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The Scoop - Saturday February 8, 2020

Saturday February 8, 2020


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Dixie State (FCS - UT): Central Washington offensive coordinator Kelly Bills has accepted the same position at Dixie State.

Michigan State: Saturday's update on Sparty's search for their next head coach.

Tennessee: Sources tell FootballScoop Jeremy Pruitt plans to hire Andrew Warsaw as his new director of football operations. Warsaw served in the same capacity for Joe Moorhead at Mississippi State. Todd Watson isn't going anywhere though, his title / role is being adjusted within the staff sources tell FootballScoop.

Washington Redskins: Ron Rivera plans to hire Jennifer King in a coaching role tweets Rhiannon Walker who adds this will be the first African American female full-time coach in the NFL. King did an internship with the Panthers in 2017 and worked with the AAF Hotshots this past year.

Washington State: Source tells FootballScoop Rolo plans to hire former Nevada Reno DFO David Fox as his new ops lead at Wazzu. Fox has experience serving as DFO at both Nevada and Tulane in the past. Dennis Slutak had filled that role for Mike Leach this past year. Over the past 12+ seasons, Slutak has served as director of football operations at UNLV, Bowling Green, Washington and USC.

Penn State: Reports out of South Carolina are confirming that South Carolina defensive line coach John Scott Jr. has now officially accepted the same position at Penn State.

Michigan State: Colorado head coach Mel Tucker, who led the Buffs to a 5-7 finish in his first season in Boulder, shares that he is committed to staying at Colorado despite consideration for the open Michigan State job.

LA Rams: South Carolina running backs coach Thomas Brown is expected to leave and join the Rams staff, Bruce Feldman tweets.

Michigan State: The Spartans requested permission to interview 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh for their head coaching vacancy, but Saleh plans to stay in San Francisco, Tom Pelissero tweets.

Campbellsville (NAIA - KY): Brighton Hill has accepted the defensive line job at Campbellsville University source tells FootballScoop. He previously coached defensive line at Lake Erie College (D-II - OH). Previous stops at included at The University of South Carolina, Baldwin Wallace University (D-III - OH), Arkansas State University, Missouri Baptist University and Lake Erie College at different coaching positions.

Princeton (FCS - NJ): Lehigh offensive line coach Chris Zarkoskie has joined the Princeton staff in the same capacity source tells FootballScoop.

Colorado State: Source tells FootballScoop Steve Addazio has hired Kap Dede to fill the remaining full-time opening on the defensive side of the ball. Dede, who had spent three seasons with Todd Grantham at Florida and Mississippi State, spent last season at Arkansas.

Louisville: Source tells FootballScoop Curtis Fitch who was a grad assistant at East Carolina has accepted a grad assistant position at the University of Louisville. Fitch played for coach Satterfield at App State.

Towson (FCS - MD): Longtime Old Dominion offensive coordinator Brian Scott is joining the program as offensive line coach, Adam Rittenberg tweets.

Michigan: Former Penn State offensive line coach and run game coordinator Matt Limegrover is expected to join the Michigan staff as a senior analyst, Bruce Feldman tweets. Prior to joining Penn State, Limegrover coached the offensive line at Minnesota.

Notre Dame: Former Rutgers offensive coordinator John McNulty, currently an offensive analyst at Penn State, is expected to join the Irish staff as tight ends coach, Bruce Feldman tweets.

San Diego State: Head coach Brady Hoke will make $1 million in his first season of the 5-year deal he's signed with the school, which will increase $50,000 annually Steve Berkowitz tweets. Former head coach Rocky Long made just under $900,000 annually leading the program.

XFL: The XFL makes its return today with two games; Seattle Dragons at DC Defenders at 2pm EST on ABC, and then the LA Wildcats at Houston Roughnecks at 5pm EST on FOX. Tomorrow will feature Tampa Bay Vipers at New York Guardians at 2pm EST on FOX, and then the St. Louis Battlehawks at Dallas Renegades at 5pm EST on ESPN.

Rutgers: Greg Schiano is adding a former FCS head coach to his staff, per source.

Frisco Fighters (IFL): The Frisco Fighters of the Indoor Football League, located in the booming Dallas suburb of Frisco, Texas, are looking for coaching and player personnel interns for their football operations department. Interns will start immediately and work directly with head coach Clint Dolezel and the coaching and player personnel staff. Selected interns will be provided an excellent opportunity to network, learn from experienced and successful professionals within the Fighters’ front office, and the ability to help build a brand-new professional football team from the ground up in its inaugural season. Coaching interns will be responsible for breaking down team and opponents’ film to help with practice preparation and weekly game planning, along with additional tasks assigned by the head coach. Player personnel interns will be responsible for helping build the team’s prospect database, recruiting players for in-season tryouts and assisting with video operations. The Frisco Fighters will be able to approve of college credit for those looking to fulfill internship experience related to their field of study. Positions are available now as the season is fast approaching. Training camp begins February 21 and the season kicks off March 12. If interested, contact Brook Weber, the Director of Public Relations of the IFL & Frisco Fighters at

Ohio State: New Buckeyes defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs explains how players craving the “why” behind everything has made him a better coach.

NFL and College Head Coaching Changes: Keep track of all the head coaching changes from NFL to FBS to NAIA via this page.