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Monday December 8, 2008  (Update 2)

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Alabama State: FootballScoop has learned that that Alabama State had made contact with Jo Nixon about the vacant defensive coordinator position.  Nixon serves as defensive coordinator at Langston University. 

New Mexico: Sources tell FootballScoop that Illinois offensive coordinator Mike Locksley has accepted the head coaching job at New Mexico.

Wyoming: We hear that New Mexico State defensive line coach Mike Fanoga will join the staff at Wyoming.  It also appears that Wyoming linebackers coach Marty English will become the new defensive coordinator on Dave Christensen's staff.

Yale: Sources tell FootballScoop that Yale has reached out to former Washington head coach Tyrone Willingham. 



Monday December 8, 2008 

Mississippi State: We hear the Mississippi State has made contact with Florida offensive coordinator Dan Mullen.

Toledo: New head coach Tim Beckman has hired Mike Ward and Matt Campbell.  Ward served as the defensive coordinator at Bowling Green last season.  Campbell served as the offensive line / co-offensive coordinator at Bowling Green.  We heard that just a few days ago, Campbell was off to Laramie, Wyoming with Dave Christensen before he accepted the job at Toledo.

Virginia: Sources tell FootballScoop that three assistant coaches will not return.  Offensive coordinator Mike Groh, defensive line coach Levern Belin, and secondary coach Steve Bernstein will not return to Al Groh's staff. 



Sunday December 7, 2008 (Update 3)

Alabama State: We hear defensive coordinator Tony Pierce and linebackers / special teams coach Brian Williams will not return. 

San Diego State: UCLA defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker will interview at San Diego State.  Former Texas A&M head coach Dennis Franchione has already interviewed.

UT-Chattanooga: University of Kentucky quarterbacks coach Randy Sanders has met with athletic director Rick Hart to discuss the head coaching position at UTC.



Sunday December 7, 2008  (Update 2)

Clemson: We hear the offensive line coach Brad Scott may become the Director of High School Relations at Clemson. 

Northwestern State: Sources have just told FootballScoop that former Baylor head coach Guy Morris has spoken with Northwestern State.

UT-Chattanooga: We hear that former Ottawa Renegades head coach John Jenkins is in the mix at UTC.

Let us know what you hear at Miami (OH), Tennessee, and Bowling Green.  Email us: [email protected]  



Sunday December 7, 2008

Auburn: Auburn will interview Buffalo head coach Turner Gill.

New Mexico: Florida defesive line coach Dan McCarney will interview at New Mexico.  McCarney is the former head coach at Iowa State.

Northwestern State: Sources tell FootballScoop that several coaches are making a push for the head coaching job at Northwestern State.  Those interested in the job include former McNeese State head coach Tommy Tate, former Grambling head coach Melvin Spears, Arkansas-Monticello head coach Gwaine Mathews, South Alabama offensive coordinator Les Koenning, and former NW State head coach Sam Goodwin. 

USC: We hear USC wide receivers coach John Morton will take over as offensive coordinator.  Don't be surprised to see former USC assistant Carl Smith join the staff to coach the quarterbacks. 

Utah State: New head football coach Gary Anderson has hired Bill Busch as defensive coordinator and John Rushing as cornerbacks coach.  Busch most recently coach the safeties and special teams at Nebraska from 2005-2007.  Rushing has served as the Utah State cornerbacks coach.  
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