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The Scoop - Wednesday August 10, 2016

Wednesday August 10, 2016

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Former Texas A&M coach Tom Wilson has passed away from cancer at age 72. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts today.

Tennessee: Director of football operations Chris Spognardi has been placed on paid administrative leave UT spokesman Ryan Robinson has confirmed to the News Sentinel. Spognardi, one of Butch Jones' key lieutenants, has worked with Jones at UT, at Cincinnati and at Central Michigan. GoVols247 is reporting that the move is related to a legal matter. FootballScoop will update...

Missouri: San Diego State athletic director Jim Sterk has been announced as the new Mizzou athletic director by chancellor Hank Foley.

Our own Zach Barnett spent a day shadowing Seth Littrell during the first day of training camp and came away with some great insight

East Tennessee State (FCS):East Tennessee State is looking for defensive grad assistant. Pay will cover master's degree and small stipend. Playing experience preferred, prior coaching experience not necessary. Please send applications to football@etsu.edu

Dickinson College (D-III - PA): Brian Kilbane has been hired as a defensive intern for the program.

Art Briles: Briles predicted a return to coaching while visiting Dallas Cowboys camp on Tuesday. Read more here.

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Maine: First-year head coach Joe Harasymiak has announced the additions of Brian Picucci (RBs), Alvah Hansbro (corners), and Josh Heinrich (director of player personnel / video coordinator). Picucci was the offensive coordinator at Becker College (D-III - MA) last season, Hansbro coached the secondary at Glenville State (D-II - WV) from 2012-2014 and was on staff at Syracuse the past two seasons, and Heinrich worked in operations at Fordham (FCS - NY) last season.

Augustana (D-II - SD): Dante Warren has joined the staff as a graduate assistant and will coach the running backs, and Colton Brewer is joining the staff to coach the wide receivers. Warren is a 2012 graduate of South Dakota, where he played quarterback, and Brewer spent the last two seasons as the offensive coordinator at Abernathy HS (TX).

Buffalo State (D-III - NY): Buffalo State College is no longer accepting resumes for the open position on staff. Thank you for the overwhelming interest in the position.

Elizabeth City State (D-II - NC): Byron Tillery is the new linebackers coach at Elizabeth City State, per source.