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The Scoop - Sunday January 29, 2017

Sunday January 29, 2017


San Francisco 49ers: Fox analyst John Lynch has been hired as the franchise's GM. Lynch, who had an outstanding career as a defensive back in the league for 15 seasons, is a candidate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class that is being voted on later this week. Adam Schefter adds that Lynch will get an "almost unprecedented" 6-year deal. Schefter adds that the organizations plans on giving Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan a 6-year deal as well in an effort to tie the GM and head coaching positions together.

Indianapolis Colts: Chris Ballard has been named GM of the organization.

Bryant (FCS - RI): Former Ball State defensive coordinator Kevin Kelly has joined the staff as defensive coordinator. Kelly spent last season as the head coach at Wyoming Seminary Prep HS (PA).

Colorado: The Buffs have hired Army corners coach ShaDon Brown as their new corners coach, per The Times-Call. Prior to joining the Army staff last year, Brown coached at Wofford (FCS) for five seasons.

Delaware State (FCS): Per source. running backs coach Vincent White has been promoted to offensive coordinator.

NY Jets: The Jets are planning to hire New Orleans Saints wide receivers coach John Morton as their offensive coordinator, per Adam Schefter.

Maryland: Former Michigan linebacker Desmond Morgan, who spent last season as a graduate assistant at Wayne State (D-II - MI) is joining the Maryland staff. Morgan played one season under DJ Durkin with the Wolverines.

LA Rams: Chris Shula, a former defensive quality control coach with the Chargers, will join the Rams staff, per Alex Marvez.

Indianapolis Colts: The Colts are bringing Cheifs director of personnel Chris Ballard back for a second interview for their GM position, per Adam Schefter who adds that Ballard is the first GM candidate to get a second interview.

Wayne State College (D-II - NE): Wayne State College has hired Denny Honnold as defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator, per source.

Texas A&M Kingsville (D-II): Texas A&M Kingsville is seeking applicants for a defensive graduate assistant coach. A Texas resident with DL/LB playing or coaching experience is preferred. Compensation consists of graduate tuition and a meal plan. Housing and stipend are not included. The successful candidate will have his own position group and recruiting area. Start date is negotiable. Please email resume and references to No phone calls please.

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