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The Scoop - Tuesday December 31, 2019

Tuesday December 31, 2019


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Eric Bieniemy: The Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator will interview with the Panthers on Thursday and meet with the Giants on Saturday, Ian Rapoport tweets. Bieniemy also has a request to interview from the Browns.

Oklahoma State: Sources tell FootballScoop that wide receivers coach Kasey Dunn is now expected to stay in Stillwater. Dunn was expected to take the offensive coordinator job at UNLV. Will update...

Washington: Terrance Brown, who has spent the last two season at Vanderbilt, has joined Jimmy Lake's staff. Brown previously served as a graduate assistant on Chris Petersen's staff for three seasons.

Detroit Lions: Special teams coordinator John Bonamego has been fired. Also, assistant coaches Al Golden (LBs), Brian Stewart (secondary), Chris White (TEs), and Rodney Hill (assistant strength and conditioning) and Harold Nash (head strength and conditioning) have been let go as well.

Dallas Cowboys: "I'm being told there will likely be no news today on the Jason Garrett front," tweets NFL Network's Jane Slater.

Anderson (D-III - IN): Anderson University, a Christian university, is looking to fill a Visual Communications/Recruiting Assistant Intern position within the football program for a 10-month appointment. Responsibilities include creating marketing materials (print, digital, and video) for program promotion and recruiting, using the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premier Pro) and assist with recruiting. Benefits: Housing provided, along with a small stipend. Temporary position, not eligible for benefits. Position Available: Immediately (early January 2020 start). Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, creative samples, and 3 References to No phone calls please.

Cleveland Browns: The organization has announced that they have mutually agreed to part ways with GM John Dorsey. Mary Cay Cabot shares that owner Jimmy Haslam would like to bring Eagles personnel executive Andrew Berry back to the Browns.

App State: Sources tell FootballScoop Louisville inside linebackers coach Dale Jones is headed back to App State in a senior role with the defensive staff. Prior to joining Scott Satterfield at Louisville, Jones had spent 20+ seasons at App.

Minority NFL Hires: The Rooney Rule was established back in 2003 with noble intentions, but a fascinating recent roundtable discussion of NFL insiders lays out how it could be doing more harm than good, and the current issues surrounding it.

Cleveland Browns: GM John Dorsey and owner Jimmy Haslam are meeting today and Dorsey's job "seems to be in serious doubt, per Ian Rapoport. Adam Schefter adds that multiple sources around the league believe Dorsey is out, but there are "more meetings to finalize parting arrangements."

New York Giants: The G men have requested permission to interview Patriots special teams coordinator Joe Judge per Adam Schefter.

FBS Defensive Coordinator Jobs: Semi-permanent link is above; but you can also hit this right here (Defensive Coordinator Tracker).

Chicago Bears: The Bears are letting go offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich and offensive line coach Harry Hiestand as well as special teams assistant Brock Olivo and tight ends coach Kevin Gilbride the team has announced.

Cornell (D-III - IA): Dan Pifer, the former head coach at Olivet (D-III - MI) and Walsh (D-II - OH), has been announced as head coach. Pifer spent the 2019 season as an assistant at Saline HS (MI) and prior to that was the director of player personnel at Bowling Green.

Kansas City Chiefs: Albert Breer tweets that if the Chiefs were to lose Eric Bieniemy to a head coaching opportunity this off season that Andy Reid has his next OC "in his pipeline" in quarterbacks coach Mike Kafka who is seen as a rising star in the coaching profession.

Penn State: Offensive line coach Matt Limegrover will not return after four seasons on staff. Before joining the Penn State staff Limegrover served as the assistant head coach / offensive line coach / offensive coordinator at Minnesota (2011-15) and was offensive coordinator / offensive line coach at Northern Illinois and Southern Illinois before that.

Dallas Cowboys: A look at the college coaches the Cowboys may hire.

Joe Brady: Speaking about Joe Brady this morning, Ed Orgeron noted, "I do feel like he's a Tiger. I do feel like everything's wrapped up. It's not completely finalized yet, but we're very close." Related.

Nebraska Wesleyan (D-III): Nebraska Wesleyan is looking for a D-III opponent for week 1 of 2021 and 2022. NWU has to play at home in 2021. Please contact head coach Brian Keller at 402-465-2354 or

Cleveland Browns: The Browns have requested permission to interview Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, per Tom Pelissero. Bieniemy has also fielded interview requests from the Giants and Panthers as well.

LA Rams: Sean McVay is expected to make coaching staff changes but plans to be very deliberate about the moves and will take his time with them, Charles Robinson tweets and adds that football operations will have more changes beyond Bruce Warwick as well.

NC State: Sources tell FootballScoop Tim Beck is expected to be the new offensive coordinator for Dave Doeren's squad. More on the move here.

Washington Redskins: Despite multiple reports that Senior Vice President of Football Operations Eric Schaffer has been let go, Ian Rapoport tweets that he is currently in the building and remains employed by the team and "that is expected to be the case going forward."

Washington Redskins: Ron Rivera is expected to target former Jags and Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio for his defensive coordinator job, Adam Schefter tweets. Del Rio's last coaching stop was with the Raiders, where he was head coach from 2015-17.

Dallas Cowboys: Jason Garrett and the Cowboys are scheduled to meet again at noon CST today, Adam Schefter tweets with a "resolution likely, but not definite."

Washington Redskins: John Kiem tweets that, "at this time" Steve Wilks is not expected to reunite with Ron Rivera in Washington as his defensive coordinator.

Cleveland Browns: 49ers passing game coordinator Mike LaFleur, the younger brother of Packers head coach Matt LaFleur, is expected to interview this weekend for the Browns head coaching job, Adam Schefter tweets. Schefter adds that 49ers run game coordinator Mike McDaniel is also likely to interview for the job as well.

Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jags are retaining both head coach Doug Marrone and general manager Dave Caldwell.

Bowling Green: Bowling Green State University is looking for a Director of Player Personnel. This position is strictly an off the field position. This position will work directly with the Director of Football Operations and other tasks assigned by the Head Coach. Position duties include Maintaining a large database of prospective student-athletes, Film evaluation, prospect identification, oversee the recruiting staff’s collection of transcripts and ultimately monitor the academic progress of potential recruits, help monitor social media pages, coordinating travel schedules for coaches, Coordinates and executes a system of mailings and general correspondence for prospective student-athletes and high school coaches, Assists the football staff with the planning, organization, and execution of all major recruiting functions, including both official and unofficial visits and Serves as host to high school coaches, prospective student-athletes and other important persons during practice sessions. This is a paid position with benefits. Local applicants are encouraged to apply. Please send a resume and cover letter to the Director of Football Operations Olivia Passy at No phone calls, please.

Washington Redskins: Jason La Canfora tweets that the Redskins may not complete their front office changes until after the NFL Draft, and adds that Ron Rivera is likely to retain offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell and bring Steve Wilks and Al Holcolmb (who were both with the Browns previously) with him on the defensive side.

Cleveland Browns: Baylor's Matt Rhule has declined the chance to interview for the Browns vacancy, Adam Schefter reports.

Memphis: David Glidden, who has been a quality control assistant the past two seasons, is expected to become the team's new tight ends coach, per Evan Barnes.

Arizona State: Herm Edwards made the statement yesterday that Kevin Mawae "eventually going to be the offensive line coach". Mawae is on staff as an analyst. Dave Christensen is currently the offensive line coach.

New York Giants: The rumor du jour from Ian Rapoport... (see the update at bottom there).

Washington Redskins: The deal to bring Ron Rivera to Washington, DC is done, per Michael Silver as he notes that two sides have reached an agreement. Ian Rapoport adds that Rivera has a 5 year deal.

FBS offensive coordinator jobs: Semi-permanent link is above; but you can also hit this right here (Offensive Coordinator Tracker). Significant number of play calling roles still undecided (publicly).

New York Giants: Former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is expected to interview for the head coaching job this weekend, per Adam Schefter.


Ole Miss: Lane Kiffin is targeting a Michigan assistant for his defensive coordinator role, per report.

Vermillion CC (JC - MN): Per source, defensive coordinator Richard Embry is leaving his post to return to Green Oaks HS (Shreveport, LA) to be their strength and conditioning coach / defensive coordinator.

Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins plan to hire Chan Gailey as their new offensive coordinator multiple outlets are reporting this morning. Gailey last coached in 2016 when he served as offensive coordinator of the Jets.

NFL: We might get closure on the Jason Garrett years with the Cowboys today. Ron Rivera might become the new head coach of the Redskins; and Doug Marrone is meeting with ownership today in Jacksonville. Stay tuned....

Alderson Broaddus (DII – WV):We are no longer accepting applications for our vacant coaching intern positions. Thank you for the interest.

Bowl Games on Today: Belk Bowl - Virginia Tech vs. Kentucky at 12pm EST on ESPN, Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl - Florida State vs. Arizona State at 2pm EST on CBS, AutoZone Liberty Bowl - Navy vs. Kansas State at 3:45pm EST on ESPN, NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl - Wyoming vs. Georgia State at 4:30pm EST on CBS, Valero Alamo Bowl - Utah vs. Texas at 7:30pm EST on ESPN.

Rush Propst: The former ultra successful Alabama and Georgia high school head coach, who has controversy seemingly follow him wherever he goes, has landed a new head coaching job.

Joe Brady:The Broyles Award winner could pair with an NFL defensive coordinator if the right opportunity opens up, per report.

Miami: Manny Diaz is planning on "dramatic" changes to The U's offense.

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