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.
Sunday December 27, 2009
Memphis: Our sources tell us that Larry Porter has offered the offensive coordinator position to Eric Price.
Georgia Southern: Former Memphis assistant Brent Pry is the new defensive coordinator at GSU.
Florida: Urban Meyer just said he expects to be back leading the Gators at the beginning of next season. Said Meyer, "I do in my gut believe that will happen." Steve Addazio will lead the team in the meantime. Meyer will coach in the Sugar Bowl.
Montana: We hear DC Kraig Paulson did interview.
Southern University (LA): Tampa Bay Bucs director of pro personnel, Doug Williams, interviewed for the Southern University head coaching job. Williams once served as the head coach at Grambling University.
Western State: We hear Western State has talked with several coaches for the DC position including CSU- Pueblo defensive backs coach Donnell Leomiti, former Adams State head coach Wayne McGinn, Chadron State defensive backs coach Jas Bains, and one of the coaches at Fort Lewis College.
Tennessee: We hear Lane Kiffin has offered the special teams coordinator / running backs position to Tampa Bay Bucs associate head coach / special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia.
Pitt State: Blue Valley HS coach Steve Rampy has been hired as offensive coordinator.
Georgia Southern: FootballScoop has learned that McKendree College defensive coordinator Trent Poelker has joined the staff at GSU. We hear Poelker will be coaching the defensive backs.
Florida: ESPN's Chris Mortensen is now reporting that Urban Meyer may not resign. Instead, Meyer is considering taking a leave of absence for the entire 2010 season while Steve Addazio takes over the team.
Marshall: Rivals' Tom Dienhart is reporting that it appears Doc Holliday will retain Rick Minter (DC) and Mike Cassity (defensive backs).
Texas Southern: We hear TSU has talked with former Alabama State DC Joe Nixon. TSU has a couple of jobs to fill.
FIU: FootballScoop has just learned that the defensive coordinator job has opened up at FIU. Head coach Mario Christobal is now looking to fill both the OC and DC positions.
New Mexico State: The last guy to interview for the New Mexico State offensive coordinator position was Russ Martin (Nebraska-Kearney OC).
Edmonton Eskimos: Former Washington State defensive line coach Mike Walker has accepted the defensive line coach with Edmonton. Walker last coached in 2007 at Wazzu.
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Marshall: As expected, South Dakota wide receivers coach Tony Petersen has officially joined the Marshall staff under Doc Holliday as the quarterbacks coach. FIU offensive coordinator Bill Legg has joined the staff as offensive coordinator / offensive line coach.
Georgia: The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports, "It was getting ready to happen," said Foster, who is in town with the Hokies to play Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on New Year's Eve. "Mark and I talked on several occasions ... and then Tech stepped up to the plate. He [Richt] said he would be excited to have me as coordinator. It was going in that direction."
Saturday December 26, 2009
Florida: Urban Meyer is stepping down as head coach. There is no immediate health issue, but Meyer talked about the importance of health and family in his statement. He says that he will remain in Gainesville.
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Notre Dame: There is a report that Grand Valley State head coach Chuck Martin will be joining the Irish as defensive backs coach.
Murray State: We hear former Georgia Southern offensive line coach Shawn Bostick and former defensive backs coach Keith Hatcher will be joining the Murray State staff.
Kansas: Former Buffalo linebackers coach Robert Wimberly will join Turner Gill's staff at Kansas.
Rutgers: We heard that Schiano talked with UCF wide receivers coach David Kelly in St. Petersburg. Another source tells us that Rutgers may have already talked with Ohio wide receivers coach Dwayne Dixon as well. Rutgers has yet to fill the wide receivers position vacated with Brian Jenkins accepted the head coaching job at Bethune-Cookman.
Tabor College: Our sources tell us former Tabor College head coach Mike Gottsch is the new head coach at Sapulpa HS in Oklahoma.
Friday December 25, 2009
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Thursday December 24, 2009
San Jose State: Bucknell head coach Tim Landis has resigned to accept a position on the new San Jose State coaching staff.
Eastern Michigan: We hear Steve Szabo (linebackers coach) and Casey Creehan (defensive line coach) will not return. Our source tells us that head coach Ron English has already spoken with former Western Michigan defensive coordinator Steve Morrison.
Georgia Southern: We are hearing that VMI offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Brent Davis will be the new OC at Georgia Southern.
Southern Miss: Our sources tell us quarterbacks coach Blake Anderson will likely be promoted to offensive coordinator. We hear Fedora has already been flooded with recommendations and he could try to hire a special teams coordinator.
New Mexico State: From what we hear, Dwayne Walked has talked with Jonathan Smith (Idaho - QB's), Steve Mooshagian (Feather River JC - head coach), and former Cal offensive coordinator Mike Dunbar. Another source tells us Walker had interest in Montana OC Rob Phenice. We think Walker interviewed in person two different coaches, but we are not certain on those two names.
Cincinnati: We hear Mike Bajakian is going from Central Michigan to Cincinnati as OC. Our sources tell us Tim Banks and former UGA linebackers coach John Jancek will be co-defensive coordinators.
Notre Dame: There is a report that Tennessee offensive GA, Mitch Browning, will interview for the offensive line job at Notre Dame. There are also reports that Brian Kelly has talked with former Eastern Michigan head coach Jeff Genyk about a position on the Irish staff.
Kansas: We hear Southern Miss OC / wide receivers coach Darrell Wyatt will join the Kansas staff as wide receivers coach.
Montana: AD Jim O'Day (on choosing a new coach): "My philosophy is the same that's been here the whole time - you'd better know what you're getting into at the University of Montana," said O'Day. "It's something I don't think a lot of people are going to get."
Southwest Minnesota State: Defensive coordinator Tim Steinbach is moving into a position titled Director of Athletic Development.