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The Scoop - Monday February 1, 2021

Monday February 1, 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.

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Nebraska: Sources tell FootballScoop Scott Frost has found his new director of player development.

Alabama: Former Alabama defensive back Shyheim Carter is expected to join the staff as a grad assistant Matt Zenitz tweets.

Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings have promoted Ryan Ficken to special teams coordinator.

Colorado: Long Island (FCS - NY) defensive coordinator Mark Smith is expected to join the staff as inside linebackers coach, sources tell FootballScoop. The news was first reported by the Boulder Daily Camera.

Arizona: Jedd Fisch has carved out an interesting role on staff for an Arizona legend.

South Florida: George Barlow is joining the staff as corners coach, Adam Rittenberg tweets. Barlow most recently coached the corners at NC State.

Miami: Bob Shoop has been officially hired in a defensive quality control role.

Montana State (FCS): Nebraska offensive coordinator Matt Lubick is opting to stay at Nebraska after drawing interest in the Montana State job,

News: #Huskers OC Matt Lubick staying at Nebraska instead of taking HC job at Montana State, per a source with knowledge of the situation: via @JournalStarNews

— Parker Gabriel (@HuskerExtraPG) February 1, 2021

" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Parker Gabriel tweets.

South Carolina: Stanton Weber, who spent the past two seasons in a special teams quality control role at Kansas State, has joined the South Carolina staff in the same capacity.

Cincinnati: Sources tell FootballScoop Luke Fickell is hiring Darren Paige as his new running backs coach.

Miami: Travis Williams has been hired as inside linebackers coach. He spent the past five years in a similar role at Auburn. Williams is a finalist for the 2020 FootballScoop Linebackers Coach of the Year award. T-Will shared...

Arizona: Arizona has named Tedy Bruschi as a senior advisor to head coach Jedd Fisch.

Washington: Jimmy Lake has promoted Bob Gregory to defensive coordinator, leading to a number of internal promotions.

North Texas: UNT has announced Blake Joseph as quarterbacks coach, Jarred Holley as cornerbacks coach and Matt Passwaters as defensive line coach.

Texas Tech: Colorado defensive grad assistant BJ Johnson has accepted an offensive grad assistant position at Texas Tech.

Virginia: Bronco Mendenhall has shifted responsibilities around to give defensive coordinator Nick Howell some help.

LSU: Sources tell FootballScoop Ed Orgeron is adding an FCS coordinator to the LSU staff.

Jason Witten: Retired from his playing days (once again), Witten is now turning to coaching.

Chicago Bears: Patrick Finley tweets that the Bears are adding Mike Adams, a longtime safety in the NFL, to help coach the secondary.

Green Bay Packers: The Packers have reached out to former Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard about their defensive coordinator job, Tom Silverstein tweets. Richard sat out the 2020 season after interviewing for a few head coaching jobs and most recently interviewed with Jon Gruden for the Raiders defensive coordinator opening.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff (FCS): Head coach Doc Gamble's staff is set with the season kicking off later this month.

Arkansas: Sources tell FootballScoop Sam Pittman plans to hire Jermial Ashley.

Philadelphia Eagles: Per multiple reports, Jay Valai is leaving the Houston staff to join the Eagles coaching staff. Valai joined Dana Holgersen's staff less than two weeks ago after coaching last fall at Texas.

Minnesota Vikings: Giants wide receivers coach Tyke Tolbert will interview for the offensive coordinator job, Ian Rapoport tweets. Tolbert previously worked under former Vikings offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, who recently announced his retirement, in Denver.

Nick Saban: Listen to how Saban takes what other schools try to tell recruits and flips it to his advantage while making those schools look downright foolish. The man has clearly mastered the art of the recruiting pitch.

Centre (D-III - KY): Recently retire Centre College president John Roush and former NFL head coach Les Steckel have joined the staff. Roush, who previously coached running backs for Miami (OH) back from 1973-75, will coach the running backs and Steckel, the former Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator who spent time as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings as well, will work with the quarterbacks.

FCS: The FootballScoop Guide to the Spring FCS season is here. Let's go!

Edmonton Eskimos (CFL): Jaime Elizondo has been named the new head coach. Elizondo will also coach the quarterbacks and serve as offensive coordinator. He previously served as offensive coordinator for the Ottawa RedBlacks from 2016-18.

Jacksonville Jaguars: A Michigan assistant is reportedly interviewing for a spot on Urban Meyer's staff.

Arizona: Sources tell FootballScoop Jedd Fisch is hiring Ferris State (D-II – MI) linebackers coach Ryan Partridge as director of high school scouting & recruiting.

Tennessee: Josh Heupel lands a key recruiting staffer in Knoxville, holding off USC.

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

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