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Tuesday November 17, 2009

Tuesday: Coaches Quick Hits

Stevenson University: The first head coach at Stevenson University will be Ed Hottle. Hottle accepted the job after serving the last several years as the head coach at Gallaudet (D3). Stevenson University is located in Owings Mills, Maryland.

Concordia University (MI): We hear former Adrian College head coach Jim Lyall is interested in the head coaching job at Concordia.

Cleveland Browns: Mike Holmgren met with the Browns owner Randy Lerner today.

Kentucky State: FootballScoop has just learned that Kentucky State has promoted Wayne Dickens from interim head coach to head football coach. Dickens led KSU to their first winning season in 3 seasons this year.

Buffalo Bills: Head coach Dick Jauron has been dismissed. NFL.com is reporting that defensive coordinator Perry Fewell will likely take over as interim head coach.

UNLV: We are hearing that Navy special teams coordinator / inside linebackers coach Steve Johns is interested in the UNLV job. Johns served on the staff at UNLV when John Robinson was the head coach of the Rebels. Our source tells us that at least 2 of UNLV's better boosters would certainly support Johns.

Portland State: We hear former Oregon wide receivers coach Robin Pflugrad is a top candidate to replace Jerry Glanville. Pflugrad is coaching at Montana this season. Williamette head coach Mark Speckman is another name coach Portland State will likely talk with. BYU assistant Jaime Hill and Nevada assistant Nigel Burton could get involved as well.

Florida State: With Mickey Andrews set to retire, FSU has a defensive coordinator position open. We hear head coach Bobby Bowden has spoken with Tommy West. Of couse, West and Bowden coached against each other several times when West served as the head coach at Clemson. We hear West Virginia defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel, a friend of FSU offensive line coach Rick Trickett, is the top candidate Bowden will go after to fill the position.

King's College: After 19 years,Rich Manello has stepped down as head coach.

Culver-Stockton: Our sources tell us that Culver-Stockston is very interested in former Arkansas-Pine Bluff head coach Mo Forte.

Green Bay (IFL Franchise): We are hearing that Rik Richards will be named head coach tonight of the new indoor football league franchise in Green Bay. Our source tells us Richards will need to hire a brand new staff as soon as possible.

Portland State: Our sources tell us that Jerry Glanville did not want to cut loose any assistant coaches, and so the administration decided to make a change at the top this morning.

South Carolina: Steve Spurrier said yesterday that quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus will likely call the plays beginning next season.

Bob Stoops (on Notre Dame rumor from Chicago Sun Times): "That's ridiculous, though, some confidant, huh," Stoops asked? "I have no idea what you're talking about. Notre Dame doesn't have a job, and I haven't spoke to any confidants about anything outside of trying to beat Texas Tech, so, you guys, you know, that's some guy making something up. I'm not answering stuff like that. There's not even a job at Notre Dame, so that's ridiculous. I don't know. You believe (there's a) confidant. What's that?"

Portland State: We are hearing that head coach Jerry Glanville will not return.

Murray State: Defensive coordinator Mark Lister will serve as the head coach for the last game.

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