Wednesday December 9, 2009
San Jose St.: We hear that Ron Caragher, head coach at San Diego, and Stanford offensive coordinator / WRs coach David Shaw have interviewed.
Minnesota: Head coach Tim Brewster confirmed this afternoon that he is no longer a candidate at Kansas.
Florida State: Running backs coach Dexter Carter, who will not be retained, says, "I enjoyed coaching them. I feel like we were - I guess the bottom line is - productive. But it doesn't matter. Because he's got to [put together] a staff in a manner in which he sees is the best fit as he moves forward. And he doesn't owe me an explanation, which I didn't ask for one and he didn't give.""[Coaching at FSU was a] tremendous opportunity. I believe I took advantage of it. I surely leave better equipped, smarter, more equipped to move forward in this coaching profession. I've been able to learn from some of the best coaches ... I leave better than I came. So I feel very, very fortunate."
"I still plan on coaching."
Pitt State: As we reported last week, Pitt State has now officially hired Tim Beck as head football coach. Beck was the recipient of the 2008 FootballScoop D2 Coordinator of the Year powered by MUSCLE MILK.
Texas: Mack Brown will now be paid $5 million per season through 2016. Wow!
North Dakota State: Our sources tell us defensive coordinator Mike Breske has resigned.
Hampton University: FootballScoop has learned that Maryland offensive quality control, Charles Huff, just accepted the offensive line job at Hampton University.
Akron: FootballScoop is hearing that Notre Dame wide receivers coach has interviewed at Akron and San Jose State. There is a report that Akron could name Ianello as the new head coach by Thursday.
Notre Dame: ESPN is reporting the Irish are interested in UCONN head coach Randy Edsall.
Florida: Wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales stated this afternoon that he will not be joining Charlie Strong at Louisville. According to one article, Gonzales has turned down opportunities in the past to coach in the NFL along with college teams in Tennessee and Louisiana State.
Edmonton Eskimos: Co-defensive coordinator Jim Daly has resigned.
Central Missouri: We hear OC Charlie Stubbs is no longer with the program. According to our source, secondary coach Kellen Nesbitt will follow his father to Truman State. It is also likely that tight ends / strength coach Jed Paulson will join the Truman State staff.
Florida: We hear Urban Meyer will target Ole Miss defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix.
Louisville: Charlie Strong will be introduced today as head coach.
The Citadel: Head coach Kevin Higgins has stated he is not interested in the Richmond or Princeton head coaching jobs.
Murray State: Our sources tell us Mike MacIntyre withdrew his name from the search at Murray State and Sam Houston. We hear the administration is impressed with former Georgia Southern head coach Chris Hatcher.
Cincinnati: One of our favorites, Erik Kuselias, stated this morning on The Herd, "Folks, we get a lot of people that come through the ESPN campus. We get Kobe, Jordan, Stoops, Meyer, etc. You name it...we get it. I can say maybe the most impressive person to come through here is Brian Kelly. Folks, from the people in the cafeteria to the people in the executive suits...the guy nailed it. He was awesome, as gracious as anyone to ever come through here." Kuselias added, "Stud. Star. Gracious, confident, professional, everything." What a great compliment to Kelly!
Memphis: Our sources tell us that two coaches have recommended to Larry Porter that he strongly consider hiring Nebraska defensive ends coach John Papuchis as defensive coordinator. At one time, Papuchis served a as grad assistant at LSU, working with then Tigers' defensive coordinator Bo Pelini. We hear Porter and Papuchis have a good relationship.
Philadelphia Eagles: Andy Reid has agreed to a 3-year contract extension through 2013.
Nevada: With Nigel Burton departing for Portland State, linebackers coach Ken Wilson will serve as the defensive coordinator for Nevada in Hawaii Bowl preparations.
ULM: AD Bobby Staub says, "We're not trying to win the press conference bringing someone in from here or there. That's not my main objective. Mine is how do we get the perfect fit for ULM."
"First of all, you want someone who can help you win a championship on the field," Staub said. "That's obviously a characteristic you look for. Then, someone who will graduate our kids. Somebody that can engage our community to rally around the program and run the program in a first class manner."
"All those are important characteristics we look for. They may have 2 of the 4, or 3 of the 4, but we want a person with 4-of-4."
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Itawamba CC (MS): We just heard a few minutes ago that East Central defensive coordinator William Jones has been offered the head coaching job.
Mississippi State: AD Greg Brynes has stated that he is working on a contract extension for head coach Dan Mullen. Mullen has three years left on his current contract worth 1.2 million annually. Brynes says, "Keeping Dan here would be of high priority for us."
Tennessee State: 3 former TSU head coaches have applied for the job. Bill Thomas (1984-1988), L.C. Cole (1996-1999), and James Reese (2000-2004) are all going after the job.
Calgary Stampeders: Defensive assistant Mark Kilam has been promoted to special teams coordinator.
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