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The Scoop - Tuesday April 25, 2017

Tuesday April 25, 2017


Tennessee: Reid Sigmon, the CFO for The College Football Playoff, has decided to leave for a post as the associate AD at Tennessee, per Brett McMurphy.

Western Kentucky coaches will visit every high school in Kentucky this week.

Washington: Jeff Crosby, who spent the last two years in an offensive / special teams quality control capacity at Southern Miss, has joined the UW staff as an analyst / quality control for special teams.

FAU: Rip Rowan, who spent the last two years as a defensive graduate assistant at Southern Miss, has joined the FAU staff as a defensive graduate assistant.

Western New England (D-III - MA): Western New England seeks candidates for two defensive openings. One must have defensive back experience. Responsibilities include coaching own position and off-campus recruiting. Compensation is $8,900 plus a meal plan and access to low rent housing ($150-$250/mo rent including utilities). Graduate classes are possible for qualified candidates. Please send resume and reference list to Preference will be given to coaches with ties to the northeast.

Northwestern: The school has now formally announced Pat Fitzgerald's extension through the 2026 season.

Tommy Tuberville: After publicly exploring the possibility of running for governor of Alabama the past few months, Tommy Tuberville has decided not to run according to Auburn Undercover.

McDaniel (D-III - MD): McDaniel College, located in Westminster, MD, is looking for a graduate assistant to work with the defensive line. Applicant will be required to coach their own position group, have their own recruiting area and perform all other duties assigned by the head coach. College coaching and/or playing experience preferred. Compensation package includes a stipend, full tuition waiver, housing and a meal plan. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until filled. Please email resume and references to No phone calls please. For full job description and to apply visit this link.

Illinois Wesleyan (D-III): Jeff McDonald has joined the staff as defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator, per source. McDonald previously served as defensive coordinator / recruiting coordinator / assistant director for operations at Wesleyan University (D-III - CT).

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Ball State: Head coach Mike Neu has announced some role changes to his staff. Offensive line coach Kyle DeVan has added the title of assistant head coach, and linebackers coach Johnny Curtis is adding the defensive run game coordinator title. In addition, graduate assistant Shawn Chafee will move from defensive line to linebackers, Cory Connolly will move from defensive backs to defensive line, and on offense Dean Petzing will move from wide receivers to offensive line and new hire Blair Cavanaugh will assist with the wide receivers.

Northwestern: Pat Fitzgerald and the school have agreed to a contract extension keeping him in Evanston through the 2026 season, per Brett McMurphy. Fitz is 77-62 in his 11 years leading the program, including back-to-back bowl trips and a 17-9 mark the past two seasons.

Montana State University Northern (NAIA):  Montana State University Northern, a NAIA school located in Havre, MT, is looking for a defensive graduate assistant coach to start immediately. Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to Head Coach Aaron Christensen at No phone calls please.

Wilkes (D-III - PA): Wilkes University has openings for a part-time offensive & defensive assistant coaches. Responsibilities will include: coaching a position, planning practice periods, and assisting with weekly scouting, game planning, and on-campus recruiting. Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send your resume and references to

Louisburg College (JC - NC): Louisburg College, a private junior college located outside Raleigh, NC has an assistant coaching position on the offensive side of the ball. This is a ten month position beginning in July. Compensation is 5K, room, board, and full benefits. Please email resume and references to Offensive Coordinator Will Orbin at No phone calls please.

SUNY Cortland (D-III): SUNY Cortland is seeking a defensive assistant / coordinator. Other duties as assigned by head coach. Required a Bachelor’s Degree, and 5 years successful college coaching experience. Please apply at SUNY Cortland Human Resources ( and also forward interest to head coach Dan MacNeill

Wilkes (D-III - PA): Wilkes University is seeking motivated applicants for a 9-month coaching internship (start date August 1st) and is accepting both offensive and defensive applications. The position will be responsible for: film breakdown and exchange, coaching a position, running meetings, and recruiting a geographical area. Compensation includes housing, some meals, and a stipend. Candidates are required to have a bachelor’s degree and valid driver’s license and preferred to have experience with HUDL and Microsoft Office. Interested applicants please send your resume and references to

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