Wednesday February 13, 2013
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FIU: Sources tell us former Chicago Bears offensive assistant Andrew Hayes-Stoker will be the new running backs coach at FIU.
Minnesota Vikings: The team has exercised its fourth year option on head coach Leslie Frazier for the 2014 season.
New Mexico: Sources tell us FIU running backs coach Apollo Wright is going to take the same position at New Mexico.
Wyoming: Head coach Dave Christensen announced earlier today that they will use co-offensive coordinators next season. Associate head coach / offensive line / running backs coach Pete Kaligis and run game coordinator / offensive line coach Jim Harding will share the title. Christensen has also decided to take a more active role in the offense and will have some play-calling duties. Also, defensive line coach Matt Rahl will now work as director of recruiting, Brent Vernon will transition from assistant DFO to DFO, and Danilo Robinson move from director of player personnel and recruiting to just director of player personnel.
Denver Broncos: Former Chiefs special teams quality control Derius Swinton has been named assistant special teams coordinator for the Broncos.
Rutgers: Iowa defensive backs coach Darrell Wilson has joined the Rutgers staff in the same capacity.
Pittsburgh Steelers: The Steelers have announced the hiring of Richard Mann as receivers coach.
Memphis: Head coach Justin Fuente has been extended one year (now under contract through the 2017 season).
UNLV: Bobby Hauck has now officially named his brother Tim defensive coordinator.
Seattle Seahawks Former NFL defensive back Nick Sorenson has joined the staff as an assistant special teams coach.
Weber State: We have learned that former Montana head coach Robin Pflugrad has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Weber State. We also hear that corners coach Eric Lewis is adding the defensive coordinator title. Offensive line coach Steve Morton has also added the title of associate head coach.
Texas College (NAIA): Texas College is looking for an opponent for a home game on October 26, 2013. Looking for an NAIA, D-II or D-III opponent. Please contact head coach George Cumby at 903-330-2489.
Wyoming: Sources tell us that offensive grad assistant Nick Danielson has been named tight ends / H backs coach.
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Mississippi State: As expected Billy Gonzales has been named receivers coach. Tim Brewster has moved to tight ends / assistant head coach. Scott Sallach has moved off the field to coordinator of football scouting and safeties coach Tony Hughes has also added the title of assistant head coach.
Kennesaw State: Kennesaw State will announce plans to start their football program tomorrow.
Philadelphia Eagles: Former San Francisco director of player personnel Tom Gamble has been hired to serve as the Eagles vice president of player personnel.
College of Wooster (D-III - OH): Sources tell us that Villanova offensive assistant Ian Mitchell has accepted the offensive coordinator job.
Franklin College (D-III - IN): Head coach Mike Leonard has promoted Matt Theobald to assistant head coach and inside linebacker coach Aarik Gault has been promoted to defensive coordinator. Theobald will also coordinate recruiting and strength and conditioning.
Saskatchewan Roughriders: The Roughriders have announced the additions of Bob Dyce (special teams coordinator), Doug Malone (offensive line coach), and Todd Howard (defensive line coach).
Liberty: Assistant head coach / linebackers coach Carl Torbush has decided to retire.
Wisconsin: Former Illinois co-offensive coordinator Chris Beatty will be the new receivers coach at Wisconsin according to a report from Tom Mulhern of the Wisconsin State Journal.
St. Louis Rams: The Rams plan to hire Detroit Lions defensive backs coach Tim Walton as their defensive coordinator, according to Adam Schefter.
Northwestern State (FCS - LA): Former defensive coordinator Brad Laird will be named head coach at his alma mater Ruston HS (LA). He is currently serving as the director of university advancement at Northwestern State.