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Thursday June 7, 2012

Thursday June 7, 2012

Georgia: Mark Richt's long discussed extension has finally been finalized. Richt is now under contract through 2016. The extension did not involve an increase in salary but did remove any buyout Richt would have been obligated to pay in the event he chooses to leave. 

Clemson: Clemson announced a three year extension for Dabo Swinney today. Swinney's annual compensation is $1.965 million plus incentives and escalators. 

Eastern Washington: Receivers coach Junior Adams will participate in a Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship with the Minnesota Vikings. 

Montana: Sources tell us that Kefense Hynson has accepted the tight ends job at Montana. 

Mercyhurst University (D-II - PA): We hear former Monterey Peninsula College (JUCO - CA) defensive coordinator / video coordinator Ryan Riemedio has accepted a grad assistant position at Mercyhurst working with the tight ends and strength and conditioning program.

Carnegie Mellon University (D-III - PA): Carnegie Mellon is seeking applicants for a part-time assistant football intern (Offense - Receivers Coach). Responsibilities for this position include demonstrating competency in sport skill instruction, motivation and ability to conduct practice sessions under the direction of the head coach. This position will also effectively recruit under the direction of the head coach. Demonstrate sincere interest in personal, academic and athletic progress of student-athletes. Exhibit supportive and cooperative behavior pursuing sport programs goals set by head coach. Demonstrate leadership ability and professional behavior when dealing with student-athletes. Qualifications: Bachelors degree required with G.A. collegiate coaching experience preferred. This is a 10-month internship position, August through May. Please upload a letter of application and resume including three references for Job #9236 at: No phone calls please. Carnegie Mellon is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Alfred University (D-III - NY): We have learned that Ed Raby Jr. has accepted the defensive line grad assistant position at Alfred University. Raby just finished his playing career at Alma College. 

Oklahoma Panhandle State: Devin McDonald has accepted the Defensive Line job at Oklahoma Panhandle State University. Coach McDonald was a student assistant coach last year at Angelo State and is currently finishing a season with the Louisiana Swashbucklers of the PIFL.

Florida Tech (D-II): We have learned that Indiana State (FCS) outside linebackers coach Danny Sabock has accepted the special teams coordinator role with Florida Tech. 

Indiana State: We hear Indiana State has already identified the person who will fill Sabock's position. 

Tennessee Titans: Scouting coordinator Blake Beddingfield has been promoted to the role of director of college scouting.

LSU: Sources tell us all GA / quality control type positions at LSU have been filled. As we previously told you, Aaron Vice has joined the staff as an offensive grad assistant. We hear that Monsignor Pace HS (FL) head coach Alvin Slaughter has joined the staff supporting special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey. On the defensive side of the ball we hear both Gordon Steele and Chris Kragthorpe have roles. We also hear that Justin Vincent has been hired as assistant director of player personnel. 

Midwestern State (D-II - TX): Midwestern State, playing in the Lone Star Conference, is currently seeking a Graduate Assistant/Restricted Earnings Football Coach. The position includes a stipend, possible housing, and tuition assistance for graduate school. Coaching responsibilities to include but not limited to Tight Ends. Additional responsibilities include all aspects of the football program. Experience playing or coaching Tight Ends/Offensive Line preferred. Knowledge of Webb Video Editing system preferred. Bachelor’s degree required. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please fax or email a cover letter, resume, and three references including contact numbers to Secretary Nancy Halvorsen at or Offensive line Coach Alex Herron at Fax # (940) 613-0187. Please No Phone Calls.

Webber International (NAIA - FL): Sources tell us that Charleston Southern (FCS - SC) running backs coach Chuck Kelly has accepted the offensive line job at Webber. 

Howard University: Co-offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Chennis Berry will participate in a Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship with the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

Alabama State: Defensive line coach Tyrone Rogers has accepted the head coaching position at Montgomery Lee High School. 

Robert Morris: In early May, quarterbacks coach Camdin Crouse was in an accident on his ATV that nearly cost him his life. His left leg has been amputated; but he has set a personal goal of being back on the sideline this fall with a prosthetic leg. Please take a minute to read this article about the accident and his ongoing recovery...and please also take some time to both pray for Coach Crouse and to realize how important life is and tell those that matter how important they are in your life. 

Mississippi College (D-III): MC is seeking applicants for a defensive grad assistant. Please email resume and references to Chad Walker at

Wyoming: As we told you back in April, LSU assistant strength coach Derrick LeBlanc has been hired to coach the defensive line at Wyoming. Yesterday, Dave Christensen announced how he was shuffling the staff...Pete Kaligis is now assistant head coach and will coach the running backs and work with the offensive line. Jason Ray and Derek Sage are now both coaching receivers. Matt Rahl and LeBlance are both coaching the defensive line (and Rahl is also serving as recruiting coordinator). Danilo Robinson is now director of player personnel and Brent Vernon has been named executive assistant to the head coach and assistant director of football operations. See the bottom of this link to view their full staff assignments.