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The Scoop - Thursday April 20, 2017

Thursday April 20, 2017


Oregon: While Marcus Arroyo carries the title of quarterbacks / tight ends coach, The Oregonian points out that graduate assistant David Gilbertson is being relied on a lot to coach the tight ends while Arroyo works primarily with the quarterbacks.

Middle Tennessee: We understand that offensive line coach Rick Mallory, who suffered a heart attack earlier this week during his workout, is recovering well, is in great spirits, and plans on returning to the staff soon. Continued prayers are appreciated. US Army All-American Game: The US Army All-American Game has announced GoRout as their Official Playmaking Technology Partner.

Video: Get an in-depth look at the custom details that went into the new high-tech lockers at Texas

One SEC OL Coach on 2nd Level RPO’s:“Screw That Guy” - When defenses add safeties into the box it leaves an offense with two options: read him with an RPO or go right after him in the run game. One prominent SEC OL coach told X&O Labs he’ll choose the latter: “If he wants to come fit let our back go one on one with that dude.” In an X&O Labs exclusive interview, this coach talks about why a numbering system slows down tempo offenses, how he implements key breakers in the H/Y off formations and what he does to handle back side 4i defenders in the odd front: all talking points in the Insert (Split) Zone Study. Click here to read the full interview.Iowa Western (JC): Iowa Western has an entry level coaching position available as a defensive assistant. Position will include a stipend of $7000 a year with on campus living, benefits and meals. Duties will include coaching a position group, film breakdown of opponents, recruiting assignment, weight room duties, along with other duties as assigned by the head coach. Prior DB playing/coaching experience is a major plus. Serious candidates should email resumes and contact information to Head Coach Scott Strohmeier at No phone calls please.

Southern Miss: Paul Gonella has joined the staff as executive to the head coach, per source. Gonnella has previous stops at Alabama and South Florida as the director of player personnel. Gonnella most recently served as CEO / Co-Founder of The Process, an independent recruiting operations program.

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