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The Scoop - Friday January 17, 2020

Friday January 17, 2020


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Dallas: The Cowboys are hiring Browns receivers coach Adam Henry in the same capacity Todd Archer is reporting.

New York Giants: The G Men have announced Patrick Graham's title will be assistant head coach / defensive coordinator. They have also announced Jason Garrett as offensive coordinator.

Ole Miss: Former Mississippi State defensive backs coach Terrell Buckley will join Lane Kiffin's staff Brian Scott Rippee is reporting.

NY Giants: Burton Burns, who previously served as assistant athletic director for football at Alabama and coached the Tide running backs prior to that role, will be the new running backs coach for the Giants, Alex Marvez tweets.

Louisville: Source tells FootballScoop that Southern Miss co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Derek Nicholson is joining the Louisville staff.

NY Giants: Former Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett has agreed to be the new offensive coordinator for the Giants and first-year head coach Joe Judge, Ed Werder tweets.

Washington State: Pete Thamel tweets that Hawaii special teams coordinator Michael Ghobrial is accepting the same position at Wazzu.

Nebraska: Matt Lubick will join the staff as offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach the program announced today. Lubick is the former offensive coordinator at Oregon (2016) and spent the 2017-18 season as co-offensive coordinator at Washington.

Illinois: Lovie Smith has announced that defensive passing game coordinator and safeties coach Gill Byrd has chosen to step away from the program after two seasons and Alfred Davis (DTs) and Jimmy Lindsey (DEs) are joining the staff while corners coach Keynodo Hudson will now work with all of the defensive backs. Davis spent the past two years at Hutchinson CC (JC- KS) as co-defensive coordinator and associate head coach and Lindsey worked with the defensive ends at Western Kentucky.

Philadelphia Eagles: Former Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin has rejoined the organization as a special assistant to the GM.

Nebraska: Nebraska and offensive coordinator Troy Walters are mutually parting ways, according to the Lincoln Journal-Star.

Mizzou: Here's how much Mizzou will pay Eli Drinkwitz's first coaching staff.

Texas: Texas is looking for offensive grad assistants that can work with offensive line or quarterbacks and defensive grad assistants that can work with linebackers or defensive line. Must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above and a competitive GRE score to be considered. Please send resume, transcript & GRE scores to

Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles are interviewing USC offensive coordinator Graham Harrell today for the same role in Philly tweets Jeff McLane.

UCLA: Navy co-defensive coordinator Brian Norwood has joined the staff as defensive backs coach, according to Bruce Feldman.

Purdue: In addition to the hire of Marty Biagi as Purdue's new special teams coordinator, source tells FootballScoop Jeff Brohm is also planning a change at defensive line coach. Stay tuned...

Maryland: Source tells FootballScoop Mike Locksley is planning to hire George Helow as special teams coordinator. Helow coached safeties the past two seasons at Colorado State. At Maryland, we are told he will also have a position group on the defense. Prior to joining the Colorado State staff when Mike Bobo got the head coaching job, Helow had spent two seasons at Georgia as a defensive quality control. Update> Bruce Feldman and Adam Rittenberg have both now followed our report with both saying Helow's defensive position group will be linebackers. We had heard inside linebackers but no confirmation from Maryland on that.

Georgia: The program has now announced Todd Monken as their new offensive coordinator.

McNeese (FCS - LA): Frank Wilson's contract at UTSA requires that UTSA to continue to pay him for the next 24 months; but those payments are reduced by whatever he makes through new employment. Greg Luca reports that both of the past two head coaches at McNeese earned $180,000 per year. Wilson is due $1.15 million in 2020 from UTSA and $1.175 million in 2021.

UC Davis (FCS): Source tells FootballScoop Kansas defensive quality control Chidera Uzo-Diribe has been offered and is expected to accept the defensive line job at Davis.

Baltimore Ravens: Quarterbacks coach James Urban and tight ends coach Bobby Engram will return to the staff after considering roles with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Mississippi State: Mike Leach is retaining Tony Hughes sources tell FootballScoop. Bruce Feldman has just tweeted the same. Additionally, Mike Leach is bringing his strength coach from Wazzu, Tyson Brown, as head strength coach.

Texas: Jay Boulware has emerged as a candidate for Texas' open tight ends job, tweets Anwar Richardson of Orangebloods. Boulware currently coaches Oklahoma's running backs, though he played at Texas. Update: Eric Nahlin of Inside Texas tweets the deal is done, who adds that Boulware will coach special teams.

South Carolina: Will Muschamp has announced Kyle Krantz will become the team's special teams coordinator. He will also assist with the defensive backs.

Nebraska: Mike Dawson has joined the staff as outside linebackers coach. He coached previously for the New York Giants.

Alderson Broaddus (D-II - WV): Northland (OH) High School head coach Brian Staats has joined the staff as passing game coordinator, quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator.

Kilgore (JC - TX): Kilgore College located in Kilgore, TX. Has an immediate opening for a full-time assistant football coach (Defensive Coordinator). The assistant coach is responsible for imputing practice, game, and opponent film into hudl. Also the assistant coach will be the Academic Coordinator working along side the academic advisors and professor here at Kilgore College. Candidates must have a Masters Degree, 5 year Defensive Coordinator Experience, Recruiting Experience, and with preference coaching defensive backs. Please email

Western Carolina (FCS): Defensive backs coach Tripp Weaver has been promoted to defensive coordinator. Weaver came to WCU before the 2018 season after having served as corners coach / recruiting coordinator at James Madison 2015-17.

Illinois: Former Arkansas defensive grad assistant Alfred Davis has accepted the defensive tackles job at Illinois source tells FootballScoop.

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Western Connecticut (D-III): Western Connecticut State University is looking to fill the position of a defensive assistant. Bachelor’s degree required. This position will be responsible for coaching a position, have a recruiting territory and other duties assigned by the head football coach. Playing experience at the collegiate level is preferred and coaching experience is a plus. No benefits provided. Please use this link to apply for the position and attach resume / references. No phone calls please.

Warner (NAIA - FL):Warner is currently seeking a guarantee football game for September 12th 2020. Looking for an FCS opponent. If interested please contact Kirk Talley.

Cal: Cal is looking to fill an offensive graduate assistant position. Looking for candidates with QB/WR experience. Must have an Undergraduate GPA of 3.1 or above and a cumulative GRE score of 300 and above. Please send resumes, transcript and GRE scores to

Georgia: Todd Monken is expected to serve as play caller Adam Rittenberg is reporting, who adds James Coley will remain on staff in a different capacity.

Memphis: Former Fresno State defensive coordinator Bert Watts will coach linebackers at Memphis Bruce Feldman has shared in a tweet.

Georgia: Todd Monken is joining Kirby Smart's staff Georgia's Rivals site is reporting. Monken, the former Southern Miss head coach, has served as offensive coordinator of the Bucs and Browns since leaving the college ranks.

Boston College: Steve Shimko will coach tight ends for Jeff Hafley's staff Bruce Feldman shared in a tweet.

Jaguars: The Jags have interviewed former NYG head coach Ben McAdoo for their offensive coordinator position Ian Rapoport tweets.

Delaware: Former Western Michigan and Illinois head coach Bill Cubit has stepped down from his post as assistant head coach / running backs at Delaware.

Scott Linehan: Former Dallas offensive coordinator Scott Linehan "has resurfaced as a candidate to interview for the staffs of the Panthers, the Giants and the Jaguars" Chris Mortensen has tweeted.

North Texas: Source tells FootballScoop Seth Littrell is hiring two new offensive assistants. Things are changing at North Texas.

Purdue: Sources tell FootballScoop Jeff Brohm is hiring Marty Biagi as his new special teams coordinator.

Emporia State (D-II – KS): Emporia State, located in Emporia, KS, has an immediate opening for an offensive graduate assistant. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply; position will be dependent based off the applicants received. Compensation includes tuition and a monthly stipend. Housing is not a part of the package. Position includes but is not limited to: working with an offensive position group, video editing, equipment room, assisting with on-campus recruiting visits, having an out of region recruiting area, and other duties assigned by the head coach. Photoshop and graphic experience is very beneficial. Minorities are encouraged to apply. All interested and qualified applicants email resume and references to co-offensive coordinators Tony Koehling or Cayden Cochran

Missouri: Defensive assistant Beyah Rasool has been retained by new head coach Eli Drinkwitz source tells FootballScoop.

Franklin College (D-III - IN): Franklin College has an opening for a full-time assistant football coach / head strength coach. The Assistant Coach is responsible for assisting the football program with recruiting and coaching duties along with responsibility for directing the strength and conditioning program for the athletic department. This a full-time, 10-month staff position. Bachelor’s degree is required. Candidates must have collegiate football coaching experience, with preference coaching offensive line, but open to all positions, and must hold strength and conditioning certification through either NSCA or CSCCA. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a candidate is selected. Send letter of application, resume and name/contact information of three professional references to:

Nevada: Thomas Sheffield, who has served as the special teams coordinator / tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator at Arkansas Pine Bluff the last 3 seasons, is joining the Wolfpack staff as the special teams coordinator source tells FootballScoop. Adam Rittenberg first shared the news. Last night we shared, per sources, that Rice tight ends coach Billy Best would be the new offensive line coach at Nevada.

Colorado State: Former Boston College defensive tackles coach Antoine Smith has joined the CSU staff as defensive line coach.

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