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The Scoop - Friday December 3, 2021

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Ball tonight: Western Kentucky takes on UTSA for the Conference USA Championship (6pm CT - CBSSS) & Oregon takes on Utah for the Pac-12 title (7pm CT - ABC). 

Miami: Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated shares tonight that Miami is reportedly offering $3 million plus per year for AD candidates. It was reported earlier this week New Mexico AD Eddie Nunez (who makes $300,000 per year on a contract ending nine months from now) was a "strong candidate" before the following morning it was reported he pulled out of the running. Interesting times.... 

New Mexico State: Former UNLV head coach Tony Sanchez will serve as receivers coach and Bobby McMillen will coach inside linebackers Jason Groves reports. Groves adds Brian Hernandez will serve as chief of staff and confirms our report of Rachel Phillips as DFO. 

Miami: ESPN's Adam Rittenberg reports this evening that Clemson AD Dan Radakovich "has emerged as a top name" for Miami's AD position. Update> Rittenberg has now walked that back saying "still considering 3-4 very much ongoing". 

Nebraska: Mickey Joseph's deal is 3 years, beginning at $600,000 per year per Amie Just

New Mexico State: Former TCU director of recruiting operations Rachel Phillips is headed to NMSU where she will serve as Jerry Kill's director of football operations sources share with FootballScoop. 

Miami: All that smoke.... 

USC: Mississippi State inside receivers coach Dave Nichol is headed to join Lincoln Riley's staff per multiple reports. 

Kansas State: Chris Klieman dismissed two assistants who came with him from North Dakota State, including offensive coordinator Courtney Messingham.

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Jacksonville State (FCS - AL): In addition to Dusty Rutledge and Mike DiAngelo, sources tell FootballScoop Rich Rod is also targeting Rick Trickett for his offensive staff. The long-time West Virginia and Florida State offensive line coach is currently assistant head coach / offensive line at Glenville State. 

SMU: Missouri tight ends coach Casey Woods is headed to SMU to join Rhett Lashlee's staff as offensive coordinator.

Washington State: Source tells FootballScoop Wyoming defensive run game coordinator / defensive tackles coach Pete Kaligis is expected to join Jake Dickert's staff at Wazzu in a similar role. 

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Savannah State (D-II): Source tells FootballScoop offensive coordinator Russell DeMasi is being promoted to interim head coach.

East Central University (D-II - Oklahoma): East Central is seeking applicants for a Restricted Earnings Offensive Assistant. Candidates interested in this position should email their resume and references to Offensive Coordinator Kris McCullough at

Iowa Wesleyan (NAIA - IA): Iowa Wesleyan University has an immediate opening for 2 graduate assistants (Best Fit). Applicants must be accepted into the graduate program with a 2.9 GPA. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, equipment organization, practice planning, coaching a position group, leading meetings, film break down, player evaluation and recruiting, promotion and marketing of the program, and assisting in general day to day football operations. This position pays full tuition towards a masters degree, housing, small stipend and a some meals. To apply for this position, send resume and references to Head Coach MD Daniels

Notre Dame: Watch Notre Dame players learn Marcus Freeman is their new head coach.

Georgia Southern: An update on Clay Helton's staff at Georgia Southern

East Carolina: A breakthrough season and interest from Virginia Tech combined to produce a new contract for head coach Mike Houston.

Notre Dame: Now official, Marcus Freeman - Head coach Notre Dame football.

Hastings College (NAIA - NE): Hastings College is looking to hire a Defensive GA to enroll and begin in January. Interested applicants can apply here - search "football" in the search bar. Details are included in the job description through the link provided.

Eastern (D-III - PA): The private Christian school near Philadelphia has made a hire from the FCS level to startup their program with major plans and funds for the future

Missouri Valley (NAIA - MO): Missouri Valley College invites applications for Full-Time Assistant Football Coach and Instructor. Candidates must possess a Master’s Degree and have previous college experience in coaching offensive line. Some teaching will also be required. Job includes film work, game & practice planning, recruiting, academic monitoring as well as other duties as assigned by the head coach. Interested applicants should email resume and 3 current references to

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Hardin-Simmons (D-III - TX): Hardin Simmons is looking for a 2-year (2022 / 2023) non-conference agreement Week 2 (September 10th, 2022 and September 9th, 2023) versus a DIII opponent. Home in 2022 and travel in 2023. Interest please email

Washington State: Sources tell FootballScoop Jake Dickert has his new defensive coordinator.

Nebraska: Sources tell FootballScoop Scott Frost is hiring Mickey Joseph from LSU

Virginia: Big news from yesterday, as Bronco Mendenhall will step down following their upcoming bowl game. Details here.


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