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The Scoop - Tuesday December 11, 2018

Tuesday December 11, 2018


#StaffTracker: A one stop page where you can keep track of how the new head coaches are filling their staffs. FBS – FCS – D-II

Austin Peay (FCS - TN): Austin Peay has formally announced the hire of Mark Hudspeth as its new head coach.

Kansas: Former Texas Tech outside receivers coach Emmett Jones has now formally joined the Kansas staff in the same capacity.

Tennessee State (FCS): Per source, offensive coordinator Jeff Parker has been let go. Parker joined the staff in 2010 as pass game coordinator, added the assistant head coach title in 2012, and was named offensive coordinator in 2015.

Boston College: BC has extended Steve Addazio's contract for two additional seasons through 2022, Pete Thamel tweets. Back in late November, sources shared with us that Addazio was expected to return.Update: The school has announced the move.

USC: SC has now officially named Chad Kauha'aha'a defensive line coach and Mike Jinks running backs coach. We first reported SC's interest in Chad K several days ago.

Coaches of the Year: Finalists have been announced for 2018 FootballScoop Coaches of the Year - Offense - Defense & Special Teams - Divisional & Off the field - presented by AstroTurf.

St. Scholastica (D-III - MN): Offensive coordinator Mike Heffernan is being promoted to head coach. Heffernan joined the staff in March after previously serving as an assistant with the program from 2009-12.

Austin Peay (FCS - TN): Sources tell FootballScoop that Mark Hudspeth will be the next head coach at Austin Peay.

North Carolina: Mack Brown is hiring Ole Miss offensive coordinator Phil Longo to be his offensive coordinator, sources tell FootballScoop. Bruce Feldman first tweeted about the move. Feldman adds that former Texas Tech offensive line coach Brandon Jones is expected to join the UNC staff as well in the same capacity.

Seton Hill (D-II - PA): Daniel Day, an alumn and member of the school's first football team back in 2005, has been named head coach. Day previously led the football program at St. Joseph (D-II - IN) before the school closed following the 2016 season. From there he became the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Benedictine (D-III - IL) and spent last year as the head coach at Warren Local HS (Vincent, OH).

College of the Sequoias (JC - CA): College of Sequoias is looking for an experienced offensive line coach. This position includes a $5K stipend. If interested please contact No phone calls, please.

Minnesota Vikings: Offensive coordinatorJohn DeFilippo has been let go, Ian Rapoport tweets. Albert Breer adds that quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski will replace DeFilippo as offensive play caller. Update: The team has announced the move.

Alabama: Sources tell FootballScoop Nick Saban has his 2019 offensive coordinator.

UT Permian Basin (D-II - TX): UT Permian Basin has an open date week 1 2019 & 2020. Interested programs contact head coach Justin Carrigan

Vanderbilt: Malcolm Turner has been announced as the new AD at Vandy. Turner was previously the president of the NBA G League.

Maryland: Former North Carolina defensive coordinator John Papuchis has joined the staff, according to InsideMDSports who reports he will coach linebackers & special teams. Yesterday we reported that Butch had been offered associate head coach. The InsideMD report says Butch has been hired. Butch is there helping Locksley; but has not formally accepted the position yet we are told. The deal is likely to happen; but not finalized we're told. Source tells FootballScoop Mike Locksley plans to add DeMatha High head coach Elijah Brooks to his staff. One thing is clear, Locks is planning to load his staff with recruiters. #JimmiesAndJoes

Liberty: Josh Aldridge has joined Hugh Freeze's staff as a defensive assistant. Aldridge spent last season as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Lenoir-Rhyne (D-II - NC) and prior to that was at West Georgia (D-II) for four years as defensive line coach / recruiting coordinator and NFL Liason.

Drake (FCS - IA): Head coach Rick Fox has announced he's stepping down after five seasons and a 33-22 record. Defensive coordinator Todd Stepsis will serve as interim head coach and the search for Fox's replacement is already underway.

Hendrix (D-III - AR): Offensive line / strength coach Russ Phillips has been promoted to offensive coordinator. Phillips takes over for Jordan Neal who left to become the head coach at McMurry (D-III - TX).

LA Valley (CC - CA): We hear the head coaching job is open.

Kansas State: Listen in on the call AD Gene Taylor made to offer the job to NDSU's Chris Klieman.

Eastern Illinois (FCS): Per source, Dayton (FCS - OH) wide receivers coach Mark Philmore will join the staff of Adam Cushing.

William Penn (NAIA - IA): William Penn is looking for undergraduate student coaches (and managers). Individuals should be eager to learn all aspects of college football coaching, recruiting and organization. These positions are in place to help develop skills that will be beneficial in gaining a Graduate Assistant Coach or Graduate Assistant Equipment Manager position upon graduation. Scholarship money is available to help make school more affordable. Please send emails to Coach Norberg with Subject “Student Coach”

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