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The Scoop - Thursday March 15, 2018

Thursday March 15, 2018


Wheaton (D-III - IL): Matt Snebold, a former All-American offensive lineman with the Thunder program, has been hired as a full-time assistant and working with the defensive line and special teams.

Temple: Defensive analyst Reggie Garrett has been promoted to director of player personnel and graduate assistant Ronell Williems has been promoted to a defensive analyst role.

LSU: In addition to Jeremy Hawkins (below), Nathan Triche has also joined the staff as assistant director of player personnel and Collin D'Angelo has joined the staff as player personnel analyst.

Buffalo: Lance Leipold has announced that quarterbacks coach Jim Zebrowski is being promoted to co-offensive coordinator, director of player personnel Roc Bellantoni has been named special teams coordinator, and corners coach Taiwo Onatolu is has added co-special teams coordinator responsibilities.

Chattanooga (FCS): Tight ends coach Chris Cook has added the title & responsibilities of recruiting coordinator source tells FootballScoop.

Toledo: Jason Candle has officially announced the additions of Kerry Dixon II (RBs) and Kevin Beard (director of player personnel and assistant recruiting coordinator), as we previously reported. Also, director of high school relations Ricky Ciccone is adding on-field coaching responsibilities with the Nickel backs, Nate Cole is assuming the director of player development role after two seasons as the director of player personnel, and Javon Ringer is moving from a quality control role to assistant director of football operations.

Southeastern University (NAIA - FL): Former Mississippi College head coach Norman Joseph is joining the staff as offensive coordinator source tells FootballScoop.


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Mike Gundy: At a Stillwater School Board meeting, Mike Gundy offers to pay for increased safety measures.

Southern (FCS - LA): Southern University running backs coach Reid Sanders is stepping down to become offensive coordinator at St. Augustine HS in New Orleans source tells FootballScoop.

Lafayette (FCS - PA): Former NFL and CFL receiver Tiquan Underwood has been hired to coach the wide receivers, completing John Garrett's coaching staff.

LSU: Source tells FootballScoop former UAB staffer Jeremy Hawkins, who recently has accepted the defensive line job at North Alabama, has accepted a position as assistant director of player personnel position on Ed Orgeron's staff at LSU. Hawkins spent the past three years on Bill Clark's staff at UAB helping rebuild the program (securing the #1 class in C-USA).

Oklahoma: Bob Diaco is reportedly joining the staff as a defensive analyst reports Carey Murdock.

Yale (FCS - CT): Source tells FootballScoop all open positions have been filled. Will update...

St. Francis (NAIA-IL): The University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL is looking for a game on August 25 or September 1, 2018. We are open for a home or road contest. We can provide a small guarantee to help with travel costs for a team willing to play in Joliet. Willing to play a team from any level. Please contact Assistant Coach Will Cinelli at if interested.

Christopher Newport (D-III - VA): Source tells FootballScoop that defensive coordinator Jay Kirland has left the program to pursue opportunities outside of the profession. We understand the staff plans to fill the position from within.

Defending RPOs from Even, Stack and Bear Looks: X&O Labs is releasing a new clinic report next Tuesday detailing how Rose-Hulman Institute (IN), a 4-2-5 outfit by personnel, chooses to utilize 3-3-5 and Bear spacing to defend the RPO concepts. As the report reveals, it all depends on the formation structure presented by the offense. According to Defensive Coordinator Nick Davis, the sticking point is training all second level defenders to play at or on the line of scrimmage. The Fighting Engineers defense placed in the top 20 nationally in six categories this season by disguising their front structure while keeping the same personnel on the field. This exclusive clinic report includes video and illustrations. To ensure you receive this report directly in your inbox, click here and enter your email address.

Fort Scott (CC - KS): Fort Scott Community College is looking to hire an offensive line coach. This position will include full benefits and $30,000 salary. Coaching responsibilities will be working with the head coach / offensive coordinator on game plans and practice installs in the run game, coaching the offensive line, and assisting the head strength coach with off-season workouts and conditioning. Interested candidates can contact

Head coaching changes: 2017-18 NFL & college head coaching changes.