Tuesday January 6, 2009
Arkansas Tech: Sources tell FootballScoop that former Southern Arkansas defensive coordinator Jeff Byrd has accepted the defensive coordinator position at Arkansas Tech.
Auburn: Former Arkansas quarterback Rhett Lashlee has accepted the offensive GA position at Auburn.
Detroit Lions: Leslie Frazier (Vikings DC), Mike Mularkey (Falcons OC), Todd Bowles (Dolphins secondary), Rex Ryan (Ravens DC) are expected to interview this week. Steve Spagnuolo (Giants DC) and Jim Schwartz (Titans DC) have interviewed already.
Illinois State: As we first reported, former Louisiana-Monroe co-defensive coordinator Phil Elmassian has officially joined the Illinois State staff as defensive coordinator.
Iowa State: The Cyclones have announced that former Auburn defensive ends coach Terry Price has joined the staff at Iowa State.
Louisville: Former Tennessee defensive backs coach Larry Slade, former Utah State head coach Brent Guy, and former Southern Miss offensive coordinator Jay Johnson have all been hired at Louisville.
LSU: In addition to Ron Cooper, Chicago Bears assistant Brick Haley is expected the join his close friend John Chavis in Baton Rouge. Haley is a veteran defensive line coach.
Miami (OH): We hear Mike Haywood is keeping one Miami (OH) assistant.
Mississippi State: We hear the Dan Mullen is trying to lure North Carolina linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen to Starkville.
New Mexico: As FootballScoop first reported over a week ago, North Dakota State defensive coordinator Willie Mack Garza has now officially joined the staff at New Mexico.
Presbyterian College (SC): Head coach Bobby Bentley is expected to resign today to accept South Carolina high school district 5 athletic director's position.
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South Alabama: We hear that former New Orleans Saints assistant George Henshaw has spoken with head coach Joey Jones about the vacant offensive coordinator position.
Washington: Sources tell FootballScoop that Youngstown State assistant Jeff Mills and St. Louis Rams assistant Mike Cox will be joining the UW staff.
Monday January 5, 2009 (Update 6)
North Carolina A&T: Sources tell FootballScoop that North Carolina A&T will name Morgan State defensive coordinator Alonzo Lee as head football coach.
Monday January 4, 2009 (Update 5)
Yale: Sources tell FootballScoop that Jacksonville Jaguars assistant Tom Williams will be named head football coach at Yale University. Williams is also a former co-defensive coordinator at Stanford University.
Monday December 5, 2009 (Update 4)
Cal Poly: We hear former Michigan State coach Chris Smeland has interviewed with Cal Poly officials and could be the leading candidate.
Green Bay Packers: Our sources tell us that Joe Whitt Jr. will be promoted to defensive backs coach.
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Utah: Head coach Kyle Whittingham has hired John Pease as defensive line coach.
Washington: We hear Steve Sarkisian has made a big splash by hiring USC defensive coordinator Nick Holt. UW is expected to make an announcement later this afternoon. Holt is the 2008 FootballScoop Defensive Coordinator of the Year.
Monday January 5, 2009 (Update 3)
Auburn: Multiple media outlets are now reporting that Oklahoma State wide receivers coach Trooper Taylor has accepted a position on Gene Chizik's staff at Auburn.
Clemson: We hear the new staff is set as follows: Kevin Steele (defensive coordinator / linebackers), David Blackwell (defensive tackles), Chris Rumph (defensive ends), Charlie Harbison (defensive backs), Brad Scott (centers, guards, executive HC), Ron West's exact position is still to be determined. Danny Pearman (tackles, tight ends, assistant HC), Billy Napier (cffensive coordinator / quarterbacks), Jeff Scott (wide receivers), Andre Powell (running backs / special teams coordinator), Donald Hymel (asst DFO), Andy Johnston (DFO), Woody McCorvey (executive AD for football relations).
Green Bay Packers: 6 assistants will not return. Bob Sanders (defensive coordinator), Carl Hairston (defensive ends), Robert Nunn (defensive tackles), Kurt Schottenheimer (secondary), Lionel Washington (defensive nickel package / corners), and Rock Gullickson (strength coach).
LSU: Sources tell FootballScoop that Les Miles has just hired South Carolina safeties coach Ron Cooper.
NY Jets: The NY Jets will interview Cardinals assistant Russ Grimm.