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The Scoop - Wednesday February 17, 2021

Wednesday February 17, 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.

Central Michigan: Sources tell FootballScoop Jim McElwain has made a decision on his offensive coordinator position, and also made another hire.

Recruiting: The NCAA extended the dead period yet again on Wednesday, but there's reason to believe this will be the final time.

NCAA: The NCAA is loosening the rules on what IAWPs can do once they get jobs in college football.

Iowa State: Houston Baptist (FCS) defensive coordinator Jeff Mills is joining the staff in an off-field role, sources tell FootballScoop.

Florida A&M (FCS): Fayetteville State (D-II - NC) defensive coordinator Milton Patterson is being hired as defensive line coach, per source.

Iowa State: Sources tell FootballScoop that Houston Baptist (FCS) defensive coordinator Jeff Mills is leaving for an off-the-field position on Matt Campbell's staff.

Montana State (FCS): Muskingum (D-III - OH) defensive coordinator Tyler Walker is expected to join the staff as director of recruiting, sources tell FootballScoop.

Nebraska: Ron Brown, who came to Nebraska with Scott Frost as the director of player development in 2017, is now working as a senior offensive analyst The Journal Star points out.

Cincinnati: Darren Paige has now been formally announced as the team's new running backs coach. Paige previously served as the wide receivers coach at Eastern Michigan.

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Detroit Lions: Dan Campbell's staff may have more playing experience than any other staff in NFL history.

Penalties: New data shows just how much more damaging penalties on defense are compared to penalties on offense.

Central Michigan: Linebackers coach Tim Skipper is being elevated to assistant head coach, Bruce Feldman tweets.

Faking Injuries: The NCAA could soon be cracking down on those fake injuries aimed at slowing down the momentum on drives.

UCF: As we shared yesterday, Travis Williams has now formally been announced as defensive coordinator.

Florida State: Sabbath Joseph, who had been serving as a defensive assistant at Miami Central HS (FL), has been hired in a defensive quality control role.

Kent State: The Kent State University Football Program is seeking applicants for a Defensive Line Graduate Assistant position. We are looking for applicants who are self-motivated, detail-oriented, communicate effectively (verbally and written) and have the ability to problem solve. Defensive line/Linebacker playing experience is preferred. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8 is required, no exceptions. We strongly encourage minority candidates to apply. Applicants should send their resume and list of references to Please no phone calls.

Texas: The main lesson Sark learned from Nick Saban is different than what most other Saban assistants took from the master.

Samford (FCS - AL): Source tells FootballScoop Darius Eubanks, the team's defensive backs coach, has added the assistant special team coordinator role as well.

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UCF: Gus Malzahn has reportedly found his defensive coordinator.

Colorado Mesa (D-II): Brayle Brown, Oklahoma Baptist University associate offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach, has hired as offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach and offensive line coach Mike Barela has been promoted to co-offensive coordinator / offensive line coach.

Montana State (FCS): The program is snagging a Nevada assistant for their defensive coordinator spot.

Arizona Cardinals: Quentin Harris, who spent the past two seasons as director of player personnel, has been elevated to vice president of player personnel, and director of pro scouting Adrian Wilson has been promoted to vice president of pro personnel.

Mount St. Joseph (D-III - OH): Mount St. Joseph University is accepting applications for a Graduate Assistant Football Coach. Qualified candidates will have college coaching or playing experience and the ability to be accepted into an MSJ Graduate Program. Recruiting experience preferred. This position has a paid stipend of approximately $7,500 and will cover 6 Graduate credit hours per semester; no housing, meals or benefits. The Graduate Assistant Coach will be responsible for their own position group, their own recruiting territory, supervising study tables, and aiding in daily football operations. All position groups will be considered. Anticipated start date will be July 2021. Questions and letters of interest can be emailed to Head Coach Tyler Hopperton at Interested applicants should apply via this link.

Indiana: How do you build on a special season like Indiana had in 2020? Tom Allen explains ho “recreating everything” is critical.

Vermillion CC (JC - MN) Vermilion CC is looking for two volunteer coaches. Must be able to enroll in school. Great opportunity for individuals looking to get into college coaching. If interested. Please contact coach Isaac Sr at 216-224-7885

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

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NFL Updates: See a running ticker of the latest news and hires on the following NFL jobs that came open this off season.

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