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The Scoop - Thursday June 14, 2018

Thursday June 14, 2018


Please join us in keeping the Maryland football family in your prayers following the passing of offensive lineman Jordan McNair. McNair was hospitalized last month after an organized team workout.

Oklahoma: Lincoln Riley and his assistants are set to have their contracts reviewed at an OU Board of Regents meeting on Tuesday, reports Brooke Pryor of the Oklahoman. Riley earned a $3.1 million base salary in 2017 and is set to earn $3.8 million this year. Defensive coordinator Mike Stoops was Riley's highest paid assistant in 2017 at $920,000.

Oklahoma State: Athletic director Mike Holder made some critical comments about Mike Gundy and his staff's recruiting ability on a recent podcast.

Central Missouri (D-II): The University of Central Missouri is seeks a qualified candidate for a Defensive Backs Graduate Assistant. The candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends and the candidate must have prior playing or coaching experience in the defensive backfield. Candidates will be responsible for coaching a position group, recruiting a geographical area, film breakdown/editing on HUDL, and other duties assigned by the Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator. Qualifications: Required: Bachelor's Degree (minimum 2.75 GPA) from an accredited institution, must qualify for and be accepted into a graduate program at the University of Central Missouri, and prior DB coaching/playing experience. Please email a resume and at least three (3) references to Director of Football Ops, Ethan Beisner, at No phone calls please.

LA Chargers: The Chargers have promoted scouting coordinator Tyler Lyon to area scout and have expanded area scout Justin Sheridan's role with the organization, per Neil Stratton.

Virginia Tech: The Hokies have formally announced the addition of Tyrone Nix as safeties coach. Nix spent last season in a senior defensive analyst role at Texas A&M and has previously served as the defensive coordinator at Middle Tennessee, Ole Miss, and co-defensive coordinator at South Carolina.

Bentley (D-II - MA): After being on the sidelines the last 47 seasons, including the last four as the defensive backs coach and assistant head coach at Bentley, Leo Fanning has announced his retirement. Fanning's coaching career also included stops at Harvard, Norwich University, and College of the Holy Cross.

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.

Pima CC (JC - AZ): Pima has decided that 2018 will be their last football season as the school has chosen to make cuts totaling $1.9 million, and football is one of those casualties, per

West Georgia (D-II): West Georgia has a defensive graduate assistant job open. Playing experience at the college level in the back 7 is preferred, but not a must. Needs to be efficient in Xos, Excel, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Power Point, and Photoshop. Would also like for student or Georgia coaching experience. Position involves graduate school, housing, and monthly compensation. Interested candidates can contact

Garden City CC (JC - KS): Wildwood HS (FL) head coach McKinley Rolle has resigned to become the linebackers coach at Garden City, per The Villages Daily Sun.

Shippensburg (D-II - PA): Shippensburg University is currently seeking to hire a full-time running backs coach who is well organized and coaches with passion. This is a full-time, 12-month, non-teaching position. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree, two years of college coaching experience. Applicants must possess effective communication skills and the demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population. Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume and references to Coach Maciejewski at The start date will be as soon as possible.

MacMurray College (D-III - IL): Source tells FootballScoop Tennessee Tech assistant offensive line coach Nate Stout is joining the MacMurray staff as offensive line coach.

Zone read: 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan was asked if he felt defenses have figured out how to stop zone read. His answer was perfect.

Chicago Bears: The Bears have elevated Chris Prescott, who has been with the team since 2015, to fill the team's vacant National Scout role, per Neil Stratton.

Stevenson (D-III - MD): Stevenson University has a Defensive Graduate Assistant position open. All defensive position backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Compensation is $8,000 and Graduate School Tuition (no housing). Looking for a candidate who is serious about the coaching profession, earning a Master’s Degree, and must be admitted to Stevenson University’s graduate programs. Interested candidates should submit their resume and references via email to No phone calls at this time please.

Transfers: Going forward, players no longer need to request a release...

Lock Haven (D-II - PA): Shane Baker has accepted the running backs job at Lock Haven, per source.

Hocking (JC - OH): Hocking is seeking assistant coaches for the following positions: running backs and defensive linemen. This is a stipend position of $3,000 for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. There will be an educational benefit as well. The right candidates will not only coach their positions, they will assist the Head Coach & Coordinators in practice plans, game day plans, assist in the everyday managing and supervision of student-athletes and student-workers. You will assist the training staff as need. You will also be assigned recruiting areas as well. You will be expected to work with the recruiting coordinator at every level of the recruiting process. You will also be expected to learn the NJCAA Rules and Regulations. These positions will before July 21st. Local Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates can send resume and references to the Head Coach AL Matthews at