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The Scoop - Wednesday July 24, 2019

Wednesday July 24, 2019


#StaffTracker: A one stop page where you can keep track of how the new head coaches are filling their staffs. NFL – XFL – FBS – FCS – D-II

Football and French Toast: In order to get in front of Eastern eyeballs, Pac-12 coaches are currently debating playing some games at 9 a.m. Pacific time. Are they crazy or smart?

Last Chance U: 5 programs the next season of the hit Netflix series should seriously consider.

When a head coach goes from a Group of 5 job to the Power 5, this study shows 20 percent of his assistants will be left in the cold

Louisiana-Lafayette: Billy Napier is reportedly set to sign a (slight) contract extension after a successful debut campaign. Details here.

19 for 19: Five defensive coordinators saw their unit average at least 3.0 sacks, force at least 24 turnovers and hold opponents to 33.3 percent or worse on third down. Andy Avalos was one of them, and now he's left Boise State for Oregon, where he'll try to dethrone his former coach.

Kalamazoo College (D-III - MI): Kalamazoo College is seeking candidates for a volunteer defensive assistant coach (August - November). This position is ideal for candidates living in the Kalamazoo area. Preferred candidates will have prior defensive playing or coaching experience. Candidates will be responsible for assisting with a position; film editing/breakdown (HUDL), attending all practices and games; and all other duties assigned by the head coach and defensive coordinator. This is a strictly volunteer position that may later have the potential to grow into a part-time stipend position. No housing or benefits available. Please send resume and references to defensive coordinator, Eugene Jones at

South Dakota State (FCS): Athletic director Justin Sell has inked a five-year contract extension that runs through June 21, 2024.

Georgetown (FCS - Washington, DC): Georgetown University Football is immediately looking to fill its Volunteer Defensive Quality Control position for the upcoming season. The ideal candidate is someone that is passionate about football, hardworking, detail oriented, and a good communicator. Experience playing or coaching football is preferred. Responsibilities of the position include film breakdown, assistance in game planning, scouting reports, helping full time coaches with their responsibilities, and other duties specified by the head coach. If interested, please send your Resume and Cover Letter to

UT Permian Basin (D-II): UT Permian Basin is looking to fill their DFO position. Details and how to apply can be found on DFO Scoop.

Merrimack (FCS - MA): Athletic director Jeremy Gibson has signed a five-year contract extension and Diane Metcalf has been promoted to deputy athletic dire tor and Ciaran Cullen has been added as associate director of athletics for external relations.

Marshall: Caleb Favino, who worked in player personnel at Boston College, has accepted the director of player personnel job at Marshall, per source.

Louisiana College (D-III): Louisiana College is looking to immediately hire a Defensive Line coach. The position has a salary of $9,000, dorm room and potential meal plan. Applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree, defensive coaching experience, and experience with HUDL. In addition to on the field coaching duties, the position also includes having a recruiting area, study hall duties, class checks, assist in the equipment room and laundry room, and assist the head coach in all duties. If interested, email resume to No phone calls please.

Washington Redskins: Evan Harrington, the former running backs coach at Independence CC (JC - KS) is the new director of player engagement for the Redskins.

Pac-12: Future division champions will get a trip to Vegas as their reward. Details here.

New York Jets: D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Calvin Pace will serve as two of the Nunn-Wooten Scouting Fellowship participants for the Jets while Steelers legend Hines Ward, along with Howard (FCS - Washington, DC) wide receivers coach / co-offensive coordinator David Clowney IV, Missouri State (FCS) assistant receivers coach Stephen Bravo-Brown and Bowie State (D-II - MD) head caoch Damon Reginald Wilson are joining the staff during camp as participants in the Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship program.

Rutgers: Rutgers Football is looking to hire two full-time positions immediately: Post-Production Coordinator (Social media videos, non-coaching videos, etc.) and Assistant Director of Creative Media and Branding (Graphics). These positions are full-time within the Rutgers Football Program and include benefits. Please email resumes to

Personnel Symposium: The Personnel Symposium is just around the corner! Front Rush is excited to announce the winners of the stipend giveaway for the Personnel Symposium:Savannah Sutton, Director of On-Campus Recruiting, Arkansas State Football and Will Waselewski, Recruiting Assistant, University of South Florida. “The Personnel Symposium is an amazing opportunity for professional development for everyone in the industry. We’re proud to sponsor this event, and helping personnel staffers attend is just another way we can give back. Front Rush will have three staff members in attendance that were former personnel guys from Power 5.” - Mike Thrower, General Manager at Front Rush.

Vermillion (JC - MN): Per source, defensive backs coach Richard Embry has added the titles of assistant defensive coordinator and special teams coordinator.

Fitchburg State (D-III - MA): Fitchburg State has an immediate opening for a wide receivers coach. Prior playing or coaching experience with wide receivers is preferred. No housing or meals included, this is a stipend position only at this time with opportunity for Post Grad classes down the road. Please email Head Coach Jim McGuire,

Lehigh (FCS - PA): Lehigh University is currently accepting applications for a volunteer quality control position. This position will primarily consist of film breakdown, data entry, recruiting assistance to full time coaches and any other duties assigned by staff. Candidates with strong computer skills are preferred. (1) Must have completed a Bachelor’s degree program; (2) Experience competing/working in intercollegiate athletics. This is a non-coaching position. This position does not provide any stipend, benefits, or housing. However, volunteers will receive experience working in a Division 1 program. They will have the potential to earn a paid position as well as earn recommendations for a future career. Please send your cover letter, resume and three professional references to Charlie Noonan at No phone calls will be accepted.

Fort Scott CC (JC - KS): Fort Scott CC is looking to hire an offensive skill coach. Pay is $5k plus free housing and food. We are also looking for a volunteer on the defense side of the ball. Please send resume to

Stetson (FCS - FL): Stetson University is looking for applications for a full Volunteer Assistant Football coach. This coach will responsible assisting fulltime coaches and other collateral duties as assigned by the head coach and must operate within the guidelines of an NCAA Division I non-scholarship football program and within the mission of the University and its philosophy of intercollegiate athletics. This coach will guide and actively encourage student-athletes to succeed academically, acquire a degree and represent the University with the highest integrity and will also responsible for the on campus recruitment of student-athletes, adhering to NCAA, Conference and University regulations with regard to recruiting, admission standards and eligibility, and assisting in the monitoring student-athlete academic progress. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required. Computer skills and working knowledge of social applications are a must as is knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations; proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, admissions and financial aid officers, fellow employees, program boosters, and the public. As this position requires operation of University vehicles and acceptable driving record is required. Send resume, cover letter, and list of three references to

Head coaching changes: See all of the 2018 NFL and College head coaching changes here