Wednesday December 2, 2015


San Diego Chargers: The Chargers has parted ways with special teams coordinator Kevin Spencer. Assistant Craig Aukerman will take over as coordinator.

Ever wonder what a day in Jimmy Sexton’s life looks like….well, head here.

Miami: Mark Richt has agreed to become the next head coach at Miami.

North Carolina: Larry Fedora and UNC are currently in contract negotiations, according to Inside Carolina. Fedora is currently in the fourth year of a seven-year deal and is scheduled to make $1.93 million in 2015.

Virginia: Mark Richt is interviewing with UVA today in Charlottesville, per The Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Fort Lewis (D-II – CO): Defensive coordinator Ed Rifilato has been promoted to head coach to replace John L. Smith, who has left for Kentucky State (see below).

Rutgers: Rutgers has expressed interest in Ohio State defensive coordinator Chris Ash and offensive coordinator Ed Warinner, according to multiple reports. Brett McMurphy adds that Al Golden is also a “high interest” candidate. is also reporting today that Al Golden is a “top candidate”. adds that no  one has been brought to campus for an interview yet.

Redlands (D-III – CA): Redlands is taking applications for a full-time defensive assistant football coaching position. For more information, and to apply, visit this link.

Iowa State: Tyson Veidt has been announced as linebackers coach. He spent the last two seasons in a similar capacity at Toledo.

Tulane: Northern Iowa AD Troy Dannen will be named the AD at Tulane according to Scott Westerberg of KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids. Multiple outlets are confirming the hire. Update: The school has made the hire official.

Syracuse: Dan Wolken of USA Today reports that Chris Ash has pulled out of the process at Syracuse. Wolken’s words, “clears the way for Dino Babers”. For those who haven’t seen it, we recommended Dino have a tailor tighten up this suit for the weekend.

Maryland: Michigan defensive coordinator DJ Durkin will be the next head coach at Maryland sources tell FootballScoop. Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated first reported the news. Here’s the story.

Texas: Interim AD Mike Perrin will become the Longhorns’ full-time AD, according to multiple outlets in Austin. Geoff Ketchum of Orangebloods reported Perrin’s deal is for two years.

Southern Illinois (FCS): Quarterbacks coach Nick Hill has been named interim head coach.

Jones County (JC – MS): Per source, successful Mississippi high school coach Steve Buckley has agreed to become the new head coach at Jones County. Buckley served as assistant head coach at Southern Miss for a number of years before returning this past season to Olive Branch as head coach.

Southern (FCS – LA): Per source, head coach Dawson Odums is making wholesale changes to his defensive staff. Will update…

Toledo: Jordan Strack is reporting that offensive coordinator Jason Candle will be named the new head coach of the Rockets today. Read more here.

Tennessee Tech (FCS): Sources tell FootballScoop that Watson Brown will not return. Brown had served as head coach at Tech since 2007 and had previously served as head coach at UAB, Vandy, Rice, Cincinnati and Austin Peay. Brown is 65. A tribute to a notable career.

Keep track of the latest NFL and college head coaching changes here

Jeff Tedford: Mike Garafola reports that Jeff Tedford has resigned as head coach of the BC Lions to pursue college opportunities.

Kentucky State (D-II): Per source, John L. Smith has agreed to become the next head coach of the Thorobreds.

Illinois: Linebackers coach Mike Ward will not return to Illinois. Sources tell FootballScoop that he is a candidate for a position at Iowa State but this is not a done deal.

Georgia: Sources tell FootballScoop that Kentucky defensive backs coach Derrick Ansley is a strong candidate to join Kirby Smart’s staff at Georgia. 

UAB: We reported in July that Bill Clark was hiring Les Koenning as offensive coordinator.

UCF: Scott Frost has a five-year deal with an option for a 2-year extension, worth $1.7 million in the first year. The salary pool for his assistants will be $2.3 million. Athletic director Danny White says that Frost was offered a higher annual salary, but wanted a higher pool for his assistant coaches. The buyout is $850,000 for the length of the contract.

UTSA: Offensive coordinator Kevin Brown has been let go.

Memphis: An update at Memphis, where sources tell FootballScoop today is the day for Barry Odom to get it done, or next man up is ready to go

South Carolina: ESPN is reporting that South Carolina has expressed interest in Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley and plans to talk to Riley about their vacant head coaching position.

UAB: Auburn director of player personnel Casey Woods is joining the UAB staff as wide receivers coach SI has reported. We have confirmed.

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Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins have interest in New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, and will consider Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, and UCLA head coach Jim Mora among others for their head coaching position, according to the Miami Herald.

Michigan: Michigan has now announced a national search for a permanent athletic director and notes that they will use an advisory committee and Turnkey Search firm. Interim AD Jim Hackett (who did not want the full-time position) will serve on the advisory committee.

NCSA: George Pearson Jr. is a quarterback spotlight featured by NCSA Athletic Recruiting. Come back to The Scoop daily as we highlight more prospects like George that can be found using your free NCSA account.


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