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The Scoop - Monday January 25, 2021

Monday January 25, 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.

NFL Updates: See a running ticker of the latest news and hires on the following NFL jobs that came open this off season.

Chargers | Falcons | Eagles | Jaguars | Jets | Lions | Texans

North Texas: Mike Bloesch will take over as the Mean Green's offensive coordinator (Seth Littrell held that post last season) and Jim Gush will come aboard as linebackers coach, according to Brett Vito of the Denton Record-Chronicle. With Gush joining the staff, Galen Scott will not return as linebackers coach; the Mean Green will have a completely new defensive staff in 2021.

Arizona State: Chris Claiborne will be ASU's linebackers coach, according to Sun Devil Source. Claiborne spent 2020 as a quality control at USC and won the Butkus Award as a Trojan linebacker in 1998.

Detroit Lions: Aubrey Pleasant will be the Lions' defensive backs coach/pass game coordinator, tweets NFL Network's Steve Wyche. He was most recently the Rams' defensive backs coach.

Carolina Panthers: The Panthers have hired Garret McGuire as a coaching assistant. McGuire is the son of Baylor associate head coach Joey McGuire.

San Francisco 49ers: Virginia Tech co-defensive line coach Darryl Tapp has been hired as the Niners' assistant D-line coach. Tapp played 12 seasons in the league and worked as a QC at Central Michigan and Vanderbilt following his 2017 retirement.

Chicago Bears: Henry Burris has been hired as an offensive quality control. Burris played for the Bears in 2002 and quarterbacked three teams to Grey Cup titles, winning MVP twice.

Boise State: As FootballScoop first reported on Friday, Kane Ioane has now been announced as co-defensive coordinator / safeties coach.

Utah State: Why Gary Andersen forfeit his $2.7 million buyout.

Michigan: Ron Bellamy, the former head coach at West Bloomfield HS (MI), has been announced as wide receivers coach. The school has also announced that the program has reached agreement on contract extensions with Jay Harbaugh and Sherrone Moore. Jay Harbaugh will coach the tight ends and continue to coordinate the special teams units, while Moore will shift over and coach the offensive line and assume duties as co-offensive coordinator while Jim Harbaugh will work with the quarterbacks.

LSU: Ed Orgeron reportedly has his new defensive coordinator.

Louisiana-Monroe: Mike DiAngelo is joining the staff as tight ends coach Bruce Feldman tweets. DiAngelo served as an offensive analyst at Illinois this past season.

Charlotte: Former Texas offensive line coach Herb Hand has accepted the same role at Charlotte for Will Healy sources tell FootballScoop. Pete Thamel first tweeted the news.

South Carolina: Joe Bowen has accepted a role with the defensive staff at South Carolina, working with Linebackers. Bowen previously worked in GA and Analyst roles with LBs and DBs at Florida State, Michigan State, & Miami of Ohio.

Arizona Cardinals: Offensive line coach Sean Kugler has added the title of run game coordinator, Cam Turner has been announced as quarterbacks coach and Shawn Jefferson (who spent last season with the Jets as assistant head coach / wide receivers coach) has been hired to serve as wide receivers coach.

Madden: John Madden believes NFL staffs should have good, young video game players on staff. Here's why.


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Carolina Panthers: Matt Rhule has officially added Sean Ryan (quarterbacks coach) and Tony Sparano Jr. (assistant offensive line) and the team has also announced that defensive line coach Mike Phair will not return next season. The team has also announced that offensive coordinator Joe Brady and linebackers coach Mike Siravo will not be at the Senior Bowl "due to reasons related to COVID-19."

Alabama: The Tide have formally announced the addition of Doug Marrone as offensive line coach.

Ball State: Outside linebackers coach Cory Connolly has added the title of recruiting coordinator.

Florida: Jules Montinar has been announced as corners coach / recruiting coordinator. He spent last season in the same role on Jeff Scott's staff at USF.

Houston Texans: The team is setting up second interviews with Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier and Ravens assistant head coach David Culley for their head coaching job.

FootballScoop Coaches of the Year:Please join us and AstroTurf in congratulating our 2020 FootballScoop Coach of the Year finalists - Defense & Special Teams.

Oregon: Co-defensive coordinator / safeties coach Keith Heyward is leaving the program after four seasons to pursue another opportunity. Adam Rittenberg shares that opportunity is at Cal, where he will fill the opening vacated by Tim DeRuyter. We can confirm the move.

Pittsburgh Steelers: Jeremy Fowler tweets that the organization is finalizing a deal with Matt Canada to be their new offensive coordinator.

USC: Clay McGuire has officially joined the staff as offensive line coach.

Purdue: The addition of Ron English is now official. He will coach the corners.

East Carolina: Tim Daoust has been officially added to the staff as OLBs / DEs / special teams coordinator.

Pittsburgh: The Steelers are hiring Chargers tight ends coach Alfredo Roberts in the same capacity.

Coaching decisions: Best & Worst coaching decisions from the weekend - via EdjVarsity

Akron: Head coach Tom Arth was a target to join his former defensive coordinator Brandon Staley, who just landed the Chargers head coaching job, and appears to have made his decision...

Auburn: Boise State director of recruiting Darren Uscher has joined the Auburn staff in the same capacity.

Coastal Carolina: Per source, Shuler Bentley has accepted an offensive analyst job on the staff. Bentley previously served as an offensive graduate assistant Troy.

Eastern New Mexico (D-II): Eastern New Mexico University is now accepting applicants for a graduate assistant coaching for an offensive skill positition. Compensation includes $8500. Job duties include coaching a position, recruiting area, and being proficient in HUDL. Additional duties within the HPE department may be assigned as well. Qualified candidates must apply and gain admittance into Eastern New Mexico Graduate School. Minimum requirements are a 3.o GPA. Email resumes to Assistant Head Coach Andrew McCraw at Apply via this link. Select graduate assistant for 2020/2021 school year. To apply to graduate school see this link.

Detroit Lions: The Lions are hiring Duce Staley from Philly as the new assistant head coach / running backs per Tom Pelissero.

Lincoln (D-II - MO): Lincoln University is looking to fill two Full-time positions for defensive line and quarterbacks. Applicants must have excellent leadership skills, ability to multi-task, successful experience in multi-dimensional D-2 year-round recruiting management, recruiting graphics, and football operations. The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, at least 5 years of successful coaching that position, a strong work ethic, interpersonal skills, digital skills, including multi-dimensional social media experience. Candidates are encouraged to apply using this link. No phone calls please.

FootballScoop Coaches of the Year:Please join us and AstroTurf in congratulating our 2020 FootballScoop Coach of the Year finalists - Offense.

Impact of no high school football: A coaching community has collected some alarming data on a small sampling size where state leaders decided on no fall football.

Dayton (FCS - OH): The receivers position at Dayton is open. This is a restricted earnings 9.5 month position with benefits (technically listed as an "intern"). Hit this link to apply.

Indianapolis Colts: The Colts have agreed to terms with quarterbacks coach Marcus Brady as their new offensive coordinator, Ian Rapoport tweets.

Louisville: As we previously reported last week, Louisville has now announced the appointments of De'Rail Sims (RBs) and Pete Thomas (QBs).

Auburn: Bodie Reeder, who spent last season as the offensive coordinator at Utah State and was the offensive play caller at North Texas prior to that, has joined the Auburn staff as an analyst.

Atlanta Falcons:

I've heard new Falcons GM Terry Fontenot would like to bring Saints VP of Football Administration Khai Harley w/him to Atlanta in some capacity, but the Saints are working to keep him. Harley has played a key role in helping to negotiate contracts & manage the Saints' salary cap.

— Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) January 25, 2021

" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Jeff Duncan tweets that Terry Fontenot would like to bring Saints VP of football administration Khai Harley with him to Atlanta, but the Saints are making a push to keep him.

Maryville (D-III - TN): Centre College (D-III - KY) offensive coordinator Ben Fox will be the new head coach at Maryville.

LSU: Vikings defensive backs coach Daronte Jones is meeting with Ed Orgeron today in Baton Rouge source tells FootballScoop. LSU could have themselves a new defensive coordinator by the end of the day....

New York Jets: Special teams coordinator Brant Boyer is being retained as special teams coordinator, per Tom Pelissero.

Philadelphia Eagles: Shane Steichen is the choice for the team's offensive coordinator job, per multiple reports. Steichen previously served as the offensive coordinator for the Chargers.

Judson (NAIA - IL): Per source, Western Michigan analyst Ameer Ismail is joining the program as defensive coordinator. Ismail previously coached the outside linebackers at Albion (D-III - MI) and also spent time in the Arena League as the head coach of the Iowa Barnstormers (AFL).

LA Chargers: A tweet late last night from Albert Breer shares that Broncos defensive backs coach Renaldo Hill is being hired as the team's new defensive coordinator. Also, Adam Schefter tweets that Saints quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi "is tracking" to become the team's new offensive coordinator.

Missouri: Former Auburn head strength coach Ryan Russel is expected to have a role on Eli Drinkwitz's staff, Matt Zenitz tweets. Russell was the head strength coach Gus Malzahn at Auburn the past eight seasons.

Tennessee: Sources tell FootballScoop Danny White is seeking to move fast, vetting Tony Elliott, a Big Ten head coach and more…

Vanderbilt: Vanderbilt is making an interesting hire at offensive coordinator.

Central Michigan: Offensive coordinator Charlie Frye is heading to the NFL...

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

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