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The Scoop - Saturday January 16, 2021

Saturday January 16, 2021

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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.

NFL Updates: See a running ticker of the latest news on the following head coach and general manager openings:

Chargers | Falcons | Jaguars | Jets | Lions | Texans

Former Coffeyville CC (JC - KS) head coach Aaron Flores has passed. Please join us in praying for his family.

North Texas: North Texas is planning to hire Phil Bennett as its new defensive coordinator, sources tell FootballScoop. More here.

East Carolina: Tim Daoust is set to become ECU's new defensive ends/outside linebackers coach, tweets Pete Thamel. He is currently Sam Houston State's defensive ends coach and previously worked as Western Michigan's defensive coordinator and Syracuse's special teams coordinator.

Vanderbilt: Sources tell FootballScoop Clark Lea just interviewed an SEC assistant for his defensive coordinator position. Hire is expected soon.

Marshall: Sources tell FootballScoop that Marshall has found their head coach.

Philadelphia Eagles: Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is a candidate for the Eagles head coaching opening and is set to interview, per Bo Wulf.

Pittsburgh Steelers: According to a report today, the Steelers are expected to promote Matt Canada to offensive coordinator.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Pete Thamel tweets that Chris Ash is expected to be a part of Urban Meyer's staff as a position coach. Ash spent last season as the defensive coordinator at Texas, and prior to that was the head coach at Rutgers and defensive coordinator for Urban Meyer at Ohio State.

Seattle Seahawks: Pete Carroll has spoken with former Eagles head coach Doug Pederson about the offensive coordinator opening, Tom Pelissero tweets.

Auburn: Troy wide receivers coach Cornelius Williams has been named the new receivers coach on Bryan Harsin's staff.

Jacksonville Jaguars:

Two intriguing options have emerged for the staff of #Jaguars coach Urban Meyer: OC candidate Scott Linehan interviews early this week and is the favorite, while #Ravens DL coach Joe Cullen is a top target as defensive coordinator. Cullen has impressed in Baltimore since 2016.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 16, 2021

" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ian Rapoport tweets that two "intriguing options" have emerged for Urban Meyers staff including former LSU passing game coordinator Scott Linehan as offensive coordinator and Ravens defensive line coach Joe Cullen is a top target as defensive coordinator.

Minnesota State (D-II): After serving as the offensive line coach since 2017, offensive line coach Collin Prosser has been promoted to offensive coordinator and will also now coach the quarterbacks. Prosser takes over for Joe Beschorner, who was named the running backs coach at North Dakota State (FCS).

Oklahoma State: Cowboy Football is looking for a lead graphic designer. This leadership role will oversee recruiting graphics, create content and manage a growing team of designers. Apply online via this link.

Georgia: After it was reported he was “a favorite for the job” at Texas, Georgia defensive coordinator Dan Lanning tweeted, #LetsRunItBack. He ain’t leaving.

Michigan: Sources tell FootballScoop Jim Harbaugh is making a move to hire away one of Dan Mullen’s assistants.

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

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