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Wednesday February 6, 2013

Wednesday February 6, 2013

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Notre Dame safeties coach Bob Elliott is having kidney transplant surgery today. Please keep him in your prayers. 

North Greenville (D-II - SC): Sources tell us VMI (FCS - VA) defensive coordinator Jeff Farrington will be named head coach at North Greenville tomorrow. 

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Washington State: Sources tell us Washington State has hired longtime Nevada assistant Ken Wilson as linebackers coach as well as Wolf Pack graudate assistant Mike Bethea. They will join Jim Mastro, also a longtime Nevada assistant, on Mike Leach's staff. 

Wyoming: Former Idaho interim head coach Jason Gesser is joining the Wyoming staff as quarterbacks coach. 

South Florida: The new offensive grad assistant at South Florida is Jon Bills (from WKU) and the new defensive grad assistant is Tom Donatell (played at Iowa this past season, son of Ed) according to Greg Auman. Kurt Von Bargen and Chris Chestnut remain as grad assistants as well. 

Mack Brown gave his thoughts on the NCAA's recruiting reform on Wednesday. Do you agree with him?

Penn State: Sources tell us Anthony Midget, who had just last week accepted a position at Marshall, will join the Penn State staff working with the secondary. Midget served as the defensive coordinator at Georgia State in 2012 and had coached their defensive backs since 2008. 

Hartnell College (CC - CA): Sunil Smith, Alisal HS (CA) head coach, has been hired as the receivers coach. Gaspare Montante will move from defensive line to running backs coach.

FIU: Sources tell us defensive backs coach Jeff Popovich has been let go today. Also, as we reported 4 weeks ago, now that signing day has come, former tight ends coach Dennis Smith is now leaving the staff as well. 

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Cincinnati Bengals: Running backs coach Hue Jackson has added the title of special assistant to head coach Marvin Lewis.

New Orleans Saints: The Saints asked for permission to interview 49ers defensive backs coach Ed Donatell but were denied according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. 

MidAmerica Nazarenne (NAIA - KS): Sources tell us Mario Felix has joined the staff as running backs coach. Felix formerly coached the defensive backs at MNU and was coaching the defensive backs at Blue Valley high school. 

Arizona Cardinals: Mike Disner has been named director of football administration. Disner comes from the NFL Management Council. 

Arizona: Tight ends coach Charlie Ragle will also serve as special teams coordinator. 

Evangel University (NAIA - MO): Texas State University offensive line coach Dennis Darnell has accepted the offensive coordinator position at Evangel. Darnell will also coach the quarterbacks. Ben Blake will remain offensive line / run game coordinator.

Hendrix College (D-III - AR): David Batson has been hired as the offensive line coach. Batson spent the past four years at Louisiana College where he most recently served as the special teams coordinator and defensive line coach.

Campbellsville (NAIA - KY): Campbellsville University is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Football coach and Head Coach for Men and Women’s Track and Field. This position is a full-time position. Candidate will serve as an Assistant Football coach. The position will include, but not limited to: Recruiting, practice, position meetings, eligibility, and game prep. The Head Coach for Men and Women’s Track and Field will oversee all aspects of the program, including, but not limited to: Recruiting, scheduling, practice, budgets, eligibility and academic progress and travel. All candidates should have experience coaching both sports and preferably at the collegiate level. A Bachelors’ degree is required. A Master’s degree is preferred. Send letter of interest and resume to: Mr. Terry VanMeter, Director of Human Resources, Campbellsville University, 1 University Drive UPO 783, Campbellsville, KY 42718. Fax: 270-789-5180.

Tennessee: Former Bowling Green receiver Derrick Lett has joined the Tennessee staff as an offensive quality control coach. Lett served this past season as passing game coordinator / quarterbacks & receivers at Bowling Green high school. 

William Penn (NAIA - IA): Sources tell us Arkansas City high school (KS) head coach Jon Wiemers has accepted the offensive coordinator job at William Penn.