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The Scoop - Monday March 1, 2021

Monday March 1, 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.

North Texas: Special teams coordinator Mike Ekeler has left the staff, according to Brett Vito of the Denton Record-Chronicle.

Western Kentucky: Pat Bastien is expected to become the linebackers coach at WKU, tweets Bruce Feldman. Bastein worked previously as Marshall's corners coach.

Houston: Houston is expected to hire Central Michigan defensive backs coach David Rowe as its corners coach. More here.

Texas Tech: Matt Wells has hired a former accomplished Big Ten staffer to lead their recruiting efforts.

Purdue: Assistant director of recruiting Nate Dennison has been promoted to director of recruiting.

San Diego State:Mike Goff is joining the staff as offensive line coach.

Youngstown State (FCS - OH): YSU director of player personnel, and former linebacker, Tim Johnson has been banned from the sideline for the remainder of the season after this in game incident.

Penn State: Former Maryland and Wisconsin quarterback Danny O'Brien has joined the staff as an offensive analyst.

Rockford (D-III - IL): Rockford University is accepting applications for a full-time assistant coach and special teams coordinator. This coach will be coaching a position on the offensive side of the ball. This is a year round position starting at $35,568. A rich benefits package is available, upon hire. Review of resumes will begin immediately. Please submit cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references to and

Tom Herman: The former Texas head coach has landed a new job in the NFL.

Auburn: Eric Kiesau, who previously served as the offensive coordinator at Boise State, has joined the program as an offensive analyst.

SMU: SMU has promoted running backs coach Ra'Shaad Samples to assistant head coach.

Central Washington (D-II): CWU is looking to fill open dates in 2022 on Week 5, October 1st, Week 6, October 8th and Week 10, November 15th, 2022 with possible home/away agreements for 2023. Any interested DII or FCS programs can contact Head Coach Chris Fisk at

Alabama: Sources tell FootballScoop Ron Cooper is set to join Nick Saban's staff.

ESPN: The worldwide leader has re-signed Rece Davis.

Toledo: Cornell Ford, who previously coached at Toledo under Gary Pinkel for seven seasons, has joined the full-time staff as corners coach. Ford spent last season with the Rockets as a volunteer analyst.

Savannah State (FCS - GA): Allen University (NAIA - SC) offensive coordinator Nick Trist has joined the Savannah State staff as tight ends coach.

UCF: Gus Malzahn is snagging a staff member from the Big 12 for a key off-field role on his staff.

Widener (D-III – PA): Widener University is seeking a graduate assistant coach to work with the defensive line. Compensation is $5,500, housing, and 12 graduate credits per year. Position contingent on acceptance into one of Widener Universities graduate programs. Please send cover letter, resume, and references to, Head coach Mike Barainyak at


Texas: Director of recruiting Brandon Harris, who interviewed for the assistant quarterbacks job with the Rams last weeks, has decided to remain with the Longhorns, Bruce Feldman tweets.

Seattle Seahawks: The Seahawks have added former Texans staffer Carl "Tater" Smith, as well as his son Tracy, to the staff per The Athletic. Carl spent the last two seasons with the Texans, first as quarterbacks coach before moving into a role as an offensive consultant last season. Also, the report adds that former defensive back DeShawn Shead has joined the staff and is expected to assist with the secondary.

Shakeup Saturday in FCS: There’ll be a new No. 1 after North Dakota State’s 39-game winning streak is violently snapped, and that new No. 1 may be…. North Dakota.

Georgia Southern: Sources tell FootballScoop Georgia Southern is hiring a new director of player personnel.

Ohio State: Reilly Jeffers is expected to join the Buckeyes staff as an offensive assistant, Bruce Feldman tweets. Jeffers is a former Kansas player that has previously been on staff at FAU and who spent the past year coaching at Lipscomb Academy (TN).

Catholic (D-III - MA):Catholic University is looking for a game in the fall of 2021 due to a cancellation. We have 2 possible open dates: Week 4 (September 25, 2021), or Week 9 (October 30, 2021). We are open to playing Home or Away, and possibly a 2022 return game. Contact Head Coach Mike Gutelius at 202-319-6050 or email at

Penn State: A former NFL OC is reportedly headed to State College as an analyst. Details here.

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

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