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The Scoop - Monday May 9, 2022

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NIL: For 10 months, the NCAA had a set of NIL guidelines that it chose not to enforce, for legal reasons. Legal reasons be damned, the NCAA is going to start enforcing them now.

NCAA: The NCAA and coaches are eyeing major NIL, transfer portal and roster changes for college football.

Seton Hill (D-II - PA): Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA that competes at the Division II level in the PSAC is in search of a graduate assistant football coach. Candidates MUST be able to be admitted into the graduate school program which requires a minimum undergraduate GPA of a 3.0. Day to day duties will include coaching/managing your own position group, assisting the offensive or defensive coordinator with breakdown/game- planning, and will require managing filming and uploading of practice and game film. This position is open for several position including: Running Backs, Tight Ends, or Flex Linebackers (defensive line experience accepted). We are open to any candidate with RB/TE/LB/DL experience either playing or coaching. The position includes graduate school tuition scholarship as well as a payment for hours worked for living expenses. If applying for an offensive position please send resumes to If applying as a defensive graduate assistant please send resumes to The position will be filled by July. No phone calls please!

New York Giants: Former Bills college scout Dennis Hickey is joining the Giants front office in role to be determined, per Neil Stratton. Hickey is the former GM of the Dolphins from 2014-15.

Buffalo Bills: Houston Texans director of personnel Matt Bazirgan is joining the Bills front office as a senior personnel executive, per multiple reports.

Minnesota State-Moorhead (D-II - MN): Minnesota State University Moorhead is seeking applicants for a full-time Offensive Assistant Coach working with the Offensive Line or Running Backs & Tight Ends. Job responsibilities include but are not limited to; practice and game preparation, coaching your own position group, your own recruiting area, and film breakdown (HUDL). Interested candidates can send their resume, cover letter and references to Chase Montplaisir at No phone calls please.

Cleveland Browns: Zach Ayers, who has been rising through the Browns ranks since joining the organization in 2013, has been promotion from area scout to national scout.

Huntingdon (D-III - AL): Huntingdon College is currently seeking a Defensive Assistant, all positions will be considered. This is an Intern position that will have a small stipend and the possibility of room and board. Interested applicants need to send a resume to Defensive Coordinator Steven Hicks at

Ohio State: Entering his first year calling the Buckeyes defense, Jim Knowles explains why he believes in adapting your defense to what offenses are doing.

Moravian (D-III - PA): Moravian is looking for a game in 2023 and 2024. Need Home game in 23 week 3 (9/16/23) and will travel in 24 for week 3 (9/21/24). Can contact Ryan Bartel at

Philadelphia Eagles: Charles Walls is coming on board as director of player personnel, Kimberley Martin of ESPN reports. Walls has spent the past few seasons with the Browns as a national scout.

UCF: Kirby O'Meara has joined Gus Malzahn's staff as director of player personnel. O'Meara previously worked on Dan Mullen's staff at Florida as assistant director of player personnel.

Highest Paid 2022: Our series examining the highest-paid position coaches in college football rolls on with the big boys up front

Lincoln (D-II - MO): The Lincoln football team is looking for Graduate Assistants on both offense and defense to coach their own position and recruit a designated area. Includes tuition and stipend. Candidates must have a minimum 2.7 undergraduate GPA. Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter, and references to Head Coach Jermaine Gales at

Ottawa (NAIA - KS): Ottawa University is seeking to fill multiple graduate assistant positions. On and Off the Field positions needed. This will include a 50% tuition discount on graduate school, make money working camps, but no other benefits. Candidate will be able to work an additional job to help make it financially sustainable. Former GA's of the Staff in the past are now at the D1 Level, or are coordinators at D2, NAIA, D3, HS levels. MUST be able to earn admissions into Ottawa University graduate programs. Please email resumes to

Wesleyan University (D-III - CT): Wesleyan University invites applications for a graduate assistant coaching TEs or RBs. The position includes free grad classes, a 10K stipend, free meals during the school year, and benefits (Does not come with housing). The position will include responsibilities such as recruiting correspondence and evaluations, daily operations, practice planning, coaching and scouting a diverse set of players, player development and various other administrative tasks as assigned by the head coach. The position requires an understanding of the role of intercollegiate athletics in a highly competitive academic environment. Wesleyan University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (medical and religious exemptions may apply). Interested candidates are asked to apply and submit a resume and cover letter online. Apply Via this link.

Towson (FCS - MD): Towson University has IMMEDIATE openings for 2 Defensive Quality Control Positions on staff (1 with Defensive Backs & 1 with Defensive Line). This is strictly a VOLUNTEER position; there is NO compensation, housing OR benefits with occasional meals. There are 4 previous Quality Control coaches in full time roles on staff. Ideal candidates must be highly organized, proficient in DVsport, Microsoft Excel, Visio, Word, PowerPoint and other computer skills. Ideally, candidates must be able to start working as soon as possible. Previous experience coaching or playing is preferred. All interested and qualified applicants should email their resume, references, and cover letter to

Culver-Stockton (NAIA - MO): Culver-Stockton College has a graduate assistant position open. This position will be responsible for coaching, recruiting, film breakdown, data entry and other duties as assigned (Specific coaching assignments will be determined by successful candidate’s strengths). Qualified candidates must have playing or coaching experience and be able to gain admittance to the graduate program. This position includes tuition, room, and board, and plus a possible stipend. All interested candidates should submit the following: Resume, Cover Letter, and 3 references to Andrew Heffler at

East Central (D-II - OK): East Central is looking to hire a full-time defensive backs coach. Previous coaching experience with the defensive backs and successful experience recruiting at the collegiate level is preferred. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Email resume and references to Defensive Coordinator John Litrenta at

Eastern Michigan: Defensive pass game coordinator / safeties coach Fred Reed passed away over the weekend at just 54 years old.

Virginia-Lynchburg (NCCAA): Virginia University of Lynchburg is currently seeking an Assistant Football Coach for Offensive Line. This position includes a stipend and housing is provided. Responsibilities include all aspects of the football program, including practice organization, academic support, and recruiting. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a resume, and three recommendation contacts including phone numbers to head coach Tim Newman at

Kalamazoo (D-III - MI): Clay Whitehead has returned to the program as the new defensive coordinator. Whitehead spent last season as the defensive line coach at Cornell College (D-III - IA) and previously served as defensive backs coach (2018) and defensive line coach (2019-20) at Kalamazoo College.

NCAA: The NCAA is going to pursue boosters and schools bending the rules of NIL, according to a report.

Peru State (NAIA - NE): Peru State College is seeking applicants for a Graduate Assistant Position. This will be an unbelievable opportunity for a coach looking to be part of building a football program with a new coaching staff. Candidates with a relentless work ethic, great energy, and a passion for coaching are encouraged to apply. This position will be responsible for coaching a position group, recruiting area, game planning and extra responsibilities assigned. Ideal candidates will be proficient in Microsoft Office, Hudl and Visio. This position will include a tuition waiver, $8,000 stipend, some meals and affordable housing. Qualified candidates must gain admittance into graduate school and successful completion of a background check. A review of applicants will begin immediately. Interested applicants should send a resume and references to

Bethel University (NAIA - TN): Bethel University is seeking an offensive graduate assistant working with wide receivers. The positions include 50% tuition and a monthly stipend. Housing and meals are included. Must have 3.0 undergraduate GPA. Strong computer skills (ie. Visio / Powerpoint) and experience with Hudl is strongly preferred. All interested applicants can email resume and references to Offensive Coordinator Keith Williams.

Sul Ross State (D-II - TX): Sul Ross St is hiring an offensive graduate assistant to work with wide receivers. This position will cover housing, meals and 1k a month for tuition cost. Email resumes to to apply.

Delaware (FCS): Secondary coach Holman Copeland has been chosen to participate in the Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship program with the Atlanta Falcons.

Valdosta State (D-II - GA): Valdosta State is seeking candidates for an Offensive Line Assistant Coach Position. The Position is on a STRICTLY VOLUNTEER BASIS working with the highest caliber of program in Division 2 football. Start date would be June 1st. This is a fantastic opportunity to grow as a coach with a high level football program. Duties would include; assisting in day to day operation of Offensive Line (including on-field and meeting rooms), Recruiting your own area, Film Breakdown, and other duties as assigned. Interested candidates should contact Offensive Line Coach Mike Barela thru email Please attach a resume and references. No phone calls

Bethel University (NAIA-TN): Bethel University (NAIA-TN) is seeking undergraduate student assistant coaches. These are undergraduate scholarship positions. Responsibilities include developing scouting reports, film breakdown, weekly practice preparation, and any assignments delegated by the Offensive coordinator and Head Coach. Interested applicants can email Keith Williams - No phone calls please.

Tulane: Former Florida A&M athletic director Kortne Gosha has been hired as a senior associate athletic director at Tulane, Pete Thamel shares.





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