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The Scoop - Monday March 22, 2021

Monday March 22, 2021

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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.

St. Thomas (FCS - MN): The University of St. Thomas has an opening for Director of Football Operations. The position will also have responsibilities in recruiting. Looking for a dynamic & driven individual who is passionate about helping St. Thomas launch the program into Division I. Interested candidates can apply online at HERE. No phone calls please.

Steve Sarkisian: With a degree in sociology, Sark shares "a football locker room's not a lot different from society."

Notre Dame: Notre Dame is seeking to further capitalize on their video rights.

Illinois State: Sitting 1-3, and with Covid related issues within the program, Brock Spack's team is opting out of their Spring season, leaving a number of upcoming opponents with holes on their schedules.

Idea to execute now for fall: The second idea in our series is aimed at high school and college programs that has the potential to turn into movement come fall - The Golden Ticket Experience.

Tulane: As we originally shared back on March 4th, Tulane has now announced the addition of Chris Watts as offensive line coach.

Alabama: Nick Saban explains how and why he teaches differently in the spring.

North Carolina: UNC has handed Mack Brown another extension. Details here.

Oregon: Inside linebackers coach Ken Wilson received a new 3-year contract back in February worth $465k annually after passing on the Montana State (FCS) earlier this off season, Oregon Live shares. Wilson's buyout, if the Ducks were to fire him without cause before the end of January 2024 is 60% of his remaining salary and if he were to leave he would owe 25% of his remaining salary, unless he left to become an FBS defensive coordinator with play calling responsibilities or an FBS head coach. There is also a clause that states if head coach Mario Cristobal were to leave Eugene, Wilson would be owed 60% of 12 months salary, or the remainder of his contract term, whichever is less.

Scoop roundup: FCS Spring ball has produced some truly quality football and some highly entertaining storylines.

Memphis: Memphis is looking to replace recruiting assistant Sherman Wilson after he departed to become the director of football recruiting at Louisiana Tech. Memphis is looking for someone who has knowledge in recruiting of the south and has had at least one year experience in college. Please email all resumes to Director of Recruiting, Landan Salem at if you have interest in the position.

Texas: Shawn Lewis has joined the program as a quality control coach and will work with the receivers.

Army: Army West Point Football Recruiting Department is seeking to hire the position of Recruiting Content and Digital Communications Coordinator. We are looking for highly motivated, creative, detail oriented, and talented individuals that will design and create content for digital recruiting communications. Please apply via this link. Please also feel free to send digital portfolios to Army Director of Recruiting Greg Svarczkopf AFTER completing your application at

AstroTurf:Congratulations to our friends and partners at AstroTurf.

Troy: Per source, Griffin McCarley has been promoted to head defensive analyst.


Navarro (JC - TX): Evander "Ziggy" Hood, a 13-year NFL veteran, has accepted the assistant defensive line / special teams job at Navarro, per source.

Louisiana Tech: Sherman Wilson, a recruiting analyst at Memphis, has left to become director of recruiting at Louisiana Tech source tells FootballScoop.

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

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