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Wednesday February 5, 2014

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Stony Brook: Per source, Rob Neviaser will be the new offensive line coach at Stony Brook. Neviaser was linebackers coach at Bowling Green this past season and was defensive coordinator at Stony Brook for two seasons prior to that. Sources at Stony Brook tell us that this isn't a done deal at this time.

Detroit Lions: Delaware tight ends coach Devin Fitzsimmons will join the Detroit Lions staff as assistant special teams coach per sources and was previously reported by the 247 website as well.

Florida State: The Seminoles announced today the following new titles for their assistant coaches: Sal Sunseri, head coach on defense; Charles Kelly, defensive coordinator; Odell Haggins, associate head coach; Randy Sanders and Lawrence Dawsey, co-offensive coordinators; Jay Graham, special teams coordinator; Tim Brewster, recruiting coordinator and Rick Trickett, assistant head coach. 

LSU: Special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey is leaving for a spot on the New York Jets staff according to Ross Dellenger of the Baton Rouge Advocate. We have confirmed the move. 

Jackson State (FCS - MS): Sources tell us Robert Lyles is the new linebackers coach at Jackson State. He previously worked at Army for seven years. 

New Haven: Former Elon and Rhode Island offensive coordinator Chris Pincince will be the new head coach at New Haven per the New Haven Register who reported it an hour ago and sources on our end. 

Texas A&M: South Dakota Mines receivers coach / recruiting coordinator Gary Hyman is joining the A&M staff as special teams quality control, per sources. 

Lamar (FCS - TX): Sources tell us that defensive line coach Carey Bailey has been promoted to assistant head coach, and defensive backs coach Brad Beasley has added the recruiting coordinator title.

North Carolina: Per sources, Keith Heckendorf is returning to North Carolina as quarterbacks coach. Heckendorf was offensive quality control at UNC this past season and had accepted the tight ends job at Arkansas State with Blake Anderson. The recruiting website 247 reported the hire a few minutes ago as well. Heckendorf was the offensive coordinator / quarterbacks at Western Carolina from 2008-2010. 

Florida State: Per sources, Jimbo Fisher has offered the linebackers position to Louisiana Lafayette defensive coordinator James Willis. Sources tell us to expect Willis to accept...and yes, Willis is on his way to Tallahassee. 

Arkansas: Bret Bielema announced earlier this afternoon that linebackers coach Randy Shannon has been promoted to senior associate head coach.

Ohio State: Urban Meyer said today that Luke Fickell will continue to call the defense and that Chris Ash would have significant input in building the game plan. 

San Bernardino Valley (JC - CA): SBVC is seeking walk on coaches for defense (DL or LB) and offense (WR). May consider a special teams coach also. These positions pay from $4200-$5000 per season. Must be willing to coach position and recruit during off season. Must be able to commute to campus. Email Coach Emerson your resume and materials at

Minnesota Vikings: FIU assistant head coach / defensive line Andre Patterson will join the Vikings staff per sources. 

Arkansas: As expected all along, word is trickling out now that Robb Smith will be the defensive coordinator at Arkansas. We can't explain the delay. Will update... Bielema went on local radio this afternoon and said the DC hire is not finalized. We'll keep you posted. 

Iowa State: Arkansas offensive grad assistant Tommy Mangino will join his father at Iowa State as expected. Per the Ames Tribune, Tommy will coach the receivers, Todd Sturdy will move to quarterbacks and offensive coordinator Mark Mangino will coach the tight ends. 

New Mexico State: The Aggies have officially announced Larry Coyer's hiring as defensive coordinator. 

Grand View (NAIA - IA): Grand View has open dates for the 2014 football season. We need one Home game on two of the possible following dates; September 13th or November 1st. Please contact Head Coach Mike Woodley by email at if interested.

Baltimore Ravens: Wisconsin running backs coach Thomas Hammock is leaving to join the Ravens staff (was reported by 247 recruiting as well). 

Tulane: Quarterbacks coach Mike Neu is leaving for the same job with the New Orleans Saints. Prior to joining Curtis Johnson's staff, Neu worked three years as a college scout in the Saints organization.

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Cleveland Browns: Jimmy Raye and George DeLeone are joining Mike Pettine's staff, according to Alex Marvez. Raye will serve as an senior offensive assistant, and DeLeone will work as the assistant offensive line coach.

Nebraska: The assistant coaches have each received a one-year extension, taking them through January 31, 2016. Defensive line coach Rick Kaczenski received a raise from $208,900 to $225,000 and linebackers coach / special teams coordinator Ross Els received a raise from $230,000 to $238,900. Newly hired assistant Charlton Warren (secondary) will make $220,000.

Cornell: Sources tell us that former Rhode Island offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Roy Istvan has joined the Cornell staff in the same capacity.

Gavilan (JC - CA): Gavilan College has an opening for a restricted earnings offensive line coach. The position offers a stipend of $2,700 and no housing or other benefits. Interested candidates send resume and references to offensive coordinator Mike Dovenberg at

St. Scholastica (D-III - MN): The College of St. Scholastica is looking for a new head coach. A successful candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, with an advanced degree preferred. Several years of collegiate coaching experience is strongly preferred. The candidate must have a thorough grasp of the NCAA rules and regulations. A successful candidate will emulate, support and represent the College’s Catholic Benedictine values and College diversity and inclusion goals. Strong cross- cultural competency skills and experience with navigating the barriers historically under- represented students experience in education is necessary. For more information and to apply, visit

UMass: Sources tell us that former Vanderbilt grad assistant Charles Walker has accepted the outside linebackers job at UMass.

Hawaii: Sources tell us that former Cal tight end Spencer Hagan will join Norm Chow's staff as a grad assistant.

Randolph-Macon (D-III - VA):Randolph-Macon College, located in Ashland, VA is looking to fill an open date on September 19, 2015. Please contact Dave Marquis at or 804-412-1375 for more information.