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The Scoop - Thursday January 23, 2020

Thursday January 23, 2020

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Nebraska: Sean Snyder is a strong candidate to join the staff, sources tell FootballScoop. More here.

Washington State: Details for Rolo's contract at Washington State are out.

Ole Miss: Source tells FootballScoop Bryant defensive line coach Marquise Watson is expected to join Lane Kiffin's staff. Chris Partridge is a mentor to Watson we understand, having coached him at Paramus Catholic. Watson spent the 2018 season assisting with the defensive line at Rutgers.

St. Andrew's (NAIA - NC): St. Andrew's University is a private, Presbyterian liberal arts school located in Laurinburg N.C. St Andrews is accepting applications for graduate/restricted earning position that best fits our staff (Defensive Line or Defensive Backs “Safeties”). Previous coaching experience and playing experience is preferred. This position will be responsible for coaching their own position, recruiting their own area, video editing, and other responsibilities assigned by the head coach. Compensation includes a monthly stipend and benefits. To apply please submit a cover letter, resume, 3 reference and a teaching progression to head coach David Harper at

Buffalo: Graduate assistant Isaac Reed has been promoted to running backs coach, tweets ESPN's Adam Rittenberg. Offensive coordinator Andy Kotelnicki will move to tight ends.

Western Carolina (FCS): Imarjaye Albury Sr. has been hired as defensive ends coach, and returning D-line coach Reuben Wright will focus on defensive tackles. Albury spent 2019 as a GA at Arkansas.

Oklahoma: The program has announced that linebackers coach Ruffin McNeill is stepping away to care for his father in North Carolina. "This is not a retirement," he says.

Missouri State (FCS): The Springfield News-Leader notes that Bobby Petrino has made the following hires; former Steelers corner William Gay (likely working in the secondary), former Louisville quality control coach Ronnie Fouch (RBs / recruiting coordinator), Snow College (JC - UT) wide receivers / special teams coordinator Nelson Fishback (TEs), and former South Florida offensive line coach Jeremy Darveau,

Texas A&M: Tyler Santucci has been officially announced as the new Aggies linebackers coach. This marks the third time Santucci has been on Mike Elko's defensive staff, with A&M in 2018 and Notre Dame in 2017 being the other two instances. Santucci left his role as an analyst in College Station in 2018 to become the linebackers coach at Wake Forest.

Illinois: University of Illinois is seeking to add a graduate assistant to the staff. The successful candidate must be able to gain admittance into the Graduate College. Interested coaches send cover letter and resume to: No phone calls please.

Liberty: Liberty is looking to hire a special teams graduate assistant. Interested candidates can email No phone calls please.

Old Dominion: Ricky Rahne has completed his first staff, see all of his hires via the Old Dominion Staff Tracker (2019-2020).

Washington Redskins: Jeff Zgonina has been hired as assistant defensive line coach after coaching the defensive line with the 49ers from 2017-18.

Manchester (D-III - IN): Jeff Fantuzzi, who worked with the tackles and tight ends last season at Albion (D-III - MI), has joined the staff as offensive line coach. Past coaching stops for Fantuzzi include Wayne State (D-II - MI) and Finlandia (D-III - MI).

Georgia: Furman (FCS - SC) corners coach Rod Ojong has joined the staff in a defensive quality control role, and TCU defensive graduate assistant Laiu Moeakiola will work as a defensive graduate assistant according to 247. The report adds that former outside linebacker Jarvis Jones will continue in his role as a student assistant with the Bulldogs in 2020 as well.

Install Series: 20/30 Personnel Wide Zone Package via William and Mary’s “Go-Go” Formation:The epiphany came about with a younger Brennan Marion watching former quarterback Roger Staubach orchestrate the Navy offense. If the “dodger” can attach reads to every run game concept, why couldn’t he? So, William and Mary (VA) offensive coordinator designed most of his triple-option offense around what he calls a “Go-Go” formation by placing two backs in near proximity to each other, creating three-eligibles (with QB) in the backfield without losing any threats in the passing game. Next Tuesday, X&O Labs is releasing an exclusive clinic report featuring Coach Marion and his Go-Go formation. If you’re not familiar with the Go-Go, it’s an offense predicated on tempo, spacing, multiple formations, and personnel groupings. It’s no gimmick either; the Tribe increased its rushing average by over 150 yards per game and its scoring by 14 points per game in his first year running the system. Just don’t ask him where he got the name. Get this exclusive report sent directly to your email at 7 am EST Tuesday morning. This is a FREE service from X&O LabsGo here to register your email.

Georgia: New offensive coordinator Todd Monken will make $1.1 million in 2020 while quality control analyst Buster Faulkner will earn $150,000, 247 reports. At Southern Miss, Monken made $700,000 as head coach (link).

Purdue: As we reported last night, Air Force defensive line coach Terrance Jamison has now been announced as the Boilermakers new defensive line coach.

Miami (FL): Former Carol City (FL) head coach Benedick Hyppolite is joining the Miami staff in a graduate assistant role, per source.

Missouri: New offensive line coach Marcus Johnson will make $500,000 per year on a 2-year contract. The full salary breakdown of the new staff at Mizzou.

New Mexico: Jordan Salkin, who served as an offensive analyst and assistant quarterbacks coach at Texas the past three seasons, has been hired to coach the quarterbacks at UNM.

Old Dominion: Leon Wright, who coached the corners at Mercer last season, has joined the staff as corners coach.

Brevard (D-III - NC): Per source, recruiting coordinator James Fitzgerald has left the program to pursue a career outside of football and wide receivers coach will take over the role of recruiting coordinator.

Jamestown (NAIA - ND): The University of Jamestown is seeking applicants for a graduate assistant coach for our football program. A graduate assistant coaching position at the University of Jamestown offers the successful applicant a path towards a career in college football recruiting. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in collegiate football and the knowledge to assist the varsity program with all facets of the recruiting process in today’s recruiting landscape. The candidate needs to be proficient in graphic design, video editing, data entry and any other duties assigned. The candidate will also be an integral part in the on-campus recruiting experience of potential student athletes. UJ’s Master of Arts in Leadership program gives leaders ethical and practical leadership skills for organizations to thrive in the 21st century. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree, acceptance to a Graduate Program at the University of Jamestown, previous collegiate playing or coaching experience, functional computer skills, and a strong work ethic. This position includes graduate tuition and meal plan. To apply to graduate school at the University of Jamestown, visit this link. To apply for the position, send resume, cover letter, portfolio and the names and contact information of three references to Brian Mistro at No phone calls please.

Hawaii: Todd Graham has signed a 5-year contract that will pay him $760,000 in 2020 and $800,000 a year thereafter. It's the same terms UH was prepared to offer Nick Rolovich had he remained at the school.

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Minnesota Vikings: Gary Kubiak, who had been serving as the assistant head coach / offensive advisor, is taking over the offensive coordinator role, Ian Rapoport tweets.

Denver Broncos: Mike Shula is interviewing for the quarterbacks job today, Ryan O'Halloran tweets. Shula worked the past two seasons on the Giants staff with new Broncos offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur.

Cleveland Browns: Defensive backs coach DeWayne Walker is not being retained, Mary Kay Cabot tweets. Walker had interviewed for the secondary opening with the Eagles.

Colorado State-Pueblo (D-II): Daren Wilkinson, who previously served on staff in 2013 and 2014, is returning to the staff as offensive coordinator. Wilkinson previously served as the head coach at Texas A&M-Kingsville (D-II). He replaces Mike McCarty who spent two years in the role for the program.

Auburn: Defensive coordinator Kevin Steele's new deal at Auburn is for 3-years and worth $2.5 million annually, making him the highest paid defensive coordinator in college football according to a tweet from Chris Low.

Baylor: LSU offensive analyst Jorge Munoz is expected to join Dave Aranda's staff as wide receivers coach and may also have the pass game coordinator title, per multiple reports.

Cleveland Browns: Head coach Kevin Stefanski has announced that Mike Priefer (special teams coordinator), Doug Colman (assistant special teams coordinator), and run game coordinator / running backs coach Stump Mitchell are being retained.

Ithaca (D-III - NY): Ithaca College seeks applicants for a coaching intern. Responsibilities include, running position meetings, uploading film, assisting with game planning, film breakdown and data entry, covering your own recruiting area, and other duties assigned by the head coach. The ideal candidate would have a minimum of 1 year coaching experience or collegiate playing experience. This is an entry level position with salary around 16K over 10 months. Please send cover letter, resume, and professional references to

New York Giants: Former Missouri offensive coordinator Derek Dooley and Saints secondary coach Aaron Glenn interviewed for positions on Joe Judge's staff yesterday, Dan Duggan tweets. Dooley previously worked as the tight ends coach for Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett with the Cowboys. Duggan also adds Freddie Kitchens joining the staff "isn't a done deal."

New York Giants: The Giants are expected to hire former Cowboys offensive line coach Marc Colombo to the same role in New York, Ian Rapoport tweets.

Bowling Green: Derek Miller, who has previously stops at USC and LSU, has accepted the director of player personnel role at BGSU, per source.

Arkansas: Sam Pittman has finalized his Razorbacks staff and their salaries have been released. See the full run down on the Arkansas Staff Tracker (2019-2020).

Army: Source tells FootballScoop that linebackers coach Kevin Corless is not being retained. Corless spent the past 8 seasons with Monken - six at Army and two at Georgia Southern.

Missouri: Eli Drinkwitz will call his own plays at Missouri, so his staff structure is a bit different than most places. See all of his hires and their salary information via the Missouri Staff Tracker (2019-20).

NFL and College Head Coaching Changes: Keep track of all the head coaching changes from NFL to FBS to NAIA via this page.