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Saturday December 14, 2013

Saturday December 14, 2013

Despite there only being 11 12 FBS openings thus far, through the first 13 days of December FootballScoop has seen record traffic. We wanted to thank each and every one of you, especially all of you who send us the scoop or answer our calls when we call to verify. 

FAU: Sources tell us Arkansas defensive line coach Charlie Partridge has agreed to become the new head coach at FAU. Here's what you need to know.

Texas: Mack Brown has announced his resignation after 16 years as head coach at Texas. Tremendous career. Great coach. He will be missed. Mack will coach their bowl game against Oregon. Here's what you need to know.

Notre Dame: Brian Kelly stated today that he doesn't expect Mike Elston, or any of his other position coaches, to leave. 

TCU: Sonny Cumbie will join the TCU staff as quarterbacks coach reports Stefan Stevenson. 

Stephen F. Austin (FCS - TX): Sources confirm to us that Central Arkansas (FCS) head coach Clint Conque will be the new head coach at Stephen F. Austin. Conque just completed his 14th season at the helm at Central Arkansas winning over 100 games at the University. 

Weber State (FCS): Sources tell us that Southern Utah (FCS) "director of offense" Steve Clark and receivers coach Fesi Sitake are planning to join Jay Hill's staff at Weber State in similar roles. 

Important reminder from FootballScoop: Find some time today or pick out a great gift for your wife (and kids if you are lucky enough to have them). Christmas is coming!

Northern Colorado (FCS): Sources tell us that defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Zach Shay does not plan to return to the staff. 

Stillman College (D-II - AL): Defensive coordinator Dedrick Dodge and defensive line coach Jo Nixon will not return to the staff. 

High School Scoop: There were some huge coaching changes at the High School level yesterday. Multiple coaches with 6+ state championships moving to different programs. Don't see that much. 

Miami (Ohio): Illinois State offensive coordinator/offensive line coach George Barnett and quarterbacks coach Eric Koehler will join the staff at Miami (Ohio) the Bloomington (IL) Pantagraph has now confirmed (we originally told you this back on Dec 3 & 4). Brock Spack tells the Pantagraph that assistant offensive line coach Dan Clark will be promoted to offensive line coach and that he is working to fill the offensive coordinator / quarterbacks role from outside the program.