The Scoop – Thursday July 28, 2016

Thursday July 28, 2016

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Cal Poly: Running Back coach Aristotle Thompson has accepted an internship with the Seattle Seahawks this summer. Thompson is also one of the in-house candidates for the Cal Poly Offensive Coordinator position that recently opened.

Minnesota Vikings: Head coach Mike Zimmer has signed a contract extension. The Vikings did not disclose details of the extension. Zimmer is 18-14 in two seasons as head coach.

Buffalo: Lance Leipold has announced director of player personnel Taiwo Onatolu has been promoted to cornerbacks coach; former Eastern Michigan defensive coordinator Brad McCaslin has been named director of player personnel/defensive assistant; Najja Johnson, Ryan Olson and Reece Petty have been named graduate assistants; offensive assistant Grant Murray has been named director of high school relations; Tom Farniok has joined the staff as an assistant strength and conditioning coach; former Akron video coordinator Jason Sanders has been named assistant AD for football video and external relations; and Billy Bonneau has joined the staff as an administrative assistant for recruiting. 

Birmingham Southern (D-III – AL): Birmingham-Southern College has an immediate opening for a defensive assistant, defensive line experience preferred. Responsibilities include coaching a position, recruiting territory, Hudl editing, and administrative duties as determined by the head coach. Compensation includes $15,000 salary, no benefits, with on campus housing. All interested and qualified applicants email resume and references to head coach Eddie Garfinkle at [email protected].

Philadelphia Eagles: Phil Bhaya has been promoted to pro scout after spending the past two seasons as a scouting assistant and Ryan Paganetti is now an analyst on staff after serving as an intern last year. Bhaya played college ball at Princeton and Paganetti played at Dartmouth.

Manchester (D-III – IN): Head coach Nate Jensen has announced the additions of Chuck Ehret and Logan Haston. Ehret will work with the wide receivers and serve as the special teams coordinator and joins the Manchester staff for a second time after spending the last few seasons at Earlham College (D-III – IN). Haston is the school record holder in completions, yardage and touchdowns and will coach the quarterbacks.

Chris Ash “On Edge” at Rutgers: New head football coach Chris Ash inherits a Rutgers program that has finished in fourth place or lower in the East division of the Big Ten conference, including one bowl win in the last four seasons, all amidst numerous off the field issues. So in his effort to change the culture at Rutgers, Ash, who has spent the last two seasons as Urban Meyer’s defensive coordinator at Ohio State, has already implemented some of the “on edge” coaching methodology that Meyer has used with his programs since his days at the University of Florida. X&O Labs’ Mike Kuchar spent time with Coach Ash talking about his plan to change the culture in Piscataway. Read the exclusive interview here.

The University at Alabany (FCS – NY): The University at Albany is looking for a qualified person to fill the position of video coordinator. Interested candidates can send their resume and references to [email protected].

Feather River (JC – CA): Feather River JC in California has an opening for a defensive assistant. Preferably LBs or DBs. The position is a 10 month stipend contract for $9,500, with potential compensation for additional duties. Housing is also a possibility. Contract starts August 1, and FRC is looking to move quickly. Interested candidates please send resumes to head coach Tom Simi at [email protected]. Candidates may also contact Coach Simi at 530-569-0566. Candidates should also contact Human Resources Specialist Morgan Turner at [email protected]  to fill out the Feather River College Employment Application.

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Houston Baptist (FCS): Per source, Charlie Reeve is the quarterbacks coach / passing game coordinator. Reeve most recently was at Houston as an analyst and served as the tight ends coach at UTSA prior to that.

Shepherd (D-II – PA): Clarion Univeristy (D-II – PA) offensive coordinator Jesse Correll has left the program to return Shepherd (his alma mater) as the passing game coordinator, per source.

Howard Payne (D-III – TX): Howard Payne University has an immediate opening for an assistant football coach. We’re looking for the best coach offensively or defensively. The Assistant Football coach is responsible to assist the head coach in all facets of theFootball program, including compliance with NCAA and ASC regulations and accepting delegated tasks from the Athletic Director. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. A Master’s degree is preferred. At least three years of proven experience as a football coach is required. Resume, letter of interest, and references can be emailed to Cody Gilbert at [email protected].

Humboldt State (D-II – CA): Per source, Darren Arbet has been hired as the new assistant head coach / linebackers coach at Humboldt State. Arbet is a former Arena League head coach with the San Jose Sabercats, where he led the team to the Arena Bowl title four times.

Buffalo State (D-III): Buffalo State is looking to add a secondary coach. The position will work with Hudl and be responsible for their own recruiting area. Bachelor’s degree and playing and/or coaching experience is preferred. Compensation includes $13,500 (12 month) salary, and full NY State employee benefits. This is considered a part time entry level position. Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to Terry Bitka at [email protected].

Chestnut Hill College (Sprint – PA): Chestnut Hill College Sprint football has an immediate opening for a paid part time assistant coach to work with defense.  Experience in working with linebackers or secondary is a plus. If interested, please e-mail head coach Mike Pearson at [email protected].

Webber International (NAIA – FL): Former Campbellsville (FCS – NC) University recruiting coordinator / defensive line coach Vincent Davis has joined the staff as defensive line coach, per source.

Hiram (D-III – OH): Hiram College is seeking a part-rime offensive skill assistant to start immediately. This position includes a $4,000 stipend. Candidate will coach a position, work with the head football coach in operations, and have the ability to gain recruiting experience. Preference is given to applicants that reside within 30 minutes to 1 hour of campus. Submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Henry Stanford at [email protected]. No phone calls accepted. Taking applications until July 31st. 

LA Rams: John McKay, the youngest son of Atlanta Falcons president and CEO Rich McKay, has been added to the Rams staff as a scouting assistant. John spent the 2015-16 season as a labor operations seasons intern with the NFL.

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