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Monday January 25, 2010

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Tennessee Titans: We hear Earnest Byner will not return as running backs coach.

East Carolina: John Wiley will serve as linebackers / associate head coach.

University of Houston: We are hearing Philadelphia Eagles assistant Brian Stewart will be the new defensive coordinator at Houston.

Princeton: FootballScoop has learned that Fordham offensive line / tight ends / recruiting coordinator Eddy Morrissey has accepted the offensive line job at Princeton.

Air Force: Co-defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt will now become the lone defensive coordinator. Wallerstedt will also carry the title of associate head coach.

Baltimore Ravens: Dean Pees is the new linebackers coach.

East Carolina: Brian Mitchell will be the coach that serves as defensive coordinator.

NY Jets: The AP is reporting 5 assistants will not return. According to the report, assistant quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, assistant defensive backs coach Doug Plank, special teams assistant Kevin O'Dea, pass rush specialist Chuck Smith, and defensive quality control Brian Smith will not return. The report says Chuck Smith will be joining the Tennessee Vols' staff as defensive line coach. We have not confirmed if Smith is going to Tennessee. Another article is now indicating that Rex Ryan was premature in announcing Smith to Tennessee.

Princeton: Hamilton Tiger Cats wide receivers coach Dennis Goldman has joined the Princeton staff in the same capacity.

Atlanta Falcons: We hear the Falcons have hired former Seattle Seahawks defensive backs coach Tim Lewis in the same capacity.

Central Missouri: We are hearing former UNLV assistant Jed Stuggart has accepted the defensive coordinator position at Central Missouri.

Texas Tech: We are hearing offensive grad assistant Sonny Cumbie will be promoted to full-time inside receivers coach.

Florida State: Mark Stoops (3 years - $400,000), Eddie Gran (3 years - $305,000), James Coley (3 years - $305,000), Greg Hudson (2 years - $305,000), Dameyune Craig (2 years - $175,000), strength coach Vic Viloria (2 years - $160,000).

Updates: Check the High School Scoop, DFO Scoop, and Strength Scoop

Henderson State: We hear the new Henderson State offensive coordinator is former East Mississippi CC assistant Mike Volarvich.

Tampa Bay Bucs: We have heard the Bucs are interested in quarterbacks consultant Terry Shea joining the staff.

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Buffalo Bills: We hear Arizona Cardinals running backs coach Curtis Modkins will be joining Chan Gailey's staff as the offensive coordinator.

North Texas: Our sources tell us that Todd Dodge has offered the offensive coordinator position to a coach that coordinated at a BCS school last season.

Harding University: We hear Harding University has added Jackson Christian School (TN) coach Brian Stewart to the staff.

Syracuse: We are hearing that Doug Marrone has great interest in Minnesota Vikings assistant Kevin Rogers for the offensive coordinator position.