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The Scoop - Friday January 21, 2022

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2021-22 Tracking Pages: Our pages tracking the hires across college football are now live.


Hawaii: After publicly declaring his interest in the opening a few days ago, Junes Jones has declined an offer to take over as the head coach at Hawaii. More here.

Texas A&M: Jimbo Fisher is planning to hire former Colorado State head coach Steve Addazio as his new offensive line coach, sources confirmed to FootballScoop. TexAgs first reported the news.

Dallas Cowboys: In an interview with the team's radio affiliate, Jerry Jones declined to endorse Mike McCarthy for next season. “I won’t get in to any conversations that I’ve had with anybody relative to anything to do with staff,” he said. 

Baltimore Ravens: John Harbaugh announced today the team and Don "Wink" Martindale are parting ways. "We have had a great run on defense, and I am very proud of what has been accomplished and the work he has done. ... He has done a great job. Now it is time to pursue other opportunities. Sometimes the moment comes, and it's the right time." 

Yale (FCS): Receivers Chris Ostrowsky has been promoted to assistant head coach / pass game coordinator.

Idaho (FCS): Matt Linehan, an offensive graduate assistant at Missouri, has been hired as wide receivers coach.

Nebraska: Nebraska will pay Scott Frost's 2022 staff more than it did the 2021 group that fell short of expectations.

Sacramento City College (JC - CA): Sacramento City College is seeking an Offensive Coordinator, working with quarterbacks or wide receivers. This is a stipend position paid through 9 months. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, player development, recruiting, practice planning, game planning, coaching a position, leading meetings, film break down, player evaluation, and all other duties assigned by the head coach. Qualifications: BA/BS degree with 3 years coaching experience or AA degree with 6 years coaching experience (college preferred); experience with HUDL, Microsoft Office, Google Docs and being proficient in playbook design/presentation. Interested applicants can send their letter of interest, resume, and references to Head Coach Dannie Walker at No phone calls, please. Closing date: January 30th, 2022.

Tabor (NAIA - KS): Tabor College is looking for applicants for a Graduate Assistant Position. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and meet the requirements for admission to Tabor’s Graduate School. Tabor College is a Christian organization and requires all potential employees to communicate a clear commitment to being a follower of Jesus. You will be responsible for working with the head coach in all aspects of developing a competitive NAIA program with some assignments for athletic administration. Benefits include $3,500 stipend, tuition, books and fee waiver, one meal per day Monday through Friday. Living expenses are the responsibility of the successful candidate. Please send Cover Letter, Resume, and References to  

Minnesota Vikings: The team has requested second interviews with Chiefs executive director of player personnel Ryan Poles and Browns VP of football operations Kwesi Adofo-Mensa for their GM job, Tom Pelissero tweets. Those are the only two known finalists for the job at this time.

North Dakota’s Play Side Pin & Pull Build-Ins: In the run-heavy world of the Missouri Valley Conference, where boxes are loaded and safeties are single, it becomes necessary to develop several build-ins (either pre-snap or post-snap) to maintain play side leverage to protect pin and pull runs. This includes tags to block over shifted box LBs, walk-up D gap defenders, and quarters safety run fitters. North Dakota University offensive line coach Joe Pawlak explains the formation advantages and pre-snap checks UND uses to steal back leverage play side. Read More.

Northwestern State (FCS - LA): Kevin Bostian has been appointed the school's new athletic director. Bostian comes to Natchitoches from the UNC-Greensboro where he two years as the executive associate athletic director for development. 

Texas A&M: The Aggies have announced promotions for defensive line coach Elijah Robinson (assistant head coach / run game coordinator) and linebackers coach Tyler Santucci (co-defensive coordinator).

Pitt: The program has officially announced the addition of Boston College offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti Jr. as their new offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach. 

Hardin Simmons (D-III - TX): Hardin Simmons is looking for a Week 2 or Week 3 game in 2022. Willing to discuss any and all possibilities. Also potential for future dates as well in 2023 and 2024. Please email if interested.

Colorado State: The program officially announced the additions of Buddha Williams (DL) and Adam Pilapil (LBs) as well as support staff members Silas Clapham (director of on-campus recruiting) Adam Hodge (director of video operations), and Cade Socha and Craig Watts Jr. as offensive graduate assistants.

Quincy (D-II - IL): Sources tell FootballScoop that DJ Bland has been hired as defensive coordinator / defensive backs. He comes to Quincy after serving as the defensive coordinator at Missouri S&T. Previous stops also include Rose-Hulman (D-III - IN), St. Norbert (D-III - WI).  

Ball State: Outside linebackers coach Cory Connolly will add special teams coordinator duties as well Mike Neu has announced. 

Carolina Panthers: Former Giants head coach Ben McAdoo is expected to join the staff as Matt Rhule's new offensive coordinator, Ian Rapoport tweets.

Arkansas: Source tells FootballScoop Arkansas State defensive line grad assistant Keith Jones has accepted a similar role at Arkansas. 

UT-Martin (FCS): After a year on the staff at Kansas as a quality control coach, Travis Partridge has accepted the quarterbacks / pass game coordinator role at UT-Martin.

Lafayette (FCS - PA): John Troxell has completed his staff with the hires of Randolph-Macon (D-III - VA) offensive coordinator / tight ends coach Tyler Noll as tight ends coach and Shippensburg (D-II - PA) running backs coach Anthony Johnson in the same role.

Arkansas: Arkansas has hired Carina Hargreaves, Georgia Tech's director of on-campus recruiting since 2019, as director of recruiting. She replaces Callie Conway, who resigned earlier this month as the the team's director of on-campus recruiting.

Wyoming: Wide receivers coach / passing game coordinator Mike Grant, who has been with the program since 2016, has added the title of associate head coach on Craig Bohl's staff.

Texas A&M: The Aggies have formally announced the addition of DJ Durkin as their new defensive coordinator.

Northern Arizona (FCS): Northern Arizona University football is seeking a graduate assistant football coach. The position is on the offensive side of the ball working with the wide receivers and quarterbacks. Playing and/or coaching experience at wide receiver and/or quarterback is required. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Please email resume and references to No phone calls please.

New York Giants: The Giants are planning to hire Bills assistant GM Joe Schoen as their new GM and are working out a contract. Adam Schefter was the first to share. Ian Rapoport shares to expect Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores to be on the list of candidates they interview. 

Florida: Billy Napier and Florida hop on emerging hiring trend in college football with their new special teams point man tabbed with the creative title of "GameChanger coordinator."

Dean College (D-III - MA): Alumnus Andrae Murphy, who has spent the past five seasons on staff at Columbia (FCS) as the defensive backs coach, has been chosen to lead the program.

Western Kentucky: Tyson Summers has joined the staff as co-defensive coordinator / safeties coach and Enrique Davis as running backs coach. Summers spent last season as a defensive analyst for Florida, and Davis has prior stops at McMurry (D-III - TX) and West Georgia (D-II).

Georgetown (NAIA - KY): John Perin, who recently served as the defensive coordinator at Birmingham Southern (D-III - AL), has been announced as defensive coordinator.

Alderson Broaddus (D-II - WV): Will Anglin has joined the staff as corners coach. Anglin has previously coached at Northwestern State (FCS - LA) and Louisiana Christian (NAIA).

Millikin (D-III - IL): Millikin is looking to hire an assistant coach. Master's and college coaching experience preferred. This position will also serve as Lindsay Field and Track Facility monitor, and Athletic Facility Monitor, and will also serve as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Instructor for the Athletic Department as assigned. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of two professional references to this link.

North Alabama (FCS): Khyle Jackson, who served as a defensive graduate assistant on the South Alabama staff, has joined the UNA staff and will coach the safeties. 

Auburn: Defensive coordinator Derek Mason is leaving the program as Bryan Harsin continues staff shakeup

Independence CC (JC - KS): Independence Community College is currently seeking volunteer coaches for the offense (WR) and defense (DL) position groups. Meals and housing will be provided. There is no compensation for these volunteer positions. Job duties included and aren’t limited to equipment manager, coaching a position group, film breakdown, data entry, recruiting, and other task assigned by the head coach or coordinator. Start day will be ASAP. If interested, please email head coach Jason Martin at

Auburn: Jimmy Brumbaugh is set to join Bryan Harsin's staff as defensive line coach multiple outlets have shared. Brumbaugh previously coached defensive line at Tennessee, Colorado, Maryland, Kentucky and more. Brumbaugh was a force on Auburn's defensive line in the late 90s.

Chicago Bears: Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen is interviewing for the head coaching job next week Nick Underhill shares.

Sioux Falls (D-II - SD): The University of Sioux Falls has an immediate opening for a part-time, restricted earnings coach on the offensive side of the ball, preferably Running Backs. The position includes an $8,000 stipend, no housing, no meals. Primary responsibilities include assisting the head coach in all phases of the football program. Other responsibilities include coaching a position, film breakdown, recruiting your own territory, graphic design and data entry. This is an entry level position. College playing experience and/or previous coaching experience is preferred. Interested applicants, please APPLY here. No phone calls please.

Minnesota Vikings: Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris has interviewed for the Vikings head coaching job, and Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell will talk with the team about the opening as well, Ian Rapoport shares.

Pace (D-II - NY): Pace University has an opening for a full-time offensive coach with benefits. This position will coach the offensive line or quarterbacks and will recruit a primary area in person within our recruiting footprint. The position with have additional ancillary responsibilities associated with the football program. Responsibilities will include assisting head coach in the development of leading and organizing all facets of a division II program, knowledge and adherence to NE10 and NCAA rules and mentoring student athletes. Applicants should have coaching experience with the offensive line and/or quarterbacks (preferably college coaching experience). Candidates will have their undergraduate degree, a valid driver’s license, regular access to a vehicle and a clean background. Please submit resume, references and cover letter via email Please refrain from phone calls for the position.

Alderson Broaddus (D-II - WV): Jalen Kindle has accepted the linebackers job, per source. Kindle previously served as a defensive assistant at Delaware (FCS).

Troy: With a few of his final hires the past few days, Jon Sumrall is assembling a quality staff at Troy. 

Elon (FCS - NC): Milo Austin has accepted the special teams coordinator / outside linebackers job. Austin has previously coached at Morehead State (FCS - KY) and Hampton (FCS - VA).

Jackson State (FCS - MS): With No. 1 player Travis Hunter already in the boat, Deion Sanders isn't done fishing

Johnson C Smith University (D-II - NC): Per source, former Fort Valley State head coach Maurice Flowers has joined the staff. 

McDaniel (D-III – MD): McDaniel College, located in Westminster, MD is looking for a Graduate Assistant Coach to work with the programs Wide Receivers. Applicants will be required to coach their own position group, have their own recruiting area, and perform all other duties assigned by the head coach. Additional responsibilities include assisting the Head Coach in all facets of the program to develop a competitive NCAA Division III Football program within the Centennial Conference on the field, in the classroom, and in the community. College coaching and/or playing experience preferred. Compensation package includes a stipend, full tuition waiver, and a meal plan. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until filled. Please email resume and references to Head Football Coach Demarcus White at Also, please apply via this link.

Central Michigan: Veteran defensive coordinator Tom Mason is joining Jim McElwain’s staff at Central Michigan, sources tell FootballScoop.

USFL: The rebooted USFL continued filling out its coaching roster on Thursday.

Black Hills State (D-II - SD): Black Hills State University is seeking multiple applicants for graduate assistant positions on both sides of the ball. A minimum GPA of 2.5 and a bachelors degree is required. The position provides 37% off of tuition, summer camp profits, plus an $8,000 annual stipend. Housing and meals are not included. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Please send resume and cover letter to head coach Josh Breske at

New York Giants: Jason La Canfora shares that there is a strong expectation that the Giants will offer the GM job to a candidate today with the intent of ramping up their coaching search soon thereafter. Three candidates had second interviews, see who they are via our tracking page.

Buffalo: Per source, Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL) director of US scouting Rich Massaro is leaving to become director of player personnel at Buffalo.

Utah: Luther Elliss has joined the Utes as defensive tackles coach. Elliss spent the past five seasons as defensive line coach at Idaho.

Nevada: Former Oregon running backs coach / run game coordinator Jim Mastro has joined the Nevada staff as Senior Director of Football Administration and Operations.

Oklahoma: Eastern Michigan special teams coordinator Jay Nunez is joining the staff to work with special teams, source tells FootballScoop. Brent Venables' on-the-field staff is full but does not designate a special teams coordinator, so it's expected Nunez will have significant oversight of the special teams from a support staff position.

Missouri: Sources share with FootballScoop that former LSU linebackers coach Blake Baker has accepted the safeties role at Missouri. Pete Thamel first made the news public.

Houston Texans: Ian Rapoport shares that NFL veteran quarterback Josh McCown has interviewed for the head coaching job yesterday. This is the second year in a row McCown, who is thought of highly in NFL circles, has interviewed for with the Texans for their head coaching opening despite having very little coaching experience. 


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