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Wednesday December 18, 2013

Wednesday December 18, 2013

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Sad news to pass along as we understand that former coach Jeff Menage passed away unexpectedly yesterday at the young age of 49. Menage was in the business nearly 20 years, with coaching stops at Minnesota, Murray State, North Dakota and South Dakota State in addition to his quarterback coaching that he did as well for various players. He is missed by many in the profession. Please keep his family in your thoughts. 

FAU: It is being reported that Charlie Partridge has offered Brian Wright the offensive coordinator position. 

Central Arkansas (FCS): Sources tell us late tonight that Mississippi Gulf Coast (CC) head coach Steve Campbell has agreed to become head coach at Central Arkansas. 

Abilene Christian: ACU announced tonight that they have signed head coach Ken Collums to a new four year contract (terms not disclosed). 

Arkansas State: Sources tell us that UNC offensive coordinator Blake Anderson will be the new head coach at Arkansas State. Here's what you need to know. 

Texas A&M: Co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Jake Spavital has been promoted to offensive coordinator and will take over the play calling duties. Clarence McKinney remains coaching the running backs. 

Arizona State: In connection with his promotion to "deputy head coach" (we're using the term deputy now?), Mike Norvell has received a $200,000 raise, making his new salary $700,000. 

Central Arkansas: According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's Jeremy Muck, multiple sources have stated that Abilene Christian head coach Ken Collums will be named the program's new head coach. Update> Multiple sources have told us that this is not a done deal. It is our understanding that no offer has been made at this time. We will update... 7:45pm Update> Ken Collums has now put out a statement stating that no offer has been made. 

Georgia Southern: Georgia Southern has given Army permission to speak with head coach Jeff Monken. 

Texas: The school has announced that athletics director Steve Patterson has appointed an eight-person advisory committee to find Mack Brown's replacement. Texas has also hired the Korn/Ferry International search firm. 

Boise State: Sources confirm to us that Stanford quarterbacks coach Mike Sanford will join the Boise State staff as offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach. Would expect Sanford to remain with Stanford through the Rose Bowl. 

Bowling Green: Eastern Illinois (FCS) head coach Dino Babers will be the new head coach at Bowling Green per Joe Schad. The school has now announced the hiring. Here's what you need to know.

Here's an updated list of all the 2013-2014 coaching changes

New Mexico: Tight ends coach Derek Warehime has been promoted to run game coordinator, the school announced today. 

Washington: Boise State quarterbacks coach Jonathan Smith will join Chris Petersen's staff according to Adam Jude of the Seattle Times

Washington: Sources tell us Chris Petersen has offered Fresno State director of football operations Mike McHugh the same position. Updated on DFO Scoop. 

Boise State: Gerald Alexander, a grad assistant under Bryan Harsin at Arkansas State, will join the staff in a "capacity to be determined" according to Bronco Beat.

Illinois: Tim Beckman announced today that Bill Cubit has agreed to a one-year contract extension that includes a pay increase to $500,000 annually. The extension takes him through the 2015 season. 

Boise State: Multiple outlets are reporting, and we can confirm, that Texas A&M co-defensive coordinator / secondary coach Marcel Yates will join the Boise State staff as defensive coordinator. Yates coached the defensive backs at Boise State for nine seasons until 2011 and also played there.

Kentucky: Mark Stoops announced today that he is working on some "changes and promotions" among his current staff, and plans to keep the staff intact.

Jackson State (FCS): The school has announced that head coach Rick Comegy and his staff will not return. 

FAU: Charlie Partridge's contract can be seen here.

Arizona State: The program has announced that offensive coordinator Mike Norvell has added the title of "Deputy Head Coach".

UConn: Bob Diaco announced this morning that tight ends coach Mike Foley will be retained.

Rutgers: Mitch Browning has officially joined the staff as offensive line coach.

North Dakota: Sources tell us that both SIU coordinators, Kalen DeBoer and Bubba Schweigert, are finalists for the head job at UND. Will update...

Florida Atlantic: Jovan Dewitt has been retained as FAU's defensive coordinator by Charlie Partridge according to Dieter Kurtenbach of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Earlier in the week Jovan had secured a position at FIU; but looks as if Charlie has convinced him to stay. Good move by Charlie. Update: Tight ends coach Jared Allen has also been retained according to Kurtenbach. Both roles are to be determined. 

University of Mary (D-II - ND): Sources tell us South Dakota (FCS) defensive coordinator Jason Petrino has interviewed at Mary for the head job. 

Adrian College (D-III - MI):Adrian College is looking to fill two open dates for a home and home on September 2nd, 2017 and September 8th, 2018. If interested please email

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (Canada): Marcel Bellefeuille has been named offensive coordinator for next season. Bellefeuille joined the club in August, and has previously served as the head coach of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

UConn: Bob Diaco stated this morning that he'll look to complete his staff after the first of the year. Word within the profession is that he won't keep many, if any of the current assistants. Will update... Diaco said this morning that he will retain only Mike Foley. 

Air Force: Former Wake Forest defensive coordinator Brian Knorr is in talks to return to his alma mater as a defensive assistant, according to The Gazette.