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Monday December 13, 2010

Monday December 13, 2010

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Kent State: Despite reports that have surfaced, our sources tell us Kent State is still a number of days away from hiring a new head coach. We have also heard that Wake Forest offensive coordinator / tight ends coach Steed Lobotzke has interviewed.

Prairie View A&M: We have learned that defensive coordinator Heishma Northern will be named head coach at Prairie View A&M.

North Carolina Central: Our sources tell us that Prairie View A&M head coach Henry Frazier has accepted the head coaching job at North Carolina Central.

Auburn: Malzahn will reportedly receive $1.3 million per year.

UL-Lafayette: Only safeties coach Tim Rebowe and tackles / tight ends coach Troy Wingerter may be retained. All other ULL assistants will not be retained by new head coach Mark Hudspeth.

Troy: As we reported a few weeks ago, quarterbacks coach Chip Lindsey has now officially accepted the head coaching job at Spain Park HS (AL).

Auburn: Sources are telling us that Auburn is about to announce an extension (along with a hefty raise) for Gus Malzahn. We also hear that all of the staff are getting raises. Details to come.

Ball State: Sources tell FootballScoop that Mike Neu, Bob Eliott and Ron Vanderlinden are all in the mix. 

Florida: There are multiple reports that Muschamp has offered the defensive coordinator position to Kirby Smart. We are waiting to hear more regarding Lance Thompson.

UL-Lafayette: Reed Stringer will also serve as the recruiting coordinator. 

University of Arkansas-Monticello: We have now confirmed that Hud Jackson has accepted the head coaching job.

University of Arkansas-Monticello: Our sources tell us that Delta State offensive coordinator Greg Stevens, Hud Jackson (Central Arkansas assistant) and Carey Baker (Henderson State) interviewed for the head coaching job.

Buffalo: We have just confirmed that offensive coordinator Greg Forest and wide receivers coach Juan Taylor will not return.

Henderson State University: Graduate Assistant position available immediately. Responsibilities include: assisting the Head Football Coach in all aspects of an intercollegiate football program, coaching an offensive or defensive position, recruitment of qualified student-athletes, organizing and conducting practices, film analysis and break down. Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required along with acceptance into Henderson State University graduate program. Strong organizational skills; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with diverse constituencies; an understanding of intercollegiate athletics in an academic environment; and commitment to education. Computer Skills preferred, along with experience with DSV or similar video editing, and an understanding of NCAA policies. Position includes a monthly stipend, tuition, and meals. Minority applications are strongly encouraged. Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Head Coach Scott Maxfield at (No phone calls please)

Arkansas State: Our sources tell us that Georgia State defensive coordinator John Thompson has decided to remain at GSU, despite an offer to become the defensive coordinator at Arkansas State.

Oklahoma: We have just learned the Josh Heupel and Jay Norvell will be named co-offensive coordinators. Heupel will serve as the play-caller.

Indiana: We hear head coach Kevin Wilson has talked with New Mexico State offensive coordinator Mike Dunbar about joining the Indiana staff.

Rhodes College: Our sources tell us an assistant from Wisconsin-Whitewater interviewed for the head coaching job at Rhodes College (Memphis, TN).

Pitt: There is a report that Oklahoma wide receivers coach Jay Norvell is now a candidate for the head coaching job at Pitt. We have not been able to confirm this report. Norvell was an assistant coach at Nebraska when current Pitt AD Steve Peterson was the Nebraska AD.

Texas College: We hear the head coaching job is now open at Texas College:

Vanderbilt: ESPN is now reporting that Gus Malzahn will be staying at Auburn.

UL-Lafayette: Mark Hudsepth will receive a 5-year contract worth $360,000 per year.

Rose-Hulman Institute: We are hearing that University of Chicago offensive coordinator Jeff Sokol has just accepted the head coaching job at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

University of Minnesota-Crookston: Phoenix College (AZ) assistant Chuck Moeller has accepted the head coaching job.

Nichols College (MA): Our sources tell us that head coach Bill Carven has resigned.

Syracuse: Let us know what you are hearing for the special teams coordinator position.

Holgorsen: Two sources tell us that Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen will have a new home by the end of the week; but it might not be where you are hearing. Stay tuned.

Missouri State: Our sources tell us Missouri State defensive backs coach Rob Bolks has decided to retire.

Northern Illinois: We have confirmed that Wisconsin defensive coordinator Dave Doeren has accepted the head coaching job at NIU.

UL-Lafayette: As we reported a few days ago, Jacksonville State defensive coordinator Greg Stewart has officially accepted the defensive coordinator position at ULL.

Arizona: We have learned that former San Jose State defensive line coach Joe Salave'a has interviewed for the same position with Mike Stoops.

Minnesota: Our sources tell us that Jerry Kill will have his entire coaching staff in place by the end of the week. 

Arkansas State: We are hearing that head coach Hugh Freeze is taking his time in assembling a coaching staff, but that he is keeping Darren Hiller (offensive line), Maurice Harris (tight ends), and David Gunn (running backs). 

Vanderbilt: Vanderbilt has denied The Washington Post report that Gus Malzahn has already accepted the position. A Vanderbilt administrator, however, says Malzahn has yet to accept, but will hopefully soon. 

Northern Illinois: Our sources tell us that Northern Illinois has hired a new head coach. We are awaiting a text message to confirm the new hire.

Kent State: Our sources tell us that Kent State has not yet offered the job.

Florida: We are told that Muschamp is trying to put together a "pretty serious" coaching staff. Our source tells us Muschamp still has decisions to make, but that he considering LSU running backs coach / recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson, Buffalo Bills linebackers coach Giff Smith, FIU defensive coordinator Geoff Collins, Oklahoma State wide receivers coach Gunter Brewer, former Memphis head coach Tommy West, and Texas running backs coach Major Applewhite. Our source tells us that it's a matter of mixing & matching and that Muschamp isn't short on people trying to get on his staff. We were told, "He has 14 he wants to hire, at least, but you only get 9."