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Monday November 23, 2009

Monday: Coaches Quick Hits

Portland State: According to an Oregon newspaper, "One of the first interviews is expected to be Willamette coach Mark Speckman. Other candidates include Central Washington coach Blaine Bennett, San Diego State offensive coordinator Al Borges, former Army coach Stan Brock, Nevada defensive coordinator Nigel Burton, BYU defensive coordinator Jaime Hill, Colorado offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau and Montana assistant Robin Pflugrad." Cal Poly DC Greg Lupfer is also in the mix.

Southeastern Louisiana: Savannah State athletic director Bart Bellairs has accepted the AD position at Southeastern Louisiana University.

Georgia Southern: One of our sources is telling us that "it has to be one of the Georgia Tech guys." Jeff Monken (Slot Backs / Special Teams Coordinator) and Brian Bohannon (Quarterbacks / B-Backs) both previously coached at Georgia Southern under Paul Johnson. Then there is GA Tech defensive line coach / recruiting coordinator, Giff Smith, who is extremely well respected in the coaching profession and is a former All-American at Georgia Southern.

Saint Anselm College: Immediate Opening: seeking one defensive football intern. The internship program is designed to provide coaches with a rich blend of coaching and administration experience at a competitive NCAA, DII private college. This position includes a stipend of $8,000 and the following job duties: coaching their own position, practice planning, scouting, video analysis, skill and team instruction, all phases of recruiting and responsibilities as assigned by the head coach. Coaching and/or playing experienced preferred. Minority applications are strongly encouraged. Meals are included but NO IMMEDIATE LODGING - but may become a possibility at a later date. NO Education /Medical Benefits. Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Head Coach Patrick Murphy at . (No phone calls please).

Georgia Southern: We are trying to find out more about Georgia Southern's interest in former Auburn assistant Hugh Nall.

Bethune-Cookman: Head coach Alvin Wyatt will not return.

Princeton: We hear Rutgers tight ends coach Joe Susan is interested in the Princeton job.

Washington State: Head coach Paul Wulff stated today that the AD has been very reassuring that Coach Wulff will return next season.

Tennessee State: We hear that Kippy Brown is interested in the head coaching job at TSU. One of our sources tells us that TSU defensive coordinator Rod Reed is making a heavy push for the job.

Kansas: ESPN's Joe Schad reports that, "Kansas has already had exploratory conversations with at least 2 potential candidates to replace Mangino."

Sam Houston State: Head coach Todd Whitten will not return.

NC State: Offensive coordinator Dana Bible has been diagnosed with leukemia. Please keep Coach Bible and his family in your thoughts.

Georgia Southern: We were just told that a few Georiga Southern assistants are saying the administration already has their guy. At this point, we are working to find out as much as possible about the situation.

Florida: Urban Meyer stated this morning, "I'm gonna be the coach here as long as they have me."

Western Kentucky: Willie Taggart, Stanford's running backs coach, will be announced later this morning as the new head coach.

Southeast Missouri: Marty Mishow of the Cape Girardeau newspaper says that his sources tell him, head coach Tony Samuel will return, but that Samuel is expected to make a change on the offensive side of the ball. FootballScoop, however, has just confirmed that SEMO is still evaluating the situation. Samuel does have a contract that runs through next season.

Georgia Southern: It will be interesting to see if Georgia Tech defensive line coach / recruiting coordinator, Giff Smith, gets involved with the Georgia Southern search. Smith is a former All-American at Georgia Southern. We'll have our guys work on more information regarding the GSU candidates throughout the week.

University of Indianapolis: FootballScoop has learned that Bob Bartolomeo will be named head coach later today. Bartalomeo has served the last 6 seasons as the defensive coordinator at University of Indianapolis.

Memphis: The Memphis Commercial-Appeal is reporting the search is down to Larry Porter and Jerry Gray. Gray coaches the secondary with the Washington Redskins. FedEx CEO Fred Smith owns 10% of the Redskins organization. Porter coaches the running backs at LSU.

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Gallaudet University: We are hearing Chuck Goldstein has been named interim head coach. Goldstein served this season as the offensive coordinator.

Princeton University: Our sources tell us that Central Michigan offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian is very interesting in the Princeton head coaching job.

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Evangel University: We are hearing that Western State defensive coordinator Brent Illum is a leading candidate for the head coaching job at Evangel.

Tennessee State: Our sources tell us that a very large number of big name coaches are going after the Tennessee State job. One of our sources tells us that TSU would like to interview Prairie View head coach Henry Frazier. Another source tells us he knows today of 2 ACC assistants and 1 SEC assistant all trying to get involved.

University of Indianapolis: We hear the new head coach will be announced today.

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