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Wednesday January 9, 2013

Wednesday January 9, 2013

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Over the past couple days, several programs have notified us that they are looking to fill open dates for next season. We will publish that list tomorrow. 

Philadelphia Eagles: Multiple reports indicating the Eagles met with Brian Kelly after the BCS Championship. Jay Glazer indicates the team has "legitimate interest" in Kelly, who is currently out of the country. 

FIU: Sources tell us Illinois offensive line coach Luke Butkus has been hired to the same position at FIU. 

Albright College (D-III - PA): Sources tell us Matt Moran has been hired as running backs coach and video coordinator. Moran previously worked at the University of San Diego. 

UTEP: Spencer Leftwich's title will be assistant head coach and offensive line coach. Head coach Sean Kugler also announced Andrew Browning as the team's defensive line coach today. 

Washington State: Dave Yost has been offered a spot on Mike Leach's staff and there's a "high probability" the former Missouri offensive coordinator would accept according to Dave Matter of the Columbia Daily Tribune. 

Indiana State (FCS): Sources tell us Indiana State has hired Kansas special teams assistant Jami DeBerry as its special teams coordinator. 

Carolina Panthers: Dave Gettleman will be the Panthers' new general manager according to Adam Schefter. 

Alabama: Alabama has announced the hiring of Greg Brown as defensive backs coach. 

South Florida: USF has tabbed Chuck Bresnahan as its defensive coordinator according to Brett McMurphy. 

Arkansas Tech (D-II): Sources tell us Scott Symons is joining Raymond Monica's staff as defensive coordinator. Kurt Corbin will join as defensive line coach, and Raleigh Jackson as linebackers coach. 

Penn State: Penn State has promoted secondary coach John Butler to defensive coordinator. 

Georgia Tech: The school has named Ted Roof as its defensive coordinator.

BYU: Yesterday at the convention we had heard that Brandon Doman was likely to leave the staff. Upon further diligence, we hear no decisions have been made at this time. 

Allegheny College (D-III - PA): Allegheny College, a member of the NCAA Division III and North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC), is currently seeking applications for TWO offensive Assistant Football coaching positions. This is a ten-month position that includes basic medical coverage and a competitive salary. Specific responsibilities include working with the running backs or wide receivers. Please submit a letter of application, resume, and three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or at

UNLV: Sources tell us Weber State offensive coordinator Timm Rosenbach is leaving to become the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at UNLV. 

Murray State (FCS - KY): Sources tell us defensive coordinator Ashley Anders will not return. 

San Diego Chargers: The team has announced Tom Telesco as its new general manager. 

Pace (D-II - NY): Located in Pleasantville, NY (30 minutes north of NYC), and a member of the NE-10 conference, Pace University is accepting applications for the position of Defensive Coordinator. Salary and benefits are commensurate with qualifications and experience; however the anticipated salary is in the upper $30’s. Bachelors degree is required and a minimum three years of coaching at the college level. Email your cover letter, resume, list of references, and a one page coaching philosophy to: Head Football Coach, Christian Dapolito: No phone calls please. 

Nevada: We have confirmed that offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich is returning to Nevada. 

UCLA: The school expects to keep Jim Mora, who has been contacted about the San Diego Chargers vacancy, and plans to increase the base salary for Mora's assistants and improve the team's facilities, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times. 

Cleveland Browns: Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski will interview with the Browns today according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. 

Nevada: Sources tell us cornerbacks coach James Ward has been retained by Brian Polian. 

Mississippi State: Mississippi State has hired former Kentucky defensive line coach David Turner to the same position according to MSU beat writer Brandon Marcello.

Louisiana - Lafayette: Sources tell us that defensive coordinator Greg Stewart will not return. 

Syracuse: The school officially announced the promotion of Scott Shafer to head coach today. Multiple reports indicate Nathaniel Hackett will join Doug Marrone in Buffalo. 

Western Michigan: Sources tell us Western Michigan has hired Central Michigan defensive line coach Vinson Reynolds in the same role. 

Buffalo Bills: The team has hired former New York Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine in the same capacity per Chris Mortensen.

College of Idaho: Former UC Davis assistant head coach / running backs Mike Moroski will be the new head coach at the College of Idaho. 

Wilmington College: Lakeland College offensive line coach Andy Fries has joined the staff at Wilmington we're told.

Fairmont State: Sources tell us coach Woodman has made some hires. We hear Chris Harvey (former Florida State strength coach and North Alabama tackles / tight ends) will coach the defensive line / special teams. Dan Gayton (Florida State) will coach the receivers and longtime NFL veteran Mike Compton will coach the offensive line. 

Western Michigan: Sources tell us that Allegheny College defensive coordinator / defensive backs Rob Wenger has accepted a defensive grad assistant position at Western Michigan. 

Lake Forest College: Lake Forest is now officially accepting applications for offensive coordinator. Must have 4 years of college coaching and recruiting experience as well as national certification in strength & conditioning. No phone calls please. Please submit a letter of application, resume and three references to

Black Hills: We hear Wyoming student assistant Ryan Freeman will join the staff at Black Hills as assistant receivers coach. 

Point University (GA): Word here in Nashville is that Point has added three new guys to the staff. Jamey Small (UNC Pembroke) will coach the running backs, Dontavius Smith (Widener) will coach the receivers and Arrion Savage (Auburn) will coach the defensive backs. 

Fairmont State (D-II - WV): Sources tell us that new head coach Jason Woodman has released a number of the staff including Bryan Fisher (OC/OL), Shahram Shafii (DC), Ryan Dumont (RBs/special teams), Gary Lanham (TEs), Josh Brown (WRs), Josh Gorrell (DL), Jeremy Harmer (QBs) and Richard Iaquinto (specialists). 

A bunch of updates from late last night below...