Tuesday October 13, 2009
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Pacific: We are hearing that head coach Keith Buckley has made his first hire. Buckley will name a former local high school head coach Mike McCabe to his first staff. McCabe previously served as the head coach at Forest Grove HS (CA). McCabe will work on the offensive side of the ball.
New Mexico: A New Mexico radio station is reporting Mike Locksley will be suspended for the UNLV game. Locksley will be suspended for 8 working days. We hear George Barlow (assistant head coach / secondary) will serve as interim head coach.
Milwaukee Iron (Arena 1): Green Bay Blizzard head coach Bob Landsee is leaving to accept the head coaching position with the Milwaukee Iron. Landsee (45) is a former University of Wisconsin player.
Monday October 12, 2009
Akron: FootballScoop has learned that former Toledo offensive coordinator Chris Hedden has joined the Akron staff. We hear that offensive coordinator Shane Montgomery will move from tight ends to running backs. Hedden will coach the tight ends. As we reported last week, head coach JD Brookhart was going to move very quickly in filling the open position.
New Mexico: Assistant coach JB Gerald has resigned.
New Mexico: We are hearing that New Mexico will hold a news conference tomorrow to announce an update on head coach Mike Locksley. We hear a suspension and/or fine is possible.
Hawaii: We hear Hawaii will be looking to fill a grad assistant position after the season. Hawaii was not able to hire a new grad assistant when former offensive GA, Craig Stutzmann, left just before the season to accept the wide receivers job at Portland State.
Washington Redskins: According to NFL.com's Jason La Canfora, special teams coordinator Danny Smith and secondary coach Jerry Gray are candidates to step in as interim head coach should the Redskins dismiss Jim Zorn.
Saturday October 10, 2009
Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles are planning to extend the contract of head coach Andy Reid.
Friday October 9, 2009
Clark University - Atlanta: Our sources are telling us the situation at Clark University is getting sort of crazy. We are hearing that interim head coach Keith Higdon notified running backs coach Ronnie Blackmon that Blackmon was no longer needed. This comes just 2 days after Higdon was named interim head coach. We hear Blackmon, a well-respected coach, learned via cell phone voicemail from Higdon.
Akron: It will be interesting to see if Mark Nori gets involved with the open position at Akron. Nori is out of football at this time, but living in Akron.
Thursday October 8, 2009
Louisiana Swashbucklers: Our sources tell us that offensive line coach Dwight Hudler has resigned.
Akron: With the Zips down a running backs coach, we hear 2 assistant coaches are working together to prepare the running backs. Our source tells us that the offensive grad assistant has not been elevated to the role of coaching the running backs. We hear that head coach JD Brookhart will move very quickly to name another assistant coach. With offensive coordinator Shane Montgomery coming from Miami (OH), one would think perhaps a former Miami (OH) coach that is familar with the offense could be in line. That doesn't seem likely as the 2008 Miami (OH) running backs coach Jay Graham is now with Spurrier at South Carolina. The wide receivers coach Brian Von Bergen is now with Montana State. The other running backs coach that worked under Montgomery at Miami (OH) is DeAndre Smith, who now serves on the staff at UNLV. It will be interesting to see if JD Brookhart lures a former Akron Zip back to the coaching staff.