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The Scoop - Tuesday January 24, 2017

Tuesday January 24, 2017


Please join us in praying for Grambling State linebackers coach Terrence Graves who recently lost his mother, Dorothy, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Alabama: Source tells FootballScoop, EMCC quarterbacks coach Clint Trickett is joining the Alabama staff. 

New Orleans Saints: The Saints have interviewed former Notre Dame defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder for a defensive staff position and plan to do so again tomorrow, per Alex Marvez.

South Carolina: Offensive line coach Eric Wolford has had his contract approved and will make $500,000 annually on a two-year deal.

Notre Dame: The Irish have announced Tom Rees -- known in his playing days as Tommy -- as quarterbacks coach. “When I finished my playing career and graduated from Notre Dame, I wanted to do two things,” said Rees. “First, I wanted to coach, and second, at some point in my career I hoped to get an opportunity to return and do it at my alma mater. I didn’t know when or if this opportunity might present itself, but I’m so grateful and honored that it did." Rees spent the 2015 season as a graduate assistant at Northwestern and '16 as an offensive assistant with the Chargers.

East Mississippi (JC): Former Ole Miss and former East Mississippi CC All American quarterback Bo Wallace has joined Buddy Stephens coaching staff. Wallace most recently served as quarterbacks coach at Marshall County HS (Lewisburg, TN) this past season, where he coached his brother Bryce.

Michigan: By becoming the first head coach to offer 5-year contracts and paying three assistants at least $1 million, Jim Harbaugh should be every assistant coach's favorite head coach.

San Francisco 49ers: The Cardinals VP of player personnel Terry McDonough and Vikings assistant GM George Paton will interview with the Niners for a second time on Saturday, per Matt Maiocco.

New Orleans Saints: The Saints recently interviewed former 49ers outside linebackers coach Jason Tarver for their linebackers job, per Adam Caplan.

Indiana State: Per source, Mount Union (D-III - OH) defensive line coach Tyler Funk is joining the Indiana State staff.

North Carolina Central (FCS): Per source, Jason Onyrbuagu has been elevated to co-offensive coordinator / offensive line coach coach.

Temple: Geoff Collins has formally announced the hiring of wide receivers coach Keith Gaither and video coordinator Kyle Lane. Gaither spent the past two seasons at Army in the same position.

Auburn: Offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey's contract at Auburn is a 3-year deal worth $700,000 annually with bonuses and incentives, per James Crepea. Lindsey was making $650,000 a year at Arizona State.

Cincinnati: The program has formally announced the additions of Ron Crook (OL) and Al Washington (DL). Washington coached at Boston College the last five seasons, two with the defensive line and special teams coordinator and three years coaching the running backs, while Crook spent the past four seasons on the West Virginia staff.

Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jags have hired former Bills defensive line coach Jason Rebrovich as an assistant defensive line, per Adam Caplan.

Marist (FCS - NY): Marist College (FCS- NY) is currently seeking a graduate assistant coach on offense. Compensation is $15,000 plus 15 graduate credits a year. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Previous college coaching with running backs and recruiting experience are preferred. Position to begin as soon as possible.Interested applicants can email their resume to Please, no phone calls.

Widener (D-III - PA): Widener University has hired Mary Hardin Baylor (D-III - TX) offensive line / tight ends coach Mike Barainyak as their offensive line coach.

UW-Oshkosh (D-III):UW-Oshkosh is searching for two non-conference opponents for the 2017 season. Open dates are Sept. 9,16,23. Interested in all options, possible guarantees available. Please contact Spencer Erickson at or call (715) 412-3473 if interested.

Buffalo Bills: Per sources, Sean McDermott is targeting former Titans defensive backs coach Steve Brown for the defensive backs job with the Bills and a deal could be done in the coming days.

Lindenwood-Belleville (NAIA - IL): Lindenwood University-Belleville is currently looking to hire three full time staff positions under new head coach Kevin Turco. Two of the positions are the offensive and defensive coordinator position. The other will be a regular position coach on the offensive side of the ball. The offensive and defensive coordinator positions will pay $48-50k. The other staff position will pay $38-40k. Previous years of experience and master’s degrees are preferred. Interested applicants can email their resume Phone calls or questions can be directed to Ryan Kaiser Director of Athletics (618-671-6213) or

Hardin Simmons (D-III - TX): Hardin Simmons University is looking for a game Sept. 2, 2017 (possibly a multi year deal). Interested programs can contact head coach Jesse Burleson at

Reinhardt University (NAIA - GA): Reinhardt University is looking for a guaranteed FCS or D-II game August 25th or a NAIA home / away. Interested programs can contact

Western Michigan: Jake Moreland, who coached the tight ends for three seasons at Air Force before switching to wide receivers this past year, has joined Tim Lester's staff at Western Michigan. Prior to joining the Air Force staff, Moreland coached the tight ends at Western Michgan and spent seven seasons in Kalamazoo.

Texas Tech: Former Cal offensive line coach Brandon Jones is expected to become the new offensive line coach for Kliff Kingsbury's staff, per Bruce Feldman. Jones played his college ball for the Red Raiders.

Lawrence Tech (NAIA - MI): After a 70-year hiatus, Lawrence Tech has re-launched its football program. More info here.

Texas: Alabama assistant director of graphics Matt Lange has been hired at Texas as creative director.

Rice: Wes Beschorner, who worked in an offensive quality control role at Pitt last season after a decade coaching at South Dakota, is joining the Rice staff as quarterbacks coach, per source.

Bryant (FCS - RI): Vinny Marino has been named offensive coordiantor and wide receivers coach. Marino spent last season in the same role at Davidson (FCS - NC), and spent two seasons previous to that at Boston College as recruiting coordinator, assistant director of player personnel, and quality control for offensive special teams.

New York Jets: George Godsey, the former offensive coordinator under Bill O'Brien with the Houston Texans, is a candidate for the Jets offensive coordinator spot according to Rich Cimini.

Stevenson University (D-III - MD): Stevenson University is currently seeking a graduate assistant on defense. Linebacker experience is preferred. Must earn admission to graduate school. Compensation is $8,000 and tuition remission. Interested applicants can email their resume to Please, no phone calls. Position to begin as soon as possible.

Eastern New Mexico: Per source, Texas Lutheran (D-III) wide receivers coach Cameron DeBesse has accepted the wide receivers job and New Mexico defensive graduate assistant Ivan Cordova has accepted the defensive coordinator job on staff.

Buffalo Bills: Chiefs wide receivers coach David Culley is leaving to join the Bills staff as quarterbacks coach, per multiple reports.

Kansas City Chiefs: Greg Lewis, the former Eagles wide receivers coach, has recently joined the staff as assistant wide receivers coach, is expected to take over as wide receivers coach following the departure of David Culley for the Bills quarterbacks job according to Alex Marvez.

Morehouse College (D-II - GA): Per source, Harry Williams, the former offensive coordinator at Langston University (NAIA - OK), has accepted the offensive coordinator spot at Morehouse.

Scoop Him Up: Matt Forrest last coached for the 2014-2015 seasons at Tennessee Tech coaching the running backs and tight ends for head coach Watson Brown. During his time at TTU, he also worked with the kick off return team and the returners. Prior to TTU, he spent one season at Morehead State coaching the running backs and added the slots in the spring of 2014. He started his career at Murray State in 2010 with head coach Chris Hatcher and was an offensive assistant for Buster Faulkner working with the quarterbacks. For the 2011-2012 seasons, he transitioned to Director of Football Operations. Matt is a high energy young football coach who is a relentless recruiter and is always a student of the game. Looking for an on or off the field position and can be contacted by cell at 615-542-9790 or email at

Cabrillo College (JC - CA): Cabrillo College is accepting applications for assistant coaches (OL and LBs along with special teams). Responsibilities include coaching a position group and assisting with special teams. This is a stipend position with no housing and some meals. Please send cover letter and resume to head coach Darren Arbet at No phone calls please.

Concordia (NAIA – Ann Arbor, MI): Concordia is seeking a full-time co-defensive coordinator. Other duties include recruiting qualified student athletes, use of recruiting software, camp operations, scouting, film breakdown, monitoring academic progress of student-athletes, along with any other duties assigned by the head coach. Concordia University is a Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop in mind, body, and spirit for Service to Christ in the Church and the world.Interested applicants should submit a resume, list of references and a statement of faith to head coach, Joshua Schumacher via email at This position will be expected to start immediately. Resumes can be submitted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Cabrillo College (JC - CA): Former Edison HS (CA) offensive coordinator Mike Logan has been hired as wide receivers coach / DFO.

University of La Verne (D-III - CA): Per source, defensive coordinator Oscar Rodriguez Jr. has added the title of associate head coach.

Eastern New Mexico (D-II): Southern Connecticut State (D-II) defensive line coach Charlie Rizzio will be the new defensive line coach at ENMU, per source.

Oakland Raiders: John Pagano has been named assistant head coach of defense.

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