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The Scoop

Wednesday January 14, 2009

Auburn: Mississippi Gulf Coast CC head coach Steve Campbell has spoken with Gene Chizik about the offensive line position.

Ball State: Former North Dakota State offensive coordinator Pat Perles will be named offensive line / assistant head coach. Veteran coach Doug Graber will be named defensive coordinator. Graber has been out of football the past few seasons. He previously served as head coach of the Frankfurt Galaxy and on the NY Jets staff.

Blackburn College: We hear Blackburn is dropping football, effective immediately. Offensive coordinator Nathan Cochran recently accepted the head coaching job at Lincoln University.

Boston College: Defensive coordinator Frank Spaziani has been named head coach.

Bowling Green: We hear head coach Dave Clawson has spoken with Marshall defensive backs coach Shannon Morrison.

Cal Poly: We hear Saga Tuitele will be co-offensive coordinator.

Indianapolis Colts: We hear Frank Reich will be elevated to quarterbacks.

New Mexico State: We hear former Cal defensive backs coach Todd Littlejohn has been offered a position at New Mexico State.

New Orleans Saints: We hear Gregg Williams was hired this morning as defensive coordinator.

North Dakota State: We hear assistant coach Brent Vigen will be promoted from quarterbacks to offensive coordinator. Our sources tell us Southern Illinois offensive line coach Scott Fuchs will return to NDSU to coach the offensive line.

Oregon: We hear former Tennessee Vols quarterbacks and current TV analyst Tee Martin could land on the staff at Oregon when Chip Kelly takes over as head coach.

Presbyterian College: Our sources tell us that Bucknell University offensive coordinator Harold Nichols will be named head coach.

Seattle Seahawks: Wide receivers coach Keith Gilbertson will not return. Bruce DeHaven will return as special teams coach. Mike Solari (quarterbacks) and Bill Lazor (running backs) will also return.

Tennessee: All 6 graduate assistants will not return.

UMASS: We hear UMASS is interested in Boston College offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. to replace Don Brown.

USC: USC has hired Oakland Raiders special teams coach Brian Schneider to coach the Trojan's special teams.

Utah State: T.J. Woods has joined the Utah State staff as tight ends coach. Woods previously served as an assistant coach at New Mexico.

Washington: Fresno State offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier will be named quarterbacks coach.


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Nelson County HS (KY): Defensive Coordinator Position - Nelson County High School, Bardstown KY 40004 6-A School in Kentucky searching for experienced defensive coach to implement scheme and supervise defensive staff. We are a growing program with good facilities and strong support. We have played a 3-4 slant/angle scheme and pefer someone with that background. We have over 80 varsity players and have been a two-platoon system. Teacher certification a must, any teaching positions could be possible. Email resume to Jamie Egli HFC at <> or call 502-542-0820.