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Wednesday March 2, 2016

Wednesday March 2, 2016


Texas Tech: Former UCLA running back DeShaun Foster has joined the staff as running backs coach and Karl Scott will coach the corners.

Akron: Offensive graduate assistant Brett Ekkens has been promoted to offensive line coach, per a report from SI.

Princeton (FCS): Princeton is looking to fill a quality control / operations position. Previous experience coaching on offense and or defense is preferred. This position is strictly an off the field position. The role will be responsible for a diverse range of tasks, including assisting the offensive and or defensive staff with scouting reports, video cut-ups, and self-scouts. This is an internship position with no housing or benefits provided. Please send a resume and cover letter to Director of Operations Mike Cerullo at

Oklahoma: Steve Spurrier Jr. is joining the staff in an off-the-field role, per The Oklahoman. Spurrier Jr. spent the past 11 seasons at South Carolina as the receivers coach and recruiting coordinator.

Scoop him up: Jeffrey Barnett has spent the last decade as the run game coordinator / offensive line coach at Denton Guyer HS (TX). Barnett has previous coaching experience at both Texas A&M and Alabama in a variety of roles including graduate assistant, video intern, quality control coach, and recruiting and football operations. During the off season, Barnett has worked a number of camps including Alabama's, Texas A&M's, The Manning Passing Academy, and the Lonestar Clinic. Over the course of his playing and coaching career Barnett has built relationships with coaches in the profession like John Walsh, Carl Torbush, Melvin Smith, Les Koenning, Rob Likens, Buddy Teevens, Ryan Silverfield, Terry Joseph, Mike Bloomgren, Gunter Brewer, Stan Eggen, Matt Wlls, and Mike Tice, among others. Interested programs can reach coach Barnett via email at

Eastern Michigan: Chuck Bullough has been announced as Eastern Michigan's new defensive line coach. Bullough spent the past three seasons coordinating the defense at Syracuse.

Lincoln (D-II - PA): Per source, Lincoln University has hired Reginald Byarse Jr. to coach the defensive backs.

Southern Virginia (D-III): Joe DuPaix has announced a number of additions to his staff including Danny DuPaix (assistant head coach / slot backs), former Snow College defensive coordinator Chas Ryan (DC), former Snow College assistant Mike Rigell (STC / DBs coach), Matt Edwards (WRs coach / recruiting coordinator), and former NFL players Ed Mulitalo (DL) and Toniu Fonoti (OL), as well as Pat Hofmann (assistant OL).

USC: Lenny Vandermade, who served as an offensive administrative assistant and also tight ends coach, has been named offensive coordinator at Santa Margarita HS (CA).

Nebraska: Rich Fisher, who coached the wide receivers on Bo Pelini's staff, has been named head coach at Santa Margarita HS (CA), andMax Onyegbule (who spent the past two seasons as a graduate assistant with the Huskers), is joining Fisher as defensive line coach.

Sam Houston State (FCS - TX): Sam Houston State has an opening for an equipment coordinator. Details can be found on DFO Scoop.

Arkansas Pine Bluff (FCS): Arkansas Pine Bluff is looking for a home game Sept 10. FCS, D-II or D-III opponent. Please call head coach Monte Coleman at 870.575.7950

Montana Tech (NAIA): Montana Tech has an immediate opening for an offensive intern position. Responsibilities include coaching the TE’s, breaking down film on Hudl, and other duties assigned by the head coach and offensive coordinator. The position includes part of housing paid for and a monthly stipend. College playing experience preferred. If interested, please contact offensive coordinator Pete Sterbick at

Oregon State: Kathryn Lucchesi, who spent last season as the multimedia director for the Missouri football program, has been hired as the director of social media at Oregon State.

Lackawanna College (JC - PA): Lackawanna College in Scranton, PA is accepting applications for the running backs position. Responsibilities will include coaching and recruiting the RB position, assisting with strength and conditioning, weekly game planning, film breakdown (Hudl) and all other duties as assigned by the head coach. Compensation includes a 10 month stipend of $5,000, as well as meals. Lackawanna College is looking for applicants that have a passion for coaching and the energy to perform all the duties associated with being a full time coach. Please submit a cover letter and resume with references to offensive coordinator Josh Pardini via email at No phone calls please.

Evangel (NAIA - MO): Chuck Hepola will be the team's interim head coach. Hepola spent last seasons coaching the quarterbacks and acting as the team's recruiting coordinator.

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Kentucky: Former Cincinnati defensive backs / co-defensive coordinator Steve Clinkscale will make $300,000 per year in a two year deal (through June 2018) at Kentucky per the C-J who adds that Clink was making $250,000 at Cincinnati.

Pitt: Former Rutgers defensive line coach Jim Panagos is joining the Pitt staff as a defensive consultant source tells FootballScoop. Panagos was the FootballScoop Defensive Line Coach of the Year in 2009 while at Central Florida.

St. Lawrence (D-III - NY): Offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Dan Puckhaber has been appointed acting head coach.

Stevenson (D-III - MD): Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Maryland has an opening for a graduate assistant coach for the 2016 season. Stevenson University competes in the Middle Atlantic Conference and is located just outside of Baltimore, Maryland. All applicants must fill out the official application online through the Stevenson University Human Resources website, more information on how to apply and the responsibilities of this position can be seen on the official job posting. No phone calls please.

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Houston: Derek Chang is joining the staff as director of recruiting, per Pete Thamel of SI. Chang previously worked at Ohio State as a recruiting assistant.

Youngstown State (FCS - OH): Linebackers coach TJ Hollowell has accepted the defensive coordinator position at Santa Margarita HS (Orange County, CA).

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Eastern Michigan: EMU is looking to hire a video coordinator. Details can be found on DFO Scoop.

Seattle Seahawks: According to a report from the Fresno Bee, Ricky Manning Jr. is joining the staff as an assistant defensive backs coach. Manning Jr. previously served in a graduate assistant capacity at Fresno State.

Michigan: Cleveland Browns defensive line assistant Tony Tuioti is joining the staff in a player personnel / recruiting role, per 247.

Evangel University (NAIA - MO): After six seasons with the team, head coach Brenton Illum has been let go. Illum was 27-36 overall, and the team finished 3-8 last season.

Findlay (D-II - OH): Kyle Ohradzansky has been hired as an offensive graduate assistant / wide receivers coach at Findlay. Ohradzansky previously worked with the quarterbacks at Ohio Wesleyan (D-III).