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The Scoop - Monday November 14, 2016

Monday November 14, 2016


Michigan Tech (D-II): Head coach Tom Kearly has decided to retire. Kearly led the Michigan Tech program for 11 seasons, a 70-44 record, nine winning seasons, and the second most wins in program history.

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FIU:Butch Davis has agreed to become head coach at FIU, ESPN's Brett McMurphy is reporting. Those that have followed this "search" have relayed for weeks that there has truly been no search. This was Butch's job all along. McMurphy adds that Davis and FIU have agreed to a five-year deal.

Bridgewater State (D-III - MA): The school has removed Joe Verria's tag as interim head coach after Verria led the club to its first Massachusetts State Athletic Conference championship in 16 years.

Christopher Newport (D-III - VA): Christopher Newport is now accepting applicants for their head coaching position. Interested applicants should follow the instructions via this link.

UNC-Pembroke (D-II - NC):UNC Pembroke is looking for opponent(s) in: 2017 (Saturday, October 14) and 2018 (Saturday, October 13). Please contact Head Coach if interested.

Wingate (D-II - NC):Wingate University is looking for a home game on 9/30/17. In 2018 the game will be away but must be home in 2017. Contact

Cleveland Browns: Despite Hue Jackson's 0-10 start, his job leading the Browns franchise is safe, according to what Cleveland executive VP of football operations Sashi Brown told Mary Kay Cabot. Brown added that "we want a team of people that are going to be here for a long time" and when asked if the front office was rethinking their plan, noted "No, we're always knew this was going to be a major challenge".

Northern Michigan (D-II): Sources tell FootballScoop that head coach Chris Ostrowsky will not return. Ostrowsky led the program for five seasons and also served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Birmingham Southern (D-III - IL): Centre College (D-III - KY) offensive coordinator Tony Joe White has now officially accepted the head coaching job at Birmingham Southern, sources confirm to FootballScoop.

Carson-Newman (D-II - TN): Head coach Ken Sparks announced during a press conference today that he is retiring after leading the program for 37 years. Sparks coaching career ends with a career record of 338-99-2. Read more on coach Sparks' legendary career here.

Big South: Campbell has announced it will add scholarships and join the Big South beginning in 2018. "We plan to be competitive from Day One," Campbell president J. Bradley Creed said.

Georgia State:Early thoughts (& candidates) at Georgia State - a sleeping giant. 

Southwest Minnesota State (D-II): Southwest Minnesota State is looking for a graduate assistant to coach a defensive position based on qualifications of the candidate. Qualifications include acceptance into graduate school (3.0 minimum GPA), enrolled in a minimum of six credits per semester, and meet the MnSCU vehicle driving qualifications. Coaching / playing experience preferred. Compensation package includes $8,000/year and full-tuition waiver. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until filled. Please email resume and references to defensive coordinator Christian Guenther at

The most creative play call of the year involves a pulling guard throwing the ball deep #GuardPass

South Carolina: Former Gamecocks running back and one-time USC staffer Marcus Lattimore has been named head coach at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in Columbia.

Twitter 12 Pack: The #Twitter12Pack of things that no one expected to see this weekend include; a -2 yard punt from a top 15 team, Michigan had just 10 men on the field for Iowa's game winning field goal, and some unbelievable stats concerning Georgia, Michigan State, UNC, and plenty others.

Salt Lake Screaming Eagles (Indoor): The Salt Lake Screaming Eagles are currently building our coaching staff and looking for all positions. Indoor / Arena experience is not required although is desirable. At this point in time we are only looking for local coaches only or those who WILL NOT require housing as part of their compensation. If you do not currently reside in the area please let me know how you will handle your living arrangements. Practice will be held daily in the Salt Lake City area from late January – June. Meals will be available and stipends will be discussed on an individual basis. Please email your resume and background information to Head Coach William McCarthy

Southern Illinois: SIU has a defensive graduate assistant position open. Must be able to get into SIU graduate school. The position includes tuition and a monthly stipend. Send inquires and resume to Michael Williamson Jr. at No phone calls.

Check out the Division II and Division III playoff brackets.

Georgia State: GSU athletic director Charlie Cobb tells the Atlanta Journal Constitution that the budget for a new head coach and his staff will be about $1.6 million, and adds that they'd like to have someone in place by around Christmas.

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Warm Up: Helton calls college football "the greatest thing in the free world", leading NFL rusher flexing in the mirror as a kid, and an expert troll job by NDSU, plus some words of advice for your players from MMA star Conor McGregor. Monday's One Minute Warm Up.

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