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Thursday December 17, 2009

Illinois: Joe Schad reports "Espn.com reports Vic Koenning to Illinois after changing mind twice."

Murray State: We hear it's going down tonight. Our source tells us the AD is calling the final 3 candidates tonight to inform them of their decision.

Georgia: ESPN's Joe Schad just brought up that Georgia would be closer to home for Koenning. One of our sources tells us Koenning may still have a home in Orange Beach, AL.

Georgia: Our sources tell us Georgia is very much in play for Vic Koenning. We heard Koenning may want to bring Tulsa co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Ron West with him to help put in his system. A decision could be made later tonight or tomorrow. Illinois vs. UGA. West coached with Koenning at Clemson.

Guilford College (NC): a highly competitive liberal arts college and a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (Div.-III), invites applicants for a full-time assistant football coach position.This is a 10-month appointment reporting to the head football coach, responsible for assisting the head coach in all aspects of administering the football program.The position will coach quarterbacks and coordinate the offense.Qualifications: Five years of collegiate coaching experience.The successful candidate must demonstrate significant knowledge of football, proven success in recruiting and in coaching football, and experience in academic counseling.Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree.Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.Please submit a letter of application, resume, and three professional references to:Kevin Kiesel, Head Football Coach, Attention: FB Search, Guilford College, 5800 West Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC27410.kkiesel@guilford.edu. No phone calls, please. Guilford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Furman: Our sources have just told us that Furman co-defensive coordinator Steve Wilson will not return. According to our source, safeties coach Jeff Farrington will become the new defensive coordinator.

Akron: A report in Akron says former Notre Dame quarterbacks coach Ron Powlus and former Notre Dame wide receiver David Grimes have joined the Akron staff. It appears Grimes will serve as a grad assistant.

Tennessee: We hear Kippy Brown will be the wide receivers / passing game coordinator at Tennessee.

Notre Dame: Our sources tell us running backs coach Tony Alford and DFO Chad Klunder will be retained.

Dana College: University of St. Mary offensive coordinator Jason Shumaker has accepted the head coaching job at Dana College.

Tennessee: It appears Tennessee is really close to hiring Kippy Brown as wide receivers coach.

UNLV: Arizona AD Jim Livengood will be introduced today as the new AD. It shouldn't take much longer for UNLV to hire a coach.

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Jackson State: Jackson State is not accept any more resumes for OC, OL, DFO.

Northern State University: We are hearing Northern State has just named Southern Illinois linebackers coach Tom Dosch as head coach.

Central Michigan: FloridaToday is reporting CMU is expected to talk with Florida quarterbacks coach Scott Loeffler.

Georgia Southern: We hear Missouri State assistant John Scott Jr. has been hired at Georgia Southern. We heard Scott was on the road recruiting today.

Marshall: Doc Holliday has signed a five-year contract as head coach.

Washington Redskins: Bruce Allen will take over as GM.

Buffalo: Our sources tell us Wake Forest OC Steed Lobotzke will interview with Buffalo.

Memphis: University of Alabama intern, Sedrick Irvin, has accepted the running backs job at Memphis.

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Winona State University: (NCAA Division II, Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) located in Winona, MN has an immediate opening for a Defensive Graduate Assistant position. The Defensive Graduate Assistant will primarily work with the front seven. The position requires a highly motivated individual to assist with the implementation of practices, evaluation of prospective student athletes, off campus recruiting, film breakdown, scouting opponents, event management, fund raising, film editing and other duties assigned by the Head Coach. This individual needs to be have experience playing and/or coaching the defensive line or linebacker segments. Graduate Assistantships are awarded based on acceptance into Graduate School at Winona State University. This is a 10 month position with a $10,000 stipend and full tuition waiver. Minimum Requirements: 1). Overall undergraduate grade-point average of at least 2.5 based on a 4.00 scale. 2). Application for admission to the Masters of Science (M.S.) Program. Position start date is January 11, 2010. Winona State University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and an equal opportunity educator and employer. Women and minorities and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply, send letter of interest addressing all position requirements, current resume and the names and telephone numbers of the three professional references. Please send your credentials to Matthew Entz, Co-Defensive Coordinator/Associate Head Coach at mentz@winona.edu and/or Tom Sawyer, Head Coach at tsawyer@winona.edu. No phone calls at this time.

Richmond: We hear Latrell Scott is interested in hiring UVA running backs coach Wayne Lineburg as OC. Lineburg was the OC at Richmond from 2004-2006.

Buffalo: We hear Buffalo will interview former Notre Dame assistant Corwin Brown.

Washington Redskins: GM Vinny Cerrato has resigned.

Portland State: Weber State defensive line coach Inoke Breckterfield has joined the staff as defensive line coach.

University of Redlands: Jeff Thomas is moving from offensive coordinator to defensive coordinator. Redlands HS assistant coach Bob Stangel has been hired as offensive coordinator.

Georgia: Mark Richt talked about the search for a new defensive coordinator yesterday. We thought it was interesting that he did not mention anything about bringing in or talking to a couple of guys to interview. He did say, "I'm open to championship-level defense, really. I'm not going to say I will not consider this scheme or that scheme or I have to have this scheme or that scheme. I won't do that, because there are different ways to skin it. And if you are really good at skinning it the way you do it, that's OK with me."

“I would say the safest bet – and I don’t want to put a timetable on it – [is that] I’d hate to think it goes much past the first week of January. Even then I’m not going to say 100 percent because I’m not 100 percent sure when it will happen.”