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The Scoop

Sunday January 3, 2010

Chattanooga: Sources tell us that UT-Martin offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Geep Wade has accepted the tight ends and tackles position at Chattanooga.

Buffalo: FootballScoop has learned that Cincinnati staff associate Marty Spieler will be joining the Buffalo staff along with William Inge and Earnest Jones.

Western Kentucky: Stanford offensive assistant / strength assistant Terry Obee has accepted the wide receivers position at Western Kentucky. Walter Wells will now coach the guards and center. Eric Mathies will serve as defensive tackles coach / recruiting coordinator.

Texas Tech: ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that NY Jets running backs coach Anthony Lynn could be involved in the Texas Tech search.

Cincinnati: Kerry Combs (defensive backs coach) is expected to be the only coach retained by Butch Jones.

Alabama: Kirby Smart made it pretty clear in a press conference on Sunday that he will return next season to the Crimson Tide.

South Carolina: Spurrier has hired Shawn Elliott from Appalachian State to be his offensive line coach.

Penn State: Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley stated today that he is not a candidate to fill the DC position at Florida. Rivals' Tom Diehart reported earlier that he heard a Penn State assistant could fill the Florida defensive coordinator position. Bradley stated he did not know if Penn State linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden or defensive line coach Larry Johnson were involved in the search.

Youngstown State: Ron Stoops is the new secondary coach / director of high school relations.

Florida State: We hear Jimbo Fisher has talked with former Tennessee defensive ends coach Steve Caldwell.

Texas Tech: AD Gerald Meyers stated, "Ruff has done a good job. He mentioned earlier in the week that he would be auditioning for the job tonight, and I think he had a pretty good performance. He did a great job. These players love Ruffin. Our fans love Ruffin. He certainly will get a lot of strong consideration. We're not opposed to hiring coordinators. We're going to take a look at it. We've got to meet with our administration and go from there. The sooner the better is all I can say."

Kansas City Chiefs: ESPN is reporting the Chiefs could be closing to hiring Romeo Crennel as defensive coordinator.