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The Scoop - Thursday March 19, 2020

Thursday March 19, 2020

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Tennessee: Director of football sports performance Craig Fitzgerald is leaving to join the New York Giants. Why Jeremy Pruitt has Kirby Smart to blame for this.

Fresno State: San Jose State coordinator of player personnel Courtney Morgan has joined the Fresno State staff as director of player personnel.

Sean Payton: Saints head coach Sean Payton has tested positive for the coronavirus, he shared with ESPN.

Army: Mike Sullivan, who has been in the NFL since 2002 including stops as the offensive coordinator with the Giants, Bucs, and Giants, has joined the Army staff as director of recruiting. Sullivan spent the 2018 season as the quarterbacks coach for the Broncos and previously coached on the defensive side of the ball at Army in 1995-96.

FootballScoop Online Clinic: Your opportunity to be a featured contributor to the 2020 FootballScoop Online Clinic. 

Northern Michigan (D-II): Northern Michigan University is seeking to fill Week 2 2021/2022 and Week 1 2022/2023. We are interested in home and away contracts versus Division II opponents. Please contact Kirby Cannon at 931-494-6243 or kicannon@nmu.edu.

North Alabama (FCS): Offensive line coach Zach Lisko and wide receivers coach Tyler Rice have been named co-offensive coordinator for the program, source tells FootballScoop.

Air Force: Former Nevada offensive line coach Jonathan Himebauch has joined the staff as tight ends coach. Himebauch most recently coached the offensive line for the Tampa Bay Vipers of the XFL.

Indiana University Pennsylvania (D-II): Former Cornell University (FCS - NY) special teams / linebackers quality control coach Nick Dubowski has accepted the linebackers coach at IUP, per source.

Waldorf (NAIA - IA): Head coach Josh Littrell has left for a high school head coaching job in Texas. More on that, and Waldorf's new head coach, here.

The Dos, Don'ts and Whys of developing quarterbacks and building an offense, from a guy who's broken records at three different levels

LSU: Sean Baker has joined the staff as an analyst. Baker previously worked on Bo Pelini's Youngstown State (FCS - OH) staff working as the special teams coordinator / outside linebackers coach for four seasons.

Grand Valley State (D-II - MI): Roy Roundtree has been hired to coach the wide receivers. Roundtree most recently served as an assistant wide receivers coach at Michigan, where he spent two years on Jim Harbaugh's staff and spent the 2017 season as the wide receivers coach at Indiana State (FCS).

Is this something every college (and high school) head coach should consider doing ASAP to stop the spread of COVID-19?

North Texas: Steve Ha'unga has been hired as an quality control coach working with the offensive line.

South Dakota State (FCS): Rob Erickson has joined the staff as corners coach / special teams coordinator.

Western Carolina (FCS): Nick Newsome, who just wrapped up his second season as an offensive graduate assistant at Georgia Tech working with the running backs, has been hired to coach the safeties.

Southwest Minnesota State (D-II): Southwest Minnesota State University is seeking a defensive backs graduate assistant coach. This position is responsible for developing the defensive backs on and off the field, assist with special teams, and have own recruiting area. Must have a strong work ethic, passionate, extremely motivated and accepted into graduate school (3.0 minimum GPA). Compensation package includes an $8,000 stipend ($4,000 per semester) and tuition waiver. Review of candidates will begin immediately. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Please email resume and references to shay.mcclure@smsu.edu no phone calls please.

“Kids have been the same wherever I’ve coached: They want to be coached hard and they want to be loved.”

3-1 Box LB Rules and Fits in 3-High Safety Defense:So much recent exposure has been given to the back end of coverage in the 3-High Safety defense and not enough on how to train the box defenders. And as it continues to gain popularity, staff rooms across the country are developing ways to mask the potential weakness of playing with a five- or four-man run box. While some coaches choose to move the front to get the ball pushed east and west, X&O Labs has found a staff whom elects to keep box integrity and spend time teaching their middle core how to fit versus zone pull runs. In an exclusive clinic report with X&O Labs you’ll get the reads and responsibilities of inside the box and outside the box linebackers in the three-high defense. Get this exclusive report from X&O Labs sent directly to your email Tuesday morning. This is a FREE service.Go here to enter your email.

University of Saint Mary (NAIA - KS): University of Saint Mary is in search of a GA on the offensive side of the ball, preferably offensive line. This position is tuition only (no room, meals, or stipend) with a start date in early May . Only serious inquiries need to send resume/references to lance.hinson@stmary.edu. No phone calls please.

NFL Game Film: The NFL has made an announcement that all of their games dating back to 2009, including the All-22 coaches film, are now available for free online.

Susquehanna (D-III - PA): Susquehanna University (PA) seeks an assistant football coach working with the Defensive Line. Preferred candidates will have prior experience playing and/or coaching. Candidates will be responsible for coaching their own position group, on the road recruiting in a specific area, film editing/breakdown (HUDL), and all other duties assigned by the head football coach. A Bachelor’s degree and valid driver’s license is required. Salary will be $12,000 and includes medical benefits and some meals. No housing included but available/affordable housing in the immediate area. This is a 10 month position. Interested candidates should apply through the website via this link. No phone calls please

Arizona: When factoring in a cost of living adjustment, Paul Rhoads doubled his salary in leaving UCLA for Arizona. Details here.

Springfield College (D-III - MA):Springfield College is looking to fill a Week 2 open date (9/11/2021 & 9/10/2022). Looking for a home game in 2021, with a return away game in 2022. Seeking a team from the New England/Northeast region. Interested programs can contact Associate AD Kevin Wood at kwood5@springfield.edu

Future of athletics: One SEC athletic director believes a “new normal” is on the horizon for coaches and fans regarding the future of athletics.

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