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The Scoop - Sunday January 24, 2021

Sunday January 24, 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 and hires on the following NFL jobs that came open this off season.

Chargers | Falcons | Eagles | Jaguars | Jets | Lions | Texans

Michigan: Ron Bellamy, the former head coach at West Bloomfield HS (MI), has been announced as wide receivers coach. The school has also announced that the program has reached agreement on contract extensions with Jay Harbaugh and Sherrone Moore Jay Harbaugh will coach the tight ends and continue to coordinate the special teams units, while Moore will shift over and coach the offensive line and assume duties as co-offensive coordinator while Jim Harbaugh will work with the quarterbacks.

North Carolina: Mack Brown is expected to bring a familiar face back to Chapel Hill as UNC's running backs coach.

Detroit Lions: Rams corners coach Aubrey Pleasant will interview for the secondary position with the Lions,

Rams CB Coach Aubrey Pleasant to interview with the Lions to be their secondary coach, according to a source. New GM Brad Holmes continues to look for his former team for talent.

— Steve Wyche (@wyche89) January 24, 2021

" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Steve Wyche tweets. Alabama: University of North Carolina running backs coach Robert Gillespie has accepted the same role at Alabama per multiple reports. Washington State: WSU football is seeking to fill two positions: recruiting assistant and director of creative branding. Interested applicants should email WSU football chief of staff Jason Cvercko at Missouri: Coaching veteran Jethro Franklin is being hired to replace Brick Haley as defensive line coach, per Rivals. Franklin has coached defensive lines at USC (twice), Temple, Miami, and most recently in the NFL with the Raiders and as assistant defensive line coach with the Seahawks. Detroit Lions: Former Browns and Chiefs GM John Dorsey is joining the Lions front office as senior personnel executive, Albert Breer tweets. Tom Pelissero adds that Ray Agnew is expected to join the team as assistant GM after serving as the LA Rams director of pro personnel previously. Philadelphia Eagles: Auburn defensive line coach Tracy Rocker has been targeted as the Eagles new defensive line coach, Pete Thamel tweets. Rocker was initially retained at South Carolina, then opted to leave to join Bryan Harsin's staff at Auburn, and now appears headed to the NFL. Colorado State: FootballScoop has learned that Ball State wide receivers coach Alex Bailey has accepted the wide receivers job at Colorado State. Philadelphia Eagles: Longtime running backs coach Duce Staley has been asked to be released from his contract, per several reports. Western Kentucky: Sources tell FootballScoop WKU is bringing home one of their own... VMI (FCS - VA) running backs coach Anthony Davis is returning to the Hilltoppers sources share. Davis played at and has coached at Western Kentucky in multiple capacities on offense and defense. Houston Texans: Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier and Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy have begun assembling staffs with the idea that they are prime candidates for the head coaching job,

Bills’ DC Leslie Frazier and Chiefs’ OC Eric Bieniemy - whose units will square off in today’s AFC Championship Game - have begun assembling coaching staffs with the idea that they are prime candidates for the Houston Texans’ HC job, per sources.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 24, 2021

" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Adam Schefter tweets.

Philadelphia Eagles: New head coach Nick Sirianni is retaining offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland, Albert Breer tweets. They are hiring Kevin Patullo from the Colts to be their new passing game coordinator per Tom Pelissero.

Conference championship games: Bucs at Packers (2pm ct - Fox) and Bills at Chiefs (5:40pm ct - CBS). Let's go!

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Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles are hiring Colts defensive backs coach Jonathan Gannon as their defensive coordinator Ian Rapoport tweets. On the offensive side, the Eagles will interview Chargers offensive coordinator Shane Steichen for the same role in Philly Ian Rapoport tweets. Mike Klis tweets the Eagles plan to interview Broncos running backs coach Curtis Modkins for the job as well.

Vanderbilt: Colorado State offensive coordinator Joey Lynch is leaving Steve Addazio's staff to join Clark Lea's first staff; but he reportedly won't be the offensive coordinator.

Michigan: All athletics are being shut down at Michigan for two weeks due to Covid related issues.

Vanderbilt: So.....Vanderbilt is making a surprising hire for offensive coordinator.

Michigan: Sherrone Moore, who has coached the team's tight ends the past few seasons, is moving to offensive line coach, according to multiple reports. Sam Webb shares that Moore will also have the co-offensive coordinator title.


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Tennessee: Sources tell FootballScoop Danny White is seeking to move fast, vetting Tony Elliott, a Big Ten head coach and more...

LSU: Vikings defensive backs coach Daronte Jones will interview for the LSU defensive coordinator job today sources confirm to FootballScoop. Jones has coached defensive backs at Wisconsin, Hawaii (both with Dave Aranda) and UCLA as well as with the Bengals and Dolphins in addition to two Louisiana high schools 15+ years ago.

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

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