Tuesday January 10, 2011

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Tuesday January 10, 2011

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Washington State: We have learned that Boise State special teams coordinator / nickels coach Jeff Choate has accepted a position on Mike Leach's staff. 

Kansas: We have confirmed that North Texas defensive coordinator Clint Bowen has accepted the same position at Kansas. 

Jacksonville Jaguars: Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey will be the new head coach of the Jags. 

Arkansas State: We're told that Kodi Burns will join the staff as an offensive grad assistant. 

San Diego Chargers: Offensive coordinator Clarence Shelmon has announced his retirement. 

New York Jets: Plenty of news here. Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer has announced he will not return. Offensive line coach Bill Callahan will join the Cowboys as offensive line coach (we're told Hudson Hauck is retiring). Receivers coach Henry Ellard will not return to the staff. We also hear that defensive assistant Jeff Weeks will not return to the staff. 

West Alabama: UWA is currently accepting applications for an offensive grad assistant position. The candidate must have experience playing OL or TE. The compensation will be Full Tuition and Board and a monthly stipend. No phone calls please. Please submit resume and references to sgregg@uwa.edu

Northwestern State: West Alabama defensive line coach Adam Federle has accepted the same position at Northwestern State. 

Southern Miss: Grady Brown has been retained as corners coach. 

Tennessee: Can confirm Dooley left here earlier today. We anticipate a defensive coordinator hire within days. 

Arizona: Rich Rod will announce the rest of his staff tomorrow we hear. Casteel, Kirlav and Lockwood coming from WVU we hear. 

Alma College: As we told you earlier, Greg Psconda has now officially been named head coach. 

San Jose State: We hear Menlo College (NAIA) head coach Fred Guidici will be named special teams coordinator at San Jose State. 

East Carolina: We confirmed both of these a week or two ago; but today ECU officially announced the hiring of both Kirk Doll and Pat Washington. 

Tulane: Former head coach Vince Gibson has passed away. He was 78. Please keep his family in your thoughts. 

Notre Dame: Brian Kelly has received an extension through the 2016 season. 

Cincinnati Bengals: Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden has announced that he will not interview for other jobs and plans to stay with the Bengals. 

Florida: ESPN is reporting that Florida will announce Boise State offensive coordinator Brent Pease as their new offensive coordinator tomorrow. We have confirmed this report. 

North Texas: We hear former Central Florida defensive coordinator John Skladany will join Dan McCarney's staff in the same capacity. 

Oakland Raiders: Hue Jackson has been released. 

Arizona State: Former Central Washington defensive coordinator Joe Lorig has been hired by Todd Graham. 

Central Oklahoma: Russ Pickett (defensive coordinator at Navarro) has joined Nick Bobeck's staff as assistant head coach, defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator. 

UCLA: Sal Alosi has been named head strength coach at UCLA. 

Elon: We hear Rhode Island head strength coach Mike Sirignano has accepted the same position at Elon. 

Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinals have released quarterbacks coach Chris Miller. 

NC State: Hearing at the convention that former Arizona strength coach Corey Edmond will take that same position at NC State. 

Rhodes College (Memphis TN): Rhodes is currently accepting applications for a full time assistant football coach. This coach will be either a WR or DB coach depending on experience. The candidate must also coach (or learn to coach) Lacrosse as a secondary sport. Please submit resumes to Head Coach Dan Gritti via email at grittid@rhodes.edu. Update> Rhodes HR has asked that all that submit resumes to please do them online via this link

Arkansas State: Former Kansas offensive line coach JB Grimes will become the offensive line coach at Arkansas State. 

Jamestown College (ND): Defensive coordinator Shawn Frank has been named head coach. 

Hawaii: Defensive tackles coach Tony Tuioti has been retained. 

Dallas Cowboys: Defensive backs coach Dave Campo will not return. 

Penn State: We have been told that former Texas assistant Mac McWhorter will join the staff as offensive line coach. John Strollo we hear will move to tight ends. 

Ole Miss: Dan Werner will be named quarterbacks coach at Ole Miss. 

Alma College: We hear that Greg Psconda will likely be named head coach today or tomorrow. 

UCLA: Jim Mora announced the changes we previously told you about. However, in his announcement he phrased the part about Inoke Breckterfield as "he'll have the opportunity to remain with the staff in a football operations role".

Yale: We were told late last night that Don Brown has turned down the offer to become the head coach at Yale. 

Green Bay Packers: Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin's son Michael died yesterday unexpectedly. Please keep their family in your prayers. 

Independence CC (KS): We hear that offensive coordinator Travis Rhatigan has resigned. 

New Mexico Military: We hear Joe Forchtner has been promoted to head coach. 

Dakota Wesleyan: Interim head coach Ross Cimpl has been named head coach. 

Grand Rapids Community College: We are told that GRCC is dropping football.