A ton of coaching movement expected this week
Posted by: Pete Roussel on February 6, 2012
The linebackers and defensive back positions are open at USC. There is likely no shortage of quality candidates for Lane Kiffin.
K-State head coach Bill Snyder has yet to name a replacement for defensive coordinator Chris Cosh, who left for the same position at South Florida.
With the resignation of co-offensive line coach Todd Spencer, Georgia Tech has an opening on the offensive side of the ball.
Tony Levine has yet to name an outside receivers coach.
Thanks to Mike Smith, West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen still has a position open on the defensive side of the ball. Last week, Smith elected to return to the New York Jets' organization after just a couple of weeks in Morgantown.
Iowa has yet to hire replacements for offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Ken O'Keefe, defensive coordinator Norm Parker, and defensive line coach Rich Kaczenski. There is talk that New York Giants linebackers coach Jim Hermann could become the defensive coordinator and grad assistant LeVar Woods could be promoted to defensive line coach.
With the departure of Chris Thomsen to Texas Tech, Todd Graham is looking for a new running backs coach. Graham has yet to name a defensive coordinator, as well.
Stanford co-defensive coordinator / inside linebackers coach Jason Tarver is likely to be announced as the Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator early this week, so David Shaw will have a position to fill on The Farm.
Temple head coach Steve Addazio has yet to fill the offensive coordinator / quarterbacks job. He also has the yet to name a replacement for wide receivers coach Zach Smith, who joined the Ohio State staff.
Troy has a position open of defense. Larry Blakeney has yet to name a replacement for defensive line coach Mo Crain.
Nevada head coach Chris Ault is leaning towards hiring a new offensive coordinator. Ault is likely to promote from within for the defensive coordinator position.
The offensive coordinator position is open at Northern Illinois. PJ Fleck became one of ten coaches to accept two jobs this off-season. His resignation caught Dave Doeren by surprise, but it's hard to blame Fleck for the opportunity to join Greg Schiano's staff at Tampa Bay.
The defensive backs job at Oregon State remains open.
Skip Holtz is looking to hire a wide receivers coach.
Let's see what happens at Rutgers this week. A couple of assistants are expected to join Schiano's staff in Tampa Bay.
Bowling Green head coach Dave Clawson has yet to fill the outside linebackers job that popped open when Stan Watson left for Toledo. Watson will serve as the special teams coordinator / corners coach at Toledo.
Jim McElwain still has a couple of positions to fill at Colorado State.
Robb Akey has yet to name a replacement for offensive line coach John McDonnell, who departed for Tulane.
Of course, there are still a large number of D1-AA positions that remain open. A couple of NFL organizations have yet to complete their coaching staffs. Schiano will create some more movement at the college level.
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