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Wednesday June 3, 2009

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Eastern Illinois: Former Eureka College coach Matt Smiley is the new special teams coach at Eastern Illinois.  Before coach at Eureka, Smiley served as the special teams coordinator at Dartmouth.

Indiana State: FootballScoop learned last night that former Cincinnati and Notre Dame graduate assistant, Jesse Minter, has accepted the running backs job at Indiana State.

University of San Diego: FootballScoop has confirmed that offensive coordinator Todd Washington is taking part in the San Diego Chargers OTA internship program that will continue through part of training camp.
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South Alabama: We hear the candidates for the athletic director position at South Alabama include Southeastern LA athletic director Joel Erdmann, Birmingham-Southern athletic director Joe Dean Jr., and Samford associate athletic director Jay Roberson.

Tennessee: We have learned that off-the-field graduate assistant Ryan Bollinger is now serving in the role of assistant to the head coach.


Kentucky State University: There may be an opening at Kentucky State University.  Position will be on defensive side of ball, defensive line or linebackers.  Position is full-time and has full benefits.  Will try to fill position ASAP.  Send cover letter, resume and references to Head Coach Fred T. Farrier at or fax to 502-597-6466.

St Ambrose University: (NAIA) In Davenport, Iowa is seeking an offensive line graduate assistant position open.  The position will include a stipend and tuition.  Looking for applicants that have a passion for coaching and the energy to perform all the duties associated with a full time coach.  Interested applicants should email their resumes to Mike Magistrelli, Head Football Coach (). Minorities are encouraged to apply.  No phone calls please.

The Extra Point presented by Wilson

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

So how many times do you want to move in your coaching career?  Check out the stops these veteran coaches have made.

(14 stops) Wayne Moses (UCLA running backs coach): UCLA, Cal, Washington, USC, Stanford, Pittsburgh, Bowling Green, Rutgers, San Diego State, UCLA (again), New Mexico, Stanford (again), and St. Louis Rams

(10 stops) A.J. Christoff (VMI defensive coordinator): Idaho, Oregon, Stanford, Notre Dame, Colorado, Cincinnati, Alabama, UCLA, San Francisco 49ers, Stanford (again)

(10 stops) Ed Zaunbrecher (Rice offensive coordinator): Rice, Purdue, Marshall, Illinois, Florida, ULM, Michigan State, LSU, Wake Forest, Arizona

(10 stops) Joe Kines (Texas A&M defensive coordinator): Texas A&M, Jacksonville State, Clemson, Florida, Alabama, Tampa Bay Bucs, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida State, Alabama (again).
Tuesday June 2, 2009 (Update 2)

Memphis: FootballScoop has learned that head coach Tommy West has just hired ULM assistant John Wozniak to fill the Tigers' last full-time position.  Wozniak coached last season at Montana State and had joined the ULM staff after the season as the new wide receivers coach.  He will now make the move to Memphis.

South Alabama: AD Joe Gottfied will retire on August 1st.
Tuesday May 2, 2009 (Update 2)

Edmonton Eskimos (CFL): Former Eskimos' wide receiver (1999-2006) Ed Hervey has been named Eskimos Head Scout.   University of Alberta head coach Jerry Friesen will serve as a guest coach during training camp.  Other training camp "guest coaches" will be Mookie Mitchell, Rick Walters, Tim Prinsen, Bill Dole, Jason Lafferty, and Ace Powell.

Saskatchewan Rough Riders (CFL): The following coaches will serves as "guest coaches" during training camp.  Ed Carleton (DC- University of Saskatchewan), Paul Charbonneau (TE- North Dakota), Bob Lancaster (DC- Catawba College), Gerry McGrath (HC- Concordia), Joe Loth (HC- Otterbein College), and Marcus Crandell (former East Carolina, NFL, and CFL quarterback). 
Tuesday May 2, 2009

Cleveland Browns: Former Dallas Cowboys scout Keith O'Quinn is joining the Browns' staff as director of pro scouting. 

Colorado: Head coach Dan Hawking has hired 68 year-old Bob Foster to coach the outside linebackers for just the 2009 season.  Foster is the former UC-Davis head coach, who most recently coached the linebackers at Cal in 2006.  Meanwhile, Coach Hawkins plans to serve as the wide receivers coach this season, while mentoring graduate assistant Ashley Ambrose.  Ambrose will move into the wide receivers position in 2010.  Jashon Sykes will serve as assistant DFO and coordinator of football relations.  Todd Ritter will move into a new role of assistant DFO and coordinator of on-campus recruiting.  Chip Marks has been added to the staff as Hawkins' right hand man.  Robert Tucker remains as DFO. 

High School Coaches: The Coach Tracker database is nearing its' release.  If you have yet to update your contact information, please take 2 minutes right now.
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Kansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs have hired former New England Patriots assistant coach (2005-2007) Joel Collier as the assistant general manager.  Former Tampa Bay area scout Dom Green joins the staff as an area scout.  Former Northwestern University coordinator of player development Ryan Kessenich joins the staff as an area scout.  Also, former Cleveland Browns head coach liason / special teams assistant, Chris Caminiti, joins the staff as manager of football operations.   

LA Tech: We hear head coach Derek Dooley has hired Jacob Peeler as a football intern.  Peeler previously served as the offensive line coach at Independence CC (KS).  Peeler is a former LA Tech offensive lineman. 

Portland State: Offensive coordinator Mouse Davis has decided to call it career after 50 years of coaching. 

Tampa Bay Bucs: Tampa Bay Tech coach C.C. Culpepper will take part in an internship as he joins the Bucs' staff during this week's OTA's. Culpepper will return to Tampa Bay Tech.

Winona State: is no longer taking applications for the GA position.


Lindenwood University: St. Charles, MO, Graduate Assistant coach.  The position will be serving on the defensive side.  The position includes coaching a position, strength & conditioning, recruiting, use of digital editing system, and other administrative duties as assigned by the head coach and coordinator.  The position will begin the Fall 2009 semester. Compensation includes combination of Room/Board/Classes.  Coaching or playing experience at the collegiate or HS level is preferred. Candidates should email resume to   or fax to Shawn Nagel @ 636-949-4746.  

Southwest Minnesota State University: member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, is a NCAA Division II school located in Marshall, MN.  We are currently accepting resumes for a GRADUATE ASSISTANT position.  Experience working with the Defensive Line is preferred.  E-mail your cover letter, resume, & references to Head Coach Eric Eidsness (), or fax to SMSU FOOTBALL 507-537-6578.  No phone calls please.   
Monday June 1, 2009

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Oregon State: We hear Oregon State the assistant football operations job was filled late last week.   

Philadelphia Eagles: Brian Stewart has accepted a position with the Eagles.  Stewart served as the defensive coordinator last season with the Dallas Cowboys, but was not retained at the end of the season. 

2011 Open Dates: We should have the 2011 Open Dates database on the site late this week.  You can fill out your OPEN DATES, so that we can help you see which programs are searching for games in 2011.

The Extra Point presented by Wilson

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

20 head coaching changes took place this off-season in Division-I football.  We thought it was interesting to research the new offensive coordinators and their previous experience as a college offensive coordinator.

Years as college offensive coordinator: Offensive Coordinator (College)

1st ever offensive coordinator job: Billy Napier (Clemson)
1st ever offensive coordinator job: Eddie Faulkner (Ball State)
1 year: Timm Rosenbach (New Mexico State)
1 year: Doug Nussmeier (Washington)
2 years: Matt Campbell (Toledo)
2 years: Marcus Arroyo (Wyoming)
3 years: Gus Malzahn (Auburn)
3 years: Mark Helfrich (Oregon)
4 years: Peter Vaas (Miami OH)
4 years: Tom Herman (Iowa State)
8 years: Ian Shields (Army)
8 years: Darrell Dickey (New Mexico)
8 years: Dave Baldwin (Utah State)
9 years: Jim Chaney (Tennessee)
10 years: Les Koenning Jr. (Mississippi State)
12 years: Gary Tranquill (Boston College)
13 years: Rob Spence (Syracuse)
14 years: Gary Nord (Purdue)
16 years: Warren Ruggerio (Bowling Green)
22 years: Al Borges (San Diego State)
Note: Darrell Dickey, Dave Baldwin, Gary Nord, and Ian Shields have each served as a head coach at the collegiate level.  Kansas State does not have an assistant coach with the title of "offensive coordinator".

The following new head coaches come will likely work extensively with the offensive game planning: Dabo Swinney (Clemson), Steve Sarkisian (Washington), Chip Kelly (Oregon), Mike Locksley (New Mexico), Dan Mullen (Mississippi State), Mike Haywood (Miami, OH), Lane Kiffin (Tennessee), Stan Parrish (Ball State), and Dave Clawson (Bowling Green).

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