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The Scoop - Thursday May 17, 2018

Thursday May 17, 2018


Union (D-III - NY): Union College located in Schenectady, NY is seeking applicants for two (2) part time assistant coaching positions. The positions will include a stipend, housing and meals. Responsibilities include assisting the head coach in all aspects of a highly competitive Division III football program, including but not limited to: coaching your own position group, recruitment of qualified and competitive student-athletes in your assigned area, student-athlete development, ensuring academic success of student-athletes, practice and game film breakdown (HUDL). In addition the individual will serve as an assistant within Fraternity and Sorority Life. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree, a valid driver’s license, and playing experience/coaching experience at the collegiate level. Only online applications will be accepted. Please find the ad for this position via this link, and follow the submission instructions.

Perhaps the greatest coaching staff in college football history is getting the gang back together to honor its Hall of Fame head coach

Missouri Southern (D-II): The defensive coordinator job has been posted. Please visit this link for more details and to apply.

New Mexico Military (JC): New Mexico Military Institute (JC): Is seeking applicants for an assistant defensive backs coach. This is a seasonal position and will have all the responsibilities, expectations, and hours of a full time position coach. $3000 plus room and meals. Please send resume to head coach Joe Forchtner at No phone calls, please.

Recruiting: ACC commissioner John Swofford says his league will propose more dead periods in recruiting, but the timing is interesting.

Mike Slive: The longtime commissioner of the SEC has sadly passed away.

New England Patriots: After meeting with Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels, one of the NBA's best shared he felt "inadequate as a coach."

AAC: Commissioner Mike Aresco earned $1.86 million in 2016, according to tax documents obtained by USA Today's Steve Berkowitz.

New York Jets: Texas A&M director of recruiting Andrew Dollack has accepted a position with the Jets organization.

UW-Stout (D-III): Jake Schiff and Wade Smethers have joined the program, as defensive line coach and wide receivers coach, respectively. Schiff has spent the a few seasons as a student assistant working with the defensive backs and spent last season working with the running backs, and Smethers spent the past three seasons at UW-River Falls where he worked with running backs and wide receivers and co-coordinated the special teams in 2016 and 2017.

Charleston Southern: Former Liberty athletic director Jeff Barber will be the new athletic director, per a report from the Post and Courier.

Western Michigan: WMU is no longer accepting candidates for their special teams quality control job. Thanks for the overwhelming interest.

RSOs (Run/Screen Options)—Pairing Top Runs with Pre-Snap Screen Reliefs: While some coaches choose to have the QB make pre-snap RPO decisions for runs/screens, Eagle Pass High School (TX) offensive coordinator Javier Cardenas elects for a less expensive option by taking the guesswork out of the QB’s hands. Instead, coaches will alert the QB when to throw the screen element on the perimeter based on defensive alignment all while the run RPO element stays intact. In an exclusive clinic report from X&O Labs, Coach Cardenas explains his RSOs, including how the staff tags the pre-snap screen concept and the QB makes the correct post-snap read. It has simplified the QB’s thought process for a 90% completion rate last season while allowing the offensive line and receivers to play fast. X&O Labs will release this report next Tuesday morning at 7 am EST. To have this report sent directly to your inbox, click here and enter your best email. 

Another brand name former NFL and College head coaching veteran is joining Spurrier as a head coach of an Alliance of American Football franchise

Defiance (D-III - OH): Defiance College, an NCAA D-III institution and member of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) located in northwest Ohio, seeks an Assistant Football Coach with a strong background in strength and conditioning. The individual will assist the head coach in all phases of student-athlete mentoring and development and will support the planning and directing of all functions of the football program. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to strength & conditioning, overall student-athlete instruction, coaching, recruiting and on-campus visit planning, game and practice planning, budget management, fundraising and student-athlete performance. The successful candidate will also be responsible for supporting the mission of Defiance College, as well as adherence to institutional, HCAC, and NCAA policies and procedures. A bachelor’s degree, previous coaching experience, and a valid driver’s license are required; master’s degree preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate strong communication skills, successful Division III recruiting experience, and the ability to be a positive role model for student-athletes. This is a full-time, 10-month position (August 1-May 31) with an immediate start date this first year. To apply, submit a letter of application, resume, and the names and telephone numbers of four professional references electronically to

#WarmUp: 3 stages of a great athlete, Michael Keaton's 2 words of advice to graduates, odds for CFB team win totals, UGA fuels up their players with the best of the best, Deion has an interesting idea to get the most out of all your players. Thursday's One Minute Warm Up.

Nick Saban: The head coach of the actual national champs comes strong at UCF's national title claim: “Self proclaimed is not the same as actually earning it.”

Lake Erie (D-II - OH): Lake Erie College is looking to fill open dates in 2019-20. We have Week 1, 2, and 11 open. We are looking for D2 games or FCS games with a guarantee. Interested programs can email head coach Gerald Hazzard at

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