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Tuesday December 3, 2013

Tuesday December 3, 2013

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West Alabama (D-II): Michael McCarty (running backs / director of football operations) has been named interim head coach. 

Northwest Mississippi CC: Sources tell us Troy University safeties coach Benjy Parker will join the staff at Northwest as defensive coordinator. 

TCU: We have confirmed that Houston offensive coordinator Doug Meacham plans to join the staff at TCU. 

UCLA: Jim Mora has chosen to remain at UCLA the school has announced. Mora, who was "in consideration" for the Washington job, has agreed to a new six year agreement (which the LA Times reports includes additional support for his staff). More to come... 

Miami (OH): Sources tell us Chuck Martin is building his staff. Will update as decisions are made. We do expect at least one and possibly two grad assistants from Notre Dame to go with him. We hear Illinois State offensive coordinator / offensive line coach George Barnett is likely to join the staff but not confirmed at this time. 

West Liberty (D-II - WV): Sources tell us that offensive coordinator Gary Krol is leaving to pursue other opportunities. 

West Virginia: Oliver Luck has issued a statement on the WVU football program (saying same info that we told you Sunday). "I strongly believe in our coaching staff, including the work that our strength and conditioning staff is doing. In my opinion, continuity is the key ingredient that will bring our football program back to the high level that Mountaineer fans expect."

South Florida: Willie Taggart said today he doesn't anticipate any changes to his coaching staff.

Miami (Ohio): Notre Dame offensive coordinator Chuck Martin will be the new head coach at Miami Ohio. Here's what you need to know.

Central State (D-II - OH): With the departure of head coach EJ Junior, assistant head coach / defensive coordinator Darrell Suber has been named the interim head coach.

Langston (NAIA - OK): Langston University is looking for two graduate assistants, one on the offensive side of the ball with experience at the running back position and one on the defensive side of the ball working with linebackers. Included in the graduate assistant package are tuition costs, as well as room and board. Please have a copy of GRE test results, as well as official undergraduate transcripts ready to submit to Coach Sanders. If you have not taken the GRE it can be taken on campus at Langston. Please email resumes and cover letter to Coach Sanders will contact qualified applicants as resumes are submitted.

Iowa State: We hear Iowa State will be posting an opening for an "assistant for football recruiting". This will be an off the field position helping to run recruiting operations. Look for it to be posted today is what we're hearing. 

St. Thomas (D-III - MN): The University of St. Thomas has an opening for an assistant coach/offensive coordinator. This is a full-time, 12 month position and UST is now accepting applications; required qualifications and more information is available at:

2013 Quarterbacks Coach of the Year - Finalists

North Dakota (FCS): Here's an updated list of guys that have formally applied for the head coaching job at North Dakota. Just a reminder, December 10th is the last day to apply.

Villanova (FCS - PA): Villanova University is seeking applications for a video coordinator position. Duties include, but are not limited to capturing and editing film, filming practice, data input, creating highlight films, and any other duties assigned by the head coach. Previous football video experience with XOS encouraged. Bachelor’s degree is required. Compensation will be $10,000 stipend over 12 months with a meal plan included. NO housing included, so Philadelphia area applicants are encouraged. Interested applicants should email resume and references to No phone calls please.

Wyoming: Sources tell us Jeff Tedford is a top target for this opening. We'll keep you posted.

Auburn: No surprise here, but athletics director Jay Jacobs tells the Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser he plans to renegotiate the contracts of head coach Gus Malzahn and his staff after the season is over. 

Sul Ross State (D-III - TX): The school has announced that interim head coach / athletic director John Tyree "will no longer perform those duties". Head baseball coach Bobby Mesker will assume the interim athletic director role on an interim basis, and a national search has begun for the program's new head coach. As we told you back in November, the entire assistant coaching staff has been relieved of their coaching duties.

New Orleans VooDoo (Arena): BJ Cohen, a former VooDoo offensive and defensive lineman, has joined the staff and will coach the offensive and defensive lines. 

Howard University: Head coach Gary Harrell has returned to Howard University from his voluntary leave of absence during the 2013 season.