The Scoop

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Tuesday December 8, 2009

Sam Houston State: David Beaty (Kansas wide receivers), Darrell Dickey (New Mexico OC), Willie Fritz (Central Missouri head coach), Kim Helton (UAB OC), Mike MacIntyre (Duke DC), Wesley McGriff (Miami DB's), Guy Morris (Texas A&M-Commerce), Jason Phillips (Houston co-offensive coordinator), David Smith (Klein Oak HS), Ross Rogers (former HS head coach), Chris Thomsen (Abilene Christian HC ), and Scott Wachenheim (Washington Redskins TE's) are the 12 candidates. 4 candidates will be brought in for interviews.

Kansas: Twin City TV stations are reporting Minnesota head coach Tim Brewster has talked with Kansas.

Says Minnesota AD Joel Maturi: "I'm smart enough to know that (Brewster's) not going to tell me; nor is the athletic director (Lew Perkins) at Kansas going to tell me until it's a done deal," he added. "I chatted with (Brewster) about it very, very briefly. I told him I'm getting tired of all of these Kansas calls. That's kind of been my conversations with him. I know how the game is played. I know how it is. I'm respectful of that. I'm not going to believe the rumors until they're fact. I'm not going to knee-jerk react one way or the other because of it."

Georgia: Asked by reporter Doug Crise of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette if he had spoken to Bulldogs coach Mark Richt about the possibility of joining UGA's staff, Kirby Smart didn't say yes or no.

"I haven't really thought about it, to be honest," Smart said. "All I've done since the game against Florida is get ready and go recruit. I'm happy at Alabama and my wife's happy at Alabama. We're not looking to go anywhere."

Murray State: We hear Shane Beamer is not a candidate. A different source tells us Murray State was extremely high on Dan Werner (former Miami and Ole Miss OC). From what our sources tell us, Werner was the leading candidate, but pulled his named out yesterday due to family reasons. We hear former Georgia Southern head coach Chris Hatcher, Duke defensive coordinator Mike MacIntyre, and East Carolina assistant Steve Shankweiler. According to our source, Murray State had a great talk with Hatcher. There is also a dark horse in this thing from what we hear.

Adrian College seeks candidates for a full-time restricted earnings position for the sport of football. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree required; a strong knowledge of defensive line play; strong communications skills. Candidate's must demonstrate a proven knowledge for coaching defensive line as illustrated by a relentless work ethic, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to interact professionally within the department, the campus, and the football community. Coaching defensive line, playing defensive line, strength and conditioning, and video editing experience are all preferred. Appointment Date: ASAP. Salary: commensurate with experience and educational background. Send cover letter, resume, copies of transcripts and names/emails, addresses/telephone numbers of three references to: Tyler Haines, Assistant Football Coach, Adrian College, 110 S. Madison St. Adrian, MI 49221 or email to A review of applications will begin ASAP and continue until a successful candidate is identified. EOE

St. Joseph's College (IN): Assistant Coach Needed. Must have experience coaching QB's and have a
good knowledge of the passing game. GA experience is required. Candidate must be extremely organized and be willing to assistant in day to day administrative tasks. Candidate will also be responsible for academic oversight of student athletes. Salary commensurate with experience. 12 month position. Full benefits provided. This position will remain open until filled. Background check required. Please email resume and references to Head Coach Lou Esposito at

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: a nationally recognized university in Cambridge, MA invites applicants for part-time assistant football positions that are open on either side of the ball. Duties include, but are not limited to coaching a position, assisting with practice and game planning, leading position meetings, and any other duties assigned by the head coach. Previous coaching or playing experience required. Interested applicants should contact: Chad Martinovich, Head Football Coach, MIT. Fax: 617-258-7343. Email: Regular Mail: MIT Football Office, 120 Vassar St., Building W35-276, Cambridge, MA, 02139. MIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Illinois Wesleyan: 2 Graduate Assistant Positions open (1 Offense and 1 Defense). Experience playing or coaching Defensive Line / Defensive Backs and Wide Receivers / Running Backs preferred but not required. Bachelor degree and admission to the School of Kinesiology and Recreation graduate program at Illinois State University is required. The position will remain open until filled. Please forward a letter of application describing interest and qualifications for the position, resume, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references to Coach Williamson at

Independence Community College: ICC has promoted linebackers coach Steve Carson to head coach replacing Lamar Jones who passed away unexpectedly in November.

Louisville: Louisville has scheduled a presser for tomorrow. It appears Charlie Strong is their man.

Northern State: The four finalists for the head coaching job are Mike Aldrich( defensive coordinator and special teams coordinator at Augustana), Luke Meadows (associate head coach and offensive coordinator at South Dakota State), Matt Entz (assistant head coach and co-defensive coordinator at Winona State), and Tom Dosch(inside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator at Southern Illinois).

Bradley University: Bradley has named Michael Cross as AD. Cross previously served as the Executive Associate AD at Princeton.

West Georgia: We hear the linebackers coach will not return and the defensive coordinator will likely be reassigned. Our sources tell us Georgia Southern DC Ashley Anders will be in the mix.

Florida State: FootballScoop has learned that Arizona defensive coordinator Mark Stoops interviewed yesterday with Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher.

Alabama: The university has canceled all classes from January 6-8 with the Tide playing in the BCS championship game. Gotta love that!

ULM: We hear ULM talked with Terry Bowden, but Bowden is no longer considered a candidate.

Marshall: Noleinsider is reporting FSU offensive line coach Rick Trickett will interview with Marshall this week.

Lawrence University: has an offensive coordinator job open.

Kansas State: Check the strength scoop

Notre Dame: ESPN's Joe Schad is reporting a decision was made for no formal interview with Brian Kelly today. Kelly has already had direct communication with reps for Notre Dame.

Sam Houston State: Our sources tell us AD Bobby Williams is very interested in Houston co-offensive coordinator Jason Phillips.

Chattanooga: Head coach Russ Huesman has stated that he is not interested in the Richmond head coaching job. Huesman previously served as the defensive coordinator at Richmond.

Calgary Stampeders: Special teams coach Craig Dickenson will not return.

2009 FootballScoop D3 Coordinator of the Year: The three finalists have been released.

Vote now for the most deserving coach!

Florida State: According to TideSports, as of Monday night, Alabama linebackers coach Sal Sunseri has not talked with Jimbo Fisher. ESPN's Chris Low reported yesterday that Sunseri would talk this week with Fisher.

Youngstown State: The entire city of Youngstown is anxious to find out why Mark Stoops has yet to be named head coach at YSU. We wonder if a major BCS program is interested in Stoops as a DC. Jimbo? Some people believe if Arizona AD Jim Livengood in the next few days, Livengood would turn around and hire Stoops as the UNLV head coach.

Waldorf College: The position posted is a newly created position.

Stanford: Jim Harbaugh was asked by Michelle Tafoya last night in Green Bay, "Will you be back at Stanford next year?" Harbaugh's response: "I love Stanford and ah yea, God willing, I will be back at Stanford."

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