Wednesday December 31, 2008 (Update 3)
Dallas Cowboys: We hear special teams coach Bruce Read will not be retained.
San Diego State: As FootballScoop first reported, former New Mexico head coach Rocky Long has now joined Brady Hoke's staff at San Diego State.
Tennessee: Sources tell FootballScoop that St. Louis Rams tight ends coach Jim Chaney has accepted the offensive coordinator position at Tennessee. Chaney served as offensive coordinator at Purdue from 1998-2005.
Wednesday December 31, 2008 (Update 2)
Cal Poly: We hear San Jose State wide receivers coach Brent Brennan has interviewed for the head coaching job at Cal Poly. Brennan previously served on Rich Ellerson's staff at Cal Poly. Sources also tell FootballScoop that Cal Poly in interested in Arizona special teams coordinator Jeff Hammerschmidt.
Lincoln University (MO): We hear Tennessee State defensive coordinator Rod Reed will interview for the head coaching job.
LSU: There are multiple reports that New Orleans Saints defensive line coach Ed Orgeron will join the LSU staff as associate head coach / recruiting coordinator / defensive line coach. The report says Orgeron is expected to earn more than $500,000. LSU head coach Les Miles has not confirmed any hirings. FootballScoop has spoken with multiple sources well connected to the program and we remain skeptical of this report.
Wednesday December 31, 2008
Chicago Bears: Defensive backs coach Steven Wilks will not be retained.
Clemson: Neither Clemson or Alabama have denied that Kevin Steele is likely to become the new defensive coordinator at Clemson. Steele currently serves as the Head Defensive Coach for the Crimson Tide.
Cleveland Browns: The Browns will interview former NY Jets head coach Eric Mangini.
Iowa State: San Diego State secondary coach Chris Ash is joining Paul Rhoads staff at Iowa State. Ash has previously served on Dan McCarney's staff at Iowa Staff before going to San Diego State.
Oregon: We hear defensive line coach Michael Gray informed his players last night that he has coached his final game with the Ducks. We are unsure if Gray has accepted a position elsewhere.
San Francisco 49ers: Offensive coordinator Mike Martz will not be retained.
Western Michigan: Head coach Bill Cubit has agreed to a new 5-year contract.
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Tuesday December 30, 2008 (Update 3)
Denver Broncos: Head coach Mike Shanahan has been dismissed.
Tuesday December 30, 2008 (Update 2)
Iowa State: We hear former Auburn defensive line coach Terry Price has been offered a job by Paul Rhoads at Iowa State.
New Mexico State: Sources tell FootballScoop that UCLA defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker has accepted the head coaching job at New Mexico State.
Houston Texans: Defensive coordinator Richard Smith, defensive backs coach Jon Hoke,and defensive line coach Jethro Franklin have all been dismissed. Hoke may now become a candidate to join the staff at San Diego State.
Miami (OH): Sources tell FootballScoop that Mike Haywood is not expected to retain any assistants at Miami (OH).
Pima College: We hear former Phoenix College head coach David Given has interviewed for the defensive coordinator job at Pima College.