Sunday January 12, 2014
The Scoop staff is traveling to Indy today. Good day to follow @FootballScoop on Twitter (although they all are, aren't they). For those there already, Kilroy's (official FootballScoop after hours spot) is a great place to watch the games.
The FootballScoop Guide to the AFCA
Texas: Shawn Watson was introduced as Texas' quarterbacks coach at a team meeting tonight. No offensive coordinator was introduced.
Washington: Foothill College offensive line coach Joshua Taufalele has joined the Washington staff as an offensive grad assistant.
Chicago Bears: The Bears have announced that defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will return but defensive line coach Mike Phair and linebackers coach Tim Tibesar will not.
Cincinnati: Sources tell us offensive grad assistant Marc Nudelberg will be promoted to special teams / tight ends coach at Cincinnati.
Pat Ivey - 2013 FootballScoop Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year
Louisville: Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has accepted the same position at Louisville according to Joe Schad of ESPN. Grantham will make $1 million per year. Here's what you need to know.
Mississippi Valley State: Sources tell us former Jackson State head coach Rick Comegy will be the new head coach at MVSU.
Texas: Oklahoma State offensive line coach Joe Wickline will accept a position on Charlie Strong's staff according to 247.
Oregon: Sources confirm to us that Philadelphia Eagles assistant defensive line coach (and former Oregon defensive grad assistant) Erik Chinander will join the staff coaching the outside linebackers. The Oregonian has reported the hire as well.
Buffalo: Offensive coordinator Alex Wood will shift to quarterbacks, Marty Spieler will move to wide receivers and offensive grad assistant Keegan Jones is being promoted to tight ends. Corners/recruiting coordinator Maurice Linguist is adding the co-defensive coordinator role.
Virginia: Sources tell us Buffalo defensive line coach Jappy Oliver will be the new defensive line coach at UVA.
UMass: Sources tell us two assistants will be leaving Brown University to join Whipple's staff. Brown quarterbacks coach Liam Coen will come in the same capacity and defensive line coach Neil McGrath will come in the same capacity as well. Update> We have been told this AM that McGrath is not expected to go now. Sources tell us UMass defensive line coach Dave Sollazzo will be retained.