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The Scoop - Friday January 8, 2021

Friday January 8, 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.

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

Maryland: Maryland is parting ways with offensive coordinator Scottie Montgomery and offensive line coach John Reagen and have already zeroed in on a their replacements, per reports.

Auburn: The addition of Zach Etheridge has been formally announced.

Robert Saleh: Alex Marvez tweets that if / when 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh lands an NFL head coaching opportunity, he "wouldn't be surprised" if a strong push is made to hire Chiefs quarterbacks coach / passing game coordinator Mike Kafka as his offensive coordinator.

Philadelphia Eagles: Linebackers coach Ken Flajole will not be back in 2021, Alex Marvez tweets.

Auburn: Cadillac Williams is being retained as running backs coach, the school has announced.

Oklahoma State: Today is Mack Butler's final day at Oklahoma State. The Silver Whistle is hanging it up after nearly 50 years of coaching / serving the profession. Hats off to a wonderful career. Enjoy whatever it is you choose to do next Mack.

Texas: A look at where the defensive coordinator search stands heading into the weekend.

Houston Texans: The Texans are interviewing their OC Tim Kelly today for their head coaching position Mike Silver shares.

Notre Dame: Sources tell FootballScoop Brian Kelly has made another pitch to Marcus Freeman. Sit tight... Update> Notre Dame has swung Marcus Freeman. Done deal.

Bo Pelini: Bo Pelini originally signed a three year contract at $2.33 million per year ($7 million in total). After year one Pelini was fired. In lieu of making the remaining monthly payouts, the school negotiated a flat payment of $4 million to Pelini (Steve Berkowitz reports). The payment is due this month.

Michigan: A look at the terms of Jim Harbaugh's new deal.

Boise State:Andy Avalos is expected to be the next head coach of the Broncos per BJ Ruis who covers the program.

Arizona: University of Georgia player personnel assistant Derron Montgomery has joined Jedd Fisch' staff as an offensive analyst.

Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys have fired defensive coordinator Mike Nolan Jay Glazer has shared. Tom Pelissero adds that defensive line coach Jim Tomsula has also been let go.

Michigan: Preparing to stay at Michigan, Jim Harbaugh is shaking up his staff.

Auburn: Houston cornerbacks coach Zac Etheridge is a strong candidate to be Auburn's defensive backs coach, tweets's Matt Zenitz. He was a captain on Auburn's 2010 title team. Update> We can confirm Harsin is hiring Etheridge.

Michigan: Jim Harbaugh has signed his 5-year extension, the school has announced.

College Football Playoff: Both teams have cleared testing and Monday night's title game is good to go, CFP executive director Bill Hancock confirmed. "We look forward to a great night of college football," he said.

Arkansas State: A-State has announced Keith Heckendorf will remain in Jonesboro as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

LSU: Sources tell FootballScoop LSU is working to finalize a deal with Marcus Freeman.

Memphis: Memphis has formally announced Drew Svoboda as special teams coordinator. He most recently worked in the same role at Rice.

Arkansas State: Matt Limegrover has been officially announced as offensive line coach / run game coordinator.

Penn State: James Franklin has made a change at offensive coordinator.

Illinois College (D-III - IL): Illinois College is seeking applications to fill an Assistant Football Coach. This coach will serve as an Offensive Assistant with preference given to candidates with Wide Receiver experience. The position is a 10 month, $7,000, no housing or benefits included. Please submit your application using this link. Illinois College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women.

Michigan: Jim Harbaugh is targeting Baltimore Ravens linebackers coach Mike Macdonald for this defensive coordinator job Matt Zenitz shares.

Jacksonville Jaguars: The organization and Urban Meyer are set to meet in-person today, per multiple reports and this meeting may accelerate everything.

Michigan: Multiple reports out of Michigan last night sharing that Jim Harbaugh remains close to signing a five-year extension. The kicker is, it’s at half his current salary.

Mark Hudspeth: Sources tell FootballScoop Hud will be the new head coach at Gulf Shores HS (AL).

South Carolina: Sources tell FootballScoop Shane Beamer is planning to hire Marcus Satterfield to be his new offensive coordinator. More on the planned hire here.

Texas: Sources tell FootballScoop Sark is making a strong push to hire a key assistant away from LSU.

Florida: Sources tell FootballScoop Dan Mullen is poised to make a hire for his defensive backs, with another not far behind.

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

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