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Tuesday January 12, 2016

Tuesday January 12, 2016

The AFCA Convention rolls on. Be sure you're following @FootballScoop, @zach_barnett and @CoachSamz for all the latest from San Antonio.

Air Force: Former Syracuse tight ends / tackles coach Jake Moreland is expected to join the Air Force staff, per SI.

Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins have announced Shawn Jefferson as their wide receivers coach.

San Diego Chargers: Bob Babich will replace Mike Nolan as the Chargers linebackers coach. Babich coordinated the defense for the Jacksonville Jaguars last season.

Concordia (D-II - MN): Per source, former Minnesota graduate assistant Mike McElroy will be the new defensive coordinator.

Central Florida: Former Nebraska and NFL linebacker Barrett Rudd is joining the staff in a quality control role.

Shorter (D-II - GA): Aaron Kelton former head coach at Williams College is the new head coach at Shorter University.

Mississippi State: USC linebackers coach Peter Sirmon will be the new defensive coordinator at Mississippi State sources tell FootballScoop.

Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins have hired Bengals assistant Vance Joseph as defensive coordinator, per Adam Schefter.

Miami (OH): Per source, Grand Valley State running backs coach Matt Yoches will be the new director of football operations at Miami.

North Dakota: Former SIU assistant Travis Stepps will be the new defensive backs coach at UND, per source.

West Virginia: Per source, West Virginia is planning to hire Arizona safeties coach Matt Caponi.

Rice: David Bailiff announced today that he plans to remain at Rice. UTSA had expressed interest and spoken with Bailiff about their opening.

College Football Playoff: Arkansas AD Jeff Long has stepped down as the chairman of the CFB Playoff Selection committee, but will remain on board as a committee member.

Seton Hill (D-II - PA): Per source, linebackers coach Steve Atkinson has left the staff to pursue other opportunities.

Minnesota Vikings: Offensive line coach Jeff Davidson has been let go. Giants offensive line coach Pat Flaherty has interviewed for the vacancy according to Alex Marvez.

Alabama: Nick Saban said Tuesday retirement is not in his plans. "I know you can't do this forever, but I certainly enjoy the moment and certainly look forward to the future and the challenges that we have. I really have no timetable for ever not being a part of the team," he said.

Southwest Minnesota State (D-II): Head coach Cory Sauter has signed a six-year contract extension.

Toledo: Former FAU offensive coordinator Brian Wright is joining the staff as quarterbacks coach / offensive coordinator.

Indianapolis Colts: The Colts have interviewed longtime NFL assistant Ken Flajole for their linebackers job, per Alex Marvez. Flajole last coached the inside linebackers for the Browns in 2013.

Missouri: Josh Heupel will be the highest paid assistant in school history with a salary of $700,000 annually, per the St. Louis Dispatch. Heupel made $232,420 as the offensive coordinator at Utah State last season. The Dispatch also points out that new DC / linebackers coach DeMontie Cross will make $600,000, defensive line coach Chris Wilson will make $395,000, and corners coach Greg Brown will make $325,000,

Texas Tech: Kevin Patrick has joined the staff as defensie line coach.

Indianapolis Colts: Former Bears defensive backs coach Jon Hoke is interviewing with the Colts today, and Buffalo DBs coach Donnie Henderson interviewed Monday. Hoke spent last season as the co-defensive coordinator at South Carolina.

Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins are interviewing former San Francisco offensive line coach Chris Foerster for their offensive line job, and Tennessee Titans receivers coach Shawn Jefferson is expected to join the staff according to the Palm Beach Post.

Buffalo Bills: Defensive backs coach Donnie Henderson will not return according to Alex Marvez of Fox Sports. Marvez notes defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman may handle the secondary himself.

Indiana: Kevin Wilson has agreed to a six-year contract extension worth an average of $2.55 million a year. Wilson made $1.3 million in 2015 according to USA Today. IU notes Wilson's deal, running through 2021, is tied for the longest in the Big Ten.