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Tuesday February 24, 2015

Tuesday February 24, 2015


Simon Fraser: Former BC Lions running backs coach Kelly Bates will be the new head coach at Simon Fraser.

LSU: Former Auburn center and Cincinnati offensive grad assistant Ryan Pugh is joining the LSU staff in the same capacity, per source.

Wisconsin: The Badgers have announced salary information for eight of Paul Chryst's assistants. Offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph will make $570,000 a year, and defensive coordinator Dave Aranda will earn $520,000. Each has a two-year contract. The rest of the staff will work on one-year contracts. Wide receivers coach Ted Gilmore will make $265,000, special teams coordinator Chris Haering and outside linebackers coach Tim Tibesar will each earn $250,000, defensive line coach Inoke Breckterfield and defensive backs coach Daronte' Jones will both make $215,000, and tight ends coach Mickey Turner will make $125,000.

Gardner-Webb (FCS - NC): Trey McCray has been announced as outside linebackers coach.

Endicott College (D-III - MA): Hobart offensive coordinator Kevin DeWall has been announced as Endicott's head coach.

Simon Fraser: Per source, BC Lions receivers coach Khari Jones has turned down the offer to become head coach at Simon Fraser.

Tennessee Titans: Executive VP Don MacLachlan has resigned after 24 years with the club according to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. Wyatt also reports the Titans are hiring former Predators staffer Bob Flynn as vice president for facilities and game day operations.

UCLA: Jim Mora officially announced the hiring of Tom Bradley as defensive coordinator and the promotion of Scott White to linebackers / special teams. Additionally, Mora announced the promotion of Demetrice Martin to assistant head coach.

Western Michigan: Andy Howell has been hired as director of player personnel / recruiting coordinator and Jessica Larmony has been promoted to director of football operations. Howell has worked with the Jets and Browns over the past few seasons.

USF: Former Florida director of player personnel Jon Haskins has joined the USF staff in the same capacity, per source.

Miami: Per source, Al Golden has promoted Eric Joseph to director of player personnel, Jorge Baez to coordinator of on campus recruiting and is hiring Josh Darrow as assistant director of operations. Multiple outlets have also reported Darrow's hire.

Massachusetts: Villanova running backs coach Darrius Smith will join the UMass role in the same spot according to Sports Illustrated.

Southeastern Louisiana (FCS): Per source, Blake Williams will be the new defensive coordinator for Ron Roberts' staff. Williams, the former linebackers coach (and defacto defensive coordinator) of the Saint Louis Rams, served as defensive coordinator at William Jewell the past two seasons. - Southeastern has now announced the hire.

Northern Arizona: Per a report from The Arizona Republic, Arizona State grad assistant Aaron Pflugrad is joining the staff at Northern Arizona as the wide receivers coach.

Susquehanna (D-III - PA): Susquehanna University seeks assistant football coaches (interns) to coach DL and QB’s. Preferred candidates will have prior experience playing or coaching. Candidates will be responsible for coaching their own position group, on the road recruiting in a specific area, film editing/breakdown (HUDL), and all other duties assigned by the head football coach. A Bachelor’s degree and valid driver’s license is required. Salary will be $12,000 and includes medical benefits and some meals. No housing. This is a 10 month position. Interested candidates required to apply to the website via this link. No phone calls please.

Robert Morris (NAIA - Chicago, IL): Robert Morris University is looking for a game on either August 29th, 2015 or October 10th, 2015. Home or away options will be considered. Please contact Erik Osborne at if interested.

Nebraska: Brian Stewart, the former defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach at Maryland, has officially been added to Mike Riley's staff, and Jon Clark has been hired as a defensive grad assistant. Clark was the secondary coach at East Texas Baptist (D-III) last season.

Doane College (NAIA - NE): Doane College, a nationally recognized liberal arts and sciences college in Crete, NE, invites applications for the position of offensive intern. Job duties include offensive skill position coach, possible video production responsibilities, recruiting, strength and conditioning and other duties assigned by the head coach. Will work with offensive coordinator in all aspects of game - plan preparation and position work. Graduate classes are available, although tuition is not provided. This is a 9-month position, salary $9,000; position is not eligible for benefits. To apply, go to No phone calls please.

Colorado State - Pueblo (D-II): Per the Pueblo Chieftain, head coach John Wristen has filled three positions on his staff. Gordon "Gordy" Shaw will coach the offensive line and be the run game coordinator, Jeff Hecklinski will handle the quarterbacks and serve as pass game coordinator, and Sam Sewell will take the running backs. Shaw is the former offensive line coach at Houston, Hecklinski coached the receivers at Michigan last season, and Sewell comes from McKendree (D-II - IL) where he was the running backs coach / special teams coordinator.

McDaniel College (D-III - MD): McDaniel College has an immediate opening for part time running back coach/offensive skill position. Bachelor’s degree and playing/coaching experience at the collegiate level required. Compensation includes combination of small stipend and some graduate classes. No housing, no benefits. Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send all resumes to offensive coordinator Chris Bassler at

Georgia: Recapping Georgia's new support staff additions, many of which we've already reported: Aaron Hill (offensive QC), Steve Shimko (offensive GA), Chris Kragthorpe (offensive GA), Carter Blount (special teams quality control), Luke Moore (assistant player personnel coordinator), and Luke Abdulai (assistant recruiting ops coordinator).

West Virginia: With Tom Bradley leaving for UCLA, we expect Bruce Tall to take over the defensive line role. With regards to the remaining open position on the staff, we don't expect a defensive hire. We think Holgo will hire another great recruiter who will fill another capacity on the staff.

Northern State (D-II - SD): Northern State University is accepting applications for a defensive graduate assistant (LB or DL). Responsibilities will include, but not limited to: coaching a position group, managing a recruiting area, video breakdown, and other duties assigned by the head coach. Playing and/or coaching experience with linebacker/defensive line positions is preferred. Position includes tuition waiver and stipend, with additional income possibilities. Start Date will be July 15. Interested applicants email resume and letter of interest to head coach Tom Dosch at No phone calls.

Dakota State (NAIA - SD): Briar Cliff (NAIA - IA) defensive backs coach / special teams coordinator Cory Miller has accepted the defensive coordinator job. Miller has prior coaching stops at Illinois College, MacMurray College, Southwest Minnesota State, and Rockford University.

Notre Dame: Notre Dame is looking to hire an assistant director of recruiting. Please send brief letter of interest along with resume and references to associate AD for football Chad Klunder at

Briar Cliff (NAIA - IA): Briar Cliff has an immediate opening for a special teams coordinator/defensive assistant. This is a full time position with benefits. Preference will be given to those with a Master’s degree and experience coaching the secondary. If interested please send cover letter, resume and list of references to Tom Rethman at No phone calls please.

Wheaton (D-III - IL): Per source,JJ Clark's title at Wheaton will be defensive pass game coordinator / corners coach.

Bethany (NAIA - KS): Bethany College is no longer accepting applicants for their linebacker position. Thank you for the overwhelming interest in the position.

Highland CC (KS): Highland CC has an immediate opening for a restricted earnings running backs coach: $625 per month plus housing. Bachelor’s degree and playing/coaching experience at the collegiate level required. Hudl experience preferred. Request application packet from HCC Human Resources at