Tuesday December 16, 2008
Auburn: Sources tell FootballScoop that Tennessee Tech head coach Watson Brown is interested in the offensive coordinator job at Auburn. Brown is the former head coach at UAB. He is also the brother of Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown, who hired Gene Chizik a few years back.
Florida Atlantic: We expect to have an update on the Florida Atlantic offensive coordinator job this afternoon.
Syracuse: We hear Nassau Community College head coach John Anselmo will be joining Doug Marrone's staff at Syracuse. Anselmo will likely coach the secondary.
USC: Pete Carroll has offered the offensive GA position to Justin Mesa, who served as an administrative assistant with the Trojans this season.
UT-Chattanooga: We hear search is down to Russ Huesman (Richmond DC) and Jason Simpson (UT-Martin head coach). Sources tell FootballScoop that Dave Clawson is making a strong push to hire Huesman as the defensive coordinator at Bowling Green. Richmond plays in the D-IAA national championship game this weekend, so a decision should come soon.
Washington: Steve Sarkisian is not expected to retain any current members of the UW coaching staff including long-time Washington assistant Chris Tormey.
Monday December 15, 2008 (Update 4)
Tennessee: Sources tell FootballScoop that Oakland Raiders offensive line coach James Cregg will be joining Lane Kiffin's staff at Tennessee.
Monday December 15, 2008 (Update 3)
Illinois State: Purdue defensive coordinator Brock Spack has been hired as the new head football coach at Illinois State.
Yale: We hear the finalists for the head coaching job at Yale are Don Brown (UMASS head coach) and Tom Gilmore (Holy Cross head coach).
Washington: Steve Sarkisian has hired Cal offensive line coach Jim Michalczik as the Huskies new offensive coordinator.
Monday December 15, 2008 (Update 2)
Illinois State: Sources tell FootballScoop that Illinois State will hire a defensive minded head coach. Georgia Tech's Jeff Monken and Georgia State's John Bond are no longer candidates.
Monday December 15, 2008
Auburn: A report in the Birmingham News states that the Auburn assistants were told last night by new head coach Gene Chizik to look for jobs elsewhere. Two of Chizik's assistants at Iowa State are Auburn graduates, defensive line coach Mike Pelton and assistant coach Jeff Koonz.
Iowa State: Oklahoma assistant Jay Norvell was close to getting the Iowa State job when Chizik was hired.
Maryland: Head coach Ralph Friedgen has appointed Al Seamonson as interim defensive coordinator for the Humanitarian Bowl preparations. Seamonson replaces Chris Cosh, who recently joined the Kansas State staff.
Miami (OH): Sources tell FootballScoop that New Orleans Saints assistant Aaron Kromer has now been contacted by Miami (OH) officials. We hear Kromer will be on campus and interview this week. Michigan State assistant Don Treadwell and Illinois assistant Curt Mallory are still in the mix.