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The Scoop - Tuesday January 10, 2017

Tuesday January 10, 2017


The AFCA Convention rolls on today. Follow @FootballScoop, @CoachSamz and @Zach_Barnett for all the latest from Nashville.

Lamar: Source tells FootballScoop Arkansas State tight ends coach Dan Dodd is expected to be the new offensive coordinator at Lamar. 

Buffalo Bills: The Bills are "zeroed in on Sean McDermott as their next head coach," and "could have something finalized in the next day or so," per Vic Carucci.

Ole Miss: Former Cal inside receivers coach Jacob Peeler will be the Rebels' wide receivers coach, according to Antonio Morales and Will Sammon of the Jackson Clarion-Ledger. Peeler comes aboard after previous hire Matt Lubick left to take a coordinator position at Baylor.

Toledo: Hank Poteat will come over from Kent State as cornerbacks coach, FootballScoop can confirm. The news was first reported by Jordan Strack of WTOL in Toledo.

Oakland Raiders: Offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave and defensive backs coach Marcus Robertson will not return, according to multiple reports. CSNCalifornia reports quarterbacks coach Todd Downing will be promoted to replace Musgrave.

Minnesota: Sources confirm to FootballScoop PJ Fleck is hiring WMU offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca as his OC at Minnesota as Joel Christensen has reported.

Ohio State: With Warinner's move, we can now confirm Kevin Wilson as OC at Ohio State.

Minnesota: Ohio State OC Ed Warinner will join the Minnesota staff as offensive line coach reports Pete Thamel of SI. Word had been floating around the AFCA yesterday that Warinner would get the OC title but we were told this AM that part was not expected to come together.

Rice: Source tells FootballScoop Rice quarterbacks / co-OC Larry Edmondson will not return to the staff.

Elon: IUP wide receivers coach Mike Shanahan will join Curt Cignetti as receivers coach, source tells FootballScoop.

Clemson: Dabo Swinney collected $1.4 million in bonus money in leading Clemson to its first national title in 35 years and $6.325 million for the year, according to Aaron Brenner of the Charleston Post & Courier.

Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins are expected to boost linebackers coach Matt Burke to defensive coordinator if Vance Joseph leaves for a head job, per Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald.

California: Offensive coordinator Jake Spavital will interview for the head job tomorrow, according to David Lombardi of ESPN.

NC State: Per source, Sewanee defensive line coach and special teams coordinator Jimmy Long has accepted a GA position at NC State working with the defensive line.

Moorpark College (CC - CA): Moorpark College is looking for offensive & defensive interns to work the 2017 football season. The intern positions will start in March 2017 and are unpaid, volunteer positions (with the exception of team meals, gear, and travel). Interns will assist with a position group on offense/defense, set up field, and drills. Interns will also have to input HUDL, create reports, and handle game day operations. Preferably Local or In-State candidates. Will take interest tell positions are filled. Interested candidates should email resume to Coach Hicks at Please no phone calls. 

Vance Joseph: The Dolphins defensive coordinator is interviewing with the Broncos today and will meet with the 49ers on Thursday, according to Adam Schefter. Joseph is a strong candidate for the Denver job.

San Francisco 49ers: The Niners are interviewing today Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott for their head coaching job and ESPN analyst Louis Riddick for their GM spot.

Stephen F. Austin: Sources tell FootballScoop the Lumberjacks have completed their staff. Clint Conque returns as head coach with a contract running through 2020. Gary Crowton (OC/QBs), Bill Best (OL) and Jeremy Hammock (TEs/STs) return to their positions, while Jeremy Moses returns to wide receivers, a position he coached at SFA through 2013. TCU director of high school relations Jake Brown joins the staff as running backs coach. Tom Howe (DL/STs) and Terry Mills (CBs) return to their posts, while former Chattanooga defensive coordinator Jeff Byrd has joined the staff as defensive coordinator, former Southern Arkansas defensive coordinator Josh Lawson has come aboard as linebackers coach and former Lamar safeties coach Ben Beasley has been hired to coach safeties. Kail Kaiser returns as DFO.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Wide receivers coach Jerry Sullivan will not return to the staff.

Independence CC (KS): Independence Community College, who participates in the mighty Jayhawk Conference, is looking to hire a full-time linebackers coach that will be required to recruit his area, must be computer literate and photoshop experience preferred. College playing experience required and college coaching experience preferred. Looking to interview today at the AFCA in Nashville. Contact coach Jason Brown at

Minnesota: Was a lot of buzz going around the AFCA yesterday that Ohio State OC Ed Warinner had been targeted by PJ Fleck to join the staff at Minnesota as OC. Sources tell FootballScoop that the move is not expected to come together.

Wake Forest: Connecticut quarterbacks coach Wayne Lineburg has joined the staff as tight ends coach and special teams coordinator.

Independence CC (KS): Independence is seeking a GA to work with the offensive line. Housing and meals are provided. Playing experience is preferred. Contact head coach Jason Brown at

Colorado: The Buffs have extended Mike MacIntyre's contract through 2021. His deal will pay him $3.1 million in 2017 with "modest" increases annually.

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