Posted by: Pete Roussel on Tuesday January 28, 2014
Rutgers: According to the Newark Star-Ledger, special teams coordinator Joe Rossi is expected to be promoted to defensive coordinator and former Tampa Bay Bucs assistant defensive coordinator Bob Fraser is expected to be named linebackers coach.
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Stanford: San Francisco 49ers defensive assistant Peter Hansen has accepted the inside linebackers job at Stanford.
Jacksonville State: According to the Anniston Star, head coach John Grass has interest in former Arkansas State defensive coordinator John Thompson, former Georgia Southern assistant Kevin Corless, and Auburn staff Brandon Hall for the defensive coordinator position. Grad assistants Larry Smith and Trey Clark have been promoted to quarterbacks and offensive line coaches, respectively. Notre Dame recruiting analyst JR Sandlin will coach the tight ends, Todd Bates the defensive line, Nick Williams the wide receivers. Jimmy Ogle will remain the running backs coach.
Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys have announced the Rod Marinelli will serve as the defensive coordinator moving forward. Monte Kiffin will now serve as the assistant head coach for defense. Scott Linehan's title will be passing game coordinator.
Bowling Green: Dino Babers has announced his coaching staff. Following him from Eastern Illinois are co-offensive coordinators Sterlin Gilbert and Matt Mattox, defensive coordinator Kim McCloud, linebackers coach / special teams coordinator Tom Kaufman, running backs coach Mike Lynch, inside receivers coach Sean Lewis and defensive line coach Tom Freeman. Defensive backs coach Nick Monroe was retained.
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Tennessee Titans: The team has announced the hiring of former Cleveland Browns offensive line coach Mike Sullivan as assistant offensive line coach.
Dallas Cowboys: ESPN's Ed Werder reports the Cowboys won't allow offensive coordinator Bill Callahan to interview for other jobs because he would potentially be Dallas' interim head coach if Jason Garrett is dismissed during the season. Here's what Adam Schefter said about the Cowboys' play-calling situation.
Cleveland Browns: The Buffalo Bills have granted permission to the Browns to interview Buffalo defensive line coach Anthony Weaver. Team writer Chris Brown says Weaver is expected to be offered the defensive line job in Cleveland.
Rutgers: ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports Rutgers is expected to name former Maryland head coach Ralph Friedgen as its offensive coordinator.
New England Patriots: CoachingSearch has learned the former Minnesota Vikings defensive line coach Brendan Daly will join the New England Patriots staff.
Ohio State: AD Gene Smith has received a new 4-year contract extension through 2020 that will pay him $940,000 annually. Smith has also received the title of vice president.
New Mexico Military: A source tells CoachingSearch that former Weber State defensive line coach Jason Belford will join the New Mexico Military staff as defensive line coach.
Pittsburgh Steelers: CoachingSearch has learned that former Minnesota Vikings running backs coach James Saxon has accepted the running backs job on Mike Tomlin's staff in Pittsburgh. Here is our story.
Toledo: The school has officially announced the hiring of former Purdue defensive backs coach Jon Heacock as defensive coordinator / safeties coach and former Sam Houston State running backs coach Anthony Johnson to the same position.
Cleveland Browns: According to Adam Schefter, Cleveland will interview Oakland Raiders quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo for the offensive coordinator job on Thursday.
Carolina Panthers: Ron Rivera has received a three-year extension through the 2017 season.
James Madison: CoachingSearch has learned that Alabama grad assistant Jules Montinar will join Everett Withers' staff at James Madison as defensive backs coach. Montinar assisted Nick Saban, Jeremy Pruitt, and Greg Brown the last couple of years with the secondary at Alabama. Monitar is now the third Alabama grad assistant or quality control assistant to land another job this off-season.
Cleveland Browns: ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports the Browns will interview former Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan for the same job on Wednesday.
Florida State: ACC senior associate commissioner of men's basketball Karl Hicks has accepted the deputy director of athletics for external affairs position at FSU.
South Alabama: Expect head coach Joey Jones to promote from within for the defensive coordinator position at South Alabama.
Rutgers: Kyle Flood has yet to fill the offensive coordinator position at Rutgers. Keep an eye on former Tampa Bay Bucs offensive assistant Ben McDaniels.
Cleveland Browns: According to ESPN, the Browns have contacted former Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.
Army: Per source, Army head coach Jeff Monken has offered a position to Lafayette defensive coordinator / linebackers coach John Loose, who is expected to join the staff.
Wyoming: Per source, former Miami (OH) interim head coach Mike Bath will join Craig Bohl's staff at Wyoming as the tight ends / fullbacks coach. This complete's Bohl's staff. Here is our story.
Ohio: CoachingSearch has learned that Toledo quarterbacks coach Scott Isphording will join the Ohio staff as co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach. Here is our story.