The Scoop – Tuesday September 27, 2016

Tuesday September 27, 2016


Mississippi State: Mississippi State President Mark Keenum announced today what we reported yesterday, that their search is already underway. Keenum said he plans to move swiftly and is using a search firm to assist. Sources told FootballScoop that several FBS athletic directors had already submitted their interest into the process and talks had already begun. Michael Bonner, who covers Mississippi State for the Clarion Ledger, reports that head baseball coach John Cohen is the lead internal candidate. Bonner also mentions John David Wicker of Georgia Tech (senior associate AD) and Jason Cook of Texas A&M (senior associate AD of external affairs) as potential candidates due to their familiarity with State. Read more from Bonner here.

Florida: Scott Stricklin’s deal at Florida is six years worth $1.076 million annually per Scott Carter. Ian Cohen reports that Stricklin also receives a $150,000 signing bonus.

Longtime Nebraska offensive line coach Milt Tenopir passed away last night at the age of 76. Tenopir coached 41 years, 29 under Tom Osborne. Please keep his family in your prayers.

Florida: Florida has announced the hire of Scott Stricklin as athletic director. Jeremy Foley who was scheduled to depart on Oct 1 will stay on through October the school also announced.

Special teams coordinators of America: Make sure your kick returners know this obscure rule.

LSU: Ed Orgeron has hired Derek Ponamsky to serve as special assistant to the head coach. Among the many quality marks on Ponamsky’s distinguished resume includes status as the reining host of the FootballScoop radio show. Congratulations to the man affectionately known as The Prince!

UW-Oshkosh (D-III): UW-Oshkosh is searching for two non-conference opponents for the 2017 season. Open dates are Sept. 9,16,23. Interested in all options, possible guarantees available. Please contact Spencer Erickson at [email protected] or call (715) 412-3473 if interested.

Les Miles: A look at Les Miles’ buyout from LSU

Warm Up: Matty Ice with the smart decision, two great sports moments from last night, and leadership….Tuesday’s One Minute Warm Up

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