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The Scoop

Friday January 2, 2008

Belhaven College (MS): As FootballScoop first reported, Bacone College head coach Joseph Thrasher will be named head football coach at Belhaven College.

Clemson: Alabama head defensive coach Kevin Steele will become the new defensive coordinator at Clemson.

Iowa State: Scott Fountain has been retained. Fountain will coach the tight ends and tackles.

Miami (OH): We hear Mike Haywood has hired Bill Elias. Elias is the current athletic director at Gannon University and is a former LSU assistant.

Oklahoma State: Sources tell FootballScoop that Pittsburgh defensive coordinator Phil Bennett is interested in joining the Oklahoma State staff as defensive coordinator.

UCLA: Sources tell FootballScoop that UCLA head coach Rich Neuheisal is interested in talking with veteran defensive coordinator John Thompson and Montana head coach Bobby Hauck regarding the Bruin's defensive coordinator job.

UT-Chattanooga: UT-Martin associate head coach Marcus Satterfield will be the offensive coordinator. Former Hofstra defensive coordinator Mike Elko is the new defensive coordinator at UTC. Tennessee State offensive line coach Russ Ehrenfeld will coach the offensive line. Sewanne University assistant Carter Cardwell will be a defensive assistant. Jason McManus and Fred Tate have been retained. McManus will coach the wide receivers and serve as recruiting coordinator. Tate will coach the defensive line. Former University of Memphis player, Marcus West, will be a defensive assistant. West coached at Wartburg College in Iowa last season.