The Scoop – Thursday April 26, 2018

Thursday April 26, 2018

Purdue: Purdue has announced a 2-year contract extension for head coach Jeff Brohm through 2024. His original 6-year contract expired in 2024. Brohm went 7-6 in his first season as the Boilers’ head coach, a 4-win increase from 2016.

Southern Illinois (FCS): Jerry Kill was handed the keys to SIU’s athletics department on Thursday, but he was not named AD. We’ll explain.

TCU: Gary Patterson earned $4.76 million in 2016, which would have ranked 11th nationally this past season, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Northern State (D-II – SD): Kurt Holinka has been named defensive line coach. He has previously been on staff for four seasons, the last two as running backs coach.

Idaho: Idaho football has an immediate opening for two volunteer interns. Responsibilities include developing scouting reports, film breakdown, weekly practice preparation, and any assignments delegated by the coordinators and head coach. We are looking for dedicated and detail orientated people who want to advance their career in the coaching profession, and ideal candidates are detailed oriented and have a proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Visio, Docs, PowerPoint and other computer skills. This is strictly a VOLUNTEER position, with NO compensation, housing or benefits. All interested applicants please email their resume and references to [email protected]. No phone calls please.

Florida HS: 7A State Champion head coach John Peacock has been fired…and this is quite a read.

Streamlining Gap Scheme Teaching with the Spot Method: Having coached in multiple systems in multiple years, Kansas Wesleyan University Head Coach Matt Drinkall continually struggled with correlating concepts with communication. So, he developed his own method that allows his gap scheme system to operate seamlessly between plays, players, and defensive fronts. In an exclusive clinic report for X&O Labs, Coach Drinkall reveals his communication system that utilizes one-word assignments and teaches defensive alignment by theory and has built-in answers for any front and pressure. In using this system, the KWU offense averaged 440 yards per game and 37 points per game last season and this gap series accounted for 13 of its 19 rushing TDs. Get this report sent directly to your email on Tuesday morning at 7 am. Go here and enter your email.

West Texas A&M (D-II): West Texas A&M University is accepting applications for running back graduate assistant. This position comes with a 10-month stipend, no housing or meals will be provided. Responsibilities include practice/game preparation, video editing/breakdown (Hudl), and other duties assigned by head coach or offensive coordinator. Experience playing and/or coaching running backs is preferred. Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and three references to Offensive Coordinator, Ryan McDonough at [email protected]. Successful candidates must pass a background check and be accepted into the graduate school of choice. No phone calls please.


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Lawrence (D-III – WI): Lawrence University, who competes in the Midwest Conference, is seeking opponents for two games in 2020-21. Home and home agreement. Sept. 5 and 12, 2020, and Sept. 4 and 11, 2021 are the open dates. Interested programs can email [email protected] if interested.

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

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National columnist - Zach joined the staff in 2012...and has been attempting to improve Doug and Scott's writing ability ever since (to little avail). Outside of football season, you can find him watching the San Antonio Spurs reading Game of Thrones fan theories.