Sunday January 7, 2018

The convention begins in earnest today. Don’t miss Clay Helton’s talk at 5pm. A quick look at what is on tap today at the convention.

Arizona State: Navy defensive line coach Shaun Nua will coach the defensive line at Arizona State, according to Sun Devil Source. We can confirm the news.

Nebraska-Kearney (D-II): Per source, Nebraska-Kearney has extended head coach Josh Lynn through the 2020 season.

Incarnate Word (FCS – TX): We understand the entire staff has been let go.

North Texas: Director of high school relations and longtime DFO Scotty Conley has left the program, according to Brett Vito of the Denton Record-Chronicle. Before his stint on UNT’s support staff, Conley was an accomplished coach on the high school and college levels, working primarily in the state of Texas.

Tennessee Titans: The Titans have made it clear that they’re sticking by head coach Mike Mularkey, stating “Just to eliminate any distractions moving forward, Mike Mularkey is our head coach and will be our head coach moving forward.”

Arkansas: Sources tell FootballScoop John Chavis has brought Ron Cooper to Arkansas.

Mary Hardin-Baylor (D-III – TX): The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Football Program is seeking an opponent for a home/home series in 2018 and 2019. UMHB is looking to host the 2018 game on either Sept. 1 or Sept. 8, 2018. All interested programs please contact Josh Gonzales at [email protected]. NCAA Division III Programs Preferred.

Western New Mexico (D-II): Western New Mexico has posted its head coaching coaching position on and the NCAA job board.

Emporia State (D-II – KS): Emporia State is no longer accepting applicants for the open defensive backs GA position. Thank you for your interest.

Concord (D-II – WV): Concord University is looking for Graduate Assistants to interview at the upcoming AFCA Convention in Charlotte. Positions on offense and defense will be considered. The position includes a $8,000 stipend and tuition waiver for graduate courses. Minorities are encouraged to apply. All interested applicants please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. No phone calls.

Minnesota-Crookston (D-II – MN): UMC has an opening for an offensive coordinator. This is a full-time, 100% annual renewable position and is responsible for all aspects of running a college offense. This position will also assist with all phases of coaching, recruiting, training, conditioning, practices,  and other duties as assigned by the Head Football Coach or Athletic Director.  A Bachelor’s Degree and knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations are required. Preferred qualifications include previous coordinating experience, Division II recruiting experience, and a Master’s degree. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Assistant Head Coach Tom Miller at [email protected]. Please no phone calls.

Oklahoma Panhandle State (D-II): Oklahoma Panhandle State University is seeking candidates for four restricted positions, two on offense and two on defense. Previous collegiate playing or coaching experience is preferred. These are restricted earnings roles, compensated with a $12,000 salary and free housing (no benefits). All interested applicants please send your resume, references, and cover letter to [email protected]. No phone calls please.

Augustana (D-II – SD): Augustana University is located in Sioux Falls, S.D., has an immediate opening for a graduate assistant football coach running backs. The position includes tuition, a $6,000 stipend and limited meal plan. The successful applicant must have a college degree (3.0 gpa and diversity candidates are preferred). Applications will be reviewed immediately and applicants are encouraged to send materials in a timely manner as the position will have a Feb 1 start date. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry. Please email cover letter, resume, and references to offensive coordinator, James Schrenk at [email protected]. Additional human resources details and hiring practices can be found on the Augustana University website Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer. Minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants must comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and will be required to submit official transcripts upon employment.

Montana Western (NAIA): The University of Montana Western has an immediate opening for an intern coaching position for wide receivers. Compensation is as follows; 10 month stipend, on campus apartment and meal stipend. Send resume and cover letter to [email protected]. No phone calls.

Northwestern: NU has hired Lou Ayeni (from Iowa State) as running backs coach and recruiting coordinator. Matt MacPherson has moved from RB’s to CB’s Coach and Special Teams Coordinator. Ayeni played at NU in the early 2000’s and GA’d in the late 2000’s

Maryland: Sources tell FootballScoop that James Madison offensive line coach and longtime Virginia Tech offensive coordinator & line coach Bryan Stinespring will be the new offensive line coach for the Terps. In two seasons at JMU Stiney coached for two National Championships, winning one ring.

Kirby Smart: The story of how Kirby got his first coaching job, making $9,000 … is a classic. Take it away Hatch.

Be on the look for Scott (@FootballScoop), Doug (@CoachSamz) & Zach (@Zach_Barnett) over the next few days in Charlotte.

Salaries: Good look at the growth in head & assistant coaches’ salaries over the past five years.

Playoffs: Bills at Jaguars 1:05pm et (CBS) & Panthers at Saints 4:40 et (Fox).

LSU: Late last night (?), LSU confirmed the terms of their settlement with offensive coordinator Matt Canada (who was owed approximately $3.3 million under terms of his contract). LSU agreed to pay, and Canada agreed to accept, $1 million later this month and then monthly payments of $35,000 per month for the next 20 months…totaling $700,000 for Canada to leave the staff.

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Dallas Cowboys: Kellen Moore is retiring from playing…to become the new quarterbacks coach of the Cowboys tweets Alex Marvez.

Nevada: Safeties coach Matt Kirk will not be returning to the staff sources tell FootballScoop. We hear Nevada plans to interview candidates the next couple of weeks.

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

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Independence (CC – KS): Source tells FootballScoop, Matthew Gregg special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach at Fort Bend Hightower in Houston is leaving to join the staff at Independence.

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