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The Scoop - Wednesday March 22, 2017

Wednesday March 22, 2017


Kentucky: Mark Stoops has signed an extension through 2022. We break it down here.

Texas A&M: Tyrone Nix, a longtime defensive coordinator with stops at Middle Tennessee State, Ole MIss, South Carolina, and Southern Miss, has joined the staff as a senior analyst.

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Eastern Illinois (FCS): EIU head coach Kim Dameron has completed his coaching staff for the upcoming season. Cary Fowler was recently hired as the defensive coordinator after spending last season as the DC at Howard Payne (D-III - TX) and six years prior to that as the head coach at Tarleton State (D-II - TX). Kwahn Drake was hired as the defensive line coach after spending last season as an offensive analyst at Memphis. Alvah Hansbro has been hired as the defensive backs coach after spending last season coaching the corners at Maine and and Matt Wright, from ULM, has been hired as the director of football operations.

Toledo: Head coach Jason Candle, who went 9-4 in his first full season leading the program, has signed a contract extension through 2021.

South Dakota State (FCS): Offensive line coach Jason Eck has been promoted to run game coordinator.

Central Michigan: Defensive backs coach Archie Collins has added the title of defensive passing game coordinator.

North Texas: Offensive coordinator Graham Harrell has received a $10k raise to $235k annually, defensive coordinator Troy Reffett has got a $55k bump to $215k per year, per the Denton Record-Chronicle. A number of other assistants have also earned raises according to the report, including wide receivers coach Joel Filani (a $10k raise to $110k), corners coach Nate Brown ($15k increase to $95k annually), and head strength coach Zack Womack also got a significant $30k bump to bring his annual salary to $120k. New special teams coordinator Marty Biagi will make $130k.

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LA Valley (JC - CA): Los Angeles Valley College has an opening for a Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach. This is a stipend only position that offers no housing or meals and will be considered a volunteer position for spring/summer practices. All candidates must submit a three to five minute video detailing run scheme, blocking assignments, pass protections and calls. Local candidates are encouraged to apply. Additional material in a coaching portfolio may be submitted as well. LA Valley College is located in Valley Glen, CA and is coming off an 11-0 season in 2016. Interviews will be conducted accordingly within the next few weeks until the position is filled. Interested candidates can send their resume to

Greensboro College (D-III - NC): Greensboro College is looking for a defensive backs coach. This is an intern position that includes housing, meals, and a small stipend. Responsibilities will include coaching defensive backs, film breakdown, game planning, practice planning, recruiting, and other responsibilities designated by the head coach. Please send resume, cover letter, and references to No phone calls please.

Northern Colorado: The University of Northern Colorado is no longer accepting applications for their graduate assistant sports performance coach position. Thank you for the overwhelming response. Review of the applications will begin immediately and candidates for the next round of interviews will be contacted.

Wingate (D-II - NC):Wingate University is looking for a home game on September 30, 2017. If interested contact

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