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The Scoop - Thursday January 21, 2021

Thursday January 21, 2021

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FBS Staff Tracker: The 2020-21 FBS Staff Tracker page, where you can see how each new head coach is filling their staff, is up and running.

NFL Updates: See a running ticker of the latest news on the following head coach and general manager openings:

Chargers | Falcons | Eagles | Jaguars | Jets | Lions | Texans

Former Packers GM Ted Thompson has passed away at age 68. Please join us in praying for his family.

Tennessee: Source tells FootballScoop defensive quality control Garrett Cox will not be part of the staff going forward.

Pittsburgh: Hank Fraley, who coached the offensive line for the Lions this season, interviewed for the same role with the Steelers today tweets Gerry Dulac.

Washington Football Team: In a move that has come as a surprise to many, 49ers VP of player personnel Martin Mayhew will have the title of general manager, and Marty Hurney, who was widely expected to be named to the GM role, will have a high-ranking role in the front office,

Update on titles in Washington Football Team: Martin Mayhew is the GM and Marty Hurney will have a high-ranking role in the front office. Two top executives to work with coach Ron Rivera.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 22, 2021

" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ian Rapoport tweets. Rap adds that Jennifer King, who spent last season in an intern role, is going to become a full-time offensive assistant.

Pittsburgh: The Steelers reportedly have a new candidate for their offensive coordinator job.

Illinois: SMU defensive coordinator Kevin Kane has accepted the outside linebackers job at Illinois. Earlier in his coaching career, Kane served as a graduate assistant at Wisconsin under Bielema.

Syracuse: The Orange have announced the hire of Terrence Samuel as wide receivers coach. Samuel spent 2020 at UNLV and the previous nine campaigns at Michigan State, eight of them coaching receivers.

Alabama: Bill O'Brien has been officially announced as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach on Nick Saban's staff.

Indianapolis: With Nick Sirianni going to the Eagles, the Colts plan to promote quarterbacks coach Marcus Brady to offensive coordinator Mort shares.

Tennessee: New Vols AD Danny White's initial compensation will start at $1.8 million per year tweets Mike Wilson.

Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons have now named Dave Rogone (offensive coordinator), Dean Pees (defensive coordinator) and Marquice Williams (special teams coordinator). Arthur Smith has also retained receivers coach Dave Brock.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Urban Meyer is expecting to land Darrell Bevell in Jacksonville as the offensive coordinator, Tom Pelissero tweets.

Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons are expected to hire Dean Pees as defensive coordinator per the NFL Network team. FootballScoop sat down with Pees not too long ago. Good read here.

Minnesota Vikings: Offensive coordinator / assistant head coach Gary Kubiak has officially announced his retirement. Head coach Mike Zimmer now begins the search for his sixth offensive coordinator in six seasons.

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Boise State: Associate head coach / tight ends coach / offensive chief of staff Kent Riddle will remain on Andy Avalos' staff, BJ Rains tweets.

Detroit Lions: Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach Ike Hilliard is interviewing for the offensive coordinator position on Dan Campbell's staff today, Albert Breer tweets.

New York Jets: The team has announced a number of assistant coaches and support staff. Here's the latest with the New York Jets.

Los Angeles Rams: Joe DeCamillis has been announced as special teams coordinator. John Bonamego's new role will be senior coaching assistant.

Scoop 'Em Up: Kyle Segler, chosen by the AFCA as part of the 2019 35 Under 35 class aimed at identifying and developing premier future leaders in football, spent the past two seasons as the special teams coordinator and tight ends coach at Marshall where most of the staff was let go after a head coaching change despite a 7-3 season. Before joining the Marshall staff, Segler coordinated the special teams and coached the tight ends at ULM for two seasons and also spent eight seasons at his alma mater, Sam Houston State (FCS - TX) where he coached the offensive line and tight ends before adding special teams responsibilities later on in his tenure with the program. At Sam Houston State, he helped develop four All Americans as well as a handful of all conference selections. Programs interested in reaching out to coach Segler can find him on his cell at (979) 255-1912‬.

XFL: The XFL is looking for a chief football officer to oversee all football ops across the re-re-launched league, according to Sports Business Journal.

Tennessee: The University paid Parker Executive Search firm $120,000 to assist with their AD search (which began a few days ago and ended here).

Louisiana Tech: Sources tell FootballScoop offensive line coach Robert McFarland is not expected to return. McFarland just completed his sixth season as offensive line coach for Skip Holtz.

New York Jets: Robert Saleh says Jeff Ulbrich will be the defensive coordinator and will call the defense in New York.

Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons are expected to hire Bears running backs coach Charles quarterbacks coach Tom Pelissero tweets. That's something. London has coached running pretty much his entire career going back to 2006 when he was at Duke. He also played running back at Duke.

Philadelphia Eagles: Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni will be Philly's new head coach, tweets Adam Schefter. Siranni, 39, has spent time with the Chargers and Chiefs prior to Indianapolis.

Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons are planning to hire Marquice Williams as special teams coordinator Tom Pelissero tweets. Williams served as assistant special teams coordinator with the Lions the past two seasons.

Press conference of the year: New Lions head coach Dan Campbell just delivered quite a talk.

Kansas State: Colorado State offensive line grad assistant Hayden Wall has joined the Kansas State staff in the same capacity source tells FootballScoop.

Auburn: Memphis linebackers coach Bert Watts is expected to join Bryan Harsin's staff at Auburn per multiple reports (Tom Green first). The hire has now been announced and Watts will coach linebackers and serve as special teams coordinator.

Cincinnati: Offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock will remain at Cincinnati (after interviewing for Vanderbilt's offensive coordinator job) Adam Rittenberg tweets.

Tennessee: UCF AD Danny White is expected to be the new AD at Tennessee sources tell FootballScoop. USA Today was first to report the coming hire. What does this mean for Vol football?

Pittsburgh Steelers: Saturday it was reported Matt Canada would be the new offensive coordinator for the Steelers. Well, maybe; but it was reported today other candidates are involved in an ongoing search.

LA Rams: Joe DeCamillis, who spent last season with the Jaguars, is coming to LA to be the new special teams coordinator and John Bonamego will move into a senior coaching assistant role, Albert Breer tweets.

San Francisco 49ers: Virginia Tech co-defensive line coach Darryl Tapp is in discussions to join the staff as assistant defensive line coach, Josina Anderson tweets.

Bluefield State (D-II - VA): Per source, Aaron Anguiano has accepted the wide receivers coach position at Bluefield State College. Previously he served as the running backs coach / recruiting coordinator at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Colorado State: The program has two graduate assistant positions open. One working with the offensive line and one on the defensive side of the ball. Interested programs can contact

Jacksonville Jaguars: The team has requested permission to interview Colts quazrterbacks coach Marcus Brady for their offensive coordinator job, Tom Pelissero tweets.

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LA Chargers: The Chargers will interview Colts defensive backs coach Jonathan Gannon for their defensive coordinator job, Ian Rapoport tweets.

Air Force: Tim Horton has been named running backs / special teams coordinator at Air Force. Horton spent the past two seasons at Vanderbilt.

Missouri: Sources tell FootballScoop former Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks will be the new defensive coordinator at Missouri.

Pete Shinnick, University of West Florida said, “This is an extremely valuable book for coaches.”X&O Labs recently published its latest study, The Player Driven Culture System: A Study of the Six Behaviors That Create and Sustain Player-Ownership of Football Programs. This book reveals the 6 behaviors football coaches must teach their athletes to infuse accountability and ownership of performance in any football program. Sean Lewis, head coach at Kent State, recently stated, “Every time I sat down to read this study, I was amazed with the depth of information and knowledge that is in there.” Dub Maddox who serves as the offensive coordinator at Jenks High School said, “I’ve read a ton of books on culture, but The Player Driven Culture System is a very unique resource. It’s the first resource on culture that pulls from every level of football.” X&O Labs spent 12 months studying the culture over 40 programs like North Carolina, Navy, LSU, Cincinnati, Arizona State, Iowa, Wake Forest, Florida State and many others at every level of the game. To learn more about this study and how to get a copy of the book, go here for study details.

Illinois: Yesterday we shared that Bret Bielema was planning to hire George McDonald from NC State. Deal is now official, McDonald will have assistant head coach / receivers role.

South Carolina: Yesterday we reported Shane Beamer was planning to fill his offensive line position with Greg Adkins. This morning, Chris Clark of GamecockCentral reports the deal is now in place.

LA Chargers: Bears defensive line coach Jay Rodgers is headed to LA per multiple reports.

Mississippi Delta (CC): Source tells FootballScoop Torenzo Quinn is expected to be the new offensive coordinator at Mississippi Delta. Quinn served as assistant head coach / defensive backs / passing game coordinator at Arkansas Pine Bluff since 2018.

LA Chargers: Rams assistant head coach / linebackers coach Joe Barry is expected to join Brandon Staley's staff as defensive pass game coordinator / linebackers coach, Tom Pelissero tweets.

San Francisco 49ers: Despite the Jets and Robert Saleh making a push to bring him to New York, Rich Scangarello has agreed to terms to join Kyle Shanahan's staff Tom Pelissero shares.

South Carolina: Longtime Georgia Tech staff member Derrick Moore has joined Shane Beamer's staff as Executive Director of Player Development. Moore was part of the Georgia Tech support staff from 2002-2021.

Jacksonville Jaguars: The organization has officially announced Trent Baalke as their new GM.

Pitt: At this time, we are no longer accepting resumes for the Graduate Assistant openings. Thank you for the overwhelming interest.

Arkansas State: Missouri Southern (D-II) defensive tackles coach Keith Jones has joined the Arkansas State staff as a defensive grad assistant.

Bowling Green: Bowling Green State University is looking for a Director of Player Personnel. This position is strictly an off the field position. This position will work directly with the Director of Football Operations and other tasks assigned by the Head Coach. Position duties include Maintaining a large database of prospective student-athletes, Film evaluation, prospect identification, oversee the recruiting staff's collection of transcripts and ultimately monitor the academic progress of potential recruits, help monitor social media pages, coordinating travel schedules for coaches, Coordinates and executes a system of mailings and general correspondence for prospective student-athletes and high school coaches, Assists the football staff with the planning, organization, and execution of all major recruiting functions, including both official and unofficial visits and Serves as host to high school coaches, prospective student-athletes and other important persons during practice sessions. This is a paid position with benefits. Local applicants are encouraged to apply. ?Please send a resume and cover letter to the Director of Football Operations Derek Miller at . No phone calls, please.

Pac-12: The conference and commissioner Larry Scott are parting ways. More details here.

Wisconsin: In what seems to be an emerging trend, another strength coach is getting the opportunity to realize a dream by becoming an on-field coach.

Union (NAIA - KY): Union College has filled their defensive graduate assistant position and are no longer accepting resumes. Thanks to everyone for the overwhelming interest.

Loras (D-III - IA): Loras College has an immediate opening for a full-time assistant coach, working with the defensive side of the ball. Strong background in Special Teams is a must. A bachelor’s degree is required, and a master’s degree is preferred. Must be able to pass the background check. Coach will be responsible for coaching their own position, recruiting their own area, assisting with game planning, and other duties assigned by head coach. This is a full-time position - benefits package included. Review of applicants will begin immediately. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Please submit your application along with your cover letter, resume, and references via this link. No phone calls please.

Marshall: A look at the planned defensive staff at Marshall under Charles Huff.

Boise State: Stacy Collins has accepted the special teams coordinator job at Boise. Just a few weeks ago, Collins accepted the head coaching position at the College of the Siskiyous (JC - CA). He served as co-defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach at Utah State this past season, and served as special teams coordinator there in 2019.

Will Muschamp: There are some conflicting reports out there recently about Will Muschamp’s next coaching move.

Upper Iowa (D-II - IA): Upper Iowa University has an opening for Offensive Line Coach. This is a full-time position with benefits. Candidates are required to have a Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of experience at the collegiate level is preferred. Interested candidates, please email your cover letter, resume, and references to Ben Curran at In the subject line, please put Offensive Line Position.

Football Guy U: Miami (OH) is home to the Cradle of Coaches. Rutgers is the birthplace of college football. The time has come to crown and recognize a Football Guy U, and here is the perfect school.

New Coaching Changes Page: Keep track of all the 2020-21 NFL and College head coaching movement here.

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