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The Scoop - Thursday April 25, 2019

Thursday April 25, 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

Northern Colorado (FCS): Per source, Colorado School of Mines (D-II) receivers coach Ryan Diedrick has accepted the receivers job at Northern Colorado.

Why sitting and waiting, rather than transferring, was the best thing that could have happened to future top-5 pick Quinnen Williams

Lyon (NAIA - AR): Lyon College located in Batesville, Arkansas is seeking applications for a restricted earnings assistant defensive position coach / video coordinator. This position includes salary, benefits and meals. The successful candidate must have played or coached at the collegiate level. Start date is ASAP! If interested, please send resumes to No phone calls please.

The Apprentice School:The Apprentice School, an NCAA Affiliate member, which makes us a Division II Countable game, is looking to finalize our schedule for 2020. We need 2 games, which can take place in any of the following 3 Weekends: Sept. 26th, Oct. 24th, or Nov. 14th. We are looking for home games, and are willing to sign multiple year contracts with D-II or D-III opponents, OR would consider a road game against a D-II/FCS opponent if a guarantee were included. Upon request, all NCAA paperwork can be provided. Please contact DFO Charlie Skalaski ( with interest or follow up questions.

Valley City State University (NAIA - ND): Valley City State University has an opening for a defensive graduate assistant position. Responsibilities include assisting in practice preparation, game day duties, film, recruiting along with any duties assigned by the DC and/or head coach. The position will include a $5,500 stipend, tuition waiver, meal stipend, and housing. Candidate must have coaching or playing experience in a defensive position preferred defensive line. Qualified candidate must meet entrance requirements for master’s program at VCSU. Interested candidates should send a resume, undergraduate transcripts and references to Dennis McCulloch at No phone calls please.

Washington: Washington has reportedly handed out raises and extensions to most of Chris Petersen's staff, starting with a third raise in as many years for rising star Jimmy Lake. Details here.

Diversifying Two- and Three-Man Pass Tags in the Air Raid System: Like most Air Raid offenses, at the crux of Washington High School’s (SD) offensive system is the four vertical concept. And while the Warriors have had plenty of success running it, three straight state championships from ’15 to ’17, passing game coordinator Erick Struck felt there was enough of other voided space in coverage to take advantage of with higher percentage throws. So, he cataloged two- and three-man pass tags this past season to add to his arsenal, which helped in producing over 5K yards of total offense and 26 TD passes. In an exclusive clinic report with X&O Labs, Coach Struck details when he relies on double posts, post/digs, smashes and snags to exploit space in zone and man coverages. X&O Labswill release this report next Tuesday. Get it sent to your email FREE — go here now.

Florida: Charlie Skalaski has joined the Florida staff as an assistant director of player personnel. The veteran coach spent 2018 as the wide receivers coach and special teams coordinator at Charlotte, and has coached previously with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Skalaski is a former Florida player.

College Football Playoff: Those waiting for the Playoff to expand to eight teams shouldn't hold their breath.

NBA star shares a tailor made message made for your whole team heading into summer on preparing to rise to the occasion

Wingate (D-II - NC): Wingate University has openings for 3 Graduate Assistant positions. Position #1 is defensive line assistant. Position #2 is defensive backs / special teams and assistant to HC. Position #3 is an offensive line assistant. Recent college playing experience strongly preferred. Compensation is $300/month for 10 months plus room and partial meal plan. Possible tuition waiver available but not guaranteed. Send resume with reference and a cover letter to

Eastern Illinois (FCS - IL): Eastern Illinois University is seeking applicants for an Operations & Recruiting Graduate Assistant position. Successful candidates will need to gain acceptance into one of EIU’s graduate programs. This is strictly an off field role. Interested candidates should email their resume and references to Matt Wright at Review of applicants will begin immediately.


Masters of Sports Administration: Upper Iowa’s MSA degree provides learners with the current theories, concepts, and learning models necessary to assume administrative, coaching and leadership roles in high school, higher education and sports business settings. The online degree is available with emphasis in Sports Management or Coaching & Leadership Eduction.

Dakota State (NAIA - SD): Dakota State University is currently seeking highly qualified applicants for the position of defensive coordinator / assistant coach. This is a full-time position with benefits. Starting salary is $32,500 on a 10 month contract, and non-negotiable. This position is responsible for, but not limited to, assisting the head football coach in the leadership and direction of the program with running the entire defense, organizing practice sessions, student-athlete, compliance, fundraising, academic support, and all other duties assigned by the head coach or athletic director. Recruit prospective student-athletes committed to academic and athletic excellence. Interested candidates can apply at this link. No phone calls or emails, please.

Charlotte: Source tells FootballScoop that former Austin Peay (FCS - TN) graduate assistant Matt Cannata has joined Will Healy's staff in a similar capacity.

William Jewell (D-II - MO): Per source, Coahoma CC (JC - MS) offensive coordinator Moses Harper has accepted the offensive line job.

Ohio State: Yesterday, Buckeye associate head coach / defensive line coach Larry Johnson shared a statement regarding allegations that he paid a player while at Penn State.

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