Monday November 23, 2009
Monday: Coaches Quick Hits

Portland State: According to an Oregon newspaper, "One of the first interviews is expected to be Willamette coach Mark Speckman. Other candidates include Central Washington coach Blaine Bennett, San Diego State offensive coordinator Al Borges, former Army coach Stan Brock, Nevada defensive coordinator Nigel Burton, BYU defensive coordinator Jaime Hill, Colorado offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau and Montana assistant Robin Pflugrad." Cal Poly DC Greg Lupfer is also in the mix.

Southeastern Louisiana: Savannah State athletic director Bart Bellairs has accepted the AD position at Southeastern Louisiana University.

Georgia Southern: One of our sources is telling us that "it has to be one of the Georgia Tech guys."  Jeff Monken (Slot Backs / Special Teams Coordinator) and Brian Bohannon (Quarterbacks / B-Backs) both previously coached at Georgia Southern under Paul Johnson.  Then there is GA Tech defensive line coach / recruiting coordinator, Giff Smith, who is extremely well respected in the coaching profession and is a former All-American at Georgia Southern. 

Saint Anselm College: Immediate Opening: seeking one defensive football intern. The internship program is designed to provide coaches with a rich blend of coaching and administration experience at a competitive NCAA, DII private college. This position includes a stipend of $8,000 and the following job duties: coaching their own position, practice planning, scouting, video analysis, skill and team instruction, all phases of recruiting and responsibilities as assigned by the head coach. Coaching and/or playing experienced preferred. Minority applications are strongly encouraged. Meals are included but NO IMMEDIATE LODGING - but may become a possibility at a later date. NO Education /Medical Benefits. Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Head Coach Patrick Murphy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . (No phone calls please).

Georgia Southern: We are trying to find out more about Georgia Southern's interest in former Auburn assistant Hugh Nall. 

Bethune-Cookman: Head coach Alvin Wyatt will not return.

Princeton: We hear Rutgers tight ends coach Joe Susan is interested in the Princeton job.

Washington State: Head coach Paul Wulff stated today that the AD has been very reassuring that Coach Wulff will return next season.

Tennessee State: We hear that Kippy Brown is interested in the head coaching job at TSU.  One of our sources tells us that TSU defensive coordinator Rod Reed is making a heavy push for the job. 

Kansas: ESPN's Joe Schad reports that, "Kansas has already had exploratory conversations with at least 2 potential candidates to replace Mangino."

Sam Houston State: Head coach Todd Whitten will not return.

NC State: Offensive coordinator Dana Bible has been diagnosed with leukemia.  Please keep Coach Bible and his family in your thoughts.

Georgia Southern: We were just told that a few Georiga Southern assistants are saying the administration already has their guy.  At this point, we are working to find out as much as possible about the situation.

Florida: Urban Meyer stated this morning, "I'm gonna be the coach here as long as they have me."

Western Kentucky: Willie Taggart, Stanford's running backs coach, will be announced later this morning as the new head coach.

Southeast Missouri: Marty Mishow of the Cape Girardeau newspaper says that his sources tell him, head coach Tony Samuel will return, but that Samuel is expected to make a change on the offensive side of the ball. FootballScoop, however, has just confirmed that SEMO is still evaluating the situation.  Samuel does have a contract that runs through next season.

Georgia Southern: It will be interesting to see if Georgia Tech defensive line coach / recruiting coordinator, Giff Smith, gets involved with the Georgia Southern search.  Smith is a former All-American at Georgia Southern.  We'll have our guys work on more information regarding the GSU candidates throughout the week.

University of Indianapolis: FootballScoop has learned that Bob Bartolomeo will be named head coach later today. Bartalomeo has served the last 6 seasons as the defensive coordinator at University of Indianapolis.

Memphis: The Memphis Commercial-Appeal is reporting the search is down to Larry Porter and Jerry Gray.  Gray coaches the secondary with the Washington Redskins.  FedEx CEO Fred Smith owns 10% of the Redskins organization.  Porter coaches the running backs at LSU.

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Gallaudet University: We are hearing Chuck Goldstein has been named interim head coach.  Goldstein served this season as the offensive coordinator.

Princeton University: Our sources tell us that Central Michigan offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian is very interesting in the Princeton head coaching job.

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Evangel University: We are hearing that Western State defensive coordinator Brent Illum is a leading candidate for the head coaching job at Evangel.

Tennessee State: Our sources tell us that a very large number of big name coaches are going after the Tennessee State job.  One of our sources tells us that TSU would like to interview Prairie View head coach Henry Frazier.  Another source tells us he knows today of 2 ACC assistants and 1 SEC assistant all trying to get involved.

University of Indianapolis: We hear the new head coach will be announced today.

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Sunday November 22, 2009

Youngstown State: Jon Heacock will not return as head coach.

Northeastern: Northeastern has announced it will dropping football.

Memphis: Washington Redskins defensive assistante Jerry Gray interviewed for the Memphis job.  The Memphis Commercial-Appeal says Larry Porter is the leading candidate. 

Lindsey Wilson College: is accepting applications for a graduate assistant football coach (wide receivers). Previous playing or coaching experience at the wide receiver position is preferred. Lindsey Wilson College is a member of the Mid-South Conference of the NAIA, and will begin a new intercollegiate football program during the 2010 season.  This position will begin during January of 2010.  Compensation includes graduate tuition, housing, meals, and a stipend.  To apply: submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references to: Chris Oliver, Head Football Coach via email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  No phone calls please.

Olivet College (MI): One of our sources has informed us that Olivet College head coach Dominec Livedoti has resigned.

Princeton: FootballScoop has learned that Roger Hughes has been dismissed as head coach.

Western Kentucky: According to one report, Alabama offensive cooridnator Jim McElwain and Chicago Bears assistant Darryl Drake are interested in the WKU job.
Saturday November 21, 2009

Georgia Southern: Head coach Chris Hatcher has been dismissed.
Friday November 19, 2009

GA Tech: Paul Johnson has signed a 1-year extension through 2016.

Murray State: We are hearing that Louisville running backs coach Greg Nord is making a run at the WKU head coaching job.

Winston Salem State: Kermit Blount will not return as head coach.

Southwest Minnesota State University: is now accepting applications for multiple graduate assistant openings beginning January 11, 2010.  SMSU is located in Marshall, MN and is a member of the Northern Sun
Intercollegiate Conference (NCAA II).  Please email  resume and references to Eric Eidsness at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ">mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   You can also fax resume and references to 507-537-6578.

Mayville State University: located in Mayville, North Dakota is looking for a graduate assistant football coach (defensive backs) to start in January of 2010. Compensation would include:  $5000 stipend as well as full tuition paid through the graduate program at the University of North Dakota. To be a graduate assistant you must be admitted to the graduated program at the University of North Dakota.  The following is a link to their webpage:  http://www.und.edu/dept/grad/  To apply submit a cover letter, resume and the names and addresses of three current professional references to:  Nathan Chin, Head Football Coach by email only:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ">mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.          

UNLV: Dennis Franchione is trying to make a run at the UNLV head coaching job.

Tennessee State: Head coach James Webster officially resigned last night.

Nicholls State: FootballScoop has learned that Nicholls State head coach Jay Thomas will not return.

Western Kentucky: We heard Chuck Amato is interested in the WKU job.

San Diego State: AD Jeff Schemmel has stepped down.

Avila University (MO): Head coach Bruce Young is retiring.

Minnesota Vikings: Brad Childress has signed a contract extension through 2013.
Thursday November 18, 2009

Culver-Stockton: Our sources tell us that former Lambuth (NAIA) head coach Vic Wallace and Dakota Wesleyan OC Paul Lasley have both interviewed for the head coaching job at Culver-Stockton. 

Idaho State: Brandon Valeria (Corners) and Mike Havens (Offensive line) will not return.  OC / quarterbacks coach Brian Jensen is leaving to take a high school teaching position in Washington.

Adrian College: seeks candidates for a full-time assistant coaching position for the sport of football.  Qualifications:  Bachelor's Degree required; a strong knowledge of offensive line play; strong communications skills.  Candidate's must demonstrate a proven knowledge for coaching offensive line as illustrated by a relentless work ethic, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to interact professionally within the department, the campus, and the football community.  Coaching offensive line, playing offensive line, strength and conditioning, and video editing experience are all preferred.  Appointment Date: December 1, 2009.  Salary:  commensurate with experience and educational background.  Send cover letter, resume, copies of transcripts and names/emails, addresses/telephone numbers of three references to:  Jim Deere Head Football Coach, Adrian College, 110 S. Madison St. Adrian, MI  49221 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  A review of applications will begin ASAP and continue until a successful candidate is identified.  EOE

Washington State: One of our sources just informed us that Interlake HS (WA) coach Sheldon Cross will be joining the Washington State staff as a graduate assistant.

Western Kentucky: We just heard that Western Kentucky is trying to set up an interview for this weekend with Arkansas offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach Paul Petrino.  The Razorbacks play Mississippi State this weekend in Little Rock. 

Iowa Wesleyan: Head coach Jason Smelser is leaving the program.  Assistant coaches Peter Jennings and Joseph Stubbs will lead the program until a new head coach is named.
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Wofford: We are hearing that special teams coach Lee Hanning will retire.

Western Kentucky: We are hearing that FAU quarterbacks coach Jeff Brohm is a candidate at Western Kentucky.  Again, we have been told that WKU is very interested in Turner Gill.

Murray State: Our source tell us that former Georgia Tech and Miami offensive coordintor Patrick Nix is interested in the job.  We haven't heard Jeff Brohm's name connected with Murray State, but it seems to us that Brohm might be an interesting candidate here.

Northwestern: Pat Fitzgerald stated yesterday, "I think I've made my intentions and my feelings about Northwestern crystal clear." 

"The support has been unparalleled," Fitzgerald said. "Where we're at right now, I couldn't be happier. We need to continue to do our part to retain our great (coaching) staff and attract world-class (recruits).

"The rest of the things will come. When I came here in '93, we didn't have a lot of (the facilities) we have now. That's encouraging to me. We're just getting started."

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