Wednesday November 2, 2011
Chaffey Junior College (CA): First year linebacker coach Stevon Thomas passed away at age 23. Thomas was a former all conference linebacker at Northern Arizona. Please keep his family and the Panther football team in your prayers.
Southwestern University (DIII - TX): Southwestern has announced that it plans to reinstate their football program in 2013 and will compete in the Southern Collegiate Athletics Conference. Southwestern University is located in Georgetown, a half hour north of Austin.
Tulane: Sources close to the search tell us the focus remains on guys with previous head coaching experience. Representatives have already spoken with Leach and Jeff Jagodzinski and we hear they are meeting today or tomorrow with Rich Rodriquez. One name that doesn't have head coaching experience; but that we hear Tulane is interested in learning more about is Texas defensive coordinator Manny Diaz. We hear they plan to interview several more candidates.
Tufts University (DIII - MA): The interim tag has been lifted and Jay Civetti has been named the head coach.