The Scoop – Thursday January 18, 2018

Thursday January 18, 2018

Matt Snyder, the grandson of Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder, and son of associate head coach / special teams coordinator Sean Snyder, has sadly passed away at age 22, according to local reports. Please join us in praying for the family and all affected by Matt’s loss.

Utah State: Former Aggies quarterback Chuckie Keeton has announced he has joined the staff. We expect Keeton to serve as an offensive grad assistant. Source tells FootballScoop former Oregon State grad assistant Al Lapuaho is expected to join the staff as well as defensive grad assistant. Lapuaho, like Keeton, played at Utah State.

LSU: Coaching staff update – O has hired & promoted a number of guys; but has a few moves left to make as well.

Nick Saban & Bill Belichick: Jenny Vrentas has a great article this morning about a secret clinic between Saban & Belichick many years ago that helped lead to all of their success. Great nuggets included about hiring Daboll & Josh McDaniels along the way as well. Enjoy.

NCAA: It sounds as if the new redshirt rule is going to pass.

Coaching Staff Update: Texas Tech. Kliff has had some turnover and still has a number of open positions to fill.

Tennessee: South Carolina assistant director of player personnel Shaq Wilson is set to join the Tennessee staff as an assistant strength coach source tells FootballScoop.

Coaching Staff Updates: From yesterday – AlabamaOklahomaMichigan.

West Virginia State (D-II): Nyema Washington has joined the staff as pass game coordinator / wide receivers coach and Derrick Evans has joined as special teams coordinator / tight ends coach, per source.

Trap Coverage to Defend 3×1 RPO Concepts: Although Trap coverage is a solid answer for bubble or stick route RPOs in 3×1 formations. Shortening space for the outside linebacker allows him to be a better run support defender. X&O Labs will release an exclusive clinic report from Richland High School (TX) defensive coordinator Klint King detailing how he is still able to apply Trap rules to defend four vertical routes. The Rebels are a split field coverage outfit that used Trap coverage to give up only four completions on 30 RPO attempts last fall. This clinic report includes video and illustrations. To ensure you receive this report directly in your inbox, click here and enter your email address.

Glenville State (D-II – WV): Will Burnham, the tight ends / fullbacks coach at UT Martin (FCS) the past two seasons, has accepted the running backs / tight ends / co-special teams coordinator, per source.

Charleston Southern: Matt White has accepted the offensive line job on staff, per source. White previously served as the team’s assistant offensive line coach.

North Alabama (D-II): University of North Alabama football is looking for a One year Guarantee, home game for week 4 (Sept. 22, 2018) of next season. Please contact Coach Thomas if interested by phone at (256) 702-5253 or email [email protected].

Tennessee Titans: The Titans are interviewing Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel for their head coaching job today, Adam Schefter tweets.

Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys have reached an agreement with Sanjay Lal to coach their wide receivers, per David Moore. Lal spent last season with the Colts.

Chicago Bears: The Bears interviewed former Raiders offensive coordinator Tood Downing for their quarterbacks job yesterday, per a tweet from Adam Caplan.

Arizona Cardinals: Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong is flying in today for a second interview for the head coaching job, per Ian Rapoport.

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

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