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The Scoop - Tuesday November 22, 2016

Tuesday November 22, 2016


Walsh (D-II - OH): Head coach Ted Karras will not return. Karras won an NAIA national title in 2012 and led the program the last four years while it transitioned into NCAA Division II.

Louisiana-Lafayette: Deputy AD Dr. Jessica Leger has been named interim AD following Scott Farmer's reassignment earlier today.

Presbyterian (FCS - SC): The Blue Hose have promoted defensive coordinator Tommy Spangler to head coach. Spangler previously served as Presbyterian's head coach from 2001-06, posting a 42-24 mark. He left the Blue Hose to become the defensive coordinator at Lousiana Tech, where he was a Broyles Award finalist in 2011. Spangler returned to Presbyterian in 2013.

Purdue: "Les Miles very well could be the guy for Purdue job. Announcement could be coming very soon" reports Doug Griffiths who formerly served as the editor of the Purdue Rivals site. Sources tell FootballScoop that Les has met with Purdue officials at length and Les was very direct with them about needing to step up to the plate and provide additional support for their student athletes if they want to compete for Big Ten championships. We have not heard that a hire in imminent though. We hear other candidates are still being considered as well.

Georgia: Former Notre Dame defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder has joined Kirby Smart's staff in a consulting role, according to DawgNation. VanGorder was let go at Notre Dame back in late September.

Chris Petersen: "There is no way I would coach and let 18-year-olds control my happiness"

Louisiana-Lafayette: AD Scott Farmer is stepping down from his post and will remain at ULL in a different capacity, sources tell FootballScoop.

Delaware (FCS): Athletic director Chrissi Rawak notes to Delaware Online that the coaching search has been narrowed down to about six finalists and that the seach from Korn Ferry is involved.

Morthland College (NCCAA - IL):Morthland College is looking for a Home game in 2017. The following dates are open: September 23rd, October 21st & November 11th. Looking to schedule NAIA or DIII opponent. Willing to travel in 2018 for return game. Please contact Mike Popovich at if interested.

Northwestern State (FCS - LA): Per source, defensive line coach Jake Landoll is leaving the staff for a job in the private sector.

NFL: The NFL is reportedly looking at ways to shorten its ever-lengtening game times.

Baylor: Baylor is zeroing in on SMU's Chad Morris to be its next head coach, sources tell FootballScoop. Read more here.

Wyoming: Fox Sports is reporting that Wyoming is working on an extension for head coach Craig Bohl. Bohl has led the Cowboys to a 8-3 record this season, including wins over Boise State and San Diego State.

Texas: Kirk Bohls writes in today's Austin American-Stateman that, according to a high-ranking Texas source, the chances UT president Greg Fenves changes his mind and retains Charlie Strong are "zero. Maybe 1/10th of one percent?"

Clemson: AD Dan Radakovich has inked an extension through the 2021-22 athletic year. Financial terms were not disclosed. “Dan is without a doubt one of the best ADs in the country and I’m proud of the work our student-athletes have done in the classroom and around our community under his leadership,” Clemson president James P. Clements said.

Baldwin Wallace (D-III - OH): Head coach John Snell is stepping down and has been named assistant athletic director. Snell has been part of the coaching staff at Baldwin Wallace for 23 years. In 2002 Snell was named head coach and he went on to compile a career record of 92-60.

Lamar (FCS - TX): Per the Beaumont Enterprise, Ray Woodard (who will not return next season) is due to receive a $100,000 buyout.

Western Michigan: The Detroit News is reporting that WMU donors are hoping to increase PJ Fleck's salary to the $1.5 million - $2 million range in a push to keep him in Kalamazoo. Fleck is already the highest paid coach in the MAC at $800,000 annually, more than $200,000 than the next highest paid head coach in the league.

Arizona Cardinals: Adam Schefter reports that Bruce Arians has been released from the hospital and is expected back to work at some point this week.

Midwestern State (D-II - TX): Midwestern State University is currently seeking a defensive graduate assistant football coach. The position includes a stipend, housing, and tuition assistance for graduate school. Coaching responsibilities to include; but not limited to, defensive line. Experience playing and coaching defensive line is preferred. Responsibilities include all aspects of the football program including; but not limited to, video editing & highlights, practice organization, contest preparation, recruitment weekends, student athlete development, and other duties as assigned by the Head Football Coach. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Interested applicants should send a letter of application, resume, and three recommendation contacts including phone numbers to Defensive Coordinator, Rich Renner at Please no phone calls.

New Orleans Saints: Former Tampa Bay Bucs special teams coordinatorKevin O'Dea has been brought on board to oversee the Saints special teams, Sean Payton told WWL-AM radio in New Orleans.

Green Bay Blizzard (Indoor): The Green Bay Blizzard of the Indoor Football League are searching for three restricted earnings assistant coaches working with the offensive line, linebackers and defensive backs. Each spot will include housing during the 2017 season and a meal plan. Coaches will have to report to Green Bay, WI by January 14, 2017. Training camp will begin on February 1st and the regular season ends on June 10th. Time requirement could also include playoffs. Indoor / arena experience is not a prerequisite. Please send resumes with cover letters to Head Coach Chris Williams at

Warm Up: Wisconsin with the mic drop of the 2016 season, an inspirational story on how a message about a street sweeper served as one player's fuel for life, the Sooners are turning to AppleTV, and HS players grace the cover of video games. Tuesday's One Minute Warm Up.

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