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The Scoop - Wednesday February 26, 2020

Wednesday February 26, 2020


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Texas Tech: Former Oklahoma defensive back Julian Wilson has joined the staff as a GA, source tells FootballScoop. Matt Zenitz of first reported the news.

Western Kentucky: Ryan Aplin has now been announced as running backs coach and co-offensive coordinator and will share the co-coordinator title and duties with quarterbacks coach Bryan Ellis. Also, linebackers coach Maurice Crum has been promoted to co-defensive coordinator with corners coach Clayton White.

Kansas: Iowa State offensive analyst John Morookian is leaving to join the Kansas staff, per source.

Stonehill College (D-II - MA): Stonehill College seeks applicants for the position of assistant football coach for defense. Preferred candidates will have prior experience playing/coaching on the defensive side of the ball, preferably defensive line or linebackers, with at least 1 year of collegiate coaching experience. Candidates will be responsible for coaching a position group, recruiting a geographical area, film editing/breakdown (HUDL), and all other duties assigned by the head football coach. A bachelor’s degree and valid driver’s license is required. A stipend salary will be commensurate on experience and include an on-campus meal plan. No housing or health benefits are included. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and professional references to head football coach Eli Gardner Minority applicants are encouraged to apply, no phone calls please.

LSU: LSU has formally announced Kevin Faulk as its new running backs coach, replacing Tommie Robinson, who left for the same job at Texas A&M. LSU's all-time leader in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns, Faulk was already on staff as director of player development.

Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens have promoted Chris Horton to special teams coordinator, Randy Brown to special teams coach, Chris Hewitt to defensive pass game coordinator, Jesse Minter to defensive backs coach, and Drew Wilkins to outside linebackers coach, and moved defensive assistant Sterling Lucas to defensive line.

Amherst (D-III - MA): Amherst College seeks a paid intern assistant assistant coach. The Position will work with Outside Linebackers and Nickels. The Intern Assistant Coach is responsible for assisting the Head Coach in all phases of the Football Program including coaching your own position, film-breakdown, scouting reports, recruitment of student-athletes, and other duties to be assigned. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required a demonstrated ability to coach successfully at the college level, the ability to support the mission of academic and athletic excellence at Amherst College, as well as promoting diversity in physical education and athletics. Salary Range: $26,000-28,000. The position requires an understanding of the role of intercollegiate athletics in a highly competitive academic environment: strong recruiting, teaching, and coaching skills; and commitment to NESCAC and NCAA policies. Interested applicants should submit a resume, a cover letter, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references to Head Coach EJ Mills at A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

UW-River Falls (D-III): Joe Matheson, the pass game and recruiting coordinator for the Falcons, has been promoted to offensive coordinator. Matheson previously spent time at Southwest Minnesota State (D-II) as the tight ends coach.

Penn State: Terms of James Franklin's new 6-year contract have been announced. The man is getting paid.

Avila (NAIA - KS): Jay Burns has joined the staff as defensive line coach / recruiting coordinator after working most recently with the defensive line and defensive backs at South Dakota (FCS). Also, wide receivers coach MJ Bland has been promoted to offensive coordinator and will also serve as director of football operations. Head coach Marc Benavidez will continue to work with the quarterbacks.

UTSA: Sean Davis has been announced as quality control / offense.

Stanford: Eric Sanders has joined the staff as inside linebackers coach. Sanders has nine years of NFL coaching experience, including the 2019 season as a defensive assistant with the Jets, which followed three seasons with the Browns in a similar capacity.

Nevada: Riccardo Stewart has joined the program as a defensive analyst. Stewart previously coached the safeties at Brophy College Prep (AZ).

Bethel (NAIA - TN): Keith Williams, who previously as the offensive coordinator at Missouri Baptist (NAIA) last season, has joined the staff as running backs / tight ends coach.

Furman (FCS - SC): Kevin Lewis has been named defensive line coach. Lewis spent last season coaching the defensive line at Army.

Keiser (NAIA - FL): Marian University (NAIA - IN) safeties coach / recruiting coordinator Mike Ridings has been named defensive coordinator at Keiser University. Ridings helped lead Marian to a national title appearance last year and was named the 2019 NAIA AFCA assistant coach of the year last season.

Incarnate Word (FCS - TX): Clint Killough has been promoted from a quality control / on campus recruiting coordinator role to inside receivers coach, per source.

New Mexico State: Source tells FootballScoop that Cory White will be the new offensive line coach at NM State. White previously coached the offensive line at the University of San Diego the past three seasons.

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Oregon State: Linebackers coach Trent Bray has added assistant head coach responsibilities, running backs coach Michael Pitre has added recruiting coordinator duties, Darrick Yray is moving from director of recruiting operations and pro liaison to director of player personnel, and Michael Doctor has been promoted from recruiting assistant to director of on-campus recruiting.

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San Diego: Dorian Keller, who coached the tight ends last season, has been promoted to offensive line coach, per source.

Leach, Nick and Dabo: This dude has mastered the art of impersonating coaches.

Northwestern Oklahoma State (D-II - OK): Northwestern Oklahoma State University is currently seeking an IMMEDIATE offensive graduate assistant football coach. We are looking to fill the position before spring ball. The position includes a stipend, housing, meals and tuition assistance for graduate school (Applicants must be accepted into Graduate School- 2.75 undergrad). Experience playing and coaching Offensive Line is preferred. Responsibilities include all aspects of the football program including; but not limited to, your own recruiting area and extensive position coaching, video editing, social media, practice organization, contest preparation, student athlete development, and other duties assigned by the Head Football Coach. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Interested applicants should send a letter of application, resume, and three recommendation contacts including phone numbers to assistant coach TJ Andrade at Please no phone calls.

Michigan State: Akron director of player personnel Scott Aligo is joining the staff as director of player personnel and Geoff Martzen, who was previously announced in that role, will serve as the chief of staff, Bruce Feldman tweets. Aligo is a former scout with the Chiefs and Browns.

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Howard Payne (D-III - TX):Howard Payne University, located in Brownwood, TX is in need of a 9/4/2021 season opener (prefer away) and a 9/3/2022 season opener (prefer home). We are looking to play a D3 opponent. Interested programs can reach out to

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