The Scoop – Thursday October 20, 2016

Thursday October 20, 2016


Chip Kelly: Following reports yesterday that he might wind up elsewhere following this season, first year 49ers head coach Chip Kelly responded today, “I’m not going anywhere.” Kelly stated that in response to a question about whether he is committed to remaining with the 49ers beyond this season.

Art Briles: The Cleveland Browns announced that Art Briles is no longer assisting the staff as a guest coach.

Virginia: Two current coaches have been named in a federal civil rights lawsuit brought against the school by a former Cavaliers football player.

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Chip Kelly: Jason La Canfora has written a piece speculating Chip could return to Oregon after this season, stating, “You are going to hear a ton about Chip Kelly returning to college football in the coming weeks. A ton.” This would run counter to everything we’ve heard in recent years about Chip’s future plans. Perhaps something has changed; or perhaps this is just “that time of year” chatter in the NFL. We’ll keep you posted.

NFLPA Collegiate Bowl: Jim Zorn and Mike Martz will serve as the head coaches in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl set to take place January 21, 2017.

Central Washington (D-II): Central Washington is looking to fill open dates on September 29th, 2018, November 3rd, 2018, and October 5th, 2019 and November 9th, 2019. Looking for home and home arrangements if possible, or single games with a guarantee. Interested programs can contact director of athletics Dennis Francois at [email protected].

Packaging Gap Schemes With Pre-Snap and Post-Snap Options: Sure, gap schemes are a mainstay in most offensive packages, but how many coaches are pairing them with front side quick screens, backside choice routes, quarterback keep reads and pop passes all built in? What may seem like a complicated process for the quarterback, it’s what Lee Weber, the head coach at Wamego High School calls the “quintessential packaged play” because it makes the defense defend every inch of the field. In this exclusive clinic report on, Coach Weber writes about how he compartmentalizes his gap run concept to identify and take advantage of weaknesses in defensive scheme, leverage, space and alignment. Read the report here.

Alcorn State (FCS – MS): The program will be on probation until 2018 and football is being forced to vacate wins from 2012 and 2013, but will not have to give up SWAC titles in 2014, and 2015.

Faulkner University (NAIA – AL): Faulkner University is seeking a game for 2017 and has the following open dates available: 9/16, 10/7, and 11/4. We would prefer D-III or NAIA Opponent. If interested please contact coach Blake Boren at [email protected].

Warm Up: We should talk about the logo on Duke’s new battlefield gray helmets, an offensive lineman uses martial arts in pass pro, and Tulane is adding a giant green wave to the stadium. Thursday’s One Minute Warm Up.

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