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The Scoop - Tuesday April 20, 2021

Tuesday April 20, 2021


LSU: A report out of Baton Rouge says the Tigers could target NCAA president Mark Emmert to become LSU's next president.

Norfolk State (FCS - VA): Sources tell FootballScoop Southern University (FCS - LA) head coach Dawson Odums is in line for a big new contract as the new head coach at Norfolk State.

Temple: Former Owls linebacker Chris Smith has joined the staff as assistant director of football operations, Kyle Gauss tweets. Smith played at Temple from 2013-17.

Youngstown State (FCS - OH): The NCAA has hit YSU with recruiting penalties stemming from the Bo Pelini era.

UTEP: Head coach Dana Dime and the UTEP program have been issued some penalties from the NCAA.

Coach Prime: A look at Deion Sanders' efforts to get his and Jackson State's brand everywhere... and we do mean everywhere.

Bethel (NAIA - TN): Bethel is seeking a defensive graduate assistant football coach. The position is flexible based on defensive front 7 background. This position will work directly with the defensive staff and head coach. GA will be responsible for coaching a position group, film breakdown, data entry and all other duties assigned by the defensive staff. Position includes tuition assistance, housing, meal plan, and monthly stipend. Must be admitted to our Graduate School (3.0 minimum GPA). Please email resume and references to No phone calls please.

Virginia Tech: Committed to being at the top of the ACC, Virginia Tech has announced a $400 million campaign where $30 million will go Justin Fuente's program to improve football salaries, support staff roles, recruiting, and more...

Kentucky Christian (NAIA - KY): Kentucky Christian University (NAIA – KY) has immediate Graduate Assistant openings on Offense and Defense. Applicants must have a strong Christian Faith and work within Kentucky Christian University’s mission. New hires will be responsible for coaching and managing their own position group along with having their own recruiting areas. In addition; job responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, assisting in weekly game preparation, coaching special teams, managing equipment, taking care of facilities and any other duties assigned by the Head Coach or Coordinator. The position will include tuition for Graduate School in the Christian Leadership Program, housing, and meals. Please send a cover letter, resume, Statement of Faith, and references to

Peru State (NAIA - NE): Peru State College Football is seeking a graduate assistant football coach. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Position includes tuition and an $8,000 stipend. Must be admitted to Peru State Graduate School. Please email resume and references to Casey Creehan at No phone calls please.

St. Ambrose (NAIA – IA): St Ambrose University is seeking applicants for a defensive line graduate assistant coaching position. This individual will be responsible to coach the defensive line position, recruit a designated area, and any other responsibilities appointed by the Head Football Coach. Collegiate playing or coaching experience preferred. The position will include a monthly stipend and graduate tuition waiver. Contingent on successful admission to a Graduate Program. If interested, please forward a cover letter, resume and references to Defensive Coordinator Vince Fillipp at Start Date of August 1, 2021. No phone calls please.

Pittsburgh Steelers: The Steelers have inked Mike Tomlin to a contract extension.

Lakeland (D-III - WI): Lakeland University is looking to fill an open date for Week 2 (9/11) of the 2021 season. We are open to a 2-year contract, or a single game for 2021. Preference would be for a home game at Lakeland in 2021, but all options will be considered. Please contact Colin Bruton at if interested.

Louisiana Tech: Thanks to the overwhelming amount of applicants, Louisiana Tech is no longer accepting applicants for their open position.

DFO Meetings: Remember to please book your room for the National DFO meetings at the Omni in Frisco, Texas by April 20th (for May 6th and 7th). Outstanding $119 rate, but that will go up after April 20th. There will still be rooms available after April 20th, but the rate will more than likely be higher. Here is the link for the hotel accommodations.

Mansfield (Sprint - PA): Mansfield University is in need of a receivers coach. Position begins August 12 and ends on November 15. Candidate must have experience to coach receivers. Housing will be provided. Resumes to The defensive back position has been filled.

Alabama: The Crimson Tide's national title rings are in.

Otterbein (D-III - OH): Otterbein Football is seeking a graduate assistant football coach. The position is on the Defensive side of the ball, preferably working with DB’s. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Position includes tuition, $5,000, and meals. (No Housing) Must be admitted to Otterbein Graduate School (3.0 minimum GPA). Please email resume and references to No phone calls please.

Davidson (FCS - NC): We take you inside the Davidson Renaissance, where outdoor weight room and a goal line stand have helped spark change.


Masters of Sports Administration: Upper Iowa’s MSA degree provides learners with the current theories, concepts, and learning models necessary to assume administrative, coaching and leadership roles in high school, higher education and sports business settings. The online degree is available with emphasis in Sports Management or Coaching & Leadership Education.

Kingsbury vs. McVay: This year’s NFL Draft is shaping up to have a fun potential Kingsbury vs. McVay draft day setup rivalry.

Bluffton (D-III – OH): Bluffton University is seeking applications for two graduate assistant coaches, wide receiver & tight end. Both are 10-month positions which report to the head football coach and director of athletics. The positions includes housing, meals, stipend and graduate tuition remission at Bluffton University. The assistant is responsible for the following: daily implementation of academic monitoring/mentoring, on field position coach, recruiting both on and off campus in accordance with university, HCAC and NCAA policies and procedures, video/academic support for assigned position players, and other duties as assigned. Qualifications for the position include: Bachelor’s Degree, experience coaching and/or playing on the offensive side and acceptance into Masters of Business/Masters of Education program. Qualified candidates are encouraged to send a letter of application, resume and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references to Austin Fields at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Please no phone calls.

NC State: Dave Doeren and NC State are adding a former SEC recruiting staffer.

Anna Maria (D-III – MA):Anna Maria College is looking to fill one non-conference away game for Week 1 (9/4) of the 2021 season, and a non-conference home game for Week 1 of 2022. Home and Home with a Northeast Region opponent preferred. Please contact Nick Thayer at if interested.

Cincinnati Bengals: The Bengals have revealed new and improved uniforms.

New Coaching Changes Page: Keep track of all the 2020-21 NFL and College head coaching movement here.