Posted by: Chris Vannini on Saturday February 21, 2015

Saskatchewan Roughriders: The team has announced the addition of former Hamilton Tiger-Cats wide receivers coach Jeremaine Copeland for the same role and former Simon Fraser University (Canada) running backs coach Justin Chapdelaine as an offensive assistant. 

Hawaii: Former Montana safeties coach / special teams coordinator Jake Cookus is expected to join the Hawaii staff, according to the Honolulu Star Advertiser. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Georgia State: Former Buffalo defensive backs coach Eric Lewis has accepted the same role at Georgia State, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. 

East Tennessee State: Furman nickel backs coach / special teams coordinator Antonio Goss has joined the ETSU staff as outside linebackers coach / special teams coordinator. 

Georgia: Wide receivers coach / passing game coordinator / assistant head coach Bryan McClendon has received a raise to $400,000 annually, according to the Athens Banner-Herald. McClendon earned $250,000 last year and previously received a raise to $350,000 this offseason when he added the assistant head coach title. 

Houston Baptist: Rowlett HS (TX) defensive coordinator Charlie Camp has joined the HBU staff as co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach, and Montana State defensive backs coach Brandon North has joined as defensive backs coach. In addition, head coach Vic Shealy will coach quarterbacks, offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Scott Smith will move to tight ends / fullbacks and share coordinator duties with offensive line coach / run game coordinator Drew O’Daniel. 

New Mexico State: Offensive line coach Walt Wells has left for the tackles / tight ends / assistant head coaching job at Eastern Kentucky, according to the Las Cruces Sun-News. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday February 20, 2015

Utah: The Salt Lake Tribune has received the new contract numbers for the Utah staff. Co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Aaron Roderick received a raise from $225,000 to $400,000, co-offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Jim Harding goes from $175,000 to $400,000, safeties coach / special teams coordinator Morgan Scalley goes from $210,000 to $325,000, running backs coach / assistant head coach Dennis Erickson goes from $275,000 to $325,000, defensive coordinator John Pease will earn $400,000, and linebackers coach Justin Ena will earn $150,000. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports new tight ends coach Lewis Powell is expected to earn around $190,000.

Florida State: Quality control coach Jeremiah Wilson has been promoted to defensive graduate assistant, according to his Twitter account. 

Simon Fraser University (Canada): TSN’s Farhan Lalji reports former BC Lions running backs coach Kelly Bates interviewed for the SFU head coaching job on Thursday, and current BC Lions wide receivers coach Khari Jones is scheduled to interview Friday. 

Richmond: Former VMI head coach Sparky Woods has joined the Richmond staff as running backs / associate head coach / recruiting coordinator. In addition, wide receivers coach / associate head coach Charlie Fisher has been promoted to offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach, and running backs coach Bill Polin has moved to tight ends.  

Winnipeg Blue Bombers: McMaster University (Canada) defensive coordinator Greg Knox has joined the Blue Bombers staff as linebackers coach. In addition, Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive line coach Todd Howard has joined the Winnipeg staff in the same role. 

Florida: Former Norfolk State defensive coordinator Mark DeBastiani has joined the Florida staff as a defensive quality control coach, according to the Virginian-Pilot. 

College of the Desert (CA): Interim head coach Jack Steptoe has been promoted to the full-time role. 

Nebraska: Former Maryland defensive coordinator / defensive backs Brian Stewart will join the Nebraska as defensive backs coach, according to the Lincoln Journal Star. Stewart and Maryland mutually parted ways on Thursday. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Humboldt State (CA): Colorado State defensive graduate assistant Miles Kochevar has joined the HSU staff as defensive coordinator, and Colorado Mesa defensive line coach / special teams coordinator Seth Damron has joined as linebackers coach / special teams coordinator.

St. Louis Rams: Head coach Jeff Fisher says he interviewed three candidates for the quarterbacks job: IMG Academy head coach Chris Weinke, former Montreal Alouettes quarterbacks coach Jeff Garcia and Cardinal Newman HS (FL) head coach Steve Walsh. Weinke was hired for the job. 

NC State: Head coach Dave Doeren has received a two-year extension through 2019 and a raise to at least $2.2 million per year, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. Doeren earned $1.8 million last season. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday February 19, 2015

South Florida: Linebackers coach Raymond Woodie has added the title of assistant head coach and will receive a raise, according to

Maryland: Defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach  Brian Stewart has left the staff, and inside linebackers coach Keith Dudzinski has been promoted to defensive coordinator. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Notre Dame director of player development Duke Preston has joined the Tampa Bay staff as director of player development.  

Louisiana-Monroe: Per source, Grambing State defensive backs coach Nathaniel Brown will join the ULM staff as cornerbacks coach. Brown was a graduate assistant at ULM in 2012. 

Purdue: John Carroll University (OH) graduate assistant Jonathan Cooley has joined the Purdue staff as a defensive graduate assistant, according to his Twitter account. 

Florida International: Booker T. Washington HS (FL) head coach Tim Harris Jr. is expected to join the FIU staff as running backs coach, according to the Miami Herald. 

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Oklahoma: Here’s a look at Oklahoma’s finalized staff for 2015

Hawaii: Simon Fraser University (Canada) defensive coordinator Abraham Elimimian is expected to join the Hawaii staff, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Elimimian is a former Hawaii player. 

Oklahoma: Stanford defensive assistant Diron Reynolds will join the Oklahoma staff as defensive line coach, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Reynolds served as the Miami Dolphins defensive line coach in 2007 and Minnesota Vikings assistant defensive line coach from 2009-13. 

Chattanooga: Linebackers coach Rusty Wright has added special teams coordinator duties. In addition, defensive line coach Marcus West has officially added the title of assistant head coach, and wide receivers coach Will Healy has added the title of passing game coordinator, as CoachingSearch previously reported.  

Florida Atlantic: Director of player personnel / external relations Jared Allen has been promoted to running backs coach / recruiting coordinator. 

Arkansas: Dan Enos on leaving Central Michigan says, “Being a head coach is not all it’s cracked up to be.”

Arizona Cardinals: Linebacker Larry Foote will join the Cardinals coaching staff if he chooses to retire from playing, according to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez.

Florida International: Defensive quality control coach Greg Moss has been promoted to cornerbacks coach. In addition, tight ends / offensive tackles coach Kort Shankweiler will move to quarterbacks / wide receivers coach, and defensive backs coach Jason Brooks will move to tight ends. 

St. Louis Rams: IMG Academy head coach Chris Weinke will join the Rams as quarterbacks coach, according to ESPN’s Derek Tyson. 

Montana State: Linebackers assistant Michael Rider has moved to defensive backs coach. 

UCLA: reports West Virginia defensive line coach Tom Bradley is the leading candidate for the UCLA defensive coordinator job. Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman says Bradley is “close to being hired.” 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday February 18, 2015

Georgia: Western Michigan director of football player personnel Steve Shimko has joined the Georgia staff. 

Western Michigan: Andy Howell has joined the Western Michigan staff as director of player personnel / recruiting coordinator, according to his Twitter account. 

Shippensburg (PA): Running backs coach J.C. Morgan has been promoted to offensive coordinator, and Jeff Tomasetti has been promoted to a full-time role as quarterbacks / wide receivers coach. 

Columbia: reports Columbia is in talks with former Penn head coach Al Bagnoli about their open head coaching job. Bagnoli retired after the 2014 season after 23 seasons at Penn. 

Rutgers: Business consultant Jeff Towers has withdrawn from consideration for the Rutgers recruiting coordinator job, Kyle Flood announced. 

Northwestern State: Per source, Missouri Southern head coach Daryl Dale will join the Northwestern State staff as defensive coordinator. 

Alcorn State: Per source, Louisville defensive graduate assistant Derek Nicholson has joined the Alcorn State staff as defensive line coach.

Open jobs: A breakdown of the remaining open jobs in FBS college football.

AFCA: Executive director Grant Teaff will step down in February 2016. Teaff has led the AFCA since 1994.

Bowling Green: Director of player personnel Andrew Sowder is expected to be promoted to outside receivers coach, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Sowder previously held the same role under head coach Dino Babers at Eastern Illinois. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Georgia: Per source, LSU offensive graduate assistant Chris Kragthorpe will join the Georgia staff as a graduate assistant. 

Florida State: New defensive ends / outside linebackers coach Brad Lawing’s will earn $400,000 annually in a three-year deal, according to the Palm Beach Post. 

Philadelphia Eagles: Former Jets assistant defensive backs coach Brian Smith has joined the Eagles staff as assistant linebackers coach. 

McGill University (Canada): Defensive coordinator / defensive line coach Ronald Hilaire has been named head coach at McGill. Hilaire also served as an interim co-head coach last season.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday February 17, 2015

Jackson State: Offensive line coach Tommy Poynter has resigned to take an unspecified job in Texas, according to the Clarion-Ledger. 

New Mexico: Al Simmons’ title at New Mexico is cornerbacks coach. Defensive backs coach Charles McMillian will work with safeties. In addition, graduate assistant Clay Davie has officially been named tight ends coach, as CoachingSearch first reported.

Wisconsin: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports former Wisconsin and Pitt running backs coach John Settle has emerged as the leading candidate for the Wisconsin running backs job. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Idaho State: Outside receivers coach Sheldon Cross has been promoted to offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach, and co-defensive coordinator / safeties coach Spencer Toone has been promoted to defensive coordinator. In addition, offensive line coach Matt Troxel has added the title of assistant head coach for offense, and linebackers coach Rodger Cooper has added the title of assistant head coach for defense.

Thomas More (KY): Former John Carroll University head coach Regis Scafe has been named head coach at Thomas More.

Lock Haven (PA): Head coach John Allen has announced his resignation to pursue other opportunities. 

Detroit Lions: Former Minnesota Vikings interim special teams coordinator Joe Marciano has officially been named special teams coordinator for the Lions.

East Carolina: Brad Davis’ title at ECU is offensive line coach / run game coordinator.

Louisiana-Lafayette: The Advertiser reports co-defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Melvin Smith is expected to be named defensive coordinator. The paper adds that Auburn analyst Levorn Harbin and former Auburn co-defensive coordinator Charlie Harbison are also expected to join the ULL staff.

Louisiana-Monroe: Linebackers coach / special teams coordinator Travis Niekamp and safeties coach Adam Waugh have been promoted to co-defensive coordinators. In addition, former Nicholls State offensive line coach Matt Clark has joined the staff as tight ends coach. 

Stanford: Offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Mike Bloomgren says people don’t leave Stanford or David Shaw for lateral moves. 

Washington State: Boise State offensive graduate assistant Joel Filani will join the WSU staff, Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin told reporters. Filani played for Mike Leach at Texas Tech. 

Boise State: Tight ends coach Eliah Drinkwitz has been promoted to offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach, running backs coach / special teams coordinator Kent Riddle has moved to tight ends, and assistant strength and conditioning coach Lee Marks has moved to running backs coach. 

Cleveland Browns: The Browns have officially announced the hiring of quarterback consultant Kevin O’Connell as quarterbacks coach, former Florida offensive coordinator Kurt Roper as senior offensive assistant and North Carolina Central tight ends coach Michael McCarthy as offensive quality control coach. In addition, senior pro scout Frank Edgerly has been promoted to assistant wide receivers coach.

Findlay (OH): The school has announced the hiring of Duquesne co-defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Jason Makrinos as defensive coordinator and Incarnate Word outside linebackers coach / special teams coordinator Jake Zweig as defensive line coach.

UCF: Huntingdon College (AL) linebackers coach Josh Linam has joined the UCF staff as a graduate assistant, according to his Twitter account. 

Notre Dame: 247Sports reports North Carolina defensive line coach Keith Gilmore will join the Notre Dame staff in the same role, and South Florida running backs coach Autry Denson is expected to join the Notre Dame staff, pending a background check. Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans adds that outside linebackers coach Bob Elliott is expected to move to an off-field role. 

Black Hills State (S.D.): Southwest Minnesota State linebackers coach / special teams coordinator Anthony Kerr has been named defensive coordinator at Black Hills State.

Illinois: Co-defensive coordinator / defensive line coach Mike Phair will earn $350,000 annually, according to the News-Gazette. Here is more from Phair. In addition, Tim Beckman says tight ends / running backs coach Alex Golesh will have a lot to do with special teams, so the open position on staff will be a running backs, tight ends or wide receivers job. 

Montana State: L.D. Bell High School (TX) assistant Jody Owens has joined the Montana State staff as assistant linebackers coach. Owens is a former Montana State player.