The Scoop - Monday May 24, 2021

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Monday May 24, 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.

Washington Football Team: The WFT has promoted Ron Rose to college scout, Tyler Claytor to BLESTO scout and Connor Barringer to pro scout.

Hope (D-III - MI): Offensive lineman Michael Stephan is leaving the staff to become the head coach at Grant HS (MI), per source. We understand that he may also hold the athletic director duties as well.

Michigan: The recruiting department has added Sydney Sims as director of strategic communication and branding. Sims spent the last year at Notre Dame where she oversaw the football social media accounts and handled student-athletes branding as a member of The Fighting Irish Media team.

Vanderbilt: Bella Baker has joined the staff as on-campus recruiting coordinator. She fills the vacancy left by Christina DeRuyter, who left for a position on the Michigan staff.

Minnesota: Ty Gatson has joined the staff as director of recruiting strategy and communication, per source. Gatson previously worked at UTSA, Arkansas and SMU.

Eastern New Mexico (D-II): Per source, Anthony Vitale has accepted the offensive coordinator / offensive line position. Vitale has previously served on staffs at Delaware State and Southwest Baptist.

NFL: Former NFL player and coach Eugene Chung was told he "wasn't the right minority we're looking for" and now the league is looking into it.

Western Illinois (FCS): Western Illinois University has an immediate opening for a Defensive Graduate Assistant. Candidates must meet admission requirements of minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA to be accepted into graduate school. Duties will be assigned by the Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator but candidates must be skilled in DVSport or Hudl, Microsoft Visio, and Microsoft Excel. Candidates will receive tuition assistance and a monthly stipend. Interested applicants should submit a resume, and list of references to leatherneckfootball@wiu.edu. Minority Candidates are encouraged to Apply. No phone calls please.

Murray State (FCS - KY): Murray State University is currently accepting applications for an unpaid, Quality Control Position. This is an entry level position designed for highly motivated individuals with a strong work ethic and an interest in gaining direct work experience at the FCS Level. Ideal candidates should have a minimum of playing experience at the high school level, however, collegiate playing experience is preferred. Off Field Responsibilities include but are not limited to: video upload and editing, opponent film breakdown, opponent reports, assisting with recruiting, tracking recruiting activity, and any other responsibilities assigned by the Head Coach and Offensive or Defensive Coordinators. Candidates must have a strong background using Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Visio. Local applicants are encouraged to apply. If interested, please email a cover letter, resume, and list of references to mhodges6@murraystate.edu.

Misericordia (D-III - PA): Head coach Mark Ross is stepping down after building the program from scratch the past nine seasons, and sources tell FootballScoop he has a new job lined up. Details here.

Fort Hays State (D-II - KS): FHSU Football is seeking 1 Offensive GA & 1 Defensive GA. Responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) assisting with a position group, recruiting, film breakdown, and social media/graphic design. Start date is in mid-July and applicants must be admitted into Grad Program. Compensation package includes an $10,000 stipend and 18 credit tuition waiver. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Please email resume and references to mrhepp@fhsu.edu. No phone calls please.

Slippery Rock (D-II – PA): Slippery Rock University 2019 National Semifinalist, an NCAA Division II school and member of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, is seeking an offensive assistant coach, working with the Wide Receivers. The successful candidate will have previous experience playing and or coaching Wide Receivers or Quarterbacks at the collegiate level. You will control your own position group and have your own recruiting territory. All top three WR’s are returning, including All American, All Region, and All Conference players. (251 Receptions, 3,687 Yards and 45 Touchdowns Collectively). Compensation for this position will be a $10,000 stipend. Housing and meals are NOT included. Interested applicants must be highly motivated, have a strong work ethic, and LOVE the game of football. Please email Adam.Neugebauer@sru.edu with your resume, cover letter and references. Review of applicants will begin immediately.

Mayville State (NAIA - ND): Mayville State is looking to hire a WR coach in a non-benefited roll. This coach will have own meeting room and own recruiting area. No meals or housing with this position. Starting salary for this position is $16,000. Looking to fill this position ASAP. Please email resume and references to rocky.larson@mayvillestate.edu. Opened until filled.

Buffalo: Rice recruiting analyst Daniel Gaine is joining the program as defensive recruiting coordinator, Pete Thamel tweets.

New Recruiting App: This former SMU punter is trying to transform recruiting by building an app that's like if LinkedIn and Bumble had a child that wants to play college football.

Nichols (D-III - MA): Nichols College is seeking applicants for a Graduate Assistant to coach DL/OLB for the 2021 fall season. Benefits such as a stipend and graduate classes will be provided. Interested applicants should forward their resume to Zack Gorczynski at zackary.gorczynski@nichols.edu.

Southwest Minnesota State (D-II): SMSU Football is seeking 2 graduate assistant football coaches; WRs and DL. These positions are responsible for developing our student-athletes on and off the field, run own position meetings, assist with special teams, and have own recruiting area. Must have be extremely motivated, and accepted into one of our competitive graduate programs (3.0 minimum GPA). Social media and graphic design experience is preferred. Compensation package includes an $8,000 stipend ($4000 per semester) and full tuition waiver. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Please email resume and references to cory.sauter@smsu.edu. No phone calls please.

Michigan: The Wolverines have quietly inked offensive coordinator Josh Gattis to a new deal.

Western Illinois (FCS): Western Illinois University has an Immediate Opening for an Offensive Line or Tight Ends graduate assistant. Candidates must meet admission requirements of minimum 3.0 undergraduate gpa to be accepted into graduate school. Duties will be assigned by the head coach but candidates must be skilled in DVSport or Hudl, Microsoft Visio, and Microsoft Excel. Candidates will receive tuition assistance and a monthly stipend. Interested applicants should submit a resume, and list of references to leatherneckfootball@wiu.edu. Minority Candidates are Encouraged to Apply. No phone calls please.

Ole Miss: Lane Kiffin is expected to hire an up-and-coming FCS offensive line coach to fill its post-spring vacancy. Details here.

Detroit Lions: The Lions say that reported $68 million dollar, eight year offer to Iowa State’s Matt Campbell never happened.

Angelo-2021

Angelo Football Clinic: The Angelo Football Clinic will be offered both in-person and via livestream this year, June 17th – 19th. As always, the schedule is loaded with great speakers. Book it!

Charlotte: Will Healy lands his new special teams coordinator from the Big 12. 

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