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Thursday January 22, 2009

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Christopher Newport University: Phoebus HS (VA) head coach Bill Dee will join the staff as an assistant coach.

Illinois State: Former Emporia State defensive line coach Spence Nowinski has been hired as defensive line coach.

Muskigum: Matt Louis will coach the linebackers.

Illinois: University of Houston offensive line coach Joe Gilbert has accepted the same position on Ron Zook's staff at Illinois.

Miami: We hear head coach Randy Shannon is getting close to naming an offensive coordinator.  Our sources tell us the job could narrow down to Oregon State offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf and Philadephia Eagles assistant Mark Whipple.   

New England Patriots: Former Duke University quarterbacks coach (2005-2006), Bill O'Brien, will coach the quarterbacks.

NY Jets: Former Baltimore Ravens assistant Mike Pettine will be named defensive coordinator.  We hear Mike Westhoff will coach the special teams.  Bill Callahan will coach the offensive line.

North Dakota State: Linebackers coach Kyle Nystrom will not return to the staff next season.

Ole Miss: Our sources tell us former Ole Miss linebacker Lanier Goethie has accepted the defensive GA position. Former Arkansas quarterback Clark Irwin will serve as the new offensive GA.

San Diego Chargers: University of Pittsburgh defensive GA Greg Williams will be named assistant linebackers coach.  We hear Menlo College (CA) defensive coordinator Chris Dishman will be named assistant secondary coach. 

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Toledo: Former Western Carolina defensive backs coach Steve Clinkscale will coach the cornerbacks.
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Wednesday January 21, 2009 (Update 5)

Alabama: Nick Saban has hired Auburn linebackers coach James Willis as associate head coach / linebackers.

Carolina Panthers: We hear Cleveland Browns quarterbacks coach Rip Scherer is heading to Carolina in the same capacity.

Rice: Our sources tell us former Purdue offensive coordinator Ed Zaunbrecher will join the Rice staff.
Wednesday January 21, 2009 (Update 4)

Stanford: Offensive line coach Chris Dalman has left the program to spend more time with his family.

Air Force: Head coach Troy Calhoun has agreed to a new 5-year contract.

Detroit Lions: Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham will accept the same position within the Detroit Lions organization.
Wedneday January 21, 2009 (Update 3)

Grand Rapids CC: Our sources tell us Muskegon HS head coach (MI) Tony Annese will be named the new head coach this afternoon at Grand Rapids CC.

Mississippi State: We hear former Auburn wide receivers coach Greg Knox has accepted a position on Dan Mullen's staff at Mississippi State.  Our sources tell us Knox will coach the running backs.

Western Illinois: Our sources tell us that Northern Arizona cornerbacks coach Carl Franks will join the Western Illinois staff as secondary coach.
Wednesday January 21, 2009 (Update 2)

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Bowling Green: As FootballScoop first reported over a week ago, Marshall assistant Shannon Morrison has officially accepted the co-defensive coordinator position at Bowling Green.

Florida: Former University of Washington tights ends /special teams coach Brian White will join Urban Meyer's staff.  White will coach the tight ends.

San Diego State: Former New Mexico linebackers coach Tony White has joined the San Diego State staff as defensive backs coach.

Tennessee: We hear former Ole Miss head coach Ed Orgeron has invaded the Rebel's staff.  The Vols have hired Ole Miss recruiting assistant Amanda Gilpin to assist the Vols' recruiting office.

Yale: We hear Hawaii special teams coordinator / assistant defensive line coach Ikaika Malloe will join the Yale staff under new head coach Tom Williams. 
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