Saturday January 10, 2009
Auburn: Former Auburn defensive lineman DeMarco McNeil will return as defensive GA. Gabe Rodriguez and Dustin Landry will serves as defensive quality control. Both served on the Iowa State staff last season. Chris Martin will serve as the offensive quality control.
Cal Poly: Our sources tell us former Toledo defensive backs coach Greg Lupher will be the defensive coordinator. We hear Jim Craft is set to become the offensive coordinator.
Eastern Michigan: Former Toledo quarterbacks coach Ken Karcher has been hired as offensive coordinator. Former Louisville secondary coach Eric Lewis will serve as defensive coordinator.
Idaho: We hear former Army offensive line coach Saga Tuitele is leaving to take the same position at Idaho.
King's College: King's College is no longer accepting resumes for the intern position.
AFCA Convention: FootballScoop Coaches Only Happy Hour presented by Muscle Milk, Samson Equipment, Gear 2000 / Stromgren Athletics: 5-7 pm Monday January 12th in the Delta Ballroom at Opryland Hotel. Meet up with all your coaches. Free cold beer for coaches!
Maryland: We hear special teams coordinator Scott O'Brien is joining Eric Mangini's staff in Cleveland.
Merced College: We hear head coach Tony Lewis has resigned.
Middle Tennessee State: We hear head coach Rick Stockstill has a pretty good idea of who he will hire to replace G.A. Mangus.
Minnesota: Former Wisconsin and Nebraska defensive coordinator Kevin Cosgrove has been hired as co-defensive coordinator at Minnesota. Cosgrove sat out this past season. Also, defensive backs coach Ronnie Lee has been promoted to co-defensive coordinator.
North Dakota State: Head coach Craig Bohl is now looking to fill both coordinator positions. Interviews will take place at the AFCA Convention.
South Carolina: Steve Spurrier has hired Middle Tennesseee State offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus to coach the quarterbacks.
UMASS: Our sources tell us that Fordham head coach Tom Masella is interested in the UMASS job. As we reported yesterday, UMASS head coach Don Brown has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Maryland.
Friday January 9, 2009 (Update 2)
UMASS: FootballScoop has confirmed that UMASS head football coach Don Brown has just resigned to accept the defensive coordinator position at Maryland.
Mississippi State: Our sources tell us that Dan Mullen has hired Florida tight ends / assistant offensive line coach John Hevesy to coach the offensive line at Mississippi State.
Florida: We hear Urban Meyer has spoken with long time Miami Hurricanes offensive line coach Art Kehoe.
Friday January 9, 2009
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Auburn: We hear Gene Chizik has hired Iowa State GA Gabriel Rodriguez as defensive quality control.
Coastal Carolina: Kevin Brown has been promoted from quarterbacks to offensive coordinator. Gary Smallen will now coach the tight ends. Jamie Snider will coach the offensive line.
Northwestern State: Brad Laird (defensive coordinator / assistant head coach), Terry Mills (defensive backs), Jeremy Offutt (offensive line), Matt Kubik (running backs) were all retained. Darren Drago has been hired as linebackers / recruiting coordinator. LSU defensive GA Shawn Quinn hired as co-defensive coordinator / defensive line. Brendan Farrell will coach the tight ends / special teams.
FieldTurf: Join us inside Opryland Resort to watch the AFC Divisional playoff game at 4 pm Sunday in the Jackson AB room on the Mezzanine Level. Drinks and a variety of foods will be served from 4-8 pm. The FieldTurf / Howie Long football awards will be presented to the award winners.
Minnesota: We hear Kevin Cosgrove is in the mix for the new defensive coordinator position.
Tulane: As FootballScoop first reported, Ohio defensive line coach Steve Stanard has officially been hired as the new defensive coordinator at Tulane.
Western Washington: Western Washington has dropped the football program.
Colgate University: an NCAA Division I-FCS member of the Patriot League Conference, invites applications for the full-time position of Defensive Coordinator. Responsibilities will include assisting in the administration of all phases of the intercollegiate football program, including, but not limited to coaching, recruiting, budget management, and public affairs. Candidate must demonstrate a significant knowledge of football; proven success in recruiting and coaching football at the college level; a strong commitment to the academic success of student-athletes; knowledge and commitment to University, Conference and NCAA regulations; good communication skills and strong leadership. Bachelor's degree is required, master's degree preferred. A valid driver's license is required. This is a 12-month position. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A review of application material will begin February 8, 2009 and continue until position is filled. Colgate, an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, student body, and staff to further the university's academic mission. Minorities are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a resume, and a list of three references with current addresses and phone numbers to: Debbie Rhyde, Football Office, Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346 (FAX 315-228-7036).
Thursday January 8, 2008 (Update 3)
Cal Poly: Sources tell FootballScoop that former Portland State head coach Tim Walsh will be named head coach.
Thursday January 8, 2009 (Update 2)
Illinois State: Head coach Brock Spack has hired Jay Peterson to coach the linebackers. Peterson previously served as defensive coordinator / linebackers coach at Eastern Michigan from 2004-2008. Peterson will also have the title of assistant head coach at Illinois State.
Notre Dame: We hear defensive line coach Jappy Oliver will not return.
NY Jets: We hear Jets special teams coach Mike Westhoff interviewed today.
AstroTurf: As Archie Manning likes to say, "This is not your father's AstroTurf." Stop by booth 715 to register to win an Ole Miss mini helmet signed by Archie and to learn more about today's AstroTurf and General Sports Venue proud sponsors of the Convention and the Title sponsor of the AstroTurf Kick-Off Luncheon on Monday.
Toledo: Former Mount Union offensive coordinator Jason Candle will coach the inside slot receivers and running backs. Former Notre Dame defensive graduate assistant Patrick Graham will serve as defensive line coach.
UT-San Antonio: Sources tell FootballScoop that Kentucky assistant Chris Thurmond has emerged as a leading candidate to become the first head football coach at UT-San Antonio.