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The Scoop - Thursday February 3, 2022

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Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jags are tabbing former Eagles head coach Doug Pederson as their new head coach, according to multiple reports

Alabama: Nick Saban is bringing Charlotte tight ends coach Joe Cox as their tight ends coach, Pete Thamel shares. Cox previously coached the wide receivers at South Carolina and tight ends at Colorado State.

Kristi Malzahn: Gus shared a positive message regarding Kristi's health this evening. Kristi has returned home after an extended stay in the hospital. Your prayers have been felt and are appreciated. 

Paul Rhoads: Former Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads is joining Mark Hudspeth's staff at Gulf Shores. Rhoads spent last season at Ohio State. 

Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens are parting ways with Rob Ryan per Jason LaCanfora. 

Carnegie Mellon (D-III - PA): Columbia University quarterbacks / passing game coordinator Ryan Larsen has been announced as the new head coach of CMU. Prior to his time at Columbia, Larsen coached at Stevenson University, Rhodes College, Wabash College and Indiana University. He is taking the reins from Rich Lackner who retired after completing his 36th season as head coach. 

Southern Illinois (FCS): Source tells FootballScoop Michigan State analyst Dalmin Gibson is headed to SIU as special teams coordinator / defensive ends coach. 

North Carolina: Mack Brown is hiring Georgia Tech general manager Patrick Suddes in an associate AD role overseeing personnel, according to Kelly Quinlan of Jackets Online. Suddes previously oversaw personnel under Brown at Texas. 

Jacksonville Jaguars: Byron Leftwich, the Bucs offensive coordinator and legendary former Jags quarterback, is expected to remove his name from consideration for the head coaching job, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times shares.

WAC: Tulsa associate AD for internal operations (athletics) Kyle Grooms is joining the conference as the associate commissioner for football and sport administration. 

Mercer (FCS - GA): After an impressive offensive season where Mercer finished 7-3 (with one of those losses coming to Alabama), co-offensive coordinator Tim Foster has left the staff to pursue other opportunities.

Buffalo Bills: Tom Pelissero shares that the team has intervewed a number of guys for their offensive line job interviewed several candidates for offensive line coach including George Warhop, Phil Rauscher and Ryan Wendell, but no decision has been made.  

Chicago Bears: The team has now formally announced the additions of Tyke Tolbert (WRs / Pass Game Coordinator), David Overstreet (assistant DBs), both of which we have prviously shared. Also, Vikings quarterbacks coach Andrew Janocko (QBs) has joined the staff as quarterbacks coach. 

Yale (FCS - CT): Yale Football is seeking a Director of Recruiting, this individual will be responsible for the management and organization of all recruiting platforms and databases, they will be expected to create recruiting initiatives, manage the recruiting calendar, and oversee recruiting department. This individual will work directly with the Head Coach and will be responsible for overseeing recruiting events, including but not limited to: Official/Unofficial Visits, Junior Days, and One-Day Prospect Camps. This position will oversee all social media accounts and will be required to manage the social media content calendar, social media initiatives, and graphic production. Experience in ARMS required. Lodging and meals are not included. Please send all resumes and cover letters to if interested.

Texas A&M-Kingsville (D-II): TAMUK is seeking applicants for a full-time WR position. Applicants must have demonstrated experience coaching and/or playing the position. The successful candidate will work within the offensive staff to coach the position group, run positional meetings, contribute to the weekly game plan, maintain their own recruiting area, assist with film editing/breakdown (HUDL), and all other duties assigned by the head football coach. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and professional references to

US Coast Guard (D-III): The United States Coast Guard Academy has an opening for a Full Time Assistant Football Coach (Offense). To learn more about the position and to apply visit this link.

Butler CC (JC - KS): Butler Community College is accepting applications for an UNPAID Quality Control Intern on either Offense or Defense. Intern will assist the Coaching staff with day-to-day operations including film breakdown, practice-planning, game-planning, scouting, and recruiting. Previous interns have gone on to GNQC roles at the FBS & FCS level and even been promoted to an assistant coach position. This is a VOLUNTEER position with no stipend. Housing and meals WILL be included. Interested applicants, please send an email as well as resume and references to

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Yale (FCS - CT): Yale Football is seeking an On-Campus Recruiting Coordinator, this individual will report to the Director of Recruiting and will be responsible for the execution of all on-campus recruiting initiatives, including but not limited to Official/Unofficial Visits, Junior Days, and One-Day Prospect Camps. This individual will assist the Director of Recruiting with all other recruiting initiatives and film/transcript management. Experience in ARMS required. Lodging and meals are not included. Please send all resumes and cover letters to if interested.

Notre Dame College (D-II - OH): With Mickey Mental now at Weber State, defensive line coach, run game coordinator and recruiting coordinator Garrett Mack has been promoted to head coach.

Georgia: Georgia is planning to hire TCU's Chidera Uzo-Diribe for its outside linebackers vacancy sources share with FootballScoop. Uzo-Diribe came to TCU with Sonny Dykes from SMU. Matt Zenitz first reported the expected move.

Virginia Tech: Va Tech has hired Dyrell Roberts (offense), Jeff Carpenter (offense) and Kerry Webb (special teams) as analysts. Roberts is a former Hokie who most recently coached wide receivers at Western Illinois; Carpenter was an offensive analyst at LSU in 2021 and worked with Brent Pry at Penn State the three seasons prior; and Webb was most recently the special teams coordinator and nickels coach at Western Carolina, the fourth school for whom he's coordinated special teams.

Yale (FCS - CT): Yale Football is seeking a Director of Operations Assistant, this individual will report directly to the Chief of Staff, Director of Football Operations and will assist in all daily operational tasks. This position is responsible for daily management of Yale Football spaces, including food management, office supplies inventory, furniture, etc.. This individual will be responsible for all equipment management and will organize field set-up and breakdown for all practices and on-field workouts. This individual will act as the film liaison for the staff and will oversee all filming efforts, including student-filmer schedule management, quality control film upload, and act at the XOS liaison. This position will assist the Director of Operations with daily team calendar management, yearly scheduling, and all travel logistics. Lodging and meals are not included. Please send all resumes and cover letters to if interested.

New York Giants: Brian Daboll is expected to hire Kansas City Chiefs quarterbacks coach Mike Kafka as his offensive coordinator Mike Garafolo has shared.

Tennessee Titans: Houston Texans assistant Bobby King is set to join the Titans' staff as linebackers coach per multiple reports.

Eastern Illinois (FCS): Source tells FootballScoop Chris Wilkerson is adding Turner Pugh to the staff as running backs coach. Pugh coached receivers at Christopher Newport the past two seasons and previously coached at North Central, Indiana State, Fordham, Georgia State and Indiana. Pugh played at Northern Illinois.

Weber State (FCS - UT): Weber State is hiring the head coach leading one of Division II's top offenses as its new offensive coordinator, according to a report. Details here.

Auburn: Malik Forrester has joined the program as a defensive graduate assistant.

Denver Broncos: The team has promoted director of player personnel Darren Mougey to assistant general manager.

New York Giants: Defensive backs coach Jerome Henderson is expected to be retained on Brian Daboll's staff, as is assistant defensive per multiple reports.

New England Patriots: Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston reports that "it's only a matter of time" before running backs coach Ivan Fears, the longest tenured member of the Patriots organization, announced his retirement.

Ball State: Ball State is bolstering their offensive staff with former Western Illinois (FCS) head coach Jared Elliott in a coordinator role

Alabama: Defensive coordinator Pete Golding reportedly was arrested on suspicion of DUI last night.

San Francisco 49ers: Tight ends coach / assistant head coach Jon Embree will not return to the team next season, per Solomon Wilcots.

LA Chargers: Ryan Ficken, who spent the last 15 years with the Vikings in a variety of roles, is joining the team as special teams coordinator, Tom Pelissero shares.

Valdosta State (D-II - GA): Valdosta State University is looking for a Week 1 home game either Thursday 9/1/2022 or Saturday 9/3/2022. Must be D-II opponent. We can help with some travel if needed. Please contact Tremaine Jackson at

Las Vegas Raiders: Ian Rapoport shares that former Bears defensive coordinator Sean Desai is interviewing for the defensive coordinator job on the staff of Josh McDaniels. Desai produced a top 10 defense in Chicago in his first season calling the defense.

Albany State (D-II - GA): Albany State has an immediate opening for a full time residence life and volunteer football position available that will report to housing. The job includes housing and a salary that will be roughly 26,000.00. This job will report to housing and have daily residence life responsibilities that must be performed. Applicants need to have some kind of residential life or student activities experience. The position will include some entry level football responsibilities involving film breakdown and other duties assigned by the head coach based off of applicants skill set. Albany State is a Division 2, HBCU located in southwest Georgia. Please send resume and cover letter to No phone calls.

Rutgers: Rutgers has hired one of the top coordinators in FCS to coach linebackers, per ESPN. Details here.

Indiana State (FCS): Curt Mallory bolstered his defensive staff with three new hires, sources tell FootballScoop. Details here.

Samford (FCS): Sources tell FootballScoop linebackers coach Kevin Corless will not return to the staff.

Northern Iowa (FCS): Sources tell FootballScoop Bodie Reeder is leaving Auburn to become offensive coordinator at UNI.

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.

Alfred (D-III – NY): Alfred University is currently accepting applications for the position of Defensive Backs Coach / Special Teams Coordinator. This is a full-time position with benefits. Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, Master’s preferred. If interested please email your resume to Defensive Coordinator Brady Bonacquisti at Please no phone calls.

Michigan: The Vikings head coaching search is headed in a different direction as Jim Harbaugh will return to Ann Arbor.

Recruiting: Fresh off signing the No. 1 class in recruiting history, Jimbo Fisher put an OU message board poster in his place on Wednesday.

Mario Cristobal: Recruits tying themselves to a position coach is a "flimsy foundation."

Brian Flores: Talking about his lawsuit on a CBS morning show today, the frustrated former Dolphins coach shares, "I love coaching. But this is bigger than coaching. Much bigger than coaching.”

Notre Dame: Marcus Freeman has another key piece of his staff in place in brining Gerad Parker from West Virginia to fill an offensive opening.

Sun Belt: James Madison is joining the Sun Belt for this season.

Florida State: Sources tell FootballScoop Mike Norvell is planning to add Justin Crouse to his recruiting staff.



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