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Thursday February 23, 2012

Thursday February 23, 2012

Rice: As we told you earlier this week, Rice has now officially named Michael Slater their defensive line coach. 

Southern: Our sources tell us Stump is staying in Baton Rouge. In an interview yesterday he announced that defensive line coach Tayrone Odums will serve as defensive coordinator this year and that Jason Palermo is currently coaching the defensive line. Currently we say, because we hear Palermo has an offer to coach the offensive line at another FCS program. We'll keep you posted. 

Tampa Bay: This morning, the Bucs announced the hiring of former Raiders special teams coordinator Bob Ligashesky as their new special teams coordinator. 

Nebraska Kearney: We hear Andy Siegel will be named offensive coordinator at Nebraska Kearney. Siegel is the former offensive coordinator at East Mississippi CC. 

Samford: Sources tell us receivers coach Antonio "AC" Carter is no longer with the program. 

Lamar: Sources tell us Ray Woodard plans to bring Carey Bailey on staff to coach the defensive line. We like the hire. Bailey is the former head coach at Howard and has coached the defensive line for several programs including Minnesota, Oklahoma State, Louisiana Lafayette, MTSU, West Virginia, etc...

Fort Lewis (D-II - CO): Offensive coordinator Matt Steinfeldt has accepted the head coaching position at Aztez High School (NM).

Wabash College (D-III - IN): University of Texas-San Antonio defensive graduate assistant Aaron Selby has been hired to coach the receivers.

Idaho: Robb Akey has announced that quarterbacks coach Jason Gesser will also serve as offensive coordinator.

Stanford: We hear Stanford is likely to hire Pete Alamar as special teams coordinator. Alamar served as special teams coordinator / tight ends at Fresno State the past two seasons and at Cal for seven seasons prior to that. 

Bowling Green: As we told you last week, Dave Clawson has now officially announced the hiring of former UCLA linebackers coach Clark Lea in the same capacity. 

Delta State: Delta State is looking for a game on November 3, 2012. Preferably a home and home; but will consider other options as well. Please contact head coach Jamey Chadwell at to discuss. 

Miami (OH): Sources tell us to expect Don Treadwell to promote linebackers coach Jay Peterson to defensive coordinator. 

Gannon University (D-II - PA): In a surprising move, head coach Jim Kiernan has resigned (just a month after agreeing to an extension). Defesnive coordinator Brad Rzyczycki has been named interim and the University has announced it will begin a search today. 

Northern Michigan (D-II): Sources tell us that Marcus Knight is likely to be offered the receivers job at Northern Michigan. We have learned that this is not yet a done deal. Knight previously served as the receivers coach at Valparaiso (FCS - IN).

College of DuPage (JUCO - IL): College of DuPage, the community college located in the west suburbs of Chicago, is seeking qualified applicants for a Linebacker Coach. This individual must possess a bachelor’s degree, strong professional/interpersonal communication skills, organizational efficiency, and computer proficiency with some experience with DSV/HUDL editing software. Duties will include coaching the LB’s, individual position meetings, recruiting, tendency breakdowns/self scouting, assisting our S&C coach, overall management of your position group, and other duties assigned by the Head Football Coach. Compensation will include a competitive stipend paid over 10 months, with other earning possibilities such as teaching classes and weight room/study hall supervision for qualified individuals. No housing, meals, or benefits included. Interested individuals should email a cover letter, resume, and at least 3 references to Pat Callahan (Defensive Coordinator) at No phone calls please…

Gardner Webb: Sources tell us that former Ole Miss special teams quality control Kyle Dickerson has accepted the running backs job at Gardner Webb.

Maryland: Randy Edsall has announced a few tweaks in staff assignments. Lyndon Johnson will now coach the outside linebackers, and Andre Powell will take over as special teams coordinator as well as coach the running backs.

Colby College (D-III - ME): Colby has announced that Jonathan Michaeles has been named head coach. Michaeles has spent the last eight seasons on the Colby staff as an assistant.

University of New Haven (D-II – CT): New Haven is looking for a game on September 29th. We would prefer a Home and home beginning at New Haven in 2012 and we will return in 2013. We would also travel to an FCS opponent with a guarantee. Please email Head Coach Pete Rossomando at

Chowan University (D-II - NC): We have learned that former Ellsworth Community College defensive coordinator Ricky Coon has taken the defensive line job.

Rose-Hulman (D-III - IN): Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has a Defensive Line Intern position available. The position is football only, and will pay $3,000 for the remainder of this year, through June 30, and $12,000 for next year. No housing or benefits are provided. If interested, please submit your materials via the Rose-Hulman Human Resources website at:

FAU: Sources tell us Miami (OH) defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis has now accepted the same position at FAU. 

In case you didn't check The Scoop last night...scroll down - LSU lost a coach...

Utah: We have learned this morning that Utah State running backs / tight ends / recruiting coordinator Ilaisa Tuiaki will join the staff at Utah. Good coach. 

Coffeyville CC: Coffeyville is seeking applicants to fill a position on offense. Must have offensive line and Hudl experience. Housing, meals and a stipend included. Please email resumes to offensive coordinator Matt Mattox at

New Mexico State: Receivers coach R. Todd Littlejohn has added the assistant head coach title. 

Victor Valley College (JC - CA): Victor Valley is seeking applicants for defensive backs coach. This is a stipend only position with no benefits. Stipend to be between $3,000 and $10,000. Please email resume and references to defensive coordinator James Stewart at Serious inquiries only. Looking to fill quickly. No phone calls please.