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The Scoop - Friday January 15, 2021

Friday January 15, 2021

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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.

NFL Updates: See a running ticker of the latest news on the following head coach and general manager openings:

Chargers | Falcons | Jaguars | Jets | Lions | Texans

Georgia: After it was reported he was "a favorite for the job" at Texas, Georgia defensive coordinator Dan Lanning tweeted, #LetsRunItBack. He ain't go leaving.

Oklahoma State: Former Cowboy quarterback JW Walsh is returning to Stillwater. PokesReport shares that Walsh, who was on Tom Herman's staff at Texas as an offensive analyst, has accepted an offensive quality control position at Oklahoma State working with the quarterbacks.

Utah State: UMass co-offensive line coach Micah James has been named offensive line coach at Utah State.

Boise State: Andy Avalos has announced he is retaining Winston Venable as running backs coach.

Ole Miss: Jeff Lebby's new two year agreement is worth $1.2 million per year Chase Parham reports.

Texas Tech: New offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie's deal is 3 years, $2.7 million total ($875k, $900k, $925k). David Yost, who Cumbie is replacing, was making $600,000 per year Don Williams tweets.

UTEP: The program has now announced Dave Warner as their new offensive coordinator.

Atlanta: The Falcons have named Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith their new head coach. Jeremy Fowler adds a note that Bears passing game coordinator Dave Ragone has a "good chance" of being Smith's offensive coordinator in Atlanta.

Charlie Strong: Charlie has reportedly made his decision.

Jacksonville: Ohio State assistant AD for player development Ryan Stamper is planning to join Urban Meyer's staff in Jacksonville tweets Jeremy Fowler.

UTEP: Sources tell FootballScoop Dana Dimel is planning to hire former Michigan State quarterbacks coach Dave Warner as his new offensive coordinator at UTEP. Dimel and Warner worked together both at Wyoming and Houston previously.

Texas: Georgia defensive coordinator Dan Lanning has emerged as a favorite for the same role at Texas CBS' Dennis Dodd is reporting.

Clemson: Dabo is making some changes to his staff per multiple reports. Danny Pearman is moving off the field. Tony Elliott will shift to tight ends and CJ Spiller will now coach running backs.

Utah State: Anthony Tucker, who previously served as co-offensive coordinator / running backs coach at UCF, has now formally been announced as the new offensive coordinator on Blake Anderson's staff. We first shared the news that Tucker was going to Utah State over a month ago.

Louisiana-Monroe: Per source, former Jacksonville State (FCS) defensive line coach / run game coordinator William Green is joining Terry Bowden's staff at ULM.

Duke: Athletic director Kevin White has announced that he will retire in August.

South Carolina: Torrian Gray has now been announced as corners coach.

Michigan: Sources tell FootballScoop Jim Harbaugh is making a move to hire away one of Dan Mullen's assistants.

Detroit Lions: Saints assistant head coach Dan Campbell has emerged as the favorite for the Lions,

#Saints assistant head coach/TEs coach Dan Campbell has emerged as the favorite to be the new #Lions head coach, sources tell me and @TomPelissero. No in-person interview can be conducted until their season has ended, so it’s all on hold officially until then.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 15, 2021

" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ian Rapoport tweets. No in-person interview can be conducted until their season is done, Rap adds. New Orleans takes on Tom Brady and Tampa Bay on Sunday. Oregon: Oregon has SEC coordinators, NFL coaches, and a few others "in the mix" for defensive coordinator opening, per report.Texas: Director of player personnel Derek Chang is not being retained on Steve Sarkisian's staff. Johns Hopkins (D-III - MD): Johns Hopkins University seeks a full time assistant coach for the position of Defensive Coordinator. Preferred candidates will have prior experience coordinating a defense and recruiting at a high academic institution. Candidates will be responsible for coaching their own position group (DB or LB), practice and game planning, recruiting a specific geographical area, and all other duties assigned by the head coach. A Bachelor’s degree and valid driver’s license is required. Johns Hopkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities. Interested candidates should e-mail resume and references to Head Coach Greg Chimera at greg.chimera@jhu.edu. Jacksonville: Urban Meyer was asked about seeking to hire any of his key lieutenants away from Ohio State. See the video for yourself, he would not rule it out. "Maybe one."South Carolina:Jimmy Lindsey will be the new defensive line coach at South Carolina sources tell FootballScoop. Chris Clark first reported the news. Lindsey coached defensive ends at Illinois this past season. He coached defensive line at WKU from '17-19 with new South Carolina defensive coordinator Clayton White. Texas: Steve Sarkisian will not retain director of player personnel Derek Chang, according to Inside Texas. Appalachian State: Pete Thamel tweets that Louisville quarterbacks coach Frank Ponce will be the offensive coordinator at App State. Ponce previously spent six seasons at App State as an assistant. USF: Ernie Sims has been promoted from analyst to linebackers coach and defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer will now coach safeties instead of the linebackers. Vanderbilt: Brandon Hourigan, who spent the last seven seasons at Wake Forest, has been announced as the director of football strength and conditioning. Marshall: The Thundering Herd's head coaching search is reportedly down to three finalists.University of Tennessee: An in-depth look at the situation at Tennessee - Is time running out for Pruitt on Rocky Top?Tennessee Titans: Pittsburgh Steelers senior defensive assistant / secondary coach Teryl Austin is interviewing for the Titans defensive coordinator job, Gerry Dulac tweets Benedictine (NAIA - KS): Joel Osborn has been named the new head coach of the program. Osborn joins the program after serving in a variety of roles at Northwest Missouri State (D-II) including as co-offensive coordinator / recruiting coordinator / wide receivers coach. Jacksonville Jaguars: Bruce Feldman tweets that Texas chief of staff Fernando Lovo is expected to join Urban's staff in Jacksonville. Lovo worked under Meyer at both Florida and Ohio State before joining Tom Herman's Texas staff. Chicago Bears: Top internal candidates to replace the retiring Chuck Pagano are defensive line coach Jay Rodgers and safeties coach Sean Desai, Ian Rapoport tweets. Rodgers' contract expires next week, and he is expected to receive coordinator inquiries as head coaching spots around the league are filled, Rap adds. Jacksonville Jaguars: Urban Meyer has reached out to former Falcons interim head coach Raheem Morris to gauge his interest in the defensive coordinator role on staff, per Josina Anderson. Seattle Seahawks: Former Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn has spoken with Pete Carroll about the offensive coordinator opening, Tom Pelissero tweets. Pelissero adds that Lynn hasn't decided what he wants to do in 2021, but he would be among Seattle's top choices. Atlanta Falcons: The organization has made an offer to Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith to become their next head coach,

The Atlanta Falcons have made an offer to Arthur Smith to become their next head coach per sources. Smith has been the offensive coordinator for the Titans the last 2 seasons.

— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) January 15, 2021

" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Dianna Russini tweets.

San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers are expected to promote linebackers coach DeMeco Ryans to defensive coordinator Ian Rapoport tweets.

New York Jets: The Jets have hired 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh as their new head coach. We have been told Saleh plans to bring 49ers passing game coordinator Mike LaFleur as his offensive coordinator.

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Urban Meyer: With Urban taking the Jacksonville job, what does it mean for the Ohio state staff?

Alabama: Sources tell FootballScoop Nick Saban is planning to hire Bill O’Brien as his next offensive coordinator.

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

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