Thursday May 14, 2009
Alabama St.: We hear Alabama St. has hired Dedrick Dodge as defensive backs and special teams coach. Dodge had served the past two seasons as DC at Fort Valley St.
Dallas Cowboys: We hear offensive quality control coach Wesley Phillips will head up the special teams for the Cowboys until assistant coach Joe DeCamillis returns from the terrible injury he sustained during the storm.
LA Pierce College: Our sources tell us Bill Coan has just joined the staff as linebackers / special teams coach. Coan once served as a high school head coach that tutored Matt Cassel.
Michigan State: We hear Ferris Eways has been promoted from video intern to defensive graduate assistant coach.
Saskatchewan Roughriders: Former Fresno State offensive assistant Mike Scheper has accepted the defensive line job with the Roughriders.
The Extra Point presented by Wilson
Our staff thought these were some interesting points about the "Assistant Head Coach" title.
Florida State: Rick Trickett is listed as Assistant Head Coach. Mickey Andrews is listed as Associate Head Coach. Chuck Amato is listed as Executive Head Coach. None of the above will be the next head coach.
Kansas State: Co-defensive coordinators Chris Cosh and Vic Koenning both hold the title of Assistant Head Coach.
Notre Dame: Wide receivers coach Rob Ianello has Assistant Head Coach for Offense as part of his title. Defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Jon Tenuta has Assistant Head Coach for Defense as part of his title.
South Carolina: Ellis Johnson no longer has the title of defensive coordinator. Johnson carries the title of Assistant Head Coach for defense.
Texas: Running backs coach Major Applewhite and defensive backs coach Duane Akina are both listed as the Assistant Head Coach.
USC: Jeremy Bates is not listed as offensive coordinator. Bates carries the title of Assistant Head Coach for offense. Ken Norton Jr. carries the title of Assistant Head Coach for defense.
Vanderbilt: Bruce Fowler no longer has the title of defensive coordinator. Fowler is listed as Assistant Head Coach for defense.
Thursday May 13, 2009 (Update 2)
University of Iowa: FootballScoop has just learned that Iowa will hire from within for the defensive GA position.
San Francisco (UFL): FootballScoop has now learned that Tyrone Willingham and San Francisco (UFL) were unable to reach an agreement and Willingham is now not expected to join the San Francisco coaching staff under Dennis Green.
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Wednesday May 13, 2009
McMurry: Head coach Hal Mumme has added former New Mexico State defensive GA Chris Ruybal to his new staff. We hear Ruybal will coach the linebackers.
University of Penn: Former Rhode Island quarterbacks / wide receivers coach Mark Fabish has just joined the staff at Penn as tight ends coach. Fabish is a former Penn player.
South Alabama: The Strength and Conditioning staff at the University of South Alabama would like to invite you to the first University of South Alabama Strength and Conditioning Camp on May 23, 2009. This one-day seminar will provide you with information on different styles of training and how to incorporate them into your program. Founder of Westside Barbell, Louie Simmons, will be speaking on several different aspects of training, including implementation of conjugate periodization, importance of max effort training, the box squat as it pertains to power development, and speed-strength/strength speed development. The Assistant Strength and Conditioning coach at Mississippi State University, Erik Korem, will be speaking on linear speed development. To conclude the day, the University of South Alabama's Head Football Strength and Conditioning coach, Justin Schwind, will be speaking on the importance of incorporating competition into your off-season program. The schedule will consist of:
- Registration from 8am to 8:30
- Morning session from 8:30-12pm
- Lunch from 12-1:15
- Afternoon session from 1:15-4:45
- Conclude the day with a Q&A session from 4:45-5pm.
Tuesday May 12, 2009
Texas Tech: Former Red Raider quarterback Sonny Cumbie has accepted a grad assistant position at his alma mater.
The Extra Point presented by Wilson
We thought these were some interesting points:
51 of 120 Division 1 programs have a coach with the title of "Special Teams Coordinator".
32 of 120 programs list a single coach with the title of "Special Teams Coach".
35 of 120 programs do not have a single coach on staff with a "Special Teams" title.
3 of 120 programs list "Co-Special Teams Coordinators".
Buffalo, Indiana, Vanderbilt
2 of 120 programs list a "Special Teams Coordinator" and "Special Teams Coach"
2 of 120 programs list 2 "Special Teams Coaches".
Bowling Green, Iowa
1 of 120 programs list 1 "Special Teams Coordinator" and 2 "Asst. Special Teams Coordinators".
Temple actually lists Al Golden as "Head Coach / Special Teams Coordinator". You gotta like that accountability. He's not hiding.
Monday May 11, 2009 (Update 3)
Lindsey Wilson College: Former Concord University defensive coordinator / assistant head coach Mike Gutelius has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Lindsey Wilson College: Also, former Ohio Dominican assistant Brian Foos has joined the staff as offensive coordinator.
Valdosta State: We hear former Iowa defensive GA Seth Wallace has joined the staff as defensive backs coach.