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The Scoop - Thursday March 14, 2019

Thursday March 14, 2019


#StaffTracker: A one stop page where you can keep track of how the new head coaches are filling their staffs. NFL – FBS – FCS – D-II

Pay day: What do you do when you are an NFL receiver who signs a $37 million contract? You re-enact "Show me the money" from Jerry Maguire!

USC: New offensive coordinator Graham Harrell explains his version of the Air Raid in this new video.

Clemson: Clemson had a COACH catch the attention of at least one NFL team during their Pro Day event.

Western Carolina (FCS): Co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Tyler Carlton has been promoted offensive coordinator.

Boise State: Bryan Harsin has announced the promotion of co-special teams coordinator / outside linebackers coach Jeff Schmedding to defensive coordinator, defensive line coach Spencer Danielson is adding the co-defensive coordinator title, and Zac Alley (who spent four seasons at Clemson as a GA before most recently joining the Charlotte staff as nickels coach), has formally joined the staff as inside linebackers coach. Schmedding, entering his first season on staff, spent the past four seasons as the defensive coordinator at Eastern Washington (FCS).

FCS Defensive Coordinator – “Those concepts scare the hell out of me”: “QB Flop Runs” as they are called (when the A-Back and QB switch responsibilities) are giving defensive coordinators fits at all levels for good reason: Interior run concepts with the A back as the lead blocker are giving numbers back to the offense. And when mixed with perimeter run action like jet sweep, they promote “dirty eyes” to box defenders who often lose gap integrity. “It’s not just 11-on-11, but now it’s 11-on-11 with gap schemes. And when you get RPOs attached, it’s like pick your poison,” reported one FCS defensive coordinator to X&O Labs. X&O Labs has just released a brand-new special report QB Generated Runs/RPO Concepts features contributions from Ferris State University (MI), South Dakota State University and Slippery Rock University among others. Start reading—click here.

Springfield College (D-III - MA): Springfield College has a graduate assistant position open for the 2019 season. The position covers a full time academic course load (the academic programs typically take two years to complete) and a small stipend. There is no housing or meals associated with the position. Graduate assistants at Springfield will have their own position group to work with where they will be expected to run their own meetings, plan practice, run individual time, contribute to game planning, work with special teams, and other duties assigned by the head coach. The candidate will also be responsible for the recruitment of student athletes, and will be expected to recruit on the road year round. Preference will be given to candidates with experience coaching at the high school or collegiate level, live in the northeast, as well as skills with Microsoft Office (word, excel, power point, Visio), DVSport, Hudl and Photoshop. The position is contingent upon being accepted to graduate school at Springfield College. Candidates must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher, and may have to take the GREs, depending on their academic program of study. All interested applicants should send their cover letter, resume and list of three professional references to

North Texas: The program has officially announced the addition of Galen Scott as their linebackers coach.

John's Hopkins (D-III - MD): David Josephson, a 2015 graduate of the school who previously coached with the program from 2015-17, has left his post as a defensive graduate assistant at Stanford working with the defensive backs to become the new offensive coordinator.

Westminster College (D-III - PA): Westminster College is looking for a scrimmage in August camp in 2019. Geographical preference a priority. Westminster is located an hour north of Pittsburgh, PA. Please contact head coach Scott Benzel at if interested.

Nebraska: Outside linebackers coach Jovan Dewitt gives an update on his battle with cancer - "This sh*t sucks."

Husson (D-III - ME): Husson University invites applications for a Full Time 12-month with benefits position of Defensive Coordinator. Additional duties as assigned by the Head Football Coach and the Athletic Director. The successful candidate will have 3 years or more experience at the collegiate or high school level. A Bachelor’s Degree is required. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: overseeing all defensive preparation and performance, supervise the defensive coaching staff, coach a defensive position group, assist in recruiting off and on campus, assist in the Strength and Conditioning and general training of the program and assisting in the academic progress of the student-athletes. Interested coaches can email a resume to To apply for the position please visit this link.

Anna Maria (D-II - MA): Mansfield (Sprint - PA) offensive line coach Richard Conrad has accepted a position on staff where he will work with the tight ends / offensive line in the fall and also serve as video coordinator, per source.

Concord (D-II - WV): Nick Gilbert, who most recently spent two seasons assisting with the offensive line at Louisville, has accepted the offensive line job, per source.

Miami Dolphins: Former Dolphins quarterbacks Matt Moore, who retired last season, is now helping the team's scouting department, although he doesn't have an official title yet according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

UW-Stout (D-III): Per source, Wisconsin-Whitewater (D-III) wide receivers coach Nick Pesik has accepted the offensive coordinator job.

Arkansas: Sources tell FootballScoop Louisiana Tech director of recruiting Armani Perez has accepted a position on Chad Morris’ staff at Arkansas.

Chadron State (D-II – NE):Chadron State College is looking to add a week #1 & week 2 game in 2020 & 2021. All options will be explored. Please contact coach Jay Long at

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