The Scoop – Monday February 20, 2017

Monday February 20, 2017

Florida State: Source tells FootballScoop the Seminoles are adding Southern Miss offensive line grad assistant AJ Antonescu in the same capacity. Antonescu played his college ball at Memphis, finishing up under Justin Fuente’s leadership. He previously coached tight ends at Alcorn State for a season before joining the Southern Miss staff for this past season.

North Texas: The Mean Green have hired Chuck Langston as offensive line coach, sources tell FootballScoop. Langston was previously the offensive line coach at Lamar and as a head coach at the high school and junior college level in Texas.

Hawaii: Cal Poly defensive backs coach Jacob Yoro will be the new safeties coach at Hawaii sources tell FootballScoop.

Notre Dame: Notre Dame is seeking to hire a Graphic Design & Social Media intern to work solely within it’s Football Recruiting Department. This is a full time, on-campus position with benefits. The focus of this position will be creating digital graphics for recruiting purposes but will also assist in the execution of our social media strategic plan for football recruiting. Candidates should have an Associates Degree or up to 3 years of college or technical school. If interested, email portfolio and resume to Aaryn Kearney at

Boston College: Athletics director Brad Bates has resigned his post, effective at the end of the athletic year, to join Collegiate Sports Associates.

Charlotte: Word has been circulating that Charlotte receivers coach / recruiting coordinator Joe Tereshinski III was stepping down. This morning a local report “confirms” that Joe is leaving the program. With Dean Hood recently leaving for a position at Kentucky, this leaves two openings on the offensive side of the ball at Charlotte.

North Texas: UNT is set to hire Marc Yellock as defensive line coach, FootballScoop can confirm. The news was first reported by Brett Vito of the Denton Record-Chronicle. Yellock previously coached the defensive line for East Carolina.

Auburn: Source tells FootballScoop, Arizona State offensive grad assistant Graham Craig is joining the Auburn staff filling the spot of Austin Tucker who accepted a similar position at Memphis.

Gardner Webb: North Greenville defensive backs graduate assistant, Bennett Houston, has been named the director of football operations / assistant coach at Gardner Webb University.

Auburn: Source tells FootballScoop Auburn defensive backs grad assistant Ishmael Aristide will join the Ole Miss staff as an analyst.

Virginia Tech: AD Whit Babcock will make a minimum of $996,750 in 2017 as part of his new contract, according to David Teel of the Daily Press.

Centre College (D-III – KY): Per source, Huntingdon College (D-III – AL) offensive coordinator Ben Fox is the new offensive coordinator at Centre College. Last year, Fox led the Hawks to achieve an average of over 500 yards per game and 45 points a game. As well as leading Division III in 3rd down efficiency.

Langston (NAIA – OK): We’re told Rod Taylor has accepted the offensive coordinator position at Langston. He was previously at Del Rio High School in Texas.

Southwest (CC – MS): East Central CC linebackers coach Derek Welch will be the defensive backs coach at Southwestern.

Southwestern Assemblies of God (NAIA – TX): Offensive coordinator Paul Hansen has accepted the head coaching job at Parkview High School in Missouri.

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