Alabama hires Greg Byrne away from Arizona

In a stealth transition of power straight out of the CIA playbook, Alabama has hired Arizona athletics director Greg Byrne to run the Crimson Tide's athletics department, FootballScoop can confirm. The news was first reported by Greg Hansen of the Arizona Daily Star. https://twitter.com/ghansen711/status/820821461787021312 To make room...

Longtime defensive line coach Dan Brooks announces retirement

In addition to losing many of its top players, the defending national champions will have to replace one of their best assistants. At their national championship celebration on Saturday, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney announced associate head coach and defensive tackles coach Dan Brooks has...

Sources tell FootballScoop that Tim Lester will be Western Michigan’s new head coach

This evening, sources informed FootballScoop that Tim Lester will be named the new head coach at Western Michigan. https://twitter.com/FootballScoop/status/820046285180899328 Lester is a Bronco alum, who played back in the late 90's and was a four-year starter for the program.  The past two seasons, Lester has served...

Clemson proves Dabo’s a boss in just 15 seconds

In case you didn't already know, Clemson won the national title on Monday night. As the Tigers bask in their post-title glow, their excellent social media team dug out of the archives a question from Dabo Swinney's introductory press conference. Dabo looks precisely the same,...

“Do not give up on your passion!”: Notes from the AFCA GA Forum

For the fifth year in a row, FootballScoop was embedded inside the AFCA's Graduate Assistant Forum, and for the fifth year in a row we came away with great insight into building a career in coaching. This year's panel consisted of USC head coach Clay...

Video: PJ Fleck’s first days in Minnesota

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As the college coaching carousel continued to turn at the end of December and into January, there was one video I was looking most forward to seeing - PJ Fleck's first few days in Minnesota. The Gophers released that look recently, covering Fleck's arrival in...

Friday’s One Minute Warm Up

To get the blood pumping: Preach Jimbo! https://twitter.com/Q_TNDO/status/819652604263276545 Hollywood changed their sign again... https://twitter.com/NFL_Memes/status/819709775839694848 I love the freak of the week idea https://twitter.com/PurpleReign_UW/status/819719431152549888 Congrats to the great Peter King, who recently became a grandfather https://twitter.com/SI_PeterKing/status/819779247245967360 The quote of the day https://twitter.com/Sports_Greats/status/819892231591129088 This is a pretty cool moment https://twitter.com/CNN/status/819890889963241472 Good reminder https://twitter.com/Justinsua/status/819888677555945472 The best from yesterday: http://footballscoop.com/news/report-justin-wilcox-negotiations-cal/ http://footballscoop.com/news/report-san-diego-ahem-los-angeles-chargers-hire-anthony-lynn-head-coach/ http://footballscoop.com/news/reports-sean-mcvay-los-angeles-rams-head-coach/ http://footballscoop.com/news/coaching-staffs-east-west-shrine-game-identified/ http://footballscoop.com/news/nfl-players-high-schoolers-playing-concussion-doesnt-make-man/ http://footballscoop.com/news/officially-official-chargers-moving-los-angeles/ http://footballscoop.com/news/video-check-new-athletic-performance-center-coaches-players-miami-oh-just-moved/ http://footballscoop.com/news/time-fly-way-back-recruiting/

Video of the Day – Rocky Long talks about SDSU finishing the season ranked

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https://youtu.be/q-1ytJ100kg Video of the Day Friday January 13, 2017 Rocky Long talks about SDSU finishing the season ranked

Reports: Justin Wilcox in negotiations with Cal

Wisconsin defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox is in negotiations to become the head coach at Cal, multiple outlets (Ryan Gorcey, Bruce Feldman, ESPN & local reports) reported Thursday night. Wilcox spent but one season in Madison, helping the Badgers finish fourth nationally in scoring on their way...