Wednesday December 31, 2008 (Update 2)

Cal Poly: We hear San Jose State wide receivers coach Brent Brennan has interviewed for the head coaching job at Cal Poly.  Brennan previously served on Rich Ellerson's staff at Cal Poly.  Sources also tell FootballScoop that Cal Poly in interested in Arizona special teams coordinator Jeff Hammerschmidt.

Lincoln University (MO): We hear Tennessee State defensive coordinator Rod Reed will interview for the head coaching job.

LSU: There are multiple reports that New Orleans Saints defensive line coach Ed Orgeron will join the LSU staff as associate head coach / recruiting coordinator / defensive line coach.  The report says Orgeron is expected to earn more than $500,000.  LSU head coach Les Miles has not confirmed any hirings.  FootballScoop has spoken with multiple sources well connected to the program and we remain skeptical of this report.
Wednesday December 31, 2008

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Chicago Bears: Defensive backs coach Steven Wilks will not be retained.

Clemson: Neither Clemson or Alabama have denied that Kevin Steele is likely to become the new defensive coordinator at Clemson.  Steele currently serves as the Head Defensive Coach for the Crimson Tide.

Cleveland Browns: The Browns will interview former NY Jets head coach Eric Mangini.

Iowa State: San Diego State secondary coach Chris Ash is joining Paul Rhoads staff at Iowa State.  Ash has previously served on Dan McCarney's staff at Iowa Staff before going to San Diego State.

Kansas State: Let us know what you hear on offense besides Ludwig as OC. <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Mississippi State: Check the Strength Scoop

Oregon: We hear defensive line coach Michael Gray informed his players last night that he has coached his final game with the Ducks.  We are unsure if Gray has accepted a position elsewhere.

San Francisco 49ers: Offensive coordinator Mike Martz will not be retained.
Syracuse: Check the DFO Scoop

Western Michigan: Head coach Bill Cubit has agreed to a new 5-year contract.


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Tuesday December 30, 2008 (Update 3)

Denver Broncos: Head coach Mike Shanahan has been dismissed.
Tuesday December 30, 2008 (Update 2)

Iowa State: We hear former Auburn defensive line coach Terry Price has been offered a job by Paul Rhoads at Iowa State.

New Mexico State: Sources tell FootballScoop that UCLA defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker has accepted the head coaching job at New Mexico State.

Houston Texans: Defensive coordinator Richard Smith, defensive backs coach Jon Hoke,and defensive line coach Jethro Franklin have all been dismissed.  Hoke may now become a candidate to join the staff at San Diego State.

Miami (OH): Sources tell FootballScoop that Mike Haywood is not expected to retain any assistants at Miami (OH).

Pima College: We hear former Phoenix College head coach David Given has interviewed for the defensive coordinator job at Pima College.
Tuesday December 30, 2008

New Mexico State: We hear if DeWayne Walker lands the New Mexico State job, he will offer the offensive coordinator job to former Washington State offensive coordinator Timm Rosenbach.

North Carolina A&T: Sources tell FootballScoop that Prairie View A&M head coach Henry Frazier has turned down an offer to become the next head coach at NC A&T.  We heard A&T may talk with Tennessee State head coach James Webster.  Alonzo Lee and interim coach George Ragsdale already interviewed.

Oregon State: Oregon State extended the contract of head coach Mike Riley through 2015
Syracuse: Check the DFO Scoop

Utah: Head coach Kyle Whittingham has signed a 5-year extension worth $6 million.

William Paterson University (D3): Interim head coach Jerry Flora has been named head football coach.  Paterson previously served as an assistant coach at William Paterson for six seasons.
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