Friday December 11, 2009
Youngstown State: No word yet out of Youngstown. Our sources tell us as of late this afternoon, neither Brian Polian or Eric Wolford had been offered the job. We wonder if there is a dark horse. We have not confirmed that Wolford has interviewed, despite a report that he has.
Trinity International University: Our sources tell us Kirk Wherritt has accepted the head coaching position. We hear defensive backs coach Curtis Maye will now coach the wide receivers.
Florida: FootballScoop has just learned that Ole Miss defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix will pass on the opportunity to join the staff at Florida. Nix will remain the defensive coordinator at Ole Miss.
Murray State: Our sources tell us the three finalists for the Murray State job are Steve Shankweiler (East Carolina (co-offensive coordinator / offensive line), Chris Hatcher (former Georgia Southern head coach), and Randall McCray (Wisconsin recruiting coordinator / safeties coach).
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Florida State: Our sources have just told us that Arizona DC Mark Stoops has accepted the offer to join Jimbo Fisher's staff as defensive coordinator.
Illinois: We hear Kansas co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Bill Miller will talk with Ron Zook. At one point, Miller served as the secondary coach on Zook's staff at Florida.
UL-Monroe: What are you hearing? Send us an email.
Illinois: Co-defensive coordinators Curt Mallory and Dan Disch will remain on the staff as position coaches, but will not serve as co-coordinators.
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Syracuse: What are you hearing about the OC, WR, DL jobs? Send us an email.
Western Kentucky: Head coach Willie Taggart will make a base salary of $225,000.
Virginia: Check the DFO Scoop
Florida: It didn't take Urban Meyer very long...Central Michigan wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni has accepted the wide receivers job at Florida.
Guifford College: We hear the OC position just opened up.
Cincinnati: A report out of Houston is saying that UC has asked for permission to talk with Kevin Sumlin.
Illinois: We are hearing OC Mike Schultz, WR coach Jim Pry, QB coach Kurt Beathard, and special teams coach Mike Woodford will not return.
Notre Dame: The Irish contacted Tony Dungy through a third party before coming to an agreement with Brian Kelly.
Louisville: There are several reports that Charlie Strong would like to hire Kerwin Bell (Jacksonville University head coach) as his offensive coordinator.
Cincinnati: Jeff Quinn, the Cincinnati offensive coordinator / offensive line coach, will serve as head coach during the Sugar Bowl.
Memphis: We are now hearing that Larry Porter will not be able to lure Greg Studrawa as OC.
Charlotte: We hear it just became official...Charlotte will begin playing football in 2013.
Illinois: We hear a few changes have been made...(more to come)
Georgia Southern: Our sources tell us Bethune-Cookman offensive line coach C. Ray Gregory will likely join the GSU staff under Jeff Monken.
Elon: Head coach Pete Lembo withdrew his name from the Princeton search.
Florida: Our sources tell us with the departure of wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales, Urban Meyer will talk with Central Michigan wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni. We hear that Azzanni worked extremely hard (we have heard great stories) for Meyer when the two coaches worked together at Bowling Green. Azzanni happens to be one of the three finalist for the 2009 FootballScoop Wide Receiver Coaches of the Year powered by MUSCLE MILK.
Louisville: Charlie Strong gets 5-years at $1.6 million per year.
Virginia: Anthony Poindexter is the only UVA assistant that wil definitely be retained.
Georgia Southern: Let us know what you hear about potential assistants. Send us an email.
William Jewell College: Defensive coordinator Jerod Kruse has been promoted to head coach.
Texas: Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp, who is the Longhorns' head-coach designate to succeed Mack Brown, has signed a one-year contract that automatically renews itself so long as Brown remains in charge of the team. There is no set date in the contract for the transition from Brown's retirement to Muschamp's elevation to head coach.
Akron: Our sources tell us new head coach Rob Ianello will try to lure Ron Powlus (Notre Dame - QB coach) and John Latina (former Notre Dame OL / Ole Miss offensive coordinator) to join the staff at Akron.
LSU: Our sources tell us Billy Gonzales will have the title of wide receivers coach / passing game cooridnator at LSU.
Kansas: Tommy Tuberville told the Kansas City Star newspaper that he is interested in the job.
Houston: AD Mack Rhoades says Sumlin's contract extension is 99% done.
Thursday December 10, 2009
LSU: FootballScoop has confirmed that Florida wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales is leaving the Gators. We are hearing he is heading to Baton Rouge to join the LSU staff.
Florida: FootballScoop is hearing Urban Meyer offered the defensive coordinator job to Ole Miss defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix. We hear Houston Nutt has made a large counter offer to keep Nix. Our sources tell us if Nix does accept the offer to join the Florida staff, Houston Nutt will likely promote from within his defensive staff.
Cincinnati: We are hearing former Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey is interested in the Cincinnati job. It will be interesting to see if Central Michigan head coach Butch Jones enters the picture. Jones followed Brian Kelly at Central Michigan.
Stanford: Jim Harbaugh has hired his father, Jack, as interim running backs coach for the Cardinal bowl game.
Kansas: We continue to hear that Kansas is interested in Herm Edwards.
Memphis: FootballScoop has learned that Larry Porter has hired Mike Dubose as defensive line coach. We also hear that Porter could make a huge offer to lure LSU offensive line coach Greg Studrawa to Memphis as the OC.
Notre Dame: ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting that Notre Dame has just hired Brian Kelly.
Memphis: We hear that Larry Porter could be very close to hiring Milsaps head coach Mike Dubose as part of his defensive staff.
Arkansas State: The Athletic Director came out today announcing that head coach Steve Roberts will return next year; however he will do so with a new offensive coordinator as Doug Ruse has been let go.
Marshall: Rivals' Tom Dienhart is reporting that both Florida State's Rick Trickett and Central Michigan's Butch Jones will interview on Friday.
Virginia: We are told Richmond OC Mike Farragalli and defensive line coach Jeff Hanson will be joining Mike London's staff at UVA. Miami Dolphins linebackers coach Jim Reid declined to talk about the possibility of him joining London's staff as the DC.
Marshall: We hear Wake Forest DC Brad Lambert is still in the mix. According to one report, Lambert's staff reportedly would include Tony Petersen as offensive coordinator, Phil Ratliff, Greg Adkins (Syracuse OL), George Barlow and Jay Hopson (Michigan LBs). Either Barlow or Hopson would be defensive coordinator.
Virginia: We are hearing London has hired Vicent Brown as linebackers coach. Brown previously served as the linebackers coach at Richmond under London. We hear "The UnderTaker," as he was known during his playing days in New England, will be in Charlottesville today.
Akron: Notre Dame wide receivers coach Rob Ianello has accepted the head coaching job at Akron. Ianello will be introduced today.
Richmond: Defensive coordinator Vic Shealy wants the jobs. Holy Cross head coach Tom Gilmore had not been contacted as of yesterday.
Wednesday December 9, 2009
San Jose St.: We hear that Ron Caragher, head coach at San Diego, and Stanford offensive coordinator / WRs coach David Shaw have interviewed.
Minnesota: Head coach Tim Brewster confirmed this afternoon that he is no longer a candidate at Kansas.
Florida State: Running backs coach Dexter Carter, who will not be retained, says, "I enjoyed coaching them. I feel like we were - I guess the bottom line is - productive. But it doesn't matter. Because he's got to [put together] a staff in a manner in which he sees is the best fit as he moves forward. And he doesn't owe me an explanation, which I didn't ask for one and he didn't give.""[Coaching at FSU was a] tremendous opportunity. I believe I took advantage of it. I surely leave better equipped, smarter, more equipped to move forward in this coaching profession. I've been able to learn from some of the best coaches ... I leave better than I came. So I feel very, very fortunate."
"I still plan on coaching."
Pitt State: As we reported last week, Pitt State has now officially hired Tim Beck as head football coach. Beck was the recipient of the 2008 FootballScoop D2 Coordinator of the Year powered by MUSCLE MILK.
Texas: Mack Brown will now be paid $5 million per season through 2016. Wow!
North Dakota State: Our sources tell us defensive coordinator Mike Breske has resigned.
Hampton University: FootballScoop has learned that Maryland offensive quality control, Charles Huff, just accepted the offensive line job at Hampton University.
Akron: FootballScoop is hearing that Notre Dame wide receivers coach has interviewed at Akron and San Jose State. There is a report that Akron could name Ianello as the new head coach by Thursday.
Notre Dame: ESPN is reporting the Irish are interested in UCONN head coach Randy Edsall.
Florida: Wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales stated this afternoon that he will not be joining Charlie Strong at Louisville. According to one article, Gonzales has turned down opportunities in the past to coach in the NFL along with college teams in Tennessee and Louisiana State.
Edmonton Eskimos: Co-defensive coordinator Jim Daly has resigned.
Central Missouri: We hear OC Charlie Stubbs is no longer with the program. According to our source, secondary coach Kellen Nesbitt will follow his father to Truman State. It is also likely that tight ends / strength coach Jed Paulson will join the Truman State staff.
Florida: We hear Urban Meyer will target Ole Miss defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix.
Louisville: Charlie Strong will be introduced today as head coach.
The Citadel: Head coach Kevin Higgins has stated he is not interested in the Richmond or Princeton head coaching jobs.
Murray State: Our sources tell us Mike MacIntyre withdrew his name from the search at Murray State and Sam Houston. We hear the administration is impressed with former Georgia Southern head coach Chris Hatcher.
Cincinnati: One of our favorites, Erik Kuselias, stated this morning on The Herd, "Folks, we get a lot of people that come through the ESPN campus. We get Kobe, Jordan, Stoops, Meyer, etc. You name it...we get it. I can say maybe the most impressive person to come through here is Brian Kelly. Folks, from the people in the cafeteria to the people in the executive suits...the guy nailed it. He was awesome, as gracious as anyone to ever come through here." Kuselias added, "Stud. Star. Gracious, confident, professional, everything." What a great compliment to Kelly!
Memphis: Our sources tell us that two coaches have recommended to Larry Porter that he strongly consider hiring Nebraska defensive ends coach John Papuchis as defensive coordinator. At one time, Papuchis served a as grad assistant at LSU, working with then Tigers' defensive coordinator Bo Pelini. We hear Porter and Papuchis have a good relationship.
Philadelphia Eagles: Andy Reid has agreed to a 3-year contract extension through 2013.
Nevada: With Nigel Burton departing for Portland State, linebackers coach Ken Wilson will serve as the defensive coordinator for Nevada in Hawaii Bowl preparations.
ULM: AD Bobby Staub says, "We're not trying to win the press conference bringing someone in from here or there. That's not my main objective. Mine is how do we get the perfect fit for ULM."
"First of all, you want someone who can help you win a championship on the field," Staub said. "That's obviously a characteristic you look for. Then, someone who will graduate our kids. Somebody that can engage our community to rally around the program and run the program in a first class manner."
"All those are important characteristics we look for. They may have 2 of the 4, or 3 of the 4, but we want a person with 4-of-4."
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Itawamba CC (MS): We just heard a few minutes ago that East Central defensive coordinator William Jones has been offered the head coaching job.
Mississippi State: AD Greg Brynes has stated that he is working on a contract extension for head coach Dan Mullen. Mullen has three years left on his current contract worth 1.2 million annually. Brynes says, "Keeping Dan here would be of high priority for us."
Tennessee State: 3 former TSU head coaches have applied for the job. Bill Thomas (1984-1988), L.C. Cole (1996-1999), and James Reese (2000-2004) are all going after the job.
Calgary Stampeders: Defensive assistant Mark Kilam has been promoted to special teams coordinator.
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Tuesday December 8, 2009
Sam Houston State: David Beaty (Kansas wide receivers), Darrell Dickey (New Mexico OC), Willie Fritz (Central Missouri head coach), Kim Helton (UAB OC), Mike MacIntyre (Duke DC), Wesley McGriff (Miami DB's), Guy Morris (Texas A&M-Commerce), Jason Phillips (Houston co-offensive coordinator), David Smith (Klein Oak HS), Ross Rogers (former HS head coach), Chris Thomsen (Abilene Christian HC ), and Scott Wachenheim (Washington Redskins TE's) are the 12 candidates. 4 candidates will be brought in for interviews.
Kansas: Twin City TV stations are reporting Minnesota head coach Tim Brewster has talked with Kansas.
Says Minnesota AD Joel Maturi: "I'm smart enough to know that (Brewster's) not going to tell me; nor is the athletic director (Lew Perkins) at Kansas going to tell me until it's a done deal," he added. "I chatted with (Brewster) about it very, very briefly. I told him I'm getting tired of all of these Kansas calls. That's kind of been my conversations with him. I know how the game is played. I know how it is. I'm respectful of that. I'm not going to believe the rumors until they're fact. I'm not going to knee-jerk react one way or the other because of it."
Georgia: Asked by reporter Doug Crise of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette if he had spoken to Bulldogs coach Mark Richt about the possibility of joining UGA's staff, Kirby Smart didn't say yes or no.
"I haven't really thought about it, to be honest," Smart said. "All I've done since the game against Florida is get ready and go recruit. I'm happy at Alabama and my wife's happy at Alabama. We're not looking to go anywhere."
Murray State: We hear Shane Beamer is not a candidate. A different source tells us Murray State was extremely high on Dan Werner (former Miami and Ole Miss OC). From what our sources tell us, Werner was the leading candidate, but pulled his named out yesterday due to family reasons. We hear former Georgia Southern head coach Chris Hatcher, Duke defensive coordinator Mike MacIntyre, and East Carolina assistant Steve Shankweiler. According to our source, Murray State had a great talk with Hatcher. There is also a dark horse in this thing from what we hear.
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Independence Community College: ICC has promoted linebackers coach Steve Carson to head coach replacing Lamar Jones who passed away unexpectedly in November.
Louisville: Louisville has scheduled a presser for tomorrow. It appears Charlie Strong is their man.
Northern State: The four finalists for the head coaching job are Mike Aldrich( defensive coordinator and special teams coordinator at Augustana), Luke Meadows (associate head coach and offensive coordinator at South Dakota State), Matt Entz (assistant head coach and co-defensive coordinator at Winona State), and Tom Dosch(inside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator at Southern Illinois).
Bradley University: Bradley has named Michael Cross as AD. Cross previously served as the Executive Associate AD at Princeton.
West Georgia: We hear the linebackers coach will not return and the defensive coordinator will likely be reassigned. Our sources tell us Georgia Southern DC Ashley Anders will be in the mix.
Florida State: FootballScoop has learned that Arizona defensive coordinator Mark Stoops interviewed yesterday with Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher.
Alabama: The university has canceled all classes from January 6-8 with the Tide playing in the BCS championship game. Gotta love that!
ULM: We hear ULM talked with Terry Bowden, but Bowden is no longer considered a candidate.
Marshall: Noleinsider is reporting FSU offensive line coach Rick Trickett will interview with Marshall this week.
Lawrence University: has an offensive coordinator job open.
Kansas State: Check the strength scoop
Notre Dame: ESPN's Joe Schad is reporting a decision was made for no formal interview with Brian Kelly today. Kelly has already had direct communication with reps for Notre Dame.
Sam Houston State: Our sources tell us AD Bobby Williams is very interested in Houston co-offensive coordinator Jason Phillips.
Chattanooga: Head coach Russ Huesman has stated that he is not interested in the Richmond head coaching job. Huesman previously served as the defensive coordinator at Richmond.
Calgary Stampeders: Special teams coach Craig Dickenson will not return.
2009 FootballScoop D3 Coordinator of the Year: The three finalists have been released.
Florida State: According to TideSports, as of Monday night, Alabama linebackers coach Sal Sunseri has not talked with Jimbo Fisher. ESPN's Chris Low reported yesterday that Sunseri would talk this week with Fisher.
Youngstown State: The entire city of Youngstown is anxious to find out why Mark Stoops has yet to be named head coach at YSU. We wonder if a major BCS program is interested in Stoops as a DC. Jimbo? Some people believe if Arizona AD Jim Livengood in the next few days, Livengood would turn around and hire Stoops as the UNLV head coach.
Waldorf College: The position posted is a newly created position.
Stanford: Jim Harbaugh was asked by Michelle Tafoya last night in Green Bay, "Will you be back at Stanford next year?" Harbaugh's response: "I love Stanford and ah yea, God willing, I will be back at Stanford."
Monday December 7, 2009
Akron: We hear Kansas OC Ed Warriner interviewed today.
Florida State: Chuck Amato, Jody Allen, Dexter Carter, and strength coach Todd Stroud will not be retained. Eddie Gran will also have the title of "associate head coach."
Virginia: London gets 5-year deal at 1.7 million per year. Assistant coaching salary pool is $2 million.
2009 FootballScoop D2 Coordinator of the Year: The finalists have been released.
Louisville: As of a few minutes ago, AD Tom Jurich stated that no offer has been made to Charlie Strong.
Dana College: We hear the finalists for the head coaching job are: John Bates (Nebraska Wesleyan - defensive coordinator), Jason Shumaker (University of Saint Mary - offensive coordinator), Chuck Lambert (Sterling College - defensive coordinator).
Southern University (LA): Offensive line coach Damon Nivens has been named interim head coach. We hear Southern University (LA) will almost certainly talk to Tuskegee head coach Willie Slater.
Stanford: Moments ago, Jim Harbaugh was interviewed live by Michelle Tafoya on the field in Green Bay. Harbaugh says there is no meeting planned with Notre Dame. The New York Times report is a rumor. The Stanford AD also says Harbaugh is not interviewing with Notre Dame.
USC: ESPN's Adam Shefter just reported that Jeremy Bates will be the top candidate to take over the Chicago Bears offense. Bates serves as the assistant head coach - offense / play caller at USC. Bates coached Cutler in Denver.
Idaho: Head coach Robb Akey is close to contract extension. Akey said this morning, "I'm hoping by next weekend that we'll have something hammered out."
Syracuse: We hear Doug Marrone has interest in New Orleans Saints quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi. We wonder if former Syracuse / NFL wide receiver Rob Moore is interested in the wide receivers job.
Princeton: We hear Princeton is interested in Pete Lembo (Elon head coach), Mickey Fein (offensive coordinator at Lafayette), Joe Susan, Mike Bajakian, Bob Davie, and Stan Clayton (assistant coach - Lafayette). We have also heard that one of the assistant coaches at Akron is in the mix. Although we haven't confirmed that Akron assistant, defensive coordinator Jim Fleming has experienced great success as a head coach at Sacred Heart. Walt Harris has also experienced great moments as a head coach in his career.
Ole Miss: FootballScoop has learned that Houston Nutt has not talked with Kansas AD Lew Perkins. Ole Miss AD Pete Boone has stated that nobody from Kansas has asked permission to talk with Nutt and the entire thing is a rumor.
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Notre Dame: The New York Times is now reporting that Jim Harbaugh will also interview this week.
Georgia Southern: Our sources tell us Princeton offensive line coach Adam Hollis is interviewing with GSU head coach Jeff Monken.
Sam Houston State: We hear New Mexico offensive coordinator Darrell Dickey is in the mix.
Nicholls State: We are hearing UL-Lafayette assistant Tim Rebowe is interested in the head coaching job at Nicholls State.
Kansas: The Kansas City Star newspaper is reporting AD Lew Perkins has talked with Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt.
Cornell College: We are hearing former University of Dubuque head coach Vince Brautigam has been named head coach.
Princeton: Check the DFO Scoop
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Southern University (LA): FootballScoop is hearing that head coach Pete Richardson will not return.
Marshall: Rivals is reporting Central Michigan head coach Butch Jones and Marshall have setup an interview.
Notre Dame: ESPN is reporting that Brian Kelly will interview with Notre Dame on Tuesday.
New Mexico State: Offensive coordinator Timm Rosenbach and running backs coach Earnest Wilson will not return.
Florida State: We hear Jimbo Fisher has talked to East Carolina defensive coordinator Greg Hudson.
Virginia: CavsCorner is reporting London would like to hire Atlanta Falcons' quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave as his offensive coordinator. CavsCorner also says Noel Mazzone and London have talked.
Portland State: FootballScoop has learned that Portland State intends to hire Nevada DC Nigel Burton as head coach.
Virginia: We are hearing two coaches likely to have job offers from London are West Virginia running backs coach Chris Beatty and current UVA assistant Anthony Poindexter. Poindexter served this past season as the defensive backs coach / assistant special teams coordinator.
Marshall: We are hearing Marshall is interested in both Paul Petrino and Jim McElwain.
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Colorado State: We hear Colorado State head coach Steve Fairchild is interested in former Louisville head coach Steve Kragthorpe.
Stanford: With the departure of running backs coach Willie Taggart, Stanford needs to fill a running backs job. Our sources tell us Wisconsin wide receivers coach DelVaughn Alexander will be Harbaugh's first target.
Memphis: We hear Larry Porter has at least 4 coaches in bowls games that he wants to hire.
Tennessee: With Frank Wilson and Eddie Gran departing over the weekend, Lane Kiffin is in search of two assistant coaches. Kiffin talked over the weekend about taking his time and actually conducting real interviews with candidates. Kiffin last season raided other SEC coaching staffs to lure coaches. We hear some of the names already mentioned to Kiffin have been Jay Graham (South Carolina - running backs), Notre Dame wide receivers coach / recruiting coordinator Rob Ianello, and MTSU defensive coordinator Manny Diaz. Diaz once served as the special teams coordinator at NC State and has always done a terrific job recruiting the Miami / Fort Lauderdale area, which is the same area Eddie Gran recruited.
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Florida State: ESPN's Chris Low is now reporting that Alabama linebackers coach Sal Sunseri will talk with Jimbo Fisher this week.
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