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Sunday January 3, 2010

Chattanooga:  Sources tell us that UT-Martin offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Geep Wade has accepted the tight ends and tackles position at Chattanooga.

Buffalo: FootballScoop has learned that Cincinnati staff associate Marty Spieler will be joining the Buffalo staff along with William Inge and Earnest Jones.

Western Kentucky: Stanford offensive assistant / strength assistant Terry Obee has accepted the wide receivers position at Western Kentucky. Walter Wells will now coach the guards and center.  Eric Mathies will serve as defensive tackles coach / recruiting coordinator.

Texas Tech: ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that NY Jets running backs coach Anthony Lynn could be involved in the Texas Tech search.

Cincinnati: Kerry Combs (defensive backs coach) is expected to be the only coach retained by Butch Jones.

Alabama: Kirby Smart made it pretty clear in a press conference on Sunday that he will return next season to the Crimson Tide.

South Carolina:  Spurrier has hired Shawn Elliott from Appalachian State to be his offensive line coach.

Penn State: Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley stated today that he is not a candidate to fill the DC position at Florida.  Rivals' Tom Diehart reported earlier that he heard a Penn State assistant could fill the Florida defensive coordinator position.  Bradley stated he did not know if Penn State linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden or defensive line coach Larry Johnson were involved in the search.

Youngstown State: Ron Stoops is the new secondary coach / director of high school relations.

Florida State: We hear Jimbo Fisher has talked with former Tennessee defensive ends coach Steve Caldwell.

Texas Tech: AD Gerald Meyers stated, "Ruff has done a good job. He mentioned earlier in the week that he would be auditioning for the job tonight, and I think he had a pretty good performance. He did a great job. These players love Ruffin. Our fans love Ruffin. He certainly will get a lot of strong consideration. We're not opposed to hiring coordinators. We're going to take a look at it. We've got to meet with our administration and go from there. The sooner the better is all I can say."

Kansas City Chiefs: ESPN is reporting the Chiefs could be closing to hiring Romeo Crennel as defensive coordinator.
Saturday January 2, 2010

Buffalo Bills: There are reports that Brian Billick and Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer will interview.

Southern University (LA): Our sources tell us wide receivers coach Eric Dooley will be retained.

Cornell: We hear Cornell has interest in Nebraska volunteer assistant, Joe Moglia.  Moglia is the former CEO of TD Ameritrade.

Youngstown State: Campbell HS (OH) head coach Jeff Bayuk has joined the staff.  We have also heard that head coach Eric Wolford spoke with former Akron offensive coordinator Shane Montgomery.  VMI linebackers coach Paul Soltis is expected to join the staff.

Southern University (LA): We hear Stump Mitchell talked with former Texas Southern assistant Melvin Spears about a position.

Louisville: Florida running backs coach Kenny Carter wouldn't confirm or deny yesterday that he is going to Louisville with Charlie Strong.  Charlie Strong confirmed Vance Bedford is the new defensive coordinator.

William Jewell College: Shawnee Mission North HS head coach Ryan Majors has joined the staff on the offensive side.

Montana: Calgary Stampeders assistant Dave Dickenson has been offered a job, but Montana head coach Robin Pflugrad doesn't think Dickenson plans to leave Calgary this year.  Mick Delany will remain on the staff.
Friday January 1, 2010

Happy New Year everybody!  We are hearing that Monday might be another one of those crazy days in this profession.  We're covering it as it happens.

Western Kentucky: Palmetto HS (FL) head coach Ray Woodie has accepted an assistant coaching position at Western Kentucky.

UNLV: We hear Miami (OH) wide receivers coach Cedric Cormier has been offered a position at UNLV.

Langston University (OK): We hear there is a grad assistant position open.

Boise State: Chris Petersen has signed a new 5-year contract.

Virginia: Old Dominion defensive backs coach / recruiting coordinator Chip West has accepted a defensive position at Virginia. We hear London has offered the defensive coordinator job to Miami Dolphins' linebackers coach Jim Reid.

Cincinnati: Central Michigan assistants Don Mahonay (offensive line coach), Tim Elder (linebackers), Mike Bajakian (OC / quarterbacks), and Steve Stripling (defensive line) are all going to Cincinnati with Butch Jones. CMU grad assistants Tony Pape and Ryan Oshnock are also going to Cincinnati.

Central Michigan: We hear tight ends / special teams coordinator Max Glowacki, running backs coach Jeff Beckles, defensive tackles coach Paul Volero are not heading Cincinnati with Butch Jones.

Murray State:  We hear that Central Arkansas quarterbacks coach Buster Faulkner is headed to Murray State as the offensive coordinator.

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Notre Dame:  We hear that former Kansas offensive coordinator Ed Warinner has been hired as the new offensive line coach at Notre Dame.

Tampa Bay:  Doug Williams has agreed to a one year extension to remain as the team's director of pro personnel.

More than 60 head coaching updates over the past few days on High School Scoop.

Marshall:  We hear that Florida grad assistant Zach Smith will join the Marshall staff as an offensive assistant.

Sam Houston:  We hear that defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Scott Stoker will be retained by new head coach Willie Fritz.
Wednesday December 31, 2009

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Montana:  FootballScoop has learned that Robin Pflugrad has just accepted the head coaching position at Montana.

Kansas:  We hear Vic Shealy has accepted the defensive backs position at Kansas.

Bucknell: We are hearing ULL running backs / special teams coach Justin Lustig will interview for the head coaching job at Bucknell.

Louisville: We hear Florida defensive backs coach Vance Bedford has been offered the defensive coordinator job at Louisville.

LSU: AD Joe Alleva has stated that John Chavis will now be paid in the neighborhood of $600,000 per year after being courted by Georgia for the defensive coordinator position.

Central Michigan: Our sources have just informed us that Central Michigan has interviewed Wake Forest offensive coordinator Steed Lobotzke for the head coaching position.

Southern University:  Sources tell FootballScoop that Southern has offered the job to Stump Mitchell (Washington Redskins running backs coach).

Notre Dame: FootballScoop has learned that Tennessee offensive grad assistant Mitch Browning will not be joining the Notre Dame staff.  Our source tells us that Browning does have an offer to join the staff at Akron.

Georgia: Mark Richt has stated that Rodney Garner is not a candidate for the DC position.

Mississippi Valley State: We hear MVSU is interested in North Alabama DC Karl Morgan, Grambling defensive backs coach Sam Washington, Arkansas Baptist College head coach Richard Wilson, and current high school coach Charlie Brown.

Northern State: Austin Flyer has accepted the defensive line job.  Flyer previously coached the defensive line at Southern Illinois.  Also, Jamestown College offensive coordinator Mark Martin has accepted the OC position at Northern State.

Montana: A source tells us that Montana has just offered the head coaching position to Wisconsin defensive coordinator Dave Doeren.  Our source tells us that Doeren will decide in the next 48 hours.

Grand Valley State: We hear Brian Rock (Purdue wide receivers), James Spady (Grambling offensive coordinator), and Matt Mitchell (Grand Valley State defensive coordinator) have interviewed.  Lance Leipold (Wisconsin-Whitewater head coach) is expected interview.

Montana: We hear Andre Patterson (former UNLV defensive line coach) and Bart Andrus have spoken with the Montana AD.  Our source tells us wide receivers coach Robin Pflugrad (Montana wide receivers) did a great job in his interview.

Southern University (LA): Stump Mitchell (Washington Redskins running backs coach) and Darrell Asberry (Shaw University head coach) are the finalists.  Doug Williams withdrew his name.

University of Sioux Falls: Two graduate assistantship positions are available - one offensive and one defensive.  Start date is February 1st.  Graduate Assistantship includes full graduate tuition (upon acceptance to the graduate program) and a monthly stipend.  Potential candidates must pursue a MED.  Bachelor's degree required. Previous college coaching preferred. Digital video editing experience preferred. Job duties include:  Assist coaching staff with day-to-day operations of the football program, position group responsibility, scouting, managing a recruiting territory, strength & conditioning, game-day duties, administrative tasks and other duties as assigned. No telephone calls. Send letter of interest, resume, and references to: Jon Anderson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Review of resumes to begin immediately. EOE/AA

Muskingum University: invites applications for a one year with a one year renewable contract as a graduate assistant in Football. The position is under the supervision of the Athletic Director and the Head Football Coach. Duties include assisting with all phases of the Football program, Spring Sports Game Manager, and any additional duties assigned by the Director of Athletics. This is a ten month appointment. Position includes tuition remission, monthly stipend, and board. Candidate must have a Bachelors Degree and qualify for admission into Muskingum College's graduate program. Send a letter of application, resume, and list of references to: Al Logan; Head Football; Muskingum University; Recreation Center; New Concord, Ohio 43762 Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Muskingum College is an equal opportunity employer.
Wednesday December 30, 2009

Texas A&M:  Assistant head coach and defensive coordinator Joe Kines is retiring.  In making the announcement head coach Mike Sherman added, "I have no doubt we will attract quality candidates for the defensive coordinator position."

Kansas:  We hear that Richmond defensive coordinator Vic Shealy has spoken with Turner Gill about the defensive backs job.

Illinois State: FootballScoop has learned that quarterbacks coach Luke Huard has been promoted to offensive coordinator.
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FIU: We hear former Kansas defensive coordinator Clint Bowen may interview for the DC position.  Former assistant Greg Laffere is back as the tight ends coach.

Marshall: FootballScoop has learned that Chattanooga defensive line coach Fred Tate has accepted a position on the defensive side at Marshall.

Montana: We hear Utah OC Dave Schramm interviewed for the head coaching job.

Utah State: We hear tight ends coach T.J. Woods will add the title of recruiting coordinator.

Texas Tech: Mike Leach has just been dismissed as head coach.  It will be interesting to see if Texas Tech goes after Tommy Tuberville, Art Briles, or Sonny Dykes (Arizona offensive coordinator).

San Jose State: We hear head coach Mike MacIntyre is interested in Bryant Young as defensive line coach.

Central Michigan: We hear CMU may have interviewed Elon head coach Pete Lembo.

Utah State: We are hearing that Dave Baldwin will likely move over to quarterbacks and offensive GA, Jovon Bouknight (former Pontiac Game Changing Performer), will likely be promoted to wide receivers.

UNLV: Our sources tell us Montana defensive coordinator Kraig Paulson is going to UNLV as the co-defensive coordinator.

Cincinnati: Rivals' Tom Dienhart is reporting J.D. Brookhart has interviewed for a position at Cincinnati.

Arizona State: We wonder if Dennis Erickson is waiting on Idaho to finish their season, in order to name an Idaho assistant as his next OC.  Idaho plays today against Bowling Green.  We hear Steve Axman did interview.

Malone University: Greenville College (IL) head coach Eric Hehman has accepted the head coaching job at Malone University.

Marshall: Our sources tell us The Citadel defensive line coach Sean Cronin has accepted the defensive line job at Marshall University. Cronin previously served as a GA at Florida, working with Doc Holliday.

Adidas: Congratulations to all of the Adidas schools appearing in FBS Bowl games this season!
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Utah State: Head coach Gary Anderson has stated that he will consider promoting a grad assistant to quarterbacksc coach.  The position opened up with Kevin McGiven accepted the quarterbacks / passing game coordinator position at Memphis.
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