Thursday January 1, 2008
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Lincoln University (MO): We hear interviews begin next week. Ryan Held (former SW Oklahoma head coach), Nathan Cochran (Blackburn College), and one current assistant coach will interview for the head coaching job.
Louisville: We hear that former Utah State head coach Brent Guy has accepted a position on the Louisville coaching staff. It is likely that Guy will coach the linebackers.
North Alabama: Former Auburn head coach Terry Bowden has accepted the head coaching job at University of North Alabama.
Tulsa: Head coach Todd Graham has agreed to a new 10-year contract. There is a buyout in the contract. Tulsa hopes to keep Graham at least through the 2018-2019 season.
We wish everyone a hapy and prosperous New Year!
Wednesday December 31, 2008 (Update 4)
Tennessee: As FootballScoop reported earlier in the day, multiple reports about Ed Orgeron joining the LSU staff were inaccurate. FootballScoop has now learned that Orgeron has now accepted the associate head coach / recruiting coordinator / defensive line position at Tennessee. ESPN is reporting Orgeron will make $650,000 per year.
Wednesday December 31, 2008 (Update 3)
Dallas Cowboys: We hear special teams coach Bruce Read will not be retained.
San Diego State: As FootballScoop first reported, former New Mexico head coach Rocky Long has now joined Brady Hoke's staff at San Diego State.
Tennessee: Sources tell FootballScoop that St. Louis Rams tight ends coach Jim Chaney has accepted the offensive coordinator position at Tennessee. Chaney served as offensive coordinator at Purdue from 1998-2005.
Wednesday December 31, 2008 (Update 2)
Cal Poly: We hear San Jose State wide receivers coach Brent Brennan has interviewed for the head coaching job at Cal Poly. Brennan previously served on Rich Ellerson's staff at Cal Poly. Sources also tell FootballScoop that Cal Poly in interested in Arizona special teams coordinator Jeff Hammerschmidt.
Lincoln University (MO): We hear Tennessee State defensive coordinator Rod Reed will interview for the head coaching job.
LSU: There are multiple reports that New Orleans Saints defensive line coach Ed Orgeron will join the LSU staff as associate head coach / recruiting coordinator / defensive line coach. The report says Orgeron is expected to earn more than $500,000. LSU head coach Les Miles has not confirmed any hirings. FootballScoop has spoken with multiple sources well connected to the program and we remain skeptical of this report.
Wednesday December 31, 2008
Chicago Bears: Defensive backs coach Steven Wilks will not be retained.
Clemson: Neither Clemson or Alabama have denied that Kevin Steele is likely to become the new defensive coordinator at Clemson. Steele currently serves as the Head Defensive Coach for the Crimson Tide.
Cleveland Browns: The Browns will interview former NY Jets head coach Eric Mangini.
Iowa State: San Diego State secondary coach Chris Ash is joining Paul Rhoads staff at Iowa State. Ash has previously served on Dan McCarney's staff at Iowa Staff before going to San Diego State.
Oregon: We hear defensive line coach Michael Gray informed his players last night that he has coached his final game with the Ducks. We are unsure if Gray has accepted a position elsewhere.
San Francisco 49ers: Offensive coordinator Mike Martz will not be retained.
Western Michigan: Head coach Bill Cubit has agreed to a new 5-year contract.
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