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Saturday January 3, 2008

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Auburn: Oklahoma State running backs coach Curtis Luper has accepted an offer to join Gene Chizik's staff at Auburn. Luper is expected to coach the running backs. Also, despite reports on the internet, FootballScoop has confirmed that South Carolina defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson is not a candidate as Auburn's defensive coordinator. We do hear that Chizik is also interested in hiring Oklahoma State wide receivers coach Trooper Taylor.

Cal Poly: Oregon offensive line coach Steve Greatwood is interested and has spoken with Cal Poly officials about the head coaching position. San Francisco 49ers special teams assistant Dave Fipp is longer a candidate.

Central Florida: Tim Salem will move from offensive coordinator to tight ends / special teams coach. Charlie Taafe has been hired as the new offensive coordinator. George Godsey moves from quarterbacks to running backs. Brent Key moves from tight ends to offensive line.

Illinois: We hear TCU offensive coordinator Mike Schultz will join the Illinois staff in the same capacity. Defensive line coach Tom Sims will not return to the staff.

IllinoisState: Sources tell FootballScoop that Illinois State has hired Louisiana-Monroe offensive coordinator Steve Farmer. Farmer will serve as offensive coordinator at Illinois State.

LSU: We hear Chavis wants to bring former Tennessee defensive line coach Dan Brooks to LSU. We've also heard the Chicago Bears assistant Brick Haley is a candidate to join the LSU staff.

Miami (FL): Sources tell FootballScoop that NY Jets assistant Noel Mazzone is interested the Miami offensive coordinator job. We also hear the Randy Shannon has interest in Kentucky quarterbacks coach Randy Sanders.

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North Carolina A&T: We hear that Tennessee State coach James Webster is no longer a candidate.

Rice: Head coach Dave Bailiff has agreed to a new 5-year contract. Also, former Michigan running back Sam McGuffie is transferring to Rice.

San DiegoState: We hear that former Cal wide receivers coach and current St. Mary's HS head coach Dan Ferrigno will join Brady Hoke's staff at San Diego State.

Tulsa: We hear Clemson assistant Ron West will interview with Tulsa head coach Todd Graham. West coaches the outside linebackers at Clemson.

JOB POSTING:

Wayne State College: Defensive Graduate Assistant. Wayne State College (NCAA Division II Northern Sun Conference) located in Wayne, Nebraska has an immediate opening for a Defensive Graduate Assistant. The Defensive graduate Assistant will be primarily responsible for the Linebacker Position. The position requires a highly motivated person to assist with the implementation of practices, evaluation of prospective student athletes, off and on campus recruiting, scouting opponents, and other duties as assigned by the head coach. Graduate Assistantships are granted based on acceptance into Graduate School at Wayne State College. This is a 10 month reporting position with a $400.00 stipend per month ($4000.00 total) and tuition waiver for the academic year. Please FAX a letter of application, resume, and references to Dan McLaughlin at (402) 375 - 7120, or e-mail to <damclau1@wsc.edu> Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.