Tuesday December 23, 2008
Army: Sources tell FootballScoop that Cal Poly head coach Rich Ellerson is the leading candidate for the head coaching job at Army. Ellerson has interviewed.
San Diego State: Brady Hoke has talked with UTEP defensive coordinator Osia Lewis about joining the Aztecs staff.
St. Louis Rams: Jay Zygmunt, the Rams' president of football operations and general manager, is resigning.
Tennessee: We hear former Syracuse offensive coordinator Mitch Browning has interviewed with Lane Kiffin. Browning once led the Minnesota Golden Gophers offense to over 2000 yards both rushing and passing in 8 straight seasons.
Texas A&M - Commerce: Sources tell FootballScoop that former Baylor head coach Guy Morris has interviewed at Texas A&M - Commerce.
Towson University: UCONN offensive coordinator Rob Ambrose has interviewed for the head coaching job. We heard that Towson may have interest in James Madison offensive coordinator Jeff Durden.
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Monday December 22, 2008 (Update 2)
Arizona: We hear Arizona will be renegotiating the contract of head coach Mike Stoops.
Eastern Michigan: We hear Louisville assistant Eric Lewis has been offered a job by EMU head coach Ron English.
Louisville: We hear linebackers coach Bill Miller will likely be promoted to defensive coordinator.
Mississippi State: South Alabama offensive coordinator Les Koenning Jr. will be joining the staff at Mississippi State.
Sacramento State: Looking for a DB Coach with D-I experience. Please send resume to Brian Wilkinson, Director of Football Operations, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819.
Monday December 22, 2008
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Monday December 22, 2008
Army: Navy assistants Buddy Green and Ivin Jasper will interview at Army. Sources tell FootballScoop that Florida assistant Dan McCarney interviewed over the weekend.
Duke: Duke has signed head coach David Cutcliffe to a contract extension through 2015.
Eastern Michigan: Louisville defensive coordinator Ron English has accepted the head coaching job at Eastern Michigan.
Miami (OH): We hear the search is down to Don Treadwell (Michigan State) and Curt Mallory (Illinois). The new head coach could be announced early this week.
Syracuse: We hear Tennessee assistant Greg Adkins is joining Doug Marrone's staff at Syracuse.
Texas A&M-Commerce: What do you hear?
Tennessee: Auburn running backs coach / special teams coordinator Eddie Gran has interviewed with Lane Kiffin.
UT-Chattanooga: Richmond defensive coordinator Russ Huesman will be announced today as the new head coach at UTC.
Virginia: Sources tell FootballScoop that Tennessee wide receivers coach Latrell Scott is likely to join the Virginia staff this week.
Saturday December 20, 2008
Iowa State: Paul Rhoads, former Auburn Defensive Coordinator, will be announced today as the Iowa State Head Coach.
Eastern Michigan: Has narrowed their search to Louisiville Defensive Coordinator Ron English and Grand Valley State's Head Coach Chuck Martin.
Wyoming: Sources tell FootballScoop that Rice University assistant Dan Hammerschmidt is going to Wyoming to be their WR's coach. Paul Kaligis is leaving Montana to become the Offensive Line coach at Wyoming.
San Diego State: Sources tell FootballScoop that a difficult situation is arising at Ball State where former Head Coach Brady Hoke has apparently offered at least 4 of the current assistants (Eddie Faulkner - RBs, Darrell Funk - OL, Jeff Hecklinski - WRs & Recruiting and Aaron Wellman - S&C) positions with him at SDSU. The late date of the Ball St. bowl game (Jan 6th) makes the situation difficult for everyone involved.