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The Scoop - Thursday February 2, 2017

Thursday February 2, 2017


Eastern Washington: Former Oklahoma State offensive quality control/assistant quarterbacks coach Bodie Reeder has accepted the quarterbacks job at Eastern Washington, a source tells FootballScoop.

Mississippi State: Ron English has now been announced as safeties coach at Misssissippi State.

Wisconsin: The Badgers have promoted defensive backs coach Jim Leonhard to defensive coordinator. He has one year of coaching experience -- total. Read more on the move here.

Pittsburgh: Pitt has hired veteran offensive coordinator Shawn Watson to replace Matt Canada, the school has announced.

Charleston Southern (FCS - SC): Per source, Kevin McKeethen is following Zane Vance from New Mexico State to join the staff at Charleston Southern.

Auburn: Crisp County (Ga.) High School head coach Shelton Felton is expected to join Auburn's staff as a defensive analyst, according to

NFL-NCAA Coaches Academy: Thirty-four coaches have been selected to the NFL-NCAA Coaches Academy, which runs Feb. 9-12 in Tampa. See the list here.

Los Angeles Rams: UCLA wide receivers coach Eric Yarber is joining the staff in the same post, according to Bruin Report Online.

Purdue: Jeff Brohm has completed his first coaching staff at Purdue -- Brian Brohm (Co-OC/QBs), Nick Holt (Co-DC/LBs), Tony Levine (Co-OC/TEs/STs), Anthony Poindexter (Co-DS/Ss), JaMarcus Shephard (PGC/WRs), Chris Barclay (RBs), Derrick Johnson (CBs), Reggie Johnson (DL), Dale Williams (OL).

SEC: The SEC has announced it raked in $584.2 million in revenue in the 2015-16 fiscal year, with an average per school distribution of $40.4 million.

New Haven (D-II - CT): There will be two full time job openings at the University of New Haven. We are a Divsion 2 program in Conn. The first is an OL coach position that pays $50,000 with full benefits. The second is either a DB or DL position which pays $30,000 with full benefits. Preference would be to individuals that have recruited NY, NJ, or MASS. We are lookning to hire with Feb 15th start dates. Please email with a resume and references. Please no phone calls. Thanks.

Florida: Jim McElwain plans to hire West Virginia running backs coach JaJuan Seider in the same capacity FootballScoop can confirm. Mike Huguenin was first to release the news. We can add that Tim Skipper will move to linebackers. Sources tell us the offensive line hire is imminent as well. Will update when more is clear...

LA Rams: Shane Waldron is leaving the Redskins staff to become the tight ends coach with the Rams, per Alex Marvez. Waldron worked in an offensive quality control role most recently.

Clemson: Along with nearly $3 million in national title bonuses, Clemson its giving its returning on- and off-field assistants raises for 2017. Details here.

LSU: Receivers coach Dameyune Craig has been let go and running backs coach Jabbar Juluke has been reassigned within the athletic department. Ed Orgeron is on the hunt for two new assistants.

South Alabama: Source tells FootballScoop Joey Jones is promoting DFO Colin Hitschler to safeties coach. Prior to taking over as DFO in Summer of 2015 Hitschler had served as a defensive grad assistant working with the DBs.

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Trinity International (NAIA - IL): Head Coach Kirk Wherritt has made the following changes to his staff - defensive coordinator Lamont Butler has added the title of assistant head coach; defensive line coach Anthony Franz has been promoted to offensive line coach; defensive backs coach/recruiting coordinator Dwayne Taylor has been promoted to a role that will be later named. 

Glenville State College (D-II – WV): Glenville State is currently accepting applications for a Running Backs coach. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred. This position includes free housing and meals beginning in the fall. Preference will be given to the candidate who has at least 3-5 years of coaching at the collegiate level. The candidate must be one of high energy and be able to do scouting, video breakdown, and monitor academic progress of student-athletes. Interested applicants, please send Cover Letter, Resume, and References to Offensive Coordinator Matt Randall at

Wisconsin-Oshkosh (D-III):UW-Oshkosh is searching for two non-conference opponents for the 2017 season. Open dates are Sept. 9, 16, 23. Interested in all options, possible guarantees available. Please contact Spencer Erickson at or call (715) 412-3473 if interested.

Southwest Minnesota State (D-II):Southwest Minnesota State University, a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, is looking for a Graduate Assistant Wide Receiver Coach in our No-Huddle Offense. Qualifications include acceptance into graduate school (3.0 minimum GPA), enrolled in a minimum of six credits per semester, and meet the MnSCU vehicle driving qualifications. Coaching/Playing experience preferred. Compensation package includes $8,000/year and Full-Tuition waiver. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until filled. Please email resume and references to Head Football Coach Cory Sauter at

Alderson Broaddus (D-II - WV):Alderson Broaddus University has an open date for the week of 9/9/2017 and 9/8/2018. We are open to playing D2, FCS or NAIA programs. Please contact Head Coach Kirk Campbell via email at

Carolina Panthers: The Panthers have completed Ron Rivera's staff with the hiring of Lance Taylor as wide receivers coach and Jeff Imamura as defensive backs/nickels coach and the promotion of Curtis Fuller to secondary coach.

Buffalo Bills: The Bills have announced Phil McGeoghan as wide receivers coach, Matt Smiley as assistant special teams coach, Bill Teerlinck as assistant defensive line coach, John Egorugwu as a defensive quality control and Marc Lubick as assistant quarterbacks coach and offensive quality control.

Alabama: Clint Trickett has now officially joined the staff as an offensive graduate assistant, as we reported a week ago. A former West Virginia quarterback, Trickett spent the past two years as quarterbacks coach at East Mississippi Community College.

Albion College (D-III - MI): The Albion College Department of Athletics invites applications for the position of Assistant Football Coach (Coaching DB's). This is a 10 month administrative position ($18,000 plus benefits) with employment beginning immediately. Albion College offers 23 intercollegiate sports as a NCAA Division III liberal arts institution and a member of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. This position will be responsible for supporting the Head Coach in all aspects of leading Albion College’s junior varsity and varsity football teams. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: a)create and implement practice and game plans, b)breakdown film and provide scouting reports, c) create recruiting plans and relationships that will lead to identifying and attracting outstanding student-athletes, d)provide guidance to student-athletes regarding their academic and overall success , e)participate in fundraising events for the program and athletic department, f)maintain working knowledge of NCAA, MIAA, and Albion College policies and procedures, g) other duties as assigned by the Head Coach or Director of Athletics.Qualifications Include:Bachelor’s degree required, 1 to 2 years experience coaching at the varsity high school level or higher; or 4 to 5 years of combined experience as a NCAA football player or student manager and competitive coach; Must have a valid, or be eligible to obtain, a Michigan driver’s license. For full consideration, interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and three references . Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. All application materials should be sent by e-mail to method) or to Mr. Craig Rundle, Head Football Coach, 611 East Porter Street, Albion, MI 49224.

Texas A&M: As we wrote yesterday, Billy Liucci now confirms that Texas A&M has hired Ron Cooper to coach the defensive backs at Texas A&M. Coop, who was with Chavis at LSU, most recently served as defensive coordinator (and then interim head coach) at FIU this past season.

Alabama: Tennessee director of creative services Jonathan King has accepted the director of football creative services job at Alabama.

AFCA: The AFCA has announced the additions of former FIU athletic director Bobby Staub as director of sponsorship and development, and former Utah State offensive assistant Mike Cross as the coordinator of social media.

Michigan: With a trip to Rome on the way, Jim Harbaugh says he'd like to take Michigan overseas every year.

LaGrange College (D-III - GA): Source tells FootballScoop Steve Pardue will be the new head coach at LaGrange College. Pardue previously served as head coach at LaGrange High from '94-2010. He left to become running backs coach at University of Kentucky for several years and most recently served as head coach at East Coweta (GA).

Indiana Wesleyan (NAIA): Chris Moore is joining the staff as run game coordinator / assistant head coach. Moore spent last season as the offensive coordinator / offensive line coach at Trinity International University.

Henderson State (D-II - AR): Tony Tademy is the new defensive coordinator for the program. Tademy was the head coach at Katy Tompkins HS (TX), and prior to that he coached the linebackers at TCU for seven seasons.

Prague Lions (Europe): The Prague Lions, the first American Football team in the Czech Republic, are looking for a head coach / defensive coordinator to come help them get back to the Czech Bowl, that they lost by a point amidst controversy. The Lions play in the top division in Czech, CLAF, and were amongst Europe's best teams last year. The Lions are looking for one of two types of coaches, 1) a young guy full of energy that is in a GA position and looking for experience or 2) an older guy that is looking for a new experience outside the States and still has a lot to give a young, hungry team. Please send your resumes to as soon as possible a the Lions are hoping to fill this position ASAP. The position will close February 6th

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