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Wednesday January 30, 2013

Wednesday January 30, 2013

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Please keep Butler strength coach Jim Peal in your prayers. Coach Peal, a legend in the profession, was diagnosed with cancer earlier this week. Here is his story. Let's all help Coach beat this! 

New Mexico: Sources tell us former Nevada receivers coach Scott Baumgartner will be the new receivers coach at New Mexico. 

Tampa Bay: Schiano continues to make changes. This evening word is out that he has let special teams coordinator Bob Ligashesky go. 

Pittsburgh Steelers: Washington Redskins special teams coordinator Danny Smith has reportedly accepted the same role with the Steelers. 

Georgia Tech: Georgia Tech has announced the hiring of Mike Pelton as defensive line coach. Pelton was Auburn's defensive line coach in 2011-12. 

Luther College (D-III - IA): William Penn (NAIA - IA) offensive coordinator Aaron Hafner has been named head coach at Luther. 

Virginia: The school has announced Steve Fairchild as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Fairchild most recently worked as the senior offensive assistant for the San Diego Chargers and was the head coach at Colorado State for four seasons before that. Fairchild will make $450,000 per year with a two year agreement. 

Jamestown College (NAIA - ND):Jamestown is seeking to fill open dates of October 19 and November 9 2013. Looking for home games & will return in 2014. Would prefer an NAIA opponent; but open to D-III and D-II opponents as well. Please contact head coach Shawn Frank at

University of Chicago (D-III): UChicago is now accepting applications for two internships offensive Assistant Football Coaching positions. Areas of responsibly included coaching a skill position; running backs or wide receivers or tight-ends as well as video breakdown responsibilities. These in-season positions include a stipend and 4- 5 weeks of on campus housing and meals. All interested applicants should email a resume and references to Craig Knoche, Offensive Coordinator at Please no phone calls.

Lake Forest College (D-III - IL): Lake Forest will be accepting applications for the position of Quarterbacks coach. Requirements 3 years college coaching experience and a bachelor’s degree, though a Master’s degree is preferred. Previous experience as a player or coach with Quarterbacks. Candidates must have demonstrated strong computer skills and experience with off-campus recruiting. The only way to be considered for this position is to send a letter of application, resume, and three references with phone numbers to Please put "QB POSITION" in the subject line of your email. Phone Calls will not be returned.

Cincinnati Bengals: Hue Jackson will be making the move from defensive assistant to running backs coach to take over for the retiring Jim Anderson, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Mount St. Joseph (D-III - OH): Tyler Hopperton has been promoted to full-time defensive assistant. Hopperton, an all conference linebacker at the Mount, served as a seasonal assistant last season. 

App State (FCS - NC): Sources tell us former FIU receivers coach Frank Ponce will be the new quarterbacks coach at App State. 

Alfred (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.

Abilene Christian (FCS): Abilene Christian University has 3 open dates for the 2013 season that we are looking to fill with Division I, II, III or NAIA opponents. ACU is currently transitioning from DII to D1 FCS level this fall. ACU is looking for home or road opportunities on the following 3 dates 9/14, 9/21, 11/2. Please contact John Houser Assistant Athletic Director at or Athletic Director Jared Mosley at if interested.

Nassau CC (NY):Nassau CC is seeking a game. Open dates include August 29, August 30, August 31. If interested contact Curtis Guilliam at Home game wanted. We are willing to play on a Thursday or Friday night, or Saturday afternoon.

Alabama State (FCS): Alabama State is looking for a home game on 8/31/2013. If interested, please contact Craig Payne at 334-229-4440. We would prefer D-II or NAIA school.

Lindenwood (D-II - MO): Lindenwood is seeking qualified candidates for an Offensive Line Graduate Assistant position. Offensive Line coaching and playing experience is preferred. Duties include assisting in coaching the offensive line, use of Hudl and other administrative duties assigned by the head coach or coordinator. Compensation will include tuition, some meals and possible stipend based on experience. Please send all resumes to No phone calls please.

Northwestern State (FCS - LA): New Head Coach, Jay Thomas, has completed his new staff. Offensive Coordinator/QBs-Robby Brown, Offensive Line/Assistant Head Coach-Ben Norton, Running Backs-Derek Foster, Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator-Kyle Manley, Tight Ends/Inside Receivers-Matt Powledge. Defensive Coordinator/Associate Head Coach-Chris Boone, Defensive Line-Jake Landoll, Linebackers/Special Teams Coordinator-Shep Campbell, Cornerbacks-De'vonn Lockett. Director of Football Operations-Dan Korn. Korn, Powledge, and Lockett were retained from Bradley Dale Peveto's staff.

Bryant University (FCS - RI): Former NC State grad assistant Andrew Ervin has accepted an assistant position on the staff at Bryant we hear. 

Tampa Bay: The Bucs have hired former Jaguars defensive backs coach Tony Oden in the same capacity per Rick Stroud who covers the Bucs. Sources tell us the same. 

Go Big Recruiting:It's just too much. Hudl, YouTube, etc. how can you keep track of it all? The answer is Go Big Recruiting. Go Big consolidates contact info, highlights, full games, and transcripts in one place. Check it out!

Georgetown (FCS): We hear that Georgetown University has filled all of their positions internally.

Chicago Bears: Sources tell us Carson Walch of the Montreal Alouettes will join Marc Trestman's staff as offensive assistant / quality control. 

Fairmont State University (D-II – WV): Head coach Jason Woodman has announced the addition of Joe Nemith III to his coaching staff. Nemith will serve as the defensive coordinator for the Falcons. Nemith comes to Fairmont State after serving as the defensive coordinator at Otterbein University (D-III) in Ohio for the last three seasons.

Otterbein (D-III - OH): Sources tell us Allan Moore will be promoted to defensive coordinator at Otterbein. 

Cornell (FCS - NY): Sources tell us Kenyon (D-III - OH) defensive coordinator Greg Jones will join the Cornell staff as linebackers coach.