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Friday January 8, 2010

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Washington State: We are hearing former San Jose State offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Steve Morton will be joining the Wazzu staff as offensive line coach.

Seattle Seahawks: LA Times is reporting Seattle is set to offer 5-years and $35 million to Pete Carroll, who would serve as head coach and team president.

Arkansas: Wide receivers coach Kris Cinkovich will earn $185,000 per year and defensive ends coach Steve Caldwell will make $210,000 per year as part of 29-month contracts set to expire June 30, 2012.

FIU: We hear Mario Christobal may setup interviews with Ed Zaunbrecher (Rice offensive coordinator) and Scott Satterfield (Toledo quarterbacks) for the offensive coordinator position.

Montana: Former North Dakota State defensive coordinator Mike Breske is the new defensive coordinator. Former Oregon defensive line coach (2008) Michael Gary will serve as defensive line coach. Mick Delany will coach the running backs. Former Montana wide receiver Shalon Baker will coach the wide receivers. Former Houston Texans scout (2007) Bob Beers Sr. will coach the offensive line. Silverton HS (Oregon) head coach Scott Greg will coach the tight ends. Mike Hudson will remain on staff and coach the linebackers.

Colorado State: We are hearing Pat Meyer has been promoted to offensive coordinator. Meyer served this past season as offensive line coach / run game coordinator.

Florida: George Edwards' title will be defensive coordinator / assistant head coach. Chuck Heater's title will be co-defensive coordinator / safeties.

San Francisco 49ers: Larry Mac Duff has interviewed for the special teams position. Al Everest is not returning as special teams coordinator.

Detroit Lions: Stan Kwan will not return as special teams coordinator.

Nevada: Former UNLV assistant Mike Bradeson has accepted the secondary position with Nevada.

Akron: Mitch Browning has accepted the offensive line position.

Pace University: Chris Dapolito has been hired as head coach. Dapolito served this past season as the offensive coordinator at Pace.

Buffalo: Former Cincinnati quarterbacks coach Greg Forest has accepted the offensive coordinator / quarterbacks position at Buffalo. Marty Spieler's title will be tight ends / special teams coordinator. Juan Taylor will coach the wide receivers / passing game coordinator. Mike Daniels will coach the running backs. Ernest Jones will serve as secondary coach / associate head coach. Bill Inge will serve as defensive coordinator / linebackers coach. Adam Shorter is the new offensive line coach.

Arkansas-Monticello: We are hearing quarterbacks / running backs coach Troy Stubbs has resigned. Stubbs is expected to join the staff at Nicholls State, where his father just accepted the head coaching job.

Grambling: Bob Leahy has accepted the wide receivers job.

Seattle Seahawks: Mort says, "I would be totally surprised if it's not Pete Carroll. Multiple sources have told me Pete Carroll is their guy."

USC: ESPN's Bruce Feldman just reported that a couple of USC power brokers have reached out to Oregon State head coach Mike Riley to gauge his interest if Carroll leaves for Seattle.

Adrian College: Football seeks candidates for three entry-level full-time intern positions for the sport of football. Positions available include: Defensive Backs or Linebackers and Wide Receivers or Running Backs Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree required; video editing experience strongly preferred. Appointment Date: ASAP. Interviews to begin at AFCA Convention and immediately after. Compensation: $7,500, Housing, Meals, and Health Insurance. Email cover letter, resume, and references to: Tyler Haines, Assistant Football Coach, A review of applications will begin ASAP and continue until positions are filled. EOE

Delaware State: Our sources tell us Nick Calcutta has accepted the offensive line job at Delaware State. Calcutta previously served as the offensive line and tight ends coach at Howard University.

LSU: Spokesman Herb Vincent said new LSU running backs coach/recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson will be paid $325,000 per year and receivers coach/passing game coordinator Billy Gonzales will be paid $285,000.

Texas Tech: Ruffin McNeal interviewed for a 2nd time.

Seattle Seahawks: ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting the there is mutual interest between Pete Carroll and the Seahawks. Mort reports Carroll would like to bring USC quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates. Mort sent a text to Carroll. Carroll's response: "You know I haven't responded to an NFL question in 2 years."

Muskingum University: is no longer accepting resumes for the grad assistant position.

Seattle Seahawks: Jim Mora has been just been dismissed as head coach.

South Florida: Carl Franks has been named interim head coach.

FIU: FootballScoop has just confirmed that UCF linebackers coach / recruiting coordinator Geoff Collins has accepted the defensive coordinator job at FIU.

Buffalo: FootballScoop has confirmed that Jappy Oliver has accepted the defensive line job at Buffalo.

Georgia Tech: FootballScoop has just confirmed that defensive coordinator Dave Wommack will not be back as defensive coordinator. Our sources tell us Paul Johnson considered keeping Wommack as a position coach, but that is not going to happen. There is a report that Al Groh will likely end up as the new DC, but we have not heard anything on the replacement.

Pikeville College (KY): Pikeville College is now accepting resumes for the position of offensive coordinator/ quarterbacks coach. Please send resumes to Head Coach Joe Johnson at

Wayne State College: (NCAA Division II Northern Sun Conference) located in Wayne, Nebraska has an immediate opening for an Offensive Graduate Assistant coach. The Graduate Assistant will be primarily responsible for the Running Back - H Back Position. The position requires a highly motivated person to assist with the implementation of practices, evaluation of prospective student athletes, off and on campus recruiting, scouting opponents, and other duties as assigned by the head coach. Graduate Assistantships are granted based on acceptance into Graduate School at Wayne State College. This is a 10 month reporting position with a $400.00 stipend per month ($4000.00 total) and tuition waiver for the academic year. Please FAX a letter of application, resume, and references to Dan McLaughlin at (402) 375 - 7120, or e-mail to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Buffalo: We hear veteran coach Jappy Oliver has interviewed for a position at Buffalo. Our source tell us it was most likely for the defensive line job.

South Florida: We have been told by that Lawrence Dawsey (Florida State wide receivers) and Jeff Jagodzinski are going after the job. Another source tells us Michigan OC Calvin Magee See our earlier post as well...

Montana: We hear former North Dakota State defensive coordinator Mike Breske has interviewed for the DC position at Montana. Jonathan Smith has indeed accepted the offensive coordinator position.

Memphis: Columbia DFO Jeff Kupper has joined the Memphis staff in the same capacity.

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South Florida: Jim Leavitt has just been dismissed as head coach. Our sources tell us a USF asssistant believes USF will likely talk with Dan McCarney (Florida defensive line), Skip Holtz (East Carolina head coach), and Tommy Bowden (former Clemson head coach). We hear Tuberville is very interested in the job and you can bet agent Jimmy Sexton has been working on it.

Kirby Smart & Mike Tolleson: FootballScoop would like to congratulate Kirby Smart (Alabama DC) and Mike Tolleson (Texas special teams coordinator) on a terrific game. A few weeks ago, Smart was honored as the 2009 FootballScoop Defensive Coordinator of the Year. Tolleson was recognized as the 2009 FootballScoop Special Teams Coordinator of the Year powered by MUSCLE MILK.

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Florida: ESPN is reporting that Urban Meyer's leave of absence has not yet started. Meyer is involved in Florida recruiting and staff hires.

Jacksonville Jaguars: There is a report that head coach Jack Del Rio will meet with team owner Wayne Weaver next week to discuss his Del Rio's job.

Texas Tech: Asked if he is going to interview Kirby Smart, AD Gerald Myers said last night, "That's something that I'm not aware of. I know he's a good young coach and a good young prospective coach, but at this point we haven't made any plans to contact him.''

Virginia: We are hearing former Cavalier's quarterback Shawn Moore will be joining the staff, possibly as wide receivers coach. Also, Jim Reid will carry the title of associate head coach in addition to serving as defensive coordinator.

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FIU: Our source tells us former Western Kentucky head coach David Elson and Tuskegee defensive coordinator Reginald Ruffin both talked to Mario Christobal about the defensive coordinator position. Our source tells us Christobal is very interested in Geoff Collins.

Kentucky: WKYT in Kentucky is reporting offensive line coach Jimmy Heggins and defensive line coach Rick Petri will not remain with the Wildcats.

Montana: We hear Idaho quarterbacks coach Jonathan Smith has interviewed with Montana head coach Robin Pflugrad for the offensive coordinator position.

Lambuth University: Ron Dickerson has accepted the head coaching position. Dickerson coached the defensive backs this past season at Lambuth.

Syracuse: We hear JD Brookhart talked to Doug Marrone.

Mississippi Valley State: We hear L.C. Cole is under consideration for the head coaching position.