The Scoop – Wednesday February 22, 2017

Wednesday February 22, 2017

Appalachian State: Defensive backs coach Scot Sloan has been promoted to co-defensive coordinator.

Alabama: Nick Saban is promoting from within to fill the position of director of player development according to Marq Mitcham who reports Denzel Devall will now fill the role Freddie Roach occupied until he left recently to join the Ole Miss staff. Denzel joined the Tide staff in July as a personnel development assistant. He moved to an assistant strength coach in January and now will serve as director of player development per the report.

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Chicago Bears: The Bears are adding Brandon Staley as outside linebackers coach per Adam Caplan & FootballScoop can confirm. Staley was the 2016 FootballScoop Division-III Coordinator of the Year for his work at John Carroll University. Staley had been slated to go with head coach Tom Arth to UT Chattanooga as defensive coordinator.

Baltimore Ravens: Former Georgia State defensive coordinator Jesse Minter has accepted an off-the-field job with the Ravens, according to Bruce Feldman.

Kentucky: Salary information for a number of Mark Stoops’s assistants has been released, courtesy of the Louisville Courier-Journal’s Jon Hale — offensive coordinator Eddie Gran has signed a 3-year deal that pays him $825,000 in 2017 and rises by $25,000 a year; defensive coordinator Matt House has signed a 3-year deal worth $650,000 a year (both coordinators have $150,000 buyouts per year remaining on their deals); outside linebackers coach/special teams coordinator Dean Hood will make $350,000 next season; and defensive line coach Derrick LeBlanc will earn $300,000 next season.

Charleston (D-II – WV): Ohio graduate assistant Zack Johnson will join the Golden Eagles’ staff as linebackers coach.

Chicago Bears: Tennessee receivers coach Zach Azzanni is leaving to become the new receivers coach of the Bears multiple outlets are reporting and FootballScoop can confirm. We understand the Bears made a very strong offer to entice Azzanni to come.

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USC: Indiana running backs coach Deland McCullough will be USC’s new running backs coach, sources tell FootballScoop. Steve Wilfong 247’s director of recruiting first reported the interest. McCullough is a former FootballScoop Running Backs Coach of the Year finalist.

Princeton: Princeton football is seeking to fill a social media coordinator position. Applicants should be proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Suite, Adobe Premier Video Editing and InDesign. Applicants should also be proficient in all social media platforms. This is an internship position with no housing, meals or benefits provided. Please send a resume, cover letter, and a few samples of your best work to director of operations Mike Cerullo at [email protected]. No phone calls please.

Chicago Bears: Former Niners special teams coordinator Derious Swinton II is joining the Bears’ staff as assistant special teams coordinator according to Alex Marvez.

Defiance College (D-III – OH): Ball State offensive line grad assistant Doug Ehinger is joining the Defiance staff as offensive line coach source tells FootballScoop. Ehinger previously coached at Albion College and Hanover Horton HS (MI).

Blinn JC (TX): Assistant coach Jason Smith is now the head coach at Beaumont Kelly Catholic High School (TX).

Assumption College (D-II – MA): Assumption College, an NCAA Division II institution competing in the Northeast-10 Conference, is seeking applicants for a Wide Receivers or Quarterbacks coach. Responsibilities include coaching a position group, maintaining a recruiting area, and all other tasks assigned by the Head Coach. Preference will be given to those with prior coaching experience at the Wide Receiver or Quarterback position, experience using HUDL, Adobe Photoshop, and ARMS recruiting software.  Minority applicants are encouraged to apply. This is a restricted earnings position including a $10,000 stipend and meals. To apply, please click the link below and follow the instructions provided:

Wagner (FCS – NY): Wagner College has open dates for games early in the season in 2018, 2019, and 2020. They are looking for a DII game in 2019. If interested, contact DFO Ryan Monaghan at [email protected]

Indiana State: We are told Wayne State defensive coordinator Brad Wilson is now the defensive coordinator at Indiana State.

West Hills Community College District (CA): West Hills Community College District is seeking a head football coach. Find the job description and application here.

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