The Scoop

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Thursday January 29, 2009

Buffalo Bills: Former Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Bob Sanders has been hired as defensive line coach.

Cal: We hear former Cleveland Browns assistant Steve Marshall has been hired as offensive line coach.

Houston Texans: Matt LaFleur has been named offensive assistant. Perry Carter has been promoted to defensive assistant. Robert Saleh has been promoted to assistant linebackers. Ray Rhoads now holds the title senior defensive assistant.

Nebraska-Kearney: Our sources tell us that UNK has hired former Colorado assistant Andy Avalos has defensive line coach.

Johnson C. Smith: Steven Aycock has accepted the head coaching position. Aycock has been at Johnson C. Smith the last 5 years in various roles on the staff.

New York Jets: Bob Sutton will remain on the staff as senior defensive assistant.

Philadelphia Eagles: Our sources tell us that defensive line coach Pete Jenkins will coach in the Pro Bowl and then announce he is retiring.

Purdue: Our sources tell us former Purdue player Nick Cavallo will serve as a graduate assistant under head coach Danny Hope.

San Francisco 49ers: Former NY Jets running backs coach Jimmy Raye has been hired as the offensive coordinator.

St. Louis Rams: Mike Williams of the San Francisco 49ers has been hired as the new director of pro personnel. Andre Curtis has been hired as a defensive assistant.

Weber State: Former Utah and NFL player Andre Dyson will coach the cornerbacks.