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The Scoop - Friday December 17, 2021

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Virginia Tech: Sources tell FootballScoop Marshall general manager Mike Villagrana is expected to join Brent Pry's staff in a senior personnel position. Villagrana spent 2015 as Penn State's recruiting coordinator. Prior to joining Charles Huff's staff at Marshall he served as director of recruiting at Mississippi State. Villagrana played at West Virginia. 

Florida State: New AD Michael Alford has signed a 5-year deal at $1 million per year. 

Colorado: Former Minnesota offensive coordinator Mike Sanford will be the new offensive coordinator at Colorado. The former Western Kentucky head coach has previously served as OC at Boise State, Notre Dame, Utah State and Minnesota (the past two seasons). 

Cumberlands (NAIA - KY): After eight seasons, head coach Matt Rhymer has stepped down at his alma mater.

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Kansas Wesleyan (NAIA): Matt Myers has been named the new head coach of the program. Myers, who has spent the past two seasons as the defensive coordinator, recently won the AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year award.

Duke: Wake Forest defensive coordinator Lyle Hemphill plans to join up with Mike Elko at Duke sources tell FootballScoop. 

Western Illinois (FCS): Sources tell FootballScoop Myers Hendrickson is set to become head coach at WIU

DeAnza College (JC - CA): Former College of the Sequoias (JC) head coach Joe D'Agostino will be the new head coach at DeAnza College sources tell FootballScoop. 

USC: As we reported Wednesday, Bruce Feldman is now also reporting Lincoln Riley is targeting Houston offensive line coach Brandon Jones as his new offensive line coach

Rice University’s Offensive Line: The Mike Bloomgren school of OL play has always been about selling out to vertical movement on tight zone runs. It’s something he established while serving as the OC at Stanford and has continued now as the HFC at Rice. The front side of the concept is all about hip-to-hip presence on doubles and the backside is about handling movement and cutting off penetration. There is no ‘plussing’ out to out-of-box defenders or altering the point in his system. It’s an A gap play true and true. Rice’s offensive line coach Sanders Davis shares how he trains the eyes of his offensive line to identify and block gap fit backers, lag technique, and 2i/4i defenders from Even and Odd spacing. Watch the video.

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Bishop Sycamore: A 3-month investigation by the Ohio department of education proved Bishop Sycamore was who we thought they were.

UCF: Sean Tuohy, who joined the program as director of football operations in 2021 with Gus Malzahn, has a new title as associate AD for football / chief of staff.

Brian VanGorder: The former defensive coordinator at Georgia, Auburn, Notre Dame and a host of other programs, Brian VanGorder has landed a new coaching opportunity.

Navy: After spending a year at Georgia Southern, former Army Director of Scouting Danny Payne is joining the Navy staff as Director Of Recruiting.

Washington: Kalen DeBoer has announced four staff hires. Junior Adams (WRs) and Scott Huff (OL) both retained from the previous staff. Vanderbilt defensive line coach Inoke Breckterfield will coach the defensive line, and Nick Sheridan has officially been announced as tight ends coach. Adam Rittenberg tweets that DeBoer is expected to add Fresno State defensive coordinator William Inge as well as assistants Lee Marks, Eric Schmidt and Chuck Morrell to the staff after Fresno's game.

New Orleans Saints: Head coach Sean Payton has tested positive for COVID. Defensive coordinator Dennis Allen is stepping in as head coach in Payton's absence.

Mike Gundy: While discussing defensive coordinator Jim Knowles leaving Stillwater to join the Buckeyes staff, Mike Gundy took a page out of Jim Harbaugh's book and reused his "born on third base" jab to send a message of his own.

Oklahoma: OU has announced the hirings of head strength coach Jerry Schmidt, defensive ends coach Miguel Chavis, and safeties coach Brandon Hall.

Florida State: Analyst Tony Tokarz is being promoted to quarterbacks coach, 247 shares. Tokarz previously coached the tight ends at Memphis under Mike Norvell.

Concordia (D-III - WI): Concordia has a graduate assistant position open. This position will be responsible for coaching, recruiting, film break down, data entry and other duties as assigned (Specific coaching assignments will be determined by successful candidates strengths). Qualified candidates must have playing or coaching experience and be able to gain admittance to the graduate program (S.P.A.H.E.). This position includes a salary. All interested candidates should submit the following: Cover letter, resume, 3 references to Emilie Morrow, CUW Athletics Administrative Assistant at Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.

Fehervar Enthroners (Europe): The Fehervar Enthroners have an opening for an Offensive Line Coach. Prefer OL college playing and/or coaching experience. The position runs from mid - January thru late July and includes : Round Trip Flights Housing with wifi Some Meals Monthly stipend Team Gear The club has the best facilities in Hungary and some of the best in Europe including a new turf practice field and weight room. Located in the city of Szekesfehervar with a population of approx. 100,000 and only 45 minutes from Budapest. Interested candidates can contact

Ball today!: Middle Tennessee takes on Toledo this morning (11am CT - ESPN) in the Bahamas Bowl and Northern Illinois plays Coastal Carolina tonight (5pm CT - ESPN2) in the Tailgreeter Cure Bowl. We also are blessed with an FCS semifinal matchup with James Madison playing at North Dakota State (8:15pm CT - ESPN2).

Georgetown (NAIA - KY): Shan Housekeeper will remain on Chris Oliver's staff as defensive coordinator.

Delaware (FCS): Ryan Carty is retaining defensive coordinator Manny Rojas, corners coach Holman Copeland, linebackers coach Rich Yahner and defensive quality control Jalen Kindle.

Oregon: Texas A&M associate AD for football Marshall Malchow is headed to join Dan Lanning's staff at Oregon as chief of staff sources tell FootballScoop. Pete Thamel first shared the news last night. Malchow previously served as director of player personnel at Georgia (with Dan Lanning) where he was recognized by his peers as the Player Personnel director of the year.

Florida: University of Georgia director of recruiting operations Katie Turner is set to join Billy Napier's staff as assistant AD for recruiting strategy. Turner previously served on Napier's staff at Louisiana Lafayette.

Washington: Kalen DeBoer and the Huskies are making a run at an SEC defensive line coach, sources tell FootballScoop.

Deion Sanders: The Jackson State coach fires back about NIL allegations - "We ain't got no money!"

USC: USC and Lincoln Riley are seeking to add big-time offensive line coach to Trojans' staff, per sources. 


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