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The Scoop - Saturday January 20, 2018

Saturday January 20, 2018


Tennessee Titans: The Titans have hired Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel as their new head coach. Vrabel's coaching career began in 2011 coaching he linebackers at Ohio State before he moved to defensive line in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, he joined Bill O'Brien's staff as linebackers coach and was elevated to defensive coordinator in 2017. Stay tuned as he starts to fill out his staff...

Kent State: Source tells FootballScoop Louisiana Tech director of football operations Adam Young has accepted the same position at Kent State.

Tony Levine: Purdue special teams coordinator Tony Levine explains his decision to step away from coaching.

Minnesota: With Ed Warinner headed to Michigan, source tells FootballScoop to expect tight ends coach Brian Callahan to shift to offensive line. Callahan coached offensive line (like a boss) for PJ Fleck at Western Michigan.

Michigan: Source tells FootballScoop Minnesota offensive line coach Ed Warinner plans to accept a position on Michigan's staff.

Oregon: Washington State running backs coach Jim Mastro will join Oregon's staff, sources tell FootballScoop. We are told Mario Cristobal will give Mastro the run game coordinator title...and a three year contract. Braulio Perez first reported the move.

Trinity Valley (CC - TX): East Central offensive coordinator Rashad Jackson has joined the staff at TVCC as offensive coordinator.

Michigan: Source tells FootballScoop Jim Harbaugh has offered a position to Minnesota offensive line / run game coordinator Ed Warinner. Prior to joining PJ Fleck's staff, Warinner previously coached offensive line (and then served as offensive coordinator) at Ohio State 2012-16. Warinner previously has coached offensive line at Notre Dame, Kansas, Illinois, Air Force, Army, etc... From just a few days ago, a look at Michigan's staff & the turnover this off-season.

ICYMI: Photos of Michigan's new weight room (including basketball court) are pretty sweet

UT Martin: Former Tennessee Tech assistant Chris Polizzi has joined the UT Martin staff coaching safeties source tells FootballScoop.

Southeastern Louisiana (FCS): With Ron Roberts off to ULL, source tells FootballScoop "the job is open". We are told offensive coordinator Greg Stevens has a shot and will interview for the position.

Ole Miss: An updated look at Ole Miss' coaching staff update.

Arizona: Former Texas A&M special teams quality control Jeremy Springer is joining Kevin Sumlin's staff at Arizona as special teams coordinator source tells FootballScoop.

Joe Paterno: HBO has made a movie on Paterno's life, starring Al Pacino. Here's the teaser trailer.

Florida State: Oregon associate AD for football Sharrod Everett has now officially joined Willie Taggart's staff at Florida State in the same capacity. Everett has been Taggart's right hand man at each of his head coaching stops dating back to Western Kentucky.

LSU: Source tells FootballScoop Guy LeCompte, who reportedly was set to join LSU's staff as an analyst, never did and no longer plans to join the staff. Also, it was reported yesterday that running backs coach Tommie Robinson has interviewed for a similar position with the Cleveland Browns. Will update when more is clear on that situation.

Chicago Bears: Brock Olivo, who spent this past season as Denver Broncos special teams coordinator is joining the Bears staff as assistant special teams coordinator.

Central Methodist (NAIA - MO): Kenton Evans will be the new Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach at Central Methodist University in Missouri source tells FootballScoop. Evans comes to CMU from Brevard College (D-III) where he worked as the Quarterbacks Coach in 2017.


Nebraska: Missouri Southern wide receivers coach Colby Ellis has joined the staff as a grad assistant, sources tell FootballScoop.

Lamar (FCS - TX): Missouri Southern offensive line coach Bill Bleil has accepted the offensive line job at Lamar, sources tell us.

Wake Forest: Wake Forest football is in need of a graphic design intern to begin immediately. This position is unpaid. The purpose of this internship is to aid the coaching staff and recruiting office with all graphic design needs. If interested please contact Chris Coulter at

The College of New Jersey (D-III - NJ): The College Of New Jersey is seeking two assistant coaches, one on offense and one on defense, for the upcoming 2018 spring and fall seasons. These are entry level, part-time supplemental positions and the candidates chosen will be responsible for HUDL film breakdown and data entry for game film, opponent game film and practice film. They will also be responsible for recruiting a small area, and coaching an individual position. This position will provide valuable coaching experience and development. The ideal candidate lives within a reasonable commuting distance to campus and is expected to be available for all meetings and practices. Bachelor’s degree required and previous playing and/or coaching experience preferred. The stipend for the position ranges from $5,000-$8,000 and includes a limited number of meals. Housing and/or relocation costs will not be provided. To apply for this position please submit a copy of your resume & cover letter to No phone calls, emails only please!

Head coaching changes: 2017-18 NFL & college head coaching changes.