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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Tuesday December 29, 2009
Colorado State: FootballScoop has learned that Colorado State has hired Wyoming wide receivers / tight ends coach Dan Hammerschmidt as offensive coordinator.
South Carolina: We hear App State assistant coach Shawn Elliott has interviewed for the offensive line job.
Illinois State: Our sources have just informed us that former Akron offensive line / run game coordinator Brian Callahan will interview at Illinois State for the offensive line job.
Southern Miss: We hear Fedora will hire either a running backs or wide receivers coach. Our source tells us Southern Miss offensive GA Cody Fredenburg has a chance to get the job. Fedora has flexibility because he could move running backs coach Pat Washington to wide receivers.
Arizona State: FootballScoop has confirmed that Arizona State head coach Dennis Erickson has yet to hire the new OC. Our source tells us the decision will come in the next two days.
Notre Dame: A report in Knoxville says offensive GA Mitch Browning will be going to Notre Dame as offensive line coach. Kiffin stated this morning that it wasn't a done deal as of this morning.
Colgate: Head coach Dick Biddle has agreed to a 3-year contract extension through 2013.
CAL: We are hearing that special teams coordinator / tight ends coach Pete Alamar will not return.
FIU: FootballScoop has learned that former Akron linebackers coach Vince Okruch will interview for the FIU defensive coordinator job. We are tyring to confirm another coach as well.
Marshall: Tony Petersen will also carry the title of associate head coach / quarterbacks coach.
Southern University (LA): Baton Rouge Capitol HS head coach Chadwick Germany and Southern University offensive line coach Damon Nivens have interviewed. Prairie View DC Heishma Northern, Tampa Bay's Doug Williams, Darrell Asberry, and Stump Mitchell have all interviewed. We hear a decision could be reached by the end of the week.
Western Kentucky: Our sources tell us that Yale University tight ends / recruiting coordinator Mike Sanford has accepted the quarterbacks / passing game coordinator position on Willie Taggart's staff at WKU. Sanford and Taggart worked together at Stanford.
New Mexico State: Mike Dunbar (former Minnesota OC & Cal assistant) has been hired as offensive coordinator.
FIU: We are hearing that tight ends coach Alex Mirabel will now coach the offensive line.
Lambuth University: We hear current assistants Tom Allen and Ron Dickerson are candidates to fill the head coaching position.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff: Our sources tell us that Central Arkansas wide receivers coach Jerry Mack talked with UAPB head coach Monte Coleman regarding the OC position. Coleman has interviewed 3 or 4 candidates and will make a decision soon.
Illinois State: Our sources tell us head coach Brock Spack will likely stay in-house for the OC position, vacated when Steve Farmer left for ULM. We hear wide receivers coach Taylor Stubblefield could be the guy.
Duke: Defensive coordinator Marion Hobby has added the title of assistant head coach. Linebackers coach Jim Collins has added the title of assistant defensive coordinator. Jim Knowles will carry the title of defensive coordinator / safeties coach.
Monday December 28, 2009
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Texas Tech: Mike Leach has been suspended indefinitely as university officials investigate how Leach treated a player's injury. Defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeal will serve as head coach during the Alamo Bowl.
Butler: Our sources tell us former Miami (OH) defensive backs coach ('08) and current Indiana defensive quality control, Tim Cooper, is a candidate to fill the DC position at Butler.
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Marshall: FootballScoop has learned, contrary to earlier reports, that Doc Holliday is talking to 3 or 4 coaches about the DC position. Our source tells us that Rick Minter has not been rehired as the defensive coordinator at this point, although it is a possibility. Mike Cassity and Phil Ratliff are the only coaches that have been rehired to this point.
San Jose State: Our sources tell us Hugh Freeze (Lambuth HC) accepted the offensive coordinator job.
Western State: Our sources tell us Chadron State defensive backs / special teams coach Jas Bains has accepted the DC position at Western State.
Memphis: We hear Utah State assistant Kevin McGiven has been offered the quarterbacks / passing game coordinator position at Memphis.
Carolina Panthers: A report just released in Charlotte says that Panthers' organization has told John Fox that the head coach and his entire staff are welcome to return next season. Fox is not being offered a contract extension. He would be in the last year of his contract next season.
Nicholls State: We hear Grambling OC James Spady interviewed for the head coaching job.
Florida: Tim Tebow just talked about when Urban Meyer announced to the team that Steve Addazio would serve as the interim head coach. Tebow stated, "The team was so excited for Coach Addazio. We clapped and the ovation was one of the biggest ovations I have ever seen. Our team must have clapped for 3 or 4 minutes. Everyone is 100% behind Coach Addazio. It was loud."
Memphis: New offensive coordinator Eric Price will coach the wide receivers.
Butler University: FootballScoop has learned that that Butler University defensive coordinator Neil Kazmierczak has resigned.
Washington State: We hear the offensive line job is open at Washington State.
Montana: Our sources tell us Montana is conducting a couple of phone interviews today.
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Washington Redskins: Mort (ESPN) just stated, "Mike Shanahan is going to be the coach. We know that."
Grand Valley State: We hear GVSU has setup in person interviews with a few coaches.
South Carolina: We hear coaches from all over were recommending candidates to Spurrier for the offensive line coach. Our source tells us different coaches called to recommend Frank Verducci (former Notre Dame), Rick Mallory (former Memphis), Greg Adkins (Syracuse), and more than six or seven coaches from the NFL. We hear over twenty coaches in the NFL applied for the job. Of course, Spurrier's first year quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus coached with MTSU offensive line coach Jimmy Ray Stephens for several years.
Kentucky: Rich Brooks told his team that he probably will retire. After the Music City Bowl, Brooks said, "I think it may be time for a change and time for Joker to take over. Not totally sure. I just felt like maybe it's time."
Memphis: We hear Eric Price has accepted the offensive coordinator position. Price, most recently, coached the wide receivers for the Kansas City Chiefs for 4 seasons.
Louisville: We are hearing Charlie Strong is interested in hiring Syracuse running backs coach Stan Drayton. Strong and Drayton coached together at Florida.
Minnesota: AD Joel Maturi stated on the radio yesterday that he will offer Tim Brewster a contract extension. "To dot the I's and cross the T's sometimes takes time," Maturi told the Pioneer Press. "We need stability in our program. Coach Brewster deserves the opportunity to coach the kids that he's brought in. We feel good about the recruiting class that we're going to bring in. Coach and I - when the season is done - we'll talk about an extension."
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Notre Dame: Rivals' is reporting Jeff Genyk will serve as the OC / quarterbacks coach at Notre Dame. Genyk is the former head coach at Eastern Michigan. The report says Charlie Molnar, Bob Diaco, Willian Inge, and Mike Elston will be joining Brian Kelly's staff.