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The Scoop - Monday February 8, 2021

Monday February 8, 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.

Former Wesleyan University head coach Donald M. Russell has passed away at age 93. Please join us in praying for his family. Russell was named the program's head coach back in 1964 and took over as athletic director for the school in 1968.

Tennessee: Sources tell FootballScoop Tennessee continues to pursue Al Washington, Heupel adds another hire.

Oregon: Sources tell FootballScoop Charlotte tight ends coach Cody Woodiel is expected to join Mario Cristobal's staff as recruiting coordinator. A few days ago The Athletic reported Woodiel would be joining Louisville's staff.

Nebraska: Former LSU safeties coach Bill Busch is joining Scott Frost's staff as a defensive analyst. Keanon Lowe is joining the staff as an offensive analsyt. Nebraska also announced the hire of Marcus Castro-Walker.

Duke: Sources tell FootballScoop that Eastern Illinois (FCS) defensive line coach Justin Manning is returning to Duke to serve as special assistant to the head coach. Manning previously served as a football operations assistant with the program.

Eastern Illinois (FCS): Adam Morris has joined EIU as the defensive line coach, per source. Morris most recently served at the offensive coordinator / offensive line coach at DePauw (D-III - IN). A former Ball State defensive lineman, Morris was the head coach at Hamilton Southeastern HS (IN) before going to DePauw.

Iowa State: Matt Campbell has agreed to an extension through 2028 the program has announced. Significant new money for his staff.

Montana State (FCS): Montana State is set to hire a Group of 5 coordinator with FCS championship rings as their next head coach. Details here.

Louisiana: ULL is set to hire Florida Atlantic offensive line coach Jeff Norrid to the same post, tweets SI's Ross Dellenger. Rob Sale, the Cajuns' offensive coordinator and O-line coach, left earlier today to take the same job with the New York Giants.

Ball State: Ball State has hired Vic Hall to its staff as cornerbacks coach, sources tell FootballScoop. The former Virginia and Arena League player comes to Muncie after recently coaching defensive backs at Hampton and Howard.

Chicago Bears: The Bears have announced the promotion of John DeFilippo from quarterbacks to pass game coordinator / quarterbacks.

Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens are hiring Charleston Southern defensive line coach Jason Brooks as assistant defensive line coach. Charleston Southern plans to promote defensive grad assistant Jacob Reithemeyer to fill the defensive line position.

Colgate (FCS – NY): With offensive line coach Jason Houghtaling headed to the Tennessee Titans, sources tell FootballScoop Colgate plans to cover the position with the current staff for the upcoming Spring FCS season, and will re-evaluate the need after.

Lone Star Coaching Clinic: Virtual format this year, February 12-14, the Lone Star Clinic is one of the best. Speakers have two hours each, followed by Q&A with the audience. Have a look at this schedule!

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South Carolina: Shane Beamer has announced five analysts to his staff. Nick Coleman and Lonnie Teasley will work with the offense, and Shaq Wilson, Ahmad Smith and Stanton Weber will work with the defense.

Wisconsin: Wisconsin has named Shaun Snee its director of football strength and conditioning. He replaces Ross Kolodziej, who was promoted to defensive line coach.

Indiana: Sources tell FootballScoop Tom Allen is planning to hire Deland McCullough from the Chiefs.

Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles are hiring Jemal Singleton as running backs coach Matt Jones has shared. Singleton coached with the Bengals last season and had recently joined the Kentucky staff as running backs coach.

Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike Sullivan has been named quarterbacks coach, Chris Morgan assistant offensive line coach, and Matt Tomsho a quality control coach. Sullivan takes the place of Matt Canada, who was promoted to offensive coordinator.

Cleveland Browns: Ben Bloom has been promoted to defensive run game coordinator. He joined the staff as senior defensive assistant last year.

Hobart (D-III – NY): Hobart College is seeking applicants for the position of Defensive Coordinator. This is a full time, 10 month position with full time benefits. Responsibilities include coordinating the defense, recruiting, practice and game planning, video breakdown, student-athlete development, academic support, and other duties assigned by the head coach. Bachelor’s degree required. Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references by email to No phone calls please.

Vanderbilt: Earl Bennett has been announced as the director of player development and Kaelene Curry, who has spent the past six years as a mental performance coach, speaker and consultant, has been added as director of mental performance.

Bemidji State (D-II - MN): Bemidji State University, an NCAA Division II school and member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, is seeking an offensive assistant coach, working with the running backs. The successful candidate will have previous experience coaching, preferred, candidates will have experience coaching running backs. This is an adjunct position, with a $10,000 stipend. Interested applicants can email with resume and references. Review of applicants will begin immediately. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Louisville: As we shared last week, former Auburn offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. has formally been named offensive line coach.

Arkansas-Monticello (D-II): The University of Arkansas Monticello is looking for a wide receiver graduate assistant / restricted earnings coach. Please send resumes to Coach Jackson at and Coach Lusby at .

Tennessee: The Vols and Josh Heupel are bolstering their recruiting staff with a hire from the PAC-12, sources tell FootballScoop.

Iowa Wesleyan (NAIA): Iowa Wesleyan University is seeking a highly motivated applicant for an open Offensive Graduate Assistant Position. This is a 2 year commitment with an Immediate start date. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree with an undergraduate GPA of 2.9 or higher. This position comes with a full tuition waiver, housing and a meal plan with potential for a stipend. Interested applicants should email a resume, three professional references and transcript to Head Coach MD Daniels at

Dayton (FCS - OH): The University of Dayton is seeking applicants for the position of Coordinator of Football Operations and Recruiting. This coordinator assists the football staff with day-to-day operations of the program. Core responsibilities include: day to day communication with players and staff, coordinating team travel (which includes securing hotel and travel reservations, arranging meals and meeting spaces), manage student video staff, duties as recruiting coordinator, assist with coordination of activities associated with sports camps, clinics and team events, and daily administrative duties as assigned by Head Coach. UD Athletics employees are expected to comply with all laws, policies, rules and regulations governing the University, the NCAA, the Atlantic 10 Conference and the Pioneer Football League. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a commitment to the highest ideals of leadership, sportsmanship and academics. This is a full time, 10.5 month position with full benefits. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. To apply, go to this link. Job #498490. Deadline for applications is February 19, 2021.

UCF: The AD search is focused on Arkansas State athletic director Terry Mohajir, according to a report.

New York Giants: Louisiana offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Rob Sale is joining the staff as offensive line coach, sources tell FootballScoop.

Washington State: Nick Rolovich has added every coach's favorite viral TikTok star to his staff. Details here.

FootballScoop Coach of the Year: Please join us in congratulating Louisiana's Rob Sale and the late DJ Looney as our 2020 FootballScoop Offensive Line Coaches of the Year.

Washington State: Sources tell FootballScoop that Hawaii director of on-campus recruiting Johs Omura has joined the Washington State staff as director of transfer recruiting.

Quincy (D-II - IL): Quincy is looking for a full time defensive assistant working with either defensive line or the secondary. Interested parties should email cover letter, resume and references to defensive coordinator Sean Kelly at Please no phone calls.

Webber International (NAIA - FL):Webber International University in Babson Park, FL is currently hiring an offensive line coach. The full time position comes with full benefits but no housing and no meals. Interested applicants should email their resume to the Offensive Coordinator, DJ Croley, at Absolutely no phone calls from applicants or references until requested.

Minnesota Vikings: Quarterbacks coach Klint Kubiak is being promoted to offensive coordinator, Tom Pelissero tweets. Klint will take over the play calling duties from his father, Gary, who recently announced his retirement.

Tennessee: Josh Heupel is adding Kodi Burns to the staff sources tell FootballScoop.

Houston Texans: Former Michigan quarterbacks coach Ben McDaniels is joining the organization as an offensive assistant / assistant quarterbacks coach, Aaron Wilson tweets.

Tennessee: Josh Heupel’s search for his new defensive coordinator has taken him to Ohio State. However, sources tell FootballScoop Ryan Day and Gene Smith have made their appeal for Washington to remain in Columbus. The update.... 

Kansas City Chiefs: Improbably set to return to Kansas City in 2021, Eric Bieniemy will first need a new contract.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (D-II):Indiana University of Pennsylvania is looking for a game on September 4, 2021. Open to multiple options including home-and-home with first year on the road. If interested, please contact Head Coach Paul Tortorella at

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

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