Tuesday May 2, 2009
Cleveland Browns: Former Dallas Cowboys scout Keith O'Quinn is joining the Browns' staff as director of pro scouting.
Colorado: Head coach Dan Hawking has hired 68 year-old Bob Foster to coach the outside linebackers for just the 2009 season. Foster is the former UC-Davis head coach, who most recently coached the linebackers at Cal in 2006. Meanwhile, Coach Hawkins plans to serve as the wide receivers coach this season, while mentoring graduate assistant Ashley Ambrose. Ambrose will move into the wide receivers position in 2010. Jashon Sykes will serve as assistant DFO and coordinator of football relations. Todd Ritter will move into a new role of assistant DFO and coordinator of on-campus recruiting. Chip Marks has been added to the staff as Hawkins' right hand man. Robert Tucker remains as DFO.
High School Coaches: The Coach Tracker database is nearing its' release. If you have yet to update your contact information, please take 2 minutes right now.
Kansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs have hired former New England Patriots assistant coach (2005-2007) Joel Collier as the assistant general manager. Former Tampa Bay area scout Dom Green joins the staff as an area scout. Former Northwestern University coordinator of player development Ryan Kessenich joins the staff as an area scout. Also, former Cleveland Browns head coach liason / special teams assistant, Chris Caminiti, joins the staff as manager of football operations.
LA Tech: We hear head coach Derek Dooley has hired Jacob Peeler as a football intern. Peeler previously served as the offensive line coach at Independence CC (KS). Peeler is a former LA Tech offensive lineman.
Portland State: Offensive coordinator Mouse Davis has decided to call it career after 50 years of coaching.
Tampa Bay Bucs: Tampa Bay Tech coach C.C. Culpepper will take part in an internship as he joins the Bucs' staff during this week's OTA's. Culpepper will return to Tampa Bay Tech.
Winona State: is no longer taking applications for the GA position.
Monday June 1, 2009
Philadelphia Eagles: Brian Stewart has accepted a position with the Eagles. Stewart served as the defensive coordinator last season with the Dallas Cowboys, but was not retained at the end of the season.
2011 Open Dates: We should have the 2011 Open Dates database on the site late this week. You can fill out your OPEN DATES, so that we can help you see which programs are searching for games in 2011.
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20 head coaching changes took place this off-season in Division-I football. We thought it was interesting to research the new offensive coordinators and their previous experience as a college offensive coordinator.
Years as college offensive coordinator: Offensive Coordinator (College)
1st ever offensive coordinator job: Billy Napier (Clemson)1st ever offensive coordinator job: Eddie Faulkner (Ball State)1 year: Timm Rosenbach (New Mexico State)1 year: Doug Nussmeier (Washington)2 years: Matt Campbell (Toledo)2 years: Marcus Arroyo (Wyoming)3 years: Gus Malzahn (Auburn)3 years: Mark Helfrich (Oregon)4 years: Peter Vaas (Miami OH)4 years: Tom Herman (Iowa State)8 years: Ian Shields (Army)8 years: Darrell Dickey (New Mexico)8 years: Dave Baldwin (Utah State)9 years: Jim Chaney (Tennessee)10 years: Les Koenning Jr. (Mississippi State)12 years: Gary Tranquill (Boston College)13 years: Rob Spence (Syracuse)14 years: Gary Nord (Purdue)16 years: Warren Ruggerio (Bowling Green)22 years: Al Borges (San Diego State)Note: Darrell Dickey, Dave Baldwin, Gary Nord, and Ian Shields have each served as a head coach at the collegiate level. Kansas State does not have an assistant coach with the title of "offensive coordinator".
The following new head coaches come will likely work extensively with the offensive game planning: Dabo Swinney (Clemson), Steve Sarkisian (Washington), Chip Kelly (Oregon), Mike Locksley (New Mexico), Dan Mullen (Mississippi State), Mike Haywood (Miami, OH), Lane Kiffin (Tennessee), Stan Parrish (Ball State), and Dave Clawson (Bowling Green).
Saturday May 30, 2009
Auburn: We hear Defensive GA Demarco McNeil is leaving the Gene Chizik's staff to take a full-time position at Birmingham-Southern.
Birmingham-Southern: Burt Stuart has joined the staff as linebackers coach. Stuart previously served as an assistant coach at Oak Mountain HS. Tim Sanders has also been promoted to full-time wide receivers coach.
Jackson State: We mentioned earlier this week that there was a report that offensive coordinator James Woody may not return. A Mississippi newspaper is now reporting that Woody will return to the staff, but has been suspened for 5 days without pay.
Friday May 29, 2009 (Update 2)
Elon University: FootballScoop has confirmed that former Allegheny College defensive line coach Charlie Porterfield has accepted the DFO position at Elon. Porterfield is a former Elon player and team captain.
Oklahoma: FootballScoop would like to congratulate Oklahoma athletic director, Joe Castiglione, on being named Athletic Director of the Year by the Sports Business Awards. Castiglione accepted the award last night in New York.
Friday May 29, 2009
Jackson State: There is a report that offensive coordinator James Woody will not return to the JSU staff.
Livingstone College: Current Alcorn State athletic director, Darren Hamilton, will take over the AD position at Livingstone late this summer.
Missouri State: Louisville assistant athletic director Kyle Moats has accepted the AD position at Missouri State.