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The Scoop - Wednesday January 25, 2023

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Long-time ball coach Rich Rachel has died. Please keep Rich, his family and friends in your prayers. 

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Bob Young, the winningest head coach in University of Sioux Falls history, passed on today at age 83. Young led the program for 22 seasons, compiling a 172-69-3 record before retiring in 2004.

Dallas Cowboys: Mike Garafolo tweets tonight that linebackers coach George Edwards and running backs coach Skip Peete, both whom were on expiring contracts, will not return next season.

Denver Broncos: Interim head coach Jerry Rosburg was "part of a procedural move" to terminate with an expiring contract, Ian Rapoport tweets and adds that he may be back in Denver with new leadership coming in.

Indianapolis Colts: The Colts are conducting second round interviews with Jeff Saturday, Raheem Morris and Ejiro Evero, Ian Rapoport shared on-air tonight.

San Diego State: Former UNLV receivers coach Jonathan Krause is expected to join the SDSU staff in the same capacity, Pete Thamel tweets.

Auburn: Hugh Freeze continues to add coaches to his staff. 

Toledo: The defending MAC champs have hired an SEC analyst as their new coordinator.

Here's a look at where all five NFL head coaching searches stand today

LA Chargers: Vikings assistant quarterbacks coach Jerrod Johnson has interviewed for the offensive coordinator opening.

Northern Michigan: Jeff Fantuzzi has joined the staff as offensive line coach / recruiting coordinator. He previously coached the tackles and tight ends at Albion (D-III - MI).

Toledo: Jason Candle reportedly inks contract extension with the Rockets.

Graceland (NAIA - IA): Luke Sexton, who previously was the special teams quality control coach / video coordinator at Central Arkansas (FCS) has joined the staff as assistant special teams coordinator / linebackers coach / specialists.

Pittsburg State (D-II - KS): Angelo State (D-II - TX) defensive backs coach Devante Sims has joined the staff as passing game coordinator / corners coach.

Tampa Bay Bucs: Broncos passing game coordinator Klint Kubiak has completed his interview for the offensive coordinator position.

Indianapolis Colts: Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris will interview a second time for the Colts head coaching job on Friday, Albert Breer tweets.

Nebraska-Kearney (D-II): Source tells FootballScoop Nebraska-Kearney has hired Ohio University offensive line grad assistant Kenny Zamberlin as offensive grad assistant / tight ends coach.

Minnesota Vikings: Mike Pettine, the former Packers defensive coordinator who is currently the assistant head coach for the Vikings, will interview for the vacant defensive coordinator job, Ian Rapoport tweets while Steelers senior defensive assistant / LBs coach Brian Flores will interview tomorrow. 

Washington State: Jake Dickert has signed a contract extension with the Coogs.

Michigan State: Diron Reynolds, who spent the past seven seasons coaching the defensive line at Stanford, has been named the new defensive line coach in East Lansing.

Lehigh (FCS - PA): Chavarr Warren has accepted the running backs job. Warren previously coached the wide receivers at Northwestern Oklahoma State (D-II).

Maryville (D-III - TN): Maryville College is seeking a defensive backs coach in a full-time role. This is a 12-month, salaried position with benefits. The position duties include: recruitment of potential student-athletes, on-field coaching, practice planning, position meetings, game planning, academic monitoring, game day responsibilities, and any other duties as assigned by head coach Ben Fox, who can be reached via email: Applications will be accepted until the job is filled. All interested candidates should apply via this Link.

Nebraska-Kearney (D-II): Moses Harper has joined the staff as passing game coordinator / wide receivers coach. Harper most recently served as tight ends coach / director of football operations at Missouri Western (D-II).

Eastern Kentucky (FCS): Quarterbacks coach Trent Steelman has resigned to pursue other opportunities.

Charleston Southern (FCS): Tyler Bell has joined the Charleston Southern staff as running backs coach.

Texas State: Landon Keopple, the former director of football operations at Hawaii, has joined the staff as senior offensive analyst, sources tell FootballScoop. Keopple previously served as offensive coordinator at Southern Arkansas (D-II) for 11 seasons where he also worked with quarterbacks and wide receivers.

Oregon: The Ducks have now formally announced the hire of Tulane defensive coordinator Chris Hampton as co-defensive coordinator / safeties coach.

Coffeyville CC (JC - KS): Trevor Romans, a former graduate assistant at East Central (D-II - OK), has joined the staff at Coffeyville, per source.

Dakota Wesleyan (NAIA - SD): Dakota Wesleyan is seeking a full-time defensive backs assistant football coach. This is a 12-month staff position that includes benefits. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Assist the head coach with all aspects of the football program, full-time recruiting area, academic monitoring responsibilities, special teams duties, assisting with community service and fundraising. College coaching or playing experience on the defensive side of the football will be weighed very heavily in determining this position. A strong connection to recruiting the Midwest will also be given high priority when considering candidates for the position. Review of applications will begin immediately. The successful candidate must pass a background check before officially being offered the position. Please send cover letter, resume and references to Head Coach Ross Cimpl at ross.cimpl@dwu.eduPlease, no phone calls.

Houston Christian (FCS - TX): Per source, Jonathan Petty has accepted the defensive passing game coordinator / cornerbacks job. Petty spent the last three seasons at Texas A&M Kingsville (D-II) where he served as special teams coordinator / secondary coach before being elevated to defensive coordinator / secondary coach for the last two seasons.

Virginia-Lynchburg (NCCAA): Virginia University of Lynchburg is currently seeking a Graduate Assistant Defensive Backs Coach for the football program. Responsibilities include certain aspects of the football program such as assisting with the defensive backs, recruiting, etc. Housing and meals are included. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a resume, and three recommendation contacts including phone numbers to head coach Tim Newman at

FAU: Tom Herman recently completed his staff. Here's a recap.

Winona State (D-II - MN): Winona State University has an immediate opening for a Defensive Assistant Coach. This is a restricted earnings position; partial grad school remission is available. No meals or housing provided. Position group is flexible, minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Please send resumes and references to

Tennessee: Inside the massive extension and raise for athletic director Danny White.

Briar Cliff (NAIA - IA): Briar Cliff University is seeking two graduate assistant coaches to begin this summer. These positions are responsible for developing our student-athletes on and off the field, coaching your own position group, assisting with special teams, and having your own recruiting area. Must be accepted into one of our graduate programs (3.0 minimum GPA). Compensation package includes a stipend, free housing, and full tuition waiver. Please email Head Coach Shane LaDage at

Tennessee: FootballScoop can confirm that UConn staffer Andrew Goodman is expected to join the staff as director of football operations. Matt Zenitz has tweeted the same. Goodman served as Jim Mora's DFO at UConn.

Western Michigan: Sources tell FootballScoop that Will Ahrens has joined the Broncos’ in a graduate assistant role as assistant offensive line coach. A former player at Richmond (FCS - VA), Ahrens also spent time at his alma mater as a defensive graduate assistant coach for the Spiders.

Delaware Valley (D-III - PA): DelVal is looking for a week one opponent for 2023. We are willing to discuss all options, but would prefer a home game. Please contact Duke Greco at

Tennessee: The Vols have signed athletic director Danny White to a new, rolling 6-year contract worth $2.2 million annually, Ross Dellenger tweets, and adds that White is believed to be the highest paid SEC athletic director now and top-8 in the country.

Purdue: Ryan Walters has completed his Boilermakers coaching staff.

Virginia-Lynchburg (NCCAA): Virginia University of Lynchburg is currently seeking an Assistant Equipment Manager for the football program. Responsibilities include certain aspects of the football program such as equipment inventory, maintenance of equipment, equipment for practice and games, etc. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a resume, and three recommendation contacts including phone numbers to head coach Tim Newman at

FAU: Former University of Cumberlands (NAIA) running backs / tight ends coach Jeff Love’s official title at FAU is director of player personnel.

Carolina Panthers: Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero share that the team has interviewed interim head coach Steve Wilks and former Colts head coach Frank Reich a second time, and Rap adds the organization is focused on experienced head coaching candidates, while Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore has impressed.

Indianapolis Colts: Adam Schefter tweets that interim head coach Jeff Saturday is scheduled to interview a second time for the full-time head coaching position and that the Colts plan to conduct second round interviews with seven head coaching candidates.

Miami Dolphins: Saints co-defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Kris Richard is expected to interview for the Dolphins defensive coordinator job, Ian Rapoport tweets. Seahawks associate head coach / defensive assistant Sean Desai and former Broncos head coach Vic Fangio are interviewing for the vacancy today, Rap adds.

Pittsburg State (D-II - PA): Pittsburg State Football has an immediate opening for a Defensive Graduate Assistant position. Candidates must have college football LB or DL playing experience, and/or minimum of two years of coaching on the defensive side of the ball. Ideal candidates will have experience using the DVSport video editing system. Candidates must have experience working with Visio, Excel, and PowerPoint. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: film breakdown, on the field coaching responsibilities with your own position group, scouting and recruiting your own area, and other duties as assigned by the head coach and the defensive coordinator. This is a stipend position with graduate school tuition included. All interested candidates, please email your resume and references to Tom Anthony at with subject line "Defensive Graduate Assistant Opening." No phone calls please.

Buffalo: Mo Linguist set to add bright young coach from Pitt to his staff, sources tell FootballScoop.

Lincoln (D-II - PA): Lincoln University is seeking applicants for volunteer roles (meals included) on the offensive and defensive defensive side of the ball. There is no pay or benefits with this position. This is a great opportunity for young coaches looking for a chance to run a position group and have a role in recruiting. Experience coaching DL or an offensive skill position is preferred. Strongly encourage local candidates to apply. Please send resumes and references for interest in the defensive job to and interest in the offensive position to

Nebraska: Matt Rhule explains why leaders need to "take the bullets" during recent interview.

Ed Reed: Bethune-Cookman interim president writes letter to "close the chapter" on Ed Reed. 

Pittsburg State (D-II - KS): Pitt State is looking to hire an assistant football ops / social media director graduate assistant role (Pittsburg State University). This role will assist the Director of Football Operations with scheduling and confirming travel requests, coordinating meals for games, designing recruiting mailings, keeping the database current and help plan and coordinate recruiting visits, manage and plan team events and functions, Maintain an environment that is welcoming to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, and roles. Along with these duties you would be responsible for Creating, edit, and publish dynamic written, graphic, and video content that promotes audience interaction, increases audience presence, and encourages audience participation on the Pittsburg State Football social media platforms. Responsible for the creation and organization of original content for distribution on Pittsburg State Football’s social media platform, including photos, video, graphics, and more. Wil assist DFO with recruiting, travel, and game day operations. Interested candidates can contact

Kent State: Kenni Burns is set to add an Ivy League staffer in key role, sources tell FootballScoop.

New England Patriots: Having Bill O'Brien on board as offensive coordinator reportedly isn't keeping Bill Belichick from going after Oregon's Adrian Klemm.

Carolina Panthers: Will Kunkel tweets that the Panthers have completed all their initial interviews and will hold a second round of interviews before making a decision. Here's a recap of who has interviewed.

Oklahoma State: For the second time in the last decade, Mike Gundy has hired a coordinator from the Division II Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.

New England Patriots: Alabama offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien is heading back to the NFL.

Tennessee: An 11-2 season with wins over Alabama and Clemson was worth an extra $29 million in commitment to Josh Heupel.

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