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Sunday November 22, 2009

Youngstown State: Jon Heacock will not return as head coach.

Northeastern: Northeastern has announced it will dropping football.

Memphis: Washington Redskins defensive assistante Jerry Gray interviewed for the Memphis job.  The Memphis Commercial-Appeal says Larry Porter is the leading candidate. 

Lindsey Wilson College: is accepting applications for a graduate assistant football coach (wide receivers). Previous playing or coaching experience at the wide receiver position is preferred. Lindsey Wilson College is a member of the Mid-South Conference of the NAIA, and will begin a new intercollegiate football program during the 2010 season.  This position will begin during January of 2010.  Compensation includes graduate tuition, housing, meals, and a stipend.  To apply: submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references to: Chris Oliver, Head Football Coach via email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  No phone calls please.

Olivet College (MI): One of our sources has informed us that Olivet College head coach Dominec Livedoti has resigned.

Princeton: FootballScoop has learned that Roger Hughes has been dismissed as head coach.

Western Kentucky: According to one report, Alabama offensive cooridnator Jim McElwain and Chicago Bears assistant Darryl Drake are interested in the WKU job.
Saturday November 21, 2009

Georgia Southern: Head coach Chris Hatcher has been dismissed.
Friday November 19, 2009

GA Tech: Paul Johnson has signed a 1-year extension through 2016.

Murray State: We are hearing that Louisville running backs coach Greg Nord is making a run at the WKU head coaching job.

Winston Salem State: Kermit Blount will not return as head coach.

Southwest Minnesota State University: is now accepting applications for multiple graduate assistant openings beginning January 11, 2010.  SMSU is located in Marshall, MN and is a member of the Northern Sun
Intercollegiate Conference (NCAA II).  Please email  resume and references to Eric Eidsness at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ">mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   You can also fax resume and references to 507-537-6578.

Mayville State University: located in Mayville, North Dakota is looking for a graduate assistant football coach (defensive backs) to start in January of 2010. Compensation would include:  $5000 stipend as well as full tuition paid through the graduate program at the University of North Dakota. To be a graduate assistant you must be admitted to the graduated program at the University of North Dakota.  The following is a link to their webpage:  http://www.und.edu/dept/grad/  To apply submit a cover letter, resume and the names and addresses of three current professional references to:  Nathan Chin, Head Football Coach by email only:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ">mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.          

UNLV: Dennis Franchione is trying to make a run at the UNLV head coaching job.

Tennessee State: Head coach James Webster officially resigned last night.

Nicholls State: FootballScoop has learned that Nicholls State head coach Jay Thomas will not return.

Western Kentucky: We heard Chuck Amato is interested in the WKU job.

San Diego State: AD Jeff Schemmel has stepped down.

Avila University (MO): Head coach Bruce Young is retiring.

Minnesota Vikings: Brad Childress has signed a contract extension through 2013.
Thursday November 18, 2009

Culver-Stockton: Our sources tell us that former Lambuth (NAIA) head coach Vic Wallace and Dakota Wesleyan OC Paul Lasley have both interviewed for the head coaching job at Culver-Stockton. 

Idaho State: Brandon Valeria (Corners) and Mike Havens (Offensive line) will not return.  OC / quarterbacks coach Brian Jensen is leaving to take a high school teaching position in Washington.

Adrian College: seeks candidates for a full-time assistant coaching position for the sport of football.  Qualifications:  Bachelor's Degree required; a strong knowledge of offensive line play; strong communications skills.  Candidate's must demonstrate a proven knowledge for coaching offensive line as illustrated by a relentless work ethic, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to interact professionally within the department, the campus, and the football community.  Coaching offensive line, playing offensive line, strength and conditioning, and video editing experience are all preferred.  Appointment Date: December 1, 2009.  Salary:  commensurate with experience and educational background.  Send cover letter, resume, copies of transcripts and names/emails, addresses/telephone numbers of three references to:  Jim Deere Head Football Coach, Adrian College, 110 S. Madison St. Adrian, MI  49221 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  A review of applications will begin ASAP and continue until a successful candidate is identified.  EOE

Washington State: One of our sources just informed us that Interlake HS (WA) coach Sheldon Cross will be joining the Washington State staff as a graduate assistant.

Western Kentucky: We just heard that Western Kentucky is trying to set up an interview for this weekend with Arkansas offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach Paul Petrino.  The Razorbacks play Mississippi State this weekend in Little Rock. 

Iowa Wesleyan: Head coach Jason Smelser is leaving the program.  Assistant coaches Peter Jennings and Joseph Stubbs will lead the program until a new head coach is named.
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Wofford: We are hearing that special teams coach Lee Hanning will retire.

Western Kentucky: We are hearing that FAU quarterbacks coach Jeff Brohm is a candidate at Western Kentucky.  Again, we have been told that WKU is very interested in Turner Gill.

Murray State: Our source tell us that former Georgia Tech and Miami offensive coordintor Patrick Nix is interested in the job.  We haven't heard Jeff Brohm's name connected with Murray State, but it seems to us that Brohm might be an interesting candidate here.

Northwestern: Pat Fitzgerald stated yesterday, "I think I've made my intentions and my feelings about Northwestern crystal clear." 

"The support has been unparalleled," Fitzgerald said. "Where we're at right now, I couldn't be happier. We need to continue to do our part to retain our great (coaching) staff and attract world-class (recruits).

"The rest of the things will come. When I came here in '93, we didn't have a lot of (the facilities) we have now. That's encouraging to me. We're just getting started."

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Wednesday November 18, 2009
Wednesday: Coaches Quick Hits

Minnesota Gophers: "He's our football coach, and I expect him to be our football coach," athletic director Paul Maturi said. "There's always issues there. You know me -- I don't like to be dishonest. And I don't want to be [Alabama coach] Nick Saban and say 'yes,' and then two weeks later say 'no.' But I expect [Brewster] to be our football coach.

"I think you've got two more games to decide that. I'm excited about the passion and the energy that he's brought to this program. I think we have better football players overall than we've had in the past.

Murray State: We are hearing that Will Hall (West Alabama - OC), Denver Johnson (Colorado - OL), and Hugh Freeze (Lambuth - HC) are all interested in the Murray State head coaching job. 

Navy: Head coach Ken Niumatolo stated today that he not interested in leaving the Naval Academy for another job.  Coach Niumatolo stated, "The Naval Academy has made a significant commitment to me and my family, for whcih we are eternally grateful.  We love this great institution, we love Annapolis and we love the young men that we have been entrusted to lead.  The Naval Academy is a special place and I have no desire to coach anywhere else in the country.  This mutual commitment is a clear sign of the future direction of this storied program."

Indiana State: From what we hear, offensive line coach David Poinsett has left the staff.

Dixie State College (UT): We just heard that Ryan Haun is stepping down as head coach. Dixie State is D2.  Our source tells us OC Scott Brumfield will serve as the interim head coach.

Buffalo Bills: It appears the Bills have already contacted Mike Shanahan. Jim Haslett and Kevin Gilbride could also get in the mix according to an ESPN report.

Western Kentucky: We are hearing that Western Kentucky is going to take a long and hard look at Buffalo head coach Turner Gill. 

Florida State: Ann Bowden says, "His quarterback's going to be a senior next year, and (Bowden) wants to be there for his senior year. That's only right. And all those young kids are going to be a year older. ... He's planning on another year."

She then went on the attack and added that if FSU doens't renew his one-year deal, "we don't need the university as much as they need us - as much as they need him and his connections and reputation and
everything. If they want to pull that trick, we'll just shake the dirt off our feet and go to Europe or go on a long cruise or something. They'll have to fire him for him not to go another year ... If they've got guts enough to do it, let them do it."

MTSU: Rick Stockstill stated today that he is no longer a candidate at Memphis.

UNLV: Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson says, "I love the location," Wilson said. "I love the conference and the opportunity to build a program Las Vegas and Southern Nevada would be proud of. That's what excites coaches and excites me."

Interesting note on UNLV assistants: AD Jerry Koloskie says the contracts of the assistants state they must be paid for an extra 60 days, a total outpay between $300,000 - $400,000. 

Les Miles (on conversations with Larry Porter about the Memphis job): "I have not had conversations of length with Larry Porter about any other job. We're really focused on this season and what we're doing here. I'm fortunate to have quality assistants, and yes, I would support my assistants for head coaching jobs if they're so inclined." 

Cornell College (IA): We are hearing early this morning that Matt Dillon has resigned as head coach.

UTEP: AD Bob Stull stated last night that head coach Mike Price will return next year as head coach, no matter what happens in the Miners last 2 ball games. 

Stull commented, "We have Trevor coming back and Buckram ... Those people, their senior year, to be fair to them and also to give them a chance to maximize their senior year and give Mike the full five years of his recruiting class, I think that would be fair. And I feel good about that."

San Jose State: Our sources tell us that Oregon State defensive coordinator Mark Banker will be involved in the search process. We also hear several NFL assistants are interested in the San Jose State job.

Pace University (NY): We have just received information that the head coach at Pace University will not return.

Alcorn State & Mississippi Valley State: Mississippi Govenor Haley Barbour is proposing to merge Mississippi Valley State University and Alcorn State University into the larger Jackson State University. The proposal is to help with the state's budget.  This makes us wonder about the future of Alcorn State and MVSU football.

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