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The Scoop - Monday March 9, 2020

Monday March 9, 2020


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UNLV: Multiple outlets are reporting Chad Kauha'aha'a will be UNLV's new defensive line coach.

Texas A&M: The Aggies have formally announced Tommie Robinson as running backs coach.

Lakeland (D-III - WI): Offensive line coach Joey Lehto has been promoted to offensive coordinator, linebackers coach Mitch Shepherd has been promoted to defensive coordinator, and UM-Crookston defensive backs coach Pat Johnson has been named defensive backs coach at his alma mater.

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Utah: Former Abilene Christian (FCS - TX) player Bill Weber has come aboard as a defensive administrative assistant, per source.

Oklahoma: Salaries for new OU assistants DeMarco Murray ($350,000) and Jamar Cain ($435,000) are set to be approved this week by the Board of Regents.

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Colorado: Colorado has set Karl Dorrell's first coaching staff. Check the Staff Tracker.

Fort Lewis College (D-II - CO): Fort Lewis has hired Ed Rifilato as defensive coordinator/linebackers coach, Ben Hanks as defensive backs coach, Kohlton Tegeler as defensive line coach, Darrian Stickney as running backs coach, and offensive line coach Jeff Nady was promoted to assistant head coach.

Bucknell (FCS - PA): Bucknell Athletics is seeking to fill an administrative position that will provide support for recruiting communications of all types (written, email, social media) for the football program. The position will be responsible for developing ways to use original content through social media outlets to compliment the program(s) and University’s recruiting social media platforms. In addition, this position serves as the primary liaison between coaches, compliance staff, and ARMS Recruiting Software/workflow. This is a full-time, 12-month, non-exempt, benefits eligible position. Interested candidates can find the job here.

Gannon (D-II - PA): Gannon University Football is seeking unpaid Intern Assistants for Offense and Defense. In these positions, you will gain tremendous experience and knowledge about the coaching profession. The person in these positions will primarily be responsible for assisting the offensive and defensive members of the staff with all aspects of the job. You will be responsible for coaching your own position. You will also help in recruiting, video, and equipment for the team. There is no housing or stipend provided. These positions will be open until filled. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to

Widener (D-III - PA): Widener University is seeking to fill a Graduate Assistant Offensive Skill position. This candidate will be responsible to coach an offensive skill position and have a recruiting area. Responsibilities will include, Knowledge of Hudl, Photoshop and Visio is a plus. Candidates will be responsible for coaching their own position, film breakdown / data entry and all of duties assigned by the head coach. In order to be considered for the position, the candidate must be admitted into graduate school at Widener University. Compensation includes 12 graduate credits per year and $5,500 and possible option of housing. Local Candidates encouraged to apply. Submit a cover letter, resume, and references to

Valley City State (NAIA - ND): Valley City State University has an opening for an offensive graduate assistant position. Responsibilities include assisting in practice preparation, game day duties, film, recruiting along with any duties assigned by the OC and/or head coach. The position will include a $5,500 stipend, tuition waiver, meal stipend, and housing. Candidate should have coaching or playing experience - offensive skill position preferred. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Qualified candidate must meet entrance requirements for master’s program at VCSU. Interested candidates should send a resume, undergraduate transcripts and references to Dennis McCulloch at No phone calls please.

Texas A&M: Director of athletics Ross Bjork announced a number of promotions and new assignments within athletics today including the promotion of Justin Moore to deputy AD - administration. Moore will continue to serve as the sport administrator for football and will now also serve as sport administrator for men's basketball and men's and women's track and field while providing oversight for all student-athletes wellness and performance.

Lamar (FCS - TX): Southern University safeties coach Wayne Cordova has joined the staff at Lamar as defensive backs coach.

Ohio State: Ohio State just paid.... everybody.

Dallas Renegades (XFL): A broken leg has put offensive coordinator Hal Mumme on injured reserve. More here.

Miami (Ohio): The school has announced an extension for head coach Chuck Martin. More here.

Southwest Minnesota State (D-II): Southwest Minnesota State University is seeking a Running Back graduate assistant coach. This position is responsible for developing the running backs on and off the field, run own position meetings, assist with special teams, and have own recruiting area. Must have a strong work ethic, passionate, extremely motivated and accepted into graduate school (3.0 minimum GPA). Compensation package includes an $8,000 stipend ($4,000 per semester) and tuition waiver. Review of candidates will begin immediately. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Please email resume and references to No phone calls please.

West Virginia: In addition to Jeff Casteel, Neal Brown has also added Bill Legg to the staff. Legg will serve as assistant to the head coach.

Green Bay Packers: Butch Barry is joining the staff as a senior assistant, tweets Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. He was most recently at The U.

Cleveland Browns: Shaun Huls has been hired as director of sports performance. He was previously a strength and conditioning coordinator for the US Navy SEALs.

Alabama: Texas A&M grad assistant Bert Biffani is joining the Alabama staff as a defensive analyst.

Indiana: In case you missed it, Indiana has hired Giants head strength coach Aaron Wellman to lead its strength program. More here.

Western Illinois (FCS): Source tells FootballScoop former St. Cloud State co-OC / offensive line coach Doug Patterson will be the new offensive line coach at Western Illinois.

SUNY Cortland (DIII - NY): Jake Orlando, previously the running back coach at SUNY Morrisville, has joined the Cortland staff in the same capacity.

Michigan State: Source tells FootballScoop University of Colorado offensive grad assistant Cordae Hankton has joined Mel Tucker’s staff as a defensive grad assistant.

Kentucky: Over the weekend we shared news that Mark Stoops is making a change on his staff.

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Nevada: Nevada has an offensive quality control position opening. The position is a full-time position with benefits. Offensive coaching experience preferred. If interested, please email with the subject title Offensive Quality Control. Please no phone calls.

Oakland Panthers (Indoor): Daniel Green has joined the coaching staff of the Oakland Panthers of the Indoor Football League as quality control intern, video coordinator and special teams.

NFL and College Head Coaching Changes: Keep track of all the head coaching changes from NFL to FBS to NAIA via this page.