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Tuesday February 5, 2013

Tuesday February 5, 2013

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Utah: Dennis Erickson interviewed today with Kyle Whittingham but reportedly no offer has been made yet. We have heard throughout that Whittingham has been very thorough in this search...looking for best fit for the staff. We'll keep you posted. 

New Orleans Saints: Earlier tonight Adam Schefter reported that the Saints plan to hire Rob Ryan as defensive coordinator. Larry Holder, who covers the Saints locally for, subsequently reported that Ryan isn't a done deal yet and that Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham will interview for the position Thursday and Ryan will interview Friday. Jason LaCanfora maintains that Grantham remains a candidate for defensive coordinator for the Eagles. 

Philadelphia Eagles: Sources tell us the Tulsa quarterbacks coach (grad asst) Press Taylor has accepted the offensive quality control job with the Eagles. 

Brevard College (D-II - NC): Sources tell us former Hamline (D-III - MN) offensive line coach Charlie Hopkins will be the new offensive line coach at Brevard. Former offensive line coach Matt Kelleher has joined the staff at Capital University in Ohio. 

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North Carolina: Keith Gilmore was officially named defensive line coach today. 

Gardner-Webb (FCS - NC): Sources tell us North Greenville co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Brett Hickman will join Carroll McCray at Gardner-Webb. 

Dallas Cowboys: After serving two seasons as the assistant offensive line coach, Wes Phillips has been promoted to tight ends coach. The team also announced Frank Pollack as assistant offensive line coach. 

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Cincinnati Bengals: Adam Zimmer has been hired as an assistant defensive backs coach according to Adam Schefter. Zimmer's father, Mike, is the Bengals' defensive coordinator. 

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University of Chicago (D-III): UChicago is now accepting applications for a defensive internship position. Areas of responsibly include coaching on the field and video breakdown responsibilities. This in-season position includes a stipend and 4-5 weeks of on-campus housing and meals. All interested applicants should email a resume and references to defensive coordinator Ernest Moore at Please no phone calls.

McKendree (D-II - IL): McKendree University is no longer accepting resumes for their grad assistant positions. Thank you for the overwhelming interest.

Maine (FCS): Head coach Jack Cosgrove has agreed to a three-year contract extension, lasting through the 2015 season. His base salary will be $186,995 per year. 

Tampa Bay Storm (AFL): The Storm announced today it has hired former All-Pro honoree Chris Hovan as its defensive line coach. Hovan spent 2011-12 as a member of USF's strength staff. 

Arizona Cardinals: The franchise made a number of hires official today; James Bettcher (outside linebackers), Brentson Buckner (defensive line), Mike Caldwell (linebackers), Darryl Drake (receivers), Kevin Garver (offensive assistant), Steve Heiden (tight ends / assistant special teams), Tom Pratt (pass rush specialist), Kevin Ross (corners). Also announced were Freddie Kitchens moving from tight ends to quarterbacks coach, and Ryan Slowik switching from outside linebackers to defensive assistant / assistant defensive backs coach.

Duke: Blue Devils beat reporter Laura Keeley is reporting that assistant head coach / special teams coordinator Ron Middleton is leaving to join the Jacksonville Jaguars staff.

New York Jets: The Jets have announced the hiring of tight ends coach Steve Hagen (who previously worked with the Browns), assistant offensive line coach Ron Heller, assistant defensive line / linebackers coach Jeff Weeks and assistant strength coach Pierre Ngo.

Guilford College (D-III - NC): Guilford College has an intern position available. Compensation will be free housing and meals. No stipend is included. Will coach a position and be responsible for own recruiting area. Please send resumes and references to No phone calls please.

Hamilton Tigercats: Jeff Reinebold has been hired to coach the special teams and James Stanley has been brought on as the assistant defensive backs coach.

UC Davis: Ron Gould has named Bert Watts his defensive coordinator. Watts spent last season as a coaching assistant with the Denver Broncos.

Salve Regina (D-III - RI): Offensive coordinator Kevin Gilmartin has been promoted to head coach. 

Fort Lewis College (D-II - CO): Sources tell us former Nevada director of football operations Dave Brown will be the new offensive coordinator for John L. Smith's staff at Fort Lewis. 

Murray State (FCS - KY): Sources tell us Dennis Therrell will be named defensive coordinator and Davern Williams will be the new defensive line coach at Murray State. Therrell was the defensive backs coach for the Las Vegas UFL team and Williams coached the defensive line at Jacksonville State. 

Lackawanna (CC - PA): Lackawanna in in the process of hiring two interns (1 Offensive and 1 Defensive). Interested candidates should email cover letter and resume to defensive coordinator Bill Reiss at and offensive coordinator Josh Pardini These are unpaid positions with some meals included. Ideal candidates are from the Northeast Pennsylvania region.

West Virginia Wesleyan (D-II):West Virginia Wesleyan is looking for a game August 31. Preferably home against D-II opponent. Optional deal. They also have an opening for November 16 (home or away for D-II opponent and away for an FCS opponent). If interested contact Josh Ward at

Richmond: Head coach Danny Rocco has had his contract extended through the 2017 season.

Southern Virginia (D-III):Southern Virginia is looking to fill the following date for the 2013 football schedule: November 2, 2013. Southern Virginia is in the second year of its transition to NCAA Division 3 and would prefer to schedule D-3 teams. Please contact head coach DeLane Fitzgerald at 540-261-4244 or if you have interest in playing.

Syracuse: Sources tell us director of football operations Kevin VanDerzee will not return to the staff. 

Houston: Vernon Hargreaves (former South Florida defensive ends / special teams) is joining the staff as linebackers coach per Joseph Duarte of the Houston Chronicle. We have confirmed the hire. 

Lackawanna (CC - PA): Lackawanna is no longer accepting applicants for their defensive assistant position. Solomon Brown has been appointed defensive line coach. Thank you for the overwhelming interest in the position.

San Diego State: Sources tell us former Colorado director of football operations Jashon Sykes will be the new DFO at San Diego State. 

Kansas State: BCS executive director Bill Hancock has announced that Reid Sigmon, senior associate athletic director at Kansas State, has been named CFO of the new college football playoff.

New York Jets: Former NFL punter Louie Aguiar posted on Facebook early this morning that he is joining the Jets' staff as assistant special teams coordinator. 

Bethel University (NAIA - TN): Bethel University, TN - NAIA, Mid-South Conference. Open dates for 2013: August 31 and November 9. Will be looking to fill the corresponding dates in 2014 as well. Looking for NAIA opponents but will consider other options. Please contact Chris Elliott by email at

Carolina Panthers: The Panthers have announced the hiring of Bruce DeHaven as assistant special teams coach and Lance Taylor as assistant receivers coach. DeHaven served as special teams coordinator for the Bills the past 3 seasons and Taylor was offensive quality control / assistant tight ends for the Jets last season. 

New York Jets: Sources confirm to us that offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo will be released and that tight ends coach Mike Devlin will move to offensive line. 

Kansas Wesleyan (NAIA): Sources tell us Bob Saunders (Virginia Destroyers - UFL) has been hired as offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach at Kansas Wesleyan. 

Portland State: Former BYU defensive coordinator Jaime Hill has joined the Portland State staff as defensive coordinator. Hill will also coach the safeties. Head coach Nigel Burton will coach the corners.

Northeastern Oklahoma (CC): Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (NEO) has a GA type position available on the offensive side of the ball. Skill position preferred. 10 Month contract. Room / Board will be provided along with small stipend. March 1 start date. No Calls. E-mail if interested.