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Friday June 1, 2012

Friday June 1, 2012

San Francisco 49ers: Sources close to the program tell us former Tennessee director of player personnel Steve Rubio has accepted a role in personnel with the 49ers. We hear he begins around training camp.

Alcorn State: Jay Hopson has hired Fred McNair as pass game coordinator / assistant head coach and former Middle Tennessee offensive coordinator Willie Simmons as his offensive coordinator. Travis Downey of the Clarion Ledger reported the hires

Western Michigan: We have confirmed that former Ball State director of football operations Jay Steilberg has accepted the same position at Western Michigan. 

FootballScoop: The staff would like to thank everyone for their viewership. It's humbling to look at the analytics at the end of a month and see the growth of the site. In May, we averaged 25,000 visits to the site everyday M-F. We had nearly 700,000 visits to the site, easily a record for the month of fact, viewership has risen over 100% since May 2010. Our growth the past 6 months has been staggering, far outpacing anything we had ever done in the 13 year history of the website. For that, we say thank you to each of you our viewers. 

Minot State (D-II - ND): Minot State University has two available football positions. These positions are on a 7 month contract with benefits. One position will instruct the defensive backs, while the other will be an offensive position that could include either QB’s, RB’s, TE, or assisting with the OL. Both positions will include the development and implementation of individual skills, game and practice planning, video breakdown, recruiting, and academic supervision. Both positions will report to the head coach. Please send letter of application, resume, and three references to

UVA-Wise (NAIA): The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, located in Wise, VA is accepting applications for a full-time assistant position – Offensive Line/Video Coordinator. Responsibilities include assisting the head coach in all facets of the program, including coaching Offensive Line, coordinating all video operations, the recruitment of quality student athletes, organization and planning of all practices, game preparation, and monitoring the academic progress of student athletes. A Bachelor’s degree is required. Previous participation, coaching experience, and experience using Hudl are preferred. This is a 12-month position and includes health benefits. To apply, please log on to and include attached copies of Resume, Cover Letter, and References. No phone calls please.

Benedict College (D-II - SC): Mike Fanoga has joined the staff as defensive line coach. Fanoga has coached the defensive line at Lane College, Wyoming, New Mexico State, Western Kentucky, Kentucky, etc... 

South Dakota State University (FCS): South Dakota State is looking to hire an assistant football coach. This is a 9 month position with benefits. This position will work with either running backs or corners, have a recruiting area, be an academic advisor to the assigned position group and other duties as assigned. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, masters preferred, computer proficiency (DSV and Hudl preferred), prior coaching experience at the college/university level is preferred. Interested applicants please e-mail their resume and references to Eric Eidsness at We are not taking phone calls or faxes. 

Alcorn State: Multiple sources telling us that Collins High School head coach Fred McNair will join Jay Hopson's staff.