Thursday December 10, 2009
LSU: FootballScoop has confirmed that Florida wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales is leaving the Gators. We are hearing he is heading to Baton Rouge to join the LSU staff.
Florida: FootballScoop is hearing Urban Meyer offered the defensive coordinator job to Ole Miss defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix. We hear Houston Nutt has made a large counter offer to keep Nix. Our sources tell us if Nix does accept the offer to join the Florida staff, Houston Nutt will likely promote from within his defensive staff.
Cincinnati: We are hearing former Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey is interested in the Cincinnati job. It will be interesting to see if Central Michigan head coach Butch Jones enters the picture. Jones followed Brian Kelly at Central Michigan.
Stanford: Jim Harbaugh has hired his father, Jack, as interim running backs coach for the Cardinal bowl game.
Kansas: We continue to hear that Kansas is interested in Herm Edwards.
Memphis: FootballScoop has learned that Larry Porter has hired Mike Dubose as defensive line coach. We also hear that Porter could make a huge offer to lure LSU offensive line coach Greg Studrawa to Memphis as the OC.
Notre Dame: ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting that Notre Dame has just hired Brian Kelly.
Memphis: We hear that Larry Porter could be very close to hiring Milsaps head coach Mike Dubose as part of his defensive staff.
Arkansas State: The Athletic Director came out today announcing that head coach Steve Roberts will return next year; however he will do so with a new offensive coordinator as Doug Ruse has been let go.
Marshall: Rivals' Tom Dienhart is reporting that both Florida State's Rick Trickett and Central Michigan's Butch Jones will interview on Friday.
Virginia: We are told Richmond OC Mike Farragalli and defensive line coach Jeff Hanson will be joining Mike London's staff at UVA. Miami Dolphins linebackers coach Jim Reid declined to talk about the possibility of him joining London's staff as the DC.
Marshall: We hear Wake Forest DC Brad Lambert is still in the mix. According to one report, Lambert's staff reportedly would include Tony Petersen as offensive coordinator, Phil Ratliff, Greg Adkins (Syracuse OL), George Barlow and Jay Hopson (Michigan LBs). Either Barlow or Hopson would be defensive coordinator.
Virginia: We are hearing London has hired Vicent Brown as linebackers coach. Brown previously served as the linebackers coach at Richmond under London. We hear "The UnderTaker," as he was known during his playing days in New England, will be in Charlottesville today.
Akron: Notre Dame wide receivers coach Rob Ianello has accepted the head coaching job at Akron. Ianello will be introduced today.
Richmond: Defensive coordinator Vic Shealy wants the jobs. Holy Cross head coach Tom Gilmore had not been contacted as of yesterday.