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The Scoop - Monday March 25, 2019

Monday March 25, 2019


#StaffTracker: A one stop page where you can keep track of how the new head coaches are filling their staffs. NFL – FBS – FCS – D-II

Nevada: Vai Taua has been named the program's new running backs coach. He's got an interesting relationship to the program and the running back room.

Navy: A frustrated Ken Niumatalolo pounds the table for changes at Navy if they want to remain in the AAC.

College basketball scandal: An attorney announced a press conference claiming he had the goods on a major college basketball scandal at Nike. Almost immediately, federal prosecutors charged him with extorting Nike.

Bowling Green: Devon Smith, who spent last season as the recruiting / player personnel analyst at Ohio State, has joined the staff as director of player personnel, per source. He replaces Dan Pifer, who resigned back in mid-February.

North Carolina: UNC on Monday announced it will transition from natural grass to an AstroTurf surface at Kenan Stadium.

SUNY Maritime (D-III - Bronx, NY): SUNY Maritime College is accepting applications for an Offensive Coordinator position. This is a full-time position with a comprehensive benefits package. All interested candidates should send their resume and list of references to Mickey Rehring at

Hudson Valley (JC - NY): Hudson Valley CC is accepting applications for the position of offensive line. The ideal candidate will be a young, up and coming offensive line coach who will have his own room, gain a ton of experience and recruit an area (Recruiting New York a huge plus). Free housing will be provided. Video and/or strength and conditioning experience a huge plus. Interested applicants can apply via this link. The position will begin ASAP.

The agony of defeat: Go inside the locker room to see Johnny Dawkins' postgame speech to a heartbroken UCF team after the Knights' 77-76 loss to Duke on Sunday night.

Samford (FCS - AL): Per source, running backs coach CJ Bennett has left the program to pursue opportunities outside of football.

Notre Dame College (D-II - OH): Per source, Jacksonville State offensive graduate assistant Christian LeMay has accepted the wide receivers job.

Oklahoma: Alex Grinch’s plan to turn around the Sooners defense involves old game film and candy bars…

Marietta (D-III - OH): Geneva College (D-III - PA) defensive coordinator Zach Feltrop has accepted the same position with Marietta College, per source.

Head coaching changes: See all of the 2018 NFL and College head coaching changes here – including a new interactive map.