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The Scoop - Wednesday May 9, 2018

Wednesday May 9, 2018

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Mike Leach: Today in the adventures of the Most Interesting Man in the College Football World, Leach paid his own way to join a group of Washington lawmakers on a trip to Cambodia.

Reese's Senior Bowl: The Senior Bowl and Phil Savage are "mutually parting ways."

Charlie Strong to Tennessee? Bobby Petrino to Auburn? Imaging a world where Lane Kiffin takes the Arkansas job in 2007.

East Central CC (JC - MS): E.C.C.C is currently seeking one volunteer defensive line coach/part-time student service assistant, preferably with Mississippi ties, for 2018-19 football season. This is a 10 month position requiring competent computer skills (HUDL, and Microsoft Office). Duties will include working with student services and monitoring campus dorms. Compensation is based on an hourly wage with meals, insurance and housing provided. Applicants may email their resumes to head football coach Ken Karcher at No phone calls please.

Michigan: Sources tell FootballScoop that to fill their recruiting coordinator role, Joe Schwartzmiller and Connor Anderson have been named assistant recruiting coordinators. Both guys worked in recruiting assistant roles last year for the Wolverines.

Seattle Seahawks: The organization is expected to elevate Nolan Teasley, the assistant director of pro personnel, to fill Dan Morgan's role of pro director. Teasley originally joined the Seahawks in 2013 as an intern.

Defiance (D-III - OH): Defiance College seeks qualified applicants for an anticipated opening for a football graduate assistant coaching position. Responsibilities include coaching; all aspects of recruiting; assisting with film breakdown; game and practice preparation, including video cut-ups; serving as an assistant for equipment; assisting head coach in other duties as requested; and other administrative duties as assigned. This is a two-year assistantship with a start date of August 1, 2018. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree, have previous collegiate football playing or coaching experience, possess a valid driver’s license, and have a clean driving record. Successful candidate must be accepted into the Defiance College graduate program in Business (MBA) and will be awarded a full graduate school tuition scholarship covering a maximum of 36 credit hours. Additionally, a tuition waiver of up to 12 credit hours will be applied toward any pre- requisite courses which may be needed for the MBA program, provided they are taken at Defiance College. Compensation includes stipend, College-provided housing, and a meal plan on campus when meals are served to students during the academic year. Send letter of application for employment, complete resume, and the names and contact information of four references electronically to Applicants must also apply separately for admission to Defiance College’s Graduate School by submitting a completed application, official transcripts from all previous college work, a goal statement, and two letters of recommendation specifically written in support of admission to the graduate program. The letters must attest to academic competence and to your ability to work with people and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal and social skill. To complete the admission application online, visit this link. For more information on the graduate programs, contact the Office of Admissions at

UMass: UMass Football is searching for an unpaid Special Teams Intern. This intern will have the opportunity to receive guidance from highly respected coaches and will have the ability to gain experience while helping a program succeed. The intern will assist the Special Teams Coordinator in scouting, gameplanning, and day-to- day operations. The position has the potential to grow into a Graduate Assistant/Quality Control position. It is preferred that the applicants have a minimum of 2 years of high school or college coaching experience and should be proficient in DVSport/XOs and Microsoft office. Interested candidates please email

Holmes CC (JC - MS): Holmes Community College has two openings on the offensive side of the ball. Preference will be given to candidates with a Triple Option background. One position is an O-Line spot. Both positions are full time w/ great benefits. Holmes led the NJCAA in rushing last season averaging 368 yds. per game. Holmes has been a top 20 program the past two years having won the Graphic Edge Bowl and a number 7 National Ranking in 2016. Email info to Please no phone calls.

Washington Redskins: Director of college scouting Scott Campbell will not return, per PFT.

Anna Maria (D-III - MA): Anna Maria College seeks candidates for two intern coaching positions, one on offense and one on defense. Responsibilities include coaching a position and off-campus recruiting. Compensation is $4,500 – 5,000, a meal plan and free on campus housing. Graduate School Classes available for One of the Positions. Both positions start on August 1st. Defensive candidates should send cover letter, resume and reference list to Offensive candidates, please send information to Preference will be given to coaches with ties to the northeast.

Western New England (D-III - MA): Offensive coordinator Jason Lebeau has been promoted to head coach. Lebeau replaces Keith Emery, who is stepping aside to relocate with his family, but will remain with the school in an advisory role.

Malone (D-II - OH): Sources tell FootballScoop that Eric Stricklin is joining the staff and will likely be coaching the team's tight ends. Stricklin previously coached at Coventry HS (Akron, OH), Bangor HS (MI) and De La Salle (Chicago, IL)

Bethany (D-III - WV): Bethany College is seeking two qualified applicants for the positions of Intern, Football program. These positions will report to the Head Football Coach. One will coach on offense and one will coach on defense, with the positions to be determined by experience and background. Duties will include coaching, recruiting and fundraising. Additional duties may be assigned by the head coach or the director of athletics. 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 Bethany, NCAA Division III, and Presidents' Athletic Conference rules and regulations are also required. Compensation includes stipend, room and board, and tuition waiver into Bethany’s MAT program. The selected candidates must be enrolled in Bethany's MAT program as a condition of employment. Start date is August 2018. Letters of application along with resume and list of references can be submitted electronically to

New York Jets: Per a tweet from Neil Stratton, Packers college scout Alonzo Dotson is joining the Jet organization in an undetermined role.

#ScholarshipAlert: Mike Norvell surprises a Memphis walk-on with a scholarship during a well attended community event.

Lamar (FCS - TX): Per source, Eastern New Mexico (D-II) running backs coach Cameron DeBesse has joined the staff as an offensive graduate assistant.

Southeastern Oklahoma State (D-II): Southeastern Oklahoma State University is accepting applications for Defensive Line graduate assistant. No housing or meals will be provided. Responsibilities include practice/game preparation, recruiting, equipment, video, and other duties assigned by the head coach or defensive coordinator. Experience playing and/or coaching Defensive Line is preferred. Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and references to Bo Atterberry, at Successful candidates must pass a background check and gain acceptance into the graduate school of choice. No phone calls please.

Florida: Salary figures have been shared for the Gators staff.

John Skipper: The former ESPN president is joining the Perform Sports Group as executive chairman. Last December, Skipper resigned at ESPN suddenly, citing a substance addiction.

Puget Sound (D-III - WA): Puget Sound invites applications for the full time position of offensive assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. The successful candidate will primarily be expected to help recruit, retain, and graduate academically successful student-athletes to the University of Puget Sound. The candidate must show a knowledge and creativity in developing a multi-faceted recruiting effort; especially in regard to social media and graphic design. Candidate duties may include game management, or other administrative duties. Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit this link.  Apply online here. No phone calls please.

Mississippi Valley State (FCS): Mississippi Valley State University is looking to schedule two money games vs FBS opponents for the 2019 season. The open dates are (8/31/19 and 9/07/19). We are also looking for a home game against a DII program on 10/19/19. Will discuss a guarantee. Please email the Director of Football Operations, Antwoine Williams at if interested.

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