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The Scoop - Monday May 9, 2016

Monday May 9, 2016


Alabama: The addition of Karl Dunbar as the new defensive line coach for the Tide is now official.

Texas A&M: Kevin Sumlin has issued a statement on the social media issue involving wide receivers coach Aaron Moorehead and recruits last week, stating that Moorehead has been "disciplined internally and the details will remain private". Sources tell FootballScoop that Moorehead will remain a part of the staff moving forward.

Missouri: AJ Ofodile has been hired to serve as director of recruiting operations. Ofodile has been a successful head coach at Columbia's Rock Bridge HS (MO) since 2003, where he also was an assistant coach / offensive coordinator under Barry Odom from 2001-2002.

LSU: Les Miles has announced that Austin Thomas has re-joined the staff as director of player personnel / assistant athletic director. Thomas previously worked on staff for nearly three years as LSU's director of player personnel before leaving for a similar position at USC, where he spent the past three months before deciding to return to Baton Rouge.

ESPN: The network has announced that Sean McDonough will be the new play-by-play voice of Monday Night Football. Also, The Big Lead is reporting that Cris Carter and Ray Lewis are "expected to be on their way out" of ESPN's NFL coverage, and that Randy Moss is expected to join the network. Moss spent last season at Fox Sports on one of their pre game shows.

NBC Sports: Mike Tirico will stay at ESPN through the end of June and then will shift to his new role with NBC Sports.

Sewanee (D-III - TN): Sources tell FootballScoop that Limestone College (D-II - SC) targeted Sewanee head coach Tommy Laurendine to fill their head coaching position, but Laurendine has elected to remain at Sewanee.

See a full run down of FBS, D-II, D-III, and NAIA head coaching movement from the 2015-2016 off season here

NFL: The NFL has announced a partnership with the SWAC & MEAC to increase minority opportunities.

Texas: Defensive line coach Brick Haley is set to receive a raise from $235,000 to $495,000, tight ends coach/special teams coordinator Jeff Traylor from $245,000 to $350,000, and strength coach Pat Moorer from $330,000 to $350,000, according to the Associated Press.

Nicholls State (FCS - LA): Defensive backs coach Marcus Scott is leaving the program to become the defensive coordinator at Destrehan HS (LA). Prior to joining Tim Rebowe's staff this past year, Scott was a longtime high school coach.

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Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles are expected to hire Joe Douglas, a scout with the Chicago Bears, as their head personnel scout according to a report from the Philadelphia Enquirer. Douglas spent 15 years with the Ravens organization prior to joining the Bears.

Arizona Cardinals: Byron Leftwich and Willie Williams have joined Bruce Arians' staff as coaching interns and will be with the team through training camp. Leftwich is a former NFL quarterback that was with the Steelers when Arians was the offensive coordinator and Williams is a former corner in the league.