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Thursday March 6, 2014

Thursday March 6, 2014

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Our condolences go out to former North Carolina, Kent State, and Miami (OH) head coach Dick Crum, who lost his wife, Shirley, recently. Please keep the Crum family in your prayers.

Southeastern Louisiana (FCS): Sources tell us Patrick Toney has been promoted to safeties coach/special teams coordinator. He previously worked in an off-the-field capacity. 

Georgia State: Georgia State has hired former Detroit Lions wide receivers/tight ends coach Tim Lappano as wide receivers coach. 

Mt. San Antonio College (JC - CA): Assistant coach Daniel Al Gattas has been hired as head coach at Baldwin Park (Calif.) High School. 

Kentucky: As we reported Sunday, Texas State defensive coordinator and safeties coach Craig Naivar has joined the Kentucky staff as special teams coordinator and safeties coach. 

Duke: Graduate assistant, and former Blue Devil, Jeff Faris has been promoted to wide receivers coach. 

Stanford: Andrew Luck Director of Offense Mike Bloomgren has added the title of associate head coach.

Marshall: Chris Barclay, who coached the running backs at William and Mary last season, will be the new running backs coach, according to the Charleston Daily Mail. He replaces Thomas Brown, who accepted the same position at Wisconsin.

San Bernardino Valley (JC - CA): San Bernardino Valley College is seeking a walk on running backs coach. This position pays from $4200-$5000 per season (no housing, meals or benefits). Must be willing to coach position and recruit during off season. Must be able to commute to campus. Email Coach Emerson a coaching resume at

Virginia Union: Virginia Union University is looking for two quality control staff members. Room and board is negotiable. This is a non-salaried position. If you are interested, please contact Coach Fanoga at 307-760-3465. Please only serious inquiries.

Montreal Alouettes (CFL): New head coach Tim Higgins has announced his coaching staff: Noel Thorpe (assistant head coach/defensive coordinator/defensive backs), Rick Worman (offensive coordinator), Ryan Dwindiddie (quarterbacks), Erik Campbell (wide receivers), Mark Speckman (running backs), Andre Bolduc (offensive quality control/special teams assistant), Jean-Vincent Posy-Audette (defensive/special teams assistant), Anwar Stewart (defensive quality control). 

Georgia: Sources tell us that former Mississippi Valley State (FCS) offensive coordinator Alex Jackson has accepted an offensive quality control job at Georgia.

Miles College (D-II - AL): Per source, receivers coach Gary Banks has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Florence HS (AL).

Georgia: Running backs coach Bryan McClendon ($250,000) and tight ends coach John Lilly ($250,000) have received raises. Both coaches made $235,000 last year.

Stonehill (D-II - MA): Stonehill seeks an assistant football coach for defense. Preferred candidates will have prior experience playing/coaching DL, LB, or DB, at least 1 year of collegiate coaching experience, and have ties to the Northeast Region. A Bachelor’s degree and valid driver’s license is required. Salary will be commensurate with experience and includes a campus meal plan. Affordable housing is available. Position will begin immediately. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to defensive coordinator Eli Gardner at No phone calls please.

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Youngstown State: Mike Zordich has officially joined the staff as safeties coach / co-special teams coordinator, and Jamie Bryant has moved from special teams coach to defensive coordinator.

Missouri: Gary Pinkel's contract has been extended through 2020, with his base salary increasing from $2.8 million to $3.1 million. Pinkel can earn up to an additional $1.825 million in incentives. Also, the salary pool for assistants has bumped up to $3.2 million (was $2.66 million in 2013). Defensive coordinator Dave Steckel ($600,000) and offensive coordinator Josh Henson ($550,000) also received raises.

Indiana: Indiana is accepting resumes for special teams analyst. Send resumes to No phone calls.

Sacramento City College (JC - CA): Per source, former Oklahoma Panhandle State (D-II) running backs coach Troy Baker will be the new offensive line coach.

Stephen F. Austin: Chris Van Horn, who coached the defensive tackles at New Hampshire last season, has accepted the same position at Stephen F. Austin.

Coastal Carolina: Bill Durkin, the former offensive line coach at Bowling Green, has joined the staff at Coastal Carolina and will coach the running backs.

Southern Connecticut: Per source, New Hampshire defensive line coach Jon Shelton has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Southern Connecticut.

Orange Coast College (JC - CA): Per source, former Orange Coast offensive coordinator Rudy Camaano has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Long Beach Poly HS (CA).