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The Scoop

Thursday January 15, 2009

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Auburn: Former Mississippi State offensive line coach J.B. Grimes has interviewed for the offensive line position. We hear former Auburn quarterbacks coach Steve Ensminger will join the staff at Smiths Station HS in Alabama.

Cal Poly: Our sources tell us that Bryan Cook will be the new offensive coordinator.

Cleveland Browns: New England Patriots special teams coordinator Brad Seely is heading to Cleveland to coach the special teams.

Green Bay Packers: We hear Shawn Slocum will be promoted to special teams coordinator.

Indianapolis Colts: Special teams coordinator Russ Purnell will not return.

Illinois: Head coach Ron Zook has offered the defensive coordinator job to Penn State defensive line coach Larry Johnson Sr.

Miami Dolphins: We hear offensive line coach Mike Maser will not return.

Middle Tennessee State: We hear MTSU may promote from within the offensive staff. Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus left last week for South Carolina.

Oklahoma State: South Carolina running backs coach Robert Gillespie will join the Oklahoma State staff.

Ole Miss: We hear Houston Nutt could be targeting Don Dunn (former Auburn), Steve Caldwell (former Tennessee), or Mike Dubose (Millsaps HC) to fill the defensive line position.

Rose-Hulman Institute: Rose-Hulman is no longer accepting GA applications.

San Diego State: Former Ball State assistant Mark Smith has joined the San Diego State staff as linebackers coach.

South Alabama: We hear head coach Joey Jones has talked with former Samford University assistant Brent Bedsole about joining the staff as director of football operations.

ULM: We hear that former Utah State offensive line coach Vance Vice will join the Louisiana-Monroe staff as offensive line coach.

Note: OPEN DATES DATABASE will be updated this weekend.