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The Scoop - Thursday July 27, 2017

Thursday July 27, 2017


LA Rams: Brian Xanders has been formally announced as a senior personnel executive, Mary Barrett has been hired as a national scout, and Matt Waugh as pro scouting assistant.

Colby (D-III - ME): Colby College is seeking applicant for an assistant coach position. The position may be on offense or defense depending on the experience of the applicant. This is part-time position that will begin in August. College coaching experience is preferred, all resumes should be sent to

Cincinnati Christian (NAIA - OH): Running backs coach Jackie Cooper has left to become the defensive backs coach at East Jefferson HS (LA), per source.

Ohio Dominican (D-II): Chris Reisert has been named offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach for the program.

Hugh Freeze speaks for the first time since he left Ole Miss

Keiser University (NAIA - FL): Keiser University is a brand new football program located in South Florida and will begin play in 2018. We are looking to hire intern/walk on coaches for this fall. The assistant coaches will have opportunities to work on offense or defense, recruiting responsibilities, video responsibilities, and other duties assigned by coaching staff. To apply please e-mail cover letter, resume and list of references to assistant coach Cody Edwards at

Chris Petersen: “The physical parts of the quarterback position are completely overrated.”

New Research: Teaching/Drilling Slide Step Footwork in Off Man Coverage – Like most DB coaches, Steven Dudley had previously relied on teaching the traditional back pedal in off man technique. But with Fort Hays State University transitioning to more of a quarters based scheme, he found that his players were struggling with maintaining the tempo needed to come in and out of breaks. The slide step provided the proper body position to break on all routes. The results were tangible: his unit rose to the second best pass defense in the conference and interceptions rose from 5 to 9. Both starters were all-conference helping the Tigers win its first bowl game in the history of the program. In his X&O Labs clinic report, Coach Dudley details the drill work and coaching points to teach the slide step technique in off-man coverage. Click here to read the report.

North Carolina Wesleyan (D-III): Former Elizabeth City State (D-II - NC) defensive backs coach Will Marable has joined the staff as assistant defensive backs coach, per source.

Independence CC (JC - KS): Independence Community College is looking to hire two intern/walk on coaches. One will be a defensive assistant for the upcoming season, coaching LB’s, Prior coaching experience or collegiate playing experience is required. Experience with linebackers and/or defensive backs is required. The Assistant Coach shall aid the Defensive Coordinator & Head Coach in the recruitment and retention of quality athletes. The Assistant Coach shall support the efforts of the Defensive Coordinator & Head Coach to maximize the effectiveness of practice sessions. Position 2, is an Assistant Offensive Line Coach, with prior Offensive Line playing or coaching experience. This position coach will coach a Offensive Line position along with TE’s, and recruit an area assigned by the Head Coach. Both positions will be responsible for video cutup’s, scouting reports, class monitoring, and Dorm Check duties. This job is to begin IMMEDIATLEY! By July 31st. Free housing & Meals come with the position. To apply please e-mail cover letter, resume, , and list of references to Head Coach Jason Brown

Lawrence University (D-III - WI): Lawrence University is seeking applicants for Offensive and Defensive Quality Control Coaches. These are Volunteer coaching positions, NO STIPEND OR BENEFITS available. The candidate will assist with all aspects of a NCAA Division III football program including compliance with NCAA and University rules, coaching a position or assisting a position coach, video editing and breakdown and other duties as assigned by the Offensive / Defensive Coordinator and Head Coach. Previous high school or college coaching experience preferred. Local candidates are encouraged to apply. Please email all resumes to No phone calls please.