Wednesday February 20, 2013

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USC: USC is close to hiring former Arizona Cardinals running backs coach Tommie Robinson to the same position according to a report from USCFootball.com. 

Southwest Mississippi (CC): Jamie Everett has been hired as offensive coordinator / offensive line coach. Everett previously served as an assistant at North Pike HS (MS), and Madison Central HS (MS). Also, defensive backs coach Donald Dykes has been retained.

Jim Harbaugh is already making his mark. This time it's on the NFL rule book.

Sul Ross State (D-III - TX): On Monday Sul Ross announced the two finalists for the head coach / AD position; Smithson Valley HS (TX) head coach and athletic director Larry Hill, and John Carroll University associate head coach Ronald Dolciato. Earlier today, My SA High Schools' twitter account reported that Hill has removed his name from consideration. We presume that makes Dolciato the front-runner for the position. We will keep you posted.

Louisiana Tech: According to Greg Auman, Skip Holtz's contract (which will go in front of the board next week for approval) is a five year deal and calls for a base salary of $200,000 plus a $300,000 supplement each year. South Florida is still paying Holtz $500,000 per season. If he leaves before the end of the 2014 season he must pay LA Tech $1 million and if he leaves before the end of 2017, he has to pay back $500,000. Incentives include $25,000 for a bowl game, $25,000 for a conference title, and $100,000 for a BCS bowl.

Houston Texans: Former NFL defensive tackle Jeff Zgonina has joined the staff as an assistant defensive line coach.

Colorado State: Longtime NFL assistant Art Valero has been added to the staff and will coach the tight ends. Also, offensive coordinator Dave Baldwin will add the title of quarterbacks coach and linebackers coach Tim Skipper will add the assistant head coach title. Valero most recently served as the offensive line coach for the Titans in 2011.

Menlo College (NAIA - CA): Menlo college, in Atherton, CA, is now accepting applications for head coach. Interested candidates can send their resume and additional information to Keith Spataro, Director of Athletics - Menlo College, 1000 El Camino Real - Atherton, CA 94027 and / or kspataro@menlo.edu

Sacramento State: Special teams coordinator / receivers coach Daniel DaPrato has decided to step down to pursue other opportunities within football. Humboldt State offensive line coach Fred Kelley has been hired as special teams coordinator. 

Kansas State: Andre Coleman has officially been announced as the receivers coach.

Marian (NAIA - IN):Marian University is looking for a home game on August 31, 2013. Looking to play DIV II, DIV III, or NAIA. Please contact Bryan Hamrock at bhamrock@marian.edu if interested.

Northern Michigan (D-II): Northern Michigan University is taking resumes for the opening for a Restricted Earnings position. The appointment will pay $9,000 and you will have the opportunity to recruit on the road. Please send your resume and references to football@nmu.edu.

Rutgers: Former Northern Michigan player DJ Cantalano has accepted a position on Kyle Flood's staff in player development.

Army (Sprint): Offensive coordinator Mike Popovich has accpeted the head coaching job at Mt. Zion HS (IL).

Worcester Polytechnic (MA): Sources tell us that Galen Holmes is leaving his post as the special teams coordinator / defensive tackles coach at Assumption College (D-II - MA) to take the defensive line job at WPI.

LSU: Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron has signed a 3 year deal and will make $600,000 in his first year, $1.3 million in year two and $1.5 million in year three...an average of about $1.13 million per year over the 3 years. We put his deal in perspective here.

Dallas Cowboys: David Moore of the Dallas Morning News reports that secondary coach Jerome Henderson will remain with the Cowboys as a part of Monte Kiffin's defensive staff. Moore also notes that linebackers coach Matt Eberflus interviewed well with Monte and that he will likely be retained as well.

Valley City State (NAIA - ND):VCSU is seeking to fill an open date for 2013. Our openings are September 21, November 2, and November 16 with a 2014 option. If interested, please contact dennis.mcculloch@vcsu.edu.

Kentucky Christian (NAIA): Sources tell us quarterbacks coach Gene Peterson will be named head coach. Will update... 

Marshall: Sources tell us Kentucky Christian University head coach Mike Furrey has accepted a position on Doc Holliday's staff. 

Georgetown College (NAIA - KY): Georgetown is looking for a Home and Home for the dates of August 31, 2013 or September 7, 2013. We would prefer to be at home in 2013 and away in 2014. Will play FCS D2, NAIA, or D3. Please contact brian_landis@georgetowncollege.edu if interested.

Western Carolina: Head coach Mark Speir has announced that secondary coach Steve Sisa will serve as special teams coordinator.

Northeastern State University (D-II - OK): Sources tell us that Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (CC) running backs coach Bradley Thomas has now officially accepted the receivers job at NSU. 

Capital University (D-III - OH): Capital seeks an intern assistant football coach (wide receivers). Intern will be primary position coach for wide receivers in a triple option offense. Preferred candidates will have prior experience playing/coaching wide receivers and at least 1 year of collegiate coaching experience. Other responsibilities will also include recruiting, assisting the head coach in all practice and game day preparation, and other duties as assigned by the Head Football Coach. Salary will be $6,000, NO housing or benefits included. Position will begin immediately. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to football@capital.edu. No phone calls please.

USC: CBSSports.com isreporting that Lane Kiffin has hired Mike Summers as offensive line coach. Summers previously served as the offensive line coach and run game coordinator at Kentucky, and had since joined Bobby Petrino's staff at Western Kentucky. Bruce Feldman is reporting that James Cregg, who previously served as offensive line coach, will remain on staff.

Cincinnati: According to SB Nation, Illinois defensive backs coach Steve Clinkscale has reportedly taken the same position at Cincinnati.

Dodge City (CC - KS): Sources tell us that former Western Illinois receivers coach Gunnard Twyner has taken the receivers job at Dodge City CC.

Louisiana College (D-III):Louisiana College is looking for opponents for their Junior Varsity Football Schedule for the 2013 season. Games are typically played on Monday evenings; we would be interested in home, away or neutral site opponents. Anyone interested please email assistant coach Clay Matchett at matchett@lacollege.edu.

Lafayette College (FCS):Lafayette College is looking for an FCS opponent to schedule a Home and Home for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. The 2013 game can be played either August 31, 2013 or Sept 28, 2013. If interested please contact Frank Tavani at football@lafayette.edu or 610-330-5485. Update> Lafayette has received plenty of interest and is in the process of working out a contract. Thank you for your interest.