Thursday February 3, 2011
Utah: Utah State defensive line coach Chad Kauha'aha'a has accepted the same position at Utah. Additionally, Kyle Whittingham has announced some changes to the offensive staff's responsibilities. Norm Chow will also coach the tight ends in addition to serving as offensive coordinator. Dave Schramm will now coach the running backs. Aaron Roderick is coaching the wide receivers. Aaron Alford who coached the running backs the past few seasons will move to director of high school relations. Tim Davis will coach the offensive line. Brian Johnson remains the quarterbacks coach.
UCLA: Sources close to the program tell us Rick Neuheisel has offered Nevada running backs coach Jim Mastro the title of run game coordinator.
Chicago Bears: As we previously reported, the Bears have hired Seattle Seahawks defensive line assistant Mike Phair as defensive line coach.
Rhode Island: Our sources tell us offensive line coach Roy Istvan has been promoted to offensive coordinator. Our source tells us that Brown University quarterbacks coach Liam Coen has accepted the quarterbacks job.
LSU: The Tigers don't mess around when it come to highlight films. See the bottom of the FootballScoop homepage.
Carolina Panthers: We hear Georgia inside linebacks coach Warren Belin is leaving to become the linebackers coach for the Panthers.
Rutgers: Former Pitt assistant Brian Angelichio has accepted the tight ends job.
Nebraska: We have learned that defensive backs coach Marvin Sanders has resigned. As we previously reported, Indiana corners coach Corey Raymond will replace Sanders.
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Edinboro University: Position: Assistant Football Coach/Offensive Coordinator (Position #35011686). Position Description: NCAA Division II; Regular; Full-time, one (1) year renewable. Responsibilities: The person in this position is responsible for coordinating the offense and will assist the head coach in implementing a competitive NCAA Division II program. This will include all phases of the program including recruiting, planning competitions, managing the budget for the program, making travel arrangements, assisting with the in-season and out-of-season player development, and strength training. Duties are performed within the framework of the PSAC and NCAA rules and regulations. This coach is expected to promote good public relations, participate in fundraising, and perform other athletic related duties as assigned. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; coaching experience at the collegiate level preferred; computer knowledge/abilities required; knowledge of PSAC and NCAA rules desirable; demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral, written and communication skills required; applicants will be required to successfully complete an interview and/or demonstration. Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. Salary: Commensurate with experience; excellent benefits. Application Procedures: Please submit a letter of application, resume, copies of transcripts and the name, address, and telephone number of three references to: Human Resources Office, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA 16444. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is building a diverse academic community and encourages people of color, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply. Application Deadline: Application materials must be received by February 18, 2011. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. For more information about employment opportunities or the University, visit www.edinboro.edu (keyword: employment opportunities).
NC A&T: After days of going back and forth, Grambling head coach Rod Broadway has now accepted the head coaching job at NC A&T.
Harvard: We are hearing Colorado School on Mines wide receivers coach / passing game coordinator Kris Barber accepted the wide receivers job at Harvard.
West Hills College: We hear former Merced College offensive coordinator Joe D'Agostino has accepted a position at West Hills College.
University of Findlay: Former Ohio Northern offensive coordinator Troy Rothenbuhler is the new offensive coordinator. Dan Hott and Thomas Howard will run the defense. Howard joins the staff from Lincoln University. Also, St. Vincent College assistant Dom Razzano has joined the staff as special team coach.
Nebraska: We hear Ohio linebackers coach Ross Els will interview with Bo Pelini for the linebackers job.
Indiana: We hear Nebraska coaching intern Brett Diersen has joined the Indiana staff as defensive line coach.
Kansas City Chiefs: Offensive line coach Bill Muir has been promoted to offensive coordinator. It is likely that head coach Todd Haley will call the plays. Muir will continue to coach the offensive line.
Elon University: Our sources tell us that NC State offensive grad assistant Bobby Blick has accepted the tight ends job at Elon University.
San Diego State: We have learned that Idaho offensive line coach Dan Finn has accepted the offensive line job at San Diego State.
Charlotte: Charlotte would like to hire a head coach by April 1st. The salary will be $175,000 for the head coach.
Alfred University: (Head JV Coach) a Division III institution and member of the Empire 8 Conference, invites applications for the position of Head JV Football Coach (full-time). Responsibilities include working with the Assistant Dean of First Year Students to monitor and assist football student-athletes in their first year academic preparations. Retention of student-athletes is of primary importance. Other duties include assisting the head coach in the organization and management of the football program. Bachelor’s Degree required (Master’s degree preferred), along with thorough knowledge of NCAA regulations, commitment to retention and academic success of student-athletes, recruiting success at the college level, and experience in organizing and motivating players. Anticipated starting date is March 15, 2011. The salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application and resume including names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: Jim Moretti, Director of Athletics, Alfred University, Alfred, NY 14802. AA/EOE
Atlanta Falcons: Head coach Mike Smith has signed a 3-year contract extension.
Michigan: Our sources tell us that Akron defensive coordinator Curt Mallory has accepted the defensive backs job on Brady Hoke's staff at Michigan.
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Tennessee Titans: The Titans have received permission to interview NY Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell.
Indianapolis Colts: Our sources tell us that Maryland running backs coach David Walker has accepted the running backs job with the Indianapolis Colts.
Temple: Tight ends / assistant offensive line coach Ed Foley will remain with the staff. He will now serve as the DFO.
Cincinnati Bengals: Virginia Destroyers head coach Jay Gruden will be named offensive coordinator, according to a report.
Stanford: Co-defensive coordinator Derek Mason will call the defense. Wide receivers coach Pep Hamilton has been promoted to offensive coordinator. Hamilton will also shift over to quarterbacks.
Tennessee Titans: New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has withdrawn his name from the Titans' coaching search.
Wesleyan (WV): Our sources tell us former UCLA grad assistant Brian Sheppard accepted the offensive coordinator position at Wesleyan.