Friday December 18, 2009
Arizona State: We hear Dennis Erickson has spoken with former Kansas City Chiefs wide receivers coach Eric Price. Price previously spent four seasons at UTEP and once served as a graduate assistant under Erickson at Miami.
Bethel College (KS): We hear Travis Graber is the new head coach.
Bethune Cookman: We hear that Rutgers wide receivers coach Brian Jenkins will soon be named the head coach at Bethune Cookman.
Tennessee State: Rod Reed has been promoted from defensive coordinator to head coach.
Murray State: FootballScoop has learned that Chris Hatcher has just accepted the head coaching job at Murray State.
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Florida State: ESPN is reporting that Jimbo Fisher's contract will be 5 years at $1.85 million annually.
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Florida St.: Jimbo Fisher has added Dameyune Craig to his staff in a yet unannounced offensive position.
Akron: We hear that Rob Ianello has spoken with Tennessee graduate assistant Mitch Brownin.
Illinois: We hear Vic Koenning's deal is 2 years at $325,000 per.
Sam Houston State: FootballScoop has learned the Sam Houston State has hired Central Missouri head coach Willie Fritz as head coach.
Kansas: Western Carolina head coach Dennis Wagner, who coached with Turner Gill at Nebraska, has turned down an offer to coach the offensive line.
Marshall: Doc Holliday says, "I've got some guys in mind. I've got one chance to get this right, so I'm going to take my time. You're only as good as the people you've got around you. I've got to hire 9 quality guys who are great people, great husbands, (guys) who will do a great job on the recruiting trail and who are also super coaches. It's amazing when you're a head football coach and you've got a job open how many calls you get. There are a lot of quality coaches out there and I'm sure excited and looking forward to putting a staff together."
ULM: We are hearing ULM will only hire 8 full-time assistants under head coach Todd Berry. Our sources tell us corners coach Darrell Perkins, safeties coach Mark Collins, wide receivers coach Marty Humphrey, running backs coach Bob Leahy, and tight ends / special teams coordinator Chris Vaszily will not remain on the staff. According to our source, offensive line coach Vance Vice, defensive line coach Everett Todd, and DC Troy Reffett will work for head coach Todd Berry. Illinois State OC Steve Farmer is on his way to Monroe. He will serve as the OC.
Illinois: Vic Koenning has accepted the DC position.
Arizona: OC Sonny Dykes just stated that he is staying at Arizona despite a rumor that he would follow AD Jim Livengood to UNLV.
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Illinois: We hear Greg Nord gets 2-year deal at $175,000 per year and Jeff Brohm gets 2-years at $172,000 per year.
ULL: Head coach Rickey Bustle has agreed to a 1-year contract extension through 2011.
Hiram College: Otterbein College defensive coordinator Randy Moore just accepted the head coaching job.
Furman: Our sources tell us the linebackers job is open at Furman.
Tennessee State: We hear TSU will name a new head coach today. We wonder if Prairie View coach Henry Frazier is the man.
Tennessee: It's official. Kippy Brown has been hired as wide receivers / passing game coordinator.
Youngstown State: We hear Eric Wolford talked with former Illinois assistant Kurt Beathard about joining the staff at YSU.
Florida: We hear former Notre Dame assistant Corwin Brown is interested in joining Urban Meyer's staff on the defensive side. The Gators' defensive coordinator job is open. Some people believe Meyer may promote from within.