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Monday December 28, 2009

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Texas Tech: Mike Leach has been suspended indefinitely as university officials investigate how Leach treated a player's injury. Defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeal will serve as head coach during the Alamo Bowl.

Butler: Our sources tell us former Miami (OH) defensive backs coach ('08) and current Indiana defensive quality control, Tim Cooper, is a candidate to fill the DC position at Butler.

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Marshall: FootballScoop has learned, contrary to earlier reports, that Doc Holliday is talking to 3 or 4 coaches about the DC position. Our source tells us that Rick Minter has not been rehired as the defensive coordinator at this point, although it is a possibility. Mike Cassity and Phil Ratliff are the only coaches that have been rehired to this point.

San Jose State: Our sources tell us Hugh Freeze (Lambuth HC) accepted the offensive coordinator job.

Western State: Our sources tell us Chadron State defensive backs / special teams coach Jas Bains has accepted the DC position at Western State.

Memphis: We hear Utah State assistant Kevin McGiven has been offered the quarterbacks / passing game coordinator position at Memphis.

Carolina Panthers: A report just released in Charlotte says that Panthers' organization has told John Fox that the head coach and his entire staff are welcome to return next season. Fox is not being offered a contract extension. He would be in the last year of his contract next season.

Nicholls State: We hear Grambling OC James Spady interviewed for the head coaching job.

Florida: Tim Tebow just talked about when Urban Meyer announced to the team that Steve Addazio would serve as the interim head coach. Tebow stated, "The team was so excited for Coach Addazio. We clapped and the ovation was one of the biggest ovations I have ever seen. Our team must have clapped for 3 or 4 minutes. Everyone is 100% behind Coach Addazio. It was loud."

Memphis: New offensive coordinator Eric Price will coach the wide receivers.

Butler University: FootballScoop has learned that that Butler University defensive coordinator Neil Kazmierczak has resigned.

Washington State: We hear the offensive line job is open at Washington State.

Montana: Our sources tell us Montana is conducting a couple of phone interviews today.

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Washington Redskins: Mort (ESPN) just stated, "Mike Shanahan is going to be the coach. We know that."

Grand Valley State: We hear GVSU has setup in person interviews with a few coaches.

South Carolina: We hear coaches from all over were recommending candidates to Spurrier for the offensive line coach. Our source tells us different coaches called to recommend Frank Verducci (former Notre Dame), Rick Mallory (former Memphis), Greg Adkins (Syracuse), and more than six or seven coaches from the NFL. We hear over twenty coaches in the NFL applied for the job. Of course, Spurrier's first year quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus coached with MTSU offensive line coach Jimmy Ray Stephens for several years.

Kentucky: Rich Brooks told his team that he probably will retire. After the Music City Bowl, Brooks said, "I think it may be time for a change and time for Joker to take over. Not totally sure. I just felt like maybe it's time."

Memphis: We hear Eric Price has accepted the offensive coordinator position. Price, most recently, coached the wide receivers for the Kansas City Chiefs for 4 seasons.

Louisville: We are hearing Charlie Strong is interested in hiring Syracuse running backs coach Stan Drayton. Strong and Drayton coached together at Florida.

Minnesota: AD Joel Maturi stated on the radio yesterday that he will offer Tim Brewster a contract extension. "To dot the I's and cross the T's sometimes takes time," Maturi told the Pioneer Press. "We need stability in our program. Coach Brewster deserves the opportunity to coach the kids that he's brought in. We feel good about the recruiting class that we're going to bring in. Coach and I - when the season is done - we'll talk about an extension."

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Notre Dame: Rivals' is reporting Jeff Genyk will serve as the OC / quarterbacks coach at Notre Dame. Genyk is the former head coach at Eastern Michigan. The report says Charlie Molnar, Bob Diaco, Willian Inge, and Mike Elston will be joining Brian Kelly's staff.

Hiram College: has a position opening for an Assistant Football Coach. The coach will be responsible for the quarterbacks and coordinating the passing game. The college is a member of the North Coast Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III. The Assistant Football Coach position is a full-time, 10-month professional staff position which reports to the Director of Athletics. The assistant coach will also assist the head coach with all aspects of the football program to include successfully; implementing a recruiting/retention plan, integrating the program into the campus community, organizing/administering practice, structuring game plans, and supporting student-athlete academic success. Additional duties will include an administrative responsibility and teaching in our Exercise/Sport Science program. A Master's Degree is preferred while a Bachelor's Degree is required. Qualified candidates should send a letter of application, resume and names, addresses of three references to: Randy Moore, Head Football Coach, Hiram College, PO Box 1777, Hiram, Ohio 44234 or by email to moore0207@sbcglobal.net. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Hiram College: has a part-time position opening for an Assistant Football Coach. The college is a member of the North Coast Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III. The Assistant Football Coach position is a position which reports to the Director of Athletics. The assistant coach will also assist the head coach with all aspects of the football program to include successfully; implementing a recruiting/retention plan, integrating the program into the campus community, organizing/administering practice, structuring game plans, and supporting student-athlete academic success. Qualified candidates should send a letter of application, resume and names, addresses of three references to: Randy Moore, Head Football Coach, Hiram College, PO Box 1777, Hiram, Ohio 44234 or by email to moore0207@sbcglobal.net. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.