Posted by: Pete Roussel on Friday January 31, 2014

Rutgers: The school has officially announced the hiring of former Maryland head coach Ralph Friedgen as offensive coordinator and former Tampa Bay Bucs assistant defensive coordinator Bob Fraser as special teams coordinator and the promotion of special teams coordinator / defensive assistant Joe Rossi to defensive coordinator. 

Buffalo Bills: CoachingSearch has learned that former New England Patriots linebackers coach Pepper Johnson will join the Bills' staff as defensive line coach. Here is our story.

Notre Dame: A source tells CoachingSearch that South Florida coordinator of recruiting operations Leah Knight is interviewing for a similar position at Notre Dame.

Alabama A&M: Per source, Texas A&M special teams quality control assistant Bryan Cummings will join the Alabama A&M staff as defensive line / special teams coordinator.

Buffalo Bills: A source tells CoachingSearch that former Minnesota Vikings linebackers coach Fred Pagac will join the Buffalo Bills staff. He will coach linebackers. Here is our story.

Northern Colorado: A source tells CoachingSearch that Texas A&M defensive grad assistant Scott Aligo will join the Northern Colorado staff as defensive ends coach. 

Michigan State: According to the Lansing State Journal, Mark Dantonio has received a one-year extension to January 2019.

Minnesota Vikings: According to, former Idaho head coach Robb Akey has accepted a position with the Minnesota Vikings. Akey is expected to coach the defensive line.

Colorado School of Mines: Bob Stitt has announced the hiring of Oklahoma State defensive graduate assistant Jason Semore as defensive coordinator. 

Jackson State: Former Jacksonville Jaguars assistant defensive line coach Paul Spicer tells 1010XL that he has accepted the defensive line job at Jackson State.

Notre Dame: The school announced that outside receivers coach Mike Denbrock has been promoted to offensive coordinator, and former players Kyle McCarthy and Mike Hiestand will join the staff as defensive graduate assistants.

Georgia: According to the Athens Banner-Herald, new defensive line coach Tracy Rocker will earn $300,000 annually, and assistant Kevin Sherrer will earn $200,000 and is expected to coach linebackers. 

Georgia: Former USC linebackers coach Mike Ekeler is interviewing for the last remaining position on the Georgia staff, according to the Macon Telegraph.

Notre Dame: Former Notre Dame players Kyle McCarthey will join Brian Kelly's staff as a grad assistant.

Kansas City Chiefs: Coastal Carolina running backs coach Brock Olivo has accepted the assistant special teams job with the Chiefs.

Ohio State: The Columbus Dispatch reports that Ohio State AD Gene Smith says co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash will coach the entire secondary, while Kerry Coombs will assist Ash and coach the special teams.

Tulane: Don't be surprised if Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson targets LA Tech running backs coach Jabbar Juluke for a position on the Tulane staff.

Coffeyville CC (KS): Per source, former Simon Fraser defensive coordinator James Colzie will join the staff at Coffeyville CC.

Simon Fraser University: Former BC Lions offensive coordinator Jacques Chapdelaine has accepted the head coaching job at Simon Fraser.

Posted by: Pete Roussel on Thursday January 30, 2014

Georgia: Former Georgia safety Kelin Johnson will join the Georgia staff. 

Cleveland Browns: CoachingSearch has confirmed that former Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains will be the quarterbacks coach for the Browns. 

Eastern Michigan: A source tells CoachingSearch that former Wake Forest wide receivers coach Taylor Stubblefield is heading to Eastern Michigan as wide receivers coach.

University of the Cumberlands: A source tells CoachingSearch that Shorter University offensive line coach Paul Pitts has accepted the offensive coordinator position at the University of the Cumberlands.

Cleveland Browns: According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, former Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains has joined the Browns' staff. He will either be the offensive coordinator or quarterbacks coach. 

Averett University: Ferrum College defensive coordinator Cleive Adams has accepted the head coaching job at Averett University.

Cleveland Browns: According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns are meeting with Oakland Raiders quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo today about the offensive coordinator job.

Alabama A&M: According to The News-Press, Bishop Verot High School (FL) athletic director and head coach Phil Dorn has accepted the offensive coordinator / offensive line job at Alabama A&M.

Georgetown: Defensive coordinator / assistant head coach Rob Sgarlata has been named interim head coach.

Ohio State: Villanova head strength coach Phil Matusz has accepted an assistant strength job at Ohio State.

Ball State: The school has announced the hiring of Georgetown head coach Kevin Kelly as defensive coordinator / inside linebackers coach. Here is our story.

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Minot State: Minnesota State - Mankato head coach Todd Hoffner has accepted the head coaching job at Minot State, according to the Minot Daily News.

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Virginia: Former NC State defensive coordinator Mike Archer is joining Mike London's staff at Virginia as a defensive assistant. Archer coached with UVA defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta from 2010 - 2012 at NC State. Archer's specific duties will be determined at a later date. The hiring finalizes Mike London's staff for 2014.

Posted by: Pete Roussel on Wednesday January 29, 2014

Washington State: Per source, Auburn assistant strength coach SaJason Finley has accepted the assistant director of sports performance position at Washington State.

Liberty University: Running backs coach Jamaal Fobbs has added the title of special teams coordinator. Quarterbacks coach Joe Dailey has added the title of passing game coordinator. Defensive coordinator Robert Wimberly will shift from linebackers to safeties and Josh Bookbinder will now coach the linebackers.

Eastern Michigan: Drake defensive backs coach Todd Frakes has officially joined the Eastern Michigan staff in the same capacity.

Georgia Southern: Georgia Southern officially announced the hiring of five assistants today: Doug Ruse (offensive coordinator), Matt Barrett (wide receivers), Johnny Jernigan (defensive ends), Michael Mutz (linebackers), and Kevin Peoples (defensive line).

Buffalo Bills: The team has announced the hiring of former Baltimore Ravens wide receivers coach Jim Hostler as senior offensive assistant.

Southern Miss: A source has confirmed with CoachingSearch that Auburn offensive quality control Chip Lindsey has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Southern Miss. The information was first reported by Drew Champlin of

Baltimore Ravens: Senior defensive assistant Steve Spagnuolo has been promoted to defensive backs coach, and former Houston Texans tight ends coach Brian Pariani has been named tight ends coach. 

St. Louis Rams: ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Gregg Williams is expected to replace Tim Walton as defensive coordinator for the Rams.

Stephen F. Austin: Montana State running backs coach Demo Odems has joined the SFA staff as wide receivers coach. In addition, New Hampshire defensive tackles coach Chris Van Horn has joined the joined the staff as defensive tackles coach.

Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins have parted ways with assistant general manager Brian Gaine.

Virginia Tech: According to the Daily Press, new athletic director Whit Babcock will earn $470,000 per year with a retention incentive of $140,000 beginning on Dec. 31, 2014 and a minimum 5 percent raise beginning on Jan. 1, 2015. He also received a $325,000 signing bonus.

Georgia: A source tells CoachingSearch, as expected, Florida State defensive grad assistant George Helow will follow Jeremy Pruitt to Georgia. Helow assisted Pruitt at Alabama in 2012 and at Florida State in 2013.

Eastern Michigan: According to his Twitter bio, former Drake defensive coordinator Brad McCaslin is the new defensive coordinator / linebackers coach at Eastern Michigan.

Arkansas: Per source, expect Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema to wait until after National Signing Day to name a new defensive coordinator. Randy Shannon has emerged as a candidate, per source.  

Rutgers: A source tells CoachingSearch that Kyle Flood will still add a coach with special teams responsibilities that would assist on the offensive side of the ball, as well.

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.

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.