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The Scoop - Thursday July 5, 2018

Thursday July 5, 2018


Kansas: Former Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long has been formally announced as the new athletic director at Kansas. He'll be the second highest paid AD in the Big 12.

FootballScoop examines head coach hiring trends: First up, the NAIA level, where 100% of head coaching hires this cycle held this title before landing their big break.

15 Most Important: Two years ago he was Wake's linebackers coach. Now Clark Lea is Notre Dame's defensive coordinator. That's why he's the No. 10 most important assistant coaching hire of 2018.

Western lllinois (FCS): Northwestern graduate assistant Erik Frazier will be the new wide receivers coach, per source. Frazier previously coached the wide receivers at Dayton (FCS - OH) in 2016 and Delaware Valley (D-III) in 2014-15.

Finlandia (D-III - MI): Corey Bell joined the staff as pass game coordinator / quarterbacks coach / wide receivers coach and defensive coordinator DJ Pirkle has been promoted to assistant head coach.

Montana Tech (NAIA): Montana Tech has an immediate opening for an offensive intern coaching position and are reopening the search. Primary responsibilities include assisting the head coach in all phases of the football program as well as other duties assigned by the coaching staff which may include coaching a position group. Must be proficient in using Hudl Video Editor, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with film breakdown and data entry is a must. A small monthly stipend will be provided as well as a portion of housing. This is an entry level position. College playing experience and/or previous coaching experience is preferred. Email resume and references to Offensive Line Coach Ryan McFadden at No phone calls please.

Merrimack College (D-II – MA): Merrimack College has two immediate openings for an offensive and defensive restricted assistant coaching positions. Successful candidates will coach their own position, run positional meetings, assist with special teams, and have his own recruiting territory. Compensation package includes a stipend salary commensurate with experience. No housing or benefits. Merrimack College is an equal opportunity employer. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until both positions are filled. Please email a letter of interest, resume, and references to the Head Coach Dan Curran at No phone calls please.

There is nothing more American than college football

Polynesian Bowl: Former Oregon head coach Mike Bellotti and former Washington Redskins head coach Jim Zorn have been announced as the head coaches for the 2019 Polynesian Bowl. The game will be played Saturday, Jan. 19 at Honolulu's Aloha Stadium and televised on CBS Sports Network.

Avila (NAIA - MO): Avila University is seeking an offensive graduate assistant coach. The candidate must have quarterback playing or quarterback coaching experience. This is a 12-month coaching job that includes tuition to graduate school, a $7,000 stipend, and possibly housing. Responsibilities will include: coaching the quarterback position, assisting with weekly scouting, game planning, film-breakdown, recruiting, and other tasks assigned by the head coach. Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to Head Coach Marc Benavidez at No phone calls please.

Missouri Southern (D-II): Per source, Casey Carlo has been hired as a defensive assistant and we understand he will likely work with the linebackers.

9-INCHES Per Rush Attempt: X&O Labs’ brand-new special report features an in-depth examination of the University of St. Thomas’ NCAA record-breaking defense last year. X&O Labs spent a week in St. Paul, MN meeting with head coach Glenn Caruso and defensive coordinator Wallie Kuchinski to discover how the Tommie defense held opponents to 21 yards a game rushing last season. That’s 9-inches per rush. Turns out they did it by pressuring on 85% of downs. If you find that interesting—you’ll want to see their unique equation for making defensive calls. As one coach told us, “they are the only ones doing this.” To read this special report—go here.

Doane (NAIA - NE): Doane University, invites applications for the position of Assistant Football Coach at its nationally recognized undergraduate campus in Crete, Nebraska. This is a full-time, 12 month position. The Assistant Football Coach will coach a position assigned by the Head Football Coach and will coordinate a component of the Doane University Football Team depending on experience of hire. Experience coaching OL, LB or DB, depending on the best candidate. This position is responsible for student athlete recruitment and retention and is an integral part of the Doane University Football Coaching Staff. Doane University is a member of the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC), as a part of the NAIA Qualifications/Education/Skills: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required. · Prior college coaching experience preferred. Ability to cooperate and work within a coaching staff and ability to work with and teach young people. Individual must possess an intricate technical knowledge of football along with a solid understanding of offensive and defensive football schemes. Computer video breakdown knowledge and experience is strongly preferred. To apply, go to

Lincoln Riley stands tall for the Big 12 in saying Georgia wouldn't be a top defensive if they played in their league

Franklin (D-III - IN): Franklin College, a NCAA Division III institution and member of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, invites applications for an assistant football and track coach. The assistant coach is responsible for assisting the head coach in all aspects of each sport, including skill development, recruiting and other duties assigned by the head coach. Specific coaching responsibilities will be defense (football) and throws events (track). Requirements: bachelor’s degree, collegiate competitive and/or coaching experience. Compensation for this 10-month, part-time position includes stipend, undergraduate tuition remission, room and board. Additional part-time employment on/near campus is possible. Send resume including three professional references with phone numbers to Head Football Coach Mike Leonard via e-mail to: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Position begins in August 1, 2018.

Colgate (FCS - NY): Per source, Tiffin (D-II - OH) linebackers coach / associate head coach / special teams coordinator Josh Ison is the defensive line coach and special teams coordinator at Colgate.

Navarro (JC - TX): Navarro College is looking to hire an offensive intern. The best candidate will be hired but preference will be given to applicants with blocking instruction experience and defensive breakdown experience. The position is UNPAID. The intern position does provide housing and a meal plan. The offensive intern will assist in game planning, coaching a position and all other tasks given by the Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator. All interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to

Mercyhurst (D-III - PA): Mercyhurst University, an NCAA Division II Institution and member of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, has an immediate opening for a restricted defensive assistant position working with the Cornerbacks. The successful candidate will coach his own position, run positional meetings, assist with special teams, contribute to the weekly game plan and have his own recruiting area. Other responsibilities include S&C, Equipment, Video and all other aspects of the football program assigned by the HFC. Qualifications include: Bachelor's Degree, college coaching and/or playing experience. Compensation package includes $10,000 and some meals. No housing or benefits. Mercyhurst University is an equal opportunity employer. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until filled. Please email a letter of interest, resume, and references to head coach Marty Schaetzle at No phone calls please.