Saturday January 9, 2015
Scott (@FootballScoop) and Doug (@CoachSamz) will touch down in San Antonio today, and Zach (@Zach_Barnett) will be in town tomorrow. Be sure you're following the staff on Twitter for the latest from the AFCA Convention over the next 5 days.
Georgia Tech: Source tells FootballScoop former UNC co-DC Ron West will join Paul Johnson's staff at Georgia Tech.
Tennessee: Bob Shoop is Tennessee's new DC.
Cincinnati: Sources confirm to FootballScoop that Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Zac Taylor will be the new offensive coordinator at Cincinnati.
Utah State: Source tells FootballScoop that Frank Maile will leave Vanderbilt for a senior defensive position at Utah State.
Auburn: Sources tell FootballScoop that Auburn will have a new offensive line coach for next season. The timing and circumstances of JB Grimes departures are not known to us at this time but sources tell FootballScoop that Grimes very well may wind up on staff at Cincinnati.
San Francisco 49ers: Dirk Koetter interviewed for the 49ers job according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.
Boston College: Sources tell us BC is close to naming Scot Loeffler as offensive coordinator.
Clemson: AD Dan Radakovich told ESPN's Mark Schlabach Clemson will discuss a new contract for Dabo Swinney following Monday night's title game.
Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles pursued Kevin Sumlin first after firing Chip Kelly, but the Texas A&M head coach told the club he prefers to stay in college, according to Ian Rapoport.
Miami Dolphins: Joining new defensive coordinator Vance Joseph's staff, according to Alex Marvez: Bengals LBs coach Matt Burke, Bears DL coach Clint Hurtt, and Cowboys DBs coach Jerome Henderson.
Wisconsin Eau Claire: The school has now announced the hiring of Minnesota Duluth offensive coordinator Dan Larson as head coach. Larson will be introduced on campus on January 13th.
Arkansas: Sources tell FootballScoop Bret Bielema intends to hire Buffalo Bills assistant Kurt Anderson as offensive line coach. Anderson was retained by Rex Ryan when he was hired as head coach of the Bills. Prior to the past three seasons with the Bills, Anderson was offensive line / run game coordinator at Eastern Michigan. Anderson played and served as a grad assistant at Michigan.
Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins have officially hired Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase as their new head coach. Ian Rapoport adds to expect Bengals defensive backs coach Vance Joseph to be his defensive coordinator.
UTSA: Per source, four of the candidates interviewing for the UTSA head job are former Houston head coach Tony Levine, Houston assistant head coach/co-DC Craig Naivar, TCU senior associate head coach/recruiting coordinator/RBs coach Curtis Luper and Hal Mumme.
Coahoma CC (MS): Coahoma Community College has immediate openings for 4 intern coach positions. Two coach to assist with FBs/TEs and Special Teams, along with video editing, study hall, and monitoring of our dorms. Two other coach would assist with the Corner/LB and assist with strength conditioning, academics, and video editing. These positions require acceptance into a graduate program. It will include on campus housing and meals. The right candidate will get their own position group and recruiting territory. Playing or coaching experience at the collegiate level is preferred but not required. Hudl or strength training experience is preferred. Please email resume to head coach Steven Miller at email@example.com. If possible, some preliminary interviews will be held at the AFCA Convention in San Antonio.
Campbell University: After a top 5 finish in total defense, Campbell University head coach Mike Minter has announced the following staff promotions; defensive coordinator Craig Cox will add the title of assistant head coach, defensive backs coach Bryan Butterworth will add the title of defensive pass game coordinator, linebackers coach Freddie Aughtry-Lindsay will add the title of defensive run game coordinator. In addition, TEs coach Duncan McLaurin has been elevated to special teams coordinator.
West Virginia Wesleyan: Bridegwater College safeties coach Harrison Bernstein has been hired by West Virginia Wesleyan as assistant head coach / secondary / strength and conditioning per source.
Miami Dolphins: Per multiple reports, the Dolphins and Adam Gase are working on finalizing a deal that would make Gase the organization's new head coach and an announcement could come as early as today.
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Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles have requested permission to interview former Giants head coach Tom Coughlin.