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Friday January 9, 2009

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Auburn: We hear Gene Chizik has hired Iowa State GA Gabriel Rodriguez as defensive quality control.

Coastal Carolina: Kevin Brown has been promoted from quarterbacks to offensive coordinator. Gary Smallen will now coach the tight ends.  Jamie Snider will coach the offensive line.

Northwestern State: Brad Laird (defensive coordinator / assistant head coach), Terry Mills (defensive backs), Jeremy Offutt (offensive line), Matt Kubik (running backs) were all retained.  Darren Drago has been hired as linebackers / recruiting coordinator.  LSU defensive GA Shawn Quinn hired as co-defensive coordinator / defensive line.  Brendan Farrell will coach the tight ends / special teams.

FieldTurf: Join us inside Opryland Resort to watch the AFC Divisional playoff game at 4 pm Sunday in the Jackson AB room on the Mezzanine Level.  Drinks and a variety of foods will be served from 4-8 pm.  The FieldTurf / Howie Long football awards will be presented to the award winners.
FieldTurf / Howie Long Award Winners

Minnesota: We hear Kevin Cosgrove is in the mix for the new defensive coordinator position.

Tulane: As FootballScoop first reported, Ohio defensive line coach Steve Stanard has officially been hired as the new defensive coordinator at Tulane.

Western Washington: Western Washington has dropped the football program.

JOB POSTINGS:

Colgate University: an NCAA Division I-FCS member of the Patriot League Conference, invites applications for the full-time position of Defensive Coordinator. Responsibilities will include assisting in the administration of all phases of the intercollegiate football program, including, but not limited to coaching, recruiting, budget management, and public affairs.  Candidate must demonstrate a significant knowledge of football; proven success in recruiting and coaching football at the college level; a strong commitment to the academic success of student-athletes; knowledge and commitment to University, Conference and NCAA regulations; good communication skills and strong leadership.  Bachelor's degree is required, master's degree preferred.  A valid driver's license is required.  This is a 12-month position.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  A review of application material will begin February 8, 2009 and continue until position is filled.  Colgate, an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, student body, and staff to further the university's academic mission.  Minorities are encouraged to apply.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a resume, and a list of three references with current addresses and phone numbers to: Debbie Rhyde, Football Office, Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346 (FAX 315-228-7036). 
Thursday January 8, 2008 (Update 3)

Cal Poly: Sources tell FootballScoop that former Portland State head coach Tim Walsh will be named head coach.
Thursday January 8, 2009 (Update 2)

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Illinois State: Head coach Brock Spack has hired Jay Peterson to coach the linebackers.  Peterson previously served as defensive coordinator / linebackers coach at Eastern Michigan from 2004-2008.  Peterson will also have the title of assistant head coach at Illinois State.

Notre Dame: We hear defensive line coach Jappy Oliver will not return.

NY Jets: We hear Jets special teams coach Mike Westhoff interviewed today.

AstroTurf: As Archie Manning likes to say, "This is not your father's AstroTurf."  Stop by booth 715 to register to win an Ole Miss mini helmet signed by Archie and to learn more about today's AstroTurf and General Sports Venue proud sponsors of the Convention and the Title sponsor of the AstroTurf Kick-Off Luncheon on Monday.  

Toledo: Former Mount Union offensive coordinator Jason Candle will coach the inside slot receivers and running backs.  Former Notre Dame defensive graduate assistant Patrick Graham will serve as defensive line coach.

UT-San Antonio: Sources tell FootballScoop that Kentucky assistant Chris Thurmond has emerged as a leading candidate to become the first head football coach at UT-San Antonio.
Wisconsin: Check the DFO Scoop

JOB POSTING:

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology: Graduate Assistant Coaching Position, Rose-Hulman NCAA Div III (Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference) Located in Terre Haute, IN is accepting applications for a defensive graduate assistant, position to be determined.  This position includes a $10,000 stipend, meals, tuition and is contingent upon acceptance into Indiana State University's graduate school.  Interested Candidates should e-mail letter of interest, resume' and three references to: Steve Englehart, Head Football Coach, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thiel College: Football Coaching Intern Positions (2). Thiel College is seeking two qualified candidates to fill coaching intern positions for the football program. These positions report to the Head Football Coach and Athletic Director. Thiel College, a liberal arts college, is a member of the NCAA Division III. Candidates should have a commitment to the values, standards, and expectations of NCAA Division III, the Presidents' Athletic Conference, and Thiel College. Responsibilities for these 10-month positions include, but are not limited to: assisting in all aspects of coaching, planning and organization of practices, game day duties, recruiting and retaining student-athletes, and other assignments requested by the Head Coach and/or the Director of Athletics. These positions also require the duty of dorm manager on campus. A bachelor's degree and collegiate playing and/or coaching experience are required. A positive attitude towards the College and our athletic program is essential. The ability to conduct yourself in a productive, professional manner at all times is required.  Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to contact below. Responses for this position should be directed to: Susan C. Swartzbeck, Director of Human Resources, Thiel College, 75 College Avenue, Greenville, PA 16125. Email application materials, in Microsoft Word, PDF or plain text format, to: <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> .  Application materials will be reviewed as received and will be accepted until the position is filled. Thiel College is committed to increasing diversity among its faculty and staff; qualified women and minorities are encouraged to respond. Visit our web site at http://www.thiel.edu <http://www.thiel.edu/>  for more information about Thiel College. EOE.  
Wednesday January 8, 2009

Cleveland Browns: We hear Raiders linebackers coach Don Martindale is heading to Cleveland with Mangini.

Illinois: Penn State defensive line coach Larry Johnson Sr. has interviewed with Ron Zook.

Navy: Head coach Ken Niumataolo has received a contract extension.

San Francisco 49ers: Oakland Raiders assistant Tom Rathman is returning to the 49ers to coach the running backs.

TCU: Head coach Gary Patterson has received a contract extension through 2014.  His assistants will receive pay increases.

USC: Rocky Seto has been promoted to defensive coordinator.  Former Houston Texans defensive line coach Jethro Franklin will coach the defensive line.  Franklin is a former USC assistant under Pete Carroll.  Ken Norton Jr. will add the title of assistant head coach for defense.
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Wednesday January 7, 2009 (Update 3)

Cleveland Browns: We hear several NY Jets assistants are going with Eric Mangini to the Browns.  NY Jets assistant Brian Daboll is expected to be named offensive coordinator.  Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is expected to take the same position with Mangini. 

New Orleans Saints: The Saints have just dismissed defensive coordinator Gary Gibbs.
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