News Flash: A&M eyes Kragthorpe

Steve Kragthorpe will interview for a position at Texas A&M, has learned.

If Kragthorpe joins Mike Sherman’s staff, he may not take over at offensive coordinator. Nolan Cromwell is reportedly leaving that post for a job with the St. Louis Rams. Kragthorpe could become a position coach. Sherman has called plays the past two years.

Kragthrope was an assistant at Texas A&M from 1997-2000, serving as offensive coordinator from 1998-2000. The Aggies won the Big 12 in 1998.

Kragthorpe, 44, was head coach at Louisville from 2007-09, getting fired after last season with a three-year mark of 15-21. He also was head coach at Tulsa, going 29-22 from 2003-06.

Franklin to La. Tech?

Middle Tennessee State offensive coordinator Tony Franklin is expected to take the same position at Louisiana Tech.

Franklin would join the staff of new Bulldogs coach Sonny Dykes.

Franklin’s attack ranked No. 3 in the Sun Belt last season during the Blue Raiders’ run to a 10-3 season, capped by a win over Southern Miss in the New Orleans Bowl.

McCollum to N.C. State

North Carolina State linebackers coach Andy McCollum has taken an assistant’s job at Georgia Tech.

McCollum has been at N.C. State since 2007. He was head coach at Middle Tennessee State from 1999-2005.

Tom Dienhart is the senior national college football writer for Follow him on Twitter. He can be reached at
Updated Monday, Feb 8, 2010