The Scoop - Monday December 30, 2019

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Keep track of how the new hires from around college football are filling their coaching staffs. Starting with The Scoop’s FBS Staff Tracker – 2019-20.

Colorado State: Per source, Bowling Green director of player personnel Devon Smith is leaving to join the Colorado State staff.

Cleveland Browns: Bill offensive coordinator Brian Daboll will interview with the Browns, per Tom Pelissero.

Southern Utah (FCS): Source tells FootballScoop that Pacific (D-III - OR) offensive coordinator Matthew Wade is joining the staff as offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach.

Kentucky: Defensive coordinator Brad White and Kentucky has agreed to a contract extension, according to Kentucky Sports Radio. White's contract was set to expire after the 2020 season.

Offensive coordinators: Significant amount of OC changes already in the FBS ranks; and there are 20+ still to be determined. 2019-20 FBS Offensive Coordinator Tracker.

Florida Atlantic: Kevin Patrick has been announced as outside linebackers coach. He spent the past three seasons as the defensive line coach at NC State.

Miami (FL): Per a tweet from Barry Jackson, there is a "real possibility" that Browns VP of Player Personnel (and Canes alum) Alonzo Highsmith joins the program in a chief of staff role. Jackson adds that there is no deal at this time, but it's something Miami is strongly looking into.

Hutchinson CC (KS): Source tells FootballScoop that offensive coordinator Drew Dallas is being promoted to head coach. Dallas previously was on staff at Angelo State from 2011-18, serving as offensive coordinator there before coming to Hutch to serve in the same capacity this season.

New York Giants: The Giants will interview Cowboys defensive coordinator Kris Richard on Thursday, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson.

Miami Dolphins: Barry Jackson shares that Chad O'Shea has been fired as the Dolphins offensive coordinator, and adds that safeties coach Tony Oden and offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo will not return as well. A number of other outlets are now reporting the same.

North Texas: UNT could move on from one or both of offensive line coach Chuck Langston and defensive line coach Marc Yellock. The news was first reported on GoMeanGreen.com. FootballScoop has been told the same. Seth Littrell fired both coordinators earlier this month.

Purdue: Louisiana Tech defensive coordinator Bob Diaco is expected to be the new defensive coordinator at Purdue per multiple reports. Pete Thamel was first to tweet about the move.

Tuskegee (D-II - AL): Sources tell FootballScoop defensive line coach Kelvin Powell is being promoted to defensive coordinator / linebackers.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Head coach Doug Marrone will meet with ownership on Tuesday, according to Adam Schefter.

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Ottawa Redblacks (CFL): Clarion (D-II - PA) offensive coordinator Charles Eger has joined the staff as running backs coach, per source.

Washington Redskins: Director of pro personnel Alex Santos is being retained. A prior tweet from Kareem Copeland of the WaPo had incorrect information.

Vanderbilt: Louisiana Tech offensive coordinator Todd Fitch is finalizing a deal to be new OC at Vandy Pete Thamel tweets, confirming what we wrote a few days ago here.

Central Oklahoma (D-II): The University of Central Oklahoma is looking for a defensive and offensive graduate assistant. Qualifications include acceptance into graduate school and background check. Compensation package includes full-tuition waiver, stipend, & student pay. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until filled. Starting date is January 12, 2020. Preference will be given to Oklahoma residence but all will be considered. Please email resume and references to dlandry1@uco.edu for the defensive openings or tholland8@uco.edu for the offensive openings.

Oklahoma State: Source tells FootballScoop defensive line coach Joe Bob Clements is not expected to leave for the opportunity at UNLV.

Dallas Cowboys: The entire coaching staff has been let go, per Mike Leslie. More on that here. And....now Mike has walked that report back a bit.

Denver Broncos: Head coach Vic Fangio shared today that OC Rich Scangarello, DC Ed Donatell, and STC Tom McMahon will all return.

FAU: Willie Taggart has added Drew Mehringer to serve as co-offensive coordinator. Mehringer spent the last three seasons on the Texas staff and prior to that he spent a season as the offensive coordinator at Rutgers. The program has also officially announced the retention of Jeff Norrid (OL), Jason Fairman (STC / TEs), and Chris Perkins (RBs).

Texas: Tom Herman shared today that he plans to have five assistants on both offense and defense, including coaches for safeties, corners, linebackers, defensive tackles and defensive ends on defense.

Carroll (D-III - WI): Per source, head coach / defensive coordinator Mark Kryzykowski is moving into an administrative position in the athletic department.

Cleveland Browns: The Browns have requested permission to interview 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh for their head coaching job, Adam Schefter tweets.

Southwest Minnesota State (D-II): Southwest Minnesota State is looking for a defensive line graduate assistant. Qualifications include acceptance into graduate school (3.0 minimum GPA) and meet the MnSCU vehicle driving qualifications. Compensation package includes $8,000/year and full-tuition waiver. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until filled. Starting date is January 12, 2020. Please email resume and references to head coach Cory Sauter at cory.sauter@smsu.edu.

Briar Cliff (NAIA - IA): Briar Cliff University NAIA (Sioux City IA) Member of GPAC : Briar Cliff University is seeking applicants for a fulltime defensive position for the 2020 season. Preferred candidates will have prior experience coaching linebackers, or defensive Line. Candidates will be responsible for coaching their own position group, position meetings, a recruiting area, and all other duties assigned by the Head Football Coach or Defensive Coordinator. A bachelor’s degree and valid driver’s license is required. Salary and benefits will be discussed during the interview process. Review of candidates will begin immediately, starting date 1/13/20 .Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to titus.brothers@briarcliff.edu No phone calls please.

New York Giants: The Giants have requested permission to interview Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, per multiple outlets. They join the Panthers as the two teams who have requested permission to interview him.

Montana State University-Northern (NAIA – MT): Montana State University-Northern is seeking applicants for the position of defensive coordinator for the 2020 season. Preferred candidates will have prior experience coaching on the defensive side of the ball, preferably with linebackers, and coordinating experience is a plus. Candidates will be responsible for coordinating the defense, coaching their own position group, a recruiting area, and all other duties assigned by the head football coach. A bachelor’s degree and valid driver’s license is required. This is a Full-Time position, and pay will be discussed during the interview process. Review of candidates will begin immediately. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Head Coach Andrew Rolin at andrew.rolin@msun.edu. No phone calls.

Cleveland Browns: The Browns have requested permission to speak with Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman for their head coaching job, Adam Schefter tweets. Ian Rapoport adds other names to watch include Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Roman, and Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen.

New York Giants: Two of the "prime" candidates for the head coaching job with the Giants are Baylor's Matt Rhule and Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Adam Schefter shares.

Josh McDaniels: The Panthers and Browns (and possibly Jaguars) are seeking interviews with the Patriots offensive coordinator, tweets Jason La Canfora. New England plays this Saturday, so no interviews this week.

Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys are expected to let Jason Garrett's contract expire, per report.

Arizona Cardinals: Defensive coordinator Vance Joseph will return in 2020, Kliff Kingsbury shared today. Defensive line coach Chris Achuff and assistant special teams coach Randall McCray will not return, tweets Alex Marvez.

Dallas Cowboys: Jason Garrett said on Dallas radio this morning that he's scheduled to meet with the Jones family after the final team meeting of the season at noon local time today.

New York Giants: Mort shares that Matt Rhule "is prominent" in Giants coach search.

New York Giants: GM Dave Gettleman is being retained Mike Garafolo tweets.

Miami: Manny Diaz is planning on "dramatic" changes to The U's offense. Here's what he had to say about what he's looking for.

NY Giants and Cleveland Browns: Adam Schefter adds that both teams could be making front office changes depending on the direction each goes with their open head coaching job, as that position is expected to have input on whether the general managers stay or go. Schefter adds that the "front office situations are fluid." The Giants then announced that Dave Gettleman will return as GM in 2020.

New York Giants: The Giants are making a head coaching change after two seasons led by Pat Shurmur.

Cleveland Browns: The Browns have requested permission to interview Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels for their head coaching job, Adam Schefter tweets.

Baylor:Matt Rhule called to a team meeting to address the rumors of NFL interest.

Bowl Games on Today: A total of FOUR bowl games on today. First Responders Bowl - Western Kentucky vs. Western Michigan at 12:30pm EST on ESPN, Music City Bowl - Louisville vs. Mississippi State at 4pm EST on ESPN, Redbox Bowl - Cal vs. Illinois at 4pm on FOX and the Orange Bowl - Florida vs. Virginia at 8pm EST on ESPN.

Carolina Panthers: The Panthers have submitted a request to interview Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy this week, Ian Rapoport tweets.

Washington Redskins: Team President Bruce Allen has been relieved of his duties and is no longer with the team in any capacity.

Cleveland Browns: Despite Freddie Kitchens being let go yesterday, the assistant coaches are still under contract and are "sticking around for now," Ian Rapoport shares.

Alderson Broaddus (D-II - WV): Alderson Broaddus University is seeking applications for the position of offensive tackles and tight ends coach. This is a ten-month coaching intern position that pays 16k and meals, no housing. The responsibilities of the tackles and tight ends coach are to conduct all aspects of the football program within the philosophy and guidelines set forth by Alderson Broaddus University, the NCAA, and the G-MAC. The expectations of the assistant coach include: commitment to the mission of Alderson Broaddus University and meeting the established recruiting goals of the athletic department. Job Responsibilities include: coaching a position, uploading film to Hudl, making highlight films/graphics, using photoshop, helping with equipment, working with special teams, holding position meetings, managing your own recruiting area, assisting with day-to-day special teams/offensive preparation, managing your position’s academic progress and any other areas assigned by the Head Coach or Coordinator. Applicants must be able to work with students and possess strong interpersonal skills. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and knowledge or experience in recruiting student athletes. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to abfootballttecoach@gmail.com. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will be filled by January 15 th , 2020. No phone calls please.

Cleveland Browns: The Browns decided to part ways with head coach Freddie Kitchens after one season yesterday. Here's a look at the Browns Staff Tracker (2019-20).

Alderson Broaddus (D-II - WV): Alderson Broaddus University is seeking applications for the position of linebackers coach. This is a ten-month coaching intern position that pays 16k and meals, no housing. The responsibilities of the linebackers coach are to conduct all aspects of the football program within the philosophy and guidelines set forth by Alderson Broaddus University, the NCAA, and the G-MAC. The expectations of the assistant coach include: commitment to the mission of Alderson Broaddus University and meeting the established recruiting goals of the athletic department. Job Responsibilities include: coaching a position, uploading film to Hudl, making highlight films/graphics, using photoshop, helping with equipment, working with special teams, holding position meetings, managing your own recruiting area, assisting with day-to-day special teams/offensive preparation, managing your position’s academic progress and any other areas assigned by the Head Coach or Coordinator. Applicants must be able to work with students and possess strong interpersonal skills. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and knowledge or experience in recruiting student athletes. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to abfootballdbcoach@gmail.com. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will be filled by January 15 th , 2020. No phone calls please.

Washington Redskins: Ron Rivera will be named head coach of the organization, barring any "unforeseen developments," Adam Schefter tweets.

Matt Rhule: Baylor head coach Matt Rhule has no interest in the Browns head coaching job, according to Michael Lombardi.

Alderson Broaddus (D-II - WV): Alderson Broaddus University is seeking applications for the position of defensive backs coach. This is a ten-month coaching intern position that pays 16k and meals, no housing. The responsibilities of the defensive backs coach are to conduct all aspects of the football program within the philosophy and guidelines set forth by Alderson Broaddus University, the NCAA, and the G-MAC. The expectations of the assistant coach include: commitment to the mission of Alderson Broaddus University and meeting the established recruiting goals of the athletic department. Job Responsibilities include: coaching a position, uploading film to Hudl, making highlight films/graphics, using photoshop, helping with equipment, working with special teams, holding position meetings, managing your own recruiting area, assisting with day- to-day special teams/defensive preparation, managing your position’s academic progress and any other areas assigned by the Head Coach or Coordinator. Applicants must be able to work with students and possess strong interpersonal skills. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and knowledge or experience in recruiting student athletes. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to abfootballdbcoach@gmail.com. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will be filled by January 15 th , 2020. No phone calls please.

NFL and College Head Coaching Changes: Keep track of all the head coaching changes from NFL to FBS to NAIA via this page.