Thursday January 7, 2021
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:
Mark Hudspeth: Sources tell FootballScoop Hud will be the new head coach at Gulf Shores.
Michigan: Multiple reports out of Michigan tonight sharing that Jim Harbaugh remains close to signing a five-year extension. The kicker is, it's at half his current salary.
South Carolina: Sources tell FootballScoop Shane Beamer is planning to hire Marcus Satterfield to be his new offensive coordinator. More on the planned hire here.
Los Angeles Chargers: The Chargers interviewed Panthers OC Joe Brady today Ian Rapoport shares.
Tennessee: Have a look, Inside the turmoil on Rocky Top
Georgia Southern: Sources tell FootballScoop Georgia Southern is adding an FCS offensive coordinator to their staff.
Baylor: BYU offensive line coach Eric Mateos will now join Jeff Grimes at Baylor reports Colt Barber. In addition to their time together at BYU, Mateos and Grimes also worked together at LSU.
Auburn: Last night we reported Auburn was on the verge of hiring Derek Mason, pending background checks and final authorization. This evening Auburn has announced the hire.
Austin Peay (FCS - TN): Shane Tucker, who spent last season as an offensive graduate assistant at Middle Tennessee, has been named tight ends coach.
Howard Payne (D-III - TX): Howard Payne has turned to a successful high school offensive coordinator to be their new new head coach.
Philadelphia Eagles: As was previously reported, defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz has now formally announced that he is "stepping away from the day-to-day of coaching for the time being."
Boise / Auburn: Boise State co-defensive coordinator Spencer Danielson, who had been expected to be part of Bryan Harsin's staff at Auburn, is now "reconsidering and may end up passing on the opportunity" Matt Zenitz shares.
Florida: Sources tell FootballScoop Dan Mullen is poised to make a hire for his defensive backs, with another not far behind.
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Vanderbilt: Head coach Clark Lea has reportedly found his strength coach. Head to Strength Scoop for the details.
Auburn: Former offensive coordinator Chad Morris had two years left on his three-year deal worth $735k annually, so per that deal Auburn will be expected to pay Morris $1.47 million, according to Tom Green.
Texas: Sources tell FootballScoop Sark is making a strong push to hire a key assistant away from LSU.
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Auburn: The program has officially announced the addition of South Carolina offensive coordinator Mike Bobo as their. Last night we reported that Bryan Harsin was targeting Bobo for the spot.
Miami Dolphins: The team has parted ways with defensive line coach Marion Hobby.
University of New England (D-III - ME): The University of New England, located in Biddeford, Maine has a week 2 opening in 2021. Potential for 2 year home and home series. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Arizona: The hire of Don Brown as the new defensive coordinator is now official.
Morehead State (FCS - KY): Morehead State is making a change at defensive coordinator, sources tell FootballScoop.
San Francisco 49ers: Katie Sowers, a pioneer for women in football, will not return for a fifth season with the team, Cam Inman tweets. The Niners opted not to renew her contract. Sowers text Inman, "I will sadly not be back."
LSU: Salary info for the new offensive coordinators, where one of them is now among the top 20 paid highest offensive coordinators in college football.
Carolina Panthers: Kansas City director of football administration Brandt Tilis and Bears assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly have interviewed for the GM job today, bringing the total number of candidates who have interviewed to-date to 11.
Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinals have let receivers coach David Raih go Jason LaCanfora shares.
Texas: Bo Davis is expected to be Texas's defensive line coach, according to Horns247. Davis spent the past three years with the Detroit Lions and coached defensive tackles at Texas from 2011-13.
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Georgia Southern: Director of football operations Sean Fitzgerald will not return to the staff sources tell FootballScoop. We hear the position is open.
Auburn: Boise State defensive coordinator Jeff Schmedding is joining the staff to coach linebackers, Adam Rittenberg tweets. Schmedding has spent the past two seasons with Harsin and will also likely be the team's co-defensive coordinator, Rittenberg adds.
Coaches Film Room: One of the most popular ways coaches have enjoyed the national title game is back for Alabama vs. Ohio State, the Coaches Film room will feature four coaches on ESPN's MegaCast coverage this year.
Chattanooga (FCS): UTC offensive line coach Chris Malone has been fired after tweeting (then deleting) an offensive message.
Abilene Christian (FCS - TX): Abilene Christian University is seeking a defensive intern to work with either the Defensive Line or Defensive Backs. Responsibilities include: assisting with a position on the field and in the meeting room, video editing, film sharing, coordinate scout teams, film breakdown, weekly analytics, and other duties assigned by the head coach. Ideal candidates are detail orientated and have knowledge in Hudl/video editing, proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other computer skills. Compensation includes $12,000 a year and housing is included. All interested and qualified applicants should email their resume and references to Clint.Brown@acu.edu. No phone calls please.
Illinois: Newly named defensive coordinator Ryan Walters will owe Missouri a $300k buyout, per the terms of his contract, Steve Berkowtiz shares.
Champ Kelly: The Carolina Panthers are speaking with Bears assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly today, and he will interview for the Broncos tomorrow.
Denver Broncos: New England Patriots assistant director of player personnel Dave Ziegler will interview for the Broncos GM job on Saturday, Albert Breer tweets and adds that Denver also put in requests for Saints assistant GM Terry Fontenot and Vikings assistant GM George Paton.
Arizona Cardinals: Tom Clements is retiring as pass game coordinator Dennis Dodd has shared. Dodd adds that assistant quarterbacks coach Cam Turner is being promoted to quarterbacks coach.
Auburn: Sources tell FootballScoop Bryan Harsin is expected to hire Mike Bobo and Will Friend from South Carolina.
Illinois: Illinois has now made it official, Ryan Walters is their new defensive coordinator.
Player-driven culture: New study identifies the 6 behaviors that create and sustain player-driven culture.
Miami (OH): Miami University is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time offensive line coach. All interested may apply via this link.
Cincinnati Bengals:Ian Rapoport tweets that receivers coach Bob Bicknell and offensive line coach Jim Turner will not be back to the staff in 2021, and that no coordinator-level changes will be made in Cinci. Tom Pelissero adds that defensive line coach Nick Eason also will not return and confirms that Jemal Singleton is leaving to join the Kentucky staff, as we previously reported.
Arizona: Pete Thamel shares that Don Brown has now finalized his deal to become defensive coordinator at Arizona.
Auburn: Source tell FootballScoop Auburn is on the verge of hiring their new defensive coordinator.
Houston Texans: The Texans signed new GM Nick Caserio to a 6-year deal that makes him among the three highest paid general managers in the NFL,
Texans gave new GM Nick Caserio a six-year contract that makes him one of the three highest-paid GMs in the league, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 7, 2021
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Abilene Christian University (FCS - TX): Abilene Christian University is seeking an Offensive Intern to work with the Wide Receivers. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting with a position on the field and in the meeting room, video editing, film sharing, coordinate scout teams, film breakdown, weekly analytics, other duties assigned by the head coach. Ideal candidates are detail orientated and have knowledge in Hudl/video editing, proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other computer skills. Compensation includes $12,000 a year and housing IS included. All interested and qualified applicants should email their resume and references to email@example.com - No phone calls please.
Auburn: Sources tell FootballScoop Bryan Harsin is working to hire away a fellow SEC offensive coordinator.
Chadron State College (D-II – NE): Chadron State College has an immediate opening for a Coaching Assistant (GA or Restricted Earnings) on the offensive side of the ball. This person will be responsible for coaching a position; running meetings; assist in game planning, film analysis and breakdown (HUDL), recruiting; and other duties assigned by the Head Coach or Coordinator. The position pay is approximately $15,000 to $20,000 over 10 months. You must pass a background check. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume and references to offensive coordinator Micah Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Boise State: Last night's update at Boise State.
Philadelphia Eagles: Senior offensive assistant Rich Scangarello will not return to the staff in 2021, per Inside The Birds.
MidAmerican Nazarene (NAIA - KS): CJ Collins has joined the program as quarterbacks coach.
West Virginia Wesleyan (D-II): WV Wesleyan College is seeking an opponent 9/4/2021. FCS opponents preferred. Please contact Head Coach Tony Testa at email@example.com if interested.
Iowa Wesleyan (NAIA): Iowa Wesleyan needs to fill games for weeks 6,7,8,9,10 for the upcoming 2021 Fall season. We are interested in playing NCAA DII / DIII or NAIA opponents. Please contact Marvellander.firstname.lastname@example.org.
LSU: Ed Orgeron has named Jake Peetz and DJ Mangas his new coordinators. Both worked under former LSU offensive coordinator Joe Brady last season.
Illinois: Sources tell FootballScoop Bret Bielema is hiring his defensive coordinator from the SEC.
New Coaching Changes Page: Keep track of all the 2020-21 NFL and College head coaching movement here.