Tuesday December 7, 2010
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UAB: We have heard that Valdosta State defensive coordinator Joe Cauthen has interviewed at UAB for the same position.
Samford University: Florida State grad assistant Travis Trickett has accepted a newly created position on the staff at Samford. Trickett will coach the tight ends / slot receivers.
Arkansas State: We hear head coach Hugh Freeze has talked with Auburn offensive grad assistant Rhett Lashlee.
Adrian College: Our sources tell us UW-Stevens Point wide receivers coach Chris Calley has accepted the defensive backs job at Adrian College.
Gardner-Webb: We hear Gardner-Webb officials have talked with former Furman head coach Bobby Lamb and Clemson defensive backs coach Charlie Harbison.
Colorado: Ron Collins (Defensive coordinator), Kent Riddle (Tight ends / special teams coordinator), Denver Johnson (Offensive line), Romeo Bandison (Defensive line), and Robert Prince (Wide receivers) have been told they will not be retained.
Kent State: We hear Texas wide receivers coach Bobby Kennedy is in the mix for the head coaching job at Kent State.
Northern Illinois: Linebackers coach Tom Matukewicz will serve as the interim head coach.
Furman: Earlier today we reported that an SEC assistant has interviewed with Furman officials. From our understand, it was Kentucky defensive line coach David Turner.
Pitt: Our sources tell us that AD Steve Pederson has interest in Arizona head coach Mike Stoops and Temple head coach Al Golden. For now, offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti will serve as the interim head coach.
Indiana: Kevin Wilson has signed a 7-year deal worth $1.2 million per year. Wilson just said at his introductory presser that is totally unsure about assistants and a defensive coordinator. "To speculate...you can because I don't have a clue." He wants a strong figure for the defensive coordinator hire.
Pitt: Dave Wannstedt has resigned as the head coach at Pitt. He will serve as a special assistant to the AD.
Army: Head coach Rich Ellerson has received a 2-year contract extension through 2015.
Air Force: We hear Air Force will give Troy Calhoun a $100,000 raise and each assistant will get an additional $10,000 - $15,000. Calhoun will now make $825,000.
Colorado: We have confirmed that Arizona defensive line coach Mike Tuiassasopo has accepted a position on the staff at Colorado.
Avila University (NAIA): Our sources tell us offensive coordinator Dan Scheible, defensive coordinator Marty Steward, and running backs coach Hank Spellman will not return.
Pikeville College: Our sources tell us Bell Country HS (KY) head coach Dudley Hilton has been offered the head coaching job at Pikeville College.
Air Force: Air Force has just released a statement saying Troy Calhoun is committed the the academy.
Minnesota: AD Joel Maturi admits that he offered the job during the process to Barry Alvarez.
Texas State: We have heard that former Minnesota head coach Tim Brewster expressed interest in the head coaching job at Texas State.
Carroll University (WI): We have learned that head coach Henny Hiemenz has resigned. Our source tells us defensive coordinator Mark Kryzkowski will serve as the interim head coach, while a coaching search begins.
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UL-Lafayette: Our sources tell us Alabama running backs coach Burton Burns is not involved in the ULL coaching search.
Kentucky: We have learned that defensive coordinator Steve Brown will remain with the staff, but will now have the title of co-defensive coordinator.
Samford University: Our sources tell head coach Pat Sullivan has interviewed Charleston Southern wide receivers coach Patrick Nix and Auburn offensive grad assistant Rhett Lashlee for the offensive coordinator position at Samford.
Kentucky: We have learned the university has posted 2 openings on the human resources site. We are awaiting a response from a source close to the situation, but from what we understand Chris Thurmond (defensive backs) and Larry Brinson (running backs) will not be returning to the staff. We also hear defensive coordinator Steve Brown will no longer serve as the coordinator, but will remain with the staff. Check back a little later for more information on Kentucky.
Vanderbilt: Our sources tell us Wisconsin defensive coordinator Dave Doeren has interviewed with Vandy.
Glenville State: Offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Dave Hutchinson has been promoted to head coach.
UL-Lafayette: We are hearing that Oklahoma State special teams coordinator Joe DeForest is certainly in the mix.
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Howard University: We hear Arkansas-Pine Bluff offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Jerry Mack and Bowie State offensive coordinator Gary Harrell are interested in the head coaching job at Howard University.
Sacramento State: We hear tight ends coach Rob Case will not return.