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The Scoop - Thursday February 13, 2020

Thursday February 13, 2020

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Michigan State: Details of Mel Tucker's contract are out. If a bouquet of roses from the Tucker family aren't en route to the Fickell residence, they should be.

Colorado Mesa (D-II):  Todd Macon is the new running backs coach after spending last season in the same post at Briar Cliff (NAIA - IA). Darren Jackson is the new defensive backs coach; he coached previously at Liberty and Evangel (NAIA - MO).

Florida State: Mike Norvell explains why they're filming every workout this off season at Florida State.

Notre Dame: Cincinnati defensive backs coach Mike Mickens expected to be hired at Notre Dame as corners coach, Pete Thamel tweets. Multiple reports have since shard the same.

Oklahoma Panhandle State (NAIA): Oklahoma Panhandle State University, located in Goodwell, OK is seeking applicants for an assistant football coach working with the defensive line. Candidate will be responsible for; coaching their own position group, have their own recruiting area, and additional responsibilities within the football program as assigned by the Head Coach. A Bachelor’s Degree is required, Master’s Degree preferred (with Master’s Degree there is the potential to teach as well). Must be able to pass a background check. Previous collegiate playing or coaching experience is preferred. Position includes; $11K salary over 11-months and possibility of housing, there are NO BENEFITS attached to this position. Review of applicants will begin immediately. Please submit your cover letter, resume, and references via email to Dylan Swarers at No phone calls please. OPSU is an AA/EE/E-Verify employer committed to diversity.

Louisiana College (D-III): Louisiana College is seeking a full time coach at the wide receivers position. Job Responsibilities include running a position room, recruiting an area, film breakdown, all practice setup and breakdown, possible director of football operations, overseeing academics of position group and all other responsibilities assigned by Head Football Coach or Athletic Director. Candidate must adhere to the Louisiana College personal conduct policy. A Bachelor’s degree and successful completion of a background check is required. Interested applicants should email their Resume, Cover Letter and Statement of Faith to Offensive Coordinator Vince Giardina at

Cleveland Browns: Former Colts GM Ryan Grigson has come aboard in an advisory role.

Los Angeles Chargers: Anthony Lynn has signed a 1-year extension keeping him under contract through 2021, per ESPN's Eric Williams. Lynn is 26-22 in three seasons with the club, including a 5-11 record in 2019.

Hawai'i: We're told Tony Hull is joining the staff in a co-offensive coordinator role. Until recently the associate head coach and running backs coach at Kansas, Hull announced his departure from Lawrence today.

Navy: Navy has announced James Adams as cornerbacks coach. He spent 2019 in a similar post at Western Michigan.

UVA Wise (D-II): Source tells FootballScoop Jami DeBerry will be the new defensive coordinator at UVA Wise. DeBerry served as defensive coordinator at Ohio Dominican this past season.

Curry (D-III - MA):Curry College invites applications for two part-time assistant coaches. This position is part time and not benefit eligible. The assistant coach is a professional employee of the College with a primary duty of teaching and instructing student-athletes in the specific sport that is being coached. The vast majority of the Assistant Coach’s time is spent on coaching/teaching duties, while a minority of the Assistant Coach’s time is spent performing administrative duties. Bachelor's degree and one-to-two years coaching experience is preferred. Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks. Please apply online at via this link for consideration. Interested applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references including complete contact information and professional titles.

Todd Haley: Former NFL head coach and offensive coordinator Todd Haley has landed a job as the offensive coordinator at Riverview HS (FL).

Mel Tucker: The new Michigan State head coach has a massive contract, and he'll have to live with his choices immediately before accepting that deal.

Mike Yurcich: The new Longhorns offensive coordinator had some rather interesting comments about what it means to be back calling plays on offense.

Wayne State (D-II - MI): Eastern Michigan defensive analyst Mark Nowicki has joined the Wayne State staff as tight ends coach, source tells FootballScoop.

Hawai'i: The program has announced the additions of Brennan Marion and Brandon Graham as offensive assistants (both hires we previously reported) and Georgia defensive analyst Laiu Moeakiola as a defensive assistant.

The Group of Five has their first $1 million assistant

Arizona: Arizona Football is hiring two positions in its recruiting department. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply at the following links. Assistant Director, Recruiting and High School Relations and Coordinator of On-Campus Recruiting. No phone calls please.

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Indiana: Michigan State defensive tackles coach Ron Burton will join the staff as defensive line coach, per Taylor Lehman of Source tells FootballScoop that Burton will also have co-defensive coordinator title and responsibilities as well.

Crowning the statistical champions across college football for the 2019 season

Boise State: Boise State football is looking for an offensive line graduate assistant coach. Class fees in the school’s Masters of Athletic Leadership, a monthly GA stipend and health benefits included with the position. The GA position is one of the 15 countable on field coaches. Interested individuals please send an email and resume to and in the Subject line please put "Offensive Line GA" Position.

Buffalo State (D-III - NY): Buffalo State College is currently seeking a full-time 10-month defensive backs coach. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, coaching your own position group, managing a recruiting area, film editing/breakdown, game/practice preparation, as well as other duties assigned by the head football coach. Candidates must have great work ethic, excellent communication skills, collegiate recruiting experience, and experience working with a diverse student population. In addition, a minimum of 2 years of collegiate coaching or playing experience. A Bachelor’s degree and successful completion of a background check is required. Position will pay $15,600.00 with full New York State benefits. Start date will be ASAP. Buffalo State College is committed to fostering diversity, is an equal opportunity employer, and welcomes the candidacy of underrepresented groups. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Head Football Coach Christian Ozolins at

American International (D-II - MA): American International is looking to hire an offensive coordinator. This is a full-time exempt, benefits level position, not limited to 35 hours per week. Bachelor's degree required. Master's preferred. Must have knowledge of multiple offensive systems and positions. Must have at least 2 years coaching on the offensive side of the football. Ability to pass NCAA recruiting exam within 90 days of employment. Shall maintain current certification in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED) use. Qualified applicants should save and submit a brief cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three professional references (one of which must be a current or prior supervisor) as one document. Upload the saved document into the online application. Interested applicants can apply via this link.

Colorado: The school has reached out to Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator and former Buffs running back Eric Bienemy about their head coaching job and there is a "preliminary interest" from both sides, according to Mike Klis.

Bethel (NAIA - TN): Running backs coach Morgan Cruce has been promoted to offensive coordinator.

Judson (NAIA - IL): Matthew Finnin has accepted the co-offensive coordinator / offensive line role. Finnin previously served as the offensive coordinator at Independence CC (JC - KS).

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