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Tuesday January 29, 2013

Tuesday January 29, 2013

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Seattle Seahawks: Multiple outlets are reporting the Seahawks have agreed to hire Travis Jones as their defensive line coach. Jones had been the assistant defensive line coach for the New Orleans Saints. 

Buffalo Bills: The Bills have hired Jason Vrable as offensive quality control. Vrable spent the last two seasons as offensive coordinator / quarterbacks / running backs at University of Charleston (D-II - WV). 

Pittsburgh Steelers: Jack Bicknell Jr. is the new offensive line coach for the Steelers. Coached the offensive line for the Chiefs last season. 

Cincinnati Bengals: The Bengals have announced that running backs coach Jim Anderson has retired after 29 seasons with the team.

Stanford: David Shaw has announced that offensive line coach Mike Bloomgren has been elevated to Andrew Luck Director of Offense / offensive coordinator, running backs coach Mike Sanford will now coach the quarterbacks and wide receivers, and former Stanford quarterback Tavita Pritchard will move from defensive assistant to running backs coach.

St. Louis Rams: The Rams announced earlier today that Rob Ryan will not be their new defensive coordinator. 

Cornell: Sources tell us Georgetown University (FCS) receivers coach Mike Neuberger is joining Cornell's staff. 

Arkansas State: Gerald Alexander has joined the staff as a grad assistant

St. Joseph's College (D-II - IN): Sources tell us defensive line coach / special teams coordinator David Denham has resigned for personal issues. 

Lindenwood (D-II - MO): Lindenwood University is seeking a defensive graduate assistant coach. Preferable experience coaching and/or playing Corner Back. The job includes coaching a position, recruiting, use of Hudl, and other administrative duties as assigned by the head coach and coordinator. The position will begin immediately. Compensation includes tuition, some meals and possible stipend based upon experience. Candidates should email resume to:

Kansas: We hear Pierce College (Los Angeles) defensive coordinator Ty Greenwood has accepted the special teams quality control job at Kansas. 

Southern (FCS - LA): Sources tell us the new receivers coach at Southern is former Lenoir-Rhyne receivers coach Chris Coleman. 

Idaho State: Sources tell us Illinois State's Sheldon Cross will join the staff as outside receivers coach. 

Chabot College (CC - CA): Chabot College is seeking qualified candidates for offensive line position. This is a stipend postion only. Interested applicants should email resume and references to Head Coach Danny Calcagno @

Ave Maria (NAIA - FL):Ave Maria University is looking for a home game for any of the following dates for the 2013 football season: 9/7, 9/14, 10/5, 10/19. We are looking to play NAIA, D2, or D3 teams. Interested teams can contact assistant coach Mike Armstrong at

San Diego Chargers: Head coach Mike McCoy has added Chad Grimm (defensive quality control), Frank Reich (quarterbacks) and Kevin Spencer (special teams) to the Chargers coaching staff after coaching for the Cardinals last season. Additionally, Andrew Dees has been named assistant offensive line coach, and Nick Sirianni will be the offensive quality control coach. The team has also announced that Byron Storer will remain on staff as the assistant linebacker coach.

Louisiana Monroe: Sources tell us Todd Berry is adding former New Mexico State offensive coordinator Jerry McManus to the staff as tight ends coach. 

Gardner-Webb (FCS - NC): Sources tell us North Greenville offensive coordinator Kenny Ray has decided join Carroll McCray's staff at Gardner-Webb in the same capacity. We hear Ray was offered the opportunity to be head coach at North Greenville. 

Murray State (FCS - KY): Sources tell us Steve Adams, defensive quality control / assistant recruiting coordinator, has been promoted to director of football operations. Adams is a quality young coach. 

Arizona Cardinals: Bruce Arians has added former Steelers assistant Larry Zierlein as an assistant offensive line coach, according to Zierlein's son Lance, who works as a radio host on Sports Talk 790.

Chicago Bears: The Bears have added former Boston College running backs / special teams coach Sean Desai (defensive quality control), and former Tampa Bay special teams coordinator Dwayne Stukes (assistant special teams coach) to the staff.

Philadelphia Eagles: Former Browns linebackers coach Billy Davis has interviewed for the defensive coordinator job, according to Adam Schefter. Davis has previously served as defensive coordinator with the 49ers and Cardinals.

New York Giants: Offensive assistant / assistant to the head coach Lunda Wells will be promoted to assistant offensive line coach according to Jenny Vrentas with the Star-Ledger (sources tell us the same). Wells is the former assistant special teams / assistant to the head coach at LSU as well. 

Temple: Sources tell us Boston College defensive backs / recruiting coordinator Mike Siravo is joining Matt Rhule's staff, coaching the linebackers. 

Philadelphia Eagles: Bruce Feldman is reporting that Virginia offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor is heading to Philly to join Chip Kelly's staff.

Wisconsin: Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda and offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig have agreed to two year contracts worth $480,000 annually. The deals include a base salary of $300,000.

Widener University (D-III - PA): Sources tell us new head coach Bobby Acosta has completed his staff. Mark Fetterman has been promoted to defensive coordinator / associate head coach and T.J. DiMuzio (Bowling Green director of player personnel & former Delaware running backs coach) will serve as offensive coordinator. Fred Baxter (former Jet and Patriot) will coach the tight ends, Shawn Mayer (Player Development Rutgers, former New England Patriot) will coach the defensive backs / co-special teams coordinator, Andy Marino (Delaware tight ends / tackles) will serve as offensive line / run game coordinator, Colin Hitschler will serve as defensive line / co-special teams coordinator, Dontavius Smith as receivers, Eugene Jones as linebackers / Video Coordinator and Gary Vinciguerra as assistant defensive backs.