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Wednesday March 7, 2012

Wednesday March 7, 2012

Texas Southern: Former quarterback Gino Simoni has been named offensive grad assistant, and former defensive back Mark Orphey has been named defensive grad assistant

New York Giants: We have learned that the Giants have hired LSU assistant to the head coach / assistant special teams Lunda Wells as offensive assistant / quality control. Wells was a key part of the LSU staff and will be hard to replace. 

Marietta College (D-III - OH): Marietta is accepting applications for a full-time Defensive Coordinator Position. Responsibilities include working closely with the Head Coach to formulate all aspects of the Defense, coaching the Linebackers (preferred), preparation of practice and games, establish goals both on and off the field for the players, and any other duties prescribed by the Head Coach or Athletic Department. The individual must ensure compliance with NCAA DIII, Ohio Athletic Conference, and Marietta College rules and regulations. Qualified applicants must have a Bachelors degree and a minimum of 3 years related experience. To apply, send resume to Jeff Filkovski, Head Football Coach, Marietta College, 215 Fifth St., Marietta, Ohio 45750 or email to Please no phone calls.

Rutgers: The Star-Ledger is reporting that former Columbia head coach Norries Wilson has been hired to coach the running backs.

Mercer: Grant Cain has joined the staff as a defensive assistant. Cain spent the previous seven seasons at Coastal Carolina working with the linebackers and defensive line.

Sacred Heart (FCS - CT): Head coach Paul Gorham has gone on medical leave and associate head coach Mark Nofri has been named interim head coach. 

BYU: We hear that BYU will add two GAs in August (when the rule change takes effect). Andrew George will work as an offensive grad assistant and Jason Kaufusi will serve as a defensive grad assistant. 

Colorado Mesa (D-II): We hear that Russ Martin has hired former Chadron State head coach Bill O'Boyle as his offensive coordinator at Colorado Mesa. 

Whittier College (D-III - CA): Whittier College has a Defensive Graduate Assistant opening. Please e-mail resumes to head coach Kirk Jellerson at or fax: 562-945-8024: Attention Coach Jellerson.

Northeastern State (D-II - OK): We told you a couple of days ago that Steve Patterson was joining the staff. We hear he and Mike Knoll will each have the co-defensive coordinator title.