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Thursday January 8, 2009 (Update 2)

Let us know what you hear:

Illinois State: Head coach Brock Spack has hired Jay Peterson to coach the linebackers.  Peterson previously served as defensive coordinator / linebackers coach at Eastern Michigan from 2004-2008.  Peterson will also have the title of assistant head coach at Illinois State.

Notre Dame: We hear defensive line coach Jappy Oliver will not return.

NY Jets: We hear Jets special teams coach Mike Westhoff interviewed today.

AstroTurf: As Archie Manning likes to say, "This is not your father's AstroTurf."  Stop by booth 715 to register to win an Ole Miss mini helmet signed by Archie and to learn more about today's AstroTurf and General Sports Venue proud sponsors of the Convention and the Title sponsor of the AstroTurf Kick-Off Luncheon on Monday.  

Toledo: Former Mount Union offensive coordinator Jason Candle will coach the inside slot receivers and running backs.  Former Notre Dame defensive graduate assistant Patrick Graham will serve as defensive line coach.

UT-San Antonio: Sources tell FootballScoop that Kentucky assistant Chris Thurmond has emerged as a leading candidate to become the first head football coach at UT-San Antonio.
Wisconsin: Check the DFO Scoop

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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology: Graduate Assistant Coaching Position, Rose-Hulman NCAA Div III (Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference) Located in Terre Haute, IN is accepting applications for a defensive graduate assistant, position to be determined.  This position includes a $10,000 stipend, meals, tuition and is contingent upon acceptance into Indiana State University's graduate school.  Interested Candidates should e-mail letter of interest, resume' and three references to: Steve Englehart, Head Football Coach,

Thiel College: Football Coaching Intern Positions (2). Thiel College is seeking two qualified candidates to fill coaching intern positions for the football program. These positions report to the Head Football Coach and Athletic Director. Thiel College, a liberal arts college, is a member of the NCAA Division III. Candidates should have a commitment to the values, standards, and expectations of NCAA Division III, the Presidents' Athletic Conference, and Thiel College. Responsibilities for these 10-month positions include, but are not limited to: assisting in all aspects of coaching, planning and organization of practices, game day duties, recruiting and retaining student-athletes, and other assignments requested by the Head Coach and/or the Director of Athletics. These positions also require the duty of dorm manager on campus. A bachelor's degree and collegiate playing and/or coaching experience are required. A positive attitude towards the College and our athletic program is essential. The ability to conduct yourself in a productive, professional manner at all times is required.  Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to contact below. Responses for this position should be directed to: Susan C. Swartzbeck, Director of Human Resources, Thiel College, 75 College Avenue, Greenville, PA 16125. Email application materials, in Microsoft Word, PDF or plain text format, to: <> <mailto:> .  Application materials will be reviewed as received and will be accepted until the position is filled. Thiel College is committed to increasing diversity among its faculty and staff; qualified women and minorities are encouraged to respond. Visit our web site at http://www.thiel.edu <http://www.thiel.edu/>  for more information about Thiel College. EOE.  
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.
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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.
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