Tuesday December 2, 2008 (Update 4)
Cincinnati: Head coach Brian Kelly says that he will remain at Cincinnati and has no interest in leaving the university.
Tuesday December 2, 2008 (Game Changing Coaches - Week 14)
USC (Defensive Staff): USC limited Notre Dame to just 4 first downs in the 38-3 win in Los Angeles. The Trojans allowed 91 total yards in the game and forced 3 turnovers. Notre Dame recorded their first 1st down of the game on the last play of the 3rd quarter.
Nick Holt (Defensive Coordinator) Ken Norton Jr. (Linebackers) David Watson (Defensive Line) Rocky Seto (Secondary) Kris Richard (Defensive Graduate Assistant)Ole Miss (Defensive Staff): Beware of LANDSHARKS! Ole Miss defeated Mississippi State 45-0. The Rebels held Mississippi State to -51 yards rushing and recorded 10 sacks. The Bulldogs finished with 37 total yards.
Tyrone Nix (Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers) Tracy Rocker (Defensive Line) Kim Dameron (Safeties) Chris Vaughn (Cornerbacks / Recruiting Coordinator) Brad Villavaso (Defensive GA) Georgia Tech (Offensive Staff): Paul Johnson's offense rushed for 409 against Georgia. The Yellow Jackets scored 33 points in the 2nd half to rally and defeat Georgia in Athens 45-42. The Yellow Jackets has only 1 turnover. One Georgia Tech player said, ''Now we don't have to listen to them say that it can't work on this level against a 'mighty SEC defense. Georgia Tech is going to be a team to contend for championships.''
Brian Bohannon (Quaterbacks / B-Backs) Jeff Monken (Slot Backs / Special Teams Coordinator) Buzz Preston (Wide Receivers) Mike Sewak (Co-offensive line) Todd Spencer (Co-offensive line) Brett Gilliland (Offensive GA)Oregon (Offensive Staff): Give credit to offensive coordinator Chip Kelly and the entire offensive staff at Oregon for their effort in defeating Oregon State 65-38. The Ducks finished with 694 yards of offense. As Lee Corso would say, "Yo!" How about 22 first downs, 8 of 15 third down conversions, and 0 turnovers.
Chip Kelly (Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks) Steve Greatwood (Offensive Line) Gary Campbell (Running Backs) Tom Osbourne (Tight Ends / Special Teams Coordinator) Robin Pflugard (Wide Receivers) Eddy Morrissey (Offensive GA) Arizona State (Defensive Staff): In the 34-9 win over UCLA, the Arizona State defense scored 4 touchdowns. The Sun Devil's defense bailed out the offense which gained just 122 total yards in the game.
Craig Bray (Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers) Grady Stretz (Defensive Line) Greg Burns (Defensive Backs) Matt Lubick (Safeties / Recruiting Coordinator)
Game Changing Coaches - Season Recap
Tuesday December 2, 2008 (Update 3)
Cirtus College (CA): We hear the job at Cirtus College has just opened up.
Syracuse: Cincinnati Bengals assistant Paul Alexander has interviewed for the head coaching position at Syracuse. The New York State High School Coaches Association has heavily endorsed Alexander.
Toronto Argonauts: Sources tell FootballScoop that former NY Giants head coach Jim Fassel will interview today for the head coaching position with the Toronto Argonauts.
Towson University: We hear that head coach Gordy Combs has just been dismissed as head football coach. Towson finished 3-7 this season and 1-5 in the Colonial Athletic Association.
Wyoming: Sources tell FootballScoop that Missouri offensive GA Matt Rahl will be heading to Wyoming with Dave Christensen.
Tuesday December 2, 2008 (Update 2)
Hinds Community College (MS): FootballScoop has just learned that head coach Mike Smith has resigned. Hinds CC is thought by many to be the best JUCO job in country.
Iowa State: Sources tell FootballScoop that Gene Chizik is interested in talking with Samford University defensive coordinator Billy D'Ottavio. D'Ottavio served as the secondary coach at Central Florida when Chizik was the defensive coordinator.
Texas A&M - Commerce: FootballScoop has learned that Scott Conley has been dismissed as head football coach at Texas A&M - Commerce.
UT-Chattanooga: We hear that Lambuth University (NAIA) head coach Hugh Freeze will interview today at UT-Chattanooga.
Delta State University (D2): Located in Cleveland, MS is looking for two graduate assistants (one defensive emphasis & one video emphasis) starting in January 2009. The video candidate should have a good background in the DSV system. Please send resumes to Ryan Barker via fax (662) 846-4297. No phone calls please.
Tuesday December 2, 2008
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Alcorn State: All nine assistant coaches will not have their contract renewed.
Black Hills State University (SD): Head coach John Scott has announced his resignation.
Clemson: Dabo Swinney signed a five-year contract.
LSU: Without a position open on the staff, LSU insiders insist that former Tennessee defensive coordinator John Chavis will end up as the defensive coordinator at LSU.
Northwestern State: The search for a new head football coach at Northwestern State could lead to Southern Miss assistant Ark Kaufman or LSU co-defensive coordinator Bradley Dale Peveto.
Penn: Offensive coordinator Bill Schmitz will not return.
Toledo: Missouri defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus interviewed on Sunday. We continue to hear that Toledo is very interested in Dan McCarney. McCarney serves as the defensive line coach at Florida. He is the former Iowa State head coach.