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The Scoop - Thursday December 2, 2021

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2021-22 Tracking Pages: Our pages tracking the hires across college football are now live.


Troy: Sources tell FootballScoop Troy is working towards closing a deal with Jon Sumrall to be the next head coach of the Trojans. Update> This deal is done. Jon Sumrall - Head coach at Troy. 

Washington State: Sources tell FootballScoop Jake Dickert has his new defensive coordinator

Nebraska: Sources tell FootballScoop Scott Frost is hiring Mickey Joseph from LSU

Oklahoma: OU president Joe Harroz said Bob Stoops "twice refused" to be paid $325,000 as interim head coach but the school is paying him anyway. 

Virginia: Bronco Mendenhall will step down following their upcoming bowl game. Details here.  

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SMU: Missouri tight ends coach / recruiting coordinator Casey Woods is expected to join Rhett Lashlee's staff as offensive coordinator, Pete Thamel tweets.

TCU: Ra'Shaad Samples will be TCU's assistant head coach, run game coordinator and recruiting coordinator.

Missouri: Interim defensive line coach Al Davis is expected to be promoted to that role full-time Pete Thamel tweets. Davis was promoted from defensive analyst in October after Jethro Franklin was let go.

Troy: Sources share with FootballScoop that final interviews are underway at Troy. Impressive group of finalists for this one.

Simon Fraser (D-II - Canada): The interim head coach tag has been removed from Mike Rigell and he will lead the program moving forward.

Lock Haven (D-II - PA): The program has decided to part ways with John Kelling after just three months on the job.

Endicott College (D-III - MA): Endicott College is looking to fill an open date of WEEK 3 of 2022 (preferably HOME). If interested, please contact Assistant Head Coach Todd Parsons (

NC State: Dave Doeren will net a $25,000 bonus for NC State's graduation rate of 74 percent, according to USA Today's Steve Berkowitz.

Mary Hardin-Baylor (D-III - TX): MHB is looking for a 2-year non conference agreement on September 10th or October 29th. We would like to host next year and travel the year after. Interested programs can contact if you’re interested.

Auburn: An update on Bryan Harsin's search for his next offensive coordinator.

East Carolina: A contract extension for head coach Mike Houston taking him through 2026 has been approved.

Colorado State: Steve Addazio will not return as Colorado State's head coach, sources tell FootballScoop.

Graceland (NAIA - IA): Graceland is no longer accepting any more applications for their head coaching position. Thanks for the overwhelming interest.

Poland Lowlanders (Europe): The Lowlanders have a receivers coach Opening starting in February. We are looking for a receivers coach for our team located in Bialystok, Poland. This is not a paid position, however: flights to Poland and back to the US will be paid for, one meal a day, housing, gym, phone card, all utilities, transportation pass and visa will be included. Poland is also about 25% of the cost of the US to live in. Perfect opportunity for a young coach or retired coach who wants to see a different side of the world and experience football in another country. Contract lasts from February to late July if we make the the national final. Only interested candidates apply please. Contact Troy Baker

Fresno State: Sources tell FootballScoop Fresno's administration is looking this direction. This one could happen this week we're told.

Virginia Tech: Take a look at Brent Pry's contract.

#Nuggets: Twenty teams play for conference titles this weekend, but six have something grander on the line. Breaking down the stakes for conference championship weekend.

East Carolina: The Board of Trustees is expected to approve a new contract today for head coach Mike Houston, according to local reports. Houston has led the Pirates to a 7-5 record and an upcoming appearance in the Military Bowl.

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Blinn (JC - TX): Blinn College is accepting applications for offensive assistant coach. Looking for the coach that best fits for the program. This is a 12 month, benefits eligible position with a salary range of $28,364 yr. Essential Duties: Work closely with the Head Coach and Assistant Coaches to help to teach, mentor and monitor the young men/women involved in the Blinn athletic program. Assist the coach(s) in practice, games or events. Ability to travel with the team and/or coaching staff to games, events and recruitment. Assist in the supervision of extra-curricular activities. Compiles sports information, including but not limited to statistics and reporting, as assigned. Assists with promotions and marketing of the Blinn College athletic program. Helps maintain the athletic equipment and facilities. Assists with scouting, recruiting and other work related duties. Attend all required meetings with Athletic Director. Assist in supervising the strength and conditioning program. Assist in the supervision of the Colleges residence halls and dining hall. Adhere to all Blinn College policies and procedures. Adhere to all NJCAA rules and regulations. Performs other related tasks as assigned. Preferred Experience: Enrollment in an accredited graduate degree program throughout the period of employment. Bachelor’s degree in Health or Kinesiology from an accredited college or university or relevant certification. Coaching experience at the Junior College, University or High School level. Coaching experience on the offensive side of the ball. Proficient using Hudl software or other video software. Knowledge of the Southwest Junior College Football Conference rules and regulations. Please apply using this link.

Thiel (D-III - PA): Head coach Mike Winslow has left the program to pursue other opportunities and co-defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Andrew Geisler has been appointed the interim head coach.

Notre Dame: Defensive line coach Mike Elston and running backs coach Lance Taylor are both staying with the Irish, according to multiple reports.

Westminster (D-III - MO): Westminster College located in Fulton, Missouri has a full-time defensive coaching position open (possible coordinator position). Interested applicants must have a Bachelor Degree (Master’s Degree Preferred), college football playing and or coaching experience on the defensive side of the ball. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, player retention, coaching a position group, game planning, practice planning, managing a recruiting area, video breakdown, assistant track coach and other duties as assigned by the head football coach. Please email resume and cover letter to No phone calls please.

Pittsburg State (D-II - KS): Pittsburg State University is seeking to fill the role of Recruiting/Content Creator & Special Teams Graduate Assistant. This position requires the candidate to be exceptionally skilled in Graphic Design and Content Creation. Applicants will be responsible for creating and posting engaging recruiting/team graphics and other content to team social media accounts such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Additional responsibilities will include assisting in recruiting efforts and Special Teams duties such as film breakdown and scout team organization Those who are interested in this position should contact Ross Benavides at Please include a portfolio of created work and a resume in the email.

Notre Dame: Sources shared with FootballScoop last night that defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman is being tabbed as the next head of the Irish. Also, Offensive coordinator Tommy Rees has told the team that he is staying in South Bend.

Brian Kelly: Many people are mad that Kelly's exit meeting with Notre Dame's players lasted four minutes. We ask: How long do y'all want that meeting to last? And head here to watch leaked video of that meeting.

New Hampshire (FCS): Sources tell FootballScoop UNH has their new head coach.

Virginia Tech: Sources tell FootballScoop that new head coach Brent Pry is set to make a key defensive hire from the FCS head coaching ranks.

Oklahoma State: Mike Gundy is confident that defensive coordinator Jim Knowles will be back to lead the Cowboys defense in the fall, and challenges his administration to "get in the boat" to keep him around.


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