|Friday January 4, 2013||presented by:|
Temple: Sean Padden has been hired as Temple's DFO. Padden has recently spent five years out of football in the business world, but previously served as the defensive line coach and travel coordinator at Fordham and has also coached at Columbia, Albany and Albright.
|Thursday January 3, 2013||presented by:|
Arkansas State: Wyoming DFO Brian Wilkinson has accepted the same position at Arkansas State.
|Sunday December 23, 2012||presented by:|
The Agenda for the Football Operations Meetings at the AFCA has been released (along with the agent oversight survey). We look forward to seeing everyone there.
|Friday December 21, 2012||presented by:|
Wisconsin: Zach Nyborg will come with Gary Andersen from Utah State and will serve as director of football operations.
Western Kentucky: Arkansas director of video services Andy Wagner will join Bobby Petrino at Western Kentucky as director of football operations.
NC State: Sources tell us that neither Kit Hughes nor Don Horton will be retained at NC State. We hear some of the staff from NIU will come over to NC State. Will update...
Arizona: Billy Kirelawich has been promoted to assistant director of operations.
|Tuesday December 18, 2012||presented by:|
Here's what we know at FBS programs that have experienced coaching changes this off-season. If you have any information regarding any openings we covered or did not cover in this post, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call / text 225.229.3429.
Arkansas - Bret Bielema has brought Mark Taurisani with him from Wisconsin and he will serve as DFO. Mark Robinson remains with the program in a roll to be determined.
California - Sonny Dykes is bringing Jeeb Hossain with him from Louisiana Tech.
Cincinnati - We expect John Widecan to be retained.
Kentucky - 2012 FootballScoop DFO of the Year Finalist Nolan Jones will not be retained and would be a great hire for any program. We hear the new DFO will be announced soon.
Tennessee - Brad Pendergrass has been retained. Chis Spognardi, Butch Jones' chief of staff at Cincinnati, will join him at Tennessee as assistant to the head coach. We hear Chris' role will be assistant to the head coach.
Texas Tech - We are told Tommy McVay has been retained.
USF - Sources tell us Western Kentucky DFO Sharrod Everett will follow Willie Taggart to USF.
UTEP - Sources tell us Nate Poss will be retained.
Wisconsin - Current DFO Mark Taurisani is departing to join Bret Bielema at Arkansas.
When we hear more / the situation becomes more definitive at Arkansas State, Auburn, Boston College, FIU, Georgia State, Idaho, Kent State, Louisiana Tech, N.C. State, Northern Illinois, Purdue, Southern Miss, Temple, San Jose State, Western Kentucky and Western Michigan we'll be sure to let you know.
|Tuesday November 20, 2012||presented by:|
Cal: Sources tell us that director of football operations Mike McHugh has not been retained.
|Monday November 12, 2012||presented by:|
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 FootballScoop Coaches of the Year Awards, presented by ProGrass.
Georgia Southern: Kent State deputy athletic director Tom Kleinlein will be named the new athletic director at Georgia Southern. TK, you might recall is the former director of football operations at Arizona State. Wanted to become an AD and has reached that goal in just a few years. Impressive.