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Wednesday November 25, 2015

Wednesday November 25, 2015


Illinois: Illinois is reportedly considering offering Bill Cubit a two year deal to stay on as head coach. Here is how that might work.

Tulane: Tulane plans to dismiss head coach Curtis Johnson after the Green Wave's finale against Tulsa Friday, according to Dan Wolken of USA Today. Read more here. Tulane's outgoing AD Rick Dickson responded to this report by stating that the decision had not been made yet. Let it play out friends, the man has one more game to coach. Oh, and go back and...the whole idea of Rob Ryan is mind-blowing!

Eastern Kentucky: Associate head coach / receivers / recruiting coordinator Charlie Skalaski III will serve as interim head coach.

Lamar University (FCS-TX): Following Craig McGallion's retirement, Lamar University plans to go outside the staff to find a replacement for the defensive coordinator position, per source.

Illinois: Interim AD Paul Kowalczyk, speaking on local radio this afternoon, said a decision on Bill Cubit's future will be made Sunday. Sources tell FootballScoop that the feeling within the building is that Illinois will not retain Cubit as head coach. More on the situation here.

Detroit Lions: Former Giants general manager Ernie Accorsi has been brought in to assist in the Lions' search for a new GM.

34 assistant coaches have been nominated for the Broyles Award

North Texas: Multiple sources have told us UNT has identified four finalists and the interview process is ongoing. As we've written from day one, expect the Mean Green to go with a Power Five offensive coordinator who runs a spread scheme.

Hawaii: Per Stephen Tsai of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, defensive coordinator Tom Mason and defensive grad assistant Randall Joyner have been assigned to administrative duties and defensive backs coach Abraham Elimimian will call the defensive plays on Saturday.

Austin Peay (FCS - TN): Athletic director Ryan Ivey tells The Leaf-Chronicle that he hopes to announce their new head coach by December 15th.

Tom Herman: Houston's Tom Herman has removed his name from consideration at South Carolina according to Pat Forde. Sources tell us that Herman "seems intent" to stay put...unless Texas opens.

Illinois: There is a report out of Illinois that the program is "in considerable turmoil". Here's our story,

Minnesota: University of Minnesota is looking for 3 Grad Assistants. Looking for someone with offensive line, linebacker or secondary background. Must be able to start by January 19th. Must be accepted into Grad School at the University of Minnesota. Please email resumes to Adam Clark at No Phone Calls Please.

Mississippi College (D-II): Mississippi College is looking for a game on September 3, 2016 and possible September 2, 2017. If interested, please email coach Bryant at

South Carolina: Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart has emerged as a front-runner at South Carolina, according to a report from Bruce Feldman.

Maryland: Michigan defensive coordinator DJ Durkin has emerged as a strong candidate at Maryland and has met with school officials about their head coaching vacancy, according to Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports. Forde notes that "no job offer was made, but the interview went well" and that it's not clear how many other candidates the school has interviewed, or will interview.

A quick discussion about Frank Solich's future

Illinois: HokieHaven is reporting that longtime Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster is a candidate for the head coaching job with the Illini.

West Texas A&M (D-II): West Texas A&M is looking for a defensive line GA. All applicants email résumés and references to This position will begin immediately. Please no phone calls.

86 percent of championship level coaches say off-field management skills are the most important traits among successful head coaches. In its study on program development, X&O Labs asked championship level coaches from 37 separate states to contribute their ideas on building a program and their responses may surprise you. In this exclusive X&O Labs special report, coaches who have won at least six championships at any level were asked questions on topics that ranged from coaching philosophy to off-season team building to strength and conditioning development. The coaches that contributed to this study averaged 16.7 league, county, state or national titles over their coaching tenure and reveal exactly how they built their programs. Champions are made in the off-season and the off-season is officially here. Read X&O Labs special report here.

West Hills Community College (JC - CA): West Hills Community College District is looking for to hire a head coach / . The selected individual will be expected to teach football classes and other classes as assigned, communicate with students/athletes, recruit students/athletes for the program, supervise study sessions, develop and manage the football budget and follow the policies, procedures and guidelines of the District, Athletic Department and the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA). The instructor/head football coach must be able to communicate with coaching staff, faculty and administration. The successful candidate will teach a variety of classes and may include teaching at any of the District sites. This individual must be dedicated to serving students of diverse backgrounds and educational levels. This position is contracted for 199 days and will begin July 1, 2016. Education preferred: Master’s degree or equivalent in any academic discipline that the college offers. See the full job description and application process here.

NCSA: Koilan Jackson is a quarterback spotlight featured by NCSA Athletic Recruiting. Come back to The Scoop daily as we highlight more prospects like Koilan that can be found using your free NCSA account.