Tuesday December 15, 2009
Illinois: We hear Zook talked to former Marshall head coach Mark Snyder today. Our sources tell us Vic Koenning will inform Zook of his decision to join the staff by Thursday.
Cincinnati: The Bearcats have just hired Central Michigan head coach Butch Jones.
Buffalo: We hear AD Warde Manuel has interest in Oklahoma assistant Jay Norvell, Cincinnati OC Jeff Quinn, New Orleans Saints tight ends coach Terry Malone, Florida quarterbacks coach Scott Loeffler, and Buffalo OC Danny Barrett.
Alcorn State: Head coach Earnest Collins has agreed to a 3-year contract extension.
Kansas Wesleyan: FootballScoop has learned Chris Snyder is joining the staff as OC. Snyder previously served as the OC at Mendocino College (CA).
Akron: FootballScoop has learned that Akron head coach Rob Ianello has hired John Latina as offensive coordinator. Latina previously served as the assistant head coach for offense / offensive line coach at Notre Dame. Before that, he served as the offensive coordinator / offensive line coach at Ole Miss.
ULM: FootballScoop has just learned the ULM will hire Todd Berry as head coach. Berry previously served as the OC at UNLV.
ULM: FootballScoop has confirmed Bob Trott and Jody Allen are no longer in the running. Our sources tell us it's Todd Berry.
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Texas Southern: Defensive coordinator Kevin Ramsey is still at Texas Southern. A report in the Houston Chronicle this morning was inaccurate. Ramsey's defense finished 21st nationally in total defense this season.
Kansas: We hear Buffalo assistant Aaron Stamm will be joining Turner Gill's staff. Stamm served as the special teams coordinator / tight ends coach at Buffalo.
Western Michigan: We hear WMU head coach Bill Cubit will talk with Florida State defensive grad assistant / former NFL defensive back, Terrell Buckley, regarding a defensive position.
Youngstown State: Eric Wolford has been introduced as the new head coach.
Princeton: Our sources tell us Maryland wide receivers coach Lee Hull has talked with Princeton officials.
ULM: FootballScoop has learned that Todd Bradford, Mark Hudspeth, and Joe Robinson are out of the running. Our sources tell us ULM defensive coordinator Troy Reffett is still a candidate.
Avila University: Moments ago, MidAmerican Nazarene defensive coordinator Kevin Porter was introduced as the new head coach at Avila University.
Illinois: We hear Zook has made a huge offer to Kansas State co-defensive coordinator Vic Koenning.
Memphis: We hear Tennessee offensive GA, Mitch Browning, has interviewed for the OC position.
ULM: We hear ULM talked with UVA linebackers coach Bob Trott and Todd Berry. We heard Southern Miss defensive coordinator Todd Bradford was in the thick of things. Our sources tell us the ULM AD has called several of the candidates involved in the search today to thank them for applying.
Buffalo: We hear Cincinnati OC Jeff Quinn has interviewed at Buffalo.
Tusculum College: Tusculum assistant coach Kevin Weston has been promoted to defensive coordinator. He replaces Pete Golding, who left to take the same position at Delta State. Assistant coach Karl Scott will add the title of recruiting coordinator. Former Tusculum assistant Steve McGill has returned to the program in a part-time role.
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Florida State: It will be interesting to see if Jimbo Fisher talks with Rice wide receivers coach Larry Edmondson. Fisher and Edmondson worked together at Auburn in the late 90's.
Richmond: Latrell Scott will be named head coach this afternoon. Scott coached the wide receivers at UVA this past season.
Millsaps: We hear wide receivers coach Adam Nelson resigned this morning.
ULM: From what we hear, ULM will hire a new coach tomorrow.
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Florida: Our sources tell us Urban Meyer plans to take his time with the defensive coordinator hire.
Illinois: A report in Illinois says Paul Petrino will sign a two-year deal at $475,000 per season. Yes, you have just read $475,000 per season. We have also heard Zook has made an enormous offer to land his top choice for the defensive coordinator position. We wonder if Zook has pulled a similar move to New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton....taking a pay cut of his own to lure Gregg Williams (former Jacksonville DC) to New Orleans. Payton also promised Williams that his son would have a job with the Saints. Seems like that was a really smart move by Payton. Saints fans sure are glad he did.
Winston Salem State: Fayetteville State OC Connell Maynor will be named head coach.
Cincinnati: We hear Skip Holtz has interviewed. Since Al Golden withdrew this morning, it appears Butch Jones or Skip Holtz will land the job. Of course, offensive coordinator Jeff Quinn has interviewed as well.
Virginia Tech: Bud Foster has a new 5-year contract.
Texas Southern: We hear Kevin Ramsey (defensive coordinator/defensive backs), Melvin Spears (running backs), Archie McDaniel (linebackers), and Gregory Green (special teams coordinator / defensive ends) will not return.