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The Scoop - Tuesday November 2, 2021

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CoachComm 9-21-2021

Miami: With two straight wins over ranked teams and The U favored in their next four games, the Miami administration is trial-ballooning the idea of keeping Manny Diaz with a reinvestment in the program

North Texas: AD Wren Baker has signed a contract through Feb. 28, 2029 that will see his salary begin at $625,000 and top out at $800,000, plus annual retention bonuses beginning at $100,000 and rising to $150,000, according to documents obtained by the Denton Record-Chronicle

Georgia Southern: Done deal. Meet the new head coach of the Eagles, Clay Helton

TCU: TCU AD Jeremiah Donati's wish list has a certain type of candidate starred, bullet pointed and underlined at the top.

New York Jets: The Jets are adding John Beck to the full-time coaching staff. He will coach the quarterbacks, focusing on Zach Wilson. Quarterbacks coach Rob Calabrese remains on staff as well. Beck, the former NFL quarterback, had been Wilson's personal coach.

Georgia Southern: Inside Georgia Southern's bold move to hire former USC head coach Clay Helton. 

WAC: Pete Thamel tweets that McNeese State and Incarnate Word are leaving the Southland Conference and intend to join the WAC.

Clay Helton: The former USC head coach is closing in on the Georgia Southern job, per reports.

Al Golden: The former Temple and Miami coach is garnering serious interest for a current FBS opening.

Matt Campbell and Jim Harbaugh: Two coaches. Two controversial calls in tight ball games. Their approaches with the media after the games could not be more different. Which one are you more like?

Briar Cliff (NAIA – IA): Briar Cliff is looking to hire 2 Graduate Assistants, preferably able to start in January. These positions are responsible for developing our student-athletes on and off the field, coaching your own position group, assisting with special teams, and having your own recruiting area. Must be accepted into one of our graduate programs (3.0 minimum GPA). Compensation package includes an $2,500 stipend ($1,250 per semester), full tuition waiver and free housing on campus. Review of candidates will begin immediately. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Please email resume and references to

Defiance (D-III - OH): Defiance College is looking for a Defensive Graduate Assistant. Please send resumes to

TCU: A look & discussion on the potential candidates to replace Gary Patterson as the next head coach at TCU.

Simpson College (D-III – IA): Simpson College is looking for an opponent for Week 2 or 3 for the 2022 season. Looking for D3 or NAIA opponents. Anyone interested in playing please contact

Kirby Smart: How important is recruiting to Kirby Smart and Georgia? "There is no coach out there that can out-coach recruiting," Smart shared after yesterday's 34-7 win over Florida.

West Alabama (D-II): West Alabama is looking for opponents for weeks 2 (9/10) and 3 (9/17) for the Fall 2022 season. The same weeks in 2023 are open as well. Willing to discuss home and home or one year games. Please email if you have any interest in discussing options.

Bialystok Lowlanders (Poland): Bialystok Lowlanders, located in Bialystok, is looking for an experienced Defensive Coordinator with a background in coach Linebackers and or DB's. This is a very unique opportunity to get paid to coach in another country. The position lasts from January to the end of July. The contract includes: flights, visa, housing, one meal a day, phone, gym pass, utilities, travel card for the city, and insurance while here. The pay for the position is $600 a month plus performance bonuses. Requirements: have a valid passport, a clean record, be able to be overseas for 6 months, and have an extensive knowledge of coordinating a defense. Serious candidates only. If interested please email a CV and references to

Coach Prime: Interim head coach Gary Harrell gave an update on Deion's health.

Realignment: The latest turn of the realignment wheel might just kill Conference USA.

Naval Academy: The Naval Academy Athletic Association (NAAA) has an opening for a full time position as the Football Recruiting Coordinator. This position is responsible for assisting the Director of Player Personnel in the development, implementation, and management of a comprehensive program for recruiting prospective student-athletes. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: coordinating the daily operations and logistics of the recruiting process, organizing on-campus recruiting activities for prospective student-athletes; managing the planning and scheduling of all prospect communication activity; identifying and collecting data on prospects in order to provide direction to the coaching staff through available and permissible sources; monitoring permissible recruiting databases at the direction of the coaching staff to provide them updates on committed prospects and prospects identified by the assistant coaches’ creating and updating recruiting lists at the direction of the coaching staff. Bachelor’s degree and collegiate-level football experience is required. This position has a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with the successful candidate's experience and qualifications. NAAA is a non-profit, non-government 501(c)3 organization supporting the Physical Mission at the United States Naval Academy, including administering a highly successful and competitive NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity and club sports athletic program. Application Process● Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to: Elise Winder - Director of Human Resources, NAAA via email: Applications will be accepted until November 14, 2021. The Naval Academy Athletic Association is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. See the full job posting via this link.

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