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Tuesday February 19, 2013

Tuesday February 19, 2013

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Montreal Alouettes: Former Indianapolis Colts special teams coordinator Ray Rychleski will be the special teams coordinator for the Alouettes. At this time, Hawkins' staff is Doug Berry (senior advisor to the head coach), Mike Miller (OC / QBs), Noel Thorpe (DC), Rychleski, Mark Nelson (LBs), Frank Verducci (OL), Keith Willis (DL), Erik Campbell (WRs), Mark Speckman (RBs), Jean-Marc Edme (defensive asst) and Ryan Dinwiddie (OQC). 

Illinois State (FCS): Sources tell us Northern Iowa tight ends coach Dan Clark has been hired to coach the offensive line at Illinois State. 

Texas State: The school will hire Gordy Shaw as offensive line coach according to Brent Thibodeaux of Shaw spent the 2012 season as the run game coordinator/offensive line coach at Idaho. 

University of Sioux Falls (D-II - SD): Sources tell us that Evangel (NAIA - MO) defensive line coach / defensive coordinator Tremaine Jackson has accepted the defensive line job.

Georgia Southern (FCS): Sources tell us Valdosta State (D-II) co-defensive coordinator / defensive line Earl Chambers (Updated) is a strong candidate to be the new defensive line coach at Georgia Southern but the decision hasn't been finalized at this time. 

USC: At USC, sources tell us, as Ryan Abraham reported this morning, that Lane Kiffin would like to hire Pat Hill (offensive line coach with the Falcons, former head coach at Fresno State) as offensive line. We continue to believe Clay Helton will be, and should be, named offensive coordinator. Will update...

New York Giants: Sources tell us that Robbie Leonard will join the Giants' staff as defensive quality control. Leonard served on Tom O'Brien's staff at NC State. 

Princeton: Sources tell us Trevor Powers (Rutgers - Player Development) will join the Princeton staff as linebackers coach. We also hear that Steve Verbit and Jim Salgado will both assume the co-defensive coordinator role. 

Montreal Alouettes: Sources tell us that former Iowa assistant Erik Campbell and Menlo College (NAIA - CA) head coach Mark Speckman will join Dan Hawkins' staff in Montreal.

Albion (D-III - MI): Head coach Craig Rundle has announced the addition of Albion grad Steve Wasil as quarterbacks coach. Wasil was a decorated player at Albion, and has spent the past couple seasons playing in the Arena League, most recently as the quarterback for the Tampa Bay Storm.

Stonehill College (D-II - MA): Stonehill seeks an intern assistant football coach (Defensive Line). Preferred candidates will have prior experience playing/coaching Defensive Line, 1 year of collegiate coaching experience, and have ties to the Northeast Region. Other responsibilities will also include recruiting, assisting the head coach in all practice and game day preparation, and other duties as assigned by the Head Football Coach. Salary will be $12,000, including a campus meal plan, NO housing or benefits included. Position will begin immediately. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to defensive coordinator Eli Gardner at No phone calls please. Minority applicants are encouraged.

Montreal Alouettes: Former Boise State quarterback Ryan Dinwiddie has joined Dan Hawkins' staff.

Colorado School of Mines (D-II):Colorado School of Mines has an open date for September 14, 2013. Mines would like a NCAA Division II opponent and is open to a home or away game with a possible guarantee. All that are interested, please email Head Coach Bob Stitt at No phone calls please.

FIU: Nick Mehlhaff will be the new director of operations for FIU. Mehlhaff served this past season as a player personnel assistant for the Vikings. 

Albany (FCS - NY): Drew Christ has been promoted from defensive backs to defensive coordinator. Mike Simpson will now focus on the linebackers. 

Rutgers: Ron Prince will be the new offensive coordinator and Dave Cohen has been officially named defensive coordinator. Anthony Campanile has been promoted to a full-time offensive assistant and Norries Wilson has added the title of assistant head coach. Prince, the former Kansas State head coach, joins the staff after serving as assistant offensive line coach for the Jaguars the past two seasons. 

Syracuse: Sources tell us Ohio University defensive backs coach Fred Reed is joining the Syracuse staff. At Ohio, we hear they have already identified their candidates for the position. 

Marshall: Former Temple defensive line coach Sean Cronin has joined the Marshall staff according to Chuck Landon of the Herald-Dispatch

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Alabama State: Head coach Reggie Barlow has announced that Andy Follett (former Millsaps College offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach) has joined the staff as receivers coach. With the addition of Follett, Shannon Harris will move from receivers to quarterbacks coach, Antonio Bradford will coach the offensive line / tight ends and Dominique Stevenson will transition from coaching the safeties to linebackers.

Georgia Tech: Defensive coordinator Ted Roof's agreement is $1.65 million over 3 years ($550,000 / yr). Former DC Al Groh was in a three year agreement totalling $965,000 (about $322,000 / yr) reports the AJC

Southern University (FCS - LA): Sources tell us Howard University co-offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Chennis Berry has accepted a position at Southern as the assistant head coach / co-offensive coordinator / offensive line coach.

Colorado: Sources tell us that Toby Neinas has been hired as the special teams coordinator. 

Point University: Sources tell us former WPI receivers coach DeJuan Payne has accepted the defensive line job at Point University. 

Kansas State: Ohio University defensive grad assistant Drew Papuchis has accepted the same role at Kansas State.