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.
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.
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.
Monday November 30, 2009
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Oklahoma: "I am going to be at Oklahoma next year," say Bob Stoops.
Memphis: Our sources tell us that none of the 9 full-time assistants at Memphis will return.
Florida State: Annoucement coming tomorrow.
ULM: FootballScoop has confirmed that head coach Charlie Weatherbie will not return.
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Pitt State: We are hearing head coach Chuck Broyles could be stepping down, in which case offensive coordinator Tim Beck could be named as the new head coach as early as late tomorrow afternoon.
Notre Dame: FootballScoop has learned that Charlie Weis is out.
Murray State: We have heard Mitch Browning's name connected with the Murray State job.
Memphis: We are hearing LSU grad assistant James Alford was not in Memphis today.
Hampton University: We hear the offensive coordinator was let go within the last hour.
Western Kentucky: As of a few minutes ago, we hear that Willie Taggart has not made any hires for the new coaching staff.
Akron: We are hearing that Akron AD Tom Wistrcill is very close with Tennessee offensive GA Mitch Browning. Wistrcill as an associate AD at Minnesota when Browing served as the OC for the Gophers under Glen Mason.
Virginia: Our sources tell us Chris Peterson is not going after the Virginia job.
Maryland: 7 assistant coaches are out on the road recruiting. Ralph Friedgen is meeting with Debbie Yow today. Friedgen met with Yow yesterday, as well.
Murray State: We hear Tarlton State defensive coordinator Cary Fowler is going after the Murray State job.
Mississippi Valley State: We hear a change will be made today.
Syracuse: Our sources just told us moments ago that offensive coordinator Rob Spence and wide receivers coach Jamie Elizondo have been let go.
Virginia: Assistants Bob Price and Anthony Poindexter are still working the recruiting efforts UVA.
Memphis: Our sources tell us Porter is in no rush to hire a staff and will wait until a few early bowl games are completed to bring in the majority of his staff.
Nicholls State: We hear Central Arkansas assistant Hud Jackson is interested in the job.
Virginia: We've heard former Tennessee head coach Phil Fulmer is interested.
Northwestern Oklahoma State: Our sources tell us there is some friction between the AD and head coach Keith Barefield despite three winning seasons, 2 conference titles, and 2 playoff appearances. Barefield is 24-9 in three seasons as the head coach. Our source tells us to keep an eye on this situation throughout the week.
Memphis: We hear LSU defensive GA Raasaan Haralson could be on the way to Memphis. Current Memphis assistant John Wozniak is a former LSU grad assistant (2005 & 2007) who joined the Memphis staff this past season. Our sources tell us "Woz" and Larry Porter have a good relationship, so it will be interesting to see if Porter makes the decision to hire John. Don't be surprised to see Porter hire his close friend, Rod Brown, who currently serves as the head coach at Ridgeway HS in Memphis. Our sources tell us LSU offensive quality control Josh Eargle is likely to join the staff. Eargle's wife grew up in Memphis and graduated from the University of Memphis. Eargle coached the offensive line at Nicholls State before joining the LSU staff a few years back.
Akron: We hear one of the names Akron would like to talk with is Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst.
Southern University (LA): We hear head coach Pete Richardson will talk with AD Greg LaFleur early this week to talk about the direction of the program.
San Jose State: Our sources tell us San Jose State could talk with Alabama offensive coordinator Jim McElwain next week. We have also heard an Arizona assistant is in the mix at San Jose State. Oregon State assistant Mark Banker, according to our sources, has the attention of the San Jose State administration.
Itawamba CC: We are hearing East MS CC defensive coordinator William Jones is in the mix.
Marshall: We heard one of the coaches interested in the job heard Marshall would like the next head coach to keep three of the current assistants.
Youngstown State: We continue to get emails that Youngstown State will interview South Carolina offensive line coach Eric Wolford. We have not confirmed this news. We could have an update later in the day on this one.
Sunday November 28, 2009
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Valpo: Head coach Stacy Adams has resigned.
Memphis: We hear Larry Porter has agreed to a 5-year contract worth $750,000 per year.
Virginia: We are hearing Virginia has hired Chuck Neinas to help with their coaching search.
Georgia Southern: FootballScoop has learned that Georgia Tech assistant Jeff Monken has accepted the head coaching job at Georgia Southern.
Notre Dame: Bob Stoops sent a text this morning to a reporter, "On the record, I am not (interviewing). First I've heard of this (rumor)."
Hampton: We have heard there will be a change on the offensive side of the ball at Hampton.
UVA: Head coach Al Groh will not be retained. AD Craig Littlepage made the announcement moments ago. Richmond head coach Mike London is certainly in the mix for the Virginia head coaching job.
Syracuse: Our sources tell us a defensive position coach could be on the way out at Syracuse.
Marshall: FootballScoop has learned that Marshall head coach Mark Snyder has been dismissed just moments ago. Our sources tell us that Marshall AD Mike Hamrick has interest in talking with Virginia Tech assistant Bud Foster and Oklahoma State co-offensive coordinator Gunter Brewer. Brewer coached the Marshall wide receivers in the late 90's when Marshall went 50-4. Foster is just a couple of hours away from Huntington, WV, serving as the defensive coordinator at Virginia Tech. We have also heard Hamrick will likely talk with Richmond head coach Mike London.
Eastern Illinois: In very sad news, offensive line coach Jeff Hoover was killed in a car wreck yesterday after the EIU vs. Southern Illinois playoff game. An Eastern Illinois spokesman said that Hoover apparently swerved off the road to avoid a deer. Please keep Coach Hoover's family in your thoughts.
Notre Dame: AD Jack Swarbrick stated that he has not contacted any other coaches at this point.
Louisville: We have heard that Louisville AD Tom Jurich is very intrigued with Houston head coach Kevin Sumlin. We have also heard Mike Leach's name associated with the Louisville job.
Itawamaba Community College: Our sources tell us ICC will talk with 2 candidates this week about the head coaching job.
LSU: Les Miles will now have to replace running backs coach Larry Porter, who has accepted the head coaching job at Memphis. After the 33-30 OT win against Arkansas, Miles stated, "We've enjoyed him and will enjoy him for as long as he stays. I remember this young coach when he interviewed for a job at Oklahoma State. I always interview four or five guys, and he was just a standout." It will be interesting to see if Miles trys to lure Syracuse running backs coach Stan Drayton, Miami running backs coach Tommie Robinson, or Tennessee wide receivers coach Frank Wilson. Drayton, Robinson, and Wilson are three of the most respected assistant coaches in the profession. Robinson coached the running backs at Oklahoma State in 2001 when Miles' served as the head coach. Drayton joined the Syracuse staff this season before coaching the running backs at Tenneessee and Florida for the previous few years. Wilson (a New Orleans native) has experienced more success recruiting Louisiana than any D1 assistant in recent years. Before joining the Tennessee staff, Wilson coached the running backs at Ole Miss under Ed Orgeron.
Murray State: Our sources tell us that Murray State is certainly interested in Colorado offensive line coach Denver Johnson.
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Saturday November 28, 2009
Florida State: Bowden stated after the game that he has to do "some soul searching." ESPN's Mark Schlabach is reporting a decision could come as early as Monday or Tuesday. FSU officials will meet with Bowden and Jimbo Fisher in the next 48 hours.
Tampa Bay Bucs: Jim Bates did not travel with the team to Atlanta. Head coach Raheem Morris is not sure if Bates will stick around with the organization after being demoted early in the week.
Gavilan CC (CA): Gavilan has a defensive line job open.
Memphis: FootballScoop has just learned that Memphis is not hiring Washington Redskins secondary coach Jerry Gray. Our sources tell us it's Larry Porter from LSU.
Akron: FootballScoop has just confirmed that head coach JD Brookhart will not return.
Louisville: FootballScoop has learned just moments ago that Steve Kragthorpe has been dismissed. Our sources tell us that Phil Fulmer is certainly in the mix and will be considered strongly by AD Tom Jurich.
Friday November 27, 2009
Portland State: Willamette head coach Mark Speckman will interview on Monday. San Diego State offensive coordinator Al Borges is expected to interview next week. Others that could be interviewing next week include Stan Brock, Nigel Burton (Nevada DC), ang Greg Lupfer (Cal Poly DC).
SMU: We hear June Junes has agreed to a contract extension through 2014.
Notre Dame: We are hearing that Notre Dame officials have been gathering information on former Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick.
Tulane: Our sources tell us that head coach Bob Toledo will keep all of his current assistant coaches. We hear that Toledo does plan to appoint a current assistant as the team's special teams coordinator.
UNLV: We are hearing that the UNLV administration isn't sure about the route they want to go with the new head coach. Our sources tell us the administration has even asked for the input and advice from basketball coach Lon Kruger. Three names we hear the administration has talked about are Dennis Franchione, Andy Ludwig, and Ed Orgeron.
Hiram College: Bob Wolfe has announced that he is retiring as head coach.
Sam Houston State: According to one Texas newspaper this morning, "Some possible applicants being mentioned are Tarleton State coach Sam McElroy, Louisiana-Lafayette defensive coordinator Kevin Fouquier, Central Missouri coach Willie Fritz and Pittsburgh linebackers coach Joe Tumpkin. All but Tumpkin applied for the Sam Houston job along with Whitten in 2005."