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The Scoop - Wednesday February 9, 2022

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2021-22 Tracking Pages: Our pages tracking the hires across college football are now live.

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Miami Dolphins: San Francisco 49ers tight ends coach / assistant head coach Jon Embree, the former Colorado head coach, is following Mike McDaniel to Miami, the Miami Herald shares.

Joe Osovet: Former Tennessee Vols assistant Joe Osovet has been named the new head coach at Heritage HS (Maryville, TN). Osovet began as director of player development in 2018 before moving to director of football programming in 2019 and then tight ends coach in 2020.  

UMass: The program has announced the additions of Randall Jette, Matt Layman, Mike Livingston, Kenny Lucky and Matt Zanellato as analysts.

Pittsburgh Steelers: As has been expected, Teryl Austin has been named the team's new defensive coordinator.

Michigan State: As we originally shared back on January 30th, Marco Coleman has now been formally announced as the newest member of Mel Tucker's staff. Coleman's title is defensive line coach / run game coordinator.

NFL: The league takes its next step toward world domination later this year.

Miami: Mario Cristobal is adding another FBS coordinator to his staff with the addition of Frank Ponce.

Michigan: Jim Harbaugh has announced new co-offensive coordinators for the Wolverines, as well as a few additional moves.

North Carolina: Former Colorado defensive graduate assistant Kyre Hawkins has accepted the same role with UNC, sources tell FootballScoop.

Buffalo Bills: Matthew Smiley, who spent the last five seasons as the assistant special teams coordinator, has been elevated to special teams coordinator.

Texas State: Chris Buckner has been hired as receivers coach. Buckner joins the staff after serving as wide receivers coach / pass game coordinator at Delaware (FCS). 

Mercyhurst (D-II - PA): Eric Acciani, who previously served as quarterbacks coach at Virginia Union (D-II) has joined the program as offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach. 

Miami: Josh Gattis has been formally announced as the new offensive coordinator of the Canes. Keep track of all offensive coordinator movement via our OC Tracker page.

Central Oklahoma (D-II): University of Central Oklahoma is seeking applicants for an Offensive Graduate Assistant to work with the RB position. Position will include but are not limited to assisting with position meetings, running drills during practice, assisting with Special Teams, assisting in recruiting, travel and game day duties as assigned, Student-Athlete Development, and any other responsibilities assigned by the Head Coach. Housing and Meals are NOT included. GA’s will receive a monthly stipend of $600. Preference will be given to “In-State” applicants but “Out of State” applicants will be considered. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Positions are open until filled. Applicants need to email resume and references to ddonald@uco.edu. Start Date would be as soon as possible. In the subject line, please put “Offensive GA”.

Southern Illinois (FCS): Former Illinois State (FCS) co-offensive coordinator Dan Clark has joined the Salukis as offensive line coach.

McDaniel (D-III – MD): McDaniel College is looking for a full-time Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach. Applicants will be required to structure a detailed plan for the offensive staff and students daily. We are searching for a qualified candidate that can develop the programs Quarterback position. You will be responsible for your own recruiting area, and perform all other duties assigned by the Head Coach. Additional responsibilities include assisting the Head Coach in all facets of the program to develop a competitive NCAA Division III Football program within the Centennial Conference on the field, in the classroom, and in the community. College coaching and/or playing experience preferred. Compensation for this position will be reviewed by the Head Coach. The search will begin immediately and will continue until filled. Please email resume and references to Head Football Coach Demarcus White at dwhite@mcdaniel.edu. No phone calls please. Also, please apply via this link.

Quincy (D-II - IL): Quincy University is looking to fill a full-time defensive backs position. Interested parties should email cover letter, resume and references to Michael Pannone at pannomi@quincy.edu. Please no phone calls.

Graceland (NAIA - IA): Graceland University located in Lamoni, Iowa has immediate openings for two restricted earnings coaches on either side of the ball. Compensation includes a stipend salary of $12,000 over 12 months. These positions do not include housing or meals. Responsibilities include assisting the Head Coach in all phases of the football program. Other responsibilities include but not limited to academic support, practice preparation, data entry and recruiting. Looking for someone with great character and excited to get started in coaching college football. Review of applications will begin immediately, and position will begin as soon as possible. Interested applicants can email their resume to Colin McQuillan at gracelandufb@gmail.com.

Thaddeus Stevens (JC - PA): Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is seeking two football coaches (a defensive and an offensive position coach). If interested, for details, please contact Coach Dennis Iezzi at iezzi@stevenscollege.edu.

Tulsa: Defensive quality control coach Craig Suits has been promoted to linebackers coach.

Temple: Jafar Williams, who spent the last three seasons on Justin Fuente's staff at Virginia Tech, is expected to join the staff as pass game coordinator / wide receivers coach, Matt Zentiz tweets.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Former Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter is expected to join the staff as passing game coordinator, Ian Rapoport shares.

Chicago Bears: Tim Zetts has joined the staff as assistant tight ends coach and Omar Youngblood in an offensive quality control role. Zetts recently spent over a decade in college football before spending last fall as an offensive quality control coach in Green Bay and Young spent the last three seasons at Eastern Illinois (FCS) working with the running backs.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Former Dolphins defensive backs coach Gerald Alexander is interviewing for the defensive coordinator job in Jacksonville today, Ian Rapoport tweets. Tom Pelissero adds that HEath Farwell is being added as special teams coordinator after three seasons in the same role with the Bills.

Texas: Gary Patterson will earn $150,000 as a special assistant to the head coach, according to documents obtained by Asher Price of Axios.

Georgia: The defending champs are adding an ACC special teams coordinator to their support staff, sources tell FootballScoop

San Jose State: Chip Viney has joined the staff as cornerbacks coach. Viney spent the past four years at Oklahoma, first as an analyst for recruiting and defense and then as director of player development. 

Missouri: Defensive coordinator Steve Wilks has left the staff for an NFL homecoming.

Dubuque (D-III - IA): University of Dubuque located in Dubuque, Iowa is currently seeking a Defensive Graduate Assistant position. This position includes tuition for graduate school upon admission into the graduate program along with a stipend. This position does not include housing or meals. Responsibilities include all aspects of the football program, including but not limited to practice organization, academic support, game preparation, and recruiting. Looking for someone with experience on the defensive side of the ball, great character, and is good with building relations with individuals on and off the field. Review of applications will begin immediately and this position will begin June 1st. Interested applicants should send a resume to Rob Huberty at rhuberty@dbq.edu.

Presbyterian (FCS - SC): Presbyterian College is accepting applications for an unpaid Quality Control Intern on both Offense & Defense. Intern will assist the Coaching staff with day to day operations including film breakdown, game-planning, scouting, and recruiting. Previous interns have gone on to GA/QC roles and even been promoted to an assistant coach position. This is a VOLUNTEER position with no stipend or housing. Some team meals will be included. Interested applicants please send email with resume and references to presbyteriancollegeft@gmail.com

Monroe College (JC - NY): Monroe College Football program is seeking qualified applicants for an Offensive Line Coach. This position will be responsible for duties including academic monitoring, recruiting, as well as additional assignments given by the head coach. The candidate needs to live in the Tri-States or greater New York Metropolitan. There is no housing provided. College coaching experience is required, and minority candidates are encouraged. Monroe College is a member of the NJCAA and is in New Rochelle, NY. Potential candidates should provide a resume with references and cover letter addressed to Head Coach Kevin Pulley via email at: kpulley@monroecollege.edu. Please place Offensive Line Coach as the title of your email. No phone calls please. 

Oregon State: Former Colorado outside linebackers coach Brian Michalowski is expected to join the staff as a defensive analyst, per multiple reports.  

Dubuque (D-III - IA): University of Dubuque located in Dubuque, Iowa is currently seeking an Offensive Graduate Assistant position. This position includes tuition for graduate school upon admission into the graduate program along with a stipend. This position does not include housing or meals. Responsibilities include all aspects of the football program, including but not limited to practice organization, academic support, game preparation, and recruiting. Looking for someone with experience on the offensive side of the ball, great character, and is good with building relations with individuals on and off the field. Review of applications will begin immediately and this position will begin June 1st. Interested applicants should send a resume to Miles Hookstead at mhookstead@dbq.edu

Miami: The 'Canes formally announced the addition of Kevin Steele as defensive coordinator. Keep track of all the defensive coordinator movement around college football via our DC Tracker.

Minnesota Vikings: Jeremy Fowler tweets that Ed Donatell has emerged as the favorite for the Vikings defensive coordinator job. Donatell previously served as Vic Fangio's defensive coordinator in Denver. 

New Orleans Saints: Dennis Allen is reportedly considering adding Doug Marrone to the staff as his new offensive coordinator.

Monroe College (JC - NY): Monroe College Football program is looking to fill (2) part time openings on their staff, Linebacker and Quarterbacks. Duties will include position coaching for both our varsity and JV rosters, recruiting, as well as additional assignments by the head coach. The candidate needs to live in the Tri-States or greater New York Metropolitan. There is no housing provided. College coaching experience is a plus and minority candidates are encouraged. The compensation for each position is a seasonal stipend. Monroe College is a member of the NJCAA and is in New Rochelle, NY. Potential candidates should provide a resume with references and cover letter addressed to Head Coach Kevin Pulley via email at: kpulley@monroecollege.edu. Please title the email with the position for which you are applying. No phone calls please. 

Minnesota Vikings: Mike Garafolo tweets that former Colts GM Ryan Grigson is joining the Vikings in a senior role in the personnel department. Grigson has since worked in personnel for the Browns and Seahawks after leaving Indianapolis. 

Virginia Union (D-II): Virginia Union University in Richmond, VA has an opening for a full-time quarterbacks coach. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, recruiting an assigned territory with the successful recruitment of prospective student-athletes, academic support, QB skill instruction, practice/game planning and execution, and carrying out the primary scheme of the offense. Successful candidate will have a history of coaching Quarterbacks, experience with HUDL and Microsoft Office, and experience with strength and conditioning. Bachelor's degree required, and the completion of a successful background check. Please email a cover letter and resume to adparker@vuu.edu with the Subject Line “VUU QB position”. No phone calls, please.

Detroit Lions: Tight ends coach Ben Johnson has now officially been promoted to offensive coordinator on Dan Campbell's staff.

Columbia (FCS - NY): Columbia University has an immediate opening for a defensive line coach. Interested applicants should apply via this link

Eastern Illinois (FCS): Eastern Illinois University has an immediate opening on the DEFENSIVE side of the ball for a Quality Control coach. This position is strictly volunteer and would serve the defensive staff assisting with game planning, creating cutups & reports, and breaking down film. Experience with DVSport is preferred, but not required. Please send all resumes & cover letters to akbrady@eiu.edu. No phone calls please.

Methodist (D-III - NC): Methodist University is accepting applications for a full-time assistant coaching position. This is a defensive position and possible coordinating title / responsibilities for the right candidate. Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred. Successful coaching experience required with demonstrated experience in the recruitment and retention of student athletes at the NCAA III level. Send letter of application, resume and contact information on three professional references to kgwilliams@methodist.edu and fill out an application at this link. Applications will be reviewed immediately upon arrival and continue until the position is filled. Methodist University in harmony with its tradition takes seriously the ethical and moral development of students. Methodist University reserves the right to authenticate academic and professional credentials and consult public records prior to extending offers of employment. AA/EOE.

Bates (D-III - ME): Matt Coyne, the defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach at Wesleyan (D-III - DE) the last five seasons, has been named the new head coach.

Eastern Illinois (FCS): Eastern Illinois Universityhas an immediate opening on the OFFENSIVE side of the ball for a Quality Control coach. This position is strictly volunteer and would serve the offensive staff assisting with game planning, creating cutups & reports, and breaking down film. Experience with DVSport is preferred, but not required. Please send all resumes & cover letters to cdhoover@eiu.edu. No phone calls please.

New York Giants: Aaron Wilson shares that Rob Ryan and Bryan Cox are expected to join the defensive staff under Wink Martindale. Ryan and Wink worked together in Baltimore last season, while Cox spent the last three seasons with the Falcons. 


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Labor Push: The effort to classify all FBS football players as employees is now underway.

Michigan: Sources confirm to FootballScoop Jim Harbaugh is planning to hire Jesse Minter as his new defensive coordinator.

New York Giants: Mike Garafolo shares that Adam Henry, who has spent the last three seasons with the Cowboys coaching the receivers, is likely to become the new receivers coach.

Miami: Mario Cristobal details what an interview to get on his staff looks like and the depth guys are asked to prepare for.

Holy Cross (FCS - MA): Head coach Bob Chesney has signed an extension. Details here.

San Francisco 49ers: Watch new head coach Mike McDaniel talk with his quarterback the first time.

Eastern Illinois (FCS): Eastern Illinois University has an immediate opening for an Operations & Video Quality Control position. This position is strictly volunteer and would serve the Operations staff by taking lead on all video operations while assisting with travel plans, recruiting & other day to day tasks for the program. Experience with DVSport is preferred, but not required. Please send all resumes & cover letters to jrmeussling@eiu.edu. No phone calls please.


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