The Scoop

Publish date:

Tuesday December 29, 2009

Colorado State: FootballScoop has learned that Colorado State has hired Wyoming wide receivers / tight ends coach Dan Hammerschmidt as offensive coordinator.

South Carolina: We hear App State assistant coach Shawn Elliott has interviewed for the offensive line job.

Illinois State: Our sources have just informed us that former Akron offensive line / run game coordinator Brian Callahan will interview at Illinois State for the offensive line job.

High School Scoop

Southern Miss: We hear Fedora will hire either a running backs or wide receivers coach. Our source tells us Southern Miss offensive GA Cody Fredenburg has a chance to get the job. Fedora has flexibility because he could move running backs coach Pat Washington to wide receivers.

Arizona State: FootballScoop has confirmed that Arizona State head coach Dennis Erickson has yet to hire the new OC. Our source tells us the decision will come in the next two days.

Notre Dame: A report in Knoxville says offensive GA Mitch Browning will be going to Notre Dame as offensive line coach. Kiffin stated this morning that it wasn't a done deal as of this morning.

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Colgate: Head coach Dick Biddle has agreed to a 3-year contract extension through 2013.

CAL: We are hearing that special teams coordinator / tight ends coach Pete Alamar will not return.

FIU: FootballScoop has learned that former Akron linebackers coach Vince Okruch will interview for the FIU defensive coordinator job. We are tyring to confirm another coach as well.

Marshall: Tony Petersen will also carry the title of associate head coach / quarterbacks coach.

Southern University (LA): Baton Rouge Capitol HS head coach Chadwick Germany and Southern University offensive line coach Damon Nivens have interviewed. Prairie View DC Heishma Northern, Tampa Bay's Doug Williams, Darrell Asberry, and Stump Mitchell have all interviewed. We hear a decision could be reached by the end of the week.

Western Kentucky: Our sources tell us that Yale University tight ends / recruiting coordinator Mike Sanford has accepted the quarterbacks / passing game coordinator position on Willie Taggart's staff at WKU. Sanford and Taggart worked together at Stanford.

New Mexico State: Mike Dunbar (former Minnesota OC & Cal assistant) has been hired as offensive coordinator.

FIU: We are hearing that tight ends coach Alex Mirabel will now coach the offensive line.

Lambuth University: We hear current assistants Tom Allen and Ron Dickerson are candidates to fill the head coaching position.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff: Our sources tell us that Central Arkansas wide receivers coach Jerry Mack talked with UAPB head coach Monte Coleman regarding the OC position. Coleman has interviewed 3 or 4 candidates and will make a decision soon.

Illinois State: Our sources tell us head coach Brock Spack will likely stay in-house for the OC position, vacated when Steve Farmer left for ULM. We hear wide receivers coach Taylor Stubblefield could be the guy.

Duke: Defensive coordinator Marion Hobby has added the title of assistant head coach. Linebackers coach Jim Collins has added the title of assistant defensive coordinator. Jim Knowles will carry the title of defensive coordinator / safeties coach.