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The Scoop - Tuesday March 3, 2020

Tuesday March 3, 2020


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UTSA: Illinois director of high school relations Joe Price III will become director of player personnel at UTSA Javi Cardenas is reporting.

Scott Cochran: Former Alabama strength coach Scott Cochran took a $45,000 per year pay cut to move to Georgia per John Talty of At Bama, Cochran made $595,000 per year. Talty reports he will make $550,000 at Georgia. Interesting....

Otterbein (D-III - OH): Otterbein University invites applications and nominations for the full-time, 10-month position of Assistant Football Coach working with defense. REQUIREMENTS: Assists the Head Football Coach in conducting a successful intercollegiate football program, ensuring that the program provides positive athletics experience while promoting sportsmanship for its participants, enhances campus life and operate within University, NCAA and OAC conference regulations. Assists the head coach with the daily competitive operation of the football program including but not limited to: teaching sport related skills and strategies, conducting film study, observing student-athletes during practice and games, and preparing practice plans. In addition, this individual will assist with ensuring and monitoring the academic success of the football student-athletes. Assists in the attraction and retention of student-athletes while promoting a diverse campus environment. Evaluate talent and communicate with high school coaches and prospective student-athletes on the benefits of Otterbein University, while monitoring their progress through the admission process. Assist with the supervision and coordination of strength and conditioning programs as directed by the head coach. Participates in the planning and monitoring of such activities, including equipment and facility supervision. INFORMATION: Bachelor’s degree required. Previous coaching and teaching experience on the collegiate level is preferred. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please email an Otterbein Employment Application, resume and cover letter to addressing this position in the subject; FAX 614-823-1511; or mail to Otterbein University, Human Resources, 1 South Grove Street, Westerville, OH 43081. Only submissions with a completed application will be reviewed. No phone calls please.

Delaware (FCS): Defensive coordinator Chris Cosh has stepped down after three seasons and the school has begun a search for his replacement. Also, the program has announced the addition of linebackers coach Rich Yahner as linebackers coach. Yahner has recent previous stops at San Diego Mesa (JC - CA), Seton Hill (D-II - PA), and Penn State.

Presbyterian (FCS - SC): Roland Matthews has been promoted to defensive coordinator. Matthews has been the Blue Hose's defensive line coach for the past four seasons.

New Orleans Saints: Maryland cornerbacks coach/pass game coordinator Cory Robinson will join the staff, possibly as assistant defensive backs coach, tweets Matt Zenitz of

Nevada: Jay Norvell has signed a new 5-year contract. Details here.

Ole Miss: Matt Lindsey has been formally announced with the role of General Manager for the program. According to the release, he will "oversee the day-to-day operations of the Ole Miss football office, which includes administrative duties with player personnel, recruiting, staffing, performance analytics, academic support and other areas." Lindsey spent the past three seasons as the director of player personnel at South Carolina and won the FootballScoop Player Personnel Director of the Year in 2018.

Millikin (D-III - IL): Millikin University has an opening for an experienced full-time DBs or LBs coach. With right experience, it has possibility of Defensive Coordinator title. 12 Month position with benefits. Please email resumes and references to head coach Dan Gritti at or apply on the HR website via this link. No phone calls please.

Western Michigan: David Denham, who spent the past few season at Indianapolis (D-II - IN) as the defensive line coach, has joined the program as defensive tackles coach and co-special teams coordinator. Denham previously spent a number of years coaching the defensive line at Wabash (D-III - IN) before moving onto to Indianapolis.

Cincinnati: Dan Enos, who spent last season as the offensive coordinator at Miami and coached the quarterbacks at Alabama prior to that, has been hired to coach the running backs, Matt Zenitz tweets.

Abilene Christian (FCS - TX): Bryce Baccarini has been announced as the team's running backs coach. Baccarini previously served as assistant quarterbacks coach for the program and is a former linebacker for the program.

Northern Arizona (FCS): Northern Arizona Football is looking for a defensive graduate assistant coach with linebacker or defensive backs experience. Class fees in graduate school and a monthly GA stipend are included with the position. Interested individuals please send an email and resume to For subject line please put "Defensive GA Position".

Johns Hopkins (D-III – MD): Johns Hopkins University seeks an offensive assistant football coach. Preferred candidates will have prior experience playing or coaching. Candidates will be responsible for coaching their own position group (WR, RB, or OL), recruiting in a specific area, film editing/breakdown (HUDL), some social media/graphics and all other duties assigned by the head football coach. A Bachelor’s degree and valid driver’s license is required. Salary will be $10,000 – $15,000 and includes some meals. No housing. This is a 10-month position. Interested candidates should e-mail resume and references to Offensive Coordinator David Josephson at

Samford (FCS - AL): Samford is no longer accepting resumes for their quality control positions. Thanks to everyone for the overwhelming interest.

WPI (D-III - MA): WPI has internship opportunities on both sides of the ball. The position is a 9 month paid position and includes free housing adjacent to campus as well. The successful candidate will have a four year degree. Previous playing / coaching experience is also recommended, preferably skill positions on either side of the ball. This is the perfect position for young coaches looking to coach a position and gain recruiting experience at a highly selective academic institution. WPI is a member of the NEWMAC Football Conference and is a highly competitive academic institution. Link to the job posting can be found via this link.The applicants must complete the application (resume, cover letter, list of references). In addition, information can be sent to No phone calls please.

Limestone (D-II - SC): Devin Watson has been hired as defensive backs coach / special teams coordinator, per source. Watson previously coached at Shorter and was an All-American defensive back at Wofford (FCS - SC).

Miami: Manny Diaz explains how his thought process on hiring has changed entering his second season at Miami.

Recruiting vs. Development: Jimbo Fisher has a great analogy for the Stars Don't Matter!! crowd.

Langston (NAIA - OK): Langston University is looking for NCAA DII or NAIA team for a neutral site game in Wichita, KS for the Heartland Football Classic on September 12th 2020. Teams that have interest please e-mail head coach Quinton Morgan at

Montana (FCS): Bryce Erickson has joined the staff as tight ends coach. Bryce is the son of College Football Hall of Fame head coach Dennis Erickson and he spent the past three seasons as the head coach at Lake City HS (MT) and coached at Idaho (QBs), Arizona State (RBs) and New Mexico Highlands (OC) prior to that.

UCLA: Former USC inside linebackers coach Johnny Nansen has been announced as defensive line coach for the Bruins.

Colorado: Mitch Rodrigue is joining the staff as offensive line coach, according to multiple reports. Rodrigue spent the last two seasons coaching high school football in Alabama and before that coached the offensive line and served as run game coordinator at Louisiana Lafayette. He also has previous coaching experience at South Alabama, Southern Miss, and Nicholls State. Brian Howell was among the first to report the hire.

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Western Michigan: Princeton (FCS - NJ) defensive backs coach Marvin Clecidor is joining the Western Michigan staff.

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Ferrum (D-III - VA): Head coach Rob Grande has stepped down to accept a position at another school. Defensive coordinator Marshall Doss has been named interim head coach.

Penn (FCS): Washington & Lee (D-III - VA) linebackers coach Eric Franklin is joining the Penn staff as corners coach, source tells FootballScoop.

Kentucky Wesleyan (D-II): Kentucky Wesleyan College Football is looking for a 2020 Week 10 (11/7/2020) home game WITH A Guarantee, willing to discuss away opportunities. Open to FCS,NCAA DII, DIII or NAIA opponent. Please contact Tyrone Young at if interested.

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