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The Scoop - Friday March 2, 2018

Friday March 2, 2018


NCAA: The NCAA has proposed a significant rule change to kickoff returns. Read more here. 

Detroit Lions: Billy Yates will join the staff as the assistant offensive line coach, sources tell us. He is currently Bowling Green's head strength coach.

Bowling Green: The Falcons have hired Central Michigan GA Dejon Gomes as cornerbacks coach, a source tells FootballScoop. He will be Bowling Green's 10th assistant.

Alabama: Daniel Bush will return to Tuscaloosa for a role on the recruiting staff, sources told FootballScoop on Friday. Bush was the director of player personnel and assistant director of recruiting at Arkansas the past three years, and prior to that worked as a recruiting specialist while earning his MBA at Alabama. Bush has been working as Colorado State's director of player personnel since January.

Humboldt State (D-II - CA): The head job is posted here.

Rhodes College (D-III - TN): We're told Chris DiLella has been promoted from special teams coordinator to defensive coordinator.

UNC point guard Joel Berry II had a great message for all players not getting the playing time they think they deserve.

Lawrence (D-III - WI): Lawrence University who competes in the Midwest Conference is seeking applicants for a full time Defensive position coach, (Defensive Line preferred). Job responsibilities include: Coach a position group, assist the Head Football Coach with all duties of successfully operating our football program, includingbut not limited to recruiting student-athletes, assisting with training sessions/game preparation/game-day coaching, monitoring the student-athletes academically and managing game day responsibilities. Also, as a member of the athletics department this person will have additional responsibilities assigned by the athletics director. Must have bachelors degree and minimum of 3 years coaching experience. Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and the viewpoints and approaches that a diverse community represents. We strongly encourage candidates who can contribute to diversity at Lawrence to apply. Please send letter of interest, list of references and resume to Defensive Coordinator Yon Boone: NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

St. Lawrence (D-III - NY): St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y., has an immediate opening for a full time recruiting coordinator/defensive position coach. This person will coach a defensive position in the front 7, coordinate all recruiting areas, hold group/individual meetings, have own special team responsibility, and any other areas assigned by the Head Coach. Applicants must be able to work with students and possess strong interpersonal skills. Requirements include college coaching and recruiting experience. Interested applicants should email Coach Keith Bruno at Please include in email cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references. No phone calls please. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will be filled as soon as possible.

Hampton (FCS - VA): Bobby Blizzard is the new wide receivers coach at Hampton, sources tell FootballScoop.

Ole Miss: We hear Ole Miss is looking to grow their personnel department, hiring a number of recruiting specialists. Paid positions, great experience. Email

Tennessee: Former Cowboy and Falcons scout Kevin Simon joined Jeremy Pruitt's staff a few weeks back as director of player development. Simon played at Tennessee, spent nearly 8 years with the Cowboys and the past two seasons in personnel with the Falcons.

North Carolina: The Heels have formally announced Henry Baker as an assistant coach, though his specific duties were not disclosed. Baker coached cornerbacks for Rutgers in 2017.

SiriusXM: Sirius is launching 24/7 satellite radio channels for the SEC, ACC and Pac-12 on Monday. Here's how each will sound.

Ohio State's Alex Grinch: Your job as an assistant is to exceed the expectations of your head coach.

UCLA: Harvard-Westlake High School head coach Scot Ruggles has joined the staff as assistant director of player personnel. Ruggles worked previously with Chip Kelly at New Hampshire.

Rich Rod's staff handbook is loaded with interesting information

Ball State: Cory Connolly has been hired as outside linebackers coach.

UC Davis (FCS): Deontrae Cooper has been hired as a quality control assistant working with the wide receivers.

St. Lawrence (D-III - NY): Defensive backs coach/recruiting coordinator Keith Bruno has been promoted to defensive coordinator, and Bob Davies has been hired as a wide receivers graduate assistant.

LSU: LSU is pursuing Texas assistant director of player personnel Bryan Carrington, per a tweet from Anwar Richardson of Orangebloods. However, we have heard a different version of this story. Stay tuned...

Detroit Lions: Former NFL linebacker Roman Phifer has been hired as an area scout.

Concordia (NAIA - MI): Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Mich., has an immediate opening for a restricted earnings position. This position will be working with our running backs. Applicants must embody the Christian mission of the university and be willing to work hard and grow in this profession. Interested candidates please email resume and cover letter to offensive coordinator Andrew Rode at

Florida Tech (D-II - FL):Florida Techis in need of a game Sept. 8, 2018. A home game is preferred with a guarantee or will return game in 2019. Would also consider traveling for a guarantee. If interested, please contact Steve Englehart at or 321-674-8230.

Iowa Central (JC): Iowa Central Community College has an opening for a Wide Receiver Coach/ Video Coordinator. This position will be responsible for the wide receivers along with coordinating the daily video . Applicants must be skilled with HUDL. The position will have a significant role in recruiting as well. Applicants with experience playing college football or previous coaching experience (preferably on offense) are preferred. Candidates, will need a valid driver’s license, regular access to a vehicle and a clean background. Please submit your resume, references, cover letter via email montalto@iowacentral.eduHead coaching changes: 2017-18 NFL & college head coaching changes.