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The Scoop - Friday April 30, 2021

Friday April 30, 2021


FBS Staff Tracker: The 2020-21 FBS Staff Tracker page, where you can see how each new head coach is filling their staff, is up and running.

Kennesaw State (FCS - GA): Running backs coach Tim Glanton is retiring after 33 years in the profession, sources tell FootballScoop. Wishing Coach well on a great career.

DFO Spring Meetings: A condensed version of the agenda for next week's meetings as as follows. - Meetings begin 2pm Thursday, May 6th - Thursday speakers include: Mike McHugh (Fresno), Antonio Huffman (Texas Tech), Sonny Dykes (SMU head coach), Patrick Higgins & Chris Howard (NCAA). Reception at "The Star" sponsored by Longhorn Lockers. Friday breakfast provided by Teamworks. Friday speakers include: Chris Hall (Dallas Cowboys director of scouting), Amanda Gilpin (Arkansas), Haleigh Blocker (Texas State), Jashon Sykes (Nevada), Gavin Bevis & Jacob Grant (New Mexico). Tour of AT&T Cowboys Stadium. Available tour of Longhorn Lockers' facility (please RSVP for this tour to Nate Poss at

Alma College (D-III - MI): Alma College is seeking a full-time offensive line coach & recruiting coordinator. The position duties include on-field coaching, film breakdowns, practice planning, position meetings, game planning, academic monitoring, game day responsibilities, recruiting your own territory, & assisting with on-campus recruiting visits. The position is a full-time job with benefits with a salary range of $38,000-$42,000, based on experience. Interested candidates please send a cover letter, resume, & a reference list to - ATT: Zach Riepma. No phone calls, please.

Draft Night: The reaction the Cardinals got from 16th pick Zaven Collins is something you've got to see. “We’re going to get a Super Bowl ring on our finger that a show dog won’t be able to jump over.”

Averett (D-III - VA): Averett is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as an Assistant Coach for the Football Team. The Coach will be responsible for all aspects of this Division III program including, but not limited to, assisting the head coach in day-to-day operations; scheduling of contests; recruitment and retention of quality student-athletes; fiscal planning; donor, alumni, and community relations. The successful candidate must be able to develop positive relationships with faculty, staff, students, media, alumni, parents and sponsors while interacting successfully with department personnel and the University Community. Minimum qualifications include collegiate playing/Coaching experience, knowledge and commitment to following NCAA, USA South Conference, and University rules and regulations. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. The start date for this position is as early at May 10, 2021 but will remain open until filled. Interested persons should send a cover letter, resume and references to the selection committee at

Sewanee (D-III - TN): Sewanee, The University of the South is accepting applications for the position of full time Assistant Football Coach. Bachelor’s degree required. Review of applications will begin immediately. Only online applications will be accepted. Please use this link to apply and follow the submission instructions.

Buffalo: With Lance Leipold off to Kansas, where does Buffalo go next? 

Jamestown (NAIA - ND): The University of Jamestown is seeking applicants for an defensive graduate assistant coaching position. The best candidate regardless of position will be hired. Responsibilities include coaching a position, managing a recruiting territory, coordinating on-campus visits, Hudl video, scouting reports/breakdowns and other duties assigned by the head coach. Position includes 100% tuition waiver for the Master of Arts in Leadership Program (which is an exclusively online program), and a full meal plan. There is no stipend for this position. There will be the opportunity for additional income available. On campus housing is also available. Admission to the University of Jamestown Graduate School (minimum GPA of 3.0) is required. Playing and/or coaching experience at the collegiate level is preferred. Position must start no later than July 15, 2021. Interested applicants need to send cover letter and resume to Brian Mistro at No phone calls please.

Southeastern (NAIA - FL):Southeastern University, an NAIA program located in Lakeland, FL is looking for a Fall 2021, Week 1 opponent. This will be an Aug 28, 2021 home game. Open to NAIA or D3 opponents. Willing to discuss a home and home series or one game guarantee. Please contact Athletic Director Drew Watson if you have any interest in discussing options.

RPA College (JC - TX): RPA College is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Assistant Coach opening on both defensive and offensive side of the ball. Prior coaching or playing experience is preferred. This position includes a stipend, some meals but no housing. This is a 10 month contract. If interested please email HR at . Please no phone calls.

UNLV: UNLV has announced an extension of the contract of athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois four years through 2026.

Auburn: Auburn football is looking for a Recruiting Content Strategist. This position will work daily to find new and creative strategies for content and to reach and market the direct target audiences relevant to Auburn football recruiting. Working knowledge of social content analytics, trends, competitive market awareness, as well as technical skills in Photoshop, PowerPoint, Premiere all preferred. If interested send email to

Kansas: Sources tell FootballScoop Kansas is planning to finalize a deal with Lance Leipold to become the next head coach of the Jayhawks. Buffalo is due a $600k buyout, per Leipold's contract.

Furman: Tight ends coach Dru Duke has been promoted to offensive line coach.

Whittier (D-III - CA): Whittier College is seeking applicants for a Full Time Assistant Football Coach. All qualified candidates considered, with preference coaching a position on the defensive side of the ball. There is a possibility of coordinating the special teams or defense for qualified candidates. Qualifications: Bachelors degree required with successful football coaching and recruiting experience, strong communication skills, organizational efficiency, outstanding character and leadership qualities a must. This is a 12 month position with benefits. The successful candidate will coach their own position, run positional meetings, contribute to the weekly game plan, assist in film breakdown, have their own recruiting area, monitor academic progress of student-athletes, and develop members of our Football Program on and off the field. The assistant coach will be fully committed and loyal to the institution, athletic department, head football coach, and mission/philosophy of the Football Program while creating an environment where student athletes have the most positive and influential experience possible. Please email a cover letter, resume, and references to head coach Mike Neale at No phone calls please.

Southern (FCS – LA): Sources tell FootballScoop Southern has their next head coach.


Masters of Sports Administration: Upper Iowa’s MSA degree provides learners with the current theories, concepts, and learning models necessary to assume administrative, coaching and leadership roles in high school, higher education and sports business settings. The online degree is available with emphasis in Sports Management or Coaching & Leadership Education.

FCS Quarterfinals: Four great games are on tap for this weekend and we preview them all here.

Randolph Macon (D-III - VA): Randolph-Macon College invites applications for a 12-month Assistant Football Coach. Randolph-Macon plays in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, which has an automatic qualifier to the NCAA Division III Tournament. Responsibilities for this intern position include coaching an offensive or defensive position, off campus recruiting, and assisting the head coach in all practice and game day preparations. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with collegiate playing experience is required. Must have a valid driver’s license with satisfactory motor vehicle record by insurance standards. Qualified candidates must demonstrate strong leadership and communication skills as well as be committed to the policies and regulations of the ODAC and NCAA Division III. Founded in 1830, Randolph-Macon has approximately 1550 students and is located in Ashland, VA, a residential community 15 miles north of Richmond and 90 miles south of Washington D.C. Randolph-Macon College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We welcome applications from members of underrepresented populations. To apply: Please complete an online application at to include uploading a resume, letter of interest, and contact information for three professional references addressed to Sharon Jackson, Director of Human Resources. Screening of applications will begin immediately.

Name, Image and Likeness: With one amendment passed last night, Florida’s legislature could push the state’s college athletes from first to last to realize the oncoming NIL market.

Urban Meyer: According to a coaching veteran with a Super Bowl ring, Urban Meyer’s biggest challenge in the NFL is going to be…

New Coaching Changes Page: Keep track of all the 2020-21 NFL and College head coaching movement here.