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The Scoop - Saturday January 15, 2022

Sideline Power January

2021-22 Tracking Pages: Our pages tracking the hires across college football are now live.


Florida: Sean Spencer, who had coached last season with the Giants before accepting the Duke defensive line job, is now leaving to become Florida's defensive line coach, Pete Thamel shares. Bruce Feldman adds that Spencer is expected to have the co-defensive coordinator title as well.

Houston Texans: The Texans interviewed Florida Atlantic receivers coach Hines Ward and Chargers offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi for their head coaching opening job today. Ian Rapoport shares that the organization is interested in Patriots linebackers coach Jerod Mayo for the job as well.

Denver Broncos: Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett interviewed for the head coaching job today. 

Miami Dolphins: Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll will interview for the Dolphins head coaching job after their game with the Patriots, Ian Rapoport shares.

Chicago Bears: Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier will interview with the Bears for their head coaching job after their game with the Patriots, Ian Rapoport shares.

Ball today: The Raiders are at the Bengals at 3:30 ct (NBC). The Patriots are at Buffalo at 7:15 ct (CBS). 

Montana State Northern (NAIA): Former Northern Arizona head coach Jerome Souers has been named head coach. Souers won 123 games at NAU. This past season he served as an assistant at Southern Oregon. 

Virginia: Sources tell FootballScoop Tony Elliott is filling his final spot on his full-time coaching staff with Curome Cox and adjusting staff responsibilities a bit. 

USC: Oklahoma defensive analyst Chris Carter has joined the USC staff as director of player development. 

Dallas Cowboys: Jerry Jones could consider major changes if the Cowboys don't make a run through these playoffs Jason LaCanfora has shared. LaCanfora adds that Jones might move Kellen Moore to head coach should Mike McCarthy's team underperform. 

XFL: CJ Cavazos has joined the league as director of college and professional relations and David Dykeman has joined as director of football special projects. 

Bemidji State (D-II - MN): Bemidji State is currently seeking 2 Quality Control Positions on staff (1 on offense, 1 on defense). These positions are strictly a VOLUNTEER position. There is NO compensation, housing, OR benefits with occasional meals. Both openings will have the opportunity to help with Special Teams as well. This is a great opportunity for young coaches looking to get into get into the profession. Interested candidates should email cover letter, resume, and references to Please put “Offensive QC Volunteer” or “Defensive QC Volunteer” in the subject line.

Oregon: Sources tell FootballScoop Zach Tinker is set to join Dan Lanning's staff in a special teams quality control role. Tinker currently serves as offensive coordinator / quarterbacks / servant leadership coordinator at Central Washington. 

Frostburg State (D-II - MD): Eric Wagoner has been promoted from defensive coordinator to head coach. Wagoner was 2016 FootballScoop NAIA Coordinator of the Year for his work at Saint Francis

Auburn: Sources tell FootballScoop Bryan Harsin is adding an FCS defensive coordinator to his staff

Abilene Christian (FCS): Sources tell FootballScoop former Troy offensive coordinator Ryan Pugh has accepted the offensive line position at ACU working with new head coach Keith Patterson and offensive coordinator Stephen Lee. Pugh, who previously coached offensive line at BYU and UTSA as well as at Troy, coached offensive line at Southern this past season. 

Washington State: Ray Clark has joined the Wazzu recruiting staff. 

Hawaii: Todd Graham is no longer head coach at Hawaii

Dixie State (FCS): Craig Stutzmann has been named offensive coordinator at Dixie State. Stutzmann spent the past two seasons at Washington State as co-OC / quarterbacks.

Dordt (NAIA - IA): Dordt University is accepting applications for a full-time offensive line/offensive coordinator coach. College coaching experience is preferred. Applicants committed to Dordt’s distinct Christian mission are encouraged to apply. For more information on the position and the full job description and to apply go to this link

LSU: Brian Kelly's fightin' Tigers are making a play to strengthen their personnel department....from inside the SEC West. #ItJustMeansMore

UCLA: UCLA has announced Chip Kelly has signed a new contract that covers the next four seasons. No details were announced. Jon Wilner who covers Pac 12 ball notes per a source that Kelly's contract averages at $4.7 million per season.

Iowa: Kirk Ferentz has signed an extension through 2029, extending his current deal by four years, at $7 million a year. The extension takes him through his 96th year at the school. Something like that. 

Bown Bonuses: College football bonuses throughout college football near $14 million after bowls, playoffs.


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