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The Scoop - Monday February 21, 2022

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2021-22 Tracking Pages: Our pages tracking the hires across college football are now live.


Texas Tech: To fill the void created by running backs coach DeAndre Smith taking an NFL job, Joey McGuire is moving an assistant to offense and hiring former Vanderbilt D-line coach CJ Ah You to coach outside linebackers, sources tell FootballScoop

New Orleans Saints: The Saints are promoting defensive assistants Ryan Nielsen and Kris Richard to senior defensive positions, possibly co-coordinators, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. The club promoted defensive coordinator Dennis Allen to head coach. 

Boston College: UCF receivers coach Darrell Wyatt is expected to accept the same role at Boston College per Matt Zenitz. 

Minnesota Vikings: The team has now announced a total of five additions to the staff. Wes Phillips has been named offensive coordinator, Daronte Jones (who was the defensive coordinator at LSU last season) is returning as defensive backs coach, former Rams assistant special teams coach  Daniels will be the special teams coordinator and former Falcons special teams coordinator Ben Kotwica is the assistant special teams coach. 

LA Rams: Former LSU offensive coordinator Jake Peetz is joining Sean McVay's staff, Ian Rapoport shares. Peetz and McVay previously worked together with the Redskins in 2014.

Alabama: Nick Saban has heard your retirement rumors and asks, "Retire from what?"

Georgia: Associate head coach / offensive line coach Matt Luke is reportedly stepping down after two seasons.

Houston Texans: Lovie Smith has announced his completed Houston Texans staff. Missing from the release? A defensive coordinator.

North Carolina Wesleyan (D-III): Per source, Justin Clark has joined the staff as the wide receivers coach. Coach Clark has 14 years of Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator experience at the high school level. Clark most recently served as the head coach at North Gaston HS (NC), where he resigned just a few weeks ago.

NFHS: A number of rule changes are coming to the high school level, one of which will finally allow quarterbacks to throw the ball away and another that may impact coaching decisions at the end of each half. More on a few of the more impactful proposals that were approved here.

UVA-Wise (D-II): UVA-Wise is looking to hire a full time defensive assistant coach. Experience with defensive backs or linebackers is preferred. This is a full benefits position. Position includes coaching/meeting with position group, recruitment of assigned recruiting area, and all duties assigned by Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator. Those interested please email head coach Dane Damron at No phone calls please.

SUNY-Morrisville (D-III - NY):  SUNY Morrisville, located in central New York (30 miles southeast of Syracuse), is seeking applicants for a restricted earnings assistant football coach. Resume building opportunities include (but are not limited to): Special Teams Coordinator, Video Coordinator, Position Coach (LB or WR preferred), and your own recruiting area. Salary is $15,000 (10 month contract), plus off-campus housing. Preferred candidates will have 2-3 years of NCAA coaching and recruiting experience, as well as an in-depth knowledge of HUDL. Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred. Start date is as soon as possible. Interested candidates should apply via this link. 

Cincinnati Bengals: Dolphins corners coach Charles Burks is joining the staff in the same capacity, Adam Schefter has shared.

Shorter (D-II - GA): Shorter University has an opening for a LBs or DBs coach (best fit for the staff). This is a full-time position with benefits. Duties include coaching a defensive position, managing your own recruiting area, and other duties as assigned. If interested, please email the following: (1) Statement of Faith, (2) Resume, and (3) Cover Letter to head coach Zach Morrison at  

Temple: FIU graduate assistant Max Rodriguez has joined the staff as a defensive assistant.

Cincinnati: As we've previously shared, graduate assistant Nate Letton's promotion to tight ends coach is now official. 

Minnesota Vikings: Cowboys assistant special teams coordinator Matt Daniels is joining the staff as special teams coordinator, Tom Pelissero shares. 

Wayne State College (D-II - NE): Minnesota State (D-II) offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Collin Prosser has left his post to be the assistant head coach / offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach at Wayne State College, sources tell FootballScoop. Prosser is a Wayne State graduate.

Buffalo Bills: Linebackers coach Bob Babich has decided to retire, according to Aaron Wilson. Wilson adds that a strong candidate to step in for him is safeties coach Bobby Babich, his son.

Columbia (FCS - NY): Columbia University is accepting applications for a Defensive Quality Control position. This position is responsible for various duties related to assisting the defensive staff in self-scout, opponent scout, recruiting organization and other responsibilities as assigned. If interested please apply via this link.

Central Michigan: Former Idaho head coach Paul Petrino is reportedly expected to become Jim McElwain's new offensive coordinator. More on the hire of the veteran play caller with SEC and Big Ten experience here.

Offensive Coordinator Tracker: Nearly half of major college football will have a new offensive coordinator in 2022, with a total of 62 changes to date.

Appalachian State: Central Michigan offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Kevin Barbay has reportedly accepted the offensive coordinator job at App State.

LA Rams: Kentucky offensive coordinator Liam Coen will be the new Rams' coordinator, per a report. More here.

Marshall: Pittsburgh deputy athletic director Christian Spears will be the new athletic director for the Thundering Herd, per multiple reports.

Western Carolina (FCS): Chris Norris, who spent the last five seasons on the Oregon staff as a special teams analyst, is set to be hired as the special teams coordinator at Western Carolina, Matt Zenitz tweets this morning.

New Orleans Saints: Tennessee wide receivers coach Kodi Burns is expected to join the Saints staff, sources tell FootballScoop.

Las Vegas Raiders: Shaun Herock is joining the organization as a personnel advisor. Herock previously worked with the team as director of college scouting from 2012-18 before a stint as the team's interim in his final season.

Hawaii: The University of Hawaii has added Chima Chindah to the staff as a defensive intern, per source. Coach Chindah’s last stop was at Reedley College (JC - CA) in 2019, where he coached the secondary and helped guide the team to a 10-1 season and conference championship.

South Dakota State (FCS): John Stiegelmeier has completed his staff with the additions of Josh Davis (WRs / pass game coordinator), Jesse Bobbit (safeties) and Chris Meyers (TEs). Davis returns to the program he previously coached the receivers at from 2009-15 after spending six seasons as the offensive coordinator at Northwestern College (NAIA - IA), Bobbitt is a former Jackrabbits linebacker who spent the last two seasons as a defensive graduate assistant at Washington State, and Meyers served as the offensive line graduate assistant at Oklahoma State the last few seasons.

Tulane: Favian Upshaw has joined the program as an offensive analyst. Upshaw spent last season as the running backs coach at Georgia Southern.

San Diego State: Dixie State (FCS - UT) defensive coordinator Justin Ena is expected to fill the defensive line coaching opening on the SDSU staff, Bruce Feldman shares. Ena previously served as the defensive coordinator at Utah State and has also coached linebackers at Utah.

Miami: Charlie Strong is back in college football

Franklin Pierce (D-II - NH): Zach McBride, who previously coached the quarterbacks at Western New Mexico (D-II), has joined the program as quarterbacks coach.

Delaware State (FCS): Delaware State is looking to hire a quarterbacks coach. Apply and learn more about the job via this link.

Northern Colorado (FCS): The University of Northern Colorado is accepting applications for an unpaid Football Operations Intern. This position will work directly with the Director of Football Operations to coordinate and support all aspects of the UNC Football program, which include: arranging and coordinating team travel, meals and other team activities; performing administrative responsibilities to support the program on a day to day basis (monitoring budgets, managing the football roster, etc.); interfacing with the Head Coach, Coordinators, Assistant Coaches and all other University personnel regarding football matters and procedures. Interested applications should send an email with a resume to Evaluations for this position will start immediately.

Ottawa University Arizona (NAIA - AZ): Ottawa University Arizona is in search of a game for the upcoming 2022 season. Dates available are August 27, October 15, and October 29. Would prefer to play on Thursday, August 25 if possible. If interested please reach out to Head Coach Mike Nesbitt at

Edward Waters (D-II - FL): Edward Waters University is looking for an FCS or Div 2 opponent to fill open dates either on 9/17 or 10/15 of 2022 schedule. We are willing to travel with guarantee. Would also consider home and home series. If interested please contact Head Coach Toriano Morgan (

Cleveland Browns: Per source, Cal Poly (FCS) corners coach Jeff Anderson has taken a defensive quality control job with Browns. Anderson previously was a graduate assistant at San Jose state and Northern Colorado (FCS).

Kansas: Oscar Rodriguez Jr., who spent the last three seasons on the defensive staff at Akron including the last three games as the interim head coach of the Zips, is expected to join Lance Leipold's staff as a defensive analyst.

Minnesota Vikings: Rams passing game coordinator Wes Phillips will be the Vikings new offensive coordinator, Ian Rapoport shares.

LA Rams: After having some options this off season, the Rams are expecting assistant head coach / running backs coach Thomas Brown to return to the staff as will assistant quarterbacks coach Zac Robinson with a "better title" Ian Rapoport shares. 

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology (JC - PA): Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Lancaster, PA is seeking 2 football coaches (a defensive and an offensive position coach). If interested, for details, please contact Coach Dennis Iezzi at



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