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The Scoop - Monday January 31, 2022

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Minnesota Vikings: The team plans to fly Jim Harbaugh in for an in-person interview on Wednesday, Tom Pelissero tweets. He also adds that 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans has declined a second interview opportunity with the Vikings. 

Notre Dame: Indiana running backs coach / associate head coach  Deland McCullough is expected to be the new running backs coach at Notre Dame, sources confirm to FootballScoop. Bruce Feldman has shared the same.

Auburn: Steven Ruzic has been named director of player personnel at Auburn. Ruzic served as assistant director of player personnel at North Carolina this past season. 

Green Bay: Luke Butkus is set to become offensive line coach for the Packers. Uncle Dick weighed in

Ole Miss: Ole Miss launched a $350 million facilities campaign, then cited a study that undercut the entire project.

Arizona State: Glenn Thomas has been announced as the new offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach. Thomas spent the past two seasons in the same role at UNLV, and previously held coordinator titles at Baylor and Temple.

Denver Brocos: Klint Kubiak will interview for a "top offensive position" on the Denver staff, Mike Klis shares. Kubiak spent the last few seasons with the Vikings, including last season as offensive coordinator. 

Houston Texans: The team has announced that they have completed interviews with four candidates - Josh McCown (former NFL QB), Kevin O'Connell (Rams OC), Jonathan Gannon (Eagles DC), and Brian Flores (former Dolphins HC). Track all NFL head coaching interviews via this link.

Colorado State: Tarleton State (D-II - TX) defensive coordinator Marcus Patton is being targeted to fill the corners job on Jay Norvell's staff, Matt Zenitz tweets.

Buffalo Bills: Raiders wide receivers coach Edgar Bennett will interview for the offensive coordinator job, per multiple reports. 

Marshall: Clint Trickett, who coached the team's receivers and served as pass game coordinator last year, has been elevated to offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach, sources share with FootballScoop and as multiple outlets have reported. He replaces Tim Cramsey, who left for the same role on the Memphis staff. 

Ohio Dominican (D-II): Ohio Dominican University has an opening for a Defensive Graduate Assistant. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree. They are looking for well organized, highly motivated coaches that have a true love for the profession. Job duties include assisting in coaching a defensive position (Defensive Line preferred), Recruit an area, practice/game preparation, film breakdown, data entry, and other duties assigned by the head coach or defensive coordinator. Most importantly, the applicant should possess computer skills and the ability to work with Visio, DVSsport, and PowerPoint, Excel, Jumpforward, and other web based platforms. The position will cover graduate tuition, housing for any applicants outside the State of Ohio, and a small semester stipend. Resumes should be emailed to defensive coordinator Trent Voss at vosst@ohiodominican.edu.

Arkansas State: UAB corners coach Jay Simpson is joining Butch Jones' staff as defensive backs coach / defensive pass game coordinator, Matt Zenitz tweets.

Anna Maria (D-III - MA): With the departure of Dan Mulrooney to take over at Lock Haven (D-II - PA), offensive coordinator Steve Croce has been tabbed to take over as head coach.

Kansas City Chiefs: Asked if he plans to return to lead the Chiefs in 2022, Andy Reid told reporters, "Yeah, I think so. That's the way I'm looking at it."

Denver Broncos: Anthony Weaver, the Ravens defensive line coach / run game coordinator, will interview for the defensive coordinator job in Denver, John Harbaugh shares.

Highland CC (JC - KS): Sean Washington, a graduate assistant at Mississippi Valley State (FCS), has been named offensive coordinator and DJ Mayo, the offensive coordinator at Camden County HS (GA), has been named defensive coordinator for the program. 

Buffalo Bills: Ravens wide receivers coach, and former USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin will interview for the offensive coordinator opening.

Lock Haven (D-II - PA): Sources tell FootballScoop that, after leading an impressive turnaround at Anna Maria (D-III - MA), Dan Mulrooney is set to become the new head coach at Lock Haven. 

Trinity International (NAIA - IL): Trinity International University is seeking an offensive line coach. The successful candidate will have experience coaching O Line and formulating different blocking schemes within an offense. This is required. Trinity is a faith-based school meaning the candidate must show a strong attitude of faith. This is a restricted earning position with housing, meals and a stipend available. Interested applicants can send their resume and a statement of faith letter to Head Coach Willie Tillman at wjtillman@tiu.edu. Review of applicants will begin immediately.

Houston Texans: Brian Flores is interviewing with the Texans today for their head coaching opening, Tom Pelissero tweets.

Carolina Panthers: Veteran offensive line coach James Campen, who spent last season with the Texans as their offensive line coach, is joining Matt Rhule's staff as offensive line coach. He previously spent 15 seasons working with the offensive line in Green Bay.

Mississippi State: Drew Hollingshead is being promoted from quality control coach to inside receivers coach, per multiple reports. Hollingshead has spent the last six seasons working with Mike Leach, and he replaces Dave Nichol who left for USC. 

Ohio State: Former Buckeye Devin Jordan has joined the staff as an offensive assistant.

Colorado Mesa (D-II): Colorado Mesa is turning to the coordinator of a conference rival to take over the program. 

Zac Taylor: The Bengals' head coach's Super Bowl prep will be powered by two words.

Wake Forest: Purdue corners coach James Adams will coach safeties for Wake Forest.

New Orleans Saints: The organization will interview former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores tomorrow, Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn on Wednesday, and in-house candidate defensive coordinator Dennis Allen Wednesday or Thursday, Ian Rapoport shares. Rap adds that former Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has also interviewed. 

New York Giants: GM Joe Schoen shares that Giants assistant GM Kevin Abrams and director of football operations Ed Triggs will both remain with the organization.

Auburn: Austin Davis, who Bryan Harsin had recently tabbed as the team's new offensive coordinator, has left the program, sources tell FootballScoop.  

Special need: Stevenson (D-III - MD) defensive coordinator Todd Nelson's beautiful two year old daughter Madi has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Madi is being treated by world class doctors at Johns Hopkins. Your prayers and support for the Nelsons would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and God bless. This link provides more details and an opportunity to support the family.   

Amherst (D-III - MA): Amherst College invites applications for the Assistant Coach of Football – Offensive Skills (QB or WR) position. The position will include responsibilities such as recruiting correspondence and evaluations, daily operations, practice planning, coaching and scouting a diverse set of players, player development and various other administrative tasks as assigned by the head coach. The position requires an understanding of the role of intercollegiate athletics in a highly competitive academic environment. Amherst College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (medical and religious exemptions may apply). Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter online via this link.

Lane Kiffin: It's just another day in Lane's world

Jim Harbaugh: One NFL team came away from an interview believing the Michigan coach is legit in his interest to return to the NFL.

North Carolina Central (FCS): North Carolina Central University has an opening for Head Athletic Football Equipment Manager. The position will start immediately. This position is responsible for establishing a philosophy and operational plan for procurement, inventory, disbursement, and maintenance of the football program. The employee will supervise a staff of both graduate and undergraduate student workers to ensure the successful operations of the equipment room, athletic laundry facility, and operation/storage of equipment. All interested applicants, please email cwils139@nccu.edu with resume and references.

Tennessee: Josh Heupel is seeking to hire a pair of on-campus recruiting coordinators

New York Giants: Defensive coordinator Patrick Graham is expected to be retained on Brian Daboll's staff, provided he doesn't land one of the remaining head coaching jobs, Ian Rapoport tweets. Graham interviewed for opening with the Vikings and is still considered to be in the mix there.

Indianapolis Colts: The Colts plan to interview Gus Bradley (former Raiders DC), Joe Whitt Jr. (Cowboys secondary coach) and Kris Richard (Saints DBs), according to Joel A. Erickson of the Indy Star.

New York Jets: Senior offensive assistant Matt Cavanaugh, whose primary focus was to work with the quarterbacks, will not return, Rich Cimini tweets.

NFL Head Coach Tracker: Keep track of all the interview requests and scheduled / completed interviews for all the NFL head coaching jobs via this extensive Tracking Page. 

Jacksonville Jaguars: Former Raiders head coach Rich Bisaccia is interviewing for the head coaching job today, Adam Schefter shares.

Long Island (FCS - NY): LIU has hired Kevin Richardson as defensive backs coach, DJ Gillins as wide receivers coach, Adrian Brunori as offensive line coach, and Eric Mathies as defensive line coach and assistant head coach.

Guardian Caps: We've taken a look at more than a thousand concussions on-field and tried to repeat [the hits] in the laboratory. We added the Guardian Cap to the helmet impacts in the lab and measured the forces that those Guardian Caps mitigated from reaching the helmet in the head." - Jeff Miller, The NFL’s Executive Vice President of Health and Safety Initiatives This study found a reduction in HARM (Head Acceleration Response Metric) up to 23% and led to 5 NFL teams using Guardian Caps in 2021.

Minnesota Vikings: The team plans to speak with finalists Kevin O'Connell (Rams OC), Raheem Morris (Rams DC), and DeMeco Ryans (49ers DC), Ian Rapoport shares. Mike Florio reported over the weekend that Jim Harbaugh interviewed for the position

Arkansas Baptist (NAIA): Arkansas Baptist is currently looking to fill their schedules with teams open dates. Also, looking to travel for guarantee games. Please send all inquiries to lance.flint@arkansasbaptist.edu.

Las Vegas Raiders: The team has finalized the contract with Josh McDaniels to make him the team's new head coach, per reports this morning. We wrote about the pending hire of McDaniels over the weekend.

Alabama: Kentucky offensive line coach Eric Wolford has accepted the Tide's offensive line job and will replace Doug Marrone, who is expected to return to the NFL, Chris Low tweets. Wolford spent one season in Lexington and previously served as the offensive line coach at South Carolina and was the head coach at Youngstown State (FCS - OH) for five seasons prior to that.

Lake Forest (D-III - IL): Lake Forest College has hired Wingate (D-II - NC) graduate assistant Connor Baroniunas as their new offensive line coach, per source.

Washington State: Marco Regalado has been promoted to director of recruiting. He arrived to the Palouse from Texas high school football and from TikTok.

Arkansas Baptist (NAIA): Arkansas Baptist is accepting applications for the offensive line position. Prefer applicants that are single, but will consider all. Email Cover letter and Resume to richard.wilson@arkansasbaptist.edu.

Fort Lauderdale (NCCAA): University of Fort Lauderdale is accepting applications for grad assistant coaches on both Offense and Defense Grad school covered Stipend of 1K month no housing. Please contact Head coach Quincy Wilson at qwilson@uftl.edu.

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Boston College: Jeff Hafley is reportedly targeting a Notre Dame assistant for their offensive coordinator opening.

Michigan State: Mel Tucker is planning to add an ACC assistant to the Spartans staff, sources tell FootballScoop.

Tennessee: Josh Heupel is seeking to hire a pair of on-campus recruiting coordinators.

Minnesota Vikings: From over the weekend - the Vikings are have reportedly interviewed Jim Harbaugh for their head coaching position

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