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The Scoop

Saturday January 30, 2010

Southern Miss: We hear Kasey Dunn has accepted the wide receivers position at Southern Miss.

Baltimore Ravens: Jim Zorn has been hired as the quarterbacks coach.

Widener College: We hear Widener will hire Ike Collins as head coach. Collins has served as defensive coordinator at the Citadel.

Toronto Argos: We hear contract negotiations between Scott Milanovich and the Argonauts have not gone smoothly. We hear it's not over yet; but this one might not get done.

North Dakota State: We hear North Dakota State has offered the wide receivers job to Southern Illinois assistant Kenni Burns.

Tennessee: FootballScoop has learned that Tennessee has hired Harry Hiestand as offensive line coach and Bennie Wylie as the Strength & Conditioning coach. Hiestand has been with the Chicago Bears since 2005 and Wylie was the Strength & Conditioning coach at Texas Tech for the last five seasons.

Troy: We hear Jeff Beckles, Kenny Ray (Alabama State offensive line), and Jerry Mack (UAPB offensive coordinator) all interviewed with Troy. Beckles coached the running backs at Central Michigan this past season.

New England Patriots: Shane Waldron will not return as tight ends coach.

Averett University: George Washington HS (VA) head coach Dan Newell has accepted the offensive line job at Averett University.

Chicago Bears: Mike Martz has interviewed for the OC position.

High School Scoop

Seattle Seahawks: Jeff Ulbrich has accepted the assistant special teams position.

Toronto Argos: We hear Scott Milanovich will be named head coach.

Minnesota Gophers: Tim Brewster agreed to a 2-year extension through 2013.

Valpo: We hear Heritage HS assistant Ryan Stewart will be joining the Valpo staff.

Pittsburgh Steelers: Jerry Olsavsky has accepted the defensive quality control job. Olsavsky coaches the linebackers at Youngstown State the last 7 years.

Baltimore Ravens: Adam Caplin of Scout.com is reporting Jim Zorn or Al Saunders will be named quarterbacks coach.

Carolina Panthers: We hear the Carolina Panthers will promote Jeff Rodgers from special teams assistant to special teams coordinator.