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The Scoop - Thursday May 12, 2016

Thursday May 12, 2016


Stanford: Colorado defensive grad assistant Tyrone McKenzie has joined the staff at Stanford, source tells FootballScoop. The former NFL linebacker is expected to serve as a defensive intern this season at Stanford.

Illinois College (D-III): Following the resignation of Garrett Campbell, Illinois College has named associate head coach / defensive coordinator Ray DeFrisco the program's new head coach.

Arizona: Arizona is seeking to hire a graphic designer for football. Interested applicants can apply at

Central Methodist (NAIA - MO): Central Methodist has two graduate assistant positions available (one on offense and one on defense). Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, responsible for the assisting in the direction of all phases of the program (varsity and junior varsity), including coaching, directing home contests including the organization of officials, scorekeepers, statisticians, media, lodging, meals and travel; coordinating the admission of prospective student-athletes; scheduling and budgeting; managing equipment orders and distribution; updating performances with the Heart of America Athletic Conference and NAIA; committing to the academic progress and success of student-athletes; assist with the scouting and recruitment of student-athletes; assist in the coordination of fundraising, camps, clinics and special events. Comes with possible on campus housing and monthly stipend send cover letter, resume and references to

Illinois College (D-III): Head coach Garrett Campbell has decided to resign after eight seasons and a 50-31 overall record. Local news outlet KHQA reports that Campbell is moving closer to family and will be the offensive coordinator at at Fullerton College (JC - CA). Campbell's father, Dick, coached at Fullerton College for 15 seasons. Sources tell FootballScoop that associate head coach / defensive coordinator Ray DeFrisco has been tabbed interim head coach of the program.

Rice: Defensive graduate Frank Okam is now the defensive line coach at Rice. Okam spent the past two seasons on staff as a graduate assistant and was in the NFL for a total of six seasons.

San Diego Chargers: Along with the addition of Louis Clark as senior director of pro personnel (see below), the Chargers have shuffled some duties. Regis Eller is the new pro scout, Travis Lash is the organization's combine area scout, Patrick Ryan is now an area scout and Tyler Lyon is now the college scouting director.

Ave Maria (NAIA - FL): Ave Maria is looking to fill a defensive secondary position. Previous college coaching experience is preferred, but all candidates will be considered. The position comes with full-time benefits, housing, and a $24,000 yearly salary. The job will begin the last weekend in July. Ave Maria University is a Catholic college in southwest Florida, about 30 minutes from Naples. Please send resumes and a cover letter to head coach Joe Patterson at

Kentucky: Kentucky has formally announced Matt House as their new inside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator.

Minnesota: Minnesota will pay Mark Coyle's $500,000 buyout at Syracuse.


San Diego Chargers: The Chargers have named Louis Clark the team's senior director of pro personnel. Clark is a former pro personnel executive with the Eagles.

Mike Leach on Sam Houston State's Offense: Last month, X&O Labs released a new special report to their 10,000 members on Sam Houston State's evolution of the Air Raid offensive system. This report featured an inside look at how the Bearkats are increasing offensive production by emphasizing wide receiver play rather than quarterback play. This change in thinking had a profound affect. Lead by offensive coordinator, Phil Longo, Sam Houston State finished first in total offense at the FCS level, stockpiling over 531 yards per game. X&O Labs was curious to know if this shift was becoming a trend, so they went directly to the source in an exclusive interview with the grandfather of the system itself, Washington State University head coach Mike Leach. Coach Leach had an interesting observation on this trend--you'll want to see it for yourself. See what Mike Leach said about Sam Houston State's offense here.

Western New England (D-III - MA): Western New England has hired Dylan Beradelli to coach the offensive line and Chase Venuto to coach the wide receivers. Beradelli is a former offensive lineman from Hamilton College (D-III - NY), and Venuto is the former quarterback from SUNY Brockport (D-III).

1982 Mark Richt, working out in Italian jeans. Yeah, that video exists & it is something

Lincoln (D-II - PA):Lincoln University is looking to fill an open date immediately. Looking to play 9/ 8 / 2016 or 9/10 / 2016. Willing to play FCS , D2, D3 or NAIA. Travel is negotiable. Please email head coach Herb Pickens at if interested.

Dayton (FCS - OH): The University of Dayton is currently accepting applications for the position of assistant defensive football coach intern. The defensive intern will support the head coach in organization, planning and directing all aspects of our Division I football program. Primary responsibilities include: assisting with recruiting student-athletes; training players in team and individual environments; and assisting with sports camps, video editing and assisting with management of office activities. This is a full time, 9-month position with benefits with a one-year optional renewal. This internship may require some evening and weekend work. Minimum qualifications for this position: Bachelor’s Degree; college level playing or coaching experience; a valid driver’s license and low-risk driving record and is insurable by the University; able to demonstrate excellent written communication skills; able to provide demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a diverse student-athlete and staff population. Preferred qualifications for this position include: experienced in working collegiate sports camps; experience with non-scholarship football recruiting. experienced with video equipment, editing and strength training; and experience playing or coaching the secondary in college. Applications will be accepted online via this link until May 18, 2016. Refer to posting #S01142P.