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The Scoop - Sunday February 6, 2022

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Miami Dolphins: Mike McDaniel will be the Fins' new head coach.

Missouri: Defensive coordinator Steve Wilks has interviewed for the New York Giants defensive coordinator position Brandon Marcello has shared. 

Houston Texans: Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon has been informed he will not be offered the Texans head coaching position Josina Anderson is reporting. 

Hawaii: UTEP safeties coach Josh Brown is headed to Hawaii to serve in the same capacity on Timmy Chang's staff source shares with FootballScoop. 

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Pittsburgh Steelers: Teryl Austin is expected to become defensive coordinator for the Steelers Gerry Dulac has reported. Austin, the former Bengals and Lions defensive coordinator, has served as senior defensive assistant / secondary for the Steelers the past few seasons.

Deland McCullough: Tom Loy shares that Deland has turned down an offer from the Giants and will remain at Notre Dame.

Miami: Mario Cristobal is hiring Josh Gattis as his new offensive coordinator. More on the move here.

Chicago: The Bears are hiring Richard Hightower as special teams coordinator Tom Pelissero shares. Hightower served in that role for the 49ers the past five seasons.

New York Giants: Sources share with FootballScoop Houston Texans tight ends coach Andy Bischoff has accepted the same position with the New York Giants. Bischoff coached tight ends for the Bears in 2013-14 and then spent six seasons with the Ravens before joining the Texans before last season.

Utah State: Source tells FootballScoop Eastern Michigan corners coach LaMarcus Hicks has accepted a position on Blake Anderson's staff at Utah State.

Colorado State: Jeremy Moses has accepted the running backs position at CSU. Moses was on staff at Baytown Sterling High School.

Harvard (FCS): Harvard University, an IVY LEAGUE FCS Division-1 Institution, is currently considering hiring an Assistant Football Coach on Offense (Running Backs Coach). This position coach would work closely with the head coach and staff, with primary responsibilities being on-field coaching, game plan development and national recruitment of academically qualified student athletes. As a full time, 12-month, benefits-eligible role, the successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, at least 2 years intercollegiate coaching experience, with demonstrated success as a coach, recruiter, and strong interpersonal skills. Please send resume, cover letter, and references to: Football Operations Coordinator - Jackson McSherry (jackson_mcsherry@fas.harvard.edu)

New York Giants: Adam Schefter reports that the Giants requested permission to interview Teryl Austin, the senior defensive assistant /secondary coach for the Steelers, for their defensive coordinator job but adds that it is uncertain whether permission will be granted because Austin is a favorite to become the next defensive coordinator on Mike Tomlin's staff in Pittsburgh. The organization has also conducted a virtual interview with Titans assistant Jim Schwartz, Mike Garafolo tweets.

Purdue: Mike Carmin shares a few coaching moves on the Purdue staff. Former Gators quarterbacks coach Garrick McGee is expected to join the staff as wide receivers coach, Ryan Wallace will be assistant offensive line / tight ends coach, quality control coach David Elson is being elevated to linebackers coach, Youngstown State (FCS - OH) corners coach Ashton Youboty will coach the corners, and Neil Callaway is moving from assistant offensive line coach to a senior consultant role.

New York Giants: Eagles director of player personnel Brandon Brown is joining the franchise as assistant GM, Adam Schefter tweets.

New Orleans Saints: Eric Bieniemy will interview for the Saints head coaching job today and is expected to be the final interview, Jeff Duncan shares.

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