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The Scoop - Friday February 9, 2018

Friday February 9, 2018


Detroit Lions: Matt Patricia has decided to retain special teams coach Joe Marciano and assistant special teams coach Devin Fitzsimmons, per a tweet from Alex Marvez.

New Mexico: Bob Davie has released a statement saying that he will appeal his 30-day suspension. Read more here.

Mary Hardin-Baylor (D-III - TX): The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Football Program is looking to hire a graduate assistant in an off the field capacity. This position will be responsible for assisting in both recruiting and operations. This is strictly an OFF the field position. The position will include tuition assistance and a stipend. All interested applicants please email your resume and references to

Northwestern: Jeff Genyk, who most recently coached the special teams and running backs the past two seasons at Vanderbilt, has been named special teams coordinator. In addition, Matt MacPherson has been promoted to associate head coach and will coach the defensive backs, and Tim McGarigle will coach the linebackers.

Detroit Lions: The Lions have announced that they have agreed to terms with general manager Bob Quinn on an extension that will match the terms of new head coach Matt Patricia, keeping them both in Detroit the next five years.

Michigan: TheDetroit News reports that along with meeting with Jim McElwain about their 10th assistant spot, Jim Harbaugh has also met with former LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.

Detroit Lions: Bo Davis, the former Alabama defensive line coach that spent last season at UTSA, has joined the Lions staff as defensive line coach the team has announced.

Illinois: USC defensive graduate assistant Austin Clark has now been announced as the new defensive line coach for the Illini.

Oklahoma State: We understand that Oklahoma State has filled all positions on their staff. We hear to look for announcements regarding the roles early next week.

Tennessee: Jeremy Pruitt’s assistant coach salary pool is $5.835 million per year, according to Knox News. The report adds that OC / QBs coach Tyson Helton will make $1.205 million, OL coach Will Friend will earn $805k, co-DC / OLBs coach Chris Rumph will make $805k, DC / ILBs coach Kevin Sherrer will make $705k, RBs coach Robert Gillespie will make $515k, WRs coach David Johnson is set to make $505k, DL coach Tracy Rocker will make $505k, corners coach Terry Fair will make $255k, TEs coach Brian Niedermeyer will make $205k,. and strength coach Craig Fitzgerald will make $625k. Helton, Sherrer, Rumph Fitzgerald and Friend are under contract through the 2020 season, while Niedermeyer, Kelly, Johnson, and Fair are signed through 2019. Robert Gillespie, the one coach Pruitt retained, has his contract expire February 28th of 2019.

William & Mary (FCS - VA): Sam Serbay, the offensive quality control coach at Richmond (FCS - VA), has accepted the assistant DFO / recruiting job at William & Mary, per source.

Edward Waters (NAIA - FL): Menendez HS (FL) defensive coordinator Law Johnson has accepted the safeties job, and Menendez HS (FL) offensive line coach Glenn Chapman has accepted the offensive line job, per source.

Pace (D-II - NY): Pace University has an opening for a restricted earnings defensive backs coach. This position will team coach the corners and/or the safeties. The position will have a significant role in quality control and social media. The position will also have additional ancillary responsibilities associated with the football program. The position is for the individual that can commit to the development of student athletes daily through the academic year and will pursue a career coaching football rather than part-time coaching work. Applicants with experience playing college football or previous coaching experience (preferably on defense) are preferred. Candidates will have their undergraduate degree complete by the spring at the latest, a valid driver’s license, regular access to a vehicle and a clean background. Please submit your resume, references, cover letter and your plan to be able to live in the region on the projected salary of $15K via email Please refrain from phone calls for the position.

Humboldt State (D-II - CA): Humboldt State interim head coach Cory White as been offered the tight ends job at San Diego (FCS), per source. We understand that White remains a strong candidate to land the full-time job at Humboldt State.

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Idaho State (FCS): Linebackers coach Roger Cooper, who has been on staff since 2012 in a variety of roles including the interim defensive coordinator for the final game of the 2017 season, has been appointed defensive coordinator. The rest of the staff is as follows, per source; Rob Phenicie (HC / WRs), Tyson Munns (DFO), Mike Ferriter (OC / QBs), Steve Fifita (DL / NFL Liason), Roman Sapolu (OL), David Fiefia (assistant HC / RBs / STC), Kam Yancy (corners), Aaron Prier (TEs / academic liason), Nikko Taylor (graduate assistant), Dan Ryan (strength), Brice Van Etten (video coordinator).

Louisville: Defensive line coach L.D. Scott ($225,000 to $300,000), inside linebackers coach Cort Dennison ($150,000 to $200,000), quarterbacks coach Nick Petrino ($150,000 to $200,000) and running backs coach Kolby Smith ($175,000 to $200,000) all received raises ahead of the 2017 season, according to documents obtained by the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Kansas: Source tells FootballScoop Oklahoma State grad assistant Carson Cramer is joining the Kansas staff as offensive quality control filling the position opened when Mario Jeberaeel left for Abilene Christian.

Four states have introduced laws that would ban or severely limit tackle football at the sub-high school level.

Arkansas: Chad Morris (?) made a grand appearance dropping in on a signing day event last night.

Kutztown (D-II - PA):Kutztown University is looking for a home opponent on September 22nd, 2018. Willing to travel in 2019. Forward all proposals to Coach Anderson at

New Mexico: Bob Davie has been suspended 30 days without pay amid a trio of investigations into the athletics department.

Dakota State (NAIA - Madison, SD): Dakota State has an offensive coordinator opening and is looking to hire an experienced offensive coordinator that has played collegiate football. Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred. Coaching positions that currently need to be filled are offensive line and wide receivers. This is a 10 Month position with a starting salary of $24,650 a year and full state benefits. Experience running an Up-Tempo, No-Huddle Offense along with a great understanding of a Zone scheme running game is also a major preference. Use this link if you are interested in applying for the job. Please, no emails or phone calls to any of the coaches currently on staff.

Abilene Christian (FCS): Per source, Kansas offensive analyst Mario Jeberaeel is the new offensive line coach at Abilene Christian.

Minnesota Vikings: Quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski remains under contract with the team, Albert Breer tweets. Stefanski has been widely reported as a candidate for the Giants offensive coordinator job, but Breer notes that the Vikings would have to let him out of his deal for that to happen.

New England Patriots: The Patriots and special teams coach Joe Judge are ironing out the final details for him to return to the organization in 2018, per Mike Reiss.

Minnesota Crookston (D-II): Former Dakota State offensive coordinator Jared Hottle has been named offensive coordinator, per source. Hottle was on staff for five seasons at Dakota State, the past five as offensive coordinator.

Campbellsville (KY): Bobby Burns has joined the coaching staff as defensive backs coach. Burns coached the defensive backs at Langston (NAIA - OK) last season.

Samford (FCS - KY): Per source, Murray State director of recruiting and player personnel Steve Adams is joining the staff as director of player personnel, Lafayette (FCS - PA) defensive line coach Justin Hinds will coach the defensive line, and Arkansas graduate assistant Darius Eubank will coach the safeties.

Florida: Per source, El Camino College (JC - CA) running backs coach / special teams coordinator Cordell Landers is taking a job as the assistant director of player personnel development with the Gators.

Southeast Missouri State (FCS): Iowa Western linebackers coach Patch Cox has accepted a job as defensive quality control / outside linebackers, per source.


Head coaching changes: 2017-18 NFL & college head coaching changes.