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The Scoop - Friday March 5, 2021

Friday March 5, 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.

Kansas: Kansas has now taken action on Les Miles.

North Texas: With Mike Ekeler now at Tennessee, defensive quality control Chris Petrilli will lead the special teams unit during the spring practices and Seth Littrell will determine what to do with the post after that, according to Brett Vito of the Denton Record-Chronicle.

UConn: Randy Edsall has received a two-year extension taking him through December 31, 2023 and he will make $1.256 million this fall. As a reminder, UConn opted to not play this past fall.

LSU: Joe Alleva, the LSU athletic director at the time, recommended firing Les Miles amid concerns back in 2013.

Kevin Steele: With all 10 spots on Josh Heupel's on-the-field staff now set, how do we make sense of Kevin Steele's last three months?

LSU: Deputy AD Verge Ausberry is being suspended 30 days without pay in connection with LSU's investigation of sexual violence matters.

Tony Elliott: The Clemson offensive coordinator explains why he turned down the Vols to return to Clemson and kind of opportunity he's looking for in a head coaching job.

Western Kentucky: Pat Bastien has been formally announced as linebackers coach. He previously served as the corners coach at Marshall.

Auburn: Bryan Harsin and Auburn are making a key hire from the ACC for their director of player personnel position.

Colorado State: Sources tell FootballScoop that Steve Addazio has his new director of player personnel.

Brown (FCS): Pete Thamel tweets that Penn (FCS) athletic director Grace Calhoun is set to return to her alma mater to become the school's new athletic director.

Finlandia (D-III - MI): St. Scholastica (D-III - MN) defensive coordinator / strength and conditioning coordinator Mike DuFrane has been hired to lead the program. He is the team's fourth head coach in their short history since starting up the football program in 2015.

New Orleans Saints: The Saints are adding former Tennessee offensive coordinator Jim Chaney to the staff sources tell FootballScoop.

Diversity: Excellent insight into how Kane Wommack built his staff at South Alabama with diversity, social issues and a strong desire to simply do the right thing. It all starts with family.

Cal: Sources tell FootballScoop Justin Wilcox has found his new defensive backs coach.

Highest Paid Coaches: We opened the 2021 edition of our series examining college football’s highest-paid position coaches by looking at the offensive line.

Tulane: Sources tell FootballScoop Willie Fritz has found his new offensive line coach.

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Florence Community Christian (SC): The Florence Community Christian Predators are a new junior college program based in Florence, South Carolina, that will begin play in 2021. FCC is affiliated with Community Christian College based in Redlands, California. We are currently seeking an offensive coordinator versed in spread/RPO and a defensive coordinator that is not married to a system. There is a stipend that comes with the position but no benefits, housing, or meals. CCC provides a Christian-based higher education experience on and off the field. Our athletes will have the ability to attain their AA in 18 months. If you feel that you would be a good fit for our program, please reach out to our Head Coach Steven Smith via email at ssmith.florence@theniaa.com.

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

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NFL Updates: See a running ticker of the latest news and hires on the following NFL jobs that came open this off season.

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