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The Scoop

Tuesday February 9, 2010

Syracuse: We hear Tyrone Wheatley will indeed be joining Doug Marrone's staff as running backs coach. Our sources tell us Marrone spoke with two other candidates including Madre Hill before selecting Wheatley.

St. Joseph's College: A.J. Ricker has accepted the head coaching position. Ricker coach the offensive line this past season at St. Joseph's.

Syracuse: We are looking into a report that Eastern Michigan running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley will be joining the Syracuse staff as running backs coach. We working at the moment to confirm.

Fordham: We have confirmed that DC Patrick Moore will add the title of assistant head coach. Moore is also moving to offensive line.

Princeton: Our sources tell us Rhode Island wide receivers coach Ryan Roeder will be joining the Princeton staff as tight ends coach. Also, Eddy Morrissey has joined the staff as offensive line coach. Morrissey coached the offensive line at Fordham last year.

Fordham University: Our sources tell us former Fordham assistant and Oregon grad assistant, Matt Dawson, is returning to Fordham as the defensive coordinator. Dawson served on the New Hampshire staff this past season.

Austin College: Colorado School of Mines special teams coordinator / linebackers coach Loren Dawson has accepted the head coaching job at Austin College.

John Carroll University: The offensive coordinator / special teams / and DFO positions are open.

MTSU: We heard Rick Stockstill has interest in Wisconsin assistant Randall McCray for the DC position.

Hiram College: We hear Malone College defensive line coach Brian Landies accepted the same position with Hiram College.

LA Tech: We are hearing that MTSU offensive coordinator Tony Franklin will be going to LA Tech as the offensive coordinator.

Middle Tennessee State: Rivals' Tom Dienhart is reporting former Redskins defensive line coach John Palermo will interview for the defensive coordinator position.

College of San Mateo: We hear Archbishop Riordan HS (CA) head coach Mike Langridge has accepted a position on the staff at the College of San Meteo.

South Dakota: We hear South Dakota State tight ends coach Tim Triplett accepted the wide receivers job at South Dakota.

Texas State: We hear LSU quality control Slade Nagle accepted the co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks position at Texas State.

Western Kentukcy: We hear former Kansas defensive coordinator Clint Bowen accepted the defensive coordinator job at Western Kentucky.

North Dakota State: Our sources tell us Southern Illinois tight ends coach Kenni Burns just accepted the wide receivers job at North Dakota State.

North Greenville: We hear Jim Beverly has accepted the offensive coordinator / offensive line job at North Greenville.

Florida Tuskers (UFL): Jay Gruden is expected to be named head coach.

Ball State: Defensive coordinator Doug Graber has retired. We hear Stan Parrish is considering staying in-house with the hire. Defensive ends coach Jay Hood has the best shot at the job if Hood promotes from within.

Central Michigan: North Greenville University offensive coordinator Butch Barry accepted the tight ends job at Central Michigan. Barry also coached the offensive line at North Greenville.

FIU: We hear that a couple of internal candidates including grad assistant Dennis Smith will be strongly considered for the running backs job. Our source tells us there could be some reshuffling on the staff.