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The Scoop - Saturday January 5, 2019

Saturday January 5, 2019


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

Oklahoma: Sources tell FootballScoop Missouri outside linebackers coach Brian Odom is a strong candidate to join back up with Alex Grinch at Oklahoma. Stay tuned....

Memphis: Source tells FootballScoop Arizona State assistant head coach / running backs John Simon is expected to join Mike Norvell's staff at Memphis.

Oklahoma: Linebackers coach Tim Kish has announced his retirement. Kish spent 43 years in the game, the last seven at Oklahoma.

Kliff Kingsbury: Following Adam Schefter's report USC denied the Cardinals and Jets from interviewing their offensive coordinator, Mike Florio is reporting Kliff is considering leaving USC to take the interviews. We've got questions.

New York Jets: Gang Green has completed its interview with former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy.

North Carolina: Wake Forest analyst Scott Boone is joining the staff as linebackers coach and special teams coordinator, tweets Adam Rittenberg. Boone has defensive coordinator experience at Nevada and William & Mary.

Tampa Bay Bucs: The Bucs have completed their interview with Bruce Arians, the team has announced.

UTSA: Lousiana Tech running backs coach Tony Ball is now expected to join the staff as wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator, per sources, while Jeff Kastl will move to offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

USC: USC has denied the Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets permission to interview Kliff Kingsbury for their head coaching positions, tweets Adam Schefter.

Louisiana Tech: Running backs coach Tony Ball is no longer with the program reports BleedTechBlue.

Denver: The Broncos have completed their interview with Patriots defensive assistant Brian Flores.

Miami: Source tells FootballScoop Temple head strength coach Dave Feeley, who Manny Diaz had planned to retain there, will now join Diaz in Miami as the new head strength coach of the Canes.

West Virginia: Neal Brown's contract at West Virginia is 6 years, totaling $19 million. Details to come....

Liberty: Source tells FootballScoop Hugh Freeze is adding Rickey Hunley to the staff as an on field defensive assistant coach (position TBD to our knowledge). Hunley (along with Liberty defensive line coach Josh Aldridge) was on defensive coordinator Scott Symons' defensive staff at West Georgia when they were one of the best defenses in the Gulf South several years in a row. Prior to joining the staff at West Georgia, Hunley had coached at Southwest Baptist, Lindenwood, Iowa State and Drake (his alma mater).

Midwestern State University (D-II - TX): Midwestern State is currently seeking a defensive graduate assistant football coach. Coaching responsibilities to include; but not limited to, defensive back or outside linebacker. The positions include a stipend, housing, tuition assistance for graduate school. Responsibilities include all aspects of the football program including; but not limited to, video editing & highlights, practice organization, contest preparation, recruitment weekends, student athlete development, and other duties as assigned by the Head Football Coach. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Interested applicants should send a letter of application, resume, and three recommendation contacts including phone numbers to Defensive Coordinator, Rich Renner at

Lewis & Clark (D-III - OR): Lewis & Clark College in Portland,OR is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of Assistant Football Coach. Candidates that have experience coaching the offensive line will be preferred. This position is full time with benefits with a starting salary of 25k. This coach will run meetings and practice for the assigned position group and be given an assigned recruiting area. Other duties include help with hosting recruiting visits, assist coordinator with game and practice plans, data entry/editing for film and recruiting database, and assist the Head Coach and Coordinator as necessary. Interested candidates please email your resume to Head Coach Jay Locey <>. This position will be posted soon with Lewis & Clark College Human Resources.

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North Dakota (FCS): Minnesota Duluth offensive grad assistant Sam King has joined the UND staff as receivers coach.

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East Carolina: The Citadel's special teams / recruiting coordinator JP Gunter is expected to join Mike Houston's staff as director of player personnel reports Jeff Hartsell.

Western Colorado University (D-II): Is seeking applicants for the position of Offensive Line Coach / Run Game Coordinator to begin immediately. Previous Offensive Line Coach experience preferred. This is a full-time, 12 month position with benefits. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): recruiting specific area, assisting with practice & game planning, film breakdown, and other administrative duties assigned by the Head Coach. This position will also serve as the Recruiting or Video Coordinator within the program. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry. Western Colorado University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Please email cover letter, resume, and references to Head Coach Jas Bains at .

Taylor University (NAIA – IN) a private, interdenominational Christian university invites applications for the position of assistant football coach. This position begins February 1st. Qualifications include: significant collegiate or high school coaching and recruiting experience, DL or DB positions. Qualified candidates demonstrate a personal and growing faith in Jesus Christ, the ability and desire to effectively mentor men in, through and beyond football, and the ability to work collaboratively with staff members in developing a comprehensive, competitive football team and program. Online application materials are available at or Resources You may provide a letter of interest and resume to head football coach Ron Korfmacher at

McNeese State (FCS - LA): Former Navarro assistant head coach and Houston Austin receivers coach Jimmy Fowler is the new DFO at McNeese State University source tells FootballScoop.

Lenoir-Rhyne (D-II - NC): The Citadel's safeties coach Joel Taylor has accepted the defensive coordinator role at Lenoir-Rhyne adds Jeff Hartsell. We can confirm.

FCS National Title Staffs: NDSU vs Eastern Washington today (11am CT - ESPN2). We wanted to highlight the coaching staffs of both squads for the tremendous job they have done getting here. The NDSU staff includes; Chris Klieman (HC), Courtney Messingham (OC / RBs), Matt Entz (DC / LBs), Conor Riley (Run Game Coordinator / OL), Nick Goeser (DTs), Randy Hedberg (QBs), Joe Klanderman (DBs), Kody Morgan (CBs), Jason Ray (WRs), Tyler Roehl (TEs / FBs), Buddha Williams (DEs), Ben Klinger (offensive QC), Daniel Goodman (defensive QC). The Eastern Washington staff includes; Aaron Best (HC), Jeff Schmedding (DC / safeties), Eti Ena (associate HC / defensive front coordinator / DL), Josh Fetter (LBs / HS Relations), Brian Strandley (DL / Pro Liason), Cherokee Valeria (CBs / Recruiting Coordinator), Bodie Reeder (OC / QBs), Jase Butorac (OL), Jay Dumas (WRs), Kevin Maurice (RBs / video coordinator), Heath Pulver (TEs / STC), Marc Anderson (DFO), and Nate Berry (assistant AD of athletic performance).

Sam Houston State (FCS - TX): Sam Houston has immediate openings for the following volunteer intern positions- offense, defense, football operations, equipment and video. This is an UNPAID position; there is NO compensation, housing or benefits. Any interested candidates please email Director of Football Operations- Brett Arnold at . Please include resume, references, and preferred position. Absolutely NO Phone calls please!


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