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Thursday January 13, 2011

Thursday January 13, 2011

Dallas Cowboys: Adam Schefter reports the Cowboys are interested in Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.

UCLA: Rick Neuheisel just said that Norm Chow is still on staff. He also said the multiple reports of the hiring of Mike Johnson as the offensive coordinator are premature. Neuheisel said he wouldn't rule out the possibility of Randy Shannon as defensive coordinator, but is still looking at options.

Texas: We hear Auburn offensive line coach Jeff Grimes has interviewed for the offensive line job at Texas.

Missouri S&T: We hear that Menlo College defensive assistant Brandon Bonger has accepted a position at Missouri S&T.

Texas State: We are now hearing that Rice defensive line coach / special teams coordinator Craig Naivar will accept the defensive coordinator job under Dennis Franchione.

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Tulsa: Texas A&M defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter has reportedly interviewed for the head coaching job.

Michigan: We hear Fred Jackson has been retained as running backs coach.

Utah: Former Minnesota offensive line coach / run game coordinator Tim Davis accepted the offensive line job at Utah.

Maryland: Offensive line coach Tom Bratten will remain with the Terps.

Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jags have signed defensive coordinator Mel Tucker to a new contract. Tucker will also call the defensive plays next season instead of Jack Del Rio.

Houston: We have just learned that Harvard defensive line coach Carlton Hall accepted the defensive line job at Houston.

Houston: We hear former Minnesota defensive line / associate head coach Tim Cross interviewed for the University of Houston defensive line job.

Buffalo Bills: Chan Gailey interviewed Dave Wannstedt today for a defensive position.

Houston Texans: The Texans have hired San Francisco 49ers co-defensive backs coach Vance Joseph as defensive backs coach.

UCONN: As mentioned on FootballScoop last night, Paul Pasqualoni has accepted the head coaching job at UCONN.

Southern Utah: Head coach Ed Lamb has received an extension through 2015.

Western Kentucky: We have learned that former Miami Ohio interim head coach and defensive backs coach Lance Guidry will interview for the defensive coordinator job at Western Kentucky. 

Vandy: Here's a recap of Vandy's offensive staff. John Donovan came from Maryland and will serve as offensive coordinator / running backs coach. Chris Beatty came from West Virginia and will serve as wide receivers coach. Charles Bankins, also from Maryland, will serve as tight ends and special teams coordinator. Ricky Rahne, who coached the tight ends at Kansas State last year, will serve as the quarterbacks coach and Herb Hand has been retained as offensive line coach. Offensive grad assistant Joey Orck was also retained. 

Denver Broncos: Former Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox has been named the new head coach in Denver. 

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Kansas: Rice offensive coordinator David Beaty has accepted a position on Turner Gill's staff at Kansas where he coached the receivers in 2008 and 2009. 

Upper Iowa: Orv Otten, former head coach at Northwestern (Iowa) College is the new Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator at Upper Iowa.

Rockford College: Vic Wallace, former head coach at Lambuth University and St Thomas University is the new head coach at Rockford.

Stanford: We are told it's likely that both Greg Roman and Vic Fangio will wind up joining Jim Harbaugh with the 49ers as the coordinators. 

Clemson: We hear Tulsa offensive quality control Tyler Carlton is headed with Chad Morris to Clemson.

Cleveland Browns: The Browns have named St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur their new head coach. 

Stanford: FootballScoop has confirmed offensive coordinator David Shaw will soon be announced as the new head coach at Stanford. 

Pitt: We hear Todd Graham has hired former North Texas head coach Todd Dodge as his quarterbacks coach.

LSU: Our sources tell us Les Miles has interest in TCU co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Justin Fuente and Washington offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Doug Nussmeier.

Middle Tennessee: We hear Rick Stockstill has interest in former West Virginia offensive coordinator Jeff Mullen. 

Tulsa: We hear Chad Morris is no longer being considered for the job. 

Maryland: We have learned that Gary Crowton has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Maryland.

Montana Western: Our sources tell us that former Augustana grad assistant Jason Thier has accepted the linebackers / special teams coordinator job at Montana Western.

Purdue: We have learned that Purdue offensive quality control Jason Strunk has accepted the Lubbock HS (TX) head coaching job.

Michigan: At the bottom of our homepage, check out the great behind-the-scenes video of Day #1 for Brady Hoke.

Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins will interview Brad Childress for the offensive coordinator job.

Pikeville College: Harmony HS (FL) head coach Dayne Brown accepted the defensive coordinator job at Pikeville College. Also, David Jones will serve as the defensive backs coach.

Maryland: LSU offensive coordinator has been offered a 3-year deal at $500,000 per year to join the Maryland staff.

Miami (FL): FootballScoop has confirmed that Seattle Seahawks quarterbacks coach Jedd Fisch has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Miami (FL) under Al Golden.

Northern Colorado: Four coaches from Alcorn State have been hired at Northern Colorado. Offensive coordinator Michael Armour, defensive coordinator Zach Shay, running backs coach Terrance Robinson, and linebackers coach Derrick Davison have all joined the staff.

Colorado: There is a report that former Carolina Panthers assistant Rip Scherer interviewed with Jon Embree for the quarterbacks job.

Northern Illinois: Our sources tell us that North Dakota offensive line coach Rod Carey accepted the same position at Northern Illinois.

Drake University (IA): We have learned that North Dakota State defensive backs coach Brian Ward has accepted a job at Drake.

Marshall: We have confirmed that neither Zach Smith nor Sean Cronin have accepted jobs yet at Temple.

Saginaw Valley State: Our sources tell us that tight ends coach Adam Hicks has left the program.