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Monday December 30, 2013

Monday December 30, 2013

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Through 29 days, December viewership is up 22% over last year's record December. Thank you all for making FootballScoop part of your daily (okay, hourly) routine! 

USC: Sources tell us San Francisco 49ers offensive line coach Tim Drevno will be the new offensive line coach at USC following the season. 

Georgia Southern: Sources tell us Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo has interviewed for the head job at Georgia Southern. 

USC: Justin Wilcox and UW strength coach Ivan Lewis both signed "mutual termination agreements" with UW allowing both to go to USC with no further obligations (Wilcox contractually would owe UW $1 million; but this new agreement reportedly absolves that obligation). 

Washington: UW is buying out the contracts of Eric Kiesau ($400,000) and Dan Cozzetto ($150,000). 

Denver Broncos: Offensive coordinator Adam Gase has announced that he will not interview for any head coaching positions until after the Broncos' season is over. 

Boise State: Boise has announced the additions of Eli Drinkwitz (tight ends), Julius Brown (defensive backs), Jeff Pitman (strength) and Antwon Murray (assistant director of player personnel) all from Arkansas State. 

West Virginia: Sources tell us offensive line coach Ron Crook will stay at WVU despite an offer from Wake Forest to join their staff in the same capacity. 

North Dakota State: Mike McFeely reports that Chris Klieman is likely to name Tim Polasek (Northern Illinois) offensive coordinator and Matt Entz (Western Illinois) defensive coordinator and that Randy Hedberg (Southern Illinois) could be the new quarterbacks coach. We have not confirmed...

Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons have announced that offensive line coaches Paul Dunn & Pat Hill and defensive line coach Ray Hamilton will not return. 

Cleveland: The Browns reportedly have requested to interview Josh McDaniels. 

Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings also plan to interview Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, per Adam Schefter.

Washington: Tosh Lupoi has been reassigned within the athletic department and will not be a part of Washington's coaching staff next season. Here is where the staff stands currently: Jonathan Smith (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks), Brent Pease (wide receivers), Keith Bhonapha (running backs/recruiting coordinator), Chris Strausser (associate head coach/offensive line), Pete Kwiatkowski (defensive coordinator), Bob Gregory (linebackers), Jimmy Lake (secondary) and Jeff Choate (defensive line/special teams). Petersen has also brought on Tim Socha (strength and conditioning coordinator), Rich Rasmussen (director of player personnel), and Mike McHugh (director of football operations). Damon Huard will remain as the chief administrative officer for the football program. To our knowledge the tight ends position remains unfilled at this time. 

Detroit Lions: Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan and wide receivers coach Tim Lappano have also been let go. 

Buffalo Bills: Sources tell us wide receivers coach Ike Hilliard will not return with the staff. 

Houston Texans: Mort is reporting that a deal between the Texans and Bill O'Brien is imminent and should be done within the next 24 hours. @RapSheet adds that the team will not interview Ken Whisenhunt now that the Chargers are in the playoffs.

Jeff Tedford: Multiple sources including Jason Cole and Ian Rapoport are now floating that Lovie Smith plans to bring Jeff Tedford on board as his offensive coordinator as he works towards landing his next head coaching opportunity in the league. Plenty of people (including Tony Dungy) suggesting that the Bucs should hand him the job. 

Union (D-III - NY):Union College is looking to complete it's schedule for the 2015/2016 season. Looking for a Away/Home for Week 1 September 5, 2015 and September 3, 2016 or Week 7 October 17, 2015 and October 15, 2016. Willing to work a 2-year or possibly a 4-year deal. Please Contact Defensive Coordinator Pete Brown at (518) 388-6363 or brownp@union.edu if interested.

Dallas Cowboys: A lot of speculation within the profession and now NFL Network's Ian Rapoport also is stating that it will be a surprise if defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin returns next season. 

Jones County Community College (MS): Sources tell us offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator David Thornton will be named the next head coach following Ray Perkins' resignation. 

Maryland: Offensive line coach Tom Bratton will not have his contract renewed, according to a report from the Washington Post.

Cleveland Browns: Multiple reports state that Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn will interview with the Browns. 

Alabama A&M: Last night we told you that Nevada tight ends coach James Spady would be Alabama A&M's new head coach. The school will hold a press conference Friday to introduce Spady. 

UConn: Central Michigan offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Mike Cummings will be the new offensive coordinator at UConn per Desmond Conner. 

Cleveland: The Browns have put in a formal request to interview Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase per Mike Garafolo. 

USC: Sources tell us Sark will announce the hiring of Tui and Wilcox today...

Detroit Lions: Jim Schwartz will not return as head coach. Here's what you need to know.

Miami (Ohio): Sources tell us Notre Dame defensive grad assistant Corey Brown will join Chuck Martin's staff as defensive line coach. We reported weeks ago that ND offensive grad assistant Pat Welsh was joining Chuck's staff as well. Sounds like Notre Dame will be bringing in all new grad assistants... Additional sources tell us that Citadel safeties coach John Hauser will join the Miami Ohio staff as defensive backs coach. 

Michigan State: Mark Hollis and Mark Dantonio have "verbally agreed on raises for Dantonio and his staff" per Joe Rexrode. 

UConn: Sources tell us Notre Dame director of player development Ernest Jones will join Bob Diaco's staff as running backs coach and we also hear Notre Dame defensive grad assistant Josh Reardon will join UConn's staff as defensive backs coach. 

Tampa Bay: Greg Schiano and general manager Mark Dominik have both been fired per Jay Glazer. The organization has now confirmed. Here's what you need to know.

Cleveland Browns: Chud's buyout, per Chris Mortensen, is $10.5 million. 

A look at every head coaching change this off-season (NFL & college)

Houston Texans: The Texans will interview San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt for its vacant head coaching position according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. McClain notes the timing of the interview could be complicated due to the Chargers earning a playoff berth on Sunday. 

Washington Redskins: Mike Shanahan and his staff have been let go per the Washington Post. Here's what you need to know.

Penn State: Peter King wrote in his Monday Morning QB report, "I think--no, I know-- that Greg Schiano has not been in contact with Penn State". King adds that he believes that Schiano is hoping to be able to stay on with Tampa; and King adds that he'd be surprised if Tampa let him go. 

Minnesota Vikings: As NFL Network reported last night, the Vikings announced this morning that they have fired Leslie Frazier. Here's what you need to know.

Miami Dolphins: "Significant changes" are coming for the Miami coaching staff, according to a report from the Miami Herald.

Dallas Cowboys: Owner Jerry Jones voiced his support for head coach Jason Garrett returning for another season after their third straight 8-8 season.