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Tuesday March 5, 2013

Tuesday March 5, 2013

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Nevada: We hear Brian Polian already has a shortlist of candidates to fill the opening. Sounds like a new coach could be in place by the end of the week. 

Wisconsin: Sources confirm to us that Jeff Genyk will be the new special teams coordinator / tight ends coach. Genyk, the former Eastern Michigan head coach, was at Cal with Jeff Tedford for 2010-2012 and recently accepted the special teams / running backs position at Nevada. Update> Wisconsin has now announced the hire. 

Prairie View A&M (FCS - TX): Sources tell us former Texas A&M (and TCU) defensive backs coach Charles McMillan will join the Prairie View staff. 

Bucknell (FCS): Sources tell us William & Mary defensive backs assistant John Bowes will be the new linebackers / special teams coach at Bucknell. 

Ever think you'd see Bo Pelini in a Harlem Shake video?

Shasta College (CC - CA): Foothill HS (CA) head coach Bryon Hamilton has accepted the associate head coach / offensive coordinator position.

Austin Peay (FCS - TN): Austin Peay has announced that they will interview the following six candidates for their head coaching vacancy; interim head coach / defensive coordinator Granville Eastman, Central Michigan defensive backs coach Kirby Cannon, Georgia Tech defensive line coach / recruiting coordinator Andy McCollum, former Wisconsin offensive line coach Mike Markuson, Navy offensive line coach Ashley Ingram, and Wisconsin-Whitewater (D-III) head coach Lance Leipold. Visit this link for the full interview schedule.

McKendree (D-II - IL): Sources tell us Antoine Manning will join the staff as secondary coach. Manning most recently served in the same capacity at Rockford College (D-III - IL). 

With the addition of Bill Belichick, the Notre Dame clinic looks like one of the best this Spring

Kentucky: Sources tell us Northwestern State (FCS) inside receivers / tight ends coach Matt Powledge has joined the Kentucky staff as a grad assistant. 

Five former head coaches were named finalists for the College Football Hall of Fame earlier today.

Northwest Mississippi CC: Northwest Mississippi is looking for a scrimmage on Friday August 16th or Saturday August 17th. Would be willing to do a home, away or at a neutral site. Site must be within 100 miles of Northwest Campus. Please contact Head Coach Brad LaPlante blaplante@northwestms.edu for further inquiries.

Northern Iowa: Sources tell us Bryce Paup will join the Northern Iowa staff as defensive line coach. Paup, the former NFL defensive player of the year, has been the head coach at Green Bay Southwest for several years now.

University of Windsor: Donnovan Carter has been hired as defensive coordinator and associate head coach. Carter spent the last four seasons as the University of Toronto's defensive coordinator.

Springfield College (D-III - MA): Springfield College is accepting resumes for a graduate assistant position starting this fall. Candidates must have a minimum of 1 year of on field coaching experience at the college level. The ideal candidate would have experience working with Linebackers. Candidates must be able to gain acceptance to graduate school. Job includes tuition waiver and stipend. Please send all resumes to football@springfieldcollege.edu . No phone calls please.

Purdue: Sources have confirmed to us that Illinois offensive line coach Jim Bridge will be the new offensive line coach at Purdue. 

Auburn: Montana State (FCS) special teams coordinator Erik Link has joined the staff as special teams quality control. 

Ole Miss: Oklahoma State corners coach Jason Jones is joining Hugh Freeze's staff.

Grambling: Dennis Winston has been named defensive coordinator. Winston has previous coaching experience at Grambling as well as Arkansas-Pine Bluff (where he spent the past three seasons), Toledo, Norfolk State, and Arkansas.

Minnesota Vikings: The franchise has announced that former assistant receivers coach Ryan Ficken will become assistant special teams coordinator and former Texas Tech assistant Jeff Howard has been named assistant to the head coach.

Hutchinson CC (KS): Head coach Rion Rhoades has completed his staff as follows; Josh Gooch (assistant head coach / offensive coordinator / running backs and tight ends), Tyler Brock (offensive line), Kevin Starr (receivers), Greg Cross (quarterbacks), Dion Meneley (defensive coordinator / linebackers), Thaddeus Brown (defensive backs), Phil Ockinga (recruiting coordinator / defensive line).

Onondaga CC (NY): John Evans has rounded out his staff. Pete Curkendall will serve as defensive coordinator. Bob Atwood (former Red Jacket HS offensive coordinator), James Tyler (former Trinity College player), Chris Weinbeck (former University of Buffalo player), and Jeff Teed will all serve as assistant coaches.

Diablo Valley (CC - CA): Sources tell us that University of Minnesota Morris (D-III) running backs coach Geordan Arenal has joined the Diablo Valley staff as an offensive assistant.

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (CC): Sources tell us that former Coffeyville CC (KS) receivers coach Maurice Gray will join the staff and coach the corners.

ProGrass International Scout Bowl: The inaugural ProGrass International Scout Bowl will be played next Friday, March 15th in Florence, AL. Further info to come later this morning...

New Mexico State: Head coach Doug Martin will also coordinate the special teams for the Aggies.