The Scoop – Tuesday February 20, 2018

Tuesday February 20, 2018

Carthage College (D-III – WI): Defensive coordinator Dustin Hass has been promoted to head coach. Offensive coordinator Kyle Rooker has added the title of assistant head coach. Former head coach Mike Yeager has accepted a position at Tiffin University (D-III – OH).

Purdue: Kevin Wolthausen has been promoted to one of Purdue’s two full-time positions open. Wolthausen was off the field, supporting special teams & the defensive staff.

Marshall: We have been hearing for a while that should Mirabal get the job at Oregon (below), Doc Holliday was targeting Charlotte offensive line coach Greg Adkins. Will update….

Oregon: Marshall offensive line coach Alex Mirabal has joined the staff in the same post, according to Grant Traylor of the Huntington Herald-Dispatch.

Everybody against A&M: Tim Brewster took to the twitter last night…and now seemingly everybody wants a piece of the action.

Missouri Southern (D-II): Former offensive coordinator David Johnson is now the offensive coordinator at Denton (TX) High School, sources tell FootballScoop.

New Mexico State: Secondary coach Brian Bell recently underwent a combination kidney-pancreas transplant that went smoothly, according to a story shared by the Mayo Clinic. Please join us in keeping him in your thoughts.

Alvernia (D-III – PA): Alvernia University is looking to hire an offensive graduate assistant. We will hire best fit so all positions will be considered. Previous collegiate coaching and/or playing experience is preferred. Duties will include coaching your own position, recruiting your own regional territory, video and Hudl responsibilities, coaching on special teams, and other duties assigned by the head coach. This position requires admittance into one of Alvernia University’s graduate programs. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree, valid driver’s license, and strong communication skills both written and verbal. Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume and list of three references to Head Coach Ralph Clark at [email protected]. No phone calls please.

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Pitt: Paris Johnson Sr., who coached the safeties at Savannah State (FCS – GA) last season, has joined the Pitt staff as assistant director of player personnel, per source. Johnson Sr. previously spent a season working with Pat Narduzzi as a defensive graduate assistant at Michigan State and is a former fifth-round NFL draft pick. He also worked in the recruiting department at Michigan State for a few seasons as well prior to joining the Savannah State staff.

Alvernia (D-III – PA): Alvernia University is looking to hire an entry level restricted earnings defensive assistant. The incumbent will be responsible for film breakdown, video editing using Hudl, coaching your own position, coordinating and running meetings, assisting with special teams, recruiting your own territory, and monitoring the academic progress of our student athletes. Additional duties may be assigned by the head coach or director of athletics. Previous playing and/or coaching experience at the collegiate level is preferred. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree, a valid driver’s license with clean driving record, ability to communicate effectively and the ability to adhere to the vision, rules and regulations of the NCAA, MAC Conference, Alvernia University and its football program. Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume and references to Head Coach Ralph Clark @ [email protected]. No phone calls please.

Austin Peay (FCS – TN): A few updates to the Austin Peay staff, per source. Turner West, who we reported was joining the staff the other day, will coach the linebackers, and former Titans defensive line coach Nick Eason is joining the staff as a defensive assistant and assistant linebackers coach, and former Cal defensive line coach Fred Tate is joining the staff as defensive line coach.

Alcorn State (FCS – MS): Missouri Southern (D-II) defensive line coach Darius Hart is joining the staff, per source.

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (JC): Per source, Missouri Southern (D-II) secondary coach Zach Crissup is heading to NEO as defensive coordinator. Crissup previously served as the defensive coordinator at Fairmont State (D-II -WV).

Ohio Wesleyan (D-III): Ohio Wesleyan University is seeking qualified applicants for an Intern level position as assistant football coach. This position will report to head football coach and duties will include coaching, recruiting, and academic monitoring. Additional duties may be assigned by the head coach. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree, a valid driver’s license, and playing experience/coaching experience at the collegiate level. This position will have its own position group, and recruiting area. This position has a starting date of immediately. Compensation includes stipend, room, and board. It is the policy of Ohio Wesleyan University to conduct background checks. To apply for this position, please send resume and references to [email protected]. Please NO phone calls.

Alvernia (D-III – PA): Alvernia University is looking to hire a part-time offensive assistant coach. Previous coaching experience at the high school or collegiate level is required. Duties will include coaching your own position, video and Hudl responsibilities, coaching on special teams, and other duties assigned by the head coach. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree, valid driver’s license, and commitment to the development of our young men. This is a part-time position so local candidates are encouraged to apply.  Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume and list of three references to Head Coach Ralph Clark @ [email protected]. No phone calls please.

Michigan: Michigan has formally announced Jim McElwain as wide receivers coach. He has been designated as the Wolverines’ 10th assistant.

Long-time coach Chuck Klausing passed away last week at the age of 92. The former head coach at IUP and Carnegie Mellon coached 46 seasons in total at the college and high school levels. Please keep coach Klausing and his family in your prayers.

Louisville: The NCAA has denied Louisville’s appeal. Louisville’s men’s basketball team ordered to vacate their 2013 NCAA title & more.

Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles plan to promote Mike Groh to offensive coordinator tweets Tim McManus.

Minnesota-Morris (D-III): UMM is seeking applications for two part time coaching positions. DB and WR. These are season entry-level positions starting July 30th and ending on Nov 30th. $3,000 salary with some meals and affordable housing available. Apply via this link No phone calls please. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue till filled.

Hiram (D-III – OH): Hiram College is seeking applications for the position of assistant coach (offensive line). The assistant football coach position is a full-time, 10 month staff position which reports to the Head Football Coach and Director of Athletics. The assistant coach is responsible for; on field offensive line coaching, assisting with the organization and implementation of a successful recruiting and retention plan for the program in accordance with department/college policies and procedures, and acting in accord with NCAC, NCAA, and institutional rules and regulations. Additional duties will include administrative responsibility, teaching in our Exercise/Sport Science program, and event management. A Master’s Degree is preferred while a Bachelor’s Degree is required. Qualified candidates are encouraged to send a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references electronically to [email protected]. Hiram College is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Slippery Rock (D-II – PA): Slippery Rock is looking to hire a graduate assistant.  Offensive College playing and / or coaching experience required (preferably running backs). Preferably someone living in Western PA or Eastern Ohio. Position includes: Tuition paid for, must be admitted to Graduate School (Must enroll in 9 Credits), $2,000 Stipend per semester, candidate will need to pay school fees with stipend, coaching position (RBs), possibly running own meeting, planning practice drills, film Breakdown, opponent reports, and other duties to be assigned by HC / OC. They can send resumes to me at [email protected]. No phone calls please.

Alabama: Is Bama Cuts the nicest barber shop in college football?

Georgia State: Former South Alabama assistant Tim Bowens has joined the staff as running backs coach.

Minnesota: The Gophers new helmets feature giant oars and gold chrome and mean they now have over 100 different uniform combinations.

Slippery Rock (D-II – PA): Slippery Rock has an open date for Week 2 in 2020 and 2021 on the dates of: September 12, 2020 (Away Game Preferably), September 11, 2021 (Home Game Preferably). We are looking for a Home-Home with a D2 opponent preferably.

Mercer (FCS – GA): Per source, North Greenville (D-II – SC) offensive coordinator Joe Pizzo has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Mercer.

UConn: Eddie Allen, who spent the past three seasons coordinating the special teams at Delaware, has joined Randy Edsall’s staff in the same capacity.

Wisconsin Lutheran (D-III): WLC is seeking applications for two Graduate Assistant football coaching positions. Specific coaching position will be determined based upon experience and strengths of the candidate. Duties will include coaching, recruiting, film break down and other duties as assigned. Qualified candidates must have playing or coaching experience and be able to gain admittance to the graduate degree program. The positions will include a stipend and tuition remission. Interested candidates should submit a resume and recommendation list. Also submit a cover letter that demonstrates  affinity to coaching in a Christian, NCAA Division III football program. Applications should be sent via email to [email protected]. Absolutely no calls. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

Alabama: After losing defensive line coach Karl Dunbar to the Steelers earlier this month, Nick Saban will reportedly replace him with Miami’s Craig Kuligowski. Read more here.

Tampa Bay Bucs: Former Cardinals defensive line coach Brentson Buckner has joined the staff in the same capacity, per the Tampa Bay Times.

Head coaching changes: 2017-18 NFL & college head coaching changes.

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