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The Scoop - Tuesday June 1, 2021


Former Purdue head coach Leon Burtnett has died at age 78. In addition to his five seasons leading the Boilermakers, Burtnett also coached at Houston, Washington State, Arkansas State, with the Colts, as well as for several other programs. Please join us in praying for the repose of his soul, and for his family. Thank you. 

Kansas State: Former Southern offensive line coach Brian Lepak is set to join Chris Kleiman's staff at Kansas State sources tell FootballScoop. 

Tennessee Titans: The Titans have promoted Mical Johnson from intern to a scouting assistant

Michigan State: Sources confirm Michigan State is planning to fill personnel job with hire from Wisconsin

Manning Passing Academy: Nearly camp time again, and the list of "counselors" is pretty strong this year (once again). 

Florida: Florida has signed up for three more years of the Dan Mullen Experience while also doling out extensions & raises to a number of assistants. Details here.

North Dakota (FCS): North Dakota is seeking an offensive volunteer working with the offensive line. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to break into the profession of college football. Past interns have landed GA positions at the FBS level and full time position at the high school level. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: operational tasks assigned by the head coach, opponent film breakdown/reports, operating the scout team, and working with the offensive line. Candidates need to be familiar with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, and DVSport, If interested, please email a resume and references to Joe Pawlak at This is a unpaid position with no housing or meal plan provided. Looking to have a person in place by the end of June. 

Nick Saban: This fall marks 15 seasons at Alabama for the GOAT, and we're celebrating all week long with a series of lists. We begin today with his 15 most impactful assistant coaches

North Carolina Central (FCS): Dan Owen has been hired to coach the safeties source tells FootballScoop. Owen previously worked as a special teams analyst at FAU, defensive grad assistant at East Carolina, and defensive coordinator at Keiser.

Houston Texans: The Texans have named James Liipfert and Matt Bazirgan assistant directors of player personnel. 

Kirk Herbstreit: 5 months after testing positive for Covid, Kirk Herbstreit shared this morning that he still can't taste or smell. Praying this will change soon for him and for all who continue to fight this terrible virus. 


UMass: Jim Reid plans to serve on the UMass staff in an interim role, coaching the defensive tackles Pete Thamel tweets.

High School Scoop: Nearly 20 jobs posted on High School Scoop this morning.

New England Patriots: Josh Hinch who previously worked on the Northwestern staff a few years ago as a recruiting assistant is set to become a scouting assistant for the Patriots Neil Stratton tweets.

Abilene Christian (FCS - TX): Abilene Christian has hired Kelly Masker as the Director of Recruiting Operations. She was previously the Recruiting Assistant with Eastern Kentucky.

Towson (FCS - MD): Lehigh offensive line coach Alex Stadler has accepted the same role at Towson.

Success!: Only two programs competed in a bowl game, March Madness, and the NCAA baseball, volleyball, women's basketball and softball tournaments this past year.

Urban Meyer & Charlie Strong: So....over the weekend Urban and Charlie Strong showed up in a wrestlin' cameo. Seriously!

Kansas: Michigan State director of player personnel Scott Aligo is headed to join Lance Leipold's staff sources tell FootballScoop.

Texas Wesleyan University (NAIA - TX): Texas Wesleyan University has two immediate openings for a full time Offensive Line and a full time QB position coaches as well as Offensive Coordinator. One of these two applicants has the opportunity to be the Offensive Coordinator. This person needs to possess strong communication skills, infectious energy, and organizational expertise. Both position coaches’ responsibilities include game and practice planning, coaching a position group, leading meetings, film break down, player evaluation and recruiting, promotion and marketing of the program, and working knowledge of Google Suite, Excel, Word, and HUDL. The Offensive Coordinator Responsibilities include the above as well as organizing and overseeing all aspects of the offense. These positions pay full-time salary, insurance, benefits as well as tuition waiver for themselves and immediate family. To apply for these positions, send letter of interest, resume and three references to Head Coach Joe Prud’homme at No phone calls please.

NFL: The Bill Walsh Diversity Fellowship program is now open. Applications are due June 15th


FootballScoop & Sports Illustrated: Exciting news, as we announce a partnership with Sports Illustrated Media Network.

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