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The Scoop - Friday February 10, 2017

Friday February 10, 2017


Oakland Raiders: The Raiders have awarded head coach Jack Del Rio a 4-year extension, the club has announced. Del Rio led the Raiders to a 12-4 mark and their first playoff appearance since 2002 last season.

Bill Snyder: Bill Snyder has received treatment for an undisclosed health issue at a Kansas City hospital, the Wichita Eagle has reported. FootballScoop heard the same earlier this week. The Eagle notes that Snyder, 77, has responded well to treatment and expects to lead K-State through spring practice.

Miami: Defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski has been promoted to assistant head coach.

Atlanta Falcons: Wide receivers coach / assistant head coach Raheem Morris has added the title of passing game coordinator, and defensive assistant Doug Mallory has been promoted to defensive backs coach.

Georgia: Per Jason Butt of The Telegraph, newly hired defensive line coach Tray Scott will earn a base salary of $325,000 annually.

Hawaii: Legi Suiaunoa, who coached the defensive line last year, has been promoted to defensive coordinator. Suiaunoa will continue to oversee the defensive line. Additionally, special teams coordinator Mayur Chaudhari will coach the defensive ends and offensive coordinator Brian Smith will work with the tight ends and running backs.

Albright College (D-III - PA): Albright College has an immediate opening for an offensive intern football coach. $3,000 stipend, free off-campus housing & meal plan. Trading the meal plan in to increase the amount of the stipend may be a possibility. Email resume, cover letter and contact information on three professional references to offensive coordinator Mike Winslow at

Gallaudet (D-III - Washington, DC): Gallaudet University is accepting applications for the position of offensive coordinator / program coordinator. Responsible for coordinating the offensive unit of the team, including practice, game planning, and management; hires and supervises all assistant coaches for the offensive unit; assists the head coach in all facets of the football program with the goal of developing a quality NCAA Division III Football program that will be competitive within the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference on the field, in the classroom and in the community; responsible for planning, setting up, and maintaining all video equipment used for practices and games throughout the year; and responsible for editing video, coordinating staff, and managing game exchanges during the football season. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required and five years of experience coaching in a football option offensive system (significant playing and coaching experience in the field may be considered). Experience or familiarity with the Hudl video editing software preferred. American Sign Language skills highly desirable or a willingness to learn within a reasonable time. Salary commensurate with degree, experience and qualifications. Interested applicants can apply via this link.

South Florida: Source tells FootballScoop Marshall defensive ends coach Sean Cronin will join Charlie Strong's staff at USF. Cronin has coached defensive line at either Temple or Marshall since 2010.

Florida: Jim McElwain has announced that defensive line coach Chris Rumph is adding the co-defensive coordinator title and Tim Skipper is moving from running backs to linebackers. A few more moves have become official as well in Corey Bell formally joining the staff as defensive backs coach, Ja'Juan Seider will coach the running backs and Brad Davis is officially offensive line coach.

USC: Scott Wolf reports that former UC Davis head coach, and long-time Cal assistant, Ron Gould is a candidate to fill Tommie Robinson's position coaching running backs at USC. Gould has been a candidate for several open running back positions over the past few months.

University of Buffalo: Source tells FootballScoop Jim Zebrowski will join the UB staff coaching the quarterbacks. Zebrowski spent 6 years with Jerry Kill at NIU & Minnesota. Wth the move, we understand Andy Kotelnicki will move to running backs & remain offensive coordinator.

Tampa Bay Bucs: The Bucs have made a number of coaching moves, per Greg Auman. Zack Grossi has been promoted from assistant to the head coach to offensive quality control, former Bucs tight end Alex Smith is joining the team as a pro scout, Anthony Perkins will serve as an assistant to the head coach after two seasons coaching the corners at Ohio, and Skyler Fulton has been added as an offensive assistant.

Oklahoma State: Josh Henson has now been formally announced as offensive line coach.

West Virginia: Alabama defensive graduate assistant Doug Belk is joining the staff as corners coach.

Temple: Per source, Huntingdon College (D-III - AL) wide receivers coach Tim Conner is joining the Temple staff as an offensive analyst.

Alabama: Former Alabama staffer Joe Pannunzio is a strong candidate for the tight ends / special teams role at Alabama reports Aaron Suttles.

With the NCAA changing its camp rules, a look at what could be the new evolution of satellite camps.

Copiah-Lincoln Community College (MS): Copiah-Lincoln, located in Wesson, MS has an opening for an Offensive Skill Coach. Responsibilities will be assisting the Head Coach in the successful MACJC football progam. Job duties include but are not limited to: coaching a position, recruiting, and teaching. Qualifications/Experience: Master’s Degree, collegiate coaching experience, and a demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations. The successful candidate must have the ability to recruit, coach, and teach highly talented student-athletes who can succeed in a challenging academic environment. Must also be able to assist in all of the facets that go into the Copiah-Lincoln football program. A commitment to adhere to all of the policies, rules, and regulations of Copiah-Lincoln Community College, the MACJC, and the NJCAA is a requirement. A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Submit Cover letter, Resume, references, and transcripts to Jason Guthrie, Assistant Football Coach at NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE AND NO RESUMES WILL BE CONSIDERED WITH OUT APPLYING ONLINE @WWW.COLIN.EDU Copiah-Lincoln Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer.

Scoop Him Up: Tyshon Gurley is a young high school coach looking to work his way into the college ranks. A 2011 graduate of Fayetteville State University, where he served as a team captain and earned recognition as an all-conference performer. Gurley took part in the AFCA Future Football Coaching Academy in 2014 in Indianapolis and has coached high school ball in New Jersey for the past five seasons. Most recently he has been the offensive coordinator at Irvington High in the Garden State, where some of the current college football players Gurley has coached are Kemoko Turay (Rutgers), Elijah Battle (WVU), Dino Boyd and Nasir Jones (Rhode Island). He can be contacted at (973) 592-6355 and

Indiana: The Hoosiers have formally announced the hirings of run game coordinator/offensive line coach Darren Hiller and quarterbacks coach Nick Sheridan.

St. Thomas (D-III - MN):St. Thomas is looking for a game September 8, 2018 and September 14 2019 (Week 2) and is flexible with home & home locations or the possibility of paying a guarantee depending on game location. Interested programs can contact head coach Glenn Caruso at

Minnesota-Morris (D-III): The UMM Cougars football program is now accepting applications for two (2) seasonal intern positions for the fall of 2017. One offensive intern (Slots/WR) and one defensive intern (DB). These will be stipend ($4000), entry level positions. Duties will include but not be limited to: film break down, game planning, individual position, special teams, specific recruiting duties, and any other duties issued by the head coach. Interested applicants, please send cover letter, resume, and references to head coach Rob Cushman at No Phone Calls.

Mayville State (NAIA - ND):Mayville State is looking for an opponent for September 9, 2017. Interested teams should contact Sean Thom

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Skyler Fulton will join the staff as an offensive assistant according to Adam Caplan of ESPN.

Highland Community College (KS): Highland Community College, KS is looking to fill their open date on September 9, 2017 with a home game in Highland, KS. Interested programs can contact HCC Athletic Director Tyler Nordman at

Cincinnati: Former Tennessee assistant head coach/defensive backs coach Willie Martinez is expected to join Luke Fickell's staff as cornerbacks coach, according to Knoxville radio host Jimmy Hyams.

Wake Forest: Former Fordham QC Kevin Reihner has accepted the offensive line GA spot at Wake.

Florida Tech (D-II):Defensive grad assistant / corners coach Dan Owen has officially been moved to full time wide receivers coach for the Panthers.

Davenport (D-II - MI): Multiple sources tell FootballScoop that the four finalists for theDavenport head coaching job are Holy Cross (FCS) offensive coordinator Brian Rock, Notre Dame analyst and former Buffalo head coach Jeff Quinn, Ferris State (D-II - MI) wide receivers coach / passing game coordinator Sparky McEwen, and Davenport interim head coach / offensive coordinator Steve Casula. Davenport is transitioning from NAIA to Division II this fall and will play in the GLIAC.

LOOK: Oklahoma has released renderings for a major facility upgrade in the works.

Atlanta Falcons: Senior defensive assistant / secondary coach Marquand Manuel will be named the team's new defensive coordinator per Vaughn McClure of ESPN.

Minnesota: Norries Wilson, who coached the running backs at Rutgers form 2012-15 and also served as assistant head coach for three seasons, has joined Minnesota as director of player development. Wilson is also the former head coach at Columbia, where he led the program from 2006-11.

LSU: Assistant head coach / recruiting coordinator / running backs coach Tommy Robinson will have a 3-year deal worth $575,000 the first season, and a bump to $600,000 in 2018 and 2019 according to The Advocate. LSU also agreed to pay Robinson's $237,000 buyout to USC. Also, The Advocate adds that receivers coach Mickey Joseph will make $225,000 as part of a two-year deal.

East Tennessee State (FCS): Dewayne Alexander has joined the staff as offensive line coach, per source. Alexander spent last season as the offensive coordinator at Cumberland (NAIA - TN) after spending the previous three seasons as the offensive line coach and assistant head coach at Tennessee Tech. Prior to that, Alexander spent seven seasons leading the Cumberland football program.

Fordham (FCS - NY): John Bowes, former Bucknell (FCS) defensive backs coach, has been announced as Fordham's new defensive coordinator.

Morrisville State (D-III - NY): Morrisville State College has an anticipated opening for a defensive coordinator. Duties will include coordinating the defensive unit in all phases, coaching a defensive position group (LB or safeties preferred), developing and mentoring our staff’s young defensive assistant coaches, as well as assisting with special teams. In addition to on-field responsibilities, this position will include teaching 8 credits per academic year in the areas of Coaching and Fitness. Preferred candidates will have 3+ years of NCAA coaching experience, as well as demonstrated success recruiting highly qualified student-athletes. Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred. If interested in this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 professional references in ONE .pdf file to head coach Curt Fitzpatrick at No phone calls please.

Southeastern Louisiana (FCS): Per source, wide receivers coach Shane Smith and offensive analyst Matt Hughes are leaving the program to pursue other opportunities.

Charleston Southern (FCS): Malcolm Dixon, who worked as a graduate assistant last season, has been promoted to tight ends coach.

Fordham (FCS - NY): Andrew Jackson, who previously served as a graduate assistant at Penn State, has joined the Fordham staff as defensive line coach, per source.

Buena Vista (D-III - IA): Buena Vista is looking to hire a full-time entry level assistant coach to work with the wide receivers. The position will help plan, oversee, instruct, and implement the Offensive philosophy, goals, and strategies of the BVU Football program as determined by the Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator. Candidate must have collegiate experience as a Wide Receivers Coach/Player. Recruiting an assigned territory as well as organizing Community Outreach Program will be the responsibility of the candidate as well. Bachelor’s Degree required and Master’s degree in health, exercise science or a related field is preferred. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. An electronic application must be submitted via this link, and send a cover letter and resume to human resources at

Missouri S&T (D-II): Missouri S&T is looking for an opponent week 4, September 23rd, 2017 Interested programs please contact Tyler Fenwick at

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