The Scoop – Wednesday December 13, 2017

Wednesday December 13, 2017

Wofford (FCS): Head coach Mike Ayers will announce his retirement today, according to a report. Ayers was an institution at the FCS level.

Arkansas Pine-Bluff (FCS): The three finalists for the head coaching job are Grambling State offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach Eric Dooley, Henderson State (D-II – AR) head coach Scott Maxfield, and Alcorn State defensive coordinator Cedric Thomas. Earlier today we mistakenly reported for a brief minute that UAPB has selected their new coach, however they do not plan to make a decision until next week. More here & we’ll keep you updated.

Central Arkansas (FCS): Per source, defensive line coach Tony Davis will be retained.

South Alabama: Steve Campbell’s staff at USA includes six members of his staff from Central Arkansas (FCS) including Greg Stewart (DC / LBs), Harland Bower (DL), Larry Hart (OLBs), Josh Jones (corners), and Matt Kitchens (safeties / STC). New members of the staff include Mike Bangston (OL), Pete Bennett (WRs / recruiting coordinator), Chad Huff (TEs), and Larry Warner (RBs). It is expected per sources, that Troy offensive coordinator Kenny Edenfield will join his good friend Steve Campbell’s staff in the same capacity.

Georgia Southern: New Mexico offensive coordinator Bob DeBesse has been named offensive coordinator at Georgia Southern. Prior to New Mexico, DeBesse has a successful two-year run as the offensive coordinator at Sam Houston State., and prior to that coached the wide receivers at Texas A&M, Purdue, and coordinated the offense at Minnesota and TCU.

Michigan: Jim Harbaugh has decided to make a change to his strength staff, per report. Details can be found on Strength Scoop.

Miami (OH): Per source, Spence Nowinsky is joining Chuck Martin’s defensive staff at Miami (OH). Nowinksy previously served as the defensive coordinator for Illinois State (FCS).

Iowa Central (JC – IA): Jesse Montalto, the head coach at Ellsworth CC (JC – IA), has accepted the head coaching job, per source.

Kansas State: Yesterday, a report surfaced that Bill Snyder plans to return to lead the program in 2018.

Head coaching changes: 2017-18 NFL & college head coaching changes


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