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The Scoop - Friday February 17, 2017

Friday February 17, 2017


Alabama: Nick Saban will turn to Patriots tight ends coach and former NFL offensive coordinator Brian Daboll as his new offensive coordinator according to ESPN's Chris Low. Read more here.

Furman: Source tells FootballScoop Josh Miller (Charleston Southern) is expected to be new defensive line coach at Furman.

Michigan State: Michigan State has approved an automatic 1-year rollover extension for head coach Mark Dantonio as per his contract.

Mississippi State: Louisville defensive quality control Karibi Dede has joined the Mississippi State staff in the same capacity per Bob Carskadon at Mississippi State.

FAU: Source tells FootballScoop, Lane Kiffin is hiring Clint Trickett as his new tight ends coach. Trickett previously coached at East Mississippi CC and had been scheduled to join Nick Saban's staff at Alabama.

Northern Illinois: NC State quality control assistant Jeff Knowles has joined the staff as linebackers coach. Defensive coordinator Kevin Kane will transition to safeties.

Houston: Major Applewhite has announced the hirings of Tim Tekyl as director of high school relations and Bobby Merritt as director of player development. Tekyl was previously the head coach at Rosenberg Terry (TX) High School, while Merritt was the director of football recruiting at Tennessee.

Texas State: LSU graduate assistant and former interim tight ends coach Eric Mateos is headed to San Marcos to serve as offensive line coach, according to Ross Dellenger of The Advocate. FootballScoop can confirm the move.

Georgia State: Furman defensive line coach Skylor Magee is expected to join Shawn Elliott's staff as defensive line coach source tells FootballScoop. Magee coached at Charleston Southern this past season before agreeing to join the Furman staff in January.

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NFL Referees Association: Jeff Triplette has resigned as President of the organization.

West Alabama: Source tells FootballScoop Steve Sisa is expected to become the new defensive coordinator at West Alabama. Sisa, the former James Madison defensive coordinator, served this past season as co-defensive coordinator at Arkansas Tech.

Oregon: Head strength coach Irele Oderinde will be reinstated Sunday after serving a 1-month suspension resulting from three player hospitalizations, an Oregon spokesman told Dennis Dodd of 

Valley Forge Military College (JC - PA): Per source, Lou Orth is now the head coach at Valley Forge Military College.

San Francisco 49ers: Kyle Shanahan has confirmed that former Jags linebackers coach Robert Saleh will be his defensive coordinator.

Georgia: Source tells FootballScoop Itawamba offensive line coach Will Peagler is joining the Georgia staff, filling the role recently vacated by DJ Looney. Peagler most recently served as an offensive quality control at Minnesota working with the offensive line.

East Central Community College (MS): ECCC is currently seeking two volunteer coaches/part-time student service assistants, preferably with Mississippi ties, for 2017-18 football season. The coaching positions are running backs and linebackers. Both are 10 month positions requiring competent computer skills (HUDL,and Microsoft Office). Duties will include working with student services and monitoring campus dorms. Compensation is based on an hourly wage with meals, insurance and housing provided. Applicants may email their resumes to head football coach Ken Karcher at (No phone calls please.)

Hampden-Sydney College (D-III - VA): Hampden-Sydney is looking to fill an open date in 2018 and 2019 for week 3 or week 4, preferred week 3. The dates are Sept. 15 or 22 in 2018 and corresponding dates in 2019 of Sept. 14 or 2. Prefer for home in 2018. Interested programs can contact Nick Goins at

Chowan (D-II - NC): Chowan University has an immediate position for an offensive line coach. This is a full-time (12-month) position that will report to the Head Football Coach and will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of the University’s intercollegiate football program. The selected individual will assist with all aspects of game and practice preparations, evaluate personnel as well as mentor and monitor the student-athletes progress on and off-the-field; and, follow all rules and guidelines set forth by the NCAA Division II, the CIAA and Chowan University. The selected individual will be held accountable to recruit and retain quality student-athletes for the University and the football program and perform other duties as assigned by the Head Football Coach. Preferences include collegiate coaching experience (or other significant coaching experiences) working with offensive line, experience recruiting Southeastern states as well as video breakdown, analysis and editing with Hudl. Salaried position with benefits and retirement. Start date will be as soon as possible. Bachelor degree required, Masters preferred. Forward application materials (cover letter, resume and references) to Tim Place, Head Coach, at PlaceT@Chowan.Edu. Please, no phone calls. 

Newberry College (D-II - SC):Newberry College is seeking a home game on Sept. 16, 2017. The Wolves would be willing to offer a guarantee, or start a home and home. Contact AD Ralph Patterson at if interested. 

Penn:Penn is looking to fill a game this fall on 9/16, preferably at home. Interested programs can contact Jake Silverman at

Troy: Troy University is looking to fill the position of Football Video Coordinator. This is a full time position. Experience in XOS and Adobe Premier is preferred. Please send letter of interest and/or resume to No phone calls please.

Maranatha Baptist (D-III - WI): Citing growing distance for road games and its difficulties in filling out a roster, Maranatha Baptist has announced the "retirement" of its football program, immediately ending the sport after 47 seasons on campus.

Oregon: Well, here's a twist. Michael Johnson, the California high school coach Paul Finebaum ripped Jim Harbaugh for hiring on Thursday, is headed to Oregon as wide receivers coach according to Sam Webb of The Michigan Insider.

Minnesota Vikings: Former Purdue and Kent State head coach Darrell Hazell is expected to join the staff as wide receivers coach, according to Alex Marvez.

Atlanta Falcons: Former Washington wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator Bush Hamdan has been announced as quarterbacks coach. The defending NFC champions have also announced former Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood as assistant offensive line coach, Dave Brock, Charlie Weis, Jr., and Justin Outten as offensive assistants, and, as FootballScoop first reported Monday, Georgia State defensive line coach Jess Simpson as a defensive assistant.

San Francisco 49ers: The Niners are expected to hire former Nebraska star Daniel Bullocks as assistant defensive backs coach, according to Alex Marvez. Bullocks spent last season in the same post with the Jaguars.

College of Idaho:Former UC Davis defensive assistant and Stonehill College receivers coach John Gomes has accepted the receivers job at College of Idaho source tells FootballScoop. 

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North Greenville (D-II - SC): Tight ends coach Will Shuler has been promoted to offensive line coach source tells FootballScoop.

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Florida Tech (D-II - FL): Florida Tech has an open date for the 2017 season on September 2nd (home) and in 2018 on September 1st. Interested in all options, possible guarantees available. Please email if interested.

Case Western Reserve University (D-III - OH): Case Western is seeking applicants for the position of Instructor of Physical Education and Assistant Football Coach. This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits. Job responsibilities will be assigned by the Head Football Coach as well as the Athletic Director and include offensive position coach, video coordinator and organizing prospect camps. Familiarity with HUDL video system is a plus. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. No phone calls please. Mail resume, three letters of reference, and transcripts (no faxed documents will be accepted) to Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Veale Center, Cleveland, OH 44106-7223 Attn: Missy Ackerman, Assistant Athletic Director. Materials also may be emailed to

Southern Connecticut State (D-II): Southern Connecticut State University is in the process of looking for an offensive skill coach. This is a part-time coaching position with a stipend based on coaching experience. A Bachelor’s degree is required. The following are preferred qualifications: experience coaching an offensives skill position, organize and run daily positional meetings, film breakdown, and previous recruiting experience. Graphic design knowledge/experience would also be a plus. Please e-mail resume and references to Offensive Coordinator, Chris Bergeski at – Please no phone calls.

Virginia Union (D-II): Virginia Union University is a Division II program that competes in the CIAA conference. We are currently seeking an offensive line coach that can coordinate the run game in our offense. Collegiate experience is a requirement and also extensive knowledge with zone schemes. We are also looking for an offensive GA that has played quarterback and has some coaching experience. Please email coaching resume to Please only serious inquires apply.