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The Scoop - Friday December 27, 2019

Friday December 27, 2019


Keep track of how the new hires from around college football are filling their coaching staffs. Starting with The Scoop’s FBS Staff Tracker – 2019-20.

Florida State: Marshall safeties coach and recruiting coordinator Mike Treier is joining the FSU staff, reuniting with former Herd defensive coordinator Adam Fuller, tweets Grant Traylor of the Herald-Dispatch.

Indiana Wesleyan (NAIA): Indiana Wesleyan is in search of a restricted earnings defensive assistant with preference to candidates with defensive backs and/or strength experience. Seeking candidates who will embody the intentional Christian mission at IWU. Position comes with stipend and possible housing. Interested candidates please email statement of faith and resume to Head Coach Jordan Langs at No phone calls please.

App State: New head coach Shawn Clark has a five year deal. The dollars and the buyout structure are interesting.

Dallas Cowboys: Cowboys tight end Jason Witten said Friday he sees coaching in his immediate future at the NFL level, tweets David Moore of the Dallas Morning News. Barring a Giants upset of the Eagles, the Cowboys' season will end Sunday, tough Witten also said Friday he does not envision Sunday's game being his last.

Carolina Panthers: Former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has interviewed for the head coaching job, per multiple outlets. McCarthy spent this past season out of coaching.

Virginia Tech: Kevin Cristello is joining the staff as assistant athletic director - chief of staff & football operations. Cristello joins the staff after spending the past season as chief of staff / director of football operations at Coastal Carolina.

Pikeville (NAIA - KY): University Of Pikeville is seeking applications for two positions - an offensive and defensive graduate assistant. Job Responsibilities include: coaching a position, uploading film to Hudl, making highlight films/graphics, using photoshop, helping with equipment, working with special teams, holding position meetings, assisting in recruiting, assisting with day-to-day special teams/offensive or defensive preparation and any other areas assigned by the Head Coach or Coordinator. Applicants must be able to work with students and possess strong interpersonal skills. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree, accepted in the University of Pikeville Graduate School and previous participation in collegiate football and/or coaching experience is preferred. Graduate Assistant will be provided up to 9 hours of classes per semester (1 ½ years to complete masters), housing and a meal plan. Interested applicants should submit a completed University of Pikeville application, resume, three professional references, and a letter of interest online via this link. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will be filled by January 7th, 2020.

UW-Oshkosh (D-III):UW Oshkosh is looking for a September 5th week 1 game in 2020. Please contact Darryl Sims AD. 920-424-1034

Miami (FL): The program has now announced that offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Dan Enos has been relieved of his duties.

Alfred State (D-III - NY):Alfred State College is seeking applicants for the full-time position of defensive coordinator. Interested candidates should send a resume, with references, and a cover letter to head coach Scott Linn at No phone calls please.

Tampa Bay Bucs: Bruce Arians shared a glowing recommendation of his offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich for upcoming NFL head coaching openings to the Tampa Bay Times, sharing; "To me, for a young coach it’s who you hire. Who are going to hire? Are you going to run the offense? I think with the right people and the right GM and ownership [Byron]’s more than ready.

Pitt: Athletic director Heather Lyke shared with the Post-Gazette that she doesn't expect any staff changes this off season and how the continuity of Pat Narduzzi's coaching staff has been a priority for them heading into 2020. "The continuity of the coaching staff is critical. We’ve made that a very important focus and priority and we’re really thrilled to have our coaching staff back," and "We have a lot of potential. There is a tremendous opportunity next season. The schedule tees up pretty well. We’re excited about what’s to come next year."

USF: Daniel DaPrato, who had left Arkansas to go with Jeff Traylor to UTSA, now has a new job as special teams coordinator for Jeff Scott at USF.

Miami: While confirming Manny Diaz will return in 2020, the aftermath of Miami's awful bowl loss to Louisiana Tech left AD Blake James inadvertently starting a new tradition at The U.

Josh McDaniels: Albert Breer shared Thursday night on NBC Sports Boston's Arbella Early Edition that there are two jobs he believes McDaniels would leave the Patriots for - the Browns and the Panthers.

Atlanta Falcons: The team has announced that head coach Dan Quinn and GM Thomas Dimitroff will both return in 2020, and there will also be a coordinator change in Atlanta.

Today's Bowl Games: Military Bowl - North Carolina vs. Temple at 12pm EST on ESPN, New Era Pinstripe Bowl - Michigan State vs. Wake Forest at 3:20pm EST on ESPN, Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl - Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M at 6:45pm EST, the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl - USC vs. Iowa at 8pm EST on Fox Sports 1, and the Cheez-It Bowl - Washington State vs. Air Force 10pm EST on ESPN.

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Miami (FL): Following their loss to Louisiana Tech last night, athletic director Blake James tweeted a statement of support for first-year head coach Manny Diaz, sharing that Diaz is "the right leader for our program but clearly changes are necessary and expected."

Pitt: Pat Narduzzi has a staff policy in place at Pitt that may have saved his coordinator’s life.

UNC Pembroke (D-II): UNC Pembroke is looking to hire a full-time defensive backs coach. The position will also have a large involvement in special teams. A master’s degree in the Physical Education field (P.E./Health/Recreation/Exercise Science/Sport Management, etc.) is required. Interested applicants should email: Graduate School Transcripts, Resume & Cover Letter to Head Coach:, and apply at

Black Hills State (D-II - SD): Wide receivers coach Wyatt Anderson, who has previous stops at Mississippi State and FAU, will not return to the staff.

Decade in Review: After ranking the 10 best games of the decade, we’ve now listed the 10 best coaching hires of the 2010s.

NFL and College Head Coaching Changes: Keep track of all the head coaching changes from NFL to FBS to NAIA via this page.