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  • Thursday October 30, 2014


    Please join us in praying for the family of former Iowa State head coach Clay Stapleton who has passed away. Stapleton served as the Cyclones head coach from 1958-1967.

    FootballScoop radio: Updates on Mack/SMU, Ed Orgeron, Troy, and the possibilities of Michigan and Florida opening.

    Mack Brown: At a College Football Playoff luncheon on Wednesday, Mack Brown told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, “I’m not going to call anybody. I’m not going to pursue any jobs. If somebody calls me, I’ll talk to them.”

    In praise of Todd Grantham, college football’s most overlooked and underappreciated coordinator

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  • Wednesday October 29, 2014


    Please join us in praying for the family of former USC assistant Jim Stangeland who passed away on Saturday at 92. Stangeland coached on the Trojans’ 1967 national title team under John McKay.

    Northeastern State (D-II – OK): Northeastern State University has an opening for an offensive graduate assistant position. The primary coaching role will be with TE/Fullbacks. The position pays for graduate classes (6 hrs a semester) and a $6,000 stipend over 10-Months. Candidates need to have an undergrad GPA of at least 2.5 in HPK. Email resumes to No phone calls please. The position will begin after Jan 1.

    June Jones: June plans to “do one more turn-around somewhere and am going to coach five-to-seven more years” per Bruce Feldman. June attempted to explain a few things to Sports Illustrated as well saying, “I just kind of had a couple of weird things happen, but that was just because I hadn’t been sleeping.

    Ferrum College (D-III – VA): Defensive coordinator Phil Elmassian has stepped down due to health concerns.

    Georgia: The Bulldogs have added Samford to their 2017 schedule for a $500,000 guarantee

    The reality of Butch Jones and Michigan…and Tennessee

    Northern Colorado (FCS): Running backs Terrance Robinson is no longer with the team. The athletics director has declined to comment on the reason for his departure. We are told he stepped down Sunday.

    SMU: UTSA athletic director Lynn Hickey made the following statement on Larry Coker’s name being attached to interest at the SMU coaching vacancy; “Since I don’t know anything about it, I don’t know that I have a level of concern. I am confident that Larry’s made a commitment to finish the program here and to reach some certain goals. I also know that any human being is going to make decisions that are best for his family, and he has a right to do that.” — Larry is a very good coach but to be honest, hiring Coker doesn’t seem like the path Rick Hart is headed down.

    Virginia State (D-II): Virginia State University is seeking a home football game on Sept. 12 2015. We would be willing to do a home and home with an interested school. If a one year game can be agreed upon a small guarantee could be negotiated. Please contact Vatel Dixon, Director of Player Personnel at or 804-524-5600 if there is any interest.

  • Tuesday October 28, 2014



    Florida A&M (FCS): Expect defensive backs coach Corey Fuller to be named the interim head coach. We’ll allow FAMU to announce everything and then we’ll update further. This has been something. Update> The University, this afternoon, has now announced that Earl Holmes has been let go and that Coach Fuller will serve as interim head coach. Under Holmes, the Rattlers were 5-15 in two seasons.

    West Texas A&M (D-II): Wide receivers coach Joel Hinton is no longer part of the staff, the school’s president announced today. Hinton was implicated in an academic fraud investigation involving a West Texas A&M wide receiver.

    Menlo College (NAIA – CA): Menlo College an NAIA college in Atherton, CA (centrally located between San Jose and San Francisco) is seeking home contests for the 2015-16 season.  We are looking for any of the following:1) 2-year deal with a home and home exchange starting at Menlo College, or 2) 1-year deal with a GUARANTEE to come to Menlo College in 2015. We prefer NAIA or D3 opponents, but open to all possibilities.  The following dates are available: Sept. 12, Sept. 19, Oct. 10, Oct. 24, Oct. 31., Nov. 7, and Nov. 14.

    Sun Belt Conference: The Sunbelt has announced a number of reprimands stemming from last Tuesday’s Arkansas State at Louisiana Lafayette game.

  • Monday October 27, 2014


    Former Montana State head coach Cliff Hysell passed away Sunday at the age of 72. A 1966 MSU graduate, Hysell is a member of the Bobcats’ Athletics Hall of Fame. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

    Pac-12: The Pac-12 has announced sweeping reform that will now include guaranteed four-year scholarships, improved health care, liberalized transfer rules and more.

    Michigan: Stephen Ross, the Miami Dolphins owner, a prominent U-M alum and a strong supporter of athletics director Dave Brandon, said today he won’t interfere if president Mark Schlissel decides to fire Brandon. “I don’t think alumni should control universities,” Ross told the Wall Street Journal. “We have a great president and he is running the university and not me.” Coaches tell us Michigan now has a Dave Brandon dilemma.

    Chicago Bears: With the franchise off to a 3-5 start, Marc Trestman was asked if there would be any changes to his coaching staff and responded by saying “there will be no staff changes midseason”.

    The first ever FootballScoop Four playoff projections are out

    Alderson Broaddus (D-II – WV): Alderson Broaddus University is seeking games and has the following open dates: 1.) October 3, 2015 and October 1, 2016 2.) October 31, 2015 and October 29, 2016 Please contact Denny Creehan at 304-457-6404 or by email at

  • Saturday October 25, 2014

    Our condolences to Les Miles, who lost his mother Martha, on Friday evening. Les is expected to coach as LSU hosts No. 3 Ole Miss on Saturday night.

    Maryland: The Maryland Board of Regents has amended the contracts of Randy Edsall and all coaches at Maryland public universities to add a clause wiping out any bonuses earned if teams do not meet minimum APR scores. Read more here.