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The Scoop - Tuesday March 2, 2021

Tuesday March 2, 2021


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.

Kentucky: The Bluegrass State has unanimously passed a bill that would allow an extra year of eligibility for HIGH SCHOOL seniors.

UCF: Sources tell FootballScoop Gus has secured another key hire from Auburn.

Arkansas: Sam Pittman is making a key new hire to oversee recruiting.

FIU: Pete Thamel tweets that former Texas special teams quality control coach Casey Horny has agreed to be the new special teams coach at FIU.

Iowa State: Texas A&M defensive graduate assistant Robert Wright has accepted the special teams quality control job on Matt Campbell's staff, per source.

Texas Tech: The program has announced the additions of Eron Hodges (director of recruiting), Ashton Washington (director of recruiting operations and creative content), and Art Valero (senior analyst).

Edward Waters College (NAIA - FL): One game into its spring season, Edward Waters has made a head coaching change.

ULM: Alec Brown has joined the ULM staff as a defensive graduate assistant coaching the nickels. He spent last season at Eastern Kentucky (FCS) in a similar role.

Charlotte: Sources tell FootballScoop Charlotte is closing in on an offensive line hire.

College of the Redwoods (JC - CA): After suspending the football program due to budget cuts last summer, the school has announced that they are bringing football back and plan to being play in 2022.

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Southwest Minnesota State (D-II):Southwest Minnesota State University is looking for a scrimmage on April 3, 17, or 24th. Looking to play at the Schwann Regional Event Center in Marshall, MN. Time TBD. Please contact if interested.

Utah: Wide receivers coach Guy Holliday is no longer with the program, per multiple reports. We can confirm.

Louisiana: Billy Napier is hiring a few quality staffers, per sources.

Cleveland Browns: Old Dominion tight ends coach John Decoster has accepted an offensive quality control role with the Browns. Decoster fills the role of Seitu Smith who left to become running backs coach at Yale (FCS).

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Houston: Former South Alabama outside linebackers coach Larry Hart has accepted a defensive consulting role on Dana Holgorsen's staff source tells FootballScoop.

Tennessee: Sources confirm Tennessee is planning to add Mike Ekeler as special teams / outside linebackers.

UCF: Kareem Reid, who has been the head coach at Griffin HS (FL) the past two seasons, has accepted the assistant director of recruiting position on Gus Malzahn's staff.

Missouri Western (D-II): Missouri Western State University is seeking applicants for a defensive graduate assistant or quality control. Compensation includes $500/Mo for 10 months, some meals, and full tuition if you wish to pursue a master's degree. Affordable housing is available for $325/Mo. Starting date is June 1st. Position includes but is not limited to: Assisting with the defensive line, video editing, academic monitoring, maintaining a recruiting area, and other duties assigned by the head coach. Prior defensive line experience preferred but not required. All interested and qualified applicants can email cover letter, resume, and references to Justin Richter at

Houston: Houston is expected to hire Central Michigan defensive backs coach David Rowe as its corners coach. More here.

Cornell (FCS - NY): Cornell University invites applications for the full-time position of Assistant Football Coach. In this position, you will: Assist the head coach in the planning and operation of a NCAA Division I FCS program. Support practice and game preparation as assigned. Evaluate performances of players and make recommendations regarding playing time. Identify and evaluate prospective student-athletes in accordance with Ivy League, NCAA and University policies as assigned by the head coach. Required Qualifications include: A Bachelor's degree and at least 2 years' of coaching experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior coaching or competitive collegiate playing experience. Credentials should reflect proven success and potential in coaching, recruiting and developing student-athletes. Must be highly motivated with an outstanding work ethic and a relentless recruiter. Important Application Notes: In order to receive full consideration for this position, both a resume/CV and cover letter are required. In your cover letter, we want to learn how you develop trust with others in your work as a coach as well as hear about your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in your day-to-day work. To apply please click here.

Texas Tech: Matt Wells has hired a former accomplished Big Ten staffer to lead their recruiting efforts.

Cisco (JC - TX): Cisco College currently has one coaching position available, on the offensive side of the ball. Dorm room and meal plan will be provided. Ideal candidates are ones that are familiar with NJCAA football, and Texas high schools. Previous coaching experience is highly preferred. This position must be available to start this month, March 2021. Primary duties will be scouting, managing Hudl, equipment and assisting the coordinator with game planning. Must be reliable and consistent. This is a position with a background check required. You will also be responsible for recruiting an area, coaching a position group and having other duties assigned by the Head Coach. Extra incentives can be attained by working the various camps and combines held by the Head Coach. Interested and qualified applicants should email cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to

Simon Fraser University (D-II - Canada):SFU is looking to fill open dates in 2021 on Week 6, October 9th, Week 9, October 30th and Week 11, November 13th, 2021 with possible home/away agreements for 2022. We are also looking to fill the following open dates in 2023; Week 5 Sept. 30th, Week 7 Oct 14th and Week 9 Oct. 28th. Any interested DII, DIII or NAIA programs can contact Head Coach Mike Rigell at

Berlin (Germany): The Berlin Football team in the European League of Football is seeking a Linebackers coach and a Safeties coach. These positions require past experience, and will provide a salary of 900 Euros per month, airfare, and housing for 6 months. Please send a resume to

UCF: Gus Malzahn is snagging a staff member from the Big 12 for a key off-field role on his staff.

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

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