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The Scoop - Tuesday January 18, 2022

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

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Boise State: Tight ends coach Kent Riddle is stepping down to pursue other opportunities. 

Valdosta State (D-II - GA): Trent Earley is joining the staff as assistant head coach/defensive line coach, source tells FootballScoop. He joins new head coach Tremaine Jackson from Colorado Mesa. 

Colorado: Phil McGeoghan, who coached the receivers for the Chargers from 2018-20, has joined the staff as receivers coach. The hire completes Karl Dorrell's staff.

Las Vegas Raiders: The organization has requested an interview with Bengals scout Trey Brown for their vacant GM job, per Tom Pelissero. Brown is the former director of college scouting for the Eagles who has drawn interest for GM posts in years past, including with the Raiders.

Denver Broncos: Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore has completed his head coaching interview with the Broncos. 

Ohio State: New offensive line coach Justin Frye will make $800k as part of a two-year deal, Cleveland.com shares. Frye made $700k as the offensive coordinator / offensive line coach at UCLA, and that's the same figure that Greg Studrawa made each of the past two seasons with the Buckeyes. 

Northern Colorado (FCS): UNCO is currently seeking Quality Control Positions on the Offensive Staff. These positions are strictly INTERN positions. There is NO compensation, housing, OR benefits. This is a great opportunity for young coaches looking to get into the Coaching Profession. Interested candidates should email cover letter, resume, and references to the Director of Football Operation Kathleen Messier at kathleen.messier@unco.edu. Please put Quality Control Intern in the subject line.

Kentucky: Mike Stoops has been officially announced as linebackers coach. 

Fontbonne (Sprint - MO): Fontbonne located in St. Louis, MO has an opening for a part-time offensive and defensive position. Compensation is $4000 stipend disbursed over 10 months. NO housing, NO benefits. Candidate will run his own position meetings. Interested parties should reach out to head coach Austin Bortle at abortle@fontbonne.edu

Minot State (D-II - MN): North Dakota State (FCS) defensive quality control coach Lee Pronschinske has been announced as the new defensive coordinator for the Beavers.

Eastern Illinois (FCS): Andrew Brady has joined the staff as a defensive graduate assistant.

Seattle Seahawks: Defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. and defensive passing game coordinator Andre Curtis have been relieved of their duties.

Stephen F. Austin (FCS): Mary Hardin-Baylor (D-III - TX) offensive line coach Bill Bleil has been announced as the new offensive line coach at SFA.

Fontbonne (Sprint Football - MO): Fontbonne located in St. Louis, MO has an opening for an offensive coordinator position, preference will be given to candidates with Offensive Line experience. This is a full-time position with benefits. Interested parties should reach out to head coach Austin Bortle at abortle@fontbonne.edu

Valdosta State (D-II - GA): Taylor Richards has joined the staff as defensive backs coach and BJ Farrell has left the Sioux Falls staff to join the Valdosta State staff as receivers coach.

Tennessee: Tennessee paid $5.4 million in buyouts to former AD Phillip Fulmer and Jeremy Pruitt's assistants during fiscal year 2021, according to the Knoxville News-Sentinel

NCAA: The NCAA is mulling two changes that would further limit tackling in spring football. Details here.

Samford (FCS - AL): Sources tell FootballScoop Steve Adams has accepted a position outside of football. The legendary sidekick to Chris Hatcher, Stevo will be missed by many. Currently, both the operations and recruiting lead positions are open at Samford. 

Fontbonne (Sprint Football - MO): Fontbonne located in St. Louis, MO is seeking a Graduate Assistant for their newly founded Sprint football program. Interested parties should reach out to head coach Austin Bortle at abortle@fontbonne.edu

Big 12: The Big 12 will split into divisions in 2023. One alignment makes much more sense than the others.

Air Force: Ken Lamendola is coming home for a position on the defensive side of the ball.

Miami Dolphins: 49ers offensvie coordinator Mike McDaniel will interview for the head coaching job on Wednesday, per Albert Breer.

Western Michigan: Head coach Tim Lester has agreed to a two year extension (through the 2025 season). Part of the deal includes an automatic one year roll over every time WMU wins 8 games. 

Georgia State: Tight ends coach Josh Stepp has been elevated to offensive coordinator and will now coach the quarterbacks, Shawn Elliott announced today. Also, receivers coach Trent McKnight has been promoted to passing game coordinator, offensive line coach Eman Naghavi is moving to running backs and will coordinate the special teams and running backs coach Dan Ellington is taking over as tight ends coach.

Jacksonville Jaguars: An update on Bill O'Brien and the Jags.

Minnesota Vikings: 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans will interview with the Vikings tomorrow for their head coaching job, Albert Breer shares.

Furman (FCS - SC): Clay Hendrix now has completed his retooled Paladins offensive staff with the addition of a former Kentucky standout and Florida State assistant as his offensive line coach. 

Incarnate Word (FCS - TX): Dexter McCoil, an NFL veteran and CFL star, is expected to join the staff as safeties coach, FootballScoop can confirm. RJ Young was among the first to share the news.

Georgia Southern: Georgia Southern is seeking to hire a director of high school relations with deep ties throughout the state. If interested, please email gasofootball@gmail.com to learn more about the position. 

Minnesota Vikings: Eagles director of player personnel Brandon Brown has completed his GM interview with the Vikings.

Valdosta State (D-II - GA): Rick Bowie, who has spent the lsat three seasons at Houston as an offensive graduate assistant, has joined the Valdosta State staff as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Bowie also previously served as a graduate assistant on the West Virginia staff. 

Tulsa: Luke Olson has been promoted to defensive coordinator and nickel / safeties coach. Olson was elevated from defensive analyst to nickels / safeties coach in 2019.

Troy: Sources tell FootballScoop Brock Hays is joining Jon Sumrall's staff as running backs coach. Hays coached running backs at Louisiana Tech the past three seasons. 

Valdosta State (D-II - GA): Brandon Andersen has joined the staff as defensive coordinator. Andersen spent the last few seasons with new Valdosta State head coach Tremaine Jackson at Colorado Mesa (D-II). 

Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings have requested an interview with LA Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris for their head coaching job, per multiple reports. The request is the first this season for Morris. 

New York Giants: Bills assistant GM Joe Schoen is going through his second interview for the Giants GM position, per multiple reports. Chiefs executive director of player personnel Ryan Poles is also getting a second interview, Tom Pelissero tweets. 

Penn State: James Franklin has found his replacement for Dwight Galt III in the strength department. Details on Strength Scoop.

Chicago Bears: Bucs offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich will interview for the head coaching job later this week, Ian Rapoport shares.

Anderson (D-III - IN): Anderson University is looking to hire assistant coaches. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: assisting the head coach in recruiting, coaching an assigned position group, OL & DL with other positions possible. Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree (required). Must meet university lifestyle expectations. Benefits: Housing provided per availability, along with a stipend of $10K over 10 months, August 31 - May 31. Not eligible for benefits. Position Available: Immediately Please submit resume and cover letter to srock@anderson.edu. No phone calls please.

Missouri: The school has announced that recently hired Texas State offensive coordinator Jacob Peeler will serve as receivers coach and Bush Hamdan will coach the quarterbacks.

The Apprentice School (D-III - VA): The Apprentice School is looking for home or away games for the 10/1, 10/15 & 11/05 for the 2022 season. If you are interested please contact assistant head coach Elton Brown at elton.brown@as.edu.

Erie CC (JC - NY): John Noel has been joined the staff as defensive coordinator after previously working at Cumberland University and in the Arena League, per source. Also, running backs coach Eric Dixon has been promoted to special teams coordinator.

Tulane: Willie Fritz is reportedly handing the keys of his offense to a D-II head coach.

Ohio State: Ohio State is promoting Tony Alford to run game coordinator. The 2022 season will mark his eighth as the Buckeyes' running backs coach. Additionally, former Duke co-defensive coordinator/safeties coach Matt Guerrieri has come aboard as a senior advisor and analyst; he worked with Jim Knowles at Duke from 2012-17. 

Todd Bowles: Bucs defensive coordinator Todd Bowles is interviewing with the Vikings on Friday and the Bears on Saturday, Mike Garafolo tweets. Garafolo adds to expect the Raiders to have interest as well.

Cincinnati: Kerry Coombs is joining Luke Fickell's staff at Cincinnati, the city where he began his career as a high school coach. 

Jonathan Gannon: Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon is interviewing with the Texans today, the Broncos tomorrow and the Vikings on Thursday, Albert Breer shares.

Kellen Moore: Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore has an interview with the Broncos today, then will interview with the Vikings and Dolphins this week as well, Ian Rapoport tweets.

Chicago Bears: Patriots executive Eliot Wolf and Colts college scouting director Morocco Brown will interview for the GM spot today, Tom Pelissero shares.

Denver Broncos: In addition to Kellen Moore, the Broncos will also interview Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn for their head coaching job today, Tom Pelissero shares.

Ole Miss: Lane has made it official, Chris Kiffin has joined the staff as co-defensive coordinator / linebackers. Charlie Weis Jr has been named co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks. Receivers coach Derrick Nix has been "elevated" to assistant head coach. Lane added that an additional co-offensive coordinator will be named at a later time. 

Cincinnati: Quarterbacks coach / pass game coordinator Gino Guidugli is being promoted to offensive coordinator. Luke Fickell shared with ESPN last night that Guidugli will continue to call plays, which he's been doing since the start of the 2021 season.

Western Illinois (FCS): Per source, Brian Frana is joining Myers Hendrickson’s staff as offensive line coach / Run Game Coordinator.

Keystone College (D-III - PA): Keystone College invites applications for TWO Restricted Earning Assistant Football Coaches (1 Offense, 1 Defense). Responsibilities will include recruiting, coaching and monitoring your own position, development of student-athletes off the field, film breakdown, as well as other administrative duties assigned by the Head Coach. This is a 10-month, stipend position, which will comply with all NCAA Division III and College rules and regulations. Housing, along with some meals included. No benefits. Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree. Experience coaching or playing at the collegiate level preferred. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and list of references to football@keystone.edu with the subject line “Keystone Football Assistant”. No phone calls please. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Keystone College is an EEO/AA employer.

Austin College (D-III - TX): Austin College is taking applications for a stipend assistant coach position. Coach will be responsible for their own position group, recruiting area, and other duties assigned by the head coach and athletic director. Position will be a 10 month appointment, that includes a $10,000/year stipend, Shared Housing, and Medical Insurance. Start date of February 2022. To apply send Resume and Name/ Numbers of three references to Head Coach Loren Dawson at ldawson@austincollege.edu.

Iowa: Kirk Ferentz found himself in some artificially hot water in recent days. He cleared the air on Monday.

Miami: Sources tell FootballScoop Mario Cristobal has targeted an FBS head coach to be his offensive coordinator at Miami. The update....

Hawaii: June Jones told local TV cameras today that he wants his old job back.

LSU: With the addition of pass game coordinator / wide receivers coach Cortez Hankton now official yesterday, Brian Kelly's first staff at LSU is now complete.

Tulane: Tulane has added a key off-the-field piece from Georgia's national championship staff to a coordinator position, sources tell FootballScoop. Details here.

NFL: With 8 NFL head coaching openings so far, and interview season upon us, here's where you can track all the interview requests and completed interviews.

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