Sunday January 11, 2009

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Boston College: We hear East Carolina head coach Skip Holtz will interview.  We hear Boston College AD Gene DeFilippo has talked with Florida offensive coordinator Steve Addazio.

Chicago Bears: Former Detroit Lions head coach Rod Marinelli is the new assistant head coach / defensive line coach with the Bears.

Eastern Michigan: Our sources tell us head coach Ron English has offered the wide receivers job to Appalachian State wide receivers coach A.C. Carter.

Georgia: Wide receivers coach John Eason will move into an administrative position, assuming the role of football operations.  Running backs coach Tony Ball will now coach the wide receivers.  Offensive graduate assistant Bryan McClendon has been promoted to running backs coach.

Kansas:  Bill Miller will be joining the Kansas staff as co-defensive coordinator.  Miller was just recently promoted to defensive coordinator at Louisville, having replaced Ron English. 

Miami: Despite internet reports, our sources tell us Houston offensive coordinator Dana Holgerson is not a candidate. 

NY Jets: We hear the Jets have interviewed Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh.

San Francisco 49ers: Mike Singletary will interview Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski for the offensive coordinator position.

Seattle Seahawks: Former Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Joe Barry is set to become the new linebackers coach in Seattle.  Former NY Jets defensive line coach Dan Quinn will be the defensive line coach in Seattle.  Tampa Bay linebackers coach Casey Bradley will be the defensive coordinator.
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Black Hills State University: will be accepting applications for the position of Assistant Football Coach. The coaching emphasis requires experience and expertise in the positions of quarterback and wide receiver. Responsibilities include assisting the Head Coach in directing all aspects of a highly competitive football program including compliance with NAIA, Conference, and University rules and regulations; recruitment of qualified student-athletes; and retention of student-athletes. Other responsibilities may include instruction within the Division of Physical Education and Health and/or administrative duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics. Master's degree in physical education or related field preferred. This is a full-time, 9-month non-tenure appointment. Salary is based on experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Anticipated starting date is mid-January, 2009. Black Hills State University is an equal opportunity employer.  The closing date will be January 16, 2009. All interested Applicants must apply through the South Dakota Board of Regents at the following link: 


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Saturday January 10, 2009

FootballScoop will be on location at the AFCA Convention starting today.  Let us know what you hear.  Send your emails to <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>  Stop by our booth on Sunday to see all the latest scoop.

Auburn: Former Auburn defensive lineman DeMarco McNeil will return as defensive GA.  Gabe Rodriguez and Dustin Landry will serves as defensive quality control.  Both served on the Iowa State staff last season.  Chris Martin will serve as the offensive quality control.

Cal Poly: Our sources tell us former Toledo defensive backs coach Greg Lupher will be the defensive coordinator.  We hear Jim Craft is set to become the offensive coordinator.

Eastern Michigan: Former Toledo quarterbacks coach Ken Karcher has been hired as offensive coordinator.  Former Louisville secondary coach Eric Lewis will serve as defensive coordinator.

Idaho: We hear former Army offensive line coach Saga Tuitele is leaving to take the same position at Idaho.
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King's College: King's College is no longer accepting resumes for the intern position.

AFCA Convention: FootballScoop Coaches Only Happy Hour presented by Muscle Milk, Samson Equipment, Gear 2000 / Stromgren Athletics: 5-7 pm Monday January 12th in the Delta Ballroom at Opryland Hotel.  Meet up with all your coaches. Free cold beer for coaches! 

Maryland: We hear special teams coordinator Scott O'Brien is joining Eric Mangini's staff in Cleveland.

Merced College: We hear head coach Tony Lewis has resigned.

Middle Tennessee State: We hear head coach Rick Stockstill has a pretty good idea of who he will hire to replace G.A. Mangus.

Minnesota: Former Wisconsin and Nebraska defensive coordinator Kevin Cosgrove has been hired as co-defensive coordinator at Minnesota.  Cosgrove sat out this past season.  Also, defensive backs coach Ronnie Lee has been promoted to co-defensive coordinator.

North Dakota State: Head coach Craig Bohl is now looking to fill both coordinator positions.  Interviews will take place at the AFCA Convention.

South Carolina: Steve Spurrier has hired Middle Tennesseee State offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus to coach the quarterbacks. 

UMASS: Our sources tell us that Fordham head coach Tom Masella is interested in the UMASS job.  As we reported yesterday, UMASS head coach Don Brown has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Maryland. 
Friday January 9, 2009 (Update 2)

UMASS: FootballScoop has confirmed that UMASS head football coach Don Brown has just resigned to accept the defensive coordinator position at Maryland.

Mississippi State: Our sources tell us that Dan Mullen has hired Florida tight ends / assistant offensive line coach John Hevesy to coach the offensive line at Mississippi State. 

Florida: We hear Urban Meyer has spoken with long time Miami Hurricanes offensive line coach Art Kehoe.

Friday January 9, 2009

Let us know what you hear by emailing our staff.  Also, please vote now in our weekly poll on the FootballScoop homepage.

Auburn: We hear Gene Chizik has hired Iowa State GA Gabriel Rodriguez as defensive quality control.

Coastal Carolina: Kevin Brown has been promoted from quarterbacks to offensive coordinator. Gary Smallen will now coach the tight ends.  Jamie Snider will coach the offensive line.

Northwestern State: Brad Laird (defensive coordinator / assistant head coach), Terry Mills (defensive backs), Jeremy Offutt (offensive line), Matt Kubik (running backs) were all retained.  Darren Drago has been hired as linebackers / recruiting coordinator.  LSU defensive GA Shawn Quinn hired as co-defensive coordinator / defensive line.  Brendan Farrell will coach the tight ends / special teams.

FieldTurf: Join us inside Opryland Resort to watch the AFC Divisional playoff game at 4 pm Sunday in the Jackson AB room on the Mezzanine Level.  Drinks and a variety of foods will be served from 4-8 pm.  The FieldTurf / Howie Long football awards will be presented to the award winners.
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Minnesota: We hear Kevin Cosgrove is in the mix for the new defensive coordinator position.

Tulane: As FootballScoop first reported, Ohio defensive line coach Steve Stanard has officially been hired as the new defensive coordinator at Tulane.

Western Washington: Western Washington has dropped the football program.


Colgate University: an NCAA Division I-FCS member of the Patriot League Conference, invites applications for the full-time position of Defensive Coordinator. Responsibilities will include assisting in the administration of all phases of the intercollegiate football program, including, but not limited to coaching, recruiting, budget management, and public affairs.  Candidate must demonstrate a significant knowledge of football; proven success in recruiting and coaching football at the college level; a strong commitment to the academic success of student-athletes; knowledge and commitment to University, Conference and NCAA regulations; good communication skills and strong leadership.  Bachelor's degree is required, master's degree preferred.  A valid driver's license is required.  This is a 12-month position.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  A review of application material will begin February 8, 2009 and continue until position is filled.  Colgate, an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, student body, and staff to further the university's academic mission.  Minorities are encouraged to apply.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a resume, and a list of three references with current addresses and phone numbers to: Debbie Rhyde, Football Office, Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346 (FAX 315-228-7036). 
Thursday January 8, 2008 (Update 3)

Cal Poly: Sources tell FootballScoop that former Portland State head coach Tim Walsh will be named head coach.
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