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The Scoop - Thursday February 1, 2018

Thursday February 1, 2018



Coaches wives: We sat down with the wives of four small college football coaches to see how -- and why -- they do it. "You just make it."

New England Patriots: Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano will reportedly interview for the Pats' defensive coordinator job once it becomes open next week. Urban has been bracing for this.

A former TCU player is suing Gary Patterson, some assistants, the AD, trainers & just about anyone else he can name...for lost wages from what he believes should have been a great NFL career. He's most likely not going to win (I stayed at a Holiday Inn once); but if he does, look out.

Colorado State: Defensive coordinator John Jancek will earn $325,000 in 2018, making him the highest-paid assistant on staff, according to Matt Stephens of the Denver Post. Quarterbacks coach Ronnie Letson will be the next-highest paid assistant at $205,000.

Northern Illinois: Tyler Yelk will join the staff as safeties coach and Walter Stewart as defensive line coach, according to the DeKalb Daily Chronicle. FootballScoop reported on Jan. 22 that Lamar Conard will come aboard as running backs coach.

Lehigh (FCS - PA): Per source, former Holy Cross defensive coordinator Mike Kashurba will be the linebackers coach at Lehigh.

Buffalo: Defensive grad assistant (and former player) Najaa Johnson is being promoted to director of player personnel source tells FootballScoop.

Michigan: Former Michigan wide receiver Roy Roundtree is joining the staff as a graduate assistant working with the wide receivers, per a tweet from 247.

AstroTurf:Introducing BIONIC, the new WonderFiber. "Throughout the history of the synthetic turf industry, the great quest of manufacturers has been to blend polyethylene (PE) and nylon into a single fiber. That dream has now become a reality!"

Arkansas Tech (D-II): Arkansas Tech has an immediate opening for an intern coaching working with an offensive skill position. The position is unpaid. Responsibilities include developing scouting reports, film breakdown, weekly practice preparation, and any assignments delegated by the Offensive coordinator and Head Coach. Interested applicants can email Justin Brown at No phone calls please.

The Process: Nick Saban explains where his belief in The Process began, and what it's really all about.

Mississippi State: Citadel defensive quality control coach Allen Tucker has accepted a special teams analyst position at Mississippi State, per source. Tucker began his coaching career as a student assistant at Mississippi State where he worked with the special teams and defensive line.

Is football too hard?: Could the reason behind the decline of participation numbers be because kids think football is too hard? One former NFL Pro Bowler thinks so...

Kentucky: Former Indianapolis Colts outside linebackers coach Brad White will join the staff as the Wildcats' 10th assistant coach and work with outside linebackers, according to multiple reports.

Minnesota: Jahmile Addae has now been announced as defensive backs coach on PJ Fleck's staff.

Vanderbilt: Former Texas A&M receivers coach Aaron Moorehead is joining the Vanderbilt staff in the same capacity per multiple reports.

VMI (FCS): Per source, safeties coach Ross Metheny will move to wide receivers. Also, the Keydets have a linebackers spot open after Justin Hamilton left to join Virginia Tech's staff as director of player development on defense.

Minnesota: Jahmile Addae, who spent the past few seasons at Arizona coaching the corners, has joined the Minnesota staff as defensive backs coach.

Carolina Panthers: The Panthers have announced that they're meeting with Texans VP of player personnel / assistant GM Jimmy Raye III about their GM job today.

Akron: St. Vincent-St. Mary (OH) head coach Marcus Wattley has resigned to join the staff at Akron, per a report from the Akron Beacon Journal. Wattley notes in the article that he's meeting with head coach Terry Bowden later this week to discuss the exact details of his new job.

UW-Whitewater (D-III): UW-La Crosse (D-III) offensive coordinator Jake Landry has been hired as the program's new offensive coordinator, sources tell FootballScoop. We understand the contract for Craig Smith, who had been the offensive coordinator the past three seasons, was not renewed.

Toledo: Defensive graduate assistant Larry Black has been promoted to director of player personnel, per source. Black worked with the defensive line.

Motion and Shift Package for Tempo Offenses:X&O Labs is releasing a new clinic report next Tuesday detailing how Rose-Hulman Institute’s tempo offense struggled with keeping rhythm on incomplete passes and short gains. This report will include how RHI found that continuing to play fast while protecting a late lead can allow the opposition to get back into the game. So, offensive coordinator Brian White and his staff integrated a shift and motion package, which allowed them to give the threat of snapping the ball by lining up quickly, only to change the picture that the defense sees. It gave defenses a very short period of time to diagnose the original formation, then the new formation, and make their calls and adjustments accordingly. The Fighting Engineers averaged over 475 yards per game this season. This clinic report includes video and illustrations. To ensure you receive this report directly in your inbox, click here and enter your email address.

Maryland: Dave Bucar, a former graduate assistant at Pitt who joined Matt Canada at LSU as an offensive analyst last season, has been added to the staff as tight ends coach according to multiple reports. That hire, along with the addition of Jafar Williams (previously reported) as running backs coach, rounds out DJ Durkin's staff, Roman Stubbs tweets.

Indiana State (FCS): Per source, Michigan graduate assistant Joe Hastings is joining the staff as wide receivers coach. Hastings worked with the Wolverine wide receivers most recently in Ann Arbor, and has also worked on the defensive side as a GA with the defensive line. On Sunday we reported that Mike Switzer was joining the staff to coach the offensive line.

LSU: Source tells FootballScoop former Louisiana Lafayette offensive coordinator Jorge Munoz is joining the LSU staff as an offensive analyst. Munoz, who served as an assistant at ULL from 2008-17, split his ten seasons at ULL coaching receivers and quarterbacks, holding pass game coordinator much of his tenure and offensive coordinator title the 2016 season.

Former Calgary Stampeders (CFL) head coach Bob Vespaziani has sadly passed away. Please join us in praying for his family.

Michigan State: Chuck Bullough, who spent the last few seasons coaching the defensive line for Eastern Michigan, has joined the Spartan staff and will coach the defensive ends the team has formally announced.

Florida State: Our update on Willie Taggart's staff in Tallahassee.

UW-River Falls (D-III): The University of Wisconsin River Falls is looking a home and home series week 1 (Sept. 5) 2020 with a return date of week 1 (Sept. 4). Flexibility with the home and travel date. Also looking for series week 3 or 4 (Sept. 21,28) 2019 with return date of week 3 or 4 (Sept. 19, 26) 2020. Anyone interested please contact

Seattle Seahawks: Larry Izzo is joining the team as assistant special teams coach, per Alex Marvez. Izzo previously coached the special teams for the Tans thee past two seasons.

Maryland: Rutgers wide receivers coach Jafar Williams is joining the staff as running backs coach, per Williams is a former Terps wide receiver.

Rice: Maryland assistant head coach / special teams coordinator Pete Lembo will become the new special teams coordinator and associate head coach on Mike Bloomgren's staff, per Bruce Feldman's tweet.

Whittier (D-III – CA): Whittier College is seeking applicants for an assistant football coach (offensive skill position). Qualifications: Bachelors degree required with successful football playing and/or coaching experience, strong communication skills, organizational efficiency, outstanding character, and leadership qualities a must. This is a 12 month position that will pay $30,000 per year. No housing, or benefits are included. The successful candidate will coach his own position, run positional meetings, contribute to the weekly game plan, assist in film breakdown, and have his own recruiting area. Preferred start date is March 1, 2018. Please email a cover letter, resume, and references to head coach Mike Neale at No phone calls please.

Nebraska: Scott Frost's response to two of his players being hospitalized for rhabdo is quite different than the response of other head coaches who found themselves in similar situations.

Geneva (D-III - PA): Geneva is looking for a graduate assistant to work with the Tackles/TEs. College playing or coaching experience in the triple-option offense is strongly preferred. Admission to the Master’s in Higher Education program is necessary. Looking for an individual who will represent the mission of Geneva College, “For Christ and Country”. Tuition Reduction for grad school and a stipend is provided. Please email HFC No phone calls please.

Waldorf (NAIA - IA): Waldorf University seeks applicants for a graduate assistant in the football program with an emphasis on wide receiver expertise. This is an immediate opening. The graduate assistant appointment includes an online graduate tuition waiver over 24 months from hire and a monetary stipend of $1,000 per month over two 9 month periods (August through April annually). Optional on-campus housing (basic residence hall room) included and meal plan options available. Qualified candidates must have an undergraduate degree and be accepted for admission into the graduate program at Waldorf University or Columbia Southern University. Other Requirements include prior college football experience, dedication to students, and an interest in pursuing a career in coaching. For consideration, all candidates must apply through the website (via this link) and upload their resume and cover letter. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will be based on materials submitted through application process. No phone calls please.

Florida State: Here's our salary update on what Willie Taggart and his assistants will make next season.

Rutgers: Rutgers has a football video coordinator position available. Candidates must have experience with XOS. Please send your resume

Head coaching changes: 2017-18 NFL & college head coaching changes.