Thursday November 29, 2012
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Kentucky: We are hearing there is a good chance former Northwestern State head coach Bradley Dale Peveto winds up on Mark Stoops staff (potentially as linebackers coach).
USC: The school announced tonight that defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin will step down after the bowl game to pursue opportunities in the NFL.
Purdue: A local source is reporting that Purdue has offered their head coaching job to Butch Jones. We have learned that Jones plans to meet with officials from Purdue in the days following Cincinnati's game Saturday. This is not a done deal.
NC State: Sources with knowledge of the situation tell us that Chad Morris is no longer being considered for the head job at NC State. Will update further...
Syracuse: AD Daryl Gross said today that he has, "solidified our relationship with Doug Marrone...He's a stud coach, he's a loyal coach and we're really proud of him." That's about all you need to know.
Chris Ash's Check System: Wisconsin's defensive coordinator, Chris Ash, spoke exclusively with X&O Labs about 3 specific areas of his defense. Don't miss this eye-opening interview. Click here...
Colorado: Mark Mangino just tweeted that he has "asked to be taken out of consideration" for the Colorado job. That's an interesting move.
Defensive Backs Coach of the Year Finalists
Georgia State: The Richmond Times-Dispatch has reported that UVA offensive coordinator Bill Lazor interviewed for the head job at Georgia State earlier this week.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers: Casey Creehan has been named defensive coordinator / linebackers. Creehan was the defensive coordinator for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats this past season.
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Luther College (D-III - IA): Sources tell us We have confirmed that defensive coordinator Dan Marlow and defensive line coach Roger Jaeger have been let go.
Quincy (D-II - IL): Quincy University is accepting applications for an Offensive Graduate Assistant position (QB/ WR). Start date is February 3, 2013. Compensation includes tuition, housing and a stipend. Job duties include coaching a position, recruiting area, video breakdown and any other responsibilities as assigned by the head coach. Qualified candidates must apply and gain admittance into the Master’s program of Educational Leadership, Educational Counseling or Business Administration prior to being interviewed. Minimum requirements are a 3.0+ GPA and a score of 380+ on the MAT. Please apply online to the graduate program at www.quincy.edu and send a resume, cover letter and 3 references to Head Football Coach Tom Pajic at email@example.com. Application deadline is December 10, 2012. No Phone Calls please.
Kentucky: Sources tell us that Mark Stoops would like to have FSU defensive ends coach D.J. Eliot go with him to Kentucky (likely as defensive coordinator). Am told this isn't a done deal at this time. Jimbo would love to keep him as well. Will update...
Colorado: Just as quickly as a Colorado reporter reported that Colorado was "very interested" in Bobby Petrino, Colorado's AD came out and said publicly he has no interest in Petrino.
USC: The guys on the Dan Patrick show reported this morning that Jeff Tedford will interview at USC to take over the offensive coordinator duties. Update>
Occidental (D-III - CA): After agreeing to take over as the head coach on a year by year basis back in May, Bill Redell has announced his retirement. The Pasadena Sun reports that Redell will remain in an advisory role within the athletic department.
See the three Finalists for Director of Football Operations of the Year
Idaho: The Spokesman-Review is reporting that the five finalists for the Idaho job are Paul Petrino (Arkansas OC), Blaine Bennett (Central Washington HC), Brian Lindgren (San Jose State OC), Chris Tormey (Wyoming DC) and Jason Gesser (Idaho - interim HC).
Midland University (NAIA - NE): We hear the athletic director position at Midland is open.