Wednesday February 15, 2012
Texas A&M: Billy Liucci of Texags.com has just reported that Texas Tech defensive line coach Terry Price will be named defensive line coach at A&M. Price is an alum of A&M and coached the past three seasons at Ole Miss under Houston Nutt. He was hired in December by Tuberville at Texas Tech. Update> We have confirmed.
USC: We have confirmed that Lane Kiffin has hired Tee Martin (receivers coach at Kentucky) as his new receivers coach.
Lamar University: Yesterday we told you that Bill Bradley was interviewing, today we hear he has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Lamar. Bradley was the defensive coordinator at Baylor from 2004-06. After that he served as secondary coach for the Chargers, the Florida Tuskers and most recently with the Hartford Colonials of the UFL.
Sun Belt Conference: WAC commissioner Karl Benson has accepted the same position with the Sun Belt.
Arizona Cardinals: We have learned that defensive quality control Ryan Slowik has been promoted to outside linebackers coach.
Luther College: We hear that Paul Hoffman has been hired as offensive line / assistant head coach. Hoffman coached the offensive line at LaFollette high school this past season and was at Loras College prior to that.
North Alabama: This morning Bobby Wallace released his full staff, announcing the hiring of Murray State receivers coach Cornelius Williams in the same capacity and Spain Park HS linebackers coach Brett Borden as his defensive line coach.
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Oregon State: Former Arizona State linebackers coach Trent Bray is returning to his alma mater to serve as a grad assistant working with the linebackers.
Middle Tennessee: We have confirmed that offensive line coach Jimmy Ray Stephens has resigned.
Iowa State: Sources tell us that Paul Rhoads has hired former North Carolina corners coach Troy Douglas to coach his defensive backs. Douglas and Everett Withers were the 2009 FootballScoop Defensive Backs Coaches of the Year while at UNC.
Cheyney University (D-II - PA): Kenny Lockard has had the interim tag lifted and is now officially the head coach at Cheyney.
Colorado State: We hear that Eastern Washington tight ends coach Heath Pulver will join the staff at Colorado State as a grad assistant.
Yale: Tony Reno has announced his staff. Recap...Kevin Morris (offensive coordinator / quarterbacks), Joe Conlin (offensive line / associate head coach), Larry Ciotti (running backs / assistant head coach), Kevin Cahill (receivers / special teams), Kris Barber (tight ends), Rick Flanders (defensive coordinator / linebackers), Dwayne Wilmot (defensive line), Steve Vashel (defensive backs), Drew Petzing (outside linebackers). Flanders is the lone holdover from the previous Yale staff. Conlin, Wilmot and Barber all come with Reno from Harvard. Petzing was the defensive grad assistant at Boston College. Vashel and Cahill were both on the Maine staff last year and Kevin Morris was the head coach at UMass. Ciotti was not coaching the past few years.
Sam Houston State: We are told that former Western Illinois offensive coordinator Doug Ruse has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Sam Houston.
St. Thomas (D-III - MN): Sources tell us that St. Thomas is looking at candidates on both sides of the ball to fill the open full-time position.
Toledo: We hear that William & Mary defensive backs coach DK McDonald has accepted the corners job at Toledo.
South Alabama begins Spring ball today with new offensive coordinator Robert Matthews working on installing the new scheme.