Thursday January 15, 2009
Auburn: Former Mississippi State offensive line coach J.B. Grimes has interviewed for the offensive line position. We hear former Auburn quarterbacks coach Steve Ensminger will join the staff at Smiths Station HS in Alabama.
Cal Poly: Our sources tell us that Bryan Cook will be the new offensive coordinator.
Cleveland Browns: New England Patriots special teams coordinator Brad Seely is heading to Cleveland to coach the special teams.
Green Bay Packers: We hear Shawn Slocum will be promoted to special teams coordinator.
Indianapolis Colts: Special teams coordinator Russ Purnell will not return.
Illinois: Head coach Ron Zook has offered the defensive coordinator job to Penn State defensive line coach Larry Johnson Sr.
Miami Dolphins: We hear offensive line coach Mike Maser will not return.
Middle Tennessee State: We hear MTSU may promote from within the offensive staff. Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus left last week for South Carolina.
Oklahoma State: South Carolina running backs coach Robert Gillespie will join the Oklahoma State staff.
Ole Miss: We hear Houston Nutt could be targeting Don Dunn (former Auburn), Steve Caldwell (former Tennessee), or Mike Dubose (Millsaps HC) to fill the defensive line position.
Rose-Hulman Institute: Rose-Hulman is no longer accepting GA applications.
San Diego State: Former Ball State assistant Mark Smith has joined the San Diego State staff as linebackers coach.
South Alabama: We hear head coach Joey Jones has talked with former Samford University assistant Brent Bedsole about joining the staff as director of football operations.
ULM: We hear that former Utah State offensive line coach Vance Vice will join the Louisiana-Monroe staff as offensive line coach.
Note: OPEN DATES DATABASE will be updated this weekend.
Wednesday January 14, 2009
Auburn: Mississippi Gulf Coast CC head coach Steve Campbell has spoken with Gene Chizik about the offensive line position.
Ball State: Former North Dakota State offensive coordinator Pat Perles will be named offensive line / assistant head coach. Veteran coach Doug Graber will be named defensive coordinator. Graber has been out of football the past few seasons. He previously served as head coach of the Frankfurt Galaxy and on the NY Jets staff.
Blackburn College: We hear Blackburn is dropping football, effective immediately. Offensive coordinator Nathan Cochran recently accepted the head coaching job at Lincoln University.
Boston College: Defensive coordinator Frank Spaziani has been named head coach.
Bowling Green: We hear head coach Dave Clawson has spoken with Marshall defensive backs coach Shannon Morrison.
Cal Poly: We hear Saga Tuitele will be co-offensive coordinator.
Indianapolis Colts: We hear Frank Reich will be elevated to quarterbacks.
New Mexico State: We hear former Cal defensive backs coach Todd Littlejohn has been offered a position at New Mexico State.
New Orleans Saints: We hear Gregg Williams was hired this morning as defensive coordinator.
North Dakota State: We hear assistant coach Brent Vigen will be promoted from quarterbacks to offensive coordinator. Our sources tell us Southern Illinois offensive line coach Scott Fuchs will return to NDSU to coach the offensive line.
Oregon: We hear former Tennessee Vols quarterbacks and current TV analyst Tee Martin could land on the staff at Oregon when Chip Kelly takes over as head coach.
Presbyterian College: Our sources tell us that Bucknell University offensive coordinator Harold Nichols will be named head coach.
Seattle Seahawks: Wide receivers coach Keith Gilbertson will not return. Bruce DeHaven will return as special teams coach. Mike Solari (quarterbacks) and Bill Lazor (running backs) will also return.
Tennessee: All 6 graduate assistants will not return.
UMASS: We hear UMASS is interested in Boston College offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. to replace Don Brown.
USC: USC has hired Oakland Raiders special teams coach Brian Schneider to coach the Trojan's special teams.
Utah State: T.J. Woods has joined the Utah State staff as tight ends coach. Woods previously served as an assistant coach at New Mexico.
Washington: Fresno State offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier will be named quarterbacks coach.
Tuesday January 13, 2009
Denver Broncos: Former San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan will be named defensive coordinator.
San Diego State: Jeff Hecklinski, Mark Smith, and Darrell Funk are leaving Ball State to join the San Diego State staff. Hecklinshi will serve as assistant head coach / running backs / recruiting coordinator. Smith will coach the linebackers. Funk will coach the offensive line.
New Orleans Saints: Northwestern offensive line coach Bret Ingalls has been hired as running backs coach. Aaron Kromer has been promoted to offensive line coach. Pete Carmichael will serve as offensive coordinator. Joe Lombardi will coach the quarterbacks.
Southern Miss: Head coach Larry Fedora has agreed to a 4-year contract extension. We hear the running backs job has yet to be filled.
Tennessee: Assistant coach Jason Michael will not return. Sources tell us that McNeese State secondary coach Lance Guidry will interview with the Vols.
Towson: We hear 2 assistants were retained. Guilian Gary will coach the wide receivers and John Donatelli will remain as offensive line coach.
Washington: We hear Purdue running backs coach Joel Thomas has accepted the same position at Washington.
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Monday January 12, 2008 (Update 2)
Indianapolis Colts: Head coach Tony Dungy has retired. Colts assistant coach Jim Caldwell will replace Dungy as head coach.
Mississippi State: Our sources tell us that Reed Stringer, David Turner, and Melvin Smith will likely return to the Mississippi State staff.
New Mexico State: We hear linebackers coach Barris Grant and secondary coach Kendall Roberson will not return to the NMSU staff under new head coach DeWayne Walker.
South Carolina: We hear head coach Steve Spurrier has offered a job to Arkansas assistant Lorenzo Ward.
Monday January 12, 2009
Auburn: FootballScoop has confirmed that Ole Miss defensive line coach Tracy Rocker has accepted the defensive line position at his alma mater, Auburn University.
Boston College: We hear Boston College is very close to naming a head coach. Our sources tell us Skip Holtz is not among the candidates.
Denver Broncos: Reports are that New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels will be named head coach.
Harvard: We hear Yale assistant Tony Reno will take the special teams coordinator position at Harvard.
Miami: Our sources tell us that head coach Randy Shannon has spoken with LA Tech offensive coordinator Frank Scelfo. We were told again that Shannon is not targeting Houston offensive coordinator Dana Holgerson, as many reports have suggested.
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TCU: We hear head coach Gary Patterson has spoken with outside candidates to replace offensive coordinator Mike Schultz, who has left for Illinois.