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The Scoop - Monday July 22, 2019

Monday July 22, 2019


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

Morehead State (FCS - KY): The defensive line position has been filled and we are no longer accepting applicants. Thanks for the overwhelming interest.

19 for 19: You have to score to win in the Big 12. Kansas, meanwhile, has finished 10th of 10 in yards per play for nine years running. The man to fix that? Les Koenning.

Southeastern Oklahoma State (D-II): Southeastern Oklahoma State University is looking to hire a graduate assistant on the offensive side of the ball. Preferably with OL/TE experience. Please send resume’s to Head Football Coach Tyler Fenwick at

CFB Attendance: Pat Fitzgerald puts his finger on the decline of college football attendance.

Grand Valley (D-II - MI): Grand Valley State University has an immediate opening for a Defensive Graduate Assistant. Position will be filled in next 10 days. Responsibilities of the position include: opponent film breakdown, organizing and coaching the scout team offense, assisting full time coaches with their responsibilities and other duties assigned by head coach. Compensation includes tuition for graduate classes and a $5000 stipend for academic year. Send resumes to

DJ Durkin: The former Maryland coach has landed a gig in the NFL. Details here.

Capital (D-III - OH): Capital University, a member of the OAC has an opening for a defensive backs graduate assistant coach. Includes $4,500 stipend, and opportunity to pursue MBA or MED graduate degree if accepted into the program. Please send resume and cover letter to Coach David Parrott at No phone calls please.

Texas A&M: Jimbo Fisher shares how to get ahead in the recruiting process: "10 minutes with me is equal to watching six hours of film."

Chowan (D-II - NC): Chowan has an immediate opening for an assistant coach, offensive line/strength & conditioning coordinator. This is a full-time (12-month) position that will report to the Head Football Coach and will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of the University’s intercollegiate football program. The selected individual will assist with all aspects of game and practice preparations, evaluate personnel as well as mentor and monitor the student-athletes progress on and off-the-field; and, follow all rules and guidelines set forth by the NCAA Division II, the CIAA, and Chowan University. The selected individual will be held accountable to recruit and retain quality student-athletes for the University and the football program and perform other duties as assigned by the Head Football Coach. Preferences include collegiate coaching experience (or other significant coaching experiences) working with offensive line and coordinating strength & conditioning programs, experience recruiting Southeastern states as well as video breakdown, analysis and editing with Hudl. Salaried position with benefits and retirement. Anticipated start date is August 1. Bachelor degree required, Masters preferred as is CSCS certification. Forward application materials (cover letter, resume and references) to HR@Chowan.Edu. Please, no phone calls. Chowan University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, genetic information or age in its programs and activities.

Southeastern (NAIA - FL): Southeastern University is accepting applications for a graduate assistant working with the cornerbacks. This position includes tuition, stipend, and meal plan. The successful candidate must provide his own housing. Applicants must have a strong Christian faith and work within Southeastern University’s Christian mission. Responsibilities include practice/game preparation, recruiting, equipment, video, film breakdown, data entry, and other duties assigned by the head coach or defensive coordinator. Experience playing and/or coaching defensive back is required, as well as recruiting the state of Florida. Interested candidates should send cover letter, Christian faith statement, resume, and references to defensive coordinator Tyrone Pettaway, at Successful candidates must pass a background check and gain acceptance into one of SEU’s graduate programs. Interested candidates can contact Review of applicants will begin immediately. No phone calls please.

Florida: David Cooper has joined the staff in the player personnel and recruiting department. Cooper previously spent time at at The Citadel and Texas A&M.

Oklahoma State: Mike Gundy offered the quote of the year in regards to his son possibly playing at Oklahoma State.

Alma (D-III - MI): Alma College is looking to hire an offensive assistant coach. This coach will be responsible for coaching either running backs or tight ends, film-breakdown (HUDL), scouting reports, recruiting, and other duties assigned by the Head Coach. This is a 10-month stipend position, paying $5,000-$7,000, includes housing, and some meals. Only serious applicants should apply. Bachelor’s degree required. Computer and HUDL proficiency also preferred. Prior coaching or playing experience at the collegiate or high school level is desired. Alma is an equal opportunity employer that encourages diversity and invites members of underrepresented groups to apply. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Please no phone calls. Start date is as soon as possible.

LSU: On Sunday night LSU unveiled a new locker room that stands -- or reclines -- alone as the best in the country.

Hiram (D-III - OH): Hiram College is seeking applications for an NCAA grant funded minority assistant football coaching position for the 2019-20 & 2020-21 years. Hiram College is a private liberal arts institution located in northeast Ohio. The College is a member of the North Coast Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III. Bachelor’s Degree is required and preferred minimum of 2 years of experience in collegiate football. Qualified candidates are encouraged to send a letter of application, resume and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references to and

Princeton (FCS): Per source, co-defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Marvin Clecidor has accepted a Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship program working with the Philadelphia Eagles through training camp.

Dallas (XFL): Bob Stoops is hiring a former Division I head coach with a national title to his XFL staff, source tells FootballScoop. Details here.

Rhodes (D-III - TN): Rhodes College located in Memphis, TN invites applications for an Assistant Football Coach. Duties include, but are not limited to: Conduct recruiting calls during the on and off season as assigned by head football coach, travel to out of town high schools as assigned by head football coach after season concludes in November, assist with event management as assigned by the Director of Athletics, assist with football coaching duties as assigned, and supervise student athletes in the Varsity Weight Room and other athletic facilities as assigned. Bachelor’s degree required. Must communicate effectively with all types of people, and establish and maintain a strong working relationship with students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff and other college personnel. Must have the ability to work responsibly with minimal supervision. Must have knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations. This position requires a valid driver’s license, good driving record and must be insurable by the College’s insurance carrier. Rhodes College offers an excellent benefits package and a great working environment. Please visit to apply online.

Florida: Per source, UAB director of recruiting operations Chase Clark has joined the Gators recruiting staff.

Bethany (NAIA - KS): Bethany College located in Lindsborg, KS has an immediate opening for a defensive graduate assistant/restricted earnings assistant coach. Candidates with Defensive Line or Linebacker coaching or playing experience preferred. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, film breakdown, data entry, assisting with special teams, running position meetings, recruiting, weight room duties, and any other duties assigned by the head coach or defensive coordinator. Restricted earning position will be 14k for a ten-month contract. If graduate studies are preferred, tuition will be waived plus 10k for a ten-month contract. No housing or meals included. Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to defensive coordinator Barry Rave at Please no phone calls.

Michigan vs. Ohio State: Here's the approach instituted by Urban Meyer (and that will be kept by Ryan Day) that has helped the Buckeyes dominate their rivalry with the Wolverines.

Whittier (D-III - Los Angeles, CA): Whittier College is seeking applicants for a part time coaching position (any position/looking for the best possible candidate). Qualifications: Bachelors degree required with successful football playing and/or coaching experience, strong professional/interpersonal communication skills and organizational efficiency, outstanding character and leadership qualities a must. This is a part time position with no housing or benefits included, so candidates currently living in or around L.A., or with the ability to relocate to Los Angeles are more likely to make this position work effectively based on the pay of this position. The successful candidate will coach a position, run positional meetings, contribute to the weekly gameplan, have video editing duties (HUDL), and potential to have his own recruiting area. Please email a cover letter, resume, and references to head coach Mike Neale at No phone calls please.

19 for '19: Our series looking at the most important coaching hires of the 2019 season begins with Louisville’s Bryan Brown and North Carolina’s Phil Longo.

Head coaching changes: See all of the 2018 NFL and College head coaching changes here