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Wednesday January 21, 2015

Wednesday January 21, 2015


Chicago Bears: Former Denver offensive coordinator Adam Gase will rejoin John Fox in Chicago in the same role, per multiple outlets.

Buffalo Bills: Anthony Lynn will join Rex Ryan's staff as running backs coach according to Kimberly Jones of NFL Network. He'll also have an assistant head coach title according to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York.

Missouri: Phil Pitts' title at Missouri will be defensive analyst. Yesterday it was reported that Pitts had stepped down from the head coaching post at Helias HS (MO).

Oakland Raiders: The Raiders have hired former 49ers special teams coordinator Brad Seely as their special teams coordinator. The Raiders will also hire Marcus Robertson as defensive backs coach according to Ian Rapoport.

San Francisco 49ers: According to multiple reports, the Niners have hired former Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver as linebackers coach / senior assistant.

Delaware State (FCS): Former Louisville special teams coordinator / running backs coach Kenny Carter has been hired as the program's new head coach. Carter spent last season at Youngstown State as passing game coordinator and c0-special teams coordinator.

Here's an updated look at the FBS, FCS, D-II, D-III and NAIA head coaches changes

Troy: Neal Brown has finalized his coaching staff as follows; Kenny Edenfield (co-OC / inside WRs), Matt Moore (co-OC / OL), Sean Reagan (QBs / RBs), Shayne Wasden (associate HC / STC / TEs), Cornelius Williams (WRs), Vic Koenning (DC / safeties), Bam Hardmon (DL), Al Pogue (CBs), Jon Sumrall (assistant HC / LBs).

Georgia: Mark Richt's contract has been extended two years through the 2019 season, and his salary has been increased to $4 million, effective this year. Richt made $3.2 million last season.

Nebraska: Now that the hire of Tulane receivers coach Keith Williams has been announced by the school, Mike Riley's staff at Nebraska is complete. The staff is as follows; Mark Banker (DC), Hank Hughes (DL), Trent Bray (LBs), Charlton Warren (DBs), Bruce Read (STC), Danny Longsdorf (OC), Reggie Davis (RBs), Keith Williams (WRs), and Mike Cavanaugh (OL).

Troy: Jamaal Smith, who served as DFO for the past 18 months, has transitioned to the position of director of player development.

Pitt: Pit has now formally announced the hire of Purdue receivers coach Kevin Sherman, thus completing Pat Narduzzi's first staff. To recap his hires; Jim Chaney (OC), Josh Conklin (DC), Kevin Sherman (WRs), John Peterson (OL), Tim Salem (TEs), Andre Powell (RBs / STC), Tom Sims (DL), Rob Harley (LBs), and Renaldo Hill (CBs) .

Simpson College (D-III - IA): Simpson College seeks applications for a full-time Assistant Football Coach. This position will be responsible for assisting with all coaching responsibilities, which may include, but not be limited to: recruitment of qualified student- athletes; organization and preparation of practice; budget management; fund raising; community involvement; and compliance with college, conference (IIAC) and NCAA rules. The successful candidate must be willing to travel and a have valid driver’s license. B.A. required, M.A. preferred Send letter of application, resume with a list of 3 professional references to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Missouri: Per source, former Mizzou linebacker Denzel Martin has been hired as a recruiting GA with the Tigers.

Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens have hired Marty Mornhinweg to coach the quarterbacks. Mornhinweg previously served as offensive coordinator with the New York Jets.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Former Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson has been hired to coordinate the offensive in Jacksonville.

Carthage College (D-III - WI): Carthage College is seeking applicants for an offensive graduate assistant. The position includes a $5,000 stipend and free graduate school. Room and board is not included. Experience playing or coaching the wide receiver position is preferred. The successful candidate will coach his own position and have his own recruiting area. Start date is ASAP. Please email resume and references to head coach Mike Yeager at No phone calls please.

VMI: Lafayette College (FCS - PA) defensive assistant / defensive line coach Mike Saint Germain has accepted a position at VMI, per source.

North Carolina: Per source, former Nebraska defensive coordinator John Papuchis is in the process of joining the UNC staff. We hear that he will coach the defensive backs.

Chattanooga: Per source, Shawn Bryson has been hired to coach the running backs, and former Tennessee Titan defensive lineman Tony Brown has been added to the staff as an assistant defensive line coach.

Malone (D-II - OH): Malone University is seeking applications for a graduate assistant position on defense. The positions require a highly motivated person to assist with the implementation of practices, evaluation of student athletes, off and on campus recruiting, scouting and other duties assigned by the head football coach. This is an 11 month position that includes housing, tuition waiver, stipend and some board. Malone University is an evangelical Christian liberal arts college associated with the Friends Church whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations. Applicants need to send a cover letter, resume, statement of faith, and 3 names of references to

Indianapolis Colts: The Colts are blocking offensive assistant Rob Chudzinski from all requests from other teams as long as he is under contract, per Ian Rapoport. Chud had been mentioned as an offensive coordinator candidate at a number of places. Update > Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Dispatch notes that Chud's contract with the Colts expires next week.

McNeese State: Per source, Eman Naghavi, who spent the last two seasons as an offensive line grad assistant at Texas, will be the new offensive line coach at McNeese State.

Malone (D-II - OH):Malone University is looking to fill an open date the week of October 31st, 2015. Looking for a home game, can offer meal, reduced hotel and tickets to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also looking to fill open date September 3rd, 2016 and September 2nd, 2017. Willing to do home and home. Contact Director of Football Operations Caleb Norrick at for inquires. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

Southwestern (NAIA - KS): Brad Griffin, who spent the past 10 seasons as the defensive coordinator at William Penn (NAIA - IA), has been announced as the new head coach.

Cleveland Browns: The Browns will hire former Raiders quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo as their offensive coordinator, per Alex Marvez.

Wisconsin provides a reminder to double, and triple, check ALL of your recruiting mailings

Malone (D-II - OH): Malone University is looking to hire three non-coaching interns for the spring of 2015. The positions will include offensive assistant, defensive assistant and administrative assistant. Duties include assiting in practice, workouts, film breakdown, overall offensive/defensive scheme. Administrative duties include film, practice organization and assisting in day to day operations. THESE ARE VOLUNTEER POSITIONS THAT START IMMEDIETLEY. Compensation could include a reference for future opportunities within the coaching profession. Interested candidates should email resume and references to Caleb Norrick at NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

Adrian College (D-III - MI):Adrian College is looking to fill a home and home on November 2nd, 2017 and November 8th, 2018. Please contact Harry Bailey via email if interested.

Cincinnati Bengals: The Bengals have informed defensive backs coach Vance Joseph that he will not be allowed to break his contract. Joseph had been a candidate to join Gary Kubiak's staff in Denver as defensive coordinator.

Denver Broncos: The Broncos have hired former Chicago Bears special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis to coordinate their special teams.

Jacksonville Jaguars: With the addition of Doug Marrone as assistant head coach of offense / offensive line coach, Luke Butkus will stay on as assistant offensive line coach.

Rutgers: Multiple outlets are reporting that former Paramus Catholic HS (NJ) head coach Chris Partridge is expected to join the Rutgers recruiting staff. Partridge stepped down at Paramus Catholic announced his resignation at the team banquet earlier this week to "pursue college opportunities".

New Oregon State defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake's coaching journey proves "if you can coach ball, you can coach any position."

Arizona Cardinals: Alex Marvez is reporting that Bruce Arians is working on a deal to add longtime Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau to the Arizona staff as linebackers coach.

Chicago Bears: Ian Rapoport is reporting that former Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase will interview for the offensive coordinator job under John Fox today.

Birmingham Southern (D-III - AL): Jim Stomps, who coached the H-backs last season at Birmingham Southern, has been hired as the new head coach at Christ's Church Academy (Jacksonville, FL).

Cleveland Browns: The Browns have interviewed St. Louis quarterbacks coach Frank Cignetti for the offensive coordinator job, according to Ian Rapoport.