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Tuesday January 8, 2013

Tuesday January 8, 2013

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Louisiana Tech: Middle Tennessee offensive tackles coach Matt Moore will join Skip Holtz' staff as offensive line coach. 

San Diego Chargers: UCLA head coach Jim Mora has been contacted by the Chargers.

Temple: Defensive grad assistant Francis Brown will have one of the 9 on the field jobs. Temple also has a new head strength coach

East Carolina: Sources tell us Cincinnati defensive coordinator Art Kaufman is a leading candidate for the East Carolina defensive coordinator job. 

Charleston Southern: Sources tell us athletic director Hank Small is here in Nashville interviewing a number of candidates for the job. Sources involved tell us that this is in no way a done deal at this time. Will keep you posted. 

Carolina Panthers: The Panthers have announced that running backs coach John Settle, receivers coach Fred Graves and linebackers coach Warren Belin will not return. 

West Virginia: Arizona safeties coach Tony Gibson is returning to West Virginia to work with the corners. 

Southern Miss: Sources tell us Wyoming defensive line coach Derrick LeBlanc will be the new defensive line coach at Southern Miss. 

Dallas Cowboys: ESPN is reporting that defensive coordinator Rob Ryan has been let go. Rob added, "I'll be out of work for like 5 minutes." Nice.

Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinals have promoted Steve Keim to general manager. 

Jacksonville Jaguars: Atlanta Falcons' director of player personnel Dave Caldwell will reportedly be the new general manager of the Jags. 

Arkansas State: Bryan Harsin has announced the hiring of Troy corners coach Julius Brown in the same capacity. 

Presentation College (D-III - SD): Presentation College (Aberdeen, SD), an NCAA Division III Independent, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Football Coach Offense. Responsibilities will include coaching an offensive position group, assisting with the coordination of the run/pass game, and assisting the Head Coach in all aspects of the program (practice and game preparation, recruiting, fundraising, video breakdown, camps, equipment, community involvement, and other duties as assigned). This is a 12 month salaried position with full benefits. Bachelor’s degree required with coaching/playing experience preferred. The successful candidate will be subject to a background check prior to being offered the position. Email cover letter, resume, names and contact information for three personal and three professional references to Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Southern Miss: Former Kentucky director of football operations Nolan Jones has been hired at Southern Miss as assistant athletic director for football operations. 

Louisiana Tech: Joe Sloan, who was an offensive grad assistant at South Florida w Skip, has been hired as inside receivers coach. 

Florida A&M: Sources tell us Earl Holmes will be named head coach later this week. We also hear Quinn Gray will be named offensive coordinator. 

Ohio Northern (D-III): Ohio Northern is seeking applicants for an off the field recruiting and operations position. This position will be responsible for recruiting and assisting the head coach. This is a 12 month position paying $25,000 with housing assistance. Interested applicants can apply at or contact Devin Russell at for more information. 

Kansas City Chiefs: Sources tell us the Chiefs have requested permission to interview New York Jets linebackers coach Bob Sutton for their defensive coordinator position. 

Seton Hill: We have learned that Southwest Baptist defensive backs coach Roosevelt Williams has accepted the same position at Seton Hill. 

Western Michigan: Sources tell us PJ Fleck has hired Charles Huff (Buffalo Bills offensive assistant) as running backs coach. We have also learned that IUP offensive coordinator Luke Getsy will join the staff as receivers coach and Eastern Illinois offensive line coach Brian Callahan will join as tight ends. 

Carolina Panthers: Running backs coach John Settle has been let go. 

Wisconsin: Sources at the convention tell us former Auburn special teams / tight ends coach Jay Boulware will join Gary Andersen's staff as tight ends coach / special teams coordinator.

LA Tech: We have confirmed that Marshall co-offensive coordinator /quarterbacks coach Tony Petersen will join Skip Holtz' staff as offensive coordinator / quarterbacks. 

New York Jets: Sources tell us defensive backs coach Dennis Thurman will be named defensive coordinator. 

West Virginia Wesleyan: Sources tell us that Todd Nelson has joined the staff. Nelson spent last season as the defensive line coach at the University of Charleston.

BYU: Word at the AFCA convention is that offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Brandon Doman will not remain as part of the staff.

Southwest Baptist (D-II - MS): We have learned that Lindenwood (D-II - MO) offensive coordinator Craig Schuler will be the new head coach.

Bowling Green: Alex Stadler, who spent last season at Richmond, has been brought on as the offensive grad assistant.

Tennesse Titans: Tight ends coach John Zernhelt has been relieved of his duties.

New York Jets: Rex Ryan has announced that quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh is no longer with the team and defensive coordinator Mike Pettine "won't be back". The New York Daily News is reporting that defensive backs coach Dennis Thurman is expected to take over as defensive coordinator.

Charleston Southern: Sources tell us the lead candidate is Lenoir Rhyne head coach Mike Houston. We'll keep you updated.

Troy: Sources tell us Wayne Bolt has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Troy. 

Phoenix College (AZ): Jeremy Richardon, former head coach of Joliet JC, has been named head coach at Phoenix College.

Snow College (JC): Head coach Tyler Hughes has resigned. 

Occidental: Former Yale defensive line coach Doug Semones has been named head coach at Oxy. 

Dallas Cowboys: Running backs coach Skip Peete has been let go. More changes coming on that staff. 

Nevada: Brian Polian has officially been named head coach. His deal is five years starting at $475,000 per year. Polian will be bringing in a new director of operations.

South Florida: Robert Weiner and Willie Taggart announced this morning that Weiner has returned to Plant High. He worked one day at South Florida. 

Clark Atlanta: Tusculum defensive line coach Kevin Weston has accepted the head coaching position at Clark Atlanta. 

Florida State: Sources tell us Georgia Tech defensive coordinator Charles Kelly will join Jimbo Fisher's staff as linebackers coach.

New York Jets: The team has fired offensive coordinator Tony Sparano per Chris Mortensen.