Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday February 04, 2015
Missouri: Memphis cornerbacks coach Ryan Walters will join the Missouri staff as safeties coach, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.
TCU: Defensive coordinator / defensive line coach Dick Bumpas is set to retire, according to SB Nation's TCU site. The school has confirmed the news. Bumpas has been defensive coordinator since 2004.
New Orleans Saints: Former 49ers wide receivers coach John Morton is a name to keep an eye on for the Saints wide receivers job. Morton was an offensive assistant on Sean Payton’s first staff with the Saints in 2006.
Central Michigan: Defensive coordinator Joe Tumpkin has resigned, according to multiple reports. The Chippewas are currently without a head coach.
UCLA: Jim Mora says at his Signing Day press conference that defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich hasn’t yet decided if he will take the Atlanta Falcons linebackers job, despite a report. Mora says he will fight to keep Ulbrich.
Western State Colorado: Per source, former wide receivers coach Wyatt Henderson has accepted the head coaching job at Westchester High School in Los Angeles.
San Jose State: Offensive line coach Keith Carter will join the Atlanta Falcons staff, according to the San Jose Mercury-News. In addition, the paper reports offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Jimmie Dougherty is now the wide receivers coach, and former Michigan offensive coordinator Al Borges will join the staff as offensive coordinator.
Oklahoma: Washington State outside receivers coach Dennis Simmons will join the Oklahoma staff as wide receivers coach, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman.
SUNY Brockport: Former Susquehanna defensive coordinator Rocco Salomone has passed away after a battle with cancer, according to the Democrat & Chronicle. Salomone was the winningest head coach in SUNY Brockport history.
Wisconsin: Former Raiders wide receivers coach Ted Gilmore will join the Wisconsin staff in the same role, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. This completes Paul Chryst's staff. See new FBS staffs here.
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Florida: Asked about the open wide receivers job, Jim McElwain said at his press conference, “We’ll have one here real shortly.” Here's how McElwain and Florida finished recruiting so strongly.
Arizona Cardinals: Assistant to the head coach Mike Chiurco has been promoted to defensive assistant / assistant defensive backs coach, and Clemson defensive analyst Wesley Goodwin has joined the staff as assistant to the head coach. Goodwin’s hire continues a string of career advancement for former Clemson graduate assistants.
Tennessee: Wide receivers coach / recruiting coordinator Zach Azzanni had the quote of the day.
Tulane: Defensive backs coach Jason Rollins has been promoted to co-defensive coordinator.
South Carolina: ESPN’s Chris Low reports former Bears defensive backs coach Jon Hoke has agreed to join the South Carolina staff to “oversee” the defense. Spurrier has said he’s not dismissing any coaches, but did say he could add some and move others around. Hoke was Spurrier's last defensive coordinator at Florida.
Atlanta Falcons: Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez reports UCLA defensive coordinator / inside linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich will join the Falcons staff as linebackers coach, and former Syracuse director of football operations Steve Scarnecchia will join as assistant to the head coach. In addition, Marvez also reports Notre Dame quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur will serve in the same role with the Falcons. Ulbrich spent time with new Falcons head coach Dan Quinn in Seattle.
Central Michigan: Tennessee wide receivers coach / recruiting coordinator Zach Azzanni told sports radio WMNL this afternoon that he has not spoken with Central Michigan about their head coaching search. Azzanni said, “Any time you’re talking about jobs and career advancement, it’s about taking the right jobs at the right times. I can tell you that with absolutely no hesitation that the key to a long and successful coaching career is to take the right jobs at the right time. I’m totally immersed in our recruiting and building on our momentum here. I have not spoken with CMU. We just had a top-five recruiting class in America. The foundation for that (class) began two years ago. Everyone in this state can sense where we’re going. It’s what I want to be a part of. You all know what we have coming back here and you know what we’re about to do here. It’s really as simple as that. I want to be a part of this.” Azzanni served as the wide receivers / assistant head coach at CMU from 2007 - 2009 under Butch Jones, so many believed he would pursue the job. Central Michigan is likely to name its new head coach in the next 48 hours.
Texas Tech: Special teams coordinator Darrin Chiaverini has added the duties of outside receivers coach, according to his official bio.
Kentucky: Mark Stoops has announced the hiring of former Cal defensive coordinator Andy Buh as outside linebackers coach. Cornerbacks coach Derrick Ansley will take over the entire defensive backfield, with help from Stoops. There will not be an official special teams coordinator. This fills the last opening on the staff.
Notre Dame: Irish Illustrated reports Notre Dame quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur is expected to join the Atlanta Falcons staff.
VMI: Former CFL wide receiver Tim Maypray has joined the VMI staff as running backs coach, according to his Twitter account.
Atlanta Falcons: ESPN’s Josina Anderson reports Seahawks defensive assistant Marquand Manuel will join the Falcons as defensive backs coach / senior defensive consultant.
Duke: David Cutcliffe has announced new defensive staff responsibilities for next season. Defensive coordinator Jim Knowles has added inside linebackers duties, and assistant defensive coordinator Jim Collins will work with outside linebackers and defensive ends. In addition, graduate assistant Matt Guerrieri, who was promoted last month, will work with safeties, and cornerbacks coach Derek Jones will continue in his role. Graduate assistant Clayton McGrath will coach the defensive tackles. Duke begins spring practice on Friday.
Richmond: Virginia graduate assistant Clint Sintim has joined the Richmond staff as assistant linebackers / defensive line coach.
Oklahoma State: Mike Gundy confirms there are two openings on the staff, as offensive line coach Bob Connelly will join the USC staff.
Green Bay Packers: Assistant special teams coach Ron Zook is the front-runner to become head special teams coach, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Maryland: USA Today’s Steve Berkowitz notes Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley can earn a $25,000 bonus if Maryland finishes with a top-40 recruiting class in any recruiting service and a $20,000 bonus if it’s a top-four class in the Big Ten.
Notre Dame: Brady Hoke tells Scout.com’s Sam Webb via text message that he is not going to Notre Dame. On CBS Sports Network, Hoke says he had a discussion with Brian Kelly, but he will take the year off from coaching.
Notre Dame: Per source, former Michigan head coach Brady Hoke will join the Notre Dame staff after Signing Day. Multiple reports earlier the the week indicated Notre Dame defensive backs coach Kerry Cooks will join the Oklahoma staff, opening a spot on the defensive side of the ball at Notre Dame.
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