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Wednesday December 4, 2013

Wednesday December 4, 2013

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USC: Wide receivers coach Tee Martin will remain on staff. Johnny Nansen and Keith Heyward from Sark's staff at Washington are both headed south as well according to Adam Jude of the Seattle Times. 

Washington: Quarterbacks coach Marques Tuiasosopo will lead the Huskies in their bowl game according to Joe Schad. 

John Gagliardi: The 63-year head coach at Carroll (Mont.) and St. John's (Minn.) will be honored with the Contributions to College Football Award by the National College Football Awards Association on December 12. Read more here.

Sul Ross: Sources tell us Tarleton State offensive coordinator Justin Carrigan is a candidate for the head job at Sul Ross. 

North Dakota: We're now up to 41 guys that have formally applied for the head coaching position at UND. 

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL): Mike O'Shea has been named the Blue Bombers' new head coach. Additionally, Ted Goveia will join Danny McManus as assistant general manager. 

UCLA: Jim Mora is in the process of bringing Kennedy Pola on staff. Its not official; but we hear its headed that way (expect resolution within 24 hours, likely sooner). Pola, the former USC assistant, has been serving as running backs coach at Loyola High with head coach Marvin Sanders. 

Southeastern Oklahoma State (D-II): Sources tell us that Bo Atterberry will be the new head coach. Atterberry spent last season on staff as the defensive coordinator and is the former head coach at Texas A&M-Kingsville. Update> The University has now announced this. 

Florida Atlantic: Cincinnati offensive coordinator Eddie Gran will interview for the FAU head coaching job on Wednesday of next week according to Dieter Kurtenbach of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. 

Miami (Ohio): New head coach Chuck Martin will earn $450,000 per season, $50,000 more than predecessor Don Treadwell, according to USA Today's Steve Berkowitz. Martin's contract will last for five years, according to the AP. 

MTSU won their last five games while running just 3 different plays

Washington: Sources in the profession tell us Scott Woodward is interviewing Marques Tuiasosopo today for the job. We continue to hear that both Chris Petersen and Doug Nussmeier are interested and viable options as well. Will update as more becomes clear...

Lamar (FCS - TX): Head coach Ray Woodard will return next season, athletics director Jason Henderson has announced. 

Miami (Ohio): We mentioned it yesterday; but just following up...Illinois State offensive coordinator George Barnett is joining Chuck Martin's staff. More to come... Will update. 

FIU: Sources tell us linebackers coach (and former Yale head coach) Tom Williams will not return to the staff. 

Grambling: As we told you last Wednesday, Grambling has now made it official. Broderick Fobbs is the new head coach. Fobbs played running back under legendary Grambling coach Eddie Robinson and most recently served as the tight ends coach at McNeese State.

Pittsburgh Steelers: Head coach Mike Tomlin has been fined $100,000 by the NFL for "interfering with a play in progress". Additionally, a "modification or forfeiture of a draft pick" will also be considered by the league.

Eastern Michigan: Colorado State-Pueblo head coach John Wristen will meet with Eastern Michigan officials in Ypsilanti on Thursday.

Westfield State (D-III - MA): Following the retirement of Steve Marino after 24 seasons with the program, defensive coordinator Pete Kowalski has been tabbed the interim head coach. Kowalski has spent the past 18 years as an assistant at Westfield State, and the past nine as the assistant head coach.

Tulane: Tulane athletics director Rick Dickson said he is working on a pay increase for head coach Curtis Johnson and his assistants following this year's 7-5 campaign. 

Dickinson State (NAIA - ND): Pete Stanton, who has coached the linebackers for the past 14 seasons, has been named the program's new head coach. Stanton will take over for Hank Biesiot, who recently stepped down after 38 seasons at the helm.

Norfolk State (FCS): Offensive coordinator / receivers coach Howard Feggins will not return next season.

Phoenix College (CC - AZ): Phoenix College is looking to fill coaching vacancies at QB, RB, OL, DL, OLB & secondary. These will all be stipend positions. Please email resumes to and attach three references, of which two need to be direct supervisors.

Notre Dame: Passing game coordinator / inside receivers coach Mike Denbrock will serve as offensive coordinator in Notre Dame's bowl game.