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Wednesday April 7, 2010

Coaches Quick Hits: Saban, John L. Smith, Rob Ianello, Chuck Long, Steve Roberts, Tom O'Brien, Noel Mazzone, Bellotti

Wednesday: Coaches Quick Hits

Bowie State: We have learned the defensive coordinator job at Bowie State will be filled from within.

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Kentucky: We are hearing that head coach Joker Phillips has hired Jonathan Martin as the new defensive grad assistant. Martin coached high school football in South Carolina this past season.

FootballScoop Question: Paul Mainieri (LSU Baseball HC) and Brad Stevens (Butler Basketball HC) seem to us as the most polite / down-to-earth coaches in their respective sports. Both are extremely nice during interviews and both played for a national title in the last year. Who is that coach in football? Why aren't there more? 

Wagner College: We hear outside linebackers coach Robert Abare has resigned.

UCLA: Bowie State defensive coordinator / assistant head coach Daronte' Jones accepted the defensive grad assistant position on Rick Neuheisel's staff at UCLA.

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Seton Hill University: FootballScoop has learned that former Notre Dame defensive quality control Kinnon Tatum accepted the linebackers job at Seton Hill University.

Missouri S&T: Ohio University offensive grad assistant Nick Saum accepted the offensive coordinator job at Missouri S&T. Ohio University defensive quality control Brett Sykes accepted the defensive line job.

Presbyterian College: Vanderbilt associate director of student athletics accepted the AD position at Presbyterian College. We hear Reese did some football operations work at Vanderbilt.

Concord University: William King accepted the defensive line / recruiting coordinator position. Tracy Gravely accepted the corners job. Linebackers coach Paul Price has added the assistant head coach title.

San Jose State: Tim Landis, who joined the staff months ago, will have the title of offensive coordinator. Landis was originally hired as special teams coordinator.

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