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Thursday December 11, 2008

Miami (OH): Here's the deal.  We hear the candidates have been narrowed down to the following: Curt Mallory (Illinois), Don Treadwell (Michigan State), Randy Fichtner (Pittsburgh Steelers), Mitch Browning (Syracuse), and John Peterson (Ohio State).  We heard Peterson was one of the first to speak with Miami representatives.  Detroit Lions quarterbacks coach, Scott Loeffler, is still in it.  Sources tell FootballScoop that Miami (OH) boosters are quite upset that New Orleans Saints assistant Aaron Kromer is not a legitimate candidate as of today. 

Rutgers: Athletic director Robert Mulcahy has been dismissed by the university president.

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Syracuse: We hear East Carolina head coach Skip Holtz is no longer interested in the Syracuse head coaching position.  Reports says that Syracuse will interview Buffalo head coach Turner Gill. 

UT-Chattanooga: North Alabama head coach Mark Hudspeth met yesterday with UTC athletic director Rick Hart.  We hear that Hart is waiting on Richmond defensive coordinator Russ Huesman.  Richmond is still alive in the D1-AA playoffs.

More scoop coming today....
Wednesday December 10, 2008  (Update 2)

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Mississippi State: Sources are reporting that Florida offensive coordinator Dan Mullen will accept the head coaching job at Mississippi State.

Alabama State: Our sources tell us the Jo Nixon has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Alabama State.

Clemson: We hear that former Tennessee defensive coordinator John Chavis will interview for a 2nd time today at Clemson.  Head coach Dabo Swinney is known to have interest in Alabama assistant Kevin Steele as well.

Grand Rapids Community College: FootballScoop has learned that Curtis Andrews will interview next week for the head coaching position.  Andrews has served as the co-defensive coordinator / secondary coach at Grand Rapids CC. 

Howard University: FootballScoop has learned that there is offensive line job open at Howard University.

San Jose State: Dick Tomey will not make any staff changes. 

The Citadel: We hear there is a defensive line opening at The Citadel.

Washington: Sources tell FootballScoop that Idaho defensive line / special teams coordinator Johnny Nanson will likely join Steve Sarkisian's staff at Washington.  We also hear that former Nevada linebackers coach Charlie Camp will be a part of the staff in some capacity. 
Wednesday December 10, 2008

Alcorn State: The seven assistants that were dismissed last week have now been reinstated.  It's a crazy situation at Alcorn State.  We'll keep you up to date.

Illinois State: Arkansas quarterbacks coach Garrick McGee has interviewed.  We hear McGee will interview for a 2nd time in the next few days.

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Miami (OH): We hear Miami (OH) is interested in Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach Randy Fichtner.  Are Roethlisberger and Martin Nance pushing Fichtner?  We've also heard that Miami (OH) has a big sleeper candidate as well.  We're trying to confirm the other candidates today.  

Oklahoma: Congratulations to offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson.  Since Monday, Wilson has been awarded the 2008 FootballScoop Offensive Coordinator of the Year powered by Muscle Milk and the Broyles Award for the nation's top assistant coach. 

Toledo: Sources tell us that Oklahoma State administrative recruiting coordinator Robert Matthews will join Tim Beckman's staff.  Matthews' role is not known, but we've heard that he may be coaching the running backs at Toledo.

UT-Chattanooga: University of Georgia running backs coach Tony Ball will interview for the head coaching position at UTC.

Virginia: We hear that head coach Al Groh has talked with former Georgia Tech assistant Buddy Geis.   

Washington: The only Washington assistant that could be retained is Chris Tormey.  All other UW assistant have been told they will not be retained.  We hear USC assistant Demetrice Martin will likely join Steve Sarkisian's staff at Washington.  It appears that Louisville defensive coordinator Ron English is a candidate to join Sarkisian's staff as well. 

Let us know what you hear at Texas A&M-Commerce and Bowling Green.  Also, what do you hear about coordinator jobs at ULM, Tulane, and Iowa State.  Email us:

JOB POSTING:

Methodist University (NC): Assistant Football Coach - NCAA III member, Methodist University (NC) is seeking a full time assistant football coach with college experience in coaching linebackers.  The assistant coach will report to the head coach with various other responsibilities to include recruiting, program organization and student/athlete academic support.  Qualifications require a bachelor's degree with a master's preferred.  This is a full time, non-tenured track position.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Start date to be determined.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Send letter of application, resume and three current references to:  Jim Sypult, Head Football Coach, Methodist University, 5400 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville,  NC  28311.  Fax: 910-630-7676;  email <> .  No phone calls please.  Methodist University, in harmony with its tradition takes seriously the ethical and moral development of students.
Tuesday December 9, 2008  (Update 3)

Kansas State: Head coach Bill Snyder has chosen to retain veteran Kansas State assistant Mo Latimore as the interior defensive line coach.

Miami (OH): We hear Miami (OH) is very interested in Harvard University head coach Tim Murphy. 

Toledo: FootballScoop has learned that Marshall cornerbacks coach Paul Nichols will serve as the co-defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach at Toledo.  We also hear the former Oklahoma State graduate assistant Alex Golesh will coach the tight ends.

 
2008 FootballScoop Special Teams Coordinator of the Year powered by Muscle Milk®.

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December 7th – Offensive Coordinator and Defensive Coordinator
December 9th – Strength Coach and Special Teams Coordinator
December 11th – OL and DL Coaches
December 14th – LB and DB Coaches
December 16th – QB, RB, WR Coaches
December 18th – D1-AA Coordinator, D2 Coordinator, D3 Coordinator 
Tuesday December 9, 2008  (Update 2)

Georgia Tech: Athletic director Dan Radokovich has met with head coach Paul Johnson about improving the contract of the first year head coach.

Kansas State: Sources tell FootballScoop that Bill Snyder is interested in hiring Arizona assistant coach Dana Dimel.  Dimel coaches the running backs and tight ends at the University of Arizona.

Miami (OH): We hear Miami (OH) is very interested in Harvard University head coach Tim Murphy. 

Northwestern State: We hear Louisiana College head coach Dennis Dunn is in the mix of 5-10 legitimate candidates. 

San Diego State: It appears San Diego State has narrowed its search to Dennis Franchione and UCLA defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker.  We hear that Mike Martz of the San Francisco 49ers did express interest in the job.

Yale: Sources tell FootballScoop that Yale has contacted NY Giants quarterbacks coach Chris Palmer to gauge his interest in the head coaching position.

JOB POSTINGS:

Texas A&M University-Commerce: Head football coach -  a NCAA Division II member of the Lone Star Conference invites applications for the position of Head Football Coach. Texas A&M-Commerce (TAMU-Commerce) is a student centered regional state university located in Commerce, Texas. TAMU-Commerce offers more than 100 graduate and undergraduate degrees. TAMU-Commerce has approximately 9,000 students that come from 53 various countries and 43 different states. A Bachelor's degree is required and Master's degree preferred. Applicants should have significant experience, head coaching or coordinator experience at college or high school level. Excellent organizational, administrative, strong interpersonal, communication, and public speaking skills preferred. Successful candidate must possess the ability to establish effective relationships with all constituent groups associated with the program. Responsibilities: Administer all aspects of operating a Division II program including but not limited to: recruiting, coaching, staffing, managing assistants, community engagement, academic oversight, NCAA compliance, budget preparation and management. Ability to represent the athletic program and university in its overall promotion and public relations efforts especially as it relates to fund-raising. Applicant agrees to operate in accordance with Texas A&M University-Commerce, Lone Star Conference and NCAA rules and regulations. Perform other duties as assigned. To apply: send cover letter summarizing qualifications for the position; resume; transcripts; Texas A&M-Commerce application for employment; names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to: Texas A&M University-Commerce, Department of Human Resources, PO Box 3011, Commerce, TX  75429. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by December 18, 2008. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information, go to the university home page: www.tamu-commerce.edu/hreeo/job/jobPosting.asp  Texas A&M University-Commerce is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity.   

Youngstown State:  Assistant Coach, Football (.75 FTE),DEPARTMENT:  Intercollegiate Athletics. SALARY RANGE: Z2. INITIAL SALARY:  Commensurate with education and experience.  MINIMUM UALIFICATIONS:. achelor's degree required; Minimum one year experience of collegiate football videography coordination with working knowledge of linear and digital technologies and proficiency in computer use required. Non-traditional work hours and travel required.  SUMMARY OF POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Edits videotapes of practices and games in order to formulate cut-ups, load video footage to software programs, and break down opposing team films; organize video footage to assist in analyzing team strengths and weaknesses in order to develop team strategies; duplicates videotapes as needed for scouting, recruiting, and general purposes (i.e. highlight films); coordination of video exchange; assesses video equipment needs for department and makes recommendations for new or replacement equipment; plans and prepares for video technology advancements and equipment purchases to meet dynamic technology evolution; responsible for video repairs as necessary; convert video and editing system from linear to digital.  Implements coaching and teaching methods to develop student-athlete's athletic skills and analyze performance of student-athletes.  Assists in planning and coordination of special events (i.e. game officials, NFL video, banquets, etc.); assist with coordination of team travel, game day operations, practice security, and field set-up.  Demonstrate regular and predictable attendance.  Meet all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to essential functions.  Abide by rules and regulations of NCAA, conference, and university.  Actively participates in public relations appearances and community services activities on behalf of the Department.  Comply with all NCAA, conference, and institutional regulations, policies, and procedures.  Performs any and all other related duties as assigned or directed in order to promote, further, and ensure the effective and efficient operation of YSU.  Travel with teams as required.  Regularly work weekends and evenings as required.  DATE AVAILABLE: Immediate.  CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  Applicants should send letter of interest, current resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: Don Kopp <>, Football Office, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, OH  44555-0001 

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