The Scoop – Monday December 18, 2017

Monday December 18, 2017

Washington State: Mike Leach has agreed to an extension at Wazzu reports Derek Deis.

Kent State: Source tells FootballScoop Syracuse co-offensive coordinator Sean Lewis will be Kent State’s new head coach. An official announcement is expected later this week.

South Alabama: As expected, Troy offensive coordinator Kenny Edenfield is now at South Alabama as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Edenfield completes the on-field staff at this point, joining Mike Bangston (OL), Pete Bennett (WRs / recruiting coordinator), Harland Bower (DL), Larry Hart (DEs / OLBs), Chad Huff (TEs), Josh Jones (CBs), Matt Kitchens (safeties / STC), Greg Stewart (DC / ILBs), and Larry Wagner (RBs).

Montana State-Northern (NAIA): After interviewing last Friday, head coach Tony Arntson has opted to stay as head coach at Helena HS (MT), according to MontanaSports.com.

Jackson State: Hal Mumme has formally been announced as offensive coordinator.

Auburn: In his retirement, outgoing athletic director Jay Jacobs will earn more than what 18 FBS head coaches made last year.

Oregon: Defensive line coach Joe Salave’a has told players he’ll stay at Oregon, per a report from Aaron J. Fentress.

Montana State-Northern (NAIA): According to the Havre News, Helena HS (MT) head coach Tony Arntson has interviewed for the head coaching job. Arntson has led the Helena HS program for the past 24 seasons and led them to the Class AA state title game four times, including this past season.

Alma (D-III – MI): Per sources, on campus interviews for the Scots new head coach will continue this week and we understand the school hopes to have an offer extended by Christmas.

Bethel (NAIA – KS): Wichita Heights (KS) head coach Terry Harrison has been named head coach. Harrison had led the Wichita Heights program since 2012 and compiled a record of 38-16.

Georgia: Outside linebackers coach Kevin Sherrer will remain with UGA through the college football playoff. Afterwards, he’s expected to join Jeremy’s Pruitt’s staff at Tennessee as the defensive coordinator.

ESPN: John Skipper, President and co-chairman of ESPN, is stepping down. In his announcement he cites substance abuse issues. George Bodenheimer will serve as acting chair of ESPN for the next 90 days to provide interim leadership. More coming…

Missouri Valley (NAIA): Missouri Valley College, located in Marshall, MO is seeking applicants for an undergraduate assistant football coach/equipment room position working with the offensive side of the football. Compensation includes: full tuition remission (no stipend). Position includes but is not limited to: working with an offensive position group (will determine based off the strength of applicants), assisting with aspects of special teams, video editing (HUDL), on-campus recruiting responsibilities, computer skills, and other duties assigned by the head coach. All interested and qualified applicants should email resume and references to offensive coordinator Bryan Hiller at [email protected].  No phone calls please!

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Davenport (D-II – MI): Davenport University, located in Grand Rapids, MI is seeking a week 2 home game Saturday 9/8/18. Davenport, who just played in its second year of competition, will be entering its second season being an NCAA affiliate in the GLIAC conference. If interested please contact Head Coach Sparky McEwen at (616) 914-5607 or email at [email protected].

Missouri: Barry Odom shared with the St. Louis Dispatch that he doesn’t plan on hiring a new offensive coordinator until after their bowl game (December 27th), adding that he’s interviewing candidates every day up until then. The new offensive coordinator will replace Josh Heupel, who left to become the head coach at UCF.

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Florida State: Coach Pimp (aka Donte Pimpleton) is headed back south with Willie Taggart reports Aaron Fentress. The Oregon running backs coach played with Taggart at Western Kentucky and has coached with him at Western, South Florida, Oregon…and now will do so at Florida State as well.

Oregon State: Sources tell FootballScoop that Wisconsin outside linebackers coach Tim Tibesar is heading to Oregon State as defensive coordinator. BeaversEdge was among the first to report the move. Tibesar, along with Dave Aranda, won the FootballScoop Linebackers Coach of the Year award following the 2015 season.

Oregon: Defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt is expected to stay in Eugene and not join Willie Taggart’s staff at Florida State, according to Bruce Feldman, who adds that Leavitt’s new deal with the Ducks is worth an average of $1.7 million per year and goes through 2021.

Seton Hill (D-II – PA): The Seton Hill University Athletic Department has a full-time opening for Assistant Football Coaches. The purpose of this position is to recruit, coach, and retain full roster team. A bachelor’s degree is required, master’s preferred. 3 to 5 years prior defensive line college coaching experience preferred. Strong knowledge of Front 7 is desired and on the road recruiting experience at the college level is required. Excellent computer skills are necessary. The applicant must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, as well as represent the University well. E-mail letter of interest, resume and references to Mr. Isaac Collins, Head Football Coach [email protected]. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Please no phone calls, but DL Position Philosophy Drill Manuals and Recommendations can be emailed.

Independence CC (JC – KS): Independence Community College is immediately seeking qualified applicants for several defensive positions. #1, Assistant Defensive Line/DE Coach. You will work with the Defensive Line Coach, and coach the DE’s. #2 Assistant LB Coach, you will work with the LB’s and assist the LB Coach along with the Run game fits. #3 DB Assistant, you will coach either the Corners or Safeties and assist the DC/Head Coach. If selected you will report to the head football coach/Defensive coordinator and duties will include video breakdown of games, self-scout breakdown, opponent scouting, on the field coaching and  recruiting with additional duties assigned by the head coach. Opportunity to have your own position group for the right candidate. Experience playing/coaching and using DVSPORT digital editing system is a plus. All of these positions will be Unpaid positions that offer housing and meals, along with great experience and great opportunity! Interested candidates should email Cover Letter, Resume, and References to [email protected]

Minnesota State Comm & Tech (JC): Minnesota State Comm & Tech College (JUCO) is currently looking for a Defensive Backs coach. This is position is stipend based. Serious inquiries only please contact Coach Fry via email @ [email protected].

Albany State (D-II – GA): Albany State is looking for a Division II home game October 6th 2018, or an FCS Guarantee game.  Interested programs can contact Gabe Giardina at [email protected].

Humboldt State (D-II – CA): Humboldt State is looking for games on Sept. 1st and Sept. 8th in 2018. Would prefer home and home for 2018 & 2019 but will consider all options. Please contact Rob Smith at [email protected].

Independence CC (JC – KS): Independence Community College is immediately seeking qualified applicants for several offensive positions. #1, Assistant Offensive Line/TE Coach. You will work with the Offensive Line Coach, and coach the TE’s & Tackles. #2 Assistant WR/Slot Coach, you will work with the slot receivers and assist the WR Coach along with the pass game. #3 QB/RB Assistant, you will coach either the RB’s or QB’s and assist the OC/Head Coach. If selected you will report to the head football coach/offensive coordinator and duties will include video breakdown of games, self-scout breakdown, opponent scouting, on the field coaching (pass game),and  recruiting with additional duties assigned by the head coach. Opportunity to have your own position group for the right candidate. Experience playing/coaching and using DVSPORT digital editing system is a plus. All of these positions will be Unpaid positions that offer housing and meals, along with great experience and great opportunity! Interested candidates should email Cover Letter, Resume, and References to [email protected].

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

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