Friday January 14, 2011
Oklahoma: We have learned Bruce Kittle has been promoted to the tight ends / tackles position. Kittle was the on campus recruiting coordinator for the Sooners.
San Diego Chargers: Greg Manusky has accepted the defensive coordinator job with the Chargers.
Tulsa: Bill Blankenship will keep defensive backs coach Van Malone, corners coach Jess Loepp, and h-backs / tight ends coach Archie McDaniel.
Pitt: We've been told Bruce Tall has not joined the Pitt staff.
Florida: Our sources tell us that San Jose State defensive line coach Bryant Young has accepted a position on Will Muschamp's staff at Florida.
Western Michigan: FootballScoop has learned that Western Michigan head coach Bill Cubit has hired North Carolina offensive grad assistant Josh Gattis as wide receivers coach.
Grand View University: Our sources tell us South Houston HS defensive coordinator Austin Flynn has accepted the defensive backs job at Grand View University.
Tulsa: SportsbyBrooks reports that Tulsa offered the job first to Texas A&M defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter, who turned down the job upon hearing the salary was $500,000. Bill Blakenship has since accepted the head coaching job.
UCONN: We hear Paul Pasqualoni's contract is 5-years and starts at $1.5 million, but increases $100,000 each year.
Kent State: FootballScoop has confirmed that Kent State head coach Darrell Hazell has hired Northwestern offensive quality control Jafar Williams as running backs coach.
South Carolina: Steve Spurrier has shifted some staff responsibilities. Jeep Hunter is shifting from tight ends to strong safeties and free safeties. Lorenzo Ward will now coach the corners. Shane Beamer will drop the responsibility of coaching the spurs. He will focus on his role of special teams coordinator. Ellis Johnson will coach the spurs and linebackers.
San Diego State: Rocky Long's contract is 5-years for $800,000 per year.
San Francisco 49ers: Our sources tell us that Jim Harbaugh has hired Greg Roman as offensive coordinator.
AFCA: FootballScoop would like to thank the AFCA's Vince Thompson and McCall Parrish for the help and hospitality while in Dallas this week.
Maryland: FootballScoop has learned that LSU offensive intern John Dunn has accepted the tight ends job at Maryland.
Tulsa: Our sources tell us that Tulsa will promote running backs coach / special teams coordinator Bill Blankenship to head coach.
Michigan: Our sources tell us that San Diego State running backs coach / recruiting coordinator Jeff Hecklinski has accepted a position on the offensive staff at Michigan. We also hear that San Diego State offensive line coach Darrell Funk is going to Michigan.
Miaimi (FL): Former Miami (FL) players Glenn Cook and Benny Fernandez have accepted grad assistant job on Al Golden's staff. Cook will work with the defense. Fernandez will work with the offense.
Kent State: Jon Heacock accepted the defensive coordinator job at Kent State. Heacock is the former head coach at Youngstown State.
Tulsa: ESPN's Joe Schad reports that Arkansas offensive coordinator Garrick McGee has withdrawn his name from the Tulsa search.
Maryland: Our sources tell us former LSU grad assistant John Dunn has interviewed for the tight ends job at Maryland.
Prairie View A&M: We hear Alabama State running backs coach Vyron Brown has accepted a position at Prairie View A&M under new head coach Heishma Northern.
BYU: Our sources tell us that Navy running backs coach Joe DuPaix has accepted a position at BYU.