Sunday December 6, 2009
Louisville: AD Tom Jurich met with Charlie Strong for several hours in Gainesville this afternoon. One report mentions that Florida wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales would be Strong's choice for offensive coordinator if he got the job. Gonzales said tonight, "As far as I know, I'm not going anywhere."
LSU: NewOrleans.com is reporting, "Les Miles is speaking to former LSU assistant Tyke Tolbert about the vacancy. Tolbert is currently an assistant coach with the Buffalo Bills." As far as we know, there is no official opening at LSU as of tonight.
Virginia: FootballScoop has learned that Virignia has planned a news conference tomorrow at 1pm to announce Mike London as their new head coach.
Virginia: A Virginia newspaper is reporting that Mike London has a job offer from UVA.
Central Michigan: "I have not been contacted by anyone," AD Dave Heeke said. "Nobody has called me or contacted me or asked to talk to Butch."
Florida State: Our sources tell us Jimbo had talked with Gran about the "assistant head coach" title.
Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles are close to agreeing on a long-term contract extension with head coach Andy Reid.
Akron: Akron has asked permission to speak with Richmond head coach Mike London. Virginia has also asked permission to speak with London.
Florida State: FootballScoop has just learned moments ago that Tennessee special teams coordinator / running backs coach Eddie Gran has accepted a position on Jimbo Fisher's staff at Florida State.
Charlie Weis: "I'm going to coach in the NFL next year. I have no idea for who," Weis said, according to Rivals.com. All those stories that there have been 100 teams that have contacted me, that's a bunch of garbage. First of all, I wouldn't talk to anyone until after I was fired.
"I'll coach on Sundays next year," said Weis. "I don't know where. But the dust will settle, and in January, I'll probably end up taking a job."
High School Assistant Coaches: In addition to head coaches and athletic directors, high school assistant coaches can now update their own contact information via The Coach Tracker. Over 100 college coaching staffs subscribe to The Coach Tracker, to have access to the cell number and email of nearly every head high school coach in the country.
2009 FootballScoop Coaches of the Year powered by Muscle Milk: Add your vote now for the defensive coordinator of the year. Will Muschamp, Kirby Smart, and Carl Pelini are stepped up last night.