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The Scoop - Sunday December 30, 2018

Sunday December 30, 2018


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

Miami: Sources tell FootballScoop Manny Diaz will be the new head coach at Miami. ... And now #TheU has made it official.

Indiana: Offensive coordinator Mike DeBord is retiring the team has announced.

Miami: Sources tell FootballScoop Miami is strongly considering Manny Diaz for the job.... 

New York Jets: The Jets have fired Todd Bowles. More here...  Also, from a few days ago, Pro Football Talk doubled down that the Jets would planning on making a run at a college coach.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Dirk Koetter is reportedly out after three seasons as head coach. Details & more on the search here. 

Ole Miss: Rich Rodriguez is expected to accept the offer to become offensive coordinator at Ole Miss per multiple reports.

Oakland: The Raiders have interviewed NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock for their general manager positions tweets the NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, who adds that he is a "strong candidate." Mayock, who was in the press box for the Raiders game vs. Kansas City today, confirmed that he's been interviewed but shares "they've interviewed a whole bunch of guys," per Matt Kawahara. Ian Rapoport notes the Raiders have interviewed a minority candidate already and are now ok to make a hire whenever they want.

Miami: AD Blake James is already looking to make a hire... 

Jacksonville: Tom Coughlin and Doug Marrone both will return ownership has announced.

Ohio State: Defensive line coach Larry Johnson shared during the team's Rose Bowl presser that he expects to return as a member of Ryan Day's staff next season, stating, "I want to be, I'm going to be an Ohio State Buckeye coach. I know that. I think that's my future," before adding "I have no plans to go anywhere."

Miami: Former prominent 'Canes players are pushing for Rex Ryan to replace Mark Richt, and the former Jets and Bills head coach is interested in the position, tweets Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

Hamline (D-III - MN): Sources tell FootballScoop that co-defensive coordinator / safeties coach Joe Troche has resigned to pursue other opportunities.

Arizona Cardinals: The Cards have reached out to former Green Bay head coach Mike McCarthy and have shared that they're willing to give McCarthy say over personnel if he were interested in the event that they move on from Steve Wilks after one season, per Jason La Canfora, who adds that McCarthy "does not intend to pursue the opening."

Houston: Houston has now announced they have terminated the contract of head coach Major Applewhite. Major is due to receive approximately $2 million in connection with Houston buying out his contract; however that money is subject to offset from future employment.

Miami: Source tells FootballScoop Mark Richt is stepping down today. Update> The program has now announced Richt is retiring from coaching.

Oklahoma: Lincoln Riley told reporters this morning that he won't rush the defensive coordinator hire and plans to wait on that hire before making other staff decisions. Our sources tell us this is where Lincoln is looking for his defensive coordinator....

Green Bay: The Packers reportedly are interested in Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald.

Cleveland Browns: Despite the Browns recent success, Ian Rapoport is reporting that Greg Williams is not considered "a front-runner or anything close for the full-time job." Williams is expected to interview for the position though. Rapoport adds those expected to be considered include Mike McCarthy, Matt Campbell, Brian Flores, Matt Eberflus and Josh McDaniels.

Nick Saban: With last night's win, Saban will wind up collecting over $9 million from Alabama in connection with this season. Darren Rovell's tweet has more details; but in short: $7.5M in salary, $800k "new contract incentive" and $725k in SEC Champ game, CFP Semi & playing for the big one bonuses.

New York Jets: Ian Rapoport reports the Jets plan to fire Todd Bowles.

Houston:'s complicated.

Mercyhurst University (D-II - PA): Mercyhurst University, an NCAA Division II Institution and member of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC), has an immediate opening for a 12-Month restricted earnings offensive skill assistant coach. The successful candidate will coach his own position, run positional meetings, assist with special teams, contribute to the weekly game plan & have his own recruiting area. Computer and Video Skills is a must. Qualifications include: Bachelor's Degree, college coaching and/or playing experience. Compensation package includes $13,000 and some meals. No housing or benefits. Mercyhurst University is an equal opportunity employer. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until filled. Please email a letter of interest, resume, and references to Head Football Coach Marty Schaetzle ( No phone calls please.

Head coaching changes: See all of the 2018 NFL and College head coaching changes here – including a new interactive map.