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Tuesday January 20, 2015

Tuesday January 20, 2015


Earlham (D-III - IN): Per source, head coach Neil Kazmierczak has resigned. Kazmierczak was 3-26 since taking over the program in 2012.

New York Jets: Chan Gailey has officially been named offensive coordinator. This marks Gailey's fifth stop as an offensive coordinator after previous stops with the Broncos, Steelers, Dolphins, and Chiefs.

Chicago Bears: The Bears have hired Sam Garnes (assistant DBs), Dave Magazu (OL), and Derius Swinton II (assistant special teams).

New Orleans Saints: Director of college scouting Rick Reiprish has been told that he won't return.

Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens have hired former Bears head coach Marc Trestman as their new offensive coordinator.

A recent vote to allow D-III to use pads in the spring was shot down. Why? That's a good question...

Murray State (FCS - KY): Per source, Chattanooga corners coach Brandon Cooper and running backs coach Shawn Dawkins are leaving for positions on staff at Murray State. We hear that Cooper will serve as linebackers coach and special teams coordinator and Dawkins will coach the running backs.

Dartmouth (FCS - NH): Offensive quality control coach Jerry Taylor Jr. has been promoted to receivers coach.

Denver Broncos: Gary Kubiak has finalized his offensive staff and retained three coaches. Tyke Tolbert (WRs), Eric Studesville (RBs) and Luke Richesson (strength and conditioning) will all be retained according to the Denver Post. Clancy Barone will shift from TEs to OL, and as previously reported, Rick Dennison (OC) and Brian Pariani (TEs) will join Kubiak from the Baltimore staff.

Wisconsin: Daronte Jones (DBs) and Tim Tibesar (OLBs) have now been formally announced as two new additions to Paul Chryst's staff. Jones coached the secondary at Hawaii the past three seasons and Tibesar worked as a defensive consultant at Northwestern last season, coached the Chicago Bears linebackers in 2013, and coordinated Purdue's defense in 2012.

Samford (FCS - AL): Per source, Georgia Southern director of player personnel Victor Cabral will be the new the defensive line at Samford. Cabral previously coached the defensive line at Georgia Southern for four seasons (2010-2013) before transitioning to the player personnel role.

Western Carolina: Running backs coach De'Rail Sims has been selected to participate in the NFL-NCAA coaching Academy.

Arkansas: Vernon Hargreaves has been announced at the Razorbacks new linebackers coach. His deal is worth $275,000 annually through June 30, 2016. Hargreaves spent last season at Houston coaching the linebackers and has previous stops at Miami, ECU and South Florida.

Nebraska: Per source, Tulane wide receivers coach Keith Williams will be the next wide receivers coach at Nebraska.

Oregon State: Gary Andersen has found his assistant DFO. Details on DFO Scoop.

Washington Redskins: Washington is hiring Joe Barry as defensive coordinator according to Ian Rapoport.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Former Bills head coachDoug Marrone has been hired as assistant head coach offense / offensive line coach.

UC Davis: Per source, Minnesota Crookston (D-II) running backs / tight ends coach Wes Nurse will join the UC Davis staff and coach the corners.

Louisiana Tech: Former Duke defensive line coach Rick Petri has joined the staff.

South Alabama: Per source, Alabama director of player personnel Tyler Siskey is leaving to get back on the field at South Alabama. A former Arkansas State receivers coach, Siskey will coach the same position at South Alabama. If your goal is to be a head coach, you've got to be on the field. A great hire for Joey Jones.

Texas Tech: Special teams coordinator Darrin Chiaverini has been selected for the 2015 NFL-NCAA Coaches Academy.

Pitt: Sources tell us that Purdue receivers coach Kevin Sherman has accepted the receivers job at Pitt.

Here's an update on the open WR jobs among FBS programs

Chicago Bears: Former 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio has been hired by the Bears as defensive coordinator, per Jason La Canfora. Ian Rapoport tweets that former Niners secondary coach Ed Donatell is expected to join Fangio in Chicago.

Morehead State (FCS - KY): Per source, Centre College (D-III - KY) receivers coach Jameson Stephens has accepted a restricted earnings job working with the receivers at Morehead State.

Michigan: Michigan has formally announced Jay Harbaugh as tight ends/assistant special teams coach.

Two lists, one troubling trend for the Big 12.

Bowdoin (D-III - ME): Per source, JB Wells, who has led the Endicott (D-III - MA) program since 2001, will be the new head coach at Bowdoin. Wells is the only head coach that the Endicott program has ever known. He won over 75 games and made the NCAA playoffs twice (2010 and 2013).

Chattanooga (FCS - TN): Per source, Morehead State defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator Rod West has been hired as the cornerbacks coach at Chattanooga.

Atlanta Falcons: Alex Marvez is reporting that Dan Quinn (who is reportedly taking over as head coach of the Falcons following the Seahawks appearance in the Super Bowl) is expected to retain defensive line coach Bryan Cox.

New Orleans Saints: Former Miami Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland is being hired to do college scouting for the Saints, per Adam Schefter.

Missouri: Helias HS (MO) head coach Phil Pitts is joining the Missouri staff according to

Oakland Raiders: Jack Del Rio has hired Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave as his offensive coordinator, according to Mike Silver. Musgrave worked under Del Rio in Jacksonville as offensive coordinator from 2003-2004.

Cal: Brandon Jones, who joined Sonny Dykes' staff last week from ECU, has the official title of offensive line coach / run game coordinator.

New Orleans Saints: The Saints are adding former Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen in a "senior defensive role" with the team working with defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, according to Adam Schefter. Allen was a part of the Saints' staff from 2006-2010.

Cleveland Browns: Per Ian Rapoport, the Browns have interviewed former Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz for their offensive coordinator vacancy. Martz spent two seasons with the Bears as offensive coordinator and has been out of the league since 2011.

Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles have hired Denver's Cory Undlin as defensive backs coach and have promoted Justin Peelle to tight ends coach. Peele served as an assistant tight ends coach in Chip Kelly's first two seasons in Philly and takes over for Ted Williams, who had been with the organization since 1995. Williams and John Lovett (who coached the DBs last season) will transition to pro scouting roles for the Eagles.

Chad Morris explains the rapid rise of head high school coaches to head FBS jobs: "It's simple. They get it."

Morehead State (FCS - KY): Morehead State is looking to hire three non-coaching interns for the spring of 2015. The positions will be responsible for administrative support in the areas of operations, video and recruiting. THESE ARE VOLUNTEER POSITIONS THAT START IMMEDIETLEY. Compensation could include a reference for future opportunities within the coaching profession. Interested candidates should email resume and references to Patrick St. Louis at PLEASE-NO PHONE CALLS!