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The Scoop - Thursday May 2, 2019

Thursday May 2, 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

Please join us in praying for Mississippi State special teams analyst Allen Tucker, who will undergo open heart surgery tomorrow at 26 years old. Coach Tucker has worked at Valdosta State (D-II - GA) and The Citadel (FCS) in addition to his role in Starkville.

GameDay: Where will College GameDay visit each week of the 2019 season? We tell you here.

Texas A&M: A Pac-12 AD is on the "short list" of candidates to become the new AD for the Aggies, per report.

The best* cleats for synthetic turf**, according to the NFL

Georgia Southern: Clayton Barnes, the former director of player development and creative media at Texas State, is joining the staff as an offensive line graduate assistant, per source.

Sacramento State (FCS): Stanford assistant director of recruiting operations Garrett Wolfe has returned to Sac State source tells FootballScoop where he will serve as director of football operations. Prior to joining Stanford's staff in 2015, Wolfe had served at Portland State and Sac State.

Oakland Raiders: Longtime area scout Dave McCoughaan will not return, according to a tweet from Neil Stratton. McCloughan also previously held scouting roles with the 49ers.

Western Connecticut (D-III): Western Connecticut State University is looking for an offense skill or defensive skill assistant football coach. Bachelor’s degree required. This position will be responsible for coaching a position, have a recruiting territory and other duties assigned by the head football coach. Playing experience at the collegiate level is preferred and coaching experience is a plus. No benefits provided. Please use this link to apply for the position and attach resume / references. No phone calls please.

If Tom Brady is willing to accept this level of coaching, what's everyone else's excuse? 

Iowa: As reported earlier this week, Jay Niemann has now been announced by the Hawkeyes as the new assistant defensive line coach / assistant recruiting coordinator.

St. Cloud State (D-II - MN): St. Cloud State is looking to hire a part-time offensive assistant for the 2019-20 academic years. Bachelor's required. Prefer experience with D-I or D-II football and college coaching experience at the NCAA level. To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly via this link. Completed applications need to have; a cover letter, detailed coaching resume, contact info for 3 current, professional references, and copies of official transcripts if advanced to finalist. Questions can be directed to search committee chair Holly Schreiner at

Urban Meyer: So, about that Urban-to-USC rumor...

Diversifying Two- and Three-Man Pass Tags in the Air Raid System: Like most Air Raid offenses, at the crux of Washington High School’s (SD) offensive system is the four vertical concept. And while the Warriors have had plenty of success running it, three straight state championships from ’15 to ’17, passing game coordinator Erick Struck felt there was enough of other voided space in coverage to take advantage of with higher percentage throws. So, he cataloged two-and three-man pass tags this past season to add to his arsenal, which helped in producing over 5K yards of total offense and 26 TD passes. In an exclusive clinic report with X&O Labs, Coach Struck details when he relies on double posts, post/digs, smashes and snags to exploit space in zone and man coverages. X&O Labs will release this report next Tuesday. Get it sent to your email FREE—go here now. 

Glenville State (D-II - WV): Per source, Steve Adams has joined the staff as defensive coordinator / inside linebackers coach. Adams spent last season at Southern (FCS) as special teams coordinator / corners coach / recruiting coordinator.

Chicago Bears: Brad Childress has been named a senior offensive assistant on staff.

Dean College (D-III - MA): Dean College (NCAA Division III) located in Franklin, Massachusetts is looking for a contest in Week 5 (October 5) or Week 11 (November 16) of the 2019 season. Interested program are asked to please email assistant AD Kevin Anderson at

Head coaching changes: See all the 2018 NFL and College head coaching changes here – including a new interactive map.