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Wednesday May 20, 2009

Tennessee: FootballScoop has learned the Vols have just hired San Francisco 49ers personnel assistant, Kyle Strongin, as the new coordinator of football operations. 
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Indianapolis Colts: Ron Johnson and Frank Winters are joining the coaching staff.  Johnson will assistant with the wide receivers.  Winters, the longtime center for Brett Farve in Green Bay, will assistant with the offensive line.

Ohio University: FootballScoop has learned that student-assistant Nick Saum will move into the graduate assistant position that came available when Brian Haines left for West Virginia.

Open Dates Database: We will be update the Open Dates Database this afternoon.

SMU: We hear it is likely that head coach June Jones will add former Texas Longhorn and Atlanta Falcons player, Eric Metcalf, to the Mustangs' coaching staff.

Tennessee: We hear that UT has filled the Coordinator of Football Operations position.  

University of Detroit Mercy - 2009 MotorCity S&C Clinic: The Strength and Conditioning Staff at the University of Detroit Mercy would like to invite all strength coaches, athletic trainers, and sport coaches to the 2009 MotorCity Strength and Conditioning Clinic on Saturday June 6th, 2009.  Speaks for this year's clinic include Rick Court from University of Toledo, Javair Gillett from the Detroit Tigers, and Tim Wakeham from Michigan State University, plus many more.  Registration for the clinic begins at 7:45 in Calihan Hall on the campus of the University of Detroit Mercy.  You can find more information and the registration form at www.detroittitans.com on the strength and conditioning page.  If you have any questions feel free to contact Nick Wilson by email at or call the strength and conditioning office at (313) 993-1719.  We look forward to hearing from you and welcome your participation.  


Highland Community College: Highland, Kansas. Assistant Football Coach in the Jayhawk Conference.  Full-time, 10 month appointment w/benefits.  To apply, request application packet from Human Resources, Highland Community College, 606 W. Main, Highland, KS 66035; 785-442-6010;   EOE.

Waldorf College: is seeking candidates for the position of football graduate assistant.  Candidates must possess a strong work ethic, superb computer skills, excellent organizational skills, an interest in a coaching career and a valid driver's license.  Waldorf College is located in Forest City, Iowa.  Responsibilities include coordinating video, equipment, study sessions, recruiting designated areas and coaching a position group.  For detailed job description see http://www.waldorf.edu/employment The candidate will receive an online graduate tuition waiver and 9 month stipend and housing. Qualifications:  Undergraduate degree and admission into the graduate program. Coaching experience with defensive line and special teams preferred. Position will begin in August 2009. Applicants should send a resume and contact information of two references to: Head Coach Greg Youngblood  

Winona State University: Offensive Graduate Assistant. Winona State University (Division 2) competes in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.  Bachelor's degree and playing/ coaching experience at the D2 level or above is recommended. Preference will be given to candidates that have knowledge and experience with computers and video editing systems.  The graduate assistant will be required to take graduate classes at Winona State University, coach an offensive position, recruit and any other administrative duties assigned by the Head Coach. Email resumes to Tom Sawyer- Head Football Coach  No phone calls please. 

The Extra Point presented by Wilson


Wilson...The Official Ball of the NCAA Football Championships

We thought it was worth pointing out that 10 Division-I programs list "Co-defensive coordinators".  Another 8 programs list a "Defensive Coordinator" and a "Co-defensive coordinator".  Duke actually has 2 coaches with the title of "Defensive Coordinator".   

Army: Payam Saadat & Chris Smeland
Bowling Green: Shannon Morrison & Mike Elko
Illinois: Dan Disch & Curt Mallory
Indiana: Joe Palcic & Brian George
Kansas State: Chris Cosh & Vic Koenning
Minnesota: Kevin Cosgrove & Ronnie Lee
Rice: Chuck Driesbach & Craig Naivar
Rutgers: Bob Fraser & Ed Pinkham
Stanford: Andy Buh & Ron Lynn
Washington State: Chris Ball & Jody Sears
Air Force: Tim DeRuyter (Defensive Coordinator) & Capt. Charlton Warren (Co-DC)
Clemson: Kevin Steele (Defensive Coordinator) & Charlie Harbison (Co-DC)
Georgia: Willie Martinez (Defensive Coordinator) & John Jancek (Co-DC)
Kansas: Clint Bowen (Defensive Coordinator) & Bill Miller (Co-DC)
Notre Dame: Jon Tenuta (Defensive Coordinator) & Corwin Brown (Co-DC)
Ohio State: Jim Heacock (Defensive Coordinator) & Luke Fickell (Co-DC)
South Florida: Joe Tresey (Defensive Coordinator) & David Blackwell (Co-DC)
Tulsa: Keith Patterson (Defensive Coordinator) & Ron West (Co-DC)
Duke: Marion Hobby (Defensive Coordinator) & Mike MacIntrye (Defensive Coordinator)
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Tuesday May 19, 2009 (Update 2)

Indiana State: Former Smyrna High School (TN) and Stanford University wide receiver, Luke Powell, has joined the staff at Indiana State as defensive backs coach.  Powell was once coached by Indiana State head coach Trent Miles during Powell's early years on The Farm in Palo Alto.

UFL Update (note that there are still some open spots)

Las Vegas - Head coach Jim Fassel will work with Isaac Carter (defensive backs), Donald Eck (offensive line), Sam Garnes (defensive assistant), Larry Mac Duff (DC / special teams), Charles Shelton (DFO / running backs), Eric Van Heusen (special teams / tight ends), Michael Wilson (WRs) and Kevin Wolthausen (d-line).

Orlando - Head coach Jim Haslett will have Bill Bradley (d-backs), Chuck Bresnahan (LBs), Jay Gruden (OC), Carl Hairston (d-line), Bill Laveroni (OL), Sean McVay (quality control / WRs), Ricky Porter (DFO / running backs) and Al Roberts (special teams / tight ends).

New York - Head coach Ted Cottrell's staff includes Donald Blackmon (DC), Derrick Burroughs (admin. assistant / defensive assistant), Earle Mosley (RBs), John Tice (OL) and Pete Rodriquez (special teams).

San Fran - Dennis Green will work with Martin Bayless (DBs), Trent Bray (LBs / quality control), Charles Collins (WRs / TEs), Robert Griffith (defensive assistant), Art Kehoe (OL), Mike Kruczek (OC), Mike McDaniel (RBs / Quality Control), Sid Pillai (DFO) and Brian Stewart (DC)

West Virginia - We hear Ohio University GA Brian Haines has accepted a GA position on the West Virginia staff.
Tuesday May 19, 2009

Let us know what you hear.

Florida International: We hear former Rutgers assistant coach Cary Codette could soon join the FIU staff as defensive line coach.

South LaFourche HS (South Louisiana): No word yet on if the Tarpons will make a run at former alum, Ed Orgeron, after the school's head football coach resigned yesterday to accept another coaching position.  Our sources tell us the Tarpons might not be able to match the $650,000 annual salary that Coach O is making at Tennessee.

Over 300 high school head coaches updated their contact info yesterday via THE COACH TRACKER.  If you have yet to update your information, please do so today. 
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Monday May 18, 2009 (Update 2)

Philadelphia Eagles: Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson will take a leave of absence while battling cancer.  Please keep Coach Johnson and his family in your thoughts.  Secondary coach Sean McDermott will take over the defense until Coach Johnson can return to the team.

South Florida: Assistant AD for Football student-athlete development, Curtis Jones, will not return.

Florida Atlantic University: The Strength and Conditioning staff at FAU cordially invites you to the FAU Strength and Conditioning clinic on Saturday, May 30, 2009.  This one-day seminar will provide you with information on various styles of training, how to incorporate and apply them into your program properly, and the importance of different nutritional aspects such as content, type, and timing of nutrient consumption to help aid in recovery and speed athletic improvement.  Camp Director & FAU's Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Matt Pleskovic will lead the clinic with his assistants.  The schedule will consist of:

  • Registration @ 9:30 am

  • Introduction @ 9:50 am

  • Session 1: Strength Training Techniques @ 10:00 am

  • Session 2: Acceleration/Speed Development @ 11:00 am  

  • Lunch (Provided) @ 12:00 pm

  • Session 3: Nutrition & Supplementation @ 1:00 pm

  • Session 4: Q&A Session @ 1:45 pm

  • Session 5: Weight Room Hands-On Technique Work

We look forward to hearing from you and welcome your participation. If you have any questions, email Matt Pleskovic Head S & C Coach, at
Monday May 18, 2009
Eastern Illinois: Check the Strength Scoop

D1 Open Jobs: It appears the only D1 jobs still open are at Cincinnati, Colorado, FIU, and Memphis.  We hear Cincinnati is close to naming a tight ends coach.  Some seem to think former Alcorn State head coach Ernest Jones will end up back with Brian Kelly at Cincinnati.  Colorado has yet to officially fill the wide receivers job. Of course, Ashley Ambrose has been named interim wide receivers coach and is on the road recruiting. It appears to us that FIU and Memphis are still with 8 full-time assistants.  There is a chance we will have the FIU hire by the end of the week.

Stonehill College: We hear a new wide receivers coach is Pat McCann.

Note: We will have some grad assistant news later on in the week.  Also, we hear there could be a shake-up in the recruiting office at a major BCS program.  We are working on that for you, as well.

The Coach Tracker: We have spoken with most Recruiting Coordinators throughout the country over the last 3 weeks.  If you are just getting back off the road from Spring recruiting and we've yet to speak with you, please give us a call so that we can set up your program with a subscription to THE COACH TRACKER. You can reach us at 225-445-8223 or 662-202-6408.  You can also email to request more information.

The Extra Point presented by Wilson 


We thought an interesting trend making its way through D1 football is the growing number of programs that dedicate 2 full-time assistants to wide receivers.  Here's the list of all 10 programs & coaches:

Arizona: Garret Chachere (Inside Receivers) and David Nichol (Outside Receivers)
Baylor: Dino Babers (Wide Receivers) and Kendal Briles (Inside Receivers)
BYU: Robert Anae (Inside Receivers) and Patrick Higgins (Outside Receivers)
Houston: Jason Phillips (Wide Receivers) and Tony Levine (Inside Receivers)
Michigan: Tony Dews (Wide Receivers) and Calvin McGee (Slot Receivers)
MTSU: Justin Watts (Wide Receivers) and Brent Brock (Inside Receivers)
Texas Tech: Dennis Simmons (Wide Receivers) and Lincoln Riley (Inside Receivers)
Toledo: Jason Nichols (Outside Receivers) and Jason Candle (Slot Receivers / Tight Ends)
Troy: Kenny Edenfield (Inside Receivers) and Shayne Wasden (Outside Receivers)
Tulsa: Mike Norvell (Inside Receivers) and Clarence James (Outside Receivers)
Any idea which head coach started this trend?  Email us and let us know, please.  And no, it's not Coach Saban.  This is the 1 trend he didn't actually start. 
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