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Thursday January 28, 2010

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Kansas City Chiefs: We hear Pat Perles has moved from defensive quality control to assistant offensive line coach.

Savannah State: According to, Robby Wells has resigned as head coach.

Kansas City Chiefs: Clancy Pendergast has left the staff.

Jacksonville Jaguars: We hear Earnest Byner will join the Jaguars' staff as running backs coach.

Denver Broncos: Linebackers coach Don Martindale has been promoted to defensive coordinator.

Chicago Bears: The Bears have received permission to talk with Minnesota Vikings quarterbacks coach Kevin Rogers for the OC position.

Princeton: We hear tight ends coach Ron Wisniewski has accepted the head coaching job at Red Mountain HS.

Buffalo Bills: Kevin Patullo will serve as offensive quality control. Curtis Modkins will serve as OC / running backs. Joe D'Alessandris will coach the offensive line. Bob Bicknell will coach the tight ends. George Catavolos will remain as secondary coach. Bob Sanders will remain as defensive line coach. Giff Smith will coach the outside linebackers.

Frostburg State University: is seekingGraduate Assistant Coach for Football- Defensive Secondary. This position will also be responsible for providing athletic coaching, supervision, recruiting, academic monitoring, and other duties related to the sport of football as assigned by the head coach. The primary coaching role of this position is to coach and develop the defensive secondary. Applicants must possess previous playing experience as a defensive back. Bachelor's degree required and 3.0 GPA to be admissible to desired graduate program if offered position. This position is granted 12 credit hours tuition waiver per term and 30 credit hours per 12 month cycle. A $2500.00 stipend is paid per semester. To apply, send letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references by March 1, 2010, to: Frostburg State University,101 Braddock Road, Office of Graduate Studies, ATTN: Vickie Mazer, (Football - Defensive Secondary) Frostburg, MD 21532 or email FSU Is An EOE. Appropriate Auxiliary Aids & Services For Qualified Individuals with Disability Provided Upon Request. Please Notify in Advance.

Central Missouri: We hear former Southeast Oklahoma State assistant Josh Lamberson has accepted a position at Central Missouri.

Stanford: Rivals' Tom Dienhart reports that he was told Vic Fangio and Willie Martinez have talked with Jim Harbaugh about positions at Stanford.

Marshall: We have confirmed that Rick Minter, who served as the interim head coach / defensive coordinator, has finally been told he will not be retained. As we reported earlier, Chris Rippon will serve as the new defensive coordinator.

2010 & 2011 Open Dates Database: The database has just been updated with another 11 college programs. We have added the new program at the bottom of the dates listed.

Ole Miss: Offensive line coach Mike Markuson will add the title of co-offensive coordinator.

UT-San Antonio: We are hearing that University of Texas offensive quality control Tony Jeffery has accepted the wide receivers / special teams coordinator job under Larry Coker.

Jacksonville Jaguars: We have heard that the Jags have interest in New Hampshire assistant Jake Zweig for the assistant defensive line position.

Jacksonville University: Suwannee HS head coach Jerry Odom has joined the staff at Jacksonville under Kerwin Bell. Odom will serve as the defensive coordinator / assistant head coach.

Greenville College (IL): We are hearing interim head coach Ordell Walker will be named head coach.

Miami: Former Kentucky defensive line coach Rick Petri has accepted the defensive line job with the Miami Hurricanes.

Virginia: Former Seattle Seahawks quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor has accepted the offensive coordinator position with Virginia. Lazor coached the Redskins' quarterbacks from 2004-2007.

Dallas Cowboys: Assistant linebackers coach Dat Nguyen decided to resign.

Super Bowl Ads: Word going around is that Apple might be using the FootballScoop iPhone App in their Super Bowl commercial this year.FootballScoop App

Kansas: Accoring to the Kansas City Star, "Turner Gill gets a 5-year deal worth $10 million. Gill will earn an annual base salary of $229,900 in addition to an annual media payment of $1,770,100. If Gill coaches all five years, he will receive a $500,000 retention payment. If he is terminated without cause, he will receive a $100,000 payment for each year that he coached. Gill is eligible for incentive payments that could total as much as $400,000 in any one year: Big 12 regular-season championship ($25,000), bowl game participation (one month's salary), BCS bowl game participation ($50,000), national coach of the year ($100,000) and KU winning the BCS title ($200,000)."

East Carolina: According to the AJC, former Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell was at Lassiter HS in Georgia yesterday at the same timte Lincoln Riley was there to recruit a prospect. We wonder if Harrell ends up on the staff at East Carolina.