Thursday  October 8, 2008

Auburn: As expected, Auburn tight ends coach Steve Ensminger will direct the offense the rest of the season.  Coach Tommy Tuberville has announced that Ensminger will not, however, be a candidate to become the Tiger's offensive coordinator after the season.  Ensminger has been around the block, having coached at LA Tech, Georgia, Texas A&M, and Clemson.  He initially coached the quarterbacks when hired at Auburn in 2003. 
Wednesday  October 8, 2008  (Breaking News)

Auburn: Tony Franklin has been dismissed as Auburn's offensive coordinator a source close to the program told the Opelika-Auburn News on Wednesday afternoon.
Tuesday  October 7, 2008

Colorado: Dan Hawkins has agreed to a contract extension through 2012.  The new contract takes effect on July 1, 2009.  Hawkins originally signed a five-year, $4.25 million contract, not including incentives, that was to run through Dec. 31, 2010.  Hawkins can earn incentives for making it to the Big 12 championship game, winning league or national titles, playing in bowl games and being conference or national coach of the year.  
Tuesday  October 7, 2008

UT-Chattanooga: The rumblings have begun at UT-Chattanooga.  A decision has not yet been made on the future of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football coach Rodney Allison, athletic director Rick Hart said Monday, two days after the Mocs lost 52-28 at home to Georgia Southern to fall to 1-5.  Six games into his sixth season, Allison has an overall record of 17-45 at UTC.  Allison is in the final year of his contract, and time is running short for any marked improvement over last year's two-win season.  "I'm not going to commit one way or the other," Hart said. "I'm just going to do what I think is best for the program. I don't have any preconceived timetables at this point."
Tuesday  October 7, 2008  (Week 6)

(UL-Lafayette (Offensive Staff):  Head Coach Ricky Bustle pushed the right buttons this off-season with the promotion of Ron Hudson to offensive coordinator and the hiring of former Eastern Illinois assistant Jorge Munoz.  The Ragin Cajuns have improved offensively and may have played their best game since the Jake Delhomme era this past weekend vs. Louisiana-Monroe.  In the 44-35 win, ULL amassed 728 total yards in only 60 offensive snaps.  How about 556 yards rushing and 0 sacks allowed? 

    Ron Hudson  (Offensive Coordinator / Offensive Line)
   Jorge Munoz (Passing Game Coordinator / Quarterbacks)
   Brian Jenkins (Running Backs)
   Daryl Mason (Wide Receivers)
   Troy Wingerter (Tackles / Tight Ends)
Georgia Tech (Defensive Staff): The Yellow Jackets defensive staff put together a heck of a plan, thus limiting Duke to only 132 total yards in the 27-0 shutout win.  The Georgia Tech speed, pursuit, and athleticism held the Blue Devils to only 9 first downs and 35 yards rushing.  As mentioned earlier this summer, Georgia Tech has a heck of secondary coach in Charles Kelly.  Read our article on Kelly.  

    Dave Wommack (Defensive Coordinator)
   Brian Jean-Mary  (Linebackers)
   Charles Kelly  (Cornerbacks)
   Giff Smith (Defensive Line / Recruiting Coordinator)
   Nathan Burton  (Defensive Graduate Assistant)
Boston College (Offensive Staff):  On a day when the BC defense didn't play as usual, the offense stepped up to lead the Eagles to a 38-31 win over NC State.  The Eagles racked up 578 yards, converted 8/16 3rd downs, and amassed 28 first downs.  Give credit to offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. as the Eagles allowed only 1 sack in 51 pass attempts.  Steve Logan has obviously brought quarterback Chris Crane a long way since the season opening lackluster 17-0 win over Kent State.

   Steve Logan (Offensive Coordinator)
   Jack Bicknell Jr.  (Offensive Line / Assistant Head Coach)
   Ryan Day (Wide Receivers)
   Ben Sirmans  (Running Backs)
   Don Yanosky (Tight Ends / Special Teams Coordinator)
Elon University (Offensive Staff): Elon defeated Furman 31-10 to move to 5-1 and 3-0 in the Southern Conference.  In Saturday's home win, the Elon offense converted 9/14 3rd down conversions and had only 1 turnover.  Elon was able to gain 391 yards and 23 first downs in 65 offensive snaps.   This is a huge win for the Elon program.

    Mike McCarty (Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks)
   Scott Browne (Running Backs / Recruiting Coordinator)
   Rich Skrosky (Offensive Line)
   John Strollo (Tight Ends)
   Pete Lembo (Head Coach / Wide Receivers)
Pittsburgh (Defensive Staff): Former SMU head coach Phil Bennett is in his first year as defensive coordinator at Pittsburgh.  On Thursday night, the Panthers defense stepped up big in their 26-21 victory at South Florida.  Pittsburgh limited South Florida to 245 total yards.  The Panthers were able to sack USF 4 times, created 1 turnover, and limited USF to only 3/9 3rd down conversions. 

   Phil Bennett  (Defensive Coordinator)
   Greg Gattuso (Defensive Line / Assistant Head Coach)
   Joe Tumpkin (Linebackers)
   Joe Hafley (Secondary)
   Greg Williams (Defensive Graduate Assistant)
Texas A&M - Kingsville (Offensive Staff):  Let's give credit to the Texas A&M - Kingsville offensive staff.  In their 27-16 victory over #13 (DII) Tarleton State, the Javelinas running back Billy Martin rushed 23 times for 178 yards versus a Tarleton State defense that was limiting opponents to less than 70 yards rushing per game this season.  Texas A&M - Kingsville moved the football with 24 first downs, 8/17  3rd down conversions, and 2/3 fourth down conversions. 

    Clay Patterson (Offensive Coordinator)
   Jaime Martinez (Offensive Line / Recruiting Coordinator)
   John Schroff (Wide Receivers / Strength & Conditioning Coach)
   Ryan Beard (Running Backs)
   Carlos Alvarado (Tight Ends) 
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