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Thursday February 4, 2010

Arizona Wildcats: FootballScoop has learned that Mike Stoops will be hiring LA Tech offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Frank Scelfo. Our source tells us Scelfo will be coaching the quarterbacks at Arizona.

Arizona Cardinals: Our sources tell us that University of Miami running backs coach Tommie Robinson will be joining the Arizona Cardinals coaching staff as running backs coach. On a week when Randy Shannon landed one of the top defensive line coaches in the country in Rick Petri, the Canes' now lose one of the most highly respected running back coaches in the country.

Purdue: We hear Rutgers defensive line coach Gary Emanuel accepted the co-defensive coordinator / defensive line job at Purdue.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Former Toronto Argos assistant Ron Heller and former Murray State head coach Matt Griffin have joined the staff as offensive assistants.

New Mexico: Our sources tell us former Tennessee assistant David Reaves has accepted the quarterbacks / passing game coordinator position at New Mexico.

Saskatchewan Roughriders: We hear former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Larry Zierlein has an offer to join the staff as offensive line coach.

West Hills Community College: Located in Coalinga, California in the Central Valley region of the state. The football program has one opening for a part-time defensive backs coach/asst. resident hall advisor. The job pays $1000.00 a month with housing and meals. The defensive assistant will help with game planning, coordinate video needs for the staff and assist in recruiting. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Head Football Coach, Cal Tincher at

Texas Tech: Our sources tell us that Don Dunn will be joining Tuberville's staff. Dunn coached the defensive tackles at Auburn under Tuberville. He served on the staff at Auburn HS this past season.

Tennessee: We are hearing former NY Jets assistant Chuck Smith has joined the staff.

Stanford: FootballScoop has just learned that David Shaw will serve as offensive coordinator and move over to running backs. Ron Turner has indeed been hired. He will coach the quarterbacks and wide receivers. Our source tells us Chester McGlockton will join the staff as a defensive intern. Also, Tim Wait has been hired as recruiting assistant.

Bethune-Cookman: Charles "Yogi" Jones will serve as defensive coordinator. Former Southern University assistant Mark Orlando will serve as the offensive coordinator. Former Howard University assistant Terry Sims will serve as the special teams coordinator. Kelly Sims will coach the running backs.

Florida: There is a report that Florida DC George Edwards is leaving the Gators' coaching staff to become the defensive coordinator with the Buffalo Bills. Edwards was on the job for only a month with the Gators.

Stanford: We hear Jim Harbaugh has talked with former Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Ron Turner about a position on the offensive staff at Stanford.

The Citadel: Bob Bodine has joined the staff as assistant offensive coordinator. There is a report that Lenoir-Rhyne offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Tommy Laurendine could be joining the staff soon.

Tennessee State: has a position of pass game coordinator available. Please apply through and fax a resume to 615-963-1360 attention Rod Reed.

Philadelphia Eagles: Former Browns' GM Phil Savage has joined the Eagles' organization as a draft consultant. His title will be "Player Personnel Consultant."

NY Jets: We hear Baltimore Ravens defensive backs coach Mark Carrier has accepted the defensive line job with the Jets.

St. Francis (PA): We hear Central Connecticut State defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen interviewed for the DC position.

Culver-Stockton (MO): We have just learned that Truman State assistant Justin Gumm will be joining the Culver-Stockton coaching staff as running backs coach.

Bluffton University: FootballScoop has just learned that John Carroll wide receivers coach Craig Smith has accepted a position on the Bluffton University staff.

Memphis: We are hearing that former Georgia Southern defensive assistant Wes Turner has interviewed for a grad assistant position at Memphis.

Wisconsin: Our sources tell us Iowa State defensive backs coach Chris Ash has accepted a position at Wisconsin.

UCONN: We hear former ULM defensive backs coach Darrel Perkins has been hired as defensive backs coach. As expected, Fordham running backs coach John Wholley will serve as the tight ends coach.

Oklahoma: Recently hired assistant coach Willie Martinez will coach the defensive backs. Bobby Jack Wright will move from defensive backs to defensive ends.

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Santa Monica College: Our sources tell us the interim tag has been removed and Gifford Lindheim is the new head football coach.

New Mexico: We heard Mike Locksley has interest in former Tennessee quarterbacks coach David Reaves.

Kentucky: FootballScoop has confirmed that New Mexico quarterbacks coach Tee Martin will be joining the Kentucky coaching staff.

Memphis: There is a report in Baton Rouge that LSU tight ends coach Don Yanosky will be going to Memphis as the special teams coordinator. We reported a few weeks ago that Larry Porter was trying to snag a SEC coach with previous Memphis coaching experience after signing day to join his staff as special teams coordinator. As of late last night, we confirmed from multiple sources that Yanosky to Memphis was not yet a done deal. Our sources tell us Yanosky does have an offer and will decide shortly. "Yano" coached at Memphis for a number of years and we hear his family has always liked the Memphis area.