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The Scoop - Thursday April 11, 2019

Thursday April 11, 2019


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

Michigan: At least one member of Michigan's staff is taking Greg Mattison and Al Washington's departure for Ohio State personally.

The three traits that make a tough football team, according to Matt Patricia

XFL: XFL overtimes are going to be an absolute trip.

Miami: You've got to see the way Manny Diaz and his staff rolled into a fundraising party.

Michael Lombardi’s book Gridiron Genius details the lessons learned while working alongside some of the most successful coaches and influential football minds of the past few decades - Bill Belichick, Al Davis, and Bill Walsh. The book is full of behind the scenes stories, lessons on game planning, using personnel, in-game coaching decisions and organizational skills, and so much more from his time as a decision maker in NFL front offices. Available on Amazon Prime.

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Dabo Swinney: The text Dabo sent to Virginia head basketball coach Tony Bennett before Monday night's title game was peak Dabo.

Samford (FCS - AL): Source tells FootballScoop offensive analyst William Henry is being promoted to receivers coach.

Fairleigh Dickinson (D-III - NJ): Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) has an opening for an offensive skilled and/or defensive skilled intern assistant coach position from August until May. Compensation will be between around $7,000 and 9 credits toward a Master’s degree. Many opportunities for professional development will be covered and there will be some money available for the NCAA Convention. There are also opportunities to earn money out of season on campus. There is no housing, meals or benefits included. Responsibilities include but are not limited to coaching your own position, recruiting your own area (all expenses covered), academic monitoring, game planning, video, strength and conditioning and assisting the head coach/Coordinators in all phases of the program. If interested, please email head coach Brian Surace at No phone calls please.

Kenyon (D-III - OH): Macalester College (D-III - MN) offensive line coach / special teams coordinator James Rosenbury has been named head coach.

Samford (FCS - AL): Sources tell FootballScoop former Alabama H-back / tight end Mike Nysewander is leaving the FAU staff to join Chris Hatcher's staff as running backs coach. At FAU, Nysewander worked in player development, with the offense & special teams.

Hudl: So, about those changes Hudl is making...

VMI (FCS - VA): Anthony Davis has been announced as the team's new running backs coach after previously serving as an offensive assistant at Utah State working with the wide receivers.

Fort Scott CC (JC - KS): Fort Scott CC is looking to hire a full-time wide receivers coach. Responsibilities will include coaching a position group, practice field organization, opponent film breakdown, weekly game plans, academic advisor for your position group, experience with (Hudl), recruiting, assisting the Head strength coach, and all duties assigned head football coach. This position will receive school insurance, free housing on campus, free meal plan, and $15,000-$20,000 salary. Send resume, cover letter, references, or any additional information to OL Coach/Recruiting Coordinator/Run Game Coord. Scott Mitchell at

How Ferris State Formations Its Jet Sweep to Exploit Numbers:In its run to another Division 2 national championship final, Ferris State University (MI) posted astronomical numbers on offense—491 yards per game and 39 points per game—culminating in a 15-1 record. And at the heart of its rushing attack every year is the Jet Sweep concept. While X&O Labs has conducted prior research on the Bulldogs’ jet read concept, this time they focus on the Jet Sweep concept and how offensive line coach Sam Parker reflects on how he and the offensive staff packaged their formations this season to get their “dudes” in space on the perimeter against often vulnerable defenders. Don’t miss this exclusive report. Get it sent directly to your email. Go here—it’s FREE!

Central Missouri (D-II): The University of Central Missouri is seeks a highly energized candidate for a Linebackers/Defensive Line Graduate Assistant. Candidates will be responsible for coaching a position group, recruiting a geographical area, film breakdown/editing on HUDL, and other duties assigned by the Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator. The candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends. Compensation includes – Stipend, Tuition, and Meal plan. Qualifications: Required: Bachelor’s Degree (minimum 2.75 GPA) from an accredited institution, must qualify for and be accepted into a graduate program at the University of Central Missouri. Prior experience playing or coaching in the front 7 is a must. Please email a resume and references to defensive coordinator B.J. Campbell at No phone calls please.

Florida Tech: Florida Tech is looking for teams to fill their the 2020 (Sept. 26th - Home and Away series and October 31st Home) and 2021 (Sept 4th, 25th and October 30th Home) schedules. If interested teams can email me DFO Rashad Tucker at

Illinois Wesleyan (D-III): Illinois Wesleyan University is looking for a home and home series for September 5th, 2020 and September 4th, 2021. Willing to play on the road in 2020 and would need to be home in 2021. Interested schools can email

Southwest Minnesota State (D-II):Southwest Minnesota State will have TWO offensive GA openings (RBs and WRs). Computer/Graphic skills preferred. Qualifications include acceptance into graduate school (3.0 minimum GPA) and meet the MnSCU vehicle driving qualifications. Compensation package includes $8,000/year and Full-Tuition waiver. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until filled. Please email resume and at least two references to Assistant Football Coach Austin Hilgert at

St. Ambrose (NAIA - IA): St Ambrose University is seeking applicants for an Defensive GA coaching position. This individual will be responsible to coach a position (LBs or DBs), recruit a designated area, and any other responsibilities appointed by the Head Football Coach. Collegiate playing or coaching experience preferred. The position will include a monthly stipend and graduate tuition waiver. Contingent on successful admission to a Graduate School. If interested, please forward a cover letter, resume and references to Defensive Coordinator Vince Fillipp at No phone calls please.

Texas Tech: The men's basketball team's run to the title game included a cell phone ban.

Hartnell (JC - CA): Hartnell College, located on the California Central Coast, in the agricultural town of Salinas just 20 minutes from the Pacific Ocean, is seeking an offensive assistant (WRs or QBs) to join the program in late June. For those with a Masters Degree in Kinesiology/Physical Education, the position will include a 60% adjunct teaching assignment through the Kinesiology Department. The position is for both Fall and Spring semesters. In addition, there is a $4,000 coaching stipend to be paid throughout the Fall semester. If the candidate can be on campus for Summer football, they will receive an additional $2,000 for their work. Interested applicants can send their letter of interest and resume to Head Coach Matt Collins at

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