Monday December 15, 2008
Auburn: A report in the Birmingham News states that the Auburn assistants were told last night by new head coach Gene Chizik to look for jobs elsewhere. Two of Chizik's assistants at Iowa State are Auburn graduates, defensive line coach Mike Pelton and assistant coach Jeff Koonz.
Iowa State: Oklahoma assistant Jay Norvell was close to getting the Iowa State job when Chizik was hired.
Maryland: Head coach Ralph Friedgen has appointed Al Seamonson as interim defensive coordinator for the Humanitarian Bowl preparations. Seamonson replaces Chris Cosh, who recently joined the Kansas State staff.
Miami (OH): Sources tell FootballScoop that New Orleans Saints assistant Aaron Kromer has now been contacted by Miami (OH) officials. We hear Kromer will be on campus and interview this week. Michigan State assistant Don Treadwell and Illinois assistant Curt Mallory are still in the mix.
Sunday December 13, 2008 (Update 2)
Buffalo Bills: The Buffalo Bills have signed head coach Dick Jauron to a contract extension through the 2011 season.
Maryland: We hear there is a chance head coach Ralph Friedgen will promote graduate assistant Brian White to a full-time position. Assistant coach Danny Pearman left the Terps' staff a few weeks ago to join the staff at Clemson.
San Diego State: Ball State head coach Brady Hoke has accepted the head coaching job at San Diego State.
Tennessee: Tampa Bay Bucs defensive coordiantor Monte Kiffin has announced that he will join the Tennessee staff.
Sunday December 13, 2008
Auburn: Iowa State head coach Gene Chizik has accepted the head coaching job at Auburn.
Illinois State: Central Arkansas head coach Clint Conque has withdrawn his name from consideration.
Miami (OH): We hear Don Treadwell has visited campus to interview. Sources tell us that Detroit Lions assistant Scott Loeffler is no longer a candidate. Illinois assistant Curt Mallory is supposed to be on campus sometime this week to interview. New Orleans Saints assistant Aaron Kromer has still yet to be contacted.
Sunday December 12, 2008 (Update 3)
Mississippi State: Sources tell FootballScoop that North Alabama head coach Mark Hudspeth has been hired as wide receivers coach / passing game coordinator at Mississippi State.
Virginia: We hear Al Groh is interested in hiring former Auburn assistant Al Borges as offensive coordinator.
Saturday December 13, 2008
Auburn: Rivals is reporting that Gene Chizik has been hired as the new head football coach at Auburn.