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Saturday January 10, 2009

FootballScoop will be on location at the AFCA Convention starting today. Let us know what you hear. Send your emails to <mail@footballscoop.com> Stop by our booth on Sunday to see all the latest scoop.

Auburn: Former Auburn defensive lineman DeMarco McNeil will return as defensive GA. Gabe Rodriguez and Dustin Landry will serves as defensive quality control. Both served on the Iowa State staff last season. Chris Martin will serve as the offensive quality control.

Cal Poly: Our sources tell us former Toledo defensive backs coach Greg Lupher will be the defensive coordinator. We hear Jim Craft is set to become the offensive coordinator.

Eastern Michigan: Former Toledo quarterbacks coach Ken Karcher has been hired as offensive coordinator. Former Louisville secondary coach Eric Lewis will serve as defensive coordinator.

Idaho: We hear former Army offensive line coach Saga Tuitele is leaving to take the same position at Idaho.

Iowa State: Check the DFO Scoop

King's College: King's College is no longer accepting resumes for the intern position.

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Maryland: We hear special teams coordinator Scott O'Brien is joining Eric Mangini's staff in Cleveland.

Merced College: We hear head coach Tony Lewis has resigned.

Middle Tennessee State: We hear head coach Rick Stockstill has a pretty good idea of who he will hire to replace G.A. Mangus.

Minnesota: Former Wisconsin and Nebraska defensive coordinator Kevin Cosgrove has been hired as co-defensive coordinator at Minnesota. Cosgrove sat out this past season. Also, defensive backs coach Ronnie Lee has been promoted to co-defensive coordinator.

North Dakota State: Head coach Craig Bohl is now looking to fill both coordinator positions. Interviews will take place at the AFCA Convention.

South Carolina: Steve Spurrier has hired Middle Tennesseee State offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus to coach the quarterbacks.

UMASS: Our sources tell us that Fordham head coach Tom Masella is interested in the UMASS job. As we reported yesterday, UMASS head coach Don Brown has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Maryland.