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The Scoop - Thursday February 24, 2022

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Alabama: Sources tell FootballScoop Nick Saban has offered Todd Grantham a spot on his staff at Alabama. 

Ole Miss: Sources tell FootballScoop Lane Kiffin is expected to hire Marty Biagi, two time finalist for special teams coordinator of the year, as his new special teams coordinator. 

UCLA: Ken Norton Jr is returning to UCLA as linebackers coach the Athletic is reporting

Indianapolis: The Colts are hiring Mike Mitchell as assistant secondary coach. 

Long Island (FCS - NY): Kevin Cosgrove has been named LIU's defensive coordinator. LIU will be the seventh institution for which Cosgrove has coordinated defenses, most recently at New Mexico from 2014-18. He coached most recently at Texas Tech, handling linebackers. 

Kansas City Chiefs: After another off season with a few NFL head coaching interviews, offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy is signing a one-year deal to return to the team, multiple outlets are reporting. 

North Central (D-III - IL): North Central College is currently accepting applications for the positions of Offensive Graduate Assistant (Preferably OL) and Defensive Graduate Assistant (Preferably DL/LBs). Responsibilities will include coaching or assisting with a position group, film breakdown, practice organization, recruiting area, student athlete development, and other duties assigned by the Head Football Coach. Position includes a stipend and tuition waiver for graduate school. Applicants must have a 3.0 undergraduate GPA or better. All interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to: ncccardinalfootball@gmail.com. No phone calls please.

Buffalo Bills: John Butler, who has spent the past four seasons coaching the defensive backs, has added the title of pass game coordinator, safeties coach Bobby Babich is moving from safeties to linebackers and defensive assistant Jim Salgado is moving to safeties coach. The organization has also now formally announced the additions of Kyle Shurmur (defensive quality control), Nick Lacy (S&C assistant), Marcus West (assistant DL), Jaylon Finner (defensive quality control), and Cory Harky (assistant special teams).

NC State: As expected, NC State has now announced a contract extension for head coach Dave Doeren through 2026 that includes a raise. The school has also shared that all 10 assistant coaches have also received new contract agreements.

Grambling (FCS - LA): Grambling has now officially hired Art Briles as its new offensive coordinator. Our report from last week

Georgia: An update on Georgia's offensive line search

North Alabama (FCS): University of North Alabama is seeking an assistant defensive line coach for the 2022 football season. This position is salary with no benefits. If interested, email slcampbell@una.edu. Please no phone calls. 

Davenport (D-II - MI): Ohio Northern offensive line coach / offensive coordinator Devin Russel has accepted the same position at Davenport, per source.

Dallas ISD (TX): In an effort to "retain and attract" top coaches, Dallas ISD is committing significantly more to their football coaches moving forward with starting salaries approaching six-figures.

Saginaw Valley State University (D-II): SVSU is looking for a Week 1 game either Thursday 9/1/2022 or Saturday 9/3/2022. We are willing to pay a guarantee for a program to travel in '22. Open to FCS or D2 opponent. Open to a Home and Home in '22 and '23. Please contact Coach Drew Burton at dburton1@svsu.edu

Kentucky: New York Jets quarterbacks coach Rob Calabrese is in the mix to become the new offensive coordinator on Mark Stoops' staff, Matt Zenitz reports.

Thiel (D-III - PA): Sam Bauman, who spent the past seven seasons as defensive coordinator at Wooster (D-III - OH), has been named head coach.

Louisiana Christian (NAIA): Louisiana Christian University is seeking a full-time coach with benefits at the wide receivers position. Coaches with special teams background will be given preference. Job Responsibilities include running a position room, recruiting an area, film breakdown, all practice setup and breakdown, overseeing academics of position group and all other responsibilities assigned by Head Football Coach or Athletic Director. Starting date would be as soon as possible. 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 and Associate Head Coach Vince Giardina at vincent.giardina@lacollege.edu.

Colorado: Michael Downing Jr., who served as a graduate assistant at TCU the past several seasons after wrapping up his playing career as a Horned Frog, is joining the Colorado staff as a defensive quality control analyst.

Norfolk State (FCS)A: Virginia State (D-II) assistant head coach / offensive line coach Trumaine Watson is joining the staff as tight ends coach / recruiting coordinator, per source.

Central Missouri (D-II): William Jewell (D-II - MO) inside linebackers coach Kevin Kim has accepted a graduate assistant job on the Central Missouri staff.

SUNY-Morrisville (D-III - NY): SUNY-Morrisville, located in central New York (30 miles southeast of Syracuse), is seeking applicants for an entry-level assistant football coach (WR or LB). Preferred candidates will have playing and/or coaching experience at the position desired. Resume building opportunities include (but are not limited to): Coaching your own position, recruiting your own area, academic monitoring of student-athletes, practice and game film breakdown (HUDL), plus other duties assigned by the Head Football Coach. Compensation package includes a $5,000 stipend (10 months) and off-campus housing provided. In addition, because of employment within the SUNY system, this position is entitled to receive a tuition waiver for one online graduate class per term at any SUNY institution (max 12 credits per year). Start date is as soon as possible. Interested candidates should apply via this link. 

Slippery Rock (D-II - IN): The program has announced the additions of Drew Moulton (OC / QBs), Dominique Battle (DBs / corners), and Zach Bader (DL). Moulton spent the past three seasons as an offensive quality control coach, Battle spent the past two seasons as defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator at Benedictine (D-III - IL), and Bader was a volunteer coach for the program last year.

Hawaii: Silas Clapham has accepted the director of player personnel role.

UNLV: Source tells FootballScoop that Utah assistant director of player personnel Ethan Russo is the new director of player personnel for the Rebels.

Idaho (FCS): Idaho is looking to hire a quality control assistant working primarily with Recruiting Operations. Experience with JumpForward, Photoshop, DVSport, and Microsoft Office programs are a priority. Candidates will be responsible for managing prospect databases and data, designing recruiting graphics, along with other duties assigned by Recruiting Coordinator and Head Coach. Compensation: $8,000 stipend position, with no housing, meals, or benefits provided. Interested candidates send Cover Letter & Resume to vandalfootball@uidaho.edu . No phone calls, please.

UNLV: Cal outside linebackers coach Keith Heyward is expected to become the new defensive coordinator at UNLV, Bruce Feldman tweets this morning. We can confirm the hire. Heyward previously worked with UNLV head coach Marcus Arroyo at Oregon, where Heyward served as co-defensive coordinator. Yesterday, we shared that UNLV is hiring their new offensive coordinator from the Raiders' staff

Eastern Kentucky (FCS): Eastern Kentucky is seeking candidates for a newly created, full-time Director of Football Recruiting Operations position. The position in Walt Wells’ Colonels program includes competjtive pay and full-time benefits. Send resumes/inquiries to: garry.mcpeek@eku.edu

Webber International (NAIA): Webber International University is seeking candidates for a wide receivers coach. This position will have a recruiting area in Florida, will be responsible for their position group both on the field and academically, and have various other responsibilities assigned by the Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator. This will be a full-time position with benefits paying $18K / Year with no housing or meals. Interested candidates should be of high character, have a strong work ethic, and be passionate about the profession. Interested candidates can email their cover letter, resume, and any reference material to offensive coordinator DJ Croley at croleydj@webber.edu No phone calls.

Limestone (D-II): The program has announced a head coaching change.

College of the Sequoias (JC - CA): College of the Sequoias football, continuing an impressive rebuilding under coach Travis Burkett with an increased commitment to the program, has multiple opportunities to join the Giants’ staff. From a full-time standpoint, COS is seeking an assistant football coach who also can teach physical education/health at COS. The position, between the teaching salary and football stipend, can be up to a six-figure position. Burkett is seeking “the best all-around, three-phase coach, recruiter and player development” candidate. Full description and a link to apply can be found via this link. Additionally, the Giants have opening for a volunteer/small stipend running backs coach to assistant with their offense. Interested candidates can email TravisB@cos.edu.

Texas A&M: Louie Addazio, who had accepted the offensive line job at Nevada this off seasons after two seasons as the offensive line coach at Colorado State, is now expected to join the Texas A&M staff.

Rutgers: Sources tell FootballScoop that some changes are in store for the Rutgers offensive staff.

Clarion (D-II - PA): Clarion University is accepting applications for unpaid quality control interns on offense and defense. This position will assist the coaching staff with day-to-day operations including film breakdown, game-planning, strong possibility of on-field coaching responsibilities, scouting, and recruiting. This is a VOLUNTEER position with no stipend or housing. Interested applicants should send an email with resume and references to aguptel@clarion.edu.


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