The Scoop – Wednesday February 21, 2018

Wednesday February 21, 2018

North Carolina: North Carolina has a defensive line grad assistant position open.

Stephen F. Austin: We hear all positions have been filled. Expect official announcements next week.

ESPN: Play-by-play announcer Mike Patrick has announced his retirement after 36 years with the network. Patrick called ESPN’s “Sunday Night Football” NFL package from 1987-05 and worked college football games after the network lost NFL rights, most recently with Tommy Tuberville as his analyst.

Guardian Caps: Pad Every Blow in Practice with Guardian CapsGuardian Caps lessen the buildup of Hits to the Head, Body Blows and Broken Fingers & Gouged helmet shells.

Tennessee Titans: Former Texas State director of football operations John Streicher is now special assistant to the head coach of the Titans. Streicher and Vrabel worked together multiple years at Ohio State.

Oregon State: Montana State DFO Brittney Johnson will join the staff as assistant DFO, sources tell FootballScoop.

Tiffin (D-II – OH): Former Carthage (D-III – WI) head coach Mike Yeager is joining the staff as defensive coordinator, per source.

Tennessee Titans: Tiffin (D-II – OH) defensive coordinator Matt Edwards is joining the Titans staff as a special teams assistant.

Purdue: Jeff Brohm has promoted special teams quallity control coach Kevin Wolthausen to the 10th assistant role for the Boilermakers where he will work with special teams and on the defensive side of the ball. Wolthausen coached the defensive line at Purdue in 2012 and has also served as the special teams coordinator / linebackers coach and defensive line coach during his time at UConn and also previously coached the special teams at FIU with stops at Louisville, Arizona, USC, Arizona State, and Oklahoma as well.

Shorter (D-II – GA): Shorter University is looking to fill a defensive graduate assistant position working with the defensive backs. Resumes and cover letters can be sent to [email protected].

Pacific Lutheran (D-III – WA): Trinity (D-III – TX) defensive coordinator Brant McAdams has been named head coach.

East Texas Baptist (D-III): Head coach Scott Highsmith has stepped down for family health reasons. The University has announced former Navarro College (JC – TX) head coach Brian Mayper as their new head coach. Mayper served as passing game coordinator at Brennan HS (TX) this past season, and as head coach of the Belgrade Wolves in Central Europe the 2016 season.

Miami Ohio: Grand Valley State (D-II – MI) defensive line coach EJ Whitlow has joined the Miami (OH) staff as defensive line coach.  

Yale: Source tells FootballScoop Colgate outside linebackers coach Ben Olson will be the new defensive line coach at Yale.

Philadelphia Eagles: Duce Staley has added the assistant head coach title.

John Carroll (D-III – OH): John Carroll University is looking for a week 1 opponent in the 2020 and 2023 seasons. Would prefer to travel in 2020 and play at home in 2023. If interested please contact coach Jeff Long at [email protected].

Dixie State (D-II – UT): Dixie State University is looking for volunteer assistants at RB and assistant DL. Proficiency using hudl is a benefit. Please send letter of interest and resume to [email protected]. No phone calls.

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

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