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The Scoop - Friday February 12, 2021

Friday February 12, 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.

Former Western State (D-II - CO) head coach Carl "Duke" Iverson, who led the program for over a decade and also spent two stints as an assistant at the school, has passed. Please join us in praying for his family.

Football this weekend!: McNeese (FCS - LA) travels to Tarleton (FCS - TX) to play a real game Saturday at 6pm (Fox Sports Southwest Plus). This will be Tarleton's first game as a Division 1 member (FCS).

Jacksonville Jaguars: The executive director of the Fritz Pollard Alliance blasted the club's hiring of Chris Doyle.

Louisville: Catholic High (Baton Rouge, LA) head coach Gabe Fertitta is planning to join Scott Satterfield's staff. Source tells FootballScoop Fertitta will serve as an offensive quality control coach.

UCLA: Quarterbacks coach Dana Bible is retiring Bruce Feldman shares. This will be the second coach on the offensive side Chip Kelly will be replacing this offseason (Jimmie Dougherty left for Arizona).

West Virginia: Neal Brown has announced the following roles for his defensive coaching staff; Jordan Lesley (DC / OLBs), ShaDon Brown (Co-DC / DBs), Andrew Jackson (DL), Jeff Koonz (STC / ILBs), Dontae Wright (safeties).

Iowa State: Matt Campbell and the Cyclones make an incredible virtual recruiting pitch with "Soul of a Cyclone" video.

Texas: Texas is expected to hire Taylor Searels as director of on-campus recruiting and Bobby Brown as assistant director of player personnel, according to Inside Texas. Searels, the daughter of former Longhorns offensive line coach Stacy Searels, currently works in the same capacity at Vanderbilt, where she worked with new UT chief of staff Jason Grooms; Brown is a defensive quality control and recruiting specialist at North Carolina. The director of player personnel job remains open.

Alabama: Nick Saban is reportedly set to hire a new corners coach with all of two years' full-time experience. Meet the fastest-rising coach of the 2020-21 cycle.

Texas State: Louisiana Tech linebackers coach Brian Gambel is set to join the staff as co-defensive coordinator / inside linebackers coach, per multiple reports.

Maryland: Maryland has found their defensive coordinator, and are pulling him from a top defensive mind in the Big 12, per report.

Sioux Falls (D-II - SD): The University of Sioux Falls has immediate opening for restricted earnings coach on the defensive side of the ball, Assistant Defensive Backs. The position includes an annual $8,000 stipend, no housing, no meals. Primary responsibilities include assisting the head coach in all phases of the football program along with coaching a position, film breakdown, recruiting, graphic design and data entry. College playing experience and/or previous coaching experience is preferred. Email resume and references to No phone calls please.

Cincinnati Bengals: The team has finalize their coaching staff with the addition of Tulsa running backs coach Justin Hill as running backs coach, and assistant receivers coach Troy Walters has been elevated to receivers coach and offensive assistant Brad Kragthorpe has been promoted to assistant wide receivers coach.

Duke: Sam McGrath, who has been on staff as both a graduate assistant and quality control coach dating back to 2015, is now coaching the team's linebackers.

Northwestern: Source tells FootballScoop Pat Fitzgerald plans to fill Cody Cejda's role from within the staff.

Marshall: Charles Huff is bringing a key hire on board with notable SEC and Big Ten experience.

Tennessee: Austin Peay (FCS - TN) senior associate athletic director Marcus Hilliard is leaving to join the athletic department in Knoxville, Pete Thamel tweets. The two previously worked together at UCF.

Langston (NAIA - OK): Langston University is if looking for a game on September 25th, 2021. Looking for a HBCU, NCAA D2 or FCS opponent. Contact Head Coach Quinton Morgan at quinton.morgan@langston.eduor Athletic Director Donnita Rogers at

Miami Dolphins: The team is expected to stay internal for their defensive line job with either assistant defensive line coach Rob Leonard or outside linebackers coach Austin Clark, Cameron Wolfe tweets. The new hire will step in for Marion Hobby, who left to become the Bengals defensive line coach in January.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Urban Meyer is brining in a highly regarded college personnel expert to Jacksonville in Drew Hughes.

scoutSmart: "scoutSMART has made a significant difference in the way we recruit." See why here.

Augustana (D-II - SD): Augustana University located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has an immediate opening for a graduate assistant football coach / Restricted Earnings - Defensive Backs. The position can include tuition, a $6,000 stipend and limited meal plan. The successful applicant must have a college degree (and if interested in graduate school have a minimum 3.0 GPA). Experience with Def Secondary as player or coach are preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an Augustana University employment application, provide a cover letter, statement of diversity, resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references. Application materials are to be sent electronically to

Los Angeles Chargers: Cody Cejda is leaving his post at Northwestern to become special assistant to Brandon Staley with the Chargers.

Dakota State (NAIA - SD): Dakota State University has an immediate opening for a full-time Assistant Football Coach/Offensive Coordinator. This 12 month coaching position will be responsible for coaching a position, a designated recruiting area, assisting with game planning, running their own special teams unit, participating in fundraising events, and other duties assigned by the head coach and athletic director. No teaching duties are required. Candidates with experience coaching any part of the offense are encouraged to apply. Other notable requirements are: A Bachelor’s degree; Having a minimum of 1-4 years’ experience either playing or coaching at the collegiate, high school, or professional level. DSU only accepts applications through an on-line employment site. Here is the direct link to apply. The salary range is from $34,000 - $39,000. We will look to have a candidate in place by March 10, 2021. The employment site will allow the attachment of a cover letter, resume and supporting references to include addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references. For questions concerning the position, contact Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Iowa Central CC (JC): Iowa Central is looking to fill a defensive assistant position. Position is working with the defensive backs. Pay is $8k plus room and board is included. Please send a resume with references to defensive coordinator Jeremy Conley at if interested.

Tennessee: The Vols are bringing a Group of Five offensive coordinator on board, per a report.

West Texas A&M (D-II):West Texas A&M is looking for a D-II opponent weeks 1 and 11 for 2020. Home game (w/guarantee) is preferred, but will listen to all options, including home and home series.

Shorter (D-II - GA): Shorter University had a team back out on April 3rd so we are now looking for a game on April 3rd or April 10th, 2021. If interested, please contact Head Coach Zach Morrison at

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

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NFL Updates: See a running ticker of the latest news and hires on the following NFL jobs that came open this off season.

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