Wednesday January 6, 2010
Texas Tech: A report in Lubbock says Art Briles is no longer a candidate and that former Clemson head coach Tommy Bowden is next in line to talk with Texas Tech officials.
Western Kentucky: We hear the staff is set.
Pacific University: Former Portland State assistant Jim Craft has been hired as offensive coordinator.
Florida: We hear Corwin Brown has talked with Addazio and Urban Meyer.
Kansas City Chiefs: Charlie Wies has just accepted the offensive coordinator position with the Chiefs.
Arkansas: As expected, Steve Caldwell has accepted the defensive ends position. Also, former UNLV wide receivers coach Kris Cinkovich has accepted the wide receivers job.
Florida State: In addition to coaching the linebackers, Greg Hudson will have the title of "assistant head coach - defense."
Rutgers: Schiano once again goes with a coach with plenty of experience recruiting Dade and Broward Counties. Rutgers has hired Cleveland Browns wide receivers coach George McDonald as wide receivers coach.
Southern Illinois: Minnesota-Duluth defensive coordinator John Stegar has officially accepted the inside linebackers / special teams coordinator position at Southern Illinois.
Notre Dame: FootballScoop has just learned that Charlie Molnar will serve as the offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach.
Buffalo Bills: Peter King just stated on PTI that "Brian Billick is definitely not a candidate at Buffalo." King suggested that Jets OC Brian Schottenheimer has a shot to get the job. Not kidding, King stated he thinks Bill Cowher will get $7 million per season for his next job. Yes...you just read "$7 million." King is probably right.
NY Giants: Defensive line coach Mike Waufle will not return. Perry Fewell will interview for the DC position.
Texas A&M: Despite a radio report and talk in College Station, FootballScoop has just confirmed that neither John Skladany or Jim Jeffcoat have accepted positions at A&M.
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Chattanooga: Our sources tell us that head coach Russ Huesman has interest in Elon defensive line coach Marc Yellock.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Bruce Arians will return as OC.
Buffalo Bills: The Bills will interview Leslie Frazier for the head coaching job.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Offensive line coach Larry Zierlein will not return.
The Citadel: We hear Bob Bodine has talked with coaches at The Citadel.
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Bowie State: We hear Bowie State will promote from within for the quarterbacks / recruiting coordinator job.
Minnesota Vikings: We hear linebackers coach Fred Pagac has been contacted to gauge his interest in filling one of the major D1 coordinator positions.
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Widener University: Our sources tell us David Wood has resigned as head coach.
Furman: We hear head coach Bobby Lamb has interest in UT-Martin defensive line coach Jimmy Lindsey.
Florida: We hear Ohio State corners coach Taver Johnson has spoken with Steve Addazio.
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Stanford: We hear former Marshall head coach Mark Snyder will interview for the Stanford defensive coordinator position.
Bemidji State: Our sources tell us Wofford video coordinator Yon Boone wil be heading to Bemidji State as defensive grad assistant.
West Virginia: We hear former WVU player AJ Nastasi is interested in the WVU offensive GA position.
Georgia Southern: GA Tech offensive grad assistant Brett Gilliland is now working at Georgia Southern. He accepted the position a few weeks ago, as we reported.
Lambuth: We hear the new head coach will be a promotion from within the staff. Our source tells us an announcement will come Friday. We hear it will be either defensive coordinator Tom Allen or defensive backs coach Ron Dickerson.Bowie State: We hear quarterbacks coach / recruiting coordinator Robert Johnson stepped down this morning.
Washington Redskins: Bow Slowik and Kyle Shanahan will be joining the Redskins' staff. Slowik position is to be determined, but he will not be the defensive coordinator.
Houston: FootballScoop has just learned that Houston defensive coordinator John Skladany will not return.
Texas Southern: Our sources tell us that Jo Nixon has joined the staff as linebackers coach and Manny Martinez has joined the staff on the offensive side of the ball. The position that Martinez will coach is to be determined. The offensive GA position is still open. If interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Chicago Bears: ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Bears have already contacted USC quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates regarding the OC position. Schefter reports that Bates and Minnesota Gophers offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch will be two targeted coaches. Charlie Weis has expressed interest in this position.
Texas Tech: The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal is reporting that AD Gerald Myers has requested permission to speak with Art Briles. The paper also mentions that Tommy Bowden is also a candidate.
FIU: We hear no decision has been made on the DC position as of this morning.
Kansas: Texas A&M defensive line coach Buddy Wyatt has accepted the defensive line job at Kansas.
Pitt: A report in The Statesman newspaper says that Pitt defensive coordinator Phil Bennett is not expected to return to Pitt. Rivals' Tom Dienhart is reporting that he is hearing Bennett will likely land at Texas A&M. We heard Bennett was on the road recruiting yesterday for Pitt. We should have more about this later on today.