The Scoop - Friday February 26, 2021

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Friday February 26, 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.

Washington State: Former South Carolina assistant Kyle Krantz has been named special teams coordinator for Nick Rolovich's staff. Krantz coached special teams, linebackers and defensive backs for Will Muschamp at South Carolina. Additionally, Wazzu has promoted offensive coordinator/running backs coach Brian Smith to associate head coach, cornerbacks coach/recruiting coordinator John Richardson to assistant head coach, and announced the hires of Josh Omura as director of transfer recruiting, Marco Regalado and Samie Parker as recruiting assistants, and Scott Salwasser as a strength and conditioning assistant.

NFL: We can learn a lot about the NFL's practices and priorities from this chart.

Georgia: Louisiana Lafayette special teams coordinator Robby Discher has accepted a position working with special teams at the University of Georgia per multiple reports. Sources confirm to FootballScoop the move is in the works.

Georgia Southern: Source tells FootballScoop Georgia Southern has made a hire and shifting responsibilities to fill the final assistant position.

Ohio State: Source tells FootballScoop Kansas director of on-campus recruiting Erin Dunston is expected to join the Ohio State staff in a similar capacity.

Liberty: Source tells FootballScoop offensive grad assistant Logan Bradley is being promoted to offensive quality control and former player Michael Chorowicz is joining the staff as an offensive grad assistant.

Texas: Vanderbilt on-campus recruiting coordinator Taylor Searels is joining Steve Sarkisian's staff as director of recruiting operations Cole Cubelic shares. Searels is North Carolina offensive line coach Stacy Searels' daughter.

Colorado State: Sources tell FootballScoop director of player personnel Devon Smith is planning to step down, seeking an opportunity outside of football at this time.

UNLV: Source tells FootballScoop offensive analyst Nate Longshore is expected to be promoted to tight ends coach.

University of La Verne (D-III - CA): Hastings College linebackers coach Brad Kistner has accepted the safeties role at La Verne.

Eastern Michigan: Liberty offensive quality control RJ Fleming will be the new receivers coach at EMU.

WARROOM: "WARROOM has streamlined our recruiting and made it so we have better communication as a staff. We have never had an 'all in one tool' like this and it gives us an edge over every other school. If you are not using WARROOM you are behind in the game."


Penn State: A former NFL OC is reportedly headed to State College as an analyst. Details here.

Texas: Jajuan Dulaney (offense) and Cordae Hankton (defense) are joining the staff as analysts. Dulaney previously worked as a GA and analyst at Texas Tech and Houston and Hankton, brother of Georgia WRs coach Cortez Hankton, arrives from GA stints at Colorado and Michigan State.

Harvard: Source tells FootballScoop former Army director of recruiting operations Joe Manion will be the new director of football operations & player personnel at Harvard.

Abilene Christian University (FCS - TX): ACU has completed their full time staff source tells FootballScoop. ACU has transitioned Drew Liddle (formerly of Kansas State - quality control) from Tight Ends to the Offensive Line. Have promoted Dimitri Donald (formerly of Georgia Southern) from a Graduate Assistant to Full Time Tight Ends Coach. Added Devin Kleiman (formerly Kansas State student assistant) and Darius Carey (formerly of Bemidji State) as a Defensive Graduate Assistant. Added Kyle Blocker (formerly of North Texas G.A.) and Qamar Acres (ACU student assistant) as Offensive Graduate Assistants.

Wartburg (D-III - OH): Sources tell FootballScoop that Rockford College (D-III - IL) offensive line coach Joe Fehrle has accepted the offensive line job at Wartburg. Fehrle previously served as an offensive line graduate assistant at North Central (D-III - IL).

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

Deion Sanders: The wait to see Deion Sanders coach a real game at Jackson State will have to continue another week.

Fort Scott CC (JC - KS): Fort Scott Football seeks two qualified applicants for an entry-level video positions. Candidates must have an established track record of character and integrity. Along with established reputations for loyalty and trustworthiness, candidates must show at least two years of experience or comparable playing experience and an ability to contribute in recruiting. Candidates must have obtained at minimum an undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year institution. The position must work to realize the vision of Fort Scott football and adhere to all program values. The position will assist with filming practice, games, uploading film and have HUDL experience. Graphic design experience would be a plus. This position reports directly to the Director of Football Operations under the supervision and discretion of the Head Coach. The best overall person, coach, and recruiter will be selected - even with a different background. This is a month-to-month stipend position with on-campus living, free meals, and RA responsibilities ($6,800/yr.). Fort Scott is a centrally-located, national-recruiting two-year college with advanced-transfer-track degree programs. Fort Scott is a member of the highly competitive KJCCC. Any interested, qualified candidates are requested to send a copy of their resume and references to the Director Of football Operations at

Sam Pittman: The Razorbacks head coach shares a story about a voicemail from 2013 that led him to turn down an opportunity with Nick Saban and likely set the table for him to take the reigns of the Razorbacks seven years later.

Alabama: We took a deep dive into Nick Saban’s staff changes over the year and one fact is crystal clear: churn is nothing to be avoided. Churn creates growth. Churn is good.

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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