Wednesday February 1, 2012
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Oakland Raiders: Texans assistant offensive line coach Frank Pollack has been hired by the Raiders as offensive line coach.
Indianapolis Colts: Fox Sports is reporting that Chuck Pagano is bringing Marwan Maalouf (special teams) and Roy Anderson (safeties) with him from the Ravens and that he will hire Alfredo Roberts as tight ends coach (formerly of Tampa Bay). They also report that he will retain running backs coach David Walker.
Baltimore Ravens: Sources telling us that Don "Wink" Martindale will join the Ravens staff as inside linebackers coach.
Montana State: We hear Rob Ash has asked Minnesota State Mankato offensive coordinator Aaron Keen to interview for the open offensive coordinator job at Montana State.
Shaw University (D-II - NC): Sources tell us that Johnson C. Smith offensive coordinator Maurice Flowers is now the offensive coordinator at Shaw.
New Mexico State: We hear that Romeo Bandison is a leading candidate for the defensive line job at New Mexico State.
Syracuse: As we told you a while back, Doug Marrone announced today that neither linebackers coach Dan Conley nor defensive tackles coach Jimmy Brumbaugh will return as assistants. Marrone has hired Eastern Michigan linebackers coach Steve Morrison to coach the linebackers. As we understand it, it's possible that Conley and / or Brumbaugh might be retained in an off the field capacity.
Air Force: Co-defensive coordinator Charlton Warren has been promoted to defensive coordinator and defensive grad assistant Brad White has been promoted to inside linebackers / recruiting coordinator.
Oakland Raiders: FOXSports.com is reporting that the Raiders have hired Frank Pollack to serve as the offensive line coach. Pollack has spent the previous five seasons working as an assistant offensive line coach with the the Texans.
Boise State: Chris Petersen has given Andy Avalos the title of defensive line coach. Avalos spent last season at Sacramento State where he served as the linebackers coach.
Nebraska: We saw that Bo Pelini announced that Ross Els (linebackers / special teams coordinator) will also take on the additional responsibilities of recruiting coordinator.
Rice: The Houston Chronicle is reporting that corners coach Chris Thurmond will be promoted to defensive coordinator. The Chronicle is also reporting that they hear that Rice is working towards bringin Larry Hoefer onto the staff as well as safeties coach. Defensive / special teams quality control David Sloan will also reportedly be promoted to tight ends coach.
Texas Tech: Sources close to the program confirming to us that they expect Chris Thomsen to join the staff replacing Jim Turner. Thomsen is the former Abilene Christian head coach who in December accepted a position on Todd Graham's staff at Arizona State. 5:20pm Update>ASUDevils.com reports that Chris Thomsen just told them he decided 5 minutes ago and has informed Todd Graham that he is leaving to go to Texas Tech to coach the offensive line.
Central Michigan: Mose Rison has been hired as receivers coach.
Jamestown College (NAIA - ND): Tim Belmore will serve as offensive coordinator. Belmore spent the past 12 seasons at the University of North Dakota as the recruiting coordinator / wide receivers coach.
Miami Dolphins: We have learned that Texas Tech offensive line coach Jim Turner (former Texas A&M OL coach with Mike Sherman) has accepted the same role with the Dolphins.
Kansas City Chiefs: Offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Bill Muir has told the team he intends to retire.
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Northern Illinois: We have learned that Rutgers receivers coach PJ Fleck will be the next offensive coordinator at NIU.
Texas A&M: We have confirmed that Air Force associate head coach / defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt will be joining Kevin Sumlin's staff.
Stephen F Austin: Troy Rogers has been hired to coach the receivers. Rogers was the offensive coordinator last season at Lewisville HS (TX).
Atlanta Falcons: As we told you a week ago, Joe Danna has been named defensive backs coach for the Falcons. Mike Smith has also promoted offensive assistant Glenn Thomas to quarterbacks coach and assistant to the head coach Andrew Weidinger to offensive assistant. Paul Dunn has been retained as assistant offensive line coach.
Garden City CC (JC - KS): Garden City has hired former NFL linebacker Jeff Kelly as defensive line coach.
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Oakland Raiders: Running backs coach Kelly Skipper has been retained and Greg Manusky has interviewed for the defensive coordinator job.