Tuesday November 3, 2009
Northern State (South Dakota): Head coach Chris Boden and defensive coordinator Richard Sweeney will not return.
Florida State: Veteran defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews announced this morning that he will retire at the end of the season. It will be interesting to see if Jimbo Fisher tries to lure West Virginia defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel to replace Andrews as defensive coordinator. Fisher's offensive line coach, Rick Trickett, coached with Casteel at West Virginia from 2001-2006. Casteel's 3-3 stack defensive front would go against the FSU traditional 4-down front, but enticing 5-star defensive line talent to FSU isn't as easy as the old days. There is plenty of recruiting competition (UF, Miami, USF, TN, UGA) for pass rushing defensive ends in the state of Florida.
Utah: Head coach Kyle Whittingham is making a change with his offensive play caller. Wide receivers coach Aaron Roderick will now call the plays. Roderick will move to the press box and Dave Schramm will now coach from the sidelines.
Georgia State: We are hearing that head coach Bill Curry will make volunteer assistant Todd Perry the new tight ends coach at Georgia State. Perry, a former player for Curry at Kentucky, joined the staff last spring.
Monday November 2, 2009
Cleveland Browns: GM George Kokinis has been dismissed by the Browns' organization.
Florida State: Defensive coordinator Mickey Andrew will announce his future plans at a news conference tomorrow. Most expect Andrews to announce his retirement at the end of the season.
Major Applewhite & Kirby Smart: Agents are telling us that athletic directors have noticed the success of young head coaches like Lane Kiffin and Josh McDaniels. One AD (who probably won't be hiring) mentioned that he wouldn't hesitate to ask permission to interview young coaches like Major Applewhite or Kirby Smart.
Iowa: Head coach Kirk Ferentz is officially the state of Iowa's highest paid employee. Ferentz made $258,000 per month in the fiscal year that ended on June 30.
Billings Outlaws (IFL): Former Carroll College running back Sean Herrin has joined the staff as an offensive assistant. Head coach Heron O'Neal will serve as both OC and DC this season.
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Sunday November 1, 2009
Amarillo Dusters (IFL): Former West Texas A&M assistant (2003) Jon Lyles appears to be the leading candidate for the Amarillo Dusters head coaching job. Former Lubbock Renegades head coach Rodney Blackshear and Spokane Shock head coach Adam Shackleford are the 2 other candidates. Amarillo will announce the new head coach this Thursday.
Memphis: ''There's been no decision made,'' Memphis AD R.C. Johnson said. ''Usually the last fourth of the season is when the agents start coming out. They say, 'If you've got to make a change I've got the guy for you.' We're kind of into that phase now.
''But that's never been a factor in what we do one way or the other. I remain as optimistic as humanly possible, even though we are disappointed (in the football team's 2-6 record). But I assure no decision has been made.''
Saturday October 31, 2009
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Friday October 30, 2009
LSU: We thought it was odd for Times-Picayune LSU beat writer Jim Kleinpeter to comment on LSU assistants Greg Studrawa and D.J. McCarthy. Kleinpeter wrote today, "The line has been a disappointment but the pass protection clearly improved against Auburn. Still can't get that push off the line needed to run consistently. But, yes, Studrawa will be back. All assistants except McCarthy, who is clearly gone, got raises recently."
Itawamba CC: We are hearing that ICC will be interested in talking with West Alabama offensive cooridinator Will Hall regarding the head coaching vacancy. Hall's father is coaching the #13 nationally ranked Madison Central HS program in Madison, MS.
Tennessee & Monte Kiffin: "Can you believe that somebody out there - and it's been a couple and I'm not going to say who - but they said they think Monte Kiffin is going to retire so you may not want to go there and play for him because he probably won't be there," said Kiffin, who left the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to join his son Lane Kiffin at UT. "I want to tell you this right now - I ain't retiring, OK? I'm not going back to the NFL.
"I didn't coach in the NFL 25 years to come to Tennessee and get experience to go back to the NFL. I'm not here because of my kid and grandkids - that may be a little bit of the reason - but I'm going to tell you right here, I'm not going. I'm going to stay right here, I love it here and I'm going to coach here as long as I can coach."