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The Scoop - Thursday May 26, 2016

Thursday May 26, 2016


ESPN: Chris Berman will reportedly retire after the 2016 NFL season. Read more here.Update: Berman's agent has denied the claim.

With Art Briles gone, where does Baylor go from here?

Baylor: Baylor has fired head coach Art Briles, sanctioned AD Ian McCaw and demoted president Ken Starr following the release of the Pepper Hamilton sexual assault report. Read the full story here.

Where Art Briles went wrong -- and how to avoid this ever happening again.

Limestone College (D-II - SC): Roy Roundtree, a former Michigan wide receiver who previously coached the wide receivers at Colorado State-Pueblo (D-II), has been named wide receivers coach on Mike Furrey's staff.

Proper Block Destruction in Open Spaces: With the advent of RPOs and quick screen tags, most offenses' perimeter games have become a "see it, take it" philosophy where if a coordinator (or quarterback) sees a numbers advantage, even if the numbers are even, the ball is out. Which is why it's becoming more important now for defensive coaches to teach their back end to properly get off blocks. If done correctly, this can provide for a plus-one advantage on the ball carrier. Washburn University (KS) co-defensive coordinator Zach Watkins provides the drill work he uses to teach his secondary and linebackers to destruct against stalk blocks, cut blocks (physical and launching) and two-on-one blocks in this exclusive clinic report for X&O Labs. Go here to read now.

Arkansas Tech (D-II): Arkansas Tech University is looking for two interns for the 2016 football season, one on both sides of the ball. This is an unpaid position with an opportunity to become a Grad Assistant in the Spring. Arkansas Tech finished 9 – 3 in 2015 and 2nd in the GAC. Interested candidates can email resume and materials to

Northwood (D-II - MI): Northwood University is looking to hire a defensive graduate assistant who has experience coaching or playing on the defensive side of the ball. This individual will assist the defensive staff with video breakdowns, game planning, practice preparation, recruiting responsibilities, academic monitoring, and assisting the Head Football Coach in day-to-day operations. Applicants must be accepted into the two year Masters of Business Administration program. Compensation will consist of tuition assistance. Individuals interested in applying should send their cover letter and resume with references to

Big Ten: The conference has now announced the promotions of Scott Chipman (associate commissioner, football operations), Jessica Palermo (assistant commissioner, men's and women's basketball), and Kerry Kenny (assistant commissioner, public affairs).

Oregon State: According to a report from the Oregonian, Chuckie Keaton and Funaki Asisi are joining Gary Anderson's staff in undetermined roles. Keaton is the former Utah State quarterback, and Asisi spent the past two seasons as a graduate assistant.

Syracuse: Dino Babers will be a part of the search committee to find the new athletic director. Other members include women's basketball player Brittney Sykes, board of trustees athletics committee chair Robert Miron, faculty athletic rep Richard Burton, deputy AD Kimberly Keenan-Kirkpatrick, and chancellor Kent Syverud.

Central Methodist (NAIA - MO): Former Missouri running backs coach Brian Jones has accepted the running backs job at CMU. Jones coached with Gary Pinkel from 1992-2015 at Toledo and Missouri coaching the wide receivers for three years before moving to running backs.

Alderson Broaddus (D-II - WV): Alderson Broaddus University has an opening for a restricted earnings coach to begin August 1, 2016. This person will be working with linebackers and special teams. We will only consider candidates who have either played linebacker at the college level or coached linebackers at the college level. Recruiting experience is preferred. The position pays a salary and also includes housing, meals, and health insurance. Resumes will be collected until the position is filled. Please send resumes to Denny Creehan, Head Football Coach at No phone calls please.

Garden City (JC - KS): Garden City Community College has possible opening for a defensive coordinator / LBs coach. Immediate starting date if interested send resume to