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The Scoop - Thursday April 12, 2018

Thursday April 12, 2018


Murray State (FCS - KY): Mitch Stewart has made a number of changes to his coaching staff. Nick Coleman will be offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach, Carson Hunter will coach running backs and serve as recruiting coordinator, Alex Super has come aboard as inside receivers coach, Brian Hamilton has added an assistant head coach title, and Josh Hollingsworth will move to an offensive GA spot. On defense, Jake Johnson will move to coordinator, Charles Jones has joined the staff as cornerbacks coach, Walter Vaughn will be the defensive line coach, and Tate Omli will coach safeties and handle special teams.

Arizona State: Herm Edwards has added former Sun Devil wide receiver Derek Hagan as an offensive analyst. Hagans was drafted in 2006 in the third-round and played eight years in the league.

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DFO Spring Meeting: The DFO Spring meeting dates and location have been set. The meeting will take place May 18-19 at the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, located in Santa Clara, California. The event will kick off with a tour of Levi's Stadium Friday the 18th, and the speakers and topics are being finalized now. Book your group hotel rate for the event here.

Arizona State: AD Ray Anderson has signed a 3-year extension keeping him under contract through the 2021-22 athletic year. His base pay will remain at $800,000 a year.

Fordham (FCS - NY): Fordham is no longer accepting applicants for their offensive quality control job. Thanks to all who applied for the overwhelming interest.

RPI (D-III - NY): Head coach Ralph Isernia has announced three staff promotions. Defensive line coach Jeff Dittman is now the defensive coordinator / recruiting coordinator, pass game coordinator Nick Marcella will be the team's offensive coordinator moving forward, and defensive backs coach Keith Larson has added the duties of special teams coordinator.

Adjusting Two Deep Fire Zones vs. Two-Back Run Game: Because of the numbers advantage presented with a two-back offense, particularly with full flow strong action, defensive coordinators have been mixing more quarters and read concepts into first down pressures. It’s the reasoning behind why Southern High School (MD) head football coach Steve Erxleben has transitioned to producing hard edge support like invert and cloud to defend the two-back run game from Y attached and Y detached formations. In an exclusive clinic report released by X&O Labs, Coach Erxleben reveals how mixing both edge and staggered blitz on heavy run downs keeps his blitzing identity and allows him to easily adjust blitz angles and maintain the rugby style tackling principles he uses in his program. This report will be released Tuesday morning. To ensure you receive this report directly in your inbox, click here and enter your email. 

Rutgers: Rutgers has an opening for the post-production area of their video department. This position is responsible for creating highlight films, daily social media videos, recruiting, and more. Two years of experience shooting/editing video and creating athletic video content. Anyone interested please send your resume, 2 examples of post-production videos and motion graphics to Ryan Glenn in Football Operations at

University of Mary (D-II - ND): The University of Mary is looking to fill their open defensive graduate assistant position. Preferred candidates will have prior experience playing and/or coaching DB’s. Candidates will be responsible for film editing/breakdown using HUDL, recruiting in a specific area, and all other duties assigned by the head coach. Position includes a full tuition waiver, a stipend of $3,750, and 75 meals per semester. All interested candidates please email your cover letter, resume, and references to No phone calls please.

Central Lakes (JC - MN): Central Lakes College in Brainerd, MN is searching for two assistant coaches for the upcoming season. CLC is looking for one part-time assistant coach with experience on the defensive side of the ball. Successful candidate will coach a defensive position (best fit) and could take on additional duties as assigned by the head coach. This is a part-time, seasonal position and supplemental employment outside the college will be necessary. CLC is also looking to add one volunteer coach as a non-paid/intern position. Successful candidate will be responsible for coaching a position (best fit). There is no compensation for the duties; however, it does provide an excellent learning opportunity with a highly successful college program. High character individuals with a commitment to mentoring and influencing student athletes are required. Local candidates are strongly encouraged. Please send all inquiries to Head Coach Greg Medeck at

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Morrisville State (D-III - NY): Morrisville State College located in Morrisville, NY (30 miles southeast of Syracuse) is seeking applicants for an Intern assistant football coach. Preferred candidates will have playing and/or coaching experience at the Quarterback position. Resume building opportunities include (but are not limited to): Coaching your own position, managing your own recruiting area, academic monitoring of student-athletes, practice and game film breakdown (HUDL), plus other duties assigned by the Head Football Coach. Compensation package includes a $5,000 stipend (9 months), off-campus housing, and partial meal funding. In addition, because of employment within the SUNY system, this position is entitled to receive a tuition waiver for one graduate class per semester, including winter and summer term, at any SUNY institution (preferably online classes). Probable start date is August 1st, however housing will be available all summer. Interested candidates should email materials to Head Coach Curt Fitzpatrick at

Yale (FCS - CT): Michigan graduate assistant Al Netter has joined the Yale staff as offensive line coach, per source. Netter previously played offensive line at Northwestern and went on to play with the 49ers.

Maine Maritime (D-III - ME): Maine Maritime currently has an opening for a full-time, continuing assistant coach. The position is a full-time, 11-month (July 1 - May 31) benefited position under the direction of the head coach. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coaching, recruiting and on-campus visit planning, game and practice planning, minor administrative tasks, and monitoring student-athlete academic performance. The Assistant Football Coach operates in accordance with Maine Maritime Academy, North Atlantic/New England Men’s and Women’s Athletic Conference, and NCAA rules, regulations and policies. The employee must be committed to promoting academic and athletic achievement in a way that is fully aligned with the mission of Maine Maritime Academy Athletics and the NCAA Division III philosophy. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, résumé, a completed MMA ApplicationMMA Self-Identification Form*, and contact information for at least three professional references to: For more information please visit the Maine Maritime human resources site via this link.


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The College at Brockport (D-III - NY): The College at Brockport, a Division III college located near Rochester, is looking to fill schedule openings. Brockport is looking for a week 1 opponent in 2020 (9/5/2020) to play at Brockport, and a Week 1 opponent for 2021 (9/4/2021) to play away. Brockport is also looking to fill week 4 slots for 2020 and 2021, with an away contest in 2020 (9/26/2020) and a home contest at Brockport in 2021 (9/25/2021). Please reach out to scheduling coordinator, Stacey Corry LaDew, with any inquiries at

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