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Sunday January 6, 2013

Sunday January 6, 2013

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The FootballScoop Staff has arrived at the AFCA convention. Great time of year to follow @FootballScoop on Twitter. 

Purdue: Defensive coordinator Tim Tibesar will not be retained by Darrell Hazell. 

Troy: Word here at the AFCA is that Troy defensive coordinator Jeremy Rowell will not return to the staff.

Northern Illinois: Sources tell us Michigan grad assistant Aubrey Pleasant is interviewing for the defensive backs job at NIU. 

Syracuse: A couple of names floating around here at the AFCA for the head job at Syracuse include current defensive coordinator Scott Shafer, Rice offensive coordinator John Reagan, Colts running backs coach David Walker and Colts assistant offensive line coach Joe Gilbert. 

Southern (FCS - LA): Sources tell us head coach Dawson Odums has released several coaches. We hear offensive line coach / run game coordinator Paul Lounsberry, receivers coach / passing game coordinator Jorge Baez, linebackers coach Thaddeus Washington and defensive backs coach Manny Martin will not return to the staff. 

UTEP: Sources at AFCA tell us Patrick Higgins and Cornell Jackson are both leaving Purdue to join Sean Kulger's staff at UTEP. 

Houston: We hear Travis Bush has been elevated to assistant head coach and co-offensive coordinator. 

Colorado: Troy Walters will be the wide receivers coach at Colorado. Walters coached the receivers at NC State this past season and at A&M before that. 

South Florida: Multiple outlets are reporting that Plant HS head coach Robert Weiner will be the wide receivers coach at USF. 

Greensboro College (D-III - NC): Greensboro College has an immediate opening for a restricted earnings position. Duties include video (HUDL), own recruiting area, coaching own position, working in the student rec center and other duties assigned by the head coach. Compensation includes housing, meals and an hourly wage for work in the rec center. Please email resume, cover letter and references to coach Erik Westberg at In your email please let us know if you will be at the convention. 

Pearl River CC (MS): East Mississippi CC defensive grad assistant Ben Luther has accepted a position at Pearl River. 

Thimbleweed Consulting:The guys at Thimbleweed built this website and a bunch of others you visit. They work with small and large customers and are at the AFCA this week. Have a project? Email and meet him at the convetion. 

Albright College (D-III): Albright, in the Middle Atlantic Conference, is seeking a highly motivated intern running backs coach / video coordinator. Bachelor's degree required along with playing or relevant coaching experience. Coach your position, run your meetings, recruit your own area, etc... Includes a $3,500 annual stipend paid over 10 months, free off-campus housing (shared) w utilities and a free meal plan along with a tuition waiver. No health benefits included. A two year commitment is required. To apply call head coach John Marzka at Please indicate if you will be attending the AFCA convention in Nashville. The desired start date is in mid-late January. No phone calls please. 

Buffalo Bills: Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone has agreed to become head coach of the Bills. 

Illinois: Sources tell us that Bill Cubit will be named offensive coordinator at Illinois.