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Thursday January 22, 2009

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Christopher Newport University: Phoebus HS (VA) head coach Bill Dee will join the staff as an assistant coach.

Illinois State: Former Emporia State defensive line coach Spence Nowinski has been hired as defensive line coach.

Muskigum: Matt Louis will coach the linebackers.

Illinois: University of Houston offensive line coach Joe Gilbert has accepted the same position on Ron Zook's staff at Illinois.

Miami: We hear head coach Randy Shannon is getting close to naming an offensive coordinator. Our sources tell us the job could narrow down to Oregon State offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf and Philadephia Eagles assistant Mark Whipple.

New England Patriots: Former Duke University quarterbacks coach (2005-2006), Bill O'Brien, will coach the quarterbacks.

NY Jets: Former Baltimore Ravens assistant Mike Pettine will be named defensive coordinator. We hear Mike Westhoff will coach the special teams. Bill Callahan will coach the offensive line.

North Dakota State: Linebackers coach Kyle Nystrom will not return to the staff next season.

Ole Miss: Our sources tell us former Ole Miss linebacker Lanier Goethie has accepted the defensive GA position. Former Arkansas quarterback Clark Irwin will serve as the new offensive GA.

San Diego Chargers: University of Pittsburgh defensive GA Greg Williams will be named assistant linebackers coach. We hear Menlo College (CA) defensive coordinator Chris Dishman will be named assistant secondary coach.

Important Note: In the next few weeks FootballScoop intends to add another great piece of content to the site, a complete list of all D1 staffs. To ensure our list is as complete and accurate as possible, we are asking that someone from each D1 staff email us the current list of coaches and all GAs / quality control along with their respective titles. Once we have collected the data we will post it on the site and then maintain it going forward. Please send your emails to: <> Please title the email "Your University Coaching Staff."

Toledo: Former Western Carolina defensive backs coach Steve Clinkscale will coach the cornerbacks.

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