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The Scoop - Sunday January 14, 2018

Sunday January 14, 2018


Tennessee Titans: After entering the playoffs on the hot seat, the Titans have now offered an extension to head coach Mike Mularkey, tweets Ian Rapoport. Mularkey has said he doesn't expect to make any changes to his coaching staff. Mularkey is 18-14 in two full seasons on the job.

Miami Dolphins: Sources tell FootballScoop that defensive backs coach Lou Anarumo has been let go. Anarumo served as the team's defensive coordinator in 2015, prior to the arrival of head coach Adam Gase, and before that coached the defensive backs at Purdue and Marshall.

Buffalo Bills: Alabama offensive coordinator Brian Daboll has been announced as the team's new offensive coordinator. Before joining Nick Saban's staff, Daboll coached the tight ends for the Patriots. Nick Saban is now looking to hire his fourth offensive coordinator in just over a year.

Arizona: Kevin Sumlin will be Arizona's next head coach Gil Brandt reports (the school has announced the hire). More on the news & hire here. Sumlin will retain defensive coordinator Marcel Yates, and bring with him Noel Mazzone as offensive coordinator and Clarence McKinney to coach the running backs, per Bruce Feldman's tweet.

Washington State: Utah State co-defensive coordinator Kendrick Shaver will join Washington State's staff, according to and Stefanie Loh of the Seattle Times. Shaver was a winner of the FootballScoop Defensive Backs Coach of the Year award in 2012.

Louisville: With Ryan Beard being promoted to the 10th assistant working with the safeties, associate head coach Lorenzo Ward will coach the cornerbacks moving forward.



Mississippi State: Sources tell FootballScoop that Penn State recruiting coordinator Mike Villagrana is leaving to join Joe Moorhead's staff as director of recruiting. 247 is reporting the same.

Arizona: Ken Niumatalolo is staying at Navy. A look at what happened, per sources.

Oregon State: Mike Riley will make $50,004 annually coaching the tight ends and serving as the assistant head coach at Oregon State on a deal that runs through the 2019 season, per the Oregonian. The Omaha World-Herald adds that Riley is owed $170,000 per month through the end of his deal at Nebraska (a total of $6.63 million through February 2021).

Sul Ross State (D-III - Alpine, TX): Sul Ross State University is looking for an assistant coach / head strength coach / Lecturer. Must have the following qualifications: Master’s in Kinesiology or Physical Education; NSCS-CSCS Certification; and coaching experience preferable on defense. Interested candidates can send resume to John Pearce at

New York Giants: Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur remains a strong candidate for the Giants vacancy and if Minnesota were to lose, the Giants could move quickly to get a deal done with Shurmur, per a tweet from Ian Rapoport.

SMU: Former Garland HS (TX) head coach Jeff Jordan has been named director of player personnel. Jordan spent the past two seasons in the same role at Kansas.

Indianapolis Colts: Ian Rapoport tweets that Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has "indicated to potential assistants to wait for him. The belief is he takes the Colts job, as he's the clear favorite."

Detroit Lions: Adam Schefter tweets that Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia is "likely" to become the next head coach of the Lions.

Shorter (D-II - GA): Shorter has a total of four graduate positions available. Two will be on offense (WRs and RBs) and two will be on defense (DL and DBs). Full tuition remission and a low priced meal plan included. Need to have knowledge of Hudl. Interested candidates can email head coach Zach Morrison

San Diego State: St. Augustine (CA) head coach Richard Sanchez is leaving to become the defensive backs coach on Rocky Long's staff, per The San Diego Union-Tribune.

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