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The Scoop - Sunday January 21, 2018

Sunday January 21, 2018


New York Giants: With the Vikings out of the playoffs, all indications are that Pat Shurmur will officially be named the Giants' next head coach as early as tomorrow.

Maryland: Former LSU offensive coordinator Matt Canada is a strong candidate to become offensive coordinator at Maryland per multiple reports. Pete Thamel added that Canada would serve as play caller at Maryland.

Oregon: Louisville inside linebackers / recruiting coordinator Cort Dennison is headed to Oregon sources tell FootballScoop. Bruce Feldman has also reported the same, adding Dennison is expected to coach outside linebackers at Oregon.

Notre Dame: UNC defensive backs coach Terry Joseph will join the Notre Dame's staff as safeties coach. Tom Loy first reported the move.

Oakland Raiders: Kevin Sumlin interviewed to become Jon Gruden's offensive coordinator before accepting the Arizona job, tweets Adam Schefter.

UCLA: Former Oregon offensive lineman Ramsen Golpashin is joining the UCLA staff in a graduate assistant role working with the offensive line, per a tweet from Bruce Feldman.

Tennessee Titans: Minnesota offensive line coach Ed Warinner, who just accepted a position on Michigan's staff, is a candidate to join Mike Vrabel's staff as offensive line coach sources tell FootballScoop. Warinner was selected by prior winners as the 2014 & the 2012 FootballScoop Offensive Line Coach of the Year.

Tony Levine explains his decision to walk away from coaching.

New England Patriots: With Matt Patricia heading to the Lions (in all likelihood according to multiple reports) after the Pats season, Bill Belichick will likely turn to linebackers coach Brian Flores (who is still in the mix for the Cardinals head coaching job, per reports), or Saints secondary coach Aaron Glenn to be the team's new defensive coordinator, Ian Rapoport tweets. Also, Adam Schefter tweets that special teams coordinator Joe Judge is working on an expiring contract and "will be in demand."

Arizona Cardinals: Defensive coordinator James Bettcher is "still very much alive" in the Cardinals search for a new head coach, Ian Rapoport tweets.

Cleveland Browns: The Browns have "discussed" their offensive coordinator job with former Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley, per a tweet from Mary Kay Cabot.

New York Giants: Per a tweet from Adam Schefter, former Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio is the leading candidate to become Pat Shurmur's defensive coordinator with the Giants.

Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinals are having a second interview with Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores this week, per Jason La Canfora. Adam Schefter tweets the same, and adds that if Flores gets the job he'd like to bring former Lions head coach Jim Caldwell with him as offensive coordinator.

Rutgers: Rutgers has a special teams quality control position available. Interested candidates can send resumes to

Wake Forest: Wake Forest has an immediate opening for a defensive quality control position. The position is unpaid. Responsibilities include developing scouting reports, film breakdown, weekly practice preparation, and any assignments delegated by the defensive coordinator. Interested applicants can email Nick Rallis (note we are no longer accepting applications). No phone calls please.

Tennessee Titans: Ohio State co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Ryan Day is considering joining Mike Vrabel's new staff as offensive coordinator, per a tweet from Adam Schefter.

Florida A&M (FCS): The coaching staff at Florida A&M is complete as follows, per source; Billy Rolle (assistant HC / safeties), James Spady (associate HC / STC / TEs), Alex Jackson (OC / OL), Ralph Street (DC / DL), Ryan Smith (recruiting coordinator / ILBs), Joe Henry (passing game coordinator / RBs), Brandon Sharp (defensive passing game coordinator / OLBs / Nickel backs), Jelani Berassi (WRs), Kenneth Gilstrap (CBs).

Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons are hiring Greg Knapp as their quarterbacks coach, per a report from Alex Marvez. Knapp is a veteran NFL offensive coordinator with stops with the Niners, Raiders, Seahawks and Falcons.

Post University (Sprint - CT): Joseph Newman is the new head coach of the Post University program.

Coe College (D-III - IA): Brody Rohach has been hired as the team's new offensive coordinator. Rohach was hired in February of last year at Beuna Vista (D-III - IA) to coach the wide receivers.

Oregon State: Idaho State (FCS) offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Matt Troxel is leaving to join the Oregon State staff as an offensive analyst, per a report fro the Idaho State Journal.

Idaho State (FCS): The Idaho State Journal reports that Mike Ferriter will step in to replace the outgoing Matt Troxel as offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach after coaching the wide receivers and serving as pass game coordinator at Montana the past three seasons.

Tennessee Titans: The Titans hired Houston Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrable to be their new head coach last night.

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