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The Scoop - Saturday February 20, 2021

Saturday February 20, 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.

UCF: Troy special teams coordinator Brian Blackmon is expected to join Gus' staff in the same capacity Pete Thamel tweets.

Missouri Southern: Sources tell FootballScoop Missouri Southern is adding Adam Austin to the staff, making other moves.

UCF: Sources tell FootballScoop Gus Malzahn is seeking to hire his offensive coordinator away from a rival program.

Auburn: Clesi Crochet is following Bryan Harsin from Boise to join his staff at Auburn as assistant to the head coach & football operations.

Miami: Texas A&M analyst Ishmael Aristide is joining Manny Diaz' staff at Miami Pete Thamel tweets. Adam Rittenberg adds Aristide is most likely to work with the linebackers at Miami.

Nevada: Nevada is looking to add a receivers or tight ends coach with West coast recruiting ties.

Missouri Southern State (D-II): Trey Porter is joining the staff. In late 2019, Porter was fired for checking in on his players on social media. Seriously.

Texas: Texas is set to pay Steve Sarkisian's staff more than $13 million in 2021. Full breakdown here.

LSU: Defensive personnel analyst Keith Sanchez tweeted this morning that he is moving on. Bruce Feldman tweets in response that Sanchez is going to law school.

Tennessee: Defensive backs coach Willie Martinez has signed a 2-year deal worth $425,000 in 2021 and $450,000 in 2022.

UCF: Sources tell FootballScoop Gus Malzahn is bringing SJ Tuohy down to Orlando as part of his staff.

Wyoming: Receivers coach Mike Grant has added the passing game coordinator title as well.

San Jose State: Sources tell FootballScoop Eric Scott is headed to SJSU.

Lincoln University: Lincoln University in Oakland, California is accepting applications for grad assistant positions: Offensive Line, Defensive Line, Quality Control, Football Operations. Lincoln University has top rated graduate programs including a doctorate. Send resumes to:

New Orleans Saints: Former offensive lineman Zach Strief is returning to the team, this time as a coach. After three years doing Saints radio work, Strief is planning to join the staff as assistant offensive line coach.

UCLA: Saturday we reported Chip Kelly was planning to hire Ryan Gunderson as his new quarterbacks coach. Today, they announced the hire.

Tennessee: Sources confirm to FootballScoop Josh Heupel is poaching another assistant from the Big Ten

Texas: Saturday we reported Sark had targeted NC State director of player personnel Billy Glasscock for the same role at Texas. Yesterday Bruce Feldman & Chip Brown are both reporting the deal is happening.

USC: The Trojans are finalizing the hire of LSU's Jeff Martin sources confirm to FootballScoop. Martin served as LSU's lead personnel analyst / player development.

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

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NFL Updates: See a running ticker of the latest news and hires on the following NFL jobs that came open this off season.

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