Wednesday December 28, 2011
Let us know what you hear. Since 1999, all sources remain confidential. Mail@FootballScoop.com or call / text 225.229.3429
Jamestown College (NAIA - ND): We hear that head coach Bud Etzold has resigned.
Southern Miss: We have learned that special teams coordinator Pat Washington will be retained and have been told, but haven't confirmed, that Maurice Drayton will join the staff as well (Drayton coached the receivers at Coastal Carolina last season).
Minnesota Crookston (D-II): We hear that Fred Kelly has been hired to coach the offensive line at Minnesota Crookston.
Louisville: We have learned that Shawn Watson, who called the plays beginning in mid-October when Mike Sanford left the staff, will revert back to coaching the quarterbacks full time and Charlie Strong is bringing in a new offensive coordinator. More to come on this...
Arizona State: We are told to look for Pitt defensive line / co-defensive coordinator Paul Randolph to join the staff at Arizona State after Pitt's bowl game.
Wyoming: As we told you last week, Chris Tormey has now "officially" been named defensive coordinator.
Averett University (D-III - VA): Offensive line coach Dan Newell has been promoted to offensive coordinator and defensive line coach Cornelius Coleman has added the title of assistant head coach.
Penn State: Munchak, responding to our post, "It's not like I'm saying I want nothing to do with Penn State. My point is I have no interest in being head coach there."
Wisconsin: We hear that Bret Bielema has spoken with Wisconsin-Whitewater head coach Lance Leipold about joining the staff on the offensive side of the ball. We have confirmed there has been no offer extended at this time.
XOS & JumpForward: We noticed an interesting announcement. XOS and JumpForward have announced that XOS Player on Demand recruiting video, evaluations and player ratings are now available for viewing in JumpForward's recruiting solution and through their iPad app. Read the full release here.
Whittier College (D-III - CA): Whittier is looking for an offensive line coach. Part-time job with a $10,000 stipend (possibly more depending on college coaching experience). Please fax resumes Coach Jellerson at 562-945-8024.
St. Olaf College (D-III - MN): We hear running backs coach Freddie Weinke is heading to Europe to coach ball over there.
Louisiana Lafayette: Due to SEC schedule juggling, ULL was asked to move their Sept. 8th 2012 game to Nov. 10th. They were already set to receive $950,000 for the game. The SEC kicked in another $50,000 for requesting the move. That's $1 million to play at the Swamp. If Hudspeth wins that game...
North Carolina: We have been told that Dave Duggan (Southern Miss co-defensive coordinator / linebackers) is joining the staff as well.
Akron: We have confirmed what we told you we expected to happen before Christmas. Terry Bowden is bringing offensive coordinator Alan Arrington, Jeff Bowden and A.J. Milwee to Akron.
North Carolina: Sources tell us that Blake Anderson will go with Larry Fedora to UNC.
Penn State: The rumors continue to swirl about Mike Munchak becoming the next head coach at Penn State. We have not confirmed.
Southern Miss: So here's what we've got on Southern Miss thus far...Ricky Bustle will serve as offensive coordinator, Steve Buckley as running backs, Tucker Peavey as offensive line. Tommy West as defensive coordinator (Tommy might wind up with the associate head coach title) and he's bringing "Zo" Costantini from UAB as defensive line coach. Clyde Wrenn will serve as director of football operations.
Nebraska: We hear that Bo Pelini will likely have receivers coach Rich Fisher take on the additional responsibilities of recruiting coordinator
Southeastern LA: We have learned that both coordinators from Delta State will be joining Ron Roberts' staff at Southeastern in the same capacity (Greg Stevens as OC and Pete Golding as DC).
North Carolina: Walt Bell has accepted the tight ends position at UNC. Bell served as the receivers coach at Southern Miss last season.