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Thursday December 10, 2015

Thursday December 10, 2015


Please join us in keeping legendary coach John Madden in your prayers. Madden is currently at home recovering from open heart surgery.

Alabama: Multiple outlets are now reporting that Jeremy Pruitt will head to Alabama. On December 1st, we reported, per source, that Saban would target Pruitt to fill Kirby Smart's role.

Southern Miss: With Chip Lindsey leaving for Arizona State, Todd Monken has promoted receivers coach John Wozniak to offensive coordinator.

FAU: Per source, FAU will hire Samford offensive coordinator Travis Trickett as offensive coordinator. Ryan Bartow has reported the same.

BYU: Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo's agent stated today that Kenny plans to tour BYU's campus and facilities on Monday.

Rutgers: Ryan Dunleavy is reporting that Rutgers has let seven of Kyle Flood's nine assistants go. Defensive line coach Jim Panagos and receivers coach Anthony Campanile currently remain on staff.

ECU: Bruce Feldman reports tonight that Everett Withers, Shane Beamer and Brady Hoke have interviewed and Gene Chizik "is also believed to be someone ECU is interested in".

Benedictine (IL): Head coach Jon Cooper has decided to retire after leading the program for 11 seasons. Cooper lead the program to a 62-51 mark under his watch, including an impressive 39-14 mark in the NACC.

South Dakota: Sources tell FootballScoop that Western Illinois head coach Bob Nielson acknowledged the offer to become South Dakota's head coach to his players at a 6pm meeting tonight but told them he has not accepted that offer at this time.

Texas: Reports out of Austin state that Tulsa's Sterlin Gilbert has accepted Texas' offer to become their new offensive coordinator; however at this time, sources tell FootballScoop nothing has been agreed to. While, a deal certainly could be reached, at this time no offer has been extended. Tulsa officials have now confirmed the same as we this time no offer has been made to Sterlin Gilbert. No reason to think an offer still couldn't be made, and if so it could be accepted; but at this time that has not happened.

Arizona State: Southern Miss offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey will be the new offensive coordinator at Arizona State, per Sports Illustrated. Lindsey passed on an offer to become head coach at Eastern Kentucky earlier this week. Lindsey served as OC / QBs at Southern Miss the past two seasons. He served as an offensive analyst at Auburn in 2013 and was head coach at Spain Park HS (Alabama) before that.

Texas: Sterlin Gilbert will be the new offensive coordinator at Texas per Jeff Howe of 247. Gerry Hamilton of ESPN had reported Texas' offer.

South Dakota: Sources tell FootballScoop that Western Illinois head coach Bob Nielson will be the new head coach at South Dakota.

Cal: Cal has officially announced a four-year contract extension for Sonny Dykes taking him through 2019. Deal will average $2.825 million annually with a $3 million pool for assistant coaches. The new contract includes a one year rollover clause for each year he wins seven regular season games and the team achieves an APR of 980 or higher.

St. Ambrose (NAIA - IA): St. Ambrose is seeking a graduate assistant to assist with defensive Backs. The position will include a monthly stipend and tuition. We are looking for applicants that have a passion for coaching and the energy to perform all the duties associated with being a full time coach. Candidates with previous coaching or DB experience is a plus. Interested applicants should mail or email their resumes to Mike Magistrelli, Head Football Coach at Minorities are encouraged to apply. No phone calls please

Hawaii: As reported below, Hawaii Eastern Washington's Zak Hill is now confirmed to Hawaii as offensive coordinator / quarterbacks.

Rutgers: As we reported last night, Rutgers has now announced Vince Okruch as special teams coordinator.

North Texas: Sources tell us Seth Littrell plans to make Washington State outside receivers coach Graham Harrell his offensive coordinator at UNT.

Louisiana-Monroe: Arkansas State's Walt Bell has withdrawn from the process.

Oklahoma: Sooners offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley told the Tulsa World this week, "I do want to be a head coach at some point. I'm not in a hurry to do it and I'm certainly not in a hurry to leave this place."

East Carolina: David Glenn is reporting that Virginia Tech associate head coach Shane Beamer and James Madison (FCS) head coach Everett Withers are among the candidates interviewing for the ECU head coaching job.

West Texas A&M (D-II): Per source, offensive quality control coach Ricky Gillespie has stepped down to pursue other coaching opportunities.

Hawaii: Sources tell FootballScoop that Eastern Washington quarterbacks / passing game coordinator Zak Hill is a strong candidate to join Nick Rolovich's staff at Hawaii.

Texas: Chip Brown is reporting that Texas will interview Cal offensive coordinator Tony Franklin for their offensive coordinator position.

Coe College (D-III - IA): Coe College is accepting applications for the position of assistant football coach (offensive coordinator). This position is a five month appointment beginning on January 1, 2016, and is eligible for an annual stipend and organizational benefits. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to: recruitment of student-athletes on and off-campus, on field coaching, practice planning, monitoring student-athlete academic progress, video editing with and other administrative duties as assigned by the Head Coach. This position may involve additional duties assigned by the Director of Athletics. Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s Degree preferred. Previous coaching experience (offense) is required. For more information and to apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to, Please, no phone calls.

Mary Hardin-Baylor (D-III - TX): Offensive coordinator Cody Fredenburg has resigned to pursue career opportunities outside of coaching.

Georgia: New assistant coach Glenn Schumann's salary will start at $225,000, per Marc Weiszer.

Montana State: Back on Monday we told you that Byron Hout and Matt Miller would be joining Jeff Choate's staff, and the school has now announced that Miller will coach the receivers and Hout will handle the defensive line.

Shaw (D-II - NC): Per source, head coach Robert Massey has been let go. Massey's assistants were all let go last week.

Georgia: The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that running backs coach Thomas Brown is expected to be retained as we reported.

Pittsburgh: Pat Narduzzi has received a two-year contract extension, through the 2021 season. Narduzzi now has six years remaining on his contract. Narduzzi led Pitt to an 8-4 mark this year, in his first season as a head coach.

Herb Hand demonstrates what "the best HOME visit ever" looks like

Sterling (NAIA - KS): Defensive coordinator / interim head coach Chuck Lambert has had the interim tag lifted and is now the full-time head coach at Sterling College.

Pearl River (JC - MS): Defensive backs coach David Saunders will be the new head coach, per source.

Bethune Cookman (FCS - FL): Bethune Cookman University is looking for a FCS opponent for the following dates; September 17th 2016, September 9th 2017, September 1st 2018, September 8th 2018. Contact Tony O'Neal at O' or (386) 846-7720.

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Jackson State (FCS - MS): Per source, Jackson State is promoting Wheeler Brown from interim AD, to the full-time AD role.

Minnesota: President Eric Kaler said that he plans to being the search for a new AD after the first of the year and that he likely will not use a search firm this time. He also notes that he hopes to hire a new AD by July 1.