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The Scoop - Wednesday February 14, 2018

Wednesday February 14, 2018

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Washington State: With the hire of Matt Brock (below) we would expect Eric Mele shift to a position on the offensive side of the ball.

According to early reports from the scene, football coach Aaron Feis is one of the heroes of the shooting at a Florida high school today.

Auburn: Former Tigers quarterback Barrett Trotter has joined the staff as an offensive analyst, and GA Craig Sanders has been promoted to a defensive analyst, according to Tom Green of Trotter and Sanders join Eric Munoz (offense), Devin Ducote (defense) and Jonathan Rutledge (special teams) in rounding out Gus Malzahn's analyst staff.

Washington State: Source tells FootballScoop Bowling Green special teams coordinator / linebackers Matt Brock has accepted special teams coordinator role at Washington State. Brock came to BGSU with Mike Jinks and previously coached with him at Texas Tech.

San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers are hiring Florida Atlantic defensive coordinator Chris Kiffin as pass rush specialist per multiple reports including from SI, ESPN & local.

Michigan: Source tells FootballScoop Jim McElwain has been offered Michigan's 10th assistant position. McElwain is expected to accept we are told. Receivers is currently the open position however Harbaugh could choose to reassign positions.

Chicago Bears: The Bears are hiring Washington State strength coach Jason Loscalzo source tells FootballScoop.

Ohio State: Ohio State has announced raises for Urban Meyer's on-field assistants, becoming (for now) the first program to pay its assistants more than $7 million.

Dallas Cowboys: Former Florida, Alabama, Michigan and Washington offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier will be the Cowboys' tight ends coach, according to multiple reports. He had agreed to join LSU's staff as an offensive analyst.

Tennessee: ASA Junior College (NY) head coach Joe Osovet is joining the staff as a quality control assistant.

Ole Miss: As we mentioned a month or so ago, source tells FootballScoop Tyler Siskey is joining the Ole Miss staff in a senior personnel role. We hear IAWP hurdles have been cleared and the hire will become official soon enough. Siskey is a former FootballScoop Director of Player Personnel of the Year in 2013.

Humboldt State (D-II - CA): Following the departure of interim head coach Cory White to San Diego, defensive coordinator Damaro Wheeler has been named the new interim head coach.

San Diego (FCS): Humboldt State (D-II - CA) interim head coach Cory White has accepted the tight ends job on the USD staff.

Ohio Northern (D-III): Ohio Northern University is hiring a QB / Pass Game Coordinator Position. This is a full time position with a competitive salary and benefits. Position will also be expected to manage a recruiting area and all other tasks designated by the head football coach. If interested, please send cover letter, resume, and references to Devin Russell at No phone calls please.

Washington and Lee (D-III - VA): Assistant head coach / WRs / TEs coach Garrett LeRose has been named head coach at his alma mater. LeRose recently completed his 10th season as a member of the coaching staff and has worked with defensive backs and as the special teams coordinator also during that time, adding the assistant head coach title in 2015.

Memphis: David Glidden, an assistant at Mustang HS (OK) and former Oklahoma State wide receiver, is joining the staff in an offensivie quality control role, per source.

Transfers: The NCAA has confirmed it is not considering the most radical change to the existing transfer rule. 

Detroit Lions: Per source, offensive assistant Payton McCollum has been let go.

Mansfield (Sprint - PA): Mansfield University Sprint Football seeks offensive line coach. The position pays a small stipend plus housing. The position will run 12 weeks. If interested send resume to John Evans at

Buffalo Bills: Terry Robiskie has been announced as the new wide receivers coach. Robiskie is the former offensive coordinator the the Titans and has coached wide receivers in the NFL with the Redskins, Browns, Dolphins and Falcons.

Nevada: Source tells FootballScoop that UCLA tight ends coach Angus McClure is a strong candidate for the offensive line job at Nevada. From a recruiting aspect alone this would be a significant hire for Jay Norvell if it gets done. Will update...

St. Thomas (D-III - MN): The University of St. Thomas has an opening for a defensive assistant coach. It is a restricted/stipended, 9-month position.The position includes coaching a position group, a recruiting territory and work with film breakdown and game planning. Positional preference is in the defensive front. Those interested can contact head coach Glenn Caruso

Texas produced a custom rap video to celebrate its 2018 signing class.

Independence CC (KS): Independence Community College has an opening for an offensive & defensive assistant position, working directly with the Offensive Line/TE’s or H-Backs/RB’s/QB’s on offense, and LB’s on defense. These positions will have significant roles in recruiting as well. The positions will also have additional ancillary responsibilities associated with the football program. The positions are for individuals that can commit to the development of student athletes daily through the academic year and will pursue a career coaching football rather than part-time coaching work. Applicants with experience playing college football or previous coaching experience are preferred. Candidates, will need a valid driver’s license, regular access to a vehicle and a clean background. Please submit your resume, references, cover letter via email Please refrain from phone calls for the position. The position also offers free housing and meals, and a great opportunity.

Limestone (D-II - SC): Sources tell FootballScoop that Tony Ierulli, who spent the past six seasons at Carson-Newman (D-II - TN), most recently working with the defensive ends, will be the new head coach at Limestone. An official announcement is expected later this week. Prior to Carson-Newman, Ierulli was the head coach at Maryville College (D-III - TN) for nine seasons and was named the 2002 Division II assistant coach of the year while at Shippensburg (D-II - PA).

Concordia University (D-III - WI): Concordia has two graduate assistant football positions open. Both positions will be responsible for coaching, recruiting, film break down, data entry and other duties as assigned (specific coaching assignments will be determined by successful candidates strengths). Qualified candidates must have playing or coaching experience and be able to gain admittance to the graduate program (S.P.A.H.E.). Both positions include a salary. All interested candidates should submit the following: cover letter, resume, and 3 references to offensive coordinator Henny Hiemenz at Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until both positions have been filled.

Researchers take stand against proposed tackle football ban: "A cause-and-effect relationship has not yet been demonstrated between CTE and contact sports."

LA Chargers: The Chargers have added Keith Burns as an assistant special teams coach.

Buffalo Bills: Former Titans offensive coordinator Terry Robiskie and former Cowboys wide receivers coach Jimmy Robinson have interviewed for the wide receivers job, according to Alex Marvez.

Atlanta Falcons: Alex Marvez tweets that the Falcons are hiring Bernie Parmalee to coach their running backs. Parmalee coached the running backs the past few seasons for the Raiders.

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Alabama A&M (FCS): Head coach Connell Maynor has completed his staff as follows; Duane Taylor (OC / WRs), Mark Debastiani (DC / LBs), Jason Mai (QBs / DFO), William Carr (DL), Brian Jenkins (STC / RBs), Charles Huff (DBs), Keith Wagner (OL), Travis Pearson (safeties), Markus Lawrence (TEs).

Wilmington (D-III - OH): Wilmington College has an immediate opening for a Quarterback Intern Coaching Position. Primary responsibilities include assisting the head coach in all phases of the football program, Coaching your own position group, holding your own positional meetings, and recruiting your own area. Must be proficient in using Hudl Video Editor, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with film breakdown and data entry is a must. College playing experience required, and preferably have Quarterback experience. This intern position is a $5,000 stipend with housing and meals. Email cover letter, resume, and references to NO phone calls or Emails to Head Coach please.

Wingate: Wingate is no longer accepting application for the open position on its staff. Thank you for the outstanding response. Final candidates will be contacted this week.

Tarleton State (D-II - TX): Scott Carey, the former offensive line coach at Abilene Christian (FCS - TX) and Colorado School of Mines (D-II), has returned to Tarleton State as offensive line coach and co-offensive coordinator / run game coordinator. Carey previously coached with the program in 2007-2010 as the offensive line coach / offensive coordinator.

Montana State-Northern (NAIA): Montana State-Northern is seeking applicants for the position of assistant football coach for defense (defensive line) to begin immediately. Preferred candidates will have prior experience playing/coaching on the defensive side of the ball, preferably with the defensive line. Candidates will be responsible for coaching their own position group, a recruiting area, film editing/breakdown (HUDL), and all other duties assigned by the head football coach/defensive coordinator. A bachelor’s degree and valid driver’s license is required. This is a restricted earnings position that will pay $9,500. Review of candidates will begin immediately. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to No phone calls.

Lane College (D-II - TN):Lane College is looking for a game on 10/13/18 for the upcoming season 2018 season. If interested, please contact Derrick Burroughs, Director of Athletics Lane College at

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