Monday December 7, 2009
Akron: We hear Kansas OC Ed Warriner interviewed today.
Florida State: Chuck Amato, Jody Allen, Dexter Carter, and strength coach Todd Stroud will not be retained. Eddie Gran will also have the title of "associate head coach."
Virginia: London gets 5-year deal at 1.7 million per year. Assistant coaching salary pool is $2 million.
2009 FootballScoop D2 Coordinator of the Year: The finalists have been released.
Louisville: As of a few minutes ago, AD Tom Jurich stated that no offer has been made to Charlie Strong.
Dana College: We hear the finalists for the head coaching job are: John Bates (Nebraska Wesleyan - defensive coordinator), Jason Shumaker (University of Saint Mary - offensive coordinator), Chuck Lambert (Sterling College - defensive coordinator).
Southern University (LA): Offensive line coach Damon Nivens has been named interim head coach. We hear Southern University (LA) will almost certainly talk to Tuskegee head coach Willie Slater.
Stanford: Moments ago, Jim Harbaugh was interviewed live by Michelle Tafoya on the field in Green Bay. Harbaugh says there is no meeting planned with Notre Dame. The New York Times report is a rumor. The Stanford AD also says Harbaugh is not interviewing with Notre Dame.
USC: ESPN's Adam Shefter just reported that Jeremy Bates will be the top candidate to take over the Chicago Bears offense. Bates serves as the assistant head coach - offense / play caller at USC. Bates coached Cutler in Denver.
Idaho: Head coach Robb Akey is close to contract extension. Akey said this morning, "I'm hoping by next weekend that we'll have something hammered out."
Syracuse: We hear Doug Marrone has interest in New Orleans Saints quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi. We wonder if former Syracuse / NFL wide receiver Rob Moore is interested in the wide receivers job.
Princeton: We hear Princeton is interested in Pete Lembo (Elon head coach), Mickey Fein (offensive coordinator at Lafayette), Joe Susan, Mike Bajakian, Bob Davie, and Stan Clayton (assistant coach - Lafayette). We have also heard that one of the assistant coaches at Akron is in the mix. Although we haven't confirmed that Akron assistant, defensive coordinator Jim Fleming has experienced great success as a head coach at Sacred Heart. Walt Harris has also experienced great moments as a head coach in his career.
Ole Miss: FootballScoop has learned that Houston Nutt has not talked with Kansas AD Lew Perkins. Ole Miss AD Pete Boone has stated that nobody from Kansas has asked permission to talk with Nutt and the entire thing is a rumor.
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Notre Dame: The New York Times is now reporting that Jim Harbaugh will also interview this week.
Georgia Southern: Our sources tell us Princeton offensive line coach Adam Hollis is interviewing with GSU head coach Jeff Monken.
Sam Houston State: We hear New Mexico offensive coordinator Darrell Dickey is in the mix.
Nicholls State: We are hearing UL-Lafayette assistant Tim Rebowe is interested in the head coaching job at Nicholls State.
Kansas: The Kansas City Star newspaper is reporting AD Lew Perkins has talked with Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt.
Cornell College: We are hearing former University of Dubuque head coach Vince Brautigam has been named head coach.
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Southern University (LA): FootballScoop is hearing that head coach Pete Richardson will not return.
Marshall: Rivals is reporting Central Michigan head coach Butch Jones and Marshall have setup an interview.
Notre Dame: ESPN is reporting that Brian Kelly will interview with Notre Dame on Tuesday.
New Mexico State: Offensive coordinator Timm Rosenbach and running backs coach Earnest Wilson will not return.
Florida State: We hear Jimbo Fisher has talked to East Carolina defensive coordinator Greg Hudson.
Virginia: CavsCorner is reporting London would like to hire Atlanta Falcons' quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave as his offensive coordinator. CavsCorner also says Noel Mazzone and London have talked.
Portland State: FootballScoop has learned that Portland State intends to hire Nevada DC Nigel Burton as head coach.
Virginia: We are hearing two coaches likely to have job offers from London are West Virginia running backs coach Chris Beatty and current UVA assistant Anthony Poindexter. Poindexter served this past season as the defensive backs coach / assistant special teams coordinator.
Marshall: We are hearing Marshall is interested in both Paul Petrino and Jim McElwain.
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Colorado State: We hear Colorado State head coach Steve Fairchild is interested in former Louisville head coach Steve Kragthorpe.
Stanford: With the departure of running backs coach Willie Taggart, Stanford needs to fill a running backs job. Our sources tell us Wisconsin wide receivers coach DelVaughn Alexander will be Harbaugh's first target.
Memphis: We hear Larry Porter has at least 4 coaches in bowls games that he wants to hire.
Tennessee: With Frank Wilson and Eddie Gran departing over the weekend, Lane Kiffin is in search of two assistant coaches. Kiffin talked over the weekend about taking his time and actually conducting real interviews with candidates. Kiffin last season raided other SEC coaching staffs to lure coaches. We hear some of the names already mentioned to Kiffin have been Jay Graham (South Carolina - running backs), Notre Dame wide receivers coach / recruiting coordinator Rob Ianello, and MTSU defensive coordinator Manny Diaz. Diaz once served as the special teams coordinator at NC State and has always done a terrific job recruiting the Miami / Fort Lauderdale area, which is the same area Eddie Gran recruited.
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Florida State: ESPN's Chris Low is now reporting that Alabama linebackers coach Sal Sunseri will talk with Jimbo Fisher this week.
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Syracuse: Send us an email. Let us know what you are hearing about the offensive coordinator, wide receivers, and defensive line jobs.
Princeton: Let us know what you are hearing.
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Cincinnati: We hear Cincinnati wants BK to stay.
Sunday December 6, 2009
Louisville: AD Tom Jurich met with Charlie Strong for several hours in Gainesville this afternoon. One report mentions that Florida wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales would be Strong's choice for offensive coordinator if he got the job. Gonzales said tonight, "As far as I know, I'm not going anywhere."
LSU: NewOrleans.com is reporting, "Les Miles is speaking to former LSU assistant Tyke Tolbert about the vacancy. Tolbert is currently an assistant coach with the Buffalo Bills." As far as we know, there is no official opening at LSU as of tonight.
Virginia: FootballScoop has learned that Virignia has planned a news conference tomorrow at 1pm to announce Mike London as their new head coach.
Virginia: A Virginia newspaper is reporting that Mike London has a job offer from UVA.
Central Michigan: "I have not been contacted by anyone," AD Dave Heeke said. "Nobody has called me or contacted me or asked to talk to Butch."
Florida State: Our sources tell us Jimbo had talked with Gran about the "assistant head coach" title.
Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles are close to agreeing on a long-term contract extension with head coach Andy Reid.
Akron: Akron has asked permission to speak with Richmond head coach Mike London. Virginia has also asked permission to speak with London.
Florida State: FootballScoop has just learned moments ago that Tennessee special teams coordinator / running backs coach Eddie Gran has accepted a position on Jimbo Fisher's staff at Florida State.
Charlie Weis: "I'm going to coach in the NFL next year. I have no idea for who," Weis said, according to Rivals.com. All those stories that there have been 100 teams that have contacted me, that's a bunch of garbage. First of all, I wouldn't talk to anyone until after I was fired.
"I'll coach on Sundays next year," said Weis. "I don't know where. But the dust will settle, and in January, I'll probably end up taking a job."
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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.
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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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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