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Monday January 4, 2010

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Itawamba CC: We hear North Alabama linebackers coach Sean Cannon will be joining the Itawamba staff as defensive coordinator.

Florida: Sources tell us that running backs coach Kenny Carter is leaving the Gators.  Although we haven't confirmed it yet, it seems like Carter is heading to Louisville.  We learned about Carter when a source told us Steve Addazio is considering hiring Syracuse running backs coach Stan Drayton.  Drayton once left the UF staff for Tennessee.

Stanford: We've hear former Notre Dame special teams coordinator Brian Polian is interested in the Stanford position vacated by DJ Durkin.

Florida: We hear Addazio and Meyer both talked with Stanford special teams coordinator DJ Durkin about the linebacker / special teams position with the Gators.  Our source tells us Durkin has accepted the position.

Arkansas: We hear Steve Caldwell (former Tennessee defensive ends) and David Kelly (UCF wide receivers) are 2 strong possibilities to join the Arkansas staff.

Houston Texans: John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports there are four candidates for the offensive coordinator position: Titans offensive line coach Mike Munchak, Broncos offensive line coach Rick Dennison, Falcons quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave and former Chiefs offensive coordinator Chan Gailey.

Nicholls State: FootballScoop has learned that Nicholls State has just hired Charlie Stubbs as head coach. We hear there could be an announcement as early as tomorrow. Stubbs coached the quarterbacks at Central Missouri this past season.

Notre Dame: Our sources tell us Cincinnati running backs coach Tim Hinton has accepted the tight ends job at Notre Dame.

Louisville: We hear Jon Fabris did indeed accept a position today with Charlie Strong.  Our source tells us that Larry Slade will remain with the staff.

Marshall: We hear West Virginia grad assistant JuJuan Seider will coach the running backs.

UCONN: We hear Norwich University wide receivers coach Shane Fogarty has accepted a grad assistant position at UCONN.

Syracuse: FootballScoop has just learned that LA Tech defensive line coach Jimmy Brumbaugh has accepted the defensive line job at Syracuse.

Louisiana Tech: Our sources tell us that head coach Derek Dooley has talked with former Kansas wide receivers coach David Beatty regarding the wide receivers job.

UNLV: Bobby Hauck announced that fomer Montana offensive line coach Chad Germer will serve as offensive line coach.  Dominic Daste will coach the wide receivers.  As we reported last week, Miami (OH) assistant Cedric Cormier has been hired to coach the wide receivers. Ty Gregorak will serve as linebackers coach / recruiting coordinator.

Akron: We hear Akron linebackers coach Vince Okruch has interviewed with Rob Ianello for the defensive coordinator position.  We hear Illinois assistant Curt Mallory has also talked with Ianello.

Arizona State: Noel Mazzone has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Arizona State.

Illinois State: We hear Grand Valley State offensive line coach George Barnett has accepted the offensive line job at Illinois State.

Arkansas: FootballScoop has learned the defensive ends coach Kirk Botkin will not return.

St. Lawrence University (NY): Graduate Assistant positions are available - offensively and defensively for 2010.  Graduate Assistantship includes graduate classes and stipend. 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: Chris Phelps, Head Football Coach, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Texas Tech: We hear Ruffin McNeal is interviewing today.

UNLV: Utah cornerbacks coach J.D. Williams has joined the UNLV staff. 

Buffalo Bills: ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that he is hearing Bill Cowher will not be going to Buffalo.

Buffalo Bills: FoxSports is reporting the Bills have just dismissed the entire football coaching staff including interim head coach Perry Fewell.

Illinois: We hear DeAndre Smith (former UNLV running backs coach) will join the staff at Illinois.

Kentucky:  Rich Brooks has announced his retirement.  Wide receivers coach Joker Phillips will take over as head coach.

NY Giants: Defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan will not return.

Elon: We hear Elon defensive coordinator Jay Bateman has added the title of assistant head coach.

Western Michigan: As expected, former Hofstra head coach Dave Cohen has joined the staff as defensive coordinator.  Former Hofstra safeties / nickel backs coach Rich Nagy will also join the WMU staff.

Kansas City Chiefs: Head coach Todd Haley says he has talked with Romeo Crennel several times, but not about the defensive coordinator position.

Houston Texans: Head coach Gary Kubiak will return.

Texas Tech: As of Sunday, Tuberville had not been contacted.

Utah: We hear former Utah quarterback Brian Johnson could soon join the Utah coaching staff.

Washington Redskins: Jim Zorn is out as head coach.

Virginia: Miami Dolphins linebackers coach Jim Reid will join the UVA staff as defensive coordinator.

Bacone College (NAIA - Muskogee, OK): is looking for a defensive coordinator. Email letter of application, resume, and references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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.
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