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The Scoop - Wednesday April 18, 2018

Wednesday April 18, 2018

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University of Chicago (D-III - IL): The University of Chicago is accepting applications for the position of offensive intern football coach. This individual will assist the Offensive Coordinator and will coach a position group. This position is eligible for a seasonal stipend. No benefits or housing. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to: recruitment of student-athletes on and off-campus, on field coaching, offensive analytics, practice planning, video editing with Hudl, equipment tasks, and other administrative duties as assigned by the Head Coach. A Bachelor’s degree is required. A successful background check will be required before work begins on campus. To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter, resume and professional references to Offensive Coordinator, John Pont at No phone calls please.

Jimbo vs. Dabo redux. Scott Frost's B1G debut. Chip returns to Eugene. A 25th anniversary. Where will College GameDay visit each week of the 2018 season?

Mike Leach: Why golf is ridiculous, according to Mike Leach.

Kentucky: Sources tell FootballScoop University of Florida director of player personnel EK Franks has accepted the director of player personnel & recruiting position at Kentucky. Franks previously served in a similar capacity at Arkansas for Bret Bielema. With the move, sources tell FootballScoop Dan Berezowitz is moving into the role of Chief of Staff.

Saint Francis (NAIA - IN): Per source, some staff responsibilities have been shuffled a bit. Joey Didier and Eric Wagoner will continue to share the co-defensive coordinator title but Wagoner is moving from defensive line to linebackers and Didier will remain with the defensive backs.

Bowling Green: Per source, Josh Miller has joined the staff in a graduate assistant position after spending last season at Saint Francis (NAIA - IN).

NCAA: The NCAA has tabled a proposal that would allow players to compete in up to four games and retain their redshirt status. Read more here.

Saint Francis (NAIA - IN): Murray State (FCS - KY) special teams quality control coach / video coordinator Derek Prather has accepted the defensive line job, per source.

Amherst (D-III - MA): Amherst College seeks an Intern Assistant Coach of Football (RBs). The Intern Assistant Coach is responsible for assisting the Head Coach in all phases of the Football Program including coaching your own position, film-breakdown, scouting reports, recruitment of student-athletes, and other duties to be assigned. The position requires an understanding of the role of intercollegiate athletics in a highly competitive academic environment: strong recruiting, teaching, and coaching skills; and commitment to NESCAC and NCAA policies. Interested applicants should submit a resume, a cover letter, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references to Head Coach EJ Mills at A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required a demonstrated ability to coach successfully at the college level, the ability to support the mission of academic and athletic excellence at Amherst College, as well as promoting diversity in physical education and athletics.

Hugh Freeze: Nick Saban addressed and all but confirmed the report that Alabama tried to hire the former Ole Miss head coach but was blocked by the SEC.

UT Martin: Defensive backs coach Dominique Bowman has added the title of assistant head coach source tells FootballScoop.

Dabo: In a speech to his younger self, Dabo tells him, "Jesus will always be the most important person in your life."

USA Football: Each year, thousands of developing athletes in the United States are diagnosed with overuse injuries, constituting about half of youth sports injuries. The key is recognizing that these are real injuries and knowing how to help to prevent them. Learn more here.

Mary Hardin-Baylor (D-III - TX): Per source, Olanda James has been added to the staff as the recruiting coordinator after spending a brief stint with the Green Bay Blizzard (IFL) as their linebackers coach and football operations assistant. James spent the 2017 at South Dakota State University assisting with operations, player development, and recruiting.

Michigan: The university is investigating a disturbing situation involving a (now former) player sending threatening tweets to Jim Harbaugh.

Central State (D-II - OH): Per source, former Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman Brandon McKinney has been named defensive line coach at Central State and Hiram (D-III - OH) running backs coach James Hudgins is joining the staff as quarterbacks coach.

St. Norbert (D-III - WI): St. Norbert College is seeking an assistant football coach / admissions athletic recruiter. This is a full-time, 12-month, limited travel, $38,000 with benefits position. No phone calls please. To apply for position visit this link. The Admission Athletic Recruiter/Assistant Football Coach reports both to the office of admission and football department. Primary responsibilities for admission are out of state recruitment and territory management, high school visit communication coordination for admission staff and group admission visit programming for athletic teams. This position will serve as lead liaison between the office of admission and the athletics department. Please visit this link for a full job description. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by May 1, 2018. However, applications will continue to be accepted until position is filled.

The NFL has released the results of their study that found the safest, and most dangerous, helmets

Alcorn State (FCS - MS): Lane Powell has now officially joined the staff as special teams coordinator. Powell spent last season coaching the linebackers at Holmes CC (JC - MS) and previously coached the tight ends at Alcorn State a few seasons ago.

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