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Wednesday February 22, 2012

Wednesday February 22, 2012

New Mexico: As we told you on Monday, Bob Davie has now announced the hiring of Kevin Cosgrove as inside linebackers coach. Defensive backs coach Jeff Mills (formerly of Washington) has been promoted to defensive coordinator. 

Tampa Bay: LSU defensive backs coach Ron Cooper is leaving to join Greg Schiano's staff in Tampa. Cooper won the 2011 FootballScoop Defensive Backs Coach of the Year. 

Montana: We have learned that Montana has hired former New Mexico State and Washington State offensive coordinator Timm Rosenbach as offensive coordinator / quarterbacks. 

Texas A&M: Oklahoma State defensive quality control Scott Aligo has accepted the defensive quality control job at Texas A&M. 

Iowa: We are seeing reports that former Texas offensive coordinator has now accepted the offensive coordinator job at Iowa. 

Coach Tom Martinez passed away yesterday on his 66th birthday. Martinez was the head coach and offensive coordinator at the College of San Mateo for many years (and for multiple sports). Please keep his family in your thoughts. 

Purdue: Along with the defensive coordinator duties, Tim Tibesar will coach the inside linebackers, Kevin Wolthausen will have the defensive line, Donn Landholm will coach the outside linebackers as well as the defensive line, and Greg Burns will be in charge of the defensive backs.

Great signing day video from Vandy

Cincinnati Bengals: NFL coaching veteran Jim McNally has been brought on board to serve as a consultant.

Carroll University (D-III - WI): Carroll University in Waukesha, WI is looking to fill an intern position. The position will coach RB’s as well as some special teams. Resume can be emailed to head coach Mark Krzykowski at

Western State College (D-II – CO): Western State is seeking applicants for the position of wide receivers coach. This is a 10 month Restricted Earnings position with no benefits ranging from $10k - $12k. The position includes on-campus housing and a monthly stipend. Please email cover letter, resume, and references to Head Coach Jas Bains at . Serious inquires only, looking to fill quickly. Position will remain open until filled. No phone calls! Western State College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution and employer.

Campbellsville (NAIA - KY): Benedictine (D-III - IL) offensive line coach Brandon McCray has accepted the same position at Campbellsville.

Cal Lutheran: Assistant defensive backs coach Anthony Lugo has been promoted to linebackers coach. We hear they have filled the assistant defensive backs job as well. 

FAU: Salaries...Carl Pelini ($450,000), Brian Wright (OC / QBs - $139,000), Luke Meadows (OL - $90,000), Jeff Sims (WRs - $83,500), Kerry Dixon (RBs - $60,000), Jared Allen (TEs - $60,000), Brett Diersen (DL / STs - $83,500), Jovan Dewitt (LBs - $70,000), Ross Watson (DBs $70,000). Marvin Sanders (DC) was slated to make $144,000; but he's in L.A. now. Overall, the pay for the assistants is up about 50% over what last year's staff received. 

Alfred University (D-III - NY): Alfred University is looking to fill an open date on September 1, 2012. We would prefer a home game in 2012 and we would be willing to travel in 2013. If interested, please contact Bob Rankl at or at 607-871-2302.

Pitt: Multiple sources telling us that former Wisconsin quarterback Brooks Bollinger is likely to be offered the quarterbacks job at Pitt. Bollinger played six seasons in the NFL and then was the MVP of the UFL before becoming a high school head coach. He currently is the head coach / offensive coordinator at Hill-Murray (High) School in Minnesota. 

Tampa Bay: We have learned that Steve Loney (former offensive line coach with the Rams) has accepted the assistant offensive line job with the Bucs.

UMass: Mike Kruczek is expected to be named offensive coordinator at UMass. Kruczek was the offensive coordinator of the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the UFL last season (and is the former head coach of Central Florida).