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Wednesday December 17, 2008

Let us know what you hear:

Army: We hear former Maryland offensive coordinator Charlie Taafe is interested in the Army job.  Taafe served as the offensive coordinator at Army from 1984-1986 when the Cadets finished 23-13 in three seasons.  New York Giants wide receivers coach Mike Sullivan is also interested.

Georgia Tech: Head coach Paul Johnson has agreed to a renegotiated contract.

Iowa State: Sources tell FootballScoop that St. Louis Rams offensive line coach Steve Loney would like to interview at Iowa State.

Michigan: Defensive coordinator Scott Shafer has resigned. 

New Mexico: Columbia University offensive line coach Cheston Blackshear is joining Mike Locksley's staff at New Mexico.  Blackshear was a graduate assistant at Flordia and Illinois under Locksley.

New Mexico State: TCU offensive coordinator Mike Schultz has interviewed for the head coaching job at New Mexico State.

Penn State: Joe Paterno has agreed to a 3-year contract extension.

Towson University: Former Virginia offensive coordinator Mike Groh has interviewed for the head coaching position at Towson.  We hear Towson is also interested in UCONN offensive coordinator Rob Ambrose.

Washington: USC secondary coach Rocky Seto has turned down the offer to become the defensive coordinator at Washington. 

Weber State: Sources tell FootballScoop that Oregon State defensive graduate assistant Inoke Breckterfield has accepted the defensive line position at Weber State.
Tuesday December 16, 2008  (Update 2)

Army: Sources tell FootballScoop that Army is interested in South Florida assistant Greg Gregory.  We hear Army really wants to hire a head coach with ties to Bob Sutton and/or Jim Young, and would like to return to option football.  Another coach that Army will likely speak with is Kansas assistant Ed Warriner.  

Florida Atlantic: Our sources tell us that Cypress Bay HS (FL) head coach Mark Guandolo has spoken with Howard Schnellenberger about the offensive coordinator position.  Guandolo is high respected in Broward and Dade county. 

LSU: We hear LSU offensive GA Jason Beck has accepted the quarterbacks position at Weber State.
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Tuesday December 16, 2008

Let us know what you hear:

Auburn: Sources tell FootballScoop that Tennessee Tech head coach Watson Brown is interested in the offensive coordinator job at Auburn.  Brown is the former head coach at UAB.  He is also the brother of Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown, who hired Gene Chizik a few years back. 

Florida Atlantic: We expect to have an update on the Florida Atlantic offensive coordinator job this afternoon.

Syracuse: We hear Nassau Community College head coach John Anselmo will be joining Doug Marrone's staff at Syracuse.  Anselmo will likely coach the secondary.

USC: Pete Carroll has offered the offensive GA position to Justin Mesa, who served as an administrative assistant with the Trojans this season.

UT-Chattanooga: We hear search is down to Russ Huesman (Richmond DC) and Jason Simpson (UT-Martin head coach).  Sources tell FootballScoop that Dave Clawson is making a strong push to hire Huesman as the defensive coordinator at Bowling Green.  Richmond plays in the D-IAA national championship game this weekend, so a decision should come soon.

Washington: Steve Sarkisian is not expected to retain any current members of the UW coaching staff including long-time Washington assistant Chris Tormey. 

JOB POSTINGS:

Tarleton State University: a Division II member of the Lone Star Conference, is taking applications for a restricted earnings QB Coach Position.  The position will include a 10 month contract and full benefits.  A Masters Degree is required and the position will start on January 15, 2009.  Please email resumes to Coach McElroy at <>

Hernando High School (FL): in Brooksville, Florida is currently accepting applicants for the position of Assistant Football Coach and/or Assistant Baseball Coach.  The teaching position is Math, please send all resumes to Assistant Head Football Coach Craig Everhart at <
Monday December 15, 2008 (Update 4)

Tennessee: Sources tell FootballScoop that Oakland Raiders offensive line coach James Cregg will be joining Lane Kiffin's staff at Tennessee.
Monday December 15, 2008 (Update 3)

Illinois State: Purdue defensive coordinator Brock Spack has been hired as the new head football coach at Illinois State.

Yale: We hear the finalists for the head coaching job at Yale are Don Brown (UMASS head coach) and Tom Gilmore (Holy Cross head coach).

Washington: Steve Sarkisian has hired Cal offensive line coach Jim Michalczik as the Huskies new offensive coordinator.  
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