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Friday November 27, 2009

Friday: Coaches Quick Hits

Portland State: Willamette head coach Mark Speckman will interview on Monday. San Diego State offensive coordinator Al Borges is expected to interview next week. Others that could be interviewing next week include Stan Brock, Nigel Burton (Nevada DC), ang Greg Lupfer (Cal Poly DC).

SMU: We hear June Junes has agreed to a contract extension through 2014.

Notre Dame: We are hearing that Notre Dame officials have been gathering information on former Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick.

Tulane: Our sources tell us that head coach Bob Toledo will keep all of his current assistant coaches. We hear that Toledo does plan to appoint a current assistant as the team's special teams coordinator.

UNLV: We are hearing that the UNLV administration isn't sure about the route they want to go with the new head coach. Our sources tell us the administration has even asked for the input and advice from basketball coach Lon Kruger. Three names we hear the administration has talked about are Dennis Franchione, Andy Ludwig, and Ed Orgeron.

Hiram College: Bob Wolfe has announced that he is retiring as head coach.

Sam Houston State: According to one Texas newspaper this morning, "Some possible applicants being mentioned are Tarleton State coach Sam McElroy, Louisiana-Lafayette defensive coordinator Kevin Fouquier, Central Missouri coach Willie Fritz and Pittsburgh linebackers coach Joe Tumpkin. All but Tumpkin applied for the Sam Houston job along with Whitten in 2005."