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The Scoop - Monday January 20, 2020

Monday January 20, 2020


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Cleveland Browns: The Browns are expected to hire Bill Callahan to coach the offensive line, according to Tom Pelissero. Callahan spent the last three seasons as assistant head coach and offensive line coach for the Redskins and stepped in as the interim head coach following the dismissal of Jay Gruden, going 3-8 to close out the year.

LSU: Sources tell FootballScoop Bo Pelini is a strong candidate for the defensive coordinator position at LSU.

Cleveland Browns: Running backs coach Stump Mitchell is expected to be retained by new head coach Kevin Stefanski, Mary Kay Cabot tweets.

West Virginia State (D-II): Source tells FootballScoop that Ryan Garrett is joining the staff as wide receivers coach. Garrett previously served as an offensive graduate assistant at Ole Miss.

Ohio State: Kerry Coombs has been announced as defensive coordinator.

Tennessee Titans: Defensive coordinator Dean Pees has announced his retirement. Pees has coached in the NFL since 2004 with the Patriots, Ravens and Titans and served as the head coach at Kent State from 1998-2003.

Texas A&M: TJ Rushing is leaving Florida State to coach the Aggies' defensive backs, sources tell FootballScoop. TexAgs first reported the news.

Highland CC (JC - KS): Highland CC is looking to fill an open entry level offensive skill coaching position (WRs, RBs, and / or TEs / H-backs). Compensation includes room, meals, and 10,000. College playing and/or coaching experience is favorable. Knowledge of Hudl and video editing experience is a plus. Must have degree. Please send resume and list of references by email to No phone calls please

UT Martin (FCS): UT Martin is looking to a hire a graduate assistant quarterbacks coach. The assistant coach will be responsible for coaching their own position group as well as area recruiting and other duties assigned by the head coach. Please send a resume with references to Director of Player Personnel Jenna King at

Valley City State (NAIA - ND):Valley City State University is looking for a home game for 2020 schedule. Date possibilities include September 5 or September 12. Willing to do a home and away but 2020 must be in Valley City. Will consider NAIA, DIII, and DII schools. Please contact head coach at

Ole Miss: Source tells FootballScoop that assistant director of player personnel Brennon Chapman has resigned to pursue other opportunities. Chapman had been with the program in that role since 2012.

Army: Quarterbacks coach Mitch Ware has announced his retirement. Ware spent the past decade alongside head coach Jeff Monken at Georgia Southern and Army.

UC Davis (FCS - CA): Matt Coombs has been formally announced as the team's defensive coordinator. Coombs most recently served as a defensive analyst at Oregon and prior to that was a defensive quality control coach at Boise State.

LSU: Ed Orgeron explains the simple, everyday decisions LSU players made that helped propel them to the national title.

Ohio State: Titans secondary coach Kerry Coombs is coming back to Columbus in a coordinator role as well as secondary coach, Austin Ward tweets. More here.

Ole Miss: Samford running backs coach Michael Nysewander (a former tight end at Alabama) is joining the Ole Miss staff in an off the field role sources tell FootballScoop. Matt Zenitz was first to report the move.

Baylor: Dave Aranda signed a 6-year contract at Baylor. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Iowa: Kirk Ferentz shared today that he expects all of his assistants to return in 2020.

Grand Valley State (D-II - MI): Morris Berger has joined the staff as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach after one season as the tight ends coach at Texas State. Also, the program has announced that Matt Vitzthum, who coached the quarterbacks last season, is adding the associate head coach title and will now coach the receivers.

New York Giants: Dave DeGuglielmo will interview for the offensive line job on Joe Judge's staff, Dan Graziano tweets. DeGuglielmo worked for the Patriots from 2014-15 before spending a year each with the Chargers, Dolphins (2017 and 2019), and Colts.

Carolina Panthers: Phil Snow, who had been Matt Rhule's defensive coordinator at both Baylor and Temple, has been officially announced as defensive coordinator.

Alabama: Alabama defensive line coach Brian Baker is expected to move off the field and Ole Miss DL coach Freddie Roach is Nick Saban's target source tells FootballScoop. Matt Zenitz was first to report the news.

Southern Miss: Source tells FootballScoop Jay Hopson is hiring Tony Pecoraro, again. Pecoraro previously served as Hopson's defensive coordinator at Alcorn State and Southern Miss before leaving to become defensive coordinator at FAU for Lane Kiffin. This past season Pecoraro served as senior defensive analyst at Kansas.

West Virginia: Trey Neyer is joining the staff as defensive recruiting coordinator, according to 247. Neyer previously served as the director of player personnel at Miami (OH). Prior to that role, he served as an offensive graduate assistant working with the running backs and also spent four season as a student manager at Alabama.

Cincinnati Bengals: The team has formally announced the additions of Al Golden (LBs) and Steve Jackson (Corners / Secondary) and also shared that special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons is adding assistant head coach to his title. Golden spent the past four years with the Lions, working first with tight ends before moving to linebackers.

Carolina Panthers: Baylor defensive line coach Frank Okam is leaving to join Matt Rhule's staff in Carolina as assistant defensive line coach, David Smoak tweets. Smoak adds that Okam also interviewed at Texas before deciding to join the Panthers.

LSU: Corners coach Corey Raymond has agreed to a three year extension, at an average of about $600,000 per year Jimmy Smith is reporting.

Cleveland Browns: The Browns could hire Vikings assistant GM George Paton as their GM in the next few days, according to Mary Kay Cabot.

USC: Todd Orlando, who served as defensive coordinator at Texas the past few seasons (and had recently accepted a position at Texas Tech) is expected to be the new defensive coordinator at USC multiple outlets are reporting.

USC: Offensive coordinator Graham Harrell is not expected to leave USC Bruce Feldman shared in a tweet.

Southern Miss: With Buster Faulkner off to Georgia, source tells FootballScoop Jay Hopson is considering hiring from outside the program. The search is on...

Georgia: Southern Miss offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Buster Faulkner is joining Kirby Smart's staff, Seth Emerson tweets. We can confirm that Faulkner is joining Kirby's staff.

Cleveland Browns: The Browns have interest in either 49ers passing game coordinator Mike LaFleur or run game coordinator Mike McDaniel to come in as offensive coordinator, but official requests may not go out because both are under contract and are unlikely to be allowed to go to Cleveland, Ian Rapoport shares.

Dodge City (CC - KS): Dodge City Community College, is looking to fill a FULL TIME Offensive Line / Run Game Coordinator job. Pay is $34,000. Please send a resume with references to Head Football Coach, Ricky Coon: if interested.

Carolina Panthers: Samir Suleiman, who worked as the football administration coordinator with the Steelers, is being hired as the Panthers capologist, per a report from Ed Bouchette.

Houston Texans: John McClain tweets that more changes are coming to the personnel department and coaching staff following the recent dismissals of cap expert and contract negotiator Chris Olsen and outside linebackers coach John Pagano.

Cleveland Browns: Former Dolphins offensive coordinator Chad O'Shea is joining the staff as receivers coach and passing game coordinator, Ian Rapoport shares and adds that former Broncos offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello will interview for a role on the staff this week (possibly as quarterbacks coach).

Philadelphia Eagles: Ian Rapoport reports that Chiefs quarterbacks coach Mike Kafka is expected to receive an interview request for the Eagles vacant offensive coordinator job. Rap adds that it's possible that Andy Reid may block Kafka from interviewing and offer a promotion because the role with the Eagles wouldn't come with play calling responsibilities under Doug Pederson.

Houston Texans: Longtime assistant and defensive coordinator Romeo Crennell isn't expected to return in that role, per multiple reports. Adam Schefter adds that defensive line coach Anthony Weaver will be promoted to defensive coordinator.

Edinboro (D-II - PA): Jake Nulph has been hired as the program's new head coach. Nulph coached the defensive backs and served as special teams coordinator at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (D-II) this past year.

Ole Miss: Lane Kiffin and Ole Miss have completed their staff. Here's the Ole Miss Staff Tracker (2019-20).

Illinois College (D-III - IL): Illinois College, a private co-ed liberal arts college in Jacksonville, Illinois, is seeking applications for a restricted earnings coach. This coach will serve as the football S&C Coordinator and coach a position that best fits the staff. The position is a 10 month, $7,000, no housing or benefits included, however an inexpensive housing option is available. Candidates must have a CSCS certification and a bachelor's degree is required. Please submit a letter of application, resume and three references to (subject line = Football Assistant) Illinois College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women.

Galo Roosters (Brazil): All positions on the Galo Roosters Coaching staff have been filled. Head coach Marcus Herford has hired coach John Harper (DC/DL), Joshua Dirmann (STC/WR), Adam Thomas (RBs), Gabriel Martinez (OL), Andre Evans (DBs), Reagan Roberts (QBs) and defensive coordinator Joaquin Juarez ll has be reassigned to linebackers coach.

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