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The Scoop - Wednesday February 10, 2021

Wednesday February 10, 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.

LSU: Gerald Chatman (Cincinnati Bengals) and Antonio Fenelus (East Central University) are joining the staff as analysts Matt Zenitz shares. August Mangin, who was an analyst for LSU, is leaving to join the 49ers staff Zenitz adds.

Ohio State: It appears both Paul Rhoads and Todd Fitch have joined the Ohio State staff in quality control roles.

Kentucky: Pitt offensive quality control Scott Woodward is joining the Kentucky staff in the same capacity per Derek Terry.

Kansas City: Britt Reid is no longer an employee of the Chiefs Adam Schefter shares.

North Texas: New defensive coordinator Phil Bennett will earn $350,000 per year, according to documents obtained by the Denton Record-Chronicle.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Source tells FootballScoop Alabama defensive analyst Patrick Reilly is planning to join Urban Meyer's staff in a defensive quality control role. Reilly was on Nick Saban's staff the past three seasons, and previously spent two seasons at UCLA.

Minnesota Vikings: Paul Guenther is joining the staff as a senior defensive assistant, per Tom Pelissero. Guenther is the former defensive coordinator for the Raiders and Bengals.

Wyoming: Derek Frazier, who most recently served as the assistant offensive line coach with the New York Jets the past two seasons and coached the offensive line under Jim McElwain at Central Michigan and Colorado State prior to that, has been named offensive line coach.

Incarnate Word (FCS - TX): Defensive graduate assistant Matthew Gregg has been promoted to outside linebackers coach, per source. Gregg worked with the linebackers last year.

Washington State: Max Silver has accepted the defensive line graduate assistant job at Wazzu after previously serving as the co-special teams coordinator / defensive line coach.

UCF: Sources tell FootballScoop Ole Miss offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby is a strong candidate for the head coaching position at UCF.

UW-Oshkosh (D-III): The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh is looking for Non-Conference games for the 2021 season. Week 1 thru 4. Sept. 4, Sept. 11, Sept. 18, Sept. 25 any interested team please contact. AD Darryl Sims or call 920-424-1034

Florida A&M (FCS): Florida A&M is looking for four graduate assistants. Positions they will work with are OL, RBs, DL, LBs. Will need to apply to graduate school and get admitted. Coverage of tuition, books, meal plan, and $1000 monthly stipend included. Looking at a start date of May / Summer term 1. Please send resumés to

Alabama: Former Crimson Tide head coach Mike DuBose is now an Alabama high school head coach.

New York Jets: The Jets have announced Leon Washington as assistant special teams coach. He spent the past two years in Detroit and was with the Jets from 2006-09.

Northwestern: Northwestern has formally announced Jim O'Neil as defensive coordinator. He comes from the Las Vegas Raiders, where he coached the secondary.

Kansas State: Will Burnham has joined the staff as a special teams quality control.

Purdue: Purdue is paying co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Brad Lambert $500k on a two-year deal, Mike Carmin tweets. Purdue paid Bob Diaco $625k last season.

Wyoming: Tim Polasek has now been announced as offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach.

Houston Texans: Team president Jamey Rootes is resigning from his position today, per multiple reports. Adam Schefter was among the first to share the news.

Hocking College (JC - OH): Hocking College is looking for a TE coach. The job includes housing, stipend, and meal plan. Young coaches are encouraged to apply. Email Cody Dieffenbaugher at if interested.

Sam Houston State (FCS - TX): Per source, West Texas A&M (D-II) defensive coordinator Joe Morris has been hired to coach the defensive ends.

Guardian Caps: Grayson High School HFC, Adam Carter's feedback on Guardian Caps (Georgia's 7A State Champ and #2 in the nation): “Having the Guardian Cap padding on the hardest part of our equipment brings an added layer of safety for our players.” Check out the full video here!

Nick Saban:Butch Jones explains some of the tactics Nick Saban would use that has helped transform him as a coach.

Eastern Washington (FCS): Special teams coordinator Heath Pulver has resigned, Ryan Collingwood

Sources tell me EWU special teams coordinator Heath Pulver has resigned, the third EWU assistant to resign in recent weeks.

Working to confirm.

Pulver, who was very active on social media, previously had a Twitter bio that listed his job title at EWU.

It no longer lists EWU.

— Ryan Collingwood (@sr_collingwood) February 10, 2021

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Montana State (FCS): Sources tell FootballScoop Taylor Housewright is expected to leave Oregon to become offensive coordinator at Montana State.

SAGU (NAIA - TX):SAGU is if looking for a home game on either Feb 19th or Feb 20th. Must be a D3 or NAIA opponent. Please contact Head Coach Ryan Smith at if interested.

Springfield (D-III - MA): Springfield College is looking for an opponent for a home and home series for 2021 and 2022 with the possibility to extend to a longer contract. The dates we have open are October 2 nd , 2021 and October 1st , 2022. Would prefer a home game in 2021 and we will travel in 2022. All Division III/II opponents will be considered. Please contact Lou DiRienzo for more information at

Wyoming: Craig Bohl is reportedly filling his offensive coordinator role with a Big Ten coach.

Columbia (FCS - NY): Columbia University has a defensive line opening that we are looking to fill. The minimum degree required for the position is a Bachelor’s Degree. The minimum qualifications for the position include; a high level of competency in football skill instruction and motivation, conduct of practice session, an understanding of the role of intercollegiate athletics in a highly competitive academic environment, strong recruiting, teaching and coaching skill and an ability to build and maintain positive relationships with student-athletes, staff and alumni. All interested applicants must apply for the position through the Columbia University recruitment website using this link.

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

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