Sunday December 30, 2012
FIU: Sources tell us former Purdue head coach Danny Hope, who had previously spoken with FIU 10 days or so ago, interviewed on campus tonight. Hope is from Florida and has had excellent success recruiting and developing players from the state. This could happen.
Texas Tech: TCU receivers coach Trey Haverty has resigned and is on his way to join Kliff Kingsbury's staff. He will coach the safeties according to Chris Level.
Arkansas: TCU linebackers coach Randy Shannon is leaving TCU. He has been offered the linebackers job at Arkansas...but he has other offers as well. Sources tell us they expect him to land at Arkansas; but this time of year we're always cautioned that things can change until he's "in the building" and ink is on the paper. We'll keep you updated. Update> Arkansas has confirmed the hire.
Pearl River CC: Sources tell us former Alabama offensive quality control Derrick Crudup Jr. is considering an opportunity to join the PRCC staff as passing game coordinator.
Philadelphia Eagles: Multiple outlets are reporting that Andy Reid has already been informed and will officially be released tomorrow.
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Faulkner University (NAIA - AL): Sources tell us defensive coordinator Steve Cheathem has resigned.
Western Kentucky: Chad Bishop who covers Western Kentucky reported this morning that Mike Cassity will join Bobby Petrino's staff as defensive backs coach. Bishop has a full rundown of here. Update> We have confirmed that Brohm will accept.
Virginia Tech: Sources tell us additional moves on the offensive side of the ball could be announced as early as tomorrow. Guards / centers coach Curt Newsome could very well join his good friend Mickey Matthews' staff at James Madison and other changes are being discussed. Multiple sources tell us that Frank Beamer is very interested in adding South Carolina co-offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Shawn Elliott to the staff. Will keep you updated.
Stevenson University (D-III - MD):Stevenson is looking for an intern. Position responsibility to be determined by previous experience. Salary depending on experience. There is a possibility this position could transition to Graduate Assistant position for the fall and beyond. Preference will be given those with previous collegiate coaching and playing experience. Please email resume to head coach Ed Hottle at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please. Review of applicants will begin immediately.
Kent State: Sources tell us that Paul Haynes will promote defensive line coach Brian George to defensive coordinator. Prior to joining the Kent State staff for the 2011 season, George was co-defensive coordinator at Indiana for a number of years.
Purdue: Sources tell us Kent State defensive coordinator Jon Heacock has been offered a position; but not defensive coordinator at Purdue. We'll keep you posted.
Kent State: Sources tell us to expect Paul Haynes to retain Brian Rock as offensive coordinator at Kent State.
San Jose State: University of San Diego receivers coach Greg Lewis will join the San Jose State staff in the same capacity. Sources also tell us that offensive line coach Hank Fraley and safeties coach Joe Staab will join the San Jose State staff as well.
Purdue: Sources tell us Virginia Tech receivers coach Kevin Sherman will join Darrell Hazell's staff in the same role.
Seton Hill University (D-II - PA): Seton Hill, a member of PSAC, has a restricted earnings position open for a Safeties Coach. We are looking for a safeties coach that has experience working with special teams. The position is $11,000 stipend paid over 10 months and $800 meal card. There is no housing or benefits. The position will need to start immediately. All qualified applicants should email their resume and references to head coach Isaac Collins at email@example.com. Please no phone calls or faxes.
New Orleans Saints: ESPN folks are reporting that Tom Benson is paying Sean Payton $8 million per year to coach football. Think about that. $8 million is more than the entire coaching staff at LSU makes, more than Urban & his entire staff, more than Bob Stoops and staff, etc.... TV revenue is unreal.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Schefter is also reporting that the Jags will fire general manager Gene Smith.
Cleveland Browns: Adam Schefter reports the Browns have hired San Diego Padres vice president Brent Stehlik as executive vice president / chief revenue officer.
Concordia-Chicago (D-III): Sources tell us Eric Hennessey will be named head coach at Concordia. Hennessey is the former head coach at Elmwood Park HS.
Walsh (D-II - OH): Sources tell us new head coach Ted Karras Jr. has retained Devin Jordan (WRs), Fred Thomas (DC) and John Fankhauser (RBs). Linebackers coach Warren Miller, defensive backs coach Mark Johnston and OC/QBs Chris Albrecht will not be part of the new staff.
Western Kentucky: Bobby Petrino has offered offensive coordinator to UAB OC/QBs Jeff Brohm. We are told the rest of the full-time staff has been released.
Cleveland Browns: Both head coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert will be released on Monday according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.