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The Scoop

Wednesday January 8, 2009

Cleveland Browns: We hear Raiders linebackers coach Don Martindale is heading to Cleveland with Mangini.

Illinois: Penn State defensive line coach Larry Johnson Sr. has interviewed with Ron Zook.

Navy: Head coach Ken Niumataolo has received a contract extension.

San Francisco 49ers: Oakland Raiders assistant Tom Rathman is returning to the 49ers to coach the running backs.

TCU: Head coach Gary Patterson has received a contract extension through 2014. His assistants will receive pay increases.

USC: Rocky Seto has been promoted to defensive coordinator. Former Houston Texans defensive line coach Jethro Franklin will coach the defensive line. Franklin is a former USC assistant under Pete Carroll. Ken Norton Jr. will add the title of assistant head coach for defense.