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The Scoop - Thursday May 9, 2019

Thursday May 9, 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

Big 12: Commissioner Bob Bowlsby was credited with nearly $4.1 million in compensation in 2017, according to tax filings obtained by USA Today's Steve Berkowitz. Bowlsby earned a $2.35 million base salary, a $500,000 bonus and more than $1 million in deferred compensation.

Minot State (D-II – ND): Minot State University is seeking an defensive graduate assistant coach, working with the linebackers. The successful candidate will coach his own position, run positional meetings, assist with special teams, contribute to the weekly game plan and have his own recruiting area. Must be hard working, passionate, extremely motivated and accepted into graduate school (3.0 minimum GPA).Compensation package includes a $5,000 stipend, camp bonus and tuition waiver. Review of candidates will begin immediately. Please email a letter of interest, resume, and references to No phone calls please.

Baltimore Ravens: In addition to the changes below, the Ravens have also announced that senior VP of football administration Pat Moriarty will now serve as senior VP of football operations, Chad Alexander is moving from assistant director of pro personnel to assistant director of pro and college personnel, Mark Azevedo is moving from northeast area scout to player personnel coordinator, assistant director of player engagement Jameel McClain is now the director of player engagement, Vincent Newsome is now the senior player personnel executive, and David McDonald will be director of research and development. Also, Nick Matteo has been hired as director of football administration, Sarah Snyder has been hired as the director of sports nutrition after working with the Lions the past three seasons.

Hudl: Hudl has made a major announcement...

Arizona State: Former Sun Devils quarterback Mike Bercovici has joined the staff as an offensive graduate assistant.

Carolina Panthers: GM Marty Hurney has announced a new management structure on the club's personnel side. Mark Carrier has been named executive director of football staff, Rob Rogers is executive director of player finance and football research, and Jeff Morrow is executive director of player personnel. All will report directly to Hurney. Additionally, Eric Stokes has been named director of college scouting and Chris Herbert has been named director of video.

Baltimore Ravens: Joe Hortiz has been promoted from director of college scouting to director of player personnel and senior personnel assistant George Kokinis has also been promoted to director of player personnel.

VMI (FCS): VMI is currently accepting applications for two unpaid volunteer coaches (one offensive and one defensive) to begin NLT August 2019. We are seeking candidates who are looking to gain experience working within a Division 1 football program. Responsibilities include film break down, self-scout, opponent scout, assisting in game planning, and day-to-day responsibilities. Previous football experience preferred as well as knowledge of PowerPoint, XOS, Excel, and Visio. Qualifications: (1) Must have completed a Bachelor’s degree program (2) Experience competing in intercollegiate athletics or experience working in a collegiate football program. This position does not provide any stipend, benefits, or housing. However, you will receive experience working in a Division I program, have the potential to earn a paid position, and earn recommendations for future career opportunities. Please send ONE (1) attachment containing your cover letter, resume and three professional references: offensive volunteer sheppardbw@vmi.edudefensive volunteer Phone calls will not be accepted.

Madonna (NAIA - MI): Graceland (NAIA - IA) defensive coordinator Dan Lemke will become the defensive coordinator at Madonna, effective July 1. Madonna will begin play in 2020.

Houston Texans: John Ritcher is being promoted from southeast scout to national scout, Bradley Matthews is stepping in to fill the southeast scout role, former NFS scout Blaise Taggart has been moved to northeast area scout and former scouting assistant Najia Johnson has been elevated to NFS scout, all per Neil Stratton.

Arkansas: Per source, Florida defensive quality control coach Kap Dede has has left to become a senior defensive analyst working with the defensive back at Arkansas, per source. Prior to joining the Razorbacks, Dede worked with defensive backs and linebackers at Florida, Mississippi State, and Louisville.

Oklahoma: 80% is the magic number idn Lincoln Riley's game planning process. Here's why.

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. 

Alderson Broaddus (D-II - WV): Alderson Broaddus has an opening for an assistant coach on the offensive side of the ball. This coach will coach their own position and also have their own recruiting area. This is a ten month position running August - May. Compensation is $16,000, a full meal plan on campus, and the option for health insurance. Previous offensive coaching or playing experience at the college level is required. Please send resume and cover letter to No phone calls please.

Clarke (NAIA - IA): Clarke University is accepting applications for a Defensive Assistant Football Coach, preference will be given to Defensive Line or Linebacker Coaches. This is a part time, 12 month position with a salary of $15,000. Start date of June 1st. Please forward cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to No phone calls please. Clarke is a brand new NAIA football program located in Dubuque, Iowa that will begin play in the Heart of America Athletic Conference in 2019.

APR Bonuses: In addition to the coaches we shared yesterday, the following coaches have also earned bonuses for their APR scores, per Steve Berkowitz; South Carolina's Will Muschamp ($75k), Cal's Justin Wilcox ($75k), NC State's Dave Doeren ($50k), Ole Miss' Matt Luke ($100k), and Minnesota's PJ Fleck ($50k).

Virginia State: Virginia State University is now accepting applications for their offensive graduate assistant position. Responsibilities include; film breakdown/scouting reports, defensive scout team coaching/organization, on-campus recruiting visits, academic class checks/study table monitoring, in addition to other responsibilities designated by the head coach and offensive coordinator. Experience with Hudl/DVS Sports and graphic design is preferred. Position comes with graduate tuition (9 credits per semester), Do not need to be accepted to graduate program to apply. In-State applicants preference and encouraged to apply. Send resume with references to

Edinboro (D-II - PA): Edinboro University is accepting online applications only for a permanent Part-Time (40%) Assistant Football Coach (Offense). he Assistant Coach assists the Head Coach with the management/implementation of a competitive football program. Duties are performed within the framework of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) and NCAA rules and regulations; and promotes good public relations. This position will be responsible for coaching an offensive skill position(s). A full position description and qualifications can be found via this link. Applicants should apply by June 2, 2019 for full consideration; however, the position will remain open until filled. Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Southwest Minnesota State (D-II - MN): Southwest Minnesota State University has 2 Offensive GA openings (RBs and WRs). Computer/Graphic skills preferred. Qualifications include acceptance into graduate school (3.0 minimum GPA) and meet the MnSCU vehicle driving qualifications. Compensation package includes $8,000/year and Full-Tuition waiver. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until filled. I am looking for hungry candidates who would like to begin this summer and work at our summer camps. Please email resume and references to Head Football Coach Cory Sauter at

College of Idaho (NAIA): The College of Idaho is seeking an offensive line coach. Compensation is based on experience. Please send resumes to offensive coordinator Mike Cody at

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