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Tuesday November 10, 2009

Tuesday: Coaches Quick Hits

Tennessee State: Just minutes ago, FootballScoop has learned that Tennessee State head coach James Webster will not return as head coach.

South Carolina: Steve Spurrier said today, "Again, I hope and plan to go three or four more years. We'll see what happens. Obviously, the president and the AD and all that decides on who coaches, but hopefully we've got some guys that are really going to help us on the way. We have a good coaching staff here and so forth."

Spurrier also said he will increase his role with play calling the rest of the season.

Western Kentucky: Romeo Crennel, a WKU alum, said today that he would be flattered if contacted by WKU officials. Crennel said he has not been contacted as of this afternoon. The former Cleveland Browns head coach did not want to discuss his level of interest in the job.

Western New Mexico: Our sources tell us that defensive coordinator Ronnie Heard resigned this evening.

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Memphis: FootballScoop has just learned that the next head coach at University of Memphis could very well be Lou Holtz. One source tell us Holtz is a major factor in the coaching search. A second source has led us to believe Holtz is certainly involved. Interestingly enough, Holtz was part of the ESPN broadcast crew in Memphis just 2 weeks ago for the East Carolina vs. Memphis game.

Memphis: Not that it's surprising, FootballScoop has confirmed that Tommy Tuberville and Philip Fulmer are not candidates. Also, Memphis local media continue to talk about Gus Malzahn, but our sources tell us Memphis does not plan to consider the Auburn offensive coordinator.

Colorado State: Peterson, in his first interview since being demoted as CSU's offensive coordinator to recruiting coordinator last week, said Monday, "We're still in discussion on what direction we'll go." As for what prompted the move by coach Steve Fairchild, the man who hired him, Peterson said: "I can't really answer that, or don't know that answer. I think there's really only one gentleman who knows that, and that would be Steve. I would like to leave it at that."

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San Jose State: Athletic director Tom Bowen said Monday that "Dick has my full support" but declined to comment on what lies ahead.

Asked about his plans, Tomey said: "We're going to try to win the last four, and then we'll see what happens.''

Michigan: Michigan AD Bill Martin says, "Rich is an outstanding coach. There is no question he's got my total support. I think the world of that guy. Is he perfect in every respect? Nobody is. But he works hard. He'll get it right."

"It was a very emotion-filled time for Rich and myself after the game," said Martin, who said the Purdue loss was particularly hard to bear. "He helped me, I helped him (after the game). I think this loss was hard on all of us. It was hard on Rich, it was hard on me.

"But this guy is a winner. This guy's not used to losing."

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