The Scoop – Sunday January 15, 2017

Sunday January 15, 2017

UCLA: UCLA and offensive line coach Adrian Klemm have parted ways, according to Scout’s Brandon Huffman. We can confirm the news. 

Alabama: Alabama has hired AD Greg Byrne away from Arizona to run the Crimson Tide athletics department, FootballScoop can confirm. Read more here.

UConn: JB Grimes will be the new offensive line coach at UConn reports James Crepea. Grimes coached at Cincinnati this past season.

East Carolina: Northern Iowa defensive backs coach Brandon Lynch is joining ECU in the same capacity.

Memphis: Mike Norvell has promoted assistant head coach / running backs coach Darrell Dickey to offensive coordinator, offensive graduate assistant Kenny Dillingham is being elevated to a full-time assistant as quarterbacks and tight ends coach, and offensive line coach Ryan Silverfield is adding the run game coordinator title.

TCU: Former Cal head coach Sonny Dykes is joining Gary Patterson’s staff at TCU in a role to be determined, per a report 247. We are told Dykes will join the staff in an advisory role.

Central Michigan: Northern Michigan receivers coach Marcus Knight will join the CMU staff in the same role reports Nate Schneider who covers CMU.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Adam Schefter shared today that Chip Kelly interviewed for the Jaguars job “very quietly” before the organization ultimately decided to hire Doug Marrone.

Buffalo Bills: Chiefs co-offensive coordinator Brad Childress is a top target for the Bills offensive coordinator job, according to Ian Rapoport.

San Francisco 49ers: Tom Cable, the offensive line coach for the Seattle Seahawks, is interviewing for the head coaching job today per Ian Rapoport.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Michigan running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley “should be joining the Jaguars staff imminently” reports Alex Marvez of the Sporting News. Wheatley is expected to have the same role with the Jaguars.

San Diego Chargers: Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Pat Meyer will be the new OL coach in San Diego reports Alex Marvez. Former Chargers offensive line coach Jeff Davidson went to the Broncos in the same capacity.

Louisville: Bobby Petrino has announced that Tony Grantham will no longer be part of the staff.

Cal: Long-time Oregon offensive line coach Steve Greatwood will join Justin Wilcox’s staff at Cal in the same capacity reports Aaron Fentress. Sources also tell FootballScoop Damon Harrington, Cal head strength coach under Sonny Dykes, will not be retained.

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Arizona State: Sources tell FootballScoop former Missouri offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Josh Henson is a very strong candidate to join Todd Graham’s staff coaching the offensive line. Henson spent this past season as an offensive analyst at Oklahoma State.

Green Bay Blizzard (Indoor): Mike Haar formerly defensive line coach / long snappers at Carroll University for four years and Director of Football Operations at Wisconsin Lutheran College prior to that, who also interned with the New Orleans Saints, in 1999, Coach Ditka’s final season,  will be with the Green Bay Blizzard assisting with defensive line and player personnel. 

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