Sunday January 2, 2010
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Rutgers: We have confirmed that former Pitt offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Frank Cignetti has accepted a position on Greg Schiano's staff at Rutgers.
NY Giants: The organization has announced that Tom Coughlin will remain the head coach.
Miami (FL): We are hearing Cleveland Browns wide receivers coach George McDonald is likely the next to join the Al Golden's staff. McDonald recruited the south Florida area for years as a college assistant before going to the Browns. Also, our sources tell us that Al Golden has offered the offensive coordinator job to Arizona Cardinals wide receivers coach John McNulty.
Ball State: We hear defensive backs coach Daryl Dixon has been retained by new head coach Pete Lembo.
Carolina Panthers: The Panthers will interview San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera.
UCONN: We hear Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley, Omaha Nighthawks head coach Jeff Jagodzinski, Iowa offensive coordinator Ken O'Keefe, Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster, and former Miami (FL) offensive coordinator Mark Whipple are interested in the UCONN head coaching job.
Florida: The Kansas City Chiefs organization has confirmed that Charlie Weis is going to Florida. His son will be a student assistant with the Gators, as well.
Mississippi State: We are hearing that two different head coaches including Dan Mullen have interest in former West Virginia running backs / slot receivers coach Chris Beatty. Beatty once coached former Florida receiver Percy Harvin at Landstown HS in Virginia.
Kansas: Illinois State athletic director Sheahon Zenger has accepted the AD position at Kansas.
West Virginia: We have learned thatBill Bedenbaugh has accepted the offensive line job at West Virginia.
Dallas Cowboys: Jason Garrett is the new head coach of the Dallas Cowboys.
Florida: Muschamp has hired Texas Tech defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson. Also, Florida tight ends coach Brian White has been retained. Muschamp has officially hired Aubry Hill (wide receivers), Stan Drayton (running backs / recruiting coordinator), Brian White (tight ends), Travaris Robinson (defensive backs), and D.J. Durkin (linebackers / special teams coordinator).
Pitt: Reporter Mike Lombardi of the NFL Network reports that Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis is a candidate to replace Mike Haywood.
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West Virginia: Our sources tell us that Arizona co-offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh has an offer to join the West Virginia staff.
Texas: We are hearing that Kansas co-offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach Darrell Wyatt will be the new wide receivers coach at Texas.
Alcorn State: We are hearing that offensive coordinator Michael Armour has a good chance at being promoted to head coach at Alcorn State.
Clemson: Special teams coordinator / running backs coach Andre Powell will also not return.
Minnesota Vikings: Leslie Frazier will be named head coach of the Minnesota Vikings.
Clemson: We have just learned that Clemson offensive coordinator Billy Napier has been let go. Our sources tell us that head coach Dabo Swinney has already talked with Tulsa offensive coordinator Chad Morris.
Temple: We are hearing that Steve Addazio has talked with Columbia offensive coordinator Vinny Marino.
Maryland: UCONN head coach Randy Edsall has accepted the head coaching job at Maryland.
Arkansas State: We are hearing that Drake University defensive coordinator Tom Allen has accepted a position at Arkansas State.
Wisconsin: Bret Bielema says he has made a decision on the defensive coordinator position and that he will announce it soon.
Houston Texans: ESPN's Adam Shefter reports Gary Kubiak will remain as the head coach in 2011.
Dallas Cowboys: ESPN's Chris Mortensen says he has not confirmed that Jason Garrett will be the head coach and it's still "not a lock, but likely."