The Scoop – Thursday January 19, 2017

Thursday January 19, 2017

Beloit (D-III – WI): Kevin Canty has joined the staff and will serve as offensive line coach / run game coordinator, per sources. Canty was most recently the offensive coordinator at Jordan HS (Durham, NC), and prior to that served as the offensive line coach at Brevard College (D-II – NC).

Washington Redskins: Former 49ers outside linebackers coach Jason Tarver is interviewing for the defensive coordinator job today, per Adam Caplan and former Jets defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman is expected to interview for the job as well according to Josh Reed.

Tennessee: According to 247, Utah State associate head coach / running backs coach Mike Canales will “imminently” be named quarterbacks coach on Butch Jones’ staff. Canales previously served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at North Texas, South Florida, and Arizona among other stops in his coaching career. 247 adds that the contracts of defensive line coach Steve Stripling and offensive line coach Don Mahoney both expire at the end of next month.

Minnesota: Minnesota is seeking applicants for two positions; a director of player development and recruiting assistant. If interested, send resume and materials to [email protected]. No phone calls please.

Western Kentucky: Brock Willis, who spent the past four seasons with Willie Taggart at South Florida in an analyst role, has joined WKU in a quality control role working with special teams and defense.

Millikin (D-III – IL): Millikin University has an immediate opening for an Offensive Coordinator. It is a 12 month position with pay commensurate with experience.  For more information, visit this link or email head coach Dan Gritti at [email protected].

New Research: 11/12 Personnel Overload Structures to Stress Defenses – Making one or two checks to unbalanced looks can be stressful enough for defensive coordinators, but presenting up to nine formations in one contest is sure to get some alignment issues. In his X&O Labs exclusive clinic report, T.F. Riggs High School (SD) head coach Steve Steele presents the nine overload formations from his 11 and 12 personnel groupings that he uses on a weekly basis, including specific alignments and the run and pass concepts he uses to exploit how defenses will adjust to them. Click here to read the report.

Whittier (D-III – CA): Whittier College, a Division III program in Los Angeles, CA is seeking applicants for a restricted earnings coaching position (WRs coach). Qualifications: Bachelors degree required with successful football playing and/or coaching experience, strong professional/interpersonal communication skills and organizational efficiency, outstanding character and leadership qualities a must. This is a 12 month full time position that will pay $10,000 per year, and limited meals. No housing or benefits are included, so candidates currently living in or around L.A., or with the ability to relocate to Los Angeles are more likely to make this position work effectively based on the pay of this position. The successful candidate will coach his own position, run positional meetings, contribute to the weekly gameplan, have video editing duties (HUDL), and have his own recruiting area. Preferred start date is March 1, 2017. Please email a cover letter, resume, and references to head coach Mike Neale at [email protected] No phone calls please.

Oklahoma Panhandle State (D-II): OPSU is currently seeking an offensive assistant working with the QBs or RBs. This will be a restricted earnings position with the ability to earn 12-15,500 depending on experience. Candidates with QB playing or coaching experience, at the college level, will be given preference. Duties will be assigned by the head coach and include coaching a position, having your own recruiting area, video work, etc. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references to offensive coordinator, Buddy Blevins via email at [email protected]. OPSU is transitioning to NAIA for the 2017-2018 seasons.

Kentucky State (D-II): Kentucky State is looking to hire a defensive assistant coach. Defensive line preferred. This is a full-time position with benefits. Interested candidates can contact Michael Digman at [email protected].

Buffalo Bills: The Bills have interviewed Panthers quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey for their offensive coordinator job, according to the Charlotte Observer.

North Texas: Marty Biagi has formally been introduced as the special teams coordinator.

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