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Monday November 12, 2012

Monday November 12, 2012

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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 FootballScoop Coaches of the Year Awards, presented by ProGrass

Saint John's (D-III - MN): John Gagliardi said today that he has not yet made a decision as to whether he will retire or return for another season. We'll keep you posted. 

Capital University (D-III - OH): Head coach Henry Stanford has been let go. 

Georgia Southern: Kent State athletics just tweeted that deputy athletic director Tom Kleinlein will be named the new athletic director at Georgia Southern. TK, you might recall is the former director of football operations at Arizona State. Wanted to become an AD and has reached that goal in just a few years. Impressive. 

Walsh (D-II - OH): Head coach Jim Dennison announced his retirement today. Dennison is the only head coach in the history of the program which began in 1995. The former Akron head coach won 119 games at Walsh. This season, their first in the GLIAC in D-II, the Cavs finished 3-8. 

Shenandoah (D-III - VA): Head coach Paul Barnes has been released from his contract. Defensive coordinator Brock McCullough has been named interim head coach. 

Clark Atlanta (D-II): Sources tell us that head coach Daryl McNeill has been let go. 

Carolina Panthers: Ron Rivera has fired special teams coordinator Brian Murphy and has promoted assistant Richard Rodgers. 

Tennessee: Derek Dooley just spoke with the media. Said he met yesterday with athletic director Dave Hart. Dooley said Hart told him the decision has not yet been made whether he will be retained or not. In response to the rumors circulating yesterday that Dooley had been fired, Dooley offered, "Hart told me he had not made a decision. Either the sources were wrong or Dave wasn't being forthright". 

Hiram (D-III - OH): Hiram has an immediate opening for a defensive intern! This is an intern position that will assist the head coach in all facets of the sports program including, but not limited to, coaching linebackers or secondary, the development and implementation of individual fundamental skills, recruiting and retaining quality young men and athletes. Requirements: Bachelor's degree; working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations; strong managerial, administrative, interpersonal skills; and computer proficiency. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Prior playing or coaching experience at the college/university or professional level is preferred. Flexibility is required for scheduled practices and competition during the season. This is a 10 month position that will pay $8,000 to $10,000 with no benefits. For confidential consideration, please email Randy Moore at

Texas A&M Commerce (D-II): Head coach Guy Morriss has resigned. Commerce finished this season 1-9. Morris was 10-41 overall at A&M Commerce. 

Tiffin University (D-II - OH): Offensive line coach Scott Preston has resigned to return to private business (including focusing on his consulting business

Trinity International University (NAIA - IL):Trinity International, located in Deerfield, IL, is seeking applicants for the defensive coordinator position. TIU is an Evangelical Free Christian University. Trinity is looking for someone to coordinate the defense, recruit to a Trinity fit, and disciple players. Applicants must have a growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Applicants are required to submit, via email: cover letter, resume, 3 references, and statement of faith. Submit to head coach Kirk Wherritt at No phone calls please.

Seton Hill (D-II - PA): Seton Hill University invites applications for the position of Head Football Coach. Seton Hill is a private Catholic Liberal Arts University located in Greensburg, Pa that will compete as a member of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) and as a member of NCAA Division II. Qualifications: Minimum 5 years collegiate coaching experience, preference given to prior head coaching or coordinating experience; Bachelors degree required, Master’s degree preferred; knowledge and willingness to learn and then exhibit strict adherence to NCAA, PSAC, and university rules and regulations. Demonstrated experience in recruiting quality student-athletes is required. The ability to fundraise, perform well in community/campus relations is also required as a part of the overall ability to organize, direct and administer a competitive program. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information for 5 professional references to Chris Snyder, Executive Director of Athletics, at Deadline for application is November 26, 2012 with an anticipated start date of January 2, 2013.

Houston Texans:Defensive line coach Bill Kollar was hospitalized with a blood clot before Houston's game last night. Head coach Gary Kubiak said after the game that Kollar is doing fine, and should rejoin the team within the next day or two.

The FootballScoop iPhone App update has been submitted to Apple for approval. Once it's available in the app store we'll let everyone know.