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The Scoop - Wednesday January 6, 2021

Wednesday January 6, 2021

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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.

NFL Updates: See a running ticker of the latest news on the following head coach and general manager openings:

Chargers | Falcons | Jaguars | Jets | Lions | Texans

Baylor: One day after announcing they had hired Troy offensive coordinator Ryan Pugh, Baylor announced tonight, "Since the recent announcement of Ryan Pugh as Baylor’s OL coach, we have decided to move in a different direction. We are currently in the process of filling the resulting vacancy. We wish Ryan the best in his future endeavors."

Auburn: Source tell FootballScoop Auburn is on the verge of hiring their new defensive coordinator.

Auburn: Sources tell FootballScoop Bryan Harsin is working to hire away a fellow SEC offensive coordinator.

Boise State: Wednesday evening update at Boise State.

Auburn: Boise State associate AD for football Brad Larrondo has now officially become associate AD for football administration / chief of staff for Bryan Harsin at Auburn.

Westminster (D-III - MO): Westminster College Fulton, Missouri has an offensive intern coaching vacancy open, wide receivers. Interested applicants should have a college degree, college football playing and or coaching experience on the offensive side of the ball. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, player retention, coaching a position group, game planning, practice planning, managing a recruiting area, video breakdown other duties assigned by the head coach and or offensive coordinator. Compensation: $300 per month and off campus housing (utilities included). June and July are off months. Interested candidates can comment John.Welty@westminster-mo.edu. No phone calls please.

Ball State: Sources tell FootballScoop safeties coach Mike Dietzel is not expected to return. Dietzel has coached defensive backs or linebackers the past 20 years at Ball State, Central Michigan, Buffalo, Western Kentucky and Kent State.

Atlanta Falcons: A former NFL head coach and current defensive coordinator plans to interview for the Falcons opening next week. Here's the latest with the Falcons.

Georgia: Sources tell FootballScoop Georgia plans to promote Josh Brooks to director of athletics.

New York Jets: The Jets have completed an interview with Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. The latest on the Jets here.

Boise State: Kellen Moore accepted the Boise State job before having second thoughts about the university's commitment to football, according to Troy Aikman.

LSU: Ed Orgeron has named Jake Peetz and DJ Mangas his new coordinators. Both worked under former LSU offensive coordinator Joe Brady last season.

Arizona: Jeff Fisch is close to finalizing the deal with Don Brown to become his defensive coordinator the Detroit Free Press' Rainer Sabin is now reporting. Last Monday we shared that Fisch was targeting Brown.

Illinois: Sources tell FootballScoop Bret Bielema is hiring his defensive coordinator from the SEC.

Nick Saban: A current Crimson Tide player lays out the traits that set Nick Saban apart as one of the best coaches of all time.

Westminster (D-III - MO): Sources tell FootballScoop that Westminster has elevated intern Addison Duma-Kenny to full-time status as the defensive backs coach.

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (JC): Lawton Eisenhower HS (OK) assistant Brandon Niccum is joining the staff as offensive line coach, per source. Niccum also previously coached the offensive line at Rocky Mountain College (NAIA - MT).

Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons are planning to interview Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady for their vacant head coaching job today. Here's the latest with the Falcons.

Auburn: As we shared yesterday, Boise State co-defensive coordinator Spencer Danielson is expected to join Bryan Harsin's staff in a senior role; however Harsin is expected to bring someone else in with the defensive coordinator title. Matt Zenitz has shared a similar report today.

Arkansas State: Matt Limegrover is joining the staff as offensive line coach, according to a report. Details on the addition of the Big Ten veteran and the Arkansas State offensive staff, here.

South Carolina: With a big defensive coordinator hire yet to be made, we share the salary info on Shane Beamer's Gamecocks staff so far.

Utah State: UCF offensive line quality control Michael Gibbs is headed back to work with Blake Anderson at Utah State source tells FootballScoop. Gibbs previously worked with Anderson at Arkansas State.

Miami Dolphins: Offensive coordinator Chan Gailey has resigned the team announced.

Texas: Additional details of Sark’s deal with the Longhorns.

Albany State (D-II - GA): Wide receivers coach Sean Lampkin has left the staff, per source.

Purdue: Sources tell FootballScoop that director of player personnel Eron Hodges will not return. Hodges, who was previously the assistant director of player personnel under Mark Pantoni at Ohio State, helped the Boilermakers sign two of the top recruiting classes in school history the past few seasons.

Arkansas: Kenny Guiton’s deal at Arkansas is two years, at $300,000 per year per Matt Jones.

Carolina Panthers: Colts assistant GM Ed Dodds will interview for the GM position today, per Ian Rapoport.

Texas: Blake Gideon is leaving Lane Kiffin’s staff at Ole Miss to return to Austin sources tell FootballScoop.

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

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