Monday January 9, 2012
Penn State: We have learned that Ted Roof will join the defensive staff.
Vanderbilt: Word at the convention is that Tulsa's Van Malone will join the staff at Vandy to coach the corners.
Baylor: We have confirmed Phil Bennett was offered the Tennessee defensive coordinator job and declined. He's staying in Waco.
Coaches Happy Hour: 5 pm tonight at Bar Rojo right outside the convention center.
Auburn: Multiple sources telling us that Auburn has hired Falcons defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder as defensive coordinator.
Yale: We hear that UConn defensive coordinator Don Brown has accepted the head coaching position at Yale. Have not confirmed. Will update.
Gundy: Just spoke with Mike. He says he's in for the Coaches Happy Hour tonight at 5 at Bar Rojo in the Grand Hyatt (just outside of the convention center).
Texas A&M: We have confirmed Mark Snyder will become defensive coordinator at Texas A&M. Snyder is currentlydefensive coordinator at South Florida and prior to that was head coach at Marshall and defensive coordinator at Ohio State prior to that.
Arizona State: We hear Pitt head strength coach Shawn Griswold left to take the same position at ASU.
Maryland: Locksley's agreement is $500,000 for 4 years all guaranteed. Max bonus of $150k.
Oklahoma: Mike Stoops will reportedly join the staff as co-defensive coordinator. Will update further later.
FAU: Jared Allen will be retained. We hear he will coach the receivers.
Penn State: We hear Buffalo Bills receivers coach Stan Hixon will be named assistant head coach / receivers coach at Penn State.
UCLA: Sources close to the program tell us that Angus McClure will wind up coaching the defensive line. Unfortunately we hear that Inoke Breckterfield will be leaving the program.
Vanderbilt: We hear James Franklin will likely hire Josh Gattis from Western Michigan as his receivers coach. Not a done deal yet though we hear.
Penn State: Ball State offensive line coach John Strollo will move to Penn State in the same capacity.
Coaches Happy Hour: 5pm today - open to all coaches and their wives. Bar Rojo just outside the convention center. Beer is on us.
Humboldt State: We hear that Fred Kelley will be named offensive line coach. Kelley was at Sacramento State this past season.
FAU: Sources tell us that Luke Meadows is leaving South Dakota State to serve as offensive line coach at FAU.
New Mexico: We hear former Louisville defensive coordinator Kevin Fouquier has been offered the defensive line job at New Mexico.
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