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The Scoop

Wednesday February 23, 2010

LSU: We hear Steve Ensminger, who recently joined the Texas Tech staff in an off-the-field role, is in the mix for the tight ends job at LSU.

UCLA: Grad assistant Clark Lea has been promoted to linebackers coach. Tim Hundley will now coach the entire secondary.

Fordham: We hear Wagner grad assistant Andrew Bergren and WPI defensive coordinator Greg Crum have interviewed for the defensive line job.

Temple: We are hearing that former Syracuse offensive coordinator Rob Spence has accepted the wide receivers job at Temple.

Carson-Newman: Ooltewah HS (TN) interim head coach Doug Greene accepted the defensive backs job at Carson-Newman.

USC: Our sources tell us Lane Kiffin has talked with Central Florida tight ends coach Tim Salem.

High School Scoop

Nicholls State: Former UNLV offensive line / tight ends coach Keith Uperesa has joined the Nicholls State coaching staff as the offensive line coach. We reported weeks ago the ULM director of football operations Chuck Hepola would be joining the staff. We have now learned that Hepola will coach the running backs and serve as the recruiting coordinator.

Monterey Peninsula College: has an opening for a Defensive Assistant Coach (flexible position area). Responsibilities include recruiting, video editing, fund raising, off season conditioning,and academic counseling. A Masters Degree in Physical Education or Athletics/Coaching is required. Starting stipend is $12,000 per year (potential for Increase). Can start immediately. Contact Mike Rasmussen, Head Football Coach at (831) 646-4238

Arkansas State: We are hearing that former Bowling Green head coach Gregg Brandon has talked with Steve Roberts about the offensive coordinator position. Brandon served as the OC at Virginia this past season.

Cornell: We hear that veteran defensive line coach Peter McCarty has landed the defensive line job on Kent Austin's staff at Cornell.

Idaho: Our sources tell us one of the assistants at Southern Utah has taken the tight ends job at Idaho.

Mount San Antonio College: We are hearing Pasadena City College assistant Bobby Godinez has accepted the defensive backs job at Mount San Antonio College.

University of Tennessee-Martin: We are hearing that Central Connecticut State defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen has accepted the defensive line / special teams coordinator job at UT-Martin.

University of San Diego: We are hearing that offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Todd Washington has resigned to accept the offensive line job with the Hartford UFL franchise.

Wednesday: Coaches Quick Hits

Stanford: Our sources tell us Morgan Turner has accepted the offensive intern positionn at Stanford, where he will work with his father, Ron Turner. Morgan Turner served this past season as an assistant coach at Indiana State.

Notre Dame College: is currently pursing NCAA DII status and is currently in year one candidacy. Notre Dame College is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of Graduate Assistant Football Coach (DL or OL's). Qualifications: Bachelors degree required with successful football playing and/or coaching experience, strong professional/interpersonal communication skills and organizational efficiency, outstanding character and leadership qualities a must. The successful applicant should also possess strong computer skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power-point, and Access software. Some experience with DSV digital editing system is a plus. Follow all rules and guidelines set forth by the NCAA Division II, and Notre Dame College. Duties include coaching your own position and; plan, organize, and instruct positional meetings and drills; contribute to game plan; recruit your own territory and attract top quality student-athletes to attend Notre Dame College. Administrative duties include: game week organizational tasks, film breakdown, opponent scouting, self-scouting, tendency reports, video cut-ups, scouting reports, assist S&C coach with weight room, oversee and counsel players on academic and social issues, and other duties as assigned by the Head Football Coach. Compensation includes a stipend paid over a 10 month contract, housing, free meal plan in campus dining hall. No health benefits are included with this position. How to apply: Email resume and cover letter along with the names and phone numbers of 3 professional references to No phone calls please, applications will be accepted until 3.6.2010. Notre Dame College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively committed to diversity within its community. In pursuit of that, we actively encourage diversity among applicants for this position.

Baltimore Ravens: We hear the Ravens have hired former Jacksonville Jaguars assistant Ted Monachino as outside linebackers coach.

Arkansas State: What are you hearing for the offensive coordinator position? Send us an email or text message.

Missouri Southern: We are hearing that offensive coordinator Matt Karleskint and offenisve line coach / recruiting coordinator Matt Plunkett have left the staff.

Arizona Wildcats: David Emerick has joined the Arizona staff as assistant DFO / recruiting coordinator. Emerick held a similar position at Texas Tech the last several years.