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Sunday December 23, 2012    presented by:   

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The Agenda for the Football Operations Meetings at the AFCA has been released (along with the agent oversight survey). We look forward to seeing everyone there. 

2013_DFO_AFCA_Agenda.pdf

2012_PERCENTAGES_BY_SCHOOL_AFCA_AGENT_OVERSIGHT_SURVEY.pdf




Friday December 21, 2012    presented by:   

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Wisconsin: Zach Nyborg will come with Gary Andersen from Utah State and will serve as director of football operations. 

Western Kentucky: Arkansas director of video services Andy Wagner will join Bobby Petrino at Western Kentucky as director of football operations. 

NC State: Sources tell us that neither Kit Hughes nor Don Horton will be retained at NC State. We hear some of the staff from NIU will come over to NC State. Will update...

Arizona: Billy Kirelawich has been promoted to assistant director of operations. 




Tuesday December 18, 2012    presented by:   

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Here's what we know at FBS programs that have experienced coaching changes this off-season. If you have any information regarding any openings we covered or did not cover in this post, please email us at [email protected] or call / text 225.229.3429.

Arkansas - Bret Bielema has brought Mark Taurisani with him from Wisconsin and he will serve as DFO. Mark Robinson remains with the program in a roll to be determined. 

California - Sonny Dykes is bringing Jeeb Hossain with him from Louisiana Tech.

Cincinnati - We expect John Widecan to be retained.

Colorado - Sources tell us Brian McGinnis will follow Mike MacIntyre from San Jose State. 

Kentucky - 2012 FootballScoop DFO of the Year Finalist Nolan Jones will not be retained and would be a great hire for any program. We hear the new DFO will be announced soon. 

Tennessee - Brad Pendergrass has been retained. Chis Spognardi, Butch Jones' chief of staff at Cincinnati, will join him at Tennessee as assistant to the head coach. We hear Chris' role will be assistant to the head coach. 

Texas Tech - We are told Tommy McVay has been retained. 

USF - Sources tell us Western Kentucky DFO Sharrod Everett will follow Willie Taggart to USF.

UTEP - Sources tell us Nate Poss will be retained.

Wisconsin - Current DFO Mark Taurisani is departing to join Bret Bielema at Arkansas. 

When we hear more / the situation becomes more definitive at Arkansas State, Auburn, Boston College, FIU, Georgia State, Idaho, Kent State, Louisiana Tech, N.C. State, Northern Illinois, Purdue, Southern Miss, Temple, San Jose State, Western Kentucky and Western Michigan we'll be sure to let you know. 




Tuesday November 20, 2012  presented by:

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Cal: Sources tell us that director of football operations Mike McHugh has not been retained. 




Monday November 12, 2012  presented by:  

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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 FootballScoop Coaches of the Year Awards, presented by ProGrass

Georgia Southern: Kent State deputy athletic director Tom Kleinlein will be named the new athletic director at Georgia Southern. TK, you might recall is the former director of football operations at Arizona State. Wanted to become an AD and has reached that goal in just a few years. Impressive. 




Thursday August 23, 2012

Louisiana Tech: Sonny Dykes has hired Jeeb Hossain, a former on-campus recruiting coordinator at Kansas, as his director of football operations. 




Sunday August 12, 2012

Miami: Miami has hired former Arizona Cardinals scout Don Corzine as director of football operations. Corzine spent the past seven seasons working with the Cardinals. Prior to that he served as director of football operations at UConn. 




Thursday July 19, 2012

South Dakota: We hear that South Dakota is looking to hire a DFO.