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Friday January 29, 2010

USC: Check the Strength Scoop

Central Missouri: Our sources tell us Sewanee offensive line coach Hank McClung has accepted a position a Central Missouri.

Buffalo Bills: There is a report that Bruce DeHaven will join the staff as special teams coordinator.

New York Giants: Quarterbacks coach Chris Palmer will be moving on from the Giants. MSG reports Palmer will become the head coach of the UFL's New York franchise. According to MSG, Ted Cottrell has been let go and Palmer will be taking over as head coach.

Syracuse: Nate Hackett will have the title of quarterbacks / passing game coordinator.

Santa Rosa JC: We hear Chris Meredith has joined the staff as wide receivers coach.

Tampa Bay Bucs: We hear Pep Hamilton interviewed for the quarterbacks job.

Bethune-Cookman: Linwood Ferguson (defensive line / recruiting coordinator) and Terry Williams (defensive backs) have been retained. Jeff Fagan will serve as DFO.

Stanford: We hear former Georgia defensive coordinator Willie Martinez has been hired as defensive backs coach. Vic Fangio has also been hired as part of the defensive staff. We have not yet confirmed what his title will be.

Syracuse: We had heard rumblings from several coaches at the Senior Bowl earlier in the week about Buffalo Bills offensive quality control, Nate Hackett, joining the Syracuse staff. We were unable to confirm much at that time. Our sources tell us this morning that Hackett has indeed joined Doug Marrone's staff, perhaps in the role of quarterbacks coach. Hackett is the son of veteran NFL coach Paul Hackett.

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Chicago Bears: The Chicago Sun Times is reporting the Bears will likely interview New Orleans Saints' tight ends coach Terry Malone for the OC position.

New England Patriots: Former Notre Dame assistant Corwin Brown will join the Patriots as defensive backs coach.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Fomer Chicago Bears assistant Rob Boras is the new tight ends coach with the Jags.

Houston: Former Texas Tech receiver Eric Morris will be joining Kevin Sumlin's staff as offensive quality control.

Seattle Seahawks: USC grad assistant Kris Richard will join the staff as assistant defensive backs coach.

Kansas City Chiefs: Dedric Ward and assistant defensive line coach Tim Krumrie will not return. Anthony Pleasant has been hired as defensive assistant.