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The Scoop - Monday December 17, 2018

Monday December 17, 2018


#StaffTracker: A one stop page where you can keep track of how the new head coaches are filling their staffs. FBS – FCS – D-II

Sacramento State (FCS): Sac State has officially named Troy Taylor their new head coach.

Georgia Tech: Geoff Collins has informed all ten of the full-time assistant coaches that they will not be retained, per a report from the AJC.

USC: Greg Burns has now been announced as defensive backs coach at Southern Cal.

Missouri Valley (NAIA - MO): Missouri Valley College invites applications for Full-Time Assistant Football Coach and Instructor. The successful candidate must possess a Master’s Degree and have previous college experience in coaching Defensive line as well as demonstrable success in recruiting. The position also includes some classroom teaching. Job includes film work, game & practice planning, recruiting, academic monitoring as well as other duties as assigned by the head coach. Interested applicants should email resume and 3 current references to Review will begin immediately and continue until filled. No phone calls please.

Auburn: Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Kenny Dillingham's contract calls for him to make $500,000 annually and the contract is set to expire January 31, 2021, per Brandon Marcello.

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NC State: NC State has announced the hiring of Kurt Roper as quarterbacks coach. He replaces Eli Drinkwitz, who left to become App State's head coach. Des Kitchings and George McDonald have been promoted to co-offensive coordinators.

USF: With offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert off to McNeese State (FCS - LA) as head coach, Charlie Strong shared over the weekend that tight ends coach / special teams coordinator Justin Burke will serve as the interim play caller for their bowl game Thursday night against Marshall. Burke has been with Strong dating back to 2011 at Louisville, where he started off as a graduate assistant.

Cleveland Browns: Jay Glazer reports that while the Browns will look for the best candidate for their open head coaching job, the way the offense has played, especially rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, has "locked up the job" of offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens to return as the offensive play caller in Cleveland, Glazer shared on Fox NFL Sunday. Glazer notes that the Browns don't have to go out and find the next offensive guru to work with their top pick, and can instead focus on the best overall guy for the job.

Ohio Dominican (D-II): ODU is looking to fill possibly three games in 2019; 9/7, 9,14 and a possible 11/2. Looking for Division II opponents or possible FCS guarantee game week 1 or 2. Interested programs can contact

Sacramento State (FCS): Sources tell FootballScoop Utah OC Troy Taylor is expected to be the new head coach at Sac State. More on the news here.

NC State: Offensive analyst Kriss Proctor will coach the quarterbacks for the team's bowl game. Proctor spent the 2015 season as wide receivers coach / recruiting coordinator before joining the NC State staff.

Colorado: Former Maryland defensive line coach Jimmy Brumbaugh will join the Colorado staff tweets Bruce Feldman. Brumbaugh had been slated to join Kansas' staff before, well it's complicated. End of the day, Colorado defensive line coach Kwahn Drake wound up at Kansas and Jimmy B at Colorado.

Utah State: Jason Phillips, who had been working as the wide receivers coach of the Salt Lake Stallions (AAF), has joined the staff as passing game coordinator / wide receivers coach. During the 2017 season Phillips served as passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach at Oregon State and coached the wide receivers at Kansas in 2016.

Temple: New head coach Manny Diaz has locked down Temple head strength coach David Feeley, promoting him to assistant AD for football sports performance. Feeley has long been considered one of the best in the profession.

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Western Kentucky: Tyson Helton has completed his coaching staff with the official additions of Andy LaRussa (STC / safeties), and Mike Goff (OL).

Carthage College (D-III - WI): Nubis Padhye is joining the staff as defensive backs coach source tells FootballScoop. Padhye spent the past two seasons at Beloit (D-III - WI) as defensive coordinator.

Elon (FCS - NC): Defensive coordinator Tony Trisciani will be the new head coach of the Phoenix.

Missouri: Coordinator of player development Will Franklin has accepted the head coaching position at Vashon HS (St. Louis, MO) tweets Gabe DeArmond.

Charlotte: Will Healy's staff so far consists of Mark Carney (QBs), Brandon Cooper (co-DC / safeties), Eddie Hicks (CBs), Carter Crutchfield (DFO), and Chris Laskowski (director of sports performance). We will have more on Healy's staff later this week.

Tampa Bay Bucs: A report from yesterday states that Dirk Koetter is "unlikely to return" as head coach in 2019.

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.

Scoop 'Em Up:Leonard Hankerson spent the past two seasons as the wide receivers coach at UMass, where he helped tutor one of the country's leading wide receivers and Biletnikoff Finalist in Andy Isabella. Prior to that, he coached the wide receivers and tight ends at Palmer Trinity School, located in Palmetto Bay, FL. As a player, before a six year career in the NFL, Hankerson was a first-team All ACC selection at wide receiver at Miami in 2010. He ended up being a 3rd round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. His references include Rams head coach Sean McVay, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, Redskins wide receivers coach Ike Hilliard, former UMass head coach Mark Whipple, and FIU wide receivers coach Aubrey Hill. Programs interested in reaching out to Hankerson can email him at

Illinois: Here are the details of Lovie Smith's two-year contract extension, as well as raises for some of his assistant coaches.


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