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Tuesday January 13, 2009

Denver Broncos: Former San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan will be named defensive coordinator.

San Diego State: Jeff Hecklinski, Mark Smith, and Darrell Funk are leaving Ball State to join the San Diego State staff.  Hecklinshi will serve as assistant head coach / running backs / recruiting coordinator.  Smith will coach the linebackers.  Funk will coach the offensive line.

New Orleans Saints: Northwestern offensive line coach Bret Ingalls has been hired as running backs coach.  Aaron Kromer has been promoted to offensive line coach.  Pete Carmichael will serve as offensive coordinator.  Joe Lombardi will coach the quarterbacks.

Southern Miss: Head coach Larry Fedora has agreed to a 4-year contract extension.  We hear the running backs job has yet to be filled.

Tennessee: Assistant coach Jason Michael will not return.  Sources tell us that McNeese State secondary coach Lance Guidry will interview with the Vols.

Towson: We hear 2 assistants were retained.  Guilian Gary will coach the wide receivers and John Donatelli will remain as offensive line coach.

Washington: We hear Purdue running backs coach Joel Thomas has accepted the same position at Washington.

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Monday January 12, 2008 (Update 2)

Indianapolis Colts: Head coach Tony Dungy has retired.  Colts assistant coach Jim Caldwell will replace Dungy as head coach.

Mississippi State: Our sources tell us that Reed Stringer, David Turner, and Melvin Smith will likely return to the Mississippi State staff.

New Mexico State: We hear linebackers coach Barris Grant and secondary coach Kendall Roberson will not return to the NMSU staff under new head coach DeWayne Walker.

South Carolina: We hear head coach Steve Spurrier has offered a job to Arkansas assistant Lorenzo Ward.
Monday January 12, 2009

Auburn: FootballScoop has confirmed that Ole Miss defensive line coach Tracy Rocker has accepted the defensive line position at his alma mater, Auburn University. 

Boston College: We hear Boston College is very close to naming a head coach.  Our sources tell us Skip Holtz is not among the candidates.

Denver Broncos: Reports are that New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels will be named head coach.

Harvard: We hear Yale assistant Tony Reno will take the special teams coordinator position at Harvard.

Miami: Our sources tell us that head coach Randy Shannon has spoken with LA Tech offensive coordinator Frank Scelfo.  We were told again that Shannon is not targeting Houston offensive coordinator Dana Holgerson, as many reports have suggested.

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TCU: We hear head coach Gary Patterson has spoken with outside candidates to replace offensive coordinator Mike Schultz, who has left for Illinois. 

JOB POSTING:

Western New England College: a NCAA D3 institution in Springfield MA, anticipates an open position of Offensive Coordinator/QB's Coach.  The anticipated position pays $20,000 with health benefits and meal plan.  Please contact Head Football Coach Keith Emery at 860-462-3087 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. while here in Nashville. 
Sunday January 11, 2008 (Update 2)

Bowling Green: Despite internet reports regarding the offensive line job at Bowling Green, Ed Zaunbrecher has not taken the job.  We hear that the that job has been accepted by John McDonnell. 

Upper Iowa: Our sources tell us that Tom Shay will be named head coach at Upper Iowa.
Sunday January 11, 2009

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Boston College: We hear East Carolina head coach Skip Holtz will interview.  We hear Boston College AD Gene DeFilippo has talked with Florida offensive coordinator Steve Addazio.

Chicago Bears: Former Detroit Lions head coach Rod Marinelli is the new assistant head coach / defensive line coach with the Bears.

Eastern Michigan: Our sources tell us head coach Ron English has offered the wide receivers job to Appalachian State wide receivers coach A.C. Carter.

Georgia: Wide receivers coach John Eason will move into an administrative position, assuming the role of football operations.  Running backs coach Tony Ball will now coach the wide receivers.  Offensive graduate assistant Bryan McClendon has been promoted to running backs coach.

Kansas:  Bill Miller will be joining the Kansas staff as co-defensive coordinator.  Miller was just recently promoted to defensive coordinator at Louisville, having replaced Ron English. 

Miami: Despite internet reports, our sources tell us Houston offensive coordinator Dana Holgerson is not a candidate. 

NY Jets: We hear the Jets have interviewed Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh.

San Francisco 49ers: Mike Singletary will interview Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski for the offensive coordinator position.

Seattle Seahawks: Former Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Joe Barry is set to become the new linebackers coach in Seattle.  Former NY Jets defensive line coach Dan Quinn will be the defensive line coach in Seattle.  Tampa Bay linebackers coach Casey Bradley will be the defensive coordinator.
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JOB POSTING:

Black Hills State University: will be accepting applications for the position of Assistant Football Coach. The coaching emphasis requires experience and expertise in the positions of quarterback and wide receiver. Responsibilities include assisting the Head Coach in directing all aspects of a highly competitive football program including compliance with NAIA, Conference, and University rules and regulations; recruitment of qualified student-athletes; and retention of student-athletes. Other responsibilities may include instruction within the Division of Physical Education and Health and/or administrative duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics. Master's degree in physical education or related field preferred. This is a full-time, 9-month non-tenure appointment. Salary is based on experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Anticipated starting date is mid-January, 2009. Black Hills State University is an equal opportunity employer.  The closing date will be January 16, 2009. All interested Applicants must apply through the South Dakota Board of Regents at the following link: 

https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsptime=1231621717421 

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