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Tuesday January 14, 2014

Tuesday January 14, 2014

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The AFCA convention rolls on again Tuesday. For live, on-site updates from Indianapolis make sure you follow @FootballScoop, @CoachSamz and @Zach_Barnett

New York Giants: Green Bay quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo has accepted the offensive coordinator job, according to Alex Marvez.

Southern Arkansas (D-II): Southern Arkansas is seeking a full time Linebackers or Defensive Backs Coach / Special Teams Coordinator. Experience recruiting student athletes and coaching Special Teams preferred. Necessary Qualifications: Master's Degree, Working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations, and experience with Hudl. Please send a letter of application, a resume, and at least three references to Josh Lawson

Arizona State: New AD Ray Anderson's base salary will be $600,000 and he can earn up to an additional $1.2 million per year through various bonuses. The deal also provided a $200,000 signing bonus, country club membership, 2 cars, etc...

Arkansas: Coaches here at the AFCA tell us to expect Bret Bielema to bring former Tampa Bay linebackers coach (and former Rutgers defensive coordinator) Robb Smith on staff. Sources tell us that Smith was meeting with Kyle Flood today when word of Chris Ash leaving broke. Will update...

San Diego Chargers: The Chargers have signed defensive coordinator John Pagano to a new contract. 

North Texas: Defensive line coach Mike Nelson will retire according to Brett Vito of the Denton Record-Chronicle. 

Oakland Raiders: The Raiders have agreed to a new contract with defensive coordinator Jason Tarver.

Rutgers: Sources tell us offensive coordinator Ron Prince is leaving for a position with the Detroit Lions. 

Albany (FCS - NY): Sources tell us Albany has hired four assistants - defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach Bob Benson, offensive coordinator/running backs coach Joe Bernard, assistant head coach/linebackers coach Bernard Clark and offensive line coach Jim Sweeney. 

Stephen F. Austin (FCS - TX): Montana State running backs coach Demo Odems will be the wide receivers coach at SFA. 

Lenoir-Rhyne (D-II - NC): Former Army offensive coordinator Ian Shields has been named the head coach at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Houston: Houston has officially announced Gordy Shaw as offensive line coach. 

Oregon: The school has officially announced the promotion of Don Pellum to defensive coordinator. 

Georgia: Georgia will hire defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt away from Florida State, multiple outlets are reporting. Here's what you need to know.

Ohio State: Arkansas defensive coordinator Chris Ash is joining Urban's staff as co-defensive coordinator / secondary coach. We're also hearing that longtime Penn State defensive line coach Larry Johnson has accepted the same position with the Buckeyes. Why coaches love the hires.

Detroit Lions: Jim Caldwell has been hired as head coach. What you need to know.

North Dakota: Joel Schwenzfeier has been added to the staff and will coach the outside linebackers.

Dean College (CC - MA): Sources tell us that Chris Skurka has joined the staff as special teams coordinator / linebackers coach and Frank Salisbury will coach the tailbacks.

St. Cloud State (D-II - MN): St. Cloud State is seeking applicants for an assistant football coach offensive co-coordinator / Quarterbacks (75% coaching & Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. 25% duties assigned). Required: Bachelor’s degree, Progressive coaching and/or playing experience, Evidence of ability to coordinate offense / call offensive plays. Preferred: Master’s degree, Working knowledge of HUDL (or similar) recruiting and scouting software, Background in strength and conditioning philosophy and applied techniques. To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly at: Application Review begins January 31, 2014; position is open until filled. A complete application will include the following: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Contact information for three (3) current, professional references, Copies of official Transcript(s).

Paine College (D-II - GA): Sources tell us that former Alma College (D-III - MI) and North Park University (D-III - IL) offensive coordinator Nate Cochran has accepted a job as an assistant coach on staff.

Colby College (D-III - ME): The Colby College Department of Athletics seeks a full-time assistant coach of football, beginning March 1, 2014. This is an adjunct faculty position with benefits. This position will work with the head coach in all phases of the football program. Specific responsibilities include overseeing all phases of offensive preparation (development of weekly game plans, planning practices, compilation of self and opponent reports). Recruiting proficiency is a must, and the position involves academic counseling and oversight of campus and community involvement. A secondary responsibility within the Department of Athletics will be added depending on the qualifications of the applicant. Previous coaching and recruiting experience on the college level is desirable. A complete application includes a cover letter, resume and three writtenletters of professional reference. To apply, please send material electronically to; attention: Jonathan Michaeles, Head Coach of Football. 

Texas: Oklahoma State offensive line coach Joe Wickline has joined the Texas staff. 

Washburn: Fort Hays State defensive line coach Zach Watkins is the new co-defensive coordinator / safeties / special teams coordinator at Washburn. 

Birmingham Southern: Sources tell us Navarro JC defensive line coach Rudy Griffin will join the staff at Birmingham Southern. 

Washington Redskins: Sources tell us that Aubrey Pleasant has been retained and will move to the defensive side of the ball. 

FIU: Michigan State defensive / special teams grad assistant Rob Harley will be the new linebackers coach at FIU per sources. 

Western Kentucky: JaMarcus Shephard has been promoted to receivers coach. 

Tim Brando: Tim Brando has announced he is leaving CBS Sports entirely. 

Aurora: Sources tell us that UT Martin running backs / tight ends coach Eric Stuedemann will be the new offensive coordinator at Aurora. 

Southern Illinois (FCS): Head coach Dale Lennon will take over defensive coordinator duties in 2014, and offensive line coach Bill O'Boyle will take over offensive coordinator duties, replacing Kalen DeBoer, who left for Eastern Michigan. The Salukies have hired Nick Hill as quarterbacks coach, Todd Auer as linebackers coach and David Elson as defensive backs coach. The staff still has one opening, likely for a special teams coordinator. 

Washington: Chris Petersen's will earn more than $3.25 million in 2014, up from $2.8 million in 2013. Defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski will earn $485,000, followed by offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith, offensive line coach Chris Stausser and linebackers coach Bob Gregory ($425,000), defensive backs coach Jimmy Lake ($375,000), wide receivers coach Brent Pease and defensive line coach/special teams coordinator Jeff Choate ($345,000) and running backs coach/recruiting coordinator Keith Bhonapha ($250,000). Each coach is scheduled to receive a $15,000 raise in year two of their two-year deals. 

UT-Martin (FCS): Julio Friere was officially hired as UT-Martin's athletics director on Monday. 

Ohio State: The Buckeyes are close to finalizing a deal with longtime Penn State assistant Larry Johnson according to Pete Thamel of

North Texas: UNT regents are expected to approve a contract extension for head coach Dan McCarney on Thursday according to Brett Vito of the Denton Record-Chronicle.