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The Scoop - Thursday January 17, 2019

Thursday January 17, 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

Please join us in praying for the family of Davidson running backs coach Tim Maypray who has died. Just 30 years old, Tim leaves behind a legacy of being an outstanding athlete, a loyal friend, an incredible coworker, mentor, and coach, but most importantly a loving and caring husband and father. No matter where you are coming from or how you know Tim and his wonderful wife Bianca and two children, Madison and Timothy (a third on the way) we ask that you rally around in support of his family. The Davidson Football staff has created this GoFundMe to support Bianca and the future medical and living expenses, as well as funeral costs and moving expenses.

Denver: Receivers coach Zach Azzanni has been retained by Vic Fangio.

Navy: Hawaii staffer Billy Ray Stutzman is joining the Navy staff as an offensive assistant. Stutzman, who played receiver at Hawaii, coached at Emory & Henry three seasons before joining the Hawaii staff for this past season.

Old Dominion: Sources tell FootballScoop Bobby Wilder is bringing in three strong assistant coaches.

NIU: Baltimore Ravens running backs coach Thomas Hammock will be NIU's new head coach source tells FootballScoop. Brett McMurphy also just reported the same.

Urban Meyer: Urban, reportedly, is nearing a deal to serve as Fox Sports lead college football analyst.

Kent State: Rhode Island defensive line coach Joe Coniglio will be the new outside linebackers coach at Kent State tweets Bruce Feldman. Feldman adds that Colin Ferrell will move to defensive line at Kent State.

Maryland: Lloyd Richards Jr. is Mike Locksley's new director of football operations. Richards previously served as assistant AD for football and as VP of football operations of the Houston Texans; but has been out of football the past several years. Will Christopherson has been named director of player personnel. He comes from Alabama were he was a scouting assistant.

Denver Broncos: Renaldo Hill is returning to the organization as defensive backs coach, tweets Mike Klis of 9Sports in Denver. Hill started for the Broncos in 2009-10.

Cleveland Browns: Source tells FootballScoop former Nebraska defensive line coach John Parrella has been hired by the Browns as assistant defensive line coach. Parrella coached defensive line at Northern Michigan from 2014-15 and at Nebraska 2016-17.

Beloit (D-III - WI): With head football coach Seth Duerr leaving for Tiffin University, Beloit College has named offensive coordinator Kevin Canty the interim head coach.

Cleveland Browns: Tennessee assistant to the head coach John Lilly will join the Browns as tight ends coach tweets Alex Marvez. Lilly, a long-time Georgia assistant, coached tight ends for the Rams in 2016.

Please join us in keeping Turk Schonert's family in your prayers. Turk, who had just turned 62, has passed away. Over his career he coached with the Bucs, the Bills, Panthers, Giants, Saints and more. Most recently he was coaching with the Montreal Alouettes.

Georgia: Former Texas State corners coach Jules Montinar has joined Kirby Smart's staff as defensive quality control. Additionally, Seth Emerson reports that new tight ends coach Todd Hartley will be paid $700,000 over the life of his contract which runs 2.5 years (through June 2021).

Stetson (FCS - FL): Head coach Roger Hughes has been extended through the 2021 season. Hughes earned conference coach of the year honors after guiding his team to an 8-2 record this season.


Toledo: Larry Black is returning to the program as defensive line coach. Black was a GA with the Rockets in 2016-17.

Connecticut: Randy Edsall will personally pay one third of his offensive coordinator's salary in 2019, which is both admirable and alarming. 

Michigan: As we reported yesterday, Michigan has now made official. Shawn Nua is on board, meaning UM now has 11 assistants...and someone has to go.

Lehigh (FCS - PA): Source tells FootballScoop Holy Cross (FCS -CT) defensive line coach Charlie Noonan is joining the staff at Lehigh as linebackers / run game coordinator.


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San Francisco 49ers: Joe Woods has been hired as defensive backs coach/passing game coordinator.

Texas State: Sources tell FootballScoop that Zac Spavital will remain on staff as defensive coordinator (there had been speculation he would join Kliff Kingsbury's staff in Arizona) and New Mexico outside linebackers coach Archie McDaniel will join the staff as co-defensive coordinator and inside linebackers coach.

Maryland: Mike Locksley has announced the hirings of Scottie Montgomery (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks), John Papuchis (special teams), John Reagan (offensive line), Cory Robinson (defensive backs/defensive pass game coordinator), Elijah Brooks (running backs) and Mike Miller (tight ends).

Green Bay Packers: Defensive assistant Scott McCurley will not return reports Rob Demovsky.

Arkansas-Monticello (D-II): Arkansas-Monticello is looking for a WR Graduate Assistant. WR coaching experience is REQUIRED. College coaching experience preferred. Please email resumes to Offensive Coordinator Ryan Lusby at NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Warner (NAIA - FL): The Warner University football program announces changes to their staff for the 2019 season. Ron Scarlett, who has been the defensive backs coach since 2014, takes on the title of defensive coordinator. Craig “Mac” McCord will be the new offensive coordinator. McCord spent the 2018 season at Dordt College and the previous 31 seasons at Pacific Lutheran University.

Miami: Air Force receivers coach Taylor Stubblefield is expected to be Miami's new receivers coach reports Andrew Ivins and we are told Miami plans to hire their tight ends coach away from another ACC program.

Denver: The Broncos are hiring Wade Harman as tight ends coach tweets Ian Rapoport.

Missouri: Former Texas Tech defensive coordinator David Gibbs will join Barry Odom's staff at Missouri the program has announced. Also, Garrick McGee is being promoted to an on-field assistant position. McGee was an analyst for the Tigers this season.

Temple: Rod Carey has now announced Fran Brown, Ed Foley and Gabe Infante will continue as on-field assistants and that he has retained Adam DiMichele who will move into an off-field role. With these three on field hires plus Craig Harmon, Jeff Knowles, Melvin Rice, Walter Stewart and Joe Tripodi, Carey now has 8 of his 10 full-time assistant positions full. NIU OC Mike Uremovich is expected to come if he doesn't get the NIU head job. Stay tuned for more....

Jacksonville: The Jaguars are reportedly hiring Dave Merritt as assistant defensive line coach. The former Giants assistant spent last season on the Arizona Cardinals staff.

Buena Vista (D-III - IA): We are no longer accepting applications for the offensive coordinator opening; the position has been filled. Thank you for your interest.

Washington: Chris Petersen has formally announced Junior Adams as wide receivers coach.

Alabama: Former player Vinnie Sunseri will join the Tide's staff sources tell FootballScoop. first reported the news saying he is expected to be a grad assistant. FootballScoop had heard either that or an analyst. Will update once final.

Louisville: Scott Satterfield has his receivers coach targeted (#FreakShow coming to town)...a look at how his first staff at Louisville is expected to look.

Western Colorado (D-II): Joe McLain, who previously served as offensive coordinator at Buena Vista University (D-III - IA), has been hired as quarterbacks coach/pass game coordinator.

Why you never take plays off, no matter how good you are.

Millikin (D-III - IL): Millikin University has two openings for an assistant football coach. 11 Month position. Pay is $10,000, plus housing, and some meals. Start date is ASAP. Please email resumes and references to . No Phone Calls Please.

Georgia Southern: Head coach Chad Lunsford has received a one year extension. Under this agreement, the contracts of Lunsford, the 10 assistant coaches and several support staff members were re-worked to increase the salaries and restructure the incentive packages. Lunsford took over as interim in head coach in 2017. The Eagles finished that season 2-10. He turned them around, going 10-3 this season. Impressive.

Michigan: New defensive assistant Anthony Campanile will earn $415,000 annually on a 2-year contract, according to Kyle Rowland of the Toledo Blade. Campanile would owe a 50 percent buyout if he leaves for another Big Ten school, unless it's a defensive coordinator job in the West Division or his alma mater, Rutgers.

Dallas Cowboys: Assistant special teams coach Doug Colman will not return, tweets Ian Rapoport.

Texas College (NAIA): Texas College, located in Tyler, is looking to fill 4 intern positions. We are looking for 2 offensive and 2 defensive coaches. These positions are unpaid positions with the potential to coach your own group and carry out other responsibilities per the Head Coach. There are no meal plans or housing associated with the position. We will be looking for the best candidates that can help with the following responsibilities: coaching a position, recruiting, class checks, data entry, HUDL input/breakdowns, & MS Office/Google Docs skills. In the subject line, please type “Offensive Intern” or “Defensive Intern.” Please send your resume & references to

Memphis: Source tells FootballScoop FAU director of player personnel Justin Crouse has returned to Memphis in the same capacity. Prior to joining Lane Kiffin's staff for this season, Crouse spent the 2017 season at Memphis in the same capacity.

Northern Illinois: NIU's search is down to Ravens running backs coach Thomas Hammock and SMU defensive coordinator Kevin Kane tweets Adam Rittenberg. We have heard similar, adding that they interviewed a number of other candidates with impressive head coaching or interim head coaching experience, and some of the highest paid CFB offensive coordinators for the job.

The Citadel (FCS - SC): Former Austin Peay linebackers coach Turner West has joined the staff at The Citadel as special teams coordinator / recruiting coordinator. From 2014-17 West served as assistant linebackers coach of the Dallas Cowboys.

Central Michigan: Samford defensive line coach Justin Hinds is expected to be the new defensive line coach for Jim McElwain's staff sources tell FootballScoop.

Troy: Sources tell FootballScoop Kentucky's director of recruiting EK Franks is expected to become assistant athletic director for football at Troy. Prior to joining Mark Stoops' staff, Franks had served as director of player personnel at Florida and at Arkansas. He previously had served as associate head coach / running backs at Southeastern Louisiana and had been on staff at Wisconsin, Kansas State & Delta State.

Grad assistant forum: Great stuff from the most recent grad assistant forum.

Beloit (D-III - WI): Head coach Seth Duerr has resigned to join the Tiffin (D-II - OH) staff.

Arkansas-Monticello (D-II): Per source, Ryan Lusby has been named offensive coordinator. Lusby previously coached at Texas A&M Commerce (D-II) and Henderson State (D-II - AR) before spending last season as the offensive coordinator at Coffeyville CC (JC - KS).

Dime Robber Defense Shrinks Vertical and Horizontal Space:Perhaps it was Iowa State University that first put the Odd Double Cloud defense on the football map last season, but Bridgewater College (VA) defensive coordinator Rob Everett has been using some form of it for the last five seasons. What started out as a game plan adjustment against flex-bone option offenses (with corner support on the perimeter) has morphed into an every down defense for the Eagles this season. The cancellation of the B gap up front held opponents to 3.1 yards per carry in the run game and using an additional safety as a middle hole robber bolstered combination coverage packages. As a result, the Eagles lead the conference in total defense, 3rd down and red zone efficiency. Next Tuesday, X&O Labs will be releasing an exclusive clinic report from Coach Everett which details the entire package, including the coverages and pressures he’ll use in this system (this report includes game film). X&O Labs will email this report directly to your email address next Tuesday at 7 am. Enter your email address here–its free.

Maryland: Mike Locksley is targeting an SEC assistant for his defensive coordinator role, per source. In addition to that one, Alabama grad assistant Mike Miller is expected to fill one of the on-field assistant positions tweets Bruce Feldman.

Mercer (FCS - GA): LSU assistant director of player personnel Jeremy Hawkins is joining the staff as defensive line coach, Bruce Feldman tweets. We can confirm the move is in the works.

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