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The Scoop - Wednesday July 18, 2018

Wednesday July 18, 2018

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Northwestern: Pat Fitzgerald made just over $3.6 million in 2016, Steve Berkowitz tweets. $3.04 million was Fitz's base pay plus over $300k in bonus money. Berkowitz adds that AD Jim Phillips was credited with $1.8 million in total pay (base of $900k and bonus of $230k) during 2016.

Mark Richt: Richt shares a bizarre recipe for what he calls "Hot Dog Delight".

Louisiana Tech: Skip Holtz tells The Athletic he won't be adding a 10th assistant to the staff this year, due to budgeting.

Nevada: University of Nevada has a defensive intern position available. Compensatino is $1,000 per month. Those interested please email using the subject line: Defensive Intern. No phone call please.

Missouri: Barry Odom is turning play-calling duties over to defensive coordinator Ryan Walters in 2018, Dave Matter notes in a tweet.

Nevada: Quality control coach Mike Chamoures is being elevated to safeties coach, per source.

Franklin and Marshall College (D-III – PA): Franklin and Marshall College is seeking qualified applicants for the positions of intern assistant coach and Director of Football Operations. The intern position will coach on offense, with the position to be determined by experience and background. Duties will include coaching and recruiting. Additional duties may be assigned by the head coach or the director of athletics. The Director of Football Operations will assist the head coach with day to day operations of the football program. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree, a valid driver’s license, and playing experience at the collegiate level. Preference will be given to applicants with previous experience coaching at the collegiate or high school level. Knowledge of and adherence to F&M, NCAA Division III, and Centennial Conference rules and regulations are also required. Compensation includes stipend and some meals. Letters of application along with resume and list of references can be submitted electronically on HR website via this link. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Ohio State: Pulling Alex Grinch away from Washington State was an epic flex of muscle that strengthens the Buckeyes in the short- and long-term. That's why he's the No. 2 most important assistant coaching hire of 2018.

Larry Fedora: Football is under attack and if the game falls, America will go down with it.

Rhode Island (FCS): Rhode Island is looking to hire a new DFO. See DFO Scoop for details and how to apply.

Nebraska: Ron Brown is heading back to Nebraska. After spending the past three seasons at Liberty with Turner Gill, the long time Husker is joining Scott Frost's staff as director of player development. Brown previously served at Nebraska from 1987 - 2003 and from 2008 - 2014.

Oklahoma: Source tells FootballScoop Lincoln Riley is in the process of adding Nevada corners coach Courtney Viney back to the OU staff. We expect Viney's role to be "off the field."

Humboldt State: After about a year of turmoil and headlines, Humboldt State has decided to drop their football program after the 2018 season.

Kentucky Wesleyan (D-II): Head coach Brent Holsclaw has announced his resignation, effective July 31st. Associate head coach Taurean Smith has been named interim head coach for the 2018 season and a national search will be conducted at the end of the season. Holsclaw is leaving to pursue an opportunity in the private sector after 15 years leading the program and is the all-time leader in wins.

Louisiana College (D-III): Louisiana College is seeking to hire two part time positions, one running backs / fullbacks / tight ends coach, and the other is defensive line coach. Stipend of $9,000 each is available with other possible opportunities to increase pay. Possible dorm and meal plan provided. Responsibilities for these positions include but are not limited to: video coordinator, assistant academic liason, facility coordinator, and other duties assigned by coordinators and the head coach. College coaching and recruiting experience preferred. Must have a Bachelor’s Degree. One of these positions will also be used as an assistant golf coach (no golf coaching experience necessary). If you are interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and references to our Head Coach Justin Charles at Please put “RB Coach” or “DL Coach” in email subject line.

Houston Baptist (FCS - TX): Houston Baptist University has an immediate opening for a volunteer Offensive Quality Control assistant. This position will gain valuable exposure working with all offensive positions with the opportunity to specialize based on prior experience and background. Ideal candidates will have a passion for football, a strong work ethic, and a desire to learn. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to break into the college football profession. This position has no stipend, housing, or meals attached to it. Responsibilities are, but not limited to: opponent film breakdown, assisting with notebooks, reports, and game week preparation. Candidates should be adept at learning new technology, in addition to being proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Hudl. If interested, email a cover letter, resume, and references to Offensive Coordinator Zach Kittley at Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

William & Mary (FCS - VA): The College of William & Mary is seeking to fill two volunteer Quality Control positions. One on Offense and one on Defense. Coaching and/or playing experience is preferred. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, breaking down film of future opponents, weekly self-scout, data entry, assisting in the creation of weekly scouting reports, and assisting with practice preparation. This is an entry-level off the field position. It is a volunteer position; you will be responsible for your own housing and meals. If you are interested please send a cover letter, resume, and football references to No phone calls please. Please put in the subject line “2018 QC Coach”.

Penn: Penn has hired Frank Hughes to be their new defensive line coach. Hughes has previously coached at Davidson (FCS - NC), Nebraska, Memphis, Cincinnati, UConn, and Lafayette (FCS - PA).

Most important hires:#3 - Pete Golding - Alabama

Pacific (D-III - OR): Pacific University is currently seeking an assistant wide receivers coach. Duties include assisting the offensive coordinator, working with skill positions, recruiting an area and other duties as assigned by the head coach. Pacific University is a Division III program just outside of Portland, Oregon and plays in the Northwest Conference. This is a restricted earnings position ($7,000 per year) with no benefits or housing. Please send resume to Please no phone calls.

Most important hires of 2018: #4 - James Cregg, LSU

Wayne State (D-II - NE): Wayne State College (NCAA Division II Northern Sun Conference) located in Wayne, Nebraska has an immediate opening for one Graduate Assistant coach. The Graduate Assistant’s primary coaching responsibilities will be working with either the Defensive Backs or Receivers, and Special Teams. Previous experience is required. The position requires a highly motivated person to assist with the implementation of practices, evaluation of prospective student athletes, off and on campus recruiting, scouting opponents, and other duties as assigned by the head coach. Applicants must qualify for the State of Nebraska defensive driving certificate. Graduate Assistantships are granted based on acceptance into Graduate School at Wayne State College. This is a 10 month reporting position with a $650.00 stipend per month ($6500.00 total) and tuition waiver for the academic year. Please e-mail materials to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

"Coaches and players win games. Administrations win championships."

McNeese State (FCS - LA): McNeese State University is looking to hire a graduate assistant coach. The applicant should be able to coach Defensive Tackles or Ends and have Recruiting Ties to the Dallas Area. Interested applicants should contact Coach Wayne J. Cordova at 504-210-7313 and email your resume to

Liberty: Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA) is hiring an assistant director of creative services for athletics. This is not a “football only” positon. Apply via this link.

USA Football: Lincoln Riley’s prolific Oklahoma offense has caught the eye of NFL Coaches, some of whom are lining up to discuss borrowing his concepts for their own playbooks. Read more about his ‘burst’ series and see how you can implement it into your offense.

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