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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

South Carolina: According to JC Shurburtt of 247Sports, South Carolina quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus has added the responsibility of coaching the tight ends.

Catawba College: A volunteer defensive assistant job has opened up at Catawba College that would involve on-field coaching, as well as film breakdown.

Penn: According to The Inquirer, Penn head coach Al Bagnoli will retire after the 2014 season and be succeeded by defensive coordinator Ray Priore.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Buffalo Bills: Doug Marrone had a cancerous mole removed from his skin, but it won’t affect his ability to coach the team, the team has announced.

Louisville: According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, defensive coordinator / outside linebackers coach Todd Grantham received a five-year deal, offensive coordinator / quarterbacks / assistant head coach Garrick McGee received a four-year deal, and position coaches received three-year deals. Their salaries are as follows: McGee ($650,000), Grantham ($975,000), running backs coach Kolby Smith ($150,000), wide receivers coach Lamar Thomas ($200,000), offensive line coach Chris Klenakis ($300,000), defensive line coach LD Scott ($150,000), inside linebackers coach / special teams coordinator Tony Grantham ($300,000), cornerbacks coach Terrell Buckey ($200,000) and safeties coach / recruiting coordinator Greg Brown ($300,000).

Penn: Johns Hopkins offensive coordinator Dan Swanstrom has joined the Penn staff as quarterbacks coach

Akron: Executive vice president for student success Jim Tressel is one of three finalists for the school’s presidency.

Texas: Oklahoma director of player personnel Reed Case has accepted the on-campus recruiting coordinator job at Texas, according to The Oklahoman.

San Francisco 49ers: Per source, Columbia University wide receivers coach Ola Adams will join the 49ers coaching staff this summer as part of the Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship program.

Alabama State: Former Tampa Bay Bucs and Florida State player Dexter Jackson has joined Reggie Barlow's staff at Alabama State as the safeties coach. Jackson played for the Bucs from 1999 - 2002. This will be his first coaching opportunity.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Maryland: According to the Washington Post, new wide receivers coach Keenan McCardell will earn $265,000 annually in a two-year deal, and offensive line coach Greg Studrawa will earn $275,000 annually in two-year deal. New defensive line coach Chad Wilt received a one-year deal and will make $160,000. In addition, offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Mike Locksley received a raise to $625,000, and defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Brian Stewart received a raise to $418,000.

Louisiana-Lafayette: According to The Advertiser, Mark Hudspeth has agreed to a three-year extension and raise through 2019, but the contract has not been signed yet.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Illinois: Per source, Syracuse assistant strength coach Nate Peoples has joined the Illinois strength staff as the associate head strength & conditioning coach. Peoples previously served as the head strength coach at Western Michigan under Bill Cubit, who is going into his second season at the offensive coordinator at Illinois.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Minot State: Per source, Southern Virginia head coach Tyler Hughes has accepted the head coaching job at Minot State. Hughes spent last season as a quality control assistant at Ohio State. In addition, Southern Virginia offensive coordinator Mike Meifu is following Hughes to Minot State.

Iowa: Defensive line assistant / recruiting coordinator Eric Johnson has left the program to pursue an opportunity outside of football.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Jacksonville Jaguars: According to CanesInSight.com, Miami (FL) graduate assistant Chris O’Hara has accepted an offensive quality control job with the Jaguars.

Illinois State: Director of football operations Khenon Hall has been promoted to defensive assistant.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Syracuse: UCLA special teams grad assistant Michael Ghobrial recently joined the Syracuse staff before spring ball as the defensive grad assistant. At Syracuse, Ghobrial will assist with the defensive line.

Kentucky: According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Neal Brown and defensive coordinator / linebackers coach D.J. Eliot each received one-year contract extensions through June 2017, and five position coaches received one-year extensions through June 2016 and raises: cornerbacks coach Derrick Ansley ($250,000 annually), defensive line coach Jimmy Brumbaugh ($200,000), tight ends coach Vince Marrow ($275,000), offensive line coach John Schlarman ($225,000) and running backs coach Chad Scott ($240,000).

Tulane: Grambling director of football operations Wayne Cordova has joined the Tulane staff as an offensive quality control assistant. Cordova previously served as the head coach at St. Aug HS in New Orleans. In addition, Manatee HS (FL) assistant Detrick Belvin has joined the staff a defensive quality control assistant and Lindy Wertz has joined the staff as director of on-campus recruiting.

Florida State: According to Noles247, linebackers coach Bill Miller will earn $275,000 annually as part of a two-year deal.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tampa Bay Bucs: Concord University assistant Zack Grossi has joined the Tampa Bay Bucs staff as a scouting assistant.

Minot State (N.D.) Defensive coordinator Byron Thomas has been named interim head coach.

Virginia University: Former Concordia College (AL) head coach Don Lee has accepted the head coaching job at Virginia University in Lynchburg, VA.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Minnesota State-Mankato: Former Mankato head coach Todd Hoffner will return to the same position. Hoffner was named Minot State head coach in January.

Monday, April 14, 2014

LSU: According to The Advocate, new offensive line coach / run game coordinator Jeff Grimes will earn a base salary of $362,500, and offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Cam Cameron will receive a $700,000 raise to $1.3 million annually.

Tennessee: According to The Associated Press, all nine of Butch Jones’ full-time assistants and strength coach Dave Lawson have received one-year extensions through Feb. 28, 2016. In addition, linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen has received a $25,000 raise to an annual salary of $375,000.

Washington State: According to RedRaiderSports.com, former Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell will join Mike Leach’s staff in a quality control-type role.

Saint Vincent (PA): Former St. Norbert College (WI) defensive coordinator / associate head coach Josh Hager has been named defensive coordinator at Saint Vincent.

Washington: Boise State video coordinator Chris Mitchell will join the Washington staff, according to the Idaho Statesman.

South Florida: Special teams coordinator Stu Holt has added the duties of tight ends coach.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Georgia: I visited Georgia on Thursday. You can read my Q&A with Jeremy Pruitt here and with Mike Bobo here.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Arkansas: Daniel Bush, who spent the past three years in player personnel at Alabama, has been named assistant recruiting director / director of personnel at Arkansas.

Utah State: The school has announced a contract extension for head coach Matt Wells through the 2018 season. It includes a raise to more than $800,000 annually for Wells with incentives and guaranteed increases each year. It also includes raises for all of his assistants. Utah State went 9-5 in Wells’ first season as head coach.

Georgia Tech: I visited Georgia Tech this week. You can read my Q&A with Paul Johnson here and with Ted Roof here.

Dayton: Per source, former UAB running backs coach Eric Evans has accepted the quarterbacks job at Dayton.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Alabama: Nick Saban says Tosh Lupoi’s position at Alabama is an “intern.”

Arkansas: Former Southeastern Louisiana running backs / associate head coach E.K. Franks has been named director of recruiting.

Tennessee State: Head coach Rod Reed has signed a five-year extension through the 2018 season.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Indiana State: The school has announced the hiring of former New Mexico defensive coordinator Jeff Mills as defensive line coach. Additionally, tight ends coach / special teams coordinator Jami DeBerry will move to safeties coach / special teams coordinator, and defensive backs coach Anthony Perkins will coach the rest of the defensive backfield.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers: Former Saskatchewan Roughriders assistant special teams coach Cory McDiarmid has joined the Winnipeg staff as linebackers coach.

Idaho: Former Cal and Colorado defensive backs coach Ashley Ambrose has joined the Idaho staff as defensive backs coach.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Florida A&M: According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, Pro Football Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow Sr. will be named athletic director at Florida A&M.

Cincinnati Bengals: Marcus Lewis, who served as part of Tommy Tuberville's staff as a quality control assistant in 2013, has joined the Bengals staff as a defensive / quality control assistant.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Lamar: Linebackers coach Craig McGallion has been promoted to defensive coordinator

Denver Broncos: According to Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer, the Broncos and John Fox have agreed to a new three-year contract.

UL-Lafayette: According to CBS Sports, UL-Lafayette is expected to approve a new 6-year deal for head coach Mark Hudspeth next week.

Seattle Seahawks: Pete Carroll has agreed to a new three-year contract.

Minnesota: According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover and defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys have agreed to new three-year deals, while the other seven full-time assistants have agreed to new two-year deals.

Houston: Former Houston player Marcus McGaw has joined the staff as associate director of football operations.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Seattle Seahawks: According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Seahawks and Pete Carroll have reached an agreement on a contract extension, which will be announced on Friday.

Texas: According to USA Today, Texas paid a search firm $267,000 to assist in the process of hiring a new head football coach.

Penn: Quarterbacks coach Larry Woods has officially announced his retirement after 22 seasons at the school. Last month, CoachingSearch reported that Johns Hopkins offensive coordinator Dan Swanstrom had accepted the quarterbacks job at Penn.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

North Carolina A&T: The school has announced the hiring of former Catawba College head coach Chip Hester as wide receivers coach.

Cornell: The school has announced the hiring of Alderson Broaddus defensive coordinator Guido Falbo as running backs / tight ends coach.

Maine: Defensive backs coach Joe Harasymiak has been promoted to defensive coordinator.

Northeastern State: Former Ellsworth CC head coach Josh Lattimer has joined the Northeastern State staff as defensive coordinator.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tennessee: Keith Pantling has joined Butch Jones' staff in an administrative capacity, according to Volquest.com.

Nebraska: Per source, former Louisiana-Lafayette and UMass wide receivers coach Brian Crist is joining the Nebraska staff in the player personnel department. Huskers Illustrated has more details.

Carolina Panthers: The team has announced that former San Diego Chargers quarterbacks coach John Ramsdell has joined the Panthers staff as a senior offensive assistant.

Wake Forest: According to his Twitter account, Stony Brook defensive line coach Tyler Santucci is the new assistant defensive line coach at Wake Forest.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers: The team has announced that former Oakland Raiders offensive line coach Bob Wylie has joined the staff in the same position.

LSU: Per source, former Stephen F. Austin defensive backs coach Devin Ducote has accepted a grad assistant position on Les Miles' staff at LSU. Ducote will assist Bradley Dale Peveto with the special teams.

Alabama A&M: Former UAB defensive coordinator Reggie Johnson has joined the Alabama A&M staff as defensive coordinator / linebackers coach.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Colby College: Former UCONN safeties coach Shane Fogarty has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Colby College.

Frostburg State: Per source, former University of Mary defensive coordinator John Kelling has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Frostburg State. Kelling spent the last couple of years at University of Mary. He previously served as the defensive coordinator at North Dakota for six seasons.

Delaware: Delaware has announced the hiring of former Rhode Island running backs / special teams coordinator Eddie Allen as tight ends / special teams coordinator. In addition, defensive line coach Dennis Dottin-Carter has added the title of co-defensive coordinator.

New York Giants: Peter King wrote the following in his MMQB column today: I think Tom Coughlin might be 68, but he talks like a man who wants to coach multiple seasons. “There is no number,” he said when asked how much longer he wants to coach. “I don’t have a number.” I wouldn’t be surprised to see Coughlin, if he wins, coach five more years. He’s amazingly young for a man in such a stressful job. Pretty interesting, if you ask me.

Western Michigan: CoachingSearch.com has learned that former Western Michigan running backs / special teams coordinator Bobby Erhardt has accepted the head coaching job at Bridgton Academy in Maine.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Alabama: According to CBS’ Jeremy Fowler, Alabama is expected to hire former Washington defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi to an off-the-field player personnel role.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Norfolk State: The school has announced the hiring of former Morgan State head coach Donald Hill-Eley as offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach and former Morgan State offensive coordinator Greg Gregory as quarterbacks coach.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Yale: Offensive line / run game coordinator / associate head coach Jon Conlin has been promoted to offensive coordinator.

Hawaii: Veteran running back coach Wayne Moses has accepted the running backs job at Hawaii. Moses has coach everywhere.

Cheyney University: Head coach Ken Lockhard had resigned.

Illinois: Former Western Michigan quarterbacks coach Ryan Cubit has joined the Illinois staff as director of football student-athlete development.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Texas A&M: Per source, Kansas offensive grad assistant Kale Pick has accepted an offensive grad assistant job at Texas A&M. Pick is a former player at Kansas. As a grad assistant under Charlie Weis, he assisted with the wide receivers.

Simon Fraser University: Per source, former SMU and Washington State grad assistant Abe Elimimian has joined the Simon Fraser staff as defensive coordinator.

Carl Pelini update: Carl Pelini tells his side of the story for the first time.

Jamestown University: Minot State co-special teams coordinator Jimmie Kittell has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Jamestown University.

Harvard:: Delaware defensive quality control assistant Mike Donovan has accepted the assistant defensive line job at Harvard.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Frostburg State:: Per source, former Southern Virginia offensive coordinator Tye Hiatt will join DeLane Fitzgerald's staff at Frostburg State in the same capacity.

Stillman College: Former Green County HS head coach Bruce Jackson is the new defensive coordinator at Stillman College.

BYU:: Director of football operations Duane Busby is retiring from BYU and college athletics.

Kent State: Per source, former Miami (OH) head coach Don Treadwell has accepted the running backs job at Kent State.

Oklahoma State: According to the Tulsa World, newly hired grad assistant Robby Discher will coach the special teams for the Cowboys. Here is the story with quotes from Gundy.

Southern Virginia: Snow College co-offensive coordinator / tight ends coach Mike Meifu has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Southern Virginia.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Edmonton Eskimos: CoachingSearch.com has learned that Auburn director of external relations will join the Edmonton Eskimos coaching staff. Lolley has served as part of the Auburn staff since 1999 in various capacities. Per source, Lolley will serve as the Eskimos defensive coordinator.

Pitt running backs coach John Settle mic’d up

Indiana: Per source, former FAU wide receivers coach / recruiting coordinator Jeff Sims has been offered an off-the-field job at Indiana.

William & Mary: VMI wide receivers coach Winston October has officially joined the William & Mary staff in the same capacity.

Buffalo Bills: Owner Ralph Wilson has passed away.

Michigan: The school has announced that public and media relations director Justin Dickens will now serve as director of football operations.

“Coaches make a difference.”

Western Carolina: Western Carolina wide receivers coach Trey Elder has accepted the head coaching job at Woodruff HS (SC).

Monday, March 24, 2014

Wisconsin: The school has announced the details of Gary Andersen’s contract extension. Andersen will earn $2.2 million in 2014 — up from $1.8 million last season — with a $100,000 increase annually through the 2018 season.

Wisconsin: Former Utah State tight end Keegan Andersen will join the Wisconsin staff as a graduate assistant. Andersen is Gary Andersen’s son.

Kansas: The school has announced the hiring of former Rice offensive graduate assistant Ryan Cantrell as assistant director of football operations and that previous assistant director of football operations Maurice Crum has moved to director of high school relations.

LSU:: CoachingSearch.com has confirmed that TCU offensive grad assistant Hudson Fuller has accepted an offensive quality control job at LSU.

Rutgers: CoachingSearch.com has learned that former Tampa Bay Bucs assistant special teams coach Phil Galiano will join Kyle Flood's staff at Rutgers in an off-the-field capacity. Galiano served as part of the Rutgers staff from 2003-2006 and 2010-2011. From 2007-2009, he was the defensive coordinator at FIU.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Michigan State: According to the Detroit Free Press, Mark Dantonio’s new contract features a buyout of $5 million if he leaves for another coaching job before Jan. 15, 2017. It goes down to $2.5 million for the next two years and down to $1.25 million for the final two years.

Valdosta State: Per source, MTSU defensive grad assistant Dwight Smith has accepted the d-line job at Valdosta State.

Lycoming: According to the Sun Gazette, former Bucknell head coach Tim Landis will now serve as full-time assistant on the Lycoming staff.

Friday, March 21, 2014

UCLA: According to the LA Times, offensive line coach Adrian Klemm has received a base salary raise to $650,000 annually, up from $340,000.

Kutztown University: Delaware Valley College head coach Jim Clements has accepted the head coaching job at Kutztown University.

West Florida: Head coach Pete Shinnick has announced the hiring Steve Salunier as offensive line / assistant head coach and Jammie Deese as offensive coordinator / wide receivers / recruiting coordinator. Both coaches were a part of Shinnick's staff at UNC-Pembroke last season.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Lehigh: The school has announced the hiring of Franklin & Marshall College defensive coordinator Craig Sutyak as defensive backs coach, F&M defensive backs coach Jay Ridinger as assistant defensive backs coach, Lycoming offensive coordinator Scott Brisson as wide receivers coach / recruiting coordinator and Widener offensive line coach Andy Marino as tight ends coach. In addition, inside linebackers coach Joe Bottiglieri has added the title of defensive coordinator, and assistant defensive backs coach Mark Surma shifts to outside linebackers.

Northwestern State: The school has announced the hiring of former Indiana State defensive coordinator Mike Lucas to the same position and LSU special teams graduate assistant August Mangin as special teams coordinator. In addition, offensive line coach Ben Norton has added the title of offensive coordinator.

North Texas: According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, North Texas and Dan McCarney have finalized a new five-year, $3.8 million contract.

Nebraska: According to Huskers Illustrated, former Southeast Missouri State defensive backs coach Kenny Wilhite will join the Nebraska staff as a regional scouting director for recruiting.

Ball State: The school has approved a raise and extension for Pete Lembo, according to the Star Press. He receives a raise of $79,000 to an annual salary of $475,000, and his contract is extended through February 2019.

Drake: Head coach Rick Fox has announced five additions to the staff. Morningside College offensive coordinator Brad Pole will serve as pass-game / recruiting coordinator, Saginaw Valley State defensive coordinator Todd Stepsis will serve in the same role, St. Scholastica defensive coordinator Allen Smith will serve as linebackers coach, former Leon HS (FL) assistant Dominic Robinson will serve as cornerbacks coach, and former offensive lineman Matt Purdom will serve as offensive line coach.

Tampa Bay Bucs: Former Tampa Bay Bucs GM Mark Dominik has joined the team at ESPN as an analyst.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

VMI: Virginia - Wise defensive coordinator Justin Hamilton has joined the VMI staff.

Arizona State: Director of football operations John Wrenn is retiring.

Baltimore Ravens: The team has announced that assistant special teams coach Chris Hewitt will move to assistant defensive backs coach, and Billy DeLorbe has joined the staff as a cross-training specialist. DeLorbe has spent the past 10 years as a personal trainer.

NFL: Former Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Troy Vincent has been announced as the new NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations.

San Francisco 49ers: According to the Sacramento Bee, defensive coordinator Vic Fangio has received contract extension through the 2015 season and pay raise, which will make Fangio one of the highest paid coordinators in the NFL.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bucknell: The school has announced the hiring of former Susquehanna University defensive coordinator Brad Fordyce as linebackers coach / recruiting coordinator, former Northwestern graduate assistant Rickey Jackson as wide receivers coach and former Lewisburg HS (PA) assistant Todd West as running backs coach. In addition, defensive coordinator / defensive line coach Matt Borich has added the title of assistant head coach, and quarterbacks coach Mike O’Connor has added offensive coordinator duties.

Capital University (OH): Per source, Illinois defensive graduate assistant Justin Hood has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Capital University.

Columbia: The school has announced some staff changes. Tight ends / assistant offensive line coach Gordon Sammis moves to full-time offensive line duties, running backs coach Chad Nice is promoted to full-time, defensive coordinator Chris Rippon will also coach linebackers, special teams coordinator Matt Thurin will also coach defensive backs, assistant director of strength and conditioning Jeff Smart is promoted to linebackers / assistant special teams coach, and Cortland State defensive coordinator Ola Adams joins the staff as wide receivers coach.

Campbell University: The school has announced some promotions. Defensive backs coach Bryant Foster will serve as defensive passing game coordinator, safeties / linebackers coach Will Phillippi adds the title of recruiting coordinator, and head equipment manager Josh Tate is elevated to a full-time role.

Maryland: According to CBS’ Bruce Feldman, offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Mike Locksley has signed a new three-year contract worth more than $600,000 per year.

UNC-Pembroke:: UNC-Pembrok has officially announced the promotion of defensive backs / special teams coordinator O.C. Williams to defensive coordinator.

Southern Virginia: Ohio State offensive quality control assistant Tyler Hughes has accepted the head coaching job at Southern Virginia. From 2011-2012, Hughes served as the head coach at Snow College.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Saskatchewan Roughriders: Avon Cobourne has ended his playing career in the CFL and has joined the Saskatchewan staff as running backs coach.

BYU: Former BYU running backs coach Joe DuPaix has accepted the head coaching job at Timpanogos HS in Utah.

St. Cloud State: Former North Dakota head coach Chris Mussman has joined the St. Cloud State staff as co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach.

Temple: CoachingSearch.com has learned that Hawaii running backs coach Chris Wiesehan will join the Temple staff as offensive line coach. Wiesehan has previously coached with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, UCLA, Syracuse, James Madison, Tampa Bay Bucs, Buffalo, Northern Arizona, Notre Dame, and Purdue.

Arizona State: Todd Graham is all business as spring ball approaches.

Illinois: Former Illinois quarterback Juice Williams has joined the staff as director of alumni and former player relations.

Auburn: Gus Malzahn says they are “almost there” with new contracts for assistants. Bryan Matthews of Auburn 247Sports reports that Malzahn is also done filling staff positions.

Arkansas State: Alert: Backward hats, loud music, and Trooper’s towel.

Pitt: Head coach Paul Chryst noted after Sunday's practice that former Wisconsin quarterback Jon Budmayr has joined the Pitt staff as an offensive grad assistant. Budmayr served as a student-assistant under Gary Andersen last season at Wisconsin.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

South Carolina State: Former Louisville defensive backs coach Tommy Restivo has accepted the defensive coordinator job at South Carolina State. In addition, Buddy Pough has promoted Chris Cook to defensive backs coach.

Tom Izzo wonders if recruiting elite players is worth it. Via Si.com

Southeastern Louisiana: Head coach Ron Roberts has promoted linebackers coach Scott Karl to defensive coordinator.

Valley City State: Head coach Dennis McCulloch has promoted John O'Day and Jake Breske to co-defensive coordinators.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Central Connecticut State: Per source, University of Buffalo defensive graduate assistant Holman Copeland has accepted the full-time defensive backs job at Central Connecticut State.

Friday, March 14, 2014

William & Mary: The school has announced that defensive line coach Trevor Andrews has been promoted to defensive coordinator / linebackers coach, and defensive backs coach Tom Clark has added the title of special teams coordinator.

Southern Miss: According to the Sun Herald, Southeastern Louisiana defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Pete Golding has accepted the safeties job at Southern Miss. Golden recently finished his second season at SLU after two years as the defensive coordinator at Delta State.

Cincinnati Bengals: Head coach Marvin Lewis has has received a 1-year contract extension through 2015.

UNLV: Former Weber State head strength coach Eric Kohn has accepted the head strength job at UNLV.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Wisconsin - Stevens Point: Valley City State offensive coordinator Marty Costello has accepted a position at UW - Stevens Point.

Hawaii: Here is how the Hawaii staff shapes up for 2014. Kevin Clune (defensive coordinator / inside linebackers), Daronte Jones (defensive backs / defensive recruiting coordinator), Lewis Powell (defensive tackles), Kurt Gouvieia (outside linebackers), Jordan Wynn (quarterbacks), Chris Wiesehan (running backs / tight ends / running game coordinator / offensive recruiting coordinator), Chris Naole (offensive line), Luke Matthews (wide receivers), Chris Demarest (special teams coordinator).

Missouri Southern: Head coach Daryl Daye has promoted Rashad Watson to defensive coordinator.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Monmouth: Widener University offensive coordinator / quarterbacks / assistant head coach T.J. DiMuzio has officially joined the Monmouth staff as wide receivers coach.

Wisconsin: Gary Andersen stated today that wide receivers coach Chris Beatty has added the responsibility of recruiting coordinator.

Denver Broncos: Alex Gibbs, who served as an offensive line consultant for the Broncos in 2013, will not return to the staff.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Georgetown: Former Army special teams coordinator Luke Thompson has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Georgetown.

Cal: The school has announced some defensive staff changes. Former Cincinnati defensive tackles coach Fred Tate will serve as defensive line coach, defensive ends coach Garret Chachere will move to linebackers, and former defensive coordinator Andy Buh has been reassigned within the athletic department.

Denver Broncos: According to the Denver Post, former USC offensive line coach James Cregg will join the Broncos staff as an offensive line assistant.

Kent State: Per source, running backs coach Ted Bahhur has left the staff to pursue other opportunities.

Monmouth: Former UMass head coach Kevin Morris has officially joined the Monmouth staff as offensive coordinator.

Georgia: According to the Athens Banner-Herald, Georgia has amended the contract of offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Mike Bobo to make the length of the contract extended by one year, through the end of the 2016 season.

Kentucky: Safeties / special teams coordinator Craig Naivar received a 2-year deal worth $240,000 annually, according to the Courier-Journal.

Colorado: According to BuffStampede.com, A.J. Baer is a new offensive grad assistant on Mike MacIntyre's staff at Colorado.

Tampa Bay Bucs: Tyler Oberly has joined the staff as the director of analytics. Oberly previously wrote for a website called TechSidelineView.com.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Indianapolis Colts: The Colts have announced the promotion of defensive quality control assistant Brad White to assistant linebackers coach.

Arizona State: Per source, UCLA offensive grad assistant Matt Butterfield will join Todd Graham's staff as the senior offensive quality control assistant.

Top story: Tim DeRuyter: “He won the interview.”

Buffalo Bills: The team has officially announced the hiring of Ball State defensive graduate assistant Thad Bogardus as defensive quality control assistant. CoachingSearch.com first reported the information last week.

Vanderbilt: Vanderbilt offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Karl Dorrell says he will call plays from the booth.

Savannah State: According to Savannah Now, former Hampton offensive coordinator Mike Villagrana will serve as co-offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach at SSU, and former Hampton offensive line coach David Banks will serve as quarterbacks coach.

Texas: Vance Bedford shares his passionate recruiting pitch.

Chattanooga: According to the Times Free Press, former Virginia State offensive line coach Chris Malone has accepted the offensive line job at Chattanooga.

Atlanta Falcons: According to Fox Sports, Atlanta has promoted defensive assistant Mark Collins to outside linebackers coach. In addition, Southern Miss safeties coach Andrew Thacker has accepted the defensive assistant position.

Mississippi State: Per source, Villanova defensive grad assistant Justin Hinds has accepted the defensive grad assistant job at Mississippi State. Hinds recently joined the Villanova staff after coaching the defensive line at Wagner in 2013. He is expected to assist with the defensive line at Mississippi State.

South Florida: According to the LA Times, UCLA senior associate AD Mark Harlan has indeed accepted the AD position at South Florida.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Stanford: According to Bobby Burton of 247Sports, former Texas defensive backs coach Duane Akina has accepted the defensive backs job at Stanford. CoachingSearch.com first reported over 10 days ago that Akina had the offer and David Shaw was willing to be patient.

Denver Broncos: Per source, LSU quality control assistant Bo Hardegree will join the Denver Broncos staff. Hardegree is a former quarterback at the University of Tennessee, who served as an offensive grad assistant at Duke before joining the LSU staff.

South Florida: The Tampa Bay Times indicates that UCLA senior associate AD Mark Harlan is likely to become the athletic director at South Florida.

Stanford: David Shaw says he hopes to announce a defensive backs coach hire by next week.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Tulane: Defensive backs coach Jason Rollins has added the responsibility of special teams coordinator. Offensive line coach John McDonnell has added the title of run game coordinator. In addition, Matt Jones and Trey Johnson have joined the staff as offensive grad assistants, while Bradley Mathews will now serve as a grad assistant for recruiting and operations.

Georgia Tech: Former Samford University head coach Pete Hurt has accepted the assistant director of player personnel job at Georgia Tech. Hurt most recently served as the head coach at Northwest Rankin HS (MS).

Friday, March 7, 2014

Texas: Charlie Strong tells CBS Sports that quarterbacks coach / assistant head coach for offense Shawn Watson is “gonna be in charge” of playcalling, but a Texas spokesperson tells the Dallas Morning News that all indications are that offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Joe Wickline will call the plays.

Fordham: Per source, Sacred Heart tight ends / special teams coordinator Darin Edwards will join the Fordham staff as defensive line coach.

Rice: Rice head coach David Bailiff has officially promoted offensive grad assistant Anthony Steward to running backs coach.

San Diego State: Rocky Long has announced some staff changes. Special teams coordinator Kevin McGarry moves to director of player personnel, and graduate assistant Zach Arnett moves to linebackers coach. The program has also added Meridith Bartman as assistant for operations / assistant to the head coach and Emily Daniels as assistant for recruiting.

Mississippi State: According to CBS’ Jeremy Fowler, Dan Mullen has agreed to a one-year contract extension through the 2017 season. Since Fowler's report, the university has denied the information to the Clarion-Ledger, which reports that preliminary discussions with Mullen are underway.

Nebraska: According to CBS' Gregg Doyel, Bo Pelini has signed a contract extension through the 2018 season.

Utah State: Per source, Utah State wide receivers coach Jovon Bouknight will add the title of passing game coordinator, while corners coach Kendrick Shaver will add the title of defensive passing game coordinator.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers: Buck Pierce will retire as a player in the CFL and join the Winnipeg staff as running backs coach.

Charlotte: Brad Lambert has promoted offensive quality control assistant Johnson Richardson to tight ends coach, and strength & conditioning intern Aaron Curry will now serve as the defensive grad assistant.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Montreal Alouettes: Northwood offensive coordinator Greg Quick has joined the Montreal staff as linebackers coach.

Brevard College: Per source, Midwestern State defensive grad assistant Joe Battaglia has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Brevard College. Battaglia previously spent two seasons as the defensive coordinator at Juniata College.

Southeastern Louisiana: Per source, Ron Roberts has promoted Patrick Toney to safeties / special teams coordinator. Toney served the last couple of years as a student-assistant.

Duke: David Cutcliffe has promoted offensive grad assistant Jeff Faris to wide receivers coach.

Arizona Cardinals: Two-time 110 meter hurdle gold-medal winner (1984 and 1988 Olympics) Roger Kingdom has joined the Cardinals' staff as a speed coach.

Minnesota: According to Gophers247, Minnesota assistant Pat Poore and Brian Anderson has swapped responsibilities. Poore is now coaching the running backs, while Anderson is coaching the wide receivers.

Stanford: Offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Mike Bloomgren has added the title of associate head coach.

Georgia State: According to Ben Moore of PantherTalk.com, former Detroit Lions wide receivers coach Tim Lappano has accepted the wide receivers job at Georgia State. Lappano has been coaching since 1981. He has served as part of the NFL staffs in Detroit, San Francisco, and Seattle. He has also served as the offensive coordinator at the University of Washington and Oregon State.

Georgia: Per source, former Mississippi Valley State offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Alex Jackson has joined the Georgia staff as an offensive quality control assistant. Jackson previously spent one year as a quality control assistant at Arkansas and also served as the co-offensive coordinator / offensive line coach at Langston University. He is a former UGA player.

Georgia: According to the Athens Banner-Herald, running backs coach Bryan McClendon and tight ends coach / special teams coordinator John Lilly have received $15,000 raises to $250,000 in annual salary.

Florida: Here are more details on the compensation for the new assistants at Florida.

Marshall: Per source, William & Mary running backs coach Chris Barclay has accepted the running backs job at Marshall. Barclay is a former All-ACC running back at Wake Forest. He spent three seasons as a part of Jim Grobe's staff, the last as a defensive grad assistant before joining the William & Mary staff in 2012.

Missouri: According to the Columbia Daily Tribune, Gary Pinkel's new contract runs through 2020 and is worth $3.1 million annually. The assistant coaching pool increases from $2.66 to $3.2 million annually. Defensive coordinator Dave Steckel ($600,000) and offensive coordinator Josh Henson ($550,000) each get $50,000 raises as part of two-year contracts.

Coastal Carolina: Former Bowling Green offensive line coach Bill Durkin has joined the Coastal Carolina staff as running backs coach.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Florida: Per source, Casey Callahan has joined Will Muschamp’s staff as a player personnel assistant. Callahan is the son of Armwood High School (FL) head coach Sean Callahan. Casey just finished his playing career at Stony Brook.

Youngstown State: Eric Wolford has announced some staff changes. CoachingSearch first reported that Kenny Carter (wide receivers / pass game / co-special teams coordinator) and Mike Zordich (safeties / co-special teams coordinator) would join the staff. In addition, offensive quality control coach Dan Gerberry has been promoted to tight ends coach, special teams coordinator Jamie Bryant has moved to defensive coordinator, and offensive line coach Carmen Bricillo has added the title of run-game coordinator.

Florida: According to the Tampa Bay Times, offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Kurt Roper will earn $590,000 in base salary. According to Florida Today, outside linebackers coach / special teams coordinator Coleman Hutzler will earn a base salary of $230,000, and offensive line coach Mike Summers will earn a base salary of $190,000.

10-second rule: The NCAA proposal to allow 10 seconds for substitution between snaps has been tabled, according to multiple reports. It will not be voted on and will not be in place for the upcoming season.

New Hampshire: Per source, Fordham defensive line coach Peter McCarty will join the New Hampshire staff in the same capacity.

Maine: Per source, UCF defensive coordinator Paul Ferraro will return to Maine as defensive coordinator, the role he held for the past two seasons.

UCF: According to the Orlando Sentinel, defensive coordinator Paul Ferraro has left the program for personal reasons. Linebackers coach Tyson Summers has been promoted to interim defensive coordinator and will be in that role through spring football. In addition, Temple offensive line coach Allen Mogridge has joined the UCF staff as defensive ends coach, and UCF defensive line coach Lorenzo Costantini will shift to defensive tackles.

Auburn: According to Auburn Undercover, former Homewood High School (Ala.) head coach Doug Goodwin will join the Auburn staff as director of high school relations.

Southern Illinois: Southern Illinois officially announced the hiring of former New Mexico State tight ends / special teams coordinator Keith Murphy as tight ends / special teams coordinator and Northwestern special teams quality control Ashton Aikens as wide receivers coach.

Monmouth: According to the New Haven Register, Yale offensive coordinator Kevin Morris will join the Monmouth staff.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

SEC: Mike Slive tells AL.com he will return as conference commissioner for the 2014-15 academic year, but wouldn't say how much longer he would remain in the role.

TCU: The school has announced that director of high school relations and recruiting Kenny Perry has been promoted to cornerbacks coach.

San Francisco 49ers: According to the San Jose Mercury News, defensive backs coach Ed Donatell has signed a new two-year contract with the team.

Utah State: The school has announced the hiring of Portland State defensive tackles coach / special teams coordinator Ikaika Malloe as defensive line coach.

Utah: According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Utah offensive coordinator Dave Christensen received a 2-year deal worth $500,000 annually.

Monday, March 3, 2014

San Francisco 49ers: Jim Harbaugh tells Sports Illustrated there is zero chance he will leave the 49ers before his contract expires, denying friction within the organization.

Toledo: Bluffton head coach Tyson Veidt has accepted the linebackers / recruiting coordinator job at Toledo.

Penn: Per source, Johns Hopkins offensive coordinator Dan Swanstrom has accepted the quarterbacks job at Penn.

Missouri: According to PowerMizzou.com, Gary Pinkel has agreed to a new deal that will pay him $3 million or slightly more annually. The length of the contract is unknown, at this point. The Missouri assistants are expected to receive pay raises in the near future, as well.

SMU: According to Justin Hopkins of 247Sports, former UCLA running backs coach Steve Broussard has joined the SMU staff as running backs coach.

Michigan: Per source, director of football operations Nolan Jones is no longer with the staff.

Penn State: Per source, Western Michigan director of football operations Anthony Crespino will join the Penn State staff as director of player development.. Crespino spent the 2013 season at Western Michigan. He previously spent one year as an assistant director of football operations at Texas State under Dennis Franchione.

West Virginia: According to the Charleston Daily Mail, senior associate head coach Tom Bradley will earn $600,000 in 2014 and $400,000 in 2015. There is a clause that, if Dana Holgorsen resigns, Bradley’s contract would end 180 days later or until the end of the contract term, whichever is sooner.

North Texas: According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, Dan McCarney has received a new five-year contract through 2018.

Grand Valley State: According to his Twitter account, former Notre Dame College defensive line coach E.J. Whitlow has accepted the defensive line job at GVSU.

Minnesota: According to Andrew Krammer of 1500 ESPN in Minneapolis, Jerry Kill will promote defensive grad assistant Mike Sherels to linebackers coach. Sherels played for the Gophers from 2004-2007. He joined the Minnesota staff in 2011 as a special assistant to the head coach.

Ohio State: Former Northern Colorado defensive ends coach Jon Carpenter has officially joined the staff as a defensive grad assistant.

Marshall: Per source, William & Mary running backs coach Chris Barclay is interviewing today for the running backs job at Marshall. Barclay is a former All-ACC running back at Wake Forest. He previously spent three years on Jim Grobe's staff, the last as the defensive grad assistant in 2011.

UConn: David Corley's title at UConn is running backs coach / director of player engagement.

Miami (FL): Booker T. Washington HS head coach Tim "Ice" Harris has accepted the assistant director of football operations job at Miami. Harris led Booker T. Washington to a national championship this season. He will be the primary liaison to the high school coaches throughout the state.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

West Virginia: Dana Holgorsen says senior associate head coach Tom Bradley will work with the defensive line, while Damon Cogdell will move to the linebackers. Here is our story.

Texas State: CoachingSearch.com has learned that Dennis Franchione has offered the defensive coordinator job to former Arkansas State defensive coordinator John Thompson. Per source, a deal is expected to get done. Thompson has previously served as the defensive coordinator at places such as Florida, South Carolina, Ole Miss, and Arkansas.[/b]

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Kentucky: According to the Austin American-Statesman, Texas State defensive coordinator Craig Naivar has accepted the special teams coordinator job at Kentucky.

Miami Dolphins: Former Steelers o-line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. has joined the Miami staff as assistant offensive line coach.

UConn: CoachingSearch.com first reported on Friday that William & Mary wide receivers / passing game coordinator David Corley has received an offer to serve as the running backs coach at UConn. This morning, the Daily Press is reporting that Corley has accepted the position.

Pitt: Pitt has posted its director of football operations and assistant director of player personnel jobs.

Friday, February 28, 2014

North Texas: North Texas officially announced the hiring of Corcordia University (MI) assistant LaMarcus Hicks as corners coach.

Bryant University: Per source, Columbia University offensive line coach Ed Argast has accepted the offensive line job at Bryant.

FSU: In addition to coaching the linebackers, Bill Miller will have the title of assistant head coach.

Fresno State: Per source, Charleston Southern defensive backs / recruiting coordinator Marcus Woodson will join the Fresno State staff as defensive backs coach. Woodson spent the last five seasons at Charleston Southern. He previously coached at Millsaps College (MS) and was a 2-year starter at safety at Ole Miss during the David Cutcliffe era.

Arizona Cardinals: Arizona has parted ways with strength & conditioning coach John Lott.

Lafayette College: Virginia offensive grad assistant Mike Saint Germain has joined the Lafayette College as a defensive assistant.

Augustana College: Head coach Olszewski has promoted linebackers / special teams coordinator Brian Bergstrom to defensive coordinator. Bergstrom replaced Jake Dickert, who is the new defensive coordinator at Minnesota State - Mankato.

UConn: Per source, UConn has offered the running backs job to William & Mary wide receivers / passing game coordinator David Corley.

Notre Dame: Brian Kelly stated today that safeties coach Bob Elliott will shift to outside linebackers. Corners coach Kerry Cooks will now coach the defensive backs.

UT-San Antonio: According to the San Antonio News-Express, former Miami (FL) wide receives coach Marquis Mosely will join Larry Coker's staff as wide receivers coach.

Buffalo Bills: Per source, Ball State defensive grad assistant Thad Bogardus will join Doug Marrone's staff as the defensive quality control assistant. Bogardus has worked his way up quickly. He served as a student-assistant at Elon in 2009 and 2010, a football ops grad assistant at Ball State from 2011-2012, and the defensive grad assistant for Pete Lembo since then. Now he's off to the NFL.

Alabama:CoachingSearch.com has learned that Valdosta State defensive backs coach Doug Belk will join the Alabama staff as a defensive grad assistant.

Texas: Bob Shipley, who served as a player personnel assistant last season at Texas, has accepted the head coaching job at Belton High School (TX). David Smoak of ESPN 1660 out of Wace first reported the news.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Nebraska: Bo Pelini tells reporters he is “really close” to filling two staff positions for recruiting.

IUP:Former IUP All-American safety Johnny Franco has joined Curt Cignetti's staff as defensive backs coach.

Buffalo: Per source, Weber State defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Eric Lewis has accepted the defensive backs job at the University of Buffalo.

Oregon State: Former Oregon State quarterback Lyle Moevao has joined the staff as an offensive grad assistant.

Eastern Michigan: Per source, Indiana associate director of player personnel Herb Haygood will join the Eastern Michigan staff as wide receivers coach.

Northern Colorado: Adams State offensive line / recruiting coordinator Trevor Wikre has accepted the offensive line job at Northern Colorado.

Harvard: According to the Associated Press, Harvard head coach Tim Murphy is at home recovering from a medical issue he suffered earlier this month. Murphy is expected to return to the team by March 31 for spring practice.

Minnesota: Per source, Minnesota engaged in talks with Memphis linebackers coach Galen Scott, who has opted to remain at Memphis. Scott just finished his fourth season on the Tigers staff after spending two years at Tulsa. Minnesota is looking for a replacement for Bill Miller, who joined the FSU staff earlier in the week, a story first reported by CoachingSearch.com.

Vanderbilt: According to Vanderbilt 247Sports reporter Chris Smith, Utah State defensive line coach Frank Maile has accepted the defensive line job at Vanderbilt.

Cornell: Former Rhode Island offensive coordinator Roy Istvan has joined the Cornell staff in the same capacity.

Central Connecticut State:: Per source, former Albany defensive coordinator Drew Christ has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Central Connecticut State.

Edmonton Eskimos: Per source, former Wake Forest offensive line coach Jonathan Himebauch will join the Edmonton Eskimos' staff as offensive line / run game coordinator. Himebauch spent the last two seasons at Wake Forest. He spent the three previous seasons in Montreal, helping the Alouettes win back-to-back CFL championships in 2009 and 2010 as the offensive line coach, and has also coached with Calgary earlier in his career.

St. Norbert College:: Southern Door HS head coach Dan McCarty has accepted the defensive coordinator job at St. Norbert College. In addition, Bay Port HS offensive coordinator Greg Rabas has joined the staff as an offensive assistant.

Averett University: Emory & Henry quarterbacks coach Shannon Johnson has officially joined the Averett staff as offensive coordinator. In addition, defensive backs coach Jay Kirkland has received a promotion to defensive coordinator.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Cal Poly: Cal Poly defensive assistant Pat Johnston has accepted the head coaching job at San Luis Obispo HS.

Top story: Our list: Big winners of the coaching carousel season.

Wilkes University: Muhlenberg quarterbacks / special teams coordinator Trey Brown has accepted the head coaching job at Wilkes University.

Duquesne University: Slippery Rock defensive backs / special teams coordinator / recruiting coordinator Jason Makrinos has accepted the co-defensive coordinator / defensive backs job at Duquesne.

Savannah State: Former Savannah State head coach Steve Davenport has accepted the head coaching job at Woodland HS (GA).

Auburn: According to AUTigers.com, former Auburn linebacker Travis Williams has accepted a defensive quality control position at Auburn. Williams most recently served as the linebackers coach at Northern Iowa in 2012.

UL-Monroe The school has announced that former Army defensive line coach John Mumford has accepted the same position at ULM.

Boise State: The Idaho Statesman has contract details on Bryan Harsin. In addition, the salaries are set for the assistant coaching staff. Here’s how things shape up: Marcel Yates ($317,500), Mike Sanford ($305,000), Scott Huff ($270,000), Kent Riddle ($250,000), Steve Caldwell ($220,000), Andy Avalos ($210,000), Eliah Drinkwitz ($160,000), Junior Adams ($160,000), Julius Brown ($160,000).

John Carroll University: Indiana defensive grad assistant Chris Shula has accepted the defensive coordinator job at John Carroll, according to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.

North Texas: According to the Denton Record-Chronicle, former Houston Texans assistant Perry Carter will join the North Texas staff as safeties coach. The DRC also reports that former Detroit Lions corner LeMarcus Hicks, who played for Dan McCarney at Iowa State, is a candidate for the corners job.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Georgia Southern: Chattanooga o-line coach Alex Atkins has accepted the same job at Georgia Southern, CoachingSearch.com has confirmed.

Central Connecticut State: Per source, former UConn grad assistant Mike Digman has accepted the quarterbacks job at Central Connecticut State.

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Michigan State: The school has announced raises for Mark Dantonio and his staff. This season, Mark Dantonio will earn $3.64 million (up from $1.99 million) and defensive coordinator / assistant head coach Pat Narduzzi will make $904,583, making him the highest-paid assistant in the Big Ten. Here is our story.

Top story: ’As long as you get there…’

Michigan: According to MLive, offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Doug Nussmeier will earn $830,000 in 2014, $860,000 in 2015 and $880,000 in 2016. His contract expires on Jan. 31, 2017. His buyout would be equal to his base salary at the time.

Arizona State: According to his Twitter account, former Texas director of player personnel Patrick Suddes is now the assistant athletic director for football recruiting and scouting at Arizona State.

Penn State: Per source, MTSU director of football operations Chris Matusek has interviewed with Penn State. Matusek has been a part of the MTSU staff for over a decade.

Colorado State: Wyoming assistant strength coach Michael Ray has joined the Colorado State staff in the same capacity.

Tennessee: Former South Florida quarterbacks / passing game coordinator Nick Sheridan has joined the Tennessee staff. Sheridan takes the place of offensive grad assistant Cody Kempt, who recently accepted the wide receivers job at Montana State. Sheridan served as the quarterbacks / passing game coordinator at Western Kentucky in 2012.

South Dakota State: Former North Dakota offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Nick Schleusner has accepted the tight ends job at South Dakota State.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Nevada: Defensive line coach Bill Teerlink has added the title of co-defensive coordinator.

Davidson: Per source, former Arkansas State co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Bush Hamdan has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Davidson. Hamdan previously coached the wide receivers at the University of Florida for one season.

Montreal Alouettes: Tom Higgins has accepted the head coaching job in Montreal.

Auburn: Byrnes HS (SC) coach Bobby Bentley will join the Auburn staff in an off-the-field capacity, according to TigerIllustrated.com. Here is the full story via JC Shurburtt of 247Sports.

Kansas: The school has announced that former Kansas City Chiefs tight ends coach Bernie Parmalee has joined the KU staff as a quality control coach for special teams.

FSU: Per source, Minnesota linebackers / assistant head coach Bill Miller will join the FSU staff. Here is our story.

Rutgers: Kyle Flood officially announced the hiring of Mike Teel and Michael Zuckerman as grad assistants.

Stanford: Per source, David Shaw has offered the defensive backs job to former Texas defensive backs coach Duane Akina. At this point, Akina has not accepted the job and will decide at some point during the next couple of weeks. David Shaw is willing to be patient despite the fact that Stanford begins spring practice today.

Nevada: CoachingSearch.com has confirmed that William & Mary defensive coordinator Scott Boone has accepted the defensive coordinator / linebackers job at Nevada.

San Francisco 49ers: According to Jason La Canfora, the relationships between Jim Harbaugh and general manage Trent Baalke is strained to the point that the two men are barely speaking, choosing to communicate almost strictly via email.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Minnesota:: The school has announced an extension for Jerry Kill through the 2018 season. He will earn $2.1 million next season after earning $1.2 million last season.

Youngstown State: Per source, former Louisville running backs / special teams coordinator Kenny Carter has joined the YSU staff.

New Haven: Per source, Northern Colorado offensive line coach Chris Smith will join the staff at New Haven.

Lafayette: Per source, New Hampshire linebackers coach Art Link has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Lafayette.

Wittenberg: Per source, Dayton quarterbacks coach Kevin Hoyng will join the Wittenberg staff as offensive coordinator.

Youngstown State: Per source, former Philadelphia Eagles safeties coach Mike Zordich will join the Youngstown State staff as safeties coach. In other YSU-related news, Jamie Bryant has been promoted from assistant linebackers coach / special teams coordinator to defensive coordinator.

San Jose State: Ron Caragher has announced a shuffle in duties among the staff. Newly-hired Greg Robinson will serve as defensive coordinator / linebackers coach and Keith Carter will serve as offensive line coach / running game coordinator. In addition, offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Jimmie Dougherty will add the title of assistant head coach, tight ends coach Terry Malley will move to wide receivers, cornerbacks coach Donte Williams will coach the entire defensive backfield, safeties coach Joe Staab will coach outside linebackers, and graduate assistant Eric Thomason will coach tight ends.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Georgia: The school has announced that Clark Atlanta director of strength and conditioning Gus Felder has joined the Georgia staff as an assistant strength and conditioning coach.

Boise State: The school has announced that former Texas graduate assistant Taylor Tharp has been named director of player personnel.

Youngstown State: Per source, defensive coordinator Joe Tresey has left the staff.

Cleveland Browns: According to Pro Football Talk, the Browns and San Francisco 49ers had been in talks about a trade that would have sent Jim Harbaugh to the Browns. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen says the talks reached a “serious stage.”

Delaware: Per source, New Haven assistant Eddie Allen has accepted the special teams job at Delaware.

Northern Illinois: Head coach Rod Carey has signed a contract extention through June of 2019. Carey has also received a pay raise that will put him in the top half of the MAC.

UNC-Pembroke: Defensive coordinator Shane Richardson has been promoted to head coach.

West Virginia: According to Mike Casazza of the Charleston Daily Mail, former Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley will be named linebackers / associate head coach at West Virginia.

Tiffin: Per source, former FAU defensive line coach Matt Edwards has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Tiffin.

Northwestern State: Per source, LSU offensive graduate assistant August Mangin will join the Northwestern State staff as special teams coordinator.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers: The team has announced the hiring of former Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive coordinator Gary Etcheverry to the same position, former Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive backs coach Nelson Martin to the same position and former Portland State defensive line coach Mike Scheper to the same position.

New York Giants: Tom Coughlin tells reporters at the Combine that he has agreed to a one-year contract extension.

Arkansas: According to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, new defensive backs coach Clay Jennings will earn $320,000 annually as part of a contract that runs through June 30, 2015. His buyout is $100,000 if he leaves before Feb. 15, 2015 and $50,000 between Feb. 16, 2015 and the end of the contract, but the buyout is waived if he leaves for a head coach or defensive coordinator job.

Sam Houston State: According to KatFans.com, Kentucky defensive / special teams graduate assistant Matt Powledge will be named special teams coordinator at SHSU.

Wisconsin: According to the Herald-Dispatch (W.V.), Wisconsin will name Marshall running backs coach Thomas Brown to t

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