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The Scoop

Tuesday January 13, 2009

Denver Broncos: Former San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan will be named defensive coordinator.

San Diego State: Jeff Hecklinski, Mark Smith, and Darrell Funk are leaving Ball State to join the San Diego State staff. Hecklinshi will serve as assistant head coach / running backs / recruiting coordinator. Smith will coach the linebackers. Funk will coach the offensive line.

New Orleans Saints: Northwestern offensive line coach Bret Ingalls has been hired as running backs coach. Aaron Kromer has been promoted to offensive line coach. Pete Carmichael will serve as offensive coordinator. Joe Lombardi will coach the quarterbacks.

Southern Miss: Head coach Larry Fedora has agreed to a 4-year contract extension. We hear the running backs job has yet to be filled.

Tennessee: Assistant coach Jason Michael will not return. Sources tell us that McNeese State secondary coach Lance Guidry will interview with the Vols.

Towson: We hear 2 assistants were retained. Guilian Gary will coach the wide receivers and John Donatelli will remain as offensive line coach.

Washington: We hear Purdue running backs coach Joel Thomas has accepted the same position at Washington.

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