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The Scoop - Tuesday March 6, 2018

Tuesday March 6, 2018


North Central (D-III - IL): Shane Kierking is leaving his post as the defensive coordinator at Benedictine (D-III - IL) to become the defensive coordinator at North Central, per source. Dierking is an alum of NCC.

Robert Morris (NAIA - Chicago, IL): Robert Morris has hired Mike Murray as defensive coordinator, source tells FootballScoop. He comes from North Central (D-III - IL) where he was the defensive Coordinator. RMU has also promoted Ben Black, who served in a graduate assistant role the past two seasons, as the defensive line coach.

Florida Atlantic: Source tells FootballScoop Lane Kiffin is planning to hire Southern Miss defensive coordinator Tony Pecoraro in the same capacity. Pecoraro spent two seasons in Hattiesburg and spent the previous four seasons as the defensive coordinator at Alcorn State. He also spent two seasons as the defensive coordinator at North Alabama.

This is why we coach: After losing in the state title game, a player's short testomnial about the impact his coach has had on him moved many to tears, and the video has since gone viral.

Eastern Illinois (FCS): Eastern Illinois head coach Kim Dameron has completed his 2018 coaching staff with the hire of Andrew Carter (DL) and Tony Turner (outside receivers). Carter was a graduate assistant at EIU last year, while Turner most recently coached at Tarleton State (D-II - TX). Dameron has also shifted three current staff members to different coaching roles, as Micah Smith woill now work with the inside receivers, Ethan Hutson (=will now coach the running backs, and Tyler Stevens will now work as a defensive assistant.

St. Andrews (NAIA - NC): St. Andrews University, Located in Laurinburg, NC is looking to hire an ffensive line or running backs coach Immediately. This is an entry level position with a $25,000 salary including benefits. Candidates with a Triple Option background preferred. If interested please share resume with David Harper at

Syracuse: Syracuse is looking for a lead graphic designer. Apply here.

Three ways to be a great teammate, according to a player who used to be a bad teammate.

NFL: Longtime NFL referee/biceps model Ed Hochuli (along with Jeff Triplette) has announced his retirement. Hochuli's son, Shawn Hochuli, has been promoted from back judge to referee.

Monroe College (JC-NY): Monroe College, located in New Rochelle, NY is looking to hire a linebacker coach immediately. This is a seasonal stipend position that does not include housing. College coaching experience preferred, but not required. All interested candidates please email resume to Head coach Terry Karg at No phone calls please.

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Louisiana Tech: Morehouse College (D-II - GA) offensive line coach Christopher Browne has accepted the assistant offensive line position at Louisiana Tech source tells FootballScoop.

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Oregon: Oregon is no longer accepting applications for their graphic design position. Thank you all for your submissions.

Furman (FCS - SC): Furman is looking to fill an open date in 2019 (week 4, 5, or 6). Must be an FCS opponent. Willing to pay guarantee or do a home and home. However, the 2019 game must be played at Furman if home and home series is selected. If interested, please contact Associate Athletics Director Ken Pettus at or Director of Football Operations T.J. Hall at

Samford (FCS - AL): Per source, director of football operations Ricky Turner has been promoted to special teams coordinator / tight ends coach and offensive quality control coach CJ Bennett has been promoted to running backs coach.

Davenport (D-II - MI):Davenport University, located in Grand Rapids, MI is seeking a week 2 home game Saturday 9/8/18. If interested please email Head Coach Sparky McEwen at"

Rose Hulman (D-III - IN): Dan Watson has been hired as the team's new offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. Watson previously served as the offensive line and head strength coach at Franklin (D-III - IN).

Recruits view programs in one of two lights during the recruiting process, Chad Morris explains

Western New Mexico (D-II): Per source SAGU (NAIA - TX) head coach Frank Tristan has been named head coach at Western New Mexico.

Northern Iowa (FCS): Ryan Clanton, the offensive coordinator / offensive line / strength coach at Ventura College (JC - CA) and former offensive lineman at Oregon, has been hired to coach the offensive line at UNI.

Stephen F. Austin (FCS - TX): Head coach Clint Conque has announced a few additions to his staff and some promotions as well. New to the staff are Dan Clark (OL), Kevin Barbay (QBs) and Jeff Bowen (TEs), and defensive coordinator Jeff Byrd has been promoted to assistant head coach and tight ends coach / co-special teams coordinator Jeremy Hammock will now work with the running backs.

Stetson (FCS - FL): Stetson University is looking for applications for a full time, entry level Assistant Football coach responsible for coaching running backs and other collateral duties as assigned by the head coach. He must operate within the guidelines of an NCAA Division I non-scholarship football program and within the mission of the University and its philosophy of intercollegiate athletics. He will guide and actively encourage student-athletes to succeed academically, acquire a degree and represent the University with the highest integrity. The coach is also responsible for the recruitment of student-athletes, adhering to NCAA, Conference and University regulations with regard to recruiting, admission standards and eligibility, monitoring student-athlete academic progress, and assist in the establishment of effective media relations. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s Degree and previous college coaching and recruiting experience are preferred. Computer skills and working knowledge of social applications are a must as is knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations; proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, admissions and financial aid officers, fellow employees, program boosters, and the public. As this position requires operation of University vehicles and traveling for recruiting purposes, the possession and maintenance of a valid Florida driver's license and acceptable driving record is required. You can apply online via this link. 

Midwestern State (D-II – TX): TheMidwestern State Football program; located in Wichita Falls, Texas, is looking to fill an open date on October 20th, 2018. Looking for a matchup against a Division II or FCS opponent, if interested please contact head coach Bill Maskill at

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