The Scoop

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Friday December 4, 2009

Marshall: Our sources tell us Marshall will talk with Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart after the SEC Championship game. We have also heard that Marshall is still interested in James Madison head coach Mickey Matthews.

Florida State: We hear Jimbo has interest in Kansas defensive coordinator Clint Bowen. We have not heard the specific position.

Georgia: Our sources tell us the 3 assistant coaches at UGA that will not return are not going to coach the Bulldogs as they begin bowl practice. Head coach Mark Richt had opened the opportunity for the three coach to remain on through the bowl game.

Kansas: Please stop with the Jim Harbaugh to Kansas articles. Nobody leaves Palo Alto for Kansas. As ESPN's Erik Kuselias would say, "If you're that guy (long pause) about to send us that me a favor...push in your keyboard, walk away from your desk, we'll see ya. Great show tomorrow."

Tennessee: Our sources tell us will Frank Wilson's departure, Tennessee head coach Lane Kiffin will likely have interest in Central Florida running backs coach David Kelly. Two Tennessee staff members including Lance Thompson have worked with Kelly at Central Florida. Kelly, a former wide receivers coach (LSU, Georgia Tech, Stanford) has many years of experience recruiting Louisiana, Georgia, and Florida.

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Florida State: We are hearing that Jimbo Fisher has asked for permission to talk with Tennessee special teams coordinator / running backs coach Eddie Gran.

Georgia: FootballScoop is hearing Kansas State defensive cooridnator Vic Koenning is a serious candidate to become the defensive coordinator at UGA. We have heard that head coach Mark Richt may talk with Akron defensive coordinator Jim Fleming about a position.

LSU: FootballScoop has confirmed that Tennessee wide receivers coach will be joining the staff at LSU under Les Miles. Our sources tell us Wilson did coach during the Vols first bowl practice this evening, but has accepted the position.

Truman State: Sources tell FootballScoop that Greg Nesbitt has accepted the head coaching job.

Simon Fraser University: (Defensive Coordinator Job posting) located in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, is a NCAA Division 2 football program playing in the GNAC Conference. Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC, is located minutes away from downtown Vancouver and thirty minutes from the United States border with Washington State. Simon Fraser Football is seeking qualified candidates for the defensive coordination position. Duties include, but are not limited to devising and implementing a comprehensive defensive system, installation and management of defensive game plans, participation in the planning of in season and out of season practices, assist in the recruitment of outstanding student athletes, and any other duties assigned by the head coach. Previous coaching experience at the university level and knowledge of NCAA recruiting regulations is required. Simon Fraser University is looking to fill the position by February 1, 2010. Interested applicants should contact: David Johnson, Head Football Coach, Simon Fraser University. Tel: 778 782 3316. Fax: 778 782 4922. Email: Regular Mail: SFU Athletics, Transportation Centre 2008, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, Canada, V5A 1S6.

Jacksonville State: Our sources tell us, despite a report in Alabama, head coach Jack Crowe has no intentions of retiring. We hear Crowe has a contract through 2011 and has intentions to coach another few years for certain.

Butler University: Head coach Jeff Voris has agreed to a contract extension through 2013-2014 school year.

Florida State: We are hearing that Kansas co-defensive coordinator Bill Miller has talked with Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher about the defensive coordinator job. Miller served as the secondary coach at Florida when the Gators held LSU's offense scoreless in 2003 (when LSU won the national championship). Jimbo served as the offensive coordinator at that time under head coach Nick Saban.

High School Scoop

Doane College: a nationally recognized liberal arts and sciences college in Crete, NE invites applications for the position of Offensive Coordinator. As a member of the NAIA and the Great Plains Athletic Conference, the Doane Football Team participates in a premier NAIA football conference. The Offensive Coordinator is specifically responsible for developing quarterbacks and coordination of the team's passing game. This position is responsible for student athlete recruitment and retention and is an integral part of the Doane College Football Coaching Staff. Qualifications: BA/BS degree required, MA degree preferred. Prior college coaching experience preferred. Valid Nebraska driver's license and good driving record required. To apply: Complete an application, available on the web site at and submit a letter of application, resume, and three football related references to Cindy Albert at Resume should include educational background and all coaching and playing experience and credentials. Doane College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Murray State: Our sources tell us the Murray State AD tried to get TCU co-offensive coordinator Justin Fuente to interview for the head coaching job.

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Youngstown State: FootballScoop has confirmed that Youngstown State has not made an offer as of early this morning to Arizona defensive coordinator Mark Stoops. Our sources do, however, tell us that YSU is interested in Stoops.

Western Illinois: Offensive coordinator Mark Hendrickson has accepted the head coaching job. Hendrickson has been serving as acting head coach since September.

Youngstown State: We are hearing Notre Dame special teams coordinator Brian Polian has interviewed for the head coaching job at Youngstown State. We were told that Georgia head coach Mark Richt is interested in talking to Polian.

A Youngstown area TV station is reporting, "The search for a new football coach at Youngstown State is apparently closer to being a done deal. A source close to the Penguins football program tell us tonight that Arizona defensive coordinator and Cardinal Mooney Grad Mark Stoops is the top choice for the job and that Stoops likewise is extremely interested in coming back home. Stoops has already said he won't talk about any position until the Wildcats finish the season. Arizona finishes the regular season Saturday against USC. He could meet with Youngstown State as early as Sunday. YSU Athletic Director Ron Strollo says the search is ongoing."

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