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Report: Dino Babers to be named head coach at Bowling Green

Dino Babers will be named head coach at Bowling Green, according to an ESPN report.

Dino Babers will be named head coach at Bowling Green. (Photo: Kevin Kilhoffer, AP)Babers spent the past two seasons at Eastern Illinois. His Panthers teams went 19-7, including 12-2 mark this season.

Babers’ up-tempo, spread offense attack helped quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo pass for 5,050 yards and 53 touchdowns, winning the Walter Payton Award as the top player in FCS.

He succeeds Dave Clawson, who was named head coach at Wake Forest earlier this month.

Babers was an assistant at Baylor under Art Briles, where he coached Robert Griffin III, and has also been an assistant at UCLA, Pittsburgh, Texas A&MArizona, San Diego State and Purdue.

Bowling Green also talked to LSU offensive line coach Greg Studrawa, Sam Houston State head coach Willie Fritz and Florida defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin.

Photo: Kevin Kilhoffer, AP

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The Coaching Wire: Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

Norm Chow has added Chris Naeole to the Hawaii staff. (Photo: Russ Isabella/US Presswire)

Norm Chow has added Chris Naeole to the Hawaii staff. (Photo: Russ Isabella/US Presswire)

Chris Naeole to join Hawaii staff

Chris Naeole, a former All-American at Colorado and an 11-year NFL vet, will join Norm Chow’s staff at Hawaii.  An opening was created with Tommy Lee’s retirement as offensive coordinator in December. Chow said there will be an “adjustment” to the coaching staff, and assignments on offense still are to be determined. Naeole spent the past two years coaching at Iolani High School in Honolulu.


Purdue announces Gerad Parker hire

Purdue’s Darrell Hazell has officially announced the hiring of tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator Gerad Parker. Parker was previously wide receivers coach at Marshall. Parker spent the past two seasons at Marshall. Before that, he spent three seasons at UT-Martin as the Skyhawks’ passing game coordinator, recruiting coordinator, wide receivers and running backs coach. He began his collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant at Kentucky, his alma mater.


Matt Mattox hired at Eastern Illinois

Matt Mattox has joined Dino Babers‘ staff at Eastern Illinois as offensive line coach. Mattox has six years experience as an offensive line and tight ends coach in the junior college ranks. Last year, he was offensive coordinator at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College, and before that, Mattox spent five seasons as the offensive line/tight ends coach at Butler (Kan.) C.C.

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