The Scoop – Sunday December 17, 2017

Sunday December 17, 2017

Tennessee: “Austin Thomas will not be a part of the University of Tennessee football staff. That will not happen,” Doug Matthews said on Nashville’s Big Orange Sunday radio show today. Bruce Feldman tweeted the same, saying Thomas and the Vols could not agree on his title and responsibility. Thomas formally resigned from his post as LSU’s general manager to join Tennessee’s staff last week.

Bill Cowher: Amid rumors of a possible return to coaching, namely with the Giants, Cowher told the New York Post that he has no interest in coaching the Giants, or any NFL team for that matter. He shared that, “It’s not even about a team, it’s about a lifestyle,” and later noted that he’s very, very comfortable with the phase of life he’s currently in.

Arizona Cardinals: The organization is internally preparing for a coaching search in the event that head coach Bruce Arians decides to retire at the end of the season, per a report from Jason La Canfora. The Cards are currently 6-7 and sitting at 3rd place in the NFC West. Arians is 56-32 overall as a head coach, and has battled some health issues, including cancer, the past few seasons.

Cincinnati Bengals: Marvin Lewis is planning on leaving the Bengals at the end of the season to pursue opportunities elsewhere after 15 years in Cincinnati, per a report from Adam Schefter. Read more here.

East Tennessee State (FCS): We reported last night Randy Sanders is leaving Tallahassee to become new head coach at East Tennessee State source tells FootballScoop.

UW-Stevens Point (D-III – WI): UW-Stevens Point is seeking a home and home series for 2018 and 2019 in Week 3, or Week 4. If interested, please email [email protected]. We also have openings in 2020-2021.

Tulane: Head coach Willie Fritz is finalizing a multi-year extension tweets Pete Thamel. In his two years at Tulane Fritz has continued to add to the win total after taking over & completely retooling the roster Curtis Johnson left him.

Independence Community College (KS): Independence Community College is immediately seeking qualified applicants for several defensive positions. #1, Assistant Defensive Line/DE Coach. You will work with the Defensive Line Coach, and coach the DE’s. #2 Assistant LB Coach, you will work with the LB’s and assist the LB Coach along with the Run game fits. #3 DB Assistant, you will coach either the Corners or Safeties and assist the DC/Head Coach. If selected you will report to the head football coach/Defensive coordinator and duties will include video breakdown of games, self-scout breakdown, opponent scouting, on the field coaching and recruiting with additional duties assigned by the head coach. Opportunity to have your own position group for the right candidate. Experience playing/coaching and using DVSPORT digital editing system is a plus. All of these positions will be Unpaid positions that offer housing and meals, along with great experience and great opportunity! Interested candidates should email Cover Letter, Resume, and References to [email protected] or [email protected]

SMU: TCU offensive analyst David Gru is joining Sonny Dykes staff at SMU source tells FootballScoop. Gru will coach one set of the receivers.

Central Arkansas: In addition to Ken Collums at offensive coordinator, source tells FootballScoop Ryan Howard (receivers) and Gunnar Boykin (offensive line) are being retained and Brooks Hollingsworth will coach the tight ends.

Independence Community College (KS): Independence Community College is immediately seeking qualified applicants for several offensive positions. #1, Assistant Offensive Line/TE Coach. You will work with the Offensive Line Coach, and coach the TE’s & Tackles. #2 Assistant WR/Slot Coach, you will work with the slot receivers and assist the WR Coach along with the pass game. #3 QB/RB Assistant, you will coach either the RB’s or QB’s and assist the OC/Head Coach. If selected you will report to the head football coach/offensive coordinator and duties will include video breakdown of games, self-scout breakdown, opponent scouting, on the field coaching (pass game),and recruiting with additional duties assigned by the head coach. Opportunity to have your own position group for the right candidate. Experience playing/coaching and using DVSPORT digital editing system is a plus. All of these positions will be Unpaid positions that offer housing and meals, along with great experience and great opportunity! Interested candidates should email Cover Letter, Resume, and References to [email protected].

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