakdown experience is necessary. This position will also have other duties assigned by the Head Coach based upon applicants experience. Interested applicants should send letters of interest along with a resume to

Cleveland Browns: ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that Ken Whisenhunt interviewed with the Browns yesterday.

Cincinnati: We hear that offensive line and tight ends are still open at UC. Art Kaufman, John Lovett, Fred Tate and Robert Prunty are all on the job now. 

Colorado: Mike MacIntyre announced the hiring of six of his assistants from San Jose State... Brian Lindgren, Kent Baer, Klayton Adams, Gary Bernardi, Charles Clark and Jim Jeffcoat final assignments to be announced once staff is complete. Kyle Ringo reports the Mac hopes to have the full staff announced tomorrow. Darian Hagan will remain in an off the field capacity. 

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Bluefield College (NAIA - VA): Bluefield College, Mid-South Conference in SW Virginia, has an opening for a full time offensive line coach. Qualified applicants must have knowledge of zone blocking schemes and have worked in a no huddle system. Additional duties include, recruiting, assistance with video and equipment. Other duties may be assigned depending upon experiences. Candidates must demonstrate a personal faith in Jesus Christ and be committed to the Christian mission of the institution. To apply, visit to fill out the staff application and upload a resume, statement of faith, and cover letter.