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The Scoop - Monday May 17, 2021

Monday May 17, 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.

USC: Clay Helton earned about $4.8 million from July 2019 through June 2020, Antonio Morales tweets. Helton made $4.5 million the year before that.

Pitt: Pitt paid Pat Narduzzi $4.81 million in 2020, Craig Meyer tweets.

LA Chargers: The organization is parting ways with national scout Tom McConnaughey, who spent 24 years with the team, Neil Stratton tweets.

Denver Broncos: Kelly Kleine is being hired as executive director of football operations / special advisor to the GM and the position is expected to make her the highest ranking female scouting executive in NFL history, Adam Schefter

Broncos are hiring Kelly Kleine as Exec. Dir. of FB Ops/Special Advisor to the GM, per source. Kleine, who worked w/GM George Paton w/Vikings, will have scouting duties & manage several depts.

Kleine is believed to be the highest ranking female scouting exec. ever w/an NFL team

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 17, 2021

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Grambling (FCS - LA): Grambling State University has an opening for Offensive Line graduate assistant. Candidates must meet admission requirements of minimum 2.5 undergraduate gpa to be accepted into grad school. Duties will be assigned buy the head coach. Candidates must be skilled in Hudl, Microsoft office, and have great organizational skills. Candidate will receive tuition assistance and a stipend. Interested applicants should submit a resume, and list of references to no calls email only.

Colgate (FCS): After more than a quarter-century with the program, head coach Dan Hunt has abruptly resigned.

Southern Nazarene (D-II - OK): Southern Nazarene has an opening for a defensive graduate assistant. SNU is a Christian university located in the NW OKC suburb of Bethany, OK. MUST be admitted to SNU graduate school. This is a stipend position with a meal allowance. Will be responsible for a defensive position, recruiting area, and special teams coaching. Please EMAIL (no phone calls please) a statement of faith, cover letter, resume with references to

Wesminster (D-III - PA): Westminster College PA is looking to fill a defensive graduate assistant position coaching defensive backs or linebackers. This position will include tuition assistance, stipend, housing and meals. Duties will be assigned by the head coach and include coaching a position, managing a recruiting area, video work, etc. A preference will be made for strong recruiters with great interpersonal skills and a desire to complete an advanced degree. Interested applicants should submit a resume, list of references and a cover letter to head coach, Scott Benzel via email at

Olivet Nazarene (NAIA - IL): Olivet Nazarene University is seeking applicants for a Defensive Line position. Candidates must demonstrate exceptional knowledge of strategy, successful recruiting ability, and strong leadership. Applicants must have a strong Christian faith and a desire to work within Olivet Nazarene’s Christian mission. Responsibilities include, but not limited to; coaching a position, recruiting, and investing in the academic & spiritual growth of players. Stipend is approximately $8000. No housing or food. Olivet Nazarene University is a nationally recognized Christian university located 50 miles south of the Chicago Loop in Illinois. Olivet competes in the NAIA. Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree is required. Email letter of interest, resume, Christian testimony statement, and references to Greg Youngblood at Candidates will not be reviewed until ALL materials are submitted. No phone calls please.

DePauw (D-III - IN): DePauw is seeking applicants for a full time offensive line and run game coordinator position. This is a renewable 12-month appointment with benefits. This position will support football operations including recruiting, practice/game preparation, and student-athlete development. All applicants must apply through our HR website. Questions can be directed to Head Coach Brett Dietz at

Cornell College (D-III - IA): Cornell College has a defensive position available coaching either DB’s or LB’s. Duties will include, running your own position group meetings & practice, film breakdown and game planning as well as other duties assigned by the head coach. You will also be responsible for your own recruiting area, successful experience in recruiting is a plus. The position will pay 20k plus full benefits and retirement and housing is available. Interested candidates should email a resume and references to defensive coordinator Mike Juscik at

Buffalo: Sources tell FootballScoop that Ron Whitcomb, who had been a part of the support staff previously, is being promoted to tight ends coach. More on the staff Mo Linguist is assembling here.

Coe (D-III - IA):Coe College is accepting applications for the position of assistant coach, working with an offensive skill position. This includes coaching your own position group, recruiting territory, and assisting the head coach in all phases of a NCAA Division III Football Program. This position is a 9-month appointment beginning July 2021, and is eligible for an annual salary and organizational benefits. To learn more about the position or to apply, visit

The Apprentice School (D-III - VA): The Apprentice School is looking for a week 1 game (Sept. 4th). Willing to sign a home and home but MUST be a home game in 2021. Can also provide team meal for whoever travels. Also open to a scrimmage vs Club/Prep or D-III on either August 21st or 28th (also must be at home). Please contact Charlie Sklaski at

Adrian (D-III - MI): Adrian College is seeking candidates for a Restricted Earnings position working with Running Backs and/or Tight Ends. Position includes a $10,000 stipend, free housing, meals, and some benefits. Start date will be July 1st, 2021. Interested candidates should send a resume and 3 references to Please no phone calls.

Buffalo: With a few reported additions over the weekend, Mo Linguist's staff at Buffalo is starting to take shape.

Southwest Baptist (D-II - Bolivar, MO): Southwest Baptist University is looking to fill a offensive graduate assistant position coaching running backs/tight ends. This position will include tuition assistance and a stipend. Duties will be assigned by the head coach and include coaching a position, managing a recruiting area, video work, etc. Interested applicants should submit a resume, list of references and a statement of faith to head coach, Robert Clardy via email at

Angelo State (D-II - TX): Per source, Devante Sims has joined the Angelo State staff as defensive backs coach. Simes previously served as the defensive backs coach / recruiting coordinator at Eastern New Mexico (D-II).

Valparaiso University (FCS): Valparaiso University has an intern position coach opening coaching the Running Backs. This position is available to those aspiring to get into the coaching profession. Position includes, but is not limited to: coaching own position, recruiting assigned area, video editing/coordinating, film sharing, manage and direct scout team, weekly data input, weekly reports, and other duties assigned by the head coach. Ideal candidates are organized and have knowledge in Hudl/video editing, Microsoft Excel, Visio, Word, PowerPoint and other computer skills. This is a Volunteer Position, with potential stipend. There is no housing provided, local applicants are encouraged to apply. Position will begin immediately. Please send a resume, references and cover letter to Chris Limbach at No phone calls, please.

Alderson Broaddus (Sprint - WV): Alderson Broaddus Sprint Football is seeking a wide receivers / defensive backs coach. Looking for best fit. Start date last week of July compensation $16k with a meal plan. Please email resume and reference list to Head Coach Brad Jett at

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Glenville State (D-II - WV): Brian Hill has joined the staff as defensive coordinator. Hill previously served as the defensive line coach / special teams coordinator at West Liberty (D-II - PA).

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Buffalo: Mo Linguist has made a number of additions to his staff over the weekend, according to tweets from Pete Thamel. Rod Ojong, who was a defensive quality control coach at Georgia, is joining the staff as safeties coach, former Marshall receivers coach Dallas Baker will coach the team's wide receivers, and UMass defensive tackles coach Cedrick Douglas will coach the defensive line and serve as run game coordinator.

Kentucky: Star assistant Vince Marrow made a semi-pro wrestling cameo over the weekend. 

Jacksonville Jaguars: John Stevenson, who covered the southwest region for the 49ers and has spent the past six seasons in San Francisco, has left for a more senior role on Urban Meyer's staff, Neil Stratton tweets.

Lincoln (D-II - CA): Lincoln University, CA is looking for games to fill the 2021 Fall schedule. Will play on the road, D1, D2, D3 or NAIA. Three dates available: Sept. 4, 2021, October 23, October 30th. Interested programs can contact

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