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Friday December 11, 2009

Youngstown State: No word yet out of Youngstown. Our sources tell us as of late this afternoon, neither Brian Polian or Eric Wolford had been offered the job. We wonder if there is a dark horse. We have not confirmed that Wolford has interviewed, despite a report that he has.

Trinity International University: Our sources tell us Kirk Wherritt has accepted the head coaching position. We hear defensive backs coach Curtis Maye will now coach the wide receivers.

Florida: FootballScoop has just learned that Ole Miss defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix will pass on the opportunity to join the staff at Florida. Nix will remain the defensive coordinator at Ole Miss.

Murray State: Our sources tell us the three finalists for the Murray State job are Steve Shankweiler (East Carolina (co-offensive coordinator / offensive line), Chris Hatcher (former Georgia Southern head coach), and Randall McCray (Wisconsin recruiting coordinator / safeties coach).

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Florida State: Our sources have just told us that Arizona DC Mark Stoops has accepted the offer to join Jimbo Fisher's staff as defensive coordinator.

Illinois: We hear Kansas co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Bill Miller will talk with Ron Zook. At one point, Miller served as the secondary coach on Zook's staff at Florida.

UL-Monroe: What are you hearing? Send us an email.

Illinois: Co-defensive coordinators Curt Mallory and Dan Disch will remain on the staff as position coaches, but will not serve as co-coordinators.

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Syracuse: What are you hearing about the OC, WR, DL jobs? Send us an email.

Western Kentucky: Head coach Willie Taggart will make a base salary of $225,000.

Virginia: Check the DFO Scoop

Florida: It didn't take Urban Meyer very long...Central Michigan wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni has accepted the wide receivers job at Florida.

Guifford College: We hear the OC position just opened up.

Cincinnati: A report out of Houston is saying that UC has asked for permission to talk with Kevin Sumlin.

Illinois: We are hearing OC Mike Schultz, WR coach Jim Pry, QB coach Kurt Beathard, and special teams coach Mike Woodford will not return.

Notre Dame: The Irish contacted Tony Dungy through a third party before coming to an agreement with Brian Kelly.

Louisville: There are several reports that Charlie Strong would like to hire Kerwin Bell (Jacksonville University head coach) as his offensive coordinator.

Cincinnati: Jeff Quinn, the Cincinnati offensive coordinator / offensive line coach, will serve as head coach during the Sugar Bowl.

Memphis: We are now hearing that Larry Porter will not be able to lure Greg Studrawa as OC.

Charlotte: We hear it just became official...Charlotte will begin playing football in 2013.

Illinois: We hear a few changes have been made...(more to come)

Georgia Southern: Our sources tell us Bethune-Cookman offensive line coach C. Ray Gregory will likely join the GSU staff under Jeff Monken.

Elon: Head coach Pete Lembo withdrew his name from the Princeton search.

Florida: Our sources tell us with the departure of wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales, Urban Meyer will talk with Central Michigan wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni. We hear that Azzanni worked extremely hard (we have heard great stories) for Meyer when the two coaches worked together at Bowling Green. Azzanni happens to be one of the three finalist for the 2009 FootballScoop Wide Receiver Coaches of the Year powered by MUSCLE MILK.

Louisville: Charlie Strong gets 5-years at $1.6 million per year.

Virginia: Anthony Poindexter is the only UVA assistant that wil definitely be retained.

Georgia Southern: Let us know what you hear about potential assistants. Send us an email.

William Jewell College: Defensive coordinator Jerod Kruse has been promoted to head coach.

Texas: Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp, who is the Longhorns' head-coach designate to succeed Mack Brown, has signed a one-year contract that automatically renews itself so long as Brown remains in charge of the team. There is no set date in the contract for the transition from Brown's retirement to Muschamp's elevation to head coach.

Akron: Our sources tell us new head coach Rob Ianello will try to lure Ron Powlus (Notre Dame - QB coach) and John Latina (former Notre Dame OL / Ole Miss offensive coordinator) to join the staff at Akron.

LSU: Our sources tell us Billy Gonzales will have the title of wide receivers coach / passing game cooridnator at LSU.

Kansas: Tommy Tuberville told the Kansas City Star newspaper that he is interested in the job.

Houston: AD Mack Rhoades says Sumlin's contract extension is 99% done.