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  • Mark Snyder will not return as Texas A&M’s defensive coordinator

    247 Sports

    247 Sports

    Mark Snyder will not return as Texas A&M’s defensive coordinator,  the school announced on Friday afternoon.

    The Aggies, who finished 7-5 this season after a 5-0 start, ranked 11th or lower in the 14-team SEC in every major defensive category except yards per attempt allowed, where they finished tied for ninth.

    The final straw came Thursday night, as LSU ran for 384 yards on 6.7 per carry in a 23-17 Tigers victory. The Aggies also allowed Missouri to rush for 335 yards the game prior in a 34-27 defeat.

    Snyder will receive a $700,000 buyout to be paid through March 2016. Linebackers coach Mark Hagen will be the interim defensive coordinator for the Aggies’ to-be-determined bowl game.

    As always, stay tuned to @FootballScoop and The Scoop for the latest.

  • Photos: Missouri breaking out new black-on-black helmets for Arkansas

    Missouri is battling for its second straight SEC East championship on Friday afternoon, and doing so in some new black-on-black helmets.

    From far away they look straight black, but I like the look from up close.

    Mizzou black

    #Mizzou Tiger Jacks!! #allblackeverything! #MizzouMade kick off in 30min on CBS!

    A video posted by Mizzou Football (@mizzoufootball) on

    What do you think?

  • Video: Ever see a minus-31 yard punt before?

    Trailing 17-7 in the third quarter, Nebraska was forced to punt deep inside its own territory when absolute chaos ensued. Pick your hashtag: #ButtPunt, #ScoopandScore, #FatGuyTouchdown, they all work here.

    Cue the yakety sax music.

    Following this drive, Nebraska drove to the Iowa 10-yard line and settled for a 27-yard field goal try. It was blocked (by a hand this time, though).

  • Rivalry Week Upsets – The FootballScoop staff weighs in

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    We nearly had our best week of the season in 2013, as Doug hit Arizona over Utah and Zach nailed Arkansas over Ole Miss, but Scott missed on Air Force over San Diego State.

    Perfection awaits this week.

    This season: Scott (4-9), Doug (6-7), Zach (5-8)

    Zach: ole-miss.120 over mississippi-state.120

    Ole Miss hasn’t played good football in a month, and Mississippi State essentially had two weeks to prepare for the Egg Bowl with Vanderbilt on the schedule last week. But, the Rebels are at home, and a proud bunch that doesn’t want to see a season that started so magically go out with a whimper.

    I look for Dave Wommack’s defense to pick Dak Prescott a couple times, giving Bo Wallace enough short fields to muster a close win.

    Doug: florida.120over Florida State logo

    I’m going with this one in part because I think the “magic” (for lack of a better term) runs out for Florida State, and also in part because I’d like see Will Muschamp’s tenure at Florida end with a dramatic upset like this. Florida State’s loss will likely mean two Big 12 (TCU and Baylor), or one Big Ten team (Ohio State) makes the playoff pool, instead of two SEC programs.

    Scott: notre-dame.120 over usc.120

    Wouldn’t it be something if Brian Kelly brought his guys into the Coliseum on a three game losing streak and they went on to pull out a win in L.A.? Yes, yes it would. Notre Dame is a seven point dog. I don’t know how or why; but I’ve just got a feeling here. Don’t bet the house; but don’t be shocked if ND pours on some points at the end either. Kelly would love to win, and win big here.

  • Rivalry Week Best Bets – The FootballScoop staff weighs in

    KansasCity.com

    KansasCity.com

    Last week, most of our staff looked pretty smart. Scott hit Minnesota covering 10.5 points at Nebraska (they won outright), and Doug nailed Indiana keeping it close against Ohio State. And then there was Zach to undo it all. Not only did he miss Baylor -21 vs. Oklahoma State, he practically taunted Vegas for making the line so low in the first place.

    Whoops.

    This season: Scott (6-6-1), Doug (5-8), Zach (7-5-1)

    Zach: missouri.120 over arkansas.120

    Let’s all just slow down. Two weeks ago Arkansas had the longest intra-conference losing streak in college football, and now they’re giving 2.5 points at Missouri? A Missouri team that – Indiana aside – is pretty darn good? The Tigers haven’t lost in a month and a half. Arkansas hasn’t beaten a ranked SEC team on the road in three years.

    Doug: UNClogo over NCState

    My reasoning behind this one is simple: North Carolina is coming off a dominant, and emotional win over Duke and they’re only a -7 favorite over their in state rival. I think the margin of victory is larger than that and UNC rolls into a bowl game with some momentum.

    Scott: minnesota.120 over  nebraska.120

    Jerry Kill’s team plays with a lot of pride. They simply aren’t going to lose by 15 or more at Wisconsin. I don’t have any science to support this statement; but I’m laying it on the line here. Gophers plus 14.5…let’em eat.