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The Scoop - Thursday February 10, 2022

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West Virginia: Pete Thamel tweets that Neal Brown is expected to add Coastal Carolina receivers coach Tony Washington to his staff as the new wide receivers coach.

Minnesota Vikings: Former Bears defensive line coach Chris Rumph, who has prior college stops at Alabama, Texas, Florida, and Tennessee is expected to join the staff as defnsive line coach, Matt Zenitz shares.

Miami Dolphins: Former Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson is interviewing for a position on Mike McDaniels' staff, Matt Zenitz tweets. Johnson has spent the last four seasons on the Saints staff working with the receivers.

New York Giants: Vanderbilt linebackers coach John Egorugwu is expected to join the Giants staff, Bruce Feldman tweets. Egorugwu previously coached with Brian Daboll with the Bills and before that he spent two years on the Ravens staff.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Senior personnel executive Tom Gamble is no longer with the team, per Neil Stratton. An NFL veteran, Gamble previously worked in various roles for the Colts, Eagles, Ravens, Panthers, and 49ers.

Georgia: Co-defensive coordinators Will Muschamp and Glenn Schumann will each make $800,000 with their new co-coordinator titles this fall, per the AJC. The raises mark a $200k bump for Schumann and $500k bump for Muschamp (who had been serving as an analyst for the program.  

Arkansas: Athletic director Hunter Yuracheck has signed a five-year contract extension taking him through 2027.

SEC: The league has announced $777.8 million in total revenue, which is about twice as much as they distributed in 2015.

Chicago Bears: The team has let go director of player personnel Josh Lucas and director of football administration Joey Lane, Neil Stratton shares. 

Seton Hill (D-II - PA): Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA that competes at the Division II level in the PSAC is in search of a graduate assistant football coach. This position is for the offensive side of the ball and will primarily be responsible for the running backs or tight ends position. Candidates MUST be able to be admitted into the graduate school program which requires a minimum undergraduate GPA of a 3.0. Day to day duties will include coaching/managing your own position group, assisting the offensive coordinator with breakdown/game-planning, and will require managing filming and uploading of practice and game film. All applicants MUST have collegiate running back or tight end experience either playing or coaching. The position includes graduate school tuition scholarship as well as a payment for hours worked for living expenses. Please send resumes to The position will be filled by March. No phone calls please.

Chicago Bears: Andre Curtis has joined the staff as safeties coach after the past seven seasons with the Seahawks, most recently as defensive passing game coordinator.

Centre (D-III - KY): Centre College is looking to hire a defensive line coach. Bachelor’s degree with previous collegiate experience as a player or a coach; CPR, AED, and First-Aid certifications will be required once hired; valid driver’s license required. Demonstrated knowledge and coaching skills of the sport of football and its playing rules; a commitment to the Division III philosophy; knowledge of NCAA and SAA rules; and a demonstrated ability to recruit, retain, and mentor student- athletes are essential. Additional qualifications include communication skills that allow for the ability to teach, motivate, and counsel student-athletes effectively as well as being self-motivated, positive, energetic, eager to teach, and a willingness to travel. Ability to foster a team environment as well as the ability and desire to work successfully within a team-oriented athletic department is essential. Knowledge of travel planning and scheduling.

Denver Broncos: Fort Bend Willowridge HS (TX) head coach Ramon Chinyoung has resigned to accept a quality control job with the Broncos, Matt Stepp shares.

Texas State: Texas State University is looking to hire an Offensive Graduate Assistant working specifically with Offensive Line. Prefer a background of playing the position / previous Offensive Line coaching experience. Duties are typical of a GA role and will include ability to manage scout team and assist with all daily operations. Monthly Stipend and Classes are provided. Please send resume and cover letter to

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology (JC): Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is seeking 2 football coaches (a defensive and an offensive position coach). If interested, for details, please contact Coach Dennis Iezzi at

Arizona State: Andy Vaughn has joined the staff as associate AD for player personnel and recruiting. He was previously the director of player personnel at Miami. 

Quincy (D-II - IL): Per source, defensive line coach Michael Pannone has been promoted to associate head coach / defensive coordinator.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Press Taylor and the franchise have agreed to terms that makes him the new offensive coordinator for Doug Pederson, Tom Pelissero tweets. The two reunite after previously working together in Philly.

Houston Texans: Ian Rapoport shares that the Texans, who recently promoted defensive coordinator Lovie Smith to head coach, are unlikely to fill the defensive coordinator role this upcoming season.

Rod Marinelli: Longtime NFL defensive line coach Rod Marinelli is planning to retire at age 72, Ian Rapoport shares. Marinelli is the former head coach of the Lions and is one of the most respected defensive line coach in NFL history.

Cleveland Browns: After a month on staff, Ole Miss co-defensive coordinator Chris Kiffin has reportedly had a change of heart and is heading back to the Browns.

Southwest Baptist (D-II - MO): Tyler Curtis, an alumnus of SBU, has been hired as co-defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach.

Evangel (NAIA - MO): Offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Dennis Darnell has stepped down, but shares that he is not ready to retire just yet.

New York Giants: Former Vikings assistant head coach and co-defensive coordinator Andre Patterson is being hired by Brian Daboll as defensive line coach, per Adam Schefter.

Wingate (D-II - NC): Wingate University has an opening for an offensive line graduate assistant. Bachelor's degree required. The position recommends experience coaching or playing offensive line. College playing experience is preferred. Responsibilities include assisting in all aspects of the football program: film upload/breakdown, practice organization, assisting offensive line coach, coaching the scout team, and other duties assigned by the Offensive Coordinator / Head Coach. Compensation: Tuition, Room/Board and $3,500 stipend over 10 months. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and recommendations to Greg Keziah at

Illinois: Per source, Northern Colorado (FCS) assistant offensive line coach Tyler King has taken the offensive line graduate assistant job at Illinois.

Albion (D-III - MI): The Albion College Department of Athletics invites applications for the position of Defensive Assistant Football Coach (LBs). This is a 10-month administrative position with employment beginning immediately. Albion College is a member of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. This position will be responsible for supporting the Head Coach in all aspects of leading Albion College’s football program. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: a) creating and implementing practice and game plans, b) breakdown film and providing scouting reports, c) creating recruiting plans and relationships that will lead to identifying and attracting outstanding student-athletes, d) providing guidance to student-athletes regarding their academic and overall success, e) participate in fundraising events for the program and athletic department, f) maintain a working knowledge of NCAA, MIAA, and Albion College policies and procedures, g) other duties as assigned by the Head Coach or Director of Athletics. Please email a resume and cover letter to head football coach Dustin Beurer at

Saint Anselm (D-II - MA): Running backs coach Price Ferguson has been elevated to offensive line coach, per source. He previously worked as a quality control coach at Washington State with the offensive line under Mike Leach.

New York Giants: Panthers assistant offensive line coach Tony Sparano Jr. is leaving for the same position with the Giants, Panthers beat writer Jonathan Alexander shares.

Wheaton (D-III - IL): Wheaton College, an Explicitly Christian and academically rigorous institution, is seeking an Entry-Level Defensive Assistant, who is committed in understanding that in pursuit of athletic excellence, we seek to develop students for Christ-Centered life and service. This position will work directly with the Defensive Coordinator and assist with a position group. Other responsibilities include, but not limited to, mentor members of the football team and model Christ-Centered leadership, assist in all aspects of program operation as determined by the Head Coach, and fulfill any additional department responsibilities as determined by the Athletic Director. If interested, email Defensive Coordinator with a Resume, Cover Letter, and Statement of Faith. All three must be shared to be considered.

TCU: JaMarkus McFarland, a recent hire to Sonny Cumbie's Louisiana Tech staff, will instead join up with a different Sonny at TCU, sources tell FootballScoop.

Heidelberg (D-III - OH): Heidelberg has an immediate opening for a full-time defensive line coach. This is a full benefited position. Heidelberg has a commitment to diversity with all new hires. Please email your resume to Defensive Coordinator Branden Jakubcin at

Denver Broncos: Temple co-defensive coordinator Ola Adams is reportedly joining the Broncos staff.

CSU Pueblo (D-II): Inside linebackers coach Levi Suiaunoa has been elevated to defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Herman Smith has added the defensive run game coordinator title. The team has also added Murray State (FCS - KY) defensive graduate assistant Ryan Tuley as a defensive assistant.

New Orleans Saints: Dennis Allen has decided to not retain longtime strength coach Dan Dalrymple and offensive line coach Brendan Nugent, Jeff Duncan of shares.

Chicago Bears: The team has hired David Walker as their new running backs coach. Walker stepped away from coaching in the NFL three seasons ago to pursue other opportunities, but has prior coaching experience working with the running backs with the Lions and Colts.

NFL: The league takes its next step toward world domination later this year.

Miami: Mario Cristobal is adding another FBS coordinator to his staff with the addition of Frank Ponce.

New Orleans Saints: Lions secondary coach / passing game coordinator Aubrey Pleasant interviewed for the Saints defensive coordinator role yesterday, per multiple reports.. Earlier this week, Pleasant interviewed for the defensive coordinator job with the Vikings.

Michigan: Jim Harbaugh has announced new co-offensive coordinators for the Wolverines, as well as a few additional moves.

Georgia: The defending champs are adding an ACC special teams coordinator to their support staff, sources tell FootballScoop

Maryland: Mike Locksley has officially completed his defensive staff with the promotion of co-defensive coordinator / defensive line coach Brian Williams to defensive coordinator as well as the additions of Lance Thompson (ILBs), and Wes Neighbors (safeties).

Missouri: Defensive coordinator Steve Wilks has left the staff for an NFL homecoming.

New Orleans Saints: Dennis Allen is reportedly considering adding Doug Marrone to the staff as his new offensive coordinator.



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