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Sunday January 3, 2016

Sunday January 3, 2016


Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles will interview Pat Shurmur tomorrow and Bears OC Adam Gase Tuesday per Schefter and Mort.

San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers have fired Jim Tomsula. More on the move here. Mort & Schefter are reporting that the 49ers want to take a run at Sean Payton.

Maryland: Former UVA running backs coach Chris Beatty, who just a few weeks back agreed to coach outside receivers at Syracuse, will join the Maryland staff as receivers coach, per Sports Illustrated. Since 2007 Beatty has worked at NIU, West Virginia, Vandy, Illinois, Wisconsin, Virginia, Syracuse (?) and now Maryland. In some of those cases the head coach was let go or left driving Beatty's move.

Texas State: Kirk Bohls reports that Texas State has contacted Major Applewhite.

Cleveland Browns: Peter King reports that the Browns first interview will be with Doug Marrone. Update> Browns owner Jimmy Haslam says this is not correct.

Miami Dolphins: Peter King reports that interim head coach Dan Campbell will not be a candidate for the full-time position going forward.

Cleveland Browns: Mary Kay Cabot who covers the Browns reports that Sashi Brown (now executive VP of football operations) will have final say over the 53 man roster going forward. Cabot also adds that the new head coach will be involved in the hiring of the general manager.

Western Illinois (FCS): Per source, Richmond director of player personnel Dave Rocco will go with Charlie Fisher to WIU coaching an offensive skill position, likely receivers or running backs. We also hear that Carthage College (D-III - WI) co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Jared Elliott will join Fisher's staff coaching the quarterbacks.

Cleveland Browns: Head coach Mike Pettine has been let go after two seasons. Here's the details.

Georgia: Kirby Smart has announced the hiring of James Coley (receivers), Dell McGee (running backs) and Marshall Malchow as director of recruiting. Malchow, an Augusta native, previously worked at Alabama and is currently the director player personnel at Washington.

Tennessee Tech (FCS): Source tells FootballScoop that Temple offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield will be the next head coach at Tennessee Tech. Satt previously served as offensive coordinator at both Chattanooga and UT-Martin.

Keep track of all the head coaching movement from the NFL to FBS, FCS, D-II, D-III and NAIA here

Cleveland Browns: GM Ray Farmer has been fired per Ian Rapoport.

Texas A&M: Offensive coordinator Jake Spavital will not return. The school announced that the two have mutually agreed to part ways. Read more here.

Georgia Southern: Colquitt County HS (GA) defensive coordinator Jeremy Rowell is expected to join the staff as defensive backs coach. SI just reported this and we hear the same. Rowell is the long-time Troy defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach.

South Carolina: Auburn defensive analyst Kyle Krantz will join Will Muschamp at South Carolina as a defensive quality control per Brandon Marcello.

Georgia Southern: Per source, UCF defensive line coach Zo Costantini will be the new defensive coordinator at Georgia Southern.

Miami Dolphins: The Miami Herald is reporting that Chris Grier will be the new general manager of the Dolphins. Grier is the Dolphins' director of college scouting.

Georgia: The AJC's Chip Towers is reporting that Dell McGee will join Kirby Smart's staff. McGee was Willie Fritz' associate head coach / running backs at Georgia Southern and had accepted the same role at Tulane; but it appears those plans have changed. Sources tell FootballScoop this is accurate. Dell to UGA.

Rutgers: NJ Advance Media is reporting that Chris Ash is hiring Rick Mantz as high school relations director. Mantz, reports, has served the past two seasons as head coach at Passaic and previously was head coach at South Brunswick and Hillsborough.

Manny Diaz: Per his contract, Manny Diaz will owe Mississippi State $265,000 to buy out of his contract as he leaves for Miami according to USA Today.

Northern Illinois: NC State offensive line coach Mike Uremovich is heading to Northern Illinois to become the offensive coordinator, per Dan Wolken. Uremovich coached the running backs and coordinated the special teams at NIU in 2012, and is the former head coach at the University of St. Francis (NAIA - IL).

New York Giants: Jay Glazer notes that head coach Tom Coughlin is expected to "ride off in the sunset" following today's season finale.

Memphis: Arizona State tight ends coach / recruiting coordinator Chip Long will be Mike Norvell's offensive coordinator at Memphis, per SI.

Southern Illinois: Former longtime Montana defensive coordinator Kraig Paulson is being added to the staff as defensive coordinator, per source. Paulson spent this past season as the defensive backs coach at Northern State but also has previous coaching stops at Utah State and UNLV.

Coastal Carolina (FCS): Local reports out of Conway have former James Madison head coach Mickey Matthews headed to Coastal as the new defensive coordinator. We hear the same.

Toledo: Per Jordan Strack, Toledo plans to hire former former Kent State defensive coordinator Brian George as their new defensive coordinator.

Miami: Former Virginia Tech offensive line coach Stacy Searels will join Mark Richt's staff as offensive line coach per Susan Miller Degnan who covers Miami. Searels coached offensive line at Georgia from 2007-2010.

Iowa State: Toledo defensive coordinator Jon Heacock will join Matt Campbell's staff in the same capacity Jordan Strack who covers Toledo reported yesterday.

Georgia: Kirby Smart interviewed Shane Beamer yesterday for a spot on his staff reports Marc Weiszer who covers the Bulldogs.

Indianapolis Colts: Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Colts are "expected to make Nick Saban and Sean Payton say no before moving on".

San Francisco 49ers: General Manager Trent Baalke is expected to return, but head coach Jim Tomsula is expected to be fired after just one season, per Pro Football Talk and Jason Cole of Bleacher Report.

Philadelphia Eagles: Kansas CityChiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson is expected to be a lead candidate for the head coaching job in Philly, per Adam Schefter. Pederson was a member of Andy Reid's staff in Philadelphia from 2009-2012.

South Dakota State (FCS): South Dakota State has an immediate need for a quality control position working with special teams and also serving as video coordinator. Must be experienced and proficient working with HUDL, Dragon-Fly and have adequate knowledge of using adobe Photoshop. Position pays GA Stipend. Serious Inquires Only. Send resume to Please put "Video Coordinator QC" in subject line.

North Texas: Memphis corners coach Troy Reffett will be the assistant head coach / safeties coach for Seth Littrell, and former Kentucky wide receivers coach Tommy Mainord will coach the inside receivers, both per SI.