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Monday January 4, 2010

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Itawamba CC: We hear North Alabama linebackers coach Sean Cannon will be joining the Itawamba staff as defensive coordinator.

Florida: Sources tell us that running backs coach Kenny Carter is leaving the Gators. Although we haven't confirmed it yet, it seems like Carter is heading to Louisville. We learned about Carter when a source told us Steve Addazio is considering hiring Syracuse running backs coach Stan Drayton. Drayton once left the UF staff for Tennessee.

Stanford: We've hear former Notre Dame special teams coordinator Brian Polian is interested in the Stanford position vacated by DJ Durkin.

Florida: We hear Addazio and Meyer both talked with Stanford special teams coordinator DJ Durkin about the linebacker / special teams position with the Gators. Our source tells us Durkin has accepted the position.

Arkansas: We hear Steve Caldwell (former Tennessee defensive ends) and David Kelly (UCF wide receivers) are 2 strong possibilities to join the Arkansas staff.

Houston Texans: John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports there are four candidates for the offensive coordinator position: Titans offensive line coach Mike Munchak, Broncos offensive line coach Rick Dennison, Falcons quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave and former Chiefs offensive coordinator Chan Gailey.

Nicholls State: FootballScoop has learned that Nicholls State has just hired Charlie Stubbs as head coach. We hear there could be an announcement as early as tomorrow. Stubbs coached the quarterbacks at Central Missouri this past season.

Notre Dame: Our sources tell us Cincinnati running backs coach Tim Hinton has accepted the tight ends job at Notre Dame.

Louisville: We hear Jon Fabris did indeed accept a position today with Charlie Strong. Our source tells us that Larry Slade will remain with the staff.

Marshall: We hear West Virginia grad assistant JuJuan Seider will coach the running backs.

UCONN: We hear Norwich University wide receivers coach Shane Fogarty has accepted a grad assistant position at UCONN.

Syracuse: FootballScoop has just learned that LA Tech defensive line coach Jimmy Brumbaugh has accepted the defensive line job at Syracuse.

Louisiana Tech: Our sources tell us that head coach Derek Dooley has talked with former Kansas wide receivers coach David Beatty regarding the wide receivers job.

UNLV: Bobby Hauck announced that fomer Montana offensive line coach Chad Germer will serve as offensive line coach. Dominic Daste will coach the wide receivers. As we reported last week, Miami (OH) assistant Cedric Cormier has been hired to coach the wide receivers. Ty Gregorak will serve as linebackers coach / recruiting coordinator.

Akron: We hear Akron linebackers coach Vince Okruch has interviewed with Rob Ianello for the defensive coordinator position. We hear Illinois assistant Curt Mallory has also talked with Ianello.

Arizona State: Noel Mazzone has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Arizona State.

Illinois State: We hear Grand Valley State offensive line coach George Barnett has accepted the offensive line job at Illinois State.

Arkansas: FootballScoop has learned the defensive ends coach Kirk Botkin will not return.

St. Lawrence University (NY): Graduate Assistant positions are available - offensively and defensively for 2010. Graduate Assistantship includes graduate classes and stipend. Job duties include: Assist coaching staff with day-to-day operations of the football program, position group responsibility, scouting, managing a recruiting territory, strength & conditioning, game-day duties, administrative tasks and other duties as assigned. No telephone calls. Send letter of interest, resume, and references to: Chris Phelps, Head Football Coach, at

Texas Tech: We hear Ruffin McNeal is interviewing today.

UNLV: Utah cornerbacks coach J.D. Williams has joined the UNLV staff.

Buffalo Bills: ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that he is hearing Bill Cowher will not be going to Buffalo.

Buffalo Bills: FoxSports is reporting the Bills have just dismissed the entire football coaching staff including interim head coach Perry Fewell.

Illinois: We hear DeAndre Smith (former UNLV running backs coach) will join the staff at Illinois.

Kentucky: Rich Brooks has announced his retirement. Wide receivers coach Joker Phillips will take over as head coach.

NY Giants: Defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan will not return.

Elon: We hear Elon defensive coordinator Jay Bateman has added the title of assistant head coach.

Western Michigan: As expected, former Hofstra head coach Dave Cohen has joined the staff as defensive coordinator. Former Hofstra safeties / nickel backs coach Rich Nagy will also join the WMU staff.

Kansas City Chiefs: Head coach Todd Haley says he has talked with Romeo Crennel several times, but not about the defensive coordinator position.

Houston Texans: Head coach Gary Kubiak will return.

Texas Tech: As of Sunday, Tuberville had not been contacted.

Utah: We hear former Utah quarterback Brian Johnson could soon join the Utah coaching staff.

Washington Redskins: Jim Zorn is out as head coach.

Virginia: Miami Dolphins linebackers coach Jim Reid will join the UVA staff as defensive coordinator.

Bacone College (NAIA - Muskogee, OK): is looking for a defensive coordinator. Email letter of application, resume, and references to