Tuesday January 6, 2009
Auburn: FootballScoop has just confirmed that Minnesota Defensive Coordinator Ted Roof has accepted the Defensive Coordinator position at Auburn.
Tuesday January 6, 2009 (Update 2)
Alabama: We hear Appalachian State linebackers coach Dale Jones and Iowa linebackers coach Erik Johnson are candidates to replace Kevin Steele.
Chicago Bears: Reports are that former Detroit Lions head coach Rod Marinelli will join the Bears' staff as defensive line coach.
Maryland: Sources tell us that former Wyoming defensive coordinator Mike Breske has interviewed at Maryland.
Minnesota: Offensive coordinator Mike Dunbar has resigned.
Presbyterian College: Sources tell FootballScoop that East Carolina assistant coach Phil Petty is the leading candidate to replace Bobby Bentley as head coach.
South Carolina: We hear that Steve Spurrier has offered the offensive line job to Illinois assistant Eric Wolford. It is unknown at this time if Spurrier will hire a quarterbacks coach or wide receivers coach to fill the other offensive position. We have heard the Spurrier has talked with a wide receivers coach over the phone, but this particular coach has not interviewed. We have also heard that Spurrier has spoken with East Carolina assistant Phil Petty, a former South Carolina quarterback.
Texas: Congratulations to Texas wide receivers coach Bobby Kennedy. His guys showed up in a big way last night in the Fiesta Bowl win over Ohio State. 3 weeks ago, Kennedy was named FootballScoop Wide Receivers Coach of the Year powered by Muscle Milk.
Western Illinois: We hear Western Illinois has a defensive backs job open.
Wyoming: As FootballScoop first reported 2 weeks ago, Rice wide receiver coach Dan Hammerschmidt and Montana offensive line coach Pete Kaligis have started their new positions at Wyoming.
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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.