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Thursday October 23, 2014

Thursday October 23, 2014


Mendocino College (JC - CA): Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Matt Schaffert resigned due to personal health and professional reasons. Head coach Frank Espy has taken over offensive play calling duties.

Shippensburg (D-II - PA): Shippensburg University is now accepting applications for a defensive graduate assistant (defensive backs). Starting date is January 12, 2015. Compensation includes tuition and stipend. Housing is not included. Job duties: coaching your own position, practice planning, scouting, video analysis, skill and team instruction, all phases of recruiting and responsibilities as assigned by the head coach. Coaching and/or playing experience preferred. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to head coach Mark Maciejewski at No phone calls please.

SEC: The league has formed a five-member search committee (Arkansas chancellor Dr. David Gearhart, Alabama president Dr. Judith Bonner, Kentucky president Dr. Eli Capilouto, Mississippi State president Dr. Mark Keenum, and Missouri president Dr. R. Bowen Loftin) to find Mike Slive's replacement. The conference hopes to have a new commissioner in place "in a timely manner to allow a transition period before Slive's retirement on July 31, 2015."

Florida: 247 Sports is reporting this morning that Chip Kelly would listen if Florida called. Colin Cowherd added much of the same on the radio. We checked with a source as close as possible to the situation. The response was "Zero Chance!"

SMU: The Dallas Morning News is reporting this morning that per a source, SMU has already had "preliminary discussions with Mack Brown, floating $4 million annually over eight years, sources say." Anyone believe that?

Oklahoma State: Oklahoma State has filed suit against Texas "offensive coordinator" Joe Wickline. At stake, $593,000.

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