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Thursday March 11, 2011

DFO Spring Meetings: 3rd Annual meetings will be held Monday & Tuesday May 9-10 at the Dallas Marriott Los Colinas.  Agenda to be finalized; but plan for meeting to begin at 1PM Monday and go through noon Tuesday.  Meeting is open to all DFOs, related staff and anyone interested in learning more about this profession.  Collegiate Sports Travel has once again arranged a great rate at the Marriott.  Please use this link to make your reservations in order to get the discounted rate of $79 (parking included).

FIU: Andrew Green will now serve as the director of football operations.  He previously served as the assistant to the head coach.




Friday February 25, 2011

Wyoming: We hear Brian Wilkinson, former DFO at Sacramento State, has been hired as DFO at Wyoming.




Saturday January 29, 2011

Michigan: Bob Lopez is moving with Brady Hoke from San Diego State to Michigan to serve as director of football operations.  Mike Vollmar will have the title associate athletic director for football.  Prior to his three seasons at San Diego State, Lopez spent 5 seasons at UCLA as the DFO.




Friday January 28, 2011

Michigan:  We have learned that Alabama associate athletic director for football Mike Vollmar is leaving to join Brady Hoke's staff in a similar capacity. 

Elon: We have just learned that Corey Bass will be retained as the DFO at Elon University.




Friday January 21, 2011

Georgia: DFO Josh Brooks has decided to remain at Georgia after receiving a promotion to assistant AD for internal operations.  We hear Brad Hutcherson, who has been part of the staff for six years, has been promoted to DFO. Hutcherson most recently served as program coordinator for the offensive staff.




Thursday January 13, 2011

Vandy:  As previously reported, Michael Hazel has been retained and is keeping the DFO title.  Additionally, Jemal Griffin has come with head coach James Franklin from Maryland and will serve as the program's Chief of Staff. 

Notes from the AFCA:  Three of the smartest companies around (i.e. those that advertise with FootballScoop) Jump Forward, Collegiate Sports Travel and Thimbleweed Consulting made very impressive showings at the AFCA.  We can't imagine you missed them; but if so, follow up with them and see how they can make your life easier. 

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Thursday January 6, 2010

Colorado: We have learned that Colorado director of football administration Chip Marks has been retained by head coach Jon Embree.  

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Tuesday January 4, 2011

Vanderbilt:  DFO Michael Hazel has been retained by new head coach James Franklin.  Andy Frank (asst. Ops) and Norval McKenzie (recruiting) have both been retained as well.

FootballScoop Happy Hour:  Please join us Monday night at the AFCA at 5PM as we recognize Mike Kerin (West Virginia) as our DFO of the Year.  Ice cold beverages will be supplied