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Tuesday February 9, 2016

Tuesday February 9, 2016


San Jose State: SJSU has formally announced the hirings of defensive coordinator Ron English, linebackers coach Arnold Ale, defensive backs coach Will Harris and defensive line coach Barry Sacks.

Utah State: At Utah State, source tells FootballScoop, Matt Wells plans to promote Luke Wells to co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks and Jovon Bouknight to co-offensive coordinator / receivers. Source adds that he expects Matt Wells to call the offense this season. Update: The program has announced the moves.

Eastern Illinois: UT Martin defensive line coach DeMarcus Covington has accepted the defensive line / co-defensive coordinator role at Eastern Illinois source tells FootballScoop.

Miami Dolphins: ESPN's Adam Caplan reports that Wisconsin defensive backs coach Daronte Jones will be the new assistant defensive backs coach of the Dolphins.

San Diego Chargers: The Chargers have hired former Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees as an offensive assistant and Marquice Williams as a special teams assistant.

Atlanta Falcons: Team owner Arthur Blank has announced he has prostate cancer. "I have chosen an aggressive approach that will include surgery and the overall prognosis is good. I’m looking forward to getting this behind me and continuing a very active lifestyle, my upcoming wedding, as well as continued active involvement in our businesses and philanthropic efforts for years to come," Blank said.

Scoop Him Up:Nick Newsome is currently the slot receivers coach and special teams coordinator at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, where he assists in off-season game-planning while overseeing the team's compliance and eligibility efforts. A graduate of Austin Peay and UT-Martin, Newsome coached at both of his alma maters and at South Gibson County High School in Tennessee; his experience ranges from wide receivers, quarterbacks and tight ends to defensive backs and linebackers all while holding an expertise in special teams and assisting in strength and conditioning. Reach Coach Newsome here.

New York Jets: The Jets have promoted John Scott Jr. to assistant defensive line coach, hired Tim Atkins as defensive quality control coach, and also hired David Diaz-Infante as the assistant offensive line coach.

Indiana University Pennsylvania (D-II): IUP has two positions open; defensive line and wide receivers. One of the positions is full-time and the other is part-time. Please send resumes to Curt Cignetti at

South Dakota Mines (D-II): South Dakota Mines is looking for volunteer interns (offense/defense/special teams) to assist during spring ball 2016. These positions will have the opportunity to become stipend assistant coaching positions in the fall. All interested candidates please send information to

Purdue: Sean Robinson and Justin Sinz have joined the staff as graduate assistants. Both guys are former players. Robinson spent last season as a graduate assistant at Central Michigan and Sinz was previously an undrafted free agent with the Colts in the spring of 2015.

West Virginia Wesleyan (D-II):West Virginia Wesleyan College is in search of a guarantee game against an FCS opponent for the 9/30 weekend of 2017. Interested parties should contact

Trinity International (NAIA - IL): Trinity International is looking for applicants for a defensive line graduate assistant position. Applicants must possess their bachelor’s degree, have a desire to mentor, and have a growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ. TIU is a Christian NAIA University located in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Compensation will be a 50% tuition waiver plus stipend based on experience. Send a resume, 3 references, and a statement of faith to defensive coordinator Lamont Butler at No phone calls please.

Western Kentucky: As previously reported, Tony Levine has now formally joined the staff as tight ends coach / special teams coordinator.

Lake Erie College (D-II - OH): Lake Erie College is looking to hire an offensive line coach. This position is responsible for assisting the head coach in recruiting, training, and coaching members of the football team. This position is responsible for coaching the offensive line position and all aspects to go with that. Required: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. A strong commitment to the student-athlete concept, a working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations, effective leadership, communication, coaching and recruiting skills are required. A minimum of 2 years’ experience coaching college football. Please send your information to Please no phone calls.

Davenport (NAIA - MI):Davenport University, a first year program located in Grand Rapids, Michigan is looking for a HOME game on 9/24/2016. We would be open to traveling the next year. We would prefer to play either an NAIA or NCAA Division 2 opponent. Please contact head football coach Lou Esposito at if interested.

East Central (JC - MS): East Central CC is seeking a highly motivated offensive restricted earnings assistant that has playing or coaching experience with running backs, tight ends. This position requires competent computer skills (HUDL, and microsoft office). Compensation includes a small 10 month stipend plus room and board. Please email your resume and references to the head football coach Ken Karcher at No phone calls please.

Stanford: One of the all-time great defensive line coaches, Randy Hart has announced his retirement. The 2015 season was Coach Hart's 46th as a full-time assistant coach including his time at Stanford, Tampa, Iowa State, Purdue, Ohio State, Washington and Notre Dame. Hart was selected by his peers as the 2012 Defensive Line Coach of the Year

Winston-Salem State (D-II): Former Wake Forest quarterback Ryan McManus will be the new quarterbacks coach, per SI.

Texas: Sources tell us Toledo co-offensive coordinator/running backs coach Anthony Johnson is interviewing at Texas today. We are told that if things go well this could play out as soon as today. Johnson is a former Longhorn and was a quality control at Texas from 2007-09.

South Carolina: Steve Spurrier's new title at South Carolina will be Special Assistant to President Harris Pastides and Athletic Director Ray Tanner.

Texas Wesleyan (NAIA): Texas Wesleyan has announced that they will field an NAIA program beginning in 2017, and will compete in the Central State Football League.

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Sacred Heart (FCS - CT): Per source, Memphis graduate assistant Tony Tokarz has been hired as wide receivers coach. Also, running backs coach Caleb Gelsomino has been promoted to quarterbacks coach and former Sacred Heart offensive lineman Frank McConnell has joined the staff as an offensive graduate assistant, and will coach the running backs.

Army: Daryl Dixon, who worked with Army defensive coordinator Jay Bateman at Ball State, has been named outside linebackers coach.