Friday October 9, 2009
Clark University - Atlanta: Our sources are telling us the situation at Clark University is getting sort of crazy. We are hearing that interim head coach Keith Higdon notified running backs coach Ronnie Blackmon that Blackmon was no longer needed. This comes just 2 days after Higdon was named interim head coach. We hear Blackmon, a well-respected coach, learned via cell phone voicemail from Higdon.
Akron: It will be interesting to see if Mark Nori gets involved with the open position at Akron. Nori is out of football at this time, but living in Akron.
Thursday October 8, 2009
Louisiana Swashbucklers: Our sources tell us that offensive line coach Dwight Hudler has resigned.
Akron: With the Zips down a running backs coach, we hear 2 assistant coaches are working together to prepare the running backs. Our source tells us that the offensive grad assistant has not been elevated to the role of coaching the running backs. We hear that head coach JD Brookhart will move very quickly to name another assistant coach. With offensive coordinator Shane Montgomery coming from Miami (OH), one would think perhaps a former Miami (OH) coach that is familar with the offense could be in line. That doesn't seem likely as the 2008 Miami (OH) running backs coach Jay Graham is now with Spurrier at South Carolina. The wide receivers coach Brian Von Bergen is now with Montana State. The other running backs coach that worked under Montgomery at Miami (OH) is DeAndre Smith, who now serves on the staff at UNLV. It will be interesting to see if JD Brookhart lures a former Akron Zip back to the coaching staff.
Wednesday October 7, 2009 (Update 2)
Akron: We are hearing running backs coach / recruiting coordinator Reno Ferri has resigned his position.
Clark University (Atlanta): Ted Bahhur, who was just dismissed as head football coach, plans to file a lawsuit against the university. "The whole truth is going to come out and the school is pretty much going to have to accept responsibility. That's all I can say right now," says Bahhur.
Culver-Stockton College (MO): FootballScoop has just learned that head coach Christian Guenther will resign at the end of the season. Our sources tell us Guenther came to his decision this morning. Culver-Stockton is 0-5 at this point in the season.
Wednesday October 7, 2009
Florida State: The university will address the situation this morning. It appears Bowden is safe through the end of the 2010 season and officials are working on a 3-year (not 5-year) deal for Jimbo Fisher. Fisher is expected to gain authority after this season to make staff changes.
Clark University (Atlanta): We are hearing Ted Bahhur has been dismissed as head coach. We hear assistant head coach Keith Higdon will serve as the interim head coach.
Tuesday October 6, 2009 (Update 2)
Florida State: ESPN's Shaun King is reporting that Bobby Bowden will not be asked to step down this season. King played quarterback for Bobby Bowden's son, Tommy, while at Tulane. Perhaps Shaun knows through the Bowden family that Bowden Bowden will make an annoucement in coming weeks about the succession plan.
Washington Redskins: Jim Zorn has hired Sherm Lewis as an offensive consultant. Lewis last coached with the Lions in 2004. He does have 3 Super Bowls rings as a position coach with the 49ers.
Attention Coaches: The NCAA has asked us to make you aware of the ruling on classes of student-athletes attending North Carolina Tech. Link...