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The Scoop - Monday August 16, 2021

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Former New York Jets head coach Joe Walton passed over the weekend. During his career, Coach Walton coached for the Giants and Redskins before joining the Jets' organization as offensive coordinator. He would go on to serve as head coach of the Jets for seven seasons. He later served as head coach at Robert Morris University for 20 seasons. Please join us in praying for the Walton family.

UCF: William Lee IV has joined the staff as assistant director of recruiting. 

AP Top 25: Alabama tops the preseason AP Top 25, but fret not. Only once since 2005 has the preseason AP No. 1 won the national title. (It was Alabama.) 

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (D-II-PA): IUP is seeking a defensive coach that is available to start immediately. This is an interim position that will run through December of 2021. Letter of Interest and Resume should be emailed to Offensive Coordinator Tate Gregory at gtgreg@iup.edu.

Navy: The Midshipmen will wear some new alternate unis inspired by the Marine's "dress blues" against Air Force.

15 Most Important: A year ago, Bill O'Brien was the Houston Texans' head coach. Now implementing "Alabama's offense," the question isn't if O'Brien wins a title in Tuscaloosa, it's when and how many.

Miami: The Miami Hurricanes are seeking a talented, innovative and versatile designer to create visual content for one of the most iconic brands in college football. This Creative Designer position supports the recruiting, visual, print and digital initiatives of the program through the design and layout of various creative elements, including but not limited to recruiting graphics, mailers, print materials, invites, social media graphics, website graphics, camp materials, apparel design, official and unofficial visit materials. This is a full-time salaried position and includes benefits. Interested candidates should apply at this link. Please include a portfolio website/examples of your work with your submission.

Alderson Broaddus (Sprint - WV): Alderson Broaddus Sprint program is seeking a defensive coach best fit. possibility of special team coordinator start date asap compensation $16k with meal plan and option to purchase benefits. 10 month contract August-May. Please email resume and reference list to head coach Brad Jett at jettbl@ab.edu.

Tennessee State (FCS): Tom Heffelfinger has joined Eddie George's staff. 

Kentucky: Mark Stoops shares why NIL is a "major concern" among coaches for locker room and team chemistry.

Arkansas Pine-Bluff (FCS): Arkansas Pine-Bluff has made a few new additions to the staff. Former Georgia State corners coach AAiron Savage is the new safeties coach, former Grambling (FCS) offensive coordinator Kendrick Nord is the new quarterbacks coach, and former Walsh (D-II - OH) receivers coach Spencer Treadwell is the new tight ends coach. Also, D’Gary Wallace is the new defensive graduate assistant and Bradley Burrell is the new offensive grad assistant.

Newberry (D-II - SC): Preston Pace, who previously served as an offensive graduate assistant at USF, has joined the program as tight ends coach.

Most impactful assistant coaching hires:

#15 - Sonny Cumbie

#14 - Travis Williams

#13 - Liam Coen

#12 - Jess Simpson

#11 - Tim Banks

#10 - Mike Bobo

#9 - Jeff Grimes

#8 - Mike Tressel

#7 - Mike Yurcich

#6 - Deland McCullough

#5 - #1... coming this week. Stay tuned.