Wednesday December 24, 2008
Belhaven College: We hear Belhaven is interested in Bacone College head coach Joe Thrasher.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Executive VP of player personnel James Harris has resigned. Gene Smith has been promoted from executive director of college and pro personnel to executive VP of player personnel.
Iowa State: Paul Rhoads has hired Akron assistant head coach Bill Bleil. Bleil will coach on the offensive side of the ball.
Louisville: We hear that Steve Kragthorpe is interested in former Tennessee defensive backs coach Larry Slade to fill the secondary position at Louisville.
Mississippi State: After interviewing with Lane Kiffin at Tennessee and Dan Mullen at Mississippi State, we hear that Southern Miss recruiting coordinator / running backs coach Frank Wilson has joined the staff at Mississippi State.
New Mexico State: The 3 finalists for the New Mexico State head coaching position are DeWayne Walker (UCLA - defensive coordinator), Mike Schultz (TCU - offensive coordinator), and Jim McElwain (Alabama - offensive coordinator).
San Diego State: Sources tell FootballScoop that Brady Hoke has hired Al Borges as offensive coordinator. Borges most recently served as offensive coordinator at Auburn in 2007. We hear the Hoke has contacted Rocky Long about being the defensive coordinator.
Syracuse: As FootballScoop 1st reported, Greg Adkins has officially joined the Syracuse staff. Adkins will coach the offensive line and serve as recruiting coordinator.
Tennessee: Sources tell FootballScoop that Lane Kiffin has talked with Oakland Raiders assistant Darren Perry about joining the UT staff as defensive backs coach.
Tuesday December 23, 2008 (Update 3)
Army: We hear Cal Poly head coach Rich Ellerson is the leading candidate at Army.
New Mexico State: We hear DeWayne Walker is still in the running at New Mexico State.
Mississippi State: Sources tell FootballScoop that Southern Miss recruiting coordinator / running backs coach Frank Wilson will be joining Dan Mullen's staff at Mississippi State.
Virginia: Sources tell us that Latrell Scott has officially accepted a position on Al Groh's staff at Virginia.
Tuesday December 23, 2008 (Update 2)
Miami (OH): Sources tell FootballScoop that that Notre Dame offensive coordinator Mike Haywood will be named head coach as early as this afternoon.
Towson: We hear Pitt assistant head coach / defensive line coach Greg Gattuso has interviewed at Towson.
Tuesday December 23, 2008
Army: Sources tell FootballScoop that Cal Poly head coach Rich Ellerson is the leading candidate for the head coaching job at Army. Ellerson has interviewed.
San Diego State: Brady Hoke has talked with UTEP defensive coordinator Osia Lewis about joining the Aztecs staff.
St. Louis Rams: Jay Zygmunt, the Rams' president of football operations and general manager, is resigning.
Tennessee: We hear former Syracuse offensive coordinator Mitch Browning has interviewed with Lane Kiffin. Browning once led the Minnesota Golden Gophers offense to over 2000 yards both rushing and passing in 8 straight seasons.
Texas A&M - Commerce: Sources tell FootballScoop that former Baylor head coach Guy Morris has interviewed at Texas A&M - Commerce.
Towson University: UCONN offensive coordinator Rob Ambrose has interviewed for the head coaching job. We heard that Towson may have interest in James Madison offensive coordinator Jeff Durden.
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Monday December 22, 2008 (Update 2)
Arizona: We hear Arizona will be renegotiating the contract of head coach Mike Stoops.
Eastern Michigan: We hear Louisville assistant Eric Lewis has been offered a job by EMU head coach Ron English.
Louisville: We hear linebackers coach Bill Miller will likely be promoted to defensive coordinator.
Mississippi State: South Alabama offensive coordinator Les Koenning Jr. will be joining the staff at Mississippi State.
Sacramento State: Looking for a DB Coach with D-I experience. Please send resume to Brian Wilkinson, Director of Football Operations, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819.