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Thursday  October 2, 2008

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Tuesday  September 30, 2008

Oakland Raiders: ESPN's Chris Mortensen has confirmed that Lane Kiffen has been dismissed as head coach. 

Wyoming: Athletic Director Tom Burman states, "Joe is our head coach, and we believe in him and his staff. At the end of the year, we will assess the program and the full body of work. Until then, we will just let them play."

JOB OPENINGS:

Webb Electronics: Outside Sales Rep - Webb Electronics, a leader in the Sports Editing and Software Solutions Market, has an immediate opening for an Outside Sales Representative located in the Houston, TX area.  Responsibilities include outbound sales calls and expand our existing customer and athletic marketing base of High Schools, Colleges and Universities within the Houston area and points south; sales responsibilities also include the State of Louisiana. The individual in this sales position will be capable of creating a sales plan for this area of responsibility and follow through on that plan. Coaching experience and/or experience in the sports market is a plus, but not a prerequisite to perform all the duties of this sales position, 5 years plus sales experience is a requirement and being computer savvy in Excel, Word and PowerPoint is a must.  We have a very in-depth sales training program and an excellent CRM structure to support all the functions of this position. This position will report directly to the Director of Sales Marketing located in our Corporate Headquarters, Carrollton, TX.  You will receive a salary plus commission based compensation for this position. Health benefits are available after introductory period.  Come join the company that is a leader in the sports video and editing software industry for over 20 years. Please email resumes and cover letters to <[email protected]>   

Webb Electronics: Inside Sales Rep -  Webb Electronics, a leader in the Sports Editing and Software Solutions Market, has an immediate opening for an Inside Sales and Support Representative.   Responsibilities include inbound sales call from High Schools, Colleges and Universities for Webb Electronics editing software and equipment. This Inside Sales position will also support our direct sales team in the field by entering orders and follow-ups on ship status. The position will also have outbound sales responsibilities for a specified territory within the sales organization.   3-5 yrs inbound sales experience is a requirement and knowledge of the electronics/video industry is a plus. You will receive a salary plus commissions for this position. Health benefits are available after an introductory period.  Come join the company that has been a leader and innovator in the sports and video software industry for over 20 years.  Please email resumes and cover letters to <[email protected]>, no phone calls will be accepted at his time.  





Tuesday  September 30, 2008
 
Ole Miss (Special Teams Staff): Ole Miss special teams coordinator, James Shibest, had a little payback for Urban Meyer and the Gators.  In the 2006 SEC Championship game, the Gators pulled an important fake punt vs. Akransas while Shibest served as the special teams coordinator.  This week, the Rebels and Shibest handed the Gators a dose of their own medicine with a very similar fake punt conversion.  Additionally, in the Rebels 31-30 win in The Swamp, the Ole Miss coverage units held in check Florida's dangerous return game throughout the game.  But the biggest play in the game came when the Rebels blocked a Florida PAT late in the 4th quarter to leave the score 31-30 Rebels.  Furthermore, the Rebels had an important 40 yards kickoff return and also pressured Florida into a crucial 11 yard shank punt.  The Ole Miss special team units were certainly a difference in the 31-30 upset win in Gainesville.

Click here to Watch the Gator's fake punt vs. Arkansas in the 2006 SEC Championship Game
Click here to Watch the Rebels' very similar fake against the Gators  24 second mark
 
     James Shibest (Special Teams Coordinator)
     Jay Jones (Special Teams Graduate Assistant)
Oregon State (Offensive Staff): Give credit to the Oregon State offensive staff.  In the Beavers 27-21 win over #1 ranked USC, the Oregon State offense allowed only 1 sack and did not record a turnover.  The Beavers were able to establish the run and finished 7/16 (44%) with 3rd down conversions. 

     Danny Langsdorf (Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks)
     Reggie Davis (Running Backs)
     Mike Cavanaugh (Assistant Head Coach / Offensive Line)
     Jay Locey (Tight Ends / Running Backs)
     Tim Euhus (Offensive GA)
 
Oklahoma State (Offensive Staff): How about 8 straight scoring possessions, 621 total yards, 35 first downs, and 0 turnovers?  The Cowboys defeated Troy 55-24 on Saturday in Stillwater.  After 5 weeks, the Oklahoma State offense is #1 in the nation in rushing offense and #4 in total offense.  The Cowboys host Texas A&M this week before traveling to Missouri in two weeks. 

       Gunter Brewer (Co-Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks)
      Trooper Taylor (Co-Offensive Coordinator / Wide Receivers)
      Doug Meacham (Tight Ends)
      Joe Wickline (Offensive Line)
      Curtis Luper (Assistant Head Coach / Running Backs)
      Glen Elarbee (Offensive GA)
Cornell University (Defensive Staff):  Head coach Jim Knowles and the Big Red defeated Yale 17-14, handing Yale their first road loss since 2005.  Knowles has always been a believer in pressuring the quarterback and stopping run.  In the win, Cornell defense allowed 0 rushing yards, forced 4 turnovers, and tallied 5 sacks.   Yale could only muster 4 of 16  3rd down conversions and finished with only 209 total yards. 

      Clayton Carlin   (Assistant Head Coach / DC / Safeties)
     Pete DeStefano  (Assoc. DC / Defensive Line)
     Rashaan Jordan (Linebackers)
     Ross Pennypacker (Defensive Backs) 
Texas (Defensive Staff): 9 months ago, Arkansas came close to hiring Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp as the Razorbacks head coach.  Muschamp didn't forget the last minute (literally) spurning as the Texas defense totally dominated Bobby Petrino's offense.  The Longhorns limited the Razorbacks to 191 total yards that included only 11 net rushing yards.  The Longhorns forced 2 turnovers and sacked Arkansas 7 times in the 52-10 rout in Austin. 

      Will Muschamp    (Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers)
     Duane Akina         (Assistant Head Coach / Defensive Backs)
     Oscar Giles            (Defensive Ends)
     Mike Tolleson       (Defensive Tackles / Special Teams Coordinator)
     Neale Tweedie       (Defnsive GA)
Villanova (Defensive Staff): Villanova defeated D-IAA #1 ranked University of Richmond 26-20.  In the victory, the Villanova defense limited Richmond to 83 rushing yards and recorded 6 sacks. 

    Mark Reardon  (Defensive Coordinator)
    Billy Crocker   (Defensive Line)
    Clint Wiley      (Linebackers / Special Teams Coordinator)
    Daniel Blum    (Defensive Assistant)



Monday  September 29, 2008

St. Louis Rams: Scott Linehan has been dismissed as head coach this morning.  Former New Orleans Saints head coach and current Rams' assistant, Jim Haslett, has been named interim head coach.

UT San Antonio: UTSA has a strong interest in hiring former Texas A&M offensive coordinator Les Koenning as their first head football coach.  Koenning is currently serving as the offensive coordinator at South Alabama, where the team still has another year before playing games.  Koenning has previously coached at Duke, Houston, TCU, and Alabama. 

 Game Changing Coaches - coming tomorrow! 



Sunday  September 28, 2008

St. Louis Rams: ESPN is reporting that Scott Linehan could be dismissed as early as tonight.  If Linehan is released as head coach, look for assistant coach Jim Haslett to be named interim head coach.