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The Scoop - Monday March 29, 2021

Monday March 29, 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.

Alabama: Thanks to Sark's $2.5 million salary coming off the books, Alabama will pay Nick Saban's 2021 staff less than his 2020 group.

Eastern Kentucky (FCS): Walt Wells has added veteran defensive coach Mike Dietzel to the staff to work with the safeties. More on the hire here.

Cal Poly (FCS): Cal Poly has opted out of their final three games. More here.

DFO Spring Meetings: DFO President Jashon Sykes announces that the DFO Spring Meetings will be in person at The Star (Cowboys’ facilities) and at The Omni Hotel in Frisco, Texas. Zoom option will be available as well. Hotel and meeting space are now confirmed. May 6th – we’ll start meetings early afternoon, tour of stadium, and have a social at night. May 7th – meetings will be most of the day, and finish with tour of practice facilities. Link to book rooms can be found via this link.

Alabama: Nick Saban has identified Memphis special teams coordinator Drew Svoboda as his replacement for Jay Graham, sources tell FootballScoop. Deal could be official soon.

Baylor: In a move sure to ruffle some feathers of offensive line coaches, offensive coordinator Jeff Grimes makes a case for why wide zone is the best run scheme out there.

North Texas: Seth Littrell said over the weekend he will delegate special teams duties throughout his staff and said he's "close" to filling out the 10th assistant spot on his staff.

Arizona State: A former California high school coach is expected to join ASU's staff as director of player development, sources tell FootballScoop. More here.

Shorter (D-II - GA): Shorter University is seeking applicants for an offensive graduate assistant coaching position. Responsibilities include coaching a position, managing a recruiting territory, coordinating on-campus visits, Hudl video, scouting reports/breakdowns and other duties assigned by the head coach and offensive coordinator. Experience playing or coaching at the college level is preferred. Position includes 100% tuition waiver for the Master’s program of your choosing (which is an exclusively online program), and a full meal plan. There is no stipend for this position. There will be the opportunity for additional income available. On campus housing is not available. Admission to the Shorter University Graduate School (minimum GPA of 2.5) is required. Position must start no later than May 30th, 2021. Shorter University is a private Baptist university in Rome, Georgia. It was founded in 1873. In the fall of 2020, it traditional enrollment reached 1,250 students. The 155-acre main academic and residential campus is located 70 miles northwest of Atlanta, Georgia in Rome. As a Christian institution the coaches at Shorter University lead by example on and off the field. Interested applicants need to send cover letter and resume to the head football coach, Zach Morrison at No phone calls please.

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College of DuPage (JC - IL): DuPage is looking to hire assistant football coaches on offense and defense. The ideal candidate(s) should have college playing and/or college coaching experience (intern, GA, QC, or Ops experience all OK too!). Coaching strengths in LBs or DBs defensively and WRs or RBs offensively will be given priority. Assistant football coaches are responsible for running their own position meetings, individual and some mixed groups at practice, assisting with special teams and scout teams, game planning duties as assigned by coordinator, recruiting an area, on-campus recruiting, travel and game day duties as assigned, student-athlete development, and other duties assigned by the Head Football Coach and/or coordinator. Previous experience with any or all of the following is a plus: JumpForward, Hudl, Go-Rout, and Visio. The position includes a 10-month stipend contingent on candidate’s experience and availability. Start date is negotiable out to no later than July 1. Core responsibilities require morning hours year round, and some weekends out of season. Some flexibility is available for afternoons on an individual basis. All interested applicants should email Head Coach Matthew Rahn at Please include cover letter, resume, and references. Position(s) is open until filled.

Simon Fraser (D-II - Canada): Wayne Dickens, a college coaching veteran and former CFL coach, has joined the staff as special teams coordinator and defensive line coach. Dickens has previously served as the head coach at The College of New Jersey (D-III) and Kentucky State (D-II).

Howard Schnellenberger: Over the weekend, the coaching legend who led programs at Miami, Louisville, Oklahoma and FAU passed. More on the loss of a coaching icon here.

Mansfield University (Sprint - PA): Mansfield University is in search for a defensive back coach. Prior defensive back coaching and recruiting experience is required. The position will begin August 10 and will end the first week of November. The position pays $3000 plus luxury housing, to include your own room, microwave/fridge, air-conditioning, and own bathroom. Only those with defense of back experience will be considered. Please send resume ASAP to head coach John Evans at No phone calls please.

Nick Saban:��The most respected voice on defensive football in the game, Nick Saban says that we shouldn’t expect elite defenses to return any time soon.

Georgia Military College (JC): Longtime defensive coordinator Rob Manchester has been hired as the new athletic director and head coach.

Wisconsin: Barry Alvarez is set to retire after a three-decade run as a Badgers coach and administrator.

College of DuPage (D-III - IL): DuPage Football is looking to hire several off-field positions in the following areas: New media/social media, football operations, player development. Media: Create video and digital content on a regular basis. Operations: Assist with travel, recruiting, meals, attendance, academic tracking, and community service program. Development: Establish personal relationships with team members, provide feedback, support, and accountability as needed to student-athletes, help connect team members with campus resources (i.e. counseling, laptop loaner program, etc.), create and coordinate 6+ life skills or personal development activities for the team. Some leads and direction are provided by coaching staff and administration. Previous examples include expert speaker panels on topics like personal finance, social justice, and critical thinking. Assist HC with community service program. These are part time commitments and hours are very flexible. Positions should be considered volunteer at this time although a small stipend may become available especially for a candidate with competencies in more than one of the areas. Positions are ideal for those looking to break into these areas within the football industry or established “9-to-5” professionals looking to remain involved. Local candidates or those with local housing options are encouraged to apply. No benefits, housing, or meals are provided. Interested applicants should email Associate Head Coach Trevor Cipriano at Please include cover letter, resume, and references.

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

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