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The Scoop - Tuesday January 28, 2020

Tuesday January 28, 2020


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Army: Sean Saturnio is taking over as special teams coordinator after coaching the tight ends the past few seasons. Saturnio previously coached the Army Special Teams in 2016 and 2017 for Jeff Monken.

Tennessee: Texas A&M running backs coach Jay Graham is "coming home" to Knoxville per multiple reports.

McNeese (FCS - LA): LSU offensive analyst Blaine Gautier will be the new receivers coach at McNeese tweets Shea Dixon.

Denver Broncos: Mike Shula has now been announced as quarterbacks coach.

Wheaton (D-III - IL): Offensive coordinator Jesse Scott has been promoted to head coach.

Nevada: LSU defensive analyst Ronnie Wheat has joined the staff as safeties coach, according to Geaux247.

If Ed Orgeron is to turn LSU into a juggernaut, the real work begins now

Houston Texans: Head coach Bill O'Brien has added the title of General Manager and Jack Easterby will move forward as Executive Vice President of Football Operations.

Washington State: Andre Allen, who coached the wide receivers for Nick Rolovich at Hawaii, has been hired to coach the Wazzu receivers, per multiple reports.

New England Patriots: Longtime offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia is retiring for a second time, according to multiple reports. Scarnecchia first joined the organization in 1982, returned after a 3-year stint in Indianapolis in 1991, retired in 2013 and returned in 2016. He has been a part of five of the Pats' six Super Bowl winning teams and 10 of their 11 AFC champions.

Coastal Carolina: Tony Washington is "in the process" of being hired to coach the wide receivers at Coastal Carolina, Pete Thamel tweets. Washington worked in a quality control role at Louisville with the receivers this past year.

UTSA: Former SEC and Conference USA defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix has agreed to become the defensive coordinator on Jeff Traylor's first UTSA staff, sources tell FootballScoop. More here.

Missouri: Source tells FootballScoop that former Mississippi State offensive line graduate assistant Jack Abercrombie has joined Missouri in the same role. Jack previously served as the offensive line coach at Gannon University (D-II - PA) in 2016-17.

Trine (D-III - IN): Taylor James, a Trine alum with previous coaching stops at Sioux Falls (D-II - SD) and Manchester (D-III - IN), has been hired to coach the linebackers. Taylor e replaces his former position coach, Maury Waugh, who retired at the conclusion of the 2019 season.

Southern Illinois (FCS - IL): Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL has an immediate opening for a defensive graduate assistant. Looking to start ASAP. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply you must be able to get into a graduate program at SIU. Position includes but is not limited to: working with a defensive position group, DC and HC, video editing/game breakdowns, self scouting, assisting with on-campus recruiting visits. Photoshop and graphic experience is very beneficial. All interested and qualified applicants email your cover letter, resume and references to Director Player Personnel, Gaizka Crowley at

Rutgers: Greg Schiano has completed his staff. Here's the Rutgers Staff Tracker (2019-2020) with the full run down.

St. Scholastica (D-III - MN): Offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach Bobby Acosta has accepted the head coaching job for the IMG Academy (FL) national varsity team.

Rutgers: Adam Scheier has been hired as special teams coordinator. Scheier spent last season as a special teams consultant at Mississippi State, and prior to that was the special teams coordinator at Texas Tech, where he earned a Broyles Award nomination in 2018.

Missouri: Per source, Boise State defensive quality control coach Jeff Smart has left Boise to take a defensive analyst position at Mizzou.

East Carolina: Kennesaw State (FCS - GA) defensive coordinator Blake Harrell is joining the staff in the same role, tweets Pete Thamel. Harrell worked previously with ECU head coach Mike Houston at Lenoir-Rhyne and The Citadel.

Hawai'i: Todd Graham has hired Azusa Pacific (D-II - CA) head coach Victor Santa Cruz as his defensive coordinator. More here.

Kansas Wesleyan (NAIA): Offensive coordinator Matt Myers is moving to defensive coordinator and will take over the strength program and Mike Famiglietti has been hired to serve as offensive coordinator after previously serving as the running backs coach and associate recruiting coordinator at Northern State (D-II - SD). Also, defensive graduate assistant Josh Lewis has been promoted to a full-time role and will continue to coach the KWU linebackers and will also serve as recruiting coordinator.

Mount Marty (NAIA - SD): Kansas Wesleyan (NAIA) associate head coach / defensive coordinator John Michaletti has accepted the defensive coordinator position.

Midland (NAIA - NE): Kansas Wesleyan (NAIA) defensive backs coach / recruiting coordinator Bryant Beal has accepted a defensive assistant position and will also serve as recruiting coordinator for the program.

Cal Poly (FCS): San Jose State defensive graduate assistant Jeff Anderson is joining the staff as corners coach, per source.

Dallas Cowboys: Scott Tolzein, who served as an analyst for the Wisconsin program last season, is joining the Cowboys staff according to multiple reports.

Briar Cliff (NAIA - IA): Briar Cliff University is looking to hire a full time defensive line coach. Candidates will be responsible for film breakdown using HUDL, recruiting your own area, coaching your own position group, and any other duties assigned by the defensive coordinator. Candidate must have at least 3 years of college coaching experience. This is a full time salary position with full benefits. All interested candidates send your resume with references to Titus Brothers at

Rocky Long: The former San Diego State head coach has landed a defensive coordinator position.

Gardner Webb (FCS - NC): Former NC State defensive graduate assistant Mike Gray has been hired to coach the linebackers.

LSU: The program officially announced the addition of Youngstown State (FCS - OH) head coach Bo Pelini yesterday as their new defensive coordinator.

Contra Costa CC (JC - CA): Otis Yelverton, who served as the assistant director of player personnel at Florida in 2018, has been named head coach.

Grand Valley State (D-II - MI): The program has suspended newly hired offensive coordinator Morris Berger for praising Hitler's leadership in media interview.

Gardner Webb (FCS - NC): Gardner-Webb University is seeking unpaid Quality Control Assistants for: Offense, Defense, Special Teams, and recruiting. In the past, previous quality control assistants have obtained jobs at the FBS and FCS levels. In these positions, you will gain tremendous experience and knowledge in working with a Division I FCS program. The person in these positions will primarily be responsible for assisting a member of the staff with all aspects of their duties. You will also assist with on-campus recruiting activities, all team events, and other duties assigned. Knowledge of video editing, strong communication skills, and computer skills are preferred. Experience with Adobe software is preferred for the recruiting position. Applicants will be required to successfully complete an interview and background check. There are no meals, housing, or stipend provided. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to director player personel

Delta State (D-II - MS): Delta State is still looking for an opening game for this season 2020. We would love a home and home, but will consider any and all options. We are behind in this process because we trusted a couple of schools to hold their end of an agreement. So, we would love to work with an opponent who not only agrees to play, but also signs a contract. Our OPEN date for 2020 is September 5th. Anyone interested in playing can email Head Coach Todd Cooley at

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