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The Scoop - Friday April 19, 2019

Saturday April 20, 2019

Sad news to share as long-time 49ers area scout Reggie Cobb has died of an apparent heart attack. Please keep Reggie's family & friends in your prayers. God bless.

Friday April 19, 2019

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#StaffTracker: A one stop page where you can keep track of how the new head coaches are filling their staffs. NFL – FBS – FCS – D-II

Alabama: Nick Saban will undergo hip surgery on Monday. If you think this means the 67-year-old is slowing down, you're sorely mistaken.

DFO Spring Meeting: The itinerary for the upcoming DFO Spring meeting in New Orleans has been released. We look forward to seeing many of you there.

Texas A&M: Former head coach R.C. Slocum has been named interim AD at Texas A&M. Slocum, a College Football Hall of Fame coach, won 123 games during his 14-year tenure as head coach of the Aggies.

NCAA: In addition to defeating a rule that would have slowed graduate transfers, the NCAA has approved new rules that will allow walk-ons and early enrollees to transfer more easily. Details here.

Coe College (D-III - IA): Coe College is accepting applications for the position of intern assistant football coach working on defense. This position is a 9-month appointment beginning on August 1, 2019, and is eligible for an annual stipend and organizational benefits. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to: recruitment of student-athletes on and off-campus, on field coaching, practice planning, monitoring student-athlete academic progress, video editing with Hudl and other duties as assigned by the Head Coach or Director of Athletics. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree is required; Previous coaching experience (defense) is preferred; Successful completion of a background check in accordance with Coe College policy. To learn more about the position or to apply, visit Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references through the College’s application site. No phone calls please.

Mount St. Joseph (D-III - OH): Mount St. Joseph University, located in Cincinnati, OH has an opening for an assistant coaching position working with the defensive line. Candidates should have collegiate coaching or playing experience at the defensive line position. Additional duties include having your own recruiting area, developing game and practice plans, and assisting with HUDL, This position is a $4,500 Stipend with NO housing or benefits. Preference will be given to local candidates. If interested, email your resume to head coach Tyler Hopperton at

Fitchburg State (D-III - MA): Brian Camacho has joined the staff a s a defensive assistant, per source. Camacho played his college ball at Nicholls College (D-III - MA).

Bowling Green: Linebackers coach Jim Herrmann is leaving the program to return to the NFL. He spent the past 13 years as a linebackers coach in the league, most recently the Indianapolis Colts. Carl Pelini left his role as defensive coordinator in January to return to Youngstown State as defensive coordinator and head coach in waiting.

MIAC: The league that was considering booting the conference's most successful football program has made a decision...

West Georgia (D-II): The University of West Georgia is seeking applicants for a video graduate assistant position. This position will run the football programs video operation. Experience with XOS and Visio preferred. The position will also assist with an on the field position to be determined later. This position includes graduate school tuition with stipend for the 2019-2020 school year. Candidates must be admitted into a UWG graduate program. Potential start date would be July 1 st . All interested candidates need to apply via this link and send your resume, references, and cover letter to Will Patterson at Candidates will not be reviewed until ALL materials are submitted. No phone calls please.

Alcorn State (FCS - MS): The team has announced that defensive coordinator Cedric Thornton is adding the assistant head coach title, tight ends / fullbacks coach Elliott Wratten has been promoted to offensive coordinator, and Ryan Busz will move from equipment manager to running backs coach.

Reedley (JC - CA): Per source, Reedley JC has added Chima Chindah as safeties coach. Chindah previously served in similar roles at El Camino (JC - CA), L.A. Southwest (JC - CA) and East L.A. College (JC - CA). The last two seasons, Chindah served as Assistant Head Coach at Leuzinger HS (CA).

Florida State: Here's how Florida State won a $400k standoff with Houston.

Trinity Bible (NCCAA - ND): Trinity Bible College is looking to schedule two games in our 2019 schedule. We are open to travel. Our open dates right now are August 31st, September 7th, September, 28th and October 26th. Looking to fill these dates with either D3, NAIA or JUCO teams. If you have any inquiries please reach out to

Head coaching changes: See all the 2018 NFL and College head coaching changes here – including a new interactive map.