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The Scoop - Monday April 29, 2019

Monday April 29, 2019


#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

Prayers needed: Please join us in praying for RC Slocum's youngest son, John Harvey, who collapsed yesterday. We understand that he remains in a medically induced coma as of this afternoon. Heavenly Father, please be with John Harvey, help him through this.

South Carolina: South Carolina has set the staff pay for Will Muschamp's fourth season as head coach. Details here.

Ohio State: Ryan Day explains how he uses the "bucket concept" to simplify a game plan that has proven highly effective.

UW-Stevens Point (D-III): UW-Stevens Point is seeking a full-time defensive back or defensive line coach. This is a 12-month position with full state of WI benefits. A 4-year degree & 2 years of NCAA, NAIA or NFL coaching experience with defensive back or defensive line position coaching experience required. Master’s degree, Special Teams Coordination experience, or a Strength & Conditioning CSCS are preferred but not required. To apply, use this link. Applications must go through UWSP Human Resources. No phone calls.

Financial planning:Is financial planning right for me? Hear from former coach Taylor Mitchell on this topic and more.

Morehead State (FCS - KY): Morehead State University is accepting applications for the position of assistant offensive line coach. This is an entry-level position and will be responsible for coaching, administrative support, and video/opponent breakdowns. This in an intern position and is UNPAID. Compensation includes meals and a reference for future opportunities within the coaching profession. Interested candidates should email resume and references to Brett Rude at

South Dakota State: Defensive quality control coach Spencer Erickson has been promoted to assistant defensive line coach, per source.

Upper Iowa (D-II): Upper Iowa is looking for a special teams coordinator / defensive position coach. This coach reports directly to the Head Football Coach and is responsible for assisting in the planning, directing, and evaluating all aspects and facets of a successful football program on the NCAA Division II level. Duties include: Special teams coordinator; defensive position coach; recruitment of skilled and academically qualified student-athletes and monitoring academic progress and eligibility. Assist in the planning, organizing, conducting, and evaluating practices sessions along with development, implementation, and evaluation of game plans and strategies. Serve as leader, mentor, and role model to student-athletes. Assist head coach in the preparation of team schedule, fundraising initiatives, team travel and other administrative processes/procedures. Ensure compliance with all necessary policies, procedures, and regulations. Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s preferred. Minimum of three (3) years coaching experience in intercollegiate football or related experience. Must possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Must be highly motivated, an energetic self-starter, have sound judgment, and decision-making ability along with attention to detail. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. To apply, visit this link. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Upper Iowa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Northwestern: Source tells FootballScoop Kadero Watson, Wisconsin’s former director of player development and assistant director of football operations, has joined the Northwestern staff as director of on-campus recruiting.


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Minnesota Vikings: Scott Studwell, the organization's all-time leading tackler who has been in scouting department with the team since 1991, has announced his retirement.

Oakland Raiders: Longtime area scout Raleigh McKenzie and the organization have parted ways.

Lindsey Wilson (NAIA - KY): Lindsey Wilson College is accepting applications for a restricted earnings assistant coach. This position will likely assist with the linebackers. Responsibilities include on-field coaching, recruiting, video editing, assisting with strength and conditioning, and other duties within the football program. Compensation includes housing, a Fall & Spring semester meal plan, and a $500 monthly stipend To apply, submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references to Head Coach Chris Oliver via email at Successful candidates must have a valid driver’s license and pass a background check.

Houston Texans: National Scout Frantzy Jourdain will not return after three seasons with the team. He previously spent 13 seasons with the Patriots.

Winston-Salem State (D-II - NC): A decision has been announced to make a change at head coach following five seasons of the program under Kienus Boulware. Read more here.


Masters of Sports Administration:Upper Iowa’s MSA degree provides learners with the current theories, concepts, and learning models necessary to assume administrative, coaching and leadership roles in high school, higher education and sports business settings. The online degree is available with emphasis in Sports Management or Coaching & Leadership Eduction.

Clowning around: An FBS head coach showed up to their spring game dressed as a clown. Guess who...

Alfred State (D-III - NY): Alfred State College is seeking applicants for an intern coaching position on offense. Preferred candidates will have prior experience playing, and/or coaching wide receiver. Candidates will be responsible for coaching their own position group, on the road recruiting, film editing/breakdown (HUDL), as well as other duties assigned by the head football coach. A Bachelor’s degree and valid driver’s license is required. This position comes with an $11,000 stipend over the course of nine months, and a tuition waiver for one graduate class per semester (including winter and summer terms), at any State University of New York institution (preferably online classes). A limited number of meals are provided, as well as access to very affordable housing. To apply, e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three references to head coach, Scott Linn, at No phone calls please.

UW-Stevens Point (D-III): UWSP has announced the addition of Art Valero as their new offensive line coach. Valero has coaching experience in the NFL, CFL and FBS levels, and most recently coached in The Spring League. At the college level, Valero spent time at Colorado State, Louisville, Utah State, Idaho New Mexico, Long Beach State, Iowa State, and Boise State and his NFL stops include Tampa Bay, Seattle, St. Louis and Seattle.

Seattle Seahawks: Player enters NFL Draft interview shirtless, so what does Pete Carroll do…?

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