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The Scoop - Wednesday June 14, 2017

Wednesday June 14, 2017


Please join us in praying for longtime CFL coach Don Matthews, a.k.a. "The Don", who recently passed away. Matthews led a number of CFL teams and won a total of 231 games in the Canadian league, which is the second highest win total by a head coach in the league's history. Matthews was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in September 2011.

Oklahoma: Lincoln Riley will hire former Texas Tech defensive coordinator and East Carolina head coach Ruffin McNeill as a defensive line coach, according to Carey Murdock of SoonerScoop. McNeill, who worked along Riley at Tech and hired him as his offensive coordinator at ECU, will work alongside Calvin Thibodeaux. McNeill was previously the assistant head coach and defensive line coach at Virginia. Update: OU has announced the hire.

One coaching trait that Chris Petersen does not tolerate on his staff

Bob Stoops: No, he didn't leave Oklahoma to be the next head coach of the Chicago Bears.

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (D-III - CA): Defensive coordinator Mark Odin has added the title of assistant head coach, per source.

Southeastern Oklahoma State (D-II): Southeastern Oklahoma State University, a NCAA Division II institution, is accepting applications for a volunteer assistant coach helping with the offensive line. There could be a possibility of tuition assistance with this position. Responsibilities include practice/game preparation, recruiting, equipment, video and other duties assigned by the head coach or offensive coordinator. Experience playing and/or coaching offensive line is preferred. Position starts as soon as possible. Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and references to Offensive Coordinator, Chad Speer, at Successful candidates must pass a background check. No phone calls please!

Minnesota-Morris (D-III): Former Charleston Southern player Chris Jenkins has joined the staff to coach the wide receivers, per source.

Hobart (D-III): Hobart and William Smith Colleges located in Geneva, New York is seeking to fill our defensive coordinator position. Position will be a full time position with benefits. Duties to be assigned by Head Coach Mike Cragg. A Bachelors degree and a minimum of 5 years coaching experience are required to apply. Interested candidates must apply online by visiting Hobart and William Smith Human Resources. Please forward your resume' and cover letter to Mike Cragg at

There's a recruiting turf war going on in Louisiana...

Rondonopolis Hawks (Brazil): The Rondonópolis Hawks are searching for a Head Coach to lead the team to a championship in the Brazilian National League. We will provide a small salary, insurance, flights, daily meals, gym membership, and accommodation. The season runs from July to December so we are looking to find a candidate quickly. We are looking for a young and knowledgeable coach to help us grow football in the most beautiful country in the world! Please email your résumé to

Franklin Pierce (NH): Graduate Assistant Offensive Line Position available Full Tuition, Stipend, Some Meals, No housing. Responsible for position, recruiting area and multiple jobs as assigned by the Head Coach. Position starts as soon as possible. Send resume, cover letter, and references to: Head Football Coach Peter Ewald at

St. Thomas (D-III - MN):St. Thomas is looking for a game Week 4 of 2018 & 2019 and is flexible with home & home locations. Interested programs can contact head coach Glenn Caruso at

Southwestern Oklahoma State (D-II): Southwestern Oklahoma State University, a NCAA Division II institution, is accepting applications for an assistant coach - defensive secondary. The Assistant Coaches primary duties are to have direct supervision over Graduate Assistant, Student Assistants, Manager and student athletes. Also, the Assistant Coach will have consistent use of discretion and judgment when dealing with recruiting, scouting, and all areas concerning filming of games and practices. Successful completion of a four year college degree or higher is required. Experience in coaching football at the college level is desired. For more information and to apply, visit this link or reach out to the Office of Human Resources at (580) 774-6012.

Ave Maria (NAIA - FL): Ave Maria University is looking for a WR coach for the 2017 season. The position comes with a modest stipend, a room, and a meal plan. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to The job begins July 17, 2017.

Minnesota Vikings: Terrance Newman, who is entering his 15th season the in the NFL, has been offered a spot on Mike Zimmer's coaching staff in Minnesota once he decides to retire Newman told the

Nebraska Kearney (D-II – NE):Nebraska Kearney is looking to hire a defensive graduate assistant (will explore all defensive positions). The job pays a 9 month stipend of $10,000. All credits are paid for to earn your Master’s degree. Possible health benefits included. Interested candidates should email cover letter, resume, and references to Scott Lewis at We are looking to hire as soon as possible.

MIT (D-III): Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a nationally recognized university in Cambridge, MA, invites applicants for 2 Intern assistant coach positions (1 offense / 1 defense) from August until January. Duties include, but are not limited to, coaching a position, assisting with practice and game planning, film breakdown, academic monitoring, recruiting and any other duties assigned by the head coach. Previous coaching and/or playing experience required. Compensation for each position will be a stipend of up to $4,000. There is no housing, meals or benefits included, so Boston area applicants are preferred. If interested, please email head coach Chad Martinovich at MIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No phone calls please.

Yale (FCS): Yale University is looking to hire an intern specializing in recruiting. This position will be responsible for the management of recruiting film, will assist with multiple social media platforms, help with all campus visits, assist with operational needs, and give campus tours. Experience using graphics software is a plus. If you have a graphics portfolio please include it with your email. This position will work directly with the Director of Recruiting and the anticipated start date isAugust 1st. Please send your resumes to

Coahoma CC (MS): Coahoma Community College is immediately seeking qualified applicants for an offensive intern position. This is an entry level position to gain experience coaching and recruiting at the Junior College Level. This is a great chance for a young coach looking to get their foot in the door. If selected you will report to the head football coach and duties will include video breakdown of games, self-scout breakdown, opponent scouting, on the field coaching, recruiting, and academic monitoring with additional duties assigned by the head coach. Opportunity to have your own position group for the right candidate. Experience playing/coaching and using Hudl digital editing system is a plus. The position includes a room and a meal plan. No other compensation is available at this time. Interested candidates should email Cover Letter, Resume, and References to Moses Harper

Washington Redskins: East Texas Baptist (D-III) special teams coordinator and defensive backs coach Tarence Calais will work with the Redskins as part of the Bill Walsh NFL Diversity Coaching Fellowship this summer.

Independence CC (JC - KS): Independence Community College is accepting applications for a full-time, seasonal Football Intern – Assistant Offensive line Coach. This position will begin in July 9th 2017 and run through December 2017. There is no compensation/pay for this position at the moment, but does offer free housing and meals, plus a great opportunity. Responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting the Indy Offensive Coordinator & Offensive Line Coach with implementing game plans, coaching of special teams and offensive positions (Oline/TE’s), film evaluation, conducting position meetings, attending team and coaching staff meetings, recruiting an assigned territory, and promoting, and ensuring the success of the Indy football program while complying with Indy and NJCAA Division Conference rules and regulations. College playing experience at the collegiate level is preferred. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, coaching philosophy and three (3) professional references with contact information tojbrown@indycc.eduApplication review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please; candidates will be contacted if need be prior to hiring. Independence Community College is an equal opportunity employer.

Clarion (D-II - PA): Clarion University has a Defensive Student Intern Coach Position available. This is a 20 hours a week stipend job. Linebacker or Defensive back coaches are preferred. This position will begin July 17, 2017. This position is for coaches new to the field of coaching who are trying to get coaching experience. If you are interested, email your cover letter and resume to Defensive Coordinator James Thomas Jr. at

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