Tuesday November 17, 2009
Stevenson University: The first head coach at Stevenson University will be Ed Hottle. Hottle accepted the job after serving the last several years as the head coach at Gallaudet (D3). Stevenson University is located in Owings Mills, Maryland.
Concordia University (MI): We hear former Adrian College head coach Jim Lyall is interested in the head coaching job at Concordia.
Cleveland Browns: Mike Holmgren met with the Browns owner Randy Lerner today.
Kentucky State: FootballScoop has just learned that Kentucky State has promoted Wayne Dickens from interim head coach to head football coach. Dickens led KSU to their first winning season in 3 seasons this year.
Buffalo Bills: Head coach Dick Jauron has been dismissed. NFL.com is reporting that defensive coordinator Perry Fewell will likely take over as interim head coach.
UNLV: We are hearing that Navy special teams coordinator / inside linebackers coach Steve Johns is interested in the UNLV job. Johns served on the staff at UNLV when John Robinson was the head coach of the Rebels. Our source tells us that at least 2 of UNLV's better boosters would certainly support Johns.
Portland State: We hear former Oregon wide receivers coach Robin Pflugrad is a top candidate to replace Jerry Glanville. Pflugrad is coaching at Montana this season. Williamette head coach Mark Speckman is another name coach Portland State will likely talk with. BYU assistant Jaime Hill and Nevada assistant Nigel Burton could get involved as well.
Florida State: With Mickey Andrews set to retire, FSU has a defensive coordinator position open. We hear head coach Bobby Bowden has spoken with Tommy West. Of couse, West and Bowden coached against each other several times when West served as the head coach at Clemson. We hear West Virginia defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel, a friend of FSU offensive line coach Rick Trickett, is the top candidate Bowden will go after to fill the position.
King's College: After 19 years, Rich Manello has stepped down as head coach.
Culver-Stockton: Our sources tell us that Culver-Stockston is very interested in former Arkansas-Pine Bluff head coach Mo Forte.
Green Bay (IFL Franchise): We are hearing that Rik Richards will be named head coach tonight of the new indoor football league franchise in Green Bay. Our source tells us Richards will need to hire a brand new staff as soon as possible.
Portland State: Our sources tell us that Jerry Glanville did not want to cut loose any assistant coaches, and so the administration decided to make a change at the top this morning.
South Carolina: Steve Spurrier said yesterday that quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus will likely call the plays beginning next season.
Bob Stoops (on Notre Dame rumor from Chicago Sun Times): "That's ridiculous, though, some confidant, huh," Stoops asked? "I have no idea what you're talking about. Notre Dame doesn't have a job, and I haven't spoke to any confidants about anything outside of trying to beat Texas Tech, so, you guys, you know, that's some guy making something up. I'm not answering stuff like that. There's not even a job at Notre Dame, so that's ridiculous. I don't know. You believe (there's a) confidant. What's that?"
Portland State: We are hearing that head coach Jerry Glanville will not return.
Murray State: Defensive coordinator Mark Lister will serve as the head coach for the last game.
Monday November 16, 2009 (Update 3)
Arizona Rattlers (Arena1): That Rattlers have relaunched and Kevin Guy has been named head coach.
NY Jets: Defensive line coach Kerry Locklin has left the Jets organization for personal reasons according to the New York Daily News.
Murray State: FootballScoop has just learned that head coach Matt Griffin will not return. We have heard for over a week that Murray State is anxious to talk with South Carolina assistant Shane Beamer. Of course, Beamer is the son of VA Tech head coach Frank Beamer, who once roamed the sidelines at Murray State. Also, don't be surprised if Murray State makes a run at one of Houston Nutt's top assistants, Chris Vaughn. Vaughn serves as the cornerbacks coach / recruiting coordinator at Ole Miss. He is a former Murray State player and 1 of 26 college assistants to participate in the NCAA Coaches Academy last May to help prepare for head coaching responsibilities. Nutt is a former successful head coach at Murray State.
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Monday November 16, 2009 (Update 2)
Memphis: It will be interesting to see if LSU running backs coach Larry Porter interviews at Memphis this coming weekend. Porter and the Tigers travel to Ole Miss this weekend. Memphis is just 1 hour north of Oxford, MS. Porter is a former University of Memphis running back.
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Monday November 16, 2009
Hamline University (D3): Hamline is looking to hire a defensive coordinator.
UNLV: We hear UNLV will likely talk with Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter.
Rick Stockstill: MTSU head coach Rick Stockstill said today that Memphis has requested to talk, but that he has not interviewed and is fully concentrating on this week's opponent.
Jon Gruden: According to ProFootballTalk, "Gruden has signed an exclusive multi-year contract extension with ESPN and Monday Night Football. Though the release is silent in this regard, the implicit message is that Gruden is off the market, not only for other broadcasting jobs but also for coaching jobs. Then again, it's possible that another term of the contract -- compensation -- has prompted ESPN to pay Gruden the same amount of money he'd make as an NFL coach."
Adrian College: Our sources tell us that Jim Deere has been promoted from defensive coordinator to head coach at Adrian College.
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UNLV: Our sources tell us that two names that will be connected with the UNLV head coaching search are California offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig and Notre Dame assistant Rob Ianello. Ianello serves as the assistant head coach / wide receivers coach / recruiting coordinator. Although we haven't heard Oregon State defensive coordinator Mark Banker's name yet, our guess is that UNLV will likely talk with Banker. We will be working to find out more on the UNLV job throughout the week.
Notre Dame: According to Monday edition of the Chicago Sun Times newspaper, "If athletic director Jack Swarbrick decides Weis' Notre Dame career is over after his fifth season, a source said Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops and Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz will be in the mix to replace him. The source said Stoops has told confidants he would be interested in talking to the Irish."
Portland State: Portland State athletic director Torre Chisholm on Sunday said he is disappointed with the lack of progress the Vikings' football program has made in three seasons under Jerry Glanville, but that he hasn't decided whether to fire the head coach or bring him back for the final season of his four-year contract.
Chisholm said widespread speculation that he already was committed to ousting Glanville was inaccurate. He repeated that he planned to meet with Glanville Monday to discuss the program and that any decisions wouldn't be made until at least then.
"At this point, I haven't ruled anything out. We're committed to being a successful athletic program. Obviously, we can't ever achieve that if football is where it currently is, so we have to figure out how we make football better and how we make it a competitive program in the Big Sky."
Glanville is scheduled to earn $180,000 next season.
Sunday November 15, 2009
Memphis: We are hearing Duke defensive coordinator Mike MacIntyre phone interviewed for the Memphis head coaching job.
UNLV: Head coach Mike Sanford will not return as head coach. Athletic director Jerry Koloskie confirmed Sunday night that Sanford will coach the Rebel's last regular season game against San Diego State.
San Jose State: FootballScoop has learned that San Jose State head coach informed his team this afternoon that he will be retiring at the end of the season.
Adrian College: We are hearing that Jim Lyall is out as head coach after 20 years at Adrian College.
Coach Phil Fulmer: Our sources tell us that a former assistant under Fulmer is saying, "He's getting back in. He's almost certain to get that job." The job we are referring to is one that is expected to open at the end of the season.
Memphis: We are hearing Tennessee running backs / special teams coordinator Eddie Gran interviewed for the Memphis head coaching job today.
Bethel College (KS): Head coach Mike Moore has resigned. Defensive coordinator Travis Graber has been named interim head coach.
Clemson: Dabo Swinney will get paid if Clemson wins ACC. Link...
Stanford: Stanford is close to finalizing Coach Jim Harbaugh's contract extension, which was put on hold last winter.
The three-year extension Harbaugh agreed to a year ago would run through the 2014 season. It was reportedly worth $1.25 million annually, making him the highest-paid coach in Stanford history.
"I expect that we'll have an announcement soon,'' Cardinal athletic director Bob Bowlsby said following Stanford's 55-21 victory over USC.
Told that Stanford fans are concerned that Harbaugh, one of the hottest coaches in the country, might be pursued by Michigan (his alma mater) or an NFL team, Bowlsby said:
"Jim's not going anyplace. No one should panic. Jim wants to be at Stanford ... I think he'll tell you the same thing.''
Asked about the status of his contract extension, Harbaugh smiled but declined to comment.
Notre Dame: Asked if economics would play a role in the decision to retain or fire Weis, Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick firmly told Sporting News, "No."
Should Notre Dame fire Weis, it will owe him $18 million for the remaining six years on his contract, sources told SN, and more than $1 million for the guaranteed contracts of his assistant coaches.
"I evaluate programs at the end of the season," Swarbrick said. "I don't evaluate coaches, I evaluate programs."