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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Tuesday November 17, 2009
Tuesday: Coaches Quick Hits

Stevenson University: The first head coach at Stevenson University will be Ed Hottle.  Hottle accepted the job after serving the last several years as the head coach at Gallaudet (D3).  Stevenson University is located in Owings Mills, Maryland.

Concordia University (MI): We hear former Adrian College head coach Jim Lyall is interested in the head coaching job at Concordia.

Cleveland Browns: Mike Holmgren met with the Browns owner Randy Lerner today.

Kentucky State: FootballScoop has just learned that Kentucky State has promoted Wayne Dickens from interim head coach to head football coach. Dickens led KSU to their first winning season in 3 seasons this year. 

Buffalo Bills: Head coach Dick Jauron has been dismissed. NFL.com is reporting that defensive coordinator Perry Fewell will likely take over as interim head coach.

UNLV: We are hearing that Navy special teams coordinator / inside linebackers coach Steve Johns is interested in the UNLV job.  Johns served on the staff at UNLV when John Robinson was the head coach of the Rebels.  Our source tells us that at least 2 of UNLV's better boosters would certainly support Johns.

Portland State: We hear former Oregon wide receivers coach Robin Pflugrad is a top candidate to replace Jerry Glanville. Pflugrad is coaching at Montana this season.  Williamette head coach Mark Speckman is another name coach Portland State will likely talk with. BYU assistant Jaime Hill and Nevada assistant Nigel Burton could get involved as well.

Florida State: With Mickey Andrews set to retire, FSU has a defensive coordinator position open.  We hear head coach Bobby Bowden has spoken with Tommy West.  Of couse, West and Bowden coached against each other several times when West served as the head coach at Clemson.  We hear West Virginia defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel, a friend of FSU offensive line coach Rick Trickett, is the top candidate Bowden will go after to fill the position.

King's College: After 19 years, Rich Manello has stepped down as head coach.

Culver-Stockton: Our sources tell us that Culver-Stockston is very interested in former Arkansas-Pine Bluff head coach Mo Forte.

Green Bay (IFL Franchise): We are hearing that Rik Richards will be named head coach tonight of the new indoor football league franchise in Green Bay.  Our source tells us Richards will need to hire a brand new staff as soon as possible. 

Portland State: Our sources tell us that Jerry Glanville did not want to cut loose any assistant coaches, and so the administration decided to make a change at the top this morning. 

South Carolina: Steve Spurrier said yesterday that quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus will likely call the plays beginning next season.

Bob Stoops (on Notre Dame rumor from Chicago Sun Times): "That's ridiculous, though, some confidant, huh," Stoops asked? "I have no idea what you're talking about. Notre Dame doesn't have a job, and I haven't spoke to any confidants about anything outside of trying to beat Texas Tech, so, you guys, you know, that's some guy making something up. I'm not answering stuff like that. There's not even a job at Notre Dame, so that's ridiculous.  I don't know.  You believe (there's a) confidant. What's that?"

Portland State: We are hearing that head coach Jerry Glanville will not return.

Murray State: Defensive coordinator Mark Lister will serve as the head coach for the last game.
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Monday November 16, 2009 (Update 3)

Arizona Rattlers (Arena1): That Rattlers have relaunched and Kevin Guy has been named head coach.

NY Jets: Defensive line coach Kerry Locklin has left the Jets organization for personal reasons according to the New York Daily News.

Murray State: FootballScoop has just learned that head coach Matt Griffin will not return.  We have heard for over a week that Murray State is anxious to talk with South Carolina assistant Shane Beamer.  Of course, Beamer is the son of VA Tech head coach Frank Beamer, who once roamed the sidelines at Murray State.  Also, don't be surprised if Murray State makes a run at one of Houston Nutt's top assistants, Chris Vaughn.  Vaughn serves as the cornerbacks coach / recruiting coordinator at Ole Miss.  He is a former Murray State player and 1 of 26 college assistants to participate in the NCAA Coaches Academy last May to help prepare for head coaching responsibilities.  Nutt is a former successful head coach at Murray State.

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Monday November 16, 2009 (Update 2)

Memphis: It will be interesting to see if LSU running backs coach Larry Porter interviews at Memphis this coming weekend.  Porter and the Tigers travel to Ole Miss this weekend.  Memphis is just 1 hour north of Oxford, MS.  Porter is a former University of Memphis running back. 


Bethel College: Bethel College (North Newton, Kansas), is accepting applications for the position of head football coach.  Bethel College is a member of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.  Significant collegiate coaching experience at the assistant coach or head coach level is preferred.  Bachelor's degree is required and a master's degree is preferred (necessary for teaching).  Submit a letter of application, resume and names, addresses and phone numbers to Diane Flickner, Athletics Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. EOE/AA. 

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Monday November 16, 2009
Monday: Coaches Quick Hits

Hamline University (D3): Hamline is looking to hire a defensive coordinator. 

UNLV: We hear UNLV will likely talk with Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter.

Rick Stockstill: MTSU head coach Rick Stockstill said today that Memphis has requested to talk, but that he has not interviewed and is fully concentrating on this week's opponent. 

Jon Gruden: According to ProFootballTalk, "Gruden has signed an exclusive multi-year contract extension with ESPN and Monday Night Football. Though the release is silent in this regard, the implicit message is that Gruden is off the market, not only for other broadcasting jobs but also for coaching jobs. Then again, it's possible that another term of the contract -- compensation -- has prompted ESPN to pay Gruden the same amount of money he'd make as an NFL coach."

Adrian College: Our sources tell us that Jim Deere has been promoted from defensive coordinator to head coach at Adrian College.

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UNLV: Our sources tell us that two names that will be connected with the UNLV head coaching search are California offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig and Notre Dame assistant Rob Ianello.  Ianello serves as the assistant head coach / wide receivers coach / recruiting coordinator.  Although we haven't heard Oregon State defensive coordinator Mark Banker's name yet, our guess is that UNLV will likely talk with Banker.  We will be working to find out more on the UNLV job throughout the week.

Notre Dame: According to Monday edition of the Chicago Sun Times newspaper, "If athletic director Jack Swarbrick decides Weis' Notre Dame career is over after his fifth season, a source said Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops and Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz will be in the mix to replace him. The source said Stoops has told confidants he would be interested in talking to the Irish."

Portland State: Portland State athletic director Torre Chisholm on Sunday said he is disappointed with the lack of progress the Vikings' football program has made in three seasons under Jerry Glanville, but that he hasn't decided whether to fire the head coach or bring him back for the final season of his four-year contract.

Chisholm said widespread speculation that he already was committed to ousting Glanville was inaccurate. He repeated that he planned to meet with Glanville Monday to discuss the program and that any decisions wouldn't be made until at least then.

"At this point, I haven't ruled anything out. We're committed to being a successful athletic program. Obviously, we can't ever achieve that if football is where it currently is, so we have to figure out how we make football better and how we make it a competitive program in the Big Sky."

Glanville is scheduled to earn $180,000 next season.
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