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The Scoop - Thursday January 26, 2017

Thursday January 26, 2017


Northern Arizona: Former Indiana State offensive coordinator Brian Sheppard has been named offensive coordinator at Northern Arizona.

Vanderbilt: The school has announced it is working on a contract extension for Derek Mason.

North Dakota: UND will join the Missouri Valley Football Conference beginning in the 2020 season.

Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jags have hired Mark Collins as linebackers coach.

Scoop Him Up:Beau Jadrosich, who last served as Head Coach at East Valley High School in North Hollywood, CA from 2014-2016, seeks a job working on a college football staff. Jadrosich was recognized as the 2015 CIF-LA PAC-8 Coach of The Year for taking an 0-10 program to back to back playoff appearances in 2015 & 2016. Prior to EVHS he was an assistant coach at Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood, NJ from 2008-2013 where in additionto coaching, he handled all phases of video operations and recruiting. On the field he served as the offensive and defensive line coach as well as spending some time working with the runnings backs and all phases of special teams. He played college football at Wesley College in Dover, DE followed by two seasons in the Arena Football League. In addition to coaching, Jadrosich has experience as a recruiting coordinator, social media director as well as handling film breakdowns using HUDL. Beau is looking for an on-field position w/ an opportunity to coach or an off-field position working w/ operations, player personnel, recruiting or player development. Jadrosich is a passionate and motivated coach, looking to continue to develop student-athletes on and off the field. He currently serves on the AFCA Exhibits Committee under Butch Gardner/Vince Thompson. References include: Liam Klein, Defensive Line Coach & Recruiting Coordinator at Kennesaw State and Ross Tucker CEO of Go Big Recruiting. He can be reached via email at

Sacramento State (FCS - CA): Luke Huard's title with Sac State is co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Huard is the former offensive coordinator at Georgia State.

Michigan: Greg Frey has now formally been announced as tackles / tight ends coach and run game coordinator.

New Research: Man Free Coverage Concepts to Defend RPO’s – Husson University (ME) finished first nationally at the Division 3 level this season in the following categories: total defense (181 ypg), rushing defense (47 ypg), yards per rush (1.59), third down percentage (.199) and first downs allowed (86). Not surprisingly, many of these numbers came at the hands of RPO based offenses in which defensive coordinator Grant Caserta opted to defend using man free coverage principles. In X&O Labs exclusive clinic report, Coach Caserta details the most common RPOs he saw this season and how he defended them. Click here to read the report.

Riverside City College (JC - CA): Riverside City College has an immediate opening for a Defensive Backs coach. Duties include on the field coaching of technique and fundamentals, assisting with special teams, recruiting the Inland Empire CA, game planning, practice preparation and scout team organization. The ideal candidate works well with diverse groups, be an effective problem solver, organized with attention to detail and be a great communicator and teacher. This is a stipend position earning $5-7K per year, with possible teaching if the candidate has a Master’s degree. Local applicants are preferred. Email resume and references to Assistant Head Coach,

Jacksonville Jaguars: The team is expected to name Jason Rebrovich as the team's assistant defensive line coach, per Jags beat writer Mike Kaye. Additionally, Alex Marvez reports that former Jets outside linebackers coach Mark Collins is joining the staff as linebackers coach.

Green Bay Packers: Associate head coach for offense Tom Clements will not return to the organization, Mike McCarthy said Thursday.

East Carolina: Robert Prunty, the former co-defensive coordinator and associate head coach at Cincinnati, is set to join the ECU staff as defensive line coach, per 247.

Texas A&M: Texas A&M is looking for a communications coordinator to oversee the program's social media channels. See the listing here.

Gettysburg College (D-III - PA): Gettysburg College is seeking two individuals to serve as a part-time assistant coaches (defense) with an emphasis on linebackers and defensive backs. Positions are available immediately. A bachelor’s degree is highly preferred and experience playing or coaching football is required. Please visit our website to submit application materials through our new on-line system via this link. Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled.

Bloomsburg (D-II - PA): Per source, running backs coach Keenan Chesnick will replace longtime offensive line coach Bryan McBryan, who recently retired after 23 seasons with the program.

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West Virginia State (D-II): West Virginia State is removing the interim tag from head coach John Pennington and will name him the program's head coach moving forward, according to the Charleston Gazette-Mail. Pennington has been on staff for two years as the offensive coordinator and was named interim head coach following the departure of Jon Anderson, who took the head coaching job at the University of Sioux Falls (D-II - SD).

Chicago Bears: Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio will take over coaching the outside linebackers "until further notice," according to The Chicago Sun Times.

Ohio Valley Conference: Jim Jackson, the league's coordinator of officials the past decade, has announced his retirement.

Western Connecticut State (D-III): Western Connecticut State University is looking for an offense or defensive assistant (best fit) football coach. Bachelor’s degree required. This position will be responsible for coaching a position, have a recruiting territory and other duties assigned by the head football coach. Playing experience at the collegiate level is preferred and coaching experience is a plus. No benefits provided. Please e-mail your cover letter and attach your resume and references to No phone calls please.

Southwestern College (NAIA - KS): Per source, Jared Barnett and Frank Hepler have been added to the offensive staff. Barnett is a former assistant at San Antonio East Central HS (TX) and will coach the quarterbacks and serve as passing game coordinator. Hepler is the former offensive coordinator at Forsyth Central (GA) and will coach the wide receivers.

FAU: Former Howard (FCS) head coach Gary Harrell has joined the FAU staff and will coach the receivers, per source.

Lawrence Tech (NAIA - MI):Lawrence Tech, a new start up program located in Southfield, MI, is looking to fill their schedule for the 2018 season. Prefer to play NAIA and Division III opponents, but are open to guarantee games with Division II programs as well. Interested programs can contact Lawrence Tech head coach Jeff Duvendeck at

Chapman (D-III - CA):Chapman University is seeking an opponent for a Home/Away series in 2018 &2019. Chapman is looking to play at home on September 8th (week 2) in 2018, and would return game in 2019. If interested please contact Bob Owens at

Bismark Bucks (Indoor - ND): Bismarck Bucks indoor football franchise is searching for quality offensive line and defensive line coaches & best fit skill position coaches who are eager to be involved with all football related duties including coaching your position, handling equipment, laundry, strength & conditioning, administrative responsibilities etc. Housing and meal plan are provided. Seasonal pay based on qualifications. Players report February 15-16. Season runs through June. MUST have an established ball coach in the business put his name on you. Forward resume and coaching references to

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