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The Scoop - Thursday April 6, 2017

Thursday April 6, 2017

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Northern Iowa: Pat McCann has been hired to coach the wide receivers, per source.

Northwestern: Deonte Gibson has joined the staff as a defensive graduate assistant working with the defensive line. Gibson is a former defensive lineman for the program.

Catholic University of America (D-III - Washington, DC): Max Drisko has joined the program as offensive coordinator. Drisko most recently worked as a graduate assistant at Southern Miss, and prior to that was a grad assistant at Kentucky.

Independence CC (KS): Independence Community College who plays in the Jayhawk Conference is looking to hire an offensive Intern assistant. The position will NOT have a stipend but WILL cover full tuition if seeking an AA degree as well as room and board. We are looking to hire someone with Video experience and WR or TE experience. You will coach a position, recruit an area and many other duties as designated by the Head Coach. All interested candidates please email a cover letter, resume and reference list to Coach Brown at jbrown@indycc.edu.

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Portland State (FCS - OR): Former Cal defensive graduate assistant Colin Fry has joined the staff as corners coach, per source.

Minnesota State-Mankato (D-II): Minnesota State University, Mankato is now receiving applications for an assistant football coach working with the defensive backs. For complete notice of vacancy and application procedures, please visit this link.

Hardin-Simmons (D-III - TX): Jonathan Petty has been named secondary coach at Hardin-Simmons.

Fordham: Andre Barboza has been announced as wide receivers coach. He coached the same position for Sacred Heart in 2016.

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Kansas State: Defensive ends coach Blake Seiler has moved to linebackers coach and added assistant defensive coordinator duties and wide receivers coach Andre Coleman has added passing game coordinator duties. Also, former co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Del Miller, who had recently decided to retire, is helping the staff as a quality control assistant.

Counter and G Lead QB Reads: Using the quarterback as the primary runner this season helped Dickinson State (ND) alleviate many issues it was having with a youthful offensive line. But using traditional read concepts like zone and power read were proving fruitless against gap exchanges. So, in 2014 offensive coordinator Jace Schillinger installed both QB counter and QB G lead concepts and tied them to RPOs. Since that time, the Blue Hawks have averaged 7.5 yards per play on these schemes and produced 228 rushing yards a game this season. Coach Schillinger details these two concepts in this exclusive clinic report on XandOLabs.com. Read the report here.

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