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Saturday December 5, 2009

Kansas: We are hearing that Kansas will interview Buffalo head coach Turner Gill.

Itawamba CC:  Jeff Carter (offensive coordinator at Itawamba, William Jones (East MS CC defensive coordinator) and Bill Ashley (former Hinds CC assistant) have all interviewed.

East Central CC:  We are hearing East Cental is down to three guys, Freeman Horton (AD and head football coach at Coahoma), Brad Peterson (head coach at Louisville high school) and Brian Anderson (the interim head coach).

Notre Dame: Brian Billick says he has not been contacted, but would be interested.

Arizona State: AD Lisa Love has agreed to a four-year contact extension.

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Friday December 4, 2009

Marshall: Our sources tell us Marshall will talk with Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart after the SEC Championship game.  We have also heard that Marshall is still interested in James Madison head coach Mickey Matthews.

Florida State: We hear Jimbo has interest in Kansas defensive coordinator Clint Bowen.  We have not heard the specific position.

Georgia: Our sources tell us the 3 assistant coaches at UGA that will not return are not going to coach the Bulldogs as they begin bowl practice.  Head coach Mark Richt had opened the opportunity for the three coach to remain on through the bowl game.

Kansas: Please stop with the Jim Harbaugh to Kansas articles.  Nobody leaves Palo Alto for Kansas.  As ESPN's Erik Kuselias would say, "If you're that guy (long pause) about to send us that email...do me a favor...push in your keyboard, walk away from your desk, we'll see ya.  Great show tomorrow."

Tennessee: Our sources tell us will Frank Wilson's departure, Tennessee head coach Lane Kiffin will likely have interest in Central Florida running backs coach David Kelly.  Two Tennessee staff members including Lance Thompson have worked with Kelly at Central Florida.  Kelly, a former wide receivers coach (LSU, Georgia Tech, Stanford) has many years of experience recruiting Louisiana, Georgia, and Florida.

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Florida State: We are hearing that Jimbo Fisher has asked for permission to talk with Tennessee special teams coordinator / running backs coach Eddie Gran.

Georgia: FootballScoop is hearing Kansas State defensive cooridnator Vic Koenning is a serious candidate to become the defensive coordinator at UGA.  We have heard that head coach Mark Richt may talk with Akron defensive coordinator Jim Fleming about a position.

LSU: FootballScoop has confirmed that Tennessee wide receivers coach will be joining the staff at LSU under Les Miles. Our sources tell us Wilson did coach during the Vols first bowl practice this evening, but has accepted the position.

Truman State: Sources tell FootballScoop that Greg Nesbitt has accepted the head coaching job.

Simon Fraser University: (Defensive Coordinator Job posting) located in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, is a NCAA Division 2 football program playing in the GNAC Conference. Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC, is located minutes away from downtown Vancouver and thirty minutes from the United States border with Washington State. Simon Fraser Football is seeking qualified candidates for the defensive coordination position. Duties include, but are not limited to devising and implementing a comprehensive defensive system, installation and management of defensive game plans, participation in the planning of in season and out of season practices, assist in the recruitment of outstanding student athletes, and any other duties assigned by the head coach. Previous coaching experience at the university level and knowledge of NCAA recruiting regulations is required. Simon Fraser University is looking to fill the position by February 1, 2010. Interested applicants should contact: David Johnson, Head Football Coach, Simon Fraser University. Tel: 778 782 3316. Fax: 778 782 4922. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Regular Mail: SFU Athletics, Transportation Centre 2008, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, Canada, V5A 1S6.

Jacksonville State: Our sources tell us, despite a report in Alabama, head coach Jack Crowe has no intentions of retiring.  We hear Crowe has a contract through 2011 and has intentions to coach another few years for certain.

Butler University: Head coach Jeff Voris has agreed to a contract extension through 2013-2014 school year.

Florida State: We are hearing that Kansas co-defensive coordinator Bill Miller has talked with Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher about the defensive coordinator job.  Miller served as the secondary coach at Florida when the Gators held LSU's offense scoreless in 2003 (when LSU won the national championship). Jimbo served as the offensive coordinator at that time under head coach Nick Saban.
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Doane College: a nationally recognized liberal arts and sciences college in Crete, NE invites applications for the position of Offensive Coordinator.  As a member of the NAIA and the Great Plains Athletic Conference, the Doane Football Team participates in a premier NAIA football conference. The Offensive Coordinator is specifically responsible for developing quarterbacks and coordination of the team's passing game.  This position is responsible for student athlete recruitment and retention and is an integral part of the Doane College Football Coaching Staff. Qualifications:  BA/BS degree required, MA degree preferred.  Prior college coaching experience preferred.  Valid Nebraska driver's license and good driving record required.  To apply: Complete an application, available on the web site at www.doane.edu/employapp and submit a letter of application, resume, and three football related references to Cindy Albert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." ' + path + '\'' + prefix + ':' + addy54748 + '\' target="_blank">'+addy_text54748+'<\/a>'; //-->\n Resume should include educational background and all coaching and playing experience and credentials.  Doane College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Murray State: Our sources tell us the Murray State AD tried to get TCU co-offensive coordinator Justin Fuente to interview for the head coaching job.

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Youngstown State: FootballScoop has confirmed that Youngstown State has not made an offer as of early this morning to Arizona defensive coordinator Mark Stoops.  Our sources do, however, tell us that YSU is interested in Stoops.

Western Illinois: Offensive coordinator Mark Hendrickson has accepted the head coaching job. Hendrickson has been serving as acting head coach since September.

Youngstown State: We are hearing Notre Dame special teams coordinator Brian Polian has interviewed for the head coaching job at Youngstown State.  We were told that Georgia head coach Mark Richt is interested in talking to Polian.

A Youngstown area TV station is reporting, "The search for a new football coach at Youngstown State is apparently closer to being a done deal.  A source close to the Penguins football program tell us tonight that Arizona defensive coordinator and Cardinal Mooney Grad Mark Stoops is the top choice for the job and that Stoops likewise is extremely interested in coming back home. Stoops has already said he won't talk about any position until the Wildcats finish the season. Arizona finishes the regular season Saturday against USC. He could meet with Youngstown State as early as Sunday. YSU Athletic Director Ron Strollo says the search is ongoing."

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Thursday December 3, 2009

Kansas: One of our sources tells us that a Kansas rep talked with Herm Edwards over a week ago.  The other name we hear Kansas would like to talk with is Texas wide receivers coach Bobby Kennedy.

Kansas: Mangino is out.

Culver-Stockton College: We are hearing that Cameron Keller will be named the new head coach. Heller previously served at Hastings College.
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Arizona State: Dennis Erickson just announced that OC Rich Olson will not return.

"It really has nothing to do with what he (Olson) did or didn't do," Erickson said. "It's more about change and trying to get some new ideas. Rich Olson is a good coach, always has been and always will be. I needed to make a change. Our failings offensively had more to do with everybody involved, not just one person by any means."

"He's a good coach and has done a good job," Erickson said. "Our problems are not because of him, believe me. I want people to understand that."

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Memphis: Our sources tell us grad assistant Martin Hankins has been in south Louisiana recruiting.  We hear head coach Larry Porter could be close to hiring Ridgeway HS (Memphis, TN) head coach Ron Brown.

LSU: Our sources tell us head coach Les Miles is making a big push to hire Tennessee wide receivers coach Frank Wilson. The running backs job at LSU is open with the departure of Larry Porter.

Howard University: FootballScoop has learned that four coaches were told this morning they will not return.  We hear offensive coordinator Nick Calcutta, wide receivers coach Jafar Williams, and kicking coach William Smith will not return. We are trying to find out the last coach at this time.

Hofstra: We hear Hofstra is dropping football. The announcement will be made within the hour.

UAB: We are hearing there will be no changes on the UAB staff.

Southern University (LA): Head coach Pete Richardson was given permission by AD Greg LaFleur to pursue other opportunities at the end of the season - if those opportunities arise.

Seattle Seahawks: GM Tim Ruskell is expected to resign this morning.

Central Michigan: Head coach Butch Jones has not talked with any other schools.  Central Michigan plays Ohio in the MAC championship game on Friday.

Georgia: AD Damon Evans says, "I told Mark to go out and find the best coaches possible and that we will be very competitive to help him. We'll help him to do what he needs to do to attract the top candidates. I want us to be competitive salary-wise in the market place so that's not going to hold us back. I know you guys always hear this, but we will do what is appropriate for the University. But make no mistake: we are going to go after the best coaches that are available. I'm there to support him and we're going to be extremely competitive."

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Please support Jeff Hoover's family: Eastern Illinois assistant coach Jeff Hoover died Saturday in a car wreck after the Panthers playoff game against Southern Illinois.  Many of Hoover's friends are viewers of FootballScoop and asked us to please help out.  Please read the following message:

In lieu of flowers, a Jeff Hoover Children's Education Memorial Fund will be announced on Saturday with donations be accepted at the memorial service. Additional information on that fund and how people can contribute will also be announced on Saturday and posted online at www.eiupanthers.com The EIU football team is also accepting gift card donations to help both the Hoover and Cash families. Those donations can be sent to:

EIU Football Office
Attn: Hoover/Cash Family Donations
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920.

Please do not send cash donations to the EIU football office.
Wednesday December 2, 2009

UNLV: Assistant recruiting coordinator Jimmy Morimoto is organizing things.  Only the 2 GA's are still working.  A new coach will not be named until at least the middle of December after a new AD is appointed.

Western Michigan: FootballScoop has learned that defensive line coach Peter McCarty and safeties coach Rick Kravitz will not return.

Murray State: Our sources tell us former Florida State assistant Billy Sexton is in the mix.

Austin Peay: FootballScoop has learned there is no opening at Austin Peay.  The opening from what we understand is a formality.

Tulane: Head coach Bob Toledo will return.

North Texas: UNT has announced head coach Todd Dodge and entire coaching staff will return.

Georgia: In terms of the defensive coordinator position, our sources tell us head coach Mark Richt will almost certainly ask for permission to talk with Kansas State defensive coordinator Vic Koenning, Duke defensive coordinator Mike MacIntrye, and Georgia State defensive coordinator John Thompson.

Georgia: FootballScoop has confirmed 3 assistants on the defensive side are out.  Defensive ends coach Jon Fabris, defensive coordinator Willie Martinez, and linebackers coach Jon Jancek will not return.  Head coach Mark Richt would like for all 3 coaches to coach through the bowl game, but that has not been decided at this time from the coaches.

Akron: FootballScoop has confirmed there is no truth to the speculations that Wayne State head coach Paul Winters is resigning today to become the head coach at Akron.

TCU: We hear Patterson signed the extension today through 2016.  Patterson's contract is believed to reach over $2 million per season.  Big pay raises for the assistants as well.

Georgia: ESPN is reporting that DC Willie Martinez will not return.

Notre Dame: FootballScoop is hearing that an assistant coach in the SEC was asking coaches last night if they thought he should go with Tommy Tuberville to Notre Dame if Tubs got the head coaching job in South Bend.  This makes us wonder if Tuberville has his agent, Jimmy Sexton, in contact with Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick.  Our source tell us Tubs has several coaches already in mind for his next job, a plan that could very well include Texas running backs coach Major Applewhite as his offensive coordinator.  We hear Tuberville was very complimentary of Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson in a radio interview yesterday, and thought Notre Dame might be wise to go after Johnson.  You wouldn’t think the former Auburn head coach would make those comments if he was very interested in the Notre Dame job….or is Tubs playing the cards just right?

Pitt State: As we reported earlier, our sources are now telling us that head coach Chuck Broyles will be resigning early this afternoon.  We hear that offensive coordinator Tim Beck will be named the new head coach at some point.

Coastal Carolina: Sources tell FootballScoop that offensive line coach Jamie Snider, wide receivers coach Hunter Spivey, and defensive line coach Antoine Rivens will not return.

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Marshall: We are hearing a Marshall official is responsible for researching Wake Forest defensive coordinator Brad Lambert, Paul Petrino, Bud Foster, and Gunter Brewer.

UL-Lafayette: We are hearing head coach Rickey Bustle will return.

LA-Monroe: Assistant coach Bob Leahy has been named interim head coach.

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North Texas: According to the Denton, TX newspaper, "Rick Villarreal went on record as saying that the evaluation process is still going on and that nothing has been decided. Todd Dodge said that no assistants have or will be let go. He mentioned that they were out recruiting."

Youngstown State: Here is what we know.  One of our sources tell us that Youngstown had certainly not made a hire as of Monday morning.  There is some speculation that Arizona defensive coordinator Mark Stoops is the guy.  We have not confirmed this news.
Tuesday December 1, 2009

Florida State: It will be interesting to see if Jimbo Fisher targets Alabama linebackers coach Sal Sunseri for the defensive coordinator position at FSU.  Sunseri and Fisher worked together at LSU in the early days of the Nick Saban era in Baton Rouge.  West Virginia defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel could be the top target for the positon from what we hear.  Casteel and FSU offensive line coach Rick Trickett coached for together for years at West Virginia.

Malone University: FootballScoop is hearing head coach Mike Gardner announced his resignation a little over an hour ago to his team at Malone University (OH).  Our source tells us Gardner has accepted the head coaching job at Tabor College (KS).

South Carolina: Spurrier is getting a 1-year contract extension through the 2013 season.

Grambling: We are hearing wide receivers coach Sammie White will not return.

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Murray State: Our sources tell us NC State linebackers coach Andy McCollum has talked with the athletic director.  We are hearing several interviews have been setup today for later this week and next week.

Nicholls State: FootballScoop has learned that assistant Kent Keith has been named interim head coach.

Lawrence University: a Division III institution and member of the Midwest Conference invites applications for the full time position of Assistant Football Coach/Recruiting Coordinator. Start date of ASAP. Chartered in 1847, Lawrence University is a nationally recognized liberal arts undergraduate institution located in Appleton, Wisconsin. Responsibilities: The successful candidate must demonstrate effective teaching methods and excellent leadership, role modeling, organizational and interpersonal skills in coaching a position group. Further, the successful candidate must have the ability and computer literacy to manage an effective DIII recruiting plan focusing on the recruitment and retention of student athletes at a highly selective Liberal Arts University. The candidate will report to the Director of Athletics and Recreation and the Head Football Coach. He/she will enthusiastically support the philosophy, mission, and goals of the university and the Department of Athletics.  Specific responsibilities include the overall management of a position group (offensive line is the priority). The recruitment and retention athletic responsibilities will include data collection and management, supervision of mailings and student workers, and recruiting visit management. Additional duties can be assigned by the Athletic Director.  Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, a demonstrated knowledge of NCAA rules and a commitment to the academic development of student athletes is required. College coaching and recruiting experience preferred. Salary and benefits are competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.Review of applications will begin immediately.  For full consideration, application materials should be received by December 31, 2009.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and a minimum of three references to:  Chris Howard, Head Football Coach, Lawrence University, 711 E. Boldt Way, Appleton, WI 54912-0599.  Email applications will be accepted for this position at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Lawrence University: a Division III institution and member of the Midwest Conference invites applications for the full time position of Associate Head Football Coach/Offensive  Coordinator. Start date of ASAP. Chartered in 1847, Lawrence University is a nationally recognized liberal arts undergraduate institution located in Appleton, Wisconsin. Responsibilities: The successful candidate must demonstrate effective teaching methods and excellent leadership along with the role modeling, organizational and interpersonal skills necessary to install and run a successful offense. Further, the successful candidate must have a relentless work ethic regarding the recruitment and retention of student athletes at a highly selective Liberal Arts University. The candidate will report to the Director of Athletics and Recreation and the Head Football Coach. He/she will enthusiastically support the philosophy, mission, and goals of the university and the Department of Athletics. Specific responsibilities include the overall management of the offense, including coaching, player development, and supervision of the offensive staff. Primary out of season duties will include the recruitment and retention of qualified student athletes, and additional duties as assigned by the Athletic Director. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, a demonstrated knowledge of NCAA rules and a commitment to the academic development of student athletes is required. College coaching and recruiting experience preferred. Salary and benefits are competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin immediately.  For full consideration, application materials should be received by December 31, 2009.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and a minimum of three references to:  Chris Howard, Head Football Coach, Lawrence University, 711 East Boldt Way, Appleton, WI 54912-0599.  Email applications will be accepted  at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for this position. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Valpo: We are hearing Walt Harris is interested in the Valpo job.

Portland State:  Our sources tell us that both Al Borges and Mark Speckman interviewed extremely well.  We are hearing that Portland State will also be interviewing a minority candidate within the next few days.

Northeastern State (OK): We hear there is a position open on defense.

Akron:  Check the DFO Scoop and the Strength Scoop.

Texas: Will Muschamp is not leaving Texas. There had been some speculation that Muschamp could be a candidate at Notre Dame.

Puget Sound: FootballScoop has learned head coach Phil Willenbrock will not return.

Mississippi Valley State: As we mentioned yesterday, Willie Totten has officially resigned as head coach.

Florida State: Bowden retired.

TCU: Sources tell FootballScoop that Gary Patterson has agreed to a long-term extension that will greatly benefit his assistants as well.

Ferris State University:  We hear that secondary coach Chris Reese has resigned.

Youngstown State: Mark Stoops said Monday he's in no hurry to leave Arizona, despite Ohio media reports that he's being considered for the vacant head coaching job at Div. I-AA power Youngstown State.

"I've invested too much in this program to go anywhere with this stuff until after the season," said Stoops, a Youngstown native.  "I've put too much into it, I'm too close to this program, I work for my brother. ... All this stuff takes care of itself later. I really just care about trying to finish on a good note. To finish 8-4 here and to have a chance to finish tied for second in this league is really quite amazing."

Virginia: Our sources tell us NY Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine (UVA alum) is interested in the head coaching position.

Maryland: Our sources are telling us that Ralph Friedgen will return as head coach.

Riverside Community College (CA): Our sources tell us head coach Bill Brown has resigned.

UNLV: Our sources tell us Dennis Franchione is certainly in the mix.

Georgia Southern: We are hearing that head coach Jeff Monken is talking with former Memphis defensive line coach Brent Pry regarding the defensive coordinator job at GSU.  Pry previously served as the DC at UL-Lafayette.

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UL-Lafayette: "Rickey (Bustle) and I had some preliminary conversations today (Monday) and plan to talk with him again tomorrow (Tuesday)," AD David Walker said.

"We are still paying attention to see if any bowl possibilities still exist, but we hope to have a decision made as soon as possible because we know that this is an important recruiting time for our coaches."

Hampton: We hear wide receivers coach Pete Allen and tight ends coach Roy Johnson will not return.  Our sources tell us OC Terry Beauford was let go yesterday morning.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff: OC Jonathan Cannon, defensive line coach Gary Harper, and linebackers coach Carl Kidd will not return.
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Truman State: Our sources tell us Central Missouri co-defensive coordinator Greg Nesbitt will interview today.

Saint Francis University: We hear head coach Dave Opfar resigned.

Syracuse: Defensive line coach Darrell Jackson will not return.
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