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The Scoop - Tuesday August 3, 2021

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Texas Tech: Former Purdue co-defensive coordinator Nick Holt has landed a new role with the Red Raiders.

Illinois College (D-III - IL): Illinois College is seeking applications to fill two assistant coaching positions. These coaches will serve as an Offensive Assistant and a Defensive Assistant. The position is a $2000 stipend position, no benefits included, however an inexpensive housing option is available and some meals. Please contact Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator Craig Neece via email at craig.neece@ic.edu with interest. Illinois College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages interest from underrepresented minorities and women.

Eastern Kentucky (FCS): Eastern Kentucky has an Immediate opening for Video Coordinator job. Interested applicants should email resume to garry.mcpeek@eku.edu. No phone calls, please.

The Next Wave of Realignment: The Big 12 and Pac-12 on Tuesday will take the first quasi-official steps in responding to the SEC's annexation of Texas and Oklahoma.

Western Carolina (FCS): Per source, Tusculum (D-II - TN) defensive coordinator Cody Edwards has accepted a defensive quality control position on staff.

Idaho: Ray Clark is returning to Idaho as a defensive assistant coach after previously coaching the outside linebackers at San Diego, per source. Prior to USD, Clark was a graduate assistant at Idaho.

15 Most Important: After opening our series examining the 15 most important assistant coaching hires with Texas Tech's Sonny Cumbie, we continue today with new UCF defensive coordinator Travis Williams

Lakeland (D-III - WI): Lakeland University has an immediate opening for a graduate assistant working with the defensive line. Position will be responsible for all aspects of coaching the DL and also have a recruiting territory. Applicants must be able to secure admission to graduate school at Lakeland, with Masters degree programs in Business or Leadership and Organizational Development. Compensation includes a stipend and full tuition remission. Applicants must apply using the following link

Franklin (D-III - IN): Franklin has an immediate opening for a defensive intern assistant coach. College coaching or playing experience preferred. The position will also serve as the video coordinator. Compensation will be $10,000 along with housing and meals provided. Interested candidates should email resume and references to Alan Hensell at ahensell@franklincollege.edu.

Western Colorado (D-II): Western is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Defensive Intern for the fall 2021 season, contract can extend through spring. Preference will be given to those who have previous playing/coaching experience with DL or LBs at the college/high school level. The position will pay a stipend of up to $5,000, with no benefits. Housing available on-campus. Western Colorado University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Please email resume and references to Defensive Coordinator Todd Auer at tauer@western.edu . Looking to fill immediately.

Langston (NAIA - OK): Langston University is seeking applicants for an Offensive Graduate Assistant Position. Candidates interested in this position should email their resume and references to Offensive Coordinator Darryl Mason at dcmason@langston.edu. Looking to fill the position ASAP.

Bert Williams: Less than two years after his diagnosis, Bert Williams died Monday from his battle with cancer. Williams turned Georgia Military College into a junior college football powerhouse in more than decades at the school.

Kansas State: Per source, Griffin McCarley, a former defensive analyst at Troy, has taken a defensive graduate assistant job at Kansas State working with the safeties.

Western Colorado (D-II): Western is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Offensive Intern for the fall 2021 season. Preference will be given to those who have previous playing/coaching experience with TEs or WRs at the college/high school level. The position will pay a stipend of up to $5,000, with no benefits. Possible housing available on-campus. Western Colorado University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Please email resume and references to QBs/Pass Game Coordinator Joe McLain at jmclain@western.edu. Looking to fill immediately.

UMass: A former Oregon and Florida State assistant under Willie Taggart has landed a new FBS coaching role.

Framingham State (D-III - MA): Framingham State has multiple, immediate openings for part-time, paid roles. Looking for experience coaching Quarterbacks as well as Special Teams. Interested candidates should email resumes and credentials to Offensive Coordinator Conor Tierney at CTierney1@framingham.edu Subject Line “Assistant Football Coach Openings”. Although we are awaiting final protocol, it is anticipated that it will be required for coaches to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Camp begins Saturday, August 14th.

Alabama: Nick Saban has finalized his $85 million contract, and he will become the first $10 million per year college coach.

West Virginia: Ashton Derico, a former defensive graduate assistant at Troy, has taken a defensive graduate assistant job working with the defensive line.

Ohio State: Quinn Ewers, the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2022, is already a Buckeye. The how, why, and what's next

West Liberty (D-II - WV): West Liberty University has a graduate assistant position available for the fall. The GA will coach a specific offensive position, to be determined. Upon acceptance to graduate school, compensation for the GA will be paid graduate classes, housing, and a $5,000 per year stipend. Interested candidates should email head football coach Roger Waialae at rwaialae@westliberty.edu

SEC: It remains to be seen when Texas and OU play their first SEC game, but it's never too early to start daydreaming about how the league will re-do its scheduling model once it moves to 16 teams.

Nebraska: Former Troy offensive graduate assistant Joey Connors has taken a new job at Nebraska as special teams / defensive graduate assistant with the outside linebackers.

Virginia: Bronco Mendenhall has added a well traveled FBS offensive coordinator to his support staff.

Buffalo Bills: The Buffalo Bills are prepared to threaten a move if they can't get the funds required for a new stadium, and a Texas relocation is on the radar.