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Wednesday March 6, 2013

Wednesday March 6, 2013

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Longtime Washington High School (Fremont, CA) head coach Jim Ingram passed away yesterday. We lost a good one. Please keep his family in your prayers. 

Oregon: Mark Helfrich has formally announced the addition of graduate assistants Nate Costa (a former Ducks quarterback), former Tennessee quality control assistant Joe Bernardi and former Colorado defensive back Cha'pelle Brown, while former player development volunteer Matt Noyer and eight-year NFL veteran Carlos Polk will serve as football interns. These moves complete Oregon's coaching staff. 

Georgia: Mark Richt's assistants are in line for a raise according to a report from Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald. Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo's salary will move from $335,000 to $575,000, moving him from ninth to fourth among SEC offensive coordinators. Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham will move from $825,000 to $850,000, offensive line coach Will Friend moves to $300,000 (up $90,000) and wide receivers coach Tony Ball jumps $50,000 to $260,000. The rest of the staff will receive a $25,000 raise: inside linebackers Kirk Olivadotti to $285,000 and tight ends coach John Lilly, secondary coach Scott Lakatos and running backs coach Bryan McClendon will jump to $235,000. 

Mississippi Valley State: Mike Pizinksi has been hired to coach the quarterbacks. Pizinski previously served as the offensive coordinator at Langston University (NAIA - OK).

Northwestern Oklahoma State: Northwestern Oklahoma State University is seeking applicants for a defensive GA. Salary is $10,000 on a 10 month contract. NO housing or meals will be provided. Graduate tuition waiver is available for Oklahoma residents immediately and for all others after 1 year of employment. We are looking for the best fit for our program regardless of position or experience. Position is available to begin immediately. Responsibilities to include: coach a position on defense, recruiting area, video input (HUDL), and equipment room duties. All interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and references to aahall@nwosu.edu. NO phone calls please! 

Purdue: Defensive line coach Rubin Carter will earn $200,000 annually and newly hired offensive line coach Jim Bridge will make $225,000.

Utah: Co-offensive coordinator Dennis Erickson will make $275,000 according to the Salt Lake Tribune. He will be the second-highest paid member on the staff. 

UTSA: Sources tell us former FIU defensive backs coach Jeff Popovich will join the UTSA staff coaching the secondary. 

Contra Costa CC (CA): Sources tell us that David Perry is the new receivers coach at Contra Costa CC.

Midland University (NAIA - NE): Midland University (Fremont, NE), invites applications for two Graduate Assistant coaching positions. One position will be on the offensive side and the second will be on defense. The review of applications will begin immediately with the start date yet to be determined. The compensation includes housing, meals, and a stipend. (No benefits). If accepted into the program, Graduate Assistants will be granted tuition waiver for the University's Master of Education Degree; Leadership in Teaching and Learning. Responsibilities would include, coaching a position, managing a recruiting area and other areas assigned by the head coach. Send a letter of interest, resume, and personal references to: inama@midlandu.edu. No phone calls please.

Wittenberg University (D-III - OH): Wittenberg is seeking applicants for a full time coach, preferably coaching quarterbacks or receivers.Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Recruitment and retention of student-athletes, Fiscal management, Scheduling, Staffing, Alumni and public relations, Practice and game-day coaching. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution as well as at least 1-3 years of previous collegiate coaching experience. Interested candidates can apply via this link to Wittenberg's website.

Florida A&M: A source tells us that receivers coach Steven Jerry and defensive backs coach Jimmie Tyson will not return. 

East Carolina: East Carolina will introduce Northern Illinois athletic director Jeff Compher as its athletic director at a 4 p.m. ET news conference today. 

North Carolina Wesleyan (D-III): Jeff Filkovski has been named head coach. Filkovski is just the third head coach in the program's ten year history and served the past five seasons as the head coach at Marietta College (D-III - OH).

Washington Redskins: Former San Diego Chargers GM A.J. Smith has been added to the staff as a senior executive.

Culver-Stockton (NAIA - MO): Head coach Jeff Duvendeck has announced the promotion of defensive backs coach Andrew Strobel to defensive coordinator.

Olivet College (D-III - MI): Culver-Stockton (NAIA - MO) defensive coordinator Josh de St. Aubin has accepted an assistant coaching position at Olivet. Prior to going to Culver-Stockton, St. Aubin was the recruiting coordinator at Eastern Michigan.

Northern Iowa (FCS): Sources tell us Lenoir Rhyne secondary coach Brandon Lynch will join the Northern Iowa staff in the same capacity. 

Aurora University (D-III - IL): Sources tell us thatNorth Central College (D-III - IL) grad assistant Mike Cross has accepted the offensive line job at Aurora.

Indiana: Sources tell us that William Inge will be the new linebackers coach. Inge coached with the Buffalo Bills last season as the assistant defensive line coach and was the defensive coordinator / linebackers coach at the University of Buffalo prior to that. He also spent two seasons coaching the linebackers at Cincinnati in 2008 and 2009. Update> Indiana has announced that Inge will serve as co-defensive coordinator as well as linebackers coach.

Sul Ross State (D-III - TX): John Tyree, who has served in several capacities on the Sul Ross staff over the past few seasons (most recently in 2011), has been named interim head coach. Tyree was a high school coach for 31 seasons before joining the Lobo staff seven seasons ago. The search for a permanent head coach continues.