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Saturday December 27, 2008

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Cal Poly: We hear San Francisco 49ers special teams assistant Dave Fipp is interested in the head coaching job at Cal Poly.

Georgia: It appears offensive line coach Stacey Searels will stay at UGA. Auburn head coach Gene Chizik has expressed interest in hiring Searels. 

LSU: We hear LSU has found their replacement for co-defensive coordinator Bradley Dale Peveto.  Peveto recently accepted the head coaching job at Northwestern State (LA). The Tigers are not expected to make the announcement until after the bowl game.

Michigan State: Head coach Mark Dantonio has agreed to a revised contract that will bring his annual total income to an estimated 1.8 million.

Mississippi State: We hear veteran defensive coordinator Carl Torbush is likely to end up in Starkville.

New Mexico: We hear Mike Locksley is going to hire North Dakota State defensive coordinator Willie Mack Garza.

New Mexico State: There is a report that UCLA defensive coordinator is expected to be on campus at NMSU on Monday.  It appears the Aggies are getting closer to hiring Walker.
Rutgers: Read the DFO Scoop

Towson: Sources tell FootballScoop that Towson has hired UCONN offensive coordinator Rob Ambrose as head coach.
Friday December 26, 2008 (Update 2)

Auburn: Linebackers coach James Willis has been retained.   Phillip Lolley (Director of NFL relations), Chette Williams (chaplain) have also been retained. 
Read the DFO Scoop

Army: Cal Poly head coach Rich Ellerson has accepted the head coaching position at Army.

Notre Dame: We hear head coach Charlie Weis is interested in Tampa Bay Bucs assistant Rich Bisaccia. 
Friday December 26, 2008

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Fordham: Who do you hear has interviewed for the coordinator positions?

New Mexico State: Alabama offensive coordinator Jim McElwain is not a finalist for the New Mexico State job.

North Carolina A&T: We hear Tennessee State head coach James Webster is still in the mix.

South Carolina: Sources tell FootballScoop that former South Carolina and Pittsburgh Steelers running back Duce Staley will be joining Spurrier's staff in some capacity. 

Tampa Bay Bucs: Defensive backs coach Raheem Morris will be promoted to defensive coordinator in Tampa Bay.  Of course, Monte Kiffin is leaving to become the defensive coordinator at University of Tennessee.
Wednesday December 24, 2008

Belhaven College: We hear Belhaven is interested in Bacone College head coach Joe Thrasher.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Executive VP of player personnel James Harris has resigned.  Gene Smith has been promoted from executive director of college and pro personnel to executive VP of player personnel.

Iowa State: Paul Rhoads has hired Akron assistant head coach Bill Bleil.  Bleil will coach on the offensive side of the ball.

Louisville: We hear that Steve Kragthorpe is interested in former Tennessee defensive backs coach Larry Slade to fill the secondary position at Louisville.

Mississippi State: After interviewing with Lane Kiffin at Tennessee and Dan Mullen at Mississippi State, we hear that Southern Miss recruiting coordinator / running backs coach Frank Wilson has joined the staff at Mississippi State. 

New Mexico State: The 3 finalists for the New Mexico State head coaching position are DeWayne Walker (UCLA - defensive coordinator), Mike Schultz (TCU - offensive coordinator), and Jim McElwain (Alabama - offensive coordinator).

San Diego State: Sources tell FootballScoop that Brady Hoke has hired Al Borges as offensive coordinator.  Borges most recently served as offensive coordinator at Auburn in 2007.  We hear the Hoke has contacted Rocky Long about being the defensive coordinator.

Syracuse: As FootballScoop 1st reported, Greg Adkins has officially joined the Syracuse staff.  Adkins will coach the offensive line and serve as recruiting coordinator.

Tennessee: Sources tell FootballScoop that Lane Kiffin has talked with Oakland Raiders assistant Darren Perry about joining the UT staff as defensive backs coach.

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Tuesday December 23, 2008 (Update 3)

Army: We hear Cal Poly head coach Rich Ellerson is the leading candidate at Army.

New Mexico State: We hear DeWayne Walker is still in the running at New Mexico State.

Mississippi State: Sources tell FootballScoop that Southern Miss recruiting coordinator / running backs coach Frank Wilson will be joining Dan Mullen's staff at Mississippi State.

Virginia: Sources tell us that Latrell Scott has officially accepted a position on Al Groh's staff at Virginia.
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