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The Scoop - Tuesday March 23, 2021

Tuesday March 23, 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.

Syracuse: Sources tell FootballScoop Jeff Hammerschmidt is joining Dino Babers' staff.

Bowling Green: Scot Loeffler is making a few hires to fill out his defensive staff sources tell FootballScoop.

High school: A Massachusetts high school coach has apologized and is under further investigation after using objectionable names for play calls early this season.

LSU: Long-time program administrative assistant Tam Davis is being promoted to director of player relations. Davis' most recent role was coordinator of defensive operations. From the program, "Davis will help develop and implement support for LSU football players in a variety of areas, including educational programs related to social issues, personal development, success in the classroom and community, and preparation for life after football."

Texas Tech: As we shared about a week ago, Jessica Hyrn has now been formally announced as director of on-campus recruiting.

Kirk Ciarrocca: The veteran offensive coordinator, with recent stops at Penn State and Minnesota, has landed a new job.

Luke Fickell: The leader of the Bearcats doesn't know anything about March Madness brackets, but he does fill out a bracket each March for "the toughest three days in sports."

Louisiana Tech: David Mackie, who spent the 2020 season as a defensive analyst / assistant linebackers coach, has been named safeties coach for the program.

Bemidji State (D-II - MN): Bemidji State University, an NCAA Division II school and member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, is seeking an offensive assistant coach, working with the running backs. The successful candidate will have previous experience coaching, preferred, candidates will have experience coaching running backs. This is an adjunct position, with a $10,000 stipend. Interested applicants can email with resume and references. Review of applicants will begin immediately. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

UCLA: Former UNLV director of football operations Ryan McNamee has accepted a position on the UCLA staff working in operations. McNamee has previously served as director of football operations at UNLV and Cornell and as director of player development at Miami and Temple.

North Carolina: Natrone Means, a former player under Mack Brown during his first stint at UNC, has joined the staff as an offensive analyst. Means spent last season as the offensive coordinator at Fayetteville State (D-II - NC).

Unique opportunity: Former University of Louisiana Lafayette, North Alabama and Austin Peay head coach Mark Hudspeth has an opening on his staff at Gulf Shores HS (AL). Hud and offensive coordinator Kenny Edenfield (former Troy, North and South Alabama offensive coordinator) have an opening for a stipend position, coaching the offensive line. No teaching (at the high school) required. $8,000 stipend; plus some meals included. Opportunity to work with and learn from an experienced staff, coach your position group; while pursuing an advanced degree online. Seeking a young coach who either played offensive line collegiately or has served as a student or grad assistant. Start date is April 20th. Please send resumes to

Nick Saban: Alabama teaches defense differently in the spring, as Nick Saban explains here.

North Dakota State: Preparing to take on an uptempo approach led by a freshman quarterback, NDSU head coach Matt Entz shares some candid thoughts on no-huddle offenses, stating "Teams that go no-huddle aren't looking to beat you fundamentally, they're looking for you to beat yourself."

Highest-Paid Assistants: Our series examining the highest-paid assistants in college football rolls on with a look at the D-line.

Stephen F. Austin (FCS - TX): Per source, Myles White has accepted the wide receivers job. White, who previously served as an offensive quality control analyst at SMU, replaces Leonard Hankerson, who left to become a quality control coach with the 49ers.

Notre Dame: Notre Dame is seeking to further capitalize on their video rights with a Netflix for Irish fans.

Oregon: Kirk Jude Barron II has accepted an offensive graduate position with the Ducks working with the offensive line.

Steve Sarkisian: By keeping an eye on body language, Sark believes you can get a beat on how bought in your players are.


scoutSmart: “scoutSMART has made a significant difference in the way we recruit.” See why here.

Keystone College (D-III – PA): Keystone College invites applications for the position of Assistant Football Coach / Offensive Line. Possible secondary Coordinator duties (Recruiting and/or Strength) based on experience. This is a full-time 12-month position with benefits. College recruiting experience required. Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and list of references to with the subject line “Keystone Football OL”. No phone calls please. Keystone College is an EEO/AA employer.

Appalachian State: Anderson University (D-III - IN) offensive coordinator Timothy Sanders has left to join the App State staff.

Alderson Broaddus (D-II - WV): Alderson Broaddus University is looking for home and home games in Week 1 of the 2021-24 seasons. We would like to schedule a home and home for the 2021-22 and add another opponent for the 2023-24 seasons. Looking for Division 2 or NAIA opponents. If interested contact head coach Travis Everhart via email at

Golden Ticket: An idea for coaches and HS and college football programs that has the potential to turn into a movement come fall. The Golden Ticket Experience 

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

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