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Wednesday January 2, 2013

Wednesday January 2, 2013

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Full run-down of day by day activities at the AFCA coming tomorrow; but go ahead and mark your calendars now... 5pm Monday at Fuse (the sports bar). You, us and a couple of hundred (ok thousand) of your coaching buddies. Beverages on us (and the wonderful companies that work with us).

Houston Baptist: Valor Christian HS (CO) head coach Brent Vieselmeyer has accepted the defensive coordinator position at HBU. 

Tennessee: Salaries...Butch Jones ($2.95 million), OC Mike Bajakian and DC John Jancek will each make $475,000, OL Don Mahoney will make $350,000, RBs Jay Graham makes $260,000, WRs Zach Azzanni will make $300,000, TEs / STC Mark Elder will make $220,000, DL Steve Stripling will make $380,000, Willie Martinez will make $280,000 and Tommy Thigpen will make $345,000. Strength & Conditioning coach Dave Lawson will earn $175,000. 

UC Davis: Sources tell us Cal offensive grad assistant Matt Wiegand has accepted the offensive line job at UC Davis. 

St. Louis Rams: Jay Glazer is reporting that Gregg Williams and Blake Williams will not return to the Rams staff.

Utah State: Utah State announced today that Matt Wells has retained Kevin Clune in an unspecified role. Clune spent that past four years coaching linebackers at Utah State. 

Western Kentucky: The salaries of Bobby Petrino's assistants were revealed today: offensive coordinator Jeff Brohm and defensive coordinator Nick Holt will each make $150,000, defensive ends coach/recruiting coordinator Kevin Peoples and offensive line coach Mike Summers will make $90,000, wide receivers coach Lamar Thomas and safeties coach Mike Cassity will make $75,000, running backs coach Kolby Smith and defensive tackles coach L.D. Scott will make $58,500 and cornerbacks coach/special teams coordinator Ricky Brumfield will make $53,004. 

Grand View (NAIA - IA): Grand View University is looking to fill a full-time defensive backs position. This position will also have other duties assigned within the athletic department. College playing experience is preferred. Interested coaches should email defensive coordinator Joe Woodley at

Chicago Bears: Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements will interview for the Bears' vacant head coaching position. 

Chip Kelly: In less than surprising news, reports indicate that multiple NFL teams intend to talk to Chip after the Fiesta Bowl. We'll let you know when anything newsworthy develops. 

Hobart College (D-III - NY): Hobart College is currently looking to fill an opening on their coaching staff as Defensive Coordinator. Qualified applicants can contact head coach Mike Cragg at or 315-781-3566 if you are interested. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

St. Olaf (D-III - MN): St. Olaf College is accepting applications for the position of Head Football Coach along with teaching responsibilities. Instructional Responsibilitie will include teaching a variety of activity-based courses. The classes meet 2-3 days/week for 55 minutes. Review of applications will begin as received until January 2, 2013. Questions can be submitted to Qualifications: Essential: Master's Degree and High School Varsity and or Collegiate-level coaching/recruiting experience. Desirable: Head coaching experience at College or High school level. Apply at

Northern Michigan: Northern Michigan is currently looking to fill a Restricted Earnings position. The position is a 9 month appointment that pays $9,000. The staff will be at the AFCA Convention and you can send resumes and references to

Louisiana College: Louisiana College is currently accepting resumes to fill opening for a Defensive Line Coach and Video Coordinator: Candidate must have experience in coaching DL and knowledge of NCAA rules. The position is Restricted Earnings and does not include housing or meals. Experience with video input and exchange is not required but is highly valued. Duties will include coaching DL, recruiting, coordinating video, class checks, assisting on special teams, and assisting with equipment. Selected candidates will be interviewed in Nashville at AFCA convention on January 7 & 8, with the position starting in late January. Please send resumes with contact information to Co-Defensive Coordinator Justin Charles at no later than January 5. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Oklahoma State: On the Tim Brando Show today Mike Gundy said that he would like to wait until the NFL coaching carousel is over before hiring an offensive coordinator.

Arkansas: The Razorbacks have announced that Taver Johnson has been retained and will coach the corners. Johnson coached the linebackers last season.

Shenandoah (D-III - VA): Sources tell us Hobart (D-III - NY) defensive coordinator Scott Yoder will be named head coach at Shenandoah tomorrow. 

Falcons: Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter has signed an extension with the Falcons per Alex Marvez of Fox Sports. 

Andy Reid: ESPN and Fox Sports are reporting that Reid will interview today with the Chiefs and tomorrow with the Cardinals. 

Temple: We have learned that UCF special teams / tight ends coach Allen Mogridge has accepted a position on Matt Rhule's staff. 

UCF: Sources tell us Pitt defensive grad assistant Mike Buscemi will return to UCF to coach the tight ends. 

Western Kentucky: Nick Holt (defensive coordinator) and Jeff Brohm (offensive coordinator) have been announced this morning by Western Kentucky.