Tuesday December 22, 2009

South Carolina: Spurrier said today, "Hopefully about the 1st or 2nd week in January (we'll make a hire for the OL coach)."

Arkansas: We hear recently promoted offensive coordinator Garrick McGee will get a $115,000 raise and 30-month contract.  McGee will now be paid $300,000 per year.

Louisville: We heard Charlie Strong had previously offered the quarterbacks job to Chris Hatcher, but Hatcher instead accepted the head coaching job at Murray State.

UNLV: According to the Las Vegas Review Journal...Of Hauck's $350,000 salary, $150,000 will be in base pay, $150,000 for media obligations and $50,000 for public appearances. That is less than the $425,000 Sanford earned, but Livengood said, "There will be another piece to it. That's all I can say about it right now."

A source with knowledge of the deal said the other piece is a $150,000 completion bonus for each season Hauck finishes. So his salary, in reality, is $500,000, plus what can be earned in incentives.

Hauck can make between $10,000 to $100,000 for a bowl appearance and between $5,000 to $15,000 for a winning season, depending on the number of victories. He also can make $10,000 for finishing in the Top 25 of the coaches' poll, $10,000 for being named Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year, and $5,000 for an Academic Progress Report score greater than 925.

University of San Diego: We just heard defensive coordinator George Darlington will not return.

Arizona State: Our sources tell us former NY Jets assistant Noel Mazzone will also interview for the OC position.  Mazzone coaches with Erickson at Oregon State in 2002.

UNLV:  We are hearing that Montana's Bobby Hauck has been named the new head coach at UNLV.

Arizona State: Rivals' Tom Deinhart is reporting Boise State wide receievers coach Brent Pease will interview for the OC position at Arizona State.
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Louisville: As expected, Mike Sanford has accepted the OC / assistant head coach position at Louisville. We also hear former UGA assistant Jon Fabris has talked with Charlie Strong.

Akron: We are hearing Notre Dame's Bryant Young has decided to join the staff at Akron as defensive line coach.

UNLV: Our sources tell us a decision will be made today.  A source close to the situation told us Franchione interviewed extremely well.  We were not able to find out about Hauck's interview.

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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.
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