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The Scoop - Thursday June 22, 2017

Thursday June 22, 2017


College football hall of fame coach Frank Kush has passed away. The legendary Arizona State head coach of over 20 seasons is the school's winningest coach of all-time. Please keep coach Kush and his family in your prayers.

Kansas City Chiefs: Head coach Andy Reid has signed an extension with the Chiefs. Terms were not disclosed. The Chiefs also announced they are parting ways with general manager John Dorsey.

The Tom Herman Effect is real, and so is the gap between the richest Power 5 schools and everyone else

Cal:Jon Wilner reports Cal increased the salary pool for Justin Wilcox' assistants by $350,000 over what Sonny Dykes' staff made.

Ohio State: Ohio State has promoted Kerry Coombs to assistant coordinator of its defense. He will continue as cornerbacks coach and special teams coordinator.

Arkansas State is going to put waterfalls in its stadium

Utica (D-III - NY): Head coach Blaise Faggiano has promoted receivers coach Joe Gerbino to offensive coordinator.

Citadel (FCS - SC): Source tells FootballScoop, Charlie Hopkins will be the new tackles / tight ends coach at the Citadel. Hopkins was serving as offensive coordinator at William Penn and previously coached at Shorter and Brevard before that. Hopkins played offensive line at Georgia Southern.

Holy Cross (FCS - MA): Alma College assistant R.J. Chidester has joined the staff as tight ends coach.

Navarro College (CC - TX): Navarro College has an intern coaching position that starts immediately. The position provides housing and meals and does not provide a stipend, salary, or benefits. Duties will include coaching a position, recruiting an area, and assisting the staff with day to day football program operations. Coaching experience with DB’s is an plus. All interested applicants, email resume to No phone calls please.

Northern Michigan (D-II):Northern Michigan University is seeking opponents for the followingdates in 2018: Sept. 1, Sept. 8, and Oct. 20. We are seeking Division II programs that would be interested in home and away contracts for the following 2019 season. NMU is located in Marquette, Mich., and plays in the Superior Dome. If interested please contact: Kirby Cannon at or 931-494-6243.

New Research: Categorizing the Perimeter Blocking Process for WR’s.Morrisville State College (NY) is one of those programs which still enforces blocking technique for wide receivers on the perimeter and it does so by teaching them to understand four distinct categories: pre-snap identification of defenders, approach, attacking/maintaining leverage and engagement. In his X&O Labs clinic report, wide receivers coach Kenneth Tinsley details the drills that correspond with each of these components. Click here to read the report.

Bethany College (D-III - WV): Bethany College is a national liberal arts college located on a beautiful and historic 1,300 acre mountaintop campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, 39 miles from downtown Pittsburgh. The state's oldest private college, Bethany offers a wide array of B.A. and B.S. programs in more than 25 fields of study and a Master of Arts program in Teaching. Bethany College is seeking qualified applicants for the full time position of defensive coordinator. This position will report to the Head Football Coach and Director of Athletics. Duties include full responsibility for coordinating the defensive game plan, supervision of defensive coaching staff, coaching a defensive position, serving as recruiting coordinator and monitoring academic progress of student-athletes. Knowledge of and adherence to Bethany, NCAA Division III and Presidents' Athletic Conference rules and regulations are also required. Additional responsibilities game management duties in the spring. Minimum qualifications include bachelor’s degree, three years’ experience coaching at the collegiate level and experience supervising assistants. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Start date will be immediate.Letters of application along with resume and list of references can be submitted electronically to Helen Brancazio in Human Resources at

Kentucky Wesleyan (D-II): Kentucky Wesleyan College has a defensive line coach opening immediately. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and at minimum 3 years coaching Defensive Line at the collegiate level. Interested candidates can contact head football coach Brent Holsclaw at or defensive coordinator Taurean Smith at Position includes a salary of $24,000.00 per year. Interested candidates only.

Minnesota-Crookston (D-II): The University of Minnesota-Crookston, which plays in the highly competitive Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, is hiring a strength & conditioning/tight ends coach. This is a salaried position ($30-35,000 range) with full benefits. The position will be responsible for coaching their position, running the strength and conditioning program for the football team, and other duties as assigned. A bachelor’s degree, experience working in a strength & conditioning program and college football coaching experience are required. Possession of, or working towards, a nationally-accredited strength and conditioning certification (USAW, SCCC, CSCS, etc.) is preferred. Interested candidates should e-mail cover letter, resume and three references to Mike Orts at

Williamette (D-III - OR): Willamette University is looking for a defensive backs coach. This is a 12-month position that pays $16,000, has full benefits and a possible housing option. Job duties include, but are not limited to: coaching the defensive backs, film breakdown, and management of their own recruiting territory.The successful candidate will have outstanding communication skills and have past success as a recruiter. To apply for this position please send a cover letter, resume, and references to: No phone calls please.

St. Ambrose(NAIA - IA): St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, is seeking a graduate assistant to coach WRs. The position will include a monthly stipend and tuition. We are looking for applicants that have a passion for coaching and the energy to perform all the duties associated with being a full time coach. Candidates with previous coaching or WR playing experience is a plus. Interested applicants should mail or email their resumes to head coach Mike Magistrelli at No phone calls please.

St. John Fisher (D-III - NY): St. John Fisher has an immediate opening for an intern. If interested email with letter of interest and references.

Trine (D-III - IN): Trine University has offensive intern position available. Responsibilities will include coordinating the JV offense, coaching tight ends and have your own recruiting area along with any duties assigned. The position will pay $3,500. Occasional meals will be provided, no housing or benefits. Interested candidates should send a resume and references to Eric Ravellette at