Tuesday December 2, 2008
Clemson: Defensive coordinator Vic Koenning resigned his position.
Oregon: An Oregon newspaper is reporting that a major announcement is coming this afternoon in Eugene. It appears Mike Bellotti will become the new athletic director at Oregon. Chip Kelly is expected to be named head coach when Bellotti officially becomes athletic director.
Tuesday December 2, 2008 (Update 5)
Clemson: Reports are that Dabo Swinney is interested in hiring Maryland special teams coordinator Danny Pearman.
Syracuse: Temple head coach Al Golden has interviewed.
Utah State: Utah defensive coordinator Gary Anderson interviewed for a 2nd time today.
UT-Chattanooga: Sources tell us that UT-Martin head coach Jason Simpson will interview tomorrow at UT-Chattanooga.
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.