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The Scoop - Thursday August 15, 2019

Thursday August 15, 2019


#StaffTracker: A one stop page where you can keep track of how the new head coaches are filling their staffs. NFL – XFL – FBS – FCS

Ohio: Arkansas senior deputy AD Julie Cromer has been announced as the next AD at Ohio. She will take over on Aug. 31. "Her talent, vision, and passion for intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete experience will only serve to elevate our athletic program and our University," school president M. Duane Nellis said.

Mike Leach: The most interesting thing about Leach isn't all the pirate stuff, it's how he handles his own play-calling processes with quarterbacks.

LSU: Ed Orgeron is hiring long-time defensive line coach Bill Johnson in that capacity while Dennis Johnson recovers from the leg injuries he suffered this summer playing basketball, source tells FootballScoop. Bruce Feldman just tweeted the same. Details on Johnson's history with the position and O himself, plus the help Johnson will have in the DL room.

Charlotte: Former ESPN and 247Sports writer Travis Haney has joined the Charlotte football staff as an analyst. Details on how this came to be.

ESPN: Former Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio has joined ESPN's stable of NFL analysts, the network has announced.

Clemson: Clemson spends how much in recruiting?

Maine (FCS): Former Augustana (D-II - SD) wide receivers coach and Hawaii graduate assistant Mikahael Waters has been hired to coach the tight ends, source tells FootballScoop.

Occidental (D-III - CA): Per source, Black Hills State (D-II - SD) running backs coach Paul Herbes has accepted the offensive line job on the Occidental staff.

Alabama: Stephen A. Smith shares a harsh reality with Crimson Tide players.

Southeastern (NAIA - FL): Southeastern University is accepting applications for a graduate assistant. This position includes tuition, stipend, and meal plan. The successful candidate must provide his own housing. Applicants must have a strong Christian faith and work within Southeastern University’s Christian mission. Responsibilities include practice/game preparation, recruiting, equipment, video, film breakdown, data entry, and other duties assigned by the head coach or defensive coordinator. Experience playing and/or coaching is preferred, as well as recruiting the state of Florida. Interested candidates should send cover letter, Christian faith statement, resume, and references to defensive coordinator Tyrone Pettaway, at Successful candidates must pass a background check and gain acceptance into one of SEU’s graduate programs. Review of applicants will begin immediately. No phone calls please.

Bridgton Academy (Postgrad - ME): Bridgton Academy an all post-graduate prep school in North Bridgton, ME has an intern coaching position available. Candidates must have a bachelors degree and a collegiate playing background. Experience with Secondary / Wide Receiver play is preferred. Duties pertinent to boarding schools will be assigned. Appointment runs from August '19 thru May '20. Compensation includes: stipend-housing and meals. Please forward a resume & cover letter to

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