Friday December 5, 2008
Bowie State: FootballScoop has just learned that head coach Mike Lynn will not return for the 2009 season. Lynn and athletic director Derek Carter came to a mutual agreement this morning. In Lynn's 5th season, Bowie State finished 5-4.
Eureka College: Kurt Barth has been named head football coach. Barth previously served the past four seasons as the head coach at Eureka High School in Illinois.
Illinois State: FootballScoop has learned that Illinois State officials will conduct interviews next week with Georgia State offensive coordinator John Bond and Georgia Tech assistant Jeff Monken. Monken is the slotbacks / special teams coordinator for the Yellow Jackets.
New Mexico: We hear that Dennis Franchione has spoken with New Mexico.
New Mexico State: Sources tell us that New Mexico State will seek permission to talk with UCLA defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker.
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M: NEO sssistant coaches Travis Rhatigan and Jared Green will not return. Rhatigan served as the co-defensive coordinator. Green served as the defensive line coach.
Northwestern State: We hear that Northwestern State has interest in talking with Arkansas State defensive coordinator Kevin Corliss.
Syracuse: FootballScoop has confirmed that East Carolina head coach Skip Holtz has indeed spoken with Syracuse. As FootballScoop first reported, New Orleans Saints assistant Doug Marrone will interview.
Thursday December 4, 2008 (Update 5)
Washington: USC offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian will be named head football coach at Washington.
Thursday December 4, 2008 (Update 4)
Kansas State: Kansas assistant coach Joe Bob Clements has been hired to coach the defensive ends at Kansas State.
Miami (OH): We hear that Michigan defensive coordinator Scott Shafer is interested in the Miami (OH) head coaching position.
Washington: Mike Leach has just withdrew his name for consideration of the Washington head coaching job.
Thursday December 4, 2008
Clemson: Tennessee defensive coordinator John Chavis has interviewed at Clemson.
East Central University (OK): It appears Kansas State assistant head coach Tim McCarty will once again become the head coach at East Central University.
Fort Valley State: Sources tell FootballScoop that Tennessee State defensive coordinator Rod Reed will interview for the head coaching position at Fort Valley State.
Washington: Fresno State head coach Pat Hill withdrew his name from consideration to become the next head coach at Washington.
Thursday December 4, 2008 (Update 2)
Clemson: Former Mississippi State assistants Woody McCorvey and Charlie Harbison have joined the staff at Clemson. Harbison is expected to coach the defensive backs. McCorvey's role is uncertain at this point.
Iowa State: We hear that former Auburn offensive coordinator Al Borges is a candidate to become the offensive coordinator at Iowa State.
North Carolina A&T: Athletic director Wheer Brown has just released several assistant at NC A&T. Assistants Kenneth Ray, John McKenzie, Tayrone Odems, Mack Vincent, Chris Robinson, and Myron Jackson will not return. Interim head coach George Ragsdale and defensive backs coach Travis Oliver will continue to recruit until a new head football coach is hired. Sources tell FootballScoop that NC A&T is targeting several candidates including Southern Miss assistant coach Frank Wilson and Miami Hurricanes assistant Tommy Robinson.
Stillman College: Stillman College in Alabama has named L.C. Cole head football coach. Cole served as the defensive coordinator at Texas Southern this past season. Cole is also the former head coach at Alabama State and Tennessee State.
Tulane: Sources tell FootballScoop that defensive coordinator O'Neil Gilbert will not return.