Thursday March 21, 2013

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Former Colorado head coach Bill McCartney's wife Lyndi passed away today. Please keep their family in your prayers. 

Florida A&M: The Tallahassee Democrat reports that Earl Holmes' staff is as follows... Quinn Gray (offensive coordinator), Edwin Pata (offensive line), Elijah Williams (running backs), Ernie Mills (receivers), Juan Vasquez (special teams), Levon Kirkland (defensive coordinator / linebackers), George Small (defensive line / associate head coach), Chris Cash and Corey Fuller will coach the secondary. 

Wake Forest: Former Carolina Panthers assistant Warren Belin has been announced as the new outside linebackers coach at Wake Forest. 

Ole Miss: Athletic director Ross Bjork has received a one year extension. Bjork now, once again, has a four year agreement, the most allowed under state law. Bjork's annual compensation was raised from $400,000 to $460,000, slightly ahead of Mississippi State AD Scott Stricklin who makes $450,000

Tuskegee: Patric Simon has stepped down from the athletic director position. Men's basketball coach Leon Douglas will serve as the interim AD.

Middle Tennessee: Rick Stockstill has announced the addition of Rick Mallory to coach the tackles and tight ends. Mallory replaces AJ Ricker, who joined the Illinois staff as offensive line coach.

Wake Forest: Jim Grobe announced yesterday that Derrick Jackson will move from coaching the linebackers to coaching the secondary.

William and Mary: Kevin Rogers has officially been announced as the new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Rogers spent last year as the associate head coach / quarterbacks coach at Temple.

Dakota State (NAIA -SD): Dakota State University is looking for a Defensive Line Football coach, Throwing Coach for Track, and Equipment Manager. Responsibilities include practice / game preparation, recruiting, summer camps, equipment, video breakdown and other duties as assigned by the Head Football and Track coach. Bachelor’s degree required, and those with college coaching and/or playing on the defensive line in college, as well as coaching and/or throwing shot put and discus in college track preferred. Salary is $17,000 on a 9-month contract with no teaching duties. Position will Close on Monday March 25. Interested candidates need to go to this link to apply. Please apply for the "Assistant football coach and throwing for track" position. DO NOT email or contact the head football or track coaches.

Tulsa: Eastern Michigan athletic director Derrick Gragg has accepted the AD job at Tulsa.

Northern Iowa: Along with the additions of Bryce Paup (defensive line) and Brandon Lynch (defensive backs), head coach Mark Farley has also announced the promotion of Todd Blythe to coach the receivers. Blythe, a former Iowa State receiver, served as a volunteer coach for the Panthers last season.

Alabama: Bill Battle, who coached Tennessee in the 70s, and who runs Collegiate Licensing Company is expected to become the new athletic director at Alabama. Battle is being recommended by University President Judy Bonner and Mal Moore. 

Northwest Missouri State: Legendary Northwest head coach Mel Tjeerdsma, who retired as the winningest coach in program history, is returning as director of athletics.

No-Huddle Study: New research uncovers emerging trends in the no-huddle's organizational systems; tempos; practice planning; and coach-to-player communications. Click here to read the full study.

McKendree University (D-II - IL):McKendree University (D-II- IL): Mckendree University is looking for a game on September 6, 2014 and also on September 27, 2014. Looking for a Home/Away, 2014-2015 will consider a guarantee. If interested, please contact Trent Poelker at tspoelker@mckendree.edu.

Fordham: Sources tell us that former Bowling Green offensive line grad assistant Ian Pace will be the new director of football operations at Fordham.