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The Scoop - Friday July 23, 2021


Sunday update:

Arizona State: As the NCAA investigation into recruiting violations expands, one assistant has been put on leave.

NFL: The Steelers will make unvaccinated players wear special bracelets.

Realignment: We all knew it was coming, and now we've got it: Texas lawmakers have drafted legislation aiming to gum up UT's departure to the SEC.

Itasca CC (JC - MN): Itasca CC is seeking a perimeter skill position coach on offense. This is a great opportunity for a young coach to work within one of the most prolific offenses in NJCAA football over the last couple of seasons. The hired candidate would also be working directly under HC/OC Weldon Braxton. Coach Braxton is a member of the FCA 35 Under 35 Leadership Institute class of 2021. The hired applicant MUST report to campus no later than August 1, 2021. Please send all resumes to staffing director/DC Jazz Watkins at Phone calls will not be responded to.

Brown (FCS - RI): Defensive backs coach/special teams coordinator Darryl Jackson will be a Bill Walsh Minority Fellow with the Falcons and quarterbacks coach Heather Marini will be with the Bucs. 

Atlanta Falcons: Jeff Schultz tweets that VP of player affairs Kevin Winson, who spent 15 years with the team, has been let go. The move follows the departure of director of football technology Mike Crews, who had spent 23 years with the organization.

Minnesota Vikings: The organization is parting ways with offensive line coach / run game coordinator Rick Dennison after he refused to take the COVID vaccine. ESPN shares that assistant offensive line coach Phil Rauscher has been promoted to fill Dennison's role, and the team has also hired Auburn special teams analyst Ben Steele as assistant offensive line coach.

Sacramento State (FCS): The Sacramento State University Football Program is accepting applications for UNPAID internships to begin ASAP. This position will be working alongside the TE’s Coach / Special Teams Coordinator. Responsibility includes film break down, Self-Scout, Opponent Scout, assisting in game planning and hands-on experience learning the ins and outs of college coach. Previous football experience preferred. Looking for a self-starter with a great attitude. Please send your cover letter, resume and 3 references to Jeremy LaPan,

Jackson State (FCS): Deion Sanders' son slams rest of SWAC, says practice success means blowouts in games.

Lakeland (D-III - WI): Lakeland University has an immediate opening for a graduate assistant working with the defensive line. Position will be responsible for all aspects of coaching the DL and also have a recruiting territory. Applicants must be able to secure admission to graduate school at Lakeland, with Masters degree programs in Business or Leadership and Organizational Development. Compensation includes a stipend and full tuition remission. Interested candidates can submit a cover letter and resume to defensive coordinator Mitch Shepherd at

Illinois Wesleyan (D-III): Illinois Wesleyan University is seeking a defensive graduate assistant/intern to start immediately. Candidates interested in a degree in Kinesiology/Recreation must have a minimum 3.0 GPA as an undergrad. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and references to Head Coach Norm Eash at

Valparaiso (FCS - IN): Linebackers coach Jon Robinson has accepted the head coaching job at Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard.

Super Bowl Rings: Tom Brady owns more than his fair share of Super Bowl rings, and calls the Bucs new rings "By far, the most incredible ring that’s ever been made.”

Hocking (JC - OH): Hocking College is looking to hire one offensive assistant coach and one defensive assistant coach. Each position includes a $4,000 stipend, housing, and a meal plan, over the span of 10 months. A bachelor's degree is required. Looking for the best fit. Please email resumes and references to

Kentucky Christian (NAIA - KY): Kentucky Christian University is looking to immediately hire a full-time Defensive Assistant Coach working with the Defensive Backs. Must be a man of faith and share the Christian values of the University. Please send resume to

Minnesota Duluth (D-II): The University of Minnesota Duluth is seeking a Defensive Assistant to coach either the Defensive Line or in the Secondary. Previous coaching experience is preferred. This is a coaching intern position. Housing, meals, and benefits are NOT included. Please email cover letter, resume, and references to Trey Dill at Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications will immediately be reviewed.

Idaho (FCS): Idaho is looking to hire a defensive graduate assistant. Monthly stipend & tuition, must be able to get accepted into grad school. Send resumes to No phone calls please.

Union (D-III - NY): Union College is accepting applications for one (1) part time Assistant Football Coaching position on the defensive side of the ball. Responsibilities include assisting the head coach in all aspects of a highly competitive Division III football program, including but not limited to: coaching your own position, recruitment of qualified and competitive student-athletes in your assigned area, student-athlete development, ensuring academic success of student-athletes, practice and game film breakdown (HUDL). In addition the individual will serve as an assistant within Fraternity and Sorority Life. Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree is required. Previous coaching and/or playing experience at the college level preferred. Candidates must have an understanding of NCAA rules and regulations, along with a philosophy compatible with a multi-classified liberal arts college with highly selective academic standards. Candidate must be able to work with a diverse group of individuals. The College is committed to excellence in academics and athletics, diversity and a well-balanced, broad based intercollegiate athletics program dedicated to the concept of the student-athlete. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please find the ad for this position via this link.

Hutchinson CC (JC - KS): Per source, Phil Serchia has been promoted to offensive coordinator / offensive line coach receivers coach Kody Cook has added pass game coordinator title, and running backs coach Greg Cross has added the run game coordinator title. 

SEC: Other leagues made inquiries, but the Longhorns and Sooners are expected to start the official process of joining the SEC next week, according to reports.

Manchester (D-III - IN): Manchester University Football has a full-time offensive assistant coaching opening. We are looking for a WRs, TEs, or RBs coach. The position pays $21,000 with Full Benefits and meal plan. Applicants can apply using this link.

New York Jets: Passing game specialist Greg Knapp has died. Remembering a talented coach and a beloved husband, father and friend.

Idaho (FCS): The University of Idaho is looking to hire a Defensive Graduate Assistant. Monthly stipend & tuition, must be able to get accepted into Grad School. Send resumes to No phone calls please. 

Colgate (FCS - NY): Per source, Tiffin University (D-II OH) wide receivers coach coach and passing game coordinator Joe Horn will be the next receivers coach at Colgate. 

Benedictine (D-III - IL): Benedictine University Football is looking for a part-time coach to work with linebackers. Position will include a small stipend but NO Housing, Meals, or Benefits. Local candidates are encouraged to apply. Apply via this link. No phone calls please.

Thiel College (D-III – PA): Thiel College, located in Greenville, PA seeks applicants for intern coach. Primary responsibilities include recruiting an assigned area, assist with game planning, and develop a position group (offense), as well as other duties assigned by the head coach. This is a 12 month position that provides a stipend, meal plan, and housing. Please send a cover letter, resume, and minimum of three professional references to Offensive Coordinator, Rob Trudo at

Stetson (FCS - FL): Jake Reed has accepted the offensive line job at Stetson after previously serving as an offensive graduate assistant at Memphis.

Salve Regina (D-III - RI): Salve Regina is looking to hire a full-time defensive backs coach. Interested coaches can apply, and see more information, via this link.

Peru State (NAIA - NE): Peru State College Football is seeking a graduate assistant football coach working with wide receivers. Position includes tuition and an $8,500 stipend. Must be admitted to Peru State Graduate School. Please email resume and references to Casey Creehan at No phone calls please.


Masters of Sports Administration: Upper Iowa’s MSA degree provides learners with the current theories, concepts, and learning models necessary to assume administrative, coaching and leadership roles in high school, higher education and sports business settings. The online degree is available with emphasis in Sports Management or Coaching & Leadership Education.

Louisiana Tech: Hussam Ouri has joined the program as an offensive graduate assistant working with the offensive line. Ouri previously served as the offensive line coach / strength coach at Shepherd (D-II - PA) nd also worked with the fullbacks and tight ends with the program.

 Sacred Heart (FCS - CT): Sacred Heart University is looking for a Video Coordinator/Director of Creative Media. This is a 10 month position and includes a stipend of $1000/mo (no meals or housing). Strong preference will be given to candidates who have experience producing creative content and working with football video software. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, administering video & film exchange operations for practices and games, creating, capturing, and producing various multimedia content consistent with the foundations of the Sacred Heart Football program. Interested applicants please email your resume and references to Mark Clements at No phone calls, please.