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Monday January 5, 2009

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Alabama State: Sources tell FootballScoop that Raines HS (FL) head coach Cedric Thornton will be named inside linebackers coach at Alabama State.

Georgia: We hear head coach Mark Richt is trying to keep assistant coach Rodney Garner with the Bulldogs staff. Garner has interviewed with Lane Kiffin at Tennessee.

Illinois State: We hear head coach Brock Spack is interested in former Louisiana-Monroe co-defensive coordinator Phil Elmassian. Spack and Elmassian have worked together at Purdue.

New Mexico State: We hear Nebraska-Kearney defensive line coach Jesse Williams will join his good friend DeWayne Walker at New Mexico State.

Oregon: Wide receivers coach Robin Plugrad and defensive line coach Michael Gray will not have coaching positions on the Duck's staff when Chip Kelly takes over the reigns of the program. Sources tell FootballScoop that a new wide receivers coach is already in place.

South Alabama: Sources tell FootballScoop that head coach Joey Jones is interested in hiring former New Mexico State head coach Hal Mumme as offensive coordinator.

TCU: We hear wide receiver coach Jarrett Anderson is a candidate to replace Mike Shultz as offensive coordinator. Shultz left to become the offensive coordinator at Illinois.

UT-Chattanooga: We hear recent Richmond graduate Will Healy will join the staff as an offensive assistant.

More scoop coming this morning....Check back soon


MacMurray College (Illinois): Assistant Football Coach/Residence Life Athletic Liaison. located in Jacksonville, Illinois. MacMurray College is a proud member of NCAA Division III and the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. This is ten-month position in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Responsibilities: Assist the head coach in the overall administration and logistics of the football program, coaching own position, maintain and build own recruiting area and other duties to be assigned. Participate in RA training, provide two programs per month for the residence hall community on fitness and health, one night per week of residence life duty, serve as the staff member on duty for breaks when student athletes are required to stay on campus, serve as a role model and resource person for all students, and respond to all emergencies when in the building. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, collegiate playing and/or coaching experience, excellent communication skills, leadership and organizational abilities, and a dedication to recruiting. Experience at all positions will be considered. Compensation: Room, partial board and $5000 pro-rated stipend for 10 month position (August 1, 2008 – May 31, 2009). MacMurray College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer; all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants may send confidential letters of inquiry, a résumé, and three professional references and one student reference to: <> or to: Department of Human Resources, MacMurray College 447 East College Avenue Jacksonville, Illinois 62650 or <