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Mark Hudspeth

Mark Hudspeth and his Ragin' Cajuns finished off a very nice season on Saturday. Louisiana Lafayette lead for most of the game, but needed a 50 yard field goal as time expired to beat San Diego State in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on Saturday. The Ragin' Cajuns racked up an impressive 568 yards of total offense, with nearly 500 coming through the air.

With the win, the Ragin' Cajuns finish up 9-4 with their 4 losses all coming on the road against Oklahoma State, Arizona, Western Kentucky and Arkansas State. Hudspeth's team was picked by most to finish at or near the bottom of the Sun Belt. 

The victory marked the first bowl win in decades for Louisiana Lafayette football. Congratulations to Coach Hudspeth and the rest of the staff on a big program win.

Monday Night Football

Monday Night Football on tonight, and then we'll have at least one game the rest of the week, except Friday.

All times are eastern.


Pittsburgh at San Francisco - 8:30 - ESPN 


No games.

High School:

No games.

Sunday TV

NFL action today.

All times are eastern.


Carolina at Houston - 1 - FOX

Washington at NY Giants - 1 - FOX

Miami at Buffalo - 1 - CBS

Seattle at Chicago - 1 - FOX

New Orleans at Minnesota - 1 - FOX

Cincinnati at St. Louis - 1 - CBS

Tennessee at Indianapolis - 1 - CBS

Green Bay at Kansas City - 1 - FOX

Detroit at Oakland - 4:05 - FOX

New England at Denver - 4:15 - CBS

NY Jets at Philadelphia - 4:15 - CBS

Cleveland at Arizona - 4:15 - CBS

Baltimore at San Diego - 8:20 - NBC


No games.

High School:

No games.

Coach speak: Stanford DBs coach Derek Mason

Stanford has done a great job all season highlighting their coaches, and we have featured a couple of their "Coach Speak" videos already.

The video below with co-defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Derek Mason has some good coaching points in it, and then cuts to some raw practice film where it shows the coaching points in action.

Saturday TV

Bowl games kickoff today! The DII national championship game, one NFL game, and FCS semi's are on as well.

All times are eastern.


Dallas at Tampa Bay - 8:20 - NFL Network


NCAA DII National Championship: Wayne State (MI) vs Pittsburg State (KS) - 11am - ESPN2

New Mexico Bowl: Wyoming vs. Temple - 2 - ESPN

FCS Semifinal: Georgia Southern vs. North Dakota State - 2:30 - ESPNU

NAIA National Championship: Carroll College vs. Saint Xavier - 4:30 - CBSSN

Idaho Patato Bowl: Utah State vs. Ohio - 5:30 - ESPN

New Orleans Bowl: UL Lafayette vs. San Diego State - 9 - ESPN

High School:

Aledo vs. Manvel - 12 - Fox Sports Southwest

Southlake Carrol vs. Fort Bend Hightower - 4 - Fox Sports Southwest

Spring Dekaney vs. Cibolo Steele - 8 - Fox Sports Southwest

Need a laugh?

It's Friday, time for a laugh.  

So a few minutes ago a viewer texts us. He simply asks, "How many visits will there be to The Scoop today?"

We respond, "About 80,000. Why?"

He responds, "Tell every single one of them I'll bet them $1 that the Pitt AD will make the wrong hire."

Us: "You're going all in on Pitt's AD?"

Him: "Wife needs a new Lexus. Easy money!"

If anyone wants any part of the action let us know, we'll hook you guys up. 

Just our opinion...but the candidates are so good for this job that it seems nearly impossible to screw this one up. 

Recruits like this stuff

There has been a lot of talk circulating around the Vanderbilt football program this season about how James Franklin has changed the culture of the Commodore program.

Word is the video below is on the big screen as you enter Vandy's football facilities. 

Vandy will take on Cincinnati in the Auto Zone Liberty City Bowl on December 31 at 2:30 eastern.

Championship Friday

Some great playoff action tonight. Wisconsin Whitewater meets Mount Union tonight in the D-III national title game, and Montana meets Sam Houston State in the FCS semifinals.

It's also the time of year for state championship games across the country as well, and Texas has some premier games on Fox Sports Southwest tonight. Plenty of other regional coverage of high school games as well. 


No games.


Mount Union vs. Wisconsin Whitewater - 7 - ESPN2

Montana vs. Sam Houston State - 8 - ESPN

High School:

Cisco vs. Refugio - 12 - Fox Sports Southwest

Argyle vs. Wimberley - 4 - Fox Sports Southwest

Waco Midway vs. Austin Lake Travis - 8 - Fox Sports Southwest


All times are eastern.