The Scoop

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Thursday May 14, 2009

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Alabama St.: We hear Alabama St. has hired Dedrick Dodge as defensive backs and special teams coach. Dodge had served the past two seasons as DC at Fort Valley St.

Dallas Cowboys: We hear offensive quality control coach Wesley Phillips will head up the special teams for the Cowboys until assistant coach Joe DeCamillis returns from the terrible injury he sustained during the storm.

LA Pierce College: Our sources tell us Bill Coan has just joined the staff as linebackers / special teams coach. Coan once served as a high school head coach that tutored Matt Cassel.

Michigan State: We hear Ferris Eways has been promoted from video intern to defensive graduate assistant coach.

Saskatchewan Roughriders: Former Fresno State offensive assistant Mike Scheper has accepted the defensive line job with the Roughriders.

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Our staff thought these were some interesting points about the "Assistant Head Coach" title.

Florida State: Rick Trickett is listed as Assistant Head Coach. Mickey Andrews is listed as Associate Head Coach. Chuck Amato is listed as Executive Head Coach. None of the above will be the next head coach.

Kansas State: Co-defensive coordinators Chris Cosh and Vic Koenning both hold the title of Assistant Head Coach.

Notre Dame: Wide receivers coach Rob Ianello has Assistant Head Coach for Offense as part of his title. Defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Jon Tenuta has Assistant Head Coach for Defense as part of his title.

South Carolina: Ellis Johnson no longer has the title of defensive coordinator. Johnson carries the title of Assistant Head Coach for defense.

Texas: Running backs coach Major Applewhite and defensive backs coach Duane Akina are both listed as the Assistant Head Coach.

USC: Jeremy Bates is not listed as offensive coordinator. Bates carries the title of Assistant Head Coach for offense. Ken Norton Jr. carries the title of Assistant Head Coach for defense.

Vanderbilt: Bruce Fowler no longer has the title of defensive coordinator. Fowler is listed as Assistant Head Coach for defense.