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The Scoop - Friday May 7, 2021

Friday May 7, 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.

Michigan: With Maurice Linguist off to Buffalo, The Athletic's Nick Baumgardner shares via sources he expects the Wolverines to target Kentucky secondary coach Steve Clinkscale to fill the vacancy.

NFL: Tom Brady is leading a player-led push to implore NFL coaches to look at modernizing the NFL off season.

Western New Mexico (D-II): Sources tell FootballScoop Stephen F. Austin (FCS - TX) running backs / recruiting coordinator Philip Vigil has agreed to become the new head coach at Western New Mexico. More on the hire here.

Stetson (FCS - FL): Head coach Roger Hughes has stepped down and has accepted a new professional challenge.

Buffalo: Sources tell FootballScoop Buffalo is closing in on hiring their next head coach. Update: The hire has been made.

Alabama A&M (FCS): Alabama A&M is currently seeking to hire an offensive graduate assistant. Must be accepted into a grad program, and be able to use Microsoft Office Suite and Visio. Prefer candidates with experience in DVSport and ARMSSoftware. Interested candidates can email resumes to No phone calls please.

SMU: One of Sonny Dykes' coordinators is planning to step away to pursue a higher calling.

Villanova: Villanova University (FCS-PA) is currently accepting applications for a volunteer football coach on Offense for the 2021 season. We are seeking candidates who are looking to gain experience working within a Division 1 football program. Primary duties will include assisting the Wide Receiver position group, opponent film breakdown, tracking recruiting activity, and other duties assigned by the Offensive Coordinator. Candidates with strong communication and computer skills are preferred. Qualifications: (1) Must have completed a Bachelor’s degree program; (2) Experience competing in intercollegiate athletics or (3) experience working in a collegiate football program. This position does not provide any stipend, benefits, or housing. However, volunteers will receive experience working in a Division I program, have the potential to earn a paid position, earn recommendations for future career opportunities, and receive internship credit, if applicable. Please send ONE (1) attachment containing your cover letter, resume and three professional references to the Villanova University Football Staff at Phone calls will NOT be accepted.

DFO Meetings: As a reminder, please email Jacob Martinez ( for the Zoom links for today's meetings.

Presbyterian (FCS – SC): “The coach who never punts” – Kevin Kelley has agreed to become head coach at Presbyterian.

Anderson (D-III - IN): Anderson University is seeking a graduate assistant. Responsibilities include coaching, recruitment and retention of academically qualified student-athletes, along with other assigned responsibilities. Applicant must commit to the AU mission and Christian lifestyle. Position includes remitted graduate school tuition, housing, and a stipend for meals. If interested please submit cover letter, resume, and three references to Absolutely 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.

Notre Dame: Inside the Irish's recruiting strategy to market their players from coast to coast.

SAGU (NAIA - TX): SAGU is looking for a home game on October 2nd, preferably an NAIA or D3 opponent. Willing to negotiate a guarantee and will do a home and home for 2022. Contact Head Coach, Ryan Smith at if interested.

Rutgers: Offensive coordinator Sean Gleeson became the athletic department's first ever $1 million assistant with his latest raise.

FCS Preview: There are some intriguing matchups and storylines in this weekend's FCS semifinals.

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