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The Scoop - Tuesday May 16, 2017

Tuesday May 16, 2017


Pearl River (CC - MS): Head coach David Saunders will not return. In January 2016, shortly after being named head coach at PRCC, Saunders received an eight year show cause from the NCAA in connection with infractions while on staff at Louisiana Lafayette.

Tennessee Chattanooga: East Carolina offensive quality control Chris Cook has accepted the tackles & tight ends position at UTC sources tell FootballScoop. Cook has worked with the Pirates offensive line the past two seasons.

Nebraska: Former Minnesota assistant AD for football operations Adam Clark has been hired as DFO at Nebraska. Clark, who had previously served as DFO at Northern Illinois, spent the past six seasons at Minnesota.

Tennessee Titans: Jon Salge has been promoted to director of college scouting and Brandon Taylor to national scout. Additionally, Mike Boni and Tom Roth have been hired as area scouts.

Fresno State: Fresno State is looking to hire a director of on-campus recruiting. Interested candidates can email resumes to

Are we sure FBS coaching staffs are really getting too big?

Vanderbilt: Derek Mason has signed a 3-year extension -- giving him a 5-year deal, with the option for a sixth -- with a slight raise from his $2.5 million salary with extensions and raises for multiple assistants and an increased recruiting budget, according to Adam Sparks of the Tennesseean. Mason led the 'Dores to a 3-9 mark in 2014, 4-8 in '15 and 6-7 in '16.

Florida: Kansas State deputy AD Laird Veatch has been named executive associate AD for internal affairs at Florida.

As college staff sizes continue to grow, Bill Belichick argues for a smaller staff

USC: According to Steve Berkowitz of USA Today,USC paid Lane Kiffin $2.5 million in buyout money in 2015, and likely paid him well over $6 million since parting ways. Berkowitz also adds, that Steve Sarkisian was paid nearly $3.3 million before being fired in October of 2015, and former AD Pat Haden made almost $2.8 million for the year.


Angelo Football Clinic: The one clinic that never fails to impress... June 13th - 17th. Register today & book a hotel room while they are still available. 

ESPN: With Sam Ponder off to NFL Countdown, Maria Taylor has joined the College GameDay and ABC Saturday Night Football crews as a reporter. With Taylor moving to ESPN, Laura Rutledge will move from reporter to host on SEC Network's SEC Nation.

Bucknell (FCS - PA): Miami offensive graduate assistant Jake Flaherty has been hired as the Bisons new running backs coach and co-recruiting coordinator, per Andrew Ivins. Flaherty worked with the slot receivers with the Hurricanes.

Utica College (D-III - NY): Utica College is seeking a part-time assistant football coach. $8,000 stipend, 10 month contract. Experience coaching or playing TEs or OL preferred. Send resume and cover letter to Coach Blaise Faggiano at and apply via this link.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL): Kevin Bourgoin has been named the team's running backs coach. Bourgoin spent last season as the offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach at Colby College (D-III - ME), and prior to that was the associate head coach and offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach at Maine (FCS) from 2007 to 2016.

Fayetteville State (D-II - NC): Per source, Chris Holmes has left his post as the offensive line coach at Elizabeth City State (D-II - NC) to become the offensive line coach and run game coordinator at Fayetteville State.

Utica College (D-III - NY): Utica College Football is seeking one opponent for 2019 and two opponents for 2020. 2019 open dates (Week 4, 9/28, and Week 10, 11/9) 2020 open dates (Week 3, 9/19, Week 4 9/26, Week 10 11/7). Interested programs can contact head coach Blaise Faggiano at

Reedley College (JC - CA): Reedley College has an opening on staff. Looking for an OL coach or defensive assistant with a Masters in Physical Education, Kinesiology, or Exercise Science or the equivalent. Please email resumes and related materials to head coach Eric Marty at No phone calls please.

Mt. San Jacinto (JC - CA): Mt. San Jacinto Collegehas an immediate opening on staff for an offensive line coach. This is a stipend position $6K/year (possibility of future adjunct teaching with appropriate degrees & experience.) Must meet minimum qualifications: AA or BA plus requisite years of experience. Please submit resumes to head coach Casey Mazzotta at No phone calls please. Local candidates preferred.

Columbus Lions (Arena - GA): The Columbus Lions, located in Columbus, GA would like to announce a nationwide search for Player Personnel Scouts. This is a part-time position with no relocation you must live in the region you would work this would be an excellent job for retired NFL, CFL Scouts or former Arena football coaches and players. Please send complete resumes to Clayton Banner at No phone calls please.

“Mothers are like the offensive line…”

#ScholarshipAlert: Bobby Wilder uses a Mother’s Day card, and FaceTime to award scholarship to walk-on