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The Scoop - Monday November 22, 2021

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Texas Tech: LSU assistant director of player personnel Cody Bellaire is joining Joey McGuire's staff as director of scouting. 

Lafayette (FCS - PA): After five seasons, head coach John Garrett will not have his contract renewed

Brian Kelly: With speculation around USC mounting, Brian Kelly answers whether he'd ever leave Notre Dame, and lays out what it would take.

USC: An update on USC's search, where Luke Fickell and Dave Aranda remain involved, along with multiple coaches with NFL ties.

LSU: An update on LSU's search as this one is barreling towards a hire. 

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FIU: FIU is using TurnkeyZRG for their AD search Eric Henry tweeted.

Urban Meyer: Tough love was a tactic that coaches would dish out regularly not all that long ago, but Urban Meyer recently touched on how that coaching approach has shifted.

Thiel College (D-III – PA): Thiel College, located in Greenville, PA seeks applicants for intern coach. Primary responsibilities include recruiting an assigned area, coach a position group (skill - offense), as well as other duties assigned by the head coach. This is a 12 month position that provides a stipend, meal plan, and housing. Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Head Coach, Mike Winslow at

Monday night football: The New York football Giants are in Tampa to battle Tom Brady and the Bucs (8:15 et - ESPN).

Northwestern State (FCS - LA): Head coach Brad Laird will return for 2022; but his staff is expected to have meaningful change.

Wisconsin-Platteville (D-III): The winningest coach in school history, Mike Emendorfer is retiring after 22 seasons, sources tell FootballScoop.

Texas: Jacksonville Jaguars chief of staff Fernando Lovo is leaving to return to Texas where he will serve as the school's senior associate athletic director for facilities and operations, Pete Thamel tweets. Lovo previously worked at Houston, Florida and Ohio State.

UMass: The program has officially announced the hire of Don Brown as their new head coach. Here's the piece we did a few days ago on Brown, who was identified as a top target, returning home to lead the program.

Ottawa (NAIA - KS): Ottawa University is looking to hire a full-time assistant that is energetic, brings great recruiting skills to the job, and is an experienced offensive skill coach. The person is expected to be a professional, lead by example, and be accountable. A position title could be included with a co-offensive coordinator role or special teams coordinator . Interested applicants are encouraged to apply by clicking on this link. You can also email Associate Head Coach & Offensive Coordinator at  f

Ohio: Defensive coordinator / safeties coach Ron Collins and co-defensive coordinator / defensive ends coach Pete Germano have announced that they will be retiring at the conclusion of the season. Collins and Germano have been at Ohio nearly 10 and 20 years, respectively. Both are tremendously respected coaches who undoubtedly will be missed my many.

Texas A&M University Kingsville (D-II): TAMUK is looking to fill a week 2 open date in 2022 with possible home/away agreements for 2023. Any interested programs can contact Head Coach Michael Salinas at

UMass: Last night, multiple reports shared that UMass is "taking the final steps" and finalizing a deal to make Arizona defensive coordinator Don Brown the new head coach of the program and an announcement is expected early this week.

South Florida: Defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer has been let go.

Idaho State (FCS): Head coach Rob Phenicie will not return after five seasons.

Troy: Head coach Chip Lindsey is being let go, sources tell FootballScoop. Multiple outlets also reporting the same.

Florida: The Gators have parted ways with Dan Mullen. Here are some of the candidates we feel make sense to be in the mix for one of the top jobs in college football.

#Nuggets: Catch up all that happened in FBS this weekend - Ohio State exploded, Oregon ducks out, UTSA is on its way to making #Queso happen! All that and #Nuggets.

FCS: The playoff bracket is set and the race to Frisco is officially on.

Abilene Christian (FCS - TX): Adam Dorrel will not return for a sixth season as head coach. More here.

Virginia Tech: Sources tell FootballScoop things continue to be headed this direction in Blacksburg

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