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Thursday December 3, 2009

Kansas: One of our sources tells us that a Kansas rep talked with Herm Edwards over a week ago. The other name we hear Kansas would like to talk with is Texas wide receivers coach Bobby Kennedy.

Kansas: Mangino is out.

Culver-Stockton College: We are hearing that Cameron Keller will be named the new head coach. Heller previously served at Hastings College.

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Arizona State: Dennis Erickson just announced that OC Rich Olson will not return.

"It really has nothing to do with what he (Olson) did or didn't do," Erickson said. "It's more about change and trying to get some new ideas. Rich Olson is a good coach, always has been and always will be. I needed to make a change. Our failings offensively had more to do with everybody involved, not just one person by any means."

"He's a good coach and has done a good job," Erickson said. "Our problems are not because of him, believe me. I want people to understand that."

Texas State: What are you hearing? Email or text us

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Memphis: Our sources tell us grad assistant Martin Hankins has been in south Louisiana recruiting. We hear head coach Larry Porter could be close to hiring Ridgeway HS (Memphis, TN) head coach Ron Brown.

LSU: Our sources tell us head coach Les Miles is making a big push to hire Tennessee wide receivers coach Frank Wilson. The running backs job at LSU is open with the departure of Larry Porter.

Howard University: FootballScoop has learned that four coaches were told this morning they will not return. We hear offensive coordinator Nick Calcutta, wide receivers coach Jafar Williams, and kicking coach William Smith will not return. We are trying to find out the last coach at this time.

Hofstra: We hear Hofstra is dropping football. The announcement will be made within the hour.

UAB: We are hearing there will be no changes on the UAB staff.

Southern University (LA): Head coach Pete Richardson was given permission by AD Greg LaFleur to pursue other opportunities at the end of the season - if those opportunities arise.

Seattle Seahawks: GM Tim Ruskell is expected to resign this morning.

Central Michigan: Head coach Butch Jones has not talked with any other schools. Central Michigan plays Ohio in the MAC championship game on Friday.

Georgia: AD Damon Evans says, "I told Mark to go out and find the best coaches possible and that we will be very competitive to help him. We'll help him to do what he needs to do to attract the top candidates. I want us to be competitive salary-wise in the market place so that's not going to hold us back. I know you guys always hear this, but we will do what is appropriate for the University. But make no mistake: we are going to go after the best coaches that are available. I'm there to support him and we're going to be extremely competitive."

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Please support Jeff Hoover's family: Eastern Illinois assistant coach Jeff Hoover died Saturday in a car wreck after the Panthers playoff game against Southern Illinois. Many of Hoover's friends are viewers of FootballScoop and asked us to please help out. Please read the following message:

In lieu of flowers, a Jeff Hoover Children's Education Memorial Fund will be announced on Saturday with donations be accepted at the memorial service. Additional information on that fund and how people can contribute will also be announced on Saturday and posted online at www.eiupanthers.com The EIU football team is also accepting gift card donations to help both the Hoover and Cash families. Those donations can be sent to:

EIU Football Office
Attn: Hoover/Cash Family Donations
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920.

Please do not send cash donations to the EIU football office.