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The Scoop - Thursday May 4, 2017

Thursday May 4, 2017


UCF: Head coach Scott Frost has signed a contract extension through the 2021 season after leading the team to a bowl game and six-win improvement in his first season as head coach. The extension also includes a raise from $1.7 million annually to $2 million per, and an extra $50k in the salary pool for his assistant coaches.

Campbellsville (NAIA - KY): Campbellsville University is looking to hire a full-time offensive line coach and a graduate assistant quarterback coach. The offensive line coach should have coaching or playing experience in run blocking techniques associated with power football, wing t or triple option offenses. These positions will have recruiting/video responsibilities and other duties as assigned by the head coach. Bachelor’s degree is required for the OL job and GA candidates must gain admission to the university’s graduate program. Please send resume and letter of application to head coach Perry Thomas at

Rutgers: Rutgers University is currently accepting resumes for the position of Director of Recruiting Communications. Please send your resume via this link. No phone calls please.

Denver Broncos: John Elway has announced a number of changes to his personnel staff. Tom Heckert has been elevated from director of pro personnel to senior personnel advisor, AJ Durso is moving from assistant director of pro personnel to director of pro personnel, Brian Stark is being promoted from national scout to director of college scouting, Nick Schiralli has been named an eastern regional scout after 10 seasons scouting for the organization, Darren Mougey has been named western regional scout, player personnel assistant Bryan Chesin has been named midwest area scout, and personnel intern Patrick Walsh has been named a player personnel assistant.

Minnesota-Crookston (D-II): Mark Dufner has been named head coach after spending the past 15 years on the sideline for the program in a variety of capacities, most recently as the defensive coordinator before being named interim head coach of the team back in February.

Michigan: Western Michigan has scheduled a game at The Big House against Michigan in 2018 and the Broncos will get paid $1.2 million for the game, per Ralph D. Russo. FBSchedules adds that the Wolverines will host Middle Tennessee on August 31, 2019 and pay the Blue Raiders a $1.6 million guarantee.

Detroit Lions: Senior personnel executive Brian Xanders has been let go, per multiple reports.


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Chowan (D-II - NC): Chowan University located in Murfreesboro, NC is looking to fill open date in 2018/2019 with D-II opponent. Open date as follows: Sept 15, 2018/Sept 14, 2019. Need to be home in '18 & will travel in '19. Please contact head coach Tim Place at 252.398.6288 or via email at PlaceT@Chowan.Edu.

North Carolina Wesleyan (D-III - NC): North Carolina Wesleyan is seeking applicants for assistant offensive skill (QBs, WRs) coach for the 2017-2018 season. Responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting with coaching a position, assisting with special teams, maintaining a recruiting territory and film breakdown (HUDL). Position includes secondary duty within residence life (Housing). Compensation includes $15,000 salary, room, and meal card deducted from pay, health care option provided. Contract to begin August 1st. Email cover letter, resume and references to wide receivers coach / special teams coordinator Craig Smith at

TCU: Gary Patterson earned just over $5.1 million in 2015 according to tax documents obtained by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. His base salary moved to $3.99 million, representing a $500,000 raise, in the year following the Frogs' co-Big 12 championship and Peach Bowl win over Ole Miss.

Where will College GameDay go for each week of the 2017 season? We have some ideas.

Tennessee: Jacob Kirkendall, who joined the staff last summer after serving as the DFO at Eastern Michigan, has been promoted to DFO.

New Research: 3rd Level Glance RPO from Trips Formations – In two-high defensive structures, the boundary safety is asked to play both an exterior gap in the run game and a vertical threat in the pass game, which makes him extremely vulnerable for RPO’s if the QB can read his intentions successfully. In his exclusive clinic report with X&O Labs, Nick Coleman, the OC at Itawamba Community College (MS) combined his counter trey concept with his most productive weak side vertical routes to produce a third level RPO. It gives the QB five built in post-snap options. The Indians finished third nationally at the JUCO level in total offense this season, registering 563 yards per game. Click here to read the report.

UW-Oshkosh (D-III):The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh is looking for one game for the 2017 season. We are open week 2 Sept. 9th and week 4 Sept. 23. Please contact Athletic Director Darryl Sims or call 920-216-8680.

Eastern New Mexico (D-II): Eastern New Mexico University is looking for a home and home agreement for Week #11 in 2018 (Nov. 10th) and 2019 (Nov. 16th). ENMU will consider NCAA DII, DIII, and NAIA opponents. Please contact

Western New England (D-III - MA): WNE is looking to fill open dates in the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Open date in 2018 is week 4 - September 22 at home. Open date in 2019 is week 3 -September 21 home or away. Please contact Keith Emery at

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