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The Scoop - Wednesday March 7, 2018

Wednesday March 7, 2018

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Alabama: Nick Saban has confirmed Alabama's interest in hiring a crimson-clad Butch Jones.

NFL: Jerry Jones has reimbursed the $2 million he cost the NFL in legal fees, the league has confirmed.

Detroit Lions: Former Patriots and Chargers player Steve Gregory has joined the staff as a defensive assistant.

Pro Days: The entire Pro Day schedule can be found here.

Gannon (D-II - PA): Gannon University invites applications for full-time assistant football coach (offensive line) position. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: coaching, recruiting, team practice scheduling and program administration. Candidate will also serve as the primary contact with for current equipment distributor for the football program. Requirements include: a Bachelor’s Degree; three years’ coaching experience at the collegiate level and/or professional competitive experience; working knowledge and understanding of NCAA rules and regulations. Gannon is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages diversity and invites members of underrepresented groups to apply. Apply on-line at Review of resumes will begin immediately and this position will remain open until filled. No phone calls please.

NCAA: Revenue generated by the NCAA eclipsed the $1 billion mark for the first time ever in 2017, and the NCAA wants you to know how they spent that money.

Tennessee Titans: Miami (Ohio) wide receivers coach Scott Booker will join the Titans' staff as a defensive assistant working with the secondary, according to a tweet from ESPN's Adam Rittenberg. Booker arrived at Miami in January after coaching safeties and special teams for Nebraska in 2017.

Incarnate Word (FCS - TX): Brett Watson, previously the defensive line coach at Southeastern Oklahoma State (D-II) is the new defensive line coach, per source.

Hartnell (JC - CA): Hartnell College, located on the Central Coast of California, is seeking to hire a run game coordinator. Specifically an offensive line coach or a running backs coach experienced with spread run game. Those with a Masters Degree in Physical Education will have an opportunity to teach up to 60% as an Adjunct Faculty member during both Fall and Spring semesters, in addition to a $2,000 coaching stipend during the Summer and a $4,000. coaching stipend during the Fall. Those without a Masters Degree will be considered for the position. Compensation will include the 2 listed stipends. Candidates are required to submit their resume to head coach Matt Collins at

Philadelphia Eagles: In addition to receivers coach Mike Groh taking on the offensive coordinator duties, and running backs coach Duce Staley adding the assistant head coach title as we've previously noted, the Eagles have announced that offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland has added the responsibilities of run game coordinator, Press Taylor is moving from offensive qualtiy control to quarterbacks coach, and UNC co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Gunter Brewer has officially joined the team as wide receivers coach. Also, Carson Walch (who spent the last two seasons with the CFL's Edminton Eskimos, most recently as offenisve coordinator / wide receivers coach) will serve as an assitant wide receivers coach, former Georgia State head coach Trent Miles will work in an offensive quality control role, and Spencer Phillips is moving from assistant/assistant to the head coach to offensive quality control.

Texas A&M Commerce (D-II): Offensive coordinator Matt Storm, the FootballScoop Division II Coordinator of the Year, has added the title of assistant head coach.

Minnesota-Duluth (D-II): Nate Johnson has been hired to coach the secondary after spending the last three seasons working with the safeties at Central Washington (D-II).

Texas State: Texas State is looking for an offensive graduate assistant working with the offensive line. Interested candidates must meet the academic requirements of The Graduate College at Texas State. If interested, please send an email containing a cover letter, resume, and references to offensive line Coach Eric Mateos at No phone calls please.

Why Derek Dooley compared the installation phase of his new offense at Mizzou to Wikipedia.

North Greenville (D-II - SC): Woodruff HS (SC) head coach Trey Elder is stepping down to join the North Greenville staff. Per source, Elder's role will be offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach.

Football Turnover Chains: Players like a little bling when they do their thing. Jump start your defense with a turnover chain.


Miami (OH): Head coach Chuck has received a contract extension through January 30, 2021. Martin took over the program in 2014 and went 2-10 in his first season, followed by a 3-9 season in 2015. In his last 19 games leading the program, Martin has gone 11-8, including a six-game win streak to close the 2016 season and they also won the MAC East that year. The RedHawks finished 5-7 in 2017, and 4-4 in MAC play.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff (FCS):University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is looking for a home opponent for the week of September 8, 2018. If interested, please email Coach Sheffield at

Benedictine (D-III - IL): Head coach Josiah Sears, who led the program to a 13-7 mark in two seasons leading the program before stepping down back on March 1, will be the new offensive coordinator at IMG Academy (FL). A national search is underway for his replacement, and it's worth noting that Benedictine is transitioning from a Division III to a Division II program.

This is why we coach: After losing in the state title game, a player's short testimonial about the impact his coach has had on him moved many to tears, and that video has since gone viral.

New England Patriots:Charles Robinson of Yahoo reports that linebackers coach Brian Flores will handle the defensive play calling duties but will not carry the defensive coordinator title.

Tracking the statistical champions across all of college football

SMU: SMU is seeking to hire an assistant graphic designer. This is a paid position, but no benefits are included.

Louisiana Tech: Per source, Snow College (JC - UT) wide receivers coach / special teams coordinator Mike Fassel has accepted the DFO position at Louisiana Tech.

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