The Scoop – Monday January 16, 2017

Monday January 16, 2017

Denver Broncos: John Benton has agreed to terms to join the staff as assistant offensive line coach. Benton has 30 years of coaching experience, including 13 seasons with NFL offensive lines. He most recently served as the Jacksonville Jaguars offensive line coach in 2016, and previously worked with the Dolphins, Texans, and Rams.

Alabama: The Tide have formally announced the addition of Greg Byrne as their new athletic director, effective March 1.

Reinhardt (NAIA – GA): Offensive line coach / recruiting coordinator James Miller has been promoted to head coach.

New England Patriots: Josh McDaniels has confirmed that he is staying in New England, adding “At this time, It’s best for my family and myself to remain here,” per Albert Breer.

Boise State: Former Boise State tight end Derrick Schouman has joined the staff as an offensive grad assistant.

Alabama: The program has announced that Mike Locksley has been promoted to a full-time offensive assistant role. His specific role has not yet been announced. Locksley spent last season in an offensive analyst role.

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San Francisco 49ers: Multiple outlets are reporting that Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels will likely pull his name from consideration for the Niners head coaching job and will return to New England in 2017. Albert Breer adds that the coach to watch now for the Niners is Kyle Shanahan.

Washington Redskins: The Redskins will interview Rob Ryan for their defensive coordinator position reports Albert Breer.

Tennessee: North Carolina defensive backs coach Charlton Warren has accepted the same role at Tennessee. Willie Martinez will not return to the Vols staff. Sources tell FootballScoop more changes are coming at UT in the coming days…

Eastern Washington: Head coach Beau Baldwin will earn $240,000 this year (plus up to $34,000 in bonuses) with annual raises of $10,000 on a new contract that runs through 2021, according to contract details obtained by the Spokane Spokesman-Review.

Minnesota Vikings: Former UCLA offensive coordinator Kennedy Polamalu will be the new running backs coach for the Vikings reports Alex Marvez.

Eastern Illinois: Former Oklahoma State defensive end and student assistant Victor Irokansi has accepted the defensive line grad assistant position at Eastern Illinois source tells FootballScoop.

Elon: Ohio Dominican running backs / special teams coordinator Matt Merritt is joining the Elon staff in the same capacity source tells FootballScoop. Merritt was part of the Ohio State staff from 2013-2015.

Penn State: Former Princeton assistant director of operations Andrew P. Goodman is joining the Penn State staff as assistant recruiting coordinator source tells FootballScoop.

Cabrillo College: Humboldt State running backs coach Vinny Gonzales is joining new head coach Darren Arbet’s staff at Cabrillo source tells FootballScoop.

Itawamba (CC – MS): University of Minnesota offensive quality control Will Peagler is joining the Itawamba staff coaching the offensive line source tells FootballScoop. Outback previously served as offensive coordinator / offensive line coach at Jones Junior College and as run game coordinator / offensive line / recruiting coordinator at Coffeyville. His prior stops included stints at Louisiana-Lafayette, Valdosta State and Clemson.

NC State: Rutgers safeties coach Aaron Henry is leaving to take a similar position at NC State. Henry was a defensive back at Wisconsin when Dave Doeren was the defensive coordinator. 

Western Michigan: New head coach Tim Lester will earn $225,000 from the University and $575,000 from donors for a total of $800,000 annually, per MLive. PJ Fleck made the same salary last season and was the highest paid coach in MAC history. Bonuses and incentives could take Lester’s salary up to $1.1 million.

Eastern Illinois (FCS): Per source, former Oklahoma State defensive end and student assistant Victor Irokansi has accepted the defensive graduate assistant job at Eastern Illinois working with the defensive line.

VMI: Per source, Tommy Galt is expected to be named the offensive line coach at VMI. Galt most recently served as a graduate assistant at Penn State.

Kansas: The University of Kansas football program is accepting applicants for the position of video assistant. See DFO Scoop for full details, and how to apply.

Podcast: The FootballScoop Podcast will resume next Monday.

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