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The Scoop - Friday March 29, 2019

Friday March 29, 2019


Please join us in praying for the repose of the soul of Edward Waters College offensive line coach Glen Chapman who died yesterday while at practice. Please give his family, friends, team and community strength during this trying time. God bless.

#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

Montana Tech (NAIA): Zak Sauve has joined the staff as defensive backs coach after previously coaching at Puget Sound (D-III - WA), per source.

Nebraska: Scott Frost shares, "There's a scoreboard in life. We shouldn't run from that. We should embrace it."

St. Scholastica (D-III - MN): Per source, former Bucknell (FCS) offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach Bobby Acosta has been named the school's new offensive coordinator.

Pay for Play: The rarest phrase in modern American politics is "bipartisan support," and the push to end the NCAA's amateurism model now has it. This time, a Senator's coming after the NCAA.

FIU: Former Cleveland Browns assistant secondary coach Jerod Kruse and linebackers coach Jeff Copp will share the co-defensive coordinator title. Kruse will also coach the secondary.

New Orleans Saints: Sean Payton believes that there is a very real diversity problem in coaching, and also shares a strong opinion on the latest NFL hiring trend.

Montana Tech (NAIA): Per source, Nick Brautigam has joined the staff as defensive coordinator. Brautigam was most recently at Loras College.

Baker (NAIA - KS): Tucker Pauley has been announced as the team's new defensive coordinator. Pauley, who is an alum of the program, spent the past few seasons in a graduate assistant role working with the linebackers.

NC State: Source tells FootballScoop Pete Roley has been promoted to director of football operations and Dave Doeren has hired Nebraska director of operations to serve as assistant AD and chief of staff.

Green Bay Packers: Source tells FootballScoop NC State director of football operations Joe McKillip has been hired as assistant to the head coach of the Packers, Matt LaFleur.

Greg Schiano: ICYMI, Thursday afternoon the Patriots announced Greg Schiano has stepped down as defensive coordinator. The statement begs more questions...

Central Missouri (D-II): Source tells FootballScoop Montana Tech defensive coordinator BJ Campbell has accepted the same role at Central Missouri.

Sioux Falls (D-II - SD): Source tells FootballScoop Montana Tech (NAIA) defensive line coach Alex Garcia has accepted the same role at the University of Sioux Falls.

Arkansas-Monticello (D-II): Source tells FootballScoop Missouri Western (D-II) defensive backs grad assistant Steve Nesbitt has been hired as the secondary coach at Arkansas-Monticello.

New England Patriots: Bob Fraser, who previously coached the linebackers for the Tampa Bay Bucs from 2012-13, and also worked with now former Pats defensive coordinator Greg Schiano at Ohio State and Rutgers, recently joined the staff, per Kevin Duffy. Fraser was the FootballScoop Linebackers Coach of the Year in 2009.

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