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Wednesday December 10, 2008

Alcorn State: The seven assistants that were dismissed last week have now been reinstated. It's a crazy situation at Alcorn State. We'll keep you up to date.

Illinois State: Arkansas quarterbacks coach Garrick McGee has interviewed. We hear McGee will interview for a 2nd time in the next few days.

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Miami (OH): We hear Miami (OH) is interested in Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach Randy Fichtner. Are Roethlisberger and Martin Nance pushing Fichtner? We've also heard that Miami (OH) has a big sleeper candidate as well. We're trying to confirm the other candidates today.

Oklahoma: Congratulations to offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson. Since Monday, Wilson has been awarded the 2008 FootballScoop Offensive Coordinator of the Year powered by Muscle Milk and the Broyles Award for the nation's top assistant coach.

Toledo: Sources tell us that Oklahoma State administrative recruiting coordinator Robert Matthews will join Tim Beckman's staff. Matthews' role is not known, but we've heard that he may be coaching the running backs at Toledo.

UT-Chattanooga: University of Georgia running backs coach Tony Ball will interview for the head coaching position at UTC.

Virginia: We hear that head coach Al Groh has talked with former Georgia Tech assistant Buddy Geis.

Washington: The only Washington assistant that could be retained is Chris Tormey. All other UW assistant have been told they will not be retained. We hear USC assistant Demetrice Martin will likely join Steve Sarkisian's staff at Washington. It appears that Louisville defensive coordinator Ron English is a candidate to join Sarkisian's staff as well.

Let us know what you hear at Texas A&M-Commerce and Bowling Green. Also, what do you hear about coordinator jobs at ULM, Tulane, and Iowa State. Email us:


Methodist University (NC): Assistant Football Coach - NCAA III member, Methodist University (NC) is seeking a full time assistant football coach with college experience in coaching linebackers. The assistant coach will report to the head coach with various other responsibilities to include recruiting, program organization and student/athlete academic support. Qualifications require a bachelor's degree with a master's preferred. This is a full time, non-tenured track position. Salary commensurate with experience. Start date to be determined. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, resume and three current references to: Jim Sypult, Head Football Coach, Methodist University, 5400 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28311. Fax: 910-630-7676; email <> . No phone calls please. Methodist University, in harmony with its tradition takes seriously the ethical and moral development of students.