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The Scoop - Friday February 28, 2020

Friday February 28, 2020


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CBS: NFL free agency doesn't open for a couple weeks, but the biggest name on the market has made his decision. Tony Romo is remaining with CBS on a record-breaking contract.

Michigan State: Lisa Ben-Chaim, who worked in recruiting at Arizona State as the assistant recruiting coordinator, has accepted the director of on-campus recruiting position on Mel Tucker's staff.

Southern Miss: Jay Hopson has formally announced the additions of Matt Kubik (OC / QBs), Tony Pecoraro (DC / LBs), and Cedric Thomas (DBs). Akeem Davis, who previously coached the corners, is moving to offense and will work with the running backs. Pecoraro previously served as defensive coordinator for the program back in 2016 and spent last season as a senior analyst at Kansas after a year at FAU as defensive coordinator, Kubik was at ULM as offensive coordinator last year, and Thomas was the head coach at Arkansas-Pine Bluff (FCS) the past two seasons.

Minnesota Vikings: Roy Anderson has been hired as an assistant defensive backs coach, per source.

Tulane: Longtime Evangel HS (LA) head coach Byron Dawson will be the new defensive line coach for the Green Wave.

Dayton (FCS - OH): Josh Hendershot, a former graduate assistant at Toledo and Michigan, has joined the staff as offensive line coach.

Western Carolina (FCS): Alex Gary, the senior associate athletics director, has been named the school's new athletic director.

Alabama: Former NFL and Michigan State linebacker Max Bullough has joined the program as a graduate assistant. Bullough spent last season as a defensive graduate assistant at Cincinnati.

Missouri Southern State (D-II): Missouri Southern State University has immediate opening for a Secondary Coach. Salary is $12,000 and ½ Tuition if admitted to Graduate School. Please send resume to for consideration for immediate review. We will be making a hire and start date by March 20th.

Peru State (NAIA - NE): Lyon College (NAIA - AR) head coach Casey Creehan has accepted the head coaching job. Creehan, who led Lyon College to a 7-3 mark last year, previously coached the defensive line for the Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) and also has experience with the Toronto Arogonauts (CFL), Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL), Montreal Alouettes (CFL) and has college experience at James Madison (FCS - VA), Clarion University (D-II - PA), Southern Illinois and Lehigh (FCS - PA).

Tulane: Army nickels coach Josh Christian-Young is joining the staff as defensive backs coach spending the past four seasons at Army, Adam Rittenberg tweets.

Carolina Panthers: LSU offensive analyst DJ Mangas is joining Matt Rhule's staff as an offensive assistant, Joe Person tweets. Mangas played and later coached with Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady at William & Mary (FCS - VA).

Alabama: What will the Tide look like after the departure of Scott Cochran to Georgia? We take a look...

Upper Iowa (D-II): Upper Iowa University has an immediate opening for offensive line coach. This is a full-time position with benefits. Interested candidates should apply via this link. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

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Morehead State (FCS - KY): Morehead State University is accepting applications for a full-time, entry level defensive line coach. Position includes coaching, recruiting, and administrative duties assigned by the DC and HFC. Candidates must have at least 3 years of previous college coaching experience. Review of resumes will begin immediately. All interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume and references to

LSU: Defensive line coach Bill Johnson has agreed to a two-year $550,000 contract.

Waldorf (NAIA - IA):Waldorf University, located in Forest City, IA – We are looking to fill open dates on 8/28/2021, 9/4/2021 and 9/11/2021. Home and home 2021/2022. We are looking for NAIA, D3 or guarantee games. Interested programs contact

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