The Scoop – Monday January 22, 2018

Monday January 22, 2018

Albright College (D-III – PA): Per source, wide receivers coach Mike Boyer is moving to defense to coach the safeties and will remain special teams coordinator, Shanin Bennefield is moving from running backs coach to wide receivers coach, and defensive coordinator Randy Yerger will now coach the linebackers after previously mentoring the safeties.

North Carolina Wesleyan: Albright College (D-III – PA) linebackers coach Pernell Ingram has joined the staff and will coach the running backs, per source.

Arizona Cardinals: Al Holcomb, who coached the Carolina Panthers linebackers the past five seasons, is expected to join Steve Wilks in Arizona, per a tweet from Joe Person.

Carolina Panthers: Jourdan Rodrigue tweets that defensive line coach Eric Washington will get promoted to defensive coordinator, following the departure of Steve Wilks for the Cardinals head coaching job. Washington has been the team’s defensive line coach for the past seven seasons.

Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons have officially announced Greg Knapp as their new quarterbacks coach.

Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinals are closing in on a deal to make Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks their new head coach, per multiple reports. Read more here. 

Arizona: Linebackers coach Scott Boone is not being retained as a part of Kevin Sumlin’s new staff.

Georgia Tech: Wofford (FCS – SC) defensive line coach Jerome Riase is joining the staff, per the AJC. Riase coached the defensive line at Wofford the past four seasons.

Albright (D-III – PA): Albright College is accepting applications for an offensive intern football coach. Looking for the best available candidate; but preference is given to applicants with running backs coaching and / or playing experience. A generous monthly stipend spread over a 10-month contact, plus free 12-month housing. Send cover letter and resume to OC, Mike Winslow at [email protected].

Green Bay Packers: Bowling Green safeties coach Ryan Downard has left and accepted a position with the Packers, per Thomas Schmeltz.

Oklahoma State: Coaching staff update on Mike Gundy’s guys

Montana Western (NAIA): The University of Montana Western has an immediate opening for an intern coaching position for defensive line. Compensation is as follows; 10 month stipend, on campus apartment and meal stipend. Send resume and cover letter to [email protected]. No phone calls please.

New York Giants: Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo is not expected to return as a part of Pat Shurmur’s staff, a tweet from Jason La Canfora notes. Multiple reports link former Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio as the leading defensive coordinator candidate for the Giants staff.

Miami (OH): Scott Booker, who most recently coached the safeties and special teams at Nebraska, has joined the staff as receivers coach. Also, Joe Palcic has officially been named special teams coordinator after coaching the safeties the past three seasons, Bill Brechin will move from wide receivers to safeties coach, and Israel Woolfork will coach the slot wide receivers in addition to the running backs.

Northern Illinois: Per source, former Illinois State (FCS) running backs coach Lamar Conard will be the new running backs coach at NIU. Conard also served as the recruiting coordinator for Illinois State.

Tennessee Titans: Per a report from the Tennessean, defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau will not return next season. LeBeau has spent nearly 60 straight years as part of an NFL organization as either a player or coach, and noted last week that he’d be “comfortable retiring” if he wasn’t retained as part of the new Titans staff.

New York Jets: The Jets are expected to promote quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates to offensive coordinator, Adam Schefter tweets.

Alamaba A&M (FCS): Assistant head coach Andy Fuller, defensive line coach Anthony Taylor, linebackers coach Marlon Watson, corners coach Cliff Herbert and quarterbacks coach Willie Totten are not being retained, per source.

Louisiana Lafayette: Zac Etheridge will be the new defensive backs coach for Billy Napier’s squad sources tell FootballScoop. Bruce Feldman has also tweeted about the hire. Etheridge, who coached at Western Carolina this past season had just a week ago accepted the defensive backs position at UT Chattanooga.

Tony Levine: Former Houston head coach, and current Purdue special teams coordinator, Tony Levine explains his decision to walk away from coaching.

Tarleton State (D-II – TX): Source tells FootballScoop offensive line / co-offensive coordinator Bryson Oliver will not return to the staff. Prior to joining the Tarleton staff in 2016, Oliver previously served as a grad assistant at TCU and Oklahoma State and coached the offensive line at Tiffin University.

Montreal Alouettes (CFL): Per source, Ben Sherman is joining the Alouettes as special assistant to the head coach / scouting analyst. Ben is the son of head coach Mike Sherman.

Nebraska: Former Northwest Missouri State (D-II) quarterback Zach Martin is joining the staff as a graduate assistant working with the tight ends.

Alabama A&M (FCS): Defensive coordinator Travis Pearson and offensive line coach Keith Wagner have been retained on the new staff, per a tweet from WZDX.

Wofford (FCS – SC): Per source, Sam Siefkes has accepted the inside linebackers job on the Wofford staff. Siefkes is the former co-defensive coordinator at UW-Platteville (D-III).

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

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