Friday January 21, 2011
Georgia: DFO Josh Brooks has decided to remain at Georgia after receiving a promotion to assistant AD for internal operations. We hear Brad Hutcherson, who has been part of the staff for six years, has been promoted to DFO. Hutcherson most recently served as program coordinator for the offensive staff.
Thursday January 13, 2011
Vandy: As previously reported, Michael Hazel has been retained and is keeping the DFO title. Additionally, Jemal Griffin has come with head coach James Franklin from Maryland and will serve as the program's Chief of Staff.
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Thursday January 6, 2010
Colorado: We have learned that Colorado director of football administration Chip Marks has been retained by head coach Jon Embree.
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Tuesday January 4, 2011
Vanderbilt: DFO Michael Hazel has been retained by new head coach James Franklin. Andy Frank (asst. Ops) and Norval McKenzie (recruiting) have both been retained as well.
FootballScoop Happy Hour: Please join us Monday night at the AFCA at 5PM as we recognize Mike Kerin (West Virginia) as our DFO of the Year. Ice cold beverages will be supplied.
Monday January 3, 2011
Florida State: Our sources tell us Georgia's DFO Josh Brooks has accepted the same position at Florida State.
Florida: Will Muschamp is bringing George Wynn (DFO - Texas) with him to Florida.
AFCA: The AFCA and the Football Ops committe have asked us to alert everyone that this year, the Football Ops agenda focuses more on Tuesday than in prior years. The National Committee meeting and the General meeting are scheduled for Monday morning and there are a few breakout sessions thereafter; but there will significant additional meetings on Tuesday covering topics such as Regulation, Registration and Enforcement of Agents, Universal Recruiting Calendar, Essentials of Agent - Athlete Representation, Sports Counseling Panel and much more.
Jump Forward Social: Just another reason to stay Tuesday. Our friends at Jump Forward are hosting, and would like to invite everyone, to a social to be held at the end of the last breakout session of the day on Tuesday.
Thursday December 30, 2010
Florida State: DFO Andy Urbanic is retiring.
Boise State: We hear DFO Viliami Tuivai has left the staff.
Tuesday December 21, 2010
FIU: We hear the DFO position is open.
2010 DFO of the Year: Mike Kerin of West Virginia has been named the 2010 DFO of the Year. Read the full announcement here.
Wednesday December 15, 2010
Minnesota: Dan O'Brien has been retained.
Colorado: We hear Jashon Sykes will serve as the director of football operations.