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Thursday November 15, 2012

Thursday November 15, 2012

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Arkansas Tech (D-II): Head coach Steve Mullins announced that he is stepping down as head coach today. Mullins, who served as head coach for 16 seasons, will remain with the university as director of athletics. Thus, whoever the next head coach is will report to Mullins as his AD. 

Walsh University (D-II - OH): Offensive coordinator Chris Albrecht has been named interim head coach.

Thiel College (D-III - PA): Sources tell us running backs coach Bill Lawrence will not return to the staff. 

Westminster College (D-III - MO): We hear that former Oklahoma Panhandle State assistant head coach Sven Hack has been hired as offensive line coach at Westminster. 

John Carroll University (D-III - OH): Head coach Regis Scafe will not return in 2013. 

Livingstone College (D-II - NC): We've learned that head coach Elvin James has been relieved of his responsibilities. Livingstone's new head coach will be announced on Monday. 

Jim Harbaugh: The 49ers released a statement today saying that, "Coach Harbaugh is not at the facility today under doctor's orders. He is having a minor procedure done at Stanford Hospital today for an irregular heartbeat. We anticipate that he will be back at the facility tomorrow; but do not have any further information at this time..." We certainly hope everything is ok and will update upon hearing more information. 

FootballScoop Coaches of the Year presented by ProGrass: Nominations for coordinators and position coaches of the year are due tomorrow. You can't win if you don't get nominated. 

Augustana College (D-III - IL): At Augustana, sources tell us the staff will be reorganized and an existing staffer will take on the role of offensive coordinator (OC Zac Connors resigned recently). Expect them to hire an entry level coach in 2013. They are not accepting inquiries at this time. 

Point University (NAIA - GA): Head coach (and athletic director) Kevin Porter has resigned. Defensive line coach David Rocker has been named interim head coach. 

University of Redlands (D-III - CA): Redlands is looking to fill open dates in the 2013-2014 on September and 2014-2015 season with a home and home arrangement. The first game of both season deals will be at U of Redlands. All those interested please contact defensive coordinator Joey Mariani at for further details.

Northeastern State: After 37 seasons coaching, assistant head coach / co-defensive coordinator Mike Knoll has announced that he will be retiring. Knoll previously spent time as an assistant at Tulsa, Iowa State, Northwestern, and the University of Miami and has served as a head coach at New Mexico State and Upper Iowa. Coach Knoll is one of the good guys in the coaching profession, and we wish him the best.

Former Tennessee State coach Joe Gilliam Sr. has passed away at age 89. Gilliam served on staff for forty years, with four of those seasons as the head coach. Please keep coach Gilliam's family and the Tennessee State community in your thoughts.