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The Scoop - Thursday December 19, 2019

Thursday December 19, 2019

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Keep track of how the new hires from around college football are filling their coaching staffs. Starting with The Scoop’s FBS Staff Tracker – 2019-20.

Florida State: Mississippi State linebackers coach Chris Marve plans to join Mike Norvell's staff source tells FootballScoop. Josh Newberg was first to report the move.

Fresno State: Kalen DeBoer received a five year contract worth $7 million in total according to the Fresno Bee. Year one compensation begins at $1.3 million and it grows to $1.5 million in year five.

Rutgers: Sources tell FootballScoop Greg Schiano is very interested in adding Bob Fraser to his defensive coaching staff after the Patriots season concludes. Fraser, who has a long history of coaching with Schiano, currently serves as a coaching assistant on Bill Belichick's staff. Most recently Fraser was on staff at Ohio State, Tampa and Rutgers. Fraser was selected as the FootballScoop Linebackers Coach of the Year in 2009 while on staff at Rutgers.

Texas A&M Kingsville (D-II): Sources tell FootballScoop the University is now planning to hire Mike Salinas. Quite a strange turn of events on this search the past 48 hours.

UNLV: Fresno State assistant athletics director for football operations / chief of football staff Mike McHugh is joining the UNLV staff. Since 2012 McHugh has worked at Cal, Fresno State, Washington, Missouri, Fresno State and now UNLV.

Missouri: David Gibbs, who coached the corners last season, is being retained the school has announced. Prior to joining the staff heading into the 2019 season, Gibbs spent four seasons coordinating the defense at Texas Tech.

North Texas: UNT has now announced the hire of Clint Bowen as defensive coordinator.

Alderson Broaddus (D-II - WV): Travis Everhart has been announced as the new head coach of the program. Everhart most recently served as the associate head coach at Fort Valley State (D-II - GA).

Texas A&M-Kingsville (D-II): Here's an update on Texas A&M-Kingsville's search, where things have taken a turn.

Games of the Decade: We're ranking the 10 best games of the 2010s, starting today with 6 through 10.

Coffeyville (JC - KS): Nick Dobler, formerly the defensive coordinator at Kilgore (JC - TX), has been hired as the defensive coordinator at Coffeyville.

North Texas: Sources tell FootballScoop Seth Littrell is interested in Kansas safeties coach (and former defensive coordinator) Clint Bowen filling his open defensive coordinator role. Update> KUSports is now reporting a deal is in place for Bowen to join Littrell's staff.

Ole Miss: Source tells FootballScoop Lane Kiffin is targeting Texas A&M tight ends coach Joe Jon Finley for a similar role on his staff in Oxford. Finley, who played tight end at Oklahoma and in the league for a number of years, has coached tight ends at Missouri and A&M the past few seasons.

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Matt Rhule: The Baylor head coach has his coaching stock skyrocketing and explains what an NFL job will have to look like to pry him out of Waco.

Nebraska Kearney (D-II – NE): Nebraska Kearney is looking to hire a defensive graduate assistant (will explore all positions). The job pays a 9 month stipend of $10,000. All credits are paid for to earn your Master’s degree. Possible health benefits included. Interested candidates should email cover letter, resume, and references to Scott Lewis at Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Coach of the Year: Following announcements of offensive and defensive/special teams Coach of the Year finalists, FootballScoop on Thursday announced the finalists at the divisional level.

Florida State: TCU offensive line coach Chris Thomsen is joining the Florida State staff, per multiple reports including the Star-Telegram who add that his position specific responsibility will be named later, but he is expected to have the deputy head coach title.

Fresno State: Per source, the following coaches will not be retained; Scotty Thompson (TEs), Jamie Christian (RBs), Bert Watts (DC), and Will Plemons (DL).

Fitchburg State (D-III - MA): Associate head coach / defensive coordinator Mark Sullivan has resigned from Fitchburg State, to pursue other opportunities, source tells FootballScoop.

QB Off-Season Mental Development–Quick and Intermediate Route Design: The main goal of an offensive coordinator is to know that the QB and play-caller are seeing the same things both pre- and post-snap—and that progression starts now in December, not in the summer. X&O Labs, the research company for football coaches, is releasing a new report next Tuesday focusing on the off-season mental development of quarterbacks. This new effort starts with the implementation of the “QB Manual” that relates the passing game into four simple segments: pass protection, pre-snap, post-snap and game situations/match-ups. The exclusive report present how this process is applied to all quick and intermediate routes in your menu. This report is designed to help your offense improve passing completion percentage, passing yards and completions per game. X&O Labs will release this report next Tuesday. Get it sent directly to your email at 7 am EST Tuesday morning. This is a FREE service from X&O Labs. Go here to register your email.

Missouri: TCU co-offensive coordinator Curtis Luper will join the Mizzou staff in a similar role, sources shared with FootballScoop late last night. The news was first reported by Chris Hummer of 247Sports. Luper and Eli Drinkwitz worked alongside each other at Auburn.

Best #NSD20 announcements: Our exclusive run down of the best signing day announcements from around college football, where two Big 12 programs really stood out.

Avila (NAIA - MO): Avila University, located in Kansas City, MO is looking for a defensive line coach. This is a full-time position. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume and a list of three references to For specific questions, you may email defensive coordinator Charles Alexander at No phone calls please.

Jersey Coast Prep (Postgrad - NJ): Jersey Coast Prep Academy academic and athletic program is accepting applications for an Offensive Coordinator and Defensive Coordinator for the 2020 season. These are contract renewable positions. College football coaching and Head Coaching experience(preferred). Coach Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree is required and 5 years to 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Background as both an offensive or defensive coach and offensive or defensive coordinator at the college level is essential. Candidate should possess and be able to demonstrate the ability to counsel and advise players and be able to motivate recruits, players, fans, and alumni to support the program. Credentials should reflect proven competency and potential in coaching and recruiting. Knowledge and compliance of NCAA and NJCAA rules and regulations preferred. Must be able to work days, nights, weekends, holidays, and travel as requested. Valid driver’s license required. Position includes an innovative interactive compensation program. Please email cover letter and resume with references to

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