Sunday December 27, 2009
Memphis: Our sources tell us that Larry Porter has offered the offensive coordinator position to Eric Price.
Georgia Southern: Former Memphis assistant Brent Pry is the new defensive coordinator at GSU.
Florida: Urban Meyer just said he expects to be back leading the Gators at the beginning of next season. Said Meyer, “I do in my gut believe that will happen.” Steve Addazio will lead the team in the meantime. Meyer will coach in the Sugar Bowl.
Montana: We hear DC Kraig Paulson did interview.
Southern University (LA): Tampa Bay Bucs director of pro personnel, Doug Williams, interviewed for the Southern University head coaching job. Williams once served as the head coach at Grambling University.
Western State: We hear Western State has talked with several coaches for the DC position including CSU- Pueblo defensive backs coach Donnell Leomiti, former Adams State head coach Wayne McGinn, Chadron State defensive backs coach Jas Bains, and one of the coaches at Fort Lewis College.
Tennessee: We hear Lane Kiffin has offered the special teams coordinator / running backs position to Tampa Bay Bucs associate head coach / special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia.
Pitt State: Blue Valley HS coach Steve Rampy has been hired as offensive coordinator.
Georgia Southern: FootballScoop has learned that McKendree College defensive coordinator Trent Poelker has joined the staff at GSU. We hear Poelker will be coaching the defensive backs.
Florida: ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is now reporting that Urban Meyer may not resign. Instead, Meyer is considering taking a leave of absence for the entire 2010 season while Steve Addazio takes over the team.
Marshall: Rivals’ Tom Dienhart is reporting that it appears Doc Holliday will retain Rick Minter (DC) and Mike Cassity (defensive backs).
Texas Southern: We hear TSU has talked with former Alabama State DC Joe Nixon. TSU has a couple of jobs to fill.
FIU: FootballScoop has just learned that the defensive coordinator job has opened up at FIU. Head coach Mario Christobal is now looking to fill both the OC and DC positions.
New Mexico State: The last guy to interview for the New Mexico State offensive coordinator position was Russ Martin (Nebraska-Kearney OC).
Edmonton Eskimos: Former Washington State defensive line coach Mike Walker has accepted the defensive line coach with Edmonton. Walker last coached in 2007 at Wazzu.
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Marshall: As expected, South Dakota wide receivers coach Tony Petersen has officially joined the Marshall staff under Doc Holliday as the quarterbacks coach. FIU offensive coordinator Bill Legg has joined the staff as offensive coordinator / offensive line coach.
Georgia: The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports, “It was getting ready to happen,” said Foster, who is in town with the Hokies to play Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on New Year’s Eve. “Mark and I talked on several occasions … and then Tech stepped up to the plate. He [Richt] said he would be excited to have me as coordinator. It was going in that direction.”