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The Scoop - Monday July 31, 2017

Monday July 31, 2017


Green Bay Packers: Grey Ruegamer, a former offensive lineman with the organization, has been named director of player engagement.

Georgia Southern: Jamal Golden, a former defensive back at Georgia Tech, has joined the staff in a graduate assistant role.

Elon (FCS - NC): Clay Browning has joined the staff coaching the tight ends. Browning had been a part of the staff at UNC since 2013, most recently in an offensive quality control role.

Nebraska: Per 247, Gary Darnell has joined the staff as a defensive consultant. Darnell is the former defensive coordinator at Texas, Texas A&M, Kansas State, Wake Forest, and Notre Dame and also served as the head coach at Western Michigan from 1997-2004.

Dixie State (D-II - UT): The additions of Willie Mack Garza (DBs), and Anthony Weeden (WRs) are now official. Garza coached the secondary at Lamar (FCS - TX), and Weeden coached the wide receivers at Northwestern Oklahoma State (D-II).

Oklahoma: Former Sooners center Ty Darlington has joined the staff as a quality control assistant working with skill positions.

Florida: Florida has provided raises to the following assistants -- defensive coordinator Randy Shannon earned a $400,000 bump to $890,000 a year on a 3-year deal; running backs coach JaJuan Seider will make $340,000 a year on a 2-year deal; defensive backs coach Corey Bell will average $302,500 on a 2-year deal; and offensive line coach Brad Davis will also average $302,500 on a 2-year deal.

Rockford (D-III - IL): Graduate assistant Dan Kleppin and Kevin Novacich have both been promoted to full-time posts, per source. Kleppin will work with the linebackers and Novacich will continue to work with the offensive line.

Urbana (D-II - OH): Urbana University has an immediate need for entry level, part-time (up to 20 hours per week) Assistant Football Coaches. These positions will be responsible for coaching our linebackers and wide receivers, video editing using HUDL, recruiting, assisting with the strength and conditioning program, and other duties as assigned by the head coach. Prior college playing experience and/or experience coaching high school football would be a plus in these positions. Camp opens on 8/5 and relocation assistance will not be available for these positions. For immediate consideration, please email your resume to with “Assistant Football Coach” in the subject line of the email noting whether you wish to be considered for the linebacker or wide receiver position.

Norwich (D-III - VT): Per source, Norwich has filled their open positions. Thanks for the overwhelming interest.

Buffalo: Mount Union (D-III - OH) grad, and most recently Wayne State (D-II - MI) grad assistant, Dan Allen has joined the staff at UB as defensive grad assistant.

Bethany College (D-III - WV): Ithaca (D-III - NY) defensive line intern Tyler Williams has accepted the full-time defensive line position at Bethany, source tells FootballScoop.

Ellsworth (JC - IA): Former Missouri Southern (D-II) defensive backs coach Charles Alexander has taken over as defensive coordinator at Ellsworth, source tells FootballScoop.

Furman (FCS - SC): Defensive backs coach Addison Williams is currently serving as an intern with the Carolina Panthers.

Buffalo: Quarterbacks coach Jim Zebrowski has added passing game coordinator title.

Rutgers: Collin Bauer has been promoted from defensive line graduate assistant to defensive quality control and former Buffalo graduate assistant Mason Judd has been hired as the new defensive line GA, source tells FootballScoop.

Kentucky: Former Tennessee defensive coordinator John Jancek, who coached the safeties at USF last season, has joined the staff as a defensive consultant, per Jimmy Hyams.

Ole Miss: Jack Bicknell Jr. has been named offensive line coach at Ole Miss, taking the spot that opened up with Matt Luke stepping into the interim head coaching position. Bicknell spent the past two seasons as the assistant offensive line coach with the Dolphins, and has been in the coaching profession for over three decades, including 24 years at the college level. He led the Louisiana Tech program from 1999-2006 and also has stops with the Steelers, Chiefs, and Giants of the NFL, and at the college level at Boston College and New Hampshire.

Christopher Newport (D-III - VA): Mark Powell and Will Orbin have joined the staff as full-time assistant coaches. Powell, who spent two seasons at Villanova (FCS) as a defensive assistant and then tight ends coach, will coach the spevial teams and secondary, while former Louisburg College (JC - NC) offensive coordinator Orbin will work with the offensive line. Also, Rose-Hulman (D-III - IN) wide receivers coach Corey Headley is joining the staff and will work with the wide receivers, and two CNU standouts who just wrapped up their playing careers will join the staff as well with Scott Fahey working with the OLBs and Taylor Loudan working with the RBs.

Louisburg College (JC - NC): Louisburg is no longer accepting applicants for their offensive line job. Thanks for the overwhelming interest in the positions.

Campbellsville (NAIA - KY): Campbellsville University, located in Campbellsville, KY is seeking applicants for a graduate assistant working with the quarterbacks. Position includes but is not limited to: coaching the quarterbacks full time, assist with special teams and coordinating all video editing (HUDL). All interested and qualified applicants should email resume and references to head coach Perry Thomas, No phone calls.

Fairmont State (D-II - WV): Fairmont State is looking for a defensive quality control coach. There will be a small stipend, meals, and possible cheap housing option. Fairmont State is coming off a record breaking 10-2 season and is also looking to fill volunteer defensive intern positions. Start date is immediately. Please email resume and references to

Alvernia (D-III - PA): Alvernia University, a new football program competing in the MAC in 2018, has an immediate opening for a defensive LB or DB intern coach. The successful candidate will be responsible for coaching their own position, managing a recruiting area, monitoring student athlete academic success as well as other duties assigned by the Head Football Coach, or Director of Athletics. This is an entry level, intern position with a competitive stipend, housing stipend and some meals. No benefits! Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume and three references to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Dakota College at Bottineau (JC - ND): Dakota College at Bottineau in North Dakota has a late opening for a secondary coach. 3000 dollar stipend. Room and Board only also available if interested in doing residence life duties on campus. Also opportunities for part-time security work on campus as well for some additional pay. If interested, please email AD/HFC Dan Davis at ASAP with cover letter and resume. No phone calls please.

Virginia University of Lynchburg (NCCAA - VA):Virginia University of Lynchburg (countable opponent by both NCAA and NAIA standards) is looking for a game on one of the following open dates: September 9th, September 23rd,October 14th, or November 11th to complete our schedule. We would prefer a home game, but are flexible. We are open to all levels of competition. If interested, reach out to Jordan Odaffer via email at

ASA College Miami (JC - FL): ASA College Miami has an immediate coaching opening for the an offensive skill position (QB,WR,RB). This is a part time job, $5000 annually. No meals and no housing. Interested applicants can apply by submitting your resume, and references to Head Coach Chris Boden at No phone calls please.