Wednesday May 20, 2009
Tennessee: FootballScoop has learned the Vols have just hired San Francisco 49ers personnel assistant, Kyle Strongin, as the new coordinator of football operations.
Indianapolis Colts: Ron Johnson and Frank Winters are joining the coaching staff. Johnson will assistant with the wide receivers. Winters, the longtime center for Brett Farve in Green Bay, will assistant with the offensive line.
Ohio University: FootballScoop has learned that student-assistant Nick Saum will move into the graduate assistant position that came available when Brian Haines left for West Virginia.
Open Dates Database: We will be update the Open Dates Database this afternoon.
SMU: We hear it is likely that head coach June Jones will add former Texas Longhorn and Atlanta Falcons player, Eric Metcalf, to the Mustangs' coaching staff.
Tennessee: We hear that UT has filled the Coordinator of Football Operations position.
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We thought it was worth pointing out that 10 Division-I programs list "Co-defensive coordinators". Another 8 programs list a "Defensive Coordinator" and a "Co-defensive coordinator". Duke actually has 2 coaches with the title of "Defensive Coordinator".
Tuesday May 19, 2009 (Update 2)
Indiana State: Former Smyrna High School (TN) and Stanford University wide receiver, Luke Powell, has joined the staff at Indiana State as defensive backs coach. Powell was once coached by Indiana State head coach Trent Miles during Powell's early years on The Farm in Palo Alto.
UFL Update (note that there are still some open spots)
Las Vegas - Head coach Jim Fassel will work with Isaac Carter (defensive backs), Donald Eck (offensive line), Sam Garnes (defensive assistant), Larry Mac Duff (DC / special teams), Charles Shelton (DFO / running backs), Eric Van Heusen (special teams / tight ends), Michael Wilson (WRs) and Kevin Wolthausen (d-line).
Orlando - Head coach Jim Haslett will have Bill Bradley (d-backs), Chuck Bresnahan (LBs), Jay Gruden (OC), Carl Hairston (d-line), Bill Laveroni (OL), Sean McVay (quality control / WRs), Ricky Porter (DFO / running backs) and Al Roberts (special teams / tight ends).
New York - Head coach Ted Cottrell's staff includes Donald Blackmon (DC), Derrick Burroughs (admin. assistant / defensive assistant), Earle Mosley (RBs), John Tice (OL) and Pete Rodriquez (special teams).
San Fran - Dennis Green will work with Martin Bayless (DBs), Trent Bray (LBs / quality control), Charles Collins (WRs / TEs), Robert Griffith (defensive assistant), Art Kehoe (OL), Mike Kruczek (OC), Mike McDaniel (RBs / Quality Control), Sid Pillai (DFO) and Brian Stewart (DC)
West Virginia - We hear Ohio University GA Brian Haines has accepted a GA position on the West Virginia staff.
Tuesday May 19, 2009
Florida International: We hear former Rutgers assistant coach Cary Codette could soon join the FIU staff as defensive line coach.
South LaFourche HS (South Louisiana): No word yet on if the Tarpons will make a run at former alum, Ed Orgeron, after the school's head football coach resigned yesterday to accept another coaching position. Our sources tell us the Tarpons might not be able to match the $650,000 annual salary that Coach O is making at Tennessee.
Over 300 high school head coaches updated their contact info yesterday via THE COACH TRACKER. If you have yet to update your information, please do so today.
Monday May 18, 2009 (Update 2)
Philadelphia Eagles: Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson will take a leave of absence while battling cancer. Please keep Coach Johnson and his family in your thoughts. Secondary coach Sean McDermott will take over the defense until Coach Johnson can return to the team.
South Florida: Assistant AD for Football student-athlete development, Curtis Jones, will not return.
Florida Atlantic University: The Strength and Conditioning staff at FAU cordially invites you to the FAU Strength and Conditioning clinic on Saturday, May 30, 2009. This one-day seminar will provide you with information on various styles of training, how to incorporate and apply them into your program properly, and the importance of different nutritional aspects such as content, type, and timing of nutrient consumption to help aid in recovery and speed athletic improvement. Camp Director & FAU's Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Matt Pleskovic will lead the clinic with his assistants. The schedule will consist of:
- Registration @ 9:30 am
- Introduction @ 9:50 am
- Session 1: Strength Training Techniques @ 10:00 am
- Session 2: Acceleration/Speed Development @ 11:00 am
- Lunch (Provided) @ 12:00 pm
- Session 3: Nutrition & Supplementation @ 1:00 pm
- Session 4: Q&A Session @ 1:45 pm
- Session 5: Weight Room Hands-On Technique Work
Monday May 18, 2009
D1 Open Jobs: It appears the only D1 jobs still open are at Cincinnati, Colorado, FIU, and Memphis. We hear Cincinnati is close to naming a tight ends coach. Some seem to think former Alcorn State head coach Ernest Jones will end up back with Brian Kelly at Cincinnati. Colorado has yet to officially fill the wide receivers job. Of course, Ashley Ambrose has been named interim wide receivers coach and is on the road recruiting. It appears to us that FIU and Memphis are still with 8 full-time assistants. There is a chance we will have the FIU hire by the end of the week.
Stonehill College: We hear a new wide receivers coach is Pat McCann.
Note: We will have some grad assistant news later on in the week. Also, we hear there could be a shake-up in the recruiting office at a major BCS program. We are working on that for you, as well.
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We thought an interesting trend making its way through D1 football is the growing number of programs that dedicate 2 full-time assistants to wide receivers. Here's the list of all 10 programs & coaches:
Arizona: Garret Chachere (Inside Receivers) and David Nichol (Outside Receivers)Baylor: Dino Babers (Wide Receivers) and Kendal Briles (Inside Receivers)BYU: Robert Anae (Inside Receivers) and Patrick Higgins (Outside Receivers)Houston: Jason Phillips (Wide Receivers) and Tony Levine (Inside Receivers)Michigan: Tony Dews (Wide Receivers) and Calvin McGee (Slot Receivers)MTSU: Justin Watts (Wide Receivers) and Brent Brock (Inside Receivers)Texas Tech: Dennis Simmons (Wide Receivers) and Lincoln Riley (Inside Receivers)Toledo: Jason Nichols (Outside Receivers) and Jason Candle (Slot Receivers / Tight Ends)Troy: Kenny Edenfield (Inside Receivers) and Shayne Wasden (Outside Receivers)Tulsa: Mike Norvell (Inside Receivers) and Clarence James (Outside Receivers)Any idea which head coach started this trend? Email us and let us know, please. And no, it's not Coach Saban. This is the 1 trend he didn't actually start.