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Wednesday December 12, 2012

Wednesday December 12, 2012

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The full list of FBS, FCS, D-II & D-III head coaching changes (and openings)

Arkansas: Former Tennessee offensive coordinator Jim Chaney will join Bret Bielema's staff at Arkansas as offensive coordinator / quarterbacks. Sources tell us Chaney is bringing offensive line coach Sam Pittman as well. We had been told that Tuberville had offered him a spot at Cincinnati; but sources tell us he is going to Arkansas. 

Kentucky: Sources tell us East Mississippi defensive line coach Jimmy Brumbaugh will join the staff at Kentucky in the same capacity. Brumbaugh was a Syracuse for two seasons prior to this last season when he was at East Mississippi. 

Texas Tech: Kliff Kingsbury is the new head coach at Texas Tech. Here's what we know. Details to come... 

Northwestern State (FCS - LA): Multiple sources telling us that Mississippi Gulf Coast head coach Steve Campbell has turned down an offer to become head coach at Northwestern State. 

Akron: Akron has announced that quarterbacks coach A.J. Milwee has been promoted to offensive coordinator. Head coach Terry Bowden served as the offensive coordinator last season.

Cincinnati: Sources tell us Eddie Gran has accepted the offensive coordinator position at Cincinnati. 

Matt Doyle (Stanford) - 2012 Director of Football Operations of the Year

Georgia State: Jeremy Fowler with CBS Sports reports that Rick Minter will have the defensive coordinator title. Minter's son Jesse had the same title with Miles at Indiana State and is on the staff as well. Update> Sources very close to the situation tell us the report from CBS is not accurate. Jesse Minter is the defensive coordinator and Rick is not joining the staff at this time. 

Arkansas State: Bryan Harsin's deal is five years at $700,000 per season. $1.75 million buyout should he opt to leave after first season. Will post more details once they are available. 

Wooster (D-III - OH): The College of Wooster is seeking applicants for their head coaching position. The coach must be able to develop character and fitness in the student athletes involved in the program. The individual may also teach Physical Education courses or receive other assignments as determined by the Director of Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation. The coach is under the direct supervision of the Director of Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation. QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's Degree is required, Masters Degree preferred. Five or more years of successful coaching and recruiting experience at the intercollegiate level. Demonstrated success in building a successful football program. An understanding of a small liberal arts college. Ability to develop and implement a strategic plan that will yield program success and positive experience to the team members and staff within the scope of College and department mission. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume and three references (with phone numbers and email addresses) and send to

Gardner-Webb (FCS - NC): We have learned that defensive coordinator Thomas Pierce will not return.

Western Illinois: The university has announced it plans to interview three finalists Missouri S&T head coach David Brown, Minnesota - Duluth head coach Bob Nielson and former Western Michigan head coach Bill Cubit for its vacant head coach position over the next week. 

Kentucky: Look for Kentucky to officially announce Chad Scott and Vince Marrow soon enough. 

Kansas Wesleyan (NAIA): KWU is seeking applicants for offensive coordinator. Experience with spread offense is a must. Bachelors degree is required, Masters preferred. Please contact head coach Dave Dallas at We also have an opening for a grad assistant working with either the defensive line or linebackers. Please contact coach Dallas on that as well. 

New Mexico Highlands (D-II): New Mexico Highlands (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) is seeking to fill an open date the week of September 14th (willing to play Thursday, Friday or Saturday). Looking for an FCS opponent. Willing to travel. Please contact defensive line coach / director of football operations Tony Pavlic at or 505.454.3177

Tennessee: Sources tell us to expect the grad assitants from Cincinnati to join Butch's staff at Tennessee.

Mendocino (CA - JC): Kansas Wesleyan offensive coordinator Chris Snyder has accepted the head job at Mendocino. 

Point University (NAIA - GA): David Rocker has officially been named head coach now. 

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Southern Miss: Sources tell us that John Wozniak will join Todd Monken's staff as special teams / outside receivers. Wozniak has been working with Alabama in an off the field capacity and previously held positions at UAB, Memphis, Georgia Southern, LSU, Oklahoma State, etc...

Arkansas: Wisconsin director of on-campus recruiting Chris Hauser is headed to Arkansas in a similar capacity. 

College of Wooster (D-III - OH): Head coach Mike Schmitz has resigned. Schmitz served as head coach for 13 seasons. The AD (Keith Beckett) will serve as interim head coach during the search. 

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Southern Miss: Sources tell us to look for Louisiana Tech offensive line coach Pete Perot to join Todd Monken's staff at Southern Miss in the same capacity.

Knox College (D-III - IL): D3Football is reporting that Pomona-Pitzer (D-III - CA) defensive coordinator / assistant head coach Damon Tomeo is the new head coach at Knox.

Southern Miss: Missouri co-offensive line coach Josh Henson has been offered offensive coordinator spot by Todd Monken according to Dave Matter of the Columbia Tribune. Update> Sources tell us Henson will join Todd Monken's staff. 

Oklahoma State: Dave Matter is also reporting that Mike Gundy has offered Monken's old job to former Missouri offensive coordinator Dave Yost. Will update. 

Texas: The Longhorn Network is reporting that Major Applewhite will take over play-calling responsibilities and serve as offensive coordinator / quarterbacks. Receivers coach Darrell Wyatt will be promoted to co-offensive coordinator and Mack will look to hire a running backs coach. 

East Carolina: Multiple reports are circulating this morning that Terry Holland is stepping down as athletic director.

West Virginia State (D-II): Grand View University (NAIA - IA) defensive backs coach Nick Benedetto has been hired as the co-defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at West Virginia State. Additionally, we hear that Scott Courter is the new offensive coordinator. Courter previously served in the same capacity at Southeastern Oklahoma State (D-II).