Thursday January 14, 2016
Good luck on the recruiting trails everybody. Holler at us if you have any good recruiting
UTSA: Sources tell us the deal is done. Frank Wilson is the new head coach at UTSA.
Missouri: Sources tell FootballScoop Baylor offensive quality control Joe Jon Finley is expected to join the Missouri staff as tight ends coach. Finley was a two time all Big 12 tight end at Oklahoma who spent parts of four seasons in the NFL.
Ohio State: Per sources, former Maryland (and LSU, Bowling Green, etc...) offensive line coach Greg Studrawa is joining the Ohio State staff as offensive line coach. We also understand Ed Warinner will remain offensive coordinator. Offensive staff restructuring coming. Will update...
Florida A&M: Per source, North Marion head coach Stephen Field is expected to join the staff at Florida A&M; but that is not finalized just yet.
UTSA: Sources tell FootballScoop that UTSA has offered their head coaching position to LSU running backs coach Frank Wilson. Negotiations were said to be ongoing; but with the expectation that a deal would be reached tonight. More on this here.
Tampa Bay: Adam Schefter reports that the Bucs are close to finalizing a deal to hire offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter as their new head coach.
Ohio State:Nike has agreed to extend their sponsorship with Ohio State by 15 years according to the Wall Street Journal. WSJ says in the "$252 million deal" Ohio State will receive at least $103 million cash and $112 million in product.
Ball State: Per source, former Syracuse assistant head coach / defensive line Tim Daoust is expected to accept the defensive coordinator position for Mike Neu at Ball State.
Michigan: Jim Harbaugh has formalized making Chris Partridge part of the full-time coaching staff by naming him linebackers / special teams. Partridge had been director of player personnel for the past year and coached the linebackers during the bowl season.
Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles will hire Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson as their new head coach per Les Bowen who covers the Eagles. Pederson served as offensive quality control for the Eagles 2009 & '10 and as quarterbacks coach in '11 & '12 before joining Andy Reid with the Chiefs as offensive coordinator the past three seasons. From 2005-2008 he was head coach at Calvary Baptist Academy in Louisiana. The Eagles can't make it official until the Chiefs' season is over; but multiple folks are now confirming Bowen's report. This is happening.
BYU: Defensive line coach Steve Kaufusi is being retained by Kalani Sitake, and Mike Empey (a former BYU offensive lineman who coached the OL and TEs at BYU from 2000 to 2004) will coach the offensive line. Also, Nu'u Tafisi has been announced as strength coach.
UTSA: Sources tell FootballScoop UTSA is strongly considering Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer and LSU running backs coach Frank Wilson for their head coaching opening. We hear a decision should be public tomorrow; but possibly later this evening. Spencer is currently making $550,000 while Wilson currently makes $675,000. UTSA said they were prepared to pay $750,000 to $800,000 for their new head coach.
West Virginia: New offensive coordinator Joe Wickline will make $425,000 this season and $450,000 next per Mike Casazza.
San Diego Chargers: The Chargers have hired Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach Jeff Davidson in the same capacity.
UTEP: So, after Jeff Casteel turned down the opportunity Sean Kugler planned to bring in Ken Flajole as defensive coordinator; but at a press conference this afternoon Kugler announced that Flajole accepted a position with the Philadelphia Eagles today. No word on what role that position might be with the Eagles. Very odd. Will update when more is clear on this one.
Webber International (NAIA - FL):Webber International is looking for games for the 2016 football seasons. Open dates in 2016 are Aug 27th, Sept 3rd, Sept 10th, Sept 24th, and Oct 1st with corresponding dates in 2017 being Aug 26th, Sept 9th, Sept 23rd, and Sept 30th. We are looking for games against NAIA or D3 opponents. Interested programs can email head coach Kelly Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ball State: Mike Neu has retained Joey Lynch as offensive coordinator per the Indy Star.
Jacksonville State: Per source, offensive line coach Trey Clark is leaving to become strength & conditioning coordinator at UAB.
West Virginia: Joe Wickline has been formally announced as the new offensive coordinator on Dana Holgorsen's staff.
College Football Playoff: Texas Tech athletics director Kirby Hocutt will be the next chairman of the Playoff's selection committee.
Arkansas State: DeAndre Smith has been formally introduced as the new running backs coach.
ULM: Louisiana-Monroe has officially named four assistants; Chris Hampton (DBs), Tim Leger (WRs / recruiting coordinator), Manny Michel (DL), and Rob Sale (OL).
New York Giants: The Giants have officially announced Ben McAdoo as head coach.
UCLA: UCLA offered Lane Kiffin its offensive coordinator job before the College Football Playoff National Championship but Kiffin, obviously, turned it down, according to Brett McMurphy.
Alabama: The Tide have hired Georgia director of player personnel Sam Petitto to an unspecified position according to Bama OnLine.
Scoop Him Up:Jason Onyebuagu, who was an all conference lineman at Northern Illinois, has most recently served as the offensive line coach / run game coordinator at North Carolina Central where they’ve captured back-to-back MEAC titles. Down in San Antonio, Onyebuagu was recognized as one of 30 participants in the 30 Under 30 Coaches Leadership Institute, which included guys all college levels and four high school coaches. Onyebuagu has worked alongside Jerry Kill, Larry Fedora, Scott Shafer, Sam Pittman and Thomas Hammock.
Tulane: Per source, Liberty University running backs coach Jamaal Fobbs will be the new running backs coach at Tulane. Slade Nagle will coach tight ends.
San Francisco 49ers: The organization has named Chip Kelly their new head coach.
Philadelphia Eagles: Adam Schefter is reporting that Tom Coughlin is withdrawing his name from consideration for the Eagles head coaching job.
Malone (D-II - OH):Malone University has open date on October 15th, 2016 and is looking for home game. Will provide guarantee. Interested programs can contact assistant AD Caleb Norrick at email@example.com.
San Francisco 49ers: The Niners will choose between Chip Kelly and Mike Shanahan for their next head coach, according to Adam Schefter. Schefter adds a decision is likely to come in the next 24 hours.
Indianapolis Colts: Offensive line coach Hal Hunter will not return. Hunter spent this past season as the offensive line coach, and the past two seasons as the assistant offensive line coach. The Colts have also formally announced the addition of Jim Herrmann as linebackers coach, and Darren Krein as strength and conditioning coach.
Warner (NAIA - FL):Warner University is looking for games for the upcoming 2016 season. The available dates are 8/27, 9/17, 10/15, and 10/29. Would prefer NAIA or DIII school but, we are open to all possibilities. We are also open to a neutral site game for schools at a great distance from our central Florida location. Please contact Bob Urwin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tampa Bay Bucs: Per source, the Bucs have denied the Chargers permission to interview defensive line coach Joe Cullen, who was one of two assistants on Lovie Smith's staff who was not dismissed.
Cleveland Browns: Quarterbacks coach Kevin O'Connell is not being retained by Hue Jackson, per Fox Sports.
Army: Former Maryland defensive line coach Chad Wilt has accepted the defensive line job on the Army staff, per SI.
Ball State: Per source, new head coach Mike Neu has retained wide receivers coach Alex Bailey.
Georgia Tech: The Jackets have formally announced Ron West as co-offensive line coach. West spent the 2013-14 season as co-defensive coordinator/linebackers coach at North Carolina.
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Tennessee Titans: Bucs director of player personnel Jon Robinson will be the Titans' general manager according to Adam Schefter.
Morthland College (NCCAA - IL): Morthland College, located in West Frankfort, Illinois, is currently seeking qualified applicants for a head football coach. The position is full-time and will include additional responsibilities and/or teaching assignments. A Bachelor’s degree is required, a Master’s degree is preferred. Collegiate football coaching experience is required, preferably at the NCCAA, NAIA or Division III level. Salary will be commensurate with education and professional experience. The college is seeking candidates who are professing Christians and are committed to excellence in athletics and service. They should support the mission and vision of Morthland College, which focuses on providing a classical Christian education. The head coach will be responsible for administering all facets of the programs, including recruiting, travel planning, scheduling, practice planning, training/instruction, equipment/gear purchasing and maintenance, budget management, and player development. Morthland College has membership in the NCCAA and competes as an independent. Please email letter of interest, resume, references and faith statement to AD Buddy Foster at email@example.com.
Utah State: The Aggies have now announced that Kendrick Shaver and Frank Maile will share the co-defensive coordinators title.
Louisville: Former USC defensive backs coach Keith Heyward has joined Bobby Petrino's staff at Louisville and will coach the secondary.
Jacksonville University: Ian Shields staff structure is as follows; Tom Simi (assistant head coach / OL), Rich Ellerson (DC), Alan Darlin (LBs / recruiting coordinator), Mayur Chaudhari (safeties / special teams coordinator), Joe Anderson (corners), Trent Steelman (WRs), Steven Sylvester (RBs), Jesse Green (graduate assistant), Kevin Sullivan (director of operations / high school relations), Austin Eisenhofer (director of operations / high school relations), and Waylon Cox (graduate assistant).
Bowling Green: The Falcons have formally announced Matt Brock as assistant defensive line coach/special teams coordinator, Stephen Hamby as offensive line coach and Benny Morrison as linebackers coach.
North Carolina State: Per source, Appalachian State offensive line coach / co-offensive coordinator Dwayne Ledford will be the new offensive line coach at NC State.
Livingstone College (D-II - NC):Livingstone College is looking to fill open dates of Sept 3, 10 & 17 of the upcoming season. Interested programs can contact head coach Daryl Williams at 713.291.5040.
University of Indianapolis (D-II): UINDY is looking to fill an open date on September 24, 2016. Please contact head coach Bob Bartolomeo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tennessee Titans: Tampa Bay Bucs executive Jon Robinson is the front runner for the GM job in Tennessee, per multiple reports.
Temple: Pete Thamel is reporting that quarterbacks coach Glenn Thomas has been promoted to offensive coordinator.
Dixie State (D-II - UT): Per source, Western New Mexico (D-II) assistant head coach / offensive coordinator Reilly Murphy has accepted the offensive coordinator position at Dixie State. Murphy's offenses the past two seasons have ranked among the top 10 in Division II.
Arkansas State: Per source, former Cincinnati offensive line coach Darren Hiller and former Syracuse running backs coach DeAndre Smith will join Blake Anderson's staff.
Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles have shifted their attention to former Giants head coach Tom Coughlin according to Adam Schefter.
Olivet Nazarene (NAIA - IL): Olivet Nazarene University seeking applicants for the position of Offensive Coordinator (gun zone option background). This is a full time position. Candidates must demonstrate exceptional knowledge of offensive strategy, strong leadership, successful recruiting, organization and communication skills. Responsibilities include but not limited to leading the offense, coaching a position, recruiting, academic & spiritual growth coaching of players. Previous coaching experience (as an offense coordinator) is required. Strength and Condition certification is beneficial. Olivet Nazarene University is a nationally recognized Christian university located 50 miles south of the Chicago Loop in Illinois. Olivet competes in the NAIA. Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s Degree preferred. Email letter of interest, resume, Christian testimony, and 3 references to Athletic Director Gary Newsome at email@example.com. Candidates will not be reviewed until ALL materials are submitted. No phone calls.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Jacksonville is interviewing Lou Anarumo (former interim Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator) for their DC spot today, per Alex Marvez.
Cleveland Browns: The Browns will interview former Lions GM Martin Mayhew on Saturday, per Josina Anderson.
New York Giants: Former Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin expected to be the new offensive coordinator of the Giants per Adam Schefter.
Indianapolis Colts: The Colts have interviewed Brett Maxie for their defensive backs opening and Gerard Brown for their running backs position, per Alex Marvez.
Lamar (FCS - TX):Lamar University is looking for a home game for 9-3-16. Email Head Coach Ray Woodard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Briar Cliff (NAIA - IA):Briar Cliff University is in need of a game on August 27, 2016. We need a home game in 2016 and would do a return trip in 2017. Please contact Head Coach Tom Rethman at 712-279-1617 or via email at email@example.com.
Olivet Nazarene (NAIA - IL): Olivet Nazarene University seeking applicants for the position of Defensive Coordinator. Candidates must demonstrate exceptional knowledge of defensive strategy, strong leadership, successful recruiting and organization and communication skills.This is a full time position. Responsibilities include but not limited to leading the defense, coaching a position, successful recruiting, academic & spiritual growth coaching of players. Previous coaching experience (as an defensive coordinator) is required. Strength and Condition certification is beneficial. Olivet Nazarene University is a nationally recognized Christian university located 50 miles south of the Chicago Loop in Illinois. Olivet competes in the NAIA. Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s Degree preferred.. Email letter of interest, resume, Christian testimony, and 3 references to Athletic Director Gary Newsome at firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates will not be reviewed until ALL materials are submitted. No phone calls.
Dayton: The University Of Dayton Division Of Athletics is currently accepting applications for the position of Wide Receiver Assistant Football Coach Internship. Primary responsibilities include: assisting with recruiting student-athletes; training players in team and individual environments, and assisting with sports camps. The Assistant Coach will also provide assistance in strategy and development of the passing game for each contest. UD Athletics employees are expected to comply with all laws, policies, rules and regulations governing the University, the NCAA and the Atlantic 10. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate expertise in all aspects of coaching student-athletes and a commitment to the highest ideals of leadership, sportsmanship and academics. This internship has a one-year optional renewal. This internship may require some evening and weekend work. This is a full time, 9-month position with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree; collegiate coaching and/or playing experience at the wide receiver position; a valid driver’s license with less than 6 points. Preferred qualifications: Good organizational, interpersonal and basic computer skills. Experienced in working collegiate sports camps, video editing and in strength training. Accepting applications at http:// jobs.udayton.edu through January 25, 2016. Posting #S01024P.
Houston: Former Rice player James Casey is joining the staff as an offensive analyst.
Syracuse: Towson fullbacks / tight ends coach / recruiting coordinator Reno Ferri will coach the tight ends on Dino Babers' staff, per SI.
FIU: Per source, former Coral Springs Charter (FL) head coach Adam Miller is heading to FIU as a graduate assistant.
Arkansas State: Corners coach Trooper Taylor has added the title of assistant head coach, per SI.
Olivet Nazarene: Olivet Nazarene University seeking applicants for offense (1) and defensive (1) positions coaches. These are full time positions. Candidates must demonstrate exceptional knowledge of defensive/offensive strategy, successful recruiting, strong leadership, social media expertise, video editing, recruiting experience and communication skills. Responsibilities include but not limited to coaching a position, recruiting, academic & spiritual growth coaching of players. Strength and Condition certification is highly recommended. Olivet Nazarene University is a nationally recognized Christian university located 50 miles south of the Chicago Loop in Illinois. Olivet competes in the NAIA. Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s Degree preferred. Email letter of interest, resume, Christian testimony, and 3 references to Athletic Director Gary Newsome at email@example.com. Candidates will not be reviewed until ALL materials are submitted. No phone calls.
Green Bay Blizzard (Indoor): The Green Bay Blizzard are searching for a Player Personnel / Video Intern. No salary or stipend is associated with the position. Housing and a meal plan will be included. An ideal candidate would be a loyal, energetic, hungry person who is looking to start his coaching career or add to his resume as he climbs the ladder in the coaching profession. Duties will include tracking potential prospects for our team during the season, coordinating practice and game video, sending updates and video of our top players to NFL and CFL teams, as well as daily football operations responsibilities as directed by the head coach. Training camp will begin in Green Bay on February 4, 2016 with the regular season beginning on February 26, 2016. The regular season concludes on June 25, 2016. Possible post-season play. Please email head coach Chris Williams with inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org.