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Tuesday December 17, 2013

Tuesday December 17, 2013

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Arizona State: We told you earlier today on twitter that Mike Norvell wasn't leaving ASU. Now, multiple outlets are reporting that ASU is working on a new contract for him. Will update...

James Madison: Sources tell us that both George Barlow (Vanderbilt defensive backs) and Brian Stinespring (Virginia Tech tight ends / recruiting coordinator) interviewed today for the job. Based on what we're hearing, we'd look for a new head coach to be in place by the end of the week. 

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Washington: Sources tell us former Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease plans to join Chris Petersen's staff as receivers coach. 

Boise State: Defensive line coach Andy Avalos and tight ends/fullbacks/special teams coach Scott Huff will remain on Bryan Harsin's staff per a release from the University. Huff will move back to offensive line, Avalos' position is to be determined.

Southeast Missouri State (FCS): Sources tell us Tuke is planning to bring Toledo safeties coach Bryce Saia as defensive coordinator at SEMO. 

North Dakota State College of Science (JC): Merle Johnson has been hired as head coach. His first day on the job will be January 1. 

Loras College (D-III - IA): Loras College has promoted associate head coach/offensive line coach Steve Helminiak to head coach. 

Hampton (FCS - VA): Well that was interesting... Hampton has now announced the hiring of Winston Salem State (D-II) head coach Connell Maynor as head coach.

Dakota Wesleyan: Dakota Wesleyan University is no longer accepting applicants for their vacant defensive grad assistant position. Thank you for the overwhelming interest.

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Southeast Missouri: We've been telling you this on twitter for about a week now; but we hear Toledo defensive coordinator Tom Matukewicz will be named head coach at SEMO in the next 24-28 hours. 

Wilkes University (D-III - PA): Head coach Frank Sheptock has stepped down after 18 seasons leading the program. Sheptock has accepted an administrative position as the Director of Athletics at Berwick Area School District (PA).

Florida:  ESPN reporter Jeff Barlis says to expect Will Muschamp to make his offensive coordinator hire within the week.

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Miami (OH): Miami has now officially announced the hires that we told you about weeks ago. George Barnett (offensive line) and Eric Koehler (quarterbacks) will serve as co-offensive coordinators, and Pat Welsh will coach the tight ends. Welsh spent the past two seasons as a grad assistant at Notre Dame working with Chuck Martin.

Rhode Island (FCS): A source tells us that Ben Albert (Boston College defensive line coach), Tom Masella (Wagner associate head coach / offensive coordinator), John Perry (Delaware quarterbacks coach / passing game coordinator), and Jim Fleming (Central Florida defensive coordinator) are among the finalists for the head coaching job.

Hampton (FCS - VA): Sources tell us the head job at Hampton is coming open. Look for an announcement later today or tomorrow...

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Stephen F. Austin: We'll have a more full rundown for you guys soon on who is going to Stephen F. Austin with coach Conque; but Matt Williamson is headed there as defensive coordinator (same role he had at UCA). Offensive line coach Bill Best is going as well. More to come...

William Penn (NAIA - IA):William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa is looking for a home game vs. a NAIA opponent or travel for an FCS guarantee. Date we have open is September 6th. They can contact Todd Hafner at, or his office phone 641-673-2160.

Holy Cross: Former Maryland deputy athletic director Nate Pine has been hired as the new athletic director at Holy Cross.

Miami (OH): Athletic director David Sayler has received a five-year contract extension taking him through the 2018-2019 season.

Kenyon College (D-III - OH): Former offensive coordinator Kyle Cutnaw has been named head coach at Bluffton HS (OH). Cutnaw served as offensive coordinator for the program from 2008-2010.