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Friday December 16, 2011

Friday December 16, 2011

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Houston: Tonight we're hearing that Dave Christensen of Wyoming has an offer from Houston and that Wyoming is trying to convince him (i.e. trying to structure an extension with some significant additional $s) to stay in Wyoming. 

Arizona State: We have learned that Bob Connelly is also joining the staff. Connelly was the co-offensive coordinator / offensive line coach at UTEP this past season. 

New Haven (DII - CT): The University of New Haven (D-II) has an open date Sept 29, 2012. We are looking for a home and home. Please contact Head Coach Pete Rossomando at prossomando@newhaven.edu.

Pitt: Two other names that sources tell us have interviewed are Pat Narduzzi (defensive coordinator at Michigan State) and Mario Cristobal (head coach at FIU). 

Washington: For the bowl game, Sark says safeties coach Jeff Mills will coach the entire secondary. Grad assistant Donte Williams continues to assist the secondary. 

Middle Tennessee: Middle Tennessee has announced that they will play at Mississippi State on Oct. 20, 2012...for $930,000. 

Arizona State: Sources close to the situation tell us Chris Ball's title will be co-defensive coordinator. 

Arizona State: We have learned that Abilene Christian head coach Chris Thomsen is joining Todd Graham's staff. Thomsen will coach the running backs. 

Pitt: We hear Luke Fickell has already interviewed (Fickell interviewed for the job last year as well). We are also hearing that Paul Chryst is interviewing today.

Arizona State: We hear that Todd Graham has added Chris Ball to his staff. Ball served as the co-defensive coordinator last season at Washington State.

Iowa State: We have been told that each of the assistants will be receiving better agreements as well. 

Mark Richt: For what it's worth...Richt is making some statements today. Says no one connected to him ever spoke with A&M, says he hasn't heard a word from Penn State, says the details of his extension at Georgia are still being worked out...

Averett University (DIII - VA): Averett University invites applications for an Full-time Assistant Football Coach. Responsibilities: Assist head coach with organization and supervision of the football program including: serve as pass game coordinator/quarterback coach, recruitment of qualified student-athletes with a commitment to academic success, compliance with NCAA, USASAC, and AU rules and regulations; practice and conditioning; scouting; budget management; fundraising activities and promotions; organizing and directing camps and clinics; equipment management; other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree, master’s degree preferred and minimum of 5 years of successful collegiate football coaching and recruiting experience. Experience working with diverse populations required. Successful performance in on-campus interview, required. Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience as a quarterback at the collegiate level. Also previous experience coaching quarterbacks and/or wide receivers. Please send resume and references to head coach Mike Dunlevy at mike.dunlevy@averett.edu

Penn State: It is being reported that Tom Clements, quarterbacks coach of the Packers, is being interviewed today by Penn State officials. 

TCU: We hear that Rusty Burns will likely move into the quarterbacks / co-offensive coordinator role full time and the open slot will be wide receivers. 

Iowa State: Paul Rhoads has agreed to a 10 year extension. Reports put the total contract value at $20 million. 

Olivet (D-III - MI): We have learned that Dan Pifer (offensive coordinator at Trine) will be named head coach at Olivet. Expect him to bring Trine receivers coach Dan Musielewicz as offensive coordinator. 

Hawaii: Reports out of Hawaii are that Dirk Koetter, Duane Akina and Mark Banker will all get "in-person" interviews. Not saying that's the whole list, just that those are the ones that have been reported thus far. Have to Hard to (typo) believe that Rich Miano and Nick Rolovich won't have the same access. 

Texas Southern: We have the best viewership ever...so here's what we have learned...3 finalists were each interviewed twice last week. Some believe the new coach could be announced today or within days. The search seems to have been somewhat complicated because the administration wants the new coach to retain much of the existing staff. As always...we'll keep you posted. 

ESPN: The worldwide leader has announced that Craig James has been put "on leave" while he considers running for U.S. Senate. 

Texas Southern: What are you guys hearing at Texas Southern? Plenty of people interested. 

Ohio State: We hear that Texas A&M offensive line coach Jim Turner recently interviewed with Urban.

TCU: Gary Patterson says that wide receivers coach Rusty Burns will coach the quarterbacks (now the Fuente is gone) during the bowl prep / game. It is believed he will call the plays as well. 

The Fundamentals of Blocking: "The Bearclaw is a great device for teaching guys the real fundamentals of blocking."

Southern Miss: Source called back...said Ellis Johnson was very, very impressive as well (that probably doesn't surprise anyone reading this page). He says he expects something to happen with one of the candidates no later than Monday and very possibly today. 

Coaches of the Year: What the FCS Coordinator of the Year (Scott Stoker) has accomplished this season is awfully impressive.