The Scoop – Friday February 24, 2017

Friday February 24, 2017

Tennessee: Sources tell FootballScoop, FIU receivers coach Kevin Beard is a strong candidate for the receivers position at Tennessee. Beard, a former receiver at Miami, was on staff at Miami (with Tennessee OC Larry Scott) in 2014 & ’15, served as an offensive quality control at Georgia for the 2016 season and had joined Butch Davis’ staff at FIU a few months back.

North Carolina: Mike Ekeler has officially been announced as linebackers coach.

Arizona: UTEP wide receivers coach Theron Aych is joining the Arizona staff as wide receivers coach, per SB Nation. We can confirm the hire. Prior to UTEP, Aych was the offensive coordinator and assistant head coach for five seasons at Angelo State (D-II – TX).

John Carroll (D-III – OH): Head coach Rick Finotti has finalized his coaching staff as follows; Michael Switzer (OC), Nick Alexander (passing game coordinator), Bryan Beigie (WRs), Tony Binker (TEs), Kyle Hoke (DC / DBs), Jeff Long Jr. (DL), and Frank Finotti (defensive assistant). Rom Szymanski (RBs), Chris Rizzo (offensive assistant coach) and Jimmy Rich (defensive quality control) will all return from the previous staff.

Pitt: Pat Narduzzi has announced the additions of former Indiana tight ends / fullbacks coach James Patton (offensive quality control assistant), and Butler defensive coordinator Tim Cooper (defensive quality control).

Briar Cliff (D-III – IA): Kai Ellis has joined the staff as assistant head coach / defensive coordinator. Ellis spent two seasons at West Hills College (JC – CA), most recently as the defensive coordinator.

Bucknell (FCS – PA): Sources tell FootballScoop that former Syracuse wide receivers coach Rob Acosta is joining the staff as offensive coordinator. Acosta is the former head coach at Widener (D-III – PA).

Methodist University (D-III – NC): Methodist University is accepting applications for a fulltime Offensive Coordinator position at this NCAA III institution and proud member of the USA South Athletic Conference. Responsibilities include being the Offensive Coordinator, coaching Wide Receivers and assisting the head coach in all aspects of organizing, developing and implementing best practices for our football program in accordance with NCAA III and Methodist University guidelines, regulations and philosophies. Applications will be reviewed immediately upon arrival and continue until the position is filled. Methodist University in harmony with its tradition takes seriously the ethical and moral development of students…Methodist University reserves the right to authenticate academic and professional credentials and consult public records prior to extending offers of employment. EOE Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred….successful coaching experience required with demonstrated experience in the recruitment of student/athletes at the NCAA III level. Application will require letter of application, resume and contact information on three professional references. Please apply via this link and send a copy of your resume to Head Football Coach Keven Williams at [email protected].

Concordia University (D-III – Chicago, IL): Concordia University Chicago is looking for a home football game for either September 9th or September 23rd for the upcoming 2017 season. Please contact Randy Awrey if you are interested at [email protected].

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