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The Scoop - Thursday April 4, 2019

Thursday April 4, 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

New uniforms: What do we think of the New York Jets' new uniforms?

South Dakota School of Mines (D-II): Damaro Wheeler has been announced as the team's new special teams coordinator and defensive backs coach. Wheeler previously served as the head coach at Humboldt State (D-II - CA), who controversially decided to end their football program.

Southern Miss: Troy athletic director Jeremy McClain has been named the school's new athletic director.

Rutgers: Rutgers is looking for a Director of Player Personnel and Assistant Director of Player Personnel. Please send resumes for both positions to

Hudl: Some major changes are coming to Hudl that are sure to upset a lot of coaches.

Atlanta Falcons: David Bassity, the senior associate athletics director for communications and digital media at Houston the past seven years, has been named vice president for football communications with the Atlanta Falcons.

Morehead State (FCS - KY): Per source, former Wagner (FCS - NY) defensive coordinator Tony Brinson is the new defensive coordinator at Morehead State.

Steve Spurrier:"Too much tequila..." Long live the Head Ball Coach.

Packaging A/B Gap Split Zones to Divide Bear and Odd Fronts: When New England Patriots FB James Develin trapped Rams Nose Nadomincan Suh for a 13-yard gain to open the Super Bowl, it wasn’t just a tempo setter. It cemented an ageless offensive maxim, trap upfield first-level defenders to slow them down. Monmouth University (NJ) is using the same philosophy by tagging A/B gap divide zone runs at the line of scrimmage. In an exclusive clinic report with X&O Labs, Run Game Coordinator/OL Coach Brian Gabriel details how his A and B gap divides yielded 7.6 yards per carry against Bear and Odd fronts this season. Don’t miss this report. Get it sent directly to your email. Go here to add your email—it’s FREE!

Rose-Hulman (D-III - IN): Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is hiring a defensive graduate assistant. Any defensive position will be considered. Compensation includes graduate classes at the Indiana State University, meals and a $10,000 stipend. Interested applicants should email Head Coach Jeff Sokol at:

Charleston (D-II – WV): The University of Charleston is seeking undergraduate student assistants as well as undergraduate video assistants. Student assistants will help with practice preparation, laundry, drills & equipment and other duties assigned by the Head Coach. Video assistants will be involved in the filming and uploading of game & practice film as well as creating graphic design & videos. Compensation will include Tuition assistance. All freshman and transfers will be considered. Please email quinnsanders@ucwv.eduif interested in pursuing.

TCU: Gary Patterson cancelled the TCU spring game due to a lack of players.

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