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The Scoop - Tuesday February 9, 2021

Tuesday February 9, 2021

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FBS Staff Tracker: The 2020-21 FBS Staff Tracker page, where you can see how each new head coach is filling their staff, is up and running.

Kansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs have placed outside linebackers coach Britt Reid on administrative leave. Reid initiated a three-car accident over the weekend that left a 5-year-old girl with life-threatening injuries. "Our focus remains on Ariel Young and her family," the team said.

Montana State: Sources tell FootballScoop Taylor Housewright is expected to leave Oregon to become offensive coordinator at Montana State.

Detroit Lions: Sources tell FootballScoop the Lions are hiring Jett Modkins as assistant special teams coordinator. Modkins, originally joined the Broncos' staff last Summer as an intern and has continued on serving in an offensive quality control role.

UMass: Fred Walker, who coached previously the wide receivers at Murray State (FCS - KY), is joining the staff as quarterbacks coach, Pete Thamel

Sources: UMass is hiring Fred Walker as the quarterbacks coach. He comes from Murray State, where he coached WRs. He's worked with QBs for both David Cutcliffe and Neal Brown.

— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) February 9, 2021

" target="_blank" rel="noopener">tweets. Walker has previously coached quarterbacks under David Cutcliffe and Neal Brown. West Florida (D-II): Former Azusa Pacific head coach Rudy Carlton will be the new offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach at UWF. In mid-December Azusa Pacific made the decision to shut down their program. Indianapolis Colts: The Colts have announced Press Taylor as a senior offensive assistant, Scott Milanovich as quarterbacks coach, James Rowe as cornerbacks coach, Kevin Mawae as assistant offensive line coach, and Joe Hastings as assistant special teams coach. They also announced promotions of Klayton Adams to tight ends coach, Parks Frazier to assistant quarterbacks coach, David Overstreet II to assistant defensive backs coach, and Doug McKenny to applied sports science/conditioning coach. Colorado State: Defensive line coach Antoine Smith has added the assistant head coach title for Steve Addazio's staff. Wyoming: Craig Bohl is reportedly filling his offensive coordinator role with a Big Ten coach.Detroit Lions: The team is expected to hire Antwaan Randle El as their wide receivers coach, Tom Pelissero tweets. Randle El was on the Bucs staff as an offensive assistant and had a lengthy NFL career. Knox College (D-III - IL): Former Knox player and coach Aaron Willits is returning as head coach. More on the move here. Houston Texans: James Campen is set to become the Texans' offensive line coach, tweets Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. Campen previously worked for the Packers, Browns and Chargers and played for the Packers and Saints. Vanderbilt: AJ Blazek (OL) and John Egorugwu (LBs) have been formally announced. Nick Saban:Butch Jones explains some of the tactics Nick Saban would use that has helped transform him as a coach. Minnesota Vikings: Following up on quarterbacks coach Klint Kubiak's now official move to offensive coordinator, the team has moved Andrew Janocko from wide receivers to quarterbacks coach and hired former Jags wide receivers coach Keenan McCardell to coach wideouts. Westminster (D-III - MO): Westminster College located in Fulton, Missouri is looking for a game on either 9/11/2021 or 10/9/2021. Looking for a 2 year contract will consider a 4 year agreement. On the road in 2021 and at Westminster College in 2022. Please contact UCF: The school has formally announced the hire of Arkansas State's Terry Mohajir as their new athletic director. Who Won 2020? Alabama won the national title, yes, but what team had the best 2020 season? Coach of the Year: Please join FootballScoop and AstroTurf in congratulating BYU's Aaron Roderick for winning Quarterbacks Coach of the Year. Louisiana Tech: The Louisiana Tech Football Program is looking for a highly organized, energetic, and motivated individual to join our Recruiting Department in an entry level paid position. This person must have graphic design experience and will be heavily involved in all operations of recruiting. Bachelor’s Degree is required. Please send your resume and 3 examples of creative media you have created, if available, to Jason Shumaker, Director of Football Recruiting, at Memphis: Per source, Jacksonville State (FCS) defensive line graduate assistant Nelson Adams has accepted a similar position at Memphis. Springfield (D-III - MA): Springfield College, a division III institution located in Springfield, MA has two graduate assistant openings starting Fall of 2021. The position covers a full time academic course load (the academic programs typically take two years to complete) and a small stipend. There is no housing or meals associated with the position. Graduate assistants at Springfield will have their own position group to work with where they will be expected to run their own meetings, plan practice, run individual time, contribute to game planning, work with special teams, and other duties assigned by the head coach. The candidate will also be responsible for the recruitment of student athletes, and will be expected to recruit on the road year round. Preference will be given to candidates with experience coaching at the high school or collegiate level, living in the northeast, as well as skills with Microsoft Office (word, excel, power point, Visio), DVSport, Hudl and Photoshop. The position is contingent upon being accepted to graduate school at Springfield College. Candidates must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher, and may have to take the GREs, depending on their academic program of study. All interested applicants should send their cover letter, resume and list of three professional references to Marty Schottenheimer: A coaching icon, coach Schottenheimer has passed away after battling Alzheimer's.Coe College (D-III - IA): Coe College, a member of the American Rivers Conference is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Football Coach (Defense). This includes coaching your own position group, recruiting a territory, and assisting the head coach in all phases of a NCAA Division III Football Program. This position is a 9-month restricted earnings appointment, beginning March 1 2021; it is eligible for an annual salary and organizational benefits. To learn more about the position or to apply, visit Berlin (Germany): The Berlin Football team in the European League of Football is looking for an Offensive Line Coach. This job requires past experience at the position, and will provide salary, airfare, and housing. Please send a resume to Saint Anselm (D-II - NH):Saint Anselm College has two open dates in the Fall of 2021 Week 2 (Sept. 11th), and Week 11 (Nov. 13th). Open to filling one or both dates, preferably with Division II opponents. Home/Away can be discussed and will give priority to those places closest to us. If interested, please contact Joe Adam at Wisconsin: New defensive line coach Ross Kolodziej's contract will pay him $375k and runs through June 2022, Jeff Potrykus

Per #Badgers officials: New DL coach Ross Kolodziej's contract calls for salary of $375,000. His contract runs from 1/19 of this year through 6/30/2022.

— Jeff Potrykus (@jaypo1961) February 8, 2021

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Tennessee: Sources tell FootballScoop Tennessee continues to pursue Al Washington, Heupel adds another hire.

Clint Bowen: Former Kansas head coach and former North Texas defensive coordinator Clint Bowen has accepted the head coaching job at Lawrence HS (KS).

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Iowa State: Matt Campbell has agreed to an extension through 2028 the program has announced. Significant new money for his staff.

Montana State (FCS): Montana State is set to hire a Group of 5 coordinator with FCS championship rings as their next head coach. Details here.

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

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