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Thursday December 11, 2008

Miami (OH): Here's the deal. We hear the candidates have been narrowed down to the following: Curt Mallory (Illinois), Don Treadwell (Michigan State), Randy Fichtner (Pittsburgh Steelers), Mitch Browning (Syracuse), and John Peterson (Ohio State). We heard Peterson was one of the first to speak with Miami representatives. Detroit Lions quarterbacks coach, Scott Loeffler, is still in it. Sources tell FootballScoop that Miami (OH) boosters are quite upset that New Orleans Saints assistant Aaron Kromer is not a legitimate candidate as of today.

Rutgers: Athletic director Robert Mulcahy has been dismissed by the university president.

AstroTurf: In a first-of-its-kind partnership, Reebok and GeneralSports Venue, the exclusive U.S. licensee of the AstroTurf® brand of synthetic sports turf products, announce that they are joining forces to study the interaction between athletic footwear and field surfaces for athletes ranging from professionals to amateurs.

AstroTurf & Reebok Partnership Article

Syracuse: We hear East Carolina head coach Skip Holtz is no longer interested in the Syracuse head coaching position. Reports says that Syracuse will interview Buffalo head coach Turner Gill.

UT-Chattanooga: North Alabama head coach Mark Hudspeth met yesterday with UTC athletic director Rick Hart. We hear that Hart is waiting on Richmond defensive coordinator Russ Huesman. Richmond is still alive in the D1-AA playoffs.

More scoop coming today....