The Scoop – Monday January 16, 2017

Monday January 16, 2017

Minnesota Vikings: Former UCLA offensive coordinator Kennedy Polamalu will be the new running backs coach for the Vikings reports Alex Marvez.

Eastern Illinois: Former Oklahoma State defensive end and student assistant Victor Irokansi has accepted the defensive line grad assistant position at Eastern Illinois source tells FootballScoop.

Elon: Ohio Dominican running backs / special teams coordinator Matt Merritt is joining the Elon staff in the same capacity source tells FootballScoop. Merritt was part of the Ohio State staff from 2013-2015.

Penn State: Former Princeton assistant director of operations Andrew P. Goodman is joining the Penn State staff as assistant recruiting coordinator source tells FootballScoop.

Cabrillo College: Humboldt State running backs coach Vinny Gonzales is joining new head coach Darren Arbet’s staff at Cabrillo source tells FootballScoop.

Itawamba (CC – MS): University of Minnesota offensive quality control Will Peagler is joining the Itawamba staff coaching the offensive line source tells FootballScoop. Outback previously served as offensive coordinator / offensive line coach at Jones Junior College and as run game coordinator / offensive line / recruiting coordinator at Coffeyville. His prior stops included stints at Louisiana-Lafayette, Valdosta State and Clemson.

NC State: Rutgers safeties coach Aaron Henry is leaving to take a similar position at NC State. Henry was a defensive back at Wisconsin when Dave Doeren was the defensive coordinator. 

Western Michigan: New head coach Tim Lester will earn $225,000 from the University and $575,000 from donors for a total of $800,000 annually, per MLive. PJ Fleck made the same salary last season and was the highest paid coach in MAC history. Bonuses and incentives could take Lester’s salary up to $1.1 million.

Eastern Illinois (FCS): Per source, former Oklahoma State defensive end and student assistant Victor Irokansi has accepted the defensive graduate assistant job at Eastern Illinois working with the defensive line.

VMI: Per source, Tommy Galt is expected to be named the offensive line coach at VMI. Galt most recently served as a graduate assistant at Penn State.

Kansas: The University of Kansas football program is accepting applicants for the position of video assistant. See DFO Scoop for full details, and how to apply.

Podcast: The FootballScoop Podcast will resume next Monday.

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