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Thursday July 25, 2013

Thursday July 25, 2013

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Oklahoma: The Sooners have extended Bob Stoops' contract through 2020. No financial terms were announced. Details here.

Defiance College (D-III - OH): Brian Sheehan has finalized his staff. Craig McCord will move from linebackers to offensive line and Dan Cornely, who coached the defensive line last season and serves as strength and conditioning coordinator, will add the role of special teams coordinator. The rest of the staff will be as follows; Rory Mannering (linebackers), Tyler Bless (slots), former Denison running backs coach AJ Hatem (running backs), former Dublin Coffman HS (OH) corners Robert Brown (safeties).

Savannah State: First year head coach Earnest Wilson III has announced his coaching staff. Wilson will serve as the offensive coordinator and Corey Barlow (defensive coordinator / defensive backs) and David Roberson (outside linebackers / recruiting coordinator) have been retained. Additions to the staff include; Michael Wallace (inside linebackers and special teams), Willard Scissum (associate head coach / offensive line), Mister Askew (running backs), Jonas Jackson (defensive line), Lawrence Livingston (quarterbacks), Chris Buckner (wide receivers).

Bacone College (NAIA - OK): Bacone College is looking for volunteer coaches, video people and equipment managers. All positions are volunteer and we prefer local applicants. If interested, please contact coach Valentine at

Michigan State: Mark Dantonio stated at Big Ten Media Days that the Spartans are "in the process" of hiring a full-time coordinator of recruiting. 

Southern Miss: Former athletics director Jeff Hammond will remain at the university as the special assistant to USM president Rodney Bennett.

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Auburn: Athletic director Jay Jacobs announced yesterday intentions to hire a chief operating officer and a chief marketing officer for the Tigers' athletics department. 

Tennessee Tech (FCS): Watson Brown has promoted linebackers coach Donn Landholm to defensive coordinator following Billy Taylor's departure to East Tennessee State where we will serve in the same capacity. Brown says he doesn't plan to add another full-time assistant until the season is over. 

Indiana State (FCS): Quarterbacks coach Brian Sheppard has been promoted to offensive coordinator. 

LSU: Sources tell us that former Millsaps College (D-III - MS) linebackers coach / recruiting coordinator Ronnie Wheat has joined the LSU staff as the defensive intern.

Millsaps College (D-III - MS): Sources tell us that former Mississippi College (D-III) linebackers coach Jeremy DeSoto has joined the Millsaps College staff in the same capacity.

Bluefield College (NAIA - VA): Bluefield College is seeking applications for an intern defensive backs or wide receivers coach. The position pays $4000 for the season (no housing or meals included). Responsibilities includes, but not limited to, video editing, practice organization, contest preparation, recruitment weekends, student athlete development, and other duties as assigned by the Head Football Coach. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Interested applicants should send a Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Faith and three Professional References (including phone numbers) to Head Football Coach: Ordell Walker at Absolutely no phone calls.

Oklahoma: Chad Walker, who has served as the defensive coordinator at Mississippi College the past three seasons, has joined the Sooner staff as a defensive quality control coach.