The Scoop

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Thursday December 24, 2009

San Jose State: Bucknell head coach Tim Landis has resigned to accept a position on the new San Jose State coaching staff.

Eastern Michigan: We hear Steve Szabo (linebackers coach) and Casey Creehan (defensive line coach) will not return. Our source tells us that head coach Ron English has already spoken with former Western Michigan defensive coordinator Steve Morrison.

Georgia Southern: We are hearing that VMI offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Brent Davis will be the new OC at Georgia Southern.

Southern Miss: Our sources tell us quarterbacks coach Blake Anderson will likely be promoted to offensive coordinator. We hear Fedora has already been flooded with recommendations and he could try to hire a special teams coordinator.

New Mexico State: From what we hear, Dwayne Walked has talked with Jonathan Smith (Idaho - QB's), Steve Mooshagian (Feather River JC - head coach), and former Cal offensive coordinator Mike Dunbar. Another source tells us Walker had interest in Montana OC Rob Phenice. We think Walker interviewed in person two different coaches, but we are not certain on those two names.

Cincinnati: We hear Mike Bajakian is going from Central Michigan to Cincinnati as OC. Our sources tell us Tim Banks and former UGA linebackers coach John Jancek will be co-defensive coordinators.

Notre Dame: There is a report that Tennessee offensive GA, Mitch Browning, will interview for the offensive line job at Notre Dame. There are also reports that Brian Kelly has talked with former Eastern Michigan head coach Jeff Genyk about a position on the Irish staff.

Kansas: We hear Southern Miss OC / wide receivers coach Darrell Wyatt will join the Kansas staff as wide receivers coach.

Montana: AD Jim O'Day (on choosing a new coach): "My philosophy is the same that's been here the whole time - you'd better know what you're getting into at the University of Montana," said O'Day. "It's something I don't think a lot of people are going to get."

Southwest Minnesota State: Defensive coordinator Tim Steinbach is moving into a position titled Director of Athletic Development.