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The Scoop - Tuesday June 12, 2018

Tuesday June 12, 2018


Please join us in keeping the family of former Sacred Heart head coach Paul Gorham in your prayers. Coach Gorham died Friday. The long-time coach spent his entire career in the Northeast with programs including New Hampshire, New Haven, Brown, UMass and Sacred Heart where he served as head coach from 2004 - 2011.

Colorado Mesa (D-II): Mike Barela has joined the staff as tight ends coach.

#ScholarshipAlert: We've got a good one at Penn State, where James Franklin tells a walk-on to quit his job because "you're on full scholarship."

Green Bay: The Packers have added Lee Gissendaner as a personnel executive in their player personnel department. Gissendaner spent the past three seasons as a national scout with the Jets and previously worked 17 seasons with the Packers.

You want to see Jon Gruden's face when Brett Favre explains that he looked first for the home run on "every play". Incredible.

Colorado Mesa (D-II): Per source, former Incarnate Word (FCS - TX) tight ends coach / run game coordinator Mike Barela has been hired to coach the tight ends.

Robert Morris (NAIA - IL): Robert Morris University has (1) opening for a graduate assistant or restricted earnings position to coach RB's or DB's. The GA position includes a $5,000 stipend and full coverage of graduate school tuition. GA applicants must have a 2.8 cumulative undergraduate GPA. The restricted earnings position includes a $10,000 stipend, but no further benefits. Interviews will begin immediately, the position will remain open until filled, the expected start date is July 1st. If interested, please send your cover letter, resume and references to Erik Osborne at

If you're a fan of military reunions, you're going to love what the Cardinals did for a cafeteria worker about to be deployed

Wagner (FCS - NY): Wagner College is looking for a Defensive GA (Linebackers) Candidates with FBS/FCS playing experience and/or coaching experience at collegiate level preferred. Job Responsibilities include: coaching a position, working with special teams, holding position meetings, recruiting an area, assisting with day-to-day special teams/defensive preparation and any other areas assigned by the Head Coach or Coordinator. Applicants must be able to work with students and possess strong interpersonal skills. Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree. Applicants must be accepted into Graduate School. Graduate Assistant will be provided housing, classes, stipend (beginning Sept 1) and a meal plan. Interested applicants should submit a resume to Review of applications will begin immediately. 

Briar Cliff (NAIA - IA): Briar Cliff has an offensive graduate assistant opening. This is a 10 month position and includes a $5000 stipend, free tuition, and meal plan. Affordable housing in the area is also available. Responsibilities include running positional meetings, assisting with special teams, helping with weekly game plan, film breakdown and data entry (HUDL), recruiting, and other duties assigned by the Head Football Coach. The ideal candidate would have a minimum 1 year coaching experience or collegiate playing experience at offensive line, tight end, or running back. Candidates must be able to gain acceptance to graduate school. Review of candidates will begin immediately. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Offensive Coordinator Robert Dutton at

Trinity International (NAIA - IL): Trinity International University has an immediate opening for 4 graduate assistant positions - (2) on Offense and (2) on Defense. Applicants must have a strong Christian faith and work within Trinity International University’s Christian mission. The position will have their own recruiting area and will be responsible for coaching and managing their own position, including position meetings. Job responsibilities include but are not limited to film breakdown and data entry, assisting with special teams, recruiting, running positional meetings, assisting with game preparation, and other duties assigned by the head coach. The position includes 50% Tuition Waiver. Defensive GA's send a cover letter, resume, and Statement of Faith and references to the Head Coach Lamont Butler at with subject line TIU Defensive GA. Offensive GA's send cover letter, resume and statement of faith to the Offensive Coordinator Buddy Blevins at with the subject line TIU Offensive GA. Review of applicants will begin immediately.

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Why Football? A few high school seniors give their last speech on what football has meant to them while answering, Why Football?

University of Findlay (D-II - OH): Per source, former Glenville State (D-II - WV) quality control coach Mike Elder has accepted a defensive graduate assistant position on staff working with the linebackers.

Henderson State (D-II - AR): Henderson State has an opening for offensive line coach. This is a full time, 12 month position. Position includes insurance and retirement benefits. Applicants need to have played or coached the offensive line at the collegiate level. Interested applicants should email resume, letter of Interest, and 3 references to Head Coach Scott Maxfield at

Video: A day in the life of Kliff Kingsbury

Ave Maria (NAIA - FL): Ave Maria University is accepting applications for Special Teams Coordinator through Monday June 25. AMU is a Catholic university in SW Florida. Interested applicants should apply via this link.

Wesley (D-III - DE): Wesley College is looking for a home scrimmage with a Division III program on August 16, 2018. Would be willing to travel to the opponent in 2019. If anyone is interested please contact, Head Coach Chip Knapp at

Whittier (D-III - CA): Whittier College is seeking applicants for a restricted earnings/part time coaching position (preferably RBs). Qualifications: Bachelors degree required with successful football playing and/or coaching experience, strong professional/interpersonal communication skills and organizational efficiency. Outstanding character and leadership qualities a must. Compensation is a $5,000 stipend. No housing, or benefits are included, so candidates currently living in or around L.A., or with the ability to relocate to Los Angeles are more likely to make this position work effectively based on the pay of this position. The successful candidate will coach his own position, run positional meetings, contribute to the weekly gameplan, and have video editing duties (HUDL). Please email a cover letter, resume, and references to head coach Mike Neale at No phone calls please.

Alabama: The Tide have created a mobile misting cool off machine with the help of their engineering department.

Coe College (D-III - IA): Coe College, a member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) is accepting applications for the position of Intern Assistant Football Coach (Defense). This individual will assist the Head Coach in all phases of a NCAA Division III Football Program. This position is a nine month appointment beginning on August 1, 2018, and is eligible for an annual stipend and organizational benefits. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to: recruitment of student-athletes on and off-campus, on field coaching, practice planning, monitoring student-athlete academic progress, video editing with Hudl and other administrative duties as assigned by the Head Coach. This position may involve additional duties assigned by the Director of Athletics. Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree is required. Previous coaching experience (defense) is preferred. Successful completion of a background check. To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references via this link. Coe College is an equal opportunity employer.

Monterey Peninsula (JC - CA): Monterey Peninsula College (CA) has a defensive line coaching position open. This is part time; and the stipend is $3000 for the season. The Lobos are a championship program that currently has 6 former assistants coaching at the four year level. Contact Head Coach Mike Rasmussen at