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Tuesday December 9, 2008 (Update 2)

Georgia Tech: Athletic director Dan Radokovich has met with head coach Paul Johnson about improving the contract of the first year head coach.

Kansas State: Sources tell FootballScoop that Bill Snyder is interested in hiring Arizona assistant coach Dana Dimel. Dimel coaches the running backs and tight ends at the University of Arizona.

Miami (OH): We hear Miami (OH) is very interested in Harvard University head coach Tim Murphy.

Northwestern State: We hear Louisiana College head coach Dennis Dunn is in the mix of 5-10 legitimate candidates.

San Diego State: It appears San Diego State has narrowed its search to Dennis Franchione and UCLA defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker. We hear that Mike Martz of the San Francisco 49ers did express interest in the job.

Yale: Sources tell FootballScoop that Yale has contacted NY Giants quarterbacks coach Chris Palmer to gauge his interest in the head coaching position.


Texas A&M University-Commerce: Head football coach - a NCAA Division II member of the Lone Star Conference invites applications for the position of Head Football Coach. Texas A&M-Commerce (TAMU-Commerce) is a student centered regional state university located in Commerce, Texas. TAMU-Commerce offers more than 100 graduate and undergraduate degrees. TAMU-Commerce has approximately 9,000 students that come from 53 various countries and 43 different states. A Bachelor's degree is required and Master's degree preferred. Applicants should have significant experience, head coaching or coordinator experience at college or high school level. Excellent organizational, administrative, strong interpersonal, communication, and public speaking skills preferred. Successful candidate must possess the ability to establish effective relationships with all constituent groups associated with the program. Responsibilities: Administer all aspects of operating a Division II program including but not limited to: recruiting, coaching, staffing, managing assistants, community engagement, academic oversight, NCAA compliance, budget preparation and management. Ability to represent the athletic program and university in its overall promotion and public relations efforts especially as it relates to fund-raising. Applicant agrees to operate in accordance with Texas A&M University-Commerce, Lone Star Conference and NCAA rules and regulations. Perform other duties as assigned. To apply: send cover letter summarizing qualifications for the position; resume; transcripts; Texas A&M-Commerce application for employment; names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to: Texas A&M University-Commerce, Department of Human Resources, PO Box 3011, Commerce, TX 75429. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by December 18, 2008. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information, go to the university home page: Texas A&M University-Commerce is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity.

Youngstown State: Assistant Coach, Football (.75 FTE),DEPARTMENT: Intercollegiate Athletics. SALARY RANGE: Z2. INITIAL SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience. MINIMUM UALIFICATIONS:. achelor's degree required; Minimum one year experience of collegiate football videography coordination with working knowledge of linear and digital technologies and proficiency in computer use required. Non-traditional work hours and travel required. SUMMARY OF POSITION DESCRIPTION: Edits videotapes of practices and games in order to formulate cut-ups, load video footage to software programs, and break down opposing team films; organize video footage to assist in analyzing team strengths and weaknesses in order to develop team strategies; duplicates videotapes as needed for scouting, recruiting, and general purposes (i.e. highlight films); coordination of video exchange; assesses video equipment needs for department and makes recommendations for new or replacement equipment; plans and prepares for video technology advancements and equipment purchases to meet dynamic technology evolution; responsible for video repairs as necessary; convert video and editing system from linear to digital. Implements coaching and teaching methods to develop student-athlete's athletic skills and analyze performance of student-athletes. Assists in planning and coordination of special events (i.e. game officials, NFL video, banquets, etc.); assist with coordination of team travel, game day operations, practice security, and field set-up. Demonstrate regular and predictable attendance. Meet all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to essential functions. Abide by rules and regulations of NCAA, conference, and university. Actively participates in public relations appearances and community services activities on behalf of the Department. Comply with all NCAA, conference, and institutional regulations, policies, and procedures. Performs any and all other related duties as assigned or directed in order to promote, further, and ensure the effective and efficient operation of YSU. Travel with teams as required. Regularly work weekends and evenings as required. DATE AVAILABLE: Immediate. CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Applicants should send letter of interest, current resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: Don Kopp <>, Football Office, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44555-0001