Monday December 21, 2009

Kansas: FootballScoop has learned that former Mississippi State offensive line coach, JB Grimes, will be joining the Kansas staff as offensive line coach.

Mississippi State: Our sources tell us former Georgia defensive coordinator Willie Martinez interviewed today with Dan Mullen.

Marshall: There is report in West Virginia that Doc Holliday plans to hire Tony Peterson as OC.  Phil Ratliff will likely remain with the staff.

Akron: Ron Powlus will serve as the quarterbacks coach / passing game coordinator. Former Georgetown assistant Jim Miceli will join the staff as running backs coach.  Miceli will also have the title of assistant head coach.

Kansas State: Bill Snyder announced Chris Cosh will be promoted to defensive coordinator.  K-State will hire a secondary coach in the next few days.  Clint Bowen has interviewed for that position.

Houston Texans: ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that "Gary Kubiak has resided to the fact that OC Kyle Shanahan will be leaving the organization at the end of the season to join his father's new team (whomever it will be)."

Cleveland Browns: ESPN's Chris Mortensen has just reported Mike Holmgren has agreed to become team president.  Holmgren will have the authority of a general manager.

Arkansas:  We hear that Arkansas coaches have spoken with Eric Price and David Kelly (wide receivers coach at Central Florida).

Pikeville College:  We hear that offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Scott Branton has resigned.

Kansas: We are hearing Illinois running backs coach Reggie Mitchell is set to join Turner Gill's staff at Kansas.

UNLV: Our sources tell us that Dennis Franchione, Bobby Hauck, or Gary Barnett will land the UNLV job.

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Wesleyan University (CT): FootballScoop has just learned that Frank Hauser will not return as head coach.  Our sources tell us a decision was made this morning.

Georgia: We hear former Georgia head coach Jim Donnan stated on the radio that Dallas Cowboys defensive line coach Todd Grantham is a candidate for the DC job at Georgia.

Florida Atlantic: Our sources tell us FAU has interest in Florida State defensive GA Terrell Buckley.

NFL: Several national reports suggest this off-season we will see an unprecedented number of coaching changes in the NFL.  It will be interesting to see the number of college assistants join the NFL ranks.  FootballScoop will be following all of the changes.

Southern University (LA): We hear Southern will speak with Shaw University (NC) head coach Darrell Asberry.

Valpo: We hear interviews will be conducted in the first week of January.  Our source tells us Wabash head coach Erik Raeburn is a finalist.

West Virginia: We hear former WVU quarterback Rasheed Marshall could be in line to replace JuJuan Seider as offensive GA.

Kansas State: Former Kansas DC Clint Bowen interviewed with Bill Snyder for the defensive backs position.

Notre Dame: We are hearing that Indiana State special teams coordinator / linebackers coach Mike Denbrock will join Brian Kelly's staff.  Denbrock served as the OC with Kelly at Grand Valley State from 1992-95 and then as DC from 1996-98.

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Sunday December 19, 2009

St. Francis University: Chris Villarrial has accepted the head coaching position. Villarial served as the St. Francis offensive coordinator this past season.

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ULM: Cal Poly defensive backs coach Adam Waugh has just been hired at ULM.  He will coach the safeties.

Buffalo: Buffalo has hired former Cincinnati offensive coordinator Jeff Quinn as head coach.

East Carolina: DC Greg Hudson has stated that he has some options on the table, but will not make any decision until after the bowl game.  There is a report in Tallahassee that Hudson has an offer to join the FSU staff, perhaps as linebackers coach.  Hudson stated that he will accept a job without visiting a school first.

East Carolina: Former Marshall head coach Mark Snyder attending the East Carolina practice yesterday.  TV cameras taped Snyder, who was wearing an ECU jacket, as he observed practice.  Sort of interesting to us.

Marshall: West Virginia offensive GA, JuJuan Seider, has joined the staff at Marshall.

Alabama State: FootballScoop has learned that offensive line coach Kenny Ray will not return.

Buffalo: Corwin Brown is no longer a candidate.

LA Tech: Our sources tell us the wide receivers position is open.

ULM: Montana State assistant Bryan Applewhite has been hired as running backs coach. Toledo outside receivers coach Jason Nichols has been hired as wide receivers coach. #78 Leon Lett has been hired as defensive tackles coach.  Everett Todd will just coach the defensive ends.

Richmond: We hear former UVA linebackers coach Bob Trott has talked to Latrell Scott about the defensive coordinator position.

Notre Dame: Director of football personell Tim McDonnell and director of football development Dave Peloquin will be retained.  We reported earlier in the week that DFO Chad Klunder would also remain with the Irish as DFO. Bryant Young will also remain with the Irish.

Arizona State: We haven't heard Tim Lappano's name for the OC position, but Erickson has hired Lappano several times.  Our sources tell us former Akron head coach J.D. Brookhart is interested in the position.
Saturday December 19, 2009

UNLV: Montana head coach Bobby Hauck will interview on Sunday.  Dennis Franchione will interview on Monday.  AD Jim Livengood should make a decision by the middle of the week.

Florida State: We hear Dameyune Craig will coach the FSU quarterbacks.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff: Former Arkansas-Monticell OC Matt Middleton has interviewed for the offensive coordinator position. Head coach Monte Coleman is expected to soon fill the OC, OL, DL, and LB positions.
Friday December 18, 2009

Arizona State:  We hear Dennis Erickson has spoken with former Kansas City Chiefs wide receivers coach Eric Price.  Price previously spent four seasons at UTEP and once served as a graduate assistant under Erickson at Miami.

Bethel College (KS): We hear Travis Graber is the new head coach.

Bethune Cookman:  We hear that Rutgers wide receivers coach Brian Jenkins will soon be named the head coach at Bethune Cookman.

Tennessee State:  Rod Reed has been promoted from defensive coordinator to head coach.

Murray State:  FootballScoop has learned that Chris Hatcher has just accepted the head coaching job at Murray State.

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Florida State:  ESPN is reporting that Jimbo Fisher's contract will be 5 years at $1.85 million annually.

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Florida St.:  Jimbo Fisher has added Dameyune Craig to his staff in a yet unannounced offensive position.

Akron:  We hear that Rob Ianello has spoken with Tennessee graduate assistant Mitch Brownin.

Illinois:  We hear Vic Koenning's deal is 2 years at $325,000 per.

Sam Houston State: FootballScoop has learned the Sam Houston State has hired Central Missouri head coach Willie Fritz as head coach.

Kansas: Western Carolina head coach Dennis Wagner, who coached with Turner Gill at Nebraska, has turned down an offer to coach the offensive line.

Marshall: Doc Holliday says, "I've got some guys in mind. I've got one chance to get this right, so I'm going to take my time. You're only as good as the people you've got around you. I've got to hire 9 quality guys who are great people, great husbands, (guys) who will do a great job on the recruiting trail and who are also super coaches. It's amazing when you're a head football coach and you've got a job open how many calls you get. There are a lot of quality coaches out there and I'm sure excited and looking forward to putting a staff together."

ULM: We are hearing ULM will only hire 8 full-time assistants under head coach Todd Berry.  Our sources tell us corners coach Darrell Perkins, safeties coach Mark Collins, wide receivers coach Marty Humphrey, running backs coach Bob Leahy, and tight ends / special teams coordinator Chris Vaszily will not remain on the staff.  According to our source, offensive line coach Vance Vice, defensive line coach Everett Todd, and DC Troy Reffett will work for head coach Todd Berry. Illinois State OC Steve Farmer is on his way to Monroe.  He will serve as the OC.

Illinois: Vic Koenning has accepted the DC position.

Arizona: OC Sonny Dykes just stated that he is staying at Arizona despite a rumor that he would follow AD Jim Livengood to UNLV.

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Illinois: We hear Greg Nord gets 2-year deal at $175,000 per year and Jeff Brohm gets 2-years at $172,000 per year.

ULL: Head coach Rickey Bustle has agreed to a 1-year contract extension through 2011.

Hiram College: Otterbein College defensive coordinator Randy Moore just accepted the head coaching job.

Furman: Our sources tell us the linebackers job is open at Furman.

Tennessee State: We hear TSU will name a new head coach today. We wonder if Prairie View coach Henry Frazier is the man.

Tennessee: It's official.  Kippy Brown has been hired as wide receivers / passing game coordinator.

Youngstown State: We hear Eric Wolford talked with former Illinois assistant Kurt Beathard about joining the staff at YSU.

Florida: We hear former Notre Dame assistant Corwin Brown is interested in joining Urban Meyer's staff on the defensive side.  The Gators' defensive coordinator job is open.  Some people believe Meyer may promote from within.
Thursday December 17, 2009

Illinois: Joe Schad reports "Espn.com reports Vic Koenning to Illinois after changing mind twice."

Murray State: We hear it's going down tonight.  Our source tells us the AD is calling the final 3 candidates tonight to inform them of their decision.

Georgia: ESPN's Joe Schad just brought up that Georgia would be closer to home for Koenning.  One of our sources tells us Koenning may still have a home in Orange Beach, AL.

Georgia: Our sources tell us Georgia is very much in play for Vic Koenning.  We heard Koenning may want to bring Tulsa co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Ron West with him to help put in his system. A decision could be made later tonight or tomorrow.  Illinois vs. UGA.  West coached with Koenning at Clemson.

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Furman: Our sources have just told us that Furman co-defensive coordinator Steve Wilson will not return.  According to our source, safeties coach Jeff Farrington will become the new defensive coordinator.

Akron: A report in Akron says former Notre Dame quarterbacks coach Ron Powlus and former Notre Dame wide receiver David Grimes have joined the Akron staff.  It appears Grimes will serve as a grad assistant.

Tennessee: We hear Kippy Brown will be the wide receivers / passing game coordinator at Tennessee.

Notre Dame: Our sources tell us running backs coach Tony Alford and DFO Chad Klunder will be retained.

Dana College: University of St. Mary offensive coordinator Jason Shumaker has accepted the head coaching job at Dana College.

Tennessee: It appears Tennessee is really close to hiring Kippy Brown as wide receivers coach.

UNLV: Arizona AD Jim Livengood will be introduced today as the new AD.  It shouldn't take much longer for UNLV to hire a coach.

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Jackson State: Jackson State is not accept any more resumes for OC, OL, DFO.

Northern State University: We are hearing Northern State has just named Southern Illinois linebackers coach Tom Dosch as head coach.

Central Michigan: FloridaToday is reporting CMU is expected to talk with Florida quarterbacks coach Scott Loeffler.

Georgia Southern: We hear Missouri State assistant John Scott Jr. has been hired at Georgia Southern.  We heard Scott was on the road recruiting today.

Marshall: Doc Holliday has signed a five-year contract as head coach.

Washington Redskins: Bruce Allen will take over as GM.

Buffalo: Our sources tell us Wake Forest OC Steed Lobotzke will interview with Buffalo.

Memphis: University of Alabama intern, Sedrick Irvin, has accepted the running backs job at Memphis.

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Richmond: We hear Latrell Scott is interested in hiring UVA running backs coach Wayne Lineburg as OC.   Lineburg was the OC at Richmond from 2004-2006.

Buffalo: We hear Buffalo will interview former Notre Dame assistant Corwin Brown.

Washington Redskins: GM Vinny Cerrato has resigned.

Portland State: Weber State defensive line coach Inoke Breckterfield has joined the staff as defensive line coach.

University of Redlands: Jeff Thomas is moving from offensive coordinator to defensive coordinator.  Redlands HS assistant coach Bob Stangel has been hired as offensive coordinator.

Georgia: Mark Richt talked about the search for a new defensive coordinator yesterday.  We thought it was interesting that he did not mention anything about bringing in or talking to a couple of guys to interview.  He did say, "I'm open to championship-level defense, really. I'm not going to say I will not consider this scheme or that scheme or I have to have this scheme or that scheme. I won't do that, because there are different ways to skin it. And if you are really good at skinning it the way you do it, that's OK with me."

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