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The Scoop - Tuesday January 8, 2019

Tuesday January 8, 2019


#StaffTracker: A one stop page where you can keep track of how the new head coaches are filling their staffs. NFL – FBS – FCS – D-II

The AFCA Convention rolls on today, so make sure you're following @FootballScoop, @CoachSamz and @Zach_Barnett for all the latest from San Antonio.

Congratulations to Dabo Swinney, his staff and players... National Champions.

Tennessee: Sources tell FootballScoop Georgia OC Jim Chaney will be the new offensive coordinator for Tennessee.

Atlanta Legends (AAF): Source tells FootballScoop head coach Brad Childress will not continue as head coach and the club plans to promote Kevin Coyle to head coach. Coyle, who had been with the Bengals & Dolphins much of the last 15+ years, spent this past season as a defensive analyst at LSU.

West Virginia: Troy defensive coordinator Vic Keonning is expected to join Neal Brown in a similar capacity source tells FootballScoop.

Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons are hiring Dirk Koetter as offensive coordinator reports Adam Schefter.

Tampa Bay Bucs: The Bucs have reached agreement with Bruce Arians to be their new head Coach per multiple reports.

Kliff Kingsbury: Per the terms of his contract Kliff owes USC $150,000 to break his contract reports Ian Rapoport who adds that Arizona is expected to make the payment.

USC: New running backs coach Mike Jinks is expected to go with Kliff Kingsbury to the Cardinals reports Adam Maya who covers USC for Rivals.

West Virginia: Former UNC assistant Chad Scott who just last week had agreed to go to Louisville is now expected to join Neal Brown's staff as co-offensive coordinator tweets Pete Thamel.

Arizona Cardinals: Sources tell FootballScoop there is a real chance Kliff Kingsbury is offered the head coaching position with the Arizona Cardinals. Update: The NFL Network is now reporting Kliff has the job.

Temple: Wisconsin offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Joe Rudolph has interviewed for the Temple head job, tweets Bruce Feldman. Local reports also state Northern Illinois head coach Rod Carey has also interviewed for the job.

Matt Canada: Sources tell FootballScoop the former Maryland interim head coach is under consideration for the Indiana offensive coordinator job, but is also very interested in the Northern Illinois head coaching search should Rod Carey leave for Temple and is also hoping to have NFL options.

North Carolina: Former Miami offensive line coach Stacey Searels is joining the UNC staff in the same post, tweets Bruce Feldman. Searels previously coached the offensive line for Mack Brown at Texas from 2011-13.

Cleveland Browns: Finalists for the Browns job are current offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens and Vikings interim offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski, tweets Ian Rapoport.

South Carolina: Source tells FootballScoop former Miami offensive coordinator Thomas Brown is expected to join the South Carolina staff. Chris Clark with South Carolina's Rivals site has reported the same. Source tells FootballScoop tight ends coach Pat Washington is not expected to return. We hear another move is coming on the defensive side as well. Stay tuned....

Kansas: Source tells FootballScoop Les Miles is hiring Texas A&M assistant director of player personnel Dave Shumate as his director of player personnel at Kansas.

Tampa Bay Bucs: The Bucs are set to begin negotiations with Bruce Arians to be the next head coach and Arians is likely to bring former Jets coach Todd Bowles with him, tweets Ian Rapoport.

Denver Broncos: John Elway "appears to be deciding between" Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak as Denver's next head coach, according to the NBC affiliate in Denver.

Green Bay Packers: Incoming head coach Matt LaFleur has signed a 4-year contract with a fifth year option, tweets the NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Wartburg College (D-III - IA): Wartburg College is searching for an Offensive Intern (Skill), $12,000 with some meals included. Submit letter of application and resume with references electronically to: See for further information about the college

Georgia Tech: Georgia Tech has announced the hirings of quality control specialists Will Glover (offense) and Jason Semore (defense).

Josh McDaniels: After interviewing with the Packers, the Patriots offensive coordinator told Michael Giardi of NFL Network he is "moving forward" with the Pats.

Ohio State: Michigan linebackers coach Al Washington will join Ryan Day's staff per Tom VanHaaren.

Indiana State (FCS): Sources tell FootballScoop former Texas State safeties coach Kyle Hoke is expected to join the staff. Hoke previously served as defensive coordinator at John Carroll.

AFCA: Congratulations to Georgetown College head coach Bill Cronin, outgoing president of the AFCA, on a strong run. Cronin was the first NAIA head Coach to ever be part of the AFCA Board of Trustees and hence the first AFCA President to hail from an NAIA program. Congrats Coach.

Texas Tech: Matt Wells has hired Troy Kema as associate AD for player development and student-athlete services, Kathrine Sawyer as director of recruiting, Paul Randolph as defensive line coach and Antonio Huffman as chief of staff.

New York Jets: The Jets have interviewed former Colts and Lions head coach Jim Caldwell for their head job.

Lehigh (FCS - PA): Sources tell FootballScoop former Holy Cross head coach Tom Gilmore will be the new head coach at Lehigh. Gilmore, who served as defensive coordinator at Lehigh before becoming head coach at Holy Cross for 14 seasons, was currently on staff at Wake Forest.

Kliff Kingsbury: After interviewing yesterday with the Jets, Kliff is spending today with the Cardinals. Stay tuned...

Utah: Weber State inside linebackers coach Colton Swan has been named linebackers coach at Utah.


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