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Tuesday January 7, 2014

Tuesday January 7, 2014

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Atlanta Falcons: Mike Tice will join the Falcons' staff as offensive line coach per a report from Aaron Wilson. 

Oakland Raiders: John Clayton of ESPN reports that "at least six" assistants accepted one year contracts Tuesday (Dennis Allen had been pushing for his guys to get two year deals). 

North Dakota: Sources tell us that Sacramento State defensive line coach Jordan Gigli will join the North Dakota staff in the same capacity. 

Georgia Southern: Over the next two days, sources tell us four coaches will have final interviews for the job. Mike Ayers (Wofford), Willie Fritz (Sam Houston State), Ivin Jasper (Navy) and Tim Horton (Auburn) are the finalists. 

Texas: Sources tell us and the Austin Statesman has reported as well that Louisville defensive coordinator Vance Bedford will join Charlie Strong's staff with the same role (defensive coordinator / defensive backs). 

Weber State: Sources tell us former UNLV offensive coordinator Brent Myers will join the Weber State staff as assistant head coach / offensive line. 

Maryland: Defensive coordinator Brian Stewart has signed a multi year extension per the Washington Post. 

Hawaii: Various outlets in Hawaii are reporting that Utah State linebackers coach Kevin Clune will be the new defensive coordinator at Hawaii. 

Louisville: Bobby Petrino interviewed today with Tom Jurich. Brett McMurphy reports that Petrino is one of 3 finalists. As we noted on Twitter earlier today, sources tell us that Petrino is a real possibility here. Louisville has called a Thursday morning athletic board meeting where it is believed the new hire will be approved. 

Detroit Lions: Gary Kubiak interviewed for the Lions' head job today. 

Texas: As expected, Shawn Watson will be Texas' offensive coordinator if he is not chosen as Louisville's head coach according to reports today from 247Sports and 

USC: Bo Davis (Texas) has been announced as the new defensive line coach at USC. 

Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins and GM Jeff Ireland have agreed to part ways. 

Tennessee Titans: The Titans have interviewed Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden for their vacant head coaching position. 

William Penn (NAIA - IA): Sources tell us that offensive line coach / offensive coordinator Jon Wiemers has accepted the offensive line job at Southeast Missouri State and that receivers coach / recruiting coordinator Chris Stutzriem will take over the offensive coordinator duties and coach the quarterbacks. We also hear grad assistant Brett Stewart has been promoted to offensive line coach. 

Northwest CC (MS): Jack Wright has announced the hiring of Travis Macon to coach the defensive line. Macon spent the past six seasons at Northeast CC (MS), the past two as defensive coordinator.

North Carolina State: Dave Doeren has announced that running backs coach Des Kitchings will take on the role of recruiting coordinator, and Ryan Nielsen will add the title of run-game coordinator for the defense on top of his duties as defensive line coach. Doeren also notes that Cullen Homolka (who served on Marshall's director of HS relations for three seasons) has been named director of player personnel.

Eastern Michigan: Sources tell us that running backs coach Mike Hart and DFO Jacob Kirkendall will both remain on board as part of Chris Creighton's staff. We also hear that Ronnie McKeefery will serve as strength coach.

Ron Burton has been named Defensive Line Coach of the Year 

USC: Multiple outlets are reporting that Texas defensive tackles coach Bo Davis will be USC's defensive line coach. Nothing is official at this point. We will keep you updated.

Utah: Kyle Whittingham noted earlier today that he will wait until mid-February to decide who among his current staff will coach the Ute special teams.

Penn State: Sources tell us that Penn State plans to offer their head coaching position to James Franklin. Here's what you need to know.

Wheaton (D-III - IL): Sources tell us that safeties coach Jordan Langs has taken over as defensive coordinator. Langs will take over for former defensive coordinator Rod Sandberg, who took the head coaching job at Whitworth (D-III - WA).

Ohio State: Ohio State is no longer accepting applications for the open grad assistant positions. We appreciate the overwhelming interest in the positions. 

Jay Gruden: The Bengals offensive coordinator will interview with the Titans today, followed by the Redskins tomorrow, and Vikings on Thursday, according to Ian Rapoport.

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James Madison: Everett Withers has officially introduced six coaches. Just to recap; Brad Davis (co-offensive coordinator / offensive line), Andrew Mehringer (co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks), Parker Fleming (wide receivers / special teams), John Bowers (secondary), Steve Sisa (linebackers) Antoine Smith (defensive line).

Cleveland Browns: Green Bay quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo will interview for the head coaching job this week, per Ian Rapoport.

Tampa Bay: Sources tell us FIU running backs coach Andrew Hayes-Stoker will join the Bucs' staff. We hear Hayes-Stoker will coach the receivers while Tim Spencer will coach the running backs. 

William Paterson (D-III -NJ): William Paterson University has the following open dates: September 20, 2014 & Saturday September 27, 2014. Looking for a Home Game. Contact head coach Jerry Flora if interested at 973-720-3013.

Morgan State: Sources tell us that offensive coordinator Gordon Gregory, former Maryland receivers coach Lee Hull, and Tennessee State assistant head coach Jeff Parker are among the three finalists for the head coaching job. Hear announcement could come as early as tomorrow. We've been hearing Parker is the front runner for a while; but no definitive answer yet. 

Colorado Mesa (D-II):Colorado Mesa is looking for a home game September 12, 2015. Preferably against a Division II school. Would consider a small guarantee. If interested, contact head coach Russ Martin at

New York Giants: The Giants plan to bring in former Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains on Wednesday, according to Ed Werder.

Tampa Bay Bucs: Leslie Frazier has officially been hired as Lovie Smith's defensive coordinator.

Detroit Lions: Former Titans head coach Mike Munchak is scheduled to interview with Detroit ownership on Friday, per Ed Werder.

Faulkner University (NAIA - AL): Inside linebackers coach Eric Folmar has accepted the head coaching job at Georgia Southwest Academy.

Go Big Recruiting: It's AFCA Convention time! Stop by the Go Big Recruiting Booth #468 near the registration exit so we can show you how we can make your job easier ... much easier. Check the site out before you do: Go Big Recruiting!

Jireh Preparatory Academy (post grad - NC): Located in Matthews, NC, is seeking two offensive coaches for the 2014 season. We are seeking experience with WR's & OL. You will coach your own position and have off field duties assigned by the head coach. Compensation includes apartment, utilities and a stipend. This is a seasonal position. We will also be collecting resumes and conducting possible interviews in Indianapolis during the AFCA Convention. Looking for college/high school experience. Please e-mail resumes to Head Coach Scott McConnell or Coach Ryan Williams No phone callsat this time.

North Dakota State: NDSU has an opening for a video grad assistant / video coordinator.