The Scoop – Tuesday December 6, 2016

Tuesday December 6, 2016


Baylor: Last night we wrote that Baylor and A-State head coach Blake Anderson had begun negotiating, noting that the deal is not done. Reps have since alerted us to contract language in Anderson’s contract with A-State precluding him from being able to engage in direct talks without prior consent which they had not sought as of last night. Our understanding is that several coaches, typically through their agents, have discussed terms of a deal with Baylor only to have the deal then fizzle. Will update as more transpires.

Whittier (D-III – CA): Whittier College is seeking applicants for two graduate assistant coaching positions (1 offensive, 1 defensive). Qualifications include acceptance into graduate school (3.0 minimum GPA). The position includes a monthly stipend of $200, some meals, and free graduate school (Masters Edu.). No housing, or benefits are included, so candidates currently living in or around L.A., or with the ability to relocate to Los Angeles are more likely to make this position work effectively based on the pay of this position. The successful candidate will coach his own position, run positional meetings, contribute to the weekly game plan, have video editing duties (HUDL), and have his own recruiting area. Start date is as soon as possible. Please email a cover letter, resume, and references to head coach Mike Neale at [email protected]. No phone calls please.

Northern Michigan (D-II): Northern Michigan has announced five finalists for their head coaching position and they are; Michigan State offensive line coach Mark Staten, Ferris State co-defensive coordinator Kyle Nystrom, Grand Valley State (D-II – MI) co-defensive coordinator Nick Postma, UNC Pembroke (D-II) head coach / defensive coordinator Shane Richardson, and Fairmont State (D-II) head coach / offensive coordinator Jason Woodman. Interviews will take place on-campus starting today and going through Monday December 12th.

Arizona Cardinals: Bruce Arians told reporters that rumors of him considering retirement following a few heath issues this season “could not be further from the truth.”

Nevada: The Wolf Pack are down to a few finalists that include Eastern Washington (FCS) head coach Beau Baldwin and Vanderbilt offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal, who adds that at least one candidate remains unknown at this point. Bruce Feldman adds Jay Norvell to the list of candidates in play for the job. We hear there is another candidate as well. The Gazette-Journal adds that on-campus interviews are taking place this week and they hope to make a hire by Friday.

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