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The Scoop - Sunday January 1, 2017

Sunday January 1, 2017


San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers have announced Chip Kelly & Trent Baalke will not return. More on the decision here.

San Diego Chargers: The Chargers have announced that they have decided to fire head coach Mike McCoy. More on the move here.

Denver Broncos: Gary Kubiak has told his team that he is retiring reports both Ian Rapoport and Jay Glazer. More on Kubiak's decision here.

Los Angeles Rams: The Rams will interview interim head coach John Fassel for the full-time job on Monday, according to ProFootballTalk. Other interviews will be scheduled as allowed around the playoffs. PFT also reports the Rams have interest in Bills offensive coordinator/interim head coach Anthony Lynn, who is considered the favorite to keep the job in Buffalo.

Minnesota Vikings: Head coach Mike Zimmer will return for the 2017 season reports Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.

Cleveland Browns: Owner Jimmy Haslam said today he will initiate no major changes after the club's 1-15 season. "We feel we have the right people in place," he told Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.

San Francisco 49ers: GM Trent Baalke confirmed he's been fired to local radio station KNBR.

New York Jets: The Jets have confirmed head coach Todd Bowles and GM Mike Maccagnan will return.

Tennessee Martin: UTM defensive backs coach Mike Treier has been promoted to co-defensive coordinator source tells FootballScoop.

Abilene Christian (FCS - TX):Abilene Christian located in Abilene, Texas has an immediate opening for an assistant offensive line restricted earnings position. Compensation includes an $8,500 stipend and no benefits. Housing is not included in the package. Position includes, but is not limited to: assisting with the offensive line on the field and in the meeting room, video editing/coordinating, film sharing, managing a recruiting area, and other duties assigned by the head coach. Ideal candidates have experience in coaching the offensive line, knowledge of Hudl and video editing, proficiency in Microsoft excel, word, power point and other computer skills. All interested and qualified applicants should email resume and references to Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator Josh Lamberson at - No Phone Calls Please. 

Ole Miss: Hugh Freeze has now formally announced Tray Scott as the new defensive line coach.

Nevada: Ryne Rezac, who served as the director of on-campus recruiting at Arizona State last season, has been announced as Jay Norvell's director of player personnel and recruiting at Nevada.

LSU: Defensive line coach Pete Jenkins told Ross Dellenger of the Baton Rouge Advocate he will return to his post in 2017. "Ed and I talked about it. I'm coming back next year," he said.

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San Francisco 49ers: Jay Glazer notes that GM Trent Baalke was informed of his firing two days ago, and Chip Kelly has not been informed yet. Glazer adds that Kelly is meeting with ownership after their game today. Yesterday, Adam Schefter reported that "sweeping changes" would be coming to the organization, including the dismissal of Baalke and Kelly both.

Western Kentucky: Sources tell FootballScoop Mount Union offensive coordinator Geoff Dartt will join Mike Sanford's staff, coaching the offensive line. In Dartt's five seasons at The Mount, the Purple Raiders won the D-III National Championship 17 times (well, not really; but doesn't it feel that way). Prior to returning to his alma mater as a coach, Dartt coached offensive line, tackles & tight ends for four seasons at Wheaton College.

San Francisco 49ers: Jason La Canfora notes that the Niners will consider the following people for their GM position: Louis Riddick (ESPN NFL Front Office Insider and extensive experience in NFL personnel and scouting with the Eagles and Redskins), Scott Pioli (Falcons assistant GM), and George Paton (Vikings assistant GM). La Canfora adds that the Niners are high on Patriots OC Josh McDaniels and Dolphins DC Vance Joseph for the head coaching job.

Clemson: With their win last night over Ohio State in the College Football Playoff, Dabo Swinney has secured $1.3 million in on-field bonuses this season, Steve Berkowitz points out, which is more than what 50 FBS head coaches make annually.

Purdue: Sources tell us that former UConn defensive coordinator Anthony Poindexter is joining the Purdue staff.

Abilene Christian (FCS - TX): Per source, New Mexico Highlands (D-II) defensive line coach Jacori Greer will be the new defensive line coach at ACU.

Carolina Panthers: Ron Rivera notes that he has no plans on making staff changes.

Baltimore Ravens: Multiple reports state that head coach John Harbaugh will return next season.Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg is unlikely to return next season, according to a report from the Baltimore Sun.

Los Angeles Rams: The Rams and Saints head coach Sean Payton have "mutual interest" according to Ian Rapoport.

New York Jets: Jason La Canfora reports that team owner Woody Johnson does not intent to make major changes and that he would like to see head coach Todd Bowles and GM Mike Maccagnan "continue to grow in 2017." Ian Rapoport adds offensive coordinator Chan Gailey may move into an advisory role with the Jets expected to hire a replacement focused on the run game.

Cincinnati Bengals: Head coach Marvin Lewis noted this morning on Sirius XM Radio that he will be back in 2017. Lewis does have one more year on his contract that takes him through next season. Jason La Canfora adds that no extension beyond 2017 is expected for Lewis.

Denver Broncos:Adam Schefter is reporting that today's game may be Gary Kubiak's last leading the team, adding "with his family concerned about his health," Kubiak will likely be stepping down as Broncos head coach.

Harold Goodwin: Goodwin, the offensive coordinator for Bruce Arians with the Arizona Cardinals, is expected to interview for head coaching jobs with the Rams, Jaguars, and Bills, per Schefter.

Chicago Bears: The Bears are expected to keep head coach John Fox, according to a report from Ian Rapoport.

Indianapolis Colts: Owner Jim Irsay has been "very unhappy" with team's performance for weeks now and coaches fear change is coming, per Adam Schefter.

Buffalo Bills: Ian Rapoport reports that the Bills head coaching job is Anthony "Lynn's to lose" and adds that Buffalo is also considering Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich, Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, and Arizona Harold Goodwin.

Gus Bradley: Bradley, the former Jaguars head coach, is planning to follow Anthony Lynn to any head coaching position he lands, Adam Schefter noted this morning. Lynn is currently the interim head coach of the Bills following the dismissal of Rex Ryan earlier this week.

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