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The Scoop - Tuesday December 26, 2017

Tuesday December 26, 2017

Mississippi State: Source tells FootballScoop Joe Moorhead has reserved the offensive coordinator title for Green Bay Packers receivers coach Luke Getsy. The Packers complete their season this weekend at Detroit. Getsy played quarterback for Moorhead at Akron back in the mid-2000s then served as a grad assistant with him thereafter at Akron as well. Getsy has served on the Packers staff since 2014. He coached receivers at Western Michigan in 2013 and served as offensive coordinator at IUP 2011 & 2012. At Mississippi State, Getsy would also have responsibility for the receivers.


Arizona State: Todd Graham and Dave Christensen will share play-calling duties in their bowl game, Graham told reporters today.

Florida State: Odell Haggins is staying on as associate head coach and defensive line coach, the program has announced.

Washington: Co-offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach Matt Lubick will call the plays for Washington in their bowl game Saturday against Penn State.

Missouri: Tight ends coach Joe Jon Finley will call the offensive in the Tigers' bowl game tomorrow.

When you let the walk-ons shoot their own tribute video....

Missouri: Barry Odom says he's willing to sell their secret to their mid-season turnaround.

Missouri Valley (NAIA): Missouri Valley is no longer accepting applicants for their defensive graduate assistant position. Thank you for the overwhelming interest.

Florida State: Sources tell FootballScoop Michigan tackles / tight ends coach Greg Frey will be Willie Taggart's new offensive line coach at FSU as mentioned in Warchant's article below. Frey most recently coached offensive line at Indiana (prior to coming to Ann Arbor) and previously coached at West Virginia and South Florida as well.

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ESPN: Jeannine Edwards is retiring after 22 years of work at ESPN.

Arizona Cardinals: Following up on a report from this morning that said that he and the organization had agreed to part ways following Sunday's game, Bruce Arians tells USA Today that nothing has been decided.


Illinois: Illinois has now announced, as we reported a few days ago, that Garrick McGee and Paul Williams will not return.

Louisiana Lafayette: Texas Tech defensive backs coach Karl Scott will be Billy Napier's defensive coordinator tweets Pete Thamel. We can confirm the hire.

One of the most read articles of 2017:Bill Belichick had players squatting 80% of their max and going through full padded practices Super Bowl week.

Florida State: Offensive line coach Rick Trickett will not be retained on Willie Taggart's staff, according to a report from Warchant. Trickett has spent 10 seasons on staff at Florida State and 44 overall in college football. Warchant also notes that Michigan tackles and tight ends coach/run game coordinator Greg Frey, a former Seminoles player, is expected to replace Trickett.

Holy Cross (FCS - MA): An update on Bobby Chesney's staff per sources: The offensive side of the will have Liam Coen Offensive Coordinator (Maine), Chris Smith Offensive Line (Holy Cross), Ari Confesor Receivers (URI), Drew Canan Running Backs (Assumption) and Anthony Demichele Tight Ends (Holy Cross). The defensive side will have Scott James Defensive Coordinator (UNH), Brian Vaganek Linebackers (Holy Cross), Charlie Noonan Def. Line (Holy Cross), Anthony Barese Secondary (Assumption), Matt Colangelo Def. Assistant (Villanova).

One of the most read articles of 2017: Texas high school coach goes scorched earth in resignation letter.

Orange Coast College (JC – CA): Orange Coast College has an immediate opening for an experienced Defensive Coordinator with experience in odd and even fronts. Must have’s for the position include: experience coaching coordination defense at the collegiate or varsity high school level, film breakdown (HUDL), organization of meetings, enthusiasm & confidence. Bachelor’s degree & at least 5 years of coaching experience is required. Preference will go to applicants who have intercollegiate coaching experience at the JC level or to those with successful coaching experience at the local high school level. Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal background. This is NOT a full-time position. Pay is a stipend of $10,000-$15,000. For full consideration, a letter addressing the skills required, include your base defensive scheme philosophy for this position, resume, and the contact information of three professional references must be submitted via email to Coach Kevin Emerson at Anticipated start date is February 1, 2018, however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please no phone calls.

Bowl Games: Today we have Utah vs West Virginia 1:30ET ESPN, Duke vs NIU 5:15ET ESPN and Kansas State vs UCLA 9pmET ESPN.

Arizona Cardinals: Pro Football Weekly's Hub Arkush reports this morning the Cardinals and Bruce Arians will "agree to part ways" following Sunday's game at Seattle. Just two days ago NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported the Cardinals were "more confident than ever" that Arians would return. We'll keep you posted on this one....

Dallas Cowboys: After saying Jason Garrett's job "is not an issue here at all." Jerry Jones then added, that he wouldn't rule out coaching staff changes though.

UNC Charlotte: Source tells FootballScoop Youngstown State offensive coordinator Shane Montgomery will be Brad Lambert's new offensive coordinator at Charlotte. Charlotte has struggled through their transition to FBS, following two seasons in FCS play in which they won 10 combined games, in their three seasons at the FBS level, the 49ers have managed only 7 wins, including only 1 win this season. Montgomery leaving YSU means Bo Pelini will need to replace both coordinators as Carl left to become defensive coordinator at Bowling Green. Bo Pelini's squad struggled to a 6-5 finish this season, losing 4 in a row at one point including a home (homecoming no less) 35-0 loss vs Illinois State.

Northwestern State (FCS - LA): Source tells FootballScoop Mike Lukas will be Brad Laird's defensive coordinator at Northwestern State. Lukas, the former head coach at Southeastern Louisiana, served as defensive coordinator at Louisiana Lafayette this past season.

Franklin Pierce (Sprint - NH): Franklin Pierce is looking to hire; a graduate assistant working with the offensive or defensive line, and two part-time positions (one on offense and one on defense). The GA position will pay tuition and $8,000 stipend, while the part-time jobs will pay $10k-12k along with meals. No housing. Applicants can send their resume, cover letter, and references to

Appalachian State: Scott Satterfield picked up $40,000 in bonus money for winning their match up in the Dollar General Bowl over Toledo, per a tweet from Steve Berkowitz. Berkowitz adds that Satterfield earns $15,000 for the bowl win, and $25,000 for getting App State to 9 wins on the season.

Dallas Cowboys: With their loss on Sunday to Seattle ensuring that they won't make the playoffs, owner Jerry Jones expressed confidence in head coach Jason Garrett, telling the Dallas Morning News that "I get to look at a lot of different things & have been around a lot of head coaches & coordinators. So I feel good about our head coach."

USF: Charlie Strong earned $25,000 for their Birmingham Bowl win over Texas Tech, bringing his bonus total for the season to $55,000, per a tweet from Steve Berkowitz.

Fresno State: Head coach Jeff Tedford made $100,000 for their Hawaii Bowl win over Houston, and has earned a total of $650,000 in bonuses this year with the possibility of at least $200,000 more coming based on home attendance, per Steve Berkowitz's tweet.

Azusa Pacific (D-II - Los Angeles, CA): Azusa Pacific University is seeking a D2 opponent for September 22, 2018. Interested parties should email Gary Pine at

Torino Giaguari (Italian Football League): Longtime college coach Jay Venuto, who has coached at Appalachian State, Pitt, Wake Forest, Georgia Southern, and Cornell, has agreed to become the head coach and offensive coordinator of the Torino Giaguari of the Italian Football League. We understand that Ithaca (D-III - NY) tight ends coach Chase Venuto will be joining the staff as well.

Head coaching changes: 2017-18 NFL & college head coaching changes.