Monday January 8, 2018

The AFCA Convention rolls on today. Be sure to follow @FootballScoop, @CoachSamz and @Zach_Barnett for everything happening in Charlotte.

Green Bay Packers: Defensive backs coach Darren Perry is interviewing for the club’s defensive coordinator job, tweets Alex Marvez.

West Virginia: Dan Gerberry has been promoted to tight ends and fullbacks coach. He will be the Mountaineers’ 10th assistant. He has been a graduate assistant and an analyst on the WVU staff.

College Football Hall of Fame: Frank Beamer, Mack Brown and Mel Tjeerdsm have been selected to the College Football Hall of Fame. More on the announcement here.

Cincinnati Bengals: Former Lions and Florida defensive coordinator Teryl Austin will become the Bengals’ defensive coordinator, spurning a late offer from the Raiders, according to multiple reports.

Murray State (FCS – KY): Quarterbacks coach Casey Brockman has stepped down to pursue other opportunities source tells FootballScoop.

Chicago Bears: The Bears have hired Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy as their new head coach. More on Nagy and the hire here.

Texas A&M: The Aggies have hired Green Bay Packers defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery, tweets Billy Liucci. Montgomery worked previously at Michigan & Oklahoma.

Coach of the Year: Join us in congratulating UAB’s Tyler Cook as the 2017 FootballScoop Football Operations Director of the Year.

Chicago Bears: The Bears are hiring Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy as their new head coach.

FootballScoop Party: Join us tonight beginning at 5pm at Buffalo Wild Wings in front of Nascar Hall of Fame (next door to the convention center) as we celebrate another great year in the profession. Please join us thanking our great sponsors AstroTurf, SkyCoach, RiseScience and JumpForward for their support!

Colorado State: Source tells FootballScoop George Helow is being promoted from defensive quality control to one of the full time coaching positions on defense at Colorado State.

Appalachian State: Per source, corners coach Bryan McClellan-Brown will be the new defensive coordinator, and inside linebackers coach Dale Jones is getting elevated to co-defensive coordinator.

Colorado State: Per source, Alabama defensive backs coach Derrick Ansley has agreed to become the defensive coordinator at Colorado State.

AstroTurf:AstroTurf has launched an industry first (and oh so cool) field building configurator. You need to see this. Go design your own field. Right now. Go on.

Rutgers: Source tells FootballScoop Marquise Watson has joined the staff as defensive grad assistant.

Florida State: The ‘Noles have formally announced Harlon Barnett as their defensive coordinator.

Navarro College (JC – TX): Per source, assistant head coach, special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach Hunter McWilliams  has been promoted to offensive coordinator.

1st Down Playbook: If “80% Of Success In Life Is Showing Up” Then Be Sure To Show Up At Booth 239 In Charlotte. FirstDown PlayBook Will Make It 100% With A Free FirstDown PlayBook 1.0 Membership! AFCA Convention Only! You Just Have To Show Up!

Pregame Reading: Why Georgia first had to lose to Alabama before the Bulldogs could meet the Tide for the title, and, from last January, Nick Saban’s Alabama dynasty isn’t slowing down, it’s only getting stronger.

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National columnist - Zach joined the staff in 2012...and has been attempting to improve Doug and Scott's writing ability ever since (to little avail). Outside of football season, you can find him watching the San Antonio Spurs reading Game of Thrones fan theories.