The Scoop

Publish date:

Wednesday December 2, 2009

UNLV: Assistant recruiting coordinator Jimmy Morimoto is organizing things. Only the 2 GA's are still working. A new coach will not be named until at least the middle of December after a new AD is appointed.

Western Michigan: FootballScoop has learned that defensive line coach Peter McCarty and safeties coach Rick Kravitz will not return.

Murray State: Our sources tell us former Florida State assistant Billy Sexton is in the mix.

Austin Peay: FootballScoop has learned there is no opening at Austin Peay. The opening from what we understand is a formality.

Tulane: Head coach Bob Toledo will return.

North Texas: UNT has announced head coach Todd Dodge and entire coaching staff will return.

Georgia: In terms of the defensive coordinator position, our sources tell us head coach Mark Richt will almost certainly ask for permission to talk with Kansas State defensive coordinator Vic Koenning, Duke defensive coordinator Mike MacIntrye, and Georgia State defensive coordinator John Thompson.

Georgia: FootballScoop has confirmed 3 assistants on the defensive side are out. Defensive ends coach Jon Fabris, defensive coordinator Willie Martinez, and linebackers coach Jon Jancek will not return. Head coach Mark Richt would like for all 3 coaches to coach through the bowl game, but that has not been decided at this time from the coaches.

Akron: FootballScoop has confirmed there is no truth to the speculations that Wayne State head coach Paul Winters is resigning today to become the head coach at Akron.

TCU: We hear Patterson signed the extension today through 2016. Patterson's contract is believed to reach over $2 million per season. Big pay raises for the assistants as well.

Georgia: ESPN is reporting that DC Willie Martinez will not return.

Notre Dame: FootballScoop is hearing that an assistant coach in the SEC was asking coaches last night if they thought he should go with Tommy Tuberville to Notre Dame if Tubs got the head coaching job in South Bend. This makes us wonder if Tuberville has his agent, Jimmy Sexton, in contact with Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick. Our source tell us Tubs has several coaches already in mind for his next job, a plan that could very well include Texas running backs coach Major Applewhite as his offensive coordinator. We hear Tuberville was very complimentary of Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson in a radio interview yesterday, and thought Notre Dame might be wise to go after Johnson. You wouldn’t think the former Auburn head coach would make those comments if he was very interested in the Notre Dame job….or is Tubs playing the cards just right?

Pitt State: As we reported earlier, our sources are now telling us that head coach Chuck Broyles will be resigning early this afternoon. We hear that offensive coordinator Tim Beck will be named the new head coach at some point.

Coastal Carolina: Sources tell FootballScoop that offensive line coach Jamie Snider, wide receivers coach Hunter Spivey, and defensive line coach Antoine Rivens will not return.

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Marshall: We are hearing a Marshall official is responsible for researching Wake Forest defensive coordinator Brad Lambert, Paul Petrino, Bud Foster, and Gunter Brewer.

UL-Lafayette: We are hearing head coach Rickey Bustle will return.

LA-Monroe: Assistant coach Bob Leahy has been named interim head coach.

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North Texas: According to the Denton, TX newspaper, "Rick Villarreal went on record as saying that the evaluation process is still going on and that nothing has been decided. Todd Dodge said that no assistants have or will be let go. He mentioned that they were out recruiting."

Youngstown State: Here is what we know. One of our sources tell us that Youngstown had certainly not made a hire as of Monday morning. There is some speculation that Arizona defensive coordinator Mark Stoops is the guy. We have not confirmed this news.