Wednesday December 17, 2008 (Update 3)
LSU: Sources tell FootballScoop that LSU is interested in veteran SEC coach John Thompson. Thompson was Nick Saban's first defensive coordinator at LSU, but later accepted the defensive coordinator job at Arkansas (his home state). Thompson currently serves as the defensive coordinator at Georgia State.
New Mexico: KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque is reporting LSU co-defensive coordinator Doug Mallory has accepted a position on Mike Locksley's staff at New Mexico.
Northwestern State: We hear NSU is now very interested in LSU assistant Bradley Dale Peveto.
San Diego State: Sources tell FootballScoop that it is unlikely that Houston Texans assistant Jon Hoke will join his brother's staff at San Diego State.
Wednesday December 17, 2008 (Update 2)
Bowling Green: Sources tell FootballScoop that head coach Dave Clawson is trying to lure Villanova offensive coordinator Sam Venuto to Bowling Greene.
Concordia University (Nebraka): Defensive coordinator Vance Winter has been promoted to head football coach at Concordia.
Hinds Community College (MS): We hear that Gene Murphy has taken the head coaching position at Hinds CC. Hinds is considered by many the best junior college job in the country. Murphy is the former HC at Hinds and will continue his role as athletic director.
Syracuse: We hear that assistants Derrick Jackson and Dan Conley will be retained.
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Wednesday December 17, 2008
Army: We hear former Maryland offensive coordinator Charlie Taafe is interested in the Army job. Taafe served as the offensive coordinator at Army from 1984-1986 when the Cadets finished 23-13 in three seasons. New York Giants wide receivers coach Mike Sullivan is also interested.
Georgia Tech: Head coach Paul Johnson has agreed to a renegotiated contract.
Iowa State: Sources tell FootballScoop that St. Louis Rams offensive line coach Steve Loney would like to interview at Iowa State.
Michigan: Defensive coordinator Scott Shafer has resigned.
New Mexico: Columbia University offensive line coach Cheston Blackshear is joining Mike Locksley's staff at New Mexico. Blackshear was a graduate assistant at Flordia and Illinois under Locksley.
New Mexico State: TCU offensive coordinator Mike Schultz has interviewed for the head coaching job at New Mexico State.
Penn State: Joe Paterno has agreed to a 3-year contract extension.
Towson University: Former Virginia offensive coordinator Mike Groh has interviewed for the head coaching position at Towson. We hear Towson is also interested in UCONN offensive coordinator Rob Ambrose.
Washington: USC secondary coach Rocky Seto has turned down the offer to become the defensive coordinator at Washington.
Weber State: Sources tell FootballScoop that Oregon State defensive graduate assistant Inoke Breckterfield has accepted the defensive line position at Weber State.
Tuesday December 16, 2008 (Update 2)
Army: Sources tell FootballScoop that Army is interested in South Florida assistant Greg Gregory. We hear Army really wants to hire a head coach with ties to Bob Sutton and/or Jim Young, and would like to return to option football. Another coach that Army will likely speak with is Kansas assistant Ed Warriner.
Florida Atlantic: Our sources tell us that Cypress Bay HS (FL) head coach Mark Guandolo has spoken with Howard Schnellenberger about the offensive coordinator position. Guandolo is high respected in Broward and Dade county.
LSU: We hear LSU offensive GA Jason Beck has accepted the quarterbacks position at Weber State.
Tuesday December 16, 2008
Auburn: Sources tell FootballScoop that Tennessee Tech head coach Watson Brown is interested in the offensive coordinator job at Auburn. Brown is the former head coach at UAB. He is also the brother of Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown, who hired Gene Chizik a few years back.
Florida Atlantic: We expect to have an update on the Florida Atlantic offensive coordinator job this afternoon.
Syracuse: We hear Nassau Community College head coach John Anselmo will be joining Doug Marrone's staff at Syracuse. Anselmo will likely coach the secondary.
USC: Pete Carroll has offered the offensive GA position to Justin Mesa, who served as an administrative assistant with the Trojans this season.
UT-Chattanooga: We hear search is down to Russ Huesman (Richmond DC) and Jason Simpson (UT-Martin head coach). Sources tell FootballScoop that Dave Clawson is making a strong push to hire Huesman as the defensive coordinator at Bowling Green. Richmond plays in the D-IAA national championship game this weekend, so a decision should come soon.
Washington: Steve Sarkisian is not expected to retain any current members of the UW coaching staff including long-time Washington assistant Chris Tormey.