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The Scoop - Tuesday February 8, 2022

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2021-22 Tracking Pages: Our pages tracking the hires across college football are now live.

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Western Connecticut State defensive backs coach Sean Salisbury died this weekend when his vehicle was involved in a one car crash. Salisbury, 30, "loved his players and was loved by his players as much as I have ever seen." Western Connecticut State head coach Joe Loth offered. Please keep the Salisbury family in your prayers. 

Las Vegas Raiders: Josh McDaniels is expected to hire Panthers defensive pass game coordinator / defensive backs coach Jason Simmons to coach the secondary, Aaron Wilson reports.

Labor Push: The effort to classify all FBS football players as employees is now underway.

Vanderbilt: With Jesse Minter off to Michigan, Clark Lea is set to elevate Nick Howell to defensive coordinator, Pete Thamel shares. Recently hired to coach the defensive backs, Howell has coordinated defenses at BYU and Virginia over the past decade.

Denver Broncos: Mike Klis shares that the team is planning to hire Mike Mallory, who spent last season with the Jaguars, as assistant special teams coordinator. 

Houston Texans: George Warhop (OL) and Hal Hunter (assistant OL) are joining the staff, per Aaron Wilson of Sports Talk 790. Warhop was the Jaguars offensive line coach last year who was not retained by Doug Pederson and Hunter has previous stops in the league with the Giants, Browns, Colts and Chargers. 

Carolina Panthers: College coaching veteran and former Syracuse and UConn head coach Paul Pasqualoni has joined Matt Rhule's staff as defensive line coach.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Louisiana defensive line coach/assistant head coach Rory Seagrest is joining Doug Pederson's staff, per Bruce Feldman. Seagrest worked with Pederson in Philadelphia. 

Pittsburgh Steelers: Carolina Panthers receivers coach Frisman Jackson has joined the Steelers in the same capacity. 

New England Patriots: Joe Judge has returned to New England as an offensive assistant. He spent 2012-19 working with the Pats' special teams before his two seasons as the Giants head coach. 

Chicago Bears: Travis Smith, who spent the last few years coaching with the Raiders, is being hired as defensive line coach.

Tennessee Titans: The franchise has extended the contracts of head coach Mike Vrabel and GM Jon Robinson. The hires of Tim Kelly (pass game coordinator) and Bobby King (ILBs) have also been announced.

Michigan: Sources confirm to FootballScoop Jim Harbaugh is planning to hire Jesse Minter as his new defensive coordinator

South Carolina: Former Gamecocks linebacker DeVonte Holloman is expected to join Shane Beamer's staff in a support role, Matt Zenitz shares.

UAlbany (FCS - NY): UAlbany Football is looking to fill TWO positions on the Offensive and Defensive side of the ball. Both of these positions will be VOLUNTEER positions on the UAlbany Football staff. These positions will work directly with the Offensive/Defensive staffs and head coach. Coaches will be responsible for assisting specific position groups, film breakdown, data entry and all other duties assigned by the staff. All interested applicants must send a cover letter, resume and references to UAlbanyFB@gmail.com No phone calls, please.

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (Sprint - IN): Saint Mary of the Woods, a new Sprint program, is looking to hire an assistant coach / recruiting coordinator. Interested candidates can find the job description, and how to apply via this link.

Central Missouri (D-II): Josh Lamberson, a former offensive coordinator for the program from 2010-14, has been named the new head coach. Lamberson spent the last several years at Abilene Christian (FCS - TX) as associate head coach / offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach.

Denver: The Broncos are hiring UNLV defensive coordinator Peter Hansen as linebackers coach Mike Klis has reported and sources confirm to FootballScoop. 

Penn State: James Franklin has added three analysts to the staff with the hires of two-time Nittany Lion All-American and the program's all-time leader in tackles Dan Connor, former Temple running backs coach Gabe Infante and former Miami defensive quality control coach Rick Lyster.

New York Giants: New defensive coordinator Wink Martindale is getting a three-year deal, Albert Breer shares.

TCU: TCU football is seeking to hire an offensive line grad assistant. For more information and to register your interest please contact associate AD for football Anthony Crespino at a.crespino@tcu.edu


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New York Giants: Adam Schefter reports that the Giants are finalizing a deal with former Ravens defensive coordinator Wink Martindale as their new defensive coordinator in New York. Jeff Zrebiec adds to expect former Ravens outside linebackers coach Drew Wilkins and "possibly another former staffer or two" to join him.

Miami: Mario Cristobal details what an interview to get on his staff looks like and the depth guys are asked to prepare for.

USC: Ohio State assistant director of player personnel Weston Zernechel is expected to join Lincoln Riley's staff in the same capacity, Pete Thamel tweets.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Doug Pederson and the Jags are working on a deal to bring Bucs inside linebackers coach Mike Caldwell in as their defensive coordinator. Caldwell is a former teammate and assistant coach with Pederson.

New England Patriots: The Patriots are working on a deal that would bring former Giants head coach Joe Judge back to the organization as an offensive assistant, Albert Breer shares.

Holy Cross (FCS - MA): Head coach Bob Chesney has signed an extension. Details here.

Cisco (JC - TX): John O'Mera, who went 105-52 during a 14-year run as the head coach at Eastern Arizona (JC), has been named head coach.

Eastern (D-III - PA): Eastern University has an opening for a restricted-earnings Offensive Line coach. This position will include a very competitive stipend (no benefits). The position will be responsible for coaching the offensive line, recruiting a designated area, and assisting the Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator with all other assigned duties. Please send resume and list of references to football@eastern.edu.

Robert Morris (FCS - PA): Robert Morris University Football is looking to fill their defensive line coaching position. This is a full-time position. Interested candidates cna send their materials to RMUfootballops@gmail.com.

Pittsburgh Steelers: The organization is set to interview ESPN's Louis Riddick for their GM job, Ian Rapoport shares. Riddick most recently worked with an NFL team in 2013 as the Eagles director of pro personnel.

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (JC): Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College is looking to fill an entry level Quarterbacks position. This is a great opportunity to run your own room under the direction of the Offensive Coordinator and Head Coach. Compensation for this position includes meals, housing, and a stipend. This position will live in the dorm. Preference will be given to those with a strength, video, or computer background. This is a great opportunity to coach college football and to gain experience working with a college program and leading a position group. Film duties, practice planning, game planning, equipment, weight room, on field coaching, study hall, and any other duties assigned by the head coach or coordinators will be tied in with this position. Those who are interested please e-mail resumes to neofootball@neo.edu with the subject “Potential Coaching Candidate” followed by your name. Evaluations for these positions will start immediately. --

Butler (FCS - IN): Per source, Mike Uremovich has completed his staff as follows: Alex Barr (OL / run game coordinator), Ray Holmes (WRs), Caden Murphy (QBs), Matt McCarroll (RBs), Matt Alderfer (TEs), Jeff Knowles (DC / LBs), Jacob White (safeties), Adam Siwicki (DL), Joe Chesire (STC / Corners), and Kiera Miller (director of football iniatives).

Minnesota Vikings: The team has put in a request to interview Detroit Lions defensive backs coach / pass game coordinator Aubrey Pleasant for their defensive coordinator job under Kevin O'Connell, Tom Pelissero shares.

Denver Broncos: Mike Klis reports that new head coach Nathaniel Hackett has informed Ed Donatell (DC), Reggie Herring (LBs), Chris Beake (defensive pass game coordinator), Wade Harman (TEs) Mike Heistand (assistant DL) and Chris Cook (offensive quality control) that they are not being retained.

UTEP: Drew Liddle, who spent last season as the offensive line coach at Abilene Christian (FCS - TX), has joined Dana Dimel's staff as tight ends / fullbacks coach. Liddle previously worked with coach Dimel on staff at Kansas State.

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (JC): Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College is looking to fill an entry level Tight Ends position. This is a great opportunity to run your own room under the direction of the Offensive Coordinator and Head Coach. Compensation for this position includes meals, housing, and a stipend. This position will live in the dorm. Preference will be given to those with a strength, video, or computer background. This is a great opportunity to coach college football and to gain experience working with a college program and leading a position group. Film duties, practice planning, game planning, equipment, weight room, on field coaching, study hall, and any other duties assigned by the head coach or coordinators will be tied in with this position. Those who are interested please e-mail resumes to neofootball@neo.edu with the subject “Potential Coaching Candidate” followed by your name. Evaluations for these positions will start immediately. --

Western Michigan: Along with the addition of Greg Whalen as tight ends coach (which we shared last week), the program has announced that co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Eric Evans will be transitioning to pass game coordinator / running backs coach, tight ends coach Chris Chestnut will be moving to wide receivers, defensive tackles coach David Denham will serve as special teams coordinator, and safeties coach Joe Palcic will be assistant special teams coordinator. Additionally, Ted Hefter will move to a graduate assistant role on offense.

Adrian (D-III - MI): Siena Heights (NAIA - MI) defensive coordinator Ron Shiels has accepted the same role on the Adrian staff, sources tell FootballScoop.

Valparaiso (FCS - IN): Valparaiso University is looking for offensive, defensive, and special teams interns. These positions are available to those aspiring to get into the coaching profession. Positions include, but is not limited to: coaching own position, recruiting assigned area, video editing/coordinating, film sharing, manage and direct scout team, weekly data input, weekly reports, and other duties assigned by the head coach. Ideal candidates are organized and have knowledge in Hudl/video editing, Microsoft Excel, Visio, Word, PowerPoint and other computer skills. This is a Volunteer Position, with potential stipend. Local applicants are encouraged to apply, position will begin immediately. Please send a resume and cover letter to Brian Dougherty at brian.dougherty@valpo.edu. No phone calls, please.

Maryland: Mike Locksley is adding former Alabama player Wes Neighbors to Terps' staff, sources tell FootballScoop.

Auburn: As speculation about the job security of Bryan Harsin continues, Auburn decided to release a statement regarding the football program yesterday that doesn't exactly clear the air.

Hawaii: Jimbo Davis, who was on the Nevada staff last year, has joined the program as a quality control coach.

Ottawa University Arizona (NAIA - AZ): Ottawa University Arizona has an immediate opening for two graduate assistant or restricted earnings coaches for Wide Receivers and Defensive Line. College coaching and recruiting experience is preferred. Applicants must be accepted into the graduate program with a 3.0 GPA. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, equipment organization, practice planning, coaching a position group, leading meetings, film break down, player evaluation and recruiting, promotion and marketing of the program, and assisting in general day to day football operations. This position pays full tuition, a meal plan, as well as a healthy stipend. To apply for this position, send resume and references to Head Coach, Mike Nesbitt at mike.nesbitt@ottawa.edu.

Incarnate Word (FCS - TX): Blair Cavanaugh has joined the program as special teams quality control and "The Word" coordinator.

Texas A&M Kingsville (D-II): TAMUK is looking to fill an offensive graduate assistant position. Position will be responsible for the following; film breakdown, practice organization, game day preparation, recruiting area, student athlete development, and other duties assigned by the Head Football Coach. This position will include tuition assistance and a meal plan. Qualifications include bachelors degree and acceptance into graduate program. All interested applicants should email javelinaFB@gmail.com. Please include cover letter, resume, and three references. No phone calls.

Lewis & Clark (D-III - OR): Head coach Jay Locey has recently decided to retire and assistant head coach / offensive coordinator Joe Bushman has been tabbed to lead the Pioneers.

Bucknell (FCS - PA): Erik Pratt has joined the program as tight ends coach / recruiting coordinator. Pratt has previous coaching stops at Chowan (D-II - NC) and Wingate (D-II - NC). 

Faulkner (NAIA - GA): West Florida (D-II) defensive graduate assistant Jordan Remsza has accepted the defensive backs job.

Miami: Georgia secondary coach Jahmile Addae has agreed to a two-year deal to become the new secondary coach at The U, multiple outlets are reporting.

Texas State: Changes are reportedly coming on the offensive side of the ball for Jake Spavital's staff heading into a critical fourth year.

New Orleans: The Saints are promoting Dennis Allen to head coach.

Youngstown State (FCS - OH): Youngstown State is losing its defensive coordinator to a Power 5 job and replacing him with a Division II coordinator. Details here.

Texas: Texas is reportedly working to hire David Cutcliffe to an off-field position. Details here.

Oklahoma State: Despite significant pay cut in leaving Auburn, Derek Mason to become Oklahoma State's top-paid assistant.

Nebraska: Scott Frost snags Vince Guinta from Baylor for a senior-level role on his staff in Lincoln.

Joe Burrow: Joe Burrow's advice to young athletes, "Work in silence."

Houston Texans: Lovie Smith has finalized a deal to be the new head coach of the Texans. 

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