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Tuesday February 16, 2016

Tuesday February 16, 2016


St. Louis Rams: The Rams have hired former Georgia tight ends coach John Lilly to coach their tight ends according to Adam Caplan of ESPN.

Denver Broncos: Kansas receivers coach Klint will join the Broncos' staff per multiple local reports out of Kansas.

Federal judge has ruled that athletes are not employees.

Alabama: The Tuscaloosa News is reporting that Bobby Williams will move off the field as Nick Saban brings Brent Key onto the staff. Additionally, Mario Cristobal will shift to tackles and tight ends and add recruiting coordinator duties.

Philadelphia Eagles: Samford defensive quality control Spencer Phillips has accepted a position assisting Eagles head coach Doug Pederson source tells FootballScoop.

New England: The Patriots have re-hired Dante Scarnecchia as offensive line coach per Adam Caplan.

Temple: Matt Rhule has announced Temple's staff as follows - Fran Brown: associate head coach/defensive backs; George DeLeone: run game coordinator/offensive line; Ed Foley: assistant head coach/tight ends/special teams coordinator; Frisman Jackson: passing game coordinator/wide receivers; Elijah Robinson: defensive run game coordinator/defensive line; Mike Siravo: defensive passing game coordinator/linebackers/recruiting coordinator; Phil Snow: defensive coordinator/safeties; Glenn Thomas: offensive coordinator/quarterbacks; Chris Wiesehan: senior offensive assistant/running backs.

Mississippi State: The Bulldogs will hire Callaway (MS) head coach Patrick Austin and Copiah-Lincoln Community College (MS) running backs coach Rod Gibson as recruiting specialists according to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger and Varsity Preps.

Oregon: Offensive coordinator Matt Lubick will receive a raise to $600,000 on a two-year contract, according to the Eugene Register-Guard.

Texas: We're told Arkansas defensive backs coach Clay Jennings is in the running alongside Purdue defensive backs coach Taver Johnson for the Texas secondary job.

South Dakota State (FCS): Per source, Jake Dickert, the defensive coordinator at Minnesota Mankato (D-II), is joining the South Dakota State staff as safeties coach.

Southern Miss: North Lamar HS (TX) athletic director and head coach Tim Billings has resigned to become the assistant head coach at Southern Miss, per Greg Higgins.

Mississippi State: John Haneline, a former graduate assistant on the staff in 2014, has been hired in a defensive quality control capacity.

Tampa Bay Bucs: The Bucs have promoted scouting assistant Shane Scannel to pro scout, per Greg Auman. He replaces Zach Grossi who will now serve as assistant to the head coach.

Scoop him up: John Strollo, a veteran of the college coaching ranks with coaching stops at Ball State, Penn State, Duke, Elon, Maine and a handful of other programs, is looking for his next coaching opportunity. Most recently, Strollo spent the past few seasons working with the offensive line under Pete Lembo at Ball State, and prior to that appointment he served as the tight ends coach at Penn State under Bill O'Brien. Strollo has been coaching in the college ranks since 1980, coaching the offensive line at a number of stops, and holds an impressive resume that includes finishing in the top five FBS teams with the lowest percentage of negative offensive plays, lowest number of tackles for loss allowed, and lowest number of sacks allowed by an FBS program. Over the course of his career, Strollo has built relationships with Bill O'Brien, Lembo, Jack Cosgrove, Jim McNally, Bill Callahan, Aaron Kromer, Bob Wylie, and John Calipari. Strollo can be reached via email at

NFL: Roger Goodell received $34.1 million in compensation in 2014, including $3.5 million in base salary and a $26.5 million bonus according to Darren Rovell of ESPN. Rovell notes that, due to a change in the NFL office's tax status, this will be the final year Goodell's salary is publicly available. The NFL commissioner netted $44.2 million in fiscal year 2013 and has averaged $20 million annually during his nine years on the job.

New York Giants: The Giants have announced Ben McAdoo's staff, and twelve of the coaches were previously part of Tom Coughlin's staff in 2015 including; OC Mike Sullivan, DC Steve Spagnuolo, STC Tom Quinn, RBs coach Craig Johnson, TEs coach Kevin M. Gilbride, assistant OL coach Lunda Wells, offensive assistant Ryan Roeder, secondary / corners coach Tim Walton, secondary / safeties coach David Merritt, defensive assistant Rob Leonard, assistant strength and conditioning coach Markus Paul, and performance manager Joe Danos. New to the staff are QBs coach Frank Cignetti, WRs coach Adam Henry, OL coach Mike Solari, DL coach Patrick Graham, assistant DL coach Jeff Zgonina, LBs coach Bill McGovern, assistant ST coach Dwayne Stukes, and strength and conditioning coach Aaron Wellman.

South Florida: Shaun King, the former Tulane and NFL quarterback, has joined the staff as quarterbacks coach.

Louisiana Tech: According to The News Star, the three new staff members will be compensated as follows; offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach Todd Fitch will make $150,000, corners coach Kevin Curtis will make $90,000 and running backs coach Mickey Joseph will make $75,000.

Ball State: University of Indianapolis wide receivers coach Kevin Lynch is the new running backs coach at Ball State, per source.

Austin Peay: Southeastern Louisiana quarterbacks coach Wesley Satterfield has joined the Austin Peay staff as offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach.

USA Football: Interested in coaching the U.S. National Team? USA Football is securing coaches for the 2016 season. USA Football is the national governing body for the sport and a member of the USOC. USA Football is the only organization that can build and field U.S. National Teams to represent the United States in international football competitions. Current NCAA coaches are eligible to coach for the U.S. National Team. Learn more & apply now.

Coffeyville (CC - KS): South Carolina State defensive assistant Darrian Wilson will be the new defensive backs coach at Coffeyville source tells FootballScoop.

Newberry College (D-II - SC): Per source, Na'Shan Goddard, a former NFL offensive lineman and two-time Super Bowl champion, will be the new offensive line coach at Newberry College.

Washington State: Dan Rowe, who spent the past two seasons at Western Kentucky in a defensive graduate assistant role (working with the linebackers), has accepted a similar position on the Washington State staff, per WBKO.

Army: Offensive line coach Todd Spencer will not return to the staff source tells FootballScoop.

North Alabama (D-II): Cody Gross, who served as offensive coordinator at UNA since 2012, has been hired as the new head coach at Athens HS (AL).

Guilford College (D-III - NC): Per source, assistant coach David Clark is no longer with the program.

Glenville State (D-II - WV): Glenville State College is accepting resumes for an assistant football coach (preferably offensive skill.) This is a restricted earning position that will include a 10 month contract, competitive stipend with possible housing, but no benefits. Responsibilities will include coaching a position, a recruiting area, academic accountability pertaining to your position, and other duties as assigned by the Head Football Coach. This coach will be very involved in our strength and conditioning program. Bachelor’s degree and a valid driver’s license are required, previous collegiate playing or coaching experience preferred. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply by emailing a cover letter, resume, and at least 3 references including their contact information to head coach David Hutchison at No phone calls please

Morgan State (FCS - MD): Offensive coordinator Fred Farrier, who had been serving as the interim head coach sine Lee Hull left for the wide receivers job with the Indianapolis Colts, has been promoted to the full-time post.

Texas: Per Anwar Richardson, Texas has matched defensive line coach Brick Haley's offer from Texas A&M trying to lure him to College Station, and the Longhorns are now waiting on a decision from Haley.

Tampa Bay Bucs: John Spytek, a national scout with the Broncos, has been named director of player personnel.

Southwest Minnesota State (D-II): Southwest Minnesota State University is looking for an offensive graduate assistant to coach in a fast-tempo / no-huddle offense. Qualifications include acceptance into graduate school (3.0 minimum GPA), enrolled in a minimum of six credits per semester, and meet the MnSCU vehicle driving qualifications. Compensation package includes $8,000/year and full-tuition waiver. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until filled. Please email resume and references to head coach Cory Sauter at