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Transactions: College Football

Head Coaches - Penn State awarded Joe Paterno a four-year contract extension through 2008. Paterno has guided the Nittany Lions to a 339-109-3 record in 39 years as head coach... Louisiana College selected Norman Joseph as head coach to replace Marty Secord. Joseph formerly has coached at Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana Tech, Northwestern State, Northeast Louisiana, Southern Mississippi, Belhaven, San Jose State and Midwestern State... Wilmington (Ohio) chose Phil Dorn as head coach.

Assistants - Steve Spurrier, Jr. was hired as tight ends coach at Arizona. Spurrier, who replaces John Peterson, has been wide receivers coach with the NFL’s Washington Redskins for the past two years... Lafayette chose Antoine Smith as defensive line coach... Ian Falconer was named as associate head coach and offensive line coach at Oberlin. Falconer, who has been with the program on an interim basis since January, formerly coached at Lewis and Clark... Cornell College added Darnell Wiltz as an assistant football coach and assistant track and field coach. Wiltz, a 2003 graduate of the school, has been an intern with the football squad and in the athletics department at Cornell for the past year... Greg Jackson was hired as cornerbacks coach at Louisiana-Monroe to replace Tim Rebowe. Jackson, who formerly played professionally in the NFL, was secondary coach at Idaho last season.

Manchester added Ron Planz as defensive coordinator... Scott Farison was named as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Robert Morris. Farison, who replaces Joe Nemith, has been a graduate assistant with the program the past two seasons... Mike Patterson was selected as offensive line coach and Joe Crousen as defensive coordinator at McMurry. Patterson has been assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at Abilene (Texas) Cooper High School for 12 seasons, and Crousen formerly coached at Mississippi State and Sul Ross State.
(Courtesy: NCAA News)

High School
Kingman High School (Arizona) named Jay Weakland head coach. Weakland coached previously as a running backs coach at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. Kingman High School is a 5A high school in Kingman, Arizona.

DENver - Ronnie Bradford-Special Teams, Troy Calhoun (Moved from Def. Asst. to Off. Asst.), Kirk Doll-Defensive Asst.

KANSAS CITY - Gunther Cunningham-Defensive Coordinator, Jason Verduzco-Promoted to QB Coach.

OAKLAND - Norv Turner-Head Coach, Jimmy Raye-Offensive Coordinator, Steve Sarkisian-QB, Clayton Lopez-DB, Rob Ryan-Defensive Coordinator, Martin Bayless-Asst. Special Teams, Don Martindale-LB, Joe Avezzano-Special Teams, Jeff Fish-Strength and Conditioning, Pat Jones-Outside LB’s.

SAN DIEGO - Wade Phillips-Defensive Coordinator, Brian Stewart-DB

Jacksonville - Pete Rodriguez-Special Teams, Andy Heck-Asst. OL, Bob Ligashesky-Asst. Special Teams, Bob Rogucki-Asst. Strength Coach

Houston - Joe Pendry-OL

Tennessee - Dave McGinnis-Asst. Head Coach/LB

Indianapolis - Ricky Thomas -Promoted to TE, Pete Metzelaars-Off. Asst.

New York - Denny Marcin-DL, Donnie Henderson-Defensive Coordinator, Doug Graber-DB, Bob Casullo-TE, Corwin Brown-Asst. DB/Asst. Special Teams

Buffalo - Mike Mularkey-Head Coach, Jerry Gray-Defensive Coordinator (retained), Tom Clements-Offensive Coordinator, James Daniel, Ray Horton-Asst. DB’s, Eric Studesville-RB, Bobby April-Special Teams, Jim McNally-OL, Tim Krumrie-DL, Tyke Tolbert-WR, Brad Roll-Strength and Conditioning, Mike Miller-Offensive Asst., Frank Verducci-TE, Sam Wyche-QB, Steve Szabo-DB.

Miami -Jerry Sullivan-WR, Marc Trestman-QB, Bernie Parmalee-TE, Chris Foerster-Offensive Coordinator, Eric Fears -Asst. Strength Coach.

New England - Dean Pees-LB, Pepper Johnson (Moved from LB to DL), Josh McDaniels (moved from Def. Asst. to QB)

Cleveland - Terry Robiskie (promoted to Offensive Coordinator), Rob Chudzinski -TE, Steve Hagen (moves from TE’s to QB’s), George Edwards-LB, Fred Graves-WR, Kennedy Pola-RB

Pittsburgh - Dick LeBeau-Defensive Coordinator, Bruce Arians-WR, Ray Horton-Asst. DB, Mark Whipple-QB

Cincinnati - Hue Jackson-WR, Chuck Bresnahan-Def. Asst.

Baltimore - Jed Fisch - Offensive Asst., Jim Fassel - Sr. Consultant
(Courtesy: NFLCA)

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