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The Scoop - Saturday January 9, 2021

Saturday January 9, 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.

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

Cincinnati Bengals: The Bengals are promoting Troy Walters from assistant receivers coach to receivers coach Adam Rittenberg tweets.

Houston Texans: Sources tell FootballScoop new GM Nick Caserio thinks highly of Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley. Staley might get a shot there. Stay tuned...

USC: Sources tell FootballScoop Clay Helton is making a play to add an SEC offensive line coach.

Auburn: Auburn has announced Jeff Schmedding as inside linebackers coach and defensive run game coordinator. He joins Bryan Harsin from Boise, where he spent the past two years as defensive coordinator.

Cincinnati Bengals: The Bengals have announced Frank Pollack as offensive line coach and run game coordinator. He was the club's offensive line coach in 2018 before spending the past two years with the Jets.

Chattanooga (FCS - TN): Source tells FootballScoop Tennessee State defensive tackles coach Nic Davison is expected to join Chattanooga's staff. Davison played at UTC.

Virginia Union (D-II): Highland Springs (HS) running backs coach V.T. Perry has accepted the safeties job at Virginia Union.

Tennessee State (FCS): Former NFL defensive back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie plans to join the Tennessee State staff source tells FootballScoop. Cromartie played at TSU, and would go on to be a first round draft choice by the Arizona Cardinals. He played 12 seasons in the league.

USC: Cal football director of recruiting strategy Marshall Cherrington is headed to USC Greg Biggins shares. For Cherrington its a return to his alma mater where he served as a student manager and a football operations intern. We are told he will have the same title at SC.

New York Jets: The Jets are expected to speak with Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell about their head coaching job, according to a report.

Florida: Florida has now officially named Wes McGriff an assistant coach. The Gators have one more position open.

South Carolina: The Gamecocks are working on finalizing a deal with their new defensive coordinator, per report.

Western Kentucky: With defensive coordinator Clayton White reportedly on the move, Bruce Feldman tweets that co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Maurice Crum is expected to become the team's next defensive coordinator.

Texas: Matt Zenitz tweets Bo Davis is confirmed as defensive line coach at Texas.

New York Jets: The Jets have completed their interview of Carolina Panthers OC Joe Brady.

Miami: Travaris Robinson, who spent the last several years as the defensive coordinator on Will Muschamp's staff, has been named defensive backs coach.

Ole Miss: Sources tell FootballScoop the Rebels are eyeing co-coordinator from Texas to fill Blake Gideon's role.

Urban Meyer: Urban has been "assembling a coaching staff, including some assistants from the college ranks, should he decide to become the Jaguars' next head coach" Adam Schefter shares this morning.

Kris Richard: Adam Schefter shares that former Cowboys' assistant Kris Richard has interviewed for the Raiders' defensive coordinator position. After sitting out the past year, Richard is said to be "energized about returning".

Dallas Cowboys: Mike McCarthy plans to interview former Falcons' secondary coach Joe Whitt Jr. for the Cowboys' defensive coordinator position Tom Pelissero shares.

Middle Tennessee: Rick Stockstill is hiring his son Brent as receivers coach. Brent spent last season as an offensive quality control at South Florida.

Maryland: Major changes coming on the offensive side of the ball for Mike Locksley's staff.

Texas: We shared last night, after Marcus Freeman chose Notre Dame, Corey Raymond stayed at LSU....Terry Joseph is leaving Notre Dame to join Steve Sarkisian's staff at Texas.

Boise State: Andy Avalos is Boise's new head coach.

Michigan: Terms of Jim Harbaugh's new deal are out; and man Jim took a big haircut here.

Texas: An update on the defensive coordinator situation for Sark.

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Pikeville (NAIA - KY): Source tells FootballScoop Nate Willis, defensive backs grad assistant at Missouri Valley College (NAIA) has accepted a full time job with Pikeville.

Pitt State (D-II - KS): Brad Wells has joined the athletics' staff as assistant AD for community relations.

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

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