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The Scoop - Wednesday January 15, 2020

Wednesday January 15, 2020


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Minnesota: Cincinnati defensive line coach Chad Wilt is expected to soon finalize a deal to join the Gophers staff, Pete Thamel tweets.

Michigan: Linebackers coach Anthony Campanile is leaving for a position with the Miami Dolphins per multiple reports. Campanile was selected by prior winners the 2017 FootballScoop Defensive Backs Coach of the Year for his work at Boston College.

Tim Walsh: Former Cal Poly head coach Tim Walsh has accepted the head coaching position at Santa Margarita Catholic HS (CA).

Fort Scott (CC - KS): Source tells FootballScoop head coach Kale Pick is not expected to return. Pick joined the Fort Scott staff as offensive coordinator before the 2016 season and was promoted to head coach in November 2016. The Greyhounds finished 2-8 this season.

Troy: Source tells FootballScoop Gunner Hudspeth is leaving the Central Arkansas staff to join the Troy staff as a grad assistant. Hudspeth spent the 2018 season as a student assistant at Mississippi State before joining the Central Arkansas staff for this past season.

Culture: How to tell if your culture is setting in, according to a guy who knows a thing or two about building them. <<< Read of the day.

Chicago Bears: Former Jags offensive coordinator John DeFilippo is being hired to coach the quarterbacks, Dave Ragone (who coached the quarterbacks the last four seasons) is being promoted to passing game coordinator and Bill Lazor will have the offensive coordinator title, Adam Schefter tweets.

SMU: Garrett Riley will be SMU's offensive coordinator, tweets ESPN's Adam Rittenberg. He had recently been named App State's offensive coordinator. He replaces Rhett Lashlee, who took the same job at Miami.

App State: Back on December 31st we shared that Dale Jones was heading back to App State to join the defensive staff in a senior role. Today Pete Thamel has reported Jones will serve as defensive coordinator.

Mississippi State: Sources tell FootballScoop Mike Leach is bringing his offensive staff (Miller, Mele, Nichol and Spurrier Jr.) and special teams coordinator (Brock) (as Braulio Perez shared Monday night), and Leach is currently in the process of considering a healthy number of candidates to lead his defensive staff. Will update when more is clear on the defensive coordinator hire.

Georgia Southern: Tight ends / special teams coordinator Andrew Dodge has left the staff and is seeking his next opportunity we hear.

Colorado State: Sources tell FootballScoop Steve Addazio and Chuck Heater have added Mike Treier as safeties coach. Treier who recently had accepted a defensive analyst position at Florida State, previously coached both corners and safeties at Marshall. Treier previously worked with Heater at both Temple and Marshall.

TCU: Sources tell FootballScoop Jerry Kill is leaving his position at Virginia Tech to join his good friend Gary Patterson's staff at TCU. We believe Jeremy Clark first shared the news. At TCU, sources tell us Kill will have a senior role on staff; but will not be one of the 10 countable coaches.

UAB: UAB is no longer accepting applications for their defensive grad assistant position. We thank all those who have applied. Will be in touch.

Boise State: Eric Kiesau has been promoted to offensive coordinator / quarterbacks. Keyz was coaching receivers at Boise.

Bakersfield College (CC - CA): R. Todd Littlejohn has been announced as interim head coach at Bakersfield. Littlejohn most recently served as safeties / special teams coordinator at Prairie View A&M.

UTSA: UTEP recruiting coordinator Barrick Nealy will be the new director of recruiting at UTSA Mike Orakpo has shared.

Miami Dolphins: Former Jets offensive line coach Steve Marshall is expected to be the new offensive line coach for the Dolphins tweets Barry Jackson.

$4.3 million: Just a reminder that Mark Dantonio is now scheduled to collect $4.3 million due to a retention clause in an old contract. Woke up this morning, was still employed....$4.3 million new smackers headed to the bank account.

Duke: Source tells FootballScoop Greg Frey will be the new offensive line coach at Duke. Frey, who was on staff at Florida in an off the field role, has previously coached offensive line at Florida State, Michigan, Indiana, West Virginia and South Florida.

New York Giants: The Giants are interviewing Jason Garrett for their offensive coordinator position reports Mike Garafolo.

Pittsburgh Steelers: The Steelers have hired Matt Canada as quarterbacks coach. Canada spent 2019 out of football after serving as Maryland's interim head coach in 2018.

New York Giants: Joe Judge is not retaining outside linebackers coach Mike Dawson, defensive backs coach Everett Withers or offensive assistant Ryan Roeder Dan Duggan has tweeted.

Denver Broncos: The Broncos have fired quarterbacks coach TC McCartney Mike Klis is reporting.

Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys are hiring Skip Peete as running backs coach Lindsey Thiry is reporting.

Oregon: Multiple reports now say Joe Moorhead has accepted the offensive coordinator position on Mario Cristobal's staff.

Hobart (D-III - NY): Hobart College is looking to fill an opening for week 1 in 2020 and 2021, or a game for week 4 in 2021. Please contact Kevin DeWall at if interested.

Dallas Cowboys: Former Cowboys running backs coach Skip Peete interviewed for the same job, according to Ian Rapoport. Stan Drayton is believed to be returning to Texas.

Washington Redskins: The Redskins have announced a number of hires. See how Ron Rivera's staff is coming together on the Redskins Staff Tracker.

Minnesota Vikings: Mike Zimmer's son Adam is a candidate to take over as defensive coordinator for the Vikings Alex Marvez has tweeted.

Missouri State: The University has now confirmed they are hiring Bobby Petrino as their new head coach.

Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys are hiring Giants tight ends coach Lunda Wells in the same capacity reports Adam Schefter.

Liberty: Vontrell King-Williams is leaving Eastern Michigan to join the Liberty staff as a defensive line grad assistant source tells FootballScoop.

Missouri State: Last night source told FootballScoop Missouri State planned to hire Art Briles as their new head coach. However, multiple local reports have emerged saying the hire will be Bobby Petrino. We have learned the hire will be Bobby Petrino.

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AFCA: Plenty of coverage from the convention coming over the next few days. Stay tuned....

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