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The Scoop - Monday February 7, 2022

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


Maryland: Mike Locksley is adding former Alabama player Wes Neighbors to Terps' staff, sources tell FootballScoop.

Miami: Georgia secondary coach Jahmile Addae has agreed to a two-year deal to become the new secondary coach at The U, multiple outlets are reporting.

Detroit Lions: Tight ends coach Ben Johnson is being promoted to offensive coordinator, Tom Pelissero shares. He replaces Anthony Lynn, who parted ways with the team at the end of the season after being stripped of play calling duties partway through the year.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Former Chargers head coach Mike McCoy is joining the staff as quarterbacks coach, per Tom Pelissero.

Houston Texans: The Texans have announced Lovie Smith as head coach and announced Pep Hamilton has been promoted to offensive coordinator and they are retaining Frank Ross as special teams coordinator. Continuity, exactly what the franchise needed. 

Buffalo Bills: Aaron Kromer is set to join the staff as offensive line coach. 

New Orleans: The Saints are promoting Dennis Allen to head coach per Adam Schefter. 

Las Vegas: The Raiders are hiring former Broncos special teams coordinator Tom McMahon in the same role Mike Klis is reporting. 

Youngstown State (FCS - OH): In addition to hiring Jahmal Brown as defensive coordinator, YSU has also added John Haneline as linebackers coach. Haneline coached defensive line at Western Illinois the past three seasons. 

Ellsworth CC (JC - IA): Ellsworth CC is looking to hire an Offensive Line Coach, Running Backs Coach and Defensive Line Coach. This would be a stipend position with free housing and meals. Looking for the best candidates but all responsibilities will include; coaching a position and having their own recruiting areas. Please send your resume and references to with the position you are applying for in the subject line. The position would begin ASAP. 

Oklahoma State: Despite significant pay cut in leaving Auburn, Derek Mason to become Oklahoma State's top-paid assistant.

Southeastern (NAIA - FL): Southeastern University is looking for an NAIA opponent to play a neutral site game on September 3, 2022 at Reinhardt University in Waleska, GA. Contact Athletic Director, Drew Watson if interested at

UW-Platteville (D-III): UW-Platteville is looking for a home game either Week 3 or Week 4 for the 2022 season. Will return in 2023. If you are interested, please email Head Coach Ryan Munz at

Nebraska: Scott Frost snags Vince Guinta from Baylor for a senior-level role on his staff in Lincoln.

Joe Burrow: Joe Burrow's advice to young athletes, "Work in silence.

Miami: Mario Cristobal is targeting Georgia defensive backs coach Jahmile Addae to join his staff, tweets Bruce Feldman. 

Baltimore Ravens: Zachary Orr will be the Ravens' new linebackers coach, per Clarence Hill, Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Orr played for the Ravens from 2014-16 before a spinal condition cut his career short. He spent 2017-20 with the club as a defensive assistant before coaching outside linebackers for the Jaguars in 2021. 

Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL): Northwood (D-II - MI) defensive backs coach Jykine Bradley has accepted the defensive backs job with the Ti-Cats, sources tell FootballScoop.

Dallas Cowboys: The team is expected to hire former Texans receivers coach Robert Prince, Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network shares.

Houston Texans: Lovie Smith is reportedly finalizing a deal to be the new head coach of the Texans.

Northwestern State (FCS - LA): Per source, the offensive staff at Northwestern State is expected to consist of Cody Crill (OC), Kyle Washington (QBs), Beau Blair (OL), Joey Fitzgerald (outside receivers), and Manny Harris (inside receivers). 

Hawaii: University of Hawaii is looking for an Operations / Recruiting Intern. Responsibilities include assisting the Head Coach and Chief of Staff with day to day operations and recruiting tasks. This is an unpaid position and does not provide any benefits. Interested applicants need to send references, cover letter, and a resume to . No phone calls.

Louisiana Tech: Per source, Sonny Cumbie has added some key off-the-field positions to his staff. Cody Moore is coming from Army to be the director of recruiting, assistant receivers coach Teddy Veal is moving to offensive analyst, Stephen F. Austin defensive analyst Myles Carelock is the new defensive analyst, and Johnathan Brantley has joined the program as a special teams analyst. 

Atlanta Falcons: The team and veteran staffer Steve Sabo are mutually parting ways. Sabo most recently served as director of pro personnel.

Marshall: The team is expected to finalize the hirings of Jovon Bouknight (WRs) and Chevis Jackson (DBs) by the end of the week, Adam Rittenberg shares.

Auburn: As speculation about the job security of Bryan Harsin continues, Auburn has decided to release a statement regarding the football program. 

Indiana: Craig Johnson is expected to join the staff as running backs coach / associate head coach Adam Rittenberg has shared. Johnson most recently served as an analyst at Maryland, but has also coached running backs in the NFL with the Vikings, Titans and Giants. Bruce Feldman has now come behind and reported the same. 

Wake Forest: Glenn Spencer has joined the staff as linebackers coach and Greg Jones, who coached the linebackers last year, is moving to a defensive analyst role. Spencer previously served as defensive coordinator at USF, FAU, Charlotte and Oklahoma State. 

Tabor (NAIA - KS): Tabor College is looking for applicants for a Graduate Assistant Position. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and meet the requirements for admission to Tabor’s Graduate School. Tabor College is a Christian organization and requires all potential employees to communicate a clear commitment to being a follower of Jesus. You will be responsible for working with the head coach in all aspects of developing a competitive NAIA program with some assignments for athletic administration. Benefits include $3,500 stipend, tuition, books and fee waiver, one meal per day Monday through Friday. Living expenses are the responsibility of the successful candidate. Please send cover letter, resume, and references to

Youngstown State (FCS - OH): Youngstown State is losing its defensive coordinator to a Power 5 job and replacing him with a Division II coordinator. Details here.

Tiffin (D-II): Tiffin University is looking to fill multiple positions available as Student Assistant Coach / Intern. The ideal candidates are high school seniors or current college students who want to become High School or College coaches for a career. The goal of the program is to develop coaches in all areas of a football program over their career at Tiffin. Candidates will work in conjunction with a full time staff member and assist in coaching a position group. In addition, over their career at Tiffin each position will assist in the weight room, assist with on campus recruiting, assist with filming practice, film editing/breakdown (HUDL), assist with maintenance and care of equipment, photo editing/graphics, as well as other duties assigned by the head football coach. The position is a non-paid position, but there is potential scholarship money available. Applicants must meet all requirements for admissions into school. Review of applicants will begin immediately. To apply, e-mail cover letter, resume, and references to Blaise Holzer at

Gannon (D-II - PA): Gannon University has an immediate opening for a restricted earnings offensive coaches, preferably tight ends or running backs. The position is a 10-month stipend position ($12,000), no housing, no meals, and no benefits. Primary responsibilities include assisting the head coach in all phases of the football program. Other responsibilities include coaching a position, film breakdown, recruiting. This is an entry level position. College playing experience and/or previous coaching experience is preferred. If interested follow the link to apply here. Please email cover letter, resume, and references to Blake Stone at if interested.

Holy Cross (FCS - MA): Dean Kennedy, who spent last season in a quality control role at Florida, has accepted the quarterbacks job.

Muskingum (D-III - OH): Muskingum has two graduate assistant positions available. Please email head coach Erik Ieuter at with your cover letter & resume. 

Texas State: Changes are reportedly coming on the offensive side of the ball for Jake Spavital's staff heading into a critical fourth year.

Green Bay Packers: The Packers are expected to hire former Raiders interim coach and special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia as their new special teams coach, Ian Rapoport shares.

Houston Texans: Mike Garafolo shares that Josh McCown, who seemed to be the Texans top head coaching candidate for a good chunk of their search, could join Lovie Smith’s coaching staff and adds that offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton is expected to stick around.

Texas: Texas is reportedly working to hire David Cutcliffe to an off-field position. Details here.

Chicago Bears: The team has announced the addition of Jim Dray as tight ends coach. Dray spent eight seasons as a tight end in the NFL and spent the past three seasons as an offensive quality control assistant with the Browns and Cardinals. 

South Carolina: Jody Wright is expected to join the staff as tight ends coach, sources share with FootballScoop. Wright won the FootballScoop Player Personnel Director of the Year award in 2016 for his work at Alabama and spent the last two season on staff with the Giants as an offensive assistant and was with the Cleveland Browns before that. Matt Zenitz first reported the move. 

Florida State: FSU has announced several off the field additions to the staff: Darrick Yray (general manager of personnel), Gabe Fertitta (senior offensive analyst) and Greg Moss (defensive analyst). Yray most recently served as director of player personnel at Oregon State. Fertitta, the former head coach at Catholic High (Baton Rouge, LA), was on staff at Louisville and Moss was defensive backs coach at Charleston Southern. 

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Riverside City College (JC - CA): Riverside City College has an immediate position open for a Linebackers or Defensive Line Coach. Seeking a well qualified coach with significant experience coaching in competitive levels. The ideal candidate will have the ability to teach excellent technique and fundamentals, have a strong recruiting background with experience recruiting the inland empire, possess the ability to support diverse groups and make a year round commitment to executing seasonal responsibilities related to a year round football program. This is a stipend with possible adjunct teaching position. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, professional resume’ and reference page to associate head coach James Kuk at

FAU: Pete Thamel tweets that FAU is expected to hire former Georgia Southern head coach Chad Lunsford as assistant working with the tight ends.

Eastern Illinois (FCS): Per source, Clay Bignell has joined the staff as safeties coach / defensive pass game coordinator. Bignell spent last season as a defensive analyst at Vanderbilt.

Maryland: Mike Locksley is expected to add FAU inside linebackers coach Lance Thompson to the staff, Pete Thamel tweets. Thompson has coached at Alabama three different times and also has stops at Auburn, Georgia Tech, LSU, Tennessee and UCF. 

Catawba  (D-II - NC): Catawba College is currently accepting resumes for an experienced Offensive Line Coach. This position will work closely with HC and Offensive Staff. Duties will include on-field coaching, game plan development, off campus recruiting and player evaluations. The successful candidate must be a strong recruiter with strong interpersonal skills. Please send resume, cover letter and references to

Josh Gattis: The text the former Michigan offensive coordinator sent to his players sheds light on why he took the Miami job.

Houston Texans: The Texans have had talks with associate head coach / defensive coordinator Lovie Smith about their head coaching job, per multiple reports. Tom Pelissero shares 

UMass: Per source, Randall Jette is joining Don Brown's staff as a defensive analyst. Jette, a former all-conference defensive back at UMass, was recently promoted to corners coach at Howard. 

Keiser (NAIA - FL): Keiser University (West Palm Beach, FL) has an immediate opening for a restricted earnings Defensive Coach, preferably Linebackers or Defensive Line. The position is a stipend position, no housing, no meals. Primary responsibilities include assisting the head coach in all phases of the football program. Other responsibilities include coaching a position, film breakdown, recruiting, graphic design and data entry. The candidate should possess exceptional organization and communication skills, as well as the ability to motivate and hold players to a high standard of excellence. This is an entry level position. College playing experience and/or previous coaching experience is preferred. Please email cover letter, resume, and references to Robbie Owens at if interested. PLEASE ONLY SERIOUS APPLICANTS! Review of applicants will begin immediately with an immediate start date thereafter.

Virginia Tech: Dyrell Roberts, who served as the wide receivers coach / passing game coordinator at Western Illinois last season, is joining the Hokies program as an offensive analyst.