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The Scoop - Tuesday November 29, 2016

Tuesday November 29, 2016


Baylor: ESPN's Mark Schlabach is reporting tonight that Baylor's search shifted today "after Chad Morris elected to remain with the Mustangs" and is now "expected to focus on Cal's Sonny Dykes". Separately, FootballScoop was told today that Baylor has had discussions with Dykes (Baylor AD Mack Rhoades has interviewed Dykes several times before) and is considering waiting until after the Pac-12 championship to speak with Mike MacIntyre; but Baylor does not consider Chad Morris out of this. We'll keep you posted....

Oregon: Athletic director Rob Mullens has announced that they've decided to take the program in another direction and will part ways with Mark Helfrich after four seasons. Helf was 37-16 since taking over in 2013, and 4-8 this season. Early thoughts on candidates for the job.

Fresno State: Multiple sources confirm to FootballScoop, Jeff Tedford is hiring UNLV assistants JD Williams (defensive backs) and Jamie Christian (coaches running backs at UNLV; but has coached several positions) for his staff at Fresno State. Both Williams and Christian played at Fresno State. Add-on: Regarding UNLV, see this. Tony Sanchez is decisive. He knows who he wants, wouldn't waste my time applying.

Texas: Texas has confirmed the additions of Oscar Giles, Corby Meekins, Derek Warehime, and Jason Washington as assistant coaches under Tom Herman. Also, the school announced that Fernando Lovo will serve as assistant AD for football operations, and Derek Chang will serve as director of player personnel.

Nebraska Kearney (D-II): Defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Ken Gordon has resigned. Lopers head coach Josh Lamberson is looking to hire a new defensive coordinator.

Ed Orgeron: Ross Dellenger of the Advocate reports Oregeron's contract is 5 years in the neighborhood of $3.5 million per year.

LSU: Dave Aranda's new deal, agreed to yesterday as Ross Dellenger reported, makes him the highest paid assistant coach in college football a source tells FootballScoop. There was no ongoing negotiations, just waiting for lawyer's review.

Rice: Defensive coordinator (corners) Chris Thurmond and safeties coach Larry Hoeffer have both decided to retire source tells FootballScoop.

San Jose State: SJSU has "reached out to" former Fresno State head coach Pat Hill according to Pete Thamel of SI.

Lafayette (FCS - PA): Lafayette head coach Frank Tavani will not return sources have confirmed to FootballScoop. In 17 seasons at the helm, Tavani's teams won 84 games. After winning 5 games for several straight seasons, the Leopards only won 1 game in 2015 and 2 this season.

FIU: Butch Davis is bringing in former Memphis safeties coach and former Tulsa and Louisville defensive coordinator, Brent Guy as his defensive coordinator. Alex Marvez of The Sporting News first reported this last week.

Fresno State: Source tells FootballScoop Jeff Tedford has offered a senior position on Fresno State's staff to Arizona offensive line coach Jim Michalczik. Michalczik and Tedford have a deep relationship including working together for years at Cal. Will update...

One of the biggest upsets in college football history happened this weekend, and you probably missed it. 

Rice: Head coach David Bailiff will return for the 2017 season sources tell FootballScoop. Mark Berman has also just reported the same. Update>> The school has confirmed the news. Bailiff, one of the nicest guys you will ever meet, has won 10 games twice at Rice. Read that again. The numbers the past two seasons have been down (5 wins and 3 wins). Glad the administration is giving him the chance to turn this around. Our read on things is that Bailiff will be making several staff changes. Will keep you updated...

Gary Pinkel: Gary Pinkel told The Line Change radio show last night that his cancer is in remission, and added "Physically, I'm good. The support has been incredible." Pinkel retired last fall after leading the Mizzou program for 15 seasons to battle non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Outstanding news for Pinkel and his family. has a cool writeup on GoRout's new in helmet, heads up display.

College of the Sequoias (JC - CA): Former Reedley College (JC - CA) offensive coordinator Ernie Rodriguez is the program's new offensive coordinator, per source.

The Timeout:5 reasons why players fail to reach their full potential

Primacol Bialystok Lowlanders (Bialystok, Poland): The Lowlanders are seeking two coaches, a head coach / offensive coordinator and a defensive coordinator. Contract runs from January 2017 - June 2017 and the job includes a furnished apartment, monthly salary, daily meal, bus pass, insurance, and round trip airfare. Team competes in the top polish league. Interested candidates can send their resumes to

Augustana University (D-II – SD): Augustana University has an immediate opening for a graduate assistant football coach defensive secondary / special teams. The position includes tuition, a $6,000 stipend and limited meal plan. The successful applicant must have a college degree (3.0 gpa) and experience coaching defensive backs is preferred. Applications will be reviewed immediately and applicants are encouraged to send materials in a timely manner as the position will have a Jan/Feb start date. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry. Please email cover letter, resume, and references to defensive coordinator Brian Bergstrom at No phone calls. Additional human resources details and hiring practices can be found on the Augustana University website Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants must comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and will be required to submit official transcripts upon employment.

Tom Hermans explains how to GA (a few good breaks don't hurt either)

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Bridgewater College (D-III - VA): Bridgewater College (VA) Division III has open dates in week #2 September 8th 2018/ September 14th 2019. Looking for home contest in 2018 with return trip in 2019. Interested teams can email

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