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The Scoop - Sunday January 12, 2020

Sunday January 12, 2020


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Carolina: Indianapolis Colts defensive line coach Mike Phair has accepted the same role for the Carolina Panthers source tells FootballScoop. Phair and Carolina defensive coordinator Phil Snow coached together at Arizona State back in '99-2000.

Denver: The Broncos are expected to hire for Giants head coach Pat Shurmur tweets Mike Garafolo.

Riverside City College (CC - CA): Riverside has an immediate position open for a defensive backs coach. Seeking a well qualified coach with significant experience coaching defensive backs at a competitive college level. This coach will exhibit the ability to teach outstanding technique and fundamentals, have a strong recruiting background, possess the ability to support diverse groups and make a year round commitment to executing seasonal responsibilities related to the football program. This is a stipend position with the possibility of teaching classes with a Master’s degree in Kinesiology, Physical Education or Exercise Science. Interested applicants should forward a cover letter, professional resume’ and reference page to Associate Head Coach, James Kuk:

West Virginia Wesleyan (D-II): West Virginia Wesleyan College has an immediate opening for a Defensive Coordinator. Primary responsibilities include assisting the Head Coach in all phases of the football program. Full benefits are included. College playing experience and/or previous coaching experience is preferred. Email resume & references to Interviews will be conducted at the AFCA Convention.

UAB: UAB is looking to hire a defensive grad assistant. Please email resume along with a brief letter of interest to defensive coordinator David Reeves ( with copy to director of football operations Tyler Cook (

North Carolina Central (FCS): North Carolina Central University is looking to fill a full paid-tuition Graduate Assistant position on the offensive side of the ball (OL). The position recommends experience in player evaluation as well as on-campus recruiting. Duties included but not limited to: working with an offensive position group, OC and HC, video editing / game breakdowns, and self scouting. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA required. Recommended a GRE with scores of at least 140 on both Quantitative & Verbal Reasoning. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and three recommendation contacts including phone numbers to Please no phone calls.

Denver: Vic Fangio is making a change at offensive coordinator. Tom Pelissero first reported and others have confirmed that offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello will not return.

DFO Meetings: The agenda for the DFO Meetings at the AFCA Convention can be seen here.

Cleveland: The Browns are planning to hire Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski as their new head coach per multiple reports.

Staff trackers: Reminder, we're keeping track of all of the staff hires for each NFL team with a new head coach. Cleveland - Carolina - Dallas - Washington - Giants.

Hutchinson (CC - KS): Tate Omli, formerly the special teams coordinator and safeties coach at Murray State, is now co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Hutchinson Community College source tells FootballScoop.

Independence (CC - KS): Independence Community College, in Independence Kansas is looking to hire a RB Coach. This coach will have the opportunity to coach in one best Junior Conferences in the country. Qualifications; Prior Experience coaching RB’s, college coaching experience and college recruiting experience. The compensation is $10k wiith housing and meals. Please send your resume to HFC Kiyoshi Harris at (No phone calls please) Coach Harris will be at the AFCA convention in Nashville.

Midwestern State (D-II - TX): Midwestern State University is currently seeking a defensive graduate assistant football coach. The position includes a stipend, housing, and tuition assistance for graduate school. Coaching responsibilities to include; but not limited to, Defensive backs. Experience playing and coaching Defensive backs is preferred. Responsibilities include all aspects of the football program including; but not limited to, video editing, social media, practice organization, contest preparation, recruitment weekends, student athlete development, and other duties assigned by the Head Football Coach. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Interested applicants should send a letter of application, resume, and three recommendation contacts including phone numbers to Nick Sanchez at Please no phone calls.

Kansas: New Mexico defensive coordinator Jordan Peterson has accepted a position at Kansas where he will coach safeties.

Florida A&M (FCS): Quarterbacks coach KJ Black has been promoted, adding the co-offensive coordinator title.

Arizona: Luke McNitt is joining Kevin Sumlin's staff as a grad assistant. He was serving on Nebraska Kearney's staff.

NFL Playoffs: Texans at Chiefs (2:05pm CT - CBS) and Seahawks at Green Bay (5:40pm CT - Fox).

Dallas Cowboys: Texas A&M corners coach Maurice Linguist has accepted a position on the Dallas Cowboys' staff Pete Thamel has tweeted.

UTSA: Nevada special teams coordinator Tommy Perry is joining the UTSA staff Adam Rittenberg has tweeted.

Joe Brady: Yesterday SI's Ross Dellenger brought word that Joe Brady has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with LSU; but details are not complete and this deal reportedly wouldn't stop him from leaving for NFL opportunities should they arise.

Syracuse: McNeese State head coach Sterlin Gilbert will reunite with Dino Babers sources tell FootballScoop. More on the move here.

New York Giants: The G Men have requested permission to interview Dolphins defensive coordinator Patrick Graham for their defensive coordinator position tweets Mike Garafolo.

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AFCA: We look forward to another great AFCA Convention kicking off this weekend in Nashville. For those attending, here is our annual FootballScoop Guide to the Convention.

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