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The Scoop - Wednesday December 8, 2021

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FIU: Memphis defensive coordinator Mike MacIntyre is set to become the new head coach at FIU.  

Florida: LSU corners coach Corey Raymond is headed to Florida to join Billy Napier's staff FootballScoop can confirm. On3 first reported the news. 

Grambling (FCS - LA): Hue Jackson has emerged as the top candidate at Grambling sources share with FootballScoop. 

LSU: Brad Davis will remain on as offensive line coach, LSU has announced. Additionally, Kerry Cooks will follow Brian Kelly as a defensive assistant, The Athletic reports.

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Christopher Newport (D-III - VA): Christopher Newport has named Paul Crowley the Captains' full-time head coach. The CNU grad was the program's offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator when he was appointed interim head coach last month following Matt Kelcher's move to an associate AD role. Crowley has been with the program continuously since 2005, playing O-line from 2005-08 and then immediately joining the coaching staff.


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Kenyon (D-III - OH): Head coach James Rosenbury has resigned after two seasons. He led the program 3-9 finishes in both 2019 and 2021, and they did not play any games in 2020. Defensive coordinator Ian Good is stepping in as the team's interim head coach.

Florida State: In a Board of Trustees meeting at Louisville today, Cardinals AD Vince Tyra was let out of his non-compete clause, opening the door for him to become the new AD for the Seminoles.

Missouri Western (D-II): Missouri Western is currently seeking a graduate assistant to work with their offensive staff. This position will have the potential to lead their own position group and will have their own recruiting area. Compensation will include Tuition, and a stipend for housing. To be considered for this position, candidates must be accepted to the Missouri Western Graduate School for the Spring 2022 semester ( Please, email Cover Letter and Resume to Offensive Coordinator Dave Brown at

SMU: Sources confirm to FootballScoop that Miami offensive line coach Garin Justice is expected to join Rhett Lashlee's staff at SMU. First reported by 247.

LSU: The money Jimbo was allegedly prepared to pay Jimbo was on another level from the current rash of $90 million deals.

Virginia: Tony Elliott is meeting with UVA officials today and has emerged as the top target, according to ESPN's Chris Low. Update: Anthony Poindexter told ESPN's Adam Rittenberg he will stay at Penn State.

Florida State: Multiple sources tell FootballScoop that coach Mike Norvell is elevating veteran coach Randy Shannon from defensive analyst to an on-the-field coaching position.

FIU: Memphis defensive coordinator, and former Colorado and San Jose State head coach, Mike MacIntyre has emerged as a name to watch in the FIU search, Adam Rittenberg tweets.

TCU: TCU will hire Ryan Jackson as associate director of football human performance/nutrition, sources tell FootballScoop. He served a similar role for Sonny Dykes at SMU and currently works at UCF.

Oklahoma: The Sooners have finalized the deal with Ole Miss offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby, Chris Low tweets. Low adds that the deal is the range of $2 million annually which will put him among the highest paid coordinators in college football.

Central Oklahoma (D-II): Offensive line coach Karson Green is not being retained on Adam Dorrel's staff.

East Central (D-II - OK): Running backs coach JD Runnels Jr. has resigned to pursue a career closer to his family.

Fresno State: The program has formally announced the return of Jeff Tedford as head coach. Pete Thamel tweets that his deal is for five years and worth $8.25 million and he can earn more than $10 million over the life of the contract with incentives.

Louisiana Tech: Stephen F. Austin defensive coordinator Scott Power is expected to join Sonny Cumbie's staff in the same capacity source tells FootballScoop. The Athletic has reported the same.

SEMO (FCS): Ricky Coon has now been announced as defensive coordinator.

Virginia Tech: Brent Pry's contract at Virginia Tech will provide additional money for support staff hires (and new positions) based on wins.

Colorado State: Jay Norvell is bringing a boatload of assistants with him from Nevada. Details here.

Nebraska: The program has now officially announced the hire of Pitt offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Mark Whipple and offensive line coach Donovan Raiola.

Missouri Valley (NAIA): Former Brevard College (D-III - NC) defensive coordinator Luke Jaicks has accepted the defensive coordinator job, sources tell FootballScoop.

Concord (D-II - WV): Concord University, an NCAA Division II school and member of the Mountain East Conference, is seeking a defensive assistant, working with the defensive front. The candidate must have experience coaching the defensive line. The candidate must also have experience with Recruiting and also Strength and Condition. This is a full time position with full benefits. Please send your resume to:

Texas Tech: We've got two more staff members close to joining Texas Tech's defensive staff.

Oklahoma: All nine of Brent Venables' staff members share one thing in common with him.

Troy: Sources tell FootballScoop Jon Sumrall has retained outside linebackers coach Bam Hardmon and head strength coach Rusty Whitt.

Texas Tech: Sources tell FootballScoop that Joey McGuire is filling his defensive coordinator role with a veteran play caller with SEC and Pac-12 experience.

Finlandia (D-III - MI): Finlandia University is looking for a Week 3 (Sep. 17th) home game in 2022. Willing to set up a home and home for 2023. Please contact Head Football Coach Mike DuFrane at, if interested.

Nebraska: The Huskers are moving toward deals with now former Pitt offensive coordinator Mark Whipple and Chicago Bears assistant offensive line coach Donovan Raiola, per the Journal Star. Whipple would fill the offensive coordinator opening and Raiolo would serve as offensive line coach.

Minot State (D-II – ND): Minot State University, an NCAA Division II school and member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, is seeking a defensive coordinator, working with the defensive front. The successful candidate will have experience coaching the defensive line or linebackers, and coordinating experience is preferred. This is a full time, 12-month position with full benefits. Interested applicants can visit this link for more information and to submit application materials. Review of applicants will begin immediately. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Fort Lauderdale (NCCAA): The program is no longer accepting resumes for their head coaching position. Thank you for the overwhelming interest.

Ohio State: We shared yesterday that Ryan Day was working to hire Oklahoma State defensive coordinator and Broyles finalist Jim Knowles as the Buckeyes new defensive coordinator. Ohio State announced the hire a short time later.

Pitt: Offensive coordinator Mark Whipple resigned yesterday, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. More here

TCU: Tulsa defensive coordinator Joseph Gillespie is leaving for the same opportunity at TCU, sources confirm to FootballScoop. It's a big move for the former Texas high school coach.

LSU: An update on Brian Kelly's staff at LSU

Broyles Award: The award for the top assistant coach in college football was awarded to Michigan offensive coordinator Josh Gattis yesterday.

Idaho: An update on Idaho's search


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