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Wednesday January 8, 2009

Cleveland Browns: We hear Raiders linebackers coach Don Martindale is heading to Cleveland with Mangini.

Illinois: Penn State defensive line coach Larry Johnson Sr. has interviewed with Ron Zook.

Navy: Head coach Ken Niumataolo has received a contract extension.

San Francisco 49ers: Oakland Raiders assistant Tom Rathman is returning to the 49ers to coach the running backs.

TCU: Head coach Gary Patterson has received a contract extension through 2014.  His assistants will receive pay increases.

USC: Rocky Seto has been promoted to defensive coordinator.  Former Houston Texans defensive line coach Jethro Franklin will coach the defensive line.  Franklin is a former USC assistant under Pete Carroll.  Ken Norton Jr. will add the title of assistant head coach for defense.
Wednesday January 7, 2009 (Update 3)

Cleveland Browns: We hear several NY Jets assistants are going with Eric Mangini to the Browns.  NY Jets assistant Brian Daboll is expected to be named offensive coordinator.  Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is expected to take the same position with Mangini. 

New Orleans Saints: The Saints have just dismissed defensive coordinator Gary Gibbs.
Wednesday January 7, 2009 (Update 3)

Boston College: Head coach Jeff Jagodzinski will not return.  ESPN is reporting that defensive coordinator Frank Spaziani will be named interim head coach.

Cleveland Browns: Former NY Jets head coach Eric Mangini has been hired as head coach.

Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys have hired former Jacksonville Jaguars special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis in the same capacity.

Elon: Sources tell us that head coach Pete Lembo has promoted offensive line coach Rich Skrosky to offensive coordinator.  Princeton University assistant Scott Sallach will be quarterbacks coach / passing game coordinator.  Former Elon player and current Winston-Salem State defensive backs coach Keith Gaither will join the Elon staff to coach the wide receivers.

Lindsey Wilson College: Sources tell FootballScoop that Ohio Dominican offensive coordinator Chris Oliver will be named head football coach at Lindsey Wilson College.

Seattle Seahawks: Gregg Knap will be introduced as offensive coordinator.

Texas A&M-Commerce: As FootballScoop first reported, former Baylor head coach Guy Morris was introduced today as the new head football coach.
Wednesday January 7, 2009 (Update 2)

Boston College: 3 pm eastern press conference set with just the AD.  ESPN is now reporting defensive coordinator Frank Spaziani will be named interim head coach.

Bowling Green: Sources tell us that Warren Ruggiero has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Bowling Green.  Ruggiero served as the quarterbacks coach at Kansas State last season.

Green Bay Packers: Former San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan is the leading candidate to become defensive coordinator.

San Diego State: As FootballScoop first reported, Dan Ferrigno has officially joined the Aztecs' staff at special teams / tight ends coach.  Ferrigno previously worked at Cal under Jeff Tedford in 2006 and 2007.

Sacramento State: The defensive position has been filled.

Seattle Seahawks: Former Detroit Lions head coach Rod Marinelli is a candidate to join the Seahawks staff.

St. Louis Rams: The Rams will interview New England Patriots quarterbacks coach Josh McDaniels.  Interim head coach Jim Haslett has interviewed.

UT-Martin: Sources tell FootballScoop that head coach Jason Simpson has promoted offensive line coach Geep Wade to offensive coordinator.
Wednesday January 7, 2009

Open Dates Database will be updated again this afternoon.  Athletic directors: send in your information for 2009 & 2010.

Boston College: Head coach Jeff Jagodzinski has interviewed with the NY Jets.

Chicago Bears: We hear linebackers coach Lloyd Lee will not return.

Iowa State: Sources tell us that UNLV running backs coach Kenith Pope will join the Iowa State staff.

North Dakota State: We hear offensive coordinator Pat Perles is a candidate to join both the Ball State and Miami (OH) coaching staffs.  We also hear linebackers coach Kyle Nystrom is a candidate to join the Eastern Michigan coaching staff.

Presbyterian College: In addition to becoming athletic director of Spartanburg district-5 school district, former head coach Bobby Bentley, will return to Byrnes High School (SC) as offensive coordinator.

USC: As FootballScoop first suggested nearly a month ago, Carl Smith has rejoined the Trojans staff as quarterbacks coach.  Smith will also carry the title of assistant head coach for offense.  Smith is expected to call the plays. 

Wesleyan (CT): We hear Rico Brogna is returning to Wesleyan as an assistant coach.  Brogna coach at Wesleyan in 2004 as wide receivers coach.


Averett University: Graduate Assistant Football Position.  Averett University (NCAA Division III, USA South Athletic Conference) located in Danville, Virginia.  This position includes room,  meals , tuition as well as a stipend.  Qualified candidate will coach a position, be responsible for recruiting qualified athletes from a specific recruiting area as well as being involved in monitoring academic progress and aiding in the strength and conditioning program.  Averett offers Masters Degree's in Education and Business.  Computer skills are a must.  Candidates with strong academic background are encouraged to apply.  Email resume and references to Head Football Coach Mike Dunlevy at <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>.  No phone calls.

Notre Dame College: invites applications for the full time position of Head Football Coach.  This will be a new scholarship program for 2009.  Notre Dame College competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and is a member of the American Mideast Conference.  Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the head coach will possess a high level of academic integrity; competency in football skill instruction; practice and player conditioning; recruitment and retention of student athletes; effective interpersonal and public relations skills. The head coach will work closely with the Director of Athletics in obtaining practice fields, hiring the position staff and purchasing the equipment. The head coach will have an inherent ability to build and maintain positive relationships with student athletes, faculty, administration, staff and the community. The candidate will have an understanding of our mission as a Catholic institution in the tradition of Sisters of Notre Dame who educates a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility.  Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree

  • College coaching experience

  • Head Coaching experience

  • Recruiting and program administration

  • The understanding and demonstrated commitment to a NAIA/NCAA rules compliance and scholarship program

  • Recruiting experience in Northeastern Ohio or ties to Northeastern Ohio

Please send cover letter with resume and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to Susan Hlavacek, Director of Athletics, 4545 College Road, South Euclid, Ohio 44121 or email to <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>.  No phone calls please.  Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2009. Notre Dame College is an Equal Opportunity Employer www.notredamecollege.edu

Portland State University: Assistant Football Coach - Portland State University, an NCAA FCS institution and a member of the Big Sky Conference, is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of Assistant Football Coach - Defense.  Preference given to Defensive Backs or Linebackers.  Responsible for assisting in all aspects of developing and advancing a competitive football program in the Big Sky Conference.  Bachelor's degree required.  Collegiate coaching experience at the Division I level preferred.  Recruiting experience and networking for the western United States & Texas desired. PSU is an AA/EO institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates who support diversity. For the full position announcement, refer to the Human Resources website http://www.pdx.edu/hr/jobs.html under "Faculty & Administrative Openings". Send resume, application, and references by email to <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> or fax to 503-725-5550, Attn. Kevin Emberton, or mail the above information to: Kevin Emberton, Portland State University, PO Box 751, Portland, OR 97207. 

Whittier College (CA): is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Football Coach.  This is a full-time, 10 month position that reports directly to the head football coach an overseen by the Director of Athletics.  Whittier College is a private liberal arts college and a member of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, SCIAC, as well as NCAA Division III.  The Assistant Football Coach will be responsible for the recruitment, academic monitoring and mentoring of new student-athletes, organization of practices and games and compliance with University, Conference and NCAA rules.  The coach will also have input in the total organization and management of the Whittier football program.  Requirements include quality collegiate coaching experience as a defensive coordinator; bachelor's degree required with a master's preferred. The successful candidate must also have excellent communication skills; exhibit high ethical standards, and the ability to work in a team orientated environment.  The position may also entail secondary athletic administrative responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Athletics.  All applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and current contact information for three references to: BJ Hammer, Head Football Coach, Whittier College, 13847 Earlham Dr., Whittier, CA 90602 or <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> <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.> .  Review of applicants will begin immediately with a start date to be determined. Salary commensurate with experience.  
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