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Wednesday November 19, 2008

Clemson: We hear athletic director Terry Don Phillips is now seriously considering Virginia Tech's Bud Foster for the Clemson head coaching position.  Phillips was very impressed with Foster during an interview last week.

Tennessee: Knoxville News is reporting Brian Kelly has emerged as the leading candiate at Tennessee.  9 days ago, FootballScoop learned that Tennesse athletic director intended to speak with Kelly.

Virginia Tech: Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver has put in a call to Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds to research the process of naming a coach-in-waiting.  Weaver is in the early stages of considering Bud Foster for the coach-in-waiting at Virginia Tech. 



Wednesday November 19, 2008

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New Mexico: Danny Gonzales has been named interim head coach at New Mexico.  Gonzales was in charge of coaching the safeties and punters.  Gonzales is in his third season on the coaching staff, but he has been affiliated with the Lobo football program since 1994. He spent three years in charge of the UNM video department before joining the coaching staff in 2006.  

New Mexico: We hear that Florida head coach Urban Meyer has already spoken with New Mexico athletic director Paul Krebs.  Meyer is likely recommending Florida DC Charlie Strong and/or OC Dan Mullen.  Krebs is the former athletic director at Bowling Green from 2001-2007.  He is responsible for giving Urban Meyer his first head coaching job (Bowling Green 2001). 

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Tuesday November 18, 2008 

Texas: The University of Texas has just named Will Muschamp as designated head coach-in-waiting.  Muschamp will replace Mack Brown as head coach when Brown retires.  Muschamp will receive a salary raise to $900,000 in January and remain as defensive coordinator.



Tuesday November 18, 2008  (Update 2)

Greensboro College: Neal Mitchell will not return as head football coach.  Mitchell recently finished his seventh season at Greensboro (D3) with a 2-8 record.



Tuesday November 18, 2008

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Lincoln University (MO): Lemar Parrish will not return as head football coach at Lincoln University (D2).  The Blue Tigers finished 2-8 this season.

Toledo: Let us know what you hear.  [email protected]

Utah State: Look for former Michigan State head coach John L. Smith and current Miami Hurricanes running backs coach Tommy Robinson to speak with Utah State officials in the next two weeks.  Robinson is a former Utah State assistant from 1992-93.  University of Florida defensive line coach Dan McCarney is another candidate for the job at Utah State.  Utah State athletic director Scott Barnes served as an associate athletic director at Iowa State while McCarney was the head coach of the Cyclones.