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Thursday November 19, 2015

Thursday November 19, 2015


UCF: New athletic director Danny White's agreement is 5 years with "annual guaranteed compensation" of $525,000, "supplemental determined by the President" of $50,000 and another $50,000 contributed annually to a deferred compensation plan that he gets if he stays 5 years. If White leaves for another job in the first three years, he would owe UCF $1,050,000. UCF will pay the buyout to Buffalo. In a somewhat comical note, UCF said they "don't believe" White ever applied for the position.

Illinois: Colorado AD Rick George announced tonight that he intends to stay at Colorado. Every report out of Illinois indicates that Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley (former Illinois tennis coach) should now be considered a front runner along with golf coach Mike Small. Earlier this week sources had told FootballScoop that the interest in George was "head and shoulders" above the interest in anyone else. Will be interesting to see how this plays out. FootballScoop had heard some chatter today that if George said no that Illinois might opt to bring on a search firm (heard Parker was frontrunner).

Houston: The University of Houston Board of Regents has approved raising Tom Herman's salary to $3 million per year. As we understand it, this is the Board approving this in advance. The two sides haven't agreed to a new contract yet. AD Hunter Yuracheck notes they intend to present their best possible offer to Herman shortly.

Olivet Nazarene (NAIA - IL): Source tells FootballScoop that head coach Brian Fish has resigned.

Miami: Joaquin Gonzalez, a former Hurricane player in the early 2000's, noted today that he "just finished interview with search firm...consensus across all their interviews has been Butch [Davis]/Mario [Cristobal] are leading," followed by Rob Chudzinski and Greg Schiano.

Keep up with all the updates at Miami using the Miami Tracker

Tennessee Titans: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is touting Bengals' offensive coordinator Hue Jackson as a hot candidate for the Titans' opening. Many in NFL circles believe Jackson will have the opportunity to interview for a number of opportunities this off-season.

NCAA and NFL Coaches Academy: NCAA and NFL Coaches Academy (Tampa, FL - February 18-21) is an opportunity for NCAA football assistant coaches and offensive coordinators, including former NFL players, to dive deeper into the world of college football coaching. Current NCAA position coaches and coordinators are eligible to apply. The 2016 group will consist of 60 coaches. The NCAA and NFL will provide lodging, meals, and program materials. Participants will cover their own travel and incidentals. Application deadline Dec. 13. Go here for more information.

Detroit Lions: The Lions have hired Rod Wood as team president, and established an advisory board for the GM search. Wood has spent the past eight years working with the Lions organization and Ford family (owners of the team) as President and CEO of Ford Estates.

El Camino (JC - CA): El Camino CC is looking to hire a head coach and full-time, tenure-track instructor in Kinesiology. JOB DESCRIPTION: Principal assignment will be teaching Kinesiology/Physical Education. Emphasis in program areas will include athletics, fitness/wellness, health, first aid, exercise science and recreation. Responsibilities to include 15-16 lecture/lab hours teaching per semester, office hours, faculty meetings, student activities, preparation/research, committee assignments and curriculum/instruction development. Secondary assignment will include intercollegiate athletics. Serve as intercollegiate head football coach under the direction of the division dean, and athletic director. Responsibilities will include the following: year round advisement, recruitment, organization, coordination and implementation of program needs. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Master's degree in Physical Education, exercise science, education with an emphasis in physical education, kinesiology, physiology of exercise or adaptive physical education; OR Bachelor's degree in in any of the above AND Master's degree in any life science, dance, physiology, health education, recreation administration, physical therapy; or the equivalent; OR The equivalent - Candidates not possessing the required qualification(s) as stated on this announcement, must complete the Request For Equivalency Form as part of the application process to explain in detail how their qualifications are equivalent to those above; OR Valid California community college instructor credential in appropriate subject. A teaching demonstration will be required during the interview process. The starting salary ranges from $62,452 - $85,780 depending on education and experience. Excellent fringe benefits are included. TO APPLY An applicant must submit the following by the closing date: 1) Online application (can be found here). 2) Cover letter describing how applicant meets the qualifications. 3) Resume including educational background, professional experience, and related personal development and accomplishments. 4) Pertinent transcripts as stated in the required qualifications. Closing Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

Lindenwood-Belleville (NAIA - IL): Lindenwood-Belleville is accepting applicants for the position of defensive graduate assistant (linebackers or secondary). Head here see full job description and to apply.

West Texas (D-II): Per source, head coach Mike Nesbitt is making substantial changes to the staff. We hear offensive coordinator Stephen Lee, defensive coordinator Nick Paremski and offensive line coach Keola Loo will not return.

Missouri Valley (NAIA - MO): Missouri Valley College, located in Marshall, MO is seeking applicants for a graduate assistant working with the offensive side of the football. Compensation includes: room, board, and tuition (no stipend). Position includes but is not limited to: working with an offensive position group (will determine based off of applicants), strength and conditioning background is a plus, assist with aspects of special teams, video editing (HUDL), managing a recruiting area, computer skills, and other duties assigned by the Head Coach. All interested and qualified applicants should email resume and references to Offensive Coordinator Bryan Hiller at No phone calls please.

ASA-Miami (JC - FL): ASA-Miami is in search for full time and part time coaches for the following positions; OL, DL, LB, RB, WR, DB as well as special teams, strength & conditioning and video coordinator. Salary will depend on experience. Interested candidates should send their cover letter, resume and references to Jeep Hunter at

Southeastern Oklahoma State (D-II): Southeastern Oklahoma State University is seeking an offensive graduate assistant. Qualifications include acceptance into the Southeastern Oklahoma State University Graduate Program. Graduate Assistant package includes tuition and a monthly stipend (10 months). Coaching or playing experience on the Offensive Line is preferred but not required for the position. Review of candidates will begin immediately. Start date is1/6/15. Please email a letter of interest, resume, and references to head coach Bo Atterberry at

Virginia State (D-II): Virginia State University is in search of a graduate assistant on defense. Applicants must apply and gain admission to the graduate school program at Virginia State. Please forward resumes and references to No phone calls or texts please.

Nick Saban provided the rant of the day

Targeting Mobile QBs Using Pre and Post-Snap Rush Points: Getting home on a dual threat quarterback can be a mammoth task for a defensive front because rush lanes often get compromised. This is why Rhode Island University defensive line coach Joe Coniglio uses separate landmarks for both interior and exterior rushers and does so by using what he calls "vacant square" and "inside square" principles which translate into specific rush moves. In X&O Labs exclusive clinic report, Coach Coniglio details how he teaches twist games up front which happen organically when players use these aiming points. Read X&O Labs clinic report here.

MMQB provided the picture & read of the day

Alderson Broaddus (D-II - WV): Alderson Broaddus University has an immediate opening for a restricted earnings position. This position includes a salary, housing, meals, and health insurance. We are looking for either a defensive line or linebacker coach. This person will coach his own position and have his own recruiting area. The successful candidate must have played or coached defensive line or linebackers at the college level. We also prefer a candidate with ties to our geographic footprint for recruiting purposes. If interested please send resumes to head coach Denny Creehan at No phone calls please!

Tulane: Five names have emerged in the search for a new AD at Tulane, per The New Orleans Advocate and they are; Barbara Burke (Tulane deputy AD / chief operating officer), David Benedict (Auburn chief operating officer), Todd Patulski (Baylor deputy AD), Brian Wickstrom (ULM athletic director) and Scott Sidwell (University of San Francisco AD). See more information on AD Scoop.

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