Wednesday December 16, 2015

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South Carolina: Will Muschamp will add former Gamecocks running back Marcus Lattimore to his staff in an advisory roll to work with the players’ lives outside of football. Lattimore will join the staff after his graduation in May.

Williams College (D-III – MA): Head coach Aaron Kelton is stepping down. A national search will begin immediately.

Ken Niumatalolo: Kenny is staying at Navy.

East – West Shrine Game: June Jones will be coaching the West team and Charlie Weis is coaching the East. Prepare accordingly.

Oregon State: Sources tell FootballScoop that Gary Andersen is adjusting offensive coordinator Dave Baldwin’s role and promoting Kevin McGiven and T.J. Woods to co-offensive coordinators. Sources tell us they expect McGiven to call the plays next season.

Tony Franklin System: It’s that time of year to make decisions about which direction you are going, how to improve your program, and be the best coach you can be. @TonyFranklinSys celebrates its 15th year of providing solutions from goal to goal. Clinics are unlike anything out there, vast resources and company support are second to none.

Arizona State: Offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey will earn an annual salary of $550,000. Lindsey replaces Mike Norvell, who made $950,000 last season and was one of the highest paid coordinators in the Pac-12.

North Texas: Though nothing is official yet, we understand former East Carolina offensive line coach Brad Davis is Seth Littrell’s top target to serve in a similar capacity with the Mean Green. A former teammate of Littrell’s at Oklahoma, Davis has also previously coached offensive lines at Portland State and James Madison.

East-West Shrine Game: Charlie Weis has been named head coach of the East squad.

Minot State (D-II – ND): Minot State is hiring a full-time secondary coach. Previous collegiate experience coaching or playing is preferred. The job includes coaching the secondary, recruiting, use of digital editing system, and other administrative duties as assigned by the Head Coach and/or Coordinator. The position will begin immediately. Compensation includes salary and a full benefits package. Interested candidates should send their cover letter, resume, and references to head football coach Tyler Hughes at [email protected]. No phone calls please.

James Madison (FCS – VA): Head coach Everett Withers has announced that defensive line coach Antoine Smith will not return in 2016. Smith spent the past two seasons on the JMU staff.

Morehead State (FCS – KY): Morehead State University is looking to fill an open date in the 2016 season. The open date in 2016 is on September 17th or October 29. Will play FCS, D2 or D3, or NAIA schools to fill that date. Looking for a home game with guarantee. Please contact AD Brian Hutchinson at [email protected] or (606) 783-2089.

Maine (FCS): Joe Harasymiak, who took over as interim head coach at the end of November, has been promoted to the full-time position. Read more here.

Austin Peay: Per source, Sam Houston State defensive coordinator Mike Collins has removed himself from the process (we expect Collins to become the new defensive coordinator at ULM). We hear Stephen F. Austin defensive coordinator Matt Williamson has also been invited to campus for a formal interview in addition to the other six mentioned below.


Scoop him up: Former Nassau CC (NY) head coach Joe Osovet led the program to a 20-4 mark in the past two seasons. Offensively, his team ranked at the top of nearly every NJCAA offensive category for the past four seasons, averaging 41 points per game during that stretch. Osovet, who led the program to a conference title this past season, earned recognition as the 2014 USA Sports Writers JUCO Coach of the Year.


Georgia: Staff duties for the bowl game will be as follows; staffer Todd Hartley will run the special teams, Sam Petitto (DBs), Courtney Coard (OLBs), Kevin Sherrer (ILBs / defensive play caller), quality control coach Olten Downs (WRs), Steve Shimko (QBs).

Montana State: Montana Western (NAIA) head coach BJ Robertson has accepted an assistant coaching position on the Montana State staff.

Texas: Tight ends coach Jeff Traylor has accepted a raise and a promotion to stay at Texas, according to Chip Brown of Horns Digest.

West Virginia Wesleyan (D-II): West Virginia Wesleyan College, an NCAA Division II a member of the Mountain East Conference, is in search of a dynamic leader for the position of offensive coordinator. This position is a full-time 10 month appointment and offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Preferred candidates will be detail oriented, have a minimum of 5 years of relevant collegiate coaching experience, a background coaching quarterbacks, and a proven track record of successful recruiting both on and off campus. Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, 3 professional references and a copy of your offensive philosophy to [email protected]. Only materials submitted through this email address will be considered. No phone calls please.

 Great leaders know they aren’t perfect, and those that try to be are asking for trouble.

BYU: Sources tell us that Oregon State defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake is prepared, and is expected, to become the next head coach at BYU, in the event that Ken Niumatalolo turns the job down.

Iowa State: Per source, Toledo defensive line coach Eli Rasheed will join Matt Campbell at Iowa State following Toledo’s bowl game. We had previously heard from multiple sources that Toledo defensive coordinator Jon Heacock would come to Iowa State in the same capacity; but this morning sources tell us that Heacock continues to weigh options. Will update on Heacock once more is clear…

UCLA: Offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone is in the hospital according to a UCLA spokesperson. “Coach Mazzone is resting comfortably, in good spirits and looking forward to getting back with the team as soon as possible.” Bruin Report Online is reporting that Mazzone has been admitted to an intensive care unit for a blood clot in one of his lungs. – Our prayers are with you Noel.

Scouting Academy: Want to learn to scout like a pro? Scouting Academy’s Spring semester begins January 18th & registration is open now. University of Florida’s director of player personnel Drew Hughes offered, “The exposure that you get to some great football minds is outstanding. A lot of the personnel structure and methods that NFL teams use is making its way to the college level. This course had a big impact on some of the things we are doing now. If you love football and are constantly looking to learn more, this course is well worth your time.”

Austin Peay (FCS – TN): Per source, Austin Peay has seven candidates that have / are interviewing in person for the head job: Mike Collins (DC at Sam Houston), Shane Day (assistant OL – Washington Redskins), Will Healy (WRs – Chattanooga), Joshua Eargle (HC at East Texas Baptist), Jed Stugart (HC at Sioux Falls), Ron Lambert (HC at Rossview HS) and Walt Wells (OL – Eastern Kentucky).

UNC Pembroke (D-II – NC): UNC Pembroke is looking for opponents for games on Saturday, November 5th, 2016, Saturday, October 14th, 2017, and Saturday October 13th, 2018. Interested programs can contact head coach Shane Richardson at [email protected] / 910-775-4110.

Golden West College (JC – CA): Golden West College is looking to hire a full-time, tenure track offensive or defensive coordinator. This is a tenured position, teaching duties are required. Masters or equivalency needed. Details can be found on the district website here.

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

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