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Wednesday January 23, 2013

Wednesday January 23, 2013

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Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys are trying to hire Rich Bisaccia away from Auburn according to the Dallas Morning News who reports that a deal could be done tomorrow. We will update. 

Cal: Sonny Dykes announced the hiring of Garret Chachere this afternoon as defensive ends coach. Chachere coached the tight ends / special teams at Southern Miss last season and was at Arizona from '09-'11. 

Nassau Community College (NY): We hear linebackers coach Sylas Pratt has been promoted to defensive coordinator. 

UC Davis (FCS): Michigan offensive grad assistant Bryan Wright has been named running backs coach at Davis. 

Oakland Raiders: Tony Sparano has now officially been named offensive line / assistant head coach. 

TCU: DeMontie Cross (linebackers) and Curtis Luper (receivers) have been officially added to the staff. 

Cleveland Browns: Former West Virginia assistant Daron Roberts has accepted a position with the Browns' staff. 

See the details of Charlie Strong's new agreement (prepare yourself first, this is shocking)

Florida International: Cameron Turner has been named FIU's quarterbacks / receivers coach. Cameron is the son of FIU head coach Ron Turner.

Presentation College (D-III - SD): Head coach Andy Carr has made a few hirings and adjustments to the coaching staff. Pat McCarthy (previously the offensive line coach at Culver-Stockton) has been hired as the co-offensive coordinator and will coach the running backs / fullbacks / tight ends. Former Winona State player, Jason Enos, has been hired as the offensive restricted earnings assistant and will be the assistant offensive line coach. Michael Budziszewski has moved from running backs / fullbacks / tight ends to the role of offensive coordinator overseeing quarterbacks and receivers. Presentation is still looking to fill the defensive restricted earnings position.

Alfred University (D-III - NY): Alfred University is now accepting applications for a Graduate Assistant Football Coach. The position includes free graduate school and a small stipend. All interested applicants should mail a resume and references to Alfred University Football, Attention Bob Rankl, McLane Center, Alfred, NY 14802.

New Mexico State: Sources tell us that DeWayne Walker plans to meet with New Mexico State officials later today. We are told the University very much would like to keep Walker. We will update...

South Dakota State (FCS): South Dakota State University is accepting applications for a full-time, 12 month, assistant football coach. This position will assist the head football coach with maintaining a competitive Division I-FCS football program. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, coaching running backs; recruitment of prospective student-athletes (Midwest and Georgia area preferred); assist with summer camps and fund raising. Earned Bachelor’s degree; at least one year collegiate offensive coaching experience (runningbacks and Division I preferred). SDSU encourages underrepresented persons to apply. Deadline: Until filled; full consideration given to applications received by January 31, 2013. To apply, visit this link. For questions on the electronic employment process, contact SDSU Human Resources at 605-688-4128. For questions on the position, please contact Eric Eidsness, Search Chair, at 605-688-6223 or by email:

San Diego Chargers: Ron Milus has been hired to coach the secondary. Milus coached the defensive backs in Denver last season.

Philadelphia Eagles: Miami Dolphins assistant special teams coordinator Dave Fipp is joining the Eagles' staff as special teams coordinator according to CSN Philly

UConn: Former Penn State assistant Kermit Buggs has been officially hired as running backs / special teams coordinator at UConn. 

Cleveland Browns: The Browns have announced the additions of Louie Cioffi (defensive backs), Shane Steichen (offensive quality control), and Joe Cullen (defensive line).

Louisville: Charlie Strong will receive an eight-year contract worth $3.7 million per year according to Brett McMurphy of ESPN. 

USC: Defensive backs coach Marvin Sanders will not be retained, according to Scott Schrader of 247 Sports

Wofford: Kevin Adleman has joined the staff as linebackers coach, as announced by head coach Mike Ayers. Adleman spent last season as the defensive coordinator at Brevard College (D-II - NC).

South Florida: Willie Taggart has announced that Larry Scott will work with the tackles and tight ends and Ray Woodie will coach the linebackers.

Lenoir-Rhyne (D-II - NC): Former Davidson head coach Tripp Merritt has joined the staff and will coach the receivers.

North Park University (D-III - IL): Sources tell us that Akron offensive grad assistant John Bear will be named offensive coordinator.

Kutztown University (D-II - PA): Sources tell us that current offensive coordinator Drew Folmar will be named head coach. An official announcement will come later today.

Illinois: Former NC State offensive line coach Jim Bridge has been named offensive line coach at Illinois.

Mount St. Joseph (D-III - OH): Boone County HS (KY) head coach Rick Thompson has joined the staff as special teams coordinator / linebackers coach.

Philadelphia Eagles: Multiple outlets are reporting that former NFL tight end Justin Peelle will join the staff.

Texas College (NAIA):Texas College is looking for a home game Aug. 31st 2013. Will travel in 2014. Please contact head coach George Cumby at 903-330-2489 to discuss.

Morehead State (FCS - KY): Rod West, Texas A&M-Commerce defense backs coach, has been hired to coordinate the special teams and coach the defensive backs.

Purdue: Buffalo defensive line coach Jappy Oliver is "likely" to be named defensive line coach at Purdue per the local rivals site Gold and Black. 

Auburn: Sources tell us that Arkansas State defensive graduate assistant Cam Clark has joined the Auburn staff in the same capacity.

Austin Peay (FCS - TN): Sources tell us head coach Rick Chirstophel is likely to accept a position with the Arizona Cardinals. We'll keep you posted. 

Missouri Southern (D-II): Sources tell us that Wisconsin-Whitewater (D-III) quarterbacks coach H.T. Kinney has accepted a position on the staff.

New York Jets: Sources in New York confirm to us that Fresno State secondary coach Tim McDonald has accepted a position on the Jets staff. McDonald was a finalist for the 2012 FootballScoop Defensive Backs Coach of the Year.

Elon: Former Delaware assistant head coach / linebackers coach Brad Sherrod has been named defensive coordinator.

Redlands (D-III - CA): The University of Redlands is taking applications for a Defensive Football Graduate Assistant- Secondary Coach. Bachelor’s degree and admission to one of the University of Redlands graduate programs is required. Tuition remission for graduate school, a monthly stipend, and meal plan are provided. Please send a cover letter, resume, an unofficial copy of college transcripts, and a reference list to: Joey Mariani, Defensive Coordinator at

Augustana College (D-III - IL): Augustana hired Jordan Malone to coach their defensive backs. Malone has previously coached at Simon Fraser, Central Arkansas, Emporia State, and Waldorf.

Wisconsin Lutheran (D-III): Former Concordia Chicago (D - III) offensive coordinator Erich Janousky has accepted the offensive coordinator position.

Redlands (D-III - CA): The University of Redlands is taking applications for an Offensive Football Graduate Assistant- RB or TE Coach. Primary responsibilities include coaching the RB or TE group, recruiting, coordinating all video as it applies to practice, games and highlights, and other duties as assigned. Bachelor’s degree and admission to one of the University of Redlands graduate programs is required. Tuition remission for graduate school, a monthly stipend, and meal plan are provided. Please send a cover letter, resume, an unofficial copy of college transcripts, and a reference list to: Jim Good, Offensive Coordinator at