Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday February 07, 2017
Cal: A source tells CoachingSearch that Arizona tight ends coach / special teams coordinator Charlie Ragle has accepted a position at Cal. Ragle spent five years at Arizona and was previously a high school coach in Arizona. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.
East Carolina: Running backs coach Antonio King will not return, according to 247Sports. King spent one year at ECU and was previously a high school coach in North Carolina.
Lake Erie College (OH): Jeff Horrocks has resigned as head coach, and offensive coordinator Gerald Hazzard has been promoted to head coach. Horrocks was hired on Dec. 29. Hazzard has been with the program since 2007.
Furman (SC): Air Force Prep inside linebackers coach Ken Lamendola has joined the Furman staff as inside linebackers coach. Lamendola spent two years at Air Force Prep.
Tennessee: Defensive line / associate head coach Steve Stripling has been reassigned to director of football program development, and Brady Hoke’s title is defensive line / associate head coach. Offensive line coach Don Mahoney will not return, and quality control assistant Walt Wells has been promoted to offensive line coach. Hoke will earn $500,000 annually on a 2-year deal, and Wells will earn $300,000 on a 2-year deal, according to 247Sports.
Kansas City Chiefs: Northwestern graduate assistant and former NFL quarterback Mike Kafka has joined the Chiefs as an offensive quality control coach, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan. Kafka last played in the NFL in 2015 and spent one year on the Northwestern staff.
LSU: USC running backs coach Tommie Robinson has joined the LSU staff as running backs / assistant head coach, and Louisiana Tech running backs coach Mickey Joseph has joined LSU as wide receivers coach. Robinson spent 2013 and 2016 at USC (working with Ed Orgeron in 2013) and the two years in between at Texas. Joseph spent one year at LA Tech and is a New Orleans native.
Arkansas: New defensive line coach John Scott Jr. will earn $340,000 on a one-year deal, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He also has an SEC non-compete clause, as all new hires under Bret Bielema have.
Penn State: Appalachian State graduate assistant Matt Fleischacker has joined the PSU staff as a defensive graduate assistant. Fleischacker spent one year at App State and was previously a student assistant at PSU.
Memphis: Wide receivers coach David Johnson tells the Commercial Appeal that he turned down a job offer from LSU.
Utah State: Per source, Utah State special teams volunteer Aman Anand has been promoted to defensive graduate assistant. Anand has been with the program since last June.
Oregon State: Per source, Utah State defensive graduate assistant Matty Ah You has joined the Oregon State staff as a outside linebackers graduate assistant. Ah You spent one year at USU.
Independence CC (KS): Per source, Utah State defensive graduate assistant Manoa Latu has joined the Independence staff as linebackers coach. Latu spent three years at USU.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Offensive quality control assistant Ben Steele will be promoted to tight ends coach, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Steele has been with the Bucs for three years.
NC State: Defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen will join the New Orleans Saints as defensive line coach, and Texas Tech DL coach Kevin Patrick has accepted the DL job at NC State, according to 247Sports. Patrick spent one year at Texas Tech and previously coached at North Texas.
Auburn: Tight ends coach / special teams coordinator Scott Fountain will not return in the same role, according to Auburn Undercover. Fountain has been at Auburn since 2009 and a full-time assistant for four years. He could remain on staff in another role, but is seeking an on-field job.
Mississippi State: Per source, Georgia quality control assistant D.J. Looney will join the Mississippi State staff as tight ends / tackles coach. Looney spent one year at Georgia and was previously the tackles / tight ends coach at Central Arkansas.
Texas Tech: Former LSU running backs coach Jabbar Juluke has rejoined the Texas Tech staff in the same role. Juluke spent one year at LSU. He briefly joined Texas Tech last offseason from Louisiana Tech, before going to LSU.
Arkansas: Former New York Jets assistant defensive line coach John Scott Jr. has been named defensive line coach at Arkansas. Scott spent two years with the Jets and previously coached at Buffalo and Texas Tech. The hire comes as Arkansas moves to a 3-4 defense.
TCU: Per source, running backs coach Curtis Luper has been promoted to co-offensive coordinator. Luper has been on staff since 2013.
Georgia: A source tells CoachingSearch that defensive line coach Tracy Rocker will not return. Scout.com first reported the news. Rocker spent three years at UGA and previously coached with the Tennessee Titans.
SMU: Per source, former Texas tight ends coach / special teams coordinator Jeff Traylor will join the SMU offensive staff. Traylor spent two years at Texas and was previously the head coach at Gilmer High School (TX) for 15 years.
TCU: Chris Thomsen’s title at TCU is offensive line coach, Sonny Dykes’ title is offensive analyst/consultant, and previous offensive line coach Jarrett Anderson has moved to inside wide receivers.
Texas State: Everett Withers has announced several changes in duties. Newly-hired Zak Kuhr will be offensive coordinator / running backs coach, wide receivers coach / special teams coordinator Parker Fleming moves to quarterbacks coach / passing game coordinator, running backs / tight ends coach Ron Antoine moves to wide receivers, offensive line coach Adrian Mayes moves to tight ends / tackles, and graduate assistant Preston Mason will coach safeties with Withers. The staff opening is offensive line.
Miami Dolphins: Former NFL player and Cal student assistant Andre Carter will interview for the Dolphins assistant defensive line job, according to The Sporting News. Carter was the No. 7 overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft and played through 2013.
Army: Defensive coordinator Jay Bateman has been fined $25,000 and suspended two weeks for a role in the Wake Forest gameplan leaking scandal, the school announced.
Florida: Director of player personnel Drew Hughes has turned down a job offer from South Carolina, according to the AJC.
Los Angeles Rams: Falcons quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur is expected to become the Rams offensive coordinator, according to Adam Schefter. LaFleur spent two years with the Falcons. He was the Redskins quarterbacks coach from 2010-13, where he worked alongside new Rams head coach Sean McVay.
Buffalo Bills: FIU defensive backs coach Bobby Babich has joined the Bills staff as assistant defensive backs coach. Babich spent 2016 at FIU and had been retained by Butch Davis. He was previously the assistant defensive backs coach with the Browns from 2013-15. Babich’s father, Bob, is the Bills linebackers coach.
Atlanta Falcons: Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian has been named Falcons offensive coordinator. Read more here.
Iowa State: Ohio University director of player personnel Eric Kohr has joined Iowa State as director of scouting / recruiting operations. Kohr spent three years at Ohio, with a brief stint at Maryland.
St. Olaf (MN): St. Francis High School (IL) head coach Joe Lepsche has joined the St. Olaf staff as offensive coordinator. Lepsche spent one year at St. Francis after eight years as an assistant at the University of St. Thomas.
Bryant (RI): Anna Maria College (MA) defensive backs coach Ryan Mattison has joined the Bryant staff as tight ends coach. Mattison spent one year at Anna Maria.
Southeast Missouri State: North Dakota State assistant strength coach Ryan Napoli has joined the SEMO staff as head strength coach. Napoli spent six years at NDSU.
Marshall: Villanova tight ends coach Mark Powell has joined the Marshall staff as a linebackers graduate assistant. Powell spent two years at Villanova and previously coached at Yale and Lafayette (PA).
Mississippi State: Texas State offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Brett Elliott will rejoin the Mississippi State staff to coach quarterbacks, according to the Clarion-Ledger and multiple reports. Elliott spent one year at Texas State after one year at James Madison, and he was an offensive quality control assistant at MSU from 2012-14.
Indiana State: Limestone College (SC) wide receivers coach / director of high school relations Roy Roundtree has joined the Indiana State staff as wide receivers coach. Roundtree spent one year at Limestone and played at Michigan when new ISU head coach Curt Mallory was an assistant there.
Sewanee (TN): Head coach Tommy Laurendine has resigned. Laurendine spent six seasons leading the Division III program, posting a 15-45 record.
San Francisco 49ers: The Sporting News reports Kyle Shanahan’s staff will include Buccaneers tight ends coach Jon Embree (TE / assistant head coach), current 49ers defensive backs coach Jeff Hafley (DBs) and current 49ers linebackers coach Jason Tarver. In addition, Shanahan is targeting new Chargers linebackers coach Robert Saleh and Falcons defensive pass game coordinator Jerome Henderson as co-defensive coordinators.
Baylor: Assistant strength coach Brandon Washington has been dismissed following an arrest over the weekend. Washington joined the staff this offseason from Temple.
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.